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... If you are determined to use a DSLR for home videos, know that you can stop down the aperture (a larger aperture value) to increase the depth of field and make manual focus a little easier.

Don't you have that backwards?  Or am I missing something?

 :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: So, what about the T4i?
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:29:12 PM »
What upgrade dos the T4i need to compet whit the Sony A65? The T3i was the top dog in the entry level DSLR group so what dos the T4i need to diferentiate it self?

Video with autofocus...faster video framerates

Stuff like that would allow for more differentiation in the product line.

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  It is claimed to autofocus while doing video, which is needed for non pro level video of the kids soccer games, etc.

You guys REALLY need to get off your high horse about this.  There are a lot of good, proper, videographers in the world who do a lot more than shoot soccer games and need this feature.

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Yes, it's a VERY big deal.  For those of us who aren't Steven Spielberg, but still shoot a lot of video, it's a big deal.

Half of the problem with this conversation is that the Manual Focus guys almost sound like you're being being physically forced to use it.  If you don't want it... THEN DON'T.

For those of you who shoot a lot of video, how do you maintain focus during a live event?  I mean, with the little 3" screen on the T3i that I use, it's pretty much impossible to truly see what's clearly in focus.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / T4i Video
« on: March 05, 2012, 04:28:59 PM »
I've been thinking...there's a lot of hate from "elite" and "proper" photographers regarding video in SLR bodies.  Canon might be in agreement with this haters, considering the marginal video improvements in the 5D3.

I'm wondering if there might be more video improvements to the T4i.  That would make the snobs professionals happy and give some of us what we really need.

Thoughts?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Is the 5DM3 better for video?
« on: March 04, 2012, 09:13:11 PM »
What's "L glass"?  Are you referring to Canon's premier level lenses?

Personally, I'm a bit down trodden over the lack of 1080 @ 60.  If only because this $600 Nikon has it..  http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/bodies/j1/spec.htm

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I already have 5dII. I wanted more MP (more than D3X at 24MP), much better ISO performance, and better AF.

Why did Canon play this so foolishly? I am invested in Canon somewhat, and don't care about this new announcement. What a monumental letdown. I don't know how any current 5d owner could get very excited about this "ground-breaking" new DSLR.

I would rather have the 1dX. Even at over $3k more, you will have similar IQ at low ISO. I can't believe the resolution went up by 1 measly MEGAPIXEL!!!!!

I hope I am wrong. This is like the ending to Saving Private Ryan. An old man crying is all I see.....

I'm sorry, but I have to smite you, my friend. If I could smite you ten times in a row, I'd do that, too. You don't seem to get that for the last several years, the ENTIRE time we've all been waiting for this camera, we all heard nothing but "LESS MP, BETTER ISO!! LESS MP, BETTER ISO!! LESS MP, BETTER ISO!!". Here we are, on the day the long-awaited 5D III is released, and everyone is BITCHING about the fact that we  "only" got a "measly" single extra megapixel. Well DAMN, PPL?!? If you wanted uberpixels, why did you demand less mp and ask for better ISO?!?!

Simply put, the 5D III is a FANTASTIC camera from a specs standpoint. Canon listend to ALL of their users complaints, and fixed just about all of them, from what I can tell! Like the 1D X, it STOPPED focuing on megapixels, megapixels, megapixels, and STARTED focusing on WHAT PEOPLE FRIGGIN ASKED FOR!!!!!!!!! We just got a whopping TWO STOPS of NATIVE ISO improvement!!! The Nikon D4 didn't change native ISO one tiny bit, and neither did the D800!!

But DAMN, the D800 has uberpixels!!

We just got an unbelievable, entirely unexpected 61 point AF system with 41 cross-type sensors!!! And to go along with that, we got a nice boost from 3.9fps to 6fps, 18 continuous frames, and dual memory card slots (and don't you DARE complain about the fact that they are not both CF or both SD...YOU HAVE TWO FRIGGIN MEMORY CARD SLOTS, and are probably sitting pretty on 50,000 unused SD cards that you couldn't use any more once you went to the 5D II!)

But DAMN, the D800 has uberpixels!!

"WHAAAA! So screw Canon, they are a bunch of b*tards for listening to their CUSTOMERS. PFFAH! Nikon HERE I COME!!" - anonymous, ubiquitous complainer

GROW THE FRACK UP PPL!!

YOU...GOT...WHAT YOU ASKED FOR!!

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MEH.  :o

</rant>

And what you asked for...IS AWESOME! Can't wait to get mine. :D

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ftw

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EOS Bodies / Re: Videographers happy with 5D Mark III?
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:40:39 PM »
What's "clean HDMI"?  And what's the issue with uncompressed HDMI out?

I mean.. if your video is compressed, then what difference does it make how it exis the camera?

/boggle

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5dmkIII- No video autofocus?
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:55:13 PM »
I do a lot of pro video and definitely want autofocus. Why would you not want it, the technology is there, and depending on what you are shooting - and how - it can make things a lot easier.

If you want to stick with manual, you can but at least give both options.

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People don't want it because it makes them seem old-school with lots of street cred.  Friggen luddites.

I have 20/15 vision and have trouble finding exact focus with the LCD on a T3i.  Autofocus SHOULD be there.  If only because $500 Nikons already have it.

Feh.

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I can't factor all of this C300 -vs- 5D III angst.

The C300 is a $16000 camera.  The 5D III will be $2500(?)


Is this really a conversation?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Videos and AutoFocus
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:50:33 PM »
With respect, Mt Spokane, I stand by my position.  There are phones coming out this quarter based on nVidia's Tegra3 quad-core chip.  If there's room in a phone for that, then there's certainly room for similar power in a camera.

ESPECIALLY in the larger SLR's that have multiple CPU's and card slots. 

I'm passionate about this because I split time between photo and video and can't afford two separate cameras.  I totally get the old school mentality that scorns the use of an SLR for video.  But it's a new world...and none of our kids are going to make those kinds of distinctions...

:O

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Videos and AutoFocus
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:45:38 PM »
Magic Lantern has a feature where you can pick a section and it will magnify it 5x in the corner of your LiveView screen, and surround that with a green border when it's focused.  It's a very poor man's solution.

For the moment, I subscribe to the school of thought that there's enough CPU power in the universe that we should be able to compute autofocus in something the size of a camera.  I'm just hoping Canon is up to snuff.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Videos and AutoFocus
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:11:39 PM »
I recently learned that none of the current cameras in the Canon lineup offer auto-focus while filming video.   >:(

Is there any indication that any of the new 5D or T4i bodies will support autofocus?

(I do just enough video recording that Im thinking about getting an entry level Nikon, just for this purpose...)

When I saw this, it got me wondering...

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EF-S 18-135 II
This lens will have a silent autofocus motor geared to video. It will arrive with the new Rebel T4i. This has shown up in a US retailer inventory system. No price for the kit with the T4i.

Afterall, what use is a silent motor if it doesn't focus while recording...

/crosses fingers

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