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If I can have only one, I go 24-105L every day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: What do you recommend? 7D 60D T3i T4i
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:41:43 PM »
Since nearly no one handholds the body when shooting professional video, the T3i is far superior to the 60D for that purpose. Lightweight and compact with no visual or workflow penalty. (Unless you want the 7D's 720p HDMI live output, which helps with an external monitor.)

Also, the T3i is unique among Canon's line in offering moire-free 3x digital zoom. With a very wide-angle lens, you can get the best picture of any of that era of Canons using that feature.

If you can wait for he T4i announcement (certainly by mid-May at the latest I think) then do so. They might have some of the 5D3 tech in there.

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Since the 7D is dual processor they were able and willing to provide 720p HDMI output. Which means if you're shooting with an external monitor you're much happier on a 7D.

Otherwise, it's a wash...get Rebels if you are going with this sensor, they are lighter for your steadicams and shoulder rigs.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Resolution Review
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:34:25 PM »
If this is the cost of ridding ourselves of aliasing and moire, I'm not crying. Sharpness as a concept is overrated in video: since you can't photoshop the imprefections off the talent, you aren't doing yourself any favors shooting sharp.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Stock Thread 5d Mark III
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:25:34 PM »
Huh...the cameta page shows list price of $5,300, "Our price" as $3,499. "You save $1,801.00". That doesn't fill me with a lot of warm & fuzzies. Granted, the price they're selling it for is 100% accurate, but showing that list price? Really? As far as I know that's a flat out lie!

C'mon, the 5-dot-3-hundred is clearly a wink from the marketing dept. No one pays MSRP to anyone and hasn't for years.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 11:37:30 AM »
Amazon has a promise date concept which in that case is May 3.  The rep was simply confirming that the expectation is they will meet the promise date. If they are not expecting to meet the promise date they cancel the order for you and let you know.

They aren't always out to getcha.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: 430EX II Going Out?
« on: March 21, 2012, 09:28:03 AM »
I suspect they'll have a new one that uses radio control alongside a new Rebel that uses radio control by May.

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One thing to be quite concerned over is; at 35mm on crop much less full-frame, you risk making the "talent" look old, fat and haggard (as they often are). At 50mm, boring though it may be, their features are more or less true-to-life.

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Site Information / Re: Disappointed and goodbye
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:39:46 AM »
Well if it makes you feel better I can confirm that the censorship (euphemised as "moderation") activity on this site is actually well into the severe side of the scale. And I say this as someone who has not only participated in but run sites orders of magnitude larger than this.

Running a site like this, you are a beggar for content every single day. Any post that:

1) is provocative (whether snarky, oir challenging, or just exasperating)
2) is on topic (and not an ad-hominem...who cares about the personalities of the miserable users)
3) is _arguably_ true (subjective, objective, or otherwise)

...you not only NEVER censor, you put it on the FRONT PAGE!

It is a serious challenge to recruit competent moderators...it's a thankless and miserable chore. Very often this is the first power they have held over other people and they become enamored and over-enthusiastic about it. They fail to understand that a dialectical argument is the lifeblood of online fora...one absolutely needs the wrong to elicit the right, the noise to make the signal feel safe and wanted. Generally the proprietor of a successful site at least understands this much though, which is why I recommend a counter-signed moderation system, where anything censored must be confirmed by the site proprietor within a given window.

As for karma, negative karma is an awful precscription, an allowance for drive-by negativity that invites retaliation against the non-perpetrator. Flagging a post for moderation is as far as an ordinary (or even "trusted") user should be allowed to engage; too often the role users embrace is that of voluntary stormtrooper, scaring off your budding talent. Positive karma only; and if your programmers haven't cottoned onto this yet, slap them.

The calls for the precious "civility" should be interpreted as yearnings for provocative content; those users will want to slap down things they find too provocative, resulting in beaucoup pageviews and continuous refreshes. Ganbatte!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Rebel T4i/650D Information [CR1]
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:14:57 PM »
I'm thinking Canon will use this Rebel to hold off the mirrorless advance. So I think it will be positioned against the GH2 and NX7 and will have more rather than fewer bells and whistles than the 5D3. I think it will quite likely have the same number of pixels in the new sensor as the 5D3 does, so they can use the same demosaicing system for the video and thus negate the GH2 advantages there. It will have a touchscreen and Wifi may also be built-in.

I think Canon may well take a "give away razors and sell blades" approach and hope to make profits on glass with the Rebel line. The crucial thing is keeping people loyal and recruiting new enthusiasts. They don't want people collecting other mounts.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Things to Do while waiting for your new 5DmIII
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:07:43 PM »
I'm getting clear of all my earlier cam's footage and stills because I don't think I'm going to want to develop/edit any of it when I see what the 5D3 can do.

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FYI, the vaunted D800 "clean HDMI output" has been confirmed to be only 1080i, which a strong argment can be made is actually weaker than 720p. So nix that heavily touted "advantage."

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Real video samples from 5d Mark iii?
« on: March 18, 2012, 03:19:27 AM »
If one can't even hold a camera there's little chance of one's making a fair comparison test.

If in doubt, wait until competent tests are made comparing the bodies. Indications are that the 5d3 absolutely wipes the floor with the 5d2. The C300 looks like a big step in the right direction for Canon, lovely color and detail for a Rebel-sized sensor, but it also looks like a body that has a useful life of only a year or so before it's considered obsolete, which is frightfully short for $16K.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III in Stock - BestBuy $ B&H???
« on: March 18, 2012, 02:43:16 AM »
trying to buy from Canon themselves leads you to a page that reads, "On pre-order."  :(

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Cooperation theory indicates that you should start out being nice to people, and then, utterly consistently and automatically, treat them precisely as they treat you.

When people realize they cannot gain any advantage in a manner other than productive cooperation, not by chance or force, they will capitulate and coexist peacefully.

So the math says.

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