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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Cheating - feeling guilty...
« on: February 13, 2015, 03:17:03 PM »
What I'm trying to say is that I've bought a Fuji X-T1 and the beautiful 23mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.2 lenses.

Has anyone else done the same as me?

Just out of curiosity which lenses do you use on your 5DIII ?

I can sympathise, I have done similar sorts of things in the past, but I find using different systems distracting and unnecessary, ultimately has a negative impact on my output.

Totally different ones! 

I said that I wanted to try something new, so the choice of the 23mm and 56mm fills holes in my Canon system. I've been considering getting a 35mm and a 85mm for a while, so I thought why not try a new body as well?

My Canon kit consists of the 17-40L, 24-105L, EF 50mm f/1.4, 70-200 f/2.8L and the Canon 1.4x II teleconverter. In this respect I see the Fuji kit complementing my Canon setup, not replacing it.

Maybe I'll find the same thing as you and end up getting rid of one of the systems. I'll post my thoughts once I know the Fuji system a bit better.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Cheating - feeling guilty...
« on: February 13, 2015, 01:40:44 PM »
I feel a little guilty, I've started to cheat.

It's not like there's anything wrong with her, she's still as beautiful as ever, it's just that I've started to notice things about her that hadn't bothered me before. You see, how do you put this politely, she's a bit heavy and indiscrete. There's another that caught my eye some time ago and I've realized that I've lusted after her and now finally I've had her in my hands and I'm worried about what it might mean for my relationship.

What I'm trying to say is that I've bought a Fuji X-T1 and the beautiful 23mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.2 lenses. I still love my 5D MkIII and still fully intend to use it when I need the performance of a full frame DSLR, but my focus has shifted to street photography following a change in circumstances [moving to a big(ger) city]. The 5D MkIII is a bit big and intimidating and lacks a tilting screen for candids.

I don't know how this will go, I might end up hating the Fuji, but I wanted to give something new a try. It's a shame that Canon couldn't come up with an EOS M-P with an EVF and some more fast primes, as that would have also acted as a nice backup body to my 5D3.

Has anyone else done the same as me?

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Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 07, 2015, 10:08:00 PM »
I highly doubt it. ???

With scarce native lenses, I do not see how it could be priority launch a F1.2 lens with EF-M mount. :-X

This actually makes perfect sense.  Currently there is a decent lens for the average user form UWA 11mm to telephoto of 200mm.  The next logical step is to make more exotic lenses.  Plus, one of the main reasons that people use Canon is that they have amazing glass and that is a main complaint about other systems is the lack of fast lenses.  Also, no other mirror-less system (to my knowledge) has F1.2 lens.  Talk about a way to carve out market share.  i just hope that the price does not get crazy like some of the L lenses.   

I disagree, it would be better if Canon populated the EOS-M ecosystem with smaller and cheaper f1.8-f/2 primes, say: 15mm; 30mm; 55mm and 85mm. One of the issues that I have with Fuji is the growing size and price of the lenses. From my perspective, I would love to try out the Fuji system as a complement to my 5D Mk3,  but the lenses are priced in "jump system"  not "complement my DSLR" territory.I am also concerned that the weight savings of the Fuji system are getting eroded: look at the size of their 90mm f/2 -Iis that a full frame capable lens?

Exotics are fine once you have a good basic system, but EOS-M is a long way from that. Each to their own, I suppose.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:40:48 AM »
Chuck Westfall has insisted that the 5DS sensor is designed and manufactured in-house, but what is interesting is the fact that it doesn’t feature Dual-pixel AF (and neither do the 750D, 760D nor EOS-M3).

I understood that DPAF is part of the core design of the sensor, you can’t just remove it from or add it to the front of existing sensors. Thus, assuming that these new sensors don’t simply have DPAF disabled (why would you do that -especially if you are going to add HCAF, like on the 750/760D?), they are of a fundamentally different design to the 7D MkII.

Maybe Canon has decided that DPAF is a dead end.

I never understood the hoopla over DPAF, it seems the best thing it did was gave limited AF in Live View, so what?

It only really makes sense on video and mirrorless cameras -but as that's meant to be the future...?  ;)

My point was that the sensor design of the 7D MkII and the 5DS must be different if one has DPAF and one doesn't as DPAF is part of the architecture of the sensor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:59:24 AM »
Chuck Westfall has insisted that the 5DS sensor is designed and manufactured in-house, but what is interesting is the fact that it doesn’t feature Dual-pixel AF (and neither do the 750D, 760D nor EOS-M3).

I understood that DPAF is part of the core design of the sensor, you can’t just remove it from or add it to the front of existing sensors. Thus, assuming that these new sensors don’t simply have DPAF disabled (why would you do that -especially if you are going to add HCAF, like on the 750/760D?), they are of a fundamentally different design to the 7D MkII.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds & EOS 5Ds R Image & Video Samples
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:53:04 AM »
Some od us - like me dislike the new 5Ds.
But honestly, the 5Ds will be well sold. Be sure, the IQ maybe not better than existing bodies, but equal to them. So millions of buyers like the IQ of Canon and they will buy this high-MP body.

I wonder, why the AF area is so small. My son´s brand new 7DII has nearly double the AF-Area. (added picture from Canon.de)

The 7DII is a crop camera. If you put the same AF sensor inside full and crop cameras, it will have a greater coverage of the sensor in the crop.

but why can´t they create a bigger one?

They probably could, but the geometries required would mean that the camera body needing to be larger. Nikon admitted that they had to slightly reduce the coverage of their 51 point AF system in the D750 compared to the D810, because a smaller body size was a design objective.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 06:03:17 AM »
Looks like the rumours of a Sony-Canon 50MP sensor are true, even SAR states that one of his 'trusted sources' confirms this and SAR is a bit of a mouthpiece for Sony's marketing department to build hype.

If true then it looks like the Japanese camera manufacturers are in deep retreat in the face of falling DSLR sales. It looks like the Canon don't want to invest in a new fab line at this time, so they're outsourcing to Sony, at least for production. They are both scared -sales are falling and everything they try seems to fail to change this... 

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Wow. I've been looking to get a 24" large format printer for a while. I keep looking at older models of Canon and Epson wide formats....but at less than $1300, the iPF670 is a steal. O_o
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Are these geared for photo printing?

From the description in the announcement, it sounds like it's geared more toward office environments (i.e. not the best photo performance). The shorter model number (compared to, say, the IPF6400) and the lower price seem to indicate that it's not in the same class as Canon's wide format photo printers.

Anyone else wondering the same thing?

I'm not wondering. They are not photo printers.

I thought so... I'll keep saving for the real deal. :P

Make sure you read this article before you buy:

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/stuff2/?p=2533

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 02:08:14 PM »
RE: 11-24 f4

I would guess no IS because Canon wanted to go all in on sheer optics, and I know historically they have had some issues employing both (like the first 70-200 IS L)  Perhaps a field of view this wide created too big a a hurdle to overcome for an IS motor without having to sacrifice a bit of edge sharpness?  I'm just guessing, Dylan.  That said, the 16-35 f4 (FABULOUS glass, I own it) is such a great all around wide angle for the money.  But, for the high end pros who demand the utmost precision from corner to corner, methinks they are mostly shooting tripod/monopod anyway.  I know I shoot my 16-35 on tripod for landscape stuff as much as possible, negating the use of IS anyway.

This is for a different level of landscape shooting where obviously you're going to spend hundreds more on an expensive filter kit to buckle to the front of this light bulb anyway.

You are quoting the internet lore that the 70-200mm f/2.8L is sharper than the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS? I'm not sure that there is any real difference other than sample variation. The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II on the other hand is clearly superior to both its predecessors. That being said, there may be more issues with implementing IS on wide angle lenses; I'm sure someone on this forum will have a geeky answer!  ;)

You're right about the filter kit, but it isn't just the price that puts me off: the standard Lee filters are already big enough, how you go about carrying the monsters that are made for the bulbous-fronted lenses without a separate bag would be a challenge.


IS means higher prices?

IS means you make your shots, that's a heck of a lot more important. I really feel its a useless argument,  Canon will still price the lens however they want.  High end pros...heck, everyone uses thier hand for photos also hehe  ;D ;D ;D


The 70-200 2.8 is most definitely not sharper than the II IS version....where would that info even come from...its all in the readily available charts.

Neither of us wrote anything about the price of adding IS to lenses: the comments were about IS versus image quality. Price was mentioned only in relation to mounting filters on lenses with bulbous front elements

Where did I write that?

Perhaps English is not your first language, or in future, you should read posts more carefully before replying?

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:23:31 AM »
RE: 11-24 f4

I would guess no IS because Canon wanted to go all in on sheer optics, and I know historically they have had some issues employing both (like the first 70-200 IS L)  Perhaps a field of view this wide created too big a a hurdle to overcome for an IS motor without having to sacrifice a bit of edge sharpness?  I'm just guessing, Dylan.  That said, the 16-35 f4 (FABULOUS glass, I own it) is such a great all around wide angle for the money.  But, for the high end pros who demand the utmost precision from corner to corner, methinks they are mostly shooting tripod/monopod anyway.  I know I shoot my 16-35 on tripod for landscape stuff as much as possible, negating the use of IS anyway.

This is for a different level of landscape shooting where obviously you're going to spend hundreds more on an expensive filter kit to buckle to the front of this light bulb anyway.

You are quoting the internet lore that the 70-200mm f/2.8L is sharper than the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS? I'm not sure that there is any real difference other than sample variation. The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II on the other hand is clearly superior to both its predecessors. That being said, there may be more issues with implementing IS on wide angle lenses; I'm sure someone on this forum will have a geeky answer!  ;)

You're right about the filter kit, but it isn't just the price that puts me off: the standard Lee filters are already big enough, how you go about carrying the monsters that are made for the bulbous-fronted lenses without a separate bag would be a challenge.

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 11:15:45 AM »
excited about the new EOS xxxD, I hope they use the 7D af unit instead of that ancient 9point AF.

I would hope that it comes with no mirror and an EVF. That gets you around two problems: the outdated 9 point AF system (and realise the benefits of a dual pixel af sensor) and the tiny pentamirror viewfinder.

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Thanks to everyone who answered,  especially those that stayed on topic  ;)

Apologies for not posting this earlier (I've been offline for over a week),  but for anyone still reading,  here is an update:

Based upon the advice here, availability in my local market and portability requirements,  I have just purchased a new 15" Macbook Pro (base model). Whilst I am grateful for the many alternative suggestions,  I simply couldn't find any available locally (importing isn't an easy option either).

Owning a Mac is a new experience for me, I've never used anything but Windows (unless one counts AmigaOS and Sinclair Basic, but we won't go there!  :D ). I plumped for the 15" model because whilst I'm away from home, I'm not really travelling around. I don't want to commit to an external monitor, but nor do I need to carry the laptop around every day. 16GB of RAM should help in future proofing too. 

Thanks again to everyone! 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:48:48 AM »
It needs to be as good as an Olympus E-M1, a Panasonic GH4 or a Fuji X-T1. Anything less will not cause people to switch back to Canon.

I think that getting anyone who has bought into another mirrorless system to switch back to Canon is a big ask for a single camera at this stage. The best that Canon can hope for is to persuade the remaining fence sitters to try the EOS-M, probably those who already own a Canon DSLR.

It's going to be a tough slog for Canon to get back into the mirrorless game; not only are they're behind on just about every metric, but they've demonstrated only luke warm interest in the market so far. If you had to spend your hard earned cash on buying into a mirrorless system right now, what would pursuade you to get an EOS-M? The only sane argument is price; that's not a good place to be when you're a company that has built a reputation upon being the professional's choice.

The next EOS-M needs to be a great camera, because we all know that DXO will tear its sensor to shreds (unless Canon make the unlikely decision to debut new sensor technology in the EOS-M replacement, rather than the 7D Mk2). Some more interesting lens choices are not a just a nice-to-have, but a must-do-now.

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Apologies for my lack of posts over the past few months, I've been living overseas and only have a tablet with me -the touch sceen interface is very frustrating for use on the CR Forum.

This leads me onto my next request: I am looking for a laptop, on which I can edit my photos. For the past few years I have used a Windows desktop, but I don't like Windows 8 (I know that Windows 10 is coming, but when?). I never thought I'd say it, but I am willing to consider a Macbook, as the price premium doesn't seem so high compared to desktop machines and the Apple laptops are so nice! (side note: can you transfer an Adobe CC licence from Windows to Mac OS?)

The difficulty where I am living is the lack of choice at the higher end of the laptop spectrum: I want a nice IPS screen, SSD (256MB should be enough with external HDD?), enough RAM and cpu speed to run Photoshop CC for the next few years (moving target, I know). I don't play games or edit video. My desktop is early 2013 Core i7 with 16gb Ram (no SSD) and I wouldn't want my laptop to be noticeably slower. My choices boil down to (what is available in the local market):

-Mackbook Pro 13" or 15"
-Dell XPS 13 or 15 (I believe that these may be older versions without the SSD)
-Lenovo Yoga 2
(-any other suggestions, but will depend on local availability)

Are the screen size differences really noticeable? And portability? Will 8gb RAM be enough? What about in 2-3 years time?

I would appreciate any advice that people have on the subject. I'm asking on this forum because I know that you guys know what I need better than non-photographers, who have never touched a RAW file.

(note - I am aware that I've just asked the computer equivalent of the Canon vs. Nikon question, but as this is not Macrumors.com or whatever, please could I not invoke a flame war?!)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:06:53 AM »
This thread is a perfect example of how discussions on CR (and most forums) degenerate into personal attacks.  ::)

The title of the thread is "Next Rebel going EVF"; everyone should frame their discussions within this context and stop dragging high-end DSLRs, cinema cameras and large format film cameras into the mix. The question is whether an EVF would be superior to a 0.5x pentamirror optical viewfinder for the majority of that camera's target market, not whether EVFs or OVFs are always superior. Not that our opinions are really that relevant, as for the most part, we are not the target demographic. 

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