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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 21, 2012, 12:26:48 PM »
If true 7D2 could be an awesome BIF cam !!

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX sample RAW images
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:33:37 AM »
I have LOT'S of RAW files from the 1DX, 5D3, D4, D800, D800E, I took them all myself during a photography stand here in Norway.
I have been trying to compare (in a non scientific way) shots done with all cameras of a similar scene, with different ISO's, and also underexposed down to EV -2 and lifting shadows after.

The 1DX is maybe 1/2 stop better than the 5D3. About same quality as D4.
The 1DX might be slightly better in the shadows than the 5D3, slight less banding.

The D800/D800E is impressive taking into account the huge resolution,
still nowhere close as being that much better than the 5D3 in the shadows as some tests say.

The 1DX (and the D4) is a pricy camera, but I think you pay for getting speed and AF, not just SNR/DR.

IMO all cameras are good on ISO/DR, and the differences are so small it makes little sense for anybody
to claim any camera is substantially better than another. IMO, at ISO25600 things are starting to get useless,
regardless of what camera you use (maybe at ISO12800 on D800).

EOS Bodies / Re: Cinema EOS 1D & EOS C500 for NAB
« on: April 12, 2012, 09:11:18 AM »
Makes absolutely NO SENSE with more megapixels than the 1DX on a FF video DSLR !
Maxium 8-9Megapixels would be sufficient for 4K video and would provide excellent
low light conditions! Totally strategic miss and WAY to expensive!!

I can understand some people demand higher megapixel count, but NOT on the 4K video DSLR,
totally wrong direction!

Also I why no RAW video? Writing simultaneous to two or more UDMA7 cards (300MBps) should be sufficient for that.  Like some other cameras from Panasonic.

Completely disappointing if these specs are right!

update: And looks like they are according to dpreview.

And since 18megapixels you have to crop down to APS-H (1.3x) to avoid extra cpu usage in downscaling, and then you can not use your 14mm fully, or your 24mm 1.4 !!! :(

Ask about file sizes (RAW) on 1DX, can not seem to find any info about it.

5D3 seem to be (RAW) 32MB-42MB..

And, as pointed by others (HDMI clean out, fixable by firmware?)

Lenses / Re: 14mm prime vs. 16-35mm zoom
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:07:43 AM »
I have used both the 14mm (II) and the 16-35 (II) and they are both below par on full frame due to average corner sharpness compared to eg. samyang 14mm and nikon 14-24.

On a crop APS-C camera as the 7D you might not see the softness in the corners, but it is a total waste of money to buy any of these lenses to use on a 7D.

Buy a Tokina 11-16, which is an excellent wide angle lens for the 7D, fast (2.8), and sharp edge-to-edge... The upcoming Tokina 11-16 2.8 II might be even better..

If you insist on buying a prime, I would save the cash and buy a samyang 14..

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's D4 Officially Official
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:22:57 AM »
First, I know many of you don't care about video features in DSLR. But face it, it is clearly here to stay.
Please do not forget that filming with DSLR for real started with the 5D2, and a huge portion of the success
of the 5D2 is due to it's video capabilities. For me both still and video IS important, and I use my 2 x 5D2 maybe
just as much on it's video features as on it's still capabilities.

That being said, I have already pre ordered my 1DX several places to be sure I get it soon.

Resolution and speed between D4 and 1DX is not that different that it would matter for me, and probably not AF either.
BUT, assuming the D4 and 1DX performs comparable on ISO, the D4 could be a game changer in my opinion.

It could be a game changer because Nikon now has given consumers what they have begged Canon for now for years, which is UNCOMPRESSED VIDEO! Even if the 1DX offers less compressed video, it is still not uncompressed. The D4 can with this open up new creative possibilities never seen before. Even if the actual recording has to be done through an external device, the option is there, and those devices are not that expensive.

I really really hope this is something Canon is able to implement in the 1DX before releasing without major hardware modifications!
Otherwise I am tempted more than ever to switch to Nikon, sad to say, but if youre living out of photo/video, you have to have the equipment that gives you the edge on the competition.

Also the 1DX lacks the proper audio monitoring capabilites as the D4 has for movie shooters.

Now I know that Canon has officially announced the Canon Cinema DSLR 4K, which is exciting wrt resolution. But nothing mentioned yet on uncompressed/RAW video out on this camera. And even if it does get uncompressed video, it will cost me a lot to have to buy both.

Just my thoughts, we are all different, with different needs and preferences. For me it's more important to be able to do creative things to an affordable cost, or as low as possible, than to stick to a brand just for the cause of it.

Though, as many others in here, I am also a little suspicious about D4's native ISO up to "only" 12800, and then expandable up to 204.800. Especially with larger pixels than 1DX, even if just slightly.

Either there is a huge gap in what Canons and Nikons perception of what acceptable native ISO is,
or there really is a huge differnce between the D4 and the 1DX, time will tell.

So now we need to be able to compare RAW's from D4 and 1DX, and I think Canon now will be forced to release high ISO RAW files before the D4 hit the streets.

EOS Bodies / Re: Max CF Card size that can be used in the 5D2?
« on: November 03, 2011, 01:17:14 PM »
I have the SanDisk 128GB UDMA7 PRO card and it is working 100% on my 5D2, as well as my Wintec 64GB cards.

Write speed on the UDMA7 card is no faster than on the UDMA6 cards though, max 33MBps.

Seems like UDMA 7 CF is officially supported! Which is NICE! Finally I can put my SanDisk 128GB UDMA7 card to the test!!! ;)

Still, even if Giga Ethernet is nice, especially for press photographers under the upcoming Olympics,
I am still waiting to find confirmation for USB 3.0 support !!!

Unlikely this camera has not been upgraded from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 !?

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 12:21:59 PM »
Well, I won't be buying a 18mpx full frame camera. Just not going to happen. I'm sure it'll be great for wedding photogs. It's going to be much less useful for studio, sports, and landscape shooters.

I've said before and I'll repeat. This makes very little sense to me.

Well it makes the absolute perfect sense to me, if this is true it's just what I am looking for,
and I will absolutely buy it, if not two of it !!

I am a landscape photographer, which shoot a lot in the dark. I would gladly switch 3mpx down
for improved ISO / SNR / DR ! 12MPX FF (Nikon D3s) is too little for landscapes/studio, but 18MPX FF
would be enough!

I don't need the 61AF points, but I would gladly pay the extra cost of it IF I get a FF with improved
ISO / SNR / DR !

I might not need 12-14fps, but I still would welcome it for my bird photography!
And a camera with these computing capabilites (Dual Digic V?) means this camera is a speed monster!
Which is great in a lot of other scenarios (USB 3.0, remote USB shooting / transfer, 4K video !!!, timelapse photography etc!)

I very much welcome this camera with the given specs, if it is a FF !!

If this camera is only a APS-H, then it will be a huge dissapointment for me!
(e.g. Since I as a landscape photographer need my 24mm 1.4 lens to be 24mm when working)

Bring it on Canon!

EOS Bodies / Re: Your wishlist for your next body...
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:13:52 AM »
There has been discussions about this before here.

Anyway, I do not care about GPS, WIFI etc..


Meaning for my 5D3  wishlist:

Much better ISO (2-3 stops)
Much faster writing to memory cards, utilizing UDMA7 fully (100MBps++!!)
No more megapixels please!!
Improved AF
4K RAW video !!

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV Information [CR2]
« on: September 14, 2011, 07:33:37 PM »
30+ Mpx means at least 35MB files x 10 = 350MB.

My SanDisk 128GB PRO UDMA7 memory card is capable of writing up to 110MBps,
if you have two cards in parallel you can achieve up to 220MBps.

You can of course have a faster buffer, but this buffer would have to be pretty large.

For me the most important factor is what the camera is capable of delivering to the
memory card over time, not only to the buffer.

My SSD harddisk, which currently is the fastest in the world, the OCZ 240GB IOPS SSD,
can write up to 500MBps. Maybe if bringing a computer out in the field you could connect
your 1Ds Mk4 via USB 3.0 and be able to write 10fps @ 30Mpx. But I will not do it !

I just don't get it why Canon cannot jump of the megapixel wagon and leave their
camera at max 25Mpx. Who on earth needs more?

More important is better ISO performance, CONSIDERABLY BETTER ISO PERFORMANCE !!!,
and SPEED !! on a full frame pro body!

Let see, Sony is set to release some very good Cameras according to early tests of their cheapo $600 camera,

and Nikon is set to release some new full frame DSLRs soon. Canon has to react.

Remember, Canon won't lose the users who are heavily vested in equipment (like myself). What they will lose are all the newbies and future pros. Once you start investing in a system, there will be no going back. And if there is a 1 1/4 year lag time till the next 5D3, that's a lot of newbies going to Sony and Nikon for a lifetime of usage.

I seriously doubt Canon will wait that long. Many people will be pissed off, including myself. The only person that will be happy is Neuromancer.

I am also heavily invested in Canon equipment, and I love my 5D2. But you assume wrong for everyone. If Canon fail to deliver new fast high-iso fullframes within a reasonable timeframe (2011), I may be forced to switch to Nikon if they release something soon that is, or Sony.

My business will suffer more from not getting new and better cameras than if I have to sell my gear and buy new.

And this is not about "whining" and complaining, this is a fact! At least for me!

I still pray Canon releases the 5D3 or a 3D this autumn, because I need it now!

Might be a mistake, just thought I should post it anyway, you never know, and this is a rumor page/forum! :)

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