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EOS Bodies / Re: How about an app store for EOS cameras?
« on: April 11, 2012, 07:50:58 AM »
Apps and 3rd party software is a slippery slope. Anti-canon Nikon fanboys creating viruses, spyware, anti virus software. No thank you. I spend enough on my camera equipment. I don't want to worry about outside influences ruining my shots.

You over estimate the technical skills of most "fanboys".

Ever wonder why there's no real viruses for Linux and Unix, compared to the gajillions for windows?
Generally because anyone with the knowledge of *nix systems enough to write a virus for them are also users, and don't want to ruin their own systems too...

No, I don't wonder because I know what the answer is and you're wrong.

Simply put, there is no virus/spy-ware threat.

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EOS Bodies / Re: How about an app store for EOS cameras?
« on: April 11, 2012, 01:32:46 AM »
Apps and 3rd party software is a slippery slope. Anti-canon Nikon fanboys creating viruses, spyware, anti virus software. No thank you. I spend enough on my camera equipment. I don't want to worry about outside influences ruining my shots.

You over estimate the technical skills of most "fanboys".

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EOS Bodies / Re: How about an app store for EOS cameras?
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:13:05 PM »
Yes, apps that would run on the camera.

A more detailed example would be an app that let you take 9 photos, from -3 to +3 in 1/3 steps given a particular exposure setting.

Another example is being able create better automatic modes where ranges can be set for each of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, including being able to set shutter speed as a minimum using the focal length as an input.

Other examples would be other features that Magic Lantern have developed. Make what they do properly supported rather than force them to rely on hacks.

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EOS Bodies / How about an app store for EOS cameras?
« on: April 10, 2012, 05:08:22 PM »
Now that cameras are dedicated imaging computers, why not have an app store where you can download certified apps for your camera that are written by 3rd parties?

That would make it possible for people to write their own zebra stripes app or develop their own apps to deliver better bracketing support ... - make it possible for the camera to support more features without Canon having to do all of the research, development and testing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Cinema EOS Above the C300?
« on: April 10, 2012, 11:04:19 AM »
Can someone expand (or provides urls for) on the collimation issue is with the C300?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delays
« on: April 10, 2012, 04:51:34 AM »
And in another update, when the 1DX finally gets into customer hands, they'll find that the label on the front of the camera reads 1DXn.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III or 1DX? Money no object.
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:47:19 AM »
Hi,
I was wondering if I am crazy for assuming that if money is no object, then the 1DX should be the camera i choose?

The one that you feel comfortable using.

Go into a real store and try them out when both are available.

They're very different cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why so long on the DXOMark and DPReviews?
« on: April 09, 2012, 09:16:12 AM »
Go back and see how long it was between the release of the 5D Mark II and its full review.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Light Leak Issue
« on: April 08, 2012, 10:01:51 PM »
The image sensor has nothing to do with the metering settings on the display.  The metering sensor is under the mirror and is used to set aperture and shutter speed.  This means light is getting to the metering sensor.  Obviously, if it gets to the metering sensor, then it probably gets to the main sensor as well, its just not very much light.

Depends - the mirror swinging up might block off the leak.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the D1-x really be superior to the new 5DIII?
« on: April 08, 2012, 07:15:02 PM »
Interesting test. I suppose the conclusion is that if you make a habit of missing an exposure by 3-4 stops, the D800 is a better machine than the 5DIII. I have no problem conceding Nikon's superiority in that regard, but in all my years of shooting, I have never once missed an exposure by 3-4 stops. I'd venture to say it would be difficult to miss an exposure by 4 stops by a soccer mom using her iPhone. Heck, I feel like the world's worst photographer if I miss an exposure by 1 stop :)

Wrong conclusion.

The extra DR is of benefit when there is a big separation between the brightest part of your image and the darkest shadow.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Light Leak Issue
« on: April 08, 2012, 12:29:27 PM »
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Once I placed the black fabric over the viewfinder instead of my thumb, the variance in exposure decreased in direct sunlight. However it was still present. Out of direct sunlight, the camera metered 10 seconds, in the direct sunlight the camera metered 1 second.

If a photograph gets taken and is exposed for 10 seconds, is it all black?

Does the metering problem happen if the mirror is up and metering is being done with the cap on using live view?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak?
« on: April 08, 2012, 12:06:18 AM »
I am seeing a 1/3-2/3 stop exposure change with a lens on both of my 5d3 bodies. This happens both when I have the LCD on and when I shine a small pen light onto the LCD. Will this affect me in the real world? Not really. I'll just have to remember not to turn the LCD on if I'm ever doing any night timelapse or other low light work in an automatic metering mode. The issue is definitely there for me, but it's not a concern.

Does the light leak when the mirror is up or just when it is down?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak?
« on: April 07, 2012, 10:15:34 PM »
I'm California, right now is 2:17PM, temp at 82F, very sunny.
Lucky you......
Sometimes I have to wait days/weeks for a day with sunshine ....

Let me guess, you live in San Francisco?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy a 5D3 or 1D4?
« on: April 07, 2012, 11:08:52 AM »
What's your input?
Money isn't an issue since I've been saving for some time.

If you don't know which of the two to buy then you should be neither.

Why?

Because you don't understand your photography well enough to know what you actually need.

These cameras are so different that anyone that needs a 1D4 simply wouldn't consider a 5D3.

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Lenses / Re: Do all of canons 50 mm lens suck?
« on: April 07, 2012, 02:56:05 AM »
I think it's more than just all of the Canon 50mm's that suck. I would go as far as to say that virtually all the 50mm lenses available for Canon or Nikon aren't very good, at least above f/2.8. The performance of the Canon 50mm: f/1.2, 1.4, & 1.8, Sigma 50mm 1.4, Nikon 50mm, 1.4D, 1.8G, & 1.8D and Zeiss 50mm 1.4 are all fairly bad above f/2.8.

What is your basis for saying the above?
Reviews?
Experience?

... because what you're saying contradicts everything I've read.

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