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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:57:31 AM »
Cinema FF in the mid price range (5Dc) would be nice. New 1D model is very likely. But I feel like Canon is sort of the Apple of the photog industry where it continuously pushes new technology, instead of developing around the old ones. Would like to see some epic glass come out so I'm not tempted to jump ship as I think Nikon is slightly better in that department.
I would like to see a FF with some more Dynamic range. Don't care for too many more megapixels because I think 22 on my 5D3 is enough. Low light on the 5D3 isn't bad really, even at 6,400 in my opinion, but I highly doubt I would upgrade at all for the next 3 yeas or so, which a 1D would be my most likely target, if I don't end up with a "D4s" or something, if the green screen tint issue in the D4 is no longer present.

Camera Body Gallery / Re: 7D - Anything shot BY a 7D
« on: September 24, 2013, 01:37:05 AM »

Canon Video-X Picture style test v1
My test efforts from today. I've indicated what settings I've used and equipment. Some short takes at the start but I think it can serve it's purpose enough.

Seems like a sensible move, anyone tried it yet?
I'll give it a test soon on my 7D to see how it performs. If not tomorrow (Wed) then I'll do it on Friday, weather permitting.
I've left my normal personal settings for User Def 1 (2,-4,-2,0).
I've loaded the Video-X on Def 2, unchanged
and the same settings as Def 1, on Def 3 with Video-X loaded.
I'll link the video from YouTube if I'm allowed

Is this listed as a firmware update? I can't seem to find it for any camera model. Hoping to find it though for 7D, but I'm curious as to where I might find it if I had a 1Dc or other model.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:03:48 AM »
This is all beautiful, and I'm very happy for 5DMarkIII owners, but... what about Canon 1Dx ???
Double with price, and still with no Canon or ML firmware to some major upgrade in video for our expensive camera!?
Now, 5DMarkIII will have better video capabilities, better picture in video, raw video recording... and 1Dx - NO !
Great, just great... that's why 1Dx cost more than 2 x 5DMarkIII so we could have less quality for double the price.
Wonderful... beautiful... great...    ::)
The only reason ML doesn't release for the 1Dx is because Canon have made a very bold, public statement, that if any third party modifies any camera in the EOS 1 line at a software level then they will feel the might of Canon's entire legal team

Australia / Re: New setup- New to the Forum
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:40:57 AM »
That's a huge jump from a 600D to a Mk III. If you are into shooting landcapes with a 5D I would recommend the 17-40mm f4 L. It's a fairly old model but much sharper than a lot of the other wide angles like the 16-35. Shooting wide is just about everything when it comes to landscapes, so if you want gear advice, really recommend the 17-40. Had the priviledge of trying it, you wouldn't be dissapointed.
Also, what type of astrophotography are you trying to do?
The kind where you look at individual stars/systems, star trail or star time lapse (which is of huge interest to me)?
Edit: It may be of interest to get a 16-35 anyway because of the 2.8 aperture, which will be a huge help in available light situations.

EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:33:21 AM »
So is this the m with a viewfinder?
Will it take M lenses as its prime mount?
I would say doubtful. I think it's still meant to be a DSLR, in which case it would certainly have the EF mount on it, assuming it would still be an APS-C type sensor inside

EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:16:14 AM »
Canon just needs to fix the EOS-M. We don't need another line-up of cameras.
Agreed. Though I have no interest in the EOS-M myself, it would seem to be a better business move from here. Personally though, I would rather see more new glass like something in the way of a spectacular wide angle to compete with Nikon's AF-S 14-24mm 2.8G or perhaps a sharper version of the 16-35, which is killed in sharpness by the now rather old 17-40 f4L for those who don't want a bulbous fisheye like front element

EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:00:36 AM »
So are they talking about a replacement for the 1100D or more like Nikon's new DX compact?

Lenses / Re: What are Canon's sharpest lenses?
« on: February 21, 2013, 10:47:52 AM »
Mostly i depends on how much you are willing to spend and what you are planning to shoot.
For a lot of shooting types I would recommend a 24-70mm L f2.8 II ($2,000~)
For wide angle 17-40mm f4 L ($700~)
For wide angle on the 7D I would suggest a sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 (Crop body only) I have one and it blows me away, especially with it's 16mm equivalent for FF comparison. ($450~)
For Telephoto and a lot of portraits 70-200mm f2.8 II L IS ($2,000~)
But, one of the best lenses I have had the priviledge of using and owning is the nifty (50mm 1.8 II) it costs just over $100 and it's super sharp. If you can put up with it's low build quality it will serve you well

Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:59:47 AM »
I am, as well, a hobbyist photographer and I would by no means call myself a "pro".
Being a professional is purely occupational. If you make money doing something and you continue to gain revenue from your work then that in my opinion is professional.
Same goes for the tax office here in Australia, my parents used to do markets and I think the law was that you had to register as a business when you made more than $5,000 in profit, otherwise it could be considered as a hobby and you would not need to pay tax on it, but don't quote me.

Working in retail for the past 11 years, I have been trained by a number of bosses on how to conduct myself in a professional manner and how to present that professionalism to customers as they need it.
I would consider myself a professional with what I do because I assist a business in their daily function to help them with various chores and service to customers, for which I am paid.
There is such a thing as professional courtesy as well, but that is more of a type of etiquette as is the manner of professionalism itself so clearly this is still a subjective matter.

Still I would say that a professional is, someone who is experienced, active and capable in what he/she does and is able to make a living doing so. A professional is able to communicate well with all assosiated people within the business (customers/clients/employers/etc) and is able to asist them for what they need with courtesy to those said needs.

Ever since I got my first DSLR, I've shot exclusively in RAW as was most of the appeal for a DSLR for me to begin with, so "RAWShooter" was a no brainer. In some places I noticed RAWShooter was already taken and the appeal of a now seemingly infamous RAW shooting photographer who promotes shooting RAW (You know who :)) made the name more common in many places.
The 126 is simply the often occuring first 3 numbers for the model number of most Canon bodies ;)

Other names I've used are partiallygelatinated, which was funny at first but a little degrading and mouldypretzel which gets a funny reaction from my 8 y/o nephew lol

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:22:04 PM »
In 2000, I bought my first P&S Kodak film camera at a second hand store for $25. I was almost finished high school and decided to skip school that day (shame on me) to go on my first photo walk. Not a lot I could do with a prime, fixed focus and aperture lens, fixed to about 30-35mm and the shots were all rubbish lol.

In 2006, I bought my first Digital P&S, a Lumix and the next year I bought a SONY handycam and a Nikon D80. After my experience with the Handycam, I vowed never to buy SONY again because I didn't like the way it handled and the abberations were worse than my P&S. I lost the Handcam and stuck with the D80 with the old film 35-80mm lens for ages, after which buying a few cheap lenses.

Early last year facing a descision to upgrade and the appeal of the Canon lineup, I took the plunge and bought a 7D. Realizing the potential I bought a few more expensive lenses and have plans to buy a 70-200 2.8 II IS and a later upgrade of perhaps a 5D III (seeing what's available when I make the move).

I have been tossing the Idea around of going back to Nikon for a D800/E but the wisest move finacialy at this point would be Canon and I think I would probably be happier in the end anyway.

This is my first post so my current equipment is:
Canon 7D, sigma 10-20 f4-5.6, Sigma 18-50mm 2.8-4.5, Nifty 50mm 1.8 II
Nikon D80, Sigma 18-50mm 2.8-4.5 (because I love this lens so much), 50mm 1.8D, 70-300mm 4.5-5.6G (which I rarely use)
GoPro Hero 2
Panasonic TM-900 Camcorder

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