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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

My buddy had a phone a few years ago with the Zeiss lens. It's more than just marketing, folks. They take a nice picture.
Zeiss did an amazing job on the 808's lens.. considering the size restrictions and the amount of detail it needs to resolve for that 41Mpix (1.4 um pixels) to make any sense.. ya, great work.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Impressive. This is why the point-and-shoot camera market is doomed.
Agreed.. I think a DSLR + smartphone is the best combo, everything in between doesn't make much sense to me. I've been using my smartphone for everyday/random clicks since 2010, no need for p and s overall

Nokia N8, no editing
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Edited by go0gle - 8/17/12 at 4:35pm
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Been a lifelong Nikon dude... just ordered a 5D mark ii w/ 24-105

How long does it take for the dirty traitor feeling to go away?shog[1].gif
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Been a lifelong Nikon dude... just ordered a 5D mark ii w/ 24-105
How long does it take for the dirty traitor feeling to go away?shog[1].gif

Not long.
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Been a lifelong Nikon dude... just ordered a 5D mark ii w/ 24-105
How long does it take for the dirty traitor feeling to go away?shog[1].gif
no D800 for you ? I've never had a Nikon, but the d800 is very tempting..

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Originally Posted by ribkin View Post

Been a lifelong Nikon dude... just ordered a 5D mark ii w/ 24-105

How long does it take for the dirty traitor feeling to go away?shog[1].gif

I think the more pertinent question is: How long does it take to replace all those Nikon lenses with Canon versions?
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Originally Posted by go0gle View Post

Agreed.. I think a DSLR + smartphone is the best combo, everything in between doesn't make much sense to me. I've been using my smartphone for everyday/random clicks since 2010, no need for p and s overall

To be fair, I think we're bound to see the SLR fade away, too. Mirrorless options are only getting better and there is no reason they can't ultimately exceed SLRs in performance. Why use a mirror that has to be mechanically moved out of the way when you can just rip straight from the sensor? Sony is rumored to be working on a full-frame NEX camera that they will announce this year.
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Been a lifelong Nikon dude... just ordered a 5D mark ii w/ 24-105
How long does it take for the dirty traitor feeling to go away?shog[1].gif

Not a Mark III?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Why use a mirror that has to be mechanically moved out of the way when you can just rip straight from the sensor?

The small LCDs aren't quite as good as looking through the glass yourself. They'll eventually be good enough, though.
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

The small LCDs aren't quite as good as looking through the glass yourself. They'll eventually be good enough, though.

Right now, I find the main problem to be lag and noise in low-light situations for electronic viewfinders and glare for the screens that are on the back of the camera. EVFs, like on the Olympus OM-D E-M5, are pretty good when you have a lot of light, but they tend to get blotchy, noisy, and sometimes laggy (low frames/second) in low light. The technology is such that there is an annoying lag from when you press the shutter button to when the EVF goes live again, presumably because the camera is busy moving bits off the sensor for the shot, so it can't display them on the EVF. It can be annoying when shooting action, like sports. Ideally, with an EVF, there should never be finder blackout, and it's probably just a matter of time before computational power catches up to make this possible.

Speaking of action, the contrast-detect autofocus these mirrorless cameras have can be pretty slow, though they tend to be more accurate than the phase-detect systems used in the mirror SLRs. That said, the Olympus AF is fast enough almost all the time.

EVFs are also shut down when not in use to save battery life, and the lag to turn on the EVF can sometimes be too long. You can work around this with various camera settings and a change of some habits.

I don't think I could ever live with a camera whose only view is via a screen on the back. The glare in bright sunlight makes most of those things useless, and the ergonomics are pretty terrible, too. They are useful for certain things like getting critical focus with live view, but they shouldn't be the only option for a serious camera.
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Not a Mark III?

Nope, not at 3.5K body only ...
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Why's it always gotta be the white Lego? lol8[1].gif

smile.gif I wasn't aware of that trend. This is my and my brother's old Lego. I tried to clean the white stones. I seperated all the stones, put them in the washing machine, and during the washing many stones attached themselves to each other, without any help from me. So, this is my piece of art, SB, readymade by Miele. I have a multi-coloured version as well...
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Your story is much better than my attempt at humor. I already liked the photo, and with the story, it's even better.
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Originally Posted by go0gle View Post

no D800 for you ? I've never had a Nikon, but the d800 is very tempting..
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No... I actually like the D700 more and I specifically need around 5400x3600 and not a megapixel more 1:1 crops ... they just went in a whole new direction with the D800 maybe too much for what I need
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

I think the more pertinent question is: How long does it take to replace all those Nikon lenses with Canon versions?

I only used a 50mm Zeiss manual focus and 85mm 1.8D ... borrowed some of those wicked gold ring zooms from time to time:satisfied:
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This is cool.

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I tend to think that P&S cameras and mirrors will be around for a long time. Some of the newer P&S cameras are capable of producing pics that are equal to or rival some DSLRs. I also think you aren't going to see something like 24X optical zoom capability in any phone camera. That alone will keep P&S cameras around for the foreseeable future. Mirrorless technology has caught my attention. I've looked at the Sony A77 and it's a nice camera but that EVF takes some getting used to. As pointed out above it does take a while for it to wake up but talk about rapid continuous pic taking! It's hard to beat 12 or so frames a second. I'm thinking about picking one up to replace my old Alpha that's been around forever. I've got around 35 or 40,000 shutter clicks on it and sooner or later it's going die. LOL.
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