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02-03-2015, 07:01 AM - 1 Like   #1
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A new game changer?

Canon EOS 5DS and EF 11-24mm f/4L detailed specifications, 1DC price drop | Photo Rumors

More lenses and full tethering...

Or maybe the 645z will be cheaper in the future

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Everything is a possible game changer, until you use it. Then usually it isn't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Everything is a possible game changer
...to those who don't even know what the game is.
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Maybe there's a built-in EasterEgg !!!

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full frame vs medium format ?
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Theoretical cameras are often perfect. Then the real thing comes out and we see a good but not "game changing" camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by xpixel Quote
Canon EOS 5DS and EF 11-24mm f/4L detailed specifications, 1DC price drop | Photo Rumors

More lenses and full tethering...

Or maybe the 645z will be cheaper in the future
More pixels for sure but of what quality?

I am waiting for the Sony announcement for a similar sensor with high MP. If the quality checks out, my guess is that 645z will have some real, low cost competition.

Canon will give us more lens options. However, Sony mirror less will give us option to use our Pentax lenses and a bunch more bargain lenses. Unless Pentax surprises us with the same sensor in a DSLR body or maybe even a mirrorless.
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QuoteOriginally posted by xpixel Quote
Or maybe the 645z will be cheaper in the future
...or the new Canon will be priced close to the 645Z...


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This just makes me wonder what Pentax will do.
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This just makes me wonder what Pentax will do.
Go under more quickly? For certain PentaxIsDooomed™.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
This just makes me wonder what Pentax will do.
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Go under more quickly? For certain PentaxIsDooomed™.
I always wonder what Pentax will do.... this doesn't change that.
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The 50mp Canon 5Ds will be the right choice for many, and I may eventually pick one up as a secondary system depending on how it tests out. But the subtleties of higher image quality for large fine art prints will keep me shooting the larger 645Z sensor as my main landscape camera. I also greatly prefer the aesthetics of a 4:3 aspect ratio for my work, and cropping into a 3:2 ratio file is no substitute.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SeatleDucks Quote
The 50mp Canon 5Ds will be the right choice for many, and I may eventually pick one up as a secondary system depending on how it tests out. But the subtleties of higher image quality for large fine art prints will keep me shooting the larger 645Z sensor as my main landscape camera. I also greatly prefer the aesthetics of a 4:3 aspect ratio for my work, and cropping into a 3:2 ratio file is no substitute.
I was ready to make the jump to the 645Z. However, with this new development, I am going to wait and see how the Canon and the upcoming Sony 50MP test against the 645Z. The Canon is less appealing for me as it requires a whole bunch of new lenses. The Sony ML is more compelling as it allows me to use my current Pentax and other manual lenses

You made a good point on the aspect ratio. I am trying to warm up to the 4:3 ratio. Given equal pixels between 3:2 DSLR/ML and 4:3 MF, if you crop the 4:3 to 3:2 you lose resolution making the contest tighter. And if you crop 3:2 to 4:3 aspect ratio then the DSLR loses by a good margin.
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Since for a standard frame you're cropping to 4x5 even the 4:3 costs you resolution, the 3:2 costs you even more. Unless of course you are printing 6x4s, and you hardly need 50 MP to print a 3x6. 30x40 canvasses on the other hand a re quite common, for 3x4 printing.
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Great! All the folks who havent seen the light of a 44x33 mm sensor can run out and get new Canons , pentax will freak out, lower the Z price and I will get a second Z !
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