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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:22:14 PM »
This seems to be one more in a long line of posts that confuse personal preferences/needs with market realities.

On the other hand, current Canon brand market realities are so boring this it needs a troll thread to generate some interest beyond "7d2 [CR1]" and "35L2 [CR0]" :-o

Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 05:32:31 AM »
Although, when taking the same photos with my friends, it appears my 5D lacks image quality compared to their fujis & sonys.

Why would Canon care when people keep buying? Obviously you shelled out ~$3000, so your complaint might fall on deaf ears :-p

Using a better beamer throws off any auto setting, and Magic Lantern will not correct this.

Ugh? Why's that? I'm not using the better beamer but the 600rt @200mm zoom, and at least that works just fine with ML, auto iso and ettl.

Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 30, 2014, 06:05:53 PM »
Just received my Sigma 35/1.4 ART a few days ago and am totally impressed.

How is the 6d af with this f1.4 lens (center point)?

I would appreciate if anyone can provide me insight for this situation.  How does this work?

Use Magic Lantern, the stable v2.3 or a wip auto_iso module for nightly (incidentally written by me :-)) fixes this braindead crippling... 2/3rd of my shots are taken with flash+autoiso. The module also adds ec in m which is otherwise only available on 1dx.

Software & Accessories / Re: PS and LR, does anyone use both?
« on: March 28, 2014, 04:31:51 PM »
I have 0 experience with Lightroom and am trying to figure out if I should incorporate it into my workflow. I have always edited in Bridge/PS, but are there any benefits to LR at this point?

If you're doing a lot of bulk shots (like wildlife: shoot first, think later :-)) and editing with the tools acr (adobe camera raw) provides is sufficient, lr has the big advantage of a non-destructive raw-only workflow and stellar library management. There are also a lot of useful lr-only addons that further strengthen its strengths so you really only need to switch into ps for layer editing or very high quality work like ps smart sharpen vs. acr sharpen.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Magic Lantern enhances 6D GPS
« on: March 28, 2014, 03:35:42 PM »
Good news for us 6d folk: The ML devs have finally figures out how Canon stores their gps values and are on to adding features, I hope we'll get some basic gps tracking ("car finder mode") or even real geocaching soon.

For the time being, nightly adds a power saving option so that gps is turned off at power down and automatically turned on again on power on ... no dead batteries anymore :-)


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 25, 2014, 12:54:29 PM »
Also good to see that threads on the Fred Miranda forum also quickly degrade into tired off-topic discussion

... something that would never happen over here :-> ... ok, well, maybe it'll take a bit more time :-p

on whether Manual mode should allow auto-ISO.

Btw this isn't a huge problem since Magic Lantern does it :-)

Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 25, 2014, 08:11:01 AM »
Really? do you think the older 35 will become a desired, somewhat unobtainable lens?

Nope, but after the first enthusiasm over the 35L2's stellar quality people will realize that for many, the ol' 35L1 is "good enough" and the successor isn't worth an additional $1000 = more demand for 35L1 = higher price for quite some time (look at the 24-70L1's price curve).

Do you think this still be the case, if the new 35 will not be considerably more expensive?

Looking at Canon's pricing policy, they either try to sell something unique like the IS primes or extremely high iq items like the 24-70L2 - I don't expect any upcoming reasonably priced L "workhorse" lenses anymore, for that you have to look at Sigma I'm afraid to say. But there always will be enough people demanding Canon, even if for cps alone.

Technical Support / Re: Canon 6D won't boot
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:29:30 AM »
I occasionally read about someone who bricked their camera using ML.  They warn you of the risk.

... esp. if a ML version isn't even alpha like the 6d build - though I'm using it successfully since 1/2 year.

So I've had my Canon 6D for around a year and haven't had any problems with it. Today I was using it with ML (as I've done many times int he past) and was setting up a timelapse video so I turned the autopower off feature on the camera off.

This is really the wrong forum to report this and expect help, see here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?board=45.0

Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 25, 2014, 07:26:58 AM »
There was the rumor not long ago that Canon has patented a new formula for a 35mm 1.4.

*snigger* yep, the announcement just around the corner!

But to answer your question: the "old" 35L1 won't drop in price, the 35L2 will just be considerably more expensive which might even mean a price *increase* on the old model like the time when 24-70L2 was released.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 24, 2014, 10:25:01 AM »
Pro-Vision offering brand new Canon 7d body  with Canon UK warrenty for £ 745.00 in limited sale.

... which probably doesn't indicate the imminent arrival of the 7d2, but the market acceptance that the 7d1 is rather outdated sensor-wise by now :-o

Oh snap.  Hotcakes, I say.  It will sell like hotcakes.

And there's your problem - if they produce it for different mounts right from the start they'll run into huge production problems given the demand, and there will a early adopter's premium. Plus *announcement* doesn't mean delivery... so Canon has another 1/2 to 3/4 year to sell their ancient "micro"usm 50/1.4

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Firmware 1.1.4 released
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:18:31 AM »
Unless you have also done so, it's gonna be hard for you to compete with the cynicism of someone who has actually worked in the proverbial sausage factory.  :D

Ok, I'll remember that and hope you keep on commenting when some Canon enthusiasts deny Canon doing dirty/cheap tricks ("No, they would never do something like *that*, there has to be another reason" ...) :->

Fyi: WARNING: This 6d update really screws 3rd party batteries, I (cynically?) suspect this is the sole reason for Canon releasing it in the first place. See users' comments here: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1281456

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:17:50 AM »
Firmware Version 1.1.4 incorporates the following fixes:
1. Fixes a phenomenon in which some images cannot be transferred to mobile devices running the EOS Remote app.
2. Corrects an error in the German language Feature Guide.
3. Corrects an error in the Korean language Feature Guide.

4. Screws 3rd party batteries (WARNING!)

See user's comments here about "irregular communication with the battery": http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1281456

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