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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 06, 2015, 02:02:21 PM »
Does anybody know, if the M3 works with Canon EF lenses? How will be the performance of the AF system?

The price is high, but so I can use my bought leneses on this mlc too
There is an adapter to convert the EF-M to EF mount available that allows you to mount EF glass on the M series cameras. I see no reason this would not work on the M3.
Since the M3 isn't actually out, I can only make assumptions that the M1 mount = M3 mount and that all the adapters I've bought will work.  Recently I bought several on for under $50.00.  This means that ALL my Canon lenses work on my M1 cameras.  If Canon would re-visit their poor decision (seems poor to me) not to market something they will already have to the US, I would issue a pre-order at the $600 level to gain the extra MP's.  I also shoot with a D7100 and find 24 MP is more of a sweet spot for these APS-C sized sensors.

Only Canon makes an EVF camera that (with adapter) can fit ALL of it's lenses.  At least to the best of my knowledge.  And now I find out they don't want to sell it to me.  This kind of treatment is why I got tired of this kind of game and started buying Nikon lenses and cameras.  It is true that they too had a whole lens line for the small cameras but the sensors were also smaller than APS-C.  I'm interested in a mirrorless camera that has at least an APS-C sensor that takes either Canon or Nikon lens (ALL lenses) with or without an adapter where the adapter can provide the FULL functionality (including AF and VR) of the lens.  As far as I know, the M1, M2, and M3 are the only cameras that meet that metric of using their own lenses (even when it requires an adapter like Canon -no glass inside).  Am I wrong? 

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 Specifications
« on: February 05, 2015, 12:47:27 PM »
Price? Availability?  Same M mount?

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 5DS R
« on: February 05, 2015, 12:35:36 PM »
Anyone see any mention of who makes the sensor?  I'm sure there will be much discussion of this issue as one way to speculate on the suspected dynamic range of the sensor.  I'm very surprised to see that Canon went the same way as Nikon did with the D800 and D800E with the cancellation type of non-aa filter.  Why not go right to the D810 way of No AA filter which is what Nikon found was a superior way of getting rid of the AA filter.  I know I like it on the D810.

EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:47:43 AM »

Tron: Hmmm. let me try first:

1. CaSoNikon.
2. SoNiCanon
3. SoCaNikon

How about NikCanSon or CanNikSon?

EOS Bodies / Re: 1.3X and 1.6X Crop Modes on New 5Ds
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:13:29 AM »
Rarely when doing BIF shots does a single bird fill the frame.  If you can use a smaller, lighter, and less expensive lens and get the best parts of the lens, the edges probably wouldn't have any part of the bird anyway.  On Nikon I like the 5:4 format because shooting events I don't have to turn the camera vertical when doing hand held shots because it is similar to the old 2 1/4 Rolliflex I used to shoot at such things.  Anyway another tool in the tool chest.

EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:32:36 PM »
Now that it looks like the cameras will be priced around $4k (as I feared), I think this will go on the waiting list

You *actually* though it'd be like the 5d3 starting price at $3.5k, even if the 5ds has the premium flagship tag attached and is lacking current competition from Sonikon? Oh my, I'd love to have part of your optimism in some parts of my life :-)

If the new Canon cameras use a Sony sensor, what will you call the new Sonikon empire?  By the way, my interest is in the "R" version.  Before I invest in the 11-24, I plan on using my Nikon to Canon adapter for the Nikon 12-24mm lens which I know is hot stuff and testing the D810 vs the "R".  It will be interesting to see what the extra MP's do with my 36x24 prints (if any).  I too am interested in whatever dynamic range improvements this might mean (if they use the newer sony sensors I expect quite a jump - lower ISO like the D810?).

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: February 01, 2015, 12:57:50 PM »
The Nikon D810 is about $3300 now so maybe $3799 MSRP at the most.  I think the take rate will be a lot lower if it is more than 4K and 7.5, no way.

I checked today on B&H and the D810 with backpack, cards, etc is $3,000.  My belief is that Canon will keep the price of the new camera closer to $3,000 than over $4,000.  I will wait for the test results between the D810 and the model R when people get this in their hands.  By the way, any speculation as to when the camera will actually be delivered to the US (B&H and Adorama)?

Really Canon?
You needed to hire a third party research firm to discover all of that.
Hell, you could just read this forum for free to find out that and much more. SMH  ::)
+1.  I like it.

EOS Bodies / Re: More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« on: January 30, 2015, 01:19:22 PM »
It is too early to say for sure whether to place my order for the R but next month I'll plan on cleaning up my Canon glass and a testing strategy and plan.  I'm choosing the R because I have the D800 and the D800E and the D810 and for my high definition landscape work I prefer to work without the AA filter and it surpasses the D800 in resolution.  As a side note, I see this result in the D7100 as well. 

My work is really almost always on a tripod, live view, cable release, shutter delay or electronic shutter on the 810.  On this new Canon camera, my questions revolve around dynamic range (pulling detail out of the shadows while protecting detail in the highlights) as well as price and delivery.  Now that I know Canon has finally committed to a high MP camera I can relax knowing that I will once again be able to use my Canon tilt-shift lenses as well as my super-tel.  Now I might even look at that new lightweight 400mm that has caught my eye.  This R version camera looks like my kind of camera as long as IQ is excellent at low ISO. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: One single reason to never buy Nikon DSLR
« on: January 26, 2015, 01:59:52 PM »
I have both Canon Full Frame (all 5D models) and Nikon bodies (D800, D800E, D810).  I can choose to shoot either.  It does take longer to match up the Nikon shutter cord but it is on the front where I like it.  Why?  I use vertical grips on all my cameras and if the push in receptacle is on the left side of the camera that is where an L bracket covers.  No RRS brackets and Kirk and others carefully let you open the door(s) on the camera and RRS has a cut-out to BEND the cord, vertical shots are always a pain on a Canon.  On a Nikon that has a front connector it NEVER needs to bend the cord just to make it fit in the vertical direction.

If you had to choose only one feature, I would not use this feature to be the deciding factor.  The Nikon front screw mount also beats the Canon design when carrying around the mounted cable from site because of the screw mount. 

Maybe when all cameras can be triggered by a radio control, cables will all go away and we can complain about the design of the remote.

EOS Bodies / Re: 50mp Cameras Coming in March [CR1]
« on: January 24, 2015, 02:36:53 PM »
Explanation please? What is a low pass filter in this context? What is it for and if it's necessary, why build a camera without one? Is it the same as an anti-aliasing filter (another term I don't understand...)

AA filter = Low Pass filter is my understanding.  I have the D800 with the filter, the D800E where the filter stack has been neutralized, and the D810 and the D7100 that have no AA filter.  The cameras without the filter have all better resolution.  In order to see that better resolution, a person needs to use a tripod and a cable release, probably live view and use either the 3 second delayed exposure or the MUP/electronic shutter of the D810.  Of course a top notch lens is also required.  My highest res photo was of a harbor shot from above using the Nikon 85mm 1.4 at F11.  Even now I'm amazed at the 3 foot x 2 foot print it made and the detail it shows that I've never seen before in such a shot.  For landscape work I would be buying a camera without the filter for sure.  For landscape work, moiré does not seem to be a problem.  Even with chain link fences taken at a distance I can resolve the chain but I see no moiré.  Other type of photography may encounter the problem but I just haven't run into it.  I keep my D800 around on the off chance that I run into it.

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 18, 2014, 02:45:28 AM »
Some one earlier wrote:
No AA filter = not positive for anything but the company making the camera (AA filters are very expensive optical devices).  Removing it does not help image quality, and it does hurt image quality of still images.

Do you use cameras with and without the AA filters?  I shoot the D800, 5DIII, D800E, D810 and the D7100.  In ALL cases, for my most detailed landscape work at low ISO, the cameras without the AA filter produce superior IQ Images to ones that have the AA filter and I have the large prints (3 feet by 2 feet average size) to prove it. 

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 02:04:59 PM »
The 5DIII will be 3 years old in March next year. A move to 50MP will pretty much follow Moor´s law. That same law should indicate just over a doubling of its computing power and given the speed of new memory cards, we should a least expect a camera that could chew 50MP at a slightly higher speed than the 5DIII and thus see at least 6, probably 8 fps.

As for AF system, there is no reason not to expect something beyond what the 7DII have. And I don´t see why we should´t expect more intelligence and speed in the processing part of it. More AF points, better tracking, better coverage of the image area etc.

The big questions for me though are what we will see in terms of DR, noise and ISO performance. A 5DIII just ramped up to 50MP and the rest same same ... Not tempting enough.
You have made a good point about the 5DIII birthday.  I was surprised when Canon came up with the 7D2 without a significant sensor jump.  However with Lexar making their 2000X SD cards UH3, perhaps in the next year (or 2), Canon may feel that it is time to have a high MP sensor with dual processors to give a 6FPS rate.  If so and if they had even image quality that I see from the Sony sensors in the form of the D810, I will buy Canon once again.  I have missed using my great Canon tilt shift lenses as well as my 500mm supertele. 

I know it is too early to ask such a question, but...  When will this announcement be and does this 2015 mean delivery this year or sometime in 2016?  It seems to me that at least six months can lapse between the announcement and actual in stock status at B&H.  I'm also wondering if Nikon will just be sleeping all the time that Canon will be "developing."

EOS-M / Re: Tele lens for EOS M?
« on: November 23, 2014, 01:17:10 PM »
for what its worth the canon 135 f2L is amazingly good on the eos-M it is very fast and accurate in servo mode much faster than many other lenses i have tried. i use it for out door street candids and it works great.

I agree!  The 135 F2 and the 85 1.8 on an eos-m are a great combo.  I also love the native 18-200mm tamron (I have mine in silver - it shoots better!  I'm kidding....).

EOS-M / Re: Tele lens for EOS M?
« on: November 22, 2014, 12:56:16 PM »
I have bought several EOS-M's along with my friends that also enjoy this camera.  For me, I must really have autofocus so I really enjoy my 85mm 1.8 Canon lens because it seems to just fit the camera.  It is just perfect as well as the 50mm 1.8 Canon.  Another perfect match seems to be with the EOS-M version of the 18-200mm Tamron lens that is made for this camera.  Seems very sharp throughout the zoom range and is very well built just like the EOS-M.  I know the lens price is twice what the camera is but since this lens is a native lens for the EOS-M, it is another match made in heaven.  This lens is an unsung (unreviewed) hero of a very fine lens.  This is my main travel lens when I go on the airplane somewhere and don't want to take my heavy stuff.  I also take the F2 22mm for all my inside shots and the 18-200 for everything else (oh also the 40mm pancake and the 50mm 1.8 with the adapter).  These make a fine light kit.

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