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EOS Bodies / Canon extend EOS 1D mark IV warranty
« on: March 23, 2011, 08:46:12 AM »
"Canon has announced that it is extending its offer of a free two-year warranty for the EOS-1D Mark IV to include all cameras that are purchased before 30 June 2012." Taken from official europe website.

Does this sound like something they would do to encourage more sales before a new release?

What are your thoughts?

EOS Bodies / Re: Desperate for news of new Canon camcorder
« on: March 23, 2011, 06:34:56 AM »
Not sure but with this coming out it better be good!:

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk II advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:53:58 AM »
Good job your here! Ha looks so tempting aswell, but yea your rights, its a scam!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk II advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:48:23 AM »
strange a scam site is using https? thought that was meant to be secure version of http?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk II advice
« on: March 15, 2011, 11:45:03 AM »
Why are they advertising in euro? I have never seen a UK site do this? Maybe im wrong though?

EOS Bodies / Re: MPEG2 Based Codec for 5D Mark III?
« on: March 09, 2011, 07:24:54 AM »
Hey, sorry i dont know much about codecs. Why would it be MPEG 2 and not anything else like a newer MPEG version such as MPEG 4?

Looking on wikipedia it looks like XDCAM format MPEG HD422 fits the increased 50Mbit and more chroma detail description that the original source was talking about.

Also what are the chanced of 64bit CPU in the camera now its alot more popular in PCs? Would that increase minimum length times of the video?

Just post a link to educate me if you dont want to write out a proper response!

EOS Bodies / Re: Lenses for filming
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:28:09 PM »

Do you have any examples of a video using any of these lenses? They sound awesome,and great value. Would like to see the effect of the flare in a positive way, and also the general tone some of these lenses give. Have you ever needed a faster aperture than any of the lenses your currently using?

EOS Bodies / Re: Lenses for filming
« on: February 22, 2011, 12:04:41 PM »
Any advice on a good starting point for lighting? Especially with regards to on location and how you deal with power? I've yet to find an affordable battery solution to power any lights.


EOS Bodies / Lenses for filming
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:52:59 AM »

Just wondering what everyone favourite lenses are for filming and why?T his can be canon lens or not, anything that makes a good image!  Also could you state if your using FF or crop sensor (just for an idea of focal lengths). Also is there anything that you feel may be rumoured to be around the corner that your waiting for to film with.

Also is there any lenses you have bad experiences and should be avoided for filming with for filming and why?

In low light conditions, do many of you manage to shoot wide open at apertures such as 1.2 or 1.4 or do you find this tough to keep in focus (particularly on full frame). Do you have any tips of tricks when working at this aperture? Do you find a stabilisation rig necessary!

Lastly! Zooms vs Primes? What are your thoughts with regards to benefits for video. For example i want a low light wide angle lens.... So 24mm mkii 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?? And then i have read good things about 16-24mm zoom and 24-70 zoom. These are f2.8... is f2.8 enough for low light video? What is the limit you have reached with f2.8 before thinking you really need a wider aperture?

Thanks for your insights.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dmkii june '10 firmware update for manual film control
« on: February 19, 2011, 01:43:27 PM »
Thanks for all your thoughts. I was wanting to mess about with an idea but was a silly thought I guess. I wanted to have a razor thin dof on a subject so the background was too blurred to really see what was there clearly. Then slowly put the aperture up to increase the size of the dof so that the subject would stay in focus and then the background would come into focus with the subject. But I guess light issues make this impossible. Thanks for ur time anyways.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dmkii june '10 firmware update for manual film control
« on: February 18, 2011, 12:24:10 PM »
Ok so do people generally still use manual lens for that mind of effect? Has there ever been a rumour of L glass with manual aperture control?

EOS Bodies / 5dmkii june '10 firmware update for manual film control
« on: February 18, 2011, 12:15:59 PM »

Sorry this is a really noob question. Can you change the aperture on the 5dmkii whilst filming (to shift the DOF) with a canon L lens? Did the latest firmware update give full manual control to do that? Or do you still need a manual Lens with f stops on the ring to do it? Also if the firmware update allows you to do it, how smooth and accessible is it whilst filming? Anybody got any examples? I cant find any clear information i understand and its frustrating me!

Thanks again!


EOS Bodies / Re: What next?
« on: February 11, 2011, 03:15:03 AM »
Surely Canon would miss a massive opportunity if they didn't continue with 5d series name. It must be one of the most anticipated cameras in a long long time. It's gota b coming whenever they feel the time is right.

Lenses / Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« on: February 10, 2011, 04:16:50 AM »
50mm L 1.2 mkii - with the floating element so it has better autofocus like the 85mm.

Portrait / Re: Let There Be Light!
« on: February 10, 2011, 04:12:52 AM »

Hey, i think the shot with the girl and guitar is amazing. Beautiful light. I think you got it right. One question though, im a beginner so just trying to grasp the concept of things so sorry if this is a dumb question. Rather than using the filter could you have just used a really fast shutter speed lower iso and a low f stop for shallow dof?


Also do you have a flickr gallery, id like to check out the split toning and vintage effect you were talking about.


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