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Old Apr 17, 2007, 2:04 PM   #41
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i know u are shooting with a 10D and a mark II. For birds in flight do u prefer the mark II or the 10D. I ask this question because u use almost the single point focus system which can be used in a 10D and mostly u dont shoot a huge burst as far as i understand.

Can u enlighten us.

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Old Apr 17, 2007, 4:22 PM   #42
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The relevent numbers are the DSLR numbers - Canon and Nikon are still in a commanding 1, 2 position in DSLR market share...
Agree, but we are not the majority here...
Sony 6.2% = 326,240 dSLRs
Canon is then 326,240/6*100*46.7% = 2,539234 bodies as opposed to 19.7 million (18.7%) shipped -> which is still a fraction ~2.5% (in term of dSLRs) of the overall market of over 105 million digital cameras




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So, while Oly may move past nikon in overal digicams, they are still about 25% behind in DSLR market share and DSLRs is what's being discussed.
... Until some poor folks caught on with the 2x Oly crop for example a 70-200 f/2.8 becomes a 140-400 f/2.8 at a fraction of the cost (with IS built-in) of the major brands :-)


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i know u are shooting with a 10D and a mark II. For birds in flight do u prefer the mark II or the 10D. I ask this question because u use almost the single point focus system which can be used in a 10D and mostly u dont shoot a huge burst as far as i understand.
I prefer the MrkII of course, but with it you'll pay the price:
1. The MrkII is much larger
2. It's much heavier
3. The batteries and chargers are also humonguous for traveling
4. The 10D will focus better in lower EV in dark reception halls


But then the MrkII can also shoot in the rain:






BTW with the 2xTC on the 500mm f/4 - you're forced to use single point AF anyway... :idea:

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Old Apr 19, 2007, 4:32 PM   #44
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Hey,
i saw ur reply to the 10D vs 1d Mark II..

what exactly i meant was whats the use of a 1D if we just use the single point focus except for weather sealing. I mean a 30D would solve the purpose right?

as an advantage i see the weather sealing and the fps(again 5 vs 8 is always a debate)

My point of view was when using the centre point focus it would be more than enuff to use a 30D or 10D for that matter to shoot(with also 1.6x crop)

Ur views on this?

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My point of view was when using the centre point focus it would be more than enuff to use a 30D or 10D for that matter to shoot(with also 1.6x crop)

Ur views on this?

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It isn't just the number of points it's the accuracy as well as the tracking. The 1d has a chip whose sole job is to control focusing. Especially in servo, the 1d is going to do a much better job.

In reading some threads from semi-pro wildlife shooters I think one summed it up the best: If the subject is still (e.g. a bird in a tree) they use their now 30D for the added reach. If the subject is moving they use the mkIIN because it's tracking ability is far superior to the xxD and xxxD series.
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If your willing to for go the L glass(which is my choice) why not go with the 100-300 F4 sigma?If your not worried about 1 stop then this lens is a really great lens and you get the extra 100mm.This is why I bought the F4 300mm instead of the f2.8 200mm.I wanted the extra reach.
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NHL, I GOT MY Canon 70-200 L-series F/4 today and my Tamron 24-135 F/3.5 and loving the quality of the photos. Boy really love the Canon F/4 takes excellant photos. Thanks for the advice, great lens.
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