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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:58:16 AM »
TBH, I actually don't care all that much now.

What we have is good enough for (most of) our needs.


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:10:19 AM »
But do we need it.

Cuz despite owning a H4D50, 1DX and 5D3 I am seriously blown away by what's coming out of the X-Pro1 I just bought.

I might wait until a Pro bodied version of that comes out, with faster AF and better ergonomics (which it will, just when?)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: High Megapixel DLSR a niche market?
« on: October 26, 2013, 04:53:04 AM »
High MP is niche compared to needs of Canon's userbase.

You have to look at the market as a whole.

My H4D50 Raw files are 70mb each. It has a knock on effect in terms of processing and storage. The end user has files way bigger than they need to have them in nearly all cases and I have more work to do supplying them in sizes they can handle.

I mainly use my Hassy for Actors headshots (for the res and colour accuracy) and for Landscapes when on Holiday. Sometimes at Weddings.

That's it. Yet I took 122,000 images with the 1DX in the last 12 months. An 18mp camera.

Personally, I would prefer a 22mp medium format CMOS solution from Canon so I can have 16 bit colour with High ISO performance. Then I'd use that for EVERYTHING.

Image quality is my number one concern. If Canon came out with a 35mm 16bit 1DX that was 12mp. I'd buy it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: I can see it on my 1DX already...
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:55:24 PM »
The system status display on the 4th "tool" menu clearly displays the release cycles...
Unfortunately, I already have ~142000  :o

The 4th 'tool' menu of which app?

The in camera menu system of the 1DX. Under system status. Mine is 122000 cycles.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Tidbits from the Week [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:25:42 AM »
My money is on a Sony - Hasselblad - Canon linkup.

It makes sense more than Phase / Mamiya / Leaf / Canon.

Canon body, Hassy lenses, Sony sensor. You'd have your high ISO MF system and so would Hasselblad. Once off the groubd Canon would develop their own lenses.

I would SERIOUSLY invest in such a system.

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Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:10:30 PM »
One 128gb CF card can hold over 5000 Raw files.

You intend to do timelapse or something?

Either way, if you are taking your laptop, write raw to a large 128gb CF card and medium jpeg to the SD card, which then backs up to the laptop.

That's 30+ images a day to fill a 128gb card.

If it was me, I'd write small jpeg to the SD card and upload it whenever there was a net connection nearby so you have a legacy backup. Things get lost, stolen etc.

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Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:32:06 AM »
I've always said that if there was a high iso performing MF solution I'd be all in for my wedding photography.

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Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:15:32 PM »
My dream camera is a high iso 22mp medium format one.

*Throws money at screen*

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Canon General / Re: Canon Press Event on August 21, 2013
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:46:06 AM »
Relax kids, it's a printer.

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If you really want to have 14 stops of DR... just buy a D800.

Not with those tiny pixels, thank you. I edited 1500 images from one the other day and I wasn't impressed.

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TBH, lens size isn't that big an issue. If you want F1.2 lenses then yeah, sure.

But the 85 1.8 is half the weight and size of it's L big brother. Why Canon haven't released a light series of L's is beyond me.

Same size of the 1.8 but better coatings and refined optics. I don't need 1.2L but I need the image quality.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:00:37 PM »
I acquired an Olympus OMD E-M5 last week and this week got the EF adaptor.

For those who don't know about this camera it has built in image stability on the sensor level. With the EF adapter I shot the 100-400L handheld at 1/250 of a second. The smaller sensor turned it into an 800mm lens. Even at 5.6, manually focused it was really sharp thanks to the in camera stabilization.

If canon were to make a 1DX, but with a smaller sensor (and in turn smaller lenses) they would be onto an absolute winner of a camera. For me the OMD is missing a few important things. A Joystick an optical EVF.

Otherwise I would already be using it professionally. But they need to do something as I'm happy to shoot this at ISO6400, which is something the 1Ds3 couldn't do and that's only 5 years ago.

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Buy the 5D3, no point waiting for something that may never happen.

Or a used 5D2 or a 1Ds3 or a 5D classic.

The 1Ds3 is the best, the 5D2 second and the 5D classic is just a lovely camera.

I've owned all of them. Each has their limits compared to todays tech. But at least with the 1Ds3 it can focus and write to two cards.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:56:24 AM »
I dropped mine in at Elstree on Wednesday and it's on the bench today.

Giving it a free clean too by all accounts. (Not sensor though), just general fibres and crap.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Changes to UK Copyright Law
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:56:41 PM »
It's all being blown bigger than it is:

http://mark.goodge.co.uk/2013/04/stop-the-lies-from-stop43/

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