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I am sorry but 4k is not a gimic. 4k is great for image stabilization and getting a far better downsampled 1080p image. I believe that 4k will be released into a smaller camera-ie below the 1dc. I am not saying there wont be a compromise but i dont think they can wait forever to release the 4k into a smaller camera body.
I could see 4k in a 5d body and 2.5k in a smaller (7d) body.

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Yeah i was watching the press box about as much as the game, always looking for a sign of a 7d. As far as the game Croatia deserved the win based on their play. Got a little rough and ugly at times but that was both sides. Seems like the ref may not get another game just because of that one call in the penalty box.

I have also just watched the opening match between Brazil & Croatia, and for the duration of the match I have seen several times a non-gripped body attached to a Canon long white supertele, there appears to be several photographers with that setup scattered around the stadium. That is mildly interesting to me since I am used to seeing mostly 1-series bodies or (less commonly) the equivalent Nikon ones being used for matches at this level. I really don't think pros sent by wire agencies, big international newspapers and magazines to cover this event would be using 5D3s or, worse, 7Ds. At the very least they should be using a grip for better balance while using those superteles on these smaller bodies, if that's what they have to use, which I doubt.


OT: As for the match itself, I think that Jap referee erred in giving that very soft penalty that led to the 2nd Brazilian goal, that Brazilian player was already falling down even before he got a mild touch from the opposing Croat player. Ruined the game for me. I must say Brazil was unimpressive, I really expect better from the hosts and one of the favorites. They don't seem to be good at keeping possession or defense. I think they would get exposed by a better attacking team than Croatia. Croatia played better than I expected, I actually wanted them to win or at least get a draw, they deserved that at least.

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Talked to yesterday and my order will finally shipping. they should be getting in enough lenses to fulfill all mid april orders per the BH dude. My order on BH just changed to in stock order sent to warehouse. Going to let them go ahead and send it. If its massively impressive ill be keeping it for sure...

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If I were you, I would be more concerned with all the ISO noise in the image!  LOL!  :P
HAha yeah that when i am using the "best camera in the world- Iphone." -my wife.

 

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Lenses / Re: 24-105 vs 24-70 2.8 ii
« on: May 21, 2014, 09:27:09 PM »
Hmm That was an interesting read on the lensrentals blog. I wish i could just send them my lens! Ill have to contact canon about sending this lens to them, the biggest worry there is that it will come back with a "within Specs" ugh.
Although I would love to have the best 24-70 and never question it, i feel i can make better use of the 1800 dollars. And i already have with a polarizer and nd filter. And a preorder sigma but still no answer on that.

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My Bh order is now saying on order? is that what it has always said? i think it used to say pre order...i ordered 4/12

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Lenses / Re: a 70-200mm not focussing.
« on: May 21, 2014, 12:32:56 AM »
ok awesome, ill try screwing them back in fully and see if the focus issues go away. Hopefully its something small like that! thank you for your responses, ill update you when its fixed

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photo head on video sticks
« on: May 19, 2014, 03:19:36 PM »
I waited to long. I just took an old tripod and made it work. Those are exactly what I was looking for. I will have to do some research and find a good quality one and then a photo head as well. I am glad to find out I can use those expensive legs for more than just one person.

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I thought mine wasn't that sharp but then I bought the ultimate 24-70mm 2.8 ii and saw really how sharp and house close in quality it was. I even bought 3 of the 24-70 thinking I got a bad bunch. They all were similarly sharper and better looking than my 24-105 but not enough I wanted to justify keeping them.
 

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Lenses / a 70-200mm not focussing.
« on: May 19, 2014, 02:41:24 PM »
I went to yellowstone this past week and half way through the trip my 70-200mm 2.8 ii would stop focussing on the wide end. Tried it on two bodies same thing. I noticed after inspection the back screws on the lenses are coming out. I screwed them back in and within an day they were coming back out. Also if I focus it while zoomed at 200mm and pull focus back to 70 it will go in and out of focus. I don't remember it ever doing this. Can anyone else check their 70-200mm?
I have a warranty but if it gets fixed instead of replaced I just would like to know what to check and what the potential problems could be?
Thank you for anyone who has any ideas.

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Software & Accessories / Photo head on video sticks
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:59:55 PM »
I purchased a great video tripod head and legs by satchler. I purposely paid not for the carbon fiber legs and would like to be able to use them for photo as well. The legs accept a 100mm bowl and as far as I can tell no photo heads will bowl mount. Does anyone know of an adapter? I tried googling but I don't think I am using the right search terms. I am going to Yellowstone and would love to get something but I am afraid it may be too late to order something. Any help is appreciated.

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Ordered 4/12 and still in pending. Looking forward to this so much. I have been waiting for  a 50 and i am hoping this will be it.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:33:04 AM »
Just would like to add my 2 cents.
I am so happy i didnt read the reviews on the 16-33 ii before purchasing. It is a superb lens.
i have really fell in love with it at 35mm on my copy, i feel its sharp, accurate and renders colors well.
I am learning more how to use it on 16mm. When shooting people with 16 they really must be extremely close to center or their body shape will be altered, and its usually not to make them skinnier.

One thing i use this lens nearly all the time for video. The focus range is unbeatable. I can put the lens at about 1.5ft focal range and have nearly everything i need in focus.

Dont read the reviews solely, get it. 

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Lenses / 24-105 vs 24-70 2.8 ii
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:25:45 AM »
I have had the 24-105 for about 2 years now. I have never been pleased with the quality which is somewhat contradictory to what the general consensus is on this lens.
I recently just purchased the BH deal for the 24-70, and have been eagerly looking forward to this lens. Reviews have been showing this lens to resolve a great amount of detail.
At 1/200 f/4 100 i can get nearly identical results from these two lens. Now it is no where near what pro are testing with but i used tripod, multiple shots picked the sharpest from each lens, and had flash to provide pretty consistent lighting.
Does anyone have these two lens? or also make the upgrade? what are your thoughts?
I will say the color and in camera rendering on the 24-70 is amazing. i love that but worth $1800? i dont feel like its worth is at this point. To be honest i love my two other 2.8 zooms lens but i dont feel like this one stacks up the same.
 
after looking over the picture samples on the digital picture (http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=355&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=787&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=2) it seems as though i am only looking at the center and the really "upgrade" of this lens will be at the edges.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A7R Lust
« on: March 11, 2014, 11:23:43 PM »
Hahaha that's the first time I have seen that one. It's quite silly people are frustrated by it.  Any advice on getting it?

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