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Sep 14, 2010 11:42 |  #76

I think basically the noise / IQ issues that arise from trying to cram in too many pixels into a small sensor.


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Sep 14, 2010 11:51 as a reply to  @ post 10897075 |  #77

I like my 50D.


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Sep 14, 2010 17:13 |  #78

just got my 50D yesterday, first shots were at 3200 ISO and if what Ive seen is anything to go by at that ISO, I'm wondering what all this talk about noise is!


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Sep 14, 2010 18:16 |  #79

I am very pleased with my 50D. Coming from a 350D the noise is really a non issue anymore. I am very comfortable to push it up to 1600. Unless you are printing enormous sizes, You won't notice it.


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Sep 14, 2010 19:19 as a reply to  @ JonWes's post |  #80

Is it possable Canon at some point made some improvements on the 50D noise issue and just kept quiet about as to not admit there was a problem ?




  
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Sep 14, 2010 19:23 |  #81

nitehawk55 wrote in post #10909648 (external link)
Is it possable Canon at some point made some improvements on the 50D noise issue and just kept quiet about as to not admit there was a problem ?

I suppose a firmware upgrade on newer serials is possible; along with putting out newer firmware to download. I can't imagine a small change like that could make a huge difference. However; like I already said in my previous post, I have no qualms with it's noise. (Coming up from the 1000D)


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Sep 14, 2010 19:49 |  #82

nitehawk55 wrote in post #10909648 (external link)
Is it possable Canon at some point made some improvements on the 50D noise issue and just kept quiet about as to not admit there was a problem ?

They sure did--within weeks of release.

Canon marketing promised 1 1/2 stops lower noise than the 40D --so I put down my money and had one of the first available to the general public.

It was noisy as He!! and had some pretty severe banding at high ISO--so it never left the store and I sure didn't give it a very good review.

A firmware update was available soon after.


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Sep 14, 2010 20:03 as a reply to  @ dave kadolph's post |  #83

It was probably due to a combination of the dpreview review, early acr/dpp software, and rumor-spreading (probably jealous) 40D owners. Had both a 40D and a 50D. The ONLY thing that I missed on the 40D was the C3 setting. Otherwise, the 50D is better, period. You do need to either expose properly or STTR in order to get best results, but I do that anyways.




  
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Sep 14, 2010 21:25 |  #84

I would go for the 50D in a minute.. Especially with it new from an Auth Dealer for $788!! If I did, I'd be sleeping outside...


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Sep 14, 2010 21:28 |  #85

I think the 50D is an awesome camera! Is it perfect, of course not but it's a great camera, and I don't hesitate to say its nicer then the 60D that precede it.


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Sep 14, 2010 22:10 |  #86

nitehawk55 wrote in post #10909648 (external link)
Is it possable Canon at some point made some improvements on the 50D noise issue and just kept quiet about as to not admit there was a problem ?

Sure it is....
they could have made a change in the CMOS process and never tell anybody.

I shot a my first year of weddings work on a 50D.
Feed the 50D some good glass and proper to a little hot exposure it did just fine.

I never got any response, "looks like a cropper gone bad".
I did, on occasion, under exposed and found pushing not great but usable. I learned my lesson.

It is my impression that Lightroom was not to kind until Lightroom 2.5 or so.

Love the ergonomic and i got a feeling that is where the 60D will fall down.
Especially shooters looking for a back-up in some professional capacity - even weekend warriors.


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Sep 14, 2010 22:58 |  #87

aladyforty wrote in post #10908946 (external link)
just got my 50D yesterday, first shots were at 3200 ISO and if what Ive seen is anything to go by at that ISO, I'm wondering what all this talk about noise is!

Mostly people who blame their equipment for user error.



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Sep 14, 2010 23:38 |  #88

ha, the 50d owners are the most staunch defenders of any camera by a longshot.


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Sep 15, 2010 00:02 |  #89

mikekelley wrote in post #10911341 (external link)
ha, the 50d owners are the most staunch defenders of any camera by a longshot.

i would defend my 40D as much, so far I see little difference between the two cameras image quality wise, however I'm still testing the 50D out and have to go through numerous lenses and weather conditions before i can say which is better. Far as I can tell both cameras are great


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Sep 15, 2010 00:11 |  #90

curiousgeorge wrote in post #10906956 (external link)
I think basically the noise / IQ issues that arise from trying to cram in too many pixels into a small sensor.

...which are mostly fiction.

I'm not a 50D owner, but I'll go ahead and be a staunch defender of what I consider to be one of the best cameras with a bad rap I've ever encountered. You'll not see me posting much praise of my old 40D, however. It was just plain ol' inferior. No real shame to that, as the 50D was/is a fantastic camera.


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