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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:04:39 AM »
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And they don't even see them giving it basic low end features like focusing aids or zebras and such since those are 'ultra premium' features in Canon's mind still, apparently.

Hmmm, sounds like the Kodak disease.

damn right and then look what features other cameras offer.

canon seems to become an action shooter company only. 

AF... as good as a precise and fast AF is.. at one point a better AF is wasted on some customers.
just as more MP are wasted on others.

for years canon has not done much (nothing) for the studio/landscape shooter. :(

While I would like to see these improvements, remember that Canon's marketing department has done a great job of anticipating overall consumer demand.  I think that tells us that the current market for the 5-series is wedding/event photographers and amateurs.  For both of these groups, it's far more important to increase the keeper-rate than to give the studio or landscape specialist a tool for producing images under specific conditions.

As tempting as it is to criticize Canon for their lagging low-ISO sensors, it's equally valid to criticize all the other manufacturers for their lagging AF and other features.  Nikon seems to have found the "truth" with the D810's AF system.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:57:36 AM »
We already know the Sonikon sensors are better at low ISO
a better sensor does not care what you shoot.

Yes, actually it does matter.  The measurable advantages of Sonikon sensors disappear around ISO800-1600, and Canon sensors take a slight lead after that.  Sports are typically shot at higher ISOs.

Correction: I just took a quick look at DxO, and what I said is true for FF, but Sonikon crops do maintain an advantage at higher ISOs.  The basic point holds, though: for a sports camera, the 70D sensor will not be a hindrance.  I'd rather have well-focused shots from a 70D sensor than miss the moment with a D7100 sensor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:48:17 AM »
We already know the Sonikon sensors are better at low ISO
a better sensor does not care what you shoot.

Yes, actually it does matter.  The measurable advantages of Sonikon sensors disappear around ISO800-1600, and Canon sensors take a slight lead after that.  Sports are typically shot at higher ISOs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:36:43 AM »
Aside from the "new" sensor that can be the same as 70D. ::)

Good - it's an excellent sensor!
It´s far from excellent.

Please explain, and be specific.  We already know the Sonikon sensors are better at low ISO.  For sports this is not an issue, and this is a sports camera.  Now please explain.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:42:03 AM »
so now this incremental updated 7D MK2 is out can we talk about the 5D MK IV please...

Except for the sensor, it doesn't look incremental to me: it looks a lot like an APS-C version of the 1DX.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:29:20 AM »
Sounds like a great camera. :D Aside from the "new" sensor that can be the same as 70D. ::)

"EOS 7D Mark II features a refined APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors"

Presumably it's the same basic design, with minor revisions.  It's likely to be slightly better than the 70D, if at all.  There may have been significant re-engineering needed to allow higher-speed readout.

Remember, folks, this is an optimized sports/bird camera.  It's not optimized for studio or landscape.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 14, 2014, 11:57:21 PM »
Everything most five or six of you seem to be looking for is in the NX1 except Canon compatible lenses. Here's a comparison from thenewcamera.com. What do you think?

I think I corrected your post.

Who wouldn't want greater FPS and AF points let alone wi-fi, ISO, etc.

Assuming those features work well, everyone would want them available.  If you're a landscape shooter who doesn't use high ISO or wi-fi would you buy this camera?  And if it doesn't have the lenses you want/need then suddenly it's not such a good fit.  For some this will be a great body, and I certainly cheer for any advances in mirrorless bodies, but until there's a complete system of lenses and accessories, it can't satisfy every photographer.

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Concert Photo Copyright
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:57:15 AM »
I have a question and after searching the web forever I have gotten closer to an answer but need some direct insight.
I was hired by a production company to shoot a concert for the Eli Young Band and their openers. There was no photography contract between the production company and the bands. The purpose of the photos is to promote what the production company can do by way of timel apse and general concert photos(wid/tele).
I am under the impression that I would own the photos unless my contract with the production company dictated they were the owners of the photos(it didnt).
We(the prod. company and I) are getting ready to post the photos online but we are concerned the band may say they own those rights. While this sounds crazy there are many cases of this happening in the past.
Amist all the hustle, bustle and whining about how great the 7d2 should have been or will be if anyone can give me some insight it would be awesome.

First, I'm not a lawyer, and you shouldn't take legal advice from some guy on the Internet.

In the absence of a contract (in some cases an oral contract may be sufficient) the "author" is the person who exercised creative control of the creation of the photo, and that person owns copyright.  Usually that's the person who frames the shot and presses the shutter.  There are some technical nuances, but if you were an event photographer and were doing what event photographers do, then you probably have copyright.

That said, the band may also believe that there's an agreement (contract, written or oral) that licenses the photos to them.  Think carefully about any agreements you made, such as "sure, you can use that," etc.  If you've made no such statements, and were photographing with permission, then you own the copyright.

Finally, even if it's clear that you own the copyright, what you do with those images may be limited.  Without a contract, you can't use them for commercial (promotional) purposes.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:35:15 AM »
Hi,
    I think it's should be weather sealed, but does "The structure is also sealed and gasketed to resist dust and moisture" mean it's weather sealed??

    Have a nice day.

What does weather sealing really mean anyway?  Weather sealed cameras resist weather until the point they don't?

It means my friend takes his Pentax out in steady rain (not downpours) repeatedly, without any kind of jacket or cover over it, and it keeps working.  Nothing has gotten in the body or lens over several years of doing this.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:47:13 PM »

Could you be specific: which features are lacking in which bodies?

On the 5diii which is still more expensive than better newer cameras but compared to d800
Worse IQ
Less sharp
Worse color
Less dr
True 1080p


My c100 lacks a ton that its competitors have, too much to list

So why did you buy a 5D3 and C100?  Or why don't you sell them and buy a competing product?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:10:32 PM »
I'm a long time Canon user and I don't see how people can defend Canon so much. They literally produced nothing interesting for years, Price their gear really high and really don't seem to care about their customers. Perhaps the most annoying thing to me was the change in CPS service. After two months of shelling out $500 for platinum, they change the terms of repair costs, super annoying.

Besides lack of innovation, they cripple their hardware so that they lack features. Thanks to ef mounts become more available on other cameras, I certainly won't be buying any more Canon bodies unless something really blows me away.

Could you be specific: which features are lacking in which bodies?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: And what does Canon do?
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:32:21 PM »
Of course, as my dad used to say: "Wish in one hand and..."

I just love those old Irish aphorisms.   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 11:15:58 PM »
No, highlight tone priority changes the way JPEGs are rendered in the camera.

No.

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Highlight Tone Priority (HTP)
All cameras have a fixed dynamic range, from shadow to highlight, that they can capture. HTP shifts some of the available dynamic range from the mid-tones to the highlights to produce smoother tones, with more detail in bright areas. This helps prevent JPEG images with overexposed highlights that can’t be recovered. HTP is also useful to RAW shooters who process their images with Canon’s DPP software. Most third-party RAW processing software will not recognize Highlight Tone Priority.
When the camera is set to HTP, the lowest available ISO will be 200. The HTP setting will be indicated by a D+ symbol in the LCD display. Avoid using HTP in low light or when shooting subjects with heavy shadows because it may cause more noise to appear in those areas.

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/quickguides/CDLC_EOS_Cfn_QuickGuide.pdf

No, all it does is underexpose 1 stop secretly and then shift the mid-tone point and roll off highlights differently for in-cam jps and it sets a flag to tell RAW converters to do the same. You can get the exact same thing out of underexposing 1 stop and then using an altered tone curve.
That's basically what I copied/pasted from Canon's material.  Were you saying "no" to me or to Dilbert?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 09:53:46 PM »
So why no EVF on the 7D2 ???

Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

If you watch the Super Bowl, World Cup, etc on Television, tell me how bad it was ??? 'cuz they use cameras with EVFs.

Realize that the EVFs used in high end cinematography equipment are VASTLY superior to the kinds of EVFs currently found in ML cameras. VASTLY superior. Also vastly more expensive. Just one of the EVFs used in a RED Dragon camera costs more than most of the DSLRs we buy today.
the monitor (7 or 8 inches) on top of those cameras goes for about $10,000......
In part that's due to the limited production runs.  Of course, that's just the monitor: there's probably video processing gear as well.  All that takes CPU and electrical power.   These are just engineering issues to be worked-out, and pro-quality EVF will replace reflex at some point, though I'm becoming less confident about when.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 01, 2014, 08:40:57 PM »
No, highlight tone priority changes the way JPEGs are rendered in the camera.

No.

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Highlight Tone Priority (HTP)
All cameras have a fixed dynamic range, from shadow to highlight, that they can capture. HTP shifts some of the available dynamic range from the mid-tones to the highlights to produce smoother tones, with more detail in bright areas. This helps prevent JPEG images with overexposed highlights that can’t be recovered. HTP is also useful to RAW shooters who process their images with Canon’s DPP software. Most third-party RAW processing software will not recognize Highlight Tone Priority.
When the camera is set to HTP, the lowest available ISO will be 200. The HTP setting will be indicated by a D+ symbol in the LCD display. Avoid using HTP in low light or when shooting subjects with heavy shadows because it may cause more noise to appear in those areas.

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/quickguides/CDLC_EOS_Cfn_QuickGuide.pdf


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