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I suggest alternating slow/fast cuts in the video (e.g. on the promenade), this does feel a bit frenzied - but the footage is generally very nice. I also felt that the introduction was a bit too long; I wanted to at least peek inside  the house a bit sooner. You might consider that as you develop the script next time.

Photo colors look a bit unrealistic as mentioned before, and I'd appreciate correct verticals in at least some of the outdoor shots.

Funny that you mention it, since the aperture should really be F over one point four - as in F:1.4 (F/1.4) or F 1:1.4

EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:01:40 AM »
I can guess its same old aps-c 18mp sensor, either from 7d or t4i.
same old candy wrapped in new shape. Canon is playing this kind of a game from couple of years.

I'm guessing T4i  sensor since they bothered with the on-chip phase detect AF. Having seen T4i's live view AF performance, though, I doubt it will be even in the ballpark of V1/NEX/GFx unless Canon has been seriously hiding things from EOS users these 5 years.  >:(

EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 09:28:47 AM »
If it really host the barrage of EF lenses I will own this camera. I never thought I'd say that, but having all this glass it'd be so fun to be able to put that on such a small camera on stay a little more discrete when shooting. 

I doubt that with most Lenses attached this will be enough to stay discrete, save for shutter noise.  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:47:37 AM »
I'm afraid this one will die on controls.

The blurred shot of the back suggests there is a thin clickable wheel around the fourway buttons - the same one I found utterly unreliable and clumsy to use on the G1 series. If this turns out to be true, the camera will be completely useless to anyone with bigger hands used to handling 40D/7D/5D+ bodies. (Doesn't Canon do product testing outside Japan as well?)

Other than that, most EOS users will be jealous of what appears to be the focus assist lamp on the mirrorless... Why can't Canon copy at least that feature from Nikon?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« on: July 11, 2012, 04:13:29 PM »
Canonwatch report that the mirrorless will use APSC size sensor. my guess would be the T4i sensor with hybrid AF?

but if thats the case, AF would be far from the competition, like the newer Sony and the lightning fast AF from the newer m4/3.

Indeed. I was quite disappointed with 650D's AF performance in Live View when I went to check it out at a Canon center last week. Can't say the "hybrid phase detect AF" felt any different from a 600D.

EOS Bodies / Re: Joystick issue 5d mk iii
« on: July 11, 2012, 03:48:27 PM »
Sorry about the vagueness, posted in fury...
It started getting supper sensitive making it next to useless and next time I look it had fallen off and it hadn't taken any knocks or any harsh use. Seen on another forum others complaining of the issue...

Curiouser and curiouser. I figured that exact same joystick got a lot of exposure on the 7D, where it didn't cause much trouble (to my knowledge).

Lighting / Re: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT - I'm impressed!
« on: July 08, 2012, 06:46:06 AM »
Yes, the Speedlite 600EX-RT can sync with any shutter speed (according to the manual).  However, when using high-speed sync, the maximum shutter speed on my Canon 60D is 1/250. You should check the max speed on your camera for high-speed sync.

Are you sure you have High speed sync turned on?
The 1/250s limit is what you get with non-HSS flashguns, HSS will easily allow 1/8000 on my 7D with a TTL gun on top. Can't vouch for the radio, though.

Lighting / Re: Chinese knock-off TTL radio flash
« on: July 08, 2012, 06:33:25 AM »
I'm not sure but I think it might well be E-TTL II. Their spec for the 565EX also just says TTL but that one is certainly E-TTL II and/or i-TTL.

It doesn't say if their radio system is cross-compatible with Canon's though.

I'd avoid buying one on the assumption that they do not mean what they say. 
I'd bet its not compatible with the Canon RF link.  Canon will have tight security on their RF linkage.

I'd say they use the TTL moniker to embrace the various TTL flavours of individual manufacturers. As for compatibility with Canon's 600EX-RT, not one of the aftermarket brands has cracked their code yet, but since Canon asks an arm and a leg for the unit, there's definitely some space for 3rd party offers.

That said, Yongnuo's set is clearly aiming at people currently without a flashgun, but there are others if you need radio TTL (chinese, pocketwizard etc.).

I wouldn't knock it down until someone gets 3-4 of these guns out in the field and proves their worth (for a fraction of Canon's price).

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