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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 22, 2014, 01:14:12 PM »
I'm interested in seeing some of these current third party manufacturers put out some short-flange, fast primes for the a7 series which don't break the bank for most FF enthusiasts... It can only do wonders for sales of both lenses and a7/R/S units if/when it happens...

Compact 50mm f/1.4 Samyang on an A7? That would be super :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:20:37 AM »
Apologies if it's covered on page 2, it's sleepy time and I skipped it - but wanted to add...

My SL1/100D is set up for back-button focusing!

Have a rummage through the custom features, I don't recall the steps but it's in there :)

Also, 35/2, 50/1.8 (mk 1) and 100/2 are ace wee EF, fast primes on this little guy! (They look super-cool on it, too..) I've never been interested in the pancake, seems no better than shooting a fast compact from what I've seen, IMO.

Also, also - if people try supporting this camera primarily with their LEFT hand under its body/lens barrel, like someone who knows how to hold a camera, and just use your finger/thumb tips of your right hand to hit the dials and buttons there's no real problem with its handling :)

Also, also, also... I think I prefer framing with tiny viewfinders - and I primarily shoot a 5D3!

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:15:44 PM »
Maybe it's something a little different, like a Square Format sensor which could utilise many current EF lenses' image circle? 36 x 36mm may be a little much but perhaps something greater than the 24mm width/height. Even if the lenses projected a solid circular outline right up to the 3:2 sensor's corners rather than fading, there'd still be room to extend the lesser of the two dimensions as the other's reduced to, say, 4:3 or 1:1?... maybe that's what's going on with this new 7D2 sensor tech - a taller APS-C width sensor to shoot Square Format images at around 23 x 23mm?!

Oooooh...

I'm done. Carry on ;)

You just failed your 'Ordinary' level maths  ;)

I really must have 'cause I've no idea where you're saying I've messed up, ha! Really, before everyone else notices, where'd I screw up and how many times? :p

EDIT: Wait... is it because this thread's about >35mm Film size? Heh, alright, how's 24 x 24.1mm for that 7D2? It's greater than a 35mm frame in one dimension then, at least ;)

No, it's because you can fit a rectangle inside a circle of a given diameter that has a longer side closer to the circle diameter than a square can be. Because circles are round and squares are, well, square  ;)

Dude, that was taken into consideration, repeatedly, hence the notes on reducing the wider dimension as the shorter one's increased to achieve the mentioned aspect ratios and the statement about 36 x 36mm being a little much but something from 24mm upwards being a possibility - I really thought I'd missed something but now I'm just wondering if "you just failed your Ordinary Level Reading Skills" - which is a much bitchier thing to say on these forums than I care to but... you started it ;)

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:41:10 PM »
Maybe it's something a little different, like a Square Format sensor which could utilise many current EF lenses' image circle? 36 x 36mm may be a little much but perhaps something greater than the 24mm width/height. Even if the lenses projected a solid circular outline right up to the 3:2 sensor's corners rather than fading, there'd still be room to extend the lesser of the two dimensions as the other's reduced to, say, 4:3 or 1:1?... maybe that's what's going on with this new 7D2 sensor tech - a taller APS-C width sensor to shoot Square Format images at around 23 x 23mm?!

Oooooh...

I'm done. Carry on ;)

You just failed your 'Ordinary' level maths  ;)

I really must have 'cause I've no idea where you're saying I've messed up, ha! Really, before everyone else notices, where'd I screw up and how many times? :p

EDIT: Wait... is it because this thread's about >35mm Film size? Heh, alright, how's 24 x 24.1mm for that 7D2? It's greater than a 35mm frame in one dimension then, at least ;)

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:22:28 PM »

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:20:20 PM »
Maybe it's something a little different, like a Square Format sensor which could utilise many current EF lenses' image circle? 36 x 36mm may be a little much but perhaps something greater than the 24mm width/height. Even if the lenses projected a solid circular outline right up to the 3:2 sensor's corners rather than fading, there'd still be room to extend the lesser of the two dimensions as the other's reduced to, say, 4:3 or 1:1?... maybe that's what's going on with this new 7D2 sensor tech - a taller APS-C width sensor to shoot Square Format images at around 23 x 23mm?!

Oooooh...

I'm done. Carry on ;)

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Honestly, I'd try to find a third party with a level head who can back you up in regards to etiquette and professional conduct which they've seemingly overlooked, at the least.
What they've done is likely out of naivety and ignorance (read "obliviousness", not "active-selfishness") and an ideal outcome would be for them to aknowledge they're at fault and compensate you (perhaps excessively, if we're still talking ideals!) ;)
It doesn't feel good to fight your own fights when you're ethically and legally right though potentially can look like an arse to those who undervalue your personal skills, efforts and investments.
I feel I'd step in if I were a colleague, but I'm not... There's a lot of sensitive psychology at play here which can be difficult for the most level headed and impartial to handle with ease.

In short, you've been taken advantage of, there's at least another human being who needs (NEEDS) an education in professional (mis)conduct and, er, there's a chance you're going to be daemonised simply for being a victim of circumstances and I highly recommend seeking the level headed, passionate and likeable allies whom I recommended above ;)

Please do keep us all updated on the situation, Barrfly - at the very least the rest of us can get an education and some perspective in regards to how spectacularly tits-up or productive this winds up being ;)

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:41:19 PM »
I wasn't too thrilled with these newer sub-35mm IS primes all coming in at over f/2.8, though the older, small 24 & 28mm primes, if I recall correctly, have hideous vignetting which can only be considered "arty" or poor on ff... maybe some faster, small but affordable and ff-usable 16/20/24/28mm primes?

If you guys reckon the 400mm f/5.6L could have the IS treatment without adding too much weight or bulk I'd be into that! I do love that as it is its not much different to just chucking a flask of soup in my bag though, if a little less chickeny and nourishing...

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Any speculations on what *else* the lens could be if not the 100-400L successor?

Personally I wouldn't mind seeing them revisit the 10x zoom lenses. I had a 35-350L for a short time, with failing AF so returned to dealer. Although it wasn't quite as good as the 100-400L on the long end, the extra wide end was welcome. I know the 28-300L replaced that, but we're getting a bit short again. Perhaps something like the Sigma 50-500 given the L treatment?

Knowing my luck, it'll be another 400mm f/5.6 prime...

I freaking love my 400mm f/5.6L - but can't imagine an update is on its way. There's going to be the 100-400mm L IS II (with built in unicorn horn screw mount) and asides from a new optical formula, which really isn't bad at all for 5D3 resolution, other upgrades like implementing IS just seem like they'd detract from the niche sellibg points of the prime, namely that it's a small, light workhorse! (...and may eat into 100-400mm sales with less profit if it competes/betters it at 400mm and with IS)

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EOS-M / Re: Tamron for EF M now official
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:36:05 PM »
Aha... Here's what I was wondering about!


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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 18, 2014, 09:34:49 PM »
Is the STM design, whilst having obvious benefits over other non-STM lenses, still somewhat inferior to L-standard USM engineering? Is 'STM' not branding we're ever to expect to see on an L Lens? Just curious, I'm not too educated on this front... though I'm sure my 400/5.6L's 2-decade old USM design is as smooth and silent as my two EF-M STM lenses!

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They're a fairly large company, these Canon folk, I bet they have at least 5 or 6 employees, whether we've met them or not. One of them might even try out the cameras before they market them around the world...

I'm not sure what you're trying to achieve anymore, expat, but we can tell you Canon have no employees and the first person to pick up a 7D2 from Walmart is the first person ever to shoot one, if it makes you feel better? ;)

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Ha, snap, Don!... You beat me to it ;)

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I really don't think... er, sheesh.

A guy gets a job. He shoots pictures with the camera he's told to because that's what the job is. I don't think he's told to do another guys job, such as shooting press photography, because his job is to use the new camera and try and take pretty pictures with it for his boss who made the camera, not pictures for the press... it makes sense in my head. Am I saying it wrong?

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Evidently, some of you guys are making assumptions about the purpose of the 7D2 being there... Considering Canon are going to have a frick-tonne of 7D2s to shift in a coupla' months time, don't you think there's a possibility that they're handing people the camera to take pictures WITH it? Or perhaps they want to TEST the camera under such conditions ooor have some project requiring higher res images that simple printed or web hosted media don't necessitate and can't be captured by the 1Dx, if this is a High MP Camera.
Testing cameras and generating promotional materials and a buzz for a new camera does not require the use of an old camera - maaaybe, just maybe, nobody's there to sell 7D2 captured shots via Getty ;)

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