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Lenses / Re: Samyang 14mm T3.1 for still photography?
« on: March 04, 2013, 04:54:06 AM »
I have a couple of the Cine lenses (8,24,35,85mm).

They are exactly the same as their non cine lens siblings except for the gears, side shown markings and de clocked aperture.

T3.1 is approx. the same as f2.8 so thats the difference between the two.

If you can save a few $$ and get the Bower or Rokinon versions of the Lens but non Cine then do that. There is no need to pay that little bit more for the cine lenses unless you are using them for video with a follow focus.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX vs 5DIII Wildlife Comparison
« on: February 20, 2013, 08:26:23 PM »
the 5D3 file falls apart in relation to the 1DX file, in post when you do NR and brightening, in RAW.

I know that this is going to be dissed for suggesting but what editor are you using?

Im just curious if this is just due to the way say Lightroom processes the file as compared to say DPP or Aperture.

I could be wrong...and probably am, but its worth asking.


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I'm not going to go into a heap of detail here but from what i can see i can tell you from looking at your basic image that the biggest issue you are having is mixed colour temps of your lights.

Buy some Gels and then change your colour temp of all of your lights to be the same. (or replace the bulbs, but Gels are easier and probably cheaper)

Heres a basic tutorial http://www.videomaker.com/videonews/2011/08/11041-lighting-for-video-color-correction-gels

Once you do that you will see that your colours will be even and make it a hell of a lot easier to grade.

Secondly your uncorrected footage seems very in-camera graded and not flat.

You may want to try something such as Cinestyle and see how that compares for grading.
https://www.technicolorcinestyle.com

Lastly if you have an iPhone or similar download a light meter app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-light-meter/id381698089?mt=8
It will help you get a more accurate light reading that trying to do it through the camera.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Inside the Canon EOS-1D C
« on: January 23, 2013, 05:51:56 PM »
If Apple Inc cannot bring the jailbreakers to justice what hope of Canon Inc? They have better luck stiffing the grey market imports.

4K video should not cost that much!


Why should 4K not cost that much?  Name one other camera that shoots 4K for under $12k.  And don't say the RED Scarlet, you'll spend $16,000 before you have a functional camera, you can't do a damn thing with a $8000 brain.


As much as i agree with everything that Axilrod is saying, there are 4K cameras out there for under $12k

For example:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839193-REG/JVC_GY_HMQ10U_GY_HMQ10_4K_Compact_Handheld.html

Sure its not a great camera but it shoots 4K for under $5K and i think that that is what most people see when they think the 1DC is so expensive.

But in all seriousness thats like someone complaining about the 1DX being $7K when a $150 PnS can take just as nice photos and can shoot HD 1080p video too.

You get what you pay for.

After playing around with some video files from a 1DC, that i sure as hell want one.
I just need someone to buy this spare kidney i have laying around.



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Lenses / Re: Step-up Ring, Filter...
« on: January 23, 2013, 05:22:48 AM »
Just tested it on a kit 55-250 lens and it seemed to work ok.

The only real issue i can see is if the height of your filters enter the field of view of the lens.

Having a 67mm lens and a larger 77mm filter this shouldn't be an issue unlike if you had a 72mm lens and a 77mm filter. EDIT: Should mention i was meaning on wide lenses here (eg 11mm - 24mm)

Then you may start to see it and get vignetting at between f1.5 - f5.6 (for example) basically until the iris closes enough to take it out of the field of view.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Cinema Prime Lens Kit in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: January 22, 2013, 09:56:57 PM »
I've never understood these "cinema" lenses.  They're used for a pixel count far below that of still photography and don't have to AF, so why are they so absurdly expensive?  And why do they exist at all?

Put in the context of a video shoot the cost of the lenses, that are often rented, is not significant, you have to realise these are not aimed at pro/ams, or even full time wedding videographers, they are aimed at a plentiful market segment above that, we devour video output at a frightening rate.

The point of sets is that the individual lenses are all matched to each other, that is the T stops are all very close in luminance values, much much more accurate than dialing in an aperture value as they do not account for transmission loss, if you swap lenses for a different view of the same shot then the exposures are identical, this saves a huge amount of time, and hence money, in the post production work. Also the focus distances are normally matched so focus pullers can just replicate the pull across lenses, all the marks etc on set should all work the same. Silly things like those save production time and are multiplied in value by the number of people on set, it doesn't take many set hours to pay the lens rental!
+1

So true, even just the ability to use a swing away matt box and knowing that the lens you are swapping out is the same diameter/size as the one you are putting in saves so much time. No more messing around with o-ring's and having to reset your whole rail set up (follow focus, aperture motor etc) just to get that wide shot.

Also opens up a lot more possibilities for directors and DoPs to try out more shots because of the time they save, where they normally wouldn't be able too due to time/cost restraints.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Cinema Prime Lens Kit in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: January 22, 2013, 02:33:23 AM »
and the rokinons are $500 a piece, its a shame they are that expensive, bill gates will have fun with his $13000 1D-C and his $14000 prime set, which btw i guess now a "set" is only 3 lenses, sure that will do.

Rokinon however, does not offer a 50mm lens... and even if Bill Gates were still the richest man ever I don't see him having fun with an all manual set of lenses, not in this digital age where 64K is not enough!

They (Rokinon/Samyang/Bower) have a 50mm coming first half of 2013. Now all they need to release is a 100mm or 135mm lens (or both) and they will have pretty much all bases covered for the beginner shooter.

Sure they arent these lenses from Canon but they are crisp and clean and a good start compared to using std slr lenses.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Inside the Canon EOS-1D C
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:43:38 AM »
BTW George Hotz modified the firmware of the PS3, so he DID break their EULA, If on the other hand the PS3 was just a PS2 with say new funky controllers and all he did was work out a method of flashing the PS3 firmware onto a PS2 without modifying it at all, so you could play all the PS3 games with the PS2 controllers, that would be a different argument.

So you're a lawyer now? You willing to bet your life savings to pay for the lawyer defending the idiot who'll crack Canon's 1DX firmware?

No worries coutts, someone besides ML will do it.

Ha, easy for you to say, you're not the one getting your hands dirty. I dare you to find someone who will.

What some here don't understand is that this is not about what legally binding or not. Canon can bring you to court anytime of the day. They don't have to win the case, they just need to waste your time and money defending yourself.

So tell me, why would someone with the expertise to break Canon's 1DX firmware waste his time and effort giving away his work for free to a small number of 1DX users, at the risk of Canon's bloodhounds chew him up until he's bankrupt?

Ok firstly dude, relax. Your taking this way too personally.

Secondly if the end user is NOT modifying the firmware itself but instead has found a way of tricking the installer into loading the 1DC firmware onto a 1DX. How is that modifying the firmware? Its no different to people loading updates to their Android phones that are not standard or the old Modem firmware update hacks of years past.

The sky isn't falling.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Inside the Canon EOS-1D C
« on: January 09, 2013, 07:23:36 PM »
If Apple Inc cannot bring the jailbreakers to justice what hope of Canon Inc? They have better luck stiffing the grey market imports.

4K video should not cost that much!

Really? Let's see you learn programming and crack the firmware yourself.

they would “bring the might of its legal team” to anyone that attempts to modify at the software level,

DEAR CANON

leave your customers alone - we bought your over priced camera - let us do what we want with it.
 besides - it did not cost you anything for ML to do their work.

~ we can sue you too you know - you have no business what we do with our cameras.

Really, sue Canon? Is that the advice you gave to George Hotz vs. Sony?

Honestly, I don't expect the ML team to break this. It would take too much work to benefit a small few. Plus they know the implications of possibly pissing off Canon. It's not impossible for Canon to lock out ML on ALL cameras, would you honestly want that to happen?

Seriously, some people just have no respect for IP.

Who is to say that the ML team will be the ones that break anything?

What if someone worked out a way to "flash" the 1DC firmware directly onto a 1DX via a 3rd party software plugin of some form.
That way they are not tampering with the firmware at all, they are just loading a legit copy of the firmware onto a similar body. (basically the firmware itself isn't touched so no ability to sue, only the method for loading the firmware onto the camera).

BTW George Hotz modified the firmware of the PS3, so he DID break their EULA, If on the other hand the PS3 was just a PS2 with say new funky controllers and all he did was work out a method of flashing the PS3 firmware onto a PS2 without modifying it at all, so you could play all the PS3 games with the PS2 controllers, that would be a different argument.


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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Inside the Canon EOS-1D C
« on: January 09, 2013, 07:08:22 PM »
One of the differences mentioned was a heat sink in the 1dc, so even if ml or someone figured out a way to do 4k video on the 1dx, might it just overheat?

It might, BUT this was why i mentioned before that if Canon has a camera that has a gen 1 heatsink and the same camera with the advanced gen 2 heatsink . Wouldn't it make sense to just put the advanced heatsink on both and save money only having to produce 1?



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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Inside the Canon EOS-1D C
« on: January 08, 2013, 09:32:20 PM »
For me the base problem i can see here is not with the people that are purchasing this camera and their wealth.

It's more to do with the fact that canon has priced this camera at the point it has to not hurt sales of their other products like the 1DX and the C100 (both of which retail for around $7k).

If they reduced the price of the 1DC to say $500 more than the 1DX who honestly would buy the 1DX anymore?
Let alone the C100.
So instead they put it up with the C300 and claim that its double the camera than the 1DX and thats why its double the cost.

I don't understand why Canon cant just put 4K into the 1DX, call it the 1DX Mk2 or 1DX "C" or whatever at the same price point as what the 1DX is now and thats the end of that.

They would create a second "DSLR video Revolution" as they like to call it, and the other manufacturers would have to play catch up again.

Oh well greed/profits always win out in the end.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 06:40:55 PM »
The "1D excess" might imply that the price has gone overboard or it's all too much to be worth it so not that title either and they said it would never be named anything along those lines anyway.

I can hear Kai from DigiRev giving his review now.

But knowing him it will be nicknamed the 1DSeX. :)

Either way we will hopefully know soon enough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Cinema EOS DSLR Body in 2013? [CR1]
« on: December 27, 2012, 06:57:42 PM »
Cinema this, cinema that... is there any possibility for making photo camera, for a change?  >:(

Yes your right if it wasn't for the...

1Dx
5D3
6D
7D
60D
60DE
650D
1100D
EOS M
The G series
and various Point and Shoots

it would ALL be about those 4 damn cinema cameras.

A little perspective goes a long way.

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Got Samyang 35mm and 85mm T1.5 Cine Primes. Fantastic lenses.
A bunch of ND filters ranging from ND2 - ND8
And a new Tilta Follow Focus (surprisingly good quality for the price they are)

Nice little haul.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Non-IS to Be Discontinued in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 17, 2012, 09:30:28 PM »
It never really made sense to have 4 versions of the 70-200; I think the only reason the non-IS f/4 version is staying is because its cheap enough to sell well.

Agreed.

If anything this may lead to the demise of the f4 non IS and then reduction in price for the IS version.
But from recent pricing i cant see that happening.

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