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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 23, 2015, 03:27:05 PM »
Yes because you'll need display port for 10 bit and they restrict 10 bit to the pro cards. However there is a hack to trick some Nvidia cards into believing they are quadro cards and getting them to work in 10 bit mode. It's not for the faint of heart.

I may be not reading this right. My GeForce GTX 770 does have display port.  But I thought it cannot do 10 bit color from what I've read.  Is your post saying it can because it has display port?

Nvidia limits the consumer cards from outputing 10-bit by both software and possibly hardware. Your card has a Display port but it won't display 10-bit color, however there is a hack that involves soldering the required components to trick the card into a quadro card, and installing quadro drivers, then getting 10-bit output.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2149
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:42:36 PM »
Makes me wonder at that price if the 6D was really needed.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 ---> 16-35 f4
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:39:55 PM »
You won't use the 17-40L once you get the 16-35mm F4L.

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Still Running LR4 :P... maybe i'll get LR6 if 5D4 is worth the monies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 2015 wishlist
« on: January 21, 2015, 01:27:44 PM »
135mm f/1.8 IS

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Software & Accessories / Re: 10 bit graphics card ??
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:27:54 AM »
Yes because you'll need display port for 10 bit and they restrict 10 bit to the pro cards. However there is a hack to trick some Nvidia cards into believing they are quadro cards and getting them to work in 10 bit mode. It's not for the faint of heart.


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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 12:07:16 PM »
So Does this mean Canon will have the widest UW lens in production? Ever made? (not including Fisheyes.)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Wait for 5D4 or go for 5D3/6D right now ?
« on: January 11, 2015, 10:06:06 AM »
You should rent for a 2 week trip and see if you even think FF is worth the monies. Which ever body you rent, rent the one you can afford to buy after the trip. If nothing eventful is on the way to june, save the cash and if a new 5D is released, great.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 11, 2015, 07:16:45 AM »
Sony has shown what is possible with new sensor technology whilst Canon hasn't updated theirs in many years and so on. That then leads to people defending Canon doing little or nothing in various areas whilst it leaves others exasperated.

Canon as shown what is possible with lens and optical technology, while Sony has done little or nothing in that area.  Some people seem to think bare silicon sensors take pictures…

With the metabones adapters, I can put almost any lens on the Sony A7 series. Why should I limit myself to Sony's lenses?

But... but... but... system! system! system!   ;) ;) ;)

Yup, by going down the Sony mirrorless path the options for what a working "system" can be are much larger than with Canon.

If by "working system" you mean massively compromised with severe loss of functionality then yes, you might have a point.

Which pieces of functionality will be compromised?

You obviously haven't practiced what you preach, go use a Sony with a Metabones and try out the AF.

Is there any other loss in functionality aside from AF?

Read tcmatthews reply above. You really do have an incredible habit of talking from a position of no experience of the suggestions you make.

I'm not having a conversation with tcmatthews, I'm having a conversation with you.

I want you to tell me if there is any other loss in functionality aside from AF.
Dude, I tried the metabones + a7 combo and it suxs. Heck the a7 AF suxs period compared to a measly old 5Dc's center AF point. :/ MILC hasn't convinced me of its AF yet and the only hope I've seen is DPAF. (Not terribly quick either.)

You can eat the whole cake with canon or you can eat a little of the cake and have some pie with a sony. Some people just don't like pie in their cake or cake in their pie.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 11, 2015, 07:07:43 AM »
If you want auto focus with Canon lens on a Sony camera you will be disappointed.

Blasphemy!  You profane the Holy Exmor, which by virtue of its omnipotence can do everything, and by definition everything includes autofocus.  Sayeth Exmor, "Thou shalt have no other cameras before me." 



Hey Don, do I need a sarcasm tag here, too?   ;)
probably.... but while all this was going on I found out that you can walk around for 5 hours at -13C with a 7D2 and that it will still work. I hope that any future Canon upgrades will also handle the cold as well...

and may I say that 10FPS and a kick-ass AF system are essential when trying to get pictures of small birds in flight.
That's a nice photo. Great timing. 10fps FTW.

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Lighting / Re: Speedlight help
« on: January 10, 2015, 10:32:59 PM »
Off the top of my head, it's a C-fn for a assist beam. It doesn't work in Servo mode and i'm not sure if it works in Back button focus single shot. You can try resetting the camera defaults and the speedlite defaults to get the beam working to start off and reset up the camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:47:53 AM »
It'd have to be a really awesome camera to make me spend more monies from my mk3.

Hey, weren't you the one saying the same thing about the 5d1 until just before you upgraded :-p ?
Yup. 5d1----> 5D3(held out on buying a 5d2 for along time) and it's very likely it will be 5d3---> 5D5 if it doesn't have those things.

And even when the MK3 was released, I waited until the price was ripe @ $2499 before I bought it. I can wait and make money just fine with the mk3 as I did with the 5d1 at the time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:35:35 AM »
It'd have to be a really awesome camera to make me spend more monies from my mk3. I mean no hold outs from canon. Built in RT, swappable focus screens, 4k video, new AF and metering from 7d2, DPAF, touch-screen,  all at the same mk3 release price of $3499.

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EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 08, 2015, 05:33:17 PM »
Well spotted !

Top lcd, no AF On button, cheap incorporation of the rear command wheel, even cheaper than the latest xxD / 6D lines. No I don't think this is a replacement for the 70D. I don't think Canon will dumb the xxD down so low.

I think this could be the new budget FF camera to go with that ( otherwise slightly bizarre) 24-105 STM.
A FF rebel would be quite a response to the New D5500 if its the same price. It lacks the dedicated LV toggle and I would put my money that its a rebel.

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16-35mm F4L IS. Coming from the 17-40L, that lens made me love UW again.

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