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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My hands on with the 1DXII
« Last post by wallstreetoneil on Today at 12:02:03 PM »
many thanks for the post

6400 looks ok at 1:1 in LR, after that it falls apart quickly

question, what lens where you using at 35mm - the Canon 24-70 F2.8 II?

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Deals on Gear / Re: $5999 1D X Mark II + 64GB CFast card + Card reader
« Last post by dolina on Today at 11:59:48 AM »
Note: Canon's EOS 10D with 2.0.1 firmware will format cards up to 8GB only.

Which is probably a good thing too. As I recall, the 10D maxed out the CF writing speed at a whopping ~1.4MB/s.
Taught me not to use RAW on my 10D when shooting pictures of something that moved.
the writings of the 5ds and 10d must be similar then. 😇
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Deals on Gear / Re: $5999 1D X Mark II + 64GB CFast card + Card reader
« Last post by kaihp on Today at 11:51:15 AM »
Note: Canon's EOS 10D with 2.0.1 firmware will format cards up to 8GB only.

Which is probably a good thing too. As I recall, the 10D maxed out the CF writing speed at a whopping ~1.4MB/s.
Taught me not to use RAW on my 10D when shooting pictures of something that moved.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Executive Talks EOS M in 2016
« Last post by thetechhimself on Today at 11:50:28 AM »
I think the forum has become a venting outlet, for myself included at times. It is disheartening to see other competitors products advance in terms of camera technology, IE Nikon 1 series / Sony A6xxx / A7XX / Samsung NX1 while Canon does the same old repackage existing technology into a Mirror-less offering (EOS M is a T2i sensor with contrast detect, EOS M2 is a SL1 sensor with an extra mode on the dial, EOS M3 is a 750D sensor with extra dials, a semi DSLR grip and an option for a G1X II EVF) and then software-govern it to limit it's ability to cannibalize other product lines (limited video bit-rate, the EOS M2 has 50mbit vs the M3 has 25mbit, makes a huge difference btw, plus unlimited JPG output, yet limited RAW?)

To answer your question, I've honestly considered switching, but to do so would mean the following...

Sony A6300? $4000 in equivalent Sony/Carl Zeiss E mount optics + A6300, which I might also question if they are superior optics, I'd say they aren't. So more expensive, a lot more expensive, and less optical quality and iffy Sony colors out of the box? Pass.

Nikon 1 Series? The 1J5 does 4K, a backlit 20MP sensor, has some good lens options but the J5 doesn't do EVF, the 1V3 that does has a poor performing non-backlit 18MP 1" sensor and is expensive in addition to being poor performing in indoor/low light situations and no 4K. Pass.

Samsung NX1? Too big (it's a DSLR in size, but mirror-less in technology which is what's the point?), expensive, lacking lens options and oh by the way, is unofficially discontinued.

Fuji? Haven't looked at them. Don't care to, no offense.

So I'm stuck waiting, and gripping while I wait. That said, if Canon does pull a rabbit out of their hat, which I have faith they will, just a matter of when (Q3/Q4 of this year, ugh, what a wait), those upcoming patented lenses look pretty juicy to go with a high speed Pro-M, IE 55-300 DO IS STM and even the "slow" 50mm 2.5 Macro EF-M, it's a macro, and almost takes the place of my EF50MM 1.8 STM + adapter, except without the adapter but does macro. Not too shabby. Those have to be cheaper than the inferior and Sony glass.
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Lenses / Re: Another Mention of an EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III
« Last post by et31 on Today at 11:48:38 AM »
I watched closely at the end of the Super Bowl last night to see what lenses were used. Mostly 16-35 L lenses it seems, but I was shocked at how many 11-24 lenses I saw there too. It is obvious the guys holding the cameras way above their heads could not see the LCD or viewfinder, they were just holding down the shutter button and ripping away hundreds of shots and guessing where to point. The 11mm might be handy to make sure none of the important scene elements were cropped out.

I also saw a single 14mm II prime, some Nikon 14-24's, and even a couple Tamron 15-30 lenses.

I would love to see a new 16-35 L III if it has less vignetting and better sharpness in the corners over the previous version. They also need to keep the number of aperture blades the same. The v2 of the lens has some of the best sun stars of any lens ever made. :)

You have me laughing here...We are all nutz! Lens Spotting. I love it. That must be one huge & impressively sharp TV that you have there!!!!! :o

I was "Lens Spotting" and pausing the TV after the Super Bowl and I turned around to see my family and friends getting a good laugh!  We are nutz but it is a lot of fun!  In 5 minutes, I had them all helping me... Unfortunately, I think I need a sharper TV!  ;D

LOLOLO! Lens spotting is fun. At the beginning it was fascinating to see what lenses they were using at the World Cup Soccer games...but now actually shooting like them, there are very few (if any) new surprises.  I would love to be able to spot the "1Dx MII" in the video footage, but statistically, I will see the Moby Dick lens before the body model.



Stormtrooper much? It would be amazing if someone 'shopped a Canon 800mm lens in place of the gun.
Then we could have uniforms to go with our lenses at a sporting event!
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Thanks Zeidora,

I like to get good books for reference but prefer to have a recommended book so that helps a lot.  With motion I wasn't specifically referring to fast like hummingbird wings, more like a woodpecker head.  So HSsync seems OK.

Jack
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My hands on with the 1DXII
« Last post by kaihp on Today at 11:36:59 AM »
Thanks for posting Eldar.

Did you try to push the shadows, even though it's jpegs?
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EOS Bodies / Re: Price point of the 5D Mark IV
« Last post by kaihp on Today at 11:35:18 AM »
I remember being overjoyed when the 5DII was $2699. A few years late the 5DIII was $3499. I believe the original 5D was similar to the price of he 5DII... think.

IIRC, the original 5D was $3299 on release (~$4000 in 2015 dollars).

Your memory is correct according to wikipedia
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My hands on with the 1DXII
« Last post by midluk on Today at 11:24:12 AM »
Sorry, I did not bring them home, since I can do nothing with them. I donĀ“t believe anyone else can either. Adobe, DPP, OnOne and all the others do not support it yet.

Assuming they didn't completely change the file format you might have a chance with open source converters like rawtherapee. Might be that it fails to properly align the bayer matrix and masked pixels, but that would not be too much work to fix.
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Software & Accessories / Re: Can someone recommend a good scanner?
« Last post by dcm on Today at 11:17:47 AM »
Thanks, DCM.  I am convinced now that the Epsom is just not the right device and that the correct device will be much more expensive.  What device did you use?

I very much enjoyed viewing your restored images!

Epson V750.  I went to the top of the line at the time - I wanted the infrared scan for negatives and anti-reflection coating only available with the 750. It was well worth the additional cost.
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