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Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors Site & iOS 8 Issues
« on: September 24, 2014, 07:55:20 PM »
maybe your iphone is already in an iBendable state  ;D


Hey, that's the new flexible screen technology!!  ;D

Are you sure?  I thought Apple use that technology on their 5S as well.

Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:42:20 PM »
If Canon 11-24mm is true, it should be the best choice for me.  Now I am happy with Samyang 14mm.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark IV announcement after March 2015
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:05:07 PM »
it will have:

* no wifi
* no touchscreen
* no 4K video
* 24 MP DPAF 2 sensor with enhanced microlenses
* 81 cross point AF system
* x-sync 1/200s
* ethernet
* usb 3

that´s all my sources revealed for now.

Then no upgrade from me.  I would like to see at least.
4K video
More MP
Higher ISO

PowerShot / Re: Official: Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:44:10 PM »
For this price range, RX100M3 and LX100 will be better choice for me.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma to Announce 14-24 f/4 & 24 f/1.4
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:10:56 PM »
OS?  Isn't that the widest optically stabilized lens anywhere?

Bring on the 24-70/2!

Cannot wait for its 24-70/f2 OS.

Software & Accessories / Re: Asus or BenQ
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:19:14 AM »
Both Asus and BenQ are really good.  BenQ was part of Acer group and makes very good computer accessories.  As an IT people from Taiwan(both Asus and BenQ are Taiwan companies), I will say there is no big different between the two monitors.

I think you will enjoy your new toys.  I am not planning to upgrade my gears in the coming two years.  Hopefully 5D4 will have high MP and better DR for my next upgrade.

It’s noted that Sony has no interest in competing with Hasselblad or Phase One and that their medium format camera would be something “completely different”. Perhaps a compact MF system?
Sony is being quite aggressive in trying to find new markets in still cameras, and if the system is priced affordably for medium format, they could have a winner if this true.

If the new system can use the current Sony lenses, it would be a really a game changer.

Pricewatch Deals / 5D3 body + LR 5 for 2675 @ eBay Daily Deal
« on: March 26, 2014, 12:44:14 PM »

Focus camera is authorized canon dealer.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Patent: Tamron 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye
« on: March 25, 2014, 12:48:40 PM »
I am not a big fan of fisheye.  Hopefully Tamron will make some 10/12mm prime f/2.8.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 50mm F/1.4 Art listed in Belarus for $790
« on: March 20, 2014, 01:02:55 AM »
If you take $790 and consider what that must pay for, it becomes a bit difficult to believe that this lens can compete with the Otus in any way.

(If memory serves me right) 10 lens elements, of which 3 are SLD and one aspherical, a fast reliable AF system, housing, hoods and caps and casing and profit ... I fail to see how it is possible to produce a high quality product, with tolerances to compete with L-series, Otus and others, for that money, no matter how efficient you are or how cheap your labor is.

I'd be delighted if they prove me wrong. That would make this lens a significant game changer!

I doubt this lens be made in Japan. It's more likely be made in China.

We all know the labor cost in China ;)

The current $400 50mm F/1.4 is made in Japan.  I don't see why Sigma moves its art production line to China.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 08:25:57 PM »

Dual ISO

I just installed ML on my 5D III (1.2.3-ml-Nightly.2) which is my first time installing ML.  It installed well and I can bring up the ML menu screen by pressing "delete" in live view. 
But I must be missing something (major and too obvious?) because I do not see anywhere any button for Dual ISO or AutoExposure (auto ETTR I presume)?  How do I enable these?
Reading through ML forum and threads, it seems nobody bothered to give a step-by-step instructions on how to enable, shoot, and post-process Dual ISO.

You need to enable Dual ISO module first and restart it.  After that you can turn on the Dual ISO.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 12:44:06 PM »
I have never used ML. If you are booting from the SD card can you still write to both the CF and SD or do you only use the CF card?

Good question...anyone have an answer for some ML wannabees?

When I used it with the 60D, no problems using the same card its booting from...
So, I would assume that it works from both SD and CF, and it can most likely record on both while its booting from atleast one of them.
Writing to both CF & SD cards works on 5D3.  I don't really use the SD card, so I enable the write protect to prevent the mess on my SD card.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5d3 1.2.3 released
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:11:33 AM »
Thanks.  Just updated it.

Since you know the number, I assume that you know official government inflation excludes certain categories like food.  I believe that you can feel the inflation is much more than 2% from grocery stores, restaurants, and many many places.  That's why stock goes to history high and richer became much more richer.

In March 2004, the Dow Jones industrial average was about 10300, and today is 16340.  If you put 7000 in the stock market your stock will be worth 11000 without dividends in average in the past 10 years.

The CPI does include food.  Its the first item listed.

Inflation and the Dow Jones are two different animals and aren't comparable. No argument from me about the rich getting (much, much) richer, that's a plain fact, but it has nothing to do with inflation.   Back to lenses though, as someone pointed out earlier some of the super tele's got a big boost in resale value after the vII's were released with huge new price tags.  Pro level camera gear is pretty unique in how well it holds its value.  And really, even if you lose a little to inflation, it isn't much in the grand scheme of things when you consider how much this hobby/profession costs.

CPI is not Core inflation.  Core inflation excludes food and energy.

Some of supertel lens was sold higher price than original price.  However, that's wrong comparison between present value and future value.  Moreover, that's a logical fallacies, hasty generalization, to explain big white lenses holding their value.

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