September 25, 2016, 06:58:59 AM

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Those deliberately severely underexposed shots are meant to more obviously show the difference in dynamic range between sensors, and they serve that purpose very well. When camera A can be pushed 5 stops and camera B only 3, this simply shows Camera A has better DR, it doesn't mean every shot you take with it has to be underexposed by 5 stops, it just means you can, and with camera B you can't.

I still own a 7D1, and the lack of dynamic range in the 5D2 and 5D3 have kept me from going full frame for the past few years , as my motivation to do so is largely image quality. So personally I'm very happy that Canon has finally been pushed to upgrade their sensor technology, even though apparently not everyone sees it's benefits.
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EOS Bodies / Re: New Firmware Coming Shortly for EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]
« Last post by Tugela on Today at 06:14:13 AM »
Please add:

1) full frame 4K video
2) focus peaking
3) an efficient video codec
4) unlimited button assignment

and I gladly send my 5D4 in if you install an articulating screen, an EVF and sensor stabilization.

The hardware can't do it.

This has been explained so many times, why do people keep asking for things that are not feasible with the current equipment. Canon are not "holding off" implementing these things to "protect high end cinema cameras", they are not doing it because the hardware in the cameras can't handle it.
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EOS Bodies / Re: New Firmware Coming Shortly for EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]
« Last post by Tugela on Today at 06:10:58 AM »
Maybe a compression option for 4K recording that does not take so much space.

No. The hardware can't do it. The only way they can handle 4K is to use inefficient software codecs such as mjpeg.
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Reading these forums it completely amazes me how so many people can blatantly deny more dynamic range is better..
There's a reason Rishi has the job of testing and reviewing cameras for a living and you guys don't. Dynamic range is an important quality in a camera, whether you know or use it or not. But rest assured, even as cameras get better, you'll still be able to add all the noise and banding you want in post ;)

Then you should read more carefully. No one here has ever denied more is a bad thing. The arguments start when someone under exposes an image shot on Canon, then claims you cannot do a satisfactory shadow lift without degrading the image quality, and defines this as the only quality the sensor can achieve, when in actual fact if the shot had been exposed more to the right without losing any highlights the lift would have been fine.

Of course the reason they have to do this is because under more optimum exposure the shadow lift required to make the image IQ look bad would be cartoon-like and rediculous, and this is because 12 stops of real EV range are more than enough in most uncontrived circumstances, and when they are not the required range tends to be many stops above even 13-14. Witness the recent post of a guy who's just bought a 5DIV and hasn't got enough DR to cope with a cruise ship lit up with bright lights in harbour at night.

 I know, I know, the D810 would have done it  ::)

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For all the naysayers , Canon HAS added significant new features after release, for free, in the past.
They added manual audio level control to the 5DII and changed the frame rates from 30 to 29.97 fps as requested by users. I believe they also added f/8 AF to some cameras after release.
I think it's quite possible that Canon will add a higher compression codec option for 4K because the file sizes are a big problem for non-critical 4K usage. Not likely this early, but they are at least thinking about it now I suspect.

I think the biggest thing they added was DPAF to the C cameras.

Yes, but that wasn't free.
They also added free manual video control to the 5DII .
Some people on this site are ultra-critical of Canon, and others are ultra-defensive.

Canon gets a lot of stuff right, but not everything all the time. Canon cameras are very competitive for photography, I think they are the best options ... but they are lagging in video. Sony and Panasonic are both pulling away from Canon in many areas of video. The C100 lags the FS5, the C300 is much more expensive than the FS7, which offers additional tricks. The EOS-M5 doesn't do 4K where every other mirrorless does. The 5DIV might do good 4K for short bits, but the codec is crippling for any kind even coverage.

I've got a fair bit of L glass, so I am always rooting for Canon, especially given the wonderful promise of DPAF. The C100 mk III will probably be a decisive camera for me. If they really do it well, I'll be with Canon for the foreseeable future. If not, I'll probably move to Sony.

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Reading these forums it completely amazes me how so many people can blatantly deny more dynamic range is better..
There's a reason Rishi has the job of testing and reviewing cameras for a living and you guys don't. Dynamic range is an important quality in a camera, whether you know or use it or not. But rest assured, even as cameras get better, you'll still be able to add all the noise and banding you want in post ;)
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Hi David.
Reikan FoCal pro.
The camera model does not really come in to this, any Canon camera that can be tuned has the same basic interface and issues.
Repeatable results are the real requirement for making these adjustments, and some of the alternative methods (dot tune) have given some of us less than satisfactory non repeatable results.
FoCal needs loads of light and a firm support including the floor*, to get good results but it is worth the trouble. I use it on my 7D and 7DII, unfortunately most of the more recent cameras require assisted mode where you have to make adjustments as the software can not change the AFMA setting any more, it was fully automatic on the 7D.

*A wood joist and plank floor will require that you do not move around close to the tripod as the floor will flex affecting the result.
HTH

Cheers, Graham.
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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: UWA 4k workaround for 5D IV
« Last post by John2016 on Today at 04:49:00 AM »
Very careful with Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7Qvu1KMt8
This camera is a huge disaster for video...
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In the menu lens aberration correction you can activate the digital lens optimizer. The cam is busy for some seconds to optimize the picture.
Is this mode be worth to be activated when you do not rely on fast shooting? Does it remove an AA filter electronically?

Nothing can "remove an AA filter electronically - once details are gone they are gone.

The nearest to removal of an AA filter is just sharpening the image.
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If I owned a 5DS line camera,I would want to see it updated real soon now.

Why would you own a 5DS camera if you aren't happy with it?

Premium camera in terms of MP, delivering less than premium IQ when compared to a "lesser" camera.

I suppose that's a pretty subjective point of view to take considering I don't own a 5Ds.

People bought the 5Ds/at when they wanted megapixels above all else.

That rule still applies because the 5Ds/at bodies are still 20mp higher than any other Canon bodies.
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