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Jun 15, 2014 06:54 |  #46

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16972207 (external link)
All this said, one could still make a good living (and great photos) with my old 1D2 :)

True

But you got to LOVE what they have done with the ISO. I think the 5D3 and 1Dx are gonna be difficult to justify an upgrade from. Which to me means 5 yrs on a body, maybe more. I mean, How much more iso do you really need ?? 12800 is very usable on the 1Dx on a raw . Never in a million years would I dare go past 4000 on a D2 :-)


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Jun 15, 2014 08:32 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #47

It's fun watching the developments. There are so many creative and talented people pushing and inventing the technology. I think of it as two streams.

First is evolving the current paradigm. Better DR, higher resolution, maybe expanding the 0-256 for range of values at the pixel level, increasing frame rate, etc.

Second is the future we don't see until someone invents it. The choose focus point afterwards cameras feel like this. Or what about wearing something like google glasses to a wedding and afterwards asking your computer to make a wedding album and - viola! Such a solution would take automation to a new place but may not serve the creative photographer so well. It can be difficult to think outside of the parameters of evolving what we have, but cameras 10 years from now may be completely unforeseen by most photographers of today.


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Jun 15, 2014 08:49 |  #48

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16972207 (external link)
All this said, one could still make a good living (and great photos) with my old 1D2 :)

And this really gets at the heart of the question. I'll bet there are people making a good living and great photos with less than a 1D2. A lot of the latest developments seem like sparkly new things to play with. But how much of them are necessary to great photography?




  
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Jun 15, 2014 08:54 as a reply to  @ wayne9999's post |  #49

It is good enough when you can just point the subject with your own biological eyes and a tiny device can read the picture from your neurons. :D




  
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Jun 15, 2014 09:34 |  #50

I'm not sure many people would like the picture my neurons create of them.


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Jun 15, 2014 09:37 |  #51

wayne9999 wrote in post #16972744 (external link)
And this really gets at the heart of the question. I'll bet there are people making a good living and great photos with less than a 1D2. A lot of the latest developments seem like sparkly new things to play with. But how much of them are necessary to great photography?

My grandmother died at 102. First time she needed a doctor was when she stumbled out of bed and broke her femur at age 96. Before this, she never needed a doctor in her life.

Modern medicine for her seemed like sparkly new things, she could do just as well with a shaman. :rolleyes:

Modern gear is not a necessary condition for good photography, but it helps... Modern gear will not make you a better photographer, you can be just as lousy with a film camera or a pinhole camera.

But I can't help but wonder every time I see a good astro photo, what could Ansel Adams produce with his genius, a good digital camera and Lightroom/Photoshop?


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Jun 15, 2014 10:51 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #52

I think glass will be a limiting factor in further advances. But who's to say there won't eventially be a different way to bend and focus light other than glass or similar hard material? Just think,,, glassless lenses.:)


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Jun 15, 2014 11:13 |  #53
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Two words came to my mind: Quantum Physics.

When quantum computing comes to our daily lives we are going to see some really crazy things almost in the realm we would refer today as magic. I suggest reading some of Michio Kaku's work.


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Jun 15, 2014 12:14 |  #54

LV Moose wrote in post #16972881 (external link)
I think glass will be a limiting factor in further advances. But who's to say there won't eventially be a different way to bend and focus light other than glass or similar hard material? Just think,,, glassless lenses.:)

No matter how you bend the light, you'll still have problems caused by diffraction when you try to squeeze photon waves through a small hole.


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Jun 15, 2014 16:13 |  #55

I seen to recall hearing about magnetic lenses with no aperture.


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Jun 15, 2014 17:16 |  #56

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16970034 (external link)
Main question is - who cares?

I care. I need all the help that I can get. :oops:

I started out with a Nikon FE. I thought the FE was pretty darn good back then. Who knew how far we would come?


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Jun 15, 2014 17:26 |  #57

learncanon wrote in post #16972748 (external link)
It is good enough when you can just point the subject with your own biological eyes and a tiny device can read the picture from your neurons. :D

I think that will be available on the 7D mkii. bw!



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