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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: April 11, 2013, 07:56:58 PM »
Why 'stop' @2.8.   That's not fair '2' those more 'open-minded' or those who have had 1.2 many cocktails.  ;)
Careful with those, corner sharpness will deteriorate, and you can expect increased vignetting
Only if you have a full frame! Some of us have a more slender boy type  ;)

Coming from a 5dmkII there were a couple of things I wanted which Canon delivered.

1. AF - much much better on the mkIII
2. Shutter Lag - It sounds really weird but I have a 1dmkIII and I love the responsiveness of the camera. I'm really happy to see Canon add this.
3. Silent mode
4. SD Card Slot - For backup purposes.
5. Every other enhancement - Everything else is very welcome but not a priority!

All in all I am really happy with what Canon produced. I am still waiting to see some real world results especially in the video dept as I am using that more and more but in terms of stills I am very happy.

I'll be buying a mkIII to compliment my mkII but not strait away. Maybe October or so. Looking at the example images on the Canon website I am very impressed with the noise at iso 3200 and would probably even start using iso 6400 if I really had to. All the other things like decreased shutter lag, way better af, improved dynamic range and 22mp are appealing to me. The only thing that I wish it had was 50 fps at 1080p or 100fps at 720p (I use PAL). If magic lantern can add this to the camera then I will definitely be very happy to purchase the mkIII.

I have to say that I have asked myself the same question. I would like it when trying to get longer shutter times (8 seconds or so) when shooting things like waterfalls during the day. The answer seems to be that you just have to invest in a good nd filter for your lens. But even with a nd filter and at f16 and iso 50 sometimes you still can't get the exact shutter speed that you want. I am using a B+W 8x ND Filter.

It is a rare occasion that I need this though and since nd filters are out there already most camera manufacturers probably think it is not worth pursuing. Some don't even do iso 50. Also iso 50 does not look as good as iso 100 so maybe that is another reason.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: If 4k video in 5dx/5d3...
« on: February 21, 2012, 12:20:15 AM »
I'm all for it. I would also like to see a faster framerate also. Something like 50/60p in 4k mode and 100/120p in 1080p sounds great! But mainly the moire and aliasing needs to be greatly reduced and more dynamic range and less noise. But you can't have it all...

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Why the hate for video capable DSLRs?
« on: February 10, 2012, 12:14:42 AM »
I love both video and photography. It is fantastic that I can use the same body for both. I want both technologies to improve and so far it looks as if all the major companies are doing just that. The silly thing is when people start bashing a camera that hasn't even been announced or tested. Just ignore the people who blast Canon for including video in their cameras. Clearly it has been a very, very smart decision.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:48:33 PM »
The mkIII variant looks like my perfect camera! Please let it be true.

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