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EOS Bodies / Re: More Specifications & Images of EOS 5D Mark IV
« Last post by Maiaibing on Today at 06:22:51 AM »
Also -- again: ignorant with video -- I understand the kick in the butt/pride/hopes some of the video specs are, but those are wishes / keeping up with the joneses sort of things.

But this 1.74x crop for 4K seems a bit of a death sentence, doesn't it?  Are documentarians and field reporters going to bounce to Sony for this?

Someone please explain to me (use small words, I'm a dolt with this) how 1.74x crop will work for videographers.  Do you just slap an 11-24L on there and just tape it down at 11mm?  (You can only back your feet up so much, right?)   

#vidiot #acknowledgmentofignorance #pleaseeducateme

- A
Tony Northtrop shows the difference at the end of his (excellent) preview. Looks massive to me (not into video myself but seems there are good reasons for the video crowd's disappointment).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwAvqcbLRw
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Deals on Gear / Re: Preorder All The New Canon Releases
« Last post by GuyF on Today at 06:21:37 AM »
...and the size of the images and the quality is no different from the 5D3...

Really?  :o
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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIV price confirmed
« Last post by GMCPhotographics on Today at 06:19:38 AM »
In the UK, all the retailers will sell at the RRP. Canon usually hikes up the RRP in the UK, assuming the retailers will discount from that price. But the retailers will initially sell at full RRP because of the low initial supply from Canon. I think the logic goes something like this...I have 10 buyers for a 1D4, but Canon will only supply one per week. The 10 buyers will go to who ever has stock...so why discount. Having stock is a certain sale at RRP anyhow.  As soon as every shop has copies on their shelves and the initial commotion is over, then the retailers have to start to discount to attract buyers. Ie...the shop down the road is selling one for 5% less...can you price match or do better? So the real price doesn't stabilise until the retailers have stock sitting on their shelves for a few weeks. I think that'll be around January / February time.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIV can only do 3 sec. continous shooting ?!
« Last post by Maiaibing on Today at 06:18:40 AM »
Also worth noting that the 5D4 does have 2 processors, 1 Digic6 and a Digic6+
Thanks for the correction. Changed it above. Only counting the Digic6+...
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 5d overkill for me?
« Last post by Drum on Today at 06:17:18 AM »
 sounds like you ha6Dve made up your mind. The 5Div won't disappoint you and will last you many years. If you did buy a 6D you would probably have buyers remorse and/or still buy the 5div or 6dii when it comes out. As an upgrade from the 6d the 5Div covers all you could want.
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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIV can only do 3 sec. continous shooting ?!
« Last post by Meatcurry on Today at 06:14:31 AM »
Quite surprised at the shallow RAW shooting ability of the 5DIV. Its single processor + CF slot can only push 21 full raw frames in one burst limiting continuous shooting time to 3 sec. Almost half of the 5DIII(!!).

Canon could have used a double processor like the 5DS/R or CFast to change this - even if I'd prefer not to deal with yet a third card format myself.

Now, I very seldom shoot long bursts, but if I where to get a 5DIV to supplement my 5DS/R that actually makes its far less of an obvious upgrade for action shots to me.

Even the 5DS/R will shoot for ~3.7 sec @ 5fps (18-19 shots) before slowing down. 40% fewer fps, but >20% longer time to follow the action when that's important. For me its mostly short bursts 3-4 pictures and once in a while (very seldom) long bursts - but these few times I really want the burst to be as long as possible. YMMV.

5DIII could keep shooting much longer reaching ~5.2 sec @6fps with a fully charged battery - or for even longer as fps drops as the 5DIII battery level drops (I know it can only do 6fps as long as you do not use both card slots and forgo the added safety...).
It is a surprising limitation, it's a shame Canon didn't offer a CFAST version(a la Nikon D5), I guess it's still possible that the 1DX2 and 5D4 could be offered a CFAST upgrade via a service visit later on, I mean if Nikon can do it......

Also worth noting that the 5D4 does have 2 processors, 1 Digic6 and a Digic6+
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Mirrorless vs. DSLR Poll
« Last post by IglooEater on Today at 06:12:20 AM »
The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan is credited with the quote "everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."

I agree.  But from that truism, it does not follow that everyone's opinion is equally valid.
I assume you mean opinions predicated on wrong facts.

Predicated on wrong facts, incorrect epistemology, formal errors, or personal bias.

All opinions are equally valid-as opinions.  This does not makes them facts.  They are of only subjective value, not objective consequence.

Unfortunately opinion/fact is a slightly false dichotomy, as popularly defined, and there are a lot of gray zones.

This is an interesting read in the New York Times I ran across a while ago: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/opinionator/2015/03/02/why-our-children-dont-think-there-are-moral-facts/?referer=
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EOS Bodies / Re: Enjoying your IV?
« Last post by GuyF on Today at 06:11:47 AM »
If you have your mk4 already, post some shots. (We won't hold our breath.)
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EOS Bodies / Re: Unbelievable? 5D4 dual pixel raw..
« Last post by wockawocka on Today at 06:09:41 AM »
Yeah my bad, I just realised it when I looked again, sorry folks.
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EOS Bodies / 5DIV can only do 3 sec. continous shooting ?!
« Last post by Maiaibing on Today at 06:07:48 AM »
Quite surprised at the shallow RAW shooting ability of the 5DIV. Its single processor + CF slot can only push 21 full raw frames in one burst limiting continuous shooting time to 3 sec. Almost half of the 5DIII(!!).

Canon could have used a processorset-up like the 5DS/R or CFast to change this - even if I'd prefer not to deal with yet a third card format myself.

Now, I very seldom shoot long bursts, but if I where to get a 5DIV to supplement my 5DS/R that actually makes its far less of an obvious upgrade for action shots to me.

Even the 5DS/R will shoot for ~3.7 sec @ 5fps (18-19 shots) before slowing down. 5DIV has 40% more fps, but the 5DS has >20% longer time to follow the action when that's important. For me its mostly short bursts 3-4 pictures and once in a while (very seldom) long bursts - but these few times I really want the burst to be as long as possible. YMMV.

5DIII could keep shooting much longer reaching ~5.2 sec @6fps with a fully charged battery - or for even longer as fps drops as the 5DIII battery level drops (I know it can only do 6fps as long as you do not use both card slots and forgo the added safety...).
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