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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 10:38:35 AM »
Just throwing it out there..... could it be multiple layers for highlights and shadows rather than RGB?

No.

As has been mentioned somewhere else, the problem with the RGB sensor is that it is poor at recording colour that is either towards the upper bound of visible light (violets) or reds that are close to infrared.

Going from RGB to IRGBU is a 66% increase in the points in the spectrum from which to determine what colour a pixel should be.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:06:25 AM »
I'm not sure what UV light does for skin...apparently Canon found something useful with UV light.

Creates melanomas.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 10:54:38 AM »
So funny and so sad...

http://www.canonwatch.com/little-bit-canon-see-impossible-humor/

Love it!!

I think I'm going to print it out and post it to the head of Canon! Or maybe the head of their digital camera division! Or both! Hmm, need to get some addresses to write too! wooo wooo!

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 08:19:13 AM »
The term DRone, which was originally meant as a joke, has become an excessively derogatory term used explicitly for insult of anyone who isn't satisfied with Canon's status quo.

Sorry, but no.  Many people have expressed dissatisfaction with aspects of Canon's technology or (in)actions without issue.  It's not the what, it's the how.


It's possible to discuss the issues with Canon technology

Of course it is.  But regarding DR, it's been done.  To death.  Beyond death.  Yet it gets brought up...again and again.  A household scene shot with Canon and Exmor, then pushed several stops in post?  Your living room...no different than Mikael's garage.  It's been done.

Have you given any thought to why it keeps being brought up?
Or how you might contribute to why it keeps being brought up?


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particularly those in the anti-DR crowd

Anti-DR crowd?  I don't think there is one.  There is general acknowledgement that more DR would be good to have.  However, there are many people who are annoyed by DRoning.  As I said...it's not the what, it's the how.

I'm a part of a number of online communities...this one is becoming one of the worst

Not from what I see.  There are lots of threads where people with questions get them answered quickly and accurately.  There are lots of threads where people post wonderful images.  There are a few threads where people argue about Canon sensors – you can choose to participate in them...or not.

As can you choose how to behave or choose not to behave. When adults start misbehaving and throwing around insults, the community does not become better for it.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 08, 2014, 04:30:50 AM »
Is it possible to unsubscribe from threads on these forums, so they don't show up in your new replies list?

Just do like I do and ignore that feature of this website and just read what interests you, not what people have said in response to you.

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how to resolve the controversy
Only two possibilities:
1. Canon designs or buys a sensor equal or better than exmor.
2. Canon to file for bankruptcy and will stop designing sensors and selling cameras.

I vote for "1." ;)

PS.: And even if "1." would happen soon, the sensor wouldn't be good enough to them... I suppose.

+1.

Except that I can't wait forever because people don't live forever.

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According to sensorgen, even if the 6D banding is lower (which is definitely a very GOOD thing), it's overall read noise has hardly changed from the 5D II days. That read noise increases random noise well above the photon-shot limited level, and tends to decimate the color fidelity of Canon shadows. The 6D truly shines at high ISO, though...definitely lower color noise than my 5D III. It's become a pretty popular DSLR for astro because of that (or, it was...until those Nikon hackers figured out how to remove the black point clipping...the Nikon D5100, D5300, D600, and D800/810 are becoming very popular now as they can be used at ISO 100, which is HUGE for astro, given the massive DR of a deep sky object...stars can rapidly clip the signal at ISO 400/800/1600 while the nebula or galaxies are still buried in read noise.)

Looking at the cached sensorgen data (pity the domain rego fell through), it appears that Sony have used a non-Exmor sensor design for the A7S as the noise readout isn't flat like it is for the D810. However the full well capacity of the A7S is absolutely huge at ISO100 and this is evident right down the chain. It should be a full stop ahead of the 6D at all ISOs.

According to sensorgen, the 6D is off by 1/3 of a stop for ISO (ISO1600 is closer to ISO1250 than 1600, etc) but this seems pretty common - the A7S photographs at ISO1310 for ISO1600.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:51:17 AM »
The option list can go from NYC to SFC for all I care.

If I need to do prints at ~3' in size at 300dpi with out of camera images then there is nothing that Canon currently offers that will do that for me, irrespective of the lens. If I need clean shadows then there is nothing that from Canon that I can currently buy to give me that. And so on.

All the options in the world are meaningless to me if the system doesn't offer me the options that *I* need and what I need is better IQ, not a dozen super expensive and heavy lenses that I'll never own or use.

Conversely, the ability to capture the shots is just as integral to the process. I would imagine that for a very finite (miniscule) niche of photogs shooting very specific niche things, using Sony would be perfect and without issue. But for the rest of the real world (and majority of photographers), it is much more laborious and/or impossible to accomplish certain types of photography with a Sony a7xxx rig.

90% to 95% of DSLR purchasers never buy another lens. That's an awful lot of DSLR owners that own a body plus kit lens and that's an awful lot of DSLR owners that will see no benefit from Canon's huge lineup/system and an awful lot of photographers that will probably do just as fine with a Sony as a Canon.

You and I, we're already in the minority of photographers.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:59:21 AM »
Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.

But you have to inform Canon of your decision.  If you just stop buying Canon, they won't notice.  Write a letter (a real letter not e-mail) to the regional and even international directors laying out your decision process in a calm but firm manner. 

Canon is less concerned with people not buying Canon compared with Canon customers leaving the brand.

I don't know that writing to Canon will achieve anything. They're a public company, what they care about is sales numbers. Whilst I might be just one drop in the ocean that doesn't buy Canon next year and buys Sony instead, if there are enough then Canon will have no choice but to notice.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:56:49 AM »
Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.

While you're complaining, I'm sticking with Canon.  Which other system offers these options? —
8-15 fisheye zoom
17 tilt-shift
24 with IS
28 with IS
35 with IS
best 24-70/2.8
24-70/4 with IS and macro
23mm pancake
40mm pancake
50 1.2
85 1.2
200-400 with built-in 1.4X
flash with built-in radio
superb ergonomics
dual-pixel AF
12-14 fps
world's lightest DSLR

The option list can go from NYC to SFC for all I care.

If I need to do prints at ~3' in size at 300dpi with out of camera images then there is nothing that Canon currently offers that will do that for me, irrespective of the lens. If I need clean shadows then there is nothing that from Canon that I can currently buy to give me that. And so on.

All the options in the world are meaningless to me if the system doesn't offer me the options that *I* need and what I need is better IQ, not a dozen super expensive and heavy lenses that I'll never own or use.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:19:30 AM »
With all respect, but this was the dumbest, silliest, least conceived action I have seen from Canon!
They see everybody complaining about missing DR, high MP or Mirrorless, they build up quite a lot of tension (look at this thread, 20 pages of speculations), everyone does expect a revolutionary product even more, but instead of bringing on a development announcement of the mythical 3D or the M3, what do they do?

With respect, anyone expecting a development announcement coming specifically from Canon USA was deluding themselves.

As for the complaining...people with issues should complain where it matters...  Hint: that's not here.  ::) 

Indeed, the way you complain is by not buying Canon products and that's why next April, I won't be spending money on Canon but on Sony. Hit them where it hurts: in the pocket. They won't listen to anything else.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Great interview about the Samsung NX1
« on: October 07, 2014, 08:33:22 AM »
I believe that some manufacturers, making higher-end cameras, are still running their processes in the range of 300nm design rules.

Oooh, is he poking Canon there? hehe

Can't wait to see how this camera tests at DxO!

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 08:18:27 AM »
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Be bold and risk cannibalizing your own products in order to give customers what they want.

But that is not the Canon way.

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Yes, Canon started the HDSLR video revolution- capitalize on it by leading that segment rather than abandoning it to protect higher end marketshare and thus ceding it to competitors.

With the release of the C100, C300 and C500, Canon are doing their best to get people to spend as much as they can on Canon equipment.

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While Canon is playing the market leader card, Sony is out there trying things and cannibalizing their own products. Some of their products will succeed and that approach may eventually garner more consumer support and more marketshare.

Maybe we have to wait for Canon to fall behind before they can be in the lead again?

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 06, 2014, 11:45:23 AM »
Here's a video showing off the new sensor... the prototype was announced about a year ago, about the same time frame as when the seeimpossible domain names were registered. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPuT7R7JVxk

I'd pay that.

Hopefully banding is fixed too.

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Reviews / Re: Are Gitzo's really overrated?!
« on: October 06, 2014, 06:56:09 AM »
I bought a lightweight benro tripod and after one expedition, lost all of the rubber feet. Tripod was quite a few years older and places selling spare buts couldn't help so I just went to the local h/w store and bought three rubber feet for $0.50 each and they work just as well as the originals. Could probably file them down on one side if I want to do the flat part thing. When I've gone looking to find a replacement, everything since (including newer Benro ones) are 2x or 3x the price.

The difference between that and the Manfrotto that I've got is that even though the Manfrotto is 20+ years old, I can still order parts that will fit it from Manfrotto, even though that model is no longer supported.

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