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EOS Bodies / Where to get 5DIII sensor cleaned?
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:11:27 PM »
I bought my 5Diii about 2 months ago and have used it on one trip to Italy for olive harvesting season and have come to find out there is a dirty spot on the sensor. Not a huge issue, but I'd like to have a perfectly clean sensor and entrust it to the professionals to clean.

Does anyone have any recommends on where to have this done?

Canon? B&H (I hear they do this)? Any good / bad experiences?

EOS Bodies / Re: Just Touching the Surface of Dual Pixel Technology? [CR1]
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »
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<p><strong>Dual Pixel technology more than just AF?<br />

</strong><a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html\">NL</a> reports that they’ve been told to expect even more new features from Canon’s Dual Pixel technology other than autofocus. Currently the tech appears in the <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/986389-REG/canon_8469b002_canon_eos_70d_dslr.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">EOS 70D </a>and will also appear in an upgraded <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/889545-REG/Canon_EOS_C100_EF_Cinema.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">EOS C100</a>. Will the <a href=\"http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/11/from-interbee-interview-with-the-head-of-cinema-eos/\" target=\"_blank\">C300 get a similar upgrade</a>?</p>
<p>Apparently dual pixel design will need the latest generation of processing (DIGIC 6/7?) technology to realize its full potential. The benefits of this alongside new CODECS will be seen in the next Cinema EOS cameras and possibly in new high end DSLRs.</p>
<p>The video and stills segments of the professional lineup will get upgrades in 2014. Cinema EOS will get it first, and possibly be shown in April at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. DSLRs will get it in the second half of the year and will most likely be shown at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany.</p>
<p>Source: [<a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html\" target=\"_blank\">NL</a>]</p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>

"DSLRs will get it in the second half of the year" means the 7D2.

Canon General / Re: New Technology Coming to Cinema EOS
« on: November 20, 2013, 12:31:55 PM »
Agreed- I would love it if they would add functionality to their existing cams through firmware updates.

Canon, if you're listening, one of the best ways to add value to cameras such as the 5DIII and keep people buying it for years is to add some of the Magic Lantern functionality into a future firmware update. Why not officially enable RAW recording and other valuable video features?

This would keep sales from sagging too much as the 5DIII ages.

I'll keep my fingers crossed, but the cynical side of me thinks they may just want people to buy the next model and keep sales rolling, too.

Canon General / Re: New Technology Coming to Cinema EOS
« on: November 20, 2013, 10:43:52 AM »
It would be nice if they could update the CF drives for older cameras like the 5D3, once this comes out

That would be nice. But then why would we buy the new models?  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 27, 2013, 01:21:16 PM »
Innovative Video features that would be useful.

1. Official Canon RAW video DNG
2. Focus peaking
3. Zebras or False Color

+ everything video oriented the 5DIII has.

Those are the things that would make me buy this camera next year. Yes, I am a video-oriented shooter.

So you know where I'm coming from, I'm a filmmaker and producer but I've also worked in advertising and tech. I follow tech developments quite closely, especially Apple and camera news.

In my opinion --

Canon cannot afford to be afraid to protect their higher end markets anymore. Sure, they produce amazing EOS still and EOS cinema bodies but they can't worry about cannibilization anymore. Canon makes GREAT products. Professionals will continue to buy 1D-Xs and C500s even if they sell the same autofocus points in a 7D or a Rebel, or enable RAW video in a 70D.

Canon has high-end lenses, both still and cinema/video, that professionals will continue to buy no matter what. Canon has tons of patents and will continue to innovate. It just has to have the confidence to not worry about those who will stop buying their high-end products.

Give people what they want- give them RAW video at an affordable price (yet with a healthy profit margin). Apple successfully cannibalizes itself over and over and over. Jobs said it best when he said (and I paraphrase) sell low and go for volume.

Oh, and in case you're listening, Canon, yes -- I do want you to OFFICIALLY enable RAW in the 5DIII and 1DC and sell them for less. Don't worry, we'll buy more of them.


Lenses / Re: Lens Rebates This Fall
« on: September 27, 2013, 04:12:20 PM »
Lately, Canon makes retailers put in place a minimum advertised price once the rebates go into effect. If you time it carefully, and buy right at the beginning of the rebate, often the retailer may not have raised their price to the MAP, and you will get the discount of the rebate off of the street price.

Thanks, everyone- great insight. I'll look out for the above once it happens. :)

Lenses / Lens Rebates This Fall
« on: September 27, 2013, 01:33:18 PM »
Anyone have any idea if Canon will again do lens rebates this year? I have a list of lenses I'd love to buy but saving money is always a good thing  ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: Custom SLR G1 Strap + C-loop vs. Blackrapid
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:46:47 PM »
Thanks for all the input and feedback, guys. Just a little update-

After much consideration, I ended up buying the BlackRapid RS-7 from Amazon and could not be happier. I was originally leaning towards the Custom SLR G1 w/C-Loop but went with BlackRapid because-

• it has metal fasteners instead of a plastic clip that attach the camera to the strap
• there are no plastic buckles that could accidentally release the strap from shoulder pad (same goes for buckle that attaches camera)
• after inspecting the metal fasteners of the BlackRapid, I've noticed that they are coated with a chrome-like finish that seems to lessen the possibility of scratches to your camera, and, of course
• the BlackRapid RS-7 is slightly cheaper than the Custom SLR G1.

Nothing against the Custom SLR G1, but the BlackRapid with its track record and metal fasteners felt like a heavy duty and more solid and rugged solution for me, increasing confidence in the field. I subsequently used it to photograph an event at work and once I put the strap on, I didn't even have to think about it- it just worked.

Thanks again and feel free to keep chiming in on this topic!

My best,

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5DII Sensor Damage
« on: September 12, 2013, 10:22:28 PM »
Thanks, guys- this is all very helpful.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5DII Sensor Damage
« on: September 12, 2013, 09:32:24 PM »
Any chance it was a laser?  There is a video of a bucks-up video camera at a concert getting sparkled and instantly showing messed up colors.  I would be more surprised if Canon can't fix it but you'd have to ask.


Thanks, Jim. I've gone through the footage and I can confirm that the same pink spots were there at the beginning of today's shoot, but were MUCH fainter and not as prominent.

We shot no lasers today but I was shooting in the middle of Times Square (lots of lights) and did shoot an oncoming train and its lights as well.

Is there a possibility that existing burn-in was exacerbated by a new round of lights, etc.?

Thanks again.

EOS Bodies - For Video / 5DII Sensor Damage
« on: September 12, 2013, 09:22:58 PM »
Sadly, after having my 5DII for over 2 years and using it for stills and video (although I'm a filmmaker, so the video part is favored), I've noticed what appears to be burn in on the sensor.

I just did a video shoot today and noticed the pink spots in the lower right quadrant of the frame in my footage, and am now going through all of my footage to see exactly when the spots started.

Can anyone here confirm this as burn in?

And can Canon fix it (for a price) if it is indeed burn in?

I am turning to CanonRumors because I know I can trust you guys.


Lenses / Re: I just ordered my new 70-200 f2.8 MkII today!
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:03:55 PM »
I just bought a refurbished 100mm 2.8L Macro and it DID indeed come with a lens hood and bag, although these items were not listed on the Canon Direct Store page  :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Custom SLR G1 Strap + C-loop vs. Blackrapid
« on: September 02, 2013, 04:28:13 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback- really appreciate it! The CarrySpeed straps look very interesting but for the sake of convenience and speed I'll be buying from B&H this week.

I'm leaning towards the Custom SLR but final decision will come when I go to B&H and test both that and the Custom SLR G1 out in person. If not satisfied with the construction (and plastic buckles) of the G1, will opt for the BlackRapid.

Anyone have their camera scratched by the BlackRapid's metal fasteners?

Thanks again :)

Software & Accessories / Custom SLR G1 Strap + C-loop vs. Blackrapid
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:06:06 AM »
Is there anyone who's used both of these straps and can give me some insight? I'm going to pull the trigger on one within a week and would love some input.

I like the actual strap design of the G1 better and like the C-loop better, but have reservations about quality.

And for the Blackrapid, I've heard horror stories about the clamp coming unscrewed.

Any input welcome- thanks!  :)

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