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Old 08-26-2008, 10:34 AM
oochappan oochappan is offline
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Default Canon EOS 50D

Canon announced the new EOS 50D with the second highest pixel-range (4752 x 3168px) in their gamma while only using a 1,6 crop sensor,

who thought that this would be ever possible, incredible how tthey push up the limits !

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0808/08082605canoneos50d.asp
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:56 PM
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Default Re: Canon EOS 50D

Hi Henk.

Great news for Canon fans and probably Nikon, Sony, Pentax and Olympus fans, too. The more competition there is out there from the premium brands, the better cameras we'll all have and the better prices we should get.

The only 'downside', if there is one, is the continued chase for bigger and bigger pixel counts. From what I've seen in various camera magazines, more pixels doesn't always mean better quality images - especially if they're crammed onto a cropped sensor.

Still, it's a nice looking camera and I'm sure it will sell well.

Regards, Paul.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:31 AM
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we'll have to see the results first of this new devellopped sensor, no ?
The chosen crop reduces production cost.
We'll see if magazines still can call it a 'crammed' crop ...
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:21 PM
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It'll be superb, mark my words. Neither Canon nor Nikon can afford to drop the baton when it comes to a camera of this stature. The new Nikon D90 will also be a nice piece of kit and I'm certain there'll be a D3x with 24MP full-frame sensor to satisfy the portrait and studio photographers.

To some extent, that's why I've bought myself a Bronica SQ-B. The way I see it, DSLRs will soon rival the quality and exposure latitude of 35mm film. However, ironically, by stepping back in time to 6x6cm negative, I'll still be ahead of the game as I reckon it will be a monumental task to get anything in a DSLR format to get close.

Still, variety is the spice of life, so it is said and, as this is my hobby, it's nice to experiment a bit.

All the best, Paul.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:37 AM
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sweet memories
a 6x6 Gevabox, 1955
was the first camera that I won with a balloon festival at the age of 8,
experimenting in the B&W dark room of father with free paper ... that's indeed some time ago :)
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:42 AM
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sorry it was a 6x9
http://www.lyndrup.dk/ken/Engelsk/Gevaert%20E/Gevabox%206%20x%209%20E.htm
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