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  1. #1961
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    I agree about the IQ comment.... I think you should buy gear so that you can do stuff you can't do with your current gear not just for a few extra features.
    So true. The 40D really never failed me. I picked up the 5D because I wanted to see what FF was all about and I got a really good offer on a barely used 5D/24-105 that I couldn't pass up. I've done a ton of comparisons between the two (staring at 100% crops like an idiot) and most times the 5D eeks out a little more detail, but does it matter? Admitedly I have not compared large prints from the two cameras though. But sometimes I think I would have a lighter (which matters when I'm hiking), excellent IQ and faster focusing kit with better range with the 40D, 10-22, 17-55 IS, and 70-200 f/4 IS than with the 5D.
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    michael, pick D700 and do your comparison, 5D is very good but old technology, so you unfairly compare modern 40D to 5 year old model IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
    michael, pick D700 and do your comparison, 5D is very good but old technology, so you unfairly compare modern 40D to 5 year old model IMHO
    True, but the 5D has long been a "benchmark" of sorts in many people's eyes in terms of IQ. I don't think the d700 will offer better IQ than the 5D. I tried a d300 and I just couldn't get used to the controls; I prefer the Canon control layout and the lenses.
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    Until DSLRs seriously improve their dynamic range IQ will not increase with regular viewing between DSLRs. Maybe if you pixel peep hard enough you'll see a difference but if you want to improve your images or go for a different look then the way to go is either post processing, alternate lenses, or different techniques. Bodys may have different features that make life easier but the end result will not drastically change.

    The process of taking pictures is also a huge part of the hobby too. How comfortable you are shooting, how easily you can navigate the settings.... but where do you draw the line? is the screen on the 30D good enough? or do you need the 3 inch screen on the 40D? Does the AF on the 20D work well enough or do you need the AF of the 1D mkIII? That's all up to you but I can work around some short comings if it means I get a fisheye or a TS or a film camera because stuff like that actually changes the process of taking pictures.

    I was really surprised how differently people react to me while I'm shooting with my P30 in public. Not only does the camera provide a different IQ and a different look but it also changes the actual process of taking a picture. Stuff like that is starting to be more important to me then things like FF vs crop or pixel peeping IQ differences.

    So I'm sure the D700 kicks ass but I still wouldn't jump ship even if it was the best camera ever and Canon never upgraded again.... That's assuming I could even afford the thing! lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    True, but the 5D has long been a "benchmark" of sorts in many people's eyes in terms of IQ.
    i think that has more to do with the fact that the 5d has been the only affordable FF dslr around. the 5d does nothing specifically fantastically that isnt due to its sensor size. ie: there is no "magical chip" in there as some people seem to believe. it is what it is...a FF camera with all the IQ benefits that FF provides.

    will the d700 have better IQ than the 5d ? well, that is already a known quantity considering the d700 has the D3 sensor, so the d700 will produce results identical to a D3. is that better ? 6 of one and half dozen of the other.

    i think the question to be asked here is what is IQ really ? once you get to that level, (FF), you're really pixel peeping to find any differences...if there are any to begin with. a more appropriate question is which is more comfortable to use and which has the feature set that most suits your style/ needs.

    this really gets back to a discussion alot of us has been having. the camera manufacturers have forgotten about DN as a major selling point...or worst still...given the s5's lack of success, perhaps we as consumers are not as committed to IQ as we think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    The process of taking pictures is also a huge part of the hobby too. How comfortable you are shooting, how easily you can navigate the settings.... but where do you draw the line? is the screen on the 30D good enough? or do you need the 3 inch screen on the 40D? Does the AF on the 20D work well enough or do you need the AF of the 1D mkIII? That's all up to you but I can work around some short comings if it means I get a fisheye or a TS or a film camera because stuff like that actually changes the process of taking pictures.
    So true Nick. For many reasons I often prefer using the 40D over the 5D - its so much more responsive, AF is better (IMO), the LCD is so much better on the 40D (this really matters to me, especially when using ND grads - the histogram just doesn't help me here), etc. Plus, lighter and excellent quality EF-s lenses like the 10-22, 60 macro and 17-55 IS.

    The 5D eeks out a little better IQ (very small difference at low ISO) and I often find that the the benefits of using the 40D body is more important than the small IQ benefits of the 5D. Now, if I'm shooting at ISO 1600 then I would choose the 5D due to the superior noise performance, but that's not where I'm ususally shooting at.

    I just feel like I'm the only photographer on the planet who has made the jump to FF and said "so what?". FF is definitely nice for high ISO and narrow DOF, but for landscapes and most of the other things that I shoot, I don't see much of a difference yet.

    The new 5D will likely address many of the issues I have with the current body, but I do wonder - is it worth the money or should I just stick with the 40D for now?


    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    ... a more appropriate question is which is more comfortable to use and which has the feature set that most suits your style/ needs.

    this really gets back to a discussion alot of us has been having. the camera manufacturers have forgotten about DN as a major selling point...or worst still...given the s5's lack of success, perhaps we as consumers are not as committed to IQ as we think.
    Completely agree with this Rooz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelb View Post
    Delobbo; that pano just rocks. Out of curiosity, how many shots is this and how do you figure your exposure?
    hey thanks - not sure if you're asking how many shots for the panorama or how many shots for the HDR.. so I'll answer both - it's a 3-shot panorama, and it's generated from HDR's from single RAW files. Regarding exposure, for this shot I left it open for as long as I can without inducing blur, since I didn't have a tripod.. I was balancing it on the ledge of a bridge. This is NOT the optimal way to do this, but I had no choice, I was just driving by and saw the shot and happened to have my cam handy. But no tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
    delobbo, thanks... actually wish i can learn take images i saw in your gallery, love panorama and HDR in the other images.
    thanks - the more shots you do the more practice you get and the better you get! that's my 2 cents on the matter.
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    Got this printed and framed 24x20 Matt for my niece's birthday

    It should turn out to be quite a surprise for her parents as they have no idea I took this shot
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    Looking nice Vicky Mamu!!!!
    This gives me an idea...my Niece's Birthday is just around the corner...

    I feel photography is more to do with the person holding the camera than the camera itself. Yesterday I saw a 10 year old (or maybe he was 12) clicking away pictures with a 450D while I watched his parents window shop. I've seen so many people like that over here who get the latest cameras (synonyms to toy for them) in there hands and they still can't get decent shots out of it. I always believe that a picture is framed not through the viewfinder but through our eyes. Everyone has a different perspective about how to shoot, some just don't have one (seriously dumb as a brick). It totally doesn't matter what your holding, it matters how you look at it.

    Personally I'd love to have some super sharp lens in my bag but that won't change what I shoot. If I used to shoot crap, a lens won't change that. Neither will a camera. The only thing it allows you is to get a sharper, cleaner image of the crap (which isn't really something you'd always want )...
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