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Old Aug 11, 2005, 12:11 AM   #11
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That is why I wish a similar trend to higher quality would occur in small format. :-)

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Alas I don't think that the budget would stretch to medium format digital, and even if it did then I think that the Domestic Authorities might have a thing or two to say about it :-)
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:08 AM   #12
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Peter,

Yes, I guess the real crux of what I was trying to say in this thread is that I want to see manufacturers concentrate on image quality rather than higher and higher resolutions being such a driving force.

I took delivery of my 20D at my work address to avoid the possibility of it beingchucked over my back gate or left outside the front door. I remember that one of my colleges had recently invested inavery nice new SonyP&S, 7 megapixels. First question he asked was basically "how many pixels? Oh, only 8.2? Mine cost a fraction of that andit's 7 MP" - still seems to be a perception in the general populace that more megapixels = better.

Not that higher resolution is a bad thing of course, just that I feel that it has reacheda point where other aspects have become a higher priority.

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Old Aug 12, 2005, 10:01 AM   #13
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At least one of the reports is almost certainly false.
The picture that they clamed to show had differences between the front and back pictures that made them fairly clearly come from different product lines (an altered 1-series for the front, and altered 20D for the back.) For example, there was a shoulder strap loop sticking out on one side on the front shot that wasn't there on the back one.

But as everyone has said, this doesn't mean a camera of this type is not coming.

I think it will be very interesting to see how they cripple it to not steal 1D MkII sales (unless they expect it to and have already made as much money as they this is reasonable from the camera.) I always find this type of thing interesting because it gives insight into how they view their customers.

I agree that more dynamic range would be great.

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Old Aug 12, 2005, 10:08 AM   #14
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Yes, there are "get arounds" using multiple exposures but that relies on a static or pretty well static subject.
One thing to try if you haven't already - shoot RAW and do two separate conversions on the same file. You can then blend those two conversions. It only gives you a range of about 4 stops but it's better than nothing when you have movement.



By the way - I'm in agreement. The MP gimick is making money for all the manufacturers. If the 5d proves out to be true it will be interesting to see how it fairs in the market.
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Just a thought...I don't think there will be a 30D or a 60D...since there's already the old D30 and D60...it would cause too much confusion. :blah:
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Old Aug 14, 2005, 5:30 PM   #16
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*Yes, there are "get arounds" using multiple exposures but that relies on a static or pretty well static subject.
One thing to try if you haven't already - shoot RAW and do two separate conversions on the same file.* You can then blend those two conversions.* It only gives you a range of about 4 stops but it's better than nothing when you have movement.
Ah, I'd been wondering whether it was worth giving that a try. Will have a go.
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