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No, No, NO---You can count  each Item, Not the Quantity of the Items.


Maybe, just maybe: Camera, the drink, the (implied) strobes, and depending on personal preference the lens or the set of gels?
In certain locations, some additional clothing might be nice to have as well. :)

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Lighting / Re: HSS with Einsteins win!
« on: August 18, 2014, 08:22:36 AM »
Therefore, having multiple very short and likely less intense flashes during the exposure seems more efficient and must result in a more repeatable/consistent lighting than one long flash.
And there is power regulation. Those little flashes can have a relatively wide range f power levels, making the output adjustable.
The long flash method works only at/near full power.
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The energy cost is from keeping the output almost constant for the duration of the illumination, at least that is my understanding.
Most of the cost comes from the shutter blades blocking a good portion of the light, and from a little oversight in the flash protocols. The camera doesn't tell the flash how long its sync speed actually is, so the HSS-flash has to be long enough for the slowest camera. You use that 1D4? Half of your speedlite's power went into compatibility with the 6D or 5Dx. (The FlexTT has a hack for the second part, if I remember correctly)

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Wow, I am very glad that I am not the real Photographer.

Looking at the photographers around town:
Quite a lot do day-to-day media work/small scale event coverage on a freelance basis. This pays, once you do the bookkeeping properly, below minimum wage for untrained labor.
A handful do work for in advertisement/commercial photography. That nets you an annual income similar to what you could expect as a MSc, although with greater fluctuations from month to month. The clients also pay for your creative input, giving you more freedom in that regard. And you meet interesting people & get to play with fancy toys.

Anyone in the first group should take a step back and think thoroughly about your statement.
I'd say those who did either advanced into the second group or got a different job.

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EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 14, 2014, 02:56:06 AM »
I thought ring lights were for macro stuff where the subject is virtually pressed against the lens and just getting any light on it can be a challenge?

Have you ever looked at studio strobes? You get ringlights from all brands, and they aren't excactly useable for macro work.

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It might only have the power of a Rebel. It might be the equivalent of having a D700 with it's built-in flash for Canon full-frame, that could be used as a Master.

The 90EX speedlite would come close. In that case maybe a bit too close to the popup flashes, as its optical only & afair fixed forward.

On camera light and radio comes in only two packages, both on the big end. (600EX-RT as master, and the new Phottix Mitros+ has Odin/Strato included)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 07, 2014, 11:05:23 AM »

The fact that Canon entered the cinematography market which you could equally argue is a much smaller market than the DSLR market means it could be feasable and in that market they have designed three cameras C100, C300 & C500 and a set of primes & zoom lenses which can be had in both EF and PL mounts, its a market also now crowded for both cameras & lenses so there are similarities.
Notably they entered that market from the price angle. Canons cine lenses are among the less expensive  of the bunch, as strange as that might feel for some.
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The Super 35 format however is not too disimilar to APS-H / C wheras much bigger glass is require for MF. 
Only in size though. Motion picture has those additional requirements that make completely different designs, esp for the zooms, desirable. For MF one could start with small frame lenses as baseline template. The elements would be large, but nothing that hasn't been done in the new TS-Es or the big whites. Even the new 24-70 is at least for the front part in the MF size bracket.

The question is whether there are strong differentiators as with the cine lenses, or if its more cost efficient to get a similar result by more conventional means.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:53:17 AM »

I encounter moire occasionally even with an AA filter.

Which back?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:49:12 PM »

Still need an AA filter.
Let me count how often I encountered moire from the monochrome back...0 times, seems to be a real everyday problem.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:35:54 PM »
IT'S THE SENSORS STUPID!!!!! THE PEOPLE WANT A SENSOR LIKE NIKON HAS IN THE 810!

As long as they include an AA filter.

Go full color per sensor cell.
-No more need for an AA-filter.
-an effective resolution akin to MF within the established system
-with the current stock of lenses, its hard to exceed 16-35/4is, 24-70/2,8& 70-200/2.8IIis as bread&butter lenses. And then there is the latitude of lens selection.
-makes it easy to generate a great video signal, just don't mess it up.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 04, 2014, 04:06:45 AM »
So a good lens stopped down on MF will look amazing, substantially sharper with much better micro contrast than on FF or APS-C.

That's a point where the relatively low overall turnover rates for MF come into play. Some of the current lenses for small frame have leveled the playing field quite a bit, and we won't see many MF lenses that benefit from the same technological advancements.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 04, 2014, 03:47:15 AM »
Even though I believe it is very good value for what it is, especially when Hasselblad and Phase One use the same sensor but charge many times more than Pentax does, I don't see the 645Z's running out of the stores.

The interesting part here would be: why does one want to go medium frame?
For raw sensor size/resolution the D8x0, A7r are, compared to the new CMOS-sensor, almost there. To make the step worthwhile one of the full 645 sized sensors would be helpful.
LS-lenses are an actual added value, at least with HBlad and POne; that can make sense from a bookkeeping point of view.
Some legacy stuff? Would be a reason, but tough to capitalize on for a new manufacturer.
And then there is the factor "prestige", either to impress someone or to caress ones own ego.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 08:26:51 PM »

But still available in Norway.  Go figure. 

I'm under the impression that  the absence was temporary - I can open the german product page just fine.

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Reviews / Re: Pentax 645z Review
« on: July 31, 2014, 06:56:37 PM »
Especially considering that the 645z is a medium format camera you can feel comfortable taking out in the dirty, dusty, damp world and not worry about it.

I wouldn't worry to much about the others either - had them at Iguazu and in the Negev&dead sea, never a problem.  OTOH the 1/125s sync would have been one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 27, 2014, 05:32:41 PM »
Most of the photo won't have high-resolution components with any real intensity, so it ought to be possible to come up with a hybrid compression scheme that reflects this reality and nets you lots of compression losslessly.  I'm just not sure what that compression scheme would look like.

Thats what Sony does with the A7r.
Basically: save the average of a block, and for each pixel in there you store the difference to said avaerage. The difference can use a smaller range of values and thus fewer bits to represent them.
Almost advanced idea: first find out whether or not that will lead to an actual loss of information and flag the block either as standard or compressed.
And important: communicate what happens, otherwise you'll have the cooked raw stigma.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:40:43 AM »

That leaves 33,500,000 lenses which were not bought with the camera.


Minus the lenses that go into two lens kits.
Those would fit the "does not buy additional lenses"-criterion, and make the whole idea more plausible.
Thats if you want to take the whole statement overly literal, considering that no timeframe is stated and consumer behavior might well have undergone fluctuations during the time EF is around.

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