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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:59:12 AM »
It could as well be a global shutter based on this technology.
No more X-sync barrier, no more rolling shutter problems.

EOS-M / Re: Cheap silicon cover or leather case for our M?
« on: June 23, 2014, 04:20:11 PM »
Case? Pocket of my jacket.

Go to the nightlies section in the ML forum, select the matching platform and download.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:25:24 AM »
About battery life: For longer tripod based video recordings
I have an AC adapter, and 5x 3rd party batteries to go when
I'm out on the road. I paid 38 dollars for the 5 batteries with
a dedicated charger that can not only charge from mains
power but also charge from USB and car plug adapter.

I prefer carrying a bunch of small spare batteries over lugging
a bigger camera.

Also, the battery dummy of the AC adapter can be hooked to
a professional power supply plate like the Lanparte and be
fueled by either V-mount or Anton/Bauer gold mount batteries.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:12:59 AM »
About the special laptop: That for sure ran a prerelease version
of DPP with the new camera included. And how to judge color accuracy?
Simple: Process pictures from a current camera as well and compare.

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.

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