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EOS-M / Re: Hands-on with the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 18, 2015, 07:33:28 AM »
Thank you Shunsai for the first impression review. I have been satisfied with the IQ of the M, particularly in such a small size. Since I assumed that Canon would use the same sensor as the 70D, it will be interesting to see how this new 24MP sensor compares in both IQ and focus tracking. Unfortunately, I have really been waiting for some fast primes, preferably of the pancake variety, to maintain the small form factor. After reading that silly "interview" from Imaging Resource, my hopes of any real progress in Canon mirrorless land have dwindled.

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Oh snap! It just went to...............$1999.99! I simply couldn't list it at $2000:)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151109057831?item=151109057831&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&rmvSB=true

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Canon General / Re: Decline in DSLR sales explained
« on: February 16, 2015, 05:08:23 PM »
And, to add insult to injury, Canon neglected to include the print button on their flagship crop camera!

I certainly agree with the proposition that long-time DSLR users are much more forgiving of the lack of social media inclusion than the vast majority of new users will be.

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Lenses / Re: Advice on Canon PRIMES
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:45:04 PM »
While I don't have a prime solution to offer (though I agree with the 100L suggestion), may I recommend that you consider selling your 16-35L ll and replacing it with the newer 16-35 f/4L IS. Though you will loose quite a bit of light gathering ability, the newer lens is sharper throughout the frame, particularly at larger apertures, and has very effective IS. If you want maximum sharpness, it's something to consider.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Monopod - advice what to purchase
« on: February 07, 2015, 08:33:12 AM »
You don't need a ball head on a monopod like you need one on a tripod.  You can tilt the whole thing as you like.  They have arca Swiss compatible clips you can put on the monopod and you keep he arca plate on the camera.

I can see that. The Sirui head (and the MH-01 head) are not suitable for use with a L-plate (from RRS or Novoflex).

This would suggest to buy (the much more expensive) MH-02 instead. However, this one will not accept my novoflex plates (including L-adpater from Novoflex that I have as well). Any solutions to this if I'd like to be able to use it with collard lenses as wel as an L-plate on the body itself?

I have for instance the 200 f/2.8 with a collar, the 100 f/2.8 with a collar, but for my Zeiss 135 f/2 is no collar available.

I must have missed that you needed it to accommodate an L bracket. The RRS MH-01 does have a clamp that can be reoriented 90 degrees to allow for camera plate mount and will work for your L bracket. The Sirui does not.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 07, 2015, 01:54:51 AM »
Have to disagree. I think the only time the new 5Ds will outperform the D810 is in situations where lighting can be controlled (studio, runway, pretty much any time indoors). Outside in natural light where DR really comes into play the 810 will shine.

Exactly.  Because we all know the D810 outperforms the 5DIII in any sort of natural light.   ::) ::) ::)

You know, if you keep rolling your eyes that way, they may get permanently stuck in that position ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Monopod - advice what to purchase
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:57:41 AM »

These clamps use simple screw-on mounting, either 3/8-16 or 1/4-20. So your Novoflex should work.

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Why should I spend $150 on a clamp if I have one laying around?  8)

I love the lack of reading comprehension you find on the 'net :( Didn't you see (or maybe you didn't understand) "These clamps use simple screw-on mounting, either 3/8-16 or 1/4-20. So your Novoflex should work" ???

Have a nice day :)

I did read that :) However, I had the impression that you suggested to purchase the Acratype because of the lever. I think $150 just on a lever is a bit too much for my pocket if I have a clamp.

Just one question: a simple clamp like the one in the simply screws on. How then do you change orientation to align it properly with the tilt of the monohead?
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/Shop/Screw-Knob-Clamps/B2-Pro-II-Screw-knob-clamp-with-1-4-20-screw.html

Lever clamps are convenient, but unless you are willing to purchase all of your plates from a single manufacturer, you may have compatibility issues due to varying tolerances. Screw clamps eliminate this inconvenience. By purchasing a mono head with an incorporated clamp, there is no need to worry about alignment.

Abundance of capital: http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/Shop/Monopod-Heads/MH-01-Pro-head-with-standard-screw-knob-clamp.html

The rest of us: http://www.amazon.com/Aluminium-L-10-Monopods-including-Release/dp/B006JZ7QZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423287727&sr=8-1&keywords=sirui+monopod+head

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 06, 2015, 05:38:54 PM »
Extra DR is great, but not a life and death matter worthy of the inferiority complex many people seem to have over it.  It's just one of many things that go into making a great photo.  Yes, it would have been great if Canon could have improved it, but they didn't. 

For some people, having more exposure latitude does make a big difference, but ETTR, HDR, luminosity and other techniques aren't hard to use when needed.  It's not like the Sony/Nikon/Pentax crowd doesn't use these.

In the end, it's your money - buy what you need.  If that's DR, small cameras, in-body stabilization, etc. there are plenty of choices.  Personally, I'm excited by 50MP and an 11-24 f/4.

+1

I'm a little disappointed that Canon did not improve DR here, but I'm not going to judge a camera before its actually available or been tested.  I probably would not buy one of these bodies anyway, with or without DR improvement.   

We can all vote with our credit cards.  If these cameras don't meet your personal needs pass on them and buy Nikon/Sony if you are so inclined.

All true. But I'd like to see some examples of some landscape shots with the EF 11-24 paired with the D810. Should be quite the visual orgasm:)

In normal conditions, the visual orgasm will be better with this new 5D model.  But you are right in certain cases; if the shooting conditions are challenging with a large variety in amount of light across the scene, and you can only take one shot due to your subject matter, then the D810 should produce the superior result.

Have to disagree. I think the only time the new 5Ds will outperform the D810 is in situations where lighting can be controlled (studio, runway, pretty much any time indoors). Outside in natural light where DR really comes into play the 810 will shine. I look forward to seeing the performance of Sony's new 50MP sensor. I'm also getting a little nervous about the sensor in the "upcoming" 5DlV...

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 06, 2015, 04:38:28 PM »
Extra DR is great, but not a life and death matter worthy of the inferiority complex many people seem to have over it.  It's just one of many things that go into making a great photo.  Yes, it would have been great if Canon could have improved it, but they didn't. 

For some people, having more exposure latitude does make a big difference, but ETTR, HDR, luminosity and other techniques aren't hard to use when needed.  It's not like the Sony/Nikon/Pentax crowd doesn't use these.

In the end, it's your money - buy what you need.  If that's DR, small cameras, in-body stabilization, etc. there are plenty of choices.  Personally, I'm excited by 50MP and an 11-24 f/4.

+1

I'm a little disappointed that Canon did not improve DR here, but I'm not going to judge a camera before its actually available or been tested.  I probably would not buy one of these bodies anyway, with or without DR improvement.   

We can all vote with our credit cards.  If these cameras don't meet your personal needs pass on them and buy Nikon/Sony if you are so inclined.

All true. But I'd like to see some examples of some landscape shots with the EF 11-24 paired with the D810. Should be quite the visual orgasm:)

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If any are interested, getitdigital has the mklll for $2150 again. Apparently that is how low it will go, so far...

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:34:22 PM »
The EOS M3 will be compatible with the external EVF-DC1 viewfinder (as G1X II) - according to the same user who posted the first EOS M3 pic already back on 01/01/2015 and now the rear image on www.dslr-forum.de (no pun intended  ;D  the forum also includes mirrorless, although the East German military discipline types running that forum "Stalag 17 style"  :o seem to prefer big fat mirrorslappers).  He has been right on the money with his predictions re. EOS M3 so far, alsthough there has been a delay at Canon - M3 seems to have been scheduled for release on 12/02/2104 at first. No idea why it was delayed.
http://www.dslr-forum.de/showpost.php?p=12862832&postcount=2114

The EVF-DC1 is not really large, it should fit in the M3 flash shoe without impeding use of the built-in pop up flash. So it should look similar to EVF-DC1 atop G1X II:


Interesting. Thanks for the optimistic response. I really hope Canon gets this right in features and price.

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 05:04:59 PM »
With the pop up flash situated so close to the hot shoe, even if there is an optional EVF, it's doubtful it could be used in conjunction with a flash. I doubt Canon would make that mistake, so I must assume there's no optional EVF. That's a little disappointing.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M3 24 MP Sensor?
« on: January 30, 2015, 07:37:37 AM »
While DPAF tech is quite useful in current DSLRs for live view and video shooting, it will really be most pertinent for mirrorless. I don't buy into the Canon using Sony sensors rumor, so...


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Software & Accessories / Re: lee system
« on: January 28, 2015, 04:45:50 PM »
On ebay, you can find the 'filterguy'

I purchased my holder and adapter rings from him. All seems to be working ok for me

I suspect you mean thefilterdude, dude 8)

http://www.ebay.com/sch/the.filter.dude/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 26, 2015, 08:11:48 PM »
I look forward to seeing what Canon brings to the table for the M3. The 70D sensor coupled with better AF and some fast primes would be most welcome. An optional EVF would also be intriguing.

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