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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:43:35 AM »
Interesting photo of the silver coat - good example of where lack of AA would not work.

I do think 50MP will reduce that - curious if there are studies of no AA on a subject across a range of resolutions. I am leaning toward "R" as I do a landscape.  But I also will use it for motorsports (yeah I know its 5 fps but I can deep crop) and thats where some patterns caused by tight graphics, fence lines, grandstands, could be problematic.  Should I get it, it will be fun to shoot Vegas (my town) - places like Aria with a mesh awning should be great tests.

Anyway, interested in seeing the sample shots.  Should take forever to download full sizes!! 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:21:27 PM »
Wow. Well so much for the OLPF debate... I tried. Everyone seems more interested in fighting over a pop up flash. Unreal. If anyone would care to raise the bar, go back a couple pages and read the post about the 5D3 with the AA removed

I did see your post.  But right now the flood of pop-up flash debate on a 5DS thread is, as you noted, obscuring other conversation.  I'll wait a bit.

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As a landscape/studio specialist camera, I think the 5DS would most likely be part of a two camera setup. 

For landscape, I would use the 5DS for most setups; with the 5D3 for star shooting; alternate sunset/sunrise; or as a backup (sometimes things break).  Since I do Motorsports; having two FF bodies allows the long tele 300/400 + second body 70-200 package.  I dont do weddings; but I could see wedding photogs using the 5DS for the wedding party portraits (maybe pre-setup); with the 5D3/5D4 for walkarounds and low-light.  Not sure about Studio photogs; many may be MF looking for a smaller / lens-diverse DSLR option.

As for my own roadmap - get the 5DS R; recharge the finances; then sell the 5D3 before it price drops completely and pick up a 1DX on a deal; or maybe the 5D4 later in the year.  My lenses are mostly all set.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:56:51 PM »
Quote from: Arkarch link=topic=24817.msg491149#msg491149 date=

Tilt screen - seems like that would be challenging to weatherproof; plus one more thing to break.  Wifi or any other radio device also gets compromised by faraday cage effects of a metal body.


Those are rediculous ideas. There is no difficulty in weatherproofing, or even waterproofing, a swivel screen, Olympus have done it with a P&S. And we are well past the age of not understanding radio, EyeFi cards work perfectly in 1 series all metal bodies, you could put the antenna in the card door with a 100% metal body and still get interference free results.

The door would be a good spot,, I agree.  its generally clear.

So why not MiFi cellular?  It would be much easier to mark and upload images direct to your personal or clients server.  That seems a better use case than WiFi when I am in the middle of the desert.   Yes, I have done Eye-Fi to MiFi to Server for "live" event posting.

While I too could use a tilt, I am still dubious about having it.  I know how well I manage to break things - broke another remote shutter able this past trip - could just be me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best Lenses for the Canon 5Ds
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:47:57 PM »
Thanks for the charts.   

I can attest to the the 300 / 2.8 being beyond sharp; while I use it mostly for sports, I have used it on some clear day landscapes with surprising detail - I rented an A7R + EF metabones last year and could paint individual leaves a couple hundred yards away at 36 MP.  Along with the 70-200, ZE 100/2, ZE 50 / 2 and TS-E 24 I should have a good match with the 5DS.

I did notice that only one wide, the TS-E 24, falls on the resolution chart.   I know the Sigma 35, technically a wide, is not too far off.   Seems like we have some catching up to do on wides.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:15:16 PM »
For my purposes, a pop-up flash would be a waste... most of my lenses would cast shadows either because of barrel size or length.  I do want to add a fill flash to my kit - probably a 400-series; but it needs to be an outboard flash with some distance from the lens.

Tilt screen - seems like that would be challenging to weatherproof; plus one more thing to break.  Wifi or any other radio device also gets compromised by faraday cage effects of a metal body.

What I really care about with the 5DS / R is IQ, DR, and Resolution.   The ability to print a 30" at 300 DPI with better color fidelity and better DR is exactly what I need.   I'll carry a second camera for everything else - I do anyway as backup in the field - things do break.

From that point of view -  I see the 5DS for those who already have a general purpose camera.  It is a specialist rig - a second camera.   Mix it with a 5D3 or 1DX. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 02, 2015, 02:17:10 PM »
Well Canonwatch.com now has another new CW3 rated rumor showing this is a Sony Sensor. That equal to a CR2 here. So 50/50.  Looks like there is still life to this possibility.

I am of the opinion it is a Sony sensor. 

Canon's big markets are wedding, media, sports, etc which are mostly fine with sensors in the low to mid-20 MPs - and I suspect their R&D to increase IQ, sensitivity, DR, speed, noise, is on squarely on those sizes.  We'll see those R&D results in the 5D4 and next gen 1DX.

Given this is built on an existing and proven 5D3 body, the 5DS seems to be a low-effort implementation project to stuff the lastest Sony sensor into the shell; write some ne6w firmware; and get something out to to a more limited studio and landscape market.  Just an opportunity for them; maybe as part of a patent trade previously suggested.

I could be pleasantly wrong; this could be a Canon sensor; but other than measuring Canons state of R&D and patents, what difference does the sensor label make it so long as it provides us great results.   

Should know for certain soon!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 31, 2015, 07:51:44 PM »
Regarding 4K video,

  While the bulk of my work is landscape, I am sometimes called in to do event work including video.  I found the Ninja-2 to be a fine outboard External Video Recorder via the HDMI cable for these needs.   Actually I found it to be a superior solution with the direct disk editing capabilities.

  This seems like a great opportunity for Atomos and other EVR manufacturers to provide 4K connection off this high res sensor.  What am I missing other than small portability (and of course the yet-to-be-known HDMI output spec)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:18:13 AM »
>> What's the difference between the 5DS and 5DS R though?

The "R" model is for Pirates.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:50:27 AM »
I'm in!   

It is definitely a specialists camera for Landscape / Studio.   

And I did need another FF to handle specific shots in other categories.   I can see this as the "second body" for many - combined with a 5D3 or 1DX, you would have unstoppable range.

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I do not need to print big - I got a vendor for that.  I just would like to have something in a Pro-1 that does Lucia-Ex for close hard proofing to my vendors large formats.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:18:37 AM »
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Let me know how the A7s is. Are you going to use it with Canon lenses w/ adapter, or Zony lenses? (Yup, Zony...Zeiss+Sony lenses. :D) I'd be curious in knowing how the AF performance is with the A7s and Canon lenses with adapters if you go that route.

Do any of the rental places rent out the A7 + Metabones adapters?

LensRentals had the A7r last I checked. Not sure about the A7s. They also have the Metabones adapters. I was going to rent the A7r this weekend, but I have to house sit, so probably next weekend. I'll look for the A7s when I do, would be interesting to see how it works with my 600mm.

Just rented an A7R + metabones and remote from LR.  Good way to cover the sensor gap for critical trips.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:40:53 PM »

Good to hear a possibility of an announcement.  The one-month-apart note earlier in this forum is notable.

I have no reason to switch out of Canon.  I have a very nice collection of EF-compatible glass (see sig) and do Motorsports along with landscape - a 1DX is under consideration.   I have every confidence Canon will produce something that makes us Canon folk happy - though Photokina was sure a let down for the Full-framers.

In the meantime, I have decided to rent the A7R for mission-critical landscape trips.  I do a few of these a year so the cumulative rental price is worth it while I wait for that Canon-wonder.  For everything else, and the weekend-runs, the 5Dm3 does me well.  Not sure what to do with my old 7D.

Now if I could see a Lucia Ex update for the Pro-1, I'd be very very happy!  (hard-proofing before sending on to my large format vendor).


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Not so worried about stopping action (though a very legitimate concern) -  but more wanting to blur out the background.  You want your subject to stand-out from the crowd - not be able to read every shirt and hat.
But for the reach, I can see many getting it just to capture action.  And 150-600 could be handy.

For my game, motorsports, the 300mm f/2.8 II is great for breaking out the action, light enough for effective pan shots; and if I need the reach, works super well with the 1.4 (420/4) and oddly well with the 2.0 (600/5.6).   Of course that means the 600/4 has suddenly appeared on my wish list :)  But now we are again in epic financial impact land again. 

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PowerShot / Re: What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 19, 2014, 12:41:31 PM »
Hoping for a Pro Series that uses Lucia Ex for closer "hard proofing" before sending orders to the large format shops.

I asked the guys at CES - the Pro series was coming on three years and due for an update.  And neither the Pro group or Large Format group wanted to claim ownership of the 5000 series.

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