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I looked at the 4900, and the net is full of poor reviews. I get it that it is more common to post poor reviews than good ones.

Any particular time to watch for Epson deals, with "Black Friday" and "cyber Monday" distant memories now?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to spend $3000 now or keep saving?
« on: December 04, 2013, 08:47:34 AM »
My new camera fund has reached $3000, barely enough for a used 1D4 or a new 5D3.  Looking around, I can also get a Sony A7R with 36MP, ISO 25600 and a 24-70 f/4 FF lens.  Or do I keep going and hope to get a lower priced or refurb 1DX for another $5000. I would like a camera for low light stage events.

The part in bold in the quote above points to the 1Dx.

Low light performance of the 1Dx is better than the 5D3 or 1DIV.

Low light performance of the 6D apparently betters the 5D3, but gives up some AF performance parameters. There is a current thread on going from a 5D3 to a 6D here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18417.0

You can use an ISO 25600 file right out of a 1Dx. Can you do that with a Sony (serious question- I have no idea).

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* Even when it warns that a cart is low, you keep printing. There's probably a dozen or more 16x20's left in the cart. You can change carts mid-print without affecting the print, so you just keep going until it asks for a new cart.

* Changing a cart does not touch the ink levels in the other carts. Only the changed line is primed. Most ink jets prime every line once a single cart is changed which defeats the whole purpose of individual carts and is a big part of the reason why ink disappears into a void.

The only drawback is that the glossy and matte blacks share a line, so if you change paper types you lose some ink (a few bucks worth). So you need to batch your prints by type. But the printer performs so well...and the carts last so long...that this is hardly worth complaining about.

I have a feeling that the Pro-10 doesn't have "hot swappable" ink tanks.

I have also been wondering if all inks are primed when one tank is replaced. I haven't been able to find any support in the manual yet.

Is there an Epson that shares the strong points outlined in your posting but doesn't require a change of black ink for glossy/matte?

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There is no savings printing with the 9000 over taking photos to a lab.

The only reason to use it is convenience and if you want to control the output of your work.
The 9000 gives better results than my local labs. If those reasons do not justify the cost of the ink, take your stuff to a lab and avoid the stress.


Cost wise;
On small prints it will cost you more to use the 9000 than the labs.
Large prints it balances out somewhat.

AND; Stop printing text, it is an incredible waste of money.

Well, I got my Pro-10 because I wanted to print stuff at home, and I picked it up with a rebate, so the price was good. I have been printing non-photo items on a laser printer for a long time.

First few prints were pretty rough with an uncalibrated monitor and no additional adjustments. I didn't get what I saw, so that would have been interesting if I outsourced the print.

I was kind of hoping it would be a wash with compared to farming stuff out, but I'm not sure. I do have oodles of paper now...  :o ::)

Who knows, maybe it will come down to getting rid of it, or limit the size to 4 x 6 (maybe 5 x 7) for proofing and farm out bigger prints. My internet connection sucks, so uploading big files is an issue.

A 4 x 6 print is 24 square inches, 8 x 11 is 88 square inches and a 13 x 19 is 247 square inches. I guess the use of ink makes sense in those terms.

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I am pretty sure the PRO-100/10 have an option to disable auto cleaning, suprised the 9000 does not.

What happens when this is disabled? How long can an inkjet printer sit before ink dries up inside?

I found something called "Execute ink quality maintenance automatically" with a checkbox (Pro-10 properties).

The ink appetite has kinda surprised me. It has been almost 10 years since I last owned an inkjet- switched to laser. But I wanted to print stuff at home without going out.

I suppose it is just a matter of time before 3rd party inks come out for this printer...

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Has anyone tried one of those Xerox solid ink printers?

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:16:51 PM »
We don't have big cats in my neighbourhood, but this small one jumped at me after running quite rapidly. Shot @f2



The cat photos *are* amazing with a 1DX  ;D

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Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:47:33 AM »

I believe it was because the AF motor was inside the camera body and not in the lens like the EF lenses are now.

Current DSLR Nikon's are backward compatible with all Nikkor lenses but certain bodies (Like the D7000/D7100) can AF older lenses while others cannot. (Like the D5300)

At this point in the game, I think Canon would have a munity on their if they changed the camera lens mount again.  I know I wouldn't stick around.

D

Interesting. I haven't really researched the AF tech available back then for the FD equipment.

Guess I lucked out choosing an EOS 620 way back when...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon buy 1, get 4 paper sale on again
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:40:30 AM »
I'm looking forward to the buy 1 get 4 ink deal :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:50:57 PM »

I'll look up the name of the app again buy yes I do remember seeing an app for this

Now that would be awesome.

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Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:30:13 PM »
I'm not certain I can agree that the EOS system is stronger because of Canon's decision to orphan all their previous owners.  Since they felt the need to start with a (mostly) clean slate, they could have chosen the flange distance such that a high quality adapter for the FD mount lenses would have been reasonable (and profitable).  They took a calculated risk that they wouldn't drive all their customers to Nikon (and remember they did hedge their bet by make a very special adapter for those few customers who had invested in the really expensive telephoto lenses), and it paid off.

They tested the waters (unsuccessfully) with their autofocus FD lenses, analyzed the market trajectory, made some strategic decisions, and were eventually proven to have chosen correctly.

But we'll never know what might have been if they had made the decision to make their new design adaptable to their old lenses.  Perhaps they might have been even stronger.  (although then Ed Mika wouldn't be in business)

But given their demonstrated lack of loyalty to the installed base, one has to wonder what 10 years will bring.

I can't imagine the uproar if the same thing was done today... but I suppose it's possible.

I wonder what technical aspects made the 2 systems incompatible.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon buy 1, get 4 paper sale on again
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:57:37 PM »
Promo has been extended to 12/28/2013

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best tablet for on-location preview
« on: December 01, 2013, 05:42:07 PM »
... the pro is a full laptop which has a pen,and can also turn into a tablet like Waco (sp) for your pc

By this, do you mean it is possible to use a Surface Pro as a touch input device for a PC?

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Canon General / Re: Question re: 4K
« on: November 28, 2013, 11:04:37 PM »

Are you saying there's no difference between HDMI 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4?  1.3 has been around since 2005 or 2006. 

From what I can tell, the only way to watch 4k video content in the home, is via Sony's pre-loaded, dedicated hard drive, on their 4k sets.  Sharp and Samsung have something similar, but Sony owns the rights to a lot of movies, so their drive comes with like 20 movies on it.  Whether or not the majority of those movies was remastered at the 4k resolution, rather than just upsampled to it, I can't say.  Whether or not I would want to watch any of those 20 movies more than twice, I can say...the answer is NO. 

Either way, I can agree that unless there starts being a lot of 4k content, then TV's with that resolution will not sell well.

I may have the 1.X number wrong, but unless the set has 2x HDMI 1.X input, HDMI 2.0 and/or a DisplayPort input, you aren't getting 4k at more than 30 Hz.

I didn't inquire at the store I saw the 4k sets at as to what the input source was.

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Canon General / Re: Question re: 4K
« on: November 28, 2013, 07:41:58 AM »
I don't even know why I'm asking this here, but we will see if anyone knows the answer.

Do you really need a 4K TV to view 4K?

I mean, I view a lot of online stuff, and my monitor's resolution is only 1280X1024.
We all know the difference between 480p and 1080p, and you can see the difference even between 720p and 1080p. And, this is all through youtube. Anyway, I've been watching plenty of 2.5K videos on vimeo... the video is so pristine... and thats on my 1280X1024 monitor...

Similarly, there is a huge difference between a blu-ray movie that is 1080p and a dvd movie that is 1080p.

I have seen some 4k demo sets and the picture was incredible. A bigger difference than a good crt (say, Sony XBR) to 1920 x 1080 in my opinion.

There is a bottleneck, though.

A single HDMI 1.2 cable can do 4k, but only at 30hz.

Higher refresh only happens with (1) 2x HDMI 1.2 inputs, (2) HDMI 2.0 or (3) DisplayPort input.

So far, only certain Panasonic models have HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort.

Supposedly, LG has "promised" to upgrade early adopter sets to HDMI 2.0, but you better check on your own.

There is *no way* to upgrade HDMI 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 with a "firmware update".

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