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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:15:23 AM »
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<p>We’re told there are tons of new DSLR products coming for Photokina this September. The announcement for the new stuff should happen on September 4th or 5th, depending on where you are in the world. Our source has mentioned a DSLR body as well as a host of lenses for various budgets.</p>
<p><strong>What will be announced?<br />

</strong>First up, the successor to the EOS 7D will be announced. We’re told that there’s “a lot of the 1D X” in the new camera. As well as some revolutionary sensor technology.</p>
<p><strong>What about lenses?<br />

</strong>We’re getting more confirmations that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS will be replaced by a new version with a rotating zoom instead of the push/pull design that the lens currently uses. It looks like <a href="https://www.facebook.com/canonindia/photos/a.131759853520966.14154.128718407158444/797938930236385/?type=1&theater" target="_blank">Canon India is teasing a new “big” lens</a> on their Facebook page.</p>
<p>The following lenses I’d rate as [CR1], as they’re the first time I’ve heard about them for Photokina this year.</p>
<p>We’re told that at least one EF-S lens is possible, most likely a replacement to the EF-S 18-200. The lens could be replaced with an 18-300 IS STM.</p>
<p>Another lens we’re told to expect is targeted at the EOS 6D user. It will be a “cheaper version of the 28-300L” lens. Canon is lacking a big range non L zoom for full frame cameras.</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>


more like APS-H 1D....  :P

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Impressive features....

key features:

    Shoots 4k, 2k, 1080 all simultaneously
    Can be used for live events
    Wireless transmission of video
    120 fps in 4k
    14+ stops of dynamic range


details:

http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/02/new-panasonic-varicam-35-announced-competition-for-redalexacanon/

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement in Q2 of 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 28, 2014, 05:00:13 AM »
I have a question :

With the new 7D Mark 2 on the horizon..... Nikon will launch the the illusive D400 or they will let Canon  reign supreme over the pro APS-C segment?? The Nikon line died with the D300s?

Opinions...... ?

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Lenses / Re: Strange AFMA results with canon 50 f1.4
« on: February 27, 2014, 06:05:59 AM »
Ok this ones strange.
Just been adjusting the AFMA for my canon 50 f1.4 on my 5D III.
I've found that I have to set it to around +15 when aperture is wider than f4 and particularly when shooting at medium to far distances. But if aperture is f4 or narrower and particularly when subject is at close distances it's best left at around +5.

Anyone experienced similar?

All my other lenses AFMA settings are unaffected by aperture changes.

When i get my first Canon 50mm f/1.4 , was very difficult to micro adjust the lens...

The remedy:
return it back and get a Sigma 50mm f/1.4, way, way over the Canon lens in all aspects.  ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / New Panasonic GH4 – shoots 4K video
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:07:09 AM »
The new Panasonic GH4 – shoots 4K video. More informations here:
http://www.cinema5d.com/news/?p=23279

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:46:46 AM »
What I wish to see from Canon in 2014 :

1. An big megapixel camera in a 5D body.
2. An APS-H 7Dmk2
3. An improved version of the 6D (improved AF in particular)

What i believe Canon will release:

1. Big MP camera in a 1D series body with a considerable price tag.
2. APS-C 7Dmk2 with a improved version of the  20.2 MP sensor.
3. EOS 700D replacement

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 12, 2014, 02:46:34 PM »
My crystal ball says it will use the same sensor as the 70D.

Hopefully you couldn't see right because your crystal ball lacks enough dynamic range. :)

 ;D  ;D  ;D

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but nobody has talked about resolution. More living proof, that the Nikon D800 is so successful it makes plenty of the Canon users frustrated...

By the way, this DF looks incredibly lovely. The only drawback is the price tag...

The D800 is so successful that the 5DIII is outselling it by a wide margin, and resolution is so important that Nikon builds on the 'success' of their 36 MP camera by bringing out a retrocam with a paltry 16 MP.  None of that frustrates me in the least...   ::)

I'm really astonished that you overlooked the point...

Which point?  That the design is blocky and overly complicated, or that it's overpriced? 

In fact, I disagree that it's overpriced.  This camera isn't about form or function, it's about appearance and perception. If it's priced too low, it won't be perceived as the status symbol Nikon clearly intends it to be.  Of course, car makers seem to grasp that middle-aged men want faster and sleeker phallic symbols, whereas Nikon apparently thinks boxy and old-fashioned is a selling point.

Here we go again..... another slap in the face from Nikon
I wonder when Canon will wake up???...... if they do.

LOL.  Canon will 'wake up' when Nikon starts taking away their market share.  Can you honestly say you think this camera is going to help them do that?   ::) ::) ::)

This particular camera maybe not... but the Df + D800 + D610 + THE PRICES definitely yes.  ;)

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Here it is:
http://nikonrumors.com/2013/11/04/this-is-the-nikon-df.aspx/

They've been hyping the balls out of this.  If you've been hiding under a rock and missed all the teaser videos, in five words or less, this new body is:

SLR
Full-Frame
Digital
Retro
Stills (only)

I just don't get it. It's got a prism and optical viewfinder, so it will not be small.  It's just a vintage film camera hiding modern tech beneath.  This is a fashion-skinned DSLR.

It's like they are going after (a) film users and (b) Fuji users who still want to look cool but with a larger sensor.  Or -- big reach here -- Leica users who really want autofocus?  (Surely they'd go with the new Sony rigs, right?)

I live in California, and I know a ton of arty kids with photography classroom experience who shoot old film SLRs partly for the craft of it and partly for the style of the old tech.  But these kids don't have the coin for an FF DSLR.

I'm lost here.  Unless the stills-only / no frills aspect of the design gets the price way down, I just don't get what they're aiming for here.

- A

Here we go again..... another slap in the face from Nikon.

I wonder when Canon will wake up???...... if they do.

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Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 f/2.8L II Horror Stories
« on: October 03, 2013, 04:21:47 AM »
Nice pics lucuias....  :D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon AW1 underwater mirrorless
« on: September 20, 2013, 05:55:55 AM »
Nikon announced the new Nikon AW1 underwater camera.

I KNOW that CR is maybe not the best place to post this topic... but maybe this new product from Nikon is a wake up call for Canon regarding the next generation of EOS M mirrorless cameras.

Key features:

- 1/16000 sec. shutter speed
- Video Full HD at 60 fps and VGA ( 640/480 ) at 400 fps.
- Water proof up to 15m ( 49 ft)
- 14MP resolution
-  ISO 160 - 6400

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-1-aw1/2

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 10, 2013, 02:35:46 AM »
oooo Yes....  :D

17-40 f/4L was my first L lens; i bought it in 2008.... I had used this lens on multiple bodies ( 400D, 40D, 7D...) in every possible condition, from the dessert powder like sand, heavy rain to the mountain peaks in winter at -25 degrees C. It never blocks ,fill with sand,water ice.... is really  a workhorse.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:48:22 AM »
I personally prefer the 20.2 MP sensor vs 24.1... the noise problem can be managed more easy in a smaller pixel density sensor.

I believe the biggest difference between 7Dmk2 and 70D will be the body construction, AF, fps, IQ, and other features, that can justify the price difference.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How good is 70D AF system compared to 50D?
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:43:27 AM »
I really just want to upgrade for autofocus, so anyone that is familiar with the 7D's system, how good will 70D be compared to 50D?

like 7D vs 50D... at least if not better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why a high MP camera?
« on: July 06, 2013, 03:15:08 PM »
Out of curiosity, those looking for high MP cameras... why do you need anything above 18MP?
What kind of pictures are you going to be printing or publishing that requires like 30MP and above?

In what I do... I let the client to decide what to do. My concern is to provide a high quality, HIGH MEGAPIXELS pictures.

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