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Post Processing / Re: Other postprocessing forums, anyone?
« on: December 14, 2014, 01:08:51 PM »
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/

... thanks, I'll keep it in mind, though atm:

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Canon General / Re: Resurrection, of the posting kind.
« on: December 14, 2014, 08:33:34 AM »
Hi Admin 
I was wondering about a search for the word scam as it seems most of these posts have been identified as scams by at least one response, then lock that thread. I would sooner put up with the resurrected posts than have all threads locked, some fantastic threads have been resurrected, on a seasonal basis?

Thanks for what you guys do, I think the level of moderation of this forum is generally very good.

Cheers, Graham.
You've just got your thread locked!  :D

You wouldn't be able to talk about scams in a legit thread.
Somebody who was feeling vindictive could post the word scam in threads and quickly lock up a substantial portion of the forum.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Using full frame lens on crop body cameras ?
« on: December 13, 2014, 07:23:30 PM »
+1 to wickidwombat's comments.

Search "Tony Northrup" on this site and you'll find a few thmreads of people laughing at his pronouncements.

Lens - have you considered the new 100-400, or do you find you're using your 75-300 most often at 200 and below?

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Lenses / Re: Where's the Sigma 85 Art?!
« on: December 12, 2014, 03:37:09 PM »
I've been holding out for this lens.  It's taking too long!  =)

So, I'm planning on just buying the Canon 1.2 II, which is truly amazing.  Anyone know anything which might talk me off of the ledge?
The opposite, I'm afraid. The following post at Sigma Rumors talks about the possibility of 85mm Art - they don't sound hopeful.

http://sigma-rumors.com/2014/12/sigma-future-plans-lenses-faq-1/[

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Canon General / Re: RTFM. Do you?
« on: December 10, 2014, 07:21:53 PM »
I'm on my first dSLR, so I read some of the manual before starting to press buttons. :) I've not read it all, yet, but it is there by my bedside... but I have a load of Philip K. Dick novels that are a higher priority to read!  Like some others though, I do have pdf copies on my tablet and laptop that do get referred to if I'm stuck.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF-M 70-400 f/4.5-7.2 STM
« on: December 10, 2014, 07:00:10 AM »
People are adding 2 and 2 together and making 5.

This is a patent for the optical design of a lens.  Not a spec for a product.
Hence it isn't that significant that it doesn't appear to have IS.  It is just a patent.

Nor anywhere in the patent does it even mention an EF-M mount or the EOS M system - its just a patent, not a product...

Only the rumour sites are putting 2 and 2 together and deciding it might be an EF-M lens.

It may be true of course - but folks need to remember, its just a patent.  :)
The source for the info states that is EF-M.  Patents for lenses that have IS show that it is an IS lens (check rumours and patents for eg the recent 100-400L). This site is called Canon Rumors, hence a lot of speculation and guessing are to be expected.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hyperfocal Distance
« on: December 08, 2014, 11:02:16 AM »
The depth of field button does work in live view.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hyperfocal Distance
« on: December 08, 2014, 06:40:12 AM »
Do any Canon cameras (or any other manufacturers' cameras for that matter) have an option to provide the user with the hyperfocal distance for the camera's current lens focal length and F-stop settings?  I would find this to be a useful function, and even better if the camera could, on operator command, set the lens to the hyperfocal distance (don't know if lenses are sufficiently calibrated to allow for this).  If a smart phone app can calculate the hyperfocal distance, I see no reason why the camera manufacturers couldn't program their cameras to do it.

Yes, those that run Magic Lantern. ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 07, 2014, 06:51:38 PM »
Lol, a reasonable guess at a reason for the v2 firmware for the 7D...

Indeed.  I guess the 5DIII was launched later than Canon wanted, too.  Likewise, Canon must have planned for the 1D X replacement to be out already.  Or, there might be more reasonable reasons for v2 firmware on high-end bodies.
Just out of curiosity, have Canon released a v2 firmware for any of their other bodies, high end or otherwise? Anybody know, off the top of their heads?

That was my point about the 5DIII, which by your logic must have been delayed since the 5DII had a v2 firmware update.
"... by your logic..." is a bit of a jump. Okay, the 5DII had a v2 firmware, which as Marsu pointed out was to do with the video revolution, Canon being unusually fleet-footed in capitalising.  Special circumstances...

*edit* ...and the timing of the 7Ds v2, 3 years after the bodies initil release.

The issue is your assertion that the 7DII was released 'later than Canon wanted'.  I suggest they released it exactly when they planned to.  Sure, the v2 firmware was likely a tactic to prolong the popularity – and profitability – of the 7D.  Smart on Canon's part – release v2 firmware in 2012 to drive more xxD (and xxxD) upgrades, release 70D in 2013, with features nearly on par and better in some respects but worse in others, and discount the 7D to maintain sales and deplete inventories, then launch the 7DII in 2014. 

You're suggesting that the 7DII was 'late' with no evidence to support that, compared to Canon's track record of extracting maximum profit from the least possible investment (a strategy that may not sit well with some forum posters, but benefits shareholders).
The issue was your comparing the release cycle of bodies to those of lenses, hut leaving that aside, as you've moved the conversation elsewhere. :)

Of course I have no evidence, other than the exceptional five year cycle between the 7D and its successor, the v2 firmware release - when, going on previous release cycles (eg 5D) - a replacement camera could have been xpected. 

I do not doubt Canon's ability to maximise its profits.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:53:05 PM »
Lol, a reasonable guess at a reason for the v2 firmware for the 7D...

Indeed.  I guess the 5DIII was launched later than Canon wanted, too.  Likewise, Canon must have planned for the 1D X replacement to be out already.  Or, there might be more reasonable reasons for v2 firmware on high-end bodies.
Just out of curiosity, have Canon released a v2 firmware for any of their other bodies, high end or otherwise? Anybody know, off the top of their heads?

That was my point about the 5DIII, which by your logic must have been delayed since the 5DII had a v2 firmware update.
"... by your logic..." is a bit of a jump. Okay, the 5DII had a v2 firmware, which as Marsu pointed out was to do with the video revolution, Canon being unusually fleet-footed in capitalising.  Special circumstances...

*edit* ...and the timing of the 7Ds v2, 3 years after the bodies initil release.

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Lenses / Re: Yongnuo EF YN 50mm F/1.8
« on: December 07, 2014, 04:11:13 PM »
The pictures of the 50mm f/1.4 that I saw also appeared to have a plastic mount.  Somebody nick-named it the ‘shifty-fifty'! :D

Here is the thread about the f/1.4 version:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22957.0

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 07, 2014, 02:52:05 PM »
Just out of curiosity, have Canon released a v2 firmware for any of their other bodies, high end or otherwise?

5d2 aka "the dslr video revolution"
Thanks!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 07, 2014, 02:29:26 PM »
Lol, a reasonable guess at a reason for the v2 firmware for the 7D...

Indeed.  I guess the 5DIII was launched later than Canon wanted, too.  Likewise, Canon must have planned for the 1D X replacement to be out already.  Or, there might be more reasonable reasons for v2 firmware on high-end bodies.
Just out of curiosity, have Canon released a v2 firmware for any of their other bodies, high end or otherwise? Anybody know, off the top of their heads?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 07, 2014, 12:25:57 PM »
In this instance, it is. A 3 year (approx) cycle on the 5D bodies makes rumours of a new body next year more reasonable than waiting up tp... four... eight years. ;)

In that case, perhaps we should discuss the validity of the 7DII rumors from 2012, three years (approx) after the 7D was released...and the two more years that elapsed prior to the actual announcement of the 7DII.   8)
Which was released a lot later than Canon wanted, hence the v2 firmware update to prolong the life of the 7D. 8)

So, you're privy to Canon's internal discussions on dSLR strategy?  How else would you know the 7DII was delayed beyond when Canon wanted to launch it?   It couldn't have been because the 7D was still selling pretty well, right?  Nothing to do with extracting additional profit from a highly successful camera?  With your inside info, you must already know exactly when the 5DIV will be announced. 

You can plot past release dates until the cows come home, the global market is different today, the competitive landscape is different, too.  Yet like the 7D, the 5DIII remains a very popular camera, and the longer it remains so, the greater Canon's return on investment.  I assume such things matter to them, I guess you'd know better than me.
Lol, a reasonable guess at a reason for the v2 firmware for the 7D turns into an oh-so predictable "inside info" and "different today" rant. Still, it's better than your 100-400 comparison, I'll give you that! :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: buying suggestion: a 5D3 or 1Dx?
« on: December 07, 2014, 10:44:13 AM »
In this instance, it is. A 3 year (approx) cycle on the 5D bodies makes rumours of a new body next year more reasonable than waiting up tp... four... eight years. ;)

In that case, perhaps we should discuss the validity of the 7DII rumors from 2012, three years (approx) after the 7D was released...and the two more years that elapsed prior to the actual announcement of the 7DII.   8)
Which was released a lot later than Canon wanted, hence the v2 firmware update to prolong the life of the 7D, but even so, discussing the 7DII rumours, in conjunction with rumours regarding the next 5D and 1D series bodies would certainly be less inane than doing so by comparing lens update cycles. 8)

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