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I want this upgrade for my 6D.  how much? :D

Cosigned.

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Get a monitor or EVF, but even then it's a bit difficult since the HDMI drops to SD when you hit record.

Thats very good to know.

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:10:05 AM »
Biscuit

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dSLR = digital single lens reflex.  Reflex refers to the reflex mirror that reflects light up to the viewfinder (via a pentaprism or pentamirror), which lets you see through the lens.  The mirror flips up out of the way ('reflexively') to expose the film/sensor.  So either the viewfinder or the sensor sees the light, not both at once.

I wouldn't call it a technical limitation, more of a design limitation.

I figured that was the issue.

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...EVF Pro looks like what I need, but that cost is steep. If I start making real money from these videos i'll have to invest in one.


I also agonized a long time before getting it. It is the best money I've ever spent on DSLR video. It absolutely transforms my ability to nail focus and exposure, plus the additional contact points helps stabilization.

You have other options at lower price points. The Zacuto Z-Finder (several models available) are good. There are competing products from Hoodman: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/573167-REG/Hoodman_H_LPP3_HoodLoupe_Professional_LCD_Screen.html and Cinevate: http://www.cinevate.com/store2/cyclops-viewfinder.html#sthash.RQV9s3yl.dpbs

RedRock Micro announced an EVF back in 2011, but they have not shipped it yet: http://store.redrockmicro.com/EVF

Cineroid has an EVF that's a little cheaper than the Zacuto: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=982065&Q=&is=REG&A=details

Your best low-cost approach is an LCD loupe of some kind. This also avoids the HDMI sync delays (a few sec) when you switch between still and video mode.


Is Zacuto the best of the bunch?

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Is this a technical limitation of DSLR's?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 135 L for $989 + $100 rebate, good deal?
« on: October 27, 2013, 05:44:31 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on this bad boy.

Should I just save up for the 70-200 to compliment the 24-70?

If you shoot 1/125 or faster, 135L is a better choice due to lower price tag. With 70-200 f2.8 IS II, you can take the advantage of IS and shoot at slower speed 1/60 or even slower.

I have both. In day time I usually shoot with 135L for better bokeh and less weight. 135L works really well with 5D III in AI servo. I have no problem tracking my kids running around with this lens.

First Photo: 135L + 5D III AI Servo, 4points expansion, case 2
Second Photo: 70-200 f2.8 IS II + 5D III AI Servo, 4points expansion, case 2

The bokeh on that first pic is fantastic

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon 135 L for $989 + $100 rebate, good deal?
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:18:00 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on this bad boy.

Should I just save up for the 70-200 to compliment the 24-70?

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Pricewatch Deals / Canon 135 L for $989 + $100 rebate, good deal?
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:06:28 PM »
Thinking about pulling the trigger on this bad boy.

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it would be nice if the af  points lit up when  the subject was in focus.   and then we could compose based on af  point location  and adjust the focus ring and stop when it lights  up.


The AF points are deactivated and physically removed from the light path when the mirror is up in video mode. This diagram is with the mirror down, but you can see when the primary and secondary mirrors flip up (Live View mode), no light reaches the phase-detect AF sensors: http://leongoodman.tripod.com/d70/dslrchartweb500.jpg

As already stated, ML will give focus peaking assistance, however it's not available in a stable build on some cameras, and not available for the 5D3 running 1.2.1 firmware. This means you couldn't have clean HDMI out, or use cross-type AF point at f/8, or any other features and enhancements of 1.2.1.

One solution is using a clip-on LCD loupe to magnify the LCD. Several companies make these; I've used the Zacuto Z-Finder which is good.

Another solution is a field monitor which has focus peaking built in. Yet another is an EVF.

The Zacuto EVF Pro is my preferred solution since it provides another point of contact to stabilize the camera, shields your eye in bright conditions, is more private than a field monitor, plus has focus peaking and zebra exposure aids.


EVF Pro looks like what I need, but that cost is steep. If I start making real money from these videos i'll have to invest in one.

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Installing magiclantern will give you focus peaking wich will help by putting a redline on infocus subjects.

I don't think it's available on the 6D.

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it would be nice if the af  points lit up when  the subject was in focus.   and then we could compose based on af  point location  and adjust the focus ring and stop when it lights  up.

The 6D does have some facial recognition focus confirm by putting a green box around peoples faces, at least I think it confirms focus.

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Ok i calibrated the new 15" macbook pro haswell and it moved up to 100% rgb from 99% on my 2013 model. The contrast was 871:1 which is a slight improvement. Definitely a much brighter panel.

What did you use to calibrate it?

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MAC PRO

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I've used a 5d 2 and 6D to shoot videos, but it's very difficult to tell if the shot is in focus on the tiny LCD. Would I have to purchase an external field monitor?

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