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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: Today at 10:45:19 AM »
Well if they do that it's not going to be targeted at video as such, it will be slanted as the ultimate tool for the dreaded "spray & pray" stills shooter. So if they forget mechanical shutter and just go with an electronic shutter, they can get the frame rate up to 30fps and stream frames out to the faster storage cards available in that era. This will be "video" but it will likely have poor DR, poor low-light, poor compression, and/or poor rolling shutter performance, as they are having to read from nearly all of a 36 megapixel sensor continuously.

But fair enough some people may actually enjoy trying to work with 8K video files for motion. I don't think that will be practical quite as soon as 2016 but by the end of the decade sure.

I am generally against continuous drive for stills shooting outside of fast action shots. It is not photography to me. Photography is about recognizing the right time to release the shutter by looking through the viewfinder. Spray & pray detaches you from the moment (and on optical VFs blocks your view of the subject). I will not be shooting 8K video for stills and I doubt I would for motion. The GH4 has barely 1080p resolution in its 4K mode as it is, their rendition of "consumer 8K" will probably have less than 2000lph.

Rumours credibility responsibility of the respective rumour websites.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-sony-working-on-8k-a99-alike-cameras-to-be-released-in-2016-at-best/

http://www.43rumors.com/gh5-could-have-4k-60fps-and-8k-recording/

Don't think so. Think photography is about telling a story or showcasing beauty. Does not matter how.

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Well I have to say I sure as heck could've used more DR the last few days. On a fast pace, with others some of whom were not into photograph, tons of ground to cover, often fast changing and soon fading light, so much to see, even when multi-shot tripod HDR would've worked only had time to set up the tripod once.

You don't need a tripod to shoot an HDR.  In fact, you don't even need one second.  Just shoot a bracketed burst, and use software to obtain perfect alignment in post.

Unless of course the light is low or one wants absolute perfection.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
It is the 7D3......

Yeah yeah. How come I did not think of that? Darn.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2014, 10:16:03 AM »
Although I will stick with my 4S for as long as that little sucker keeps working. Just love that form factor. :-)

Luddite!   :P

Seriously, I'm sticking with my 4S as well.  Meets my needs just fine.  Tough little bugger, no case on it, it's dropped from waist level to pavement ~10 times, just some dings on the edges and one $30 back glass replacement.

Me sticking with my 4s as well. But how come it fell 10 times?? :)

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:16:00 AM »
True!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Brief Hands on with the 7Dii
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:55:46 AM »
If it gets even 1 stop better IQ it will be great. I think 1/2 stop is realistic.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 05, 2014, 02:23:50 AM »
... my day job is color grading. ... My other job is in camera department ...

In this case, notwithstanding the fact that you don't like EVF's, stop putting down actual photographers who do prefer an EVF in their cameras.

I get it. Sorry. I'll stop insulting actual bad photographers. :)

If this is directed to me, please point out my bad photographs with suggestions. I so want to improve. I will appreciate. Honest. www.sanjayfgupta.co

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 05, 2014, 01:41:52 AM »
Im really interested in what you decide to do as I am waiting for the Sigma 150-600 to see how it compares to the Canon 200-400. Obviously its not going to be the same but will the Canon be worth $10000 extra? I dont mind paying if it is but for a lens that wont be my primary Im kinda thinking about the Sigma.. .hoping there is some reviews coming out asap!


You are making a conceptual error here :) You should compare Sigma 150-600 with Tamron 150-600. Comparison with Canon is useless as Canon 200-400 is in absolutely different league. It would be the same as to compare Mercedes with Kia :)

Hmmm. Most likely what you saying is correct. But Sigma has thrown some surprises our way with their new 35 and 50. Am fantasizing that the league will not be so different. But yes, perhaps I should wait till at least the reliable reviews come out. Thx!

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 05, 2014, 12:15:08 AM »
Im really interested in what you decide to do as I am waiting for the Sigma 150-600 to see how it compares to the Canon 200-400. Obviously its not going to be the same but will the Canon be worth $10000 extra? I dont mind paying if it is but for a lens that wont be my primary Im kinda thinking about the Sigma.. .hoping there is some reviews coming out asap!

As I am gaining experience with my photography and getting older I am realizing I do not need the most heavy or expensive equipment to get the photo. I am sure the focus of the Sigma will be as quick as the Canon in good light. The difference will be in low light only. So if I spend 40 days in 'bush' every year then I will have 80 mornings/evenings. Out of that I will witness something to photograph 20 times in tough light. Out of the 20 I will miss just few shots. I think I am ok with that. (Actually I do not think I will miss ANY.)

F4 is bit too wide for me. I find that many times the entire animal is not in focus. So 5.6 is fine and preferable. And the real world depth of field difference between f4 and 5.6 is negligible.

The main factor is resale value. Sigma may not hold up to its value after 5 years but Canon will.

I think I will sell the Canon and get the Sigma. Mainly because I prefer to work without the extra step of 1.4x switch. I will prefer the continues zoom option without having to wait for the lens to normalize.

Or perhaps I am building all this up as I want to save the 9k. haahaha

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 05, 2014, 12:03:50 AM »
... Action in the bush happens fast...

That's what ... oh, nevermind...


Ahahahahahahaaha. Good one. And perhaps after seeing the pictures I was talking about you will realize the Freudian slip.

Attaching to photos of the incident. The lovers were far and I had to engage the 1.4x. The first photo is how the RAW appears. Second is a quick salvage. (I know many of you would salvage it much better.)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 04, 2014, 10:49:41 AM »
Thank you Click. It was an amazing moment.

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 04, 2014, 10:29:53 AM »
Thanks for your thoughts friends. Appreciate.
My take on the overexposure: The photographer must wait for the lens to become disengaged from AF etc before the extender is engaged. In my excitement of the moment I must have forgotten to do that. And if this is indeed the case then it is a bottleneck. Action in the bush happens fast...

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 04, 2014, 10:26:10 AM »
With 200-400

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Lenses / Selling 200-400
« on: October 04, 2014, 05:37:08 AM »
Not very happy with this decision as the lens is quite good. But just for use once a year, am not sure if I should hold on to it.
Will buy the Sigma 150-600 sports. But will it be available before my next trip in Feb is the question. Do you think I should wait till the trip is over before selling? What if I sell and the Sigma does not deliver?

Btw the 200-400 is good but I got lots of over exposed shots when I engaged the 1.4x. Perhaps operator error but but not sure...

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Oh no. Who wants a 36 mp camera? 24 mp are ENOUGH. Nikon made a huge blunder by coming out with a 36mp camera two years ago.  ;D

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