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Adding 2nd curtain sync to a wireless remote flash protocol must be really easy. Even Nikon can do it ... for many years now. Even with old-style optical triggering. I am convinced, some ML guys could do it within very short time ... if Canon gave them proper access to the current wireless ETTL source code and fully specs for the hardware involved (ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT)

I'm certain Canon could do it...they have just decided it doesn't meet the wants/needs of the majority and thus it's not worth the (comparatively minor) development costs.

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If it has crop modes, will it have an EVF?

Else how will you be able to see it?

So you're saying that the Nikon FX cameras with a DX crop mode have an EVF?  Or are you saying that since those cameras don't have an EVF, the crop mode cannot be used?   ::)

In fact, with the transmissive LCD in many current Canon bodies, indicating the crop frame on-demand would be trivial.

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It seems to me that Canon has abandoned us EOS1D users...such a pitty.

You're so right.  Yesterday, my 1D X was awesome...today it's suddenly a piece of crap. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 03:39:55 PM »
So this is a camera optimized for low ISO performance. Canon is talking about stronger CFA and all of that....(which, given that for color depth above 24 bits is basically indiscernible to the human eye, is a total waste of time IMO. The only potential benefit MIGHT be lower color noise, if they are more finely restricting the colors through each CFA...but color noise would also be reduced if they would reduce their darn read noise.)

But once again...utter silence about read noise and dynamic range. This is, clearly, a Low ISO part from Canon. If they had resolved their low ISO read noise issues...one would think they would be proclaiming it to the heavens. Why the silence? :\

I don't want to lose the last little bit of hope I have in Canon...

The point you make about the read noise being an overriding factor is a good one and I agree.

Given that the information provided thus far about the camera is very preliminary, and we know nothing about the technology in the sensor, much less seen any actual images from this camera, there are "glass half-empty" and "glass half-full" viewpoints:

Pessimist view:  Increased color discrimination in this camera will be largely useless because Canon didn't improve the low ISO read noise.  Canon did it because all they can do is implement incremental, tangential improvements in their sensor technology, and cannot compete against Sony.

Optimist view:  Increased color discrimination in this camera was implemented precisely because Canon improved the low ISO read noise hence making the existing CFA performance inadequate, especially in post processing losses in color fidelity when bumping shadows by several stops.

Which one will turn out to be the case is unknowable at this time.  But the answer will most definitely determine the success of this camera.

I don't agree with that last point, except perhaps as it pertains to CR Forum members.  I suspect that the majority of 5DIII/D8x0/a7R owners don't know what "CFA" stands for, and only know the difference between luminance and chrominance noise because there are separate sliders for them in Lightroom.

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Exactly!!!

Yes, but not exactly what you said in the first place. 

I wouldn't mind remote control over 2nd curtain, even more I'd like remote control over the flash head zoom setting.

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So a 30MP 1.3x mode and a 20MP 1.6x mode.

Comes packed with "extra reach" for birders :-P

This is also the first time a Canon DSLR has had an intervalometer.
7D2?

I was gonna say...

Was never interested in the 7D2 so I've not looked at its spec list.

Then perhaps you should avoid making blanket statements like that out of ignorance…

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This is also the first time a Canon DSLR has had an intervalometer.
7D2?

Yes, the 7DII has an intervalometer.  Once again, dilbert has managed to demonstrate his lack of technical knowledge.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: Today at 06:35:45 AM »
But 5fps sounds good for something like this. I wonder 2 things: what the RAW buffer is like, and if it goes any faster/longer in either of the crop modes. 1.3 = ~30Mp and 1.6 = ~19.8Mp.

This is what I expected as a minimum but it is good news in more than one way. I expect it can do 8 fps @ 30 mpix and 10 fps @ 19.8 mpix. If so that would be a serious fps upgrade from the relatively slow 5DIII into 7DII fast shooting territory - and still with somewhat more mpix than the 5DIII.

Overall the 1.3 and 1.6 crop modes will add a lot of flexibility to the camera by offering real fast shutter speeds. I could easily see myself often go for a compromise 8 fps @ 30 mpix for action shots.

For 8-10 fps, they'd have to give it a 1-series type mirror/shutter assembly.  I think it's more likely the crop modes will get you fewer MP...and that's it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: Today at 05:59:35 AM »
Regular sensitivity: ISO 100-6400

Blah.   :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3
« on: January 29, 2015, 06:36:46 PM »
How about bringing a Second Curtain setting back into the body and not a Speedlight only setting...Thats all I want...That can be fixed via firmware upgrade right?

What's to fix?  2nd curtain sync can be set with the camera menu...  Am I missing something?

As far as I know there is no such setting in the 5DkIII itself....only in speed light 600RT...

Page 194 of the 5DIII manual disagrees with you...

That's not it...First of page 194 is about flash sync. speed in AV mode which is not what I'm talking about..page 195 though is about Flash Function Settings but it's accessible only with a Speedlight attached...even with the ST-E3 attached you only get a first curtain sync and a high speed sync....it HAS to be a Speedlight...

I'm a bit confused.  Initially, you stated that 2nd curtain sync can't be set on the camera itself, only on the Speedlite.  But clearly that's not true, as 2nd curtain can be set in the 5DIII menus for an attached Speedlite.  Now, I assume you're talking about 2nd curtain sync for remotely triggered off-camera flashes.  It's true that isn't possible with the Canon wireless systems (neither optical nor RT).  Note that even with a 600EX-RT in the hotshoe with 2nd curtain enabled, any slave flashes won't fire on the 2nd curtain.  But you initially stated 'bring it back to the body'...when was that ever possible?  It hasn't been recently, the 580/ST-E2 can't do it, either.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:45:51 PM »
How about bringing a Second Curtain setting back into the body and not a Speedlight only setting...Thats all I want...That can be fixed via firmware upgrade right?

What's to fix?  2nd curtain sync can be set with the camera menu...  Am I missing something?

As far as I know there is no such setting in the 5DkIII itself....only in speed light 600RT...

Page 194 of the 5DIII manual disagrees with you...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS 5D Mark III Version 1.3.3
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:26:03 PM »
How about bringing a Second Curtain setting back into the body and not a Speedlight only setting...Thats all I want...That can be fixed via firmware upgrade right?

What's to fix?  2nd curtain sync can be set with the camera menu...  Am I missing something?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:17:43 PM »
Has anyone figured out what this does?

Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).


I'm hoping it will enable live view autofocus on my TS-E 17L...   ;)
I heard that it will do that for the TS-E lenses (can't wait to try it), but Canon intentionally disabled AF for Zeiss lenses with this firmware ;)

Typical Canon...   ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7
« on: January 29, 2015, 04:13:22 PM »
Has anyone figured out what this does?

Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom).


I'm hoping it will enable live view autofocus on my TS-E 17L...   ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 29, 2015, 03:37:46 PM »
7DII = Nikon D7200. To be released @ CP+.

Based on the rumored specs, not even close (but no doubt it'll get a higher DxOMark BScore).

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