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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 06:28:57 AM »
Maybe it is the 7D II and the body is just to throw everyone, I mean they could hide a 7D Mark II in a 1D X but you could never hide a 1D X in a 7D!  :D

You don't think a studio photographer would notice the crop factor?

Of course, you are assuming the new 7D Mark II is crop and not full frame.

Still this rumour is only CR1, so maybe they were testing a new Sony Sensor!!  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 12:46:52 AM »
the colour accuracy of a file when viewed on a laptop screen is highly dependent on the ability of the screen to represent colour itself and without being able to use the images on a calibrated screen, the colours seen on some random laptop mean nothing.

I'd be almost prepared to call this rumor a hoax.

Would be interesting to know what laptop was used, which model and make of screen it had and what was used to calibrate it etc.

There are a few ways they can improve the 1D X but I do not think we will see a new one for a quite a while yet.

Maybe it is the 7D II and the body is just to throw everyone, I mean they could hide a 7D Mark II in a 1D X but you could never hide a 1D X in a 7D!  :D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony Alpha a6000
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:52:38 AM »
How funny, I was watching the first half of this video over breakfast this morning.

I was a bit annoyed that they used the Nikon rather than the superior 1D X, but I am sure they have their reasons for that.

It sounds like a lot of Sony cameras have an issue with the buffer filling and then slowing things down. Something they need to address.

I would have liked to see him do a test with more than one rider, where you want to jump the AF from to another etc.

Still it was an interesting video, if only because I have never really read about the Panasonic GH4.

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Canon General / Re: I was shooting in the rain forest today...
« on: May 26, 2014, 08:07:27 AM »
My point is that it was rally liberating to know that the gear I was shooting with is weather resistant.  It rained... It cleared up... It rained again and I couldn't have cared less.  I didn't have to rush to put a sleeve over the lens and the body. I didn't have to put my gear into its bag.  I didn't have to run and find shelter... which there really wasn't any. 

I seriously mulled over the new sigma 50 art... and while I went another direction, having the weather sealing is a joy.

Not sure what you were shooting with, but my rain cover goes on as soon as it starts raining - and I am using a 1D X with (most likely ) one of the newish whites - so hard to get better weather sealing unless you go for a waterproof camera. Water and electrics just do not mix, and my gear is too valuable to me to risk anything.

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I would also buy almost exactly what I have now. I may swap the 17-40L for the new 16-35L iii that is just about to come out, probably would not get the 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM. All my other lenses would remain.

I would never (until they launch a new version) want to be separated from my 1D X though. The camera is just too good.

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I would also buy almost exactly what I have now. I may swap the 17-40L for the new 16-35L iii that is just about to come out, probably would not get the 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM, but I would never (until they launch a new version) want to be separated from my 1D X. The camera is just too good.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 25, 2014, 08:36:08 PM »
Who has the prettiest eyes in the land??

I am totally taken by this Amur leopard. I will never ever be able to meet one in the wild, so this was my chance. I can highly recommend Nordens Ark in the south west of Sweden. Large natural enclosures (the wolfs have more than 25.000sqm) and especially the cats. 2 Amur leopard, 5 Amur tiger, 5 Snow leopard, 4 Lynx and a Pershian leopard is coming in June, plus lots of others.

To be able to sit less than one meter from this magnificent animal, with only a netted fens between us, look him in the eye, hear his deep bass roll and smell him, was just fantastic.

70-200 f2.8L IS II @125mm, 1/125s, f2.8, ISO800

Beautiful shot, Eldar. And you are right about the eyes.  :)

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Technical Support / Re: 5d3 Buttons not working
« on: May 25, 2014, 09:10:06 AM »
Any suggestions on raincovers that work well for both wide angle and tele?

For tele (such as 70-200 f/2.8 ii) and the big whites I highly recommend Canon's own rain covers.

They do not make one for wide angle as most people would not be shooting wide in the rain. The OpTech would be an option I guess, or an umbrella.

Hope you get it sorted. Good luck.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: May 25, 2014, 05:19:51 AM »
I wish the next 1d body will have an option to order with no built in grip
It's the single deal breaker for me I don't want a house brick these days but I want the performance

Must say that I would never want the 1D X without its built in grip. It makes the whole camera more solid, balances it all out, helps when changing axis, feels good in the hand and means you have one less thing to worry about when packing for an important job - because what can come off, can also be forgotten.


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Videography Technique / Re: Canon C100 Setup Overview
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:55:23 PM »
Very interesting, thank you for sharing.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Lexar Professional Memory Cards
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:19:43 PM »
Thank you for the heads up. For some reason I just bought a 64GB 1066X and it was only US$ 88.xx.

Amazing price, even if I am not entirely sure I need another one. Still always good to have back up cards, just in case!

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Will this feature be built-in to new C300's, or is it retrofit only?


I think this is a very important question, and I hope someone replies.

I asked exactly the same thing for the C100 Upgrade they did not so long ago but nobody replied.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19928.msg376191#msg376191

Seems really silly to buy something from Canon, pay, then hand it right back and say upgrade it.


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Software & Accessories / Re: Shooting in the rain
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:05:01 AM »
Recommendations for a good "Camera Condom"? You know, these various bags you can get to cover your camera for bad weather.

What lens are you using in the rain?

I shoot in the rain, often very heavy tropical rain storms, quite a lot now and I find Canon's own rain covers are the best. They fit perfectly but only come in three sizes so it really depends on what lens you use.

I have used others as well, the cheap plastic ones are just that and almost disposable as they are very easy to rip.

I have all three Canon covers and have never had an issue with them at all. Highly recommend them.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 18, 2014, 12:59:24 AM »
Amazing shot, eml58. I am not sure if it is just me, but I would much prefer it with the top chopped off, so the leopard is in the top right of the pic.

Hi Expat, your right, I was a bit stuck on what to do with this Image, I tried framing the green with the Tree Trunks, would have liked to get closer to the Lady, but she was one of the young shy ones, still getting used to the vehicles & immediately after this Image she came real fast down from the tree, because it was early morning I'de set my Shutter Speed at 1/80th, Dumb thing to do with a Leopard in a Tree (actually slightly dumb at anytime with any Animal), I fluffed everyone of those shots unfortunately.

This was Pre my 200-400, getting the 400 off & fitting the 1.4x was & still is a PIA, the 200-400 makes it that much easier to frame & get that little bit more reach, still, I do miss that 400 @ f/2.8 at times.

You got the shot, and as are most of your pics it is amazing. I just think you can cut the top portion off in post, but that is just my opinion. I have no interest in the tree, but wow did you capture a great look in the eyes of that leopard!! You're going to have to start a book - The Photographic Adventures of ......

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: May 17, 2014, 11:59:21 AM »
From SAR: All you need to know about the new RX100M3: Has 5 axis stabilization, 3 times faster processing, AA aspherical elements and more!

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-rx100m3-has-5-axis-stabilization-3-times-faster-processing-aa-asperical-elements-and-more/

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