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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:29:39 AM »
Great news ! ... my 5DIII has an even longer, and more productive future!

aside ... why doesn't Canon hire these guys (ML), and blow every other brand out of the water?

PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2013, 03:05:08 PM »
Why change the form factor? The s110 is finicky. They should keep the nice big dials and buttons even if the body needs to be a little larger

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Handicam, lens or other?
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:08:59 PM »
Audio ruins most low budget films.

Get off camera audio: Zoom H4, Tascam DR40, or even Zoom H1N. Spend a lot of attention on the audio.
Zoom H1N with cheap lavalier mic (I think olympus has one for $20) on talent works really well.

Rode videomic is crappy on a boom pole, it will pick up every little movement of the pole. Get the Rode videomic PRO; it doesn't pick up boom pole sounds, big difference.

Premiere CS4 will crash constantly and frustrate you to no end in editing. Get at least CS5. CS6 is great!
Plural Eyes will sync the multi-source audio.

Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?


Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:59:52 AM »
I see no reason to either be excited or care about Canon lens releases anymore.  With Nikon taking the lead in inflated pricing with the 80-400mm by charging a mind-blowing $2700, Canon is certain to do the same.

Since upgrading to FF, I've bought and returned a 24-70 F4 IS and a 35mm IS.  I bet you can guess what I went with instead ;D  I have also scrapped plans to buy the 70-200mm F2.8 IS L v2, targeting the Tamron F2.8 VC instead.

The days where Canon and Nikon could command massive margins over 3rd party due to higher quality are gone.  H*ll, they can't even get rebates right.  That last round increased pricing on half the items.

I love my Canon gear for sure. But the Sticker price shock is wearing me down too.
Now I'm keeping a much closer eye on the competition than I ever did before, including bodies and whole systems. I can't say that I'm going to jump ship, but a few years ago even the thought of considering it never entered my mind. I guess I was confident that Canon would always be the best value gear (FF) for me. But the competition is fierce in every arena today, and Canon needs to to go all in to stay ahead.

Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:10:15 AM »
I have no interest in the 200-400 (way too rich for me), but I'm interested in this.

I think it will sell very well if it is under $2500. Over $3000 will scare off a lot of buyers.

Software & Accessories / Re: Screw-on ND filter for 16-35 II
« on: April 25, 2013, 12:15:51 PM »
If you custom WB with the ND filter on, does that now eliminate any color cast?

Software & Accessories / Re: Screw-on ND filter for 16-35 II
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:50:52 AM »
Here's a few examples of long time exposures with the B+W .

 The last photo has the color cast intact , it's not terrible .
If you do decide to go with the screw on filter, don't forget to purchase some stop-down rings so you can use it on other lenses !

Gorgeous shots. I feel inspired to use my ND filters more.
Do you need 10 stops to accomplish this? Can you make do with 6 stops ND?


Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Available Mid 2014?
« on: April 23, 2013, 09:51:00 AM »
great idea for a lens. too expensive for me.

But Sigma will probably have one out and available for $3500 before this hits the street.

Go Sigma!

24 1.4, improved 50 1.4, and if the 135 1.8 has IS, I'm looking at 3 new lenses if they are up to the quality of their 35 1.4 (price dependent of course)

I bought the 16-35L II several years ago because the sale price was too good to pass up. I didn't use it much for about a year. Finally I decided I had to learn how to use this lens so I went out regularly with only the 5DII and the 16-35 lens. That forced me to work out how to use the lens.

At first I was a bit frustrated because you have to look at things differently in order to see the shot opportunity. Many of the best Photojournalism shots are taken with this lens, or other ultra-wides. Check out:

Google photojournalism awards and you'll notice a lot of ultra-wide shots.

Long story short, it became my favorite lens, and I rarely leave home without it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2013, 10:22:24 PM »
I could use a crop body just for some reach at times, but this is going to have to offer something with an awfully big WOW effect to entice me. The 5DIII does everything pretty darn well as it is.

I hope it has something enticing, because I like new stuff. As it is, I can get a T3i for $500 for the occasional bit of reach.

I know I'm dreaming here, but I hope they give us video focus assist on the 5DIII.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 08, 2013, 12:53:33 PM »
There will be no big megapixel announcement in april.

First Canon has to replace some lenses like the EF 16-35 II L, the EF 17-40 L ...

Both lenses don´t work pretty with the big megapixel prototypes.

i'd be interested in the new 16-35 !

I have the 16-35 2.8L II, it's my most heavily used lens.
I'd upgrade if they improve it, but I'd rather have a 18-28 2.8, or 17-24 2.8 that was cracking good everywhere and a little smaller and lighter.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:48:50 AM »
It does look awesome, but out of my budget range.
Maybe it will be affordable at daily rental rates.

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