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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:51:12 PM »
"Canon is proud to present the RC-6 mkii!

This isn't remotely (gettit!?) different from the first but has the mark ii designation!"

You joke, but if Canon started building radio receives into the bodies to accommodate future RT flashes and added a small radio remote like the RC-6 that would be pretty awesome.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:37:16 AM »
I wonder if the anti-flicker thing is a video or stills technology.  If it's video then, meh.  If it's meant for stills to help handle low frequency florescents then that's a bit of a game changer for indoor sports.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:24:00 AM »
SONY is about to drop Something that has never done before..A DSLR sensor you use with your phone. http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-first-pictures-of-the-ilce-qx1-e-mount-camera/


Ergonomics are passé...

If you've held an A7/R/S for more than 30 minutes before you'd probably think that was becoming Sony's motto.

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Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 10:17:23 AM »
That was nothing more than a 25 minute infomercial.

Knowing that going in, I didn't waste any time actually watching it.

sad think is that he's trying to look serious and professional

I'd like to know where/how he got the (relative) numbers for sharpness of lenses? :o

equations like
22MPx of 5D mk II * 1.0909 + kit lens = 8MPx
where 1.0909 is some magic number so he can say D800E has 50% more resolution
looks too funny to be taken serious, but if someone does nothing (like John Snow  ;D) then he could get convinced it's the way it really works

It comes from DXO's perceptual sharpness value, aka turn all the resolution data from a lens into a single number.  The best part is that he spends 1/2 the video using those numbers as the basis for all of his comparisons and then in the second half he has a section where he looks at a specific lens, and comes to the conclusion that even though the perceptual sharpness number looked incredible for a certain lens, it turned out to be unusably soft.  Oops.

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Canon General / Re: Another Northrup - Canon vs. Nikon
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:05:58 AM »
That was nothing more than a 25 minute infomercial.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Your best animal shots!
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:47:19 PM »
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Basking by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

This is awesome.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:54:01 AM »
Nm, I'm not sure about his now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:50:46 AM »
NDAs supposedly expire on Sept 5. Can't wait to find out what the actual specs are, though I doubt we will have any idea regarding sensor performance for a couple weeks after the announcement (at least). We need the standard suit of test scenes from various reviewers for that.



Announcements are made about 1-2 weeks before the week a event opens, Canon wants a day when other major camera makers are not announcing.  I suspect that someone coordinates dates.  Friday is not a common date for announcements, but other announcements have been made on Friday. 

Didn't realize that, thanks.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 02, 2014, 08:55:36 AM »
Isn't photokina still around 2 weeks away?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:12:32 AM »
I tend to agree with you. Some of the EVF's that I have seen on mirrorless cameras are getting close, but as you say, they're not there yet.... I wonder what's under development? It can't be too long before they hit the market at a reasonable cost.

I know it's not going to happen, but wouldn't the pundits be shocked if the 7D2 was the 7DM :) A mirrorless high end Canon with EF mount and an EVF! If you think the debates now get rancorous, imagine the hornets nest that would stir up....

I think it would be really cool to see Canon add to option for add-on EVFs to their next gen DSLRs sort of the way it work on the G1X II.  I think we're still at least 3 generations away from EVFs being able to replace OVFs, but it would be nice to add an EVF when the situation calls for it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 10:09:13 AM »
Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

Have you tried an X-T1, A77II or a6000?  Modern EVF's are completely capable of keeping up with action, no problem.

I own both an X-T1 and an A7 and I can tell you that they are pretty bad for tracking moving targets unless the subject moves in an extremely predictable manner.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:14:00 PM »
The 5D III, even though I wanted a contrasty image, does not have that clean falloff into the shadows...and the sky is STILL blown.

Have you tried DualISO yet?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Differences in color of lcd screens
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:05:05 PM »

I did that, as when I looked at image on the LCD, they looked greener on my calibrated 30" monitor, which give or take, was like the D800's rendition.


This is interesting, I just checked my 5D3 LCD against my calibrated monitor and it's dead on, or at least as close as my eyes can discern.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:48:03 AM »


What exactly would you do to avoid read noise in the lower 36% of the image exactly? How would you expose to not have that problem?


I know people are probably getting sick of me harping on this but DualISO prettty much eliminates Exmor's dynamic range advantage.  Below is a Vanilla 5D3 shot vs a DualISO 5D3 image with both pushed 6 stops.


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Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 30, 2014, 10:13:24 PM »
Shot on a side road off of Blewitt Pass.


Nice shot, but the masking seems a bit rough.

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