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PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 14, 2014, 05:14:35 AM »
The video on this seems to be lacking as well, when compared to the Sony RX100 Mark III.

For Canon users, the main advantage to not buying Sony as a pocketable camera, is the menu system. I guess Canon uses a similar system on these smaller cameras as they do on their DSLRs?

There's also Canon colors. :)

But the G7X has a touch screen and Canon's touch screens are one of the best in the camera market right now. If the G7X has a responsive AF, it'll be a winning combination.

I believe the G7X can also do 1080p 60p just like RX100 M3, so I don't understand your comment that its video capabilities being lacking.

The Sony RX100 Mark III can also record video in XAVC S format at 50Mbit/s and up to 120fps in that system.

I'm kinda mad I just bought a rx100.  This looks much nicer.

Nicer in what way?! You do not even know the price yet, and the RX 100 iii has so much more things going for it. I presume you bought the Mark III if you have only just bought it?

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PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:18:37 PM »
Does seem to be aimed directly at the Sony RX100 family, but like many others beforehand I would have liked EVF.

Even Sony realised their mistake by selling the EVF as an extra on the Mark II only to incorporate one (very cleverly) into the Mark III.

The video on this seems to be lacking as well, when compared to the Sony RX100 Mark III.

For Canon users, the main advantage to not buying Sony as a pocketable camera, is the menu system. I guess Canon uses a similar system on these smaller cameras as they do on their DSLRs?

When it comes out I will definitely go and take a look, but I do not have the same expectations or excitement as I did when I first saw the RX100 Mark III.

I doubt Sony are worried, which is a shame. How long is it until the RX100 Mark IV comes out?!! ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2014, 01:52:08 AM »
I would not be surprised if they stopped making the 1DC. It is a camera that never made much sense to me, though I know a few people here have one.

Believe it or not, there are so many people like you... its weird... you probably think a stills camera is for pictures only and a camcorder is for video only...

You shouldn't jump to such as assumptions.

I use my 1D X for both my still work and my video work, and am extremely pleased with it. It is an amazing camera for stills and produces amazing results for video.

Considering the price of the 1D C, I would always take two 1D Xs over just one 1D C. Every day of the week.

But that is just my opinion.

Oh... true...  but there is so much more than just 4K on the 1DC.
There is various different formats including super 35mm and 1080/60p.
I guess, you have to assume that there are people out there that want internal 4K and FF.
Also, with the current price reduction @$9999, you can only get one 1DX and probably a 5DIII :D

I think you will be able to quite easily find two 1DXs for US$ 10,000. For that extra dollar I am sure you can persuade the shop, or at the very least borrow from someone!

I know what you mean about 4K, and I would like it, but for the videos (and stills) I do, I think getting two 1DXs is a much better idea. But that is just me, some people will prefer the 1DC and maybe two of them. Good luck with whatever you want, and whatever you use, but I would not be surprised if they stopped the 1DC series.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:33:01 PM »
Bearded dragon

Very nice indeed! Great shot.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]
« on: September 12, 2014, 10:38:56 PM »
I would not be surprised if they stopped making the 1DC. It is a camera that never made much sense to me, though I know a few people here have one.

Believe it or not, there are so many people like you... its weird... you probably think a stills camera is for pictures only and a camcorder is for video only...

You shouldn't jump to such as assumptions.

I use my 1D X for both my still work and my video work, and am extremely pleased with it. It is an amazing camera for stills and produces amazing results for video.

Considering the price of the 1D C, I would always take two 1D Xs over just one 1D C. Every day of the week.

But that is just my opinion.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Surprise Cinema EOS Announcement for Photokina? [CR1]
« on: September 12, 2014, 08:19:59 PM »
I received a vague hint that Canon could be making a surprise Cinema EOS announcement for Photokina. There was no mention of what it could be, or whether or not it was a product announcement or a development announcement.

I receive these sorts of “nudges” every so often and they usually end up being true, but I have zero proof that such a product is coming.

Interesting, thanks. If my memory serves me correctly, there have been rumours of an update to the C100 for a while now. It is a camera that interests me greatly and would love to hear more from Canon about their future plans for the XF200/205 and C100 range (I think the C300 maybe just a little too pricey for me at the moment).

I would not be surprised if they stopped making the 1DC. It is a camera that never made much sense to me, though I know a few people here have one.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Reviews
« on: September 12, 2014, 08:05:36 AM »
Thanks for posting. Of all those listed, the only one I read regularly is The-Digital-Picture.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Zeiss-Otus-85mm-f-1.4-Lens.aspx

I think your link needs updating to the above though.



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I have never purchased a non-canon lens, but I must admit I am interested in this one. Looking forward to the reviews.

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Photography Technique / Re: Rain umbrella holder for tripod?
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:39:28 AM »
A nice idea in theory but I wonder how effective they are in practice? I mean rain does not always fall straight down, and a golf cart is far more of a substantial anchor than your camera will be if it gets too windy!!

You may get a drone without even planning for one!!  ;D

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My 4K camera of choice is the Panasonic GH4. It's utterly transformed my video work. With the exception of high iso work, it eats my 5D3 for breakfast. You shoot in 4K and publish in 1080p. For reasons I can't explain, shooting in 4K and downsampling to 1080 in post delivers way superior output to shooting in 1080.

I find that these differences are often only noticeable when you put the two videos together side by side in the same production. Is there a visible difference to the two videos that you produce once both are at 1080p?

I shoot my videos now on the 1DX but am looking for a good new secondary camera that will allow me to put the two together without one being so much visibly better than the other. I have even considered getting the C100, which would also solve a few other issues I have.

Anyway, I am very happy that companies like SanDisk and Lexar are pushing the boundaries of all this storage technology. At the moment I do not need any more in-camera storage than I have and if I do get a camera that takes SD cards then I doubt I would buy the 512 but I could see myself getting one or two 128GB cards.

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Videography Technique / Re: 1D X and Manfrotto MVH502AH
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:31:11 PM »
It's really not that difficult. Read the manual if you need more help.

I will explain to you again, more clearly this time

The knob does not pull out far enough to fasten when you sit a DSLR (in this thread we are talking about a 1DX) on the plate.

I have asked you numerous times whether you have actually mounted a DSLR onto the head and you have not replied, so I take it you have not.

I am happy to learn, but as far as I am concerned: The knob does not pull out far enough to fasten when you sit a DSLR (in this thread we are talking about a 1DX) on the plate.


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Videography Technique / Re: 1D X and Manfrotto MVH502AH
« on: September 10, 2014, 05:21:04 AM »
The knob that hits the body of the camera can actually be pulled outwards, allowing the plastic knob to twist free of the screw shaft, and then slid back in at a different angle to resume tightening.

This new feature is great and blew my mind when I discovered it. It was specifically designed to get past this very obstacle :)

andrewflo, have you tried that with a full size DSLR - preferably a 1DX which is what we are talking about here?

If I understood you correctly you are talking about attaching the camera to the plate, putting it in the MVH502AH and then pulling the knob out (to the right) as far as it will go and turning to tighten the plate in the head? Is that correct?

If so, the knob does not come out far enough. It comes out a fair way, but not nearly enough to be able to tighten the plate to the head properly.

Have I misunderstood something?

My set up is described in the title and first post.

You have the first portion of the instructions correct but I think there may be some confusing about pulling out the knob. You are talking about the right knob so everything is good until that step.

You'll want to tighten the knob (just as you would ordinarily) until the knob is blocked by the camera body. At this point, pull the knob outwards to slide it off the screw shaft (not detached, just out about 1/2 cm).

At this point, you can rotate the knob freely without tightening or loosening the screw. So you'll rotate the knob around back to the starting position (where the camera blocks the knob again) and push it back on to secure it back to the shaft.

Now you can do another rotation of the knob to tighten down further.

Repeat if necessary.

I am sorry, but I do not think you have ever tried this and are reading something off another website or just making it up.

If you have done this for real, what camera did you use?

I ask because I have tried and tried again. and the screw does not pull out far enough.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T*
« on: September 09, 2014, 07:00:40 AM »
I'll be curious as to the excuses well reasoned arguments that people come up with for why they 'need' this particular lens.

Why do people need a reason or "need" as you put it?

If you are fortunate enough to be able to afford the best, and you want to use what will be widely regarded as the best MF lens on the market, then there will be plenty of people that will buy it. Some people will not see US$ 4,500 as a lot of money, others do. If you can afford it great, if you can't and want it then work towards getting it, if you don't want it then that's ok too. Everyone is happy.

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Videography Technique / Re: Tascam DR-60D ON TOP of Camera
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:06:13 AM »
Went to a shop and ended up getting this exact hot shoe adapter (it is not my picture) for US$ 12.5.

They did have a cage but I have to consider all the travelling I do, and I think as long as I am careful this adapter should work fine.

Have already mounted it to the camera and it seems sturdy and I cannot see anything getting in the way or causing problems. I will be testing it in real life interviews next week so will see how it goes then. Will let you know.

Thanks everyone for all your help.

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Canon General / Re: How do you cull your photo's?
« on: September 08, 2014, 02:18:56 AM »
I only shoot RAW and use DPP to go through them. I am a really big fan of DPP and find it so easy to use.

Generally speaking I know what my goal is in terms of the number of keepers I need, and I am also quite good at remembering the better shots and where they fall in the day/match etc.

It is actually quite good to get two shots that are both so good you do not know which is better - but which are not identical - because if you do not have too many on the money shots, you could always sell those two to different buyers and still offer exclusivity as they are officially different pictures. Not something I recommend, though.  :D

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