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Lenses / Re: Is 2015 the real Year of the Lens?
« on: February 05, 2015, 04:22:44 PM »
I'd like a new 50mm 1.4 and 135mm IS.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 04:07:12 PM »
The jury is still out for DR and low ISO noise, so we´ll have to wait a bit longer for that. But what I have seen looks very positive and very close to what I have been waiting for.

Ergonimics unchanged and still best in the business.

A well damped and quiet mirror is good news. The consequence is a lower max fps, also for the crop modes, than some seem to want. But personally, for this camera, 5fps will be plenty for me. And it is pretty obvious that such a design will be a limiting factor on how fast it can get.

No mention of support for other focusing screens, where my interest is to have a high precision screen for my fast manual focus primes. I hope they don´t repeat the poor (non-existent) support on the 5DIII. And for a camera like this, they should accommodate the use of high quality manual focus lenses.

Video functionality is of no interest to me. I would be glad to have a mode where I could remove all video functionality and have all menus fully focused on photography.

WiFi would have been nice, but not something I worry about. Neither is GPS.

Still wondering how good/bad high ISO will be, but that is less important. I´ll be waiting for the new 1DX2 for that, improved AF and high fps.

Built in radio control for flashes would have been nice, but I already have what I need, so I can live with not having that. 1/200s sync is a bit disappointing, but no surprise. Having HSS helps.
The Jury is still out on that AF-point Linked Spot metering. So Useful, So underrated.

Edit: I Also noticed the rear of the camera doesn't have the nice new Lever of the 7D2. So perhaps this body was in development for along time and just kept basically the 5D3 and stuck a new sensor in.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:42:40 PM »
If a pop up flash was the work around to get in-body RT transmission, full steam ahead. I'd love one.

For awhile, on the 7D, I only used the pop-up as a transmitter and it was a temp job until I got RT flashes. I'd rather over expose and process than attempt to use a harsh direct pop-up flash in 99% of situations. The other 1 percent was when I didn't matter and/or to use the horrible burst focus assist. Eh, pop-ups are expendable for me but if somehow it had a little roller on top to turn the bulb for the tiniest bounce, it would be really useful.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:35:35 PM »
Stunning portfolio, mate!
Thanks mate. Enjoyed viewing some of your killer shots as well!
Very well done portfolio. I enjoyed your landscapes. Australia must be brilliant in summertime.

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Lighting / Re: ST E3 RT/300EX RT working with Sony A7
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:39:40 PM »
Another vote for the YN-RT3 Transmitter. It works decently on third party cameras but make sure you always put a fresh set of battery in. Its really picky about that. (I have a video on using them in my youtube below.)

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Skip. May purchase when I see a Big Value Inc Fire sale..... or pickup one of those 5D2's being sold for cheap.

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Lenses / Re: Who is going to buy the 11-24 f/4L?
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:34:42 PM »
The 16-35mm F/4L is plenty for my needs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:30:01 PM »
I know it's not a fair comparison, but I'm shopping the 5Ds against the Pentax 645Z. As someone who doesn't need 50 megapixels, I have no intention of replacing my 5D3, which still feels and performs like new after three years.

However, I would consider adding a 5Ds to complement the 5D3 if it offers substantial improvements in tonal range and DR, in that order. The files I've seen from the 645Z are nothing short of phenomenal, and I'm skeptical that any 35mm sensor can come close to what the 645Z's giant Exmor offers in terms of the two aformentioned IQ metrics.

Let the measurebating begin :o

And shooting MF is a phenomenally different experience. It usually much harder on the back.  ;D ;D ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:25:13 PM »
The 5D-s will be $4k and a premium studio camera. Great for those who have the need and Canon responded in a way to the two year old D800.

For those who aren't going to buy this camera, what does canon need to do in the 5D4 to consider an upgrade? Assuming that the 5D4 will have no less specs than the 5D-s, What else need to be added on?

My list.

1. All Crosstype AF
2. Linked AF Point Spot Metering? (May be in 5D-s)
3. 1/250th Sync speed bump.
4. Bump to 7-8 FPS.
5. Dual CF
6. DPAF
7. 4K
8. Touchscreen
9. Peaking and Zebra
10. RAW 1080P Video or 4K if possible. (ML managed to do it. Canon can.)
11. IQ, Resolution Bump from 22MP to Anything below 40MP.
12. $3499.

1. Agreed, all cross type would be nice, maybe some dual crosses towards the edges of the frame.
2. Agreed.
3. Agreed.
4. I rarely burst with mine, but sure.
5. Agreed.
6. Don't care, would prefer other developments (on dye ADC, wider bit depth, etc), but if dual diodes per pixel don't hinder sensor performance, sure.
7. Meh, but sure, provided the thermal design is adequate.
8. Meh, but sure.
9. Meh, but sure. Seems like an easy software addition.
10. Meh, but sure, provided the thermal design is adequate.
11. Agreed, and see 6.
12. $3498 :P

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A. The change-between-servo-and-one-shot button should be a persistent toggle, rather than needing to be constantly depressed. Better yet, two dedicated AF-ON buttons.
B. Crop modes for when I am reach limited and don't want to waste storage capacity on pixels I know I'll be cropping.
C. Add more "C" modes to the dial in place of the P and [A+]. Better yet, a 1D-style interface.
D. RGB Metering.
E. 1Dx-style AF display in the viewfinder.

Possible add-ons

- Built-on RT transmitter
- Bring back different Focusing Screens. EG-s especially.
- Glowing buttons like the D4.

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EOS Bodies / Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:02:14 PM »
The 5D-s will be $4k and a premium studio camera. Great for those who have the need and Canon responded in a way to the two year old D800.

For those who aren't going to buy this camera, what does canon need to do in the 5D4 to consider an upgrade? Assuming that the 5D4 will have no less specs than the 5D-s, What else need to be added on?

My list.

1. All Crosstype AF
2. Linked AF Point Spot Metering? (May be in 5D-s)
3. 1/250th Sync speed bump.
4. Bump to 7-8 FPS.
5. Dual CF
6. DPAF
7. 4K
8. Touchscreen
9. Peaking and Zebra
10. RAW 1080P Video or 4K if possible. (ML managed to do it. Canon can.)
11. IQ, Resolution Bump from 22MP to Anything below 40MP.
12. $3499.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5Ds 5Dsr 11-24 Prices revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:45:51 AM »
Looks like the 4 G-bird 5D-s is set at a reasonable price. Great addition to the line-up but I'll be awaiting 5D4... Might pickup a Backup 5D2 for cheap when this is released.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:43:44 AM »
What should be of concern is what will happen to the price of 5D Mk.2s going into the sub 1000$ levels, bringing it ever closer to the rebel price. I mean, soon enough you'll be able to buy a high quality FF camera with near identical IQ of the 5d3, for under a grand. I might get one of those if the 5d4 body doesn't have the goods.

Why is that "of concern"?

The only people who might be concerned by that (assuming your prediction pans out) are 5d2 owners planning to sell their bodies after the 5d4 is released.

Otherwise I see greater access to full frame bodies as an excellent development (although can't you get an original 5d for cheap already?).

I'm not concerned at all.  I don't know why I would be.
There would be little reason for a New photographer to buy a New Rebel or 70D when FF is that cheap. It's a good thing and should be on the purchasing minds along with the dropping prices of the 5D3.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:31:18 AM »
I don't see enough done to the body for me to upgrade. I'll be awaiting 5D4.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:23:33 AM »
It'll be a long wait for any future single-digit body to get Magic Lantern (if ever - the project goals have shifted away from Canon in recent months), so personally my 5DIIIs will remain in use. There are better cameras for shooting H.264/AVCHD, but as a compact hybrid of raw video and stills, the 5DIII still takes some beating. If used prices go through the floor, 5DIIIs can take on more crashcam/drone gigs and there'll be a lot of indie filmmakers buying a second body instead of going off their heads trying to color match footage from a Rebel.

Personally, talk of 4K H.264 is just a marketing gimmick for the GoPro generation. Pro shoots that spec 4K capture also need raw frames, so it's time for BM or RED hardware. Microstock stills shooters will want 50MP just because their customers tend to go with "forget the quality, see the width!" but if you're recording 1080p video, large photosites are worth their weight in silicon.
I used to consider resolution a big thing in microstock, particularly Istock. However since istock moved it's tier based on contributor status and not resolution,  I found my smaller MP files spike in sales. If this was two years ago, I'd be all over that 50MP for the extra resolution monies. That is only my particular situation and other stock sites still sell by resolution size.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:12:04 AM »
make a 50 mm 1.4 for $400ish with updated Ring USM and updated optics. I'd buy one. Nikon has one.  No retrofocus design, just fast light and small.

Actually I'd buy one, too - but as this lens is so obvious I'm sure Canon has gone into this by detail since 1993 and came to the conclusion that it's not profitable enough for them to release a good f1.4 lens that would threaten their f1.2 premium L.
The 1.2L was premium back when it was released and in a way, 1.2 still is. With the otus, sigma 50A, and other decent 1.4s it doesn't look so great in pure test chart mode, but still has that look. I paid for the 1.2 and for its very nice bokeh but used it to fund another system.

Hence back to square1, which 50mm to buy? Canon doesn't make a good one sub 1200$, and hence won't get my money until they do. I'll be looking to Third parties for a 50mm, which I'm sure they've noticed others doing the same.

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