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Third Party Manufacturers / GoPro can deliver 30 FPS for 1/2/3 seconds...
« on: September 26, 2014, 09:54:25 AM »
…and besides that burst, they now offer full manual exposure and better dynamic range.

It also sports 4K video at 30fps, HD at 120fps and now has a touch screen display on the back.

Now, why is it a cool little company like GoPro can offer all that in such a small package for such a low price and we are still content with these half ass improvements Canon keep offering at every line up.

Third Party Manufacturers / Sony does a "Canon" (manufacturer ethics)
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:03:59 AM »
So... it's all over the community web, and it puts yet again focus on the manufacturing ethics surrounding cameras and what potential they really hold.

For some years now, we seen several Canon Eos cameras delivering a lot more than Canon wanted them to in the Magic Lantern hacks.

Now it's Sony's turn. While it's not per say a hack but more of a tweak, it does raise the question what we really pay for when we pay for "better" and "newer" tech, in fx firmware upgrades.

It turns out that cinematographer Paul Reams have by chance enabled internal 4K in the Sony F5 camera, something which only it's bigger brother (and 12.000 dollars more expensive) F55 was able to until now.

In short, the F5 contains preference file that you can adjust because it's simply a .txt file. Reams found out that by fiddling with the resolution setting the F5 would suddenly allow him to record internal 4K XAVC without having to spend money on the add ons like the Odessey 7Q.

So what was Sony's plan with this camera? Were they going to offer paid "upgrades" a year from now, magically turning the F5 into a native 4K camera? The same way they messed up with the paid F3 upgrade (that suddenly became free).....

It begs the question if manufacturers in their chase for profit have stepped over their ethics to such a degree that it has become embarrassing and down right disrespectful.

But what do we do about it?

At the moment, I just have the deepest respect for Reams actually sharing this info with us......

Lighting / Got myself one of them Amazon china accessories...
« on: July 05, 2014, 02:06:10 AM »
…and apparently not all out of China is crap.

This is NOT an advert for a specific brand or item.

For some time I had been ok happy with my ezybox for my speedlite, but sometimes I miss being able to use my beauty dish and large boxes. So I just Amazon'ed if I could buy a s-mount bracket and I found this Godox thing.

It is as basic as can be. You just stick the speedlite in, tighten the bracket and then attach the Bowens accessories in the s-mount. Be it box, snoot, dish or what ever… it will fit.
The bracket itself has a lightstand mount and the tilt function seems to be pretty functional. By no means slacky or anything and the build itself is sturdy. Makes for a nice little transportable kit.

So just a heads up…. I'm sure you could probably also find brackets for other brands depending on what you have.

Lenses / Unscientific lens comparison (Otus vs. Canon EFs)
« on: February 14, 2014, 05:25:24 AM »
So I was asked by a friend of mine if I could do a simple test… and simple it was.
I took what EF lenses we had lying around and included the Otus in the collection.

The result is an unscientific test done on the 5D3.

The following lenses are in the "test":
Canon 70-200 2.8L II IS USM (@ 70mm)
Otus 55 1.4
Canon 24-70 2.8L II  (@ 50mm)
Canon 24-105 4L (@ 50mm)
Canon 50mm 2.5L macro
Canon 24-70 2.8L I macro (@ 50mm)
Canon 85 1.2L
Canon 17-35 2.8L (@ 35mm)

- Iso 200 ( 24-105 @ iso 400)
- 5600K
- 1/50s
- F 2.8 ( 24-105 @ 4)
- Light from window on the left. Small styro plate on the right which doesn't go all the way up, hence the dark top right corner on many of the shots.

Raw files with NO correction… I turned off sharpness and noise reduction completely in Adobe Camera Raw. I repeat… this is raw data.


Third Party Manufacturers / Zeiss Otus 55mm 1.4 video shot in Canon raw.
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:15:26 AM »
It wasn't only stills I did while in Norway, I also shot a bit of video.

It was entirely shot with the Otus 55mm 1.4 (in my case the ZE version).

I'm looking for online shops that sell Canon gear AND offer to deduct VAT by adding your vat number. I'd really prefer German or UK shops, but any EU shop would do really.

So if you know of any please list em up... it really does matter that you can deduct VAT straight away.

EOS Bodies / 3 music videos shot with Canon
« on: November 11, 2010, 09:29:42 AM »
Being formally trained as a still life photographer, I had a few worries about about taking the next step. But man, that step was fun and inspiring.
Here I am 3 music videos later and I'm not only surprised with how well a "mere" Canon 5d works as a video shooter.

Used for these videos are:
- Canon 550D
- Canon 5D mk II
- 24-70 2.8L
- 85 1.2L II USM
- 100 2.8L IS USM
- 70-200 2.8L II IS USM
Homemade stabilizer out of metal piping

Edited solely in AE by Chris Bjerremose (not me...)

Alphabeat - Heatwave

Hej Matematik - Kato på maskinerne (nice if you like Run DMC vs. Jason Nivens :) )

Apollo - Birds playing guitar

Thanks for watching :)


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