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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:37:24 AM »
This is intriguing news! I would love to see more fast Art-Line Primes (like a killer 50mm)...but hey, this could be entertaining. I own the Canon 24-70mm II ...and I doubt that a Sigma f/2 IS lens could come close to the sharpness of the Canon II...but they are on a roll lately, so who knows. The new Sigma 35mm is fantastic..I own one and love it! This rumored new Sigma would have to be somewhat bigger than the Canon, too.... I would imagine.

This sounds like a much more sensible rumor regarding the recent Sigma Liberation-Teaser Ads that are running. I am also reading speculative rumors that Sigma is supposedly releasing a MFT mirrorless camera...That one is total bunk....
..this rumor here makes much more sense...and based on Sigma's teaser ads, the new zoom would have to be reasonably priced..or there is no "liberation" from the Canon system.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Lomography Petzval Portrait Lens
« on: July 26, 2013, 07:01:31 AM »
Hmmmmmm...this lens has some very unique Bokeh...quite different from my lensbaby lenses...actually a lot different.
I include two samples:
Building shot with Optic 80mm
Clock shot with Sweet 35mm

Can't say I am going to run out and buy a Petzval (I need to use the things that I already have!!! LOL!)...but the Petzval is definitely interesting. ..Based on the amount of support they have received on Kickstarter, a lot of people apparently like what they are seeing! Definitely warm and fuzzy.

I don't look at these types of lenses as novelty items...to me..they are tools...they may work for some shooters' style...but not for others...but more choices is always better, no?  Looks like a fun piece of glass.

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Yeeeee...Haaaaaaw.....bring on some more Full-Frame Primes Sigma!!!

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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 21, 2013, 10:50:32 PM »
With dual Digic 6+, it might even hit 3 fps...   ;)

Or...it could just catch on fire....

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-M sharper than 6D?
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:10:31 PM »
Time to stop testing and start calling Canon Service...
+1....everything is really soft!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-M sharper than 6D?
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:27:31 PM »
Hmmmm.... what on earth would cause a camera to be soft like this????????...there is no point in the frame where there is true sharpness.

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I'm happy with 5D3. I could use it until it dies.

There is a LOT to be said for that... I love mine, too!

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1. Two stops improved noise performance.
2. Improved Dynamic Range
3. Two Compact Flash card slots that operate at equal rates
4. Expanded AF points
5. Higher Silent Frame Rate

I do not have the need for a larger file.

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Sounds interesting.  But I have a dumb question (never used ML before).  Where is the link to the actual firmware file for the DR "upgrade"?

ML's download site has the latest 7D firmware from Dec. 2012.  I read the post and checked the .pdf... didn't see anything or links to the file in there.


You have to build it yourself.
Here is the code: https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/all

If that is too much for you. Here is a link of it already built. Built by the magic lanterns forum member 'Lourenco'
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7QlH_BH2m32aWFxbm9DNkliS0E&usp=sharing
The second link is for the 5D3 files


OK..I am just a photographer ...not a code writer.  Is this DR  revelation something that the average person can safely load onto their $3500 camera body without damaging it...or is this something that is proposed for a future release of Magic Lantern that we all can use?

The short answer is that if you don't know what you're doing you should wait until the DR feature is built into a stable ML release. Also note that the current "alpha" release for the 5D Mark III requires the older 1.1.3 firmware. For myself, I WILL NOT be loading ML into my Mark III until they release an alpha version that works with the current firmware, but I'm really looking forward to that day! Why? Because I've been running the stable version on my T2i for quite a while now and it has some GREAT features--for video and stills.

FTR, I'll quote myself here from my earlier answer to your question...

The Magic Lantern forum thread discussing this (read it carefully):

http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=7139.0

GD thanks for the explanation. That clears up a lot of confusion for this non-programmer still photographer.
I will not be attempting this unless it is included in an updated ML release that is compatible with current 5DMarkIII firmware.

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Sounds interesting.  But I have a dumb question (never used ML before).  Where is the link to the actual firmware file for the DR "upgrade"?

ML's download site has the latest 7D firmware from Dec. 2012.  I read the post and checked the .pdf... didn't see anything or links to the file in there.

You have to build it yourself.
Here is the code: https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/all

If that is too much for you. Here is a link of it already built. Built by the magic lanterns forum member 'Lourenco'
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7QlH_BH2m32aWFxbm9DNkliS0E&usp=sharing
The second link is for the 5D3 files


OK..I am just a photographer ...not a code writer.  Is this DR  revelation something that the average person can safely load onto their $3500 camera body without damaging it...or is this something that is proposed for a future release of Magic Latern that we all can use?

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:42:14 PM »
I don't understand your hostility, you can clearly see his testing procedure whilst he was doing it.

And I can just as clearly see the room for human error. Hence the "hostility."

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Would you rather he lied and said it functioned flawlessly without any hiccups?

I'd rather he test like an adult.

Um..then perhaps you should not frequent Digital Rev...the whole point is that Kai is campy...

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 08:41:22 PM »
but he does have his facts straight no matter how he delivers them...

No he doesn't. There are plenty of firmware 2 AF test videos online where the camera does not behave that way, including a set of videos linked by canonrumors.com when the firmware was released. He couldn't spent 5 minutes investigating the results of others, or his camera body for malfunction, or his test setup for human error. He was too busy working on his lines to come off as an edgy child.

If somebody gets better results then you do while testing a piece of equipment, then it's time to stop blaming the equipment and start looking for differences. That's how an adult reviewer works.

He's as bad as Ken Rockwell can be at times.

The order of fastest focus speed was and is correct:
1. Olympus
2. Fuji
3. Canon
Professionally delivered...well no...but I don't think anyone...(including Digital Rev)..is going to argue that...
There are always PLENTY of pixel-peeping reviews for all things photographic for all to rely on for your
need for high-tech info...but the Kai reviews claim to be nothing more than what they are...somewhat entertaining...somewhat informative...certainly not all serious...the stodgy need not apply, that's OK...the rest of us can all have a laugh and perhaps learn something as well! When my photos are approached in that manner...I usually have a better time of it as well! :-)

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 02:40:15 PM »
Kai is particularly foul-mouthed with this one, (which I don't mind..makes me laugh), but he does have his facts straight no matter how he delivers them...and he reinforced my choice in a complementary mirrorless camera system to my FF kit...Canon entered the foray last and missed, even knowing all the players and what they were holding in their hand. Hence the "sell-off".  Perhaps the M2 or M3 will hit the mark, with better focusing specs AND at least the option of a VF....

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