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Portrait / Re: Can we identify this man?
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:46:03 PM »
You want to identify this man to ask for the photo he did?  ::) :P

Lenses / Re: Does it matter anymore who makes the sensors?
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:05:11 AM »
I tend to disagree, having such a monopoly on sensors would be bad for innovation.  Following your logic it would be as if Fuji gave up and said, we will just repackage kodak film and save money.   We would all have the  same look to the photos.   We would no longer have that magical pop of shooting flowers with Velvia, or the crispness of a landscape on Provia F.  Perhaps, it might of saved the warmth of Kodachrome, but at least our snowscapes, and weddings will look good on our Portra and Ektachrome.

Point being, Canon and other sensor companies like Foveon,  are not trying to copy Sony, they are trying to find solutions to distinguish themselves from the competition, and that is always good for the industry.  If you want a Sony sensor, you can buy a Sony camera.  Personally, I am going to stick with my Kodachrome like Canon sensors.  Sony May have more DR, but I find their images too cold, and have to spend a lot more time in post tweaking them.  My Canon just looks better to me.
I've been shooting with Sony video cameras for the better part of 30 years from the original Betacam to their current FS700, F55 and XDCam. I've always felt Sony imagers had a cold look to them. We were always trying to find ways to trick the cameras to produce a warmer image. We'd use 810 filters, warming cards, putting a piece of 1/8 CTB gel over a white card, etc.. When Panasonic came out with their Varicam, SDX900, HDX900 their imagers had a much nicer, warmer image than Sony. I feel the same with Canon sensors. They have a much more pleasant look right out of the camera vs Sony. I've got a 5D2 right now with some nice L glass Hope to get a 5D3 at some point. I've used the Canon C500 and will be using a C300 tomorrow and Tuesday. Love the look of the Canons. Like you said, they have a Kodachrome look to them. Not complaining about their sensors, just making an observation. I'm happy with my 5D2 and lenses. I've been a Canon guy since the late 1970's. I'll never buy Nikon. I really like the color rendition of my 5D2 over my friend's D800. I don't get into the weeds about pixel count, DR etc.. I look at the picture and if it looks good to me I like it.
As I am not obsessed with DR and megapixel, also feel that the images of Canon DSLR cameras, and Panasonic video cameras have skin tones more pleasing to my eyes.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 21, 2014, 09:50:37 AM »
Nevertheless, from what I see and jrista wrote above, Canon crop still is nothing to write home about vs. ff, but neither are the Sony/Nikon sensors on higher iso settings. So basically if you've got some money to spend, it's still 5d3+expensive tele lenses...
The main advantage of APS-C is lower cost.  I'm sure I've read that somewhere...   ;)
Moreover, the size and weight of the camera and lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D or 7D MK II
« on: September 20, 2014, 03:04:41 PM »
Since no one ever put his hands on 7D Mark ii, I can only speak of what I saw on the internet:

7D Mark ii
Ergonomics almost like your 5D Mark iii.
AF at least as good as 5D Mark iii.
10 shots per second, much better than you have now.
Video without the problem of moire.
CF + SD slot allows you to share your existing cards.
Better protection against rain and dust.

Price and smaller size.
Articulated LCD and touchscreen.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Photography's Top Manufacturers for 2020
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:12:16 PM »
It is possible for a new player (Sony) dominate the market for cameras in six years. But lenses, flash, and accessories require more time to become solid. The wealthy amateurs can change your camera every year, while the professionals choose thinking about the reliability of camera equipment over time.

However, Sigma and Zeiss could be a wildcard for Sony if she does cameras that satisfy the desires of photographers.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:32:08 AM »
This is straight from the camera JPEG. For journalists who need to send pictures immediately, and do not have time to process RAW files, 7D Mark II look like a decent substitute for 1D Mark IV. :o ::)

It also serves well for those who have time, but has no patience for RAW. :P

Lenses / Re: Full frame bargains
« on: September 19, 2014, 06:29:15 AM »
If someone wishes to use older lenses on full frame cameras 12 megapixel, you can try the lenses mentioned in the article. But modern cameras 18 megapixel or more, require high resolution lenses and low chromatic aberration. In this aspect, I only recommend prime lenses with decent picture quality.

EF28mm F1.8
EF50mm F2.5
EF50mm F1.8
EF50mm F1.4
EF85mm F1.8
EF100mm F2

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 19, 2014, 05:53:30 AM »
If Canon want to do the smart thing they will bet some money on Cinema EOS line. Where I am from the C300 has been hugely popular among production companies and broadcasters.
The main reason I think is that it bridged gap between the DSLR and the large sensor camcorders. If you have worked with a ENG camera, you know how a camera should feel and work, if you want to an effective tool.
We want to use all our Canon glass with a large sensor, but the DSLR hassle can get tiredsome. The answer have been C300 for the most part.
If think Canon have a good chance to cement their position in this market if they make an effort with the Cinema EOS line.
On the other hand, if the 5d Mark IV is a complete game changer, it might turn out different, but I wouldn't get my hopes up just yet. .
The thing is, the market for video DSLRs and the market for the Cinema EOS cameras are not the same market. They never were. A dude may stretch his wallet to get a 5D to shoot some short films, but there was no way that guy was ever going to pony up $15 grand for a C300.
Literally all Canon had to do to own the micro budget marketplace was to take all of the existing components of a 5D and put them into a more video-centric ergonomic body, and throw in the Magic Lantern video features as software. That's it. That's what people have been begging Canon for these last four or five years. They didn't have to create new sensors or even 4k recording, any of that. But they never built it. Instead they came out with cameras that had most of those features but priced $10k above people's reach, so only actual production companies could afford it.
Now, even if Canon did come out with a Cinema 5D tomorrow, it would be too late. The tech has moved way beyond it, way beyond what even the Cinema EOS line is capable of, and for far less money. There isn't a single thing that the 5D or 7DII can do with video that isn't done better by somebody else, for the same price or less.
At this time Canon C100 costs $ 4,999. It seems an adequate price for the advantages over 5D Mark iii.
C100 has really low cost, compared to traditional competitors like Sony HDW-F900 which costs $ 80,000 (body only), and also does not record 4K, even with external recorder.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:16:06 PM »
This is my take on it: That brick wall in the background of the first scene has some pretty heavy moire on the 70D; the 7D mk II and 5D mk III seem to be much better on that front. In terms of sharpness, in this test the 5D3 is better than the other two. When it comes to noise, the 7D2 appears to be between the other two, possibly closer to the 5D3.
Well observed. The brick wall in the center have terrible moire only in 70D. The bar code on the bottles also have  moire only in 70D. In general, 7D Mark ii seems to have better video than 70D.

Lenses / Re: Lenses that you want Canon to release next
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:10:48 PM »
EF 50mm F1.4 IS USM
EF 50mm F1.8 IS STM
EF 85mm F1.8 IS
EF 200 F4 macro IS

EF-S 10mm F2.8
EF-S 15mm F2.8
EF-S 22mm F2
EF-S 30mm F1.4
EF-S 60mm F1.8 IS
EF-S 90mm F2 IS
EF-S 16-55mm F2.8 IS
EF-S 55-150mm F2.8 IS

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:01:33 PM »
ZOMG, I see very obvious horizontal banding on the Image #5 [Portrait], look at the pretty model's sleeveless shirt!  :o Ankortwatt was right, Canon suX0rs canal water!!11 Teh Lulz.
I see beautiful breasts. ;D Oops! :o
I see horizontal stripes of fabric, but perhaps "one who can not say the name" could see bands of noise.
Each sees what they want to see. ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 01:49:37 PM »
For me the better low noise shots compared to the 7D as well as dual memory card slots alone is enough reason to upgrade but I'll certainly benefit from the better AF in low light and for moving subjects as well.  Anyone else planning on using the Mk II for weddings?
Welcome to the forum.
I consider 7D Mark ii possibly a good camera for wedding photos. However, if someone want to shoot weddings at night without flash, 6D seems more appropriate.

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:22:12 AM »
Taking the example of these photos, we can conclude that 7D Mark ii is a very good camera for journalists who shoot JPEG and do not have time to process RAW files. ::)

The picture out of focus? :o The beauty of the model left the photographer nervous... :-* :P

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:35:23 PM »
It seems the problem here is that most don't want pancake lenses. What I see a demand for is Ef-s primes with fast apertures and not that much emphasis on size.
Wow. What you can see is immense. I think the opposite. Suprised? There is a lot of demand on the 40mm 2.8 STM, I own one by myself and I'm always surprised what this small thingy can do. At the moment this lens is nearly always on my cam.
So, if someone travels around with a smaller APS-C the 40STM or 24STM could cover most of the needs...
Where is the demand on fast primes on APS-C? There already are fast primes in this focallength-range like the 35mm 1.4L or 24 1.4L. I just don't think that you're willing to pay the prices...
One small tip at the end, maybe you don't know. There are a lot of primes in your range... for example the EF 20mm f2.8 or the really fast EF 28mm 1.8. They're comparable cheap and still to get.
I say again that I am not against Canon release lenses that do not meet my desire. The sad part is that the launch of an EF-S 24mm F2.8 means that Canon will never launch an EF-S 22mm F2. :-[ :'(
They have a 24mm 1.4! What about this one?
You are joking that Canon 24mm F1.4 is a prime lens suitable for 70D? ???
About Canon 28mm F1.8, it has terrible contrast and sharpness on APS-C cameras with larger than 8-megapixel resolution. :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:58:35 PM »
I want to know why the 7D2 does not have a little laser light that shines where the camera is aimed? Everyone knows that the only use of APS-C cameras is to take pictures and videos of cats to put on the internet.... and the videos would be so much better if the cats were chasing that little red dot....
Come on Canon! This is a make or break feature! Why don't you have it!
Yes. but the red laser need to have 14 points of DR. :P

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