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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specification List [CR1]
« Last post by Orangutan on Today at 09:03:42 AM »
I disagree about SD cards. They are flimsy and they can snap and have issues with the lock mech. Speeds be damned, they are just not robust enough.

Never had those kinds of problems, were they cheapo SD cards? 

What kinds of situations gave you those problems?  In the old days of tiny capacity it was necessary to switch cards frequently and quickly.  These days, if I need to swap my 64GB cards I don't wait until they get down to 0 -- that gives me a chance to swap calmly and deliberately.
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Hello to you experienced shooters

I am retired and planning to travel a bit... mostly America .. but worldwide a little too.
I want to know what essential 'model release forms' and other considerations I need to work with.

I plan to travel lite... no checked bag.... just some select gear and minimal clothes...for the location
(purchase extra clothing etc at destination)

what prep do you recommend ... so that I can freely use pictures in a book or an article....on my return....
and what gear SHOULD I bring ... and should I NOT bring.

just a good hobbyist.. but have a book in mind.
not trying to make money .. just want to enjoy the exploration ... AND ... put the exploration in a little book
... ok maybe a 'coffetable' book.....

folks on this site are so helpful.

thanks so much for your tips

TOM



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That tripod foot is so annoying. Are you sure it's not removable? It's so badly positioned/shaped that even though it's tiny still gets in the way, but because it's so tiny it's also not big enough to use a carry handle. It seems to detract more value than it adds.

+1 if you're going to be stuck with it, at least be big enough to use as a handle. ;)

I always use an Arca plate to hold onto, I'm not sure if the size of the intedgral foot itself is much of an issue.

I'm wondering if there is room for such a plate.  The collar is really close to the mount.  It probably will work, but this is a wonky design.

That is a grade A lame excuse.

You're one of the only people in the world who has one of these and you're telling me "probably?"
You think Sigma would design a Tripod mount that doesn't perfrom its primary function?

I can think of some cases where it might actually be a problem but right now no-one is coming close to looking at the issue logically.
This thread sounds like a room full of people whining about something just because they think it's ugly.

And yet despite your statement that I'm one of the few people in the world with this lens in hand you still think I don't know what I'm talking about.  Interesting.

You may love the design, but in the midst of many other things that I am raving about, I find the implementation of the tripod collar to be the poorest that I've personally encountered thus far.  It seems to be in the way no matter where you adjust it.  That's my opinion, of course, but no one is saying otherwise.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specification List [CR1]
« Last post by slclick on Today at 08:53:50 AM »
...I think I used SD slot on mine once, had some shoot with slow enough stuff and must have pics, so set to record on both.

People are confusing SD Card performance and Canon 5DIII write/buffer performance. SD Cards are painfully slow on my 5D III, but when I put the same card in my 7DII the performance is indistinguishable from the CF Card.

People are confusing SD card performance on someone other's gear with SD card performance on their gear. I own a 5d mkIII and SD card performance on this body is not good. Even if an SD card can fly to the moon in a spaceship, that doesn't help me.

People forget that we're discussing a spec list of the 5D IV, extrapolating the SD write performance of the 5D III and assuming it will be a bottleneck also in the IV is nonsense. Unfortunately, SD speed in the 5D III was a well-known drawback, but, as unfocused noted, the 7D II SD write speed is much higher than that of the 5D III, we can reasonably expect the 5D IV to be even better than the 7D II in this respect.

Further, reliability of SD card is inferior to CF card reliability and technology wise in my opinion a compromise on a 5d body...

Reliability of SD cards is no longer a problem. Given the possibility to perform an in-camera low level format, deterioration of SD cards performance over time is no longer an issue, too. Concerning compromises, every single aspect of camera design and engineering is a compromise; unfortunately for the 5D III users, the SD card was a big problem for many, and using SD cards faster than 45 MB/s was of no benefit, so I can understand the annoyance of many. But I'd be optimistic for the future in this respect.

I disagree about SD cards. They are flimsy and they can snap and have issues with the lock mech. Speeds be damned, they are just not robust enough.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specification List [CR1]
« Last post by pierlux on Today at 08:47:23 AM »
...I think I used SD slot on mine once, had some shoot with slow enough stuff and must have pics, so set to record on both.

People are confusing SD Card performance and Canon 5DIII write/buffer performance. SD Cards are painfully slow on my 5D III, but when I put the same card in my 7DII the performance is indistinguishable from the CF Card.

People are confusing SD card performance on someone other's gear with SD card performance on their gear. I own a 5d mkIII and SD card performance on this body is not good. Even if an SD card can fly to the moon in a spaceship, that doesn't help me.

People forget that we're discussing a spec list of the 5D IV, extrapolating the SD write performance of the 5D III and assuming it will be a bottleneck also in the IV is nonsense. Unfortunately, SD speed in the 5D III was a well-known drawback, but, as unfocused noted, the 7D II SD write speed is much higher than that of the 5D III, we can reasonably expect the 5D IV to be even better than the 7D II in this respect.

Further, reliability of SD card is inferior to CF card reliability and technology wise in my opinion a compromise on a 5d body...

Reliability of SD cards is no longer a problem. Given the possibility to perform an in-camera low level format, deterioration of SD cards performance over time is no longer an issue, too. Concerning compromises, every single aspect of camera design and engineering is a compromise; unfortunately for the 5D III users, the SD card was a big problem for many, and using SD cards faster than 45 MB/s was of no benefit, so I can understand the annoyance of many. But I'd be optimistic for the future in this respect.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specification List [CR1]
« Last post by ehouli on Today at 07:46:02 AM »


The 6D outperforming the 5D3 sensor (and it's only a hair better, let's be fair) was a bit of a one-off that most attribute to the 6D coming to market later than the 5D3, not b/c Canon wants the 6D to outperform the 5D3 for any reason at all.


I wouldn't say a hair better, the banding it's almost not present and it's the 6D the preferred camera for astrophotography instead of the 5D Mk III because it's strong banding (not as strong as the original 7D), it means that on high ISO the 6D manages noise way better, of course on low ISOs there is no apparent difference.

I guess I don't stare as intensely at IQ samples like you might be doing.  We each value different things. 

My point is that it's not in Canon's best interests to have the 6D outperform the 5D line in any way other than at a consumer feature level -- like offering a handy dandy 'astro' stop on the mode wheel, being made more of plastic than metal, or having a tilty-flippy screen or something.

The 5D4 should have more of just about everything to the 6D2:

  • More AF points / options / tuneability
  • Better in high ISO
  • Higher fps and larger buffer
  • More/better video options
  • Faster maximum shutter speed
  • More custom modes on the main dial.

The mantra would be "Anything you (6D2) can do, I (5D4) can do better."  That will help clearly define why it costs nearly twice as much.

The only thing I'm less sure the 5D4 will have over the 6D2 is megapixels.   Many have argued the easiest way to segment the FF space is to give the 5D4 something D810-like in resolution while limiting the 6D2 to an 'entry' level of 24 MP.  I don't agree with that personally.  I think the 5D3/5D4 users value the quality of those pixels far more than the quantity, and I think framerates will suffer if they go higher res with the 5D4.

- A

Let's hope for the best, but if Canon does go the High-MP count game, then they should start changing the 6D2 identity, because as you say, FPS rate will suffer and probably should give better FPS rates to the 6D2 to make it a faster camera for action/nature and leave the 5D4 as the D810 contender.

But for the sake of photography I hope they don't begin the contending game, that's why they released the 5DS/5DSR line and it would be better if they keep it that way.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 50-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO for EF-S & EF-M
« Last post by AvTvM on Today at 07:43:01 AM »
sorry, got no links to Canon DP-AF (80D) vs Hybrid CD-PD AF (Sony) on hand. need to dig 'em out.

I found something here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4

From the 13:03 mark, a comparison between 80D live-view AF and 6300 AF was made. According to the reviewer, both cameras were EQUALLY impressive in terms of functionality, but given the ease of use of the 80D touchscreen, the advantage goes to the 80D. Of course, if single eye AF is desired, then only the A6300 has that capability.

thanks!
Sony is handicapped mainly due to lack of touchscreen. Totally irrational crippling of their product.
Other than it shows, that Canon DP-AF does not deliver anywhere near to its "full hype potential" ... so far, Canon could not utilize the theoretical advantage to deliver products with better or massively better LiveView AF performance compared to other brands with "regular" hybrid CD + on-sensor-PD AF system.
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I have the FSB-8 (not the T version, different plate) and use it with a 600 II and 1DX (II since yesterday  8) ). Way smoother tracking of BIF and way more stable than a gimbal, not even close. But heavy  ;).

Mario

Hi Mario!

Which Sachtler head would be fine for Nikon 5D & 60mm Nikon lens (all about 6kg)? I´d like to buy one as an gift for my husband´s 40th birthday? I will fetch an Gitzo 5542 (recommended in some postings here) tripod and combine it. Do I need something else?

Thank you & G
Daniela

Hi Daniela,

you should get away with the FSB-6 as it can handle up to 8 kg, but I would recommend the FSB-8 which handles up to 10 kg and gives you some extra margin.

I did not take the T-version as it uses some kind of quick connector which seems less fexible in use to me.  The non-T version uses a side loading mechanism and the plates are interchangeble with Manfrotto and Gitzo (they are all part of the Manfrotto group); it's easier to slide it back and forwards to find the ideal balance.

I have my FSB-8 also on a Gitzo 5542LS, you just need the 75 mm half bowl head adapter (Gitzo GS5321V75) and you're ready to go  ;).
http://www.gitzo.com/systematic-75mm-half-bowl-video-head-adapter-series-5-gs5321v75

Mario


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I've been using ON 1 Photo 10 as a Lightroom plugin and I really like it. Unlike Lightroom, it allows the use of layers. However, I still need Lightroom for accessing my Topaz Black and White plugin.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dpreview of the 80D
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 07:22:36 AM »
So if a review praises the camera dozens of times and criticizes it a few times then it is biased against it? I don't think so......

I have found that DPR does the best reviews of any of the review sites. Could they be better? Of course they could.....  there is always room for improvement as perfection is something to be strived for, yet never obtained.... 

I thought it was a very well done review. My only complaint with it is the fascination that the camera industry has with ISO 100 and would have liked to see more tests done at high ISO like 3200 or 6400 so the readers get an idea of the relative merits of cameras when you start to push things a bit.....

But overall, it was well done, well organized, and easy to read.
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