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EOS Bodies / Re: RED - Scarlet.....
« on: November 04, 2011, 04:22:50 PM »
Yup, Peter Jackson's latest blog on the Hobbit says the same - OTT colours on the scenery in Mirkwood, additional red on the actors faces because the Red Epic doesn't do colour in the same way...

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EOS Bodies / Re: November 3, 2011 Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 04:52:40 PM »
Engadget has a live blog from the event at 3pm Pacfiic time. Red make their announcement 3 hrs later, allowing them to decide their price point no doubt  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The \
« on: November 02, 2011, 05:49:01 PM »
Sorry, as per other threads, this is not anything to do with Canon's dSLR I think. It's a step up for Canon, hence why Red is trying to head it off with their own announcement. I think this will be out of most people's league, but still fun to read about... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: November 3, 2011 Announcement
« on: November 02, 2011, 05:43:34 PM »
$15K video camera, stealing market share from Red. Hence why Red are announcing also. Nothing to do (directly) with the 1Dx, MK III or anything else (although clearly there may be some internal tech which is shared).....

Just my 2p...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1dx and Ethernet
« on: November 02, 2011, 05:33:52 PM »
Qnap, Synology etc to ftp servers for their NAS and I think they do a 1 bay version. Might even draw less power...

Some of their NAS will take 2.5" drives and thus you can use a SSD not a spinning disk. But a huge SSD will be expensive. So either look to a 2 bay device with 1TB 2.5" drives (mirrored).

It will be less clunky than a notebook/netbook with 2 drives, might even be cheaper...  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Feedback on 1D X from 1-series users?
« on: October 23, 2011, 09:06:29 PM »
So far, we've heard a lot of feedback, mainly complaints, from people who are not currently using 1-series bodies, and don't seriously plan to get one.  Sort of like people who say, "I was going to buy a Ferrari California, but now I'm not since they didn't put a V12 in it," and then just keep on driving their Toyota Camry, or at the most take out a 5-year loan on a newer model of the same car.


Nice elitist attitude.
So I guess Camry owners can't have opinions with regard to how the new Ferrari will effect their next Camry?
This IS an opinion message board, remember?
[ok, lets hear your real snappy comeback...)

Yes you can - there are enough threads on this site to cover that. The OP asked specifically for those who already have one of the Pro bodies. If you check his sig. he does not and is therefore asking from those that do.

Sorry, don't do snappy at 2am  :D

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Nikon are delaying the announcement of the D800 likely due to the flooding in Thailand - check out Nikonrumors.

I would be very surprised if Canon announce another dSLR this year - too close to the 1Dx.

26th will not be dSLRs, likely printers. 3rd Nov will be some camcorder(s) which support(s) EF & PL lenses.

Just my 2c... ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Feedback on 1D X from 1-series users?
« on: October 23, 2011, 07:20:59 PM »
I have a pair of second hand 1Ds MK III which I bought in preference to the 5D MK IIs.

What I wanted in the 1Dx is better high iso but only required up to around ISO 6400 (the MK III is showing it's age a little), better AF, and better Dynamic range. FPS is fine, just the ability to drive it at better speeds when using higher ISO.

So to be honest, the only downside is the f/8 AF removal, which I use on the 500mm f/4 with MK II 2xTC. To date, this has been sparingly, but the 2x MK III with good clean mid-range ISO (3200 to 6400 range) and thus f/11 would be a very useful combination I think.

18MP - it loses me 10% on the x and y, really nothing to worry about if the IQ is substantially better.

Having video in the same body is nice - being able to flip between stills and video without changing lenses will be useful (previously I used the 7D for this but that means a 3rd body). Articulated screen would also be better for video when there is little subject movement, but everyone is different.

Like most people I guess, I will wait to see what else Canon announces in the next 6 months, and of course to see how good the 1Dx is in comparison to the MK III and IV. The dilemma is around wanting 2 bodies with compatible accessories (batteries/chargers in the main). A 1Dx would go nice with either a MK IV or retaining a MK III, but then an updated 7D and 5D MK III would be I think significantly cheaper, allowing me to pick up the 200-400mm.

Bottom line - 1Dx is a good, solid replacement, and depending on what else Canon offers in the mid-range, may still end up in my bag.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The EOS-1D X & f/8
« on: October 22, 2011, 03:53:02 PM »
I would be very surprised if by the end of 2012 there is not another Canon body which can AF at f/8 - it was one of the decisions for me skipping the 5D MK II and getting a 2nd-hand 1Ds MK III...

Out of interest, has anyone seen a comparison between a TC 2x and Genuine Fractals?

Over at Deep Green Photography there's a simple comparison on an existing 500mm f/4 IS between the MK II and MK III TCs. The 2x looks good, especially at f/11, but of course it depends on your preference...

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 06:10:13 AM »
I'm a little confused by the logic of announcing and waiting 5 months before releasing.

If they announce a new 1D on Tuesday, they will sell next to NO 1D stock between now and March, as people will wait.

The lower end Rebel etcs wouldn't have this problem as 1k for a body is a far more disposable amount than 5-8k.

People that will purchase a 1D will know the new one is coming, they will know.

Now if there is limited stock, then that again hurts Canon's sales. Why not announce CLOSER to the release date.

I'd understand if it was a NEW product, like the rumoured EF mount video camera, there is currently no predecessor on sale. So the wait builds the hype.

Helps people plan expenditure, helps avoid migration to a rival product, allows businesses who work on a financial year aligned to the calendar year to have it in the 2012 budget etc.

Take Apple. Everyone knows that once a year a new ipad and iphone is launched. The phone has moved to September but I think that's more to do with iOS 5 than the phone. But that aside, everyone who has a phone, Apple or not, knows when the next one will be available. Great for everyone from a planning perspective. It even helps Apple if I decide to skip a generation, as I know exactly when the next one will be released, so I am likely to stick with them...

Long winded way of saying, although it adds to frustration, most people I think would prefer to know what will be available as it allows them to make decisions. As has been mentioned elsewhere, it would be great if we knew all the Canon (1Dx/5Dx/3Dx) models at the same time, oh and also all the Nikon / Sony equivalents  :D

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Canon General / Re: Canon
« on: September 16, 2011, 03:25:52 PM »
Nikonrumors say there's an announcement by Nikon in a number of Countries on the 21st, so it does sound as though a Pro announcement is in the making.... I can't see Canon launching printers to take the attention away from Nikon but hey, who knows  ;D

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Canon General / Re: New 95MB/s sandisk sd cards
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:52:21 AM »
Apart from the transfer speed to your PC, what benefit does this actually have.  I've got a 60mb/s sandisk and to be honest I don't notice any speed increase.

I've found a noticeable difference between a 20MB/s Sandisk and 45MB/s if you're doing burst and exceed the camera's buffer. Otherwise, as you say, it's potentially just on the PC - but again, this will depend on your card reader / PC interface

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EOS Bodies / Re: Your wishlist for your next body...
« on: September 14, 2011, 06:45:15 PM »
For the 7d mkii:
RAW histograms
RAW picture review
I'm only an amateur so might be missing something, but I shoot my 7D in RAW only mode and get histograms and picture review fine?
What you see on preview is based on the embedded jpeg within the raw, not the raw....Same for histograms

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EOS Bodies / Re: Even Nikon has announced its FF successors.
« on: August 24, 2011, 09:12:05 AM »
I don't want a 5D Mark III; I want a 5D Mark IV.  With a release date of now.  At the T2i's price point.  And I want three CF card slots, because one 64GB card isn't big enough and four seconds is too long to swap out media, plus one for back-up.  Oh, and throw a second direct print button on there to print from multiple flashcards at once.  If Canon doesn't produce, I'm going to Nikon.

FOLKS, GO TAKE PICTURES AND STOP FREAKING OUT ABOUT NIKON VS. CANON!  If you really think Nikon offers you such significantly better equipment, switch over.  Just don't be whining about it constantly.

It's a rumour site - that's what people tend to do here :D

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Canon General / Re: 5d Classic Problem (??)
« on: August 16, 2011, 08:29:30 PM »
Hm, every other time regardless of conditions it was nearly instant (maybe a second delay or less).  Maybe the camera is just old?

Think I should just upgrade and drop my 5d?

RAW files, not jpeg ?

I will have another look through customer functions tomorrow (bit late in the UK). I guess you could do a reset to defaults and reset all custom functions and see if that brings it back to "normal"

IIRC, my 5D was never that quick, but hey that could just be my recollection.

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