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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!  :)

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 28, 2013, 08:46:58 PM »
Seriously, though- I'm really hoping it's a 14-24 2.8L. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:56:29 PM »
The EOS-M is underrated. After using it this weekend for a couple CU wildlife shots, I'm convinced. I hope Canon USA stops the snobbery and gets on board.

Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:10:55 AM »
I would take my 5DIII, 16-35, and 50 1.4
That's it. Keep it simple and light and you'll be more relaxed.

In your case, I would suggest :  5DIII, 16-35, and 100L macro
That kit will not slow you down and give you plenty of good shots. Although I'd be severely tempted to tuck the 35 1.4 in the bag

I agree. Simple and relaxed is the name of the game while traveling. I rarely take the 24-105 off my 5D during a trip and if I do, it's for something with a bit more reach, such as a 70-200, when I want to grab animal pics at a zoo (Taronga Zoo in Sydney is awesome, by the way). That said, out of the lenses you have, I second the above --

5DIII, 16-35, 100L macro, 70-200 (if it fits and depending on interest) , and if you can squeeze in another prime, the 35 or 50 for very low light work or discreet street photography. At most.

EOS-M / Re: Where is my backordered EOS-M w/22 STM lens?
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:15:03 AM »
Ordered mine Friday 7/5 (w/an original availability of 7/11) and just got an email yesterday from B&H telling me it was shipping with scheduled delivery today 7/19.

I'm in Queens so shipping is fast here.

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