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Here is some alternative PoV

1. Canon 1D C
Why buy: A true Hollywood calibre cinematic image and price starting to make more sense...

More INFO here

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 25, 2015, 06:38:07 PM »
Dilbert says:
bad sensor bad quality bad iq
neuro says:
wrong sensor wrong quality wrong noise

there. I just saved 3 or more pages of discussion of the new sensor.

That made my day! :-)))

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: The Pros or The Enthusiasts?
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:02:43 PM »
...But the truth is that clients that value results gravitate towards pros that can deliver, it is not about the gear (most of the time) it is about the consistency of the output.
I myself quite share the above quoted.

Depends what pro area of photography your are looking at and comparing it with enthusiast etc.
Seems like he is referring to stock and mass market subject imagery that anyone can get access to shoot.

For me there's no contest and I would not enter into any business area that there might be. I will deliver effortlessly and with style every time no matter what the brief is. Its not just about taking the pictures there's often the drama you have to create or sometimes minimise completely to make the job run how they would like.
Then turnaround the images the next day all processed really nicely.
Exactly the same here.

And that is why I do share in about 90% the opinion on how the Pro & Enthusiast are shaped. And though Thom DOES put the Enthusiast next to Amateur I tend to disagree.

IMO we do have the PRO that works for a bare existence and Tim Wallace among many other colleagues do shares the opinion that commercial photography is 80% business. However I believe that every PRO should be also an Enthusiast to some extend.

The market is oversaturated with generally the same pictures. More and more people on FaceBook already know how to make a descent portrait or a landscape. I hope there are enough people among you that DO recall how photos on FB used to look like. Then phones upgraded. DSLRs became more and more affordable. YouTube and many other tutorials were made and people learned HOW actually to make great photos.

So general PRO with boring same style is not a good idea for business. True - a PRO will deliver 100% a consistent output, but at some point that very same person has to become more of a Enthusiast in order to experiment. That can make him/her even a trend setter. A name-brand.

BTW it takes skill/talent to get good shots with an iPhone. And there are more than a few really excellent iPhotos around. You may have even seen some without realizing it.

I showed on many occasions that with an iPhone or an Android one can make photos that are impossible to be made with a DSLR with a huge LENS. Time will come soon. RAWs are already available on both platforms. Now we need I guess an iteration or two (five at most)  to get the DR (I do my HDR manually with PS after a nice bracketing) and faster and more sensitive focus.

Aside from size occasion-wise it is the same as in the article:
I’ve written before about any animal interaction in a National Park being more likely captured by an amateur than a pro. It’s a numbers game: there are more amateurs in the park with cameras than pros. And given the rise of smartphones, that has gotten incredibly worse, as basically a pro operating in public spaces trying to take unique images is now competing against everyone, not just other pros.

Photography is not what it used to be... And it is a little mess.

New clients sometimes believe they know what a nice photo is and ignore the consistency of the output that only a PRO can deliver without a risk. No matter if it rains or not.

I had a few such occasions. And I had to fix and finalize projects that were a few days away from the deadline. "Today" to deliver what some amateur had to deliver "yesterday". Or whose post production was awful or just disappeared...

Never underestimate the need of a versatile clientele ;-)

EDIT: <Does anyone know how to remove the VigLinks>

Business of Photography/Videography / The Pros or The Enthusiasts?
« on: January 23, 2015, 12:36:58 PM »
What are you?

Please check this article beforehand.

Do you share the opinion of the author?

EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 23, 2015, 12:25:31 PM »
A global shutter - a long awaited AWESOMEness!

SONY had it for some time already ;-)

Lovely if true!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 01:08:40 PM »
How much I needed HDR movie on the NY evening.

A nice site indeed. Keep up the good work. And I hope for the best of it.

This world needs more site like this one no matter the religion.

EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:52:27 PM »
"Lead" would not be the exact word to use... Quite little difference/distance in the DSRL table.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 07, 2015, 05:43:09 PM »
Yes, Sir, Dear Friend Marsu42.
Yes, I need  SS = 1/8,000 Sec. one time  in every  12 months to keep my Canon 1DS running, Before Her Die. to shoot the drop of water.

Try with two or more flashes... You will see water awesomeness in a new "light" ;-)

The quote is from "Lucy"

EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:29:57 PM »
One shouldn't expect Dual Pixel sensors manufactured by Sony. No way.
So probably Canon will manufacture most of their FF bodies with own, home-manufactured  sensors and use only Sony sensor for a special high quality (DR, high resolution) body. That makes a lot of sense because high resolution Dual Pixel FF sensor (being effectively 2 x 46 MPix sensor) would generate enormous stream of data  that would need processing not only for stills but also video (scaling, denoising etc.) and AF (dual pixel, CDAF).
.... You said it all by yourself:
... would generate enormous stream of data  that would need processing not only for stills but also video...
That means that they would have to use DIGIC CPUs sensors with DPAF (CANON sensor tech). That means they can't be SONY.

They wouldn't even have to do that.  I don't think there's anything amazingly complex about dual-pixel from a design and fabrication point of view.  I'm pretty sure Sony would already be selling chips with DPAF capabilities if they didn't have to work around Canon's patents.

I think you missed the point of this forum. It is called rumors for a reason. Wouldn't be much talk here if it only reported things written in stone. I think its interesting to hear peoples ideas and just maybe from time to time some Canon people will visit to see what we want them to improve.

No - I did not. Yes it is NOT a stone. Quite correct. And yet this rumor is old as Canon MF. I wonder when will be next speculation about the old rumor about it ;-)

As for Canon reading what is going on here on this forum... You must have been reading some of my previous post here. ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:46:49 AM »
I wonder why do from time to time CR begins to make storms out of nothing. I presume when the visitors stats begin to go down he brings an old topic just for the sake of a few tech geeks to comment around and say old crap in a new way.

I think it would be a mistake for them to surrender chip design--both for Canon and for the users.  There needs to be MORE sensor competition--not less.
+1, totally agree! Canon just needs to actually compete on the larger format sensor front. I really hope they do next year...
I do agree as well. However they would need "a-pair-of-good-old-MF-L-lenses". And we have seen 0 patents so far.

Check this guy out...

2 Years old article the outlines what we see today (Sony making sensors for Nikon, and now some of Canon) and points to tomorrow.

It's not economical these days for most companies to continue mfg their own silicon as with the fierce competition and constant upheaval of processes to stay competitive results in huge tool and die costs, which is what a CMOS sensor is, silicon. Global Foundaries, Samsung, Intel and others now dominate this market. Canon's 0.5 process is ancient, Canon knows this and will likely choose another fab to make their designs, or use someone else's designs but put their software or spin on the final result. I anticipate quantum leaps in Canon specs in the next 1-2 years as such. Look at what Canon did with Sony's 20MP sensor? 50 points better on the ISO processing with their DIGIC algorithms plus accurate color rendition and better UI.

Well, while true so far we know Canon IS using old-school 0.5 they are also employing new tech (although a later  than others, but definitely not bad) like DualPixel.

And I wonder how do you make a home-grown in-house tech go out to you competitors to produce it?
Or you just don't - and that makes you look like everybody else.

So in conclusion: Am I getting this wrong? Or CR Webmaster is just making non-sense?

I have received this information a few times over the years, but nothing has never come to fruition, so I’ve never lent much credence to it... It’s definitely possible, but I wouldn’t write it in stone yet
Why bother then writing now?

I leave it to you to judge on your own.

EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 12:59:48 PM »
It's far too early for a 5DMk4, Canon is not Nikon.

you know, a quick google would have told you how silly your post is.  5D was replaced in 3 years, 5dII in 3.5 years...

sept 2015 (next year) would be .. what? 3.5 years.
My my my! Is time passing by so fast?!?

BTW did anyone saw that coming?

Huge Sony sensor advance heralds amazing video features – 6K, and 1080p at up to 16,000fps

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Now Available
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:29:25 PM »
I hope they fixed all performance issues they introduced in 5.6 for spot removal and selective brush.

1/ Those issues date quite back before that.

2/ Dream on. I doubt that they would be able to fix those with LR 6 possibly  (coming out final release in March 2015).

They have big issues performance wise, because they have written it in LUA and since then (according to wikipedia) 40% are still using it. They also use SLQlite in the backbone of the catalogue. In the beginning perhaps it was the perfect combination, but with time and all those cool features added things begin to get ugly.

It's time to completely re-write in a more suitable

An F 2.8 lens is a 2.8 lens regardless of the sensor size, the amount of light it lets in doesn't change by changing the size of the sensor. This camera is equivalent to 24-200mm in 35mm terms and the only thing that is different is the depth of field.

Oh, just the DoF is different?  Well, that's ok then...I mean, it's not like DoF matters for pictures, or like photographers care about DoF or anything like that, right??  It's a smaller sensor, so is noise or anything like that different?  Or is that something else that doesn't matter?

If you say 8.8-73.3mm f/2.8, that's fine.  Saying it gives a field of view equivalent to 24-200mm on FF/35mm is fine.   Calling it 24-200mm f/2.8 is a lie, since f/number is focal length / iris diaphragm diameter.  Calling it equivalent to 24-200mm f/2.8 on FF/35mm is also a lie, the DoF for equivalent framing is different, which means they can't be equivalent.  It might be done commonly, but it's still a lie.  People exceed the posted speed limit all the time, it doesn't mean they're not breaking the law.

You couldn't hold it now, could you? :-)

Alas I saw it too late :-(

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