DesmondD: It's not all about test figures but interesting that it falls behind the D7100 and D7000. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7000___977_865_680
Low light performance with modern cameras impresses me most. Being able to get great quality at high ISO (in film, I never went above ISO 800) is simply amazing... But when you buy a brand new camera, you expect to get the best for the bucks...
I now own a 7D Mark II and from what I have seen for the moment, it is quite impressive, but it's quite obvious, that Canon falls behind Nikon in terms of performance and resolution. :-(
If I would start today, I would probably go for Nikon. But still, despite all the problems that Canon has in the tests: I take wonderful pictures with my cameras and I don't see a reason to change NOW!
Vignes: To the question about dual card format.There are many users whom have heavily invested on high performance CF card. This enables them to continue using their card collection. The SD provides flexibility since it's the most common format. It shows Canon thinks about those users especially with legacy DSLR which uses CF cards.
Having invested in CF cards in the past, I do not use my 2, 4 and 8Gb cards any more, except for system upgrades...
My current card is a 32Gb card, which I have trouble filling up, even on extended trips or monster shooting sessions...
And the SD card allows for adding a WiFi card (which I have, but never used).
Even having never experienced a CF or SD card failure, I use the dual cards for security reasons, only taking out the SD card on my 5DMIII when doing continuous shooting (fast CF cards keeps the buffer of the camera empty!).
The 2-form-factor design helps keeping confusion out of the way: by my convention, the CF card is the main card, the SD card the backup.
pwmoree: So 1000 euro equals 1390 usdollar. Why is this lens 39 percent more expensive here in Europe? The 390 $ difference almost buys you a plane ticket to the USA to go and get one and have a weekend in NY included..
Proof of payment IS required! not that easy! If they let you pass, you are a lucky guy!
I can assure you, when you pass customs and don't have the proof of payements, YOU will pay them!
If you buy in the US (as an European), you need to pay sales tax and customs dues at the arrival. And please keep your receipts ... as there may be problems afterwards.
Neodp: "Here's your sign."
Gimp is free folks. What you spent with Adobe doesn't make it better.
ufraw yes, needs your camera color profile (file for ufraw and two settings) and a one-time setup (for Raw). Then the app that smoothly transitions to the Gimp.
Gimp is the kitchen sink. Will you complain now about all it can do? Don't forget the numerous Gimp plug-ins; because you don't have to do everything from scratch. It's easy. It's all there. Any platform. This way, why not try it and use the parts you need. That's the point. It does all that.
Many times we need to back up and ask what our goals are. Gimp does a better job for what ever you want to do. Nothing is missing. It's better for the profit minded professional and it's better for the enthusiast.
Future upgrades come with. No tiers and tricks. It just keeps improving everyday. There's nearly unlimited tutorials online. No camera brand app beats it. It's one set to learn and so your best time investment. The only limit is you.
Cmyk support is the least of my needs and I'm working also in print. I do cmyk conversion during the generation of my PDF file. But to be honest, there are reasons to do the conversion at an early stage!
Biological_Viewfinder: I'm so sick of the Nickel & Dime you to death economy of our age.-My smart phone was $500 (free with signup, but I'm sure that I'll pay that $500 along the way). But if I want to do so, I can spend THOUSANDS MORE and my smart phone even better! With APPS....-Adobe and TV companies and car dealerships, EVERYONE is getting in on this new economy. They all say, well it's only this much per month. Yeah, but if you add up this and that and that and this and that and this and that...-@$(# adobe!I don't mind buying software, but these guys are thieves.
You pay the phone provider the service to phone, not to own!
16bit images are important for editing, colour correction and stuff like that. The final image can be a (high quality but small) JPEG image, and nobody objects.
This is strange (c) law - as usual.
From where I come, you may take pictures and commercialize those of monuments that are permananently displayed in public places. The creator of the artwork has the right to be named, but that's it.
There would have been no problem, if the picture would have been taken to display the Corean war in a non-profit event. But as the stamps are sold for profit, this changes the fact. Notice also, that neither the artist nor the place of exhibition have been named.
spidermoon: I guess tumblr user shake in fear too :)
Yeah... it's an earthquake for billions of dollars...
ScottRH: She is an idiot. I never use their products or services.
An idiot rarely gets paid that amount of money...
hugo solo: Maybe is time to leave Flickr.
please do so!
pookipichu: There's no such thing as a CEO that's worth over a million dollars a year....
True... as soon as you get more money you can possibly spent, you are overpaid.
Frederik Paul: So Marissa Mayer is an amateur...
earning that awfull amount of cash makes you a pro! It has nothing to do with your knowledge.
rowlandw: I'm suspending flickr-ing until I get the "opt out" or "return to old flickr" button which should be my option as a paying member.
please do so...
al_in_philly: Why can't somebody in a position of authority at Yahoo realize that, yes, the number of people who are serious about their photography isn't a high growth sector, and the real growth is in people snapping tons of not-really-great vacation photos with their smartphones, YET it's absolutely possible (and quite easy) for a photo-sharing site to enable multiple templates for its wide-ranging subscribers to use to showcase their photos? Actually, until this week Flickr users had the option of multiple configuarions for each home page. If they did so again, they might just become the dominant photo sharing site it once was.
You can take professionnel pictures with your phone... as you can take simple snapshots with your pro equipment!
GeorgeD200: Because so many people drive cars today, there's really no such thing as a "professional" driver.
Ms. Mayer, I suggest you get a professional PR person to do your talking for you, then you won't have to deal with the mess an amateur can make of things.
The driver analogy is not bad at all. And you even have truck drivers with the really heavy equipment as you have pro photographers with really heavy equipment...
contraststudio: I don't think this will be the popular opinion, but I agree with @marissamayer that professional photographers don't really exist (and maybe never did). Here's the article I wrote about it: http://contraststudio.com/behindthescenes/is-there-a-line-between-amateur-and-professional-photography/
A professionnel photographer makes money with his activity. An amateur doesn't. That doesn't say anything on quality of the work...
pcworth: Her comment is interesting in that she is completely wrong. What she should have said is that "Everyone thinks they are pros." This was the comment from a wedding photographer lamenting how many people choose to just take their own photographs instead of hiring a professional to do it.
In the days of film, you trusted in the professionals ability to get the shot when you might not. With digital, you know if you got the shot and can retake if you are not happy.
Maybe this is what she meant when she said their are no "Pros" anymore, unless you define a pro purely as someone who makes money from photography.
That's how it is... as cameras are getting cheaper and more performant, you see more and more amateurs upgrading their material to a pro level. We had a pro hired to take pictures in the company. I took some pictures too. The comment of my boss was "your pictures are as good as the other ones...". But may be I'm a disguised pro... ;-)The first time I hired a pro photographar taking digital pictures, I was disapointed because he did JPEG and the compression artefacts were clearly visible. The next time we hired him (we knew him from his former analogue work), he took with him his 16Mpixels Hasselblat and delivered TIFFs. The quality of the pictures are still today amazing, even that I am able now to top that resolution with my 5DMIII. And I have taken some very nice shoots with my 20D and 40D before in both situations: pro (I get paid for shooting) and amateur (no cash for the pictures) shoots.