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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:07:30 PM »
I would bet that most of us do not even have a 4K screen at home, or work. I know I do not, and I am not planning on buying one, even though many cameras already take 4K video, which is great.

All those manufacturers will have to sell off their stock, and I am sure a few won't be too pleased that Dell has just confirmed the "world's first" 5K display!!

This makes me wonder. How long do you think it will be before we are seeing cameras with more than 4K shooting ability? What is holding the technology back in terms of how far can it go in just the next few years?

Let's not discuss whether we need 4K, 5K, or 6K and more, or even whether the human eye can distinguish between them, as that cat is well and truly out of the box and there is no heading back, whether you like it or not.

I won't be upgrading my TV until I know I can get a 4K or 5K+ signal on the channels I watch (like Setanta, BBC etc), but I am very happy to buy a new camera for the videos I do (now use the 1DX) if it has more XK.

Thoughts?
I believe the "Red" cameras can shoot 6K video....

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:20:43 PM »
You mean even the date the NDA expires is a secret?

It's quite a common business practice for the details about and even the existence of an NDA to be included as part of the NDA.

The standard NDA form here at work prohibits mentioning the NDA... and it usually has NO expiry date.

BTW, If I were Canon, I would not pick a date for it to expire, I would have it expire AFTER Canon makes an official announcement....

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:27:09 AM »
So i'm guessing the NDA expiration was nothing?

Just because an NDA expires does not mean that the signers are obligated to post information.

It was rumoured that the NDAs would expire today....
Just like the dozen or so versions of the 7D2 specs are rumoured....
Just like the various lens releases are rumours.....

Don't believe anything until it is officially announced.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strangest Tripod Substitute ?....
« on: September 05, 2014, 10:18:02 AM »

Siberian husky.... (bad idea)...

Sage advice.  Is this hypothetical or based on experience.   ;D
unfortunately, based on experience.... The dog ate the GoPro case... Fortunately I got it away in time to save the camera....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:51:38 AM »
Here's a challenge to anyone who feel they know their stuff: 
Meet me at a local brasserie.  I'll bring the stack of prints.  You bring your deep knowledge of "how things really are."  As I share my prints you tell me which camera and which lens made which image.

"All right. Where is the Exmor? The battle of wits has begun. It ends when you decide and we both mount and frame, and find out who is right... and who is dead."

"But it's so simple. All I have to do is divine from what I know of you: are you the sort of man who would put the Exmor into his own print or his enemy's? Now, a clever man would put the Exmor into his own print, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the print in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the print in front of me."

"You've made your decision then?"

"Not remotely. Because Exmor comes from Sony, as everyone knows, and Sony is entirely peopled with marketeers, and marketeers are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the print in front of you."

"Truly, you have a dizzying intellect."


I haven't checked this thread since my last post. Decided to go ahead and see what was on the last page. Thank you Neuro, I needed the laughs  ;D

"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is "Never get involved in a lens debate in Asia." But only slightly less well known is this: "Never go in against a Sony when shadows are on the line! Ahahahaha, ahahahaha, ahahaha" -- thud

"Who are you?"

"I am no photographer to be trifled with, that is all you ever need know."

"To think -- all that time it was your print that was Exmor."

"They were both Canon. I spent the last few years building up an exposure technique immune to shadow noise."
  ;D
Inconceivable!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Strangest Tripod Substitute ?....
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:48:43 PM »
I have mounted cameras onto 9 meter tracking dishes....

I regularly use the roof rack on my car...

other mounts include
fence posts....
stunt kite....
trees...
backpack used as a bean bag....
Siberian husky.... (bad idea)...



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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:08:25 PM »
Good grief. One HUNDRED frames per second. And people complain about 50mp image sizes...it doesn't matter if all you have is 19mp, at 100fps full RAW stills your going to eat all the disk space on the planet in less than a year! :P
19Mp... say 25MB raw files, that's only 2.5GB per second... it would take 26 minutes to fill up a 4Tb drive....

and then you have to sort through the pictures to see which frame best captured the squirrel :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Portable HD with SD reader
« on: September 04, 2014, 07:41:17 PM »
I would buy one in a heartbeat if it could do CF cards.
look up hyperdrive colorspace.....
http://www.hypershop.com/HyperDrive/HDU2-000.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 04, 2014, 07:22:53 PM »
Hey... it is 3:30pm Thursday 9/4 here in California.... but 7:30 am Sept 5th in Japan... when do the NDAs expire???????  ???

I set 5/11 on my calendar several months ago, but latest CR rumor says 15/11.
I don't understand how it is possible to delay announcement if the NDA expires. How can they force everyone to accept NDA extension?
The NDA is RUMOURED to expire September 5....

Everything is speculation. There is no solid and believable information until Canon makes an announcement. You can bet that Canon will make several announcements during Photokina, so if you don't hear something on the first announcement, it does not mean that it isn't going to happen.

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Software & Accessories / Portable HD with SD reader
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:14:39 PM »
Thought this might interest a few people....

a 2TB hard drive that runs off batteries with an integrated SD card reader....

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1330

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:38:28 PM »
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Can't make enough of those!!! Made my day! Thanks, Don! One staying on the ground, not bothering with the ridiculousness of brand-fanatism! Thanks! :)
The reality is that if any company made a camera system that was better than everyone else at everything, they would have the entire market. Everything has plusses and minuses, strengths and weaknesses... and different people have different preferences and priorities. Go buy the camera (system) that is right for you, and ignore the fanatics with blinders on..... and when someone with different needs buys something else, don't criticise them, just rejoice that now they can take squirrel pictures too.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 04, 2014, 03:17:10 PM »
Why has this made it to page 30?
Because there is an extremely high correlation between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and frequency of internet postings.
Take some OCD, coupled with a matter of life and death, plus a lack of humour.... throw in some raging testosterone and keep the whole mixture simmering over a troll baited flame.... Add DR for seasoning.... and you get enough posts to choke the server.
Don Haines
Posts: 3084
 ;)
And of those 3,084 posts, 3,083 have been cheerful, humorous, positive, constructive and/or peace-making. I'd say 3,084 were that way, but hey -- nobody's perfect.  :P
I was going to ask Mitch if he is experiencing Deja Moo... (The feeling that you have seen this bull before) :)
Unfocused: 2044 Posts. The only reason for posting this is to start one of those quote within a quote within a quote sequences that can look pretty cool when they get to about 20-30 quotes. Time to have some fun, demonstrate the absurdity of this thread and maybe break the Internet!
Neuroanatomist: just a few posts, really.
What? No one else wants to play?
I spy something with my little eye...
I can't, I am on a self imposed exile for a week or so. But, intriguingly enough, I have a friend coming to stay who has a D800 (shame it isn't an 810 or E though) and a 24-70 so I am hoping to do some comparison images for my own piece of mind.
What better to make of such a thread than a kaleidoscope....  :o
Good read to pass time... I wonder if the forum will eventually put a limit on how many levels you can quote, or run out of memory and crash...
Probably not—that's all just handled with CSS in your browser—but eventually it will probably get to the point where the innermost quoted message is only one character wide.  :D
That would be fun!
Not a Kaleidoscope, and not an Aneurysm, it's a Squirrel!
Really?
thank god...this will surely get this thread closed. please, please, please, please.....>.<
How many generations is this ?
It does get to the point that someone will grab his camera and snap a picture of this extensive semi-natural phenomenon that best resembles the great piramids of Egypt in 2D representation (or not so sexy airial photography).
By the way... that is one fine squirrel!  :o
It's funny how squirrels appear once there are enough nuts loose....
Did someone really just try to revive the topic on the pointless discussion it was about for 30 pages?  :) This is kind of fight fire with fire.... stop the bullshit with....  :o I kinda prefer piramids and kaleidoscopes. However, my ultimate goal would be to actually make it look like a squirrel  ;D
Let's not off topic too much otherwise the admin might lock it up. We are totally discussing on the topic. Canon two generations behind? Nah, wait till you see the dual pixel + dual sensitivity sensor is out. The patent regards to this is very interesting. This is the next gen. dual pixel sensor. They've managed to make the two half pixels having different FWC and sensitivity so it gives you high and low sensitivity at the same time without losing resolution. Just like human eye, rods and cones anyone?  ::) I am personally looking forward to this solution and how it compares with Sony's exmor.
Canon two generations behind? No. Two generations ago, Canon was two generations ahead. It took Nikon that long to catch up.
Let's stay focused here people (says "unfocused") We are starting to annoy the trolls. Yes!
perhaps we need nested squirrels to kill this thread...
Aren't there some rules about squirrels on this forum, regardless of whether they have a nest or not?  :o
Just Checking to see if this post makes the original one drop to 1-pixel wide. :P
Yeah! Even Jon is showing a sense of humor. There is still hope.
RLPhoto, were you upset that I put a Squirrel in your Kaleidoscope? Or that I didn't play by the standard rules of I Spy? (giving a hint before revealing the subject)
Still going? Even the squirrels are shaking their fists!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you planning to purchase a 7D2
« on: September 04, 2014, 02:55:16 PM »
I buy cameras after handling them, but I also wait until some reviews give me more information about the camera's strong points and weak points, so I can see for myself at the local camera store. If my local camera store carries a camera, I will buy it there rather than at B and H. I use mail order companies for "esoteric" lenses, sizes or brands not carried locally, etc. Buying locally involves sales tax, but I know I am supposed to add up out-of-state purchases for my state tax return (at least for big-ticket items), so I would be paying some tax in either event. The local store carries used lenses and cameras, rents a few lenses, has common staple items (lens caps, wired releases, etc) available "instantly", and supports the local camera clubs, so I want to keep the local store alive.
My plan is to pre-order one from my local store. When it arrives, play with it.... and unless really disappointed, buy it. It is important to support your local store or you will end up with mail order and big box stores.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 04, 2014, 10:58:28 AM »
Why has this made it to page 30?

Because there is an extremely high correlation between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and frequency of internet postings.

Take some OCD, coupled with a matter of life and death, plus a lack of humour.... throw in some raging testosterone and keep the whole mixture simmering over a troll baited flame.... Add DR for seasoning.... and you get enough posts to choke the server.

Don Haines
Posts: 3084

 ;)


And of those 3,084 posts, 3,083 have been cheerful, humorous, positive, constructive and/or peace-making. I'd say 3,084 were that way, but hey -- nobody's perfect.  :P

I was going to ask Mitch if he is experiencing Deja Moo... (The feeling that you have seen this bull before) :)

Unfocused: 2044 Posts. The only reason for posting this is to start one of those quote within a quote within a quote sequences that can look pretty cool when they get to about 20-30 quotes. Time to have some fun, demonstrate the absurdity of this thread and maybe break the Internet!

Neuroanatomist: just a few posts, really.

What? No one else wants to play?

I spy something with my little eye...

I can't, I am on a self imposed exile for a week or so. But, intriguingly enough, I have a friend coming to stay who has a D800 (shame it isn't an 810 or E though) and a 24-70 so I am hoping to do some comparison images for my own piece of mind.

What better to make of such a thread than a kaleidoscope....  :o

Good read to pass time... I wonder if the forum will eventually put a limit on how many levels you can quote, or run out of memory and crash...

Probably not—that's all just handled with CSS in your browser—but eventually it will probably get to the point where the innermost quoted message is only one character wide.  :D
That would be fun!

Not a Kaleidoscope, and not an Aneurysm, it's a Squirrel!
Really?

thank god...this will surely get this thread closed. please, please, please, please.....>.<

How many generations is this ?
It does get to the point that someone will grab his camera and snap a picture of this extensive semi-natural phenomenon that best resembles the great piramids of Egypt in 2D representation (or not so sexy airial photography).
By the way... that is one fine squirrel!  :o
It's funny how squirrels appear once there are enough nuts loose....
Did someone really just try to revive the topic on the pointless discussion it was about for 30 pages?  :) This is kind of fight fire with fire.... stop the bullshit with....  :o I kinda prefer piramids and kaleidoscopes. However, my ultimate goal would be to actually make it look like a squirrel  ;D
Let's not off topic too much otherwise the admin might lock it up. We are totally discussing on the topic. Canon two generations behind? Nah, wait till you see the dual pixel + dual sensitivity sensor is out. The patent regards to this is very interesting. This is the next gen. dual pixel sensor. They've managed to make the two half pixels having different FWC and sensitivity so it gives you high and low sensitivity at the same time without losing resolution. Just like human eye, rods and cones anyone?  ::) I am personally looking forward to this solution and how it compares with Sony's exmor.

Canon two generations behind? No. Two generations ago, Canon was two generations ahead. It took Nikon that long to catch up.
Let's stay focused here people (says "unfocused") We are starting to annoy the trolls. Yes!
perhaps we need nested squirrels to kill this thread...

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 04, 2014, 08:48:57 AM »
New battery?  Why not the battery for the current 7D and 6D?  Why does Canon make slight variations of batteries within the same families of cameras (I can't use my s90 battery in my s100)?  It wouldn't be to make money on unnecessary battery/charger purchases, would it?

My guess, based on the name and Canon's history of adding an "N" to the end of a battery name is that this battery will be compatible with the older version, and all of this is to comply with new safety rules in Japan on the charger and battery.
New battery, slightly better capacity.... You can use the old LP-E6 in the camera.

When you consider that the 5D2, 5D3, 6D, 7D, 60D, and 70D all use the same battery, I would not complain about slight variations in batteries among their DSLRs

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