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My biggest question is why?

Now if the new JPG format will give me ALL the RAW data I have in half the space... then maybe I might be interested.

Until then I work with Raw, export to what ever format I need on the production end and have no worries.

If anything, I like the fact that I can give models or companies "proof" files that are JPG and they can not just blow them up, print them etc and have the same quality I have with that being processed off my RAW file.

Seems to me they are coming up with a 1536x864 as a Video Format.... Hey... We have DVD+... It is cool.  It has more data and better image than DVD.

Ummm... But I already have Blu Ray... Does this hold more data or better resolution than Blu Ray?

No.  But it is cool... It is better than DVD!

{Cue Crickets}

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 12:26:03 PM »

Based on DXO tests (i.e. "on paper"), no, the 1D X high ISO is theoretically the same as the D4. However, from a visual standpoint, I've seen ISO 16000 images and even some ISO 51200 sports images from a 1D X that simply blow me away...similar images from the D4 just don't engender the same feeling of low noise and clean quality.

That is because the DXO tests are CRAP.  What a "sensor" rating is versus the pictures produced and the capabilities of the bodies are two VERY different things

Which would your want - Nikon D600 or Nikon D4 as a pro camera... According to DXO marks, the "sensor" on the D600 is close to 10% better than the D4.


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Lenses / Re: 24-70mm or 70-200mm for full lenght portrait?
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:43:11 AM »
There are several factors.

Perspective and feel are definitely a factor.  Best way to explain it, if you don't have the lenses is shoot same person / set up with both.  I tend to like the 70 - 200 as more flattering to most people.  More importantly with full length is understanding what height to shoot, especially women. 

How much space do you have?  Sometimes a 70-200 you have to be too far back to get full length, other times you need to crop on a 70-200.   When I shoot in one of the studio locations I use, if I am using one wall on the long side, not a prob using the 70-200... If I use the short wall, no choice have to go 24-70 to frame the picture the way I want.

And most important, and not mentioned here yet I don't think, how much communication / direction do you need to give?  There is a much different experience directing, communicating and posing when shooting with a 70-200 compared to a 24-70 because of distance.  This can also be what your shooting style is... If you are used to talking and shooting at the same time, can be awkward over that distance and with a camera between you and the subject.  Not as bad with the 24-70 and you are closer, but definitely different with the 70-200

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f4 L lens for sports photography?
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:33:35 AM »
On the side I am saving up for a Canon 7D.

Why?  Hopefully only as a backup to your 5DIII.  The only reason I can see to choose a 7D over a 5DIII is if the latter is broken.

Reach is another... So the 300 becomes a 480

I still like the 5DIII but some like the crop sensor for length

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:31:26 AM »
All of which probably means a new 1-series body will be announced tomorrow, to spite me.   :P

It was announced yesterday... Guess  you missed it

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:19:11 AM »
So high megapixel?  For Canon that means what?  24MP  Might be pushing it... Prob closer to 23.8MP

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone Photography Course Instructor..?
« on: September 16, 2013, 01:37:20 PM »
CreativeLive just had an iPhone Photo course last week

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Technical Support / Re: Wedding shooter - DO NOT TRY THIS, UNLESS
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:02:20 AM »
... You want to GO TO JAIL.

In the US, where this was taken it is ILLEGAL to fly drones for commercial purposes, UNLESS you have one of the few FAA waivers which are mainly for crops and law enforcement purposes. 

Many companies who do this type of aerial photography for real estate, etc. have been visited by the FAA and given cease and desist.

For each incident, a person faces fines from $10,000 to $100,000 (yes... $100K per incident, and 3 to 10 years in jail.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/15/faa-halts-mans-drone-photography-business-over-regulations/

And while the jacka$$ photographer is happy with All press is good press... Getting viral coverage could cost him a whole lot more.

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Lenses / Re: Beware bad customer service Canon Direct
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:06:14 PM »
Gee... And order coming in from Panama on a US Card...

While I am sure it happens, I am sure it is likely that it is 1% of the transactions Canon processes

Did you call Canon, or just try internet?  The fact that it was based upon IP, I guess we know. 

Imagine, if you had called on your cell phone, which would have come in on a US Number... I bet the transaction would have gone through.

This is not to say that your Credit Card company would have accepted it either. 

I was just up in Canada, and had TWO cards deny transactions.  and locked out two cards until I called and went through the BS.

Also had another card a week later flag a transaction online that was placed to another state.


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Canon General / Re: Canon service center
« on: June 08, 2013, 07:51:10 PM »
Canon Service is top notch.

Granted.  I am a CPS Gold member.

I recently had my camera fall from about 3 feet because of the LOUSY cheap buckle on the LowePro S&F Deluxe, long story short, my new 5D MK III had a BIG crack from the fall. 

Sent the camera out Monday Morning and was back in my hands by Thursday at noon.  Most of the time was with FedEx

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:29:28 AM »
The LowePro belt can "release" itself and my nice new Canon took a 3 Ft drop and broke the LCD and cracked the housing.  Saw other comments in forums related to similar things that happened to others. 

Your mileage may vary, but I definitely am regretting swapping over to a LowePro belt from Black Rapid.  At least my repair will be a little cheaper because of CPS... but could have been very costly.


I actually use a police duty belt, which has a release mechanism you have to push in first before the belt can be unlocked: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035XKDYC/ref=oh_details_o03_s02_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


That looks like the same buckle on the Spider Holster belt

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Bag for 60D - what should I buy?
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:51:34 PM »


Lowepro are very good value and protection, but many brands are top notch.



Yes and no.  I just got their S&F Deluxe belt... very comfortable, and works well with the Spider Holster and Pad... though my 5D MKIII does not like it so much.

The LowePro belt can "release" itself and my nice new Canon took a 3 Ft drop and broke the LCD and cracked the housing.  Saw other comments in forums related to similar things that happened to others. 

Your mileage may vary, but I definitely am regretting swapping over to a LowePro belt from Black Rapid.  At least my repair will be a little cheaper because of CPS... but could have been very costly. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D-X with Continuous RAW Video Recording ?
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:07:51 AM »
See the post here:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/01/inside-the-canon-eos-1d-c/


Third Party Firmware?
I was told by someone at Canon that they would “bring the might of its legal team” to anyone that attempts to modify at the software level, the features of an EOS-1 camera body. So I think the firmware community out there today will probably leave the EOS-1D X alone.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1D-X with Continuous RAW Video Recording ?
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:39:52 AM »
Not sure I would advise doing your own hack.  Besides potentially "bricking" the body, I did see language where Canon is protective on their 1 series bodies and will take legal action for reverse engineering.

There is a reason ML has 5x series hacks and not 1 series hacks... LAWYERS

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Lenses / Re: Best Lenses for Canon EOS 5D Mark III according to DxO
« on: May 17, 2013, 10:16:43 AM »
If you use DxOMarks for anything you are an idiot.

Here is an example from the report listed in the post:

"hasn’t tested yet, but it is sure this lens is the best telephoto zoom lens."

Hasn't been tested, but sure it is the best... LOL

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