bronxbombers4

bronxbombers4

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fantastic stuff!

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On Pheasants in the Snow in the The Month - December challenge (6 comments in total)

nice

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 03:48 UTC as 6th comment

Looks like a fine performer! Actually better at 400mm than the 70-300L is at 300mm!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 04:58 UTC as 58th comment
On Sun_and_Rain in the Storrmy Landscape challenge (12 comments in total)

wonderful image!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:32 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)
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duartix: Ctrl + "F": 4K - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": 4:2:2 - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": RAW - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": neutral - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": zebra - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": peak - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": xlr - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": prores - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": XAVC - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": 10 bit - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": 120fps - 0 of 0
Ctrl + "F": price - $5,499

WTF? Is this supposed to be a professional camera??? Because only the price says so!

It definiyley has stuff lime peaking and zebras (those are things they deem too 'high end' for their DSLR, but they do allow them for the Cxx series).

However the lack of 4:4:4 or even just 4:2:2 is nuts. I mean the sensor produces full on 4:4:4 1080P. And the lack of 10bits is also insulting beyond words at this price range.

That said it will produce a very nice 4:2:0 8bit 1080P for detail and naturalness. $5.5k seems a bit much for that alone today though.

And the worse is what it means for Canon DSLR video! More crippled down nonsense for another generation at least! Unles they wise up something fast!'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)
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Michael Ma: No internal 4K or 10+ bit or 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 1080p . Maybe Canon thinks that "silly little enthusiast filmmakers" do not know what these terms mean.

The silly thing is that the 8MP Bayer sensor means it is actually a device that actually has a sensor that gives it full 4:4:4 for 1080P too. And yet all they let it output is 4:2:0 for $5.5k?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:20 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Canon is seriously going to sell this huge Super 35 (wide APS-C crop) camera for 5.500 bucks?

The video specs look like those of any medium range mirrorless cameras like Sony a6000. Is there anything I missed?

Is all that extra price tag for video features no available in most DSLR like Zebra and Focus peaking, a standard on any mirrorless 500$ camera?

No 4k, not even via external recorder? In times where you can get Blackmagic 4k or Full Frame Sony A7s cameras for half the money with better IQ? A GH4 with 4k and probably similar IQ for just 1500 bucks? Seriously??

This company is insane!! I mean they must live inside a cave in their own stone age!

"The video specs look like those of any medium range mirrorless cameras like Sony a6000. Is there anything I missed? "

The actual 1080P quality is a lot better than from the A6000 and it doesn't have much rolling shutter and it has some more usability features.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:06 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Typical DP review crowd. They all look for specs, actually knowing very little how to use it in the real world.

It's just about numbers, on gear heads minds: DR numbers, MP numbers, ISO numbers, and now, 2k vs 4k.

In just a few years, 4k vs 8k... numbers, bla bla bla, numbers.

If my statement above doesn't cut it, the mighty ARRI Alexa is a 2k camera only.

Do you know what the "obsolete" 2k Arri Alexa means to the movie industry? It's basically the most acclaimed digital movie camera ever.

And guess what, few, very few Hollywood level movies are actually produced in 4k.

Very, very few.

If Hollywood is not ready yet for 4k, do we really think a bunch of gear heads on DP review are really in THAT need for 4k ?

Oh dear...

And have you seen true film IMAX in a true film IMAX theater, the detail is incredible compared to what you normally see.

Have you seen 4k footage on a 4k pc monitor or HDTV screen? It looks amazing. It's getting close to like looking out a window and being there. 1080P can look very nice and sharp and detailed, but it never ever has that you are there and looking out a window look at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)
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marcio_napoli: Typical DP review crowd. They all look for specs, actually knowing very little how to use it in the real world.

It's just about numbers, on gear heads minds: DR numbers, MP numbers, ISO numbers, and now, 2k vs 4k.

In just a few years, 4k vs 8k... numbers, bla bla bla, numbers.

If my statement above doesn't cut it, the mighty ARRI Alexa is a 2k camera only.

Do you know what the "obsolete" 2k Arri Alexa means to the movie industry? It's basically the most acclaimed digital movie camera ever.

And guess what, few, very few Hollywood level movies are actually produced in 4k.

Very, very few.

If Hollywood is not ready yet for 4k, do we really think a bunch of gear heads on DP review are really in THAT need for 4k ?

Oh dear...

And do you realize that, for the Canon DLSRs, not talking the Cxx stuff, the 1080P looks almost closer to DVD level detail and is a far cry in any way, DR, detail, naturalness of 'grain' to footage from an Alexa!

And people talk about DR for stills not to spout stats but because of issues they have come across in their actual real world usage!!!!!!!!!!!

And MP counts can matter a lot when you are struggling to put enough pixels on distant wildlife.

etc. etc. It's not at all just gear heads spouting numbers, many who spout numbers here have shot, in the real world, all over the world and in major stadiums, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 20:03 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)
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MediaDigitalVideo: I want this under my X-mas tree.
Canon is playing Santa Claus again.

@Dr_Jon but you can record GH4 in 4k and then downscale that to get a nice 1080P with a lot more detail than non-ML RAW Canon DSLR footage (note I am comparing to Canon DSLR native footage, not ML RAW on 5D3 nor Cxx 1080P).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On Canon announces EOS C100 Mark II article (278 comments in total)

Bad news for the Canon DSLRs. I guess we can kiss 4k or crisp 1080P and 10bits and 4:2:2 goodbye. :(

Guess it will be Sony time for video (even Nikon D750 is better unless you shoot a 5D3 with Magic Lantern RAW, the latter is very nice 1080P but the disk space is tremendous and the editing a bit tedious, but worth it since native Canon DSLR video is so mushy).

Canon started it but let marketing mangle it all. F7 will get them from above and other brands from below. It's too bad marketing every caught wind they had something good going. Canon management/marketing needs to be fired.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 76th comment
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bronxbombers4: if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.

It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.

And if by Macbook Air you meant simply as something light to help transfer files, maybe it can do that (only maybe not as ML RAW needs exFAT format which it won't read most likely and I guess that could be a problem for iPad too even with a port, but I guess one could stick to 4GB files getting split and FAT32.) but why do you needs to drag along a second device no matter how relatively light? And that's a lot of money for something you'd never use for anything else. A tablet should be able to cover such a trivial task. For now I just bought the lightest, crummiest, cheapest Windows laptop that I could find that had USB 3.0.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:24 UTC
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bronxbombers4: I just wish they'd open the iPads up a bit! They desperately need to be unlocked a bit and given dual full USB 3.0 ports!!!! Why does a photographer videography need to drag a tablet AND a laptop along just to transfer giant video files (as well as images) over to an external HD for instance? The iPad has more than enough power to do that, but NO, Apple has to be all 1984 and lock it all down. THAT is the only reason the other tablets have gained grown and started to overtake the Apple tablets.

I mean the Microsoft tablet can basically serve as a full on laptop for 100% real and even run all desktop software. And the Android stuff isn't as locked down either.

At least just give them freaking USB 3.0 ports and allow special sandbox areas with open file access for the love of god!!!!!

Not even USB 2.0 since even with an adapter you still don't a real USB port out of it. It won't recognize anything or act like a truly up and downstream supported port.

And it's a shame, because other than the utter 1984 lock down and lack of ports, the iPads are truly awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:19 UTC
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bronxbombers4: if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.

It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.

Really Plastek? Wanting to be able to download 5D3 Magic Lantern RAW videos off CF cards to hard drives with a little tablet makes one a geek?

Wanting to be able to easily transfer files of whatever sort back and forth from a tablet makes on a geek??

If I didn't care about taking photos and videos why the heck would I be concerned about CF cards filling up?

I've taken like 150GB of photos in the last few days.

I've shot pro sports and D1 college and taken photos around the world.

What's your problem bro?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:18 UTC
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bronxbombers4: if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.

It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.

Why the heck do I have to get a Macbook Air when I just want a tablet? Why does the tablet need to be locked down? Other brand tablets are not locked down.

A Macbook Air is heavier and not as nice to use for reading books and magazines and where the heck is retina display?

I'm need to get a Macbook Air with bleary display and heavy weight just for a USB port? Are you joking?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
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Petrogel: Unfortunately, Apple stays Internet depended, Thunderbolt remain useless, usb 3 is not an option (on iPads, as far as i know) and the useless 5k is the main feature for iMacs,

Don't knock text that looks like print instead of bleary computer generated whatever until you've tried it!

But I guess you'd be ok if all your books got printed blocky letters and all your photo books and magazines at 60-80PPI???

And don't knock 4k video, it's breathtaking! It's like being there instead of looking like you are viewing something that has been digitized.

And it's amazing to get instant, free, 8MP (or 14MP for these 27" 5k screens) 'prints' of all your photos. They look like photos now, not computery digitizations.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:12 UTC
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Petrogel: Unfortunately, Apple stays Internet depended, Thunderbolt remain useless, usb 3 is not an option (on iPads, as far as i know) and the useless 5k is the main feature for iMacs,

Agree in part, but 5k is anything but useless! I have a UHD 24" Display from Dell and it's the greatest piece of tech I've purchased in ages. It makes an incredible difference!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 22:09 UTC

if Apple is upset at the slow rate that people are upgrading their old iPads to new models.... HOW ABOUT GIVING THEM USB 3.0 ports! And open sandbox file system areas!!!! You know so you can actually be free to do with the tablets as you want and not all 1984 locked-down and controlled. Rather ironic.

It's a shame because the iPad Air 2 is otherwise brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:58 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies

I just wish they'd open the iPads up a bit! They desperately need to be unlocked a bit and given dual full USB 3.0 ports!!!! Why does a photographer videography need to drag a tablet AND a laptop along just to transfer giant video files (as well as images) over to an external HD for instance? The iPad has more than enough power to do that, but NO, Apple has to be all 1984 and lock it all down. THAT is the only reason the other tablets have gained grown and started to overtake the Apple tablets.

I mean the Microsoft tablet can basically serve as a full on laptop for 100% real and even run all desktop software. And the Android stuff isn't as locked down either.

At least just give them freaking USB 3.0 ports and allow special sandbox areas with open file access for the love of god!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:57 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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Menneisyys: "For those who prefer desktop computers over tablets Apple also introduced a new iMac with 5K Retina display that offers a whopping 5120 x 2880 screen resolution."

This is THE best news for me. (Even with the $2500 base model only sporting a weakish i5 and a severely underpowered GPU, meaning anyone wanting at least a semi-decent GPU will need to shell out $500 more for the CTO options.)

I REALLY hope the new iMac screens don't use PWM (see http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/pulse_width_modulation.htm ) - that'd pretty much rule it out for me. (I hate the PWM screen of my iMac 2009.)

I bet the prices on the 5k screens will come down a lot within 12 months. Look at the 24" UP2414Q from $1300 to like $800 in 12 months.

Personally I'd look to the Dell 5k more than the Apple. The Dell UP2414Q UHD monitor has programmable screen uniformity compensation and a programmable high bit internal LUT and it also a fancy variable direct current method to dim the LED so no PWM at all, not low rate or high rate, none at all, just pure directly driven backlight LEDs.

The APple screen will surely lack screen uniformity compensation and programmable LUT and probably not even offer wide gamut either. It may or may not use PWM, but most likely (hopefully at a very high rate at least).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 04:54 UTC
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