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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: Today at 10:10:23 AM »
Seems everyone missed this paragraph:

Scroll up a few posts to see how you are wrong yet again.

Yup, I read that after I posted and could have deleted my post (or modified it before you replied) but it is good to see you've concentrated on pointing out someone else being wrong rather than wondering about the content of Thom's post vs activity on this website.

Good to see my toy hasn't gone away :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: Today at 08:50:30 AM »
DPAF and STM are for newbies and consumers that play around making videos, not professionals.

Yep, there are lots of newbies and consumers dropping $12,000 on a C300 to play around making videos.

Lol. You yourself don't even believe those purchasing a C300 are doing so because of DPAF. Troll.

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My mistake. I guess you're just bad at getting your point across:

My point wasn't that people are buying the C300 for DPAF, but that Canon...decided to offer DPAF as a feature upgrade on a $12000 camera aimed at the professional market.

So...what is your point, exactly?   That you need things spelled out explicitly because you can't grasp a simple inference, perhaps?

Well given that you've muddied things quite considerably, perhaps the answer to your question is "yes."

Indeed, Canon have put DPAF in a $12000 camera but professionals that are using it for filming aren't going to buy the C300 for it or not buy other cameras because it isn't present.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: Today at 08:31:07 AM »
Seems everyone missed this paragraph:

And speaking of growth, what’s with Canon? It appears they’ve raised their 2015 interchangeable lens camera sales forecast (i.e. are not predicting another decline for next year, but rather significant unit volume growth). Given what I know of the market the only thing I could see driving the kind of growth they seem to now be predicting is another new interchangeable lens camera of significance. Coincidentally, there are now rumors floating around that Canon might introduce a new mount with smaller sensor (ala the Nikon 1).


Why aren't there any stories on *THIS* website about that?
Hmm?
Why don't the editors have stories about that?
Or are they just not publishing them?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: Today at 05:14:25 AM »
I opened the CR2 files at 100ISO of the 7D and 7DII in PhotoNinja, turned off all noise/color enhancements and pushed the shadows:
* Pattern noise seems to be gone.
* Shadows are still noisy. Maybe 1/3rd Stop or 1/2 Stop more dynamic range than the 7D. But more useable due to the lower Pattern noise.

So, it is the same sensor technology with little enhancements.

Sigh.

:(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:09:23 PM »
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I know that DPAF locks onto subject well, but from what I'd seen, although people are impressed with the tracking, it isn't as good as what you get with a person actually pulling focus. There are often little blips where focus is just slightly out then it corrects, which IMO, isn't quite good enough for critical work. I'm sure it will improve...I'm curious to see if the 7D II's sensitivity improvements help that or not. I think moving from DPAF (which is basically just having horizontal detection) to something like QPAF, or another innovation that achieves the same thing (allowing horizontal and vertical detection) will improve tracking. Long term, someone will get to full double cross type technology, where phase detection can be performed in the horizontal, vertical, and both diagonal directions.
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DPAF or QPAF doesn't work with those Zeis PL cinema lenses that are all manually focused.

As jrista has said, professionals behind cinema cameras don't use any sort of automated focus that is camera based and Canon knows this which is why all of its cinema lenses have focus gears on them.

DPAF and STM are for newbies and consumers that play around making videos, not professionals.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark-II in response to the D750
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:39:13 PM »
Seeing your "potential specs" (and not even discussing them in detail) there has to be a 5D4 release first. Otherwise Canon is cannibalizing their FF cash cow 5D3.
IMHO this won't happen untill mid to late 2015 and then there has to be some additional 3 to 5 month until a 6D2 would be released.
Conclusion: I'd say +1 to marsu's statement.
Some people suggest that the semi/pro 5D-line has a longer update cycle (4-5yr) whereas the 6D, which is more consumer oriented, could have a shorter update cycle (2-3yr).

The 5D line's update cycle should be 3 years. Too early yet to tell what the 6D's will be.

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Everyone and his/her grandmother seems to hit the market now with some version of 35mm F/1.4 - F/2.0, and I really wonder who buys all these 35mm lenses, especially when the market is pretty much covered by Canon's 35/2IS (cheap and effective), Canon's 35L (expensive but says "Canon L"), Sigma's 35A (moderately priced, but says "Sigma") and Zeiss's Otus (expensive&MF but optically excellent).

Bokeh, color, contrast and transparency of the lens are very important to some folks. Each lens manufacturer has their own recipe for their glass, thus each one looks different even if they're all equally sharp.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark-II in response to the D750
« on: September 19, 2014, 10:54:09 AM »
An update of 5DMkIII is the proper response. D750 is not an entry level FF.

Correct answer.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:47:24 AM »
We'll have to wait and see what happens with DxO testing and elsewhere to see if there is any banding evident but it is a pity that Canon didn't put the same effort into improving IQ between the 5D2 and 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:13:18 AM »
Sadly, it sounds like moving the 7Dii to video is more important to Canon.
Very disappointed.

I have no idea why one would think this camera suggests "video is more important to Canon." Because honestly I see this camera as living proof that Canon actually couldn't care less about video. The video capabilities of this camera would have been interesting about four years ago. As it is now, for cinematographers, this camera is dead on arrival.

You're wrong - Canon cares a lot about video. Canon especially cares a lot about the folks in video that have money to spend. And Canon wants as much of that money as they can get (Canon is a corporation afterall.)

So why would Canon sell you a $1800 DSLR to do video when they have a $10000 video camera that they'd rather you buy instead?

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Will this be announced with the high MP pro body from the other rumor?

Kind of makes sense to announce a $2500 lens with a $9000 body, yes?

More sense than announcing a $2500 lens with a $1800 body at any rate :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 07:01:37 AM »
Elsewhere, someone worked on a 7DII raw file and found rather clean shadows:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?s=5bc5bcfaeb7070a83fe961da98b20dfe&p=17162418&postcount=810

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:31:04 PM »
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Let me know how the A7s is. Are you going to use it with Canon lenses w/ adapter, or Zony lenses? (Yup, Zony...Zeiss+Sony lenses. :D) I'd be curious in knowing how the AF performance is with the A7s and Canon lenses with adapters if you go that route.

Do any of the rental places rent out the A7 + Metabones adapters?

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Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:15:06 PM »
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Agree with both statements.
I had the 70-300 Tammy and it was a lot better than the Canon in handling (non-rotating FE, manual focus override, better build), was about 20% cheaper, and about the same in IQ.
But considering the fact that Canon is around 1.1K with discounts and street prices, I think the market will be tough for a third party lens, especially given the L zoom's reputation.

There's a $600-$700 gap between the Tamron 70-300 and Canon 70-300L.

And Sigma don't yet have a good offering for that focal length range ... their 70-300 zooms are very very ordinary.

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Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:02:56 PM »
if its true, why it ain't in photokina?

Wish it is though, and if it is, it ain't gonna be cheap :(

Canon has never announced a premium photography product at Photokina.

And that makes sense.

Too much going on and hard to get good focus for a good product.

If you've got a first grade product, you want to launch it at a time when it isn't competing with 100 other new photography products for headline space and consumer attention.

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