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Canon General / Just another day at work.
« on: October 30, 2014, 08:06:13 AM »
Recognize her?

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I appreciated most of what he said. All these features sound really nice.
I should get one.
But I will keep my 1dx and tele lenses for wildlife work.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Listed as Discontinued at Amazon UK
« on: October 27, 2014, 10:32:50 AM »
I am pretty sure the marked the 6D not the 7D.

Must be!

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 300-800mm f5.6
« on: October 26, 2014, 11:28:32 AM »
You have the potential to be a superb bird/wildlife photographer.

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It is a fantastic lens. I have been using it for last 2+ years. Use it mostly for video but will post some stills in few days when I get back home.


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Keep it up!

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Anyone still doubting that 7D Mark ii has a "really new" sensor, and is not the same as 70D? ::) ???  ;D

I think there room for doubt.  It depends on how you define 'sensor' I suppose.  The 7DII and 70D may have identical CMOS pixel architecture, but a different microlens arrangement and different CFA, both contributing to increased light transmission, might account for some of the improved performance, and Digic6 might account for the rest.

To me, without getting technical, this amounts to a 'new' sensor. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 24, 2014, 09:42:13 AM »
Of course they are coming. Canon needs to survive. Neglecting 4K would spell disaster.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:45:19 AM »
Well if they do that it's not going to be targeted at video as such, it will be slanted as the ultimate tool for the dreaded "spray & pray" stills shooter. So if they forget mechanical shutter and just go with an electronic shutter, they can get the frame rate up to 30fps and stream frames out to the faster storage cards available in that era. This will be "video" but it will likely have poor DR, poor low-light, poor compression, and/or poor rolling shutter performance, as they are having to read from nearly all of a 36 megapixel sensor continuously.

But fair enough some people may actually enjoy trying to work with 8K video files for motion. I don't think that will be practical quite as soon as 2016 but by the end of the decade sure.

I am generally against continuous drive for stills shooting outside of fast action shots. It is not photography to me. Photography is about recognizing the right time to release the shutter by looking through the viewfinder. Spray & pray detaches you from the moment (and on optical VFs blocks your view of the subject). I will not be shooting 8K video for stills and I doubt I would for motion. The GH4 has barely 1080p resolution in its 4K mode as it is, their rendition of "consumer 8K" will probably have less than 2000lph.

Rumours credibility responsibility of the respective rumour websites.

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-sony-working-on-8k-a99-alike-cameras-to-be-released-in-2016-at-best/

http://www.43rumors.com/gh5-could-have-4k-60fps-and-8k-recording/

Don't think so. Think photography is about telling a story or showcasing beauty. Does not matter how.

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Well I have to say I sure as heck could've used more DR the last few days. On a fast pace, with others some of whom were not into photograph, tons of ground to cover, often fast changing and soon fading light, so much to see, even when multi-shot tripod HDR would've worked only had time to set up the tripod once.

You don't need a tripod to shoot an HDR.  In fact, you don't even need one second.  Just shoot a bracketed burst, and use software to obtain perfect alignment in post.

Unless of course the light is low or one wants absolute perfection.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
It is the 7D3......

Yeah yeah. How come I did not think of that? Darn.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2014, 10:16:03 AM »
Although I will stick with my 4S for as long as that little sucker keeps working. Just love that form factor. :-)

Luddite!   :P

Seriously, I'm sticking with my 4S as well.  Meets my needs just fine.  Tough little bugger, no case on it, it's dropped from waist level to pavement ~10 times, just some dings on the edges and one $30 back glass replacement.

Me sticking with my 4s as well. But how come it fell 10 times?? :)

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Lenses / Re: Selling 200-400
« on: October 06, 2014, 12:16:00 AM »
True!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Brief Hands on with the 7Dii
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:55:46 AM »
If it gets even 1 stop better IQ it will be great. I think 1/2 stop is realistic.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 05, 2014, 02:23:50 AM »
... my day job is color grading. ... My other job is in camera department ...

In this case, notwithstanding the fact that you don't like EVF's, stop putting down actual photographers who do prefer an EVF in their cameras.

I get it. Sorry. I'll stop insulting actual bad photographers. :)

If this is directed to me, please point out my bad photographs with suggestions. I so want to improve. I will appreciate. Honest. www.sanjayfgupta.co

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