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Messages - Fandongo

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Seems like Sigma is in it to win it.

They've got a team of four...
Ninja turtles that you've gotta adore.
Sigma....Sigma....RAP.
Let's root for free trade this 'round fellas.
That said I still have faith for the 5D Mk IV...
If they give it what it deserves.

Some of us don't want to see the whole world go m4/3 immediately.
Everything has its purpose.
Which tracks focus better on the 70D?
I hope it's Canon L's...(?).
And not just arbitrarily.
But Sigma always seems beyond exceptional for the price-point.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 12:12:46 PM »
WoW!!  Canon is getting it...
 
Blackmagic Micro  PowerShot N.
Maybe we'll see the sub-$3k Blackmagic Mini DSLR/Mirrorless we've expected  since the 5Dii...before we're all dust.
I just hope they don't add the $7,000 diamond plated "C" label.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Available for Preorder from B&H Photo
« on: November 30, 2012, 03:31:43 PM »
$10k for the computer/sensor...
or $10k "barrier to entry" fee?

@ $12k, it's clear that if they knew what the 5Dii was when they released it... it would have been $15k.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon BG-E11 Making its Way to Retailers
« on: May 18, 2012, 06:02:52 PM »
They had what...3.5 years to make this and release it WITH the 5d3.
These people are idiots.
And the price, lolz... I think you can get a GH2 for that price now.

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I hope they unlock new video features. I'm sticking with my 5Dii for video right now, but if they added clean HDMI 8-bit 4:2:2 out, zebras, and focus peaking, I'd upgrade for that.

I'd upgrade ESPECIALLY if they unlock more video resolution from the sensor and processor.

Clean out: YES!
Zebras: Meh, I prefer spot metering...however, a small floating spot meter that pops up in the center of over exposed (red) and under exposed (blue) area would be incredible.
It would use less juice than constant scribbles all over the screen.
Peaking:  Maybe, it's definitely useful on a 3" screen... ML of course, has all these options.

ML: Firmware
Canon: Flimsyware/limpware/gimpware.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II - Your thoughts
« on: May 01, 2012, 11:46:05 PM »
I will get one as well.  I sold my 24-70 V1 when the rumors started flying about the MK2. Now I've just been using my 24-105 waiting patiently for the new 24-70!

I thought about selling my V1 as well.
But then I remembered part of the reason I purchased it was its density.
If anyone tries to steal your stuff, you can crush their skull with it.

I'd hesitate to do so with V2, so I'd be out the equipment AND be deprived of sweet, sweet justice.
=)

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I would suggest that any macro lens will be fine.  Its lighting that will make you want to pull your hair out, so put your effort into the lighting. 
 
Lighting jewelry is extremely difficult, so read up on that.
+100

Tamron 90mm macro is a solid price/performance choice.

Only thing I don't like is accidentally pushing the focus ring forward switches it to AF only.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:14:51 PM »
If Canon have got something new in terms of autofocus technology then that could generate rather more interest.
I believe that if Canon DID have something new in AF (I'm talking about video), we would have seen it implemented on the G1X.

What I'd like to see in all new Canons is focus peaking in live view. Canon do you hear me? Just copy Sony!

Download Magic Lantern.
Peaking, false color, all that crap =).
IF Canon found a way for the software to control the autofocus drive WITHOUT stutter (either thru a USB controller or built-in racking ability...like Magic Lantern), I might have to buy it.
Otherwise they can eat my A.

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Lenses / Re: 24L or 35L
« on: April 23, 2012, 04:49:14 AM »
I'm have been in the same delema betweend the 24/35. I have the 14L, 50L & 85L. I know most say that the 24L would complement best however I too am swaying towards the 35L because I mainly shoot people.   I think the 35 is a better people lens and 24 better landscape for most instances.

I was in a similar position and chose the 24.  It's incredible for video, and it essentially becomes 38 on aps-c and 50 on m43.
One of these days they'll perfect single-sensor cropping (for photos too), and 24 1.4 is as wide and fast as you can get right now.

But one focal length on FF...35 is probably the way to go.

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Software & Accessories / Re: New FW 800 CF Reader Available
« on: April 21, 2012, 03:13:35 PM »
Speaking of unexplained FW disappearances...
Has anyone seen FW800 seagate goflex DESK adapters?

No way will I pay $60-95 when i got one for $20 last year.
Might as well just pay 10 times more for Thunderbolt (13x w/ cable).

The world is stupid right now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Extensive Firmware for the Canon EOS 7D? [CR1]
« on: April 21, 2012, 01:40:03 AM »
I''ll be happy with manual audio controls, also if we could get digital zoom like my rebel but with more increments that would be amazing.  I could care less about photography updates unless if they're fixes for something that should be there.  Any video fix however will only be holding me in the Canon camp temporarly unless if they finally satisfy the 3000-8000 dollar range with a camera similar to the 5D Mark III with a simple uncompressed output (or even better an SDI port) and a single XLR port or allow XLR to be added.

Why feed a nice XLR shotgun mic into a crap compressed format?
With CS6 (or pluraleyes), syncing is no longer an issue.
Dual source anything important.

Bummer ML doesn't work for the 7D though...

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Hopefully we can expect a Mac Pro refresh to take advantage of these new features. I wouldn't want to work with 4K REDCODE RAW files on an iMac.

I'm just holding my breath for the MBP update.
If the Mac Pros actually come, and stay Xeon (which won't be Ivy for a while), then they'll lack the new magical encoder.
On the dawn of CS6, we're running out of reasons to stay Mac.
I'll stick with their MBP, but for a desktop...  I'd rather build my own.
Mac needs more CUDA options.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Cinema EOS Above the C300?
« on: April 10, 2012, 02:39:15 PM »
That's the stupidest price ever.
It better shoot 8k @ 40,000fps.

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Software & Accessories / Re: This is a little embarrassing...
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:16:49 AM »
Don't put them in your camera without testing them first. If there is a short, it could damage your camera. Stick them in a CHEAP card reader and format them, copy data on and off of them. Repeat. Give them a complete testing before trusting them.

Jerk, that's what I was about to write.
=)

Sandisk are supposed to be waterproof, but since I assume these are cheapOs I dunno...

You could always sell em on Ebay.  Like New, Super Clean!!

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D Mark III - Brick Wall Test
« on: March 25, 2012, 03:07:30 PM »
That's not bad.  Have you tried it with the cinestyle profile?

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