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EOS Bodies / Re: Advatages of a hybrid viewfinder?
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:09:35 PM »
There are many benefits to a hybrid vf. The first is that shooting video would be easier as you would not have to deal with screen glare or seeing the vf in full sun. Another is that you can benefit from software image analysis in the vf while you shoot. The dual pixel cmos chips should make that possible. 

Now what we don't know is if in hybrid mode you can have both environments active at the same time. That is use phase detect af and get a superimposed image in real time of the intensity or color distributions.

Time will tell if new models will have that capability or not.


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:00:45 AM »
Thanks guys, much appreciated.

One question though. All three pictures went through exactly the same process and adjustments (hardly any). But on my monitors, of which one is a self calibrating Eizo, the third image has totally different colors than the others. Does any of you have an explanation for that?

AWB. Even a slight change will shift color balance.  Its best to manually select daylight when you are shooting outdoors.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X & EOS-1D C Cold Weather Autofocus Issues
« on: April 04, 2014, 12:42:48 PM »
I just finished a trip in early March across Baffin Island in the high Canadian Arctic, our daytime/nighttime temps were ~
-35/-40C  and we camped the entire time, so the gear was subject to cold the entire time.. I was using a 5D3 and 1Dx (loaner from CPS) Not sure if it had had the modification described, but I experienced no problems with either. My discussions with Canon prior to the trip about the cold and also the two C100 video cameras was the temp rating listed in specs is mostly the battery specs.. I kept batteries for both camera in a vest in between layers, and thus was able to swap warm batteries when needed, (about once a day) The C100's experienced issues with the LCD screen going black from the cold.. We did not try it but I think hand warmers, judiciously placed/taped would have solved that problem.

Its camera specs that are published, not battery specs.  I was advised by canon to avoid operating at less than spec but it could take it for a short period of time if left on as the internal components generate heat.  Canon recommended no more than 30 minutes below temp but could be extended if precautions were made for supplemental heat.

Ive used battery powered handwarmers in a cooler which work well.  The chemical handwarmers generate too much condensation.

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I would say go ahead and release the info.  However people need to keep in mind that some of these including the 1dx issue involve issues when operating the equipment out of spec.  Canon states that the 1dx working temp is 0-104 and this flaw occurs at temps less than that.

So before anyone claims a sham, check the specs first.

Yeah you can drive your car on the sidewalk but its not designed for that so you cant claim its a fault when your suspension breaks driving over a bike rack.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 04, 2014, 08:20:11 AM »
It is partly an optical illusion, but some of them are bent.

Yeah, I tried to hold a ruler along the lines and they still looked wave like to me.

Any lens aberration filters enabled?  Also the 85 1.2 does suffer from a lot of chromatic aberrations. This could be an effect of colors not focusing at the same point along the edge of the frame...particularly in out of focus areas.

I think I had the aberration filter in Lr on, but I also checked the untouched raw file, and it looks exactly the same.

Would have been interesting to see if it occurred at f5.6.  At f1.2 the light curves are all over the place.  I still think this is just due to the lens being used wide open.

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If you dont want to use dot tune can you still input Focal calibrated AFMA values into a ML enabled 5D3?

Yes you can.  In fact you can still enter all of the original canon menus and make settings there includinf afma values.

Dot tune is not perfect but its quick and will get you in the ball park.  Manual afma is still the best way using a focus target like lenscal or spydercal.  Anything else in the field requires too much set up and time and still is not very accurate imho.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:29:13 PM »
It is partly an optical illusion, but some of them are bent.

Yeah, I tried to hold a ruler along the lines and they still looked wave like to me.

Any lens aberration filters enabled?  Also the 85 1.2 does suffer from a lot of chromatic aberrations. This could be an effect of colors not focusing at the same point along the edge of the frame...particularly in out of focus areas.

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I posted on ML forum but got no answer so far.
Question.  After I installed ML on my 5D III (1.2.3), my automatic image display is disabled.  I had it set to automatically show the image I took for 4 seconds after shooting the photo, but after ML, the LCD does not display anything after I shoot the photo unless I actually push the display button.  I checked in both Canon and ML menu, and there does not seem to be a solution to this?  TIA.

Probably should have reset to factory defaults before installing as the instructions state.  Many problems are resolved by doing that.

Try uninstalling back to factory.  Reset defaults and try again.


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X & EOS-1D C Cold Weather Autofocus Issues
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:19:07 PM »
Well good luck folks!  From canons website:

Working Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C

Sometimes they work and sometimes they dont.  Perhaps canon will fix the problem out of the kindness of their hearts which they do from time to time.  However using it below working spec does give them an out if they so choose.


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:22:58 PM »
I gave up waiting (yes, just six months to 'Kina) and I'm not sure I want to go back to crop again.  I found a great deal and I have a 1DX on the way.  My AMEX is crying a river :'( but I hope to make good u$$$e of it. 

I'm sure the 7DII will probably be announced tomorrow with all of the 1DX features, shoot 30FPS for 90 frames, be noise free up to ISO 12,800...and cost $1500...

That is usually my luck.  I'm holding out, but the camera deals are starting to show up again.
That hasn't actually happened to me, but I've missed out on the lens rebates many times, usually just by a few days.  I've gotten lucky a few times, though, and caught a retailer who hadn't updated their pricing (during the instant rebate days).

Also, the 1D X is all that and more, so I have no regrets!

I wouldnt exactly call the 1dx noise free...its more like a 50'cal machine gun.  Which is why i did not buy one.


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 24, 2014, 12:24:49 PM »
Pro-Vision offering brand new Canon 7d body  with Canon UK warrenty for £ 745.00 in limited sale.

... which probably doesn't indicate the imminent arrival of the 7d2, but the market acceptance that the 7d1 is rather outdated sensor-wise by now :-o

They need to do something.  They still have a tremendous stock of new and refurb 7D.  Expect big fire sales soon.

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Just installed on 1.2.3.  So far works perfectly.  Little complaints from me other than the slow start up time after sleep.

Messin around with Dual ISO now.
Dang, was hoping that would be fixed.

Can you confirm that the slow wake times go away after you remove ML?

The delay appears to be from loading ML and reading the saved settings.  Not waiting find its mind in memory.  If i decide to uninstall ill let you know.  Liking it so much that its likely to stay forma while.  ;)
There is a Dual ISO plugin for LR now! I am excited! This weekend is going to be Dual ISO weekend!
The link to the plugin is:
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=11056.msg107262#msg107262

Ive been watching that.  Wonder if there is any speed improvement over cr2hdr?


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Just installed on 1.2.3.  So far works perfectly.  Little complaints from me other than the slow start up time after sleep.

Messin around with Dual ISO now.
Dang, was hoping that would be fixed.

Can you confirm that the slow wake times go away after you remove ML?

The delay appears to be from loading ML and reading the saved settings.  Not waiting find its mind in memory.  If i decide to uninstall ill let you know.  Liking it so much that its likely to stay forma while.  ;)

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Congrats! It's great to see progress, but I don't have the nerve to risk my 5DIII until there's at least a beta version, and the boot flag can be reset.

It does take some nerve but so far I've played with this latest release all day shooting stills and I didn't have one crash...was trying to post some dual ISO pics but CR is timing out on the uploads....maybe tomorrow.

I haven't gone through any of the video modes yet, just stills using ETTR and Dual ISO.  Works like a champ...but I know that's of no consolation when it comes to YOUR 5D3.  ;)

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All,

I thought I remember that a Magic Lantern version of the DotTune/AFMA was being implemented and in beta.
Did that make it into this release?

GlassEye

Yes its in there.  For what its worth.  No substitute for doing it with something like a spydercal.  Though its better than using something wildly out of spec.

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