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Your type of camera

Canon DSLR
54 (56.3%)
Nikon DSLR
26 (27.1%)
Other DSLR
14 (14.6%)
Point and Shoot
2 (2.1%)

Total Members Voted: 90

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« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2009, 06:53 »
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Canon 5D Mk II
Canon 20D


« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2009, 07:40 »
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Sony a100.

I'd love a Sony a900 or even a 700.  Don't think it'll be yet a while.

it's been a long time coming :) (and I grabbed it 2nd hand :)) a lot of saving up as gear slowly got replaced. it used to be 50% of stock went to gear, last year it was 33%, this year it will be 20%. But that will give me almost everything gear wise that I want (cam, lenses, lights etc etc) and so future will less, but then more for props, models etc :)
I always told myself that gear doesnt matter, but was always looking :), now I have got to the point where I really dont care what comes out :) 

Xalanx

« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2009, 07:44 »
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Canon 5D Mk1. Love full frame, will never go back to aps-c.

« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2009, 08:02 »
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To those who have upgraded to full frame cameras.

How much of an improvement in image quality have you noticed? I appreciate that better glass is required to fully show of the FF advantage and that pixel density has it's part to play, but on the whole, has upgrading to FF been worth it?

Xalanx

« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2009, 11:32 »
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To those who have upgraded to full frame cameras.

How much of an improvement in image quality have you noticed? I appreciate that better glass is required to fully show of the FF advantage and that pixel density has it's part to play, but on the whole, has upgrading to FF been worth it?

On the contrary, you need better glass where you have big density of megapixels. Such as for 50D or 500D. The cheap glass performs better on FF ;)

As for improvement in image quality, there is no contest.

« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2009, 13:34 »
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Sony a100.

I'd love a Sony a900 or even a 700.  Don't think it'll be yet a while.

it's been a long time coming :) (and I grabbed it 2nd hand :)) a lot of saving up as gear slowly got replaced. it used to be 50% of stock went to gear, last year it was 33%, this year it will be 20%. But that will give me almost everything gear wise that I want (cam, lenses, lights etc etc) and so future will less, but then more for props, models etc :)
I always told myself that gear doesnt matter, but was always looking :), now I have got to the point where I really dont care what comes out :) 

Good point Phil...(now I have got to the point where I really dont care what comes out )

As long as I have been in photography, the greatest masters and those who taught me were spending more time making photographs instead of checking up on keeping up with the joneses of next years top of the line. In fact, most of these masters and working photographers I know kept one favourite old workhorse and run them until it falls off literally before they junk it or repair it. Seldom did I see them go for the latest with the bells and whistles. They don't need the status of being seen with one.
Many times I , being the ocassional saleperson, would mouth off the specs of their cameras and compare them to the super duper new ones, only to have these masters look at me saying nonchalantly, "Is that so, how interesting!"
and moving on to other more important subject. lol. I know where they're coming from, and sense they have a different perception of priority.


On the other hand, working part-time as a pro photo salesman, I do suggest the next years model to certain kinds . Even if I personally feel it's as you said, not going to make them better photographers,
I still sell them what THEY WANT. Or else they will go elsewhere or find another salesman who will agree with them to sell them the top of the line and next years model.
Trade in after trade in after trade in.  Oh well, I make the commission each time they do,
and they feel good, everytime they walk into the store feeling like a pro.

You get two types of photographers. It all depends on the perception.

Good point once again Phil.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 13:37 by perseus, Who ? »

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2009, 07:21 »
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Recently dumped a Nikon D300 and some lenses for a 5D MarkII. Image quality is amazing.

So far I have:

17-40mm f/4L
50mm f/2.5

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2009, 07:34 »
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To those who have upgraded to full frame cameras.

How much of an improvement in image quality have you noticed? I appreciate that better glass is required to fully show of the FF advantage and that pixel density has it's part to play, but on the whole, has upgrading to FF been worth it?

Kind of hard to stay because I jumped from Nikon APS-C to Canon FF.

But, in general, I'd say there's a very noticeable difference. The D300 produced good detail but the 5D detail is really impressive. And I don't mean just 12MP vs 21MP but pixel detail. There's something funky going on with the D300 sensor I couldn't quite figure out. With the D300 I spent a lot of time with post processing fixing technical issues. The 5D doesn't have those issues. I'm not sure if that's a difference between Canon and Nikon or APS-C and FF.

« Reply #58 on: August 09, 2009, 17:06 »
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nikon d50, but in a few months hopefully upgrading to a nikon d300 or canon 5d mark1. trying to figure out if there's a real difference between those at iso 100 and at iso 1600 on both machines.

« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2009, 04:03 »
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Hi
 I do not wan to start any  rumors  just asking
Has anybody have any knowledge about a new Canon 5D mark 3 ?

« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2009, 06:27 »
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Just upgraded to a new Olympus E-30.

Enjoying it so far...

« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2009, 06:43 »
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I wonder how much Canon increased their market share with the 5D Mark II

« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2009, 07:35 »
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Hi
 I do not wan to start any  rumors  just asking
Has anybody have any knowledge about a new Canon 5D mark 3 ?

I think it took almost three years and sony to release some competition for them bring out the 5d mk ii, I wouldn't hold my breath :)

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