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Old 7th February 2015, 18:12   #13456
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Finally Canon catches up on the sensor front. 50MP based 5DS and 5DSR. Lets see does make it a level playing field?
The dynamic range is apparently the same as that of 5DMk3. ISO performance a little inferior and AF better as per Dpreview.

So temporarily ahead on MP (Nikon is also planning a similar MP camera), but image quality: not sure.

But good news: apparently Canon might be partnering with Sony for manufacture of Canon designed sensors. Imagine a 7DMk2 performance +Sony sensor image quality.
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But good news: apparently Canon might be partnering with Sony for manufacture of Canon designed sensors. Imagine a 7DMk2 performance +Sony sensor image quality.
Thats why if you note (I think) they have not named it 5D MkIV but 5DS / 5DSR. So I thought 5D MkIV would be a true follow-up device with DR and ISO performances corrected/improved over on top of the sensor.

7D-II with this sensor sounds delicious. But I surely cant wait that long to update. I may as well go with the current version. But will surely wait for some developments before I take the plunge. My humble 550D is still serving me well for my current requirements (landscapes, macros etc). It lack in performance negated by tripod, flash etc.

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All Nikon D5200 owners.


Firmware update

https://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...A-1.02-upgrade
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Old 10th February 2015, 17:00   #13459
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Hi everyone,

Need some help - spotted a "Neewer® 58mm 0.45x Wide Angle Lens with Macro for Canon Digital EOS camera". Does anybody know about this lens and is it a good buy for a 550D?

It is retailing very cheep in Amazon. Have not spotted this earlier.

Thanks in advance.

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Nikon D810A for Astrophotography

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/578...ography-camera

Canon 750D and 760D.

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/545...tion-and-wi-fi


Updated to 24.2 MP sensor, Digic 6 and 19 AF points with all cross type. (550D has only one cross type, 9AF and Digic 4)
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Old 11th February 2015, 10:25   #13461
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Pentax/Ricoh seems to be on the right track after a long time.
Their first full frame DSLR camera announced.
2 new full frame zoom lenses - 70-200/f2.8 & 150-450
Smallest weather resistant DSLR - K-S2
Retractable kit lens - 18-50 (weather resistant too)
Looking good for Pentax fans.
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Nikon users have been crying for a D400 equivalent for years. And Nikon goes and launches the D810a for astrophotography. Yet another full frame. Facepalm.

Still keeping my hopes up for a high performance DX. Otherwise it is D810 for me.
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Does anybody know about this lens and is it a good buy for a 550D?
If you want an adapter lens for Macro capability on your kit lens, Raynox DCR-250 is a better buy. Alternatively if it just for experimentation, try picking up a reversing ring and experiment. If you are serious in Macro photography and need 1:1 magnification, then it is better to buy a dedicated lens like Tamron 90mm f/2.8 or Canon 100mm f/2.8.
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I was playing around with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 G lens. AF is frustrating with moving subjects e.g. dynamic kids (in indoors natural light). However, it works fine with static subjects or in bright light.

Some Googling tells me that this is a common complaint regarding moving subjects.

A pity. The images that come out well, have a dreamy feel to them.

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Hi All,
Would love your advice on an entry level prime lens.
I've Nikon D7000 with 18-135 and 55-200 (Both Nikkor) and one 200-400 Tamaron (1.2KG ) .
Happy with all of them. But now want to try a prime lens.Don't have any particular priority like portraits or indoors.

The more I read on net, the more I get confused. So thought of asking at the best place.

What could be a great start?
Nikkor 35 mm 1.8 or 50 mm 1.8 ?
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Need camera buying advice for Dad. He's 60, and has only used P&S cameras till date. His needs aren't complex, he just wants an easy-to-use camera that clicks good pics. His last P&S (Kodak) was a disappointment so he's looking for something better.

I personally suggested an entry-level DSLR from the usual suspects, but he has concerns about the bulk and practicality of use features-wise. I know this should be simple enough to decide, but I don't want to get him something he'll have a tough time using instead of having fun.

Advise.
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I personally suggested an entry-level DSLR from the usual suspects, but he has concerns about the bulk and practicality of use features-wise. I know this should be simple enough to decide, but I don't want to get him something he'll have a tough time using instead of having fun.
Get him a mirrorless Sony Alpha. Easy enough to handle and also very compact.

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Get him a mirrorless Sony Alpha. Easy enough to handle and also very compact.
Thanks! I'll check if he can get a hands-on demo at a Sony outlet before finalizing.
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What could be a great start?
Nikkor 35 mm 1.8 or 50 mm 1.8 ?
If you need a prime to shoot portraits indoors then 35 would be a good pick or else 50.
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Hi All,
Would love your advice on an entry level prime lens.
I've Nikon D7000 with 18-135 and 55-200 (Both Nikkor) and one 200-400 Tamaron (1.2KG ) .
Happy with all of them. But now want to try a prime lens.Don't have any particular priority like portraits or indoors.

The more I read on net, the more I get confused. So thought of asking at the best place.

What could be a great start?
Nikkor 35 mm 1.8 or 50 mm 1.8 ?
Both are good lenses. On a D7000 with the crop sensor, the 35 mm will give the equivalent of a nearly 50 mm field of view on an FF sensor, while the 50 will be closer to 85. For general photography, chose the 35 mm, while the 50 mm will be great for portraits and mild telephoto shots. Both will be equally good indoors with the fast f1.8 aperture.
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