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EOS Bodies / Re: Cinema EOS C200 & C400 at NAB? [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2014, 11:33:48 AM »
Quote from: Canon Rumors
EOSHD has posted about the possibility of an EOS C200 and EOS C400 for NAB 2014 in April.
According to EOSHD’s source, Canon will introduce the Cinema EOS C200 as a new entry level 4K camera, and the semi-pro Cinema EOS C400 sitting under the EOS C500.

You probably don't want to give EOSHD credit enough to warrant this type of article.

If you read is article, it's obvious that he doesn't even believe it himself. It's easy to backtrack the actual Twitter discussion. The user @schweinert offhandedly speculated/wished? for C200/C400 a couple of days ago. Then, over a couple of tweets he firmed up his wording into more of a statement, but it seems completely sourceless. Only his own opinion of what Canon "ought" to do.

Andrew Reid at EOSHD then ran with the idea and posted an "article" as an open question: "could this happen?". The purpose is, of course, strictly to generate traffic to his site.

Andrew doesn't have the objectivity or integrity to warrant this kind of attention.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:53:04 AM »
While interesting, a 24-70 2.8 OS would have made an even more exciting combatant.


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Lenses / Re: A New 50 Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2013, 04:55:05 PM »
Even if the quality is equivalent  the new 24/28/35mm a price 5 times higher than the current 50 F1.8 would scare potential buyers and push them to Sigma.

Regardless of price, an IS lens can't push someone to buy a non IS lens.

These lenses are specifically made with IS for hybrid shooters/videographers. Non IS lenses are not an alternative.

I actually disagree. I have a friend who's super into video (shoots with a hacked GH2) and doesn't care about in-lens stabilization. If you're really serious about video you'll have your own stabilization rigs, which is partly why he wants to add a 60d and 50 1.8 to his kit.

It's similar to the argument about the 70d's LV focus. A lot of people said serious video shooters wouldn't use it. I think the same applies here, which is why a stabilized 50 1.8 at around 5x the cost of the previous generation doesn't make sense. Beginners don't have that kind of money to spend on a 50 (especially one that isn't 1.4).

So, who disagrees... you or your friend?  =)

I agree regarding auto focus—I wouldn't touch that with today's standards. But IS is different.

First of all: for many DSLR video shooters, putting the camera on a rig is a fail right there. As a concept it's not wrong, but it might be highly desirable to shoot "rigless".

Plus, a rig typically excels in stabilizing the motion to the point where you might not need post stabilization, or where you end up with camera movement that can be fixed in post, to a degree.

But what IS does is that it removes the micro stutter that is impossible to fix in post. This can be beneficial even with a rig setup.

Now, the photography world has traditionally done well without IS on wideish primes. The reason we're seeing these lenses now is due to video.

I do a lot of video on a DSLR (on and off rig) and I would take IS on my Sigma 35mm 1.4 or 50 1.4 any day.

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Lenses / Re: A New 50 Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2013, 09:43:41 AM »
Even if the quality is equivalent  the new 24/28/35mm a price 5 times higher than the current 50 F1.8 would scare potential buyers and push them to Sigma.

Regardless of price, an IS lens can't push someone to buy a non IS lens.

These lenses are specifically made with IS for hybrid shooters/videographers. Non IS lenses are not an alternative.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5d3 versus the 6d image quality
« on: September 22, 2013, 02:11:41 PM »
I was a 5Dmk3 owner and I now own a 1Dc (which is a 1Dx in regard to stills).

There is a VERY noticeable difference between 5Dmk3 and 1Dc (and 1Dx, I assume) when it comes to lifting shadows.

I can take the shadow slider all of the 4 stops to the right in Lightroom and actually use it (but that should rarely be the case), whereas on a 5Dmk3 it gets painful around 2 stops, if I remember correctly.

Pushing the two files, the difference is so great that had I known this before buying the 5Dmk3 (which was long before Magic Lantern and all that) I would have gone with the 1Dx. But I couldn't justify the price difference at the time.

But I do think that the 5Dmk3 is an excellent camera—don't get me wrong.

I've heard that the 6D is closer to, or same as, the 1Dx in this regard. I would put the sensor generations as 6D and 1Dx in one bin and the 5D cameras in an other.

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Thanks florian!

I suspected as much, so no biggie. Still, would have been nice to have clean ISO 100 for outdoor shooting.

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If you like me to check for any features you are missing let me know and I try to have a look if I can find them in the new version.

Hi florian and congratulations on getting your hands on this updated beauty!

Can you check if the clipping behavior is still there at ISOs below 400 if you set record mode to 4k and picture profile to Canon Log.

That is: 4k, Log and ISO 100. What happens to the histogram when you over expose? Does it go all the way to the right edge, or does it clip before?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:44:03 PM »
I believe you...

Well, that's enough for me...

Obviously I'm telling the "truth" as I know it, even if it turns out to be incorrect. But I wouldn't come out and say it if I had "read it on the internet". I feel my sources are pretty credible.

Regardless, when @MNS1974 said you need to send your camera in for a service upgrade, the bits kind of fall into place for me.

But I agree that it's lame when you do your homework and talk to the right people and they can't give you up to date information.

We'll see what happens, but my bet after today would be that you will have to send it in at some point.

And on a personal note, the fact that florian has gotten his updated camera is very good news for me as they seem to be rolling them out again.

Take care.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:58:36 AM »
Michael N Sutton, who has got good connection with Canon, just said on Twitter that the new firmware isn't downloadable, but will rather be a service upgrade that you will need to send your camera in to get.

"service upgrade" sure does sound better than "hardware recall", but to me that's just spin.

At the end of the day you will need to send your delivered Camera to Canon and it will come back fixed... no, sorry.. "serviced".

The way it sounds now, I don't think we'll ever hear anything from Canon on what they need to service or why we can't update ourselves just like with any other firmware update.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:31:08 AM »
That is not true as far as I know, I checked with all major dealers (including CVP) in the UK today and they all confirmed that there is no hardware upgrade required, the delay in shipment is due to Canon replacing stock 1D C with new 25p firmware.

I'm the guy waiting for delivery of my 1Dc in Zürich.

I talked to my Cinema EOS dealer again today and said I want a 1Dc that hasn't been updated the new firmware yet (so that I can get it fixed later) but every time they talk to Canon they get the same story: hardware recall. Hardware modifications needed for new firmware and they won't ship non-fixed cameras.

There's no reason not to believe the people involved. Everyone is pretty frustrated though.

They are also claiming that cameras being sold now is from original shipped batch.

Current estimation for my camera is mid May.

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Well, to each their own...

I couldn't imagine using something that would require a baseplate of any kind... Maybe if you're not using a vertical grip that could work.

I've used the Kinotehnik LCDVF for my mk2, mk3 and it will be the first thing i slap on my 1Dc.

The small metal frame gets applied with a silicon-like adhesive that easy to remove if you'd want to (without leaving any trace), but still sticks well enough not to come off accidentally.

The magnets are in the loupe itself (so not permanently attached to the camera) and they have no ill effects whatsoever on LCD screen or memory cards.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Cine vs. L lens video. Hilarious
« on: February 27, 2013, 03:27:40 PM »
Ah yes, badge engineering. Canon is by far the most ridiculously greedy company in photography.

While I understand your frustration:

  • if you've held one of the cine primes in your hand, you'll realize that a strict re-housing would be least twice the L price. Build is that much better
  • They are not the same glass optically. While the differences are minor, even small differences get exponentially more  expensive at the top levels...
  • The cine series are much smaller and that takes its toll as well

It adds up.

I AM surprised though, that a company such as Samyang/Rokinon isn't all over the 'cine glass' trend. They immediately need to re-house their already re-housed cine lenses into similar fat steel beauties.

There seems to be plenty of market space between normal glass and the $5000 mark for Canon/Zeiss.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cinema EOS C50 [CR1]
« on: February 20, 2013, 03:55:27 PM »
It would be great to see an upgrade path for 5D Mark III users.

It's already here, and it's called the C100. For the time being.

If you care enough about video, and mk3's shortcomings get in the way (lack of resolved detail, no dedicated video features) the cost of a C100 ought to be a non issue.

I own both mk3 and C100 so I know their respective strengths. The C100 produces absolutely beautiful images. But having two cameras are not optimal for me. Like you Andrew, I wish the mk3 resolved more detail—at least as much as the 1Dc in S35 mode.

I don't buy the idea of a cheaper C-body camera. There's no room below the C100 for that. There is however plenty of room below the 1Dc.

A 5Dc or 3Dc that was priced between the mk3 and the 1Dx (probably closer to the latter) would be a very cool surprise come NAB. But it better deliver. I feel that Canon is a bit stuck with their more expensive models as it is difficult for Canon to outperform their top gear with cheaper models. But there is a slot free for a great C-line DSLR that doesn't have 4k, but delivers great 1080p along with stills functionality we're used to.

If they really want to innovate, they'd allow for a little nose after the EF-mount and integrate ND-filters. That's not going to happen, but the new xDc might.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 11:29:11 AM »
People need to understand the price game better.

If Canon charges $9000 for this body, and they might, then it's strictly positioning.

If you're an amateur you want gear to be as good as possible and as cheap as possible. A no brainer.

But if you're a pro?

Let's say that your invested in Canon and that your business is sustaining high end gear. You are charging your clients  a premium because you use the good stuff. You market yourself as such. The best gear sets you apart from amateurs.

Would you like that all the latest and greatest equipment become instantly available to every trigger happy "freelancer" out there?

I've heard on numerous occasions that Canon actively sets their better tech apart from entry level stuff by price. Just look at what's out there now. It's especially obvious in their Cinema Line of products.

And it's going to stay that way. Might as well get used to it. Don't have to like it.

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Lenses / Re: Update for the EF 24-105 f/4 L ?
« on: September 23, 2012, 03:03:55 PM »
As others have said, a 2.8 version is not realistic.

But if they'd make a II with same optical qualities as 70-200 2.8L IS II, I'd EASILY pay $2000+ for that.

My 24-105 isn't my best performing lens, but it one of my favorites for sure. Extremely versatile.

For commercial applications it's easy to find better alternatives, but for everyday life—hands down my best lens.

Take it on a trip and you're not missing many shots. Bring an extender if you're desperate.

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