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Offline ejebite

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2011, 01:11:32 PM »
A very nice read! Shared it on my FB wall. ;)

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2011, 01:11:32 PM »

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #121 on: February 25, 2011, 09:00:52 AM »
I think rule #3 sets the tone for people who are on a tight budget (like me, hehehe).I've set my mind on the 7D, but I'm still waiting to see what the 60D will offer.  Sayang din if the savings can get me a better lens...

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #122 on: February 27, 2011, 02:19:00 PM »
Nice thread ! Bookmarked ! Thanks !

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2011, 09:34:05 PM »
Will always qoute on your thread sir! Very nice article.
So for now, maybe I'll stop myself from temptations for a second body,
instead invest to lenses perhaps! hehehe  ;D

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #124 on: March 08, 2011, 10:53:47 AM »
nice post. :)
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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #125 on: March 08, 2011, 03:27:49 PM »
Indeed a very nice and informative post but would like to know if what the TS get? the 60D or he is still waiting for the 600d? or still in "waiting game"?

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #126 on: March 08, 2011, 07:47:29 PM »
hmmm really make sense. good job on this article. thanks :)

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #127 on: April 14, 2011, 05:39:41 PM »
Nice thread, very helpful.. Thank you sir for sharing your knowledge, time and effort... Tamang tama pala sakin yun 3rd Rule : “Make the best of what you have” and be happy on what you have ;D.
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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #128 on: April 19, 2011, 12:28:04 AM »
convincing

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #129 on: April 20, 2011, 10:23:07 AM »
now i know...:D

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #130 on: May 22, 2011, 10:50:26 PM »
Nice thread. For now i will stick to rule # 3.

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #131 on: June 02, 2011, 04:04:23 PM »
A very nice article indeed. It seems that Im on the right track and phasing. :)

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2011, 05:13:06 PM »
Imho, love your camera  :)

change is inevitable, like any other gadgets. It will wear and tear. I agree with #3.

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A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user - a 1.4 years after
« Reply #133 on: June 21, 2011, 01:34:01 PM »
  It's about a year and a half since the firs post on this article. Let's revisit and review what has happened and there's anything new worth mentioning!  ;D

  First off, as far as Canon goes, the 60d and the 600d came out. Basically all the same sensor, digic of the 7d and 550d. And the predicted articulating/flip LCD was a feature of both. A great boon to video. Even better is that the 600d also allows for better audio control. For me, the one remaining weakness is a decently usable AF in video. Otherwise, the 60d and the 600d isi as close to "almost perfect" as it can be. As far as photography goes, it's already very good. In fact, almost excellent. It is hard to think of any more improvements in these models as far as stills goes.

  Of course, one will say better DR (Dynamic Range), and IQ. But I think, to go that route will require a next gen tech on sensor design. Current/existing tech will never exceed it. If any at all the best we can hope for that will be a big boon is video AF. I don't know if Canon will deliver it on the 70d and the 650d. Likely, it will be an improvement. Sony and Panasonic (esp Panny) has shown a really wicked fast AF on CD (Contrast Detect). Canon and Nikon cannot lag on this area. It will be a sticking point later on. At least Nikon is getting better. Perhaps, this is due to benefiting from it's tie-up with Sony.

  In short, I expect the improvements in the video areas as many needs to catch up on video AF speeds.  The flip screen will be a staple and no doubt, the 7D mk-2 will have that too. And a 7d mk2 will likely be due end of the year or early next year. The 7d will likely be on a 2-year update cycle. The xxD on a 1.5 year cycle.  But if we are to take a peek at what is coming, likely, we need to look at the xxxD bodies, as they are in a 12-month cycle.

  Of course, without companies saying, so, the future really is not in DSLR but on MILCs/EVIL/LIVE or pentaprism-mirrorfree bodies. So if there is any breakthrough, it will be there. Only with a mirrorless-pentaprism free body can we break free of the 12fps limitations. With no mirror to hold us back, we can go 15-120fps easy. That would require a global shutter on the sensor and a faster ADC-DAC or processor chips to handle that load. That will take time. But I am digressing here. In any case, the "death" of DSLR is still 7-12 years away. No need to worry about that. But once Canon brings out their MILC model, the ball will move faster. As it is, it is still a big question WHEN they will come out with their own. For now, DSLR is still viable for many applications.

  So, if one has a 40d or lower, the 60d is a great upgrade. Again a 2 generation (3-4 year) wait. If one has a 400d or 450d or lower, the 600d is a big upgrade too. But I must emphasize, if  you don't need it, no rush to upgrade. If a 350d does what you want, you should not be pressured into getting a new body.

   As far as the tips goes, they still hold well. The basic rules still apply. If one has invested in lenses instead, it will still serve you better and longer. Even with the coming of mk-2 lenses (e.g. 70-200 f2.8L IS mk-2, etc), their mk-1 counterparts are still good. Just because the mk-2 came out, it does not mean the mk-1 are coke bottles. The improvements are marginal and significant only in the areas of extreme use conditions (e.g. flare control). It may or may not be useful to many, but as an owner of the 70-200 f2.8L IS mk-1, I am not worried that my mk-1 is obsolete or not as good. For me, there is no compelling reason to upgrade, especially if I have to shell out P45-50k to upgrade!  :o

   This illustrates again, that lenses hold their value well, and as far as DSLRs goes, one's money should be put in building a system around lenses rather than bodies. Bodies are the disposal items. Lenses are the ones that drive the image. An excellent lens on an old body will give more benefits than an expensive body on a mediocre or poor lens. There are exceptions of course. But in general, the guide/rule is pretty sound and stable.

 

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #134 on: June 22, 2011, 11:18:40 AM »
Sir Mel, i've been following your posts silently..
You never fail to deliver! ;)

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #135 on: July 14, 2011, 10:57:34 AM »
I didn't realize that the thread is one and a half years in the making. The topic and the flow of thoughts as well as the exchange of ideas and experiences has been very enriching of me. I could not get out of this thread till I have done all 7 pages.

Thank you all for your wisdom and enlightenment.

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #136 on: July 24, 2011, 12:40:11 PM »
this thread helps me a lot as a beginner, tips and things to consider when upgrading a unit, this helps a lot, trend kasi ngayon ng slr is gaya ng sa cp dati, ilang months lang may bago na ulit, bagong features, added functionality, someday I wouldnt be surprised if an slr woukld be capable of being a modem or as an added feature in the near future, slr na may mp3 player

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Re: Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #137 on: July 24, 2011, 02:29:42 PM »
Wow! Nice read! But what about if your current system abandoned their DSLR Technology and invests on EVil cameras? Should I change systems? Considering that I am fond of doing landscapes and my 12mp noisy camera can't cope with it?  Is D7000 a landmark for nikon as well?

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #138 on: October 15, 2011, 01:59:48 AM »
thanks for the post. as a beginner, reading this article really opened up my mind about camera's, and how it evolved. again many thanks! ^^,

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Re: A Guide for upgrading cameras for the Intermediate user
« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2011, 09:39:42 PM »
woah just in time. been following your posts sir. and i thank you for all the info you've passed down. great read. :D

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