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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: Today at 05:20:46 PM »
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http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/cinema_eos_cameras/eos_1d_c

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/cinema_eos_cameras/eos_c500

And when you step into those two models, you're in the RED Scarlet price range

Which you previously showed to be within your budget. Canon makes 4K Raw cameras. What you want is an inexpensive Canon 4K rig. Assuming the thermal design of the rumored body is adequate, I don't see any reason Canon wouldn't enable it (as at that point it would be largely software).

Either way, the notion that an iPhone will record 4k before a Canon camera is demonstrably false. ;)



[If video were my thing and I had the budget, I'd go down the RED path too]
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2015/01/13/4k-video-on-iphone-6/2/

Do you believe it was announced before the C500 or 1Dc?
certainly not :) , but they did beat Canon to a sub $1000 device....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: Today at 03:37:11 PM »
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http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/cinema_eos_cameras/eos_1d_c

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/cinema_eos_cameras/eos_c500

And when you step into those two models, you're in the RED Scarlet price range

Which you previously showed to be within your budget. Canon makes 4K Raw cameras. What you want is an inexpensive Canon 4K rig. Assuming the thermal design of the rumored body is adequate, I don't see any reason Canon wouldn't enable it (as at that point it would be largely software).

Either way, the notion that an iPhone will record 4k before a Canon camera is demonstrably false. ;)



[If video were my thing and I had the budget, I'd go down the RED path too]
http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulmonckton/2015/01/13/4k-video-on-iphone-6/2/

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what so many people seem to forget is that Sony sensors work better at low ISO and canon sensors work best at high ISO. Nobody is best across the board. I think it would be a step backwards for the industry to just pick one.

Another point that needs to be made is that you can outsource the production of your design. It is very possible that Sony can produce a Canon design of sensor more economically than in house at Canon.

This entire thread is wild speculation. We know nothing. Time to relax with a good book or go take some pictures. The universe will unfold as it will, no need getting upset or excited over such small things...


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lots of speculation...
little is known....

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When taking a panorama of close up items, parallax comes into play. It is present in longer distances, but as things get closer, it gets more prominent.

When you take the panorama, you set the camera up on a tripod, take a shot, rotate the camera, take another shot, and so on.... The less you rotate between shots, the less likely you are to get kinks in lines that should be straight. Better software, such as AutoPano (expensive) will curve those joints and they will be less prominent, or will allow you to select different projection models to minimize the curves.

The parallax problem mentioned above is because you want the focal point of the lens to be centered above the pivot point of the tripod, not the camera. To do this, you need a tripod mount that allows you to slide the camera back and forth until you find the spot. You can tell by looking through the viewfinder as you rotate the camera. If foreground objects move relative to background objects as you rotate, you have parallax problems and should slide the camera back and forth to minimize the effect. If you don't do this, you get differences between frames of your panorama and it will give you strange artifacts when stitched.

Hope this helps....

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Lenses / Re: 400 DO II continues to test out as superb
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:39:05 PM »
Equals/surpasses 300 f/2.8 II

Roger at Lens Rentals has additional testing:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/01/more-canon-400m-do-ii-comparisons

I wonder when the 800 DO will appear :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void
« on: January 27, 2015, 07:05:56 PM »
My 6yrs will be joining golf team next month. There are two options come to mind

1. CPW-street price 600mm II
2. Cheaper way - 7d II + current 400mm f2.8 IS II

  ???
That's sort of my thought as well, and eventually the sun rises high enough in the sky to use lower ISOs than my 1D X :)

This AF issue really seems to be annoying Art Morris, but I wanted to see if anyone else has been annoyed.
It's annoying, but in a minor way.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon EOS-7D Mark II AF Grid Void
« on: January 27, 2015, 12:31:46 PM »
I noticed that too.

It is annoying.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:57:56 AM »
The MOST important factor for Canon to gain ground in mirrorless world is EF adapter to mirrorless. If they can come up with adapter with decent AF speed, better than current ones on the market, I think that will give Sony, Fuji etc... good run.

Enlighten me on why they need an (EF adaptor to mirrorless) "adaptor to mirrorless with decent AF speed"?

In what way does the current EF-EOS M Mount Adaptor affect "AF speed"? And how would you improve it?

Or are you talking about some other adaptor?

EF-M lenses were designed to mount to EOS-M directly, no adaptor needed.

For Canon shooters, standard EF and L lenses are as good as gold. These lenses can still be used with EOS-M system with an adaptor, however, AF speed becomes slower.
 
“how would you improve it?” -  I leave that to Canon.
I think DPAF would allow significant improvements in speed... Of course, the 1 series cameras have a higher battery voltage and as long as the EOS-M sticks to 7.2V, even with the best of AF systems on an EOS-M, the 1 Series at 11.1 volts allows 2.4 times the power to the AF motors (some lenses) and that gives much quicker movement of the elements.

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:31:22 AM »

Have you ever requested TOYOTA to make a left handed Corolla for you, since you can't change gear with right hand?



What planet do you live on? What side of the road do they drive on in Japan?
me me just like the uk first ting I had to get used to while visiting japan cars on the wrong side of the road
and in some places, both sides of the road....

reminds me of the line "Hey, if you don't like the way I drive, stay off of the sidewalk" :)

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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:29:14 AM »
LOL.

Have you ever thought about playing a piano? How about making a left handed piano for you, Mr. YAMAHA please? Even if Steinway make one for you, will that make you a better piano player?

Have you ever requested TOYOTA to make a left handed Corolla for you, since you can't change gear with right hand?

People always say left-handed person is smarter than those right-handed. What do you think?

I am right handed, with tennis elbow for many years. Since then I have to use left hand to brush my teeth as suggested by Doctor. How much difficulty is it to use a regular camera for a left-handed person, compare to use left hand to brush teeth?
 
LOL. ;D
Go pick up your camera with your left hand and press the shutter button with a finger on the same hand..... then report back.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:51:12 AM »
The M3 could be interesting for me, depends on the specs.   Possibly the 11-24/4 at some point, too.
I agree about the M3, especially if it's like this one:
http://www.dcfever.com/trading/view.php?itemID=2778059
It would be a great match for my imported 11-22, but I wonder if it will even be sold in the US:

The 11-24 f/4 is on my purchase list for the year.
I need a decent camera that is easy to take in the kayak.... the M3, particularly like in the link and with an 18-200 M zoom would be hard to pass up....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:47:04 AM »
And have you run your own tests to show that the QE is the same at all ISOs for those very same cameras?
No need.  It can't change.  To change it would require changing the physical structure of the sensor.

Trying to explain technical facts to dilbert?


Is this like the lenses that change their optical properties when you move them between crop and FF?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:30:41 AM »

I can't justify spending as much as 3K for a new body, but 6DII could be right for me.
The good news is that:
- 5DIII was announced on 2 March 2012
- 6D was announced on 12 September 2012
So maybe we can expect to see a new set of Canon's Full Frame in six months, including 6D.
 
PS 1DX was announced on 18 October 2011, but that's another story.
The speculation is that they are shutting down the 500nm fabrication line. For that to happen, they will have to replace the entire FF lineup and most of the rebels... It could very well mean that this is the tip of the iceberg....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:22:34 AM »
Perhaps they are going to release the new revolutionary full frame one pixel camera for the highest ISO performance in the land.

hehe ... and 99 stops of DR  ;D


actually, it would only be 38 stops of DR :(

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