I think everyone missed the REAL point of this thread... They have working prototypes, and the only thing that isn't perfect is that it takes 8 measly seconds longer to boot up.
Those 10-15 seconds for booting can easily be filled with some other task anyway.. so it wouldnt be much of a concern for me.
If you're doing something where you really need that time between turning the camera on and shooting , you have to think
a) why dont you just turn the camera on earlier
b) maybe you should look at something else for the project
c) you have unrealistic expectations about technology....
You might also want to look into a back-saving EasyRig for your R1. Personally, if I were to shoot a wedding on a R1, I would use sticks, and just occasionally go handheld.
Would also like to hear more about the proposed sleep mode.
ps.. I'm not personally attacking you Aaron. You were quite reasonable in your concern.
I'll let Louis CK explain my feelings.
re hot swap.. we offer REDVOLT and REDVOLT XL batteries. Let's discuss XL.
You can insert two REDVOLT XL batteries into the rear battery module.
Once the first is depleted, the camera automatically switches over to the second battery.
So now you remove the first battery and insert a third. Same for the second battery and a fourth etc..
So there really is no fundamental reason to power down.....
Last edited by Stuart English; 03-04-2010 at 05:06 PM.
But I've been on a lot of trips where even the canon 5 second startup time would cause a clenched jaw. You can't leave your camera on for an entire 6 hour drive.
In contrast my film camera is ready instantly and always has film ready to go. And it can be reloaded when you're certainly nothing interesting is around.
Not saying 10s is a problem. But there is a difference between a loaded and ready camera and one which is off with a 10s startup time.
I shot a wedding recently and when I missed or didn't get a moment or that shot it was not due to start up but me. I know this is just my perspective but getting the shot had little to do with 20 sec or whatever, and a whole lot to do with being in the right place at the right time and knowing what to look for.
PS. it was my first wedding and despite my lack of experience I ended up getting what was needed.
I could enjoy 10 minutes boot up just to have MX today.
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