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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gift for gf's birthday?
« on: February 28, 2015, 05:38:55 PM »
What do you value? Is IQ important? Do you like your 5D3?
Would you want to venture out of Canon?

I got my wife an SL1 and she uses it daily.
I would suggest that or the EOS M3, BUT... it may have IQ that is subpar to the 5DIII because it is a crop sensor... and you will have to buy the M3 from another country (may be grey model without US warranty, but you can get a squareTrade warranty).

Outside of Canon, there is so many options from Sony & Fuji, but you may find that the IQ is better than the 5D3 and then you have a whole set of new problems...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Smartphones Already Won -- Laforet
« on: February 25, 2015, 12:58:53 PM »
I too will agree with most of what Laforet said.

At the same time, as important as many people feel about social media and connectivity right now. I don't think its as important for professionals, for a number of reasons.
Reasons like:
-IQ (e.g. you can't make an album/magazine with cellphone pictures, you can't make a billboard and/or large print with cellphone pictures).
-Sustainability (again, you can't make an album with cellphone pictures, so if you are taking pictures to put on facebook, it will last about a week, before its pushed down with pictures of your honeymoon, birthdays, etc.).

BUT, this may change with advances of technology, for example bigger sensors in phones (which is already happening), interchangeable lenses on phones (somewhat happening but with little success).

Cell phones are winning. Let me correct that... smart phones are winning. Because, no matter what... you want to carry around a phone for emergency purposes (at the very least). Whether it be a P&S, Mirrorless or DSLR... no matter the weight of it, its just extra baggage. And, most people want to live in the moment... not carry around a clunky camera that they need to adjust every time they need to take a picture.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 23, 2015, 11:42:15 AM »
So then the 3rd mug for 5D MK IV will be called "tiny"? Should be half the D810 mug size....if we are talking 18 MP

We are looking at the same category of cameras... Nikon, Sony's high MP professional cameras vs. Canon's high MP professional cameras. Unless you want to say, hey... Canon has won that race, and we can still release a 36MP camera below the 50.6MP???

Lets face it, 30MP and above is really for specific users... its not an all rounder... exemplified by the D750.
Many people want a camera that is able to do everything, not just to create a huge file that pixel peepers are happy with... You want high MP and low light capabilities (what are the chances thats going to happen?). The 5DIII can't do low light as well as 1DX, and the 1DX can't do low light as well as a7s.  Guess why that is? Clue: higher MP is not going to make it better.

You want 2 stops more DR... also not going to happen... DR problem has been with Canon long before 2008 (when the Mark 2 was released), Nikon has won that area year after year... for who knows how long.

EDITTED TO ADD: In fact, I dont' think Canon can make a D810 at this point in time and say "hey its better"... in fact, I see it being a whole lot worse if they did create it. So instead of creating a 36MP with 12 stops of DR and 6400 ISO, they created a 50 MP camera with 12 stops of DR and 6400 ISO.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 23, 2015, 10:55:09 AM »
For those wishing for a 36 MP Camera and/or wanting something close to or similar to D810. Its never going to happen because of this...




Also mentioned here:
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/canon-pokes-fun-on-nikon-and-sony-because-they-now-have-less-pixels/

To me, it makes no sense for someone to poke fun and then create one of their own. Might as well call defeat.

So... with that said those of you admiring a D810, its time to switch!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Optional Image Stabilization Unit
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:32:31 PM »
Quote
With Sony building far superior IS in body, you have to wonder where canon have been the last 3 years.
They are not going to make it are they in this race if they don't drop some of this outdated technology and start catching up.

Yep, Sony is king that's why . . .

Sony is no longer an electronics company

See remaining business #3.  Doesn't even mention Nikon or DSLR, just iPhone sensors.

Wow, Sony is an epic fail... no wonder the fs7 isn't on Canon's radar.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS Camera with MF Peaking??
« on: February 19, 2015, 09:39:31 PM »
Hey Marsu,
Which Canon camera do you have and did you install ML on it?
Just want to know, out of curiosity.

Do you know anything about ML on the 7D?
Focus Peaking is a nice feature, but that won't be the only reason I would want to install ML on my 7D.
2 other features that I would like to know, but don't want to read the page after page on ML site is about FPS override and max. resolution. I can't seem to find anything on max. fps override + actual fps on the 7D, some say its still not available for the 7D (only on Tragic Lantern), but its checked off on the feature set.
Last thing, is 2.5K still available in crop mode? I read somewhere that its down to 2K???

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Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 18, 2015, 11:31:36 AM »
Sorry for your loss.

Well, if you are lucky enough to get your gear back through craigslist and what not... good for you. Or if the insurance can cover the loss, then hey... brand new gear... 5Ds/5DsR is on the horizon!

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Lenses / Re: Why does 7D II seem COMPARATIVELY soft with certain lenses?
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:48:38 PM »
I don't know if someone said this already...
In any case, it could be soft because of the stronger AA filter???
Obviously its using the same filter as the 5D3, not seen in 60D or 1Ds III???
Just saying...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Future Canon DSLR Strategy for More Focused Products?
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:13:01 PM »
The 1D is currently split into X and C lines. It will be interesting to see if there will be a 1D C Mark II or not. Presently, there is probably more need to update the 1D C compared to the 1D X. For example, improved slow mo, add video functions such as peaking. As well  1D C Mk II could include Canon's video PDAF.

+1
Personally, I don't think they will add 4K into the 5D mark 4, unless its a 5DC (and twice the price of the 5D4) and/or they have all the Cinema cameras doing at least 6K. Then again, I could be wrong.

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An idea: camera with fast aperture & larger sensor than a smartphone to get better IQ in low light scenarios, transfer all photos over wireless to the smartphone (screen resolution JPEGs are good enough and small enough for a quick transfer), and let people continue from there.

Too late.
http://www.panasonic.com/uk/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-digital-cameras---point-and-shoot/compact-cameras/dmc-cm1.html

And, the large sensor P&S has been around for a while now. You just haven't noticed it, cause its amongst the more expensive side of the P&S market.
http://www.imaging-resource.com/cameras/sony/rx100-iii/vs/canon/g7x/

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Everyone passes around their phone to show pictures... I'm not sure passing around a DSLR w/L lens is as likely to happen, plus the screen is sub-standard for snapshot size.  O.K. so you can Wi-Fi your shots to your phone and share that way.

True. And that's why its a big let down that Canon does not give their new camera at least wifi and have the ability to auto upload to your phone/ipad/whatever or your fav photosite (and should do gps also...). This is not the "interconnectivity" Canon itself says it needs to do better.

the idea of a 50mp camera also being able to directly upload to an ipad/iphone seems absurd to me. do you realize how fast you would bog down your devices storage? even if you are shooting raw + the smallest jpg and only uploading the jpgs immediately...what is the point of having the 50mp raw file at that point?

beyond just the idea of "oh wouldn't be convenient if we could do such and such.." i don't see much consideration as to WHY we would even want to. "quick and easy" seems to be justified in and of itself regardless of the pointlessness of whatever it is we want to be quick and easy.

i really don't get it...we have the instagrams of the world for quick and easy, instant publication an all that jazz. trying to meld that with massive Raw files that in their intent are designed to allow for further consideration via post production seems like trying to mix oil with water.

my forehead is raw with red marks from slapping it so many times reading threads like these.

+1

WiFi and interconnectivity is convenient but not necessary.
The problem is that most people here are somehow convincing themselves that the convenience is a necessity.
Other than the benefits of framing and focusing on a larger screen, which can be done with a field monitor, I don't see the benefit of showing it to others via phone or throwing it up on a social network.
There is no image quality in that...and you don't need 50MP to do that... a phone is more than enough for that specific purpose.

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My thoughts:
As per the "Analysis" which is looking at "Factors entry users considered..."
The keyword being entry users, not longtime users, enthusiasts, prosumers and/or professionals.

-High image quality/High resolution
From what perspective? From our colored perspective? i.e. anything better than the usual 18/20MP and 11 stops of DR. But from entry level perspective... anything better than their cell phones and/or P&S.
A rebel with a fast prime should be more than sufficient to do that...

-Auto Focus, speed, etc.
From what perspective? From our colored perspective? i.e. anything better than 11/19 AF pts and 8fps?
Do entry level people even know what that even means, coming from a cell phone/P&S camera background?
May be those that are well informed, did their research and/or those that know an enthusiast, prosumer and/or a professional photog... else...

Now, I will whole-heartedly agree that most people look at usabilty, size, weight and connectivity...
But see how they ignore "price" in a period of "economic slowdown."

Forgot to add that no matter what, the market is saturated even amongst the entry level peeps. If only 3% of DSLR owners buy something other than the kit lens, chances are they don't find the need to have something better than their current DSLR. So no matter what new camera they pump out there... the other 97% of DSLR owners is not going to upgrade either.
   

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 03:27:53 PM »
Sheesh.  First, It's a CR1. Don't put a lot of stock into this yet.  Second, why does one automatically assume that a 24MP sensor is "better" than 20.2MP?  Hmmm a 24MP crop or a 20MP FF....hmmmm... lemme think about this one...  Or a 24MP Crop vs a 20MP DPAF crop.... hmmm again....  Let's not regress into the "More MP = Better" mentality.  It MIGHT be in a given case, but it's never automatic.  The 19pt AF system is likely the one from the 7D.

+1
I guess people are forgetting the differences between the 1DX and the 5DIII

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:12:33 AM »
Why? The 5D MkII ($2,500) did to the 1Ds MkIII ($7,999) with both a stills equaling and video beating camera (which wasn't difficult as the $7,999 camera didn't have video).

First, just to clarify that the 5D Mark 2 was not announced with a $2500 price tag.
I don`t know how much it was when announced, but to give you an idea the original 5D (classic) was announced with a price tag of $3299 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_5D)

Second, I believe that Canon wanted to capitalize on Hollywood using their equipment, hence the cinema line.
I mean, movies like `Captain America: The First Avenger` used the 5D Mark 2 and it grossed $370 Million (worldwide; budget was $140 Million).
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e0248035b051

Cannibalize your own brand and/or be Cannibalized by someone else... I think they've done that once and lost out already???

First: When the 5D MkII was released it was $3,499, less than half the list price of a 1Ds MkIII at $7,999. It had, essentially, the same sensor but it could do video, hence my comments.

Second: You might believe that, but your timeline is out of sync. Canon had no idea of the cat that was in their bag when they released the video able 5D MkII, not a clue. That big studios used them as throw away cameras, literally, and that the independents jumped on the bandwagon along with ML that grew it even more, and the fact that adapters are so readily available for the EOS mount and there are a billion good video able manual focus lenses available for next to nothing, was a complete surprise to Canon, there is no way on earth they planned that, it just took on a world of it's own. If any 5 series should be called 'classic' (and none of them should) it should be the 5D MkII.

Exactly.

You asked "Why?" Right?
Thats my reason why they may not cannibalize the 1DC like the way you thought they cannibalized the 1DsIII by introducing the 5DII. BTW, besides the sensor, nothing else is the same... build, metering, AF...
They probably introduced video into 5DII, because they probably thought that they were skimping on video...
I mean your basic camcorder was able to take still pictures (go find yourself an early 2000 handheld camcorder, switch it to camera mode and take a picture), so may be they were worried that their customers were going to ask since a camcorder is able to do both video and stills, why wasn't their expensive DSLRs able to do video? 

Anyway, my point is that planned or not... in this case it is not (planned)...
They lost out to the big studios...

Now, they want to make the big bucks from the studios (who made big bucks off of them).
And, the independents like us are complaining that we can't afford the stuff that is offered to the studios, which is obvious because it is a separate line called the cinema line.

We don't complain that Zeiss CP.2 lenses cost an arm and leg nor do we complain that the ZE lenses are crippled compared to the CP.2. And, yet we complain that the 7DII is crippled, and the 5D4 may not come with 4K.

You would think that they would care for the independents, we probably bought most of their cameras, but then again... they allowed us to hack into their cameras, heaven forbid if they started suing us.

Red cameras, Arri cameras they are all way out of our leagues... but we dont' complain about them.
Many companies, including Canon and Sony are cannibalizing their cameras... how come RED & Arri aren't worried and trying to cannibalize themselves?

BTW, my timeline is not out of sync, let me repost it  - http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e0248035b051&WT.mc_id=C126149

Please read it, they mention that parts of Iron Man 2 was also filmed with 5DII.
Iron Man 2 was released in April 30, 2010 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1228705/?ref_=nv_sr_3)
Rhetorical questions: How long does it take to write, cast, build sets, film and edit a movie???
Canon 5DII was announced September 17, 2008 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_5D_Mark_II)
It was announced in the final quarter of 2008, but it was available??? Late 2008, early 2009, right?
A movie takes about a year to produce no? So a 2010 movie is possible, right?

And, the following year, after Iron Man 2 they released Captain America (2011), it just goes to show that they made at least 2 blockbuster movies with the 5DII. Throw away cameras???
BTW, Iron Man 2 Grossed $623.9 million, more than triple their budget (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Man_2)

Now, where is Canon's share in those high grossing films?

If you screw up once, you can pass it off as an accident.
You screw up twice and you become the village idiot.


You know what the problem is??? We (including myself) are definitely spoiled.
Canon has wet our lips and now we are trying to hog the bottle.


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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 16, 2015, 07:11:22 PM »
Why? The 5D MkII ($2,500) did to the 1Ds MkIII ($7,999) with both a stills equaling and video beating camera (which wasn't difficult as the $7,999 camera didn't have video).

First, just to clarify that the 5D Mark 2 was not announced with a $2500 price tag.
I don`t know how much it was when announced, but to give you an idea the original 5D (classic) was announced with a price tag of $3299 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_5D)

Second, I believe that Canon wanted to capitalize on Hollywood using their equipment, hence the cinema line.
I mean, movies like `Captain America: The First Avenger` used the 5D Mark 2 and it grossed $370 Million (worldwide; budget was $140 Million).
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e0248035b051

Cannibalize your own brand and/or be Cannibalized by someone else... I think they've done that once and lost out already???



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