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Post Processing / Re: Backup to Blu-ray
« on: January 02, 2015, 03:29:29 AM »
A cloud (hate that word now  ::). ) that doesn't limit you by GB would suit?

https://www.code42.com 190 for four years

https://www.vembu.com, worth a look too edit, they charge per gb


That's a rather good kit I'm jealous that's pretty much where I'm trying to get to!
Have to agree a fast prime around 35 - 50 would be what I'd go for next (and last for quite a long time)

Congrats and have fun!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 31, 2014, 08:03:33 AM »
It makes no sense to replace the 5D3 with 52 MP body based on the 7D2 sensor. 

The 5D3 is a great wedding/event/portrait camera and sometime sports body.  While I don't shoot professionally, this is me.  I'm not looking for more resolution, especially if it means a step backwards in high ISO performance.  If anything, I'd like the 5D4 to incorporate the 7D2 sensor technology with larger, full-frame pixels for even better low light performance.  AF during video would be a nice plus (even thought video is a more distant interest for me).

The 5D4 should also include a bump in FPS and buffer performance.  I don't see this happening with 52 MP.  All I see with 52 MP is HUGE RAW files, maybe 90-100 MB each.  That's a lot for in-camera crunching and recording to cards.

I'll look at a 20 MP 5D4 with a nice bump in low light performance long before considering a 52 MP body.  I still think the 52 MP body has a different audience than those who currently buy the 5D line.  It actually makes more sense to put the 52 MP in the 6D2.  But, it makes the most sense to spawn a new line of bodies for the high MP sensor.
+100000 Finally someone sensible!  :)

x2  ;D

That's been my thoughts for some time although I've never thought about the 6D2 in that way but you are correct.

I'm looking forward to seeing both cameras although the 5DIV would be the one for me.

The only thing that's niggling at me is the thought that Canon will split features such that there will be some thing only in the other camera that really should be in both ie something like an advancement in the RT flash system. Hope I'm wrong on that!

Happy new year to everyone!

Black & White / Re: Beautiful B&W Photos
« on: December 28, 2014, 02:44:01 PM »
Wonderful, enjoyed every one.
Thanks for posting, this has stirred a memory of my father getting access to some old plates of a very early airshow at New Lanark (I think) Scotland, which he printed up,must see if I can find anything in his records!


Its a no from me. BUT What happens to me a lot is being asked to take the same picture with someone else's phone whilst I'm using my camera, the results (from the phone) are usually but not always pretty rubbish. For example Xmas day, photo of wife and daughter at tree external window in background - DSLR... Quickly set exposure for external light and balance with manual flash for subjects, same photo with phone.... Oohh errrr!!

The other most common situation, any kind of movement/action.... Camera phone 'shutter' lag = fail
Having said that I've oftain thought that when they get that lag sorted out (and they will) I would probably start to use them more often.

Photography Technique / Re: panorama
« on: December 27, 2014, 03:39:54 PM »
Been round the houses with stitching software, there is a particular member of cr got me totally hooked on the idea with his work. Download a trial copy of http://www.ptgui.com

Good luck

Canon General / Re: What Canon stuff did you get for Christmas
« on: December 26, 2014, 09:01:44 AM »
I must have the wrong set of relatives, and definitely the wrong kind of wallet. Didn't get anything photography related or Canonesque, not even when I turned 50.
  Oh well, at least I can still put some food on the table and pay my bills another month.

Congratulations to all of you who are more fortunate!

Ditto and +1

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 26, 2014, 04:52:17 AM »
I don't personally feel 50mp belongs on a 35mm sensor.
Then again I'm sure someone said the same thing about 21mp in the years gone by.

Anyone tried the Pentax 645z yet? I've one here on loan and it's lovely.

If I was a pro and actually needed high mp for my business, that's exactly what I'd be doing not waiting for a 3d or whatever it will be called. I trust Canon to keep the 5div to around 24mp.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D autofocus system vs 7D....
« on: December 24, 2014, 07:12:54 PM »
If your just comparing centre point focus I don't think there is a bad camera out there really.

« on: December 24, 2014, 08:38:08 AM »
A bit off topic Mr Surapon but what is that on the back of your what looks like a 5D?? it says FILM???  :o
Have a great Christmas  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Most wanted new features for 5D Mark IV
« on: December 22, 2014, 08:09:45 AM »
That was an interesting exercise, focusing on only three freatures!

Only looking at the list presented I whittled it down to this list (in order)

Better low light ISO performance
Upgraded auto-focus system
Reduced horizontal/vertical noise banding
Faster flash sync speed
Bigger image buffer
Faster FPS
Faster SD card reader
Better dynamic range

The second and third changed but my thinking was what's the point of better low light performance if you can't focus on anything!
What was interesting for me was how better DR got pushed down the list. Al those other things for me are just more important.
I'd liked to have seen 7D2 weather sealing but I would expect it to get that.

Oh and the one thing I don't want to see, 40MP !! that is just a whole other camera.


PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon to Target The GH4 With New DSLR Type? [CR2]
« on: December 20, 2014, 04:39:08 PM »
How do I work out how many minutes of video I can get into 1 GB of SD card space?


Depends on resolution and/or framerate.
I believe 1080/24p is 12 min (plus/minus a few seconds) for 4Gb.
So about 3 min. per Gb.

Here is a t3i manual (go to page 151): http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/0/0300004720/02/eosrt3i-eos600d-im2-c-en.pdf

Cheers! But i was meaning for 4k off a 1" sensor

Is it as simple as 3mins x 0.27 ?   (1080/4000)

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon to Target The GH4 With New DSLR Type? [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2014, 08:27:07 AM »
How do I work out how many minutes of video I can get into 1 GB of SD card space?


EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:58:50 AM »
Excellent news, same as many others not a camera for me but this is going to be very interesting!
I'm assuming that this is not going to be the 5DIV though! that I think would be really bad news.

Lenses / Re: Yet another DXO Interpretation Time video with Tony Northrup
« on: December 14, 2014, 05:08:47 AM »
Brick  liked the music at the end.............. It was happy

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