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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds & EOS 5Ds R Image & Video Samples
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:07:24 PM »
One of the biggest disappointments I have with this announcement is Canon was LAZY and didn't move up to using CFast. You'd think with files that big they'd want to go CFast, which has been a standard for a long time now. Or at least dual CF UDMA7, I mean, come on!

And, what'd be a really neat trick, is now that there is USB3 (yay!), if they were to implement raw video using a computer with SSD(s) to stream through the USB3. Well...crunching the numbers, that wouldn't work. Assuming 30 fps, 64MB per frame, that's 15.36 Gigabit/sec needed. Thunderbolt 2 could likely manage that, but we don't have it on the camera. Perhaps a crop-mode, or an s- or m-RAW format would work though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:49:35 PM »
Seems kinda wonky that WITHOUT the low-pass filter it's more expensive. Don't they just put a regular piece of neutral optical glass in it's place to keep the sensor stack the same height? Or do they have to do something else that would increase costs?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:10:54 PM »
I like the bit about new bodies/lenses coming out as technology progresses, rather than annual releases. Makes a lot more sense, especially since big technological changes are coming either slower, or in bunches. Although, I imagine they'll still have an annual consumer line of stuff, since that still seems to be the thing with all of the manufacturers.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: X-Rite i1Display Pro $149 at B&H Photo
« on: November 03, 2014, 02:30:41 PM »
The deal was gone at B&H by the time I wanted to buy it   :-[ (had to research about it).
However, I found the same deal still going on at Adorama :-) Quickly placed the order.
Thanks Canon Rumors!

PS: I already have a pretty old iOne Display 2 LT. My LT is not doing a good job with making 4 monitors identical. I am using dispcalGUI/ArgyllCMS. The native, supplied software with LT does not match brightness between monitors.

Deal worked for me, I had to use the second link in the comments, or something like that. Good deal, I've needed to get one for a while.

EOS Bodies / Re: Wifi on 5D MK IV?
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:24:15 PM »
Probably not so good. For me, the only good it'd be is for me to get a photo or two off of it onto my phone to post somewhere while I'm out and about. Plus, it's a big battery drain when active. In addition, they'd need some kind of external antenna like they did for the 7d2 GPS receiver antenna (I'm guessing what that bulge thing is on the top next to the hotshoe is), which would be a lot more of a challenge in design & build, and might compromise the build a bit (not sure on this one).

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:21:44 PM »
and straight to a CR2, this does seem very plausible. I do hope one of those top end cameras is the high MP camera and they leave the 5 series at around 24 though, if that's even how you measure these things with a multilayer sensor ?

Yea, with a CR2 I'm a lot more hopeful that it'll actually happen. Still not there yet, but IMHO a lot better than a CR1, which means he's got some reason to trust the source.

Videography Technique / About the Fisheye lens
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:55:45 PM »
So, Home Star Runner is back, and he's got some info about the proper use for the Fisheye lens. Don't know where else to post this really, but hope you all enjoy this.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:03:23 PM »

If the numbers they used in the article are any indication why would I pay $3,015 for a used 5D3 when I could go to B&H and get it BRAND NEW for $3,199 PLUS the following goodies:

INCLUDES FREE ▪ SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I SDHC Memory Card (Class 10) ▪ Watson LP-E6 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1750mAh) ▪ Canon 200DG Deluxe Gadget Bag ▪ Oben ACM-2400 4-Section Aluminum Monopod
Total Value $153.85

Even if I don't need the goodies I could re-sell them and make back most, if not all, of the difference.

They better offer better prices than the example or anyone with a brain will avoid the deal.  ;)

Well, you really want to use a UDMA7 CF card for the 5d3 to really get the most out of it, not an SD card (which you can't run at UHS-I speeds due to hardware). The 3rd party battery is nice. The gadget back, cool, that's nice, but cheap. And do you really need the monopod? Generally a tripod is much better except it specific cases. Plus, it's going to be fairly cheap. I'd rather invest more money into a good monopod with a quality head (or one I switch off onto my tripod).

Plus, that's probably only for the newest 5d3's. If you were to buy one that's, say, a year or so into it's life at LensRentals, it's likely a lot less.

Generally, I'd potentially use this for a lens, but that's me personally.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:14:23 PM »
My big question is, what were the recording settings? Was this the clean HDMI out to a quality recorder and then transcoded with a professional package? I assume (given I'm not a pro) that output at 4:2:2 via uncompressed HDMI will probably make a pretty big difference. Otherwise, probably not too big a surprise if they used the same codec to save out from 7d2 & 5d3. Canon probably didn't really change that around.

EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 18, 2014, 01:40:11 PM »
Something I keyed in on, they Dual-Pixel is 2nd gen, while 70D is 1st gen. So it sounds like they have done some additional sensor work for sure. Although it might be other hardware and/or software for 2nd gen.

I like to own the software I purchase.  I think I'll pass on CC.  If lightroom ever goes CC, I'll just use something else.


Well...in legal terms you own a perpetual license to use the software. Not the software itself. But I agree with the sentiment expressed.

Actually Win 7 and Win 8 / 8.1 are built on a Vista engine....neither are new products.

Don't be deceived by Windows version numbers. Because they're not used in marketing materials, they are used in a more "technical" way. Usually they are bumped when there is some big changes in the underlying kernel. That's why Windows XP and 2003 were still version 5 like Windows 2000, although they were big improvements as well. There are also big improvements in 7 and 8.x over Vista, especially perfromance-wise.
But one reason Vista gets very little support nowadays is it is very little used, its market percentage is in the single digit range. Thereby developers prefer to target 7 and later, and take advantage of some new good features not available before. Even MS Office 2013 requires 7 or better, despite being Vista still supported, but I guess not for too long. Expect most new software drop Vista support soon, especially now XP has reached is end-of-life - what was written to run on XP would have run on Vista also. Especially for graphic intensive applications (but not only), 7 and later are far better than Vista.

Yea, Vista had a ton of underlying framework changes which were part of the reason why it was pretty Meh. But, it did set the groundwork for Win7, which is what they should have released, except they were on a deadline. Although I bet Win7 launch would have been pretty rough if Vista hadn't had all the hardware/software guys time to shift, at least in part, over to the new frameworks.

Win7 made fixes & improvements on the core services, as well as fixed the UI. Win8/8.1 has added additional core services functionality & tweaks over Win7, as well as a massive UI overhaul. So even so, Vista kernel + core services are quite a bit different than Win8/8.1 kernel + core services, even if the official 'NT version' is the same. They are definitely different products. Vista just set the stage for the newer versions. Kinda like how Win2000 set the stage for WinXP in a huge number of ways.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Spyder4Elite for $169 from Amazon
« on: May 27, 2014, 02:57:32 PM »
When I click through on the link, I get the full price :(  Anybody still seeing the good price?

Give it a try, there is a free trial.  I found that it is very slow, so, while it does a good job, its not a tool for processing thousands of photos in a short time, but if you only do a handfiul at a time, its great.
It is improving on the speed with each now generation, but unless you have a very fast computer, be prepared to wait a while.

Thanks. Yea, I should just bite the bullet and try out the demo. I don't really have deadlines, so generally I can wait some extra time. I do have a 2nd gen Core i7 quad on my laptop, so I do have some CPU horsepower available.

Have you tried it on any film scans? I know that might not be it's strengths, but some of the non-optic correction feature?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Lexar Professional Memory Cards
« on: May 22, 2014, 07:05:26 PM »
This is just way too good a deal to pass up. 64GB 1066x CF for under $100?! Yes please!

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