EOSHD

EOSHD

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Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Has a website at http://www.eoshd.com
Joined on Jun 7, 2011

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Nukunukoo: Just trying to do the math. Most anamorphic lenses would turn a 4:3 ratio into the more conventional 16:9-ish ratio. I may be wrong, that means that if I want cinema aspect, my SLR Magic 1.33x won't do. I need a 2x for that.

Correct. 2x anamorphic is the cinema standard. It's designed to be used with one of those.

SLR Magic have a 2x anamorphic coming out soon.

The cinema stuff (Panavision, Hawk, Cooke, etc.) are nearly all 2x stretch anamorphic.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 17:44 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: "As far as I can remember though, Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"

You mean apart from the 550D, 600D, 650D, 60D and 7D ?

Yes same sensor. They've been doing it for 5 years. The split of the 750D/760D though is the first time they've done it at the same time on two current models, though you could argue the 550D and 7D came out at very similar times as did the 600D/60D. Where the heck does the 760D leave the 70D by the way?! Cannibalised it big time!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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TrapperJohn: This may answer the question as to whether entry level DSLR's are still viable. They were in the 2000's, when the DSLR was the 'tech toy du jour', but most of those buyers have moved on to smartphones, with their portability and rapid share ability. The finer aspects of photography didn't matter to the tech set then, doesn't really matter now. That market is gone, and won't be back.

Still... Canon or Nikon or both need to get on the ball, because the game is changing with or without them. Most of the exciting, new innovations are coming from elsewhere.

I agree with TrapperJohn. This is a dying market. Entry level DSLR has enormous competition from mirrorless as well to contend with not just smartphones. It might not be the case that people's smartphones have made them sell their DSLR altogether, but it certainly has a lot of people thinking twice about upgrading something that is simply sitting around on their shelves for 99% of the year.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 17:33 UTC
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Sdaniella: Whilst Samsung's NX1 is the first affordable consumer 4k APS-C (near Super35mm Cine sized sensor) mirrorless digital camera (great for budding 4k Cinematographers) ... with fast AF

This new Canon EOS 760D serves as the first affordable consumer HDR APS-C (near Super35mm Cine sized sensor) touch-screen capable AF for budding Cinematographers wanting easy-access (minimal or no post processing) for Dual-Level Exposure for HDR CINE = like a beginners version of pro industry ARRI ALEXA CINE cams minus the expense, weight, heat, bulk, and conventional MF lens methods ... brings to the everyday shooter 'normalized' HDR CINE! (@ 720p = managable filesizes for global online sharing)

nice!

it's a preview of what's to come in higher models, like EOS 80D? (HDR 1080p) 5DMkIV? (HDR 4K, HDR 1080p), etc
EOS C-series: 1D or C#00
and likely Powershots, too

and no need to resort to ML (Magic Lantern hack), although I'm sure there will be plenty of new features buried yet to unlock

+lots o' lenses!

EOS 1 thumbwheel? Alexa HDR dual gain?

Cheap inkjet printer thumbwheel and smartphone HDR video would be more accurate!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 11:21 UTC
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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

Nice points Usee! Let's teach the dinosaurs some new tricks :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:42 UTC
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fmian: 'Also the electronic viewfinder in the NX1 has been improved, and the time delay is very short - just five milliseconds. So there’s no lag.'

- five milliseconds
- no lag

Pick one...

He means the lag isn't perceivable to the eye. Same thing as no lag in my book. Let's not be pedantic. It's pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:41 UTC
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vscd: ...sitting for hours in the snow, waiting for a Bird to sit down 50 metres away from my 400 f2.8 will teach you the disadvantages of an EVF/Mirrorless concept (batteries changing every 20 minutes? Heating up the sensor...).

I could tell him more disadvantages, but he's stuck on his product and has to promote it.

This is not actually a disadvantage of mirrorless, but a disadvantage of using the wrong tool for the job.

You have to match the tool to the task. Shooting mushy HD that barely looks like HD on a DSLR compared to 4K on the NX1 will teach you the disadvantages of a DSLR!

In the end, mirrorless technology is more adaptable. It will take over because it will adapt to more tasks.

As for changing batteries every 20 minutes, the GH4 will run switched on with live-view for 6 hours off one charge. So it helps to get your facts right in the first place too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:40 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (482 comments in total)
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steve_hoge: Does anyone think the GH4 and GX7 are sharing the same sensor?

At Photokina Panasonic said to me that the LX100 had the GX7's sensor. The GH4's sensor is based on the same design but tweaked slightly I believe. Most likely for longer 4K recording times with less heat.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
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abluesky: This was the worst article I've ever read on DPR.

The D800 accepts user created picture profiles, installed from the SD card. Videographers have been using flat profiles for the D800 for years. The D800's profile is explained and can be downloaded here http://www.similaar.com/foto/flaat-picture-controls/index.html

How do I know this? I simply Google searched "D800 flat picture profile". If only your illustrious writer had bothered to do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 17:12 UTC
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abluesky: This was the worst article I've ever read on DPR.

What seems to have been missed is that the 'old' D800 already had a flat picture profile for video, so the claim that the flat picture profile is 'new' is poorly researched. I'd have to agree, this has been one poor piece of writing from start to finish.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:55 UTC
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James Booba: A cam at this price point, advertised as the ultimate movie machine with worst video quality then the cheapest inhouse model? 2014 with no 4K? Sorry doesn't work for me.

At the moment there is so much more innovation outside of Canikon not just for video but stills too. Fuji X-T1 with that glorious EVF, best JPEG engine on the market, noise in raw files that copies the characteristics of grain on film. The 18-55mm F2.8-4 kit zoom is a fantastic piece of optics and now they have got AF up to speed, I'd rather shoot stills with the X-T1 than the D810. I had bought a D800 for stills previously & also have a D600...both seem clunky compared to the Fuji. As for video again it is mirrorless leading. 4K internal on the GH4 is in a different league to the Nikon which has banding, softness and moire. 100Mbit/s vs 24Mbit/s at 24p. Again a big difference. And if you want full frame then A7S with 4K over the HDMI, indeed just look at the features it offers for video vs the D810 and you have a total no brainer over which to choose. So in light of that revolution the addition of a flat picture profile (haha) does not add up to the 'big difference' the author claims.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
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chiane: Last question for photographer, did you ever shoot stills with it?

Hi Bill. I found the JPEGs to be as good as video if not a bit less compressed, so I'd check your settings and maybe see if you're shooting with the same photo style between movie mode and stills mode, and that you have JPEG set to the highest quality.

I did a comparison frame here which you can download (as Vimeo is not 4K, it really is best to download...) and the JPEG looks almost identical to the 4K video mode...
https://vimeo.com/90809303

There's not many cameras you can say this about. Try comparing a JPEG from a 5D Mark III to the 5D Mark III's video mode!

The only other camera that does video to stills level is the Canon 1D C and that is $10,000 ($13k before the price drop).

GH4 is $1699 so pretty amazing performance to price ratio in my view and creatively I love capturing stills from 4K video, you get to re-time the shot in post. Henri Cartier Bresson would have loved it for decisive moments. Shoot like you would stills, but in video mode. It's better.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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EOSHD: You can't judge noise levels on YouTube. Compression removes it. ISO 1600 looks worse than 25,600. There's also the matter of rolling shutter on this camera, it isn't pretty! http://www.eoshd.com/content/12631/sony-a7s-rolling-shutter-test

No it's not about surface area, it's actually about having to read out a 4K image. It is 2160 lines to scan with the rolling shutter top to bottom so takes twice as long as with 1080p which is 1080 lines, and also more pixels per line (3840 vs 1920). Sony need to speed the sensor up otherwise this camera is going to have a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 17:09 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)

You can't judge noise levels on YouTube. Compression removes it. ISO 1600 looks worse than 25,600. There's also the matter of rolling shutter on this camera, it isn't pretty! http://www.eoshd.com/content/12631/sony-a7s-rolling-shutter-test

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:44 UTC as 88th comment | 12 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Same law in Germany exists for years.

So elaborate?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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makofoto: Can you imagine if Henri Cartier Bresson had interrupted the Decisive Moment to first ask permission ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha good point. Germany will be next. Their privacy laws are also the work of nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: As far as I understand, lots of countries have similar laws. And the laws are very often enforced very mildly. IOW no cops are going to tail every person with a camera.

The point of the law (A) prevention of sneak photos and (B) making sure that any person who is in the image also has a legal standing.

Because even in a public place, private person is allowed to have some expectations of privacy.

Why should people in public spaces be entitled to privacy? That's nonsense. Public is not private by the very definition of the word. What matters is how respectfully the material is used and published and that is where the law should focusing on.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:12 UTC
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bobbarber: "Why would anyone buy this for stills?"

Answer: 4k VIDEO = 8 MP stills @ 30/fps.

I guess it remains to be seen how well that works out in practice, but on the surface it is a pretty amazing spec. 8 Mp pretty much covers whatever you would need for journalism.

I have printed 4K video still frames at A1 size and can't tell the detail apart from 22MP 5D Mark III stills printed at the same enormous size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
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KrisAK: Has it been determined if:

Native 1080 / 60fps video is generated via line-skipping, or via down-sampling from a full-frame readout (what I think's referred to as pixel binning)?

(I know 4K 24/25/30fps can be down sampled in post, but for 60p everything's in-camera, right? I'm also considering Sony's 4K handycam which claims to do full-frame down-sampling for 1080/60p, and was hoping the GH4 would do the same internally.)

No line skipping, it is done by averaging and pixel mixture. In other words pixels are blended so the downscaling is smoother and with less moire and aliasing than on the Sony and Canon cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
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dr Ate: Don't worry. Very soon Canon will release their long-awaited 7Dmk2 that will also include 4K recording, and they will be followed also by Nikon D400 with 4K too...

Extremely unlikely I'm afraid!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 18:15 UTC
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