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Canon General / Handstrap upgraded...
« on: February 20, 2014, 07:19:28 PM »
Handstrap upgraded to "L" spec!

(yes, I'm perfectly aware of how cheesy this is)

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: February 18, 2014, 10:26:40 PM »
I just got mine a couple days ago, today is the first time I got to shoot it, impressed so far.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/102275892907916454902/albums/5981941679104710113/5981941677733606626

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Lenses / Re: Most Anticipated Rurmored Sigma Lenses?
« on: February 09, 2014, 11:44:31 PM »
An "Art" refresh of the 85/1.4 would be very welcome.

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Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 06, 2014, 09:27:48 PM »
Not what I'd consider the most overdue lens, but still VERY welcome by many, myself included.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:08:21 PM »
My crystal ball says it will use the same sensor as the 70D.

The new 7Dm2 and 70D will probablly have the same relationship that the 60D does to the current 7D.

If I remember correctly, the original price of the 7D was about $1800. If the new price is about $2000 that seems like a reasonable increase.

I think the principal difference here is that the 7D introduced the 18 MP sensor and the 60D followed it.  Since the 7D II (or whatever it gets called) is following the 70D, it makes sense that they would develop a brand new sensor the 7D II and use the 70D sensor for the Rebels, in order to help justify the premium for the 7D II.  Also, we've already seen one rebuttal rumour from Canon saying the 7D II would have a different sensor than the 70D.  Of course, it's all just speculation at this point--but that's part of the fun!  :D

Agree. That would seem more logical to me. If Canon gimps the 7D II by reusing the 70D sensor, it won't be nearly as successful as the original 7D. It really needs to be more revolutionary than evolutionary.

So you're saying that the t2i, followed by the 60D, followed by the t3i, t4i, and now t5i, all ate away into the success of the 7D?

Where in the world did you get that? I never even implied such a thing...

They all FOLLOWED the 7D. The point was that the 7D introduced something new...something that did NOT reuse prior tech. I am saying that the 7D II should do the same...introduce something NEW! Something like, say, a NEW 24mp APS-C sensor maybe.

Mathematical induction - If A = B and B = C, then A = C.
Similarly, if A = B and B = C, then B = A and C = B.

You just said that if the same sensor of 70D was in 7D Mark 2 then it won't be as successful as 7D.
If you still don't get it, suppose A is 7D and B is 60D and C = t3i.
A = B - few features & B = C - few features.
Suppose also A2 is 7D Mark II and B2 is 70D.
If A ~ A2 & B ~ B2, then you can also make the assumption that you are saying that the t2i, 60D, t3i and so on is eating into the success of the 7D.

All I'm saying is that it will also be A2 = B2 - few features.
No matter what you think the timeline is... 70D coming before the 7D mark 2 or after... it shouldn't eat into its success, cause it didn't do that to the current 7D.

It was revolutionary because the 7D was the first of its kind, but now its not first of its kind... its the second of its kind.

The 7D came out with a new sensor.  A year later the 60D used basically the same sensor.  And six months after that the T3i came with almost the same sensor again.  That's how parts/tech are expected, and usually do trickle down.

That is much different than a new sensor being introduced with the 70D (July 2013) and then maybe a year later the 7D II get's it's hand-me-down.  That will not sit well with most users that care about that sort of thing.

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Software & Accessories / Re: 5D III - SD card that will write fast?
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:35:04 AM »
SD?  You mean the Magic Lantern and emergency failover slot? :P

Yeah, it's painfully slow, and there's nothing you can do about it.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon Shmikon
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:14:29 PM »
Why is the Canon guy the smoker/drinker?

I can't say for sure... but probably has something to do with dynamic range...

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Portrait / Re: Best time to take environmental portraits without flash?
« on: October 23, 2013, 07:38:39 PM »
The hour after sunrise (blue hour), and the hour before sunset (golden hour).

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Lighting / Re: Why was Godox first to think of this?
« on: October 22, 2013, 06:14:31 PM »
I appreciate the weight savings, but I'll take the latitude to run on alkalines if I need to do so.  My $0.02.  I wonder why the battery pack isn't shaped like the usual 4 AAs?  That seems like a good idea sitting here.

Jim

I use rechargeable Sanyo eneloops. I didn't think anyone used Alkaline anymore!

I don't, I have rechargeables for all of mine; Still I appreciate being able to fall back to something if I somehow get sideways.  This is part of why I have battery grips for both of my smaller bodies too.

Jim

I know what you mean, it's like a safety net just incase you forget to insert the batteries the night before! (Always paranoid it's going to happen before a big shoot!).

I've never liked the idea of battery grips. I'd rather just chuck an extra battery in my bag. The 5D2 and 7D battery lp e6 last forever. I think I could get 500 + shots easily from one, maybe even 700. With 2 you could shoot a wedding. However, I guess it depends what kinda stuff you do like timelapse etc.

Number of times I've had to change the battery in one day of shooting is almost zero. Sometime all I need is 5D2, lens one battery and 32Gb memory card and I'm set for a walkabout.

I like the battery grip not only for the extra battery (which is more than twice the shots, if you halve the drain on a battery the run time increases by more than double), but for ergonomics.

An LP-E6 does last a long time though; I shot a wedding on Saturday, gripped 5D3, 4606 shots over 11 hours, one battery was still at 45% the other was at 47%.

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Software & Accessories / Re: My DIY " Muti-Flashes portable rig"
« on: October 22, 2013, 09:00:59 AM »
That is an incredible piece of work, that gives me some great ideas.

Bravo sir!

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Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 09:47:22 AM »
Antigravity:  Because that's the only way you'll be able to handhold all day with a mirrorless, lenses which are quite hand-holdable with a gripped or pro body.  Even something relatively dainty like a 100-400 would be unbalanced and awkward on a mirrorless.  Unless you think it would be humorous to see people with a 70-200/2.8IS II on a gimbal head shooting a wedding... actually, that probably would be humorous for most of us :P

I checked and my mft Olympus E-P3 with a 14-150mm (equivalent to a 28-300mm on full frame) is actually smaller than my 6D with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It's quite easy to hold by hand.

I'm sure it is.  But that tiny sensor will preclude it from serving many current DSLR rolls.

That's why I think mirrorless cameras work best with smaller sensors: the lenses can become much smaller too.

With the current state of the rest of the system, I totally agree with that.  Unless it has a smaller sensor and corresponding lenses, or larger sensor and nice pancake primes; the size advantage is lost.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Strange overspec metering results with Canon 5D Mark III
« on: October 18, 2013, 09:11:45 AM »
I haven't played with the exposure ramping in ML, can it ramp with ISO instead of Tv/Av?  I know it doesn't directly address your issues with metering at extremely low light levels (and an ND... eek) but it may achieve your goal of a smooth timelapse.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Strange overspec metering results with Canon 5D Mark III
« on: October 18, 2013, 09:07:33 AM »
simplest way.... get a good lightmeter...

For one shot, yes.  For a timelapse, that wouldn't help him much.

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Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 02:10:24 AM »
Maybe I'm weird (Ok, I KNOW I'm weird, but that's beside the point), but I just don't have any serious desire for a mirrorless camera.  They're ok for what they are, and I don't begrudge anyone that does want one, I just personally don't find the trade off worth it.  If the M2 or whatever it's eventually called has all the 70D goodies like everyone hopes, and falls to the sub-$400 level, I'll probably pick one up for times I REALLY don't want to drag a DSLR along, and as an emergency back-up-to-my-back-up body.  And that's due to mirrorlesses current, singular, advantage... size.  Unless it's for a use case where size is the absolute top priority, I don't see the draw.  But hey, to each his own.

What would it take to change my mind?

Full Frame:  Currently slim pickings, and very expensive
Good AF:  The best mirrorless AF is almost up to yesteryears Rebel, but maybe some day
EVF:  No lag, no visible pixels, and galmut as good as the best human eyes (and doesn't need to be calibrated).  That one will be a while.
And last but not least...
Antigravity:  Because that's the only way you'll be able to handhold all day with a mirrorless, lenses which are quite hand-holdable with a gripped or pro body.  Even something relatively dainty like a 100-400 would be unbalanced and awkward on a mirrorless.  Unless you think it would be humorous to see people with a 70-200/2.8IS II on a gimbal head shooting a wedding... actually, that probably would be humorous for most of us :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Holidays 2013: Where the Heck is Canon?
« on: October 17, 2013, 09:21:16 AM »
What innovation I need is a blinky LED to light up my AF point in my MK3.
I vote for:

• Release updated versions of the 35/1.4L and 100-400L.

Ditto & Ditto!  Then... Happy Holidays!!

+4 & +2 to your respective dittos...

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