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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:00:51 AM »
I don't think that chart represents a move upmarket, as much as it shows where Canon really thinks the 6D fits into the grand scheme of things. (as if the name didn't already say that...)

That said, it only makes sense that a 6D II would have improved specifications across the board. It would be silly if it didn't at least match the operational specifications of whatever xxxD camera happens to be current at the time. But probably no price increase at the MSRP level. (Street price would, of course, initially be higher...)

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:04:15 PM »
We were told previously that there would be 3 EOS cameras in 2014, and so far we have seen just one, the white Rebel SL1 (if this counts as a new camera).

I won't count the white SL1 as a new EOS camera. :)

Are we not counting the 1200D as an EOS camera?  ???
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I count it, but maybe they just consider it a repackaging of the 550D/T2i...

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And, anywhere from a day to just over a week before the embargo is lifted, there is a 50% chance that some obscure Canon subsidiary's web site will "accidentally" display a specification page, repair manual, or other tidbit that pretty much spills the beans.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:19:19 AM »
I forget. What is the supposed "3D" supposed to be?

The EOS 3D is a fantasy camera that is supposed to be the ultimate combination of every bit of camera technology you could ever ask for in a relatively compact and affordable package.

Inspired by the film era EOS 3, which took every bit of tech Canon had at the time (zillion point AF, eye control, weather sealing, robust, high speed shutter, 100% viewfinder, EOS 1 series UI, etc...) and dumped it into a body that was just a little more expensive than the Elan (xx) series of cameras. Then Canon introduced the EOS 1v at over twice the price that offered one incremental benefit (bullet proof construction), but took away eye control and a little speed unless you bought the power booster grip. Note that every EOS 1D series camera since is based on the EOS 1v interface and PB grip-included cosmetics.

I would be willing to bet that the 5D III and/or its linear successor is about as close as we are going to get from Canon these days.

The 3 didn't have a 100% viewfinder, one of the main reasons I got two 1VHS's which did, oh and the ten frames a second  :) Running through a roll of film in 3.5 seconds is a thing of beauty!

OK, I stand corrected on the viewfinder, but being 97% when the EOS 1n (tops at the time of intro) was only listed as "near 100%", and the still respectable EOS 50/Elan IIe was only at 90/92%, the difference was a mere quibble until the EOS 1v family. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 12:56:17 AM »
I forget. What is the supposed "3D" supposed to be?

The EOS 3D is long-fabled version of the film EOS 3, but it's not longer fabled as it already arrived as the EOS 5D3 a few years ago. Although I guess some just want to keep the mythical nature of it alive hah and others simply don't seem to understand so they still keep on talking about a mythical 3D one day (again, it's lready out and it's the 5D3; I'm particularly not sure why some keep trying to refer to the mythical upcoming ultra high MP camera as the EOS 3D, since what the heck does that have to do with the old EOS 3, it's not like the EOS 3 was medium format or anything).

Looks like we were composing almost identical responses at the same time! :) I think the "missing" element, aside from the name, was that the original 3 actually was the best of everything Canon had, until the 1v and its indestructible body came out. Maybe they pray for the return of eye control? Or who knows what. In any case, I agree that the 5D III fills that niche pretty well. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 28, 2014, 12:45:06 AM »
I forget. What is the supposed "3D" supposed to be?

The EOS 3D is a fantasy camera that is supposed to be the ultimate combination of every bit of camera technology you could ever ask for in a relatively compact and affordable package.

Inspired by the film era EOS 3, which took every bit of tech Canon had at the time (zillion point AF, eye control, weather sealing, robust, high speed shutter, 100% viewfinder, EOS 1 series UI, etc...) and dumped it into a body that was just a little more expensive than the Elan (xx) series of cameras. Then Canon introduced the EOS 1v at over twice the price that offered one incremental benefit (bullet proof construction), but took away eye control and a little speed unless you bought the power booster grip. Note that every EOS 1D series camera since is based on the EOS 1v interface and PB grip-included cosmetics.

I would be willing to bet that the 5D III and/or its linear successor is about as close as we are going to get from Canon these days.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Samyang Lenses Go On Sale Tomorrow
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:11:01 PM »
Why in the world would anyone produce a mirror lens in the year of our lord 2014?

Small, light, and cheap.

And maybe an unexplained fondness for the bokeh typical of catadioptric lenses:

Mmmmmm…donuts!   ;)

And, bokeh aside, I would guess possibly one of the sharpest and most contrasty 300mm lenses you could hope to find for within 5x the price. Maybe donuts aren't your thing, but for some applications they aren't the end of the world, either.

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PowerShot / Re: Hong Kong Teaser Announcement
« on: April 26, 2014, 04:01:50 AM »
So, what they are saying is that the marketing team was unaware that the camera had already been released months earlier? That has to be embarrassing!!

Maybe it was a VIP situation, only without Doris Day and Rock Hudson?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases Some New Lenses
« on: April 18, 2014, 12:05:23 PM »
The image looks like a crop of the drive gear for a cinema/video lens...

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6D Sample Images / Re: Shooting in Namibia with the Canon EOS 6D
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:59:16 AM »
Very cool! Sounds like you're having a great trip!

The interior shots are particularly interesting. I have always loved "derelict" photography. What was that building before it became the worlds largest sand art tray?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1]
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:44:23 PM »
Keep searching for Nessie  ;D
Nessie was a hoax. It was not real.... Something mythical that people searched for year after year......

Completely unlike the 7D2 :)

Or the "EOS 3D" :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Thoughts from CP+
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:55:08 PM »
This is definitely on my short list as my SX100 IS take everywhere cam replacement, though the true successor (SX700 HS) announced at the same time is also tempting...

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PowerShot / Re: More Images of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:43:11 AM »
OK, so either the picture is wrong, or the proposed spec of 25-150 equivalent in the other rumor is wrong. I would lean toward the spec in the other rumor being wrong. ;)

Note that NO rumor so far has said anything about the sensor itself. It MIGHT be 4/3, which would rough out to 25-125. But, what if the sensor is actually larger, and the effective range is 20-100 (for example)? Or, what if it is the same 1.5" crop factor as the G1X, but uses a crop of the 70D sensor? that would make it ~23-115, or 24-120, depending upon the rounding used, and about 16 MP (again +/-, depending upon rounding).

Sounds like a winning combo to me...

(Corrected 1.5x to 1.5 inch crop)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:55:29 AM »
I really liked the idea of a new 24-85. But it will depend on the price, IQ and the size/weight.

The 24-105L is too big and heavy in my eyes and the 28-135 is not wide enough (and big, too). My old 24-85 is a nice small and capable lense and a *real* alltime-workhorse. Of course it's not fast or even weathersealed, but it's sharp from f5.6 on to at least f11 and the USM is fast and nearly silent. I shortly thought of replacing it with the 24-70L4, but the L was too big anyway.

It's one of the few lenses I would never get rid of. I just wonder why the new one will be 3.5-5.6 as the old one is 3.5-4.5. But that's most likely because of the longer IS-calculation.

Example:    24-85@f6.3   (straight out of a 5D)    http://tf.weimarnetz.de/downloads/24_85.jpg

I still have my old 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 as well. I don't use it since I got my 15-85, but I would love to see a resurrection with modern optical quality and IS in the case I were to move to full frame.

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Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 07, 2014, 09:11:55 PM »
Definitely looks more like the S120 and RX100 than the current G1X or even G16.

Layout looks more like an S1xx series camera than a G1X successor. If it is a G1X successor, then the compensation dial is gone and adjustments are done via the universal dial in the rear. That would be strange.

I have to agree. I wonder if, perhaps, this is the S200, which also happens to be the G1X replacement? OR, this is the S200, which is to the G2X what the S1xx series is to the Gxx series? If the latter, perhaps this marks the end of the 1/1.7 sensor line in favor of APS-C?

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