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Dan Chung got to test drive a couple prototype 1D Mark IV's for a night at the horse track.

Take a look at the results:



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  1. jfdpl86,

    Agree 100%.

    These guys that say they are stills & video in one. I can shoot video while do stills etc. Wow, they must be really putting some effort in composition and being creative with their stills while trying to juggle video and stills at the same time, lol, it’s a gimmick to book the general public, who just don’t know any better.

    We all know the type, they type of photogs that will offer anything to potential clients to distract them fro the fact they are crap photographers with no eye whatsoever, which is very prevalent in the wedding industry unfortunately. It is like, ‘sure the photography is crap but look at my pretty studio, and pretty albums and i can do video as well as stills at the same time etc ‘

    If you a good stills photographer you should be putting all your effort into your stills work and not trying to offer the world in order to out bid other photographers with ‘what i can give you’.

  2. Steve,

    Agreed. Thing is, there are different fields and some people doesn’t understand it. Being a great guitarist doesn’t make you a great dancer and both use music; even if you’re great at both, you can’t do it at the same time. Period, it’s a fact of life.

    As photographers, one example is a wedding; video and still can’t go hand to hand. You can’t do both without compromising one. Too many megapixels have pamper us taking sloppy pictures and cropping in post, but sometimes is not the best route. A good photographer knows his trade and will try to get a great composition in field, so how can you move that fast taking the video?

    Or if you’re doing video, how can you suddenly remove all the attached devices (used for a real good video) to take a weird position to get that great angle for the picture?

    I respect people who does video and I’m glad they can use any of this cameras, and they should respect still photography as well. It’s not fighting, it’s simply different trades. And I’m sorry if I’m missing something, but despite this cameras has video, I still see all manufacturers saying “for professional photographers” while the camcorders, despite some having the capability to take stills are “for professional videographers”.

  3. “As photographers, one example is a wedding; video and still can’t go hand to hand. You can’t do both without compromising one.”

    To some ‘photographers” that means very little, as in the wedding industry the last thing some “photographers” care about is getting great and interesting photos in camera. Bigger albums, prettier studios, more technology without a single mention about the actual photography. Like wrapping a turd. Unfortunately alot of the general public get hoodwinked by it and fall for it.

    We are exactly the same page. Just like the over reliance of photographers that DO NOT have an natural eye for a great photo, or for composition, or can sense a decisive moment take very average images in camera and work them in photoshop for 3 months to turn it into an illustration in order to “make it” an interesting photo.

    They just offer more and more and more to deflect the fact they have no natural talent for a photo and need to use technology to book clients.

  4. Get real, you won’t see HD DSLR’s replacing pro/prosumer camcorders anytime soon. It’s convenient to have it video/stills but if you really think Sony, Canon, JVC, and Panasonic have just given up their pro products because of the 7D, 5D II, and now 1D4 because they can do HD video significantly better, that’s just a dream.

    Aside from aliasing issues, poor sound capture, and smarter focusing these cameras have a long ways to go.

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