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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How to keep ISO consistent?
« on: October 24, 2012, 07:11:58 PM »
Hi all,

I need some help on how to keep the ISO as consistent as possible when shooting a short film with the 5d mark III. How to do this?

Does it mean I set and lock the ISO at let's say: 160 ISO throughout the whole shooting? And change the aperture to match the ISO (and locked shutter speed at 1/50)?

Thanks, have a nice day,

Dave

I'd use M mode, lock the 1/50th (for most scenes), set the aperture to DOF you desire and then adjust lighting, ND filters and ISO as needed yourself (sometimes you might keep ISO more similar and just use a different DOF if you are afraid the scenes might not quite match in 'grain' and they really need to and things would be too extreme otherwise).

1907
Yes, really! Just announced & available in April 2013. Here's my take on what this means for filmmakers:
http://paul-d.tv/blog/2012/10/23/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-clean-hdmi-out-firmware-announced/

P

good review

Also note that Magic Lantern has apparently already unlocked clean HDMI out for the 5D3. I hope to test it later this week.

1908
Software & Accessories / Re: Need great Photo editing monitor
« on: October 24, 2012, 06:37:17 PM »
I am looking to buy a great photo editing monitor for still pictures, I dont know much in this area and could really use some input on what other people are using and like. I have an ati firepro v4800 graphics card and want a monitor that supports 1.07 billion colors.
Thanks in advance :)

NEC PA series 24"+ are really good, 14bit internal 3D LUT, 100% perfect sRGB emulation modes (more perfect sRGB than sRGB monitors can do, all internal so even programs with zero calibration will display 100% perfect sRGB and interal sRGB or gamma 2.2 TRC etc.) in addition to wide gamut (really nice for fall foliage, sunsets, intense tropical waters, emerald-type gems, really brilliant clothing colors, flowers, etc) and support display port input for 10bit color with you firepro and across the frame color/brightness compensation engine.

Many of the Eizo too if you want to spend 2x as much for a bit better perhaps (but not 2x better). In the US, Eizo doesn't sell any of their best low and mid tier so you need to stick to their high end stuff in the US.

Those are definitely higher tiers than the Dells and Samsungs and such.

1909
So what sort of portable recorders are people using? I've heard that some very small, high quality and not too crazy priced ones have been released over the last year but don't know any of the details.

I got one of these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tascam-DR-40-Handheld-4-Track-Portable-Recorder-New-International-Shipping-/220882989533?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Multi_Track_Recorders&hash=item336da6f1dd

and I got a couple of rode NTG mics

seems pretty decent with lots of features

I actually mean to record the clean HDMI out video. I wasn't talking audio, but yeah I have seen people use that for audio.

1910
That's a good question.  I'd be interested too. 

I wonder how many visitors to this site are focused on video.  I know there are other video-centric sites for Canon users.  I am interested in video but I am far more interested in stills.  I'm not sure I've even tried to shoot video on my 6 month old 5D3.

http://nikonrumors.com/forum/topic.php?id=4931

Ninja 2 sounds promising

1911
So what sort of portable recorders are people using? I've heard that some very small, high quality and not too crazy priced ones have been released over the last year but don't know any of the details.

1912
http://www.magiclantern.fm/whats-new/104-releases/143-second-alpha-for-5d-mark-iii

Hopefully I have enough posts to get this topic going and not sit in limbo as the two other guys who tried to start it up.


1913
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Full Frame Sharper Than Crop?
« on: October 22, 2012, 10:07:56 PM »
So I've been doing some research and comparing different lenses on The Digital Picture's ISO comparison tool.  What I am seeing is that the the same lens on both full frame and crop cameras shows a sharper image on the full frame camera.  According to Ken Rockwell, he states that full frame will always be sharper.  I know people don't like quoting him much, but from what I see, he appears to be right. 

FF is sharper than APS-C using the same lens at the same aperture at the 100% view if it has lower photosite density than the APS-C camera (very often this is the case) and the AA filters are not radically different between the two.


1914
EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 06:13:17 PM »
Forget 50mp... just let me swap out my 5d3 sensor for something with NO AA filter... 

While Canon is at it... please play nice with Sony and Sigma and get us a 16DR with Foveon type non-bayerless 22mp sensor with 5d3 type high ISO performance. 


Wake up...   what a wet dream that was...


5D3 without AA filter would be pretty moire and aliased though no? it's only 20D photosite density

:-)  True, if I was into shooting fabrics.

what about ripples on a lake or fallen leaves on a forest floor or jagged rocks, etc.  :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:21:42 PM »
My question, as I'm not an optics expert, is once you get into that realm of 30+ (if not before), how many current EF lenses are going to be able to leverage that sensor fully?

keep in mind that the latest Rebel is like 48MP FF equivalent

1916
EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:20:57 PM »
Forget 50mp... just let me swap out my 5d3 sensor for something with NO AA filter... 

While Canon is at it... please play nice with Sony and Sigma and get us a 16DR with Foveon type non-bayerless 22mp sensor with 5d3 type high ISO performance. 


Wake up...   what a wet dream that was...

5D3 without AA filter would be pretty moire and aliased though no? it's only 20D photosite density

1917
EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:19:26 PM »
By the way, I'm very unhappy they're 1D-style bodies, as I'd never own a body like that.  I have very rare need for a portrait grip and don't want to carry one around all day when I don't need it.  Further, the 1D bodies are too large for my hands.  My 5D fits my hand like it was made for it.

+1

although keep in mind that they did stress they were just pure test bodies and the rumor could be entirely fake too

1918
EOS Bodies / Re: Are there 39mp & 50mp+ Test Bodies in the Wild? [CR1]
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:18:12 PM »
Am happy that this is in the 1d style bodies. As I believe such hi mpx is for hi end use and pretty useless for general photographers.

you believe wrong, even for reach alone, that is huge, give it 32-40MP density and crop modes so as to not waste file space, and you'd toss a lot more detail onto reach limited wildlife shots and not fill up HDs any faster, for starters

1919
EOS Bodies / Re: PhotoPlus Announcements?
« on: October 22, 2012, 02:16:35 PM »
What kind of improvements do you think the 5DIII needs?

Well, as you see I don't own one (yet, still waiting for the price to drop or if it doesn't to get a used 5d2). But this is what can be improved w/o copying features from the 1d like spot metering on the af point:

* pop-up flash

would be nice but it doesn't seem to be their way for above xxD
there are some complaints about TSE and D700/D800, not sure how serious or whether that could be avoided


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* non-crippled, faster sd controller - as it is sd is only good for jpeg backup and starting magic lantern

apparently that is just how their chip maker makes the interfaces and it wasn't any intentional crippling by marketing, maybe by the next round i'm sure, it will be different

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* replaceable viewing screens

would have been nice


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* well, for me: swivel screen (yes-this-is-very-useful)

could be useful


I think video is where they could've crippled it less, although ML is starting to fill in some of the gaps but better quality codecs, two crop modes, peaking, 100% zoom box live during filming, zebras, clean HDMI 1080p out, better histogram, etc. (ML does give better histogram and zebras and some degree of peaking already, not sure it will ever be able to give crop modes and who knows how far it can go with the codecs, etc.)

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Lenses / Re: Bring 120-300 OS or buy 55-250mm ?
« on: October 22, 2012, 01:55:08 AM »
So my problem is that if i bring my 120-300 with me to my europe trip, it adds a lot of weight in my luggage.
Sure I can manage to save the weight somwhere else but,
If I buy the 55-250 and bring this one instead, I would lose 45mm(less than that since the 300mm is more like 275) but I would lose image quality and a lot of light..but it's inexpensive and light. And I don't want to spend more than 200$ so..

Also I was questioning myself if it's not a little risky to bring a lens that big and expensive to a 1-2 month trip.. So if some of you have travelled with expensive gear can give me advices, I would be thankful.
Your toughts would be appreciated!

Depends upon how you are traveling and what you are doing, that is kinda of a pain of a lens to lug all around. I have taken a 300 2.8 with me on trips, but lots of times I was using the 70-200 f/4 IS (or later 70-300 L instead or earlier the Canon 70-300 non-L instead or even earlier :D the 100-300L instead).  If you want to have it around with you all the time while running all over and not just for special shots near the car here and there I would look into the 55-250 for sure. Maybe a tamron 70-300 VC.

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