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Dec 06, 2016 15:49 |  #106

Minolta Film
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(Sony buys Minolta)
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Dec 12, 2016 20:17 |  #107

My newbie journey so far.

Iphone4 -> Olympus E-PL3 -> Nikon D7000 (courtesy from my friend's unused body) -> Canon 7D -> ???

I use the Olympus for street while Canon for other stuff.
Different applications call for different systems. :D


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Dec 14, 2016 13:11 |  #108

Never changed.

Started with Canon point and shoot. Pros told me that two good brands included Nikon and Canon and that both would be fine. So I stuck with Canon since I was used to a couple aspects related to it.

Although I see great photos from Nikon or new Sony, I get so many nice portraits and photos with my full frame Canons, I'm plenty satisfied.

What keeps me from even considering changing, deals much with the lenses, accessories, etc..

Where other cameras shine, there are royal screw ups. For example, Sony's recent mirrorless have embarrassingly small battery and video shut-downs. Sony did really cool stuff, then jumps the gun with deficiency that's sub-amateur level. That's not innovative.

Canon full frame is not perfect, but it's overall dependability is up with the best.


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Dec 14, 2016 15:11 |  #109

mdvaden wrote in post #18213058 (external link)
Where other cameras shine, there are royal screw ups. For example, Sony's recent mirrorless have embarrassingly small battery and video shut-downs. Sony did really cool stuff, then jumps the gun with deficiency that's sub-amateur level. That's not innovative.

THIS.

300 or so shots from what I heard and your battery is flat. Carry 3-4 batteries to equal 1 of the batteries in my 7D Mark II... (I get 1200+ shots on a charge!) then risk missing something fumbling to trade batteries

I ponder if Sony is intentionally doing that because they probably make more on batteries


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Dec 14, 2016 15:17 |  #110

KenjiS wrote in post #18213182 (external link)
THIS.

300 or so shots from what I heard and your battery is flat. Carry 3-4 batteries to equal 1 of the batteries in my 7D Mark II... (I get 1200+ shots on a charge!) then risk missing something fumbling to trade batteries

I ponder if Sony is intentionally doing that because they probably make more on batteries

More likely, they're trying to keep the physical size down as much as possible and they're already at a deficit because of the EVF. How big with an A7 be with 4 batteries inside to match the life of a DSLR?




  
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Dec 15, 2016 15:58 |  #111

Eh I can change a battery faster than changing a lens.

I'd rather change batteries than miss shots because MFA issues.


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Dec 15, 2016 18:16 |  #112

Minolta Maxxum on film to a Yashica T4 Super P&S film to Kodak Digital P&S to Canon digital. With plenty of overlap between them.


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Dec 17, 2016 20:39 |  #113

Ummm my list from past dslr to now - :rolleyes:

Nikon D100
Nikon D70
Nikon D70s
Canon 30D
Nikon D90
Nikon D7100 x 2
Canon 7D

Sigma 70-300 APO Lens
Canon 55-250 Lens
Nikon AFS 70-300ED VR Lens
Nikon 300 f4 IF ED Lens.


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Finally got it right I think - Nikon D7500, Nikon 300 F4 PF, Nikon 1.4 X mk3 TC

  
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Dec 17, 2016 22:56 |  #114

mike_d wrote in post #18213187 (external link)
More likely, they're trying to keep the physical size down as much as possible and they're already at a deficit because of the EVF. How big with an A7 be with 4 batteries inside to match the life of a DSLR?

Well the A7's problem is EVF + large sensor = large drain on battery, which on a smaller camera means well..yeah..poor battery life

Micro 4/3 cameras do pretty well, and APS-C ones arent too bad either, but going to a FF sensor you start hitting walls with the laws of physics, the lenses still need to be that big to cover the sensors and the power demands mean you do need a larger battery


I'm not knocking the A7, I think the A7 is a fantastic camera, and some of the E lenses are very nice. But I would really pause if i was going on a trip and likely select my 7DII instead..


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Dec 24, 2016 09:35 |  #115

Polaroid Land Camera late 60s> Kodak Instamatic 110s early to mid 70s> Canon SLR AE1/AT1/Rebel/Elan late 70s to late 90s> Fuji Finepix Digital late 90s to 2005> Olympus Camden 740 2005-2010> back to Canon T3i/60D/6D 2010 to present.

I got really really sick last year and sold off my 60D, 70-200 f/4L and 17-55 f/2.8 just to help pay medical bills. I almost sold the rest of my Camera gear but my health turned for the better to the point that I'm back acquiring what I sold. I'm sticking with Canon because I know the system, it's limitations and it's just a hobby with me...............


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Dec 24, 2016 23:21 |  #116
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mdvaden wrote in post #18213058 (external link)
Never changed.

Started with Canon point and shoot. Pros told me that two good brands included Nikon and Canon and that both would be fine. So I stuck with Canon since I was used to a couple aspects related to it.

Although I see great photos from Nikon or new Sony, I get so many nice portraits and photos with my full frame Canons, I'm plenty satisfied.

What keeps me from even considering changing, deals much with the lenses, accessories, etc..

Where other cameras shine, there are royal screw ups. For example, Sony's recent mirrorless have embarrassingly small battery and video shut-downs. Sony did really cool stuff, then jumps the gun with deficiency that's sub-amateur level. That's not innovative.

Canon full frame is not perfect, but it's overall dependability is up with the best.

you can always carry a second battery (you won't even notice it in the pocket, change it in seconds), you can't swap out a inferior sensor in Canon for a better one.


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Dec 24, 2016 23:24 |  #117
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KenjiS wrote in post #18216239 (external link)
Well the A7's problem is EVF + large sensor = large drain on battery, which on a smaller camera means well..yeah..poor battery life

Micro 4/3 cameras do pretty well, and APS-C ones arent too bad either, but going to a FF sensor you start hitting walls with the laws of physics, the lenses still need to be that big to cover the sensors and the power demands mean you do need a larger battery

I'm not knocking the A7, I think the A7 is a fantastic camera, and some of the E lenses are very nice. But I would really pause if i was going on a trip and likely select my 7DII instead..

my 7DII hasn't been turned on in 13 months, no reason too, its inferior in every way.


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Dec 24, 2016 23:25 |  #118

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #18223007 (external link)
you can always carry a second battery, you can't swap out a sensor in Canon.

Or a third, fourth, and fifth and hope you don't miss anything important while fumbling with batteries in the heat of battle.

Naw, I think I'll keep my Canon that can do 2000 shots on a single battery.




  
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mike_d wrote in post #18223012 (external link)
Or a third, fourth, and fifth and hope you don't miss anything important while fumbling with batteries in the heat of battle.

Naw, I think I'll keep my Canon that can do 2000 shots on a single battery.

and what Canon camera would that be?

7dII https://www.dpreview.c​om …on_eos7dii/spec​ifications (external link) = 670 shots
5ds r https://www.dpreview.c​om …on_eos5dsr/spec​ifications (external link) = 700 shots
5dii https://www.dpreview.c​om …eos5dmkiii/spec​ifications (external link) = 950 shots

don't spread your bs to thin....


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Dec 25, 2016 00:40 |  #120

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #18223031 (external link)
and what Canon camera would that be?

7dII https://www.dpreview.c​om …on_eos7dii/spec​ifications (external link) = 670 shots
5ds r https://www.dpreview.c​om …on_eos5dsr/spec​ifications (external link) = 700 shots
5dii https://www.dpreview.c​om …eos5dmkiii/spec​ifications (external link) = 950 shots

don't spread your bs to thin....

I recently shot an air show with my 5d3 and 100-400. I had image review off and did minimal chimping. I shot over 1700 frames in AI servo over 3 hours and the battery gauge read 40% when I got home.




  
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