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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:29:29 AM »
 Hey folks, let's be fair about Canon. They may me boring most of the time but their TS-E lenses are definitely worth staying with Canon.

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To me it seems Sigma is aware of the resurgence of street photography. Canon is rather ignorant in this respect.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:26:37 AM »
I definitely love the x100s. The restriction of the fixed focal lens doesn't bother me at all. My Canon bodies are showing signs of serious deprivation. They are so obtrusive. I think the resurgence of street photography contributes very much to the attractiveness of cameras like the x100s. Sometimes I feel a bit fed up by this technically perfect pictures coming along like pp monsters.
To me IQ of the x100s is terrific, high iso is great, in terms of af there is still leeway.
I always loved my Canon gear but there is a looming shadow on the horizon with the name Fuji x-pro2 on it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:11:17 AM »
I've got the Fuji x100s which really is a jewel. I'm not a since-I-got-my-mirrorless-I-don't-ever-use-my-dslr-gear-again-guy, but there are at least two things Canon seems to turn a blind eye to. Street photography is what many people seek in times of a suffocating trend towards photographic perfection. And it's such a joy to use a tool made by a company listening to customers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:25:26 AM »
At last something to write home about by Canon!

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:37:56 AM »
really nice thread and really nice pictures!
The TSE24 is extremely versatile a lens. It requires time and frequently it is better to use a tripod and live view. You need time to think about lines, exposure, amount of compensation for shifting-related softness in the corners (i.e. need to stop down), and what you can do to prevent camera blur. 24mm is not enough when it comes to real high-rise buildings. But to me, the TSE24 pulls it off to make these pictures look nicer. And it is nearly distortion-free, a big asset in architectural photography. And yes, it's a pleasure using it on a 5 DII.

Mainz Cathedral ISO 640, f5, 3.2s, window sill
Potsdamer Platz ISO 200, f/16, 1/250s
Deutsche Bank ISO 200, f/10, 1/250s, hand-held
Lumen at the blue hours ISO 1600, f/10, 0,5 s, bean bag

Cheers, H.

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: January 27, 2013, 02:21:20 PM »
B&W conversion done with DPP... :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 07:09:40 AM »
Canon seems to be thinking they float outside evolution.

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Canon General / Re: Canon/Nikon should embrace "product cannibalism"
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:19:47 AM »
I also, think that if you buy camera that means that you are choosing Canon or Nikon religion (sorry, but I do not accept other brands in cameras). Then camera producer can make really huge profits on lens sales. However, currently I see 2 problems with Canon:

1) They are not spending sufficient money on R&D comparing to other manufacturers (e.g. Sony) and also they are producing crippled cameras. In my opinion, all Canon marketing department should be fired. The latest example with Canon EOS 6D shows, that they did not meet high customer satisfactions as autofocus system is even worse as EOS 7D (which is 3 year old model!!!!). In my opinion it is much better to have less variety in cameras but produce super high quality products where cutting edge technology is applied. What we see now? GPS and Wifi included in very expensive camera when such features are standard in P&S cameras.

2) Canon's new lenses are extremely expensive, however, the third party manufacturers (e.g. Tamron, Sigma) started producing really high quality lenses for much lower price.

When I look how computer technology fastly evolves I am very dissatisfied with camera manufacturers response. The market is waiting for really high tech technologies but Canon updates camera line every 3 - 4 years. What would you say if Dell, Lenovo, Apple would update their technology on 3-4 year time span????

+1

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Canon General / Re: Canon/Nikon should embrace "product cannibalism"
« on: January 26, 2013, 05:48:18 PM »
Very difficult question. If we learned something about the digital age then it should be that manipulating the market and hoping for a slow motion change is dumb. Preventing customers from benefitting of cutting edge technology to me seems risky. The lid of Pandora's box has been lifted by Olympus, Fuji and Sony. I personally will stick with my DSLRs (albeit complemented by mirror-less cams) but if there is a broad bunch of things mirror-less cameras can do as well, even better or simply differently, why trying to keep the time wheel from moving? What I see is Canon's dilemma when it comes to discussing the question that a non-trendsetting company Canon means a company on the losing track.
Those who cannot move will be moved. Let's see what Canon's moves will be like.

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:08:37 AM »
seems to me bokeh is where Canon really shines  8)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 26, 2013, 06:53:34 AM »
5DMk2, 70-200 f/4 IS

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:12:07 AM »
extremely nice shots!

5DM2, 70-200, F/4.0 IS + Kenko TC 1,4

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Yes but there are a few issues I have with the RX-1 as a street shooter:

1. It is expensive. $2800 + $450 for the EVF.
The OVF is what you need for street work, at least in my experience.
I have a Fuji X-Pro1 and an XE-1. The XE-1 EVF lags a bit too much for my liking.
I'm sure the RX-1 is no better in this regard.
I've read the A99 has the same issues.

2. The OVF is $650 and it just an glass element. There is no camera data shown (unlike the Fuji's).

3. There are reports that it's AF is not that fast (again a problem that plagues the existing Fuji's too, but this can make street work harder).

The X100s "should" be a lot faster.
The X-Trans 1 sensor is already pretty damn good (as good as M9 most people agree), so if they have improved IQ 25%, then I think it's going to be up there with the best.

I've never shot a Leica M9 but I like the images produced by my Fuji's much better than anything I can get out of my 5D MK3.

The X100s is looking on paper to be a very capable street shooter...

I'm sure the X-Pro 2 is going to be very similar.

ET

+1 The RX1 may be an extremely nice camera with great low light capabilities but since the advent of the X100s it has lost much of its appeal.

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 24, 2013, 05:58:09 AM »
5DMK2, 40mm pancake, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 640 - f/3.5, 1/60, ISO 800

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