I keep 17-40mm for extra 5mm reachand don't need stupid IS
if you can not handheld your camera in wide angle,then hire a photographer that can do it
Michael B 66: 1) This was very informative. I thought about building a power supply with a lead battery and a DC-DC converter but - despite it will supply a 600D for 30 hours it is heavy.Have not known that these battery packs come now with a 9V (and 12V) supply plug.
2) external power supply for the 40D is rated @ 8.4 volts. I would try to reduce the voltage to 8.3 volts with a DC-DC converter - I am not shure that the dummy battery has some regulator. Applying 12V will perhaps destroy the camera, a DC-DC regulator is a good "protective circuit".
LOL, lead acid?heavy and needs to drain totally before recharging
thats is not solution, that's new problems,especially the DC to DC converter
people nowadays using lithium ion or LiFe,lightweight, huge capacity, fast drain for hungry powered devicesproblem is, aviation regulation limits to some capacity
iAPX: I found it funny this little body with all this equipment around. Seems I am trolling when laughing about a little mirrorless body needing to be put on a tripod just to take a good picture without motion blurr, especially with one the rare good lens sony offers for it!
Now for video, it's laughable too, with a 12MP resolution (I still use my D300s but who will buy a mirrorless body with 12MP in 2014 to do photography?!?), and none of the advantages you will find on BlackMagic gears.
Still photography? nopeMovie shooting? nopeLauging? ah yeeessss
been using sony piece of junk A900,can not go higher than iso 1000, slow AF, stupid AWB,clumsy flash mount
going back to sony with nice Zeiss lenses again ?
Wolfgang Fieger: Once more for better understanding: we photographers are not interested in movie making! If we would be interested in movie making we would be movie makers, not photographers. Please recognize the art of photography as a totally different form of art as movie making is. These two forms of art have less in common than painting and sculptury. The only connecting part is the fact, that both arts involve lenses as tools of their craftmanship.
that would be easier using a monopod and tilt lcd screen,rather than setup mini jib
Photomonkey: A good update to a fine camera. Not everything that everyone wanted but good nonetheless.
This may be Nikon's last top end DSLR. We may see a move to mirrorless (donning flame suit) for the next generation.Buy your piece of history today.
people who gets D4 or 1DX actually looking for responsiveness,and that means everything,I don't think mirrorless can perform at this side
if only D4S comes out with dual SD card slot,I will forget 1DX and all Canon system and flash that I owned
LukeDuciel: Honestly, I do not really feel D3S and D4 is that better than D3.
D3 was a really good camera and Nikon has not delivered anything significant since then.
(D800 is rather a sensor miracle than the body itself. and for that, Sony is probably the one who owns the credit).
I don't know a camera were made to be thrown or fall and when survived judge how good a camera not from the camera performance
Hossein Zaka: Hello Pentax(or Ricoh ) Co.
Why you don’t improve low light capability or color depth or Dynamic range in this 24Mpix sensor!? I though you known that I don’t need 24Mpix or more and 16or12Mpix enough for me. Because I don’t want to print on a billboard or other big walls, and I don’t have giant disk and space to archive that.I just want to rock with my APS-C sensor and have better low light capability or Dynamic range than K5II/K5IIs or D7100/D7000
I think this time DPR dont give you more than a Silver Award! Regars
you can always use Small or Medium size JPEG to do that
I am doing it on the past with Sony A900 that made 25MB each JPEG !
John Mason: My favorite Canon of all time was the 5d3 often with the 85 1.2 lens attached. However, after over a decade shooting both Olympus and Canon systems, I finally went all in and got 2 EM1 bodies and some more lenses.
While there are still fringe occasions where the 5d3 would have served me better, for the vast majority of my shooting, the EM1 gets me more keepers.
Part of this is the sensor. The little sony sensor the em1 is using has even more raw post processing adjustment range than the 5d3 did.
But the biggest reason for the larger keeper rate, is the ability to use some amazing primes with the 5 stop IBIS. Whether its causal street shooting at night, or low light events, the EM1 was more consistent in getting me great results.
Interestingly, as I sold off all my Canon gear the buyer told me how in NYC the weekend before he had a Nikon guy sell off all his D800 gear for the EM1 for the same reasons.
This Gear of the Year award is well deserved in my mind.
you just playing with a TOY and mentioned that you are FAST,even 5D mark III is not a FAST like u described !
If you play with the real machine gun line up like 1D seriesand you're saying that you are FAST,that make sense,but playing with a toy and u call it fast ? come on !
DogsareGodsgifttous: Let's step back a moment. The majority of cameras out there today are capable of taking amazing photographs- especially those above the "point and shoot" category but even those can be superb-just look at the Canon G series cameras. It's not so much the equipment, it's the photographer and the LIGHTING, VIEWPOINT, FOCAL POINT, and INTERESTING SUBJECT that makes the photo. The fundamental elements of photography make the photo-not the equipment. That being said- this Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera is a superbly designed and highly professional camera - easily as good as other high end cameras for taking outstanding shots-Canon, Nikon, Fuji, etc. Given any high quality camera- a good photographer will use their photography skills and patience to take great photos- regardless of whether or not they have the "big shot" camera to show off to everyone.....
INTIMIDATING OTHERS is the key,a small toy you can't do nothing than being intimidated by other BIG GUY
Dirk,make your time more usefull by stop mentioning about silly thing like AF micro adjustment,especially when all the lenses that you mentioned is just A TOY
I am sorry,didn't realize, you were showing off your AWESOME LENS collection on your comment,think we should respect that
pixperfect: It seems Canon cameras are getting better and better.
EOS 50D - Magnesium bodyEOS 60D - Aliminum bodyEOS 70D - Plastic body
Am I missing something?
so stupid if you think that way,I am using 1D mark IV for several years and like that new cameras are getting lighter,what's the point of aluminium or magnesium body ?you sell it after 2 or 3 years,plastic body make it lighter and that's a good thing
Where is Canon with AE-1 Program style !!!
where is it Canon,ARE YOU AFRAID WITH NIKON ???
Canon, when you're gonna put DUAL SD CARD SLOTS like Nikon did !!!
Sony only good on making WALKMAN and TV,not making a good camera
I really appreciate 2 SD cards features,I will make some movement from Canon to Nikon,if Canon never make some great improvement like Nikon
moris: Non-removable battery??? These phones crash and you can reset only by removing battery. Sometimes you need an extra battery also. Very strange for Nokia doing this!!!Your review conclusion misses this point.. Too bad..
he need extra battery in case he got to documented more than 2,000 shots with the LUMPIA
andyvanzz: Would be interesting to know the value of his collection.
dpreview should mentioned about people having 4,000 of EOS 1DX rather than this
4,000 cameras and STILL yet can not make a good picture of him and his cameras
KawaiiYong: So is this camera better than 7D?
7D is a rubbish,who said 7D AF is awesome,not even close to 1D mark IV