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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: LuLa likes the Samsung NX1
« on: November 26, 2014, 09:47:45 AM »
And if you look at Canon product pages that mention "weather <something>", nowhere do you find an actual definition of what that claim means.

Isn't it supposed to be 4 times better than the original 7D?
If so... then watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCT-YMgjm9k

Of relevance perhaps:


http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/11/canon-eos-7d-mark-ii-teardown-by-lensrentals-com/

Its all fine and dandy that someone is able to say "This is, by dissection at least, the most thoroughly weather-sealed camera I’ve ever run across"

But it really doesn't mean anything to me. Now... this (durability test): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCT-YMgjm9k

Proves that the 7D is a tank, weather? Pshhh is nothing...
Just waiting for a similar test to be done to the 7DII, any willing to do that to their camera?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: LuLa likes the Samsung NX1
« on: November 25, 2014, 05:56:18 PM »
And if you look at Canon product pages that mention "weather <something>", nowhere do you find an actual definition of what that claim means.

Isn't it supposed to be 4 times better than the original 7D?
If so... then watch this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCT-YMgjm9k


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No doubt this may be the future.

But, it still begs the question... is this really adding to the art of photography? Or is it adding to the art of photoshoping?

How much time do you spend in front of the computer? Do you really want to spend more time in front of the computer?

Very good point. 

I'll counter by saying - if you're a paid photographer, and can get "the shot" because you can "re-process" wouldn't you want that flexibility?


Aren't you adding to your workload if you are already planning to "re-process."

If its a hobby, and you want that extra dimension... perhaps for artistic purposes... then by all means.

But if you are a paid photographer, I highly doubt you want that extra workload...
Most likely you are charging a flat rate for the project, you dont' want countless hours in front of the computer.

Unless, you're one of those high-end, well-paid photographers that get 1000s of dollars for a single shot... then also by all means.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samsung NX-1 Review
« on: November 24, 2014, 06:41:39 PM »
I doubt Samsung will sell many of these cameras, but they are adding on to the crescendo of high-quality, low-priced cameras that Canon and Nikon need to pay attention to.

Indeed.

If Samsung can do the NX-1 at this price then what's Canon's justification for the 7D Mark II being priced higher?

For the name "Canon" on the top of the camera?

In the world of business, everyone is the same.
Even Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, etc.

Right now, Samsung & Sony aren't anywhere close to Canon or Nikon...
So they produce high quality cameras for cheap...

BUT wait till they gain momentum...
All of a sudden, they have premium cameras that cost an arm and a leg... and the cheap stuff that people gripe about having the same sensor as the older stuff... blah blah blah.

Going back to the NX1, makes me regret investing in Canon lenses... sigh...
PL dammit... Zeiss & PL lenses thats the way to go...

In the world of film and videography there is no loyalty to brand. Just do what you can with any equipment available (hence renting the equipment).

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EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 21, 2014, 10:29:30 PM »
A rebadged NX1 with an EF mount would be awesome!!

+1


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No doubt this may be the future.

But, it still begs the question... is this really adding to the art of photography? Or is it adding to the art of photoshoping?

How much time do you spend in front of the computer? Do you really want to spend more time in front of the computer?


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So, I can expect an a7s III (note: not a typo) sometime in 2016?

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Lenses / Re: A Couple of Real World EOS 7D Mark II High ISO Samples
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:59:40 PM »
Underexpose by over 7 stops?  Great technique.

Don't waste your breath...
Some people would rather take an hour to take a picture and spend a whole day in front of a computer to correct it.
Others like me, would rather spend a whole day to take a picture, and spend an hour in front of a computer to correct.
Of course, you might not have that luxury in fast action, last minute and time limited situations, but I'm not into that kind of work. I love the art of photography not so much the art of photoshop/LR.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: October 30, 2014, 09:36:56 PM »
I'll have one in my hands tomorrow at the PhotoPlus Expo in NYC at the Canon Exhibit, it may not be mine but just to hold one which I'm sure will not be much different than my 7D but I can run it thru it's paces with an expert from Canon to show me the in's and out's of it. Almost like getting a crash course on it before getting my own. Enjoy your cameras guys.

I messed around with one at the expo for about twenty minutes, I like it but now I'm undecided after also playing with the Canon 5D Mark III. I'm getting ready to transition to karate/taekwondo tournaments indoors and the Canon rep said the 5D Mark III would be a better fit. :-\
I'm going back tomorrow..........

Tough call...
You need high frame rate and low light capabilities.
I would suggest a 1DX, but if its out of your price range...
You have to ask yourself... do you need high quality low light pictures with lesser pictures taken at the right time? Or slightly lower quality low light pictures with more pictures taken at the right time?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 26, 2014, 10:35:46 PM »

Ahh, yes, very true. But most major motion pictures have the budget for increased time to shoot multiple angles and don't need to save time and $$ by shooting 4K for reframing. They also have greater post-production budgets for scanning, etc.

Many doc-style TV shows do need that $$ savings and speed, however.

No matter what business you're in... you're trying to make the most for the least. Time is money too. If you have a 100 days to shoot, then thats all you have... I don't think the execs and producers will be happy if you shoot till 101 days, just to fit multiple angles. Similarly, if you have a chance to complete the job in 75 days instead of 100, that would save even more money. Its just more money in your pocket.

So, obviously, given the time, budget and scope... using a non-4K camera + multiple angles out weighed the cost of a 4K camera + single angle & a lot more post production work.

Here is what you have to remember. You can do 1 take with 4K, but how many times can you reframe that to be multiple angles? You still need to do another angle no? At least 2 more... in my opinion. Then there are reshoots, because someone made a mistake...

4 times the resolution means at least 4 times the space requirements, by all accounts... 4K and most RAW footages are space eaters.... plus you have to remember redundancy so you don't lose the huge files. Post-processing & rendering these files need a beast of a computer... all these need to be considered...

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1. Consider using 3m stick to the wall hooks to hang the dress. They come in different sizes.

I hate when people do that...
Invest in a mannequin, it will add value to your business (won't cost more than $100 - $350).

EDITTED TO ADD: On second thought, invest in a dress form instead, people may think you're a perv. running around with a naked doll.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: October 24, 2014, 09:44:12 PM »
One more thing... I would like to add...
Joe1946, I am glad you posted that link...

I can forgive Microsoft with their X-box One...
But Sony, seriously? They should be pushing 4K with the PS4. So dissappointed in Sony... what the hell? You have 4K TVs, you have a 4K Cameras... and what do you do to one of the most well received gaming console??


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EOS Bodies / Re: 4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 24, 2014, 09:03:37 PM »

The regular use won't care a whit about 4k vs UHD and UHD is actually better for them, if anything.
A7S+Shogun costs like 1/3 the price of a 1DC.


You forgot to add that the Shogun has a 7" screen.

Why is UHD better for "them"?

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Video & Movie / Re: Who is shooting in 4k?
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:58:25 PM »
Isn't most movies shot on 70mm film better than 4K?
You know those huge Panavision cameras?

I have shot once in 4K with a friend, we rented the RED Epic. The end product was sh!t, don't tell the talent that >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Su2qxm8ik

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:31:48 PM »
Alright Joe1946, lets use some common sense... hopefully you dont' need to quote anyone.
Suppose I gave you $7000 tomorrow.

Thats enough to buy a Gh4 and a 4K TV, right?
Hopefully a 65 inch 4K TV, no?

You are going to film in 4K with the Gh4, and you are going to edit the 4K video on your computer. Then how are you going to put this 4K video that you made on this 4K TV?

Stream it from your computer?
Hook your 65 inch TV directly to the computer?

How many 4K videos can you make that will entertain you on a constant basis?
How many 4K videos can you contain on your hard-drive?

EDITTED TO ADD: It may be true, there may not be a 1080p TV available to purchase down the road, it may be replaced by affordable 4K TVs. But given that you already have a 1080p set, in working and good condition, would you go and buy another TV? And, if you do get a 4K TV, are you using it to its full potential? I mean, I believe that I am using my 1080p to its full potential simply by playing Blu-ray movies... but I don't know if I can get 4K content if I go buy a 4K TV tomorrow.

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