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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:15:17 PM »
i will buy a 30" UHD 4k monitor as soon as a reasonable product comes along.
Next product I will buy will be an 8k monitor .. as soon as a reasonable porduct comes along.
After that? A 16k monitor.
And if I happen to live lng enough, after that a 32k monitor.

Power of 2. Definitely stay away from uneven numbers in all things digital.
5k ... most stupid thing on earth. Dell should have tried to first get a relly good 4k monitor made.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:10:23 PM »
interesting. I postprocess my images to make them look the way I want them to look. :-)
Which is not necessarily the way I saw a scene. Or imagined it. Or what the scene would have looked like to some other people.  :-)

Thought for you guys: how much of this 'problem' with Canon being so far behind is due to the rising prevalance of Photoshop and significant amounts of post processing? 

I have never been huge on all the PS work that a lot of folks do to their work.  To me I like pictures that look like what you saw when you took them.  But, that's me. 

Still, because one can do so many kinds of things in PS, it seems like at some point we have started to measure cameras against how far they allow you to take PS.   PS has become where the image is created, and not the camera.  The cart is before the horse, no?

Just food for thought.


I post-process every image, and that's because I like the final result to look like it looked to me.  The out-of-camera JPEG or default raw conversion rarely looks like that.

That's exactly what I was about to say. Postprocessing is usually essential (to my eye) to get an image that resembles what I saw.

I think you guys are probably in the minority. I read "I want it to look like what I saw" quite often, but then the people writing it load up their flickr streams with razor-thin DOF and desaturated images, water blurred to a fog and polarized skies. Things I have personally never seen in real life.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:11:03 PM »
while a TC without any moving elements is probably a lot easier to copy than regular lenses with focussing elements [MF, AF or possibly even IS). Yongnuo might be able to offer a TC at only 1/3 of the cost of the original item, whereas this might not be possible for a regular lens.

BUT it am also really wondering, why Yongnuo chose the 2x TC, rather than the 1.4x.

Anyway, really interested to see what  price and quality will be like. I'll definitely NOT pre-order.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:32:32 AM »
So basically you will only buy a product when they beat the opposition in all aspects?
It won't happen. There are always pros and cons.

What baffles me is you say your happy or were happy with the 18mp sensor which was a dog when it came out and your still using it and saying how bad the FF sensors are when they are a such huge improvement your almost kidding yourself.

The 7D sensor maybe was a dog even when it came out. It was still better than Nikon D300s and any other APS-C camera on the marekt at the time. The 7D was unequivocally THE BEST APS-C camera when it came out in fall of 2009, that's why I bought it. It's sensor was surpassed pretty soon thereafter, of course.

I am fully aware that the 5D III sensor will give me much better IQ than the old 18 MP APS-C sensor. But, I will not settle for this. I want more, I want the best my money can buy and I want it in a smaller package. :-)

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:27:37 AM »
btw. on a german camera forum I found a posting dated 09/17 http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=1481973 including photos showing Yongnuo displayed the following lenses at their Photokina stall:
* 50/1.4
* 50/1.8
* 35/2.0
* Extender EF 2x III

According to the german poster all three lenses shown were apparently very close copies of the respective original Canon EF lenses and did even register as such when attached to a Canon camera ... and DXO software automatically used the respective Canon lens correction profiles.

Some dealer lists the Yongnuo 50/1.4 at USD 299,- ... I don't think it will become a sales success at that price. :-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:00:03 AM »
No offence AvTvM your the type of customer that won't be happy with any camera.

wrong. I bought the Canon EOS 7D the first day it became available, paid full MSRP and was *quite happy* with it until I sold it 2 months ago. It was clearly *the best* APS-C camera when it came out in fall of 2009 and it did not cost an arm and a leg or a kidney. Do you see any Canon offering in 2014 which manages to score on both of these 2 parameters. I don't.

I'll be happy again with a Canon camera, once it is a "best-in-class" FF-sensored MILC in a body sized liked Sony A7 ... plus matching lenses ... at reasonable prices.  8)

And no, I am not the only one, who wants this.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:23:06 AM »
Even though I don't always agree with Jrista I consider accusing him of being a troll an insult. Very uncalled for.  He is going to extremes to substantiate his arguments with knowledge and facts.

It is only fanboys who have a problem with this and to hear repeatedly, that Canon's sensors are not nearly as good as they could and should be. It hurts their ears and their egos. That's why they call it DRoning.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:18:42 AM »
They have a lot of flash stuff...


yes. all of that is known. News are the 50/1.4, possibly the TC 2x III and certainly the YN600EX-RT, shich was announced first in October 2013, but has been delayed forever.

So far, Yongnuo is the only chinese company I know of, that dares to copycat the Canon RT radio wireless flash system and seems to get away with it. Their YN-ST-E3RT has been available sind late last year, but did not prove to be reliable enough at roughly 2/3 of the cost of original Canon gear.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:57:43 AM »
And they also have Speedlites: http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-ourproduct.php?category=1.Flash

Looks familiar...

wow .. they've put it on the website! The YN600EX-RT is overdue for more than 6 months by now. Wonder, whether it will finally become available. ANd wehter they've been able to get their copycat RT-radio system to work at last. Reliably, that is.  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:55:07 AM »
The 5DMKIII sensor isn't good enough? Its not at the end of its life either and there is some great deals on them. If you thought the 18mp sensor is ok the 5DMKIIIs will blow you away so will the 6D. Sounds like you need to actually try them. The 5DMKIII is one of the most capable cameras on the market regardless of you thinking its a poor offering. What rubbish.

No. The 5D III sensor is not good enough. Not for me. Not in 2014. Not by a long ways. In reality, 5D III is exactly what the 5D 2 should have been ... back when that one was released: OK sensor with good AF system. 

And yes, 5D III is end-of-life. Even when most of its owners don't want to recognize it. ;-) And even though Canon has not listed it as EOL or announced a successor ... yet.

As a matter of fact, currently the Nikon D750 is closest to what I would want to get ... as a DSLR. But ... I want no mirrorslapper any longer. I want a fully capable, FF-sensored, yet compact mirrorless package. And the only one currently available (Sony A7/R/S) is not it, due to a number of shortcomings that ned to be fixed first.  :-)

18 MP APS-C sensor is not "fine", but even worse, of course. To me, EOS-M is just a cheap stop gap measure until I finally get my "really-right" FF MILC camera system. EOS-M simply was and is by the cheapest and most compact APS-C camera system available. I find it OK for what it is and I like the user interface - there is no menu system as good as Canon's. Plus a nice touchscreen. Except there are a lot of situations where the lack of a viewfinder really kills me.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:32:42 AM »
btw: is the Yongnuo EXTENDER EF 2x III also new or already well-known?


Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:23:16 AM »
... Yongnuo AF drive will be better than the medieval, fickle, prone to break Original ...
Will be interesting to see if they'd copy that, too.  ;D ;D ;D

from the sounds of it .. YES.  ;D

Supports AF (Auto Focus) mode and MF (Manual Focus) mode;
This lens carries full-time manual focus function, which makes it easily to fix focus position even in automatically focusing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:21:57 AM »
+1 ... exactly my situation too.
7D sold. Some glass sold, some L glass still here. 7D II not interested, 5D III not interested, sensor not good enough, no Wifi, end of life. 6D way too crippled. EOS-M used as transitional "good-weather camera". Waiting for killer M3 and/or killer 5D IV.

This forum is killing me....
The 5DIII has to much of what I don't need, the 6D to little of everything.
So I decided long ago to wait for whatever FF will come next and in the mean time I upgrade my APS sector with the marvellous 7DII which I was waiting for the last 2 years....

Then the 7DII got released and it has all this marvellous new tech, the perfect AF, dual this and dual that but wait a moment... MP up by 10% and 70D out to prove that neither 2 MP more nor 4 years of development result in a reall advantage.... Bah Humbug

So I decided to skip the 7D2 ....

than I started to read contribution after contribution here and stated to think: Ah what are 1800 bucks compared to the money I have sunk already in Canon glass, well why not living another five years with a sensor being only marginally better than what I have in my M? OK come on pre orders are cheap in Canada especially when you get a 24-70 4.0 for free and ordered.

Now comes this interview and the hope for another revival of the M area. More hope for something at least 24 MP,  dual pixel AF combined with touch screen and GPS and WIFI and viewfinder and and and....

However  I do not want to deplete my pockets on two APS cameras. That means postpone the 7DII and wait if there is a M3 before spring.  Probably I will continue to read your guys contributions and change my mind another five times.... Oh how easy was my live when I did not know about this site and walked blind to rumors and current development into a shop to buy a 20D and was surprised that they had the 30D arriving that same day..

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:10:31 AM »
YES, YES, YES! Good on ya, Canon!
Highly likely that even the Yongnuo AF drive will be better than the medieval, fickle, prone to break Original Canon AF in the EF 50/1.4.
And luckily I sold my 50/1.4 two months ago. 
Will be interesting to see how cheap and good the Yongnuo is. And when it will really become available. ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:08:57 AM »
Exactly the way I see it too.

I have never read in my life so much bullshit from senior person. Few my comments:

1) Canon should fire all their engineers if they need 5 years to include 1Dx autofocus technology into other camera.  According to Maeda, 7DII was redesigned but remained absolutely the same as previous model :)

2) Canon's sensors are significantly behind Exmor sensor. If you are not capable producing competitive sensor, please buy it from Sony.

3) Significant focus on mirrorless - are you joking or are you stupid? Canon produced mirrorless camera which is maybe worst in the market. OF course theu sold many such cameras at a loss :)

4) What I see now when look to Canon: arrogant company, which is led by very old japanese person who still thinks that he is living in 60s' :) Canon is still able to support its leadership as it is not easy to change firm when you have many L lenses. For example, myself are not considering changing system into Sony or Nikon as I do not want to incur financial losses due to sale of lenses. But if we talk about new customers, it is doubtful that Canon is winning on this side.

5) It is very clear that Canon is a big ship and starts sinking slowly. This is due to not flexible management. Canon need to replace this old man and put American in CEO position, who would shake the whole corporation and kick engineers asses :)

6) Also, I think it would be a good idea to take Steve Jobs strategy and produce smaller number of models, which are much better than competitors.

Mirrorless market is getting serious and many new customers might buy mirrorless cameras. Canon and Nikon are practically newcomers in this market and need to put more focus and not just provide BS answers to journalists ;)

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