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EOS Bodies / Focus Peaking
« on: January 08, 2012, 09:54:35 AM »
I’ve heard about a 50/50 split from people on whether or not it’s a real world issue, I’m on the side that it is for a decent chunk of people that would buy the 1D X.

I can see that it'd be nice to slap a 1.4x teleconverter onto a 400 5.6 rather than pack the 500 or 600 'just in case', and slow auto-focusing is normally better than /hurried/ manual focusing at these focal lengths unless you've got aids like focus peaking.  We know from the brilliant Magic Lantern (locks me into Canon as much as my lens collection does) that it is possible to add /that/ in firmware...

I just saw a canon 5dmkii for £800 on amazon through a third party seller. The seller had 95% positive response ...
In the future should i snap somehting like this up or is it risky?

95% is a little low for someone that merely has to take the money and post out the goods - 5% of orders cocked up in some way doesn't inspire confidence.  £800 for an as new 5dmkII is crazy.  Either a simple pricing error, stolen, broken or a scam.  You did right to avoid it, tempting though it must have been.

I understand the "high IQ camera in a pocket", but I don't understand the "DSLR alternative in a pocket" or "big sensor + small lens, to make it fit in a pocket" ... Photography is not about putting things in your pockets.

"DSLR alternative in a pocket" or "big sensor + small lens, to make it fit in a pocket" is another way of saying  "high IQ camera in a pocket".

Don't worry if you don't see the attraction; most people don't see the attraction of a full frame body and massive lenses just to take snaps of each other at parties, nights out etc that'll be displayed on a computer monitor.  It's a horses for courses thing.

They're attacking from both sides - DSLR for the interchangeable lens fans, compact with a zoom for everyone else.
Keeping the status quo is not "attacking."

Meh, thought the context made it obvious what I meant.  I should have made it explicit I was talking about the new camera from Canon, the one designed to take on the mirrorless cameras.

If we discount misinformation for competitors, then he's asking these rhetorical questions to hint at what's coming.  My take:

<li>Does a mirrorless camera really need interchangeable lenses?</li>

Their mirrorless contender will have a fixed zoom not interchangeable lenses.  Faster in-camera processing of lens aberrations means it'll be easier to cram in that zoom lens and maintain picture quality.

Can we make a compact or DSLR that can beat the mirrorless cameras? (they believe they have it)

They're attacking from both sides - DSLR for the interchangeable lens fans, compact with a zoom for everyone else.

Higher sensitivity rather than high resolution (probably refers to quality over megapixels)

It'll have relatively low resolution sensor and will be larger than the Nikon.

Keeping the camera small, with a zoom of around 24-70 at around f2.8 will mean no APS-C sensor; the lens will be bigger than they want.  If Nikon and Pentax's small-sensored offerings do not do well then we can at least expect a larger sensor than these.  Taking the hint of relatively low MP, the sensor will be based on a DSLR sensor but will be 'cropped'.  How much will it be cropped?  To a size that lets the camera & lens fit into a large pocket.

Canon General / PhotoRec is the one you want
« on: December 13, 2011, 04:47:24 PM »
I have stored so many photos in my camera. Accidentally I have deleted all the photos by using delete all option from my camera. Can any one help in recovering the deleted images. All images are in JPEG format.

From experience the only one that is worth paying for is Photorec ... and it's free!


I had to recover a load of video from a memory card but, while every other recovery program pretended they recovered the files, they wouldn't play; they were junk.  This went for the paid for programs too.  PhotoRec was the only one to recover files that worked.  Just checked to make sure it's still free, and noticed the chap happily accepts donations and has an Amazon wishlist (nice touch).  I'll be sending him something for Christmas!

Lenses / Re: Is the cost for canons teleconverters too high?
« on: December 04, 2011, 04:35:57 AM »
We don't have the data to draw a supply and demand diagram to demonstrate the optimal price, and the issue is complicated by teleconverters cannibalising sales of super teles, but it basically goes like this:

You can sell more for less, or sell less for more.  There is a point at which the amount you sell and the amount you charge returns the most money, and that is the 'right' price to charge.

I suspect the teleconverters are not optimally placed on this chart, but that this is for calculated reasons.

Sigma 100-300 f/4 - a compromise between price, speed and focal length. It's okay with the Sigma 1.4x converter.  The 2x is noticeably less sharp.  It's a beautiful lens to manually focus.
Sigma 10-20 - less expensive than the Canon 10-22
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 - much much less expensive than the alternatives, sharp wide open and a longer focal length than the xx-5x f/2.8 alternatives.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: The Future of the G Series
« on: November 12, 2011, 04:50:41 PM »
Look at SONY's A77 and compare it to the Canon 7D, which we own... Yes the 7D was a great camera when it was released, but Next to SONY's A77, it simply doesn't measure up at all... I'd hate to switch, but I'm contemplating switching to the A77 and the A99 when they become available

You're surely not complaining that a 2 1/2 year old camera is eclipsed by a rival's new model?  I was going to take the mick out of you but people flitting from one brand to the next every time an improved model is released ensures that Canon continues to raise their game.

EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 09, 2011, 01:29:43 PM »
so my mate
Could you post a link to the full sized photos? We can put 'em through some CSI style computery stuff to get a clearer look.

EOS Bodies / Re: Your wishlist for your next body...
« on: October 09, 2011, 06:21:24 AM »
-1D series construction and weatherproofing;
-FF, 100% viewfinder coverage
-Options to customize, much as you would a car. Me, I'd opt for no video, WiFi, GPS, etc

It will be cheaper to make

Next you'll be crying out for those inefficient automated mass production lines to be replaced by thousands of artisan craftsmen using hand tools in order to reduce costs & increase supply  ;D

Bomb proof construction, FF with 100% viewfinder, and more production lines and complicated distribution so luddites can have features taken out doesn't equal cheaper!  I'm afraid that sticking the video at the far end of the mode dial is the nearest you're going to get to your dream camera  :-X

EOS Bodies / CR4 Rumor: Ken Rockwell dumps Canon! Moves to Nikon!
« on: October 09, 2011, 05:51:40 AM »
I'm becoming incredibly bored with all the different rumours that never come to anything. They must be just made up. It's about time we had some hard facts ... otherwise I could be joining those who have jumped ship.

CR4 fact: Ken Rockwell dumps Canon! Moves to Nikon!

You can't hide your identity: KenRaw = Ken Rockwell.  Submitted as CR4 'cos you don't like it when they're just rumours  ;)

On a serious note, it'd be pretty quiet if only the reliable rumours were posted.  CR1's with Craig Blair's take at least provide some entertainment, and serve as an opportunity to get an informed opinion on the speculation.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D or Wait?
« on: October 08, 2011, 10:44:39 AM »
I am currently selling my Canon HF-S20 video camcorder to jump on the DSLR revolution-wagon.

I seem to be leaning towards the 60D...what are your thoughts on that as well as upcoming cameras in that range as well as lenses ?

I'd go for either 60D or 600D, simply because they can use the magic lantern mod.  Of the two, the 50D is the better camera.  As for lenses, 15-85 is a great general purpose walk around lens.  Consider IS essential if you're going to be hand holding.

I'd hang on to the video camera too - the small depth of field you get with DSLRs can suck!

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D + 50mm 1.8
« on: October 04, 2011, 04:46:13 PM »
I suppose you shoot with iso 100.
You're not doing anything wrong. Just buy an ND filter!! Something between ND2-ND8 should do the trick but you should experiment with them yourself!

It's worth pointing out that variable ND filters are available, so one doesn't have to keep swapping different strengths.

Also, there are good technical reasons why cameras are unable to offer very low ISO values - it's not the camera makers being stupid!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 650d or 70d
« on: October 01, 2011, 06:21:21 PM »
Firstly I'll say if it wasn't for the Magic Lantern firmware hack I wouldn't be looking for a Canon DSLR. So Magic Lantern is awesome as my username states ;D.

Fantastic isn't it; keeps me loyal to Canon.

I'm looking for a camera with AGC (disable-able) or at least compatible with Magic Lantern, 1080p 60fps, 720p 90fps, better ISO (love using my camera to take shoots in the dark)... all which I think is possible with their new digic 5 processor ... I really want to see a 650d or 70d by mid-2012 ... Otherwise I'm going to bite the bullet and get a 60d now

As DJL329 said; if you /need/ it now, buy it /now/.  You can always sell when the replacement comes out.  This is probably the best compromise.  If budget is a consideration then holding off will likely be the best option - I reckon Digic 5 will be awesome.

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