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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:21:08 AM »
Has anyone noticed the odd profile of the focus ring? I wonder how it will be to use.

Do you mean the focal length/zoom ring? The inner ring, closest to the mount?

The focus ring is the outer, broad ring.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Modular DSLR Coming from Canon? [CR2]
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:52:56 AM »
Like the original post mentions, this feels like a likely Cinema EOS camera. Don't get carried away thinking that Canon is about to change its normal photo lineup.

We've just seen the C100 mkII and there's been talk of 4k C300. This would be the first indication that Canon plans to maintain the 1Dc form factor with a few alterations.

I am a 1Dc owner myself and this could potentially be very exciting news. The 1Dc is close to the perfect camera to me (within reason). The rumored modularity will limit itself to basic, external stuff. Internal modules are fantasies-let's not go there.

  • The viewfinder has already been mentioned. Today I use a LCDVF that works well, but a quality Canon solution is alway welcome.
  • A modular mount is the most promising idea. Natrually, we're not talking about Sony or Nikon mounts here, but a dedicated video mount. Bulkier than normal EF, but it includes ND filters. This is the main thing the 1Dc lacks.
  • I expect it would make sense to have some audio modularity similar to the C100's grip.

That's about it. No crazy stuff.

On the inside, hopefully processing power to allow for better high fps shooting. A really sharp 1080p60 is within grasp for sure (the 1Dc doesn't have cooling to allow for extremes).

A live view based timelapse mode with mirror lockup (no shutter actuations) would be great.

And.... please... 10 bit, 422 out. Also, in addition to the high bitrate MJPEG, maybe an efficiant internal 4k codec that produces smaller files.

Price would remain high, but I would be all over this one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Cinema EOS Camera Will Be..... [CR2]
« on: October 11, 2014, 08:54:30 AM »
Hrm. That doesn't sound quite right to me I guess.

You are right.

The 'k' resolutions are strictly cinema. 2k is 2048x1080p and 4k is 4096x2160p.

There are not 'buts' or 'ifs'. Various marketing channels might say 4k about displays that are in fact QuadHD: 3840x2160. Some might write in this very thread, even after this post, that 3860x2160 is 4k. It isn't. Just like 1920x1080p is HD, and not 2k.

It's really nothing to quarrel about, but the definitions are what they are. And one way to think about it is like this: if Canon or Sony would market a camera as 2k in the resolution specs, it would shoot 2048x1080 100% of the time.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images
« on: May 19, 2014, 05:14:36 AM »
I imported the stairs photo into Aperture and turned on the focus point overlay.  Looks pretty good to me.

While it might be an actual indication, it doesn't mean much.

I they use the central point for accuracy, and then recompose, it won't show you where they actually focused.

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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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