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TonySuber

Member Since 02 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Jun 21 2012 09:51 PM
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In Topic: Canon 5D3 memory card choices

18 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

Potentially silly question to which the answer may be "go back and read the manual again" but . . . I'd swear that when I recorded videos the only card that receives the file is the "primary" card selected for playback. The RAW files are written to both cards.

I had the camera setup to record to both cards.

And as an on topic response I love the delkin devices CF and SD cards and picked up several CF700 cards when B&H had them for $80 or so, I use them in conjunction with a 64GB SD card so I don't have to do much card swapping.

In Topic: Canon EOS T4i/650D announced

18 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

Oh no it seems like it is the same old sensor again according to the preliminary review :-(

I had my hopes up for some improved HighISO/DR in this generation...

http://www.cinema5d....hp?f=88&t=42002

//O


After reading the comments in the article linked above, I'm hesitant to actually say anything as I'm actually happy with the camera. Its not pro level by any stretch of the imagination in either still or video performance but that's why it's a sub $1,000 camera.

I bought it figuring, worst case, it would be an acceptable "back up" studio camera should my 5D Mark III break during the middle of a studio session.

My hope was it would also be my primary underwater camera given the improved autofocus ability during video shooting. Mind you, I'm not shooting for national geographic underwater (or above, truth be told!) so I don't have an overly exacting standard for video quality.

That being said the autofocus during video has its quirks and isn't up to the level I've seen on the mirrorless cameras such as the NEX7 or Panasonic GH2.

When it works, it makes for a nice video but most of my clips to date do involve a certain amount of "hunting" when there's subject movement. There's also still the tendency that when the focus goes out it will go all the way out before coming back.

I was using a 17-40L lens and haven't been able to play with one of the new STM lenses.

Hopefully familiarity will breed better skills with the video feature.

In Topic: Canon EOS T4i/650D announced

18 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

Oh no it seems like it is the same old sensor again according to the preliminary review :-(

I had my hopes up for some improved HighISO/DR in this generation...

http://www.cinema5d....hp?f=88&t=42002

//O


After reading the comments in the article linked above, I'm hesitant to actually say anything as I'm actually happy with the camera. Its not pro level by any stretch of the imagination in either still or video performance but that's why it's a sub $1,000 camera.

I bought it figuring, worst case, it would be an acceptable "back up" studio camera should my 5D Mark III break during the middle of a studio session.

My hope was it would also be my primary underwater camera given the improved autofocus ability during video shooting. Mind you, I'm not shooting for national geographic underwater (or above, truth be told!) so I don't have an overly exacting standard for video quality.

That being said the autofocus during video has its quirks and isn't up to the level I've seen on the mirrorless cameras such as the NEX7 or Panasonic GH2.

When it works, it makes for a nice video but most of my clips to date do involve a certain amount of "hunting" when there's subject movement. There's also still the tendency that when the focus goes out it will go all the way out before coming back.

I was using a 17-40L lens and haven't been able to play with one of the new STM lenses.

Hopefully familiarity will breed better skills with the video feature.