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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:21:30 PM »
Well I imagine this is the last straw for the last of the "Canon waiters" who wanted to see what they had in their high MP model or even those waiting for signs of the start of a "fresh" sensor. Another new body, another tweaked sensor not really a sign of anything. But like I said I think this group is rather small now with so much timing passing in both FF and the Crop sensor update space most of the people who want more DR over other features woulda-shoulda gotten a Nikon or Sony ages ago.

EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 05, 2015, 05:36:02 AM »
You have to do some pretty bad/stupid/brainfade/very-rare-unexpcted things to break eve the more bodies.

The pricing may be high compared to Nikon but given how long it has been between the D800 high MP body to this, I think it will "work" in that the people who would buy this camera are those who have been waiting all this while for the Canon high MP body; the ones willing to pay more to stay in the Canon system. As in most (obviously not "all") people who would choose the lower priced D810 and 14-24 already did so ages ago, probably :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:43:45 PM »
ahhh, just like the excuses for not putting image stabilization on anything less than 70mm  ::)
If it's there and you don't need it, don't use it. Except in the case of some camera features stabilization actually takes some decent effort to implement well; flash, GPS, WiFi, swivel or touch screen etc. are a few cents/dollars a pop with all the base ground work already completed.

Funnily enough for bodies like these I'm a bit more forgiving on things like lack of WiFi and GPS, except I don't make excuses on behalf of Canon on why they aren't there. GPS on a landscape cam makes good sense to me. Even a flippy screen for easier LV shooting while it's on a tripod is handy at times.

EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:32:50 AM »
Pop up flash is going to attract more sales than a popup EVF, as fancy as it is. Given the style of camera it is and how many people don't whinge about taking photos with a phone or other non-EVF cameras sorry you're probability in the minority.

Besides, if they do it right with DPAF (still surprised it's still not in an M given that tech is just perfectly suited!) and the somewhat flippy screen it will be very capable. Not that I can see myself being able to justify replacing my current EOS-M either.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New Rebel Will be Called the 760D
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:26:24 AM »
Whilst from different generations it's not like 60D and D60 ever caused issues

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:09:00 PM »
Money and resources doesn't necessarily translate into anything. ... you'd think Apple would come up with something super crazy with all their resources yeah?

/runs away :P

CF card: even though SD cards have reached decent speeds now (and more importantly camera manufacturers are putting the correct spec'd slot in FFS!) the CF card can still be faster and I think just part of the 1-series and 5-series identifying features. I mean think about how "un-pro" it would be if a 5-series suddenly had a flip screen, no CF card, and a pop up flash - forget the other features, snobs would be talking it down like crap because of all the "n00b" features.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:23:54 AM »
Even if some people aren't interested in this particular type of camera and it turns out to be a current DR Sony sensor, it's always a good sign to see movement in the sensor area that maybe the next cams which are more customised for their genre might end up with something different too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 02, 2015, 03:38:05 AM »
(this is me commenting on the updated rumor, not anyones' posts in particular)
I'm actually quite surprised it can do 5fps, although the all important buffer capacity is usually something that people only find out from hands-on based reviews rather than spec sheets unfortunately. If it has an ok buffer depth, say 15 shots (I base this on the typically less 60D buffer, not on calculations) then it seems pretty decent to me even for full resolution casual sports/wildlife and that's not taking into account faster crop modes. Obviously very short of more specialised cams like 7D/70D/1-series but imo still flexible enough given the image sizes being dealt with.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 02:59:29 AM »
I'm also leaning toward the guess that either these specs are just way off, or it is a non-DPAF non-Canon sensor. Although that would be interesting too because it would mean it carries the little advantages "the other mob" have (nothing that I'd give up my DPAF for but that's not everyone ...).

To me a Rebel (simpler AF, body and buffer) around the 70D/7DII sensor seemed like the next obvious step to me too.

Lenses / Re: Quick Comparison: Canon's new 400mm Options
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:44:48 AM »
Keeping in mind the whole premise of a zoom is flexibility over IQ (of which isn't really an issue anymore either) the difference in transmission I doubt will influence the majority of buyers.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Plastic/Resin Mount for DSLRs
« on: January 04, 2015, 01:32:42 AM »
Bit overwhelmed with the details translation, but in general I have no issue with good. decent/modern plastic. The stuff used in the later bodies is plenty decent enough for me (even after I accidentally dropped 60D once).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 31, 2014, 02:20:52 AM »
Northlight has been told that the high resolution camera coming from Canon will be based on the 4.2 micron pixel design of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, not the long-in-the-tooth 4.3 micron design of the 18mp APS-C sensors
Guess the people waiting for that "evolution" will still be waiting ...

I like DPAF and all but for the application of a hi-res FF camera I'd still rather have seen that first step in a new sensor design even if it's not perfect. At least show it's not constantly flogging the old thing.
(FYI I love my 70D)

Lenses / Re: Quick Comparison: Canon's new 400mm Options
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:11:26 PM »
I have to Photozone overall has the most consistent results that match what I see in my lenses and others online. I find TDP to be the most inconsistent, at least in-terms of what I see in the "Lens Image Quality" tool. All resources are useful though; in the end the more results the better whether it be reviews, testing houses and forum feedback to get a good average.

I don't find anything too special with this particular topic though. A bit like the 7D2 sensor topics, this is the sort of improvement that is basically EXPECTED given the price and time differences.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:19:08 AM »
Personally I don't think it will happen. They haven't cared about competing sensors for ages, I don't think they are suddenly going to now. Even though it would be nice sign anyway for them to improve on the sensor areas people are really wanting improved to match the competition.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF-M 70-400 f/4.5-7.2 STM
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:25:01 AM »
Whilst the f-number itself is not a fixed step thing, it is when it comes to a setting on Canon cameras, so I would expect such a lens (highly doubt it'll get developed) would have a max zoom aperture setting of f/8?

I've had similar (unwieldy/bad) experiences with using an M with longer lenses at arms lengths, however using long lenses with the 70D swivel screen and DPAF is quite nice for low angle and decent enough for static subjects, obviously not BiF. Both features something the next EOS-M everyone expects after the DPAF tech was released (ok ok so the M2 didn't do much lol).

For whatever reason there is something worth patenting in there ...

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