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Haha right and sonys 300mm is really threatening canon/nikons sport market.  ::) ::) ::)

Sony is a lot closer than Samsung at best.

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EOS Bodies / How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:40:42 PM »
This is a list of things I have found I'd like fixed or updated to in the 5D4 in retrospec of the 7DII release.

Stills Side

1. Blinky AF point
2. Linked AF point Spot Metering
3. 1/250th Sync speed bump. (1/500 would be even more sweet)
4. Built in RT transmitter
5. 7 FPS bump and improved buffer for dual card writing. (pitiful if you use the SD card slot currently.)
6. Dual CF or SD, just pick one or the other.
7. Add dual custom buttons like the 1Dx besides the lens mount.
8??. Did anyone notice the second curtain sync C-fn through PC sync missing in the mk3? I was positive this was on my 5Dc or the 5D2...
9. Make the Rate button do something else beside's rate and protect. :/
10. Slight screen bump in resolution/size and/or Touchscreen with optional toggle.
11. Lastly, Any ISO/IQ/Resolution bump is nice but these other features are much more important to me.
12. Glowing buttons like d4.

Video side. 

1. DPAF
2. 4K
3. RAW Video Internally (if possible, Magic lantern will get it anyway.)
4. Peaking
5. Crop Mode 1080P

Thats all I could think of at this moment and if you'd like to add, please do.


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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:28:59 AM »
Canon looks like to have perfected the DO lens. Look at the MTF on that compared to the old DO.

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Lenses / Re: Questions: Canon 200mm f2 IS
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:31:28 AM »
To me, I loved it for portraits if you can get one and work with the focal length. It's amazing for that and for sports.

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:09:58 AM »
I didn't notice the Sigma 135 f/1.8 OS Art mentioned.
Is such lens announced? Just rumors AFAIK...

True. Supposedly, the 24 and the 85 Art will come first and I have no doubt they will be excellent, but it's the 135 that I find most exciting from a creative point of view. It's as close to the EF 200 f/2 as I'll ever get.
I'd also agree that is my most awaited prime.

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:08:55 AM »
24-105 STM. I need a light GP video lens that isn't too expensive and decently sharp.

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EOS Bodies / Re: more images of the 7D mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:58:56 AM »
I wonder what that switch around the joystick is supposed to do... But I am very pleased with the button layout, looks great, just like the 5DIII. The wheel looks a bit funny though with these direction markings, but I don't care about that. :) I don't know if we had this before, will it use the same battery as the old 7D? :)
My hunch is a way to switch between different AF point modes. Single point, expansion, full 65 pt AF...

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As a professional, it doesn't matter much because we can make money with older bodies and systems. I tend not to change or upgrade unless it's super significant or my camera died.

However to the amateur, it sucks because that top end body you paid 3k for is instantly degrade to 2k when you sell it. They don't make money with it and can wear away their photo funds.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 09:45:03 PM »
This is the d700s real successor. Nikon wedding and event shooters will flock to it and it's the equivalent of the 5D3 2 years late.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR Camera
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:54:31 PM »
I do not disagree.  In most types of challenging conditions I have more confidence in SLR AF for getting the shot too. In some others, the ML can actually do better.
A fast-paced and chaotic wedding is not the best place for a 'tog with slow gear.  Altho if you're old enough to have shot film and manual focus lenses, you might have to concede that today's ML can actually outperform most of those in most situations.  Last wedding I shot was a few years ago and slow enough of a pace that I didn't have to run very often and today's ML systems would have handled the whole day just fine.
So ML is not likely to be adopted en masse for wedding work just yet, not when SLRs are available and adequate and their users are more comfortable with them, but MLs are capable of delivering satisfactory results.  Some pro's are actually trying Fujis and other ML for weddings and doing OK with the change.
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They're also a lot lighter, so could be easier to carry around all day as a few extra batteries they need don't weight all that much either. :>
I also don't have any need for the absolute biggest and brightest lenses as that super shallow DoF is not always desireable.
But BIGGER is usually more impressive to a north american audience. ;)
People shoot weddings with leicas, sonys, Panasonics, Iphones etc... but the DSLR will continue to be king until ML can overcome those issues. I'm a fan of reading old film photography books that can be had for less than a coke and One I read on film weddings was they used to pack Big huge Speedotron strobes to use as room lights, shoot 400/800 ISO film and F/8 to get the best focus in manual focus. They used MF for outdoor weddings to get fill flash at higher sync speed and for formals.

However, times have changed and the shallow DOF look is in demand, speed is in demand, and flash is in demand and no flash is in demand especially. I could add a Fuji X100s for its sync speed on certain photos but It would be harder to shoot a whole day with it.

ML isn't there yet, give it another generation cycle, New Speedlites, and A stack of new hyper primes/zooms then we'll might see it catch on. (Which by the time it does, it will be just as heavy as our DSLR's anyway. So what was the point?)

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:39:17 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)
Your photo doesn't have at least 14 Stops of DR in a single image with the shadows perfectly clean with lifted +3 stops and isn't at least 36MP.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

You didn't include a photo...wait..YOUR avatar is proof enough!!!!!!!
You missed your chance attacking my filter use??????   8)
I could attack your filter use... :| I use filters on all my lenses.


LOL!!!! Then you REALLY couldn't attack my filter use!!!!
Filters are terrible and for newbies like yourself. *slowly starts to unscrew my filters.  ;D ;D ;D

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 03:38:11 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)
Your photo doesn't have at least 14 Stops of DR in a single image with the shadows perfectly clean with lifted +3 stops and isn't at least 36MP.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

You didn't include a photo...wait..YOUR avatar is proof enough!!!!!!!
You missed your chance attacking my filter use??????   8)
I could attack your filter use... :| I use filter on all my lenses.

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:49:39 PM »
yes...of course I do...I do the best I can when I am shooting...but many times once I look at the final product in Photoshop, Lightroom, DXO...or one of the many...I make adjustments.  I have no shame in it and make absolutely no excuses for it!
  Oh..and I use B&W MRC, Clear, Nano  filters on ALL my lenses except my Canon Fisheye and 17mm TSE....so if you want to dice me up..you can now do it all at once!  :P
  ...oh..but ...wait...you have to show me examples of your photography BEFORE you say one word about MY preferences, so that I get to judge who is scolding me!!!!!!!   ;D ??? ::) :'(

(YES, I cropped the image!)
Your photo doesn't have at least 14 Stops of DR in a single image with the shadows perfectly clean with lifted +3 stops and isn't at least 36MP.  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:44:50 PM »
Yes because all we need is more slow mo 240FPS 720P cat footage shot in portrait orientation because the previous 120FPS 720P cat footage shot in shaky portrait orientation will look like garbage now.  ::) ::) ::)

With that built in IS?  You bet.  I want smooth, ultra slow mo, portrait-oriented feline goodness from my telephone

Then by all means the Iphone 6+ is the product for your type.

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Photography Technique / Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:16:15 PM »
You have to crop if your publishing. Layouts vary in aspect ratio and that's why i'm slowly coming to love the 4:3 aspect ratio more and starting to dislike the 3:2 ratio.

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