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I get a lot of e mails, most of them asking what gear should I buy. But from time to time I get very heart felt emails from people who say I have changed or even saved their life. It is so hard for me to see the affect I have on others from this side of the computer. I am just a guy who decided to share my photography and views on it with the world.
It truly means a lot to read e mails like the one below. It kind of puts many things in perspective.
The author of this e mail asked me to remove their name but said it is okay to share this with you guys.
If you can take a few minutes to read it I highly recommend it.
Have you ever shoot some video and wondered why it looked absolutely terrible? Let me ask you, did you have the picture controls set in the camera?
Yes I am talking about the same picture controls I say don’t matter because we are shooting RAW images. Well in video those picture controls do matter since you may not be shooting RAW Video.
This video is a reminder of how important it is to test out your picture controls for whatever situation you may be shooting in. We attempt to show you terrible picture control settings where the contrast and sharpening are maxed out to what they look like completely zeroed out.
Just like with a JPEG once you have the wrong picture control you are left with a baked video. That means you can not go back to the RAW video data to start all over. There are though some cameras today that do allow for RAW video capture but they tend to be extremely expensive.
Please keep this quick tip in mind the next time you are out there getting ready to capture some video.
After leaking their own new lens earlier in the week they finally officially let loose with the 24-105 F4 OS lens. This is a very nice range for shooting everything from groups to portraits even with it being an F4. I personally still prefer the 2.8 or better lenses but if you want a range like this, this could be a good option.
Canon currently offers a 24-105 F4 IS for $1,149 and Nikon has a 24-120 F4 VR that sells for just shy of $1,300. My major question comes down to price, where will this SIGMA be priced? My guess is going to be $899 based on the current price of the Canon.
For now I have copied the press release below so you can read all the specs.
********UPDATE******** Sigma Prices this lens at $899 just as I guessed.