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Assuming there is no technical reason it can't be done with this sensor (and perhaps there is, in which case then it's all besides the point and you just cheer on that it's a top stills only camera and they have delivered that).

I don't know technically, but common sense looking at the numbers. 8mp for 4k video. A 50mp camera. Wouldn't it be wise to make your best 4K video camera on a body that has fewer and larger pixels? Wouldn't it give a better image overall?

Details matter, but likely not.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 02:48:06 PM »
But, this has explicitly been stated as a low ISO performance camera...

Where?  It hasn't even been announced yet!

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...and with all the articles from Nikon wedding photographers talking about the ability to shoot without flash (which is often a critical thing for wedding photographers, as flash can be disruptive to ceremony and whatnot), low noise in general is a bonus for a camera like this.

Low noise, yes, but do you know how many base ISO shots I generally take at weddings?  Almost none.  Most are ISO 800 and up, and that's where losing a stop to stronger filtering in the CFA will be a huge loss of performance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 12:18:12 PM »
I gotcha.  Yeah the grips do get a bit bigger on the DX. 

I find the accessory grips to be bulkier and less comfortable to hold than the 1-series.  Balance is more important to me than weight, and the grip balances most L-series lenses better, meaning my hands don't get sore after a day of shooting. There's always flex between the body and an accessory grip, that can be an issue for tripod use (and swapping the grip off/on isn't very practical), so I far prefer the integrated design.  But it's definitely a personal preference.

That's a problem with the design, not a problem with integration versus separate.  The 1 series bodies should be designed like the 1V/1VHS.





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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 10:49:29 AM »
I gotcha.  Yeah the grips do get a bit bigger on the DX.  Maybe the next model will deepen the finger molds on the grip so it wont be as bad.  It is a japanese company. Not like those folks are known for having large hands  >:( ;D

No, but my hands are really small.

It's strange to me that the 5D series fits many people.  I'd think the fact that it fits me so perfectly would mean that it would be too small for most, the way my Rebel 550D/T2i is too small for me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 10:33:10 AM »
I really love the ergonomics of ALL the Canon bodies. But like anything, there is a learning curve.  I read a lot of comments about weight and size and such, but to me, none of that has ever bothered me.  Loved the 7D. Loved the 6D (although wish it had a bit more to it, but it's a base model, so ...OK) and I love the 5D3.  I've seen a few remarks where people claim to prefer the "size" of the 6D over the 5 series...but honestly I don't get it. The difference between the two seems pretty insignificant to me.  Now going from a Rebel t2i to a 7D .... ok, THAT was a wake-up call.  But once you're in the pro bodies, I can't tell much difference except for the 1DX which I also love shooting. I shot a 1DX non-stop for 3.5 hours at a time, 4 times over one weekend for 4 huge dance recitals with the 70-200 IS 2 strapped to it.  My upper body was whipped but shooting literally 8000 frames for that long, I would have been just as whipped with a 7D, a 5D, or a 6D. Plus...the 1DX just looks like a bad ass. I'll be first in line for a new 1DX2 this year. Weight and size be damned. Get the best camera you NEED for your type of work.  If it's too heavy, I'd respectfully suggest the gym and develop good PHYSICAL technique and body posture for long shoots.  Straight back, use your legs and core to stabilize your center of gravity, relax your upper body completely.  I know it sounds a bit silly, but I practice and teach martial arts too, so that sort of talk is gospel for us.  It translates extremely well into fast paced sports photography.

It's not too heavy, it's too big.  I regularly shoot with a 20D+70-200/2.8 and 5D+24-105L, both with 580EX's attached, simultaneously for as long as 12 straight hours while also carrying 3 other lenses and accessories in a waist pouch.  The problem with the 1D cameras for me is that the grip is too thick.  Well, that and I can't remove the useless (for me) portrait grip.  It's just in the way.

I realize this is mostly because I have little hands.  But the 5D series fits perfectly.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 09:05:51 AM »
Have upgraded to a 5dmiii when it was released and the thing I miss the most is the 1d series controls and don't think I am the only one.
The biggest reason I've never seriously considered a 1 series body is ergonomics.

The biggest reason I'm not personally excited about a 5-series high MP body is ergonomics.

Same here. I loved 5d series with and without grip till I got 1dx via Canon loan program. OMG, it's day and night at least for me. 1dx is so much more comfortable and honestly feels lighter than 5d+grip. Even my gf was holding 1dx+200 2.0 quite easily, and she is not athletic at all.

I never use a grip and will never purchase a body with a non removable grip.  I have small hands and the 1 series grips are so thick that with my hand in the proper comfortable place my index finger doesn't reach the shutter release.  With my index finger on the shutter release the camera is supported only by the tips of my fingers and thumb.

Only the Alphas are worse.

My 5D fits my hand perfectly.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: Today at 02:10:21 AM »
Have upgraded to a 5dmiii when it was released and the thing I miss the most is the 1d series controls and don't think I am the only one.

The biggest reason I've never seriously considered a 1 series body is ergonomics.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:53:42 PM »
Hell, basketball I never shoot over ISO 320.  It's either 320 or 160 but I strobe every basketball game, so this would be a backup to my backup.

Really?  Wow.  As a person who gets ophthalmic migraines from bright camera flashes, the first thing I'd do as a basketball player in a game you're shooting is accidentally on purpose crash into your strobes.

Since he used the term strobe and not flash, how do you know he isn't referring to the high above ceiling strobes that they have at pro arenas and at the bigger NCAA D1 schools?

I was assuming it was something like Elinchroms on stands or similar since he said he strobes them rather than using the house strobes (which are now banned in many places, and always unnecessary).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:43:40 PM »
4k in a Mk3 successor would only make sense, I just wish it wasn't delayed til August (if this is accurate).  $4000 price drop on the 1DC suggests this may well come true. 4k at $3500 in a 5 series and 4k in a 1DC at $8000 makes a lot more sense. (a la Sony a7s vs Sony FS7)

Delayed?  The 5D was normally refreshed every four years.  Even if it's delayed until August, it's still almost year earlier.

The four-year update schedule ...

Never existed (see above).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:20:26 PM »
If it has Canon DR and with the only 5fps and no improved video and no 4k then FORGET IT! It is a only a pseudo jack of all trades and not even close to a master of anything.

I don't think anyone is promoting this camera as "jack of all trades".  It seems to be designed as a master of well-lit studio, daylight and still life applications.

Demanding high frame rate and video out of that sort of camera is like expecting similar from digital medium format.

That's exactly what people said about the 5D Mark II.  And they were wrong.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:10:18 PM »
4k in a Mk3 successor would only make sense, I just wish it wasn't delayed til August (if this is accurate).  $4000 price drop on the 1DC suggests this may well come true. 4k at $3500 in a 5 series and 4k in a 1DC at $8000 makes a lot more sense. (a la Sony a7s vs Sony FS7)

Delayed?  The 5D was normally refreshed every four years.  Even if it's delayed until August, it's still almost year earlier.

Announcements:

5D: August 22, 2005
5DII: September 17, 2008 (3 years 1 month)
5DIII: March 2, 2012 (3 years 6 months)
5DIV:  August, 2015 (3 years 5 months)?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:47:40 PM »
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Those small pixels give us ISO 16,000 in the 7DII.

No, the Pixels of the 7DM2 are larger.

No, 20MP * 1.6*2 = 51.2MP - about the same.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:17:26 PM »
Sometimes I don't understand the customers... wanting a High Megapixel cam but ISO409600? ;)  Haha. Of course you get ISO6400 with that small pixels...

Those small pixels give us ISO 16,000 in the 7DII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:15:35 PM »
August?

Grrrr....

Trying to figure out what to do with replacements for my 20D and 5D.

I'm now leaning toward replacing the 20D with the 7DII for now, but this puts my lens switcheroo a bit out of order.

However, a 24MP 5DIV with great low-light performance, the 7DII AF system (or better), dual-pixel and 4k could well lead me to part with more cash than I was planning on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:00:19 PM »
I am looking for a landscape and travel type of camera with these specs. But I want GPS, and I think most people would for such a camera. Not for a studio camera though....
The GPS cameras don't have maps or any type of guidance system. They just record your spot.

A dedicated GPS or smartphone is far more useful and you can use one of those super complex notepads and pencils to note which shots were taken where. :)

You don't need a notepad for that.  Time sync your camera's images to accurate time and the GPS data recorded by the phone can be easily matched up.  Lightroom has all the necessary feature for this.

Last trip I took a picture of my watch (which sync's itself to WWV every day) but a cell phone using the timeanddate website will work too.  Then I adjusted all my pictures to that picture in Lightroom (it's one, simple operation).  Then I downloaded the KMZ file of each day of my trip from Google's location history website.  Then I used a free web site to change those into .gpx files which I loaded into the Lightroom Map module.  Whamo!  All my pictures are properly geocoded (well, except for those taken where there was no GPS or cell signal - I did those by hand).

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