« on: March 24, 2012, 03:36:29 PM »
A complaint is a gift, and the camera will not be improved if complaints are not aired and discussed. Which hurts Canon and you. If a courtesy period was observed for complaints, few would remember to post them later, just resigning themselves to "that's the way things are."
Now then, the next annoyance:
The Silent Control feature during movie shooting is a terrific idea, but really only currently makes sense for audio control. The reason is the exposure controls are not graduated in effect: the picture suddenly shifts from one ISO or aperture to another. While I understand shutter speed might be hard to ramp up and down, aperture and sensor gain (ISO) should be able to have smooth ramping functions applied to them. This might get a little tricky with different lenses' implementations of aperture control (I have no idea) but at least sensor gain should be rampable because the non-whole-EV ISO's (e.g. 320 or 640) are non-native pull-up/pull-down implementations as I understand it and therefore Canon ought to be able to create a ramping function in software that ramps up to nearly a whole stop of gain before switching to the native ISO of the next stop up. With a ramp speed parameter (say 10ms-1s).
Not as easy a change as my first two but it would really be a big positive impact in getting around our lack of manual (and declicked) aperture controls on Canon glass. Sure Canon will say "just buy the Cinema lenses" but no one shooting 5d3 has the money for such things. And it's in Canon's financial interest to complete this incomplete feature, to stave off people buying the Samyang declicked/cine lenses.