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Lenses / Re: Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:34:40 AM »
WOW...after your first comment, I didn't think that you could be any ruder....but guess what, you proved me wrong!

Rude?! Pray tell, how have I been rude?


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Lenses / Re: Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« on: September 28, 2014, 07:07:47 AM »
Stopped watching after a few seconds. A photographer that uses a white background while wearing a white and blue t-shirt, and is himself very pale white. Weird. All far too bright, I would need sunglasses to watch that.

And not even a few seconds of intro to ease you into the video.

I will stick to TDP for my reviews as Bryan knows what he is doing.

Wasn't focusing on the t-shirt this time around, rather the lens

My comment had nothing to do with your choice of t-shirt. Seriously?! That's what you took from my comment. lol.

Choosing a bright white background like that is not wise. Plus you need a 2 or 3 second intro of something.

Very poor video, and I personally would not take any camera advice from someone that produces someone like that about a camera product.


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Lenses / Re: Shootout: EF 16-35 f/4L IS vs EF 17-40 f/4L
« on: September 27, 2014, 08:19:09 PM »
Stopped watching after a few seconds. A photographer that uses a white background while wearing a white and blue t-shirt, and is himself very pale white. Weird. All far too bright, I would need sunglasses to watch that.

And not even a few seconds of intro to ease you into the video.

I will stick to TDP for my reviews as Bryan knows what he is doing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 04:08:22 AM »
This is a very bizarre question.

I enjoy using the Canon products I have, and to be very honest they help me look good. I know and understand the menu systems, have plenty of expensive glass, and plan to stick with their products unless there is a very serious long term reason I shouldn't.

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Videography Technique / Re: Tascam DR-60D ON TOP of Camera
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:56:59 AM »
I promised I would report back on how this cheap solution has been.

I have now used the newly bought hot shoe adapter and mounted the Tascam DR-60D on top of the camera during quite a lot of recordings and I am very, very pleased.

To test everything, I used it mounted to the camera with the body attached to the tripod, and mounted to the camera using the lens (70-200 f/2.8 ii) attached to the tripod.

Both work well but I prefer the lens to be attached to the tripod (I can tighten the plate in better) with the Tascam attached on top of the camera.

No problems with wires, or anything thus far so I am very pleased with my US$ 12.5 investment.

Hope this helps. Thanks.


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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:25:03 PM »
Definitely agree with you there, but I also remember very clearly when people were saying similar things about 1080p. Things like why bother, shoot in 720p, nobody can tell the difference etc.

Of course, you can see the difference, but its how far you are sitting to see this difference. Not to mention screen size. Apple's retina display, the ratio - screen resolution : screen size is variable to suit minimum viewing distance.

I agree 100%, I was just quoting things I heard when video on the web started becoming just a little popular, which is why I said "when people were saying", as they are the things I heard.

I have always shot video in 1080p as it is always better to future proof whatever you are making. When I have a camera than can shoot 4K I will do the same, as it is better to downsize that to 1080p if necessary or just keep at 4k if the file sizes etc permit.

I think the advancement of technology is great, and while 4K will be around for a long time, I think it will not remain the top res for as long as 1080p has, which is why I would not be surprised to hear about cameras which shoot at even higher than 4k in the not so distant future.

If Windows 9 is going to support 8K resolution then my thinking is that some companies will just jump to that. I, and many others will not buy a 4K TV as my relatively new 1080p TV is fine for now. 4 or 5 years then I may change.

Like I said I am not good at the physics and maths behind all this, I just have a feeling that 4K will not be the "top" res for as long as some think it may be.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:44:20 AM »
8K is more or less ridiculous I doubt delivery of motion will exceed 4K at least to consumers.

Definitely agree with you there, but I also remember very clearly when people were saying similar things about 1080p. Things like why bother, shoot in 720p, nobody can tell the difference etc.

I think if Windows 9 is going to support 8k resolution displays, then I am sure that the GPU cards needed will eventually be made, as will the displays themselves, then the cameras and memory cards and all the marketing that goes with this enormous wheel of industry and commerce to tell us how much we need 8k.

We may not need any of this, but it is coming, and probably sooner than we think.

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Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:26:28 AM »
I'm currently selling a 2006 1D MkIIn. What is it with boxes? I lost a certain sale last night just because I didn't have the original boxes. That's completely nuts.

Sorry to hear about the loss of a sale, and I fully agree with you.

I do not keep any of the boxes, and if I was buying something second hand (unless it is v. expensive jewellery and/or watches) then I would not care if the seller has the original box or not. I presume I can email CPS and ask whether the serial number of the item has been stolen or not if I am concerned about that.

How much extra was the buyer willing to pay for the box, and how much would it cost for you to buy one off ebay or wherever?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: September 23, 2014, 07:27:30 AM »
A lot of you guys are far more technically savvy than I am in these areas, but could it be that Canon know that 4K is going to go away very fast, and are spending their R&D money on 8k?

It is said that Windows 9 will support 8K resolution:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/windows-9-support-8k-display-resolution-improved-dpi-scaling-1466483

And Dell recently announced a 5K display:

http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/05/dell-5k-ultrasharp-display/

And yet not many of us at all have got TV that can give us 4K content.

Could Canon be focussing on a market that is not yet here yet, as the 4K market, in my eyes at least, looks like it is going to be swallowed up pretty fast?

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Videography Technique / Re: 1D X and Manfrotto MVH502AH
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:07:45 PM »
No, it is not counterfeit.

I used it a lot last week, and still couldn't figure it out, though I do understand what you are suggesting.

Thanks.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Card Failure: Lexar CF 32GB 1000x
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:04:37 PM »
In talking with the company that eventually recovered the data, he said they see about equal numbers of Lexar and SanDisk failures.

Thanks for highlight that important fact. I think it is all too easy for threads like this to become a SanDisk v Lexar and ultimately it all boils down to our own experiences with each brand. My cards are mainly Lexar at the moment and so far so good. (probably shouldn't have said that!!  ::) )

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Gets First Test
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:02:08 PM »
Don't really know why, but am not the biggest fan of Granger's videos and reviews.

Regardless of that minor point, this is a lens I am very interested in, and it would be my first non-Canon lens I have ever bought if Canon do not release a 16-40 f/2.8 IS (or similar) soon.

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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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