arian ra: well its just a big slap in the face of anybody who expected anything useful. the next gopro will feature 4K video (30fps) whats the holdup canon? canon got way to big, no room for real innovation. if the 5dmkIV is as equally dissapointing its goodbye canon for me. and yes i do take lots of stills, professionally also. sorry im just a little mad the mkII has come out like that.
It's important to buy what suits your needs, and I'm sure a GoPro is less expensive than this one. Getting a crop sensor with 1D X and pro features fits my needs. ... While their DSLR 's have video, they seem to be creating a different path for video, albeit an expensive one. I don't need a $15,000 video camera :)
CurtM: I am a bit confused as to how this camera fits in the line up. I have a Eos70d -- bought because I am rather new to photography and it was great at video too. If I were to upgrade one day (if I ever get to the point where I am not the limiting factor but rather the camera is -- and I am not yet at that point), why would one consider this cropped frame camera over the Eos 6D or 5D with full frame? The price difference seems to be rather marginal.
Re why this over full frame.... I have a 1DMkIV & 5DMkIII, plus a few others; I shoot pro dance. I wanted a crop body (have 7D) that had two card slots, high frame rate, higher ios, weather resistant, joystick, high x-sync rate, and improved AF. The bonus was the pro built body and expanded buffer. The buffer is a BIG deal for my type shooting. The crop body give me extended range on my lenses. Video I only do as a personal thought, not for work. I'd rather have the beefier body vs a flip screen. USB 3.0 and clean HDMI is a real plus. While the touchscreen is nice for video (I have an SL1), not necessary for what I need this body for. Looking forward to getting it soon.
jpons: A number of years ago, I got a hold of one of these and did a little review, including shooting some video with it as well as handhldong it. Very interesting lens, but a little uncomfortable to use.
Check it out: http://vimeo.com/5164377
Loved your video!
A couple of years ago, I obtained an Xtend-a-sight mount and put a red/green Tru-Glo dot sight on it for my Canon EOS bodies. Works fine for fast acquisition of moving long shots. :)
Shamus1: Dave, check on a test file, but changes to a RAW file and jpg conversion do not change the RAW file. Also, OT, a free for home use program that reads almost any RAW is Faststone.org 's image viewer. Limited editor but will save as jpg.
The other great thing re resize, is you can choose overall megapixel size, dimension by pixels, in inches & pip, or by percentage reduction.
I use two monitors, very handy with CS6, and in Pro 6, you can move preview to the second monitor (just drag it), and add whatever info you want displayed. Handy if you have the entire directory thumbnail set in the main and selected in the secondary.
Dave. Use the tools menu for batch edits. IMPORTANT. save yourself time, as it will let you save your presets so you don't have redo each time. It allows graphic watermarks, just design them in CS6 and save as a png on a transparent background. You can do the resize, watermark and imprint text (I add PROOF and the file name without extension via text). Other options also as you will see. Also, I use www.pbase.com/marshallphoto for most and pbase let's you batch upload via zip. ACDSee will create zips in the create menu. Very handy. I also burn backup DVDs & BR. Use the image basket to retrieve from different directories, and burn basket to creat your disk. While I use bridge if I want to edit a jpg in Adobe Camera Raw, I usually use Pro 6 to jump to CS6 for most. If you are running Win7 and have 3Dflip setup, it's a simple click to jump between the two.
Try Faststone.org for the D600 NEF. It reads everything Canon and might work. Small fee for commercial use, free fr home.
Dave, check on a test file, but changes to a RAW file and jpg conversion do not change the RAW file. Also, OT, a free for home use program that reads almost any RAW is Faststone.org 's image viewer. Limited editor but will save as jpg.
RAWDOG, due to my issue with Fotoslate, I am running both Ver 6 &. Ver 5. Try reinstalling Ver 5 and see if it still works. Run them both...
I've been using ACDSee for quite some time. I use it as my "administrative" program alongside CS6 and LR4. I shoot pro dance and often have 3,000 shots from a show. I use LR4 for initial conversion from RAW and Photoshop for final adjustments (ACDSee has a good, but limited editor). I use it to batch resize ( hundreds at a time!), batch watermark, change ICC profiles, find images in multiple directories/drives for clients, burn photo CD/DVD/BlueRay, sync backup directories, create contact sheets, print photos borderless (easier than Adobe), send groups of proofs via email( will downsize to your parameters), FTP... Need I say more. My only complaint on Ver 6 vs Ver 5 (I called them and them confirmed) Fotoslate no longer runs easily with photo groups in Ver 6, so I run both. I also use it like Bridge. I love ACDSee Pro!
Was contacted by customer support, and all issues resolved. Ver 5 up and running and works as expected. I retract my prorate comment re customer support. While it was by email, it was to the point ant solved the problem. Thank you Paul!
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I got the code for the upgrade for the ver 4 I just bought, but still nest the code for the upgrade for the other two that I bought in April 2011 as I need to upgrade those also. ACDSee can you help?
I love their software for administrative tasks and its not bad for a quick minor fix. I use it to zip, burn, watermark, resize in large batches and occasionally sync.
I hate their support system though - no phone number, and have had past issues with D River re city on the zip linking to a political subdivision vs mailing/delivery area.
Just tried to order ver 5 via web site for the upgrade discount and it didn't work properly so I will have to wait.....