April 18, 2014, 10:53:41 PM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Skirball

Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10 11 ... 18
121
EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 17, 2013, 12:35:44 PM »





That 6D image isn't remotely close to the actual spread on the camera.  It's far tighter and more centered than that.

122
EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 11, 2013, 12:16:36 PM »
I think mostly you get what you pay for, I'de be a little miffed if Canon sold the 6D for 2k and it performed exactly as a 5DMK III (3.4k) or a 1Dx. (7.5k)

Likewise, people are a little miffed that the 6D has less cross points than a Rebel ($750).

123
EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 10, 2013, 12:51:54 PM »


I wish the 6D were available for $ 1,100 WITHOUT the GPS and the WiFi. Not everyone wants these features built into the camera.

Me too.  I wonder if it would ever be economically viable for Canon to turn out a model like this?

It's called a used 5d2.

Canon isn’t going to strip things off and offer a budget version unless their research tells them they are losing shares on a market.  They did just that on the 6D to keep the same price point held by the 5d2 when they launched the 5d3 on a higher tier.  Judging by the amount of people shooting 5d3s, I’d say they’re not worried about having their price points set too high on the 6D.

124
EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Vs. 7D Vs. T4i VIDEO ONLY
« on: June 07, 2013, 05:12:18 PM »
The T5i's cost is way too much for so little difference over the T4i

But it's a really nice embossed dial.

Hopefully the T4i will be friendly too, haven't used a Rebel in years.

It'll feel small and flimsy at first, but you'll get used to it.  ...there's a joke in there somewhere...

125
Lighting / Re: Can a (DSLR) flash cause permanent eye damage?
« on: June 07, 2013, 05:06:25 PM »
By the way, if you open the aperture all the way and point the camera directly at a bright sun, can it damage the sensor?

It's the same answer as the flash and the eye.

 Kind of. But there's difference too. The eye can only regulate amount of light coming in by changing size of iris. Camera has iso, aperture, and shutter speed. To destroy the sensor I think you must be in manual mode and deliberately expose.

 When a flash fires at the eyes, they blink but not fast enough to keep out the immense amount of light. The iris contracts but probably not fast enough either.

Therefore I think it's much harder to mess up the sensor than the eyes by intense light. Just my two cents.

I wasn’t referring to the mechanics of it, just the answer.  Which in my opinion is: no, for the most part.  Typical use of flash won’t blind people or you’d know of it.  Flashes would come with huge warnings, flash photography would be heavily controlled, if popular at all.  It’d be like going to a laser light show.  Likewise, despite all the talk online of the sun damaging sensors there is surprising little evidence of actual damaged cameras.  Sure, if you get a really bright flash and stand inches from it staring into it and let the flash rip you could feasibly damage your eye.  Point your camera directly at the sun and take some long exposures and I could see damaging the camera.  But if you use common sense it won't be an issue. Neither of these are looming perilous threats ready to claim hordes of unsuspecting victims; news at 10.

126
Lighting / Re: Can a (DSLR) flash cause permanent eye damage?
« on: June 07, 2013, 02:17:57 PM »
By the way, if you open the aperture all the way and point the camera directly at a bright sun, can it damage the sensor?

It's the same answer as the flash and the eye.

127
Lighting / Re: Can a (DSLR) flash cause permanent eye damage?
« on: June 07, 2013, 01:46:28 PM »
I'm confident that if you place the flash physically on the eye and fire it will cause permanent damage.  Caveat Emptor.

Actually, for certain types of eye exams, they do place a ring flash and camera on your eye to photograph the retina.  My Retina specialist does it every day with no issues.


Obviously the level of brightness of the light will have an impact, but that's not what I was referring to.  Have you ever placed a speedlight on your skin and fired it?

128
EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III Vs. 7D Vs. T4i VIDEO ONLY
« on: June 07, 2013, 01:05:38 PM »
T4i also adds video autofocus, but lacks crop, IIRC.  The T5i adds an embossed button, if that’s worth the extra cost to you.

From what I’ve seen it’s a heated debate over which is better for video (assuming you are using ML) between the T3i and T4i.

129
Lighting / Re: Can a (DSLR) flash cause permanent eye damage?
« on: June 07, 2013, 12:47:43 PM »
I'm confident that if you place the flash physically on the eye and fire it will cause permanent damage.  Caveat Emptor.

130
EOS Bodies / Re: remote shooting
« on: June 07, 2013, 12:00:44 PM »
If those programs don't work I'd second Anthony's post and get an RF602 or 603.  I use my 602s all the time when my line of sight remote doesn’t work – and I have a 6D and a smartphone, I just find the radio triggers to be quicker and easier.  602s are like $25 for a set on Amazon, and it doubles for off-camera flash.

The 602 transmitter is a little smaller, and the receivers have a 1/4" mount for light stands, which I really like.  The 603 has a universal transceiver, and doesn’t rely on specialty batteries (the 602 transmitter requires a CR2 lithium.  They last forever, but it’s still annoying).

131
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto ISO
« on: May 29, 2013, 01:00:50 PM »
A big problem with auto ISO is that the camera is exposing "everything 18% gray mode" as I've come up with my own patented phrase.

+1    If there was an exposure control for the auto ISO it'd be a very handy tool with M.  But as I don't have a 1DX to do this workaround, I never really use it.

Exposure compensation works fine with Auto ISO as long as you aren't in Manual.

Yes, I recognize that, but that's not what is discussed above.  Auto ISO, in Av, with eTTL...  At that point you might as well use the green square.  There are times that I want to use a specific aperture and shutter speeds; having an auto-ISO to fine tune changes in the scenes exposure would be handy, but without exposure compensation it's worthless to me unless I want gray photos.

Yes, sorry I missed that you said "with M". My mistake.

I have used Auto ISO in Manual with decent results. It was a pro motocross race and I needed to control DOF, shutter speed, but still have the flexibility to follow a rider as he passed from the shade of trees to open track. The open track shots came out perfect and the shaded ones were close enough to fix in post. If I had the ability to also use EC, I would still have to choose which I wanted to look better...the shots in shade or the shots in open track.

Absolutely.  You can certainly get good results with it; but it's just if your scene happens to expose well at 18%.  If you don't have a lot of whites or darks to manage it could do well.  But if you're looking for moody, you're going to get moody with the results.   It's a shame, because I'm sure it'd be easy to do, and I think it could be a very useful shooting mode.

132
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto ISO
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:57:20 AM »
A big problem with auto ISO is that the camera is exposing "everything 18% gray mode" as I've come up with my own patented phrase.

+1    If there was an exposure control for the auto ISO it'd be a very handy tool with M.  But as I don't have a 1DX to do this workaround, I never really use it.

Exposure compensation works fine with Auto ISO as long as you aren't in Manual.

Yes, I recognize that, but that's not what is discussed above.  Auto ISO, in Av, with eTTL...  At that point you might as well use the green square.  There are times that I want to use a specific aperture and shutter speeds; having an auto-ISO to fine tune changes in the scenes exposure would be handy, but without exposure compensation it's worthless to me unless I want gray photos.

133
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Auto ISO
« on: May 29, 2013, 11:43:39 AM »
A big problem with auto ISO is that the camera is exposing "everything 18% gray mode" as I've come up with my own patented phrase.

+1    If there was an exposure control for the auto ISO it'd be a very handy tool with M.  But as I don't have a 1DX to do this workaround, I never really use it.

134
Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Refurbs
« on: May 21, 2013, 11:27:42 AM »
Is there a way to get email notices from the Canon website when a refurb comes back in stock?

 
The easiest way is to signup at Canon Price Watch, there are third party apps as well
 
http://www.canonpricewatch.com/canon-refurb-stock-tracker/.


Perfect.  Thanks!

135
Pricewatch Deals / Canon Refurbs
« on: May 21, 2013, 11:15:18 AM »
Is there a way to get email notices from the Canon website when a refurb comes back in stock?

Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10 11 ... 18