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tommyboy

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #105 on: January 22, 2014, 09:23:46 PM »
Thanks Lee!  So far my tests had been on Medium, I ran some more tests on High and the results got much closer.  Our lighting is pretty diffuse, but our tests have been on a turntable so far, so there is probably some directional bias that would favor the Nikons as you've suggested.  Not to mention the Canons are significantly less $$$, which means more cameras for coverage.

Given the extra ease of use, MLU support, standard connectors, superior textures, and overwhelming community endorsement, Canon makes sense!

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2014, 01:04:57 PM »
Heads up, Canon just announced upgrade to their entry level DSLR - Rebel T5/1200D model now sports 18mp sensor, presumably the same that we know and love from 600D/6500D/700D :)

Multicam rigs just got significantly cheaper?

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #107 on: February 13, 2014, 10:48:40 PM »
What is the appeal of this model, given that a T3i/600D sells on Amazon for $50 less, and seems close to same in spec with the addition of an adjustable LCD display?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J3V90Y
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IB1BTWI

Will it ultimately be priced lower than a T3i/600D?

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #108 on: February 13, 2014, 10:57:11 PM »
What is the appeal of this model, given that a T3i/600D sells on Amazon for $50 less, and seems close to same in spec with the addition of an adjustable LCD display?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J3V90Y
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IB1BTWI

Will it ultimately be priced lower than a T3i/600D?

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #109 on: February 14, 2014, 12:24:20 AM »
:D hahaha.....    indeed  Lee

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #110 on: February 14, 2014, 08:45:54 PM »
There seems to be some confusion about suggested price of new product entering market, vs street price after the dust settles :)

Everywhere I have ever looked, Canon 1100D was significantly cheaper than Canon 600D, and I am pretty sure (well, hoping) that won't change with Canon 1100D replacement.

Agreed on the milking though, If my count is right, this is Canon's fifth camera in last three years, using same exact sensor.

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #111 on: February 25, 2014, 12:07:15 PM »
The canon 1100D is making pictures as good as the 600D?

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #112 on: February 25, 2014, 01:35:29 PM »
No, it doesn't, the newly introduced 1200D should. But let's wait for reviews to confirm that and for introductory prices to fall to where they need to be (current 1100D price point) :)

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #113 on: June 02, 2015, 03:47:29 PM »
I'd hate to perform necromancy on an old thread but is this discussion continuing somewhere else. What is the current recommendation on DSLR's.

Could someone provide a link to a better thread?

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #114 on: June 03, 2015, 12:40:36 AM »
I am very happy with my 80 x 3200D's and get great results.
So does Alex Henry with 90+.
Camera sync is great at 1/100sec - no black frames - ever.
At 1/160 a not every take is perfect.
The big plus with Nikon is that the 3200D, 3300D and 3500D all have the same sensor and integrate well with each other including synchronisation.
If I need more cameras, I can easily upgrade.
Canon do not do this - every model has a different sensor&shutter making a Canon system limited for on going development.
Canon also have a non supporting attitude in Australia, even after purchasing 60 x 10D with $4k each back in 2003.
Nikon were far better (not great) to deal with.
Lets face it, most companies with the exception of the US are nothing more than box pushers.
I think results are based more on correct camera placement and lighting.
Nothing is easy.

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #115 on: June 03, 2015, 12:34:18 PM »
I am very happy with my 80 x 3200D's and get great results.

What do you think about people complaining about the blurriness of the D3200?

Is it just an issue caused by downscaling a 24MP image? Do you downscale the image before construction?

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #116 on: June 04, 2015, 04:51:33 AM »
I work at full res all the time.
Not sure why people are complaining.
Perhaps they are comparing zoom to prime.

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #117 on: June 27, 2015, 10:56:57 AM »
So I got a 600D and a 1100D, there does not seems to be a huge difference.
The 600D cost 2 times more than the 1100D on the second hand market

Comparaison, 600D on the left, 1100D on the right :
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91396766/600D1100D/comp1.JPG
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91396766/600D1100D/comp2.JPG

600D
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91396766/600D1100D/Canon%20600D.JPG
1100D
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/91396766/600D1100D/canon%201100D.JPG

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #118 on: May 16, 2017, 07:11:24 PM »
I will try for a necromancy one more time on this thread, as the time has moved along and so have Canon and Nikon :)

I am considering building a photogrammetrical rig for faces using 4 DSLRs and my primary candidates are successors of the cameras that have been very much discussed in this thread. Ergo:

Nikon D3400 with prime lenses from Nikkor 50mm 1.8AF
Canon 1300D with prime lenses from Canon 50mm 1.8AF

If anyone could help me with any kind of an insight on these two cameras, and why to take one instead of another, I  would be more than thankful for your time and answers.

I would also like to use continuous lighting: any advice on this topic I would also appreciate - as this bothers me, for now, the plan is 8* 900led panels :D... and as my calculations go this will probably not be enough ... would you recommend flashes instead?

To be honest, I am worried about Nikon not having a wired shutter and am not sure how to synchronise the shutters at the moment for these cameras. On Canon, it should be straight forward using the wired shutters.

So thank anyone in advance for your insight.

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Re: Most reasonable DSLR for multi-cam face capture setup
« Reply #119 on: May 25, 2017, 10:39:04 PM »
go for Canon.