Canon 50D II an "also ran" amongst the top 3 tested here.

Discussion in 'Canon' started by RichA, Dec 18, 2008.

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    Jurgen, Dec 18, 2008
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    Nomen Nescio Guest

    Nomen Nescio, Dec 19, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Sony A900 vs Nikon D700 vs Canon 5D II. Would you have started a
    similar thread if the 5D II edged out the other two?


    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/12/sony-vs-nikon-v.html

    The way you see it the 5D II is an "also ran". But as pointed out
    in the article all three are very close, overall, and each has
    strengths that make them superior to the other two, depending on the
    photographers and the type of shooting they prefer. For my
    purposes, my D300 is much better than the 5D II, but it would have
    been a distant "also ran" to the three cameras tested in many
    respects. It would rate higher that these FF cameras in my own
    "bang for the buck/value" category. And despite already owning a
    D300, if I also owned some Canon and Sony lenses, it I'm not sure
    which of these three DSLRs I'd prefer getting next - in the unlikely
    event that I'd want to add another body at this point in time.

    As pointed out in the article, there's another camera that might
    well edge out my D300 in the "bang for the buck/value" category :
    The link you posted led to a good, thoughtful article, but as you
    usually do with your choice of thread titles, changed what could
    have been a more worthwhile thread into one started as a troll.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 19, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Not a chance.
    You shouldn't contradict yourself in a single sentence.
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 20, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    No, the article says they all have strengths & weaknesses. The article
    says the Canon won for best compromise, the Sony for best resolution &
    the Nikon for highest ISO.

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    Paul Furman, Dec 20, 2008
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  7. The laws of physics set the limits beyond which technological
    developments cannot go, and if our technology was right up against
    those limits then the engineering tradeoffs between such things as
    noise and resolution would be purely a question of the laws of
    physics. But our technology hasn't got to those limits yet. It's
    nearing them, but some camera makers have better technology than
    others in one or other area of relevant performance. So the tradeoffs
    are influenced by the laws of physics, and where technology is equal
    could be said to reflect the laws of physics, but they're not yet
    caused by the laws of physics. In some cases a superior performance is
    achieved by better technology rather than simply trading against
    another limit, and there's still some room for improved technology to
    push the limits of physics a bit further away.
     
    Chris Malcolm, Dec 21, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Thom Hogan recently said in one of DPR's forums that there are a
    couple of sensor technology advances that are (probably) currently
    in development. He estimates that the first will appear some time
    in 2011. He's normally careful enough to avoid making that kind of
    prediction about advances that are theoretical but not likely to pan
    out. He also has more inside company contacts than most industry
    observers, but admits to a less than perfect prediction record.

    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=30400050
     
    ASAAR, Dec 21, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Who or what to blame?

    A. The NSA
    B. Homeland Security
    C. They're made of plastic.
    D. They're a new Foveon design.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 22, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    Once upon a time consumers couldn't afford bibles.
    Once upon a time consumers could only afford horses, not autos.
    Once upon a time consumers could only afford land-line telephones.
    Once upon a time only large corporations could afford video
    phones.
    Once upon a time consumers couldn't afford computers.
    Once upon a time consumers couldn't afford very low resolution
    digital cameras.
    Once upon a time RichA could only annoy a few dozen people at a
    time. Then he discovered the internet and went global. :)
    We shall see . . .
     
    ASAAR, Dec 22, 2008
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    ASAAR Guest

    That's certainly not Nikon, whose current ads use young actor A.K.
    to demonstrate that Nikon's DSLRs are seriously cool, even as he
    appears to seriously need to RTFM. What better way to check out the
    camera to insure that it's in working order and all settings and
    options are configured properly than to fire a quick burst of shots
    while waving the camera in the air with one hand! Discover later
    that all of the shots were taken using the lowest resolution/highest
    compression, the tungsten WB produced intensely blue outdoor shots,
    ISO was set to 3,200, the lens was set to f/22 in Aperture mode, the
    camera's clock was several months off, the battery was almost out of
    juice and the memory card was nearly full? Oops - sorry about that
    Ashton. We have no choice but to replace you on this year's
    Seriously Cool Photographer Dude A-List. At least the Exposure
    Compensation being set to +3.3 wasn't the disaster it might have
    been, since it helped to make some of your shots almost usable. But
    the next time you pack your gear, don't forget to include the
    charger and at least one set of AA batteries for your Speedlight.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 27, 2008
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