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Software & Accessories / Re: DPP 4.1 - No exif on jpeg upon conversion.
« on: January 18, 2015, 05:00:48 PM »
Wehen I convert from Raw to Exif-Jpeg.
The resulting Jpeg does not have exif.

Am I missing something? or this is a bug?

Thanks.
I've just tried it with DPP 4.1.50.0 and the jpeg does have EXIF info.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 18, 2015, 08:42:05 AM »
More importantly, though, there's no reason to believe they wouldn't.

Oh come on and quit with the conspiracy garbage will you?


I can tell you're sincere, Dilbert, but apparently you've never taken a class in statistics, even a basic one.  The word "bias" in this case is not an accusation against Flickr, it's a potential flaw in the data.  I'm not saying at all that Flickr may be biased, I'm saying the data may be biased in a way that prevents us from drawing certain conclusions.  Again, this is not a conspiratorial assertion, it's a statistical assertion.   I'll let you read the Wikipedia article on it.
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In summary, Dilbert, Flickr's data can lead to a valid conclusion summarized as: "among all Flickr account holders who keep metadata in their images, the prevalence of cameras is given in the chart below..."

What they did NOT say, and which would NOT be true, is that they can extrapolate that to the entire camera-buying community to infer what kinds of cameras people would like to buy.

Sure, you're concerned that there could be bias in the source of the data (for example, people expunging EXIF data.)

My assertion is that the expunging of EXIF data is not specific to a particular manufacturer and that any inaccuracies in data equally effects all vendors thus the percentages and changes in them are representative of the actual market.
Which is an entirely unwarranted assertion.  Personally, I'd hazard a guess that the average smartphone photographer doesn't even know what EXIF data is, let alone how to strip it from their photographs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 15, 2015, 03:48:24 AM »
Absurd.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 14, 2015, 07:17:20 AM »
The interesting numbers are growth from 2013 -> 2014:
Nikon +0.8%
Canon +0.4%
Sony +0.7%
Samsung +3.2% (mostly phones?)

In terms of %'s, this growth is:
Nikon: +6.8%
Canon: +3%
Sony: +20%
Samsung: +133%

So you might say that roughly twice as many people will buy a new Nikon or Sony camera as they will Canon.

If I was a Canon exec, that's something that would concern me.
You really don't have a grasp of how numbers work, do you? :o

As there are no absolute numbers given for the size of the sample from which the ratios are derived, to talk of growth is totally erroneous - the sample size could have diminished by half, or conversely it could have doubled.

Further, the numbers show that Canon has strengthened its position as the most popular camera of Flickr's users.

Now, I'm sure you're not really foolish enough to believe that these numbers are causing any concern, whatsoever, to Canon's executives, so why do you waste your time making such asinine posts?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera ownership on Flickr: 2013-2014
« on: January 13, 2015, 06:58:38 PM »
The EOS 6D is also full frame - so the only full frames are Canon. ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:30:39 PM »
Is it me or do the Rokinon and Samyang look 90% identical? The only difference is the width of the focus ring and the aperture ring on the Rokinon.

Samyang lenses are also sold under the Rokinon name... and the Bower name... and the Walimex name... and...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 03:12:15 PM »
You could get the Nikon version and buy an AF-confirm-adapter to EF-mount. That helps, but is a bit backwards, and I don't understand why they can't just add the chip (like they did with the Samyang 85mm for Nikon). I think the 135mm focal length is well covered in the Canon-system.
Or you could add a Dandelion chip to the Canon version and do it that way.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Launches 135mm f/2 Lens
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:13:07 PM »
This looks like it needs Magic Lantern's trap focus - a feature I've yet to play with...

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I've been trying to avoid the square nds.. quite expensive and bulky with the holders.  Thanks everyone!
They're expensive once, if you buy them big enough. Once bought though, you only need to buy relatively inexpensive adapter rings if you buy a new lens that has a different filter size to the ones you already have.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 11, 2015, 05:07:03 AM »
I don't expect them to take place until the competition makes significant and consistent market gains against Canon. It's a mistake to think of the DSLR business as anything other than a business.

I'll agree with the second sentence but not the first. After all, isn't it better to make the changes before losing market share rather than after? Mismanaging major technological transitions drove Kodak into bankruptcy.

The managements of Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Fuji and Samsung all decided, more or less simultaneously, that the case for MILCs over DSLRs was compelling enough to make major investments to overcome serious barriers to entry, the biggest of which seems to be getting stores to carry not-Canon/not-Nikon cameras so that consumers can look at them and buy them. It very much remains to be seen whether Canon and Nikon can leverage their installed base and very extensive DSLR lens lineups in the transition to MILCs.

The biggest of which seem to be getting people to actually buy MILCs instead of DSLRs... ;)

If there was sufficient market demand, stores would stock them.

How does the market demand products if many/most of the people in that market may not even know they exist? Furthermore, stores stocking more not-Canon/Not-Nikon cameras means (1) they have to reduce the stocking levels of Canon and/or Nikon and/or (2) they have to stop stocking something completely unrelated (i.e., expand the sizes of their photographic departments) and/or (3) they have to expand the size of their stores.
B&H are now carrying Yongnuo products.  How many people know about or have heard of Yongnuo.  Yet B&H are stocking them. Why? Because they think they can sell them. Why aren't they stocking more MILCs? Answer please...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:04:53 AM »
And if you haven't read reviews where people are asking "What's with 'X'?" and similar things then you're not very widely read.

What a curious and wonderful world planet dilbert is...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:54:01 PM »
I don't expect them to take place until the competition makes significant and consistent market gains against Canon. It's a mistake to think of the DSLR business as anything other than a business.

I'll agree with the second sentence but not the first. After all, isn't it better to make the changes before losing market share rather than after? Mismanaging major technological transitions drove Kodak into bankruptcy.

The managements of Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Fuji and Samsung all decided, more or less simultaneously, that the case for MILCs over DSLRs was compelling enough to make major investments to overcome serious barriers to entry, the biggest of which seems to be getting stores to carry not-Canon/not-Nikon cameras so that consumers can look at them and buy them. It very much remains to be seen whether Canon and Nikon can leverage their installed base and very extensive DSLR lens lineups in the transition to MILCs.

The biggest of which seem to be getting people to actually buy MILCs instead of DSLRs... ;)

If there was sufficient market demand, stores would stock them.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 02:53:26 PM »
For me, all three would be too big, too heavy, too massive, and too too late.

Nothing Canon is doing or rumored to be doing convinces me that they have the remotest clue as to what's happened to the photography equipment market.  Even a relatively simple migration from the closed, hard to network VxWorks firmware that Canon currently uses to something more flexible, like Linux, is avoided at all costs by Canon.

I've kept a 7D and a couple long lenses for wildlife and motorsports.  But this will only be for as long as it takes for the right gear to be available from someone else.  As of today, 95 percent of my work is created using the equipment from a competitor's system.
Canon haven't used VxWorks for years.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRYOS

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 02:46:22 PM »
With Nikon's pricing on the D810, I don't see how Canon could even attempt to charge 5K for a high megapixel camera in the 5D series.  I doubt I would even do more than look at it at that price.  Those prices would get me motivated to change brands or stay with what I have.

Yep -- it's the resolution and prices of the competition from Sony/Nikon that would put pressure on the Canon price. Hooray for competition!

I'm hoping you're right, although either way, it's beyond my hobbyist budget. :P I'm excited to see what comes along mainly for the price-impact when retailers need to move remaining stock of current gen bodies...

If the 5D4 pans out like this CR2 with a modest 24MP version with DPAF and a super high 50MP version, I think Canon would be foolish not to keep the existing 5D3 and simply re-brand it with a a few tweaks as the 6D2.  Sell it for $1999 and you're development costs are virtually zero.  And when I say rebrading, I just mean use the same 5D3 sensor, use the AF system or perhaps a slightly dumbed down version of it (20 something cross type points) and maybe 5-6FPS.  It's a proven model with a great sales track record.  The new 5D4 would get you a little more resolution with the DPAF of the 7D2 and the 65 all cross type points along with 6-8 FPS.  $$2999.  Then you have beast mode for $3999 with 50MP and whatever else.

And Super Beast mode when we get a 1DX2 with everything at $6500
Some say the current 6D sensor bests that of the 5D3, at least in regards to its noise characteristics, and would consider this to be a downgrade...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:54:36 AM »
I don't know why I care.... I've decided not to get the mkiv... And wait until the mkv... ugh...
Same here (new lenses are more of a priority at the moment), but I am eagerly waiting to see what Canon come up with...

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