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They really need:

4k that is real 4k and not like 1080P

forget all the stupid DNR where they turn even ISO 100 to wax unless it's extreme contrast edges, we want natural 'grain' and detail and we don't want fine surface detail to be turned to mush from plasticky fake looking DNR!

we need 10bits not bits recorded internally, 10bits 4:4:4, compressed, detailed, 4k recorded internally would be great (4:2:2 at worst). (and it should allow 1080p RAW like ML)

and how about just building the zebras and focus 100% box and focus peaking in? basic stuff!

What he said.

Although I'm not really fussed about RAW if they can improve the overall dynamic range.

Listening to people bitch about Canon not cannibalising their Cinema EOS line is all fine and dandy when it comes to the C100/300/500 but in my views the 1DC is fair game.
Its basically a 1DX with a fancy firmware and (supposably a better heat sink, but not proven).
Kill that puppy off from the Cinema line up and put the features that you learned from there into the 1DX2 and 5D4.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 55mm f/1.4 & Other Primes
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:32:14 AM »
Little money in Stills so I am guessing these will be Cinema lenses.

Doubtful otherwise they would be in T stops not F stops.

Is there anything in the patent that says that these are EF lenses? Could they be EF-s or M mount?

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From my personal standpoint, the camera itself is good enough for most situations.

They tend to struggle when pushed to over 1600ISO but thats more a complaint against the older sensor than the camera quality.
Video work it has held its own in most situations again the only real drama is when pushing it in low light situations.

Things that annoy me about my 60D:
The rubber on the camera has all but stretched out of shape and is hanging off in places, this was a known fault and you can get replacement rubber if need be.
The eye piece tends to fling off if you have the camera attached to a sling style strap (Black Rapid) due to the rubbing as you walk sometimes. Again not areal issue but it pays to keep an eye on it or find a third party solution that locks on better.

All round its generally a good camera.

Also if you are planning on manual focusing it pays to change out the focusing screen too, makes things a hell of a lot better than the stock screen.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 08:10:58 AM »
I would like to see a 1DX mk2 or 5Dmk4 both have the ability to shoot 4K video as well.

The issue i can see though wont be heat, but instead justifying the 1DC and its over inflated price tag.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases Some New Lenses
« on: April 18, 2014, 10:35:23 PM »
Im just hoping they release more lenses on the longer end of the scale now.

It's all well and good to have a heap of 8-35mm cine lenses and then it jumps to an 85mm.

Im hoping that this announcement is the fabled 50mm and 135mm cine lenses that we have been asking for for about 3 years from them. Hopefully a 100mm Macro Cine lens too for those close ups.

Just to round out the set.

But its probably something like a 6mm wide angle and a bunch of M4/3 adapted existing lenses.

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They have been saying for 2 years now that they are going to be making a 50mm Cine T1.2 and 135mm Cine T1.5 but every year they then say not this time around and bring out more wide lenses.

8mm, 14mm, 16mm, 24mm, 35mm,  What next 21mm, 25mm and a 28mm Cine lens?

It would be good if they can cover all ends of the Cine lens spectrum.

Give us a 50mm T2.1, 100mm T2.1, 135mm T2.1, and even a 50mm T2.1 Macro. So that we can cover all focal lengths without needing to resort to purchasing a complete Zeiss Cine Lens set.

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Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:01:25 AM »
The Hi4 ISO level is not really much more than a gimmick at this stage in the game.
What next? ISO 1Million?

Neither will mean bugger all if they don't have super clean iso above say 1600-3200

But if nothing else we can rest assure that this camera will get a perfect DXOMark score no matter how poorly it performs in real life usage. ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:08:36 PM »
See, that's what I don't get . . . I think it looks fine; I wouldn't mind a 5Dmk3 in that color . . . maybe even prefer it (as long as it's the same build quality)

I have to agree. I actually don't mind the colour. If they released a 5D3 and maybe the 24-70 f4 kit in white i would buy it.

Sure its going to get dirty but then again black cameras don't tend to stay "out of the box" black for very long either.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 14, 2013, 10:25:41 AM »
I actually don't think it's that bad - perhaps because I had  low expectations? Although the small size and white color kind of makes it look like a toy.

Could you imagine the outcry if Canon decided to go white with all of its range (from 100D to 1DX) and updating ALL their lenses to white to match?

This forum would implode.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:30:35 PM »
Unless, 7D II has super battery - I just don't see 12fps. It will be slower than 1D X. 10fps is fast enough for outdoor sports camera

Unless it was in a 1DX style body. Using the same LP-E4N battery too.
So basically a 1DX just changed from a FF to a APS-C Sensor.



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Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:45:07 AM »
I would normally just tell people to just use this handy Moon Exposure calculator.

http://www.adidap.com/2006/12/06/moon-exposure-calculator/

Does the trick and is pretty accurate, after some practice you get to learn what works and what doesn't and so wont use it as much but its good for starting out.

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Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:51:31 PM »
A quick pic taken handheld, using a 60D and an old 55-250 Kit lens i had access too at the time.

Not the greatest shot but it was a spur of the moment thing.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:29:34 PM »
The quote is a mixed Biblical/Vietnam Era passage, the US Grunts frequently wrote it on their Helmet Covers, we Aussies didn't use Helmets so we Tattooed it on our foreheads.


Its funny because its true :)

As for the BR straps, as others have said if someone was getting that close to your back with a Stanley knife (or Box Cutter if your American) i would be worried about losing my kidneys, let alone my camera.

I'm also looking at a BR strap, but am confused by statements on their website. I want to keep my Induro Arca Swiss plates mounted to my camera/lenses, so I can pop them off the BR strap and attach them to my ballhead at a moments notice, but it says the FastenR Tripod (FR-T1) will only work with the Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release Plate. From your description, quoted above, I'm unclear as to what you found that works. Thanks.


What you will find is that as long as the plate is similar thickness.




The screws are similar that mount on the underside. The FR-T1 will be the exact same thing but possibly better build than the cheap knock offs you can buy from ebay.

Original:


Copy:


And speaking of copies i found this for $15AUD on eBay. Not sure if i would trust it to hold 1 let alone 2 cameras compared to my RS4 but if you wanted to check out and see it it suited your needs without paying for a decent strap i guess it couldn't hurt..

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Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:41:38 AM »

No issues with mobile safari on iOS6 but noticing some issues when loading with mobile safari on iOS7b1, but just ruled that down to being a beta OS for now.

That sounds like a proxy caching error with your provider.
Does it happen when your connected to other networks and look at CR?


I've had issues on iOS 6 on my iPad 3 and MBP with 10.8.4




Only with this site.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:15:48 PM »
This could just be the case of Canon deciding to clean up its lineup, in a way.

As much as people don't like the idea IS is something that by the sounds of it Canon believe that you need in your lenses. (if market demand increases prices may fall for the IS models, so the price issues may be lessened)

Not everyone uses the AF in their camera but every DSLR body has some form of AF because the majority want it and a few don't know how to shoot without it. Doesn't mean that its for everyone, but if you don't want it you can always toggle that switch to turn it off.

It could explain why they are trying to put IS into all their lenses that are being updated. Yes i know the 24-70 f2.8 II doesn't have IS but it may receive an update sooner rather than later.

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