« on: October 13, 2014, 01:45:29 PM »
Chuck Norris can get 14 stops dynamic range with a Canon DSLR
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Step 1, remove battery grip.
Step 2, buy 40mm pancake (seems to go on sale all the time).
Step 3, consider a 6D, though I would try out the body in store to see how much you actually notice the size difference.
My 6D/40mm combo has become my go to kit when I don't want to carry too much. Image quality is great. Size is almost ridiculous compared to my normal zoom setup.
If I was in your position, I'd buy the 40mm first and use it with your 5D II without the grip, and see what you think. If you want to shave a little size/weight off that, the 6D is there and the price keep dropping.
I wouldn't get rid of your lenses unless you have to.
Almost certainly some kind of collapsible pancake but those specs seem pretty limited even for that, perhaps an ultra small lens or maybe just a test of the tech?I agree - they need to play in this league or they may lose in the long term - what you suggest would be appropriate M3 ... and with a couple of extra small lenses, they will have a viable platform. FF mirrorless would also be good..... but I think I will be waiting slightly longer
Not really sure why this would point towards a US release as it seems well suited for the existing very small bodies that sell better in the far east. Ultimately the US mirrorless market is pretty tiny compared to Japan and elsewhere so I'm not seeing that any money spent on it means Canon will return.
My guess would be when/if Canon relaunch the M system it the US it'll be with a higher end body with a viewfinder. I think its pretty clear that what profit there is to be made from mirrorless in the US mainly comes from higher end bodies, look at the amazon mirrorless sales charts and there right up the top.
Personally I think Canon would be well served by a good but not too premium mirrorless body, use the 70D sensor, add an EVF, a small grip and a few more controls without it costing the earth and I think there lens lineup with put them in a strong position. Other systems might have more depth but for core lenses that are optically strong but still affordable the EOS M system seems to have an advantage to me, add in a short macro and a tele zoom of a similar standard and I think you'd got it covered for many people.
I'm about to purchase a prime and am wondering which lens would be the best to get. I'm shooting with a 60d and currently have a 15-85 ef-s and the 70-200 f4 is. I'm in a class doing portrait photography, indoors and outdoors. thoughts as to which lens you would is on crop body? thanks
My Pastor is planning a tour in 2014.
There's a lot of time between now and then, I'd hold off on purchases for a while yet. Next, I'd think about buying a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera and two lenses; in 6-12 months the tech will have improved quite a bit. If you are concerned with gear weight now, your concern may be greater a year from now. Don't let the burden of your gear reduce your enjoyment of the trip.
I think the 60D will be adequate. The 7D will give you a higher hit rate of in focus shots. I say hold on to the 60D for a year, then look at upgrading to a 7DII a few months after if/when it gets released to give it a chance for a price drop. In the meantime start saving for that 70-200 2.8 IS II
I'm surprised Canon opted for APS-C format instead of the G1X size sensor, which could have allowed for a noticeably smaller package (lenses in particular)
Why are you surprised I think that Canon sees Sony as a bigger competitor (threat to Canon dominance) than either Panasonic or Olympus. Sony already makes the highly regarded NEX cameras, with APS-C sensors, that are owned by many Canon owners (including me).
Sony will also introduce a Full Frame SLT (EVF viewfinder) camera at Photokine (if rumors are to be believed). A threat to Canon in the Full Frame market.