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Lenses / Re: just hit the purchase button
« on: March 13, 2014, 08:53:27 PM »
Both lenses are excellent. No need to compare the two to justify the purchase of one or the other. If there's enough money, buy both! The focusing issue on the Sigma can be mostly rectified via the USB dock and microadjustment in-camera, so it's not like it will make or break a project unless you are shooting at f1.4, in which case you should be manual focusing anyway. Cheers.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:04:09 PM »
"I contend that the shroud of tourin was the first raw image... and that definitely was in need of post production."

LOL x100

Canon General / Re: What is the problem with Canon
« on: January 09, 2014, 08:28:18 PM »
Encouraging progress and innovation is a good thing. Griping just for gripes sake is foolish. It's one thing to give Canon a push in the butt (thank you Sigma), it's another to hate on this brand because Nikon or Sony or someone else is announcing new stuff and Canon isn't. Do remember that it was Canon cameras running the last Olympics. If Canon was really that lousy, no amount of marketing money would help them become the official camera of the Olympics. And honestly, if anyone feels that Canon is lagging/not up to par/sucks/whatever, why not just switch brands instead of blowing off steam? Switching to another brand and killing Canon's sales will speak louder than anything we can post online.

Good for us consumers that Sigma is pushing advancement and making Canon take notice. I think it says something that a Sigma announcement of a lens that already exists is generating enthusiasm. I didn't see that kind of excitement about updated versions of Canon's older lenses. This 50mm is definitely on my to-buy list. Now I just have to knock off a convenience store during lunch break.

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:12:55 PM »
Canon needs to step up its game. Sigma has made a killing recently with its cheaper but better alternatives (35mm f1.4 and the 18-35mm f1.8, and perhaps the 24-105mm after tests come out). Canon cannot hope to maintain a higher price tag for lenses with equal or lesser quality. I can understand a Canon costing more than a Sigma, but at least the sharpness, distortion, etc etc have to be the same. The red ring along isn't going to fool customers into paying extra anymore.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70d RAW Samples
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:40:46 PM »
For those complaining about lack of a major upgrade in technology, I think the easiest solution is to just buy a 1DX and live merrily ever after. Face it, at 70D's price point, you're not going to get anything close to a 5D3. The target audience is enthusiasts. If you do this for a living, you're not supposed to even consider something with two numbers (xxD), right? IMHO the 70D's prelim images have shown that it is a great performer IN ITS CLASS.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D what do you think?
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:26:26 PM »
I am getting one as soon as it comes out for documentary/ENG work. We currently have a 5D3 and 60D for live events (where sitting down with a proper tripod isn't an option) and a 70D with its new focus abilities will reduce the number of shots that we miss from bad focus (zoom in 5x, focus, zoom in 10x, zoom in 1x... too late).

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:24:16 PM »
Video features limited? I was hoping that this would be a 5D3 Lite in terms of video, with the new dual pixel AF. Why limit its video when it's clearly supposed to be better than the 70D and in a higher bracket? Unless of course by "limited" they mean it's much better than the 70D but crippled to be worse than the 5D3 as to not kill its own market. Here's hoping for the best...

Landscape / Re: My photo on the Bing home page today!
« on: July 06, 2013, 09:10:57 AM »
Superb! Much jealous!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:45:58 AM »
As the linked article says, the world just turned on its head. To have a 5D3 outdo the much more expensive C300 is insane. I still can't wrap my head around it. I was planning to buy a C100, but this has changed everything.

EOS Bodies / Re: Who really is the target demographic for the 6D?
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:59:26 PM »
"2. Getting people into FF opens up the secondary market for higfh quality lenses."

I totally agree with this.

Someone else said that it's for ppl who want a D600 but invested too much in Canon glass. I agree, too. It's the Canon equivalent of the D600.

I speak from experience that the word (or words) "full-frame" has a mythical aura to it for people who've only ever used APS-C. Once they actually go FF, the novelty lasts maybe a month or so (for me, anyway) before it becomes the norm. I recall entering a vast new realm of visual freedom with my 1Ds3, then eventually took that for granted. So maybe the 6D is a cheaper fix for ppl who dream of entering said realm.

EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:54:33 PM »
I want video record start and stop via remote cord. Would a flip screen mess things up a bit? I like the flip screens on the lower ends, which allow me to go wet-belly.

Anyone actually go back to try and find the said action scenes?

I have a friend/associate who swears by the GH2's fast continuous autofocus. Doesn't hurt that the GH2 produces pretty good quality images for its price range. Personally, I think the continuous autofocus is more useful for ENG people who often need to track the action live. That's very hard to do in manual mode, even with follow focus, because you can't predict what is going to happen. That said, you could always close down to f/9.0 and get most everything sharp.

For filmmakers, the autofocus is not a big deal. It's not a "deal" at all. Everybody wants control of what's in focus, what's not. There's a reason why movie cameras and lenses don't have autofocus.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Best video software 5dII
« on: May 16, 2012, 09:16:14 PM »
If you just want to burn a disc full of movies that will playback on a regular player, I think the Nero suite has something that does the job. Encore gives you a ton of control, including the creation of menus and chapter markers, plus remote control options. If you don't need that sort of functionality, try Nero.

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