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  • I should probably re-name this thread...A7RII:  NOT a 5DSR killer... Noisewise, the A7RII samples Ive been seeing are about on-part to slightly worse than the trusty old 5D Mark III.  In fact, when downsized, the 5DSR's images are actually slightly …
  • My eyes might be different versus others. The Sony looks a little noisier. Opinions? Doesnt the wood at ISO 3200 look rougher for the Sony?
  • Here is the first test, High ISO performance vs 5D Mark III https://www.flickr.com/photos/50316922@N00/19532355303/
  • Keep in mind this was done with the Sigma 18-35 crop sensor/APS-C lens. Years ago I had the Canon 17-55 2.8 IS and a Rebel which I used to travel with. At the time, I thought the combo took good pictures. In 2012, the Canon 5D Mark III came out a…
  • Oh no, I would get the A7RII in a second, but Im waiting for the reviews to come in. I believe they are in stock now. So Im waiting. There are a few features which I would really enjoy such as in camera stabilization, half the weight and the way …
  • We shall see soon...
  • We can debate which lens you "must" own in the full frame world of lenses.  We can debate which zoom and which primes you absolutely MUST have.  However, in the world of APS-C Im going to put it right out there.  There is no debate with this lens.  …
  • I couldnt believe some of the snaps Im able to take. This one is right from the camera. No editing through Lightroom. Amazed at the detail, sharpness and low light abilites.
  • The joystick was something I absolutely cant live without personally speaking.  I got a hold of a 6D and it just didnt seem right without the joystick.  Sounds like something trivial, but its pretty big for myself.  The 6D will take the same picture…
  • They are available from European and Asian based camera stores.  So you can find them on the usual websites like Amazon and others as well.   My understanding is the Canon SL2 is going to be smaller than the SL1 and it may not have a viewfinder like…
  • If soon is six months from now, its pretty soon.  My expectation is for an announcement in the 4th quarter and ship in 1st quarter.  It did seem like yesterday it was January and so time will probably move just as fast and those six months will be o…
  • There is the Canon 6D for $1239 which is the street price.  It lacks the focus system of the 5D Mark III and it doesnt have the joystick.  I cant live without a joystick so the 6D is not for me.  However, the 6D is full frame capable of shooting pho…
  • It sounds like we are trying to save a buck by buying used Canon 5D Mark II and some here might be considering unauthorized retailers...nope dont do it.  Many of my various bits of photography gear have been repaired or replaced under warranty.  My …
  • Here is the link to one shot focus speed: When I was taking a video there was a box on Trumps face on the screen tracking him meaning constant focus and facial tracking using AI Servo. Another feature I love is wifi transfer to my phone which is…
  • Here is a comparison: THIS PHOTO BELOW WAS TAKEN WITH THE CANON 5D MARK III: THIS PHOTO BELOW WAS TAKEN WITH THE CANON 5DSR
  • Sunrise over Seaside Park New Jersey, Jersey Shore.  Click on picture to go to full size image in Flickr account. Photos were processed two ways.  First in DXO and exported as DNG.  DNG then processed through Lightroom.
  • The Olympics are next year and Canon will introduce its flagship models next year or in 4q of this year. Advice is to wait if possible.
  • DXO Optics module just came in.  I am happy with noise levels at 1600.  Not as big of a problem as I thought especially with DXO Optics Prime.  Now when it comes to Landscape photography those guys demand super sharp, no noise, etc.  so these photog…
  • The Canon 40mm STM I was just comparing against some more expensive lenses...specifically against the Canon 24-70 2.8 II.  At 2.8 the Canon 24-70 2.8 II is ahead, but not by much.  At 3.2 and up, they appear to be about the same.  The STM lens is $1…
  • Instead of getting the 17-50 for the EOS M I have decided to get cheaper high performance primes which I can also use with the 5DSR. The 5DSR requires a higher degree of stabilization and so my lens choice will reflect that need. The Canon 40mm ST…
  • The Sigma 17-50 Canon version is an EF-S (crop sensor mount).  The EOS M is an EF-M mount, but there is an adapter to fit most any Canon lens.  Im not sure if I want to go this route exactly putting that lens on the EOS M.  I think Im just going to …
  • The camera is in Live-View mode. Canon 5DSR and Canon 24mm 2.8 IS. Holding it with one hand. Quick snap. I am driving. As you might have guessed, played with the colors in Lightroom.  The sky really wasnt that blue.  I did not use a Circular Pol…
  • One thing which I will do is get the Sigma 17-50 2.8 OS just for the EOS M3.  The Sigma is a relatively cheap EF-S mount lens.  While its heavier and longer than the EF-M 18-55 lens, its a 2.8 which will take in more light and is optically better/sh…
  • Unfortunately, this is about the best I got from the window of the hotel handheld.  I couldnt open the window exactly so I just did my best.  No tripod.  Just handheld.

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