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EOS Bodies / Re: Global Shutter Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:58:23 PM »
What's the point of having 30fps when you have video shot at 30fps?  Doesn't the 1DC cover this?  Or is this basically what the mirrorless cameras have, just faster? they have very fast frame bursts..  slightly confused?

Various points:

18+MP is a LOT more detail (with a LOT more reach for sports and wildlife too) captured than 2MP or 8MP.

As far as compression and RAW and so forth, you could of course allow those all as video options too so nothing gained there per se.

The big thing is, aside from the detail and reach, that none of the DSLR have global shutter so you get issues that are not acceptable from stills from video in too many important scenarios.

The 1DC definitely does do anything this would at all because: no RAW video so you'd be stuck with essentially in camera processed 8bit JPG images for stills! it applies compression, no lossless modes. 8MP is simply a lot less detail 18+ MP, especially after the compression.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:03:05 AM »
Not surprised.

The 24-70 f/4 IS is better stopped down for landscapes and FAR smaller and lighter and barely cost more.

The 24-105L real world price fell to much less than this sigma.

The Tamron 24-70 VC was the same size and weight but offer f/2.8 and probably a bit better IQ, although for a few hundreds more.

The 24-70 II has much better IQ and is a trace smaller and lighter! despite having f/2.8 (although no IS and costing a lot more)

The first two made it not make too much sense for Canon users IMO and the last two just made it even more clear IMO.

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:18:36 PM »
How is the user experience with the UHD displays?  As far as lag and refresh rate.  I read some articles last year that a lot of computers would choke on all the data, needing special cords, GPU, etc.  Didn't know if that's still applicable or if things have changed.

I've got a pretty good desktop at home (Haswell 4770k, 16gb, SSD, etc), no GPU but I'd get one.  I just want to make sure that I can still quickly sort through photos in LR and quickly kick them to PS.  The higher resolution just isn't worth it if it slows me down.

Any of you have the P2715Q?

I have i7 3770, 32GB, W7 64bit, GTX670 and it runs perfectly fine. Heck, even most of my games actually manage 30fps+ even at 4k.

Most Windows boxes that can drive 4k, can do so at full 60Hz (a few might only have HDMI/DVI out and those would be stuck at 30Hz unless you got a new card, but you can find pretty cheap cards that have DisplayPort 1.2 these days (they might not run stuff like games well at 4k at all though)).

A number of MACs are locked into 30Hz only.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:13:40 PM »

People who buy the Rebels don't know anything about cameras, they buy because it has a logo the recognize on the front. It is just like those idiots who line up to buy the first iPhone the day it is released. They are clueless about the hardware, they buy the logo.

Maybe with some, but not with many. I've known many people who know a a lot of cameras and photography who purchased a Rebel. Camera gear is expensive and not everyone can afford a 5D3. And that really comes into play when you talk about HS, college and grad students. I mean there are plenty of those who have 5D3 and 1DX, but a lot have Rebels too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 08:09:15 PM »
And why a new 24.2 MP sensor for this and not the 7D2?
Is this maybe a new sensor that matches Exmor?
One could hope. Although poor 7D2.

Why poor 7D2? This is a totally different approach. The 1DX has even less pixels than the 7D2 and I would always, ever and easily take the 1DX over everything with more pixels... especially if it's APS-C, only. The 7DM2 is a quick sportscamera with everything optimzed towards speed. On sport-cars you even pay a few grands more if you have lesser weight. There is no need to have 6 seats in a Porsche. So, the APS-C will satisfy the ones who need the pixels. The 7D2 has a whole unique point in the line for a quick response and Autofocus on par with the pro-Models.

Are we again on the stupid "Megapixelomania"? Hope not.

No, see the part I just bolded above.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:52:15 PM »
"HDR movie"


And why a new 24.2 MP sensor for this and not the 7D2?
Is this maybe a new sensor that matches Exmor?
One could hope. Although poor 7D2.

Post Processing / Re: Choose a Monitor?
« on: January 20, 2015, 02:40:56 PM »
Shoot with a 7D2 and a 5DM3 w/ all "L" zoom lenses ... if that matters ?

It doesn't matter as far as you're editing is concerned.  But I will point out that you have over $5000 worth of camera - two of the best that Canon makes, and who knows how much in L lenses.  Maybe you should give yourself a bit more leeway in budget for a monitor?


It's odd that people will have like 5k, 10k, 15k of bodies and lenses and then ask what display, you know to actually view anything that you ever took, they can get away with for $200 and under.

My suggestion would be to go for something like Dell UP2414Q or some other IPS UHD (or even 5k) screen.

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 18, 2015, 04:01:22 PM »
Thanks LTLRI, appreciate the info. Checking prices there is surprisingly little difference between web and local shop so it would be a good buy and try situation.

The real problem I've got is a head and heart situation. I'm in a similar situation as the OP so his question was very well timed but my head is saying upgrade monitor and colour management my heart is saying get those two lenses you want....  :-[

Ah choices choices, its all fun though  ;D

All I can say is upgrading to UHD (with my UP2414Q purchase) was the best photo purchase I've made in years. UHD vs HD is just a night and day difference in experience. Who has the time or money to print most shots and 8MP vs 2MP is one heck of a difference for viewing.

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 17, 2015, 06:12:19 PM »
I wonder about the Dell UP 2414Q also.  I looked it up on B&H after someone above recommended it.  There was one weird comment/review from someone that said it makes the text appear so tiny that they only use the monitor for photo editing.

Why would that be, and is it nonsense?  Supposedly if you set the text size super large to compensate it then messes up on website layouts.

Actually websites are one scenario where you don't run into any small text or formatting issues ever (with the one exception being Chrome which is a terrible browser which also recently broke color management again, all they care about it trying to win meaningless speed tests on blog comparisons, Chrome appears to force one to either interpolate everything, even text, up from 1920x1080 or leave text tiny; Firefox, IE and Safari have no such issues at all) whether it's MAC OS or Windows Vista or newer. You just set 200% scaling in the OS for Windows or HiDPI for MAC and you incredible text that is 4x crisper than before with everything placed exactly as before, there are no formatting issues whatsoever. It just places every last thing in the exact same place as before but simply renders 4x crisper text and interpolates images up 2x in each direction (images might look a trace softer on the web due to that interpolation though) unless it's a rare site that has HiDPI support and gives you ultra high res images.

But it's awesome to browse websites and have all of the text look like it's not computery digital text but like you are reading text out of a book/magazine. Text looks so much better on webpages.

There are programs where the alignment ends up a but off in Windows, but mostly they are still usable and, if you must, you can tell the OS to render them as if they were 1920x1080 and then interpolate up, that's a bit fuzzy due to interpolation but it lets you get things not super small if the normal 200% without interpolation ends up misformatting so badly that it's unusable. With what I use it's not really been any issue for me other than Photoshop CS6 (the new, rental model, which I hate and have so far refused to fall for Photoshop CC scales 200% fine) leaving non-menu text and icons super small, but I live with it, I know where all the icons are and just lean in for a second if I need to see that stuff better. Lightroom scales 200% UI fine on MAC or Windows. On MAC even Photoshop CS6 scales HiDPI UI fine.

Windows 7 and 8 scale the desktop itself better than Vista (which spaces icons too far apart and does a sloppy job of the desktop itself's scaling). MAC OS scales all fine if you set HiDPI mode. On some MACs you need to run pre-Mavericks and hack the OS to enable HiDPI options because Apple seems to want to trick people into getting new hardware or something. But I was able to unlock HW support for UHD 30HZ (30Hz isn't ideal, but all I use my MAC Mini for it's fine enough, my main box is my Windows box, I just do App development on the MAC Mini really) and full OS HiDPI scaling even on my older Mac MINI through OS hacking (they seem to have locked out the hack on Mavericks so I have not upgrade to Mavericks or later yet).

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 17, 2015, 05:59:10 PM »
Is there actually any issues with backlight bleed and image burn with the Dell UP2414Q ?

I ask because I read a review where comments were left inferring these were big issues, it looks such a great panel though.

Of course it is the interweb though! So would be good to here from those hear that actually use it


At least with my copy absolutely none at all. My UP2414Q fully matches my NEC PA241W in every way in terms of performance at worst and is better for offering 4x the resolution and having a much nicer, much less intrusive new IPS AG coating and actually even a slightly wider gamut too due to the GB-r LED backlight as opposed to WGCCFL backlighting.

The only things worse about it are that calibrations can only be stored internally (no idea why it won't write to file and then load into the displays as needed to give unlimited choices) and the calibration takes considerably longer.

I'm sure it's possible to get a bad copy of anything though. My first NEC PA241W had backlight bleed strongly on the whole upper top left/center (which also actually subtly spread over the entire screen and made the lowest black level measure twice as high as my second copy)!

Software & Accessories / Re: What monitor????
« on: January 17, 2015, 02:35:21 AM »
Dell UP2414Q

UHD is amazing! It's like getting instant, free 20" 8MP prints!

It has wide gamut, IPS, internal high bit programmable LUT, programmable screen uniformity compensation, it doesn't even use PWM at all to drive the LED backlight but expensive direct current methods, and did I say it's an 8MP display?

And the price is really good now, I think $750.

The 24" UHD from NEC is only EA+ series not full PA series and it costs a ton more.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 15, 2015, 01:58:43 PM »
Yes...but will the new 5 body output 4k without the crud?  A truly clean out for an external recorder?

If not and if the cam doesn't have better DR for stills then the solution is to keep 5D3 for general shooting and 1080P RAW and to get some A7R II with 4k from Sony later this year.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS-1D C Coming Down in Price Again?
« on: January 15, 2015, 12:07:19 AM »
If pricing in Europe and North America follow, I'll bet this is a strong indicator that the next 5-series body will do 4K video...

Lets hope!


Who cares if all they do is sit on it. All it means is that they make nothing of it and that nobody else can either.

Also lots of them might have nothing to do with cameras and most probably aren't all that practical.

I see a trend towards touch devices because it is fashionable and because of the cost savings for the producer

Let me make a visual comment here. Maybe I'm just getting old, this new wishy-whooshy touchscreen stuff isn't for me. And I'm not rich enough to avoid the consumer-level products and keep buying "pro" gear that is actually usable.

touch screen is big if you have DPAF though

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