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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:46:56 AM »
Part of me wouldn't be surprised if this is the high MP body.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 1D X for Below US$5,000
« on: June 17, 2014, 01:54:59 PM »
It's coming up to three years old if you factor in since announcement. It would of been much sooner had it not of been due to the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.

Still, 3-4 years is a good timeline. I wouldn't expect Canon to drop the price to clear inventory? Has that ever happened prior to an announcement? I can't think of it ever happening before?

A compact 1DX would be immense.

A 7Dii most likely and possibly the announcement of the higher megapixel cam (if one even exists).

A new 50mm to compliment the body, yeah I can see that.

But with the 1DX only 2 years old, (I got one of the first in the UK two years ago next week) and with the 5D3 being a similar age I cannot see revised versions of these until next year.

I was one of those 1ds3 users who waited over 4 years for the full frame pro body announcement.

Market wise I don't believe Canon is suffering, Nikon and Sony are, Canon? Nope.

12mp = lovely pixel density.

Stick a mirror in it and I'm there.

Whatever the information is, it can't be worse than the Nikon oil issue :D

Seriously though. Best way around it is if it appears somewhere else first. A bit like how CR often mentions stuff from Keith at Northlight.

Unless you are tied to Canon is some way I see no issue with this. Anyhoo, PDF up for an hour and it gets every  where. Send it to the guys at Photography on the Net if you want exposure.

If the 70-200 MkII is in there I WILL want to know about it as I've had 2 AF barrels die on me within warranty. On two separate lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:48:58 AM »
Agreed, sharp as a razor wide open, just slow to focus.

Stick the AF speed of the 1.8 in the 1.2 BOOM!

It'll certainly be something "completely different" from other digital MF: it won't exist. Even though Sony appears to be trying the 'scatter gun' approach to camera systems I cannot believe they will want to develop a system that's in a segment of ever decreasing market share and something of a niche area now. They havent been able to make much inroads into the Nikon/Canon upper end of the DSLR market let alone MF.

I think this rumour's about as credible as the Canon MF one  - CR 0.

The only reason the Full Frame vs Crop sensor debate isn't a Medium Format vs Full Frame is because of accessibility.

If Canon were to release a Medium Format solution, complete with new lenses many would drop full frame like a stone. As someone who shoots a H4D50 I can tell you there's no comparison between the two.

It's not even about MP for me either, 18mp is fine. Just massive pixels, large sensor please.

Canon General / Re: Canon Will Attend The Photography Show in March
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:11:02 PM »
Canon will be making a major annoucement at this show.

No there won't.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DIII - too grainy or not?
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:46:07 AM »
On my self calibrating Eizo monitor I see nothing wrong with the exposure of this image and the grain in the shadows is sensor grain. I wouldn't even define it as noise.

Yes, you can get sensor grain. Every sensor has a specific design and feel to it. Shadows show this more because the brightness and colour is all flat vs in the highlights where there is distracting colour and contrast.

For me I'd warm it up slightly with the WB tool but if your idea was to nail the exposure on the skateboarder then you did an excellent job. But next time 1/400 at ISO800 F4. Shoot manually, you're in a constant environment with static lighting.

Also note that when resizing a 5000 pixel wide image to 1024 noise disappears anyway. Same goes for prints. So unless the gallery you want to hang this sucker has a 50 inch screens instead of prints nobody will see or care about it anyway.

Stop worrying, go out and keep shooting. If you really want to see some noise go and shoot a 7D at ISO400.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 03:54:48 PM »
They don't need to release anything else except a smaller 1DX body.

Silent shutter would be nice but not essential.

Software & Accessories / Re: Black-rapid failure!
« on: December 28, 2013, 06:36:14 PM »
As someone who's used the BR R7's and the dual all I can say is that the swivel feature is fine, but it can get caught up on itself and lever the screw open. I lifted my 1DX up just as mine had come undone.

You also hear other reports too.

I'll be completely open and honest, for any company to offer a system like this without the option of using a secondary fastening method, like a lightweight steel rope which clips to the camera body (via the bar under most camera bodies or even the strap lugs on either side) then I find it quite moronic, tunneled approach.

Long term metal fatigue is starting to break the straps at their weakest points. I know of one tog whose camera fell to the ground when the metal of the BR just snapped in two.

How hard would it be to add a fail safe to the strap.

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 22, 2013, 07:40:30 PM »
Should I buy the 50mm F1.0L now or wait?

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:03:45 PM »
Based on sensor tech we've already seen in different brands Canon 'could' do a lot. Foveon sensor based on the 1DX, 6x6 pixel sensor like the Fuji but FF, Pixel doubling like with the Phase one backs.

Lots they could do. But whatever they do it'll be to suit a bottom line as there's less people 'up there' than the general consumer 'down there'.

Lenses / Re: DxO Mark
« on: November 20, 2013, 05:39:14 AM »
When it comes to looking at an image I've shot with a camera I've used, studied the raw files of etc I've found the DXOmark scores completely out of whack.

Completely and I wouldn't trust anything on there to relate to real world organic use.

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