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Lenses / Re: Yongnuo EF YN 50mm F/1.8
« on: December 07, 2014, 09:21:19 PM »
Have the patents run out on the lens that Yongnuo is cloning?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Petapixel: Canon Full Frame Mirrorless
« on: December 06, 2014, 10:38:15 AM »
Crazy idea.

Why not put the sensor on the bottom of the camera facing up and have a mirror reflecting the image onto the sensor.
Here is the crazy part: move the sensor up and down to adjust the flange distance based on what type (EF, EF-S, EF-M, new EF) lens is mounted.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gitzo GT5532LS is on sale on B&H
« on: November 30, 2014, 06:30:56 PM »
B&H has the Vanguard Auctus 323AT Aluminum Tripod for $150 ($200 off), is it any good, it can hold almost 40lb?

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The first step in recovering files from a card is to do an image copy of the card and then only use the image to do recovery.
If you are using any *nix like OS then the command is 'dd'. That may even work on a Mac. Once you have an image of the card then you can send that image file to somebody who knows how to recover files.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5DIV: 36 MP US $ 3799 TBA in March 2015
« on: November 25, 2014, 03:33:21 PM »
That page(source) is as old as the road to Rome.

However, looking at the c100 mark II (1080/59 for only $5600)  released a month ago i can pretty much confirm the 5d mark iv will not have 4k for a lower price. Canon is very pro- product diversification so they like to keep cool features out even When it is technicly possible.. Its a shame tho, nobody will get a canon now for video... Buying a full HD camera for 3700 dollars when 4k televisions are flooding the market is just silly. You will be instantly 3 years behind

Add 600 dollars more and you have the Sony fdr-ax1 with 4k.

I wouldn't be so sure about that. They have to design the camera for a 3 year life span, and leaving 4K out will render it obsolete much sooner, remember, the 5D has served as their unofficial flagship video DSLR. Leaving 4K out will mean giving up that market share. IMO any high end camera released with HD only video is a short term stopgap product that intended to buy them some more development time, and can be expected to be replaced by an upgraded version on a much shorter cycle than 3 years. Most likely such a camera would be replaced by a new version within 12-18 months.

Canon have had more than enough time to get their 4K ducks in a row by now so I think it is unlikely that they would produce a HD only 5D4, if they did we can expect to see a 5D5 follow on relatively quickly.

They could always release a 4k firmware update couple of years later to extend the life of 5D4 as long as the hardware supports it.
The same way as they added DPAF to the C100 via paid firmware update.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:06:35 AM »
What if Canon does not put a bayer array filter on this and uses 3 pixes for each output pixels.
This would make it about 16mp sensor with better light gathering abilities.

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EOS-M / Re: Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:45:52 PM »
I found a Konica Hexanon AR 135mm F2.5 on Kijiji, it cost me $65, so not bad. I have it on my M with an adapter and extension tubes. I didn't have a chance to test it yet.

 I have not been able to find an adapter without optics that would mount it to my DSLR, I know that without optics I would not have infinity focus, but that is not something that I care for micro.

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Lenses / Re: In praise of the 40mm f/2.8 STM
« on: November 21, 2014, 04:19:15 PM »
If you put an extension tube on it, it makes a nice macro lens too.

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EOS-M / Re: Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: October 22, 2014, 01:51:23 PM »
Which lens is better: KONICA 135MM F/3.2 HEXANON AR or PENTAX 135MM F/2.5 SMC TAKUMAR M42.
Better, as in sharper for micro shots attached to the EOS-M with some extension tube and an adapter?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:14:35 PM »
My point is that "pro" (or "pro-level" or "pro-targeted") is a characteristic of the camera and not the person using it. The user doesn't determine whether a camera is a "pro camera" any more than the camera determines whether the user is a pro. I think that we would all agree that a 1DX is a "pro camera",

I get your point; however, the reason I disagree with your conclusion is that there's no objective criteria to separate pro from non-pro.  At the extremes, e.g. 1DX vs Rebel, we will probably agree.  But what about in the middle?

In the end, it devolves into the famous Potter Stewart test.

Which camera would a professional choose today:
EOS-1D or Rebel T5i

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:52:59 AM »

The top end is aimed at people who are willing and able to pay the higher price.  "Pro" is purely a marketing distinction.

Nuro has hit the nail on the head. Adding anything else to this discussion is pointless.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:37:18 PM »

What I find perplexing is in a shrinking market, why is Canon not doing more to revitalize Consumer demand/excitement?  I go to social events, and in most cases I'm the only with a real camera.  Everyone else is happy to be shooting with their phones.  That has be an issue they are feeling!  So why not make it more tempting for a consumer to desire and spring for one of their bodies and in turn more Canon lenses?

As I've said before, times change and people change. Now-a-days not everyone wants/needs a "real camera." Many people wouldn't take a DSLR as a gift, because they don't want/need a DSLR. As you said: "Everyone else is happy to be shooting with their phones."

Some reasons.
1. A DSLR won't fit in your pocket/purse.
2. A DSLR won't post a photo to Instagram or Facebook.
3. A DSLR doesn't have apps like Snapseed or Perfectly Clear available.

Nothing can be done about 1, but there is no reason that a DSLR could not do 2 and 3.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:26:25 PM »
A pro camera is the one that has the P(ro) setting  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:56:30 AM »
So basically Canon will tell it's crop users that want to move to FF to look at other brands (like the D750)

How so? Are you already assuming that a future 6DII will be uncompetitive when it debuts?

Also, I know many users of APS-C bodies that own one or more EF lenses (myself included) which provides a good incentive to remain with Canon.

It is a always a trade of. In my case I am looking at FF for improved IQ. Currently the 6D is the best balance of price/IQ. If the price of 6DII goes to the neighborhood of 5DIII then that is no longer a case. From what I have read the D750 has a better IQ then the 6D, currently 6D wins on price but looses on AF.
The few FF lenses that I have are more applicable to the 1.6 crop factor and they would not be so desirable on FF, this is why replacing them by changing brand would not be a big sacrifice.

The other part of my problem with Canon, and that has nothing to do with future price of 6D is why the control layout between different levels of cameras is so different. Somebody who starts with a xxxD and moves to xxD or xD will have to relearn muscle memory for controlling the camera. If you have to relearn all the layout then what is keeping you with a brand. I don't know if that is the same with other manufactures, but I think that is so stupid.
The 7DII is virtually identical to the 5DIII and that makes a lot of sense.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:39:19 AM »
We’re told that Canon hasn’t been fully satisfied with the sales of the Canon EOS 6D...
 
I seriously doubt if Canon has been disappointed with the sales of the 6D.  The 6D is almost certainly the best-selling full frame camera on the market today. Certainly has outsold the D600/610.

Either Canon has unrealistic expectations or whomever is "telling" CR guy that Canon is disappointed doesn't know what he or she is talking about.

That said, I can see Canon placing a new full-frame in the lineup between the current 6D and the 5DII. There is a lot of space in there for a D750 competitor. I wouldn't be surprised to see a 6DII that goes up in price, features and build to hit that $2,500 mark and then a new model that is closer in features to the original 6D (8D??) come in at around $1,500.

Feature and price creep is always a dilemma for any manufacturer. Look at cars. Manufacturers always start out with a budget car and then, in order make it "new" each season they have to add features and cost. Eventually, the budget car become a mid-level car and they have to start over with a new budget model.

The 6DII has to be better than the 6D, but that means it gets closer in features to the 5DIII. The 5DIV has to have better features than the 5DIII, but that encroaches on the 1DX. It's a never-ending battle to keep refreshing models while keeping the "budget" version available. It's further complicated now that the technology has matured and the pace of change is slowing down.

It's a myth to think that Canon would be concerned about a stripped-down full frame camera stealing sales from the 7DII (or a 7DII stealing sales from a stripped-down full frame camera). Two different cameras, two different markets and either way, Canon gets your money.

As a counter argument, look at the Rebel (t2i->t5i), features have been going up (not for image quality improvements), but the price has been creeping down.

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