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Canon General / Re: What do you copy from your camera card?
« on: December 31, 2014, 09:43:49 AM »
If you move the card between cameras, then you should delete it first, or info about image numbers, etc will be transferred to images with the second cameras.  The camera will recreate it, and start numbering images from 0001.
 
We often see posts from users who bought a new camera, and popped in the card from their old camera.  They see image 7033 or some high number appear, and think they bought a used camera.  Some users do not move cards between cameras in order to prevent the issue.
Me included!  :-[  (I saw  500+)

But, many shots later I installed ML and saw the shutter count being around  100.

So it was new. No harm done  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 30, 2014, 10:28:52 PM »
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!  :) 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 30, 2014, 11:51:54 AM »
It would be stupid to make a 52Mp 5DIV.  22 and 52 Mp cover people with different needs (speed &  low light/resolution)

It would be much better to do it like Nikon a top Mp model and a medium Mp flexible one.

Just my thoughts...

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade or not the 24-70 f/2.8, a thousand dollar question.
« on: December 28, 2014, 07:45:26 AM »
OK, then. You are pretty unanimous that the new 24-70 f/2.8  II really is so much better than the previous model that the upgrade would probably even make a difference in the pictures I am taking.
I really like the 85mm L and the 24mm L.
Then there is the dust pump 100-400mm...another 1000 dollars to upgrade that one also?
Personally I am thinking about it. I have no personal opinion on this though. I trust the tests. Unfortunately the new lens is about 200g heavier though  :(
In addition, the reverse use of rings is confusing and impractical  (at least for me).

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS M with EVF Second Half of 2014?
« on: December 27, 2014, 10:38:35 PM »
By now we must assume that what was said - in the thread title - didn't happen  :(

Let's hope it happens early next year...

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Lenses / Re: Upgrade or not the 24-70 f/2.8, a thousand dollar question.
« on: December 27, 2014, 10:55:02 AM »
You can sell the existing version I and get the new version II which is fantastic (I do have it...).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 27, 2014, 10:52:21 AM »
They can:

1. Improve hardware by changing their production line to make sensors that compete with SONY. OK this is EXPENSIVE but I guess it will put Canon to top again (and in that way pay itself in the long run).
2. Improve hardware by implementing their patent with dual amplification channels ( Dual-Scale Column-Parallel ADC Patent I think).
3. Improve software by implementing everything ML has done up to now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 27, 2014, 10:45:23 AM »
If that is the case why SONY made a7S? They could stick to a7 and even more to a7R and that's it!


The A7s has more advanced in-camera noise reduction. Exmor is a good sensor, but it wasn't good enough to produce ISO 400k with the low noise levels that the A7s has. The Bionz X DSP is responsible for reducing the noise in each pixel as they are read out. Not much different than what Canon is doing now with DIGIC 6 in the 7D II. If it were not for the more advanced in-camera NR, I would agree...the A7r when downsampled to 12mp would have probably looked very similar to the A7s, primary difference being the downsampled A7r image would be sharper.
So in A7s they... "cook" the raw files?  :o


They do, just as much as Canon "cooks" the RAW files in the 7D II with DIGIC 6. ;P Everyone's cooking pixels today, it's all the rage.
In that case they should be able to "cook"  ;D the A7II files even better since the later camera is newer...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: FYI: D750 light leak issues
« on: December 27, 2014, 07:02:04 AM »
Unfortunately, it seems these days that for every new camera released on the market you have to give it at least 6 months before it moves from beta version to a complete product, with us customers being the beta testers.
This is true... The only positive in this is IF price comes a little down in the meantime...

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 26, 2014, 08:31:19 PM »
Perhaps a 5D-s to prevent confused naming? Or will they just name it the mark IV and leave it as the successor of the 5d3?
Hmm I hope that the high mp camera and 5DMkIV will be different ones...

P.S Otherwise allow me to suggest 5Ds as Canon's answer to Sony's A7s (at... 12Mpixel ofcourse  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D)

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 26, 2014, 08:18:56 PM »
If that is the case why SONY made a7S? They could stick to a7 and even more to a7R and that's it!


The A7s has more advanced in-camera noise reduction. Exmor is a good sensor, but it wasn't good enough to produce ISO 400k with the low noise levels that the A7s has. The Bionz X DSP is responsible for reducing the noise in each pixel as they are read out. Not much different than what Canon is doing now with DIGIC 6 in the 7D II. If it were not for the more advanced in-camera NR, I would agree...the A7r when downsampled to 12mp would have probably looked very similar to the A7s, primary difference being the downsampled A7r image would be sharper.
So in A7s they... "cook" the raw files?  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 26, 2014, 07:09:45 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.

+1
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.
I would like that but trust is a strong word! I just hope so!

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 24, 2014, 07:26:30 PM »
If that is the case why SONY made a7S? They could stick to a7 and even more to a7R and that's it!

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:01:32 AM »
Is there anyone willing to provide some mathematics as to why averaging let's say smaller pixels together with a S/N of 50 is better than less pixels (but bigger) with a S/N of 100?

For instance, there will be roughly 4 pixels on this camera's sensor for everyone one pixel on the 1Dx.  So, you could average 3 or 4 pixels together when downsampling vs. a single pixel on the 1Dx's sensor.

Thanks.
Quite a reasonable request  8)

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Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: December 24, 2014, 10:58:27 AM »
It depends on the situation. I will discard cases where I get a backpack that can contain 1 or 2 bodies with several lenses and I will focus (pan intended 8) ) on my small (and now discontinued) Think Tank Urban disguise 30.

Day Shooting with portrait potential: 5D3 + 24-70 2.8II   plus 85 1.2LII

Day/Night Shooting (only for portraits): 5D3 +  85 1.2LII (to make it lighter)

Day Shooting general purpose/travel: 5D3 + 24-70 2.8II L  plus 70-200 4 L IS (it is difficult and not practical to put a 2.8 zoom instead, plus it will make the bag very heavy hence the f/4 version). In practice a small 3rd lens can fit. If astrophotograpy is possible I will add a 14mm 2.8LII. 

Night Shooting (portraits, surroundings): 5D3 with 35mm 1.4L  plus 85 1.2LII

Museums: 5D3 +  16-35 4L IS plus 100mm 2.8L Macro

This bag is both small and discrete. You can go in several places carrying it.

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