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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 09:30:35 PM »
Unless, 7D II has super battery - I just don't see 12fps. It will be slower than 1D X. 10fps is fast enough for outdoor sports camera

Unless it was in a 1DX style body. Using the same LP-E4N battery too.
So basically a 1DX just changed from a FF to a APS-C Sensor.

Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 27, 2013, 12:45:07 AM »
I would normally just tell people to just use this handy Moon Exposure calculator.

Does the trick and is pretty accurate, after some practice you get to learn what works and what doesn't and so wont use it as much but its good for starting out.

Landscape / Re: friendly reminder!!! Supermoon tomorrow!!!
« on: June 26, 2013, 09:51:31 PM »
A quick pic taken handheld, using a 60D and an old 55-250 Kit lens i had access too at the time.

Not the greatest shot but it was a spur of the moment thing.

Software & Accessories / Re: Advice: Black Rapid shoulderstrap
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:29:34 PM »
The quote is a mixed Biblical/Vietnam Era passage, the US Grunts frequently wrote it on their Helmet Covers, we Aussies didn't use Helmets so we Tattooed it on our foreheads.

Its funny because its true :)

As for the BR straps, as others have said if someone was getting that close to your back with a Stanley knife (or Box Cutter if your American) i would be worried about losing my kidneys, let alone my camera.

I'm also looking at a BR strap, but am confused by statements on their website. I want to keep my Induro Arca Swiss plates mounted to my camera/lenses, so I can pop them off the BR strap and attach them to my ballhead at a moments notice, but it says the FastenR Tripod (FR-T1) will only work with the Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release Plate. From your description, quoted above, I'm unclear as to what you found that works. Thanks.

What you will find is that as long as the plate is similar thickness.

The screws are similar that mount on the underside. The FR-T1 will be the exact same thing but possibly better build than the cheap knock offs you can buy from ebay.



And speaking of copies i found this for $15AUD on eBay. Not sure if i would trust it to hold 1 let alone 2 cameras compared to my RS4 but if you wanted to check out and see it it suited your needs without paying for a decent strap i guess it couldn't hurt..

Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:41:38 AM »

No issues with mobile safari on iOS6 but noticing some issues when loading with mobile safari on iOS7b1, but just ruled that down to being a beta OS for now.

That sounds like a proxy caching error with your provider.
Does it happen when your connected to other networks and look at CR?

I've had issues on iOS 6 on my iPad 3 and MBP with 10.8.4

Only with this site.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS Discontinued?
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:15:48 PM »
This could just be the case of Canon deciding to clean up its lineup, in a way.

As much as people don't like the idea IS is something that by the sounds of it Canon believe that you need in your lenses. (if market demand increases prices may fall for the IS models, so the price issues may be lessened)

Not everyone uses the AF in their camera but every DSLR body has some form of AF because the majority want it and a few don't know how to shoot without it. Doesn't mean that its for everyone, but if you don't want it you can always toggle that switch to turn it off.

It could explain why they are trying to put IS into all their lenses that are being updated. Yes i know the 24-70 f2.8 II doesn't have IS but it may receive an update sooner rather than later.

Site Information / Re: CR wobbly
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:03:33 PM »
If I didn't know better I would be blaming Apple OS

Yes, yes you are right, Ive heard that Apple OS is the leading contributor to the spread of AIDS in Africa and it kills a kitten for every i Device you purchase in sacrifice to the almighty Jobs.

In other words you obviously "didn't know better".

No issues with mobile safari on iOS6 but noticing some issues when loading with mobile safari on iOS7b1, but just ruled that down to being a beta OS for now.

Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:58:18 PM »
WAIT A MINUTE!!!!! How did we get from censorship to Squirrels???
Blame the guy from everyone knows, Australia is entirely peopled with criminals, and criminals are used to having people not trust them, as you are not trusted by me, so I can clearly not choose the squirrel in front of you.

You can always tell when a thread is done.
Usually its just after someone calls someone else Hitler or quotes The Princess Bride :)

Canon General / Re: EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kit Coming Soon
« on: June 05, 2013, 08:33:27 PM »
I can also see this being appealing to video shooters like myself too. Where the fact that the lens is f4 doesnt really matter when shooting interviews with a swaying subject, more likely you are sitting at f8 anyhow to not have to continually pull focus.

Sure the loss of the 105 end will be missed, but when you have a lens case full of cine primes and just need to shoot that handheld shot from within a car at 35mm the IS in this lens would be handy, also the macro for face and eye ECU.

As for people that are complaining that they will lose too much as a "walk around lens", take a look at your pictures you have taken. What was the main focal length you shot at? and if you are walking cant you just take a step or two forward? (i understand not always possible)

Im also waiting for Canon to announce something like a "twin lens kit" with this and the 70-200 f4 IS bundled with a 6D for the advanced hobbyist (or first timer with more money than skill).

Please note: the new EOS-1D C feature upgrade is only available from Canon’s authorised service facilities in Europe

And that is because they don't want the firmware being generally available for folks such as ML to examine, learn from and maybe modify.

It also makes me wonder that if there were such firmware, would it load into and update the 1DX and turn the 1DX into a 1DC?

I wonder if this firmware update will leak into the public domain...

We can only hope.

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:32:09 PM »
Im still of the opinion that they should just take the 1DX and stick a crop sensor in there instead of a Full Frame and then sell that as a 7D2.

Then what will they complain about? it's too big?

It can be the pinnacle of Crop cameras and at the same time could mean the xxD range actually could get some relevance again, its currently a small jump from Rebel/SL1 to xxD and then a large jump to the current 7D in terms of specs, even given its age.

Hopefully Canon go all out this time.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Need help with video lighting!!!
« on: May 15, 2013, 03:58:06 AM »
I have to say i agree with Sanj. Your question is still very loaded. What you use to shoot with others may not.

Its one way to really cause arguments around here.

As for what to use, you can go the LED panels (120LED or more) from eBay for fairly cheap but you have to remember that they will be daylight balanced (usually) so you are either going to have to invest in some Gels to match room lighting or any other lighting that you have around you. They are usually plastic so they will be fragile and they will also use a lot of batteries and probably not last too long if used on full power.

There is then the other factors that need to be addressed, such as can you DIY any of your kit? Do you need portability/battery power. If you are going to use mains power are you allowing for safety backups in your budget (trip switches, locking power boards, quality RATED extension cables, circuit testers etc).

Like Sanj said loaded question.

If you are interested, have a look at some other links on the net such as FIlm Riot. The guys there started out as low budgeters and have evolved from there.

Plus many many other similar links.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:03:06 AM »
Definitely a potential game changer for some narrative work, and people doing really short clips. But anyone doing event work (weddings, etc) wouldnt really be able to use it. I remember how mad people were at the 4GB limit (which meant 12mins or so); no way they'd settle for 700 frames.

But, since I'm one of the people who records short clips, I'd love this capability in my 60D, even if its for 10-15s

The thing to remember is this is still in early stages.

They are already working on continuous shooting.
The other issue there is the size and costs of the 1000x and 1066x cards.
I wonder if or when they get the HDMI out working as well, you could hook it up to an Ninja 2 and basically have no need for space or card issues?

The 1Dc is basicaly a 1Dx with other Software and a bigger heat sink.
I'm not sure if it is the same problem here but I'd be carefull not to damage my 5D due to more heat from the raw output.
They are claiming that heat is not really an issue, in reality the 1DX "should" be hackable and not have the heat issues too.
The thing stopping them there is Canons legal team.

I wonder how long it will take before Canon come down on ML for releasing this.
It could put a large dent in C100/C300 sales.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why not higher resolution video?
« on: April 26, 2013, 04:59:02 AM »
Blackmagic Design recently announced a 4k camera for $4,000 with a Super 35 sized sensor (similar to APS-C sized) that has an EF mount:

Black Magic also announced 2 years ago that it would deliver their products on time.
Some people are STILL waiting for their Gen 1 products when they are out announcing their Gen 3 versions.

What good is a $4000 camera if you have to wait for 18 months + to use it?

I ended up going canon for few different reasons.

First and foremost is i prefer the way it felt in my hand compared to the Nikons. Just felt more natural.

Then there was the video option that other brands didn't have at the time.

Lastly it was the fact that i started shooting Canons back the film days, moved to Pentax then when digital came around went back to Canon. So i guess a bit of brand loyalty there as well.

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