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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 11, 2012, 04:45:26 AM »
Who actually uses lens caps anyway?  I don't have time for lens caps tbh. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 21, 2012, 05:50:12 AM »
I overlayed a 7D and lined up the mounting ring as best I could (first pic), then traced around the sensor on the 7d and overlayed that on the EOS-M (second pic).

Pretty sure that's aps-c we're looking at.

What also intrigues me is that it looks like the diameter of the lens mount is large enough to accomodate a full frame sensor.  It looks like Canon may be playing the long game here, with a view to a strategic investment in a system which can be extended, rather than looking for a quick win.

Of course it's large enough, it's an EF series mount.  But you're right, Canon (as usual) are playing the big picture long game here.  They would never put everything on the plate straight away, got to leave enough features out to enable yearly upgrades.

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 21, 2012, 04:30:50 AM »
I overlayed a 7D and lined up the mounting ring as best I could (first pic), then traced around the sensor on the 7d and overlayed that on the EOS-M (second pic).

Pretty sure that's aps-c we're looking at.

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 06:52:44 AM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EF-M

Why would canon reuse an old part number?


If they own the trademark on it, then why not?  It fits, and they don't have to make up a new numbering system.

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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 06:43:19 AM »
It certainly won't be called "M", since it's a more direct competitor to Leica's system than the Olympus OM was back in the 70s, and Leica gave them huge grief over their original name of "Olympus M". If the Japanese text says the name "M" is part of the rumor, this alone tends to discredit it.

Look again, it says EOS M on the top....

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 20, 2012, 04:53:31 AM »
The lens also reads "Macro 0.15m/0.49ft" on the side

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 20, 2012, 03:37:00 AM »
Here is leaked photos of Canon mirrorless



EF-M mount,22mm STM lens


The front element looks way too small for a  retro-focus 22mm lens. The length of the lens is thicker than the body. assuming the body is about 22mm ( body thickness of NEX). Therefore the 22mm must be a retro-focus lens.  Also if the body thickness is 22mm, then the lens mount looks like is about 80mm. That is a lot bigger than the EF mount (65 mm).  Also the lens says EF_M. This term is created by one of our poster. Does he really have a ESP??? I think some one created the picture. I do not believe it is the real thing.
The name Mr. Pink sound too close to MR. Plank


Err.. the outer diameter (filter size) is only 43mm.  It says so.  Nowhere near 80mm  This is a lot smaller than an EF lens.

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As a professional wedding photographer, I'm in the camp where this issue is bugging the HELL out of me in single shot mode.  Black suits, reception venues... it's a freakin nightmare!

I don't see how it can be difficult to resolve with regard to the exposure.  If it were such an issue, then how does the 5D2, and pretty much every camera before it not suffer from the same?

As mentioned earlier, the point should light up as soon as the button is pressed half way, and blink black for a fraction of a second to get exposure.  Just like every other camera before it.

I also find it curious that 7D shooters were never bothered by this.  To me that says that hardly any professionals use the 7D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III high ISO video test
« on: March 22, 2012, 05:06:53 PM »
Canon NZ have featured this awesome night-video/high iso shoot from the talented Perspectives Photography:

https://vimeo.com/38949630

Definitely worth a watch.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Got it last night
« on: March 18, 2012, 06:14:08 PM »
Congratulations!  Can't wait till they hit the shops here in NZ :)

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Conversely, I can't think of a situation that any type of auto-iso would be useful.  It's an unnecessary feature from where I sit  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« on: March 14, 2012, 11:06:16 PM »
This rep had just come back from 1DX training in Japan last week ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:51:12 PM »
Also, it was confirmed that the 1DX will be able to focus at f8 with a firmware update, however the rep couldn't confirm ths for the 5D.

Now that is a very interesting piece of news, if it turns out to be true (not doubting you, just not sure about the rep you spoke with, and how much they really know vs. make up on the spot...).

The rep knew the answer to the question on the spot, they definitely didn't hesitate with the answer.  I haven't named the rep or their position as I didn't/don't want to incriminate, but suffice to say it wasn't just a salesperson, it was someone pretty high up in Canon NZ professional camera division.

Did I also mention I played with the 1DX (also very very nice!), and the C300 (what a strange beast that thing is, doesn't feel like $20,000 to hold!) :)

Also saw some of the new IS primes, but not much to say about them, they're pretty boring hehe.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I touched it, and it was awesome!!!
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:45:06 PM »
Could you tell us something about the new 24-70 lens? I'm interested in that as well :)

The new 24-70 felt quite a bit lighter and less bulky than the current one.  It's not as long when fully zoomed out (extended).  Unfortunately they've changed the hood so it now attaches to the barrel part that moves, rather than remaining on the main part of the lens and having the barrel move inside it.

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