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Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon makes development announcement for D4S
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:12:30 PM »
"As Nikon's new flagship model, the D4S will offer advances over the Nikon D4 digital SLR camera that include even better image quality enabled with adoption of a new image-processing engine, and more advanced autofocusing performance."

This doesn't sound like a new sensor is in the works, which I find very surprising. Maybe they aren't ready to tip their hand yet.

http://www.nikon.com/news/2014/0107_dslr_01.htm

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 12, 2013, 09:20:36 AM »
"My contact at Canon explained this was an effort to cut out counterfeit batteries claiming to be Canon batteries."

If that is the case, then they have failed and should remove this test from the firmware. 3rd party manufacturers have already defeated the check making it only a hassle for owners who have older off-brand batteries. Of course they won't because that was their intent...trying to annoy people to only buy Canon batteries.

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EOS Bodies / Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:25:10 AM »
Canon, if you are reading...Stick the 70D sensor in a body like this and make some EF-M mount lenses with aperture rings!

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I wasn't trying to bash Canon. I was genuinely curious why they would release a press release before acting. I answered my own question by finding Nikon's press release and realizing they didn't want to be seen as reacting to Nikon.

Kudos to both companies for acting.


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While it's certainly good that Canon is going to donate aid, is it just me or does a PR release announcing that you are planning on giving aid as soon as you can make up your mind who do give it to seem very odd? Especially, when the stories covering the tragedy often mention their immediate need.


EDIT: Ah, I just went to Nikon Global and found this: http://www.nikon.com/news/2013/1112_01.htm

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:12:08 PM »
For the love of god, Canon. Stick the 70D sensor in a G1X style body with a good EVF and create some EF-M lenses with an aperture ring. There is no shame in copying Fuji when sales are falling. It...would...sell!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 02:07:52 PM »
People are studying what appears to be a CG marketing image way too closely.

Who here thinks they really placed a cloth across the new body and photographed it to make this image? Raise  your hands...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 01:05:51 PM »
"... Canon will start from the white world ..."
So rife with politically incorrect double entendre it almost seems like an Onion headline.

That sounds like a very literal translation. I wonder if it means something like "Canon starts from a blank slate".

I'll ask my Korean colleague when he comes back from lunch.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Will the new MAC Pro support 10 bit colour?
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:04:38 AM »
This article says yes:
"The guys at BasicColor have also informed us that Mavericks now supports full 10 bit video output via Thunderbolt, with a compatible video card."

http://nativedigital.co.uk/site/2013/10/os-x-mavericks-compatibility-is-10-bit-finally-here-for-the-mac/

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Lighting / Re: Studio light for model and products
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:22:37 PM »
I have the older version of this kit plus one of their 200 w/s heads and some umbrellas.

It's been a quality kit and has built in wireless triggering.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/906651-REG/elinchrom_el_20852kit_d_lite_rx_4_400w.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 04, 2013, 02:27:15 PM »
This is what Nikon is up to, BTW. It looks fairly compact to me: http://nikonrumors.com/2013/11/04/this-is-the-nikon-df.aspx/

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 04, 2013, 01:42:19 PM »
I think we ended up here due to the size of the electronics in early DSLRs.

The Sony a7's show that a full frame camera could be made much smaller. It should be possible to make a DSLR as small as your old F1.

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I've had the Mk III since it launched and received a 6D on Friday. I took it on a hike yesterday with the Sigma 35 and Canon 50 1.2. I used both the center point focus recompose technique and the farthest outside point. We got in late last night and I only glanced through the images after importing, but my initial impression was that focus accuracy was fine. I didn't bring the Mk III or do a side-by-side comparison though.

I will comment that I am surprised by how much lighter and more compact the 6D feels. It feels like more of a joy to take out and shoot than the Mk III which sometimes seems like a burden. I plan to sell the Mk III.

I'll do some editing tonight and post some of the images.

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Portrait / Re: 300mm B&W Portrait
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:26:46 PM »
I really like your self-portrait.

I like the B&W processing of both shots. To my taste, the face (especially the beard) on the first one is over-sharpened. Across the rest of the image that level of sharpening looks good though.

Solid work, man.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Sample Images
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:45:02 PM »
I am a big fan of Sigma and WANT to love this lens, but these images don't look any better than Canon 24-105 images...in fact they look worse. Maybe a bad copy?

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