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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 27, 2014, 02:26:07 PM »
I'm pro, and initially skipped the M because of
the discrepancy of AF performance and price.

Now that it dropped so dramatically in price,
buying it was a no-brainer.

And wow - I can't remember having had so much
fun with a camera ever before.

Unless Canon really bogs it with a hypothetical M3,
I would be sure to buy it for any price within reason
or at least below 1000 dollars, body only.

And I would definitely buy a 55-250 IS STM in M mount.

Hear me, Canon?

EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: May 01, 2014, 03:31:36 AM »
The patent for the sensor has been posted here in May last year,
and my opinion is that the (working!) engineering sample of a
120 MP APS-C body that Canon has exhibited was the first time
we have actually seen this sensor.

I expect at least a development announcement for Photokina,
if not a working sample of at least one new camera with this

No, the technology does not have Foveons problems, as can be
seen when you compare both patents.

5D Mark FREE.......

A1ex and Chris_overseas solved the bootflag problem,
ML now installs without any problems to cameras running
firmware 1.2.3.

You find a bleeding edge version in the nightlies.

Use at your own risk.

Install with an original battery or a third party
battery that spawns no camera complains.

Or keeps your fingers to yourself until the installer
finishes behind the battery nag screen.

While global shutter is indeed very welcome in the video world,
it would at the same time eliminate x-sync in still photography
and overcome many of the problems that have led to the current
flood of HyperSync/SuperSync/overdrive flash triggers.

Regarding flash this would be a milestone, kill the need for HSS and Co.

I am anxiously looking forward to global shutters in still photography.

Canon General / Re: Canon Germany Teaser
« on: July 19, 2013, 02:29:53 AM »
The German weblink leads to a registration page for
something called YouConnect and says that this will
be a new way to publish imagery (or otherwise distribute
material to your target audience).

Probably they are tuning their Canon Image Gateway.
I have never seen anybody use it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I'm returning my Sigma 35 1.4
« on: June 05, 2013, 06:51:12 PM »
I'm leaning towards keeping the 35L. There is quite a bit of work to remove CA in LR, but maybe I'll live with that.

Try DPP. Digital Lens Optimizer and lens aberration correction make it simple.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM3 Firmware Update
« on: April 12, 2013, 02:05:59 AM »
The only downside to the coming firmware is that it will kick
Magic Lantern back again, and will likely postpone the date
it gets out of its Alpha stadium, even temporarily render it
useless on the 5D MkIII.

Hoping that Canon copies all the useful tools in it might be
twisting fates arm too much.

Lenses / Re: New 14 and 135 mm cinema EOS lenses announced
« on: January 11, 2013, 04:42:59 AM »
With a cinema mount they have to be parfocal in their construction,
which in turn means they have to be new constructions.

Lenses / Re: Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:06:06 PM »
A reworked 1.8/50mm III or 1.4/50mm II with IS and STM for sub 500 USD.
1.4/35mm L II with less CA, better bokeh.
More lenses with hard stops left and right for follow focus filming.

Lenses / Re: Opinion: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:13:34 AM »
Another voice for renting the 24-105. I have had a hard time fighting for a decision
about buying either the EF 2.8/24-70 L OR the EF 4.0/24-105 IS L.
I rented both several times, and sort of hated both.

The 24-70 had no IS, not enough reach on the long end and the bigger diameter
made it harder to handle. Also, the rented sample was badly decentered one time.

The 24-105 had the reach, had IS, was nicer to handle, was more compact.
But it didn't offer the max aperture, and was badly prone to suffer from backlight.

In the end handling, reach and IS were the key reasons to finally buy the 24-105.
With a grumpy feeling about the lack of speed and the weak backlight performance.

So.... without the reach I am not a fan of the 4.0/24-70. I would have preferred a
2.8/24-70 with IS. Also I think that my next 35mm will be the Samyang/Rokinon
T1.5/35mm rather than the new 2.0/35mm.

It's great to get an HDMI output. But comparing it to an Alexa is going a bit too far...

Is it?  Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012 - Part One: Starting With Darkness on Vimeo

I agree with you on the grading part, and definitely an iphone 4s requires much more effort
to deliver anything usable. But "revenge of the great Zacuto shootout" shows very well that
the camera is nothing without the talent driving it.

Don't see the need for uncompressed hdmi - (...)

Have you ever tried to pull focus manually on an external monitor?

With 480p that works much less than with 1080p.
I use a digital TV with a 22" screen for focus pulling,
and I look forward very much to this release.

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