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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:03:39 PM »
The last time I remember them doing anything that significant was adding radio to the 600EX-RT Flashes, but even that was half-assed because they took away optical IR for no particular reason.

I think the 600EX has both radio and IR.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy a 1dx
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:30:33 AM »
One good thing about Canon's history of modest upgrades is that you can be relatively assured a 1DX mk II won't completely obsolete a mk I. It's one of the reasons Canon bodies have a pretty solid resale value.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Listed as Discontinued at Amazon UK
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:16:18 AM »
6D is an amazing value option for Canon shooters and underlines how little an "upgrade" the 5DIII was.

LOL.  Yes, the 6D is a great value, an entry level FF body slightly better than the 5DII and costing less than the new top-of-the-line APS-C body.  But to call the 5DIII a 'little upgrade' to the 5DII is utterly asinine.  Much better AF (the first time 1-series AF trickled down to another dSLR line), significantly faster frame rate, better metering, better build, dual card slots, basically, almost everything about the 5DII was substantially improved.  Everything except the sensor, which got only a modest improvement...but no one complained about the 5DII's image quality, a tiny number of lens cap-shooting Internet forum people notwithstanding.  Maybe it was a 'little upgrade' if all you ever shoot is static subjects at base ISO with the camera on a tripod...but that means you're in a tiny minority of dSLR buyers to which Canon doesn't really need to pay attention.

I think the AF and the FPS upgrades on the 5D3 were lost on a huge chunk of the market, especially wedding and portrait photogs. Actually i think the most noticeable improvement for me was the LCD screen.  At the end of the day, the image quality didn't really change much and Canon was asking for a hefty price increase.  I guess you could argue that it wasn't a "little upgrade", but arguing that it was a major upgrade seems equally absurd.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:05:18 PM »
Technical write-up on a preproduction FS7: http://www.dvinfo.net/article/acquisition/sonyxdcam/first-look-sony-pxw-fs7-l-s-s-shoulder-mount-camcorder-part-1.html

Canon only has the C500, at more than twice the price and far worse ergonomics, to compete with the FS7 right now. Sony is running away with the market.


Talk about the specs all you want, the images we've seen (which is pretty much nothing) out of the FS7 don't compete with the C300. Let's remember Sony has their own high end market to protect as well.

Again, let's remember what people were saying about the FS700 as the Canon Cinema killer:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=5136.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:59:56 AM »
We've already seen images coming off of the FS7 and it's entirely different story than the FS700

Could you provide some links? All I've seen is this: vimeo.com/105756611 which wasn't that impressive.

There's another clip, here- no scientific tests yet, but it looks to me like greater dynamic range than the FS700's usable 11-12. Seems to be delivering on the promise of 14 stops.

https://pro.sony.com/bbsc/video/channels-xdcam_hd_products/

Yah. All the lighting is so flat and cold it's really hard to tell.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 22, 2014, 11:08:37 AM »
We've already seen images coming off of the FS7 and it's entirely different story than the FS700

Could you provide some links? All I've seen is this: vimeo.com/105756611 which wasn't that impressive.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:53:59 AM »
I'd like to remind the people talking about the FS7, that the FS700 was a Canon killer on paper too.  Then we started seeing what the actual images looked like coming off the FS700, and it wasn't comparable. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:49:39 AM »
2. 4k downscaled to 1080P looks way, way, way better than what any Canon DSLR gives you out of cam and better for detail even than 5D3 + ML RAW.

But you still have to agree that the 5D3 Raw kills cams like the GH4 for overall image quality.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:50:21 PM »
As a C100 owner, I'm pretty happy with Canon's update!

Fwiw I still think the CX00 series offers the best looking image on the market below the Alexa, though Canon Log sucks (wide DR is great).

For the best specs, get anything else and spend a lifetime grading it to look as good as Canon's AVCHD.

While in general i won't agree that it offer the best image for the price, i will say that it produces a good image with very little haste, and that people who know what they are doing are putting out some pretty impressive stuff with the AVCHD on the C100:

https://vimeo.com/108883478

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Cinema EOS Camera Will Be..... [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »
The new c100 needs to just be the c300 at ~$6000. The new c300 can then have a new sensor, 4K, and a 10 bit internal codec.  C500 can stay put as the Canon raw camera that no one wants.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Cinema EOS Camera Will Be..... [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 05:12:20 PM »
7D2 C?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:01:45 PM »
Watching a documentary in a true large format IMAX theater is impressive visually.  For most everything else, whether it's on the big screen or on my SDTV makes essentially no difference to me.

I find the difference between ML raw video and native 5D3 video to be entirely immaterial.

Wow.

No difference seen in detail and texture between waxy 5D3 native video and richly textured ML RAW and no difference in blown highlights and crushed black detail between the two?

No difference between 4k and 1080i and 480i even for nature?

I guess people sure see things differently. To me the difference is almost unimagineably great.

Im baffled by "photographers" who care so much about the quality of their still pictures but don't appreciate the quality of moving pictures. 

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Video clip 5DmarkIII Raw Magic lantern by night
« on: September 18, 2014, 11:23:43 AM »
Cool. Very dreamy.

One day some company will make a camera that produces colours the way the 5D does in raw. God the colours just sing. The gradiations, the highlight rolloff, the shadow information, the feel and aesthetic of the image. No other camera produces that image it's uncanny.

I'd say 5DMKII (RAW), BMCC, and BMPC. 

But it's ability in low-light is by far the best.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:33:47 AM »
I wonder if the uncompressed HDMI out for video is really uncompressed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:09:05 AM »
I thought we were getting some innovative video features too. I'm not seeing it here, Floyd.

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