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EOS Bodies / Re: Touchscreen Coming to EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]
« Last post by neuroanatomist on November 24, 2015, 03:31:54 PM »
...earn north of $100k per annum.

I've never worked for so little.   Except once, and that was a very noble cause.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Reuters ban RAW ?
« Last post by neuroanatomist on November 24, 2015, 03:11:58 PM »
Yes they want OOC .jpg.

All about speed, bandwidth, storage and ensuring the image's story has not be overly modified etc.

I fully understand Reuters on this.

Speed, bandwidth and storage?  Ummmm, no.  Not overly modified?  Sure, because you can't modify a jpg.  Ummmm, no.

Sorry, I don't think you fully understand.
Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by Isaac Grant on November 24, 2015, 03:05:19 PM »
Here is another of the Song Sparrow seen feeding at dawn on the beach.  Canon 7d2 (which is fantastic in my opinion) and Sigma 150-600 C. 

Song Sparrow by Isaac Grant, on Flickr
Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Reuters ban RAW ?
« Last post by YuengLinger on November 24, 2015, 03:00:04 PM »
wants unadulterated shots as close as possible to the old film standards of photojournalism,

Well there's a naive statement if I ever saw one.

It's just that in the 'old film days' people like you didn't know what could be done.

People like me?

The key is not what could be done, but ''standards of photojournalism.'' 
EOS Bodies / Re: Touchscreen Coming to EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR1]
« Last post by rfdesigner on November 24, 2015, 02:41:05 PM »

And yes, it is easy to do with a "bulletproof" magnesium body....

ever designed an antenna?

I have...  many of them, this problem is solvable but it isn't straight forward.  Otherwise good RF engineers wouldn't earn north of $100k per annum.

Please Try talking out of a different orafice.
EOS Bodies / Re: The surprisingly good 6d!!
« Last post by Spokagrapher on November 24, 2015, 02:38:53 PM »
People banging on about the AF points must have known the camera has 11 if they did their homework and if thats an issue cough up for the 5D MKIII. For the money and the IQ the 6D is the steal from Canon in DSLRs period.
I agree with you.  The 6D really is a great deal.  The 6D is not an all-around camera, and it was never supposed to be. That's not a problem for me; it satisfies my photography needs.  While I wish the camera had more AF points, I knew exactly what I was getting when I chose it over the 7D MkII (the two were equally priced when I was shopping for them).

It's like any other tool: Know what it will and won't do before you buy it, and don't complain about it when you find it doesn't do things it wasn't designed to do.  I bought the 6D for its budget price and full-frame sensor so I could do portraits and low-light photography.  It works beautifully for those subjects.  It has the features I need, though not necessarily all the features I want.  I work within its capabilities and look forward to whatever improvements the MkII model brings.
EOS Bodies / Re: Another EOS-1D X Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« Last post by gsealy on November 24, 2015, 02:27:41 PM »
It will most likely still be only as "clean" as what you get out of a 5D3 now or any other DSLR Canon makes, which still has some layer of processing on it compared to, say, Alphas.  Sure the Atomos or Odyssey can do ProRes, but if the output still has that "Waxy" look people tend to compare DSLRs with, then it's not as nice. I don't believe you're going to get a "clean" output like you do on the C300.

Yeah this is much more in line with what I've been thinking.  Taking that 24MP count up from the t6i, making it FF and DPAF.  Even 20MP DPAF (FF flavor of the 7D2) would be fine.  Obviously they need to maintain this camera as fast action light monster.  Digic 7 was a given. No news there.  15fps, right where it should be. Someone said stronger base plate? Probably? But the all motor mirror of the 5DS? Doubt it. I would think that system, while far quieter and less vibration causing, is also much slower.  A spring loaded return seems faster, and 24 MP isn't nearly as sensitive to motion blur as 50MP, so is it really necessary?

I'm sure they're going to find a way to stick in WiFi and GPS. It's the 1DX2. And no, you aren't going to get the same  codec as their C300 for 4k but you will get the senor technology from it.

If it supports external recording via clean HDMI, then the recorder can use ProRes as the codec.

Have you used an Atomos? I have with the 5DIII and the Ninja 2.  I have never experienced the "waxy" look.  The video is sharp and clear and it is at 4:2:2.  I have mixed this video with that from the C100 being externally recorded in the same manner and it is impossible to tell which is which once the grading is done.

The only Canon cameras that support clean HDMI out, during recording, to my knowledge are the 5DIII and the 7DII.  That is a lot different than recording internally and then using the HDMI port to send the video to an external  monitor.

Is HDMI out on the 5DIII sharper than internally recorded? Some people say that the 5DIII is not really 1080p in sharpness, but only about 720p.
If the Atomos 4:2:2 gets a sharper image as well as better color, I'd use it. What is your experience? Any links or reviews on this?

External recording on the Atomos is 4:2:2 and one of the codecs is ProRes HQ at 220 Mpbs.  The 5DIII records internally at 4:2:0 with the H.264 codec.  There's tons of links and reviews, just a little Googling will find it.  IMO sharpness is mostly dependent on the quality of the lens.   
EOS Bodies / Re: The surprisingly good 6d!!
« Last post by Sporgon on November 24, 2015, 02:24:52 PM »
I never change WB on the fly either, but then I suppose jpeg shooters may want to.

However I do miss the flash compensation button on 6D.

Regarding all the arguments over the single line outer points of the 6D, I believe that it has been proved that as long as you are able to pick the appropriate orientation the AF system is more accurate than an all x type Rebel.
EOS Bodies / Re: Another EOS-1D X Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« Last post by dilbert on November 24, 2015, 02:20:28 PM »
15fps has to approach the limit for AE/AF shooting because of the mechanical aperture.

It may also have the same caveat that 14fps does on the 1DX: mirror is locked up. JPEG only, 1/1000 or faster.
EOS Bodies / Re: The surprisingly good 6d!!
« Last post by Spokagrapher on November 24, 2015, 02:18:50 PM »
How about the rest of you guys? Is no WB button an issue for you?
Not for me.  The "Q" button menu choices are great for getting quick access to functions I like to control, white balance among them. A dedicated WB button would be pointless for me.  Save that space for something else that the "Q" menu doesn't cover.
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