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... I just don't understand posters here being against it.

Ahh, ok.  I don't get that, either. 

My question, that I've asked others and still haven't got an answer to, is why should wifi be specifically excluded? It would cost nothing to the end user and it would have use to some percentage of photographers. 

See, you answered your own question.   ;)  Canon would rather make a profit on an accessory product (a highly overpriced one, at that). 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: Today at 01:05:54 PM »
@Ruined & wtlloyd – the professional video gear mentioned is clearly amateurish in nature, and not nearly professional enough for a really professional pro.

if you want the best af stills performance, you will still use the ovf for now.

Then please explain how Canon has 'catching up to do' in that area of the shop.  Or any of the other areas I mentioned where Canon is the industry leader.  I brought up DPAF as just one example of many to counter your asinine assertion that Canon is behind everywhere. 

one swallow does not a summer make.  you don't look at something like an a7 and think canon are missing a trick somewhere? it's an open question, maybe you don't, thats fine, but Neuro is a bully, I pioed up because he slapped somebody down for a turn of phrase that didn't favour canon, his personal deity.

Mirrorless accounts for ~10% of camera sales worldwide.  Sony a7 sales represent a small fraction of that small fraction.   How much of a trick do you think Canon is missing? 

Good job tossing a few insults my way, feel free to toss a few more if that helps you feel more manly or whatever. 

Lenses / Re: Advice: extension tubes Macro
« on: Today at 12:40:38 PM »
I use a teleconverter to get the MFD closer on my 400mm f/5.6, but I lose AF. I happen to have Kenko rings set, and they work well and are stout. Perhaps a Canon ring might be slightly sturdier for lenses exceeding 1.5 to 2 kg, but my Kenkos hold the 400 f/5.6L just fine. I use my 180 f/3.5L with a 1.4x teleconverter also, but that's to allow equivalent magnification further away (from the snake).

Some users stack the 1.4x and 2x TCs by putting the 12mm Canon extension tube between the two extenders (extenders can't stack directly).

TCs don't alter the MFD, but they do increase the magnification.

It's only the MkIII TCs that can't be directly stacked with each other, older versions can.

Might help to indicate the diameter of the 500D filter.

Don't you understand how many cameras you could sell?

I'm sure they understand that quite well.  I'm not sure why so many people seem to think they know more than Canon...

Neuro: respect your Canon input a great deal.

As a loyal Canon customer, I know that they must have great data on the video market.

My frustration lies with them holding back on video features that competitors are releasing in similarly priced camera bodies.

I understand your frustration.  The real issue is that Canon's goal (legal mandate as a public company, actually) is to attempt to maximize shareholder value.   Decisions made to maximize profit in the short- and long term are almost guaranteed to not make all customers happy. 

4K isn't mainstream, yet.  It will be at some point, and that's when we'll see it in consumer-level Canon dSLRs.  They will be quite happy to sell you a future iteration of the 7-series at that time.  ;)

Very simple:  If these are truly the Specs, then this camera should have been released 2 years ago.

Very simple:  The 7D was still selling quite well, until the 70D launched. 

Very disappointing.  I may pick up a Nikon 7100 and obtain lens conversions for the long lens.

Again:  H and G.

...what are we to learn from all this?

That people who want to take pictures of 'ghosts' should upgrade from the Fuji X10 to the Nikon D8x0?  The 'white orbs' will be smaller, but the extra DR will more than make up for that.


Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: Today at 11:33:58 AM »
Yay, more pancakes!  I'd love to have another.  :D

They come in stacks, right?   :)

Don't you understand how many cameras you could sell?

I'm sure they understand that quite well.  I'm not sure why so many people seem to think they know more than Canon...

EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: Today at 11:17:52 AM »
In Germany a lot of professional photographers Change to Sony

In Podunk, Michigan a lot of professional photographers have switched to watercolors and canvas.  I expect that'll have about the same impact on Canon's market share.

Hence, I do not expect the AF points to cover a significantly larger area than predecessing AF systems such as the one of the 7D.

The secondary mirror limitation applies to the vertical dimension, not the horizontal.  The vignetting and distortion limitations allow a wider expansion from current width, and the temperature limitation is about overall size, even a larger AF sensor for APS-C is smaller than a FF AF sensor.

I think you'll find that the 65-pt array is noticeably wider.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: Today at 10:33:23 AM »
Oh, and generally speaking Canon has better lenses, and more unique lens offerings.  They are the only dSLR manufacturer with a radio-controlled flash system.  Anyone else have a FF body that shoots 12 fps with AF between each frame? 

It baffles me that people take one area in which Canon lags behind – DR at low ISO – and somehow decide that means Canon is behind across the board, doesn't innovate, and other DRivel of that sort.

A high AF point count will not automatically lead to an even distribution across the frame. I once read a nice article about why it is not that easy to build an AF with focus points near the edges of the frame.
So one possibility is that the 65 focus points cover nearly the same area as e.g. on the 7D but in a higher density.

The limitation is mainly in the vertical dimension.  I expect the 65 points means a much wider spread (more columns) without much increase in the vertical spread.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 No Longer in Production
« on: Today at 10:12:15 AM »
Pablo's arguing that AF has no relevance for video, because he thinks that makes DPAF irrelevant, allowing him to conveniently ignore an area where Canon is more technologically advanced than other camera makers.  It's his contention that Canon is behind in everything:

You disagree that Canon has catching up to do all over the shop?

Of course, their dedicated phase detect AF is also the best in the industry, and if true the rumored 65-pt all cross-type AF combined with iTR in the 7DII/X is putting Canon even further ahead on PDAF.  But maybe he thinks that has no relevance to still photography. 

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