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Some decent lighting will let you stop down which will increase the DoF which will make it easier to get the subject in focus. And you can always put a mark on the floor or something, and start recording, go stand in place, wait for a second or two, then begin which will let you edit out the start & end.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Philip Bloom reviews Canon 1DC
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:50:20 PM »
I remember reading something about the price difference having something to do with extra/higher Tax(es) when manufacturing (Don't quote me exactly on this) cameras that can film/capture content longer than 29:59 minutes. Anything after that is considered 'broadcast' (I think, again don't quote me) and incurs the higher tax(es), which is why 1DX/5DIII etc can only record for 29:59.
I'll have a look for the article and post it later.

Oh yea, there's EU taxes and stuff on over 29:59 minutes. Forgot about those. Not sure that that's part of the price, or something that the customer ends up paying.

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:48:56 PM »
Your grand niece is very cute with that pony.

One comment, not sure if you're able to, but a fill-flash (preferably a 430EX or 580EX class, or even off camera) would help greatly for riders faces.

Also you're at ISO 400 @/f13, any particular reason you are stopping down so far instead of f/7.1 or f/8 or so? 1/500 is good, but you probably could go faster with ISO100 @f/7.1, and you'd probably get slightly sharper images, since on a crop you tend to (depending on pixel counts) start hitting diffraction limits quicker than full frame.

cheers for the comments.....
I dont like using Flash on or off the camera near the you never know if your going to spook one near you

The conditions look better than they were and with I was using the large Sigma Lens which cuts alot of light out in itself...

Yea, I figured using a flash around most animals would tend to spook them, unless you have them trained to it. You might need to slightly over-expose the overall image, and bring down the rest of the image in post in order to get more light on the faces.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D- Hot Pixels and Noisy Photos
« on: January 28, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
Have you enabled the long exposure subtraction method? This takes another exposure at the same length, but without actually triggering the shutter (or manually put the lens cap on and do it yourself in post). This basically takes a shot with the sensor without actually letting any light hit the sensor so it can use subtraction to remove much of the noise which can occur during a long exposure.

However, if they're showing up all over the place, that doesn't sound good. I don't have experience with the 7D, so I don't know if this is typical for the 7D.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Philip Bloom reviews Canon 1DC
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:57:04 PM »
It does look good no doubt the best DSLR for video ever but it is a bit ridiculous that if they are going to double the price just for a firmware upgrade to not have put in such utter basics as zebra, peaking, zoom in while filming and heck ML even gives waveforms, etc. How $6000 for firmware and then they leave that out, such basic stuff that even a couple hackers have managed on their own?

Anyway as he says it plays with your mind, it's both worth the price, for those who can afford it which certainly leaves some out, and yet a bit of a rip at the same time. I still wonder if it might not have been better to price it like a DSLR and get their years ahead of everyone and not leave stuff out and take the world by complete storm than the conservative route and wait to price it and move it down when everyone else can already do it as well (or worse if it turns out, better).

Anyway, nice review.

If I recall, it's a bit more than simply the firmware. It has upgrade heatsinks and somewhat overclocked DIGIC processors. I'll grant you, maybe it's not worth $6K, but I'm not really a film-maker and so I half-way ignore all of these cinema stuff other than to get a bit of info from a few reviews, and what's being talked about on this forum. And I live in LA, so with a few of my friends I have no option but to be dragged into those

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:53:11 PM »
I can't help but be amused at the advertising that's come up in this thread. Kinda appropriate...but not really.

Sports / Re: Tenpin Bowling
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:19:42 PM »
The other bit that helps, is when scaling down from full size you tend to eliminate more and more of the noise that exists. So full res might not be as kind at such high ISOs, but for web or small print (5x7, maybe 8x10) you often get quite usable shots even at what seems like really high ISO.

I'm actually considering if maybe I want to rally crank my ISO up on my 5d3 past 6400 (I try and not go higher) to get faster shutter speed when I know I'm shooting mostly just for web. Just a bit of de-noising in LR4, and then scale to 1200px long edge eliminates a lot more noise that I realize at the time of shooting.

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: January 28, 2013, 05:13:24 PM »
Your grand niece is very cute with that pony.

One comment, not sure if you're able to, but a fill-flash (preferably a 430EX or 580EX class, or even off camera) would help greatly for riders faces.

Also you're at ISO 400 @/f13, any particular reason you are stopping down so far instead of f/7.1 or f/8 or so? 1/500 is good, but you probably could go faster with ISO100 @f/7.1, and you'd probably get slightly sharper images, since on a crop you tend to (depending on pixel counts) start hitting diffraction limits quicker than full frame.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Against the odds?, or Common sense...
« on: January 26, 2013, 01:45:45 PM »
Thanks for the welcome all and ill do my best to learn.

Btw one thing i really do NOT get about the 1d mk iv , is that it cannot use all 39 cross types with f4 lenses(like the 500 f4 it can only use 19), but a few exceptions it can, 24-105, 300 2.8+1.4 converter, 70-200 2.8 1.4 converter and 400 f2.8 with 1.4 converter

Does anyone knows why that is? and if there is a way around it , other then acquiring one of those lenses.

I think I remember that it has something to do with how the AF sensors are place in relation to each other, and how the light travels through the lens and hits the AF mirror and prism. I don't remember the details (Paging Dr Neuro), but there was some discussion about the new 5d3/1DX AF when it came out and how it was optimized somewhat differently than the older 1D AF system which allowed for more points to be used in a wider pattern. Or something like that. The reason definitely has to do with physics and optics, which I'm not an expert in.

EOS Bodies / Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:44:04 PM »
Electronic viewfinders, crude when they first came out, are now almost as good as optical and the time will come when they are better. Remember not so long ago when people said digital will never be as good as film? Times change.

Eventually we will have mirrorless cameras that exceed the limitations set by mechanical mirrors.... and that day is coming soon. We already have 4/3 cameras which exceed the 7D in IQ and getting close for focus. A mirrorless 7D2 would not supprise me..... and if it works better than a 7D, who cares if it has a mirror or not..... unless you really like mirror shake in your pictures...

Excellent points although I still think EVF technology is not there yet in one or two years? possibly but I dont think that likely. Maybe 5 years
The day will probably come where the EVF has its own dedicated processor to make it lag free and insantaneous
of course there are all the other benefits that can be put into an EVF like on screen information and overlays
who knows they could even have RED AF points! :o (one day)

Well maybe, just maybe, Canon has something up their sleeve which makes the EVF what you want, and now instead of in a couple of years. Not saying it is, but just maybe. Probably not though, I agree. I'm hoping it'll be something sensor related, like a completely new process and vastly improved tech which will migrate up and down the camera lines over the next few years.

Technical Support / Re: Camera & lens bundle - do Canon tune them?
« on: January 22, 2013, 07:32:58 PM »
I was wondering this too. I got the 5D3 24-105 kit and the lens is unbelievably sharp out of the box. I have heard others not so happy with this lens so I thought maybe they did some sort of micro adjustment for kits.

Sometimes you get lucky and the lens you get works perfectly with your body. Sometimes...not so much.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1 in the Wild
« on: January 21, 2013, 10:10:55 PM »
Ok, and where is the 5d3 firmware update? Still April? It's taking forever!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 1 Billion Pictures per Second
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:17:45 AM »
Couldn't read the german, but I agree that if your shutter speed is too slow you won't get the full rated FPS on your camera.

For example, if your maximum is 3 frames per second, then your maximum shutter can be 1/3 sec. Actually probably just a tiny bit faster, but us mere humans probably wouldn't notice a difference. For 12fps, it'd be 1/12 sec shutter speed. Nearest would be 1/10 for 10 fps, or 1/15 which would give the full 12fps.

The other bit you have to deal with is the buffer size and how fast your camera can write to the memory card. If you are shooting full size RAW shots, you're going to fill up the buffer a lot faster than if you are shooting small JPG, which means you can shoot for a smaller amount of time at full burst mode.

Lighting / Re: Highend Youngnuo vs Canon 430EXII
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:12:55 AM »
Based on preliminaary digging around about AF assist beams, I believe the Yongnuo AF assist beam will only illuminate to use the center focus point where apparently the 430 will illuminate to be able to use all focus points of a 5D3 body.

I'm going to dig in some more to try to confirm this, since I like the Yongnuo products, but if it is true that the Yongnuo AF assist is capable of illuminating for center only focus point, I'll probably buy something else.

If anyone has definitive info on the Yongnuo AF assist please chime in!

Hmm...don't know about the Yongnuo AF assist, but I thought I read that only the 600EX-RT has the AF Assist with a full spread to properly work for the 5d3. That includes the 430EX.

Site Information / Re: Problem with the Canonrumors Website
« on: January 17, 2013, 11:16:00 AM »
The JS rendering engine is the most proprietary and slowest of all of the browsers.  I work with automation software and it is, by far, the most particular and problematic (over anything built on WebKit like Chrome and Safari or Firefox).

"The box said requires windows xp or better, so I installed Linux"

Aside from malware (again, what did you do to determine you have none), genearlly this is something breaking JavaScript, or rather, rendering it incorrectly (unpactched IE or 3rd party software [like ad blockers, antivirus etc])

Google search comes ahead with things like internet explorer opens many tabs -- most of the responses say 'malware' do know that Firefox is built on the Gecko rendering with it's own JS engine, currently called IonMonkey in FF18. Chrome has Google's V8 JS engine, and Safari has the Nitro JS engine.

And proprietary is a relative term. Especially with Google's V8 engine, which is at the core of NodeJS. That and all of the Mozilla engines are F/OSS and can be re-used, modified, updated, etc with various minimal restrictions elsewhere, or even if your own browser. Hardly proprietary.

I'll grant you that Javascript is a pain in the a** in a lot of circumstances, especially with it comes to edge cases and browser compatibility. I will say that IE6-8 are the worst of the lot, with IE9 and IE10 (haven't worked with either, but read quite a bit) are significantly better at adhering to standards and fixing bugs.

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