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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOSHD 5DmkIII OLP delete verdict
« on: July 17, 2012, 02:07:53 PM »
psolberg, why do you keep reawakening the thread with the same hysterics over and over?
go buy a dedicated video camera and find some peace in your life.

Seriously, on what planet would a dedicated video camera which costs more than twice as much be inferior to a hybrid device? Whining that a DSLR isn't better than a FS700 makes about as much sense as whining that a FS700 isn't better than an Alexa or an Epic.
If you want results, go buy a camera and stop whining on the Internet. If you think a gh2 is an amazing camera, great: go buy one. If you think a FS700 fits your needs: great, go buy one. If you expect any manufacture to suddenly release a DSLR which will outperform video cameras which cost several times as much in every situation, put down the crackpipe and come back to reality.

Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 01:09:11 PM »
I'd rather pay $2k for a mk2 version of the 1.2L that doesn't focus shift and isn't soft wide open, than $850 for a mk2 1.4

Site Information / Re: Are you guys crazy?
« on: July 12, 2012, 03:18:07 PM »
Many of us are happy.  I think the happy people just don't feel as much of a need to jump into every thread that's rapidly degrading into a flame war.  Why bother?

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« on: July 06, 2012, 06:43:03 PM »
I have both.

The shorty was honestly almost a novelty purchase.  Wasn't expecting much.  Bought it hoping the wife might like it enough to use it as her walkaround lens (and be more willing to toss her Rebel in her purse when she's taking the kids out).  But she thinks it's too tight, and I'm really impressed by it's IQ.  So now I'm using it more than she is.   With the 35L in the mix, this lens' only real draw is it's size/weight

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: July 05, 2012, 02:03:48 PM »
this little bad boy keeps surprising me with it's IQ.  best $199 i've spent yet

OY3C0056 by b.paulette, on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: 5d Mark III (Is it worth it for me?)
« on: July 05, 2012, 01:48:27 PM »
Is it worth it for you, is a question only you will be able to answer.

And most likely, even you will only be able to answer that accurately a year or two after you make the purchase.

I've only had mine for a couple months now, but as of right now, I do feel like it was worth it for me

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: June 25, 2012, 10:05:20 AM »
the current version cost around 1300 euro.. so can we expect the new one will cost 2600 euro?

yeah, cost is the big question for me.  The last rumor here mentioned a $3k price tag (yikes). 

after just taking the plunge on a used one of the current model 2 days ago (haven't even received shipment yet), my stomach lurched a bit at seeing the title of this post... but frankly, if the new version is priced anywhere in the $3k neighborhood I doubt mk1 used prices will be affected much

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOSHD 5DmkIII OLP delete verdict
« on: June 22, 2012, 12:12:55 PM »
You are correct - D800 is only progressive at 720.  1080 is interlaced

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: 40 Shorty Test Shots
« on: June 21, 2012, 11:30:31 AM »
Nice shots!  Thanks for posting

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOSHD 5DmkIII OLP delete verdict
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:26:41 PM »
Look - I should probably clarify MY stance.  Everyone has their own perspective, and I appreciate that.  Its very possible that in the sort of things you shoot, perhaps crisp resolution IS the most important thing to you, and I don't mean to diminish that.

In MY experience, and the projects that I've shot with DSLR's, I've personally never had a single client question the sharpness of the picture, or ask about why something isn't sharper than it is.  I HAVE, however, had to deal with very irritated, paying clients who wanted to know what the heck was up with dancing lines.  Explaining moire, with my tail between my legs, and offering to schedule a reshoot was MY low point. 

So for me (and this is only for ME), when Canon released the Mk3, I could not possibly have been happier.  In side by side tests against my Mk2 (which my clients were already impressed with), I saw slightly better resolution, footage that holds up better to post processing, and NO MOIRE.  I know for a lot of people that doesn't mean much, because they're lucky in never having had to deal with it. 

I do understand people wanting to see more progress in other areas though, such as the resolution.  didn't mean to demean your points, just pointing out my vantage point as well, and got off topic in the process.  My original point was simply that DSLR's do excel at video.  The length to which they excel is going to be in the eye of the beholder. 

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOSHD 5DmkIII OLP delete verdict
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:16:21 PM »
meh - not worth an argument

personally, I don't think the GH2 offers better video quality.  Very crisp picture, yes, but resolution is not the only criteria I look at.  but thats just my opinion

Fantastic work

What did you shoot this on?  (nevermind, just re-read the thread title - heh)

Anyway, really.... wonderful job.  Highly engaging story, characters that evoke empathy... I gave a $#!+, and getting the audience to care about the characters is half the battle.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOSHD 5DmkIII OLP delete verdict
« on: June 20, 2012, 04:10:26 PM »
Or maybe finally the foolish goal of trying to make a camera that can deliver detail on stills and excel in video is finally becoming apparent.

foolish goal?  Uh.... they succeeded in that goal.  Are you trying to argue that DSLR's do not excel in video?  Or are you just saying that they do not surpass the quality of dedicated video cameras?  Because those are two very different statements

The last 4 years have proven beyond any reasonable argument that exceptional video can be produced on DSLR's (and micro 4/3 cams like your favorite blogger loves to harp on ad nauseum)

However, they are hybrids.  If your primary goal is to get the absolute best "Video" camera money can buy, perhaps you should buy a camera that was made to shoot video only.  But to say that trying to produce a hybrid that excels in both is foolish is just... foolish

I can't think of any more options to add...

How about

- because I prefer reading forums, overanalyzing DxO scores, and/or posting useless polls to help me feel better about my decision not to upgrade

...thus far, the "I already bought one, what's your problem" option seems to be doing pretty well

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:59:03 PM »

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