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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:29:09 PM »
As a c100 owner I feel the best part of the update seems to be the firmware update we all wanted on our existing c100's with added 60p. The AF face detection would also be handy for those of us who've paid for the dual pixel unlocking. Otherwise the camera seems very similar with the much need EV upgrade. I guess those who are disappointed might try to think of this as an upgrade... it's not a new series of camera.

Makes me wonder if this may give clues to someone to unlock firmware on older c100's for 60p?


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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 05:14:37 AM »
Announcement reminds me of the sensor they announced in development last year that could shoot in 0.01 lux... They had a video of firefly's shot in near pitch black.
So perhaps a new camera great in low light?


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Canon General / Re: Canon's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Released
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:53:04 PM »
what is interesting is that the new technology in the 70D and the overall great video and high MP features in the 5D3, are providing the growth areas.... seems like an acknowledgement to expanding premier video and high MP cameras which is good for my needs... albeit that they are slow to actually do so!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III $2549
« on: January 04, 2014, 12:00:03 AM »
There seems to be a bit of discounting around on the 5d3... any gut feeling this might be a precursor to a replacement?

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Lighting / Re: 600EX-RT: Viability as a remote shutter release?
« on: December 04, 2013, 03:38:06 PM »
As the other poster says, without knowing the set up ( studio, outdoors, remote control helicopter) it's hard to give specific advice. Here's some ideas that might help ?

Using flash to fire the camera could be done using a optical slave attached the remote trigger port. I use pocket wizards to shoot remotely, which allows me to shoot with no cords attached to the camera. Such as used in the shot attached to shoot all day long. If the lens is set to autofocus it won't allow the shutter to release unless the focus zone selected is focused, so no need to have the half pressed in that situation. You could also look at a optical slave connected to a pocketwizard also if you have multiple flashes. ( as a note* any pocket wizzard can fire a canon speed light remotely if  attached to their Flex TTL5)

You could look at software also if the environment is controlled. Capture one has the option to shoot remotely from the laptop. I have not tried it wirelessly, but often shoot like this tethered with USB. They have a capture pilot app that works on ipad and laptop that could help. You could research this. Also, note the Capture One Live View mode for realtime previews from another device. Without seeing a preview I am not sure that you'd know the camera was in focus anyway... if you didn't trust the autofocus.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New high resolution camera
« on: November 21, 2013, 03:30:59 PM »
Now I invite you to draw your own conclusions.

The 7D crop has more in camera sharpening seen in larger amount of artefacts / noise seen in even the low res jpegs. The 1DSM3 has more image to play with.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 03:26:40 PM »
"Landscape photographers, those shooting billboards, some select studio work and enthusiast that just have to have it."

wrong. Not sure why landscape photographers need any more detail than anyone else? Do you assume detail in grass and clouds are more important than detail in skin, clothes, product photography, art reproduction? Also billboards need relatively low resolution due to the massive viewing distance and low dpi they are printed at. You print something on a crappy home printer and then stand back 50 meters and see if you are worried about noise or grain. And lastly you will find a high megapixel camera ( like the  5d3 is for them now) will sell very well, not just for the enthusiast. More for any photographer who needs flexibility in how the images, ability to shoot RAW video and general better ergonomics compared to the bulkier less flexible medium format system. If I were at Phase, Hasselblad, Mamiya etc I'd be worried... very worried by what Canon will likely come out with. A game changer like the 5D3 was.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New high resolution camera
« on: November 19, 2013, 04:19:33 PM »
I think a high MP DSLR canon camera with phase detection would be well received and popular.

There are a lot of photographers like myself using medium format less and less in commercial shoots due to the changing nature of advertising, editorial and commercial shoots.  Budget and format requirements. Although most of it ends up on the internet, clients still want to be able to crop into an image and get as much out of the 'hero' frames as possible for print. Shoot horizontal and clients want to still pull verticals for print. For my money the 5D3 is really just not good enough resolution wise to be the one and only camera which I want it to be. It's close, but just lacks fine detail. If you've shot anything medium format from from the last 5 years I think you'd agree it's leaps and bounds ahead of DSLR quality wise at low ISO's. The amount of glass in MF lenses have a fair bit to do with it of course.
Anyway - not all of us are sports photographers Canon. There is a large gap in the market for professional shooters wanting a high spec DSLR.  The fact the 5D3 is years old and still the highest MP Canon is a worry... not so patiently waiting.... waiting.... waiting....

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Portrait / Re: street portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:43:07 PM »
a few more...

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Portrait / Re: Bikini girl in my studio with my first scenic bacground
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:33:24 PM »
I would look to the hard shadows in an otherwise cleanly lit image which stand out for me. Under the arm pit and chin. Perhaps a general fill bounced off a wall behind you to take out these black holes?

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Portrait / Re: miniature village
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:29:11 PM »
a few more...

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Portrait / miniature village
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:28:00 PM »
I wanted to share these shots mostly shots on a canon 50mm f1.2. I found shooting from either directly right above or from the side best with an open aperture the best way to bring life to these abandoned dolls. These shots were taken at a miniature village I stumbled upon north of Sydney. The guy had spent years and years building this as an attraction for people to pay to see, however he overlooked one simple thing.... weather. the whole village was wiped out by a hail storm and then Australia's sun didn't help. Over the years I kept going back to document the demise of this once glorious race of Barbies !! I've some on my website http://www.jeremypark.com.au, but have shot near to a hundred images there... so let me know if you want me to post any more.

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Portrait / street portraits
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:19:56 PM »
we set up a black pop up reflector and ring flash off camera on a street corner in Sydney. Stopping the more interesting people for 5 or so shots, trying to find the most interesting feature to bring out of them. I put some on my website http://www.jeremypark.com.au  if you're interested.

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