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Lenses / Re: Which supertele?
« on: March 25, 2013, 06:01:56 PM »
Thanks a lot for useful input. Fyi using 5d3.  Whats the AF speed of 300 with 2C?

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Lenses / Which supertele?
« on: March 25, 2013, 03:12:03 AM »
Hi
My lense collection is getting complete exept for a supertele. I was keen on the 300 and use it with extenders. Should i get the 300, 400 or 500 ? Plan to use it for sports and wildlife. Then I got concerned about the weight, would I bring it or use my 70-200 with extenders. Right now I leaning towords 500, due to reach and lower weight then the 400.
What's your advice?

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M handheld test
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:23:30 AM »
Which lens did you use?

The 18-55, with autofocus on, and IS enabled.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M handheld test
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:21:06 AM »
Your video looks to be somewhere in a cold enviroment.  Did you experience any isses with the touch sceeen and the cold?

Hi,  no problem, but in and out of the car, max 1/2 hour in the cold.

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EOS-M / EOS M handheld test
« on: January 01, 2013, 11:47:41 AM »
So why did I by the EOS M camera?  I have a job where I get to travel the world. however I do not earn my money on photo and film, but you may say I am an "advanced" amateur.
I wanted a small camera with good quality, also with video auto focus that I can quickly pull out and shoot. I have a 5D3 which I use for both photo and filming, but its not alway convenient to get ready in time.
Today I made a test, using AF and see if it able to focus under different situations.  Please see your self if this works......

<a href="http://asmundma.smugmug.com/Movies/open-movies/27320810_K8H8Zz#!i=2299168338&k=NmFszMh&lb=1&s=A" title="EOS M test"><img src="http://asmundma.smugmug.com/Movies/open-movies/i-NmFszMh/0/S/EOS%20M%20test%20%281920%20x%201080%29-S.jpg" title="EOS M test" alt="EOS M test"></a>

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EOS Bodies / Re: It's Christmas Eve !!
« on: December 19, 2012, 03:27:48 PM »
This is my Christmas gift - but taken with a 5D3 and 24-70 II

http://asmundma.smugmug.com/Other/The-Car/27170387_qdb57r#!i=2281624460&k=n829Hvj

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 for a day after 5D3 for 6 months
« on: December 19, 2012, 03:23:59 PM »
I still have a 5D2 in addition to 5D3 - YES    #2 is pain in the a....  I hate that.....

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D3 vs. BMC
« on: November 25, 2012, 08:26:47 AM »
Thanks JasonATL for correcting my fast and somewhat incorrect reply. I tested Resove on a MAcBook Pro 2011 with i7 with Tumderbolt drive. Seems as Windows is better with a grafic card for this app, may the newes macs will be better.
Of cource you "can" handeld BMCC, but i think most people would agree that a c100, c300 is better. If you follow P. Blooms South Africa tour, you got the same message.
And you need a pretty wide lense with that crop facor to shoot wide. ( yea i know there are some alternatives)
I may buy such a camra, but it somewhat dangerous only to look at dynamic range, etc.
Agree that Canon needs to open up for high quality video.  The "best" camra for me would be the 1D C, but man, it costs a fourtune.

It might be that you don't have an Nvidia GPU. I haven't researched it, but it appears from what I read in the review Resolve uses CUDA, which is Nvidia specific, although OpenCL is quite similar and can theoretically run across ATI or Nvidia without much trouble, there may be certain reasons why they don't/can't easily use OpenCL rather than CUDA. That likely is a big reason why you didn't have good performance on your Macbook.

Besides, it's a laptop. You're expecting amazing performance out of a laptop? And remember, just because it's a Thunderbolt drive, doesn't mean it's fast. It could still be a bog standard 7200 RPM mechanical disk there. If it was a quality SSD, that's different of course, but otherwise it wouldn't necessarily be all that much faster than the one in the Macbook.

I also think the point is that what you get for the price is fantastic, and at least arguably on par with some of the much more expensive options such as the 1DC/Red/C100/C300. Those are at least 3-4 times expensive, BEFORE you start adding in lenses, rig, recording media, etc. For the young film maker without a decent budget (even for rentals), the BMCC is much more affordable. I think that's one of the reasons the 5d2 was so amazing back in the day is because you could get a pretty good quality for, relatively, quite inexpensive with relatively inexpensive lenses. And Canon has, since then, mostly fallen by the wayside due to their attempt to push the video DSLR up into the more expensive higher margin area. Which is exactly the opposite of what the 5d2 was, and is why they are losing a lot of mindshare from what I've been hearing (I'm out here in LA, have a few friends in the industry). BMCC seems to be around the same price point, compatible with the same lenses (depending on the version you get of course), and gives you a ton more than anything Canon, and possibly most other cinema camera manufacturers, give you at a similar price point.


Hi
Ok, the tunderbolt drive has two disks 7200rpm, i am using a RAID setup so it@s able to store on both. So the disk controller shares the load, it´s very fast and for FCPX is now problem at all, excellent performance
There is a GPU and its detected by DaVinci Resolve (ATI 6750M). The is also a CUDA driver in the system panel, not sure if this is effective as its ATI card.
However video play back is very sluggish and normally it can not play 24fps in Resolve, even before you start to add colour correction in the nodes.  The cpu is 2,3 (i7) GHz and 8G of memory.
Can anybody shade some light what would be necessary on a MAC, or explain why this is crapy.

EDIT :  I just upgraded the CUDA driver and performance inceased a lot, so that seems the main reason.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D3 vs. BMC
« on: November 19, 2012, 09:39:24 AM »
Thanks JasonATL for correcting my fast and somewhat incorrect reply. I tested Resove on a MAcBook Pro 2011 with i7 with Tumderbolt drive. Seems as Windows is better with a grafic card for this app, may the newes macs will be better.
Of cource you "can" handeld BMCC, but i think most people would agree that a c100, c300 is better. If you follow P. Blooms South Africa tour, you got the same message.
And you need a pretty wide lense with that crop facor to shoot wide. ( yea i know there are some alternatives)
I may buy such a camra, but it somewhat dangerous only to look at dynamic range, etc.
Agree that Canon needs to open up for high quality video.  The "best" camra for me would be the 1D C, but man, it costs a fourtune.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5D3 vs. BMC
« on: November 17, 2012, 11:01:15 AM »
Depends what you want do.....   Cropfactor is 2,6 (or some thing in that range). Its not a point and shoot camra, riquires a rig. And files are huge (the raw).  If you want to grade using their applicatioon, you have to have a decent machine and a lot of storage ...... 
I want to have a camra that shoot both stills and video... Were not there yet undortunatly as Canon is down scaling video in their Slrs, to be able to sell c100..c300. Etc.

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EOS-M / Re: My First EOS-M Review
« on: November 16, 2012, 09:53:41 PM »
Hi
Thanks for the nice review.
I bought a EOS M yesterday (with both lenses and the adapter) , although it's early times, here is some findings. My intention for buying was handheld video, as I travel around the world in my job and it's hard to pickup the 5D3 spontaneous. For sure this camera is an add-on to my 5D3.
I have noticed that AF is much faster if you use the "spot" metering, less hunting, both for video and pictures. Actually shooting with touching the screen is good as you easily can place the focus where you want, as for iphone.  It also reduces possible hunting for auto focus.
If you gonna move the focus point on a 5D3, it will also take some time.
Nice is also that you can download picture styles as for the bigger brothers, you footage for video can then look more similar and easier to grade.

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i shot a few textured walls on a tripod with manual focus through live view, same ISO etc, and my 24-70L II is sharper than my 24L II in the center and the edges at F2.8 and even F4! Just like to confirm your experience as well.

I am aware of that, but if I kept the Iso locked, then the shutter speed will drop and it was a slight wind that caused unsharpness. The ISO would not affect  the sharpness too much, right ?

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Hi
If you were able to load the "o" (original resoulution) it should be possible to see the difference I hope. I think my copy of the 24L II is bad, so I will investigate futher.
The problem with 16-35 is distortion espessially below 24m'ish.
I did not put in any distortion compensation in Lightroom, and yes if you swap between to pictures you see changes.
Never the less, the 24-70 maybe the new work horse, only thing is the impact of missing image stabilization.

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I got the new lens yesterday and here is a unscientific test of the lens vs the others

Enjoy !

http://asmundma.smugmug.com/Testing/Lense-test-Oct-13-2012/25916112_pKM4jk

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The is a new picture style called Lighform that I am using now. Very nice on skin tones, nice out of camram, but can be graded as well. If you have 5D3, you need to use sharpening in post. There is a filter in FCPX.  There is colour grading in FCPX, you should learn how to use that first. The are videos on http://www.colorgradingcentral.com
Resolve 9 is of course nice and more powerful, but it will complicate your workflow a lot. You have to use XML and take roundtrips .....  Learn to use vector scope etc.  and you will get a long way with FCPX..

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