Sure sign they have a mirrorless EOS in the works...
No guarantee. Pentax K01 is K mount which is even more than EOS.
I don't see the point in making a mirrorless EF body - surely the whole point of mirrorless is to make it small, and having 44mm of the thickness taken up with 'air' isn't conducive to thin.
There's nothing to stop if having (say) a 10mm flange distance, and then a 34mm adapter (optically an extension tube...) to use legacy EF lenses, but then this is Canon - logic doesn't always come into play....
at a grossly simplified level, I've always thought Canon makes better lenses, while nikon makes better bodies. 10 years ago at the F1 I'd say it was 90%+ Canon, the rest Nikon (with the odd left field choice), now I'd say it's closer to 40% Nikon, if not higher. Canon lost a LOT of ground with the 1d3 issues.
New 650D with touch screen LCD panel...
Olympic swimming venue has decent lighting....
That's so true. I took a couple of hundred pics yesterday and I wasn't happy with any of them. I did, however, learn the importance of making sure the camera is set on AIFocus though.
I also learned how to save basic white balance and contrast settings in Lightroom and apply that formula to a large number of photographs. I'm now a convert to taking pics in RAW.
Interesting that Galbraith's pic was taken at f/5. He's got the same lens as you, hasn't he?
I'm sure it has been done to death here but seeking local expertise is a Canon 7D worth it over a 60D - or is there a better Nikon equivalent. Max budget with lens is around $1,500 looking at 2nd hand of fleabay etc.
It's just got a slightly mobile rear end on it
The 7D is much better for sports shooting because the auto-focus is more reliable. If you just want it for family pics the 60D is probably sufficient. They are both good cameras.
Can't help with the Nikon question, I'm afraid Richard.
The best Nikon offering at that level is the D7000. The D300s is older tech and probably more previous generation..
Check D7000 vs 7D search results and most say they're both close to each other in all areas. I'd suggest handling both and deciding which feels better in the hand, as the ergonomics can be quite different.
Pros and Cons to both well captured here.. And there a digital rev video that's well worth watching
D7000 has the edge in a few areas like dynamic range (2.2 stops better) and other nice bits like dual SD card slots and being smaller and lighter. 7D is 2fps faster and more cross type focus points, but less focus points overall. Don't think you could go wrong with either..
My career as a pro-photographer has reached dizzying new heights with Lily's swimming team taking me on an all-expenses paid trip to Queensland to document their training camp. Just call me Matty Reifenstahl.
Edit: if I decide to make a movie in addition to taking pics, what extra equipment will I need? A microphone? What else? Is a full-frame camera a big advantage?
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