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EOS Bodies / Re: should i wait for 70D? when will it be here by?
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:18:21 PM »
You are aware this site is called canon RUMORS yes?

70D... hmmm... let me think about this for 0.1 seconds. It doesn't exist, it may actually not ever exist. Sure canon will likely bring something new to the market by christmas (but wait, that could be next year for all we know), but does one want to wait that long? I wouldn't, I'd go insane.

Im glad I jumped ship and have a 7D and not waiting on nikon's replacement for the d300s! -  Waiting?... .... Still waiting... 

Its not worth it, just get something.

I'm not going insane. and again i have plenty of gear to hold me off. i think it would be awesome to have a 7D II/70D that has similar performance with handling and ergonomics but with an updated 18MP sensor. don't care for high MP. just want better high ISO. Which i don't think is unreasonable to expect in the flagship APS-C body. It could be worth the wait if will be coming shortly. and judging by the fact that the 7D is nearing 3 years of age and the 60D is nearing 2 years old, we could be seeing a new one very soon. Look at canons past timelines. Any way. i might be worth the wait. just getting opinions.

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EOS Bodies / Re: should i wait for 70D? when will it be here by?
« on: June 15, 2012, 09:45:45 PM »
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Just a point of curiosity.

Why does anyone think Canon will create a new camera and call it a 70D?

Frankly, I'm bewildered by non-stop talk of a 70D camera. Where did this idea originate? Has there been some credible leak or a well-sourced rumor? Or is it all pure fantasy?

At this point, I leaning toward believing a 1DX may enter the realm of reality. But something called a 70D?

I think it is because of the 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, and the 60D.  A 70D does seem very likely but not absolutely guaranteed occurance.

+1

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Video & Movie / Re: Real Estate Listing Video 5D mkIII and 60D
« on: June 15, 2012, 09:43:43 PM »
Nice production, but the clip of the beach looked out of focus.  I viewed it a second time, and perhaps it was just a extreme shallow depth of field.  I thought it detracted somewhat from the whole, but overall, a impressive piece.

The shot of the beach had a tilt shift effect added to it. other than that it was totally sharp. i appreciate your opinion =-) maybe i could go easier on the tilt-shift blur

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EOS Bodies / Re: should i wait for 70D? when will it be here by?
« on: June 15, 2012, 06:37:02 PM »
If you don't want to wait 6 months or however long then go 7D if both are a possibility I wouldn't even waste my time with a 60D.     Also Canon Loyalty program charges about 1000 for a 7D body if they are in stock.

I have a 60D already and i love it. and a used 7d with 18-135 alone is $300 more than a new 60D with 18-135 with a battery and same size/speed. which could make it worth it. Images of the same quality 60D vs 7D. don't need super fast burst. i like the af and build quality of 7d. think that is worth $300?

Don't make decisions based on rumors, if you need a camera now get whatever suits your needs the best (and is readily available).  No one can tell you when we'll see a 70D for sure, but if I had to guess I'd say September (Photokina).

Don't need the camera right away. I have plenty of gear to hold me off. but i kinda need a 4th camera and don't want to keep borrowing my buddies t2i. so it may be well worth the wait if the 70D will be here in 3-4 months and will have better video (better nr, moire/aliasing). Guess i'm kinda wanting a digic 5+ 7D with better nr and moire/aliasing handling.

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Video & Movie / Re: Real Estate Listing Video 5D mkIII and 60D
« on: June 15, 2012, 03:24:46 PM »
Excellent video, really well shot, just one teeny tiny constructive suggestion for the opening sequence from about 12 to 15 seconds timeline - the 'wipe' transitions detract from the rest of the video where your straight cuts work really well, best to use cross dissolves instead (or fade to black). I personally know 2 TV professionals, one an editor for current affairs at a national broadcaster, and the other is an Executive Series Producer on a fashion program, both say never ever use wipes if it can be helped (they scream hey I've discovered a new video effect in my editing software), unless it is for dramatic effect e.g. a radial wipe to suggest the passage of time etc.

Numerous training tutorials (Lynda.com for instance, I've watched most of their tutorials on After Effects & Premiere Pro) say the same; stick with straight cuts and then cross-dissolves for sequence changes (exterior to interior or wide to close-up). Those early wipes detract from the overall production, especially when you watch on a 40-inch 1080p monitor, they make the viewer feel dizzy.

Otherwise, well done for a top notch job, really impressive.

I appreciate your input. and well said. I'll keep that in mind. i did notice the dizzy feeling when viewing on my 27 iMac so the 40inch must be crazy. =-/. but the videos purpose and destination is always going to be viewed small so i figured it'd be ok. the client liked it =-) great input nonetheless

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EOS Bodies / should i wait for 70D? when will it be here by?
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:51:24 PM »
So I'm either buying a used 7D. a new 60D. or waiting for 70D. I want to get it with the 18-135 (i or ii) is the 70D just around the corner? I have plenty of gear to hold off but if the 70D is 6 months+ away then will go back to 7D vs 60D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Graduation with 5D mkIII
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:47:56 PM »
Cgdillan - sure always open to constructive criticism.  Can you be more specific though?  I don't see any over or underexposure areas and subject lighting looks OK on this end.  The skin tone of the male subject is a bit more pink than average but that's how he appears in real life.  Note his girlfriend's skin tone, quite different and both within the same pic.  Also, the pic is in fact on flickr, known for slight destruction of the photos..will await your comments though .
There is definitely nothing blown out. but i think i would have pulled some of the shadows out a bit in the whole picture and more so on the two subjects. I might also add a very slight vignette that is almost not noticeable. but I've noticed that it  helps bring focus a viewers attention to the middle/faces.

i hope you don't mind but i downloaded the image and threw it into camera raw. i also everyone has their own taste in editing but this is closer to what i would have done. just my opinion. =-) i think bringing the background out helps it feel less empty behind them.

maybe i'm missing the point. if this shot is out of the camera then it looks great. a very good starting point. but with some post work it could really pop a bit more.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Graduation with 5D mkIII
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:38:29 AM »
Here's another graduation shot (after party at a neighbor's house) with the 5D Mark III and the Canon 1.4 50mm.


Matt   Chelsey by Revup67, on Flickr

Note:  Once you click the photo, the distortion in Chelsea's hair is gone.

Nice shot. Constructive criticism. Could probably use a little work on the exposure of your subject. Looks very natural and clean though. Well done

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EOS Bodies / Re: Current/Coming slr lineup
« on: June 10, 2012, 02:41:12 PM »
I do expect a high spec mirrorless body to come out at $1000+ range. I'm just not focusing on that right now. The point of putting the mirrorless under the 650D is because I could see a cheaper mirrorless body replacing the xxxxD range of slrs.

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EOS Bodies / Current/Coming slr lineup
« on: June 09, 2012, 09:08:59 PM »
1. 1D X - $6,800
2. 3D/5D X - high MP - $5,000
3. 5D mkIII - $3,500
4. 7D mkII/9D - FF 18-22MP - $1,800-2,200
5. 70D - 18MP - $1,200-1,400
6. 650D - 18MP - $850
7. Mirror-less - $4-500

Maybe more mirror-less in the high end but i'm only talk about slr.

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Video & Movie / Re: Real Estate Listing Video 5D mkIII and 60D
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:55:21 PM »
A last minute video shot for Trinity Home and Investment
https://vimeo.com/43141375

I too would like to add my praise for this...VERY well done!!

May I ask what lenses you were using? I've seen you post what glides, lights..etc...but am curious as to what lenses you used with this shot.

I would be interested in trying something like this in my area of the US too...

TIA,

cayenne

Thank you very much =-) It's always encouraging to hear good things about your work.

5D mkIII with Bower 14mm f/2.8:
 - photos
 - basic pans
 - glidecam

5D mkIII with 24-105mm f/4L: - somewhere between 35 and 50mm
 - Host Shots

My partner was on the konova slider with 60D and tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
we also had a 2nd angle of the host that was the 60D and Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS for a tight shot but decided it didn't fit.

Post processed in premiere pro cs6 (to test it out and see how it works vs fcp x) and graded in MB Looks

Thank you for the reply.

I'm new to the DSLR game myself, just got a 5D3. I'm looking to get some wide angle lenses. I'm still trying to figure out how to rate, or discern what non canon lenses are good to get.

I'd not heard of the Bower till you mentioned it, looked it up on amazon.com, but not much info there and no ratings.

How would you rate this lens on the Canon?  Will it auto focus or strictly manual? The price certainly is right!! How would this rank vs the canon 14mm do you think?

Again, thank you for the replies and info!!

C

Never used the canon 14 before but I love the bower. It's totally manual. It's very sharp for its price. You can also find it on b&h. There may be some reviews there

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5D MK III Sample Images / Graduation with 5D mkIII
« on: June 06, 2012, 05:17:53 PM »
All photos - http://www.stockhammedia.com/photo/graduation/


5D mkIII and 85mm f/1.2L II


5D mkIII and 85mm f/1.2L II

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Video & Movie / Re: Real Estate Listing Video 5D mkIII and 60D
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:36:57 PM »
A last minute video shot for Trinity Home and Investment
https://vimeo.com/43141375

I too would like to add my praise for this...VERY well done!!

May I ask what lenses you were using? I've seen you post what glides, lights..etc...but am curious as to what lenses you used with this shot.

I would be interested in trying something like this in my area of the US too...

TIA,

cayenne

Thank you very much =-) It's always encouraging to hear good things about your work.

5D mkIII with Bower 14mm f/2.8:
 - photos
 - basic pans
 - glidecam

5D mkIII with 24-105mm f/4L: - somewhere between 35 and 50mm
 - Host Shots

My partner was on the konova slider with 60D and tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
we also had a 2nd angle of the host that was the 60D and Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS for a tight shot but decided it didn't fit.

Post processed in premiere pro cs6 (to test it out and see how it works vs fcp x) and graded in MB Looks

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Hi,

Noticed that you are looking to purchase the Canon 5D Mark III, and just want to clarify that the price of £2,469.99 (current), which is all inclusive and shipping is free. With that said,  you can now have a higher budget for the lenses. :D

You guys rock

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