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EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:08:30 AM »
If 10fps is true, I'm also hoping the current 19 point af of the existing 7D can produce enough keepers, if not upgrading the af system a bit as well. I definitely have more keepers on my 1d mark iii for action shooting than I ever did when I shot a 7D which is why I sold it. Although I'm sure IQ is going to be the concern most people will prioritize.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: CompactFlash vs SDXC (Effectively 5D3 vs 6D)
« on: November 26, 2012, 03:15:28 PM »
 With CF it's all about durability and compatibility with pro cameras, speed should be about the same with both. Advantage of sd cards is compatibility in everyday devices like integrated slots in computers, tablets, etc.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 26, 2012, 02:53:45 PM »
Everyone always forgets about the 100 f/2....

It's just so similar to the 85mm in every way =P people go for the 85mm because of popularity and it's been very popular as a focal length, for decades. An extra 15mm... Not that big of a deal in the short telephoto range. I remember this from comparing 85mm and 100mm shots from my 70-200 before. Actually, 85mm vs 135mm isn't that big of a difference on crop either when looking through the viewfinder, but only if you can walk back and forth to compensate distance. 100mm is like 85mm to me when shooting closer to infinity. Just my honest opinion.

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Lenses / Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« on: November 26, 2012, 02:06:14 PM »
I'd probably leave the 70-200mm f4 IS out of the list, despite it being a very sharp and useful lens.... It just doesn't stop action indoors well enough. You're better off with the 70-200 2.8 with monopod, but personally I'd pick the 135mm f2 for indoor sports (I shot a lot of basketball) because with 85mm I'd always feel like I needed to be closer but couldn't because I didn't want to interrupt the game. But if you can get close enough the 85mm is a really good bang for the buck lens for your situation. Also, with my copies of both I'm very comfortable shooting the 135mm at f2, although when i had the 85mm 1.8 I had a tendency to stop it down to 2.2 or smaller a lot in order to equal the average amount of keepers on my 135L. Again, these were just my copies of those lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:32:43 AM »
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the advantages of built in wifi for videographers. We fly a 60D on a crane sometimes and being able to see what I'm recording wirelessly on any of my pocketable screens, or even a tablet will be ground breaking for that kind of work. Or how about those shots where the camera is hidden? I've done a shot with a dslr that was inside a fridge and though its a rare shot, the convenience of less takes is always welcome. Directing via cell phone? Man... I'm betting anything the magic lantern guys are already thinking of ways to play with the wifi function.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern Team Hacks the Canon EOS M
« on: November 26, 2012, 10:21:23 AM »
Okay..... NOW I want an eos m. Imagine it on a flycam nano for b-roll work, lol.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible positive 6D surprise? Should I wait?
« on: November 24, 2012, 03:16:22 AM »
If it is any better than 5D3's sensor it would be incremental and probably unnoticable in real world test results. Never get caught up in speculation, buy what you need when you need it, don't turn back, and you'll be a lot happier.

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I can attest to the 5Dc having nicer looking images at ISO 3200 compared to 7D. I've owned both extensively as well. Yes, in charts and 100% crops the 7D looks competitive, but in real world use the 5D images look so much better because of the huge pixel size. It might depend on the situation as well. But I take photos of people at events and I'd never use 3200 on a 7D at a wedding but I'd sure as hell use it on a 5d.

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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 18, 2012, 01:54:27 PM »
As far as ergonomics, holding a gripped body in comparison to a 1D series body is a very different experience. First thing you'll notice is that the screw dial that locks the grip into place is no longer there, some people like myself hate that thing for when turning the body to portrait as I tend to fiddle or scratch on it sometimes. Once you get used to holding a 1 series, it's more than just an integrated grip, you feel like you're actually holding the entire camera rather than holding a grip that's attached to it. Hard to truly explain the feeling, but the confidence level seems to go up in that slight sense of extra stability and comfort. Like said earlier in this thread I also appreciate the extra LCD, and the tighter button layout. Aesthetically.... Integrated grip bodies also look a lot less tackier than ones with removable grips. Also, whether integrated grip or not, it just looks and feels so much more manly in portrait mode. I used to see myself in the mirror or other male photographers hold their ungripped cameras in portrait orientation and think uhh....yeah....soccer mom pose. Then again if you do all landscape and work with a tripod a lot I wouldn't worry about it. Just my opinion.


First of all, if you care how "manly" you look, you aren't very "manly".
Second, you're still talking about bottom-attached grips, not the 1V-style grip, which is far more "integrated" into the body.

http://superhappycashcow.com/CAMERA/USED%20CAMERA/06-05-12/0300/07.jpg


Offended? It's just not an optimal stance to have your arm curved up and around like that, especially if you're shooting with telephoto. I'm well aware of the 1V style grip. But like I was clearly explaining... If you take a newer 1 series vs for example, a 60d body with a grip, it's not as similar as you may think. Try shooting all day with them, heck, try shooting 200,000 shots a year with them. You don't notice these things looking at photos of cameras on the internet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 18, 2012, 10:50:55 AM »
As far as ergonomics, holding a gripped body in comparison to a 1D series body is a very different experience. First thing you'll notice is that the screw dial that locks the grip into place is no longer there, some people like myself hate that thing for when turning the body to portrait as I tend to fiddle or scratch on it sometimes. Once you get used to holding a 1 series, it's more than just an integrated grip, you feel like you're actually holding the entire camera rather than holding a grip that's attached to it. Hard to truly explain the feeling, but the confidence level seems to go up in that slight sense of extra stability and comfort. Like said earlier in this thread I also appreciate the extra LCD, and the tighter button layout. Aesthetically.... Integrated grip bodies also look a lot less tackier than ones with removable grips. Also, whether integrated grip or not, it just looks and feels so much more manly in portrait mode. I used to see myself in the mirror or other male photographers hold their ungripped cameras in portrait orientation and think uhh....yeah....soccer mom pose. Then again if you do all landscape and work with a tripod a lot I wouldn't worry about it. Just my opinion.

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If you need it now, buy it now. Especially if you generate income with photography.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 06, 2012, 09:28:40 PM »
I'm all for IQ but I think something like a 17-70 range would have been really nice for an F4 "standard" lens to be an alternative to those who have a 24-105 already. I mean, isn't that what the 24-105 was all about to begin with? The standard lens with the most focal lengths. 17-70 would have been great, even for crop cameras! I wouldn't have minded the extra weight and the slow speed but I disagree with overlapping this lens over the 24-105 instead of diversifying the focal range. The 24-105 is already acceptable in the weight department compared to other L lenses... Just my two cents. But, the damage is done already. One thing I did wanted fixed on the 24-105 was the distortion on the wide end, and if they fixed that with the new 24-70 lenses then I can only see more reason to try one out or even buy one after seeing enough good sample shots and good reviews.

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Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 11:17:23 AM »
If they release a new 50, i want upgraded optics and a real USM system that doesnt break... we dont need IS, and we dont need anything fancy, not all of us are made out of money..

+1 on that ridiculous micro USM ring. I went through two copies of the canon 50mm 1.4 and both had the same issue where AF would all of a sudden stop working. Had the last one repaired, sold it, and never went back to it. Better optics would be very nice, but not as nice as being able to shoot sharp photos wide open consistently.

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Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 09:51:36 AM »
I really don't see the need for IS at 50mm.  I don't have the steadiest hands, but I usually have stable enough hands to get off a shot with a 50mm on a crop sensor (80mm) without issue.

I'm sure if the proposed logic for the recently released 24mm 2.8 IS exists... I probably don't have to finish that sentence, right? Anyways, Canon doesn't care what an individual person thinks. If they did, they'd have to release billions of unique products just to satisfy one person who doesn't shoot video or someone who lacks the desire to shoot lower shutter speeds to keep the ISO low in moments where even a human tripod couldn't keep still. I mean uh, who would buy an IS lens that "wide"? You'd be surprised.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5dm3 picture style for video
« on: November 02, 2012, 08:46:41 AM »
Hey guys,

I m getting my new 5dm3 on Tuesday and I've worked with it before for a few weeks, I was wondering what picture style's you guys use in different scenarios, be it fiction or factual.

We always use prolost, which is what Philip Bloom actually got us to use from reading his blog... Just go to the neutral preset, take sharpness and contrast all the way down to the left, and take saturation down two notches. It's supposed to give you a couple more stops of dynamic range to work with in post.

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