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EOS Bodies / Canonitis strikes Cinema EOS
« on: Today at 09:40:45 PM »
This should surprise nobody. Canon are doing with their Cx00 line what they do with DSLRs: release small incremental updates with each newer version to maximum the extraction of money from their customers.

The only thing missing from the announcement was price.

It is a POS!  Who cares about a 5K display if it is only sRGB

What is the colour space of the Internet and almost every computer screen? sRGB.
This ^ from the guy so thoroughly dissatisfied with Canon camera's current DR???
You desire (but cannot afford) the ultimate in DR but are also satisfied with limited gamut?

Understand that my comment above does not express any personal desire or lack of desire or opinion, it simply reflects the facts with respect to computer displays.

It is a POS!  Who cares about a 5K display if it is only sRGB

What is the colour space of the Internet and almost every computer screen? sRGB.

A 5K display will be ideal for those working on 4k video as you will be able to do the 4k video in a window without having to scale down content, etc.

For those who have been doubting the ability of PCs to work on 4k video in a meaningful fashion, this announcement from Apple changes all that and it is quite clear that Apple sees this system as being an essential part of anyone's work environment where they're working on 4k video.


Sounds to me like he sees the switch as enabling him to take more easily photographs that before would have been difficult or impossible.


Sounds to me like he sees the switch as enabling him to more easily take photographs that before would have been difficult or impossible.

I agree Krist's body of work is impressive, including many stunning images, but I also agree that the photos included with his ringing endorsement of Sony mirrorless are not great.  They're not among his best photos.  He also doesn't seem to tout the image quality--just praises the portability and versatility--of Sony mirrorless.

Sounds to me like he sees the switch as enabling him to more easily take photographs that before would have been difficult or impossible. Maybe in so far as he is concerned there isn't a question of image quality to be asked but rather does the camera get in his way to take photographs and it would appear that the answer to that question is "No."

As for why aren't any of his pictures "compelling" or "blowing you away" - if I was him, I wouldn't post my best on the Internet (either.) People will rip your material off without pause (including to use to make money with) on the Internet and I'm sure that anything he sees value in never comes close to a website before someone has paid him for it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 750D real world review
« on: October 14, 2014, 08:12:49 PM »
mabye, but i often wish i could somehow get just 1-2 stop more DR out of my canon RAWs.
would not give me a proper exposed outside but made things way better.
it´s seems nikon can do that without a problem.

then look at the 5D Mk3 picture in the review, they are unusable.

Have you tried MagicLantern's DualISO?

Use of ML can damage your camera and they say so. It is not something that just "anyone" or "everyone" should use.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 08:10:58 PM »
It has to have the word "pro" written on it. If those three letters are missing, it is not a "pro" camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:20:27 AM »
Typical Canon response:

Person 1: We are not making enough money

Person 2: Well then raise the price.

Fixed that for you.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:19:24 AM »
I think this makes perfect sense... The Nikon D750 made the D610 nearly obsolete, so why should Canon bother to bring a D6xx competitor instead of a similar priced D750 competitor?
I expect the 6DII to be specced similar to the 5DIII and the 5DIV probably to be high MP... would make sense to have the three important Nikons (D4s, D810, D750) covered. Df and D610 are nothing they have to care about ;)

Using that ....

Fast forward to two years from now and Canon's cheapest FF DSLR is twice the price of Nikon's cheapest FF DSLR and people looking to upgrade to a FF DSLR from their phone, m4/3s, APS-C or compact camera are no longer buying Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:40:27 AM »
I personally think that the 6D is just fine where it is, the issue may be that consumers think there is something wrong because it sells for less.  Bring the 5D III to $2500 and adding a 3D at $3600-$4000 makes more sense.

This is the only sensible strategy for Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:38:11 AM »
It would appear that Canon needs to rethink their DSLR naming scheme - that is unless we're going to see a FF DSLR that is a XXD model - or do they want to just not sell full frame DSLRs for under $2000? Sony and Nikon will quite happily eat that lunch for Canon if Canon isn't interested.

Yes, Canon being disappointed with the 6D means that they think they could have set a higher price (especially considering the D750 from Nikon) and made more money from it - that's my bet.

Maybe Canon see themselves and their full frame DSLRs being the "top end" of consumer digital cameras and that they should therefore cost and charge more for them.

If Canon try to position the 5D vs the D810 and the 6D vs the 750, what picks up Nikon's 610? Canon can't put a 8D or 9D in there because that would look stupid with the 7D being APS-C.

Hence why I believe that the current naming scheme for Canon's DSLRs has now run its course and Canon needs to come up with a better naming scheme/standard that doesn't involve "Mark"s.

I presently shoot with a 1D Mark IV and a 5D Mark III, which are fully supported by my present version of DPP.  The 7D Mark II requires that I update my DPP.

Here is my problem with that.....

The newer version of DPP does not support my operating system.  I run Vista 64.  Updating my operating system requires that I go to Windows 8 which needs a clean install.  Huge job.  Also, I'm not sure that a lot of my current software will run on Windows 8.  I have CS4 as well as plugins such as NIK, Neat Image and a slew of other free standing applications.

Can you upgrade form Vista 64 to Windows 7 64bit?
Or is the problem there Windows 7 availability?

As much as I was not comfortable with the user interface of Lightroom when I tried a demo last year, I thought I would now have to go that route.  Guess what?  Right.  It's now only available under CC and I refuse to rent software on a monthly fee basis which is why I still run CS4.

Lightroom does not need to be bought and used through CC. LR is available as a standalone product. You may need to uninstall the trial version you bought.

I'm 72 years old so I guess my 1D4 and 5D3 will have to do me the rest of my life or until my computer cr@ps out and I have no choice.

All Canon had to do was continue to support the operating system and I would have added a 7D2 to my bag.

Maybe you have bought yoru last DSLR?

EOS Bodies / Re: AA Filter: Still Relevant, Marketing Ploy, or Obsolete?
« on: October 12, 2014, 11:15:52 PM »
The AA filter is now obsolete.

However what's required in order to deal with it when and where it happens is an image review that is able to display it so that you can look at what you've captured and re-shoot if required rather than needing to wait when you get home and discover it when it is too late.

Or even add moire detection (like there is highlight detection), even if it cannot be eliminated by in-camera processing.

What part of the world do you live in? Because by the sounds of it, wherever you do live, the wind don't blow there and the earth doesn't rotate either.

You can't HDR an interior because of the wind or the rotation of the Earth?  ???

As for landscapes...neither GND nor manual blends have any issue with movement as long as there's not a large moving section that crosses the line or mask. You're not going to HDR a sprinter, but wind is seldom an issue in a landscape. I can hand hold a 3 frame bracket for crying out loud. Just how hard is this wind blowing that things radically change in <0.5s?

HDR tools also have features to compensate for motion.

I would encourage you to get more personal experience with topics before writing about them in a manner that reeks of someone that has read up on something on the Internet and decided that this then makes them an expert on the topic. Being an Internet arm-chair expert is easy, problem is that such expertise is doesn't understand where reality disrupts the theory. And there are a few arm-chair experts on here, not just you.

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