jdizzle wrote in post #16630413
All I want from Canon is to make a sensor to at least rival the D800/E. What's wrong with that? I have no problem shooting/using both camps bcoz' I can.
jdizzle wrote in post #16630454
If the shoe was on the other foot, I would salute Canon for doing so. But at this time Canon continues to sit on their rumps! As you can see, the ones who want DR are temporarily exiling to Sony's A7/A7r. Doesn't that give anyone a clue?
Exactly. And that's the root of the issue. Both Canon and Nikon make great cameras, but for those shooters that need lots of DR (and there are plenty of Canon landscape guys, probably partly due to the 5D2) the current situation is very frustrating.
The A7r is looking like a great choice for Canon glass owners - but that in itself illustrates another case of individual needs; namely that the A7r with third partly glass is MF (or very slow AF). That would be completely useless for most sports shooters, so they'd go for a camera (and a brand) that gives them what they need. Horses for courses etc.
Yep. That's a very good, and realistic example of the problem with the Canon sensors - far better than people posting massively underexposed shots in an attempt to make their point.
For this type of shot (stationary subject) it's bracketing and blending in post in Canonland I'm afraid.
Sad thing is, my tiny S100 recovers shadows better than a 7D. I read (I think on an article at the Luminous Landscape) that it uses a Sony sensor. No wonder I guess.
jwcdds wrote in post #16630296
But see... in your example above... if you had shot it with a D800, not only will you get superb shadow recovery, you'd instantaneously have a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model pop out. Try as you may, that won't happen when shooting and doing shadow recovery with a Canon.
That is true. I did seriously consider a D800 for landscape work a while back, but just can't get on with Nikon ergonomics (large hands + Nikon = pain). However, from my testing, I did end up with a swimsuit model in every shadow. Kinda surprising to see a scantily clad lady in a shot of a grim northern English town. Poor lass must have been freezing