Only An Idiot Would…

category: Photographers • 1 min read

Only an idiot would buy a 1Dmk4 and shoot in JPEG!

by Richard … aka Anon Ymous

Anon Ymous screams first, opens his big mouth, contradicts everybody and is not very competent. You know the type. You know him at the photo club, you also see him at the wedding where he always tell everybody how bad the professional photographer is and what he’s doing wrong, he always shut down people on the forums…

BTW, Have you noticed that Anon Ymous is always a guy.

So back to why would an “idiot” buy a Canon 1DMk4 and shoot in JPEG? Linn is that idiot. He’s one of gentlest and nice guy over all. He bought a Canon 1Dmk4 with Sandisk 32Gb 600x/90Mbs compact flash cards, don’t worry the lenses do match, he even has a couple of Zeiss. Why? Because with the 1Dmk4, JPEGs and the 600x, he claims that he can shoot for 30 full seconds at 10 frames per second. Which is lot more than Canon official 175 JPEGs. Raw provides “only” 5 seconds!

Linn uses those JPEGs for animation. When I asked him what about HD video and select which frame he wanted, he said he couldn’t get the quality that he needed from the HD frame grabbing.