Started by pedro39photo, September 06, 2014, 07:12:52 am
Quote from: luxborealis on September 06, 2014, 08:08:46 amYou are correct in observing that it's not all about megapixels. In my leap to Nikon (D800E), I gained mp, as Olympus has topped out at 16 and I might be at 24mp given that I am not using the top of the line 24/1.4G, for example. However the bigger leap by far has been in dynamic range. At a tested DR of 14.4, I can shoot into the sun on a clear summer morning and capture detail right the way through with careful LR-only processing (no HDR, no PS - see Bruce Peninsula post). This is astounding and, for me as a landscape shooter, a game changer like no other. And now, the D810 adds yet another ½-stop of D
Quote from: Paul2660 on September 06, 2014, 09:57:14 amTo me the next world rocker, if it ever happens is a Foveon chip Full frame...
Quote... with workable software solutions from LR and C1. Canon still has the multilayer patents out there, if they brought this out in 20MP even it could be very interesting. However no one has figured out higher iso on the Foveon chips yet, so who knows.
Quote from: BartvanderWolf on September 06, 2014, 12:19:34 pmIt also seems unlikely that LR or C1 would be able to justify the R&D cost involved in such non-standard processing for a relatively limited group of potential users.Cheers,Bart
Quote from: NancyP on September 06, 2014, 02:29:56 pmFoveon sensors are fascinating but currently flawed - see the reviews of the Sigma Quattro and before that, the reviews of the Sigma Merrill cameras on this site. I enjoy my Merrills, particularly for lightweight hiking landscape photography kit, but they are very much specialized tools for landscape, not great all-around action-handling cameras.I am a Canon shooter, and I think that Canon makes very good all-around cameras that are a pleasure to use. I am anxiously awaiting some sign of Canon sensor / sensor read-out dynamic resolution improvement, because I find that the cameras are ergonomic, many of the lenses are wonderful, and that the system as a whole works well for me. I don't want to change systems, and there's no financial incentive to do so (I am an amateur). Nikon lenses can be used on Canon camera bodies, but Canon lenses can't be used on Nikon camera bodies (I am a manual-focus aficionado, and shoot with some inherited pre-AI/AI/AIS Nikkors along with my trusty interchangeable extra-fine focusing screen). I have a big investment in EF mount lenses and therefore have more interest in a supplemental Sony mirrorless than in a Nikon dSLR.
Quote from: John Koerner on September 07, 2014, 01:59:05 pmBut if Canon expects me to wait another several years for them to "catch up," sensor-wise, they are wrong. I am not waiting much longer.
Quote from: John Koerner on September 07, 2014, 01:59:05 pmUnfortunately, I prefer Canon's Macro specialty lenses, and super-telephoto offerings better than Nikon, pretty much across the board, and the one wide-angle zoom Nikkor lens I covet (14-24), that is an asterisk to that statement, can be put on a Canon.
Quote from: Chris_Brown on September 07, 2014, 06:02:03 pmCanon may consider dual-pixel technology as one of their silver bullets, IMO. Mirror-box auto-focus will be phased out at Canon implements dual-pixel tech into new cameras. Lenses may receive upgrades too, that provide smoother focusing while the mirror is slapping at 10 frames per second.Most guys here don't need face-tracking autofocus, but in video and sports, it's a godsend.
Quote from: BernardLanguillier on September 07, 2014, 05:25:32 pmI would try the new Nikon 400mm f2.8 E FL / 800mm f5.6 E FL if I were you.Expensive but even better optically than the previous version that was already the best lens available in Nikon mount IMHO (and arguably the best overall already). The previous one was too heavy and poorly balanced, the new fixes all that.Cheers,Bernard
Quote from: pedro39photo on September 07, 2014, 07:25:59 pm. . . but like me many canon photographers feel the "need" for a file like Exmor 36MP sensor, and with the time passing we just start to move to the dark side...What its sad, its to see so much photographers that like very much the canon gear, body, lens, CPS, chang brand just because of the huge improvement of the Exmor files and resolution
Quote from: dwswager on September 07, 2014, 09:47:58 pmI've been a Nikon shooter since Canon obsoleted my FD mount equipment with the EOS mount eons ago.
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