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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 15, 2013, 04:58:14 AM »
I too think there will be a 7D2 with some break-through feature, probably something to do with video.  It'll cost at least $1500.  Early adopters will flock to buy it. 

Three months after, there will be an 80D which will incorporate the same feature.  It'll cost significantly less.  Some features will be missing from the 80D that the 7D2 has (e.g. AF micro-adjust).

Three months after that the same video feature will hit the Rebel line.

Proven recipe.  Why wouldn't they go for it again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III & Third Party Batteries
« on: December 12, 2013, 04:53:37 PM »
I wonder what's next.  Maybe with the next firmware, when you mount a Sigma/Zeiss/Tokina or other third brand lens, it'll say "irregular lens" and you'll have to push a bunch of buttons to get the camera operational.

Very annoying.

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Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 22, 2013, 11:42:19 AM »
"the" other $4000 50mm lens makes it sound like it's the only one on the block.  Leica noctilux 50/1 sells for roughly the same amount of money, used.    The new Leica noctilux 50/0.95 costs substantially more.

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"did you buy that print at IKEA"

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Outed?
« on: October 13, 2013, 10:22:48 AM »
What's that sound I hear?  It's the sound of Canon 24-70/4 IS sales imploding

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Nailed both aperture and ISO on my first guess... f/4 and 12,800.

Of course, there's just my word for that fact, but I felt pretty good so I posted this worthless post anyway. Fun challenge!
Those settings sound about right to me.

To the OP: be careful with the 50/1.2  Narrow DOF can be nice for video with actors who move carefully with pre-planned motion.  But in the chaos of a pub crawl, you can end up with nothing but blur, giving your viewers a headache.  I'd be on the safe side - stop down.

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Technical Support / Re: Need Help = " How to shoot this kind of Photo"
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:51:47 PM »
Try a fast lens - something like 85/1.8
Manual exposure, set to wide open and high shutter speed.
Set camera to high-speed continuous shooting
Manual focus, prefocus on model.
Count down three, two, one, go.  Squeeze shutter and hold.

Repeat half a dozen times.  Pick the best shot and delete the rest.

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Lenses / Re: Help with a potriat lens
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:33:34 AM »
Get the 70-200/4 IS.

The primes are great for posed portraiture, but if you want to shoot pics of family members on the go then the zoom is the best choice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 10, 2013, 05:00:47 AM »
Here we go again.

Ever since the APSC-sized sensors came out, people have been wondering if it's just a stop gap, something that's gonna go away in a short while.  Well guess what, it hasn't.

APSC is popular.  Manufacturers keep making more and keep selling more of them.  That's because people like the format.  APSC is the new 35 mm.

I'm not sure that its correct to say that APS-C is reason these cameras are popular.  It's the price point that is popular.  So long as the mainstream public will accept spending $x on a camera that produces acceptable exposures, then the camera manufacturers will do all they can to exploit that market - which is what they should be doing.  There is always a market for the best.  It is usually a smaller, more expensive market and it's what typically separates the Pro's from the Enthusiasts.  I don't think that APS-C is going away so long as the mainstream public accepts the price point.

Now, what I do think would be a problem is if we come to a point where APS-C quality can match that of full frame.  Not a good strategy for the camera companies.  You would level the playing field between the pro's and enthusiasts (not artistically of course), and you could not charge beyond what the mainstream public is willing to offer.  Why would a pro buy a more expensive camera if the quality was the same, and why would the mainstream public pay more than they already do.

What a lot of people want - myself included - is a camera that produces great colors, and sharp enlargements to 12"x18".  Digital APSC cameras do just that. 

Little point-n-shoots produce flat colors and blow out highlights, and digital 35 mm is beyond the point of diminishing returns for most folks. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:49:13 PM »
Here we go again.

Ever since the APSC-sized sensors came out, people have been wondering if it's just a stop gap, something that's gonna go away in a short while.  Well guess what, it hasn't.

APSC is popular.  Manufacturers keep making more and keep selling more of them.  That's because people like the format.  APSC is the new 35 mm.


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Software & Accessories / Re: What size RAW should I shoot at?
« on: August 03, 2013, 03:47:07 AM »
Yes I'm beginning to see a sort of pattern of 10 commandments forming on CR.

Number 1 would be:

Buy a 135L ; it'll change your life.

And 2 is definitely:

Only ever shoot in full raw.
 ;D

and commandment #3: Thou shalt print thy pictures.

Why else buy a 6D?

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:28:50 AM »
Very unlikely.  But it'd be cool if they could pull it off.  With a matching 70-200/2 OS.  ;)

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Canon General / Re: People that don't shoot in manual...
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:21:00 AM »
For me, outdoors = AV, indoors = M

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:58:10 PM »
I really don't get the "IS is for video" thing.  Video clips typically last several seconds, and IS won't hold an image that long.  If you shoot video and care about quality, you use a tripod.

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