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Canon General / New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:46:46 AM »
As an Italian reader of this forum, I have learnt several acronyms (not only photografic):
 
AF: autofocus (in Italy we use autofocus as a noun, but not as a verb: "mettere a fuoco" sounds like "to put to focus")
AFAIK: as far as I know
AFMA: autofocus micro-adjustment
BS: Biased Score (thanks Neuro)  ;D
DSLR: in Italy we are lazy and we call it just "reflex"
FF: Full frame (also used in Italian)
...
etc.
 
 
Now my question is: can I apply for a patent for the new indispensable acronym WO?
 
For example: let's write "I shoot WO" instead of "I shoot wide open".
 
If my new acronym patenting request is accepted, how much will I be able to charge as royalty for each use? Will I get rich?
 
 
 
 
P.S. Just before clicking the "Post" button, I made a google-check and realized that the acronym is not new [https://www.google.it/search?hl=it&source=hp&q=%22i+shoot+wo%22].
An opportunity for easy money just vanished.  :(   :(   :(    :'(   :'(   :'(

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After 76,643,917,265 topics and 54,781,245,232,107,412 posts (and counting) in this forum about the better performance of SoNikon's sensor at base ISO, I was wondering if even SoNikonians sometimes complain, for example,
- about their Lenses price / range
- because they don't have STM lenses or Dual Pixel Autofocus
- etc.
 
and, in general, if SoNikonians spend more time taking pictures or complaining about their brands.
 
Any thoughts?
 
 

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EOS-M / Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:47:26 AM »
I recently installed Magic Lantern on my M and appreciated the improved ability of manual focussing, thanks to the focus peaking feature.
 
At almost-macro distance, the 100mm IS Macro L plus focus peaking gave me better result than using autofocus, so now I'm more confident about manual focus and I wonder whether an investment in "old" lenses (plus adapter) is worth or not.
 
With regard to one popular FD lens, I think that it is not worth to spend some 50 €/$ for an old FD 50mm F/1.8, because I can buy a new EF 50mm F/1.8 (which I could borrow to my daughter's 1100D/T3 or to my own 5D) for 90/100 €/$... but I'm almost sure that there are ancient lenses with better value for money than the 50mm F/1.8, or with unique features.
 
 
I don't own any legacy gear, but please feel free to post in this thread not only suggestions on possible purchases you made, but also your esperiences with lenses that you already owned and that woke up due to the arrival of a mirrorless body.
 
 
Thank you in advance for your advice, fellow friends from Canonrumors Forum! :)

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Canon General / Let's confess our disgusting perversions
« on: May 06, 2014, 03:02:18 AM »
I'll start confessing mines.
 
In spite of the huge efforts made by the Research And Development Departments of most companies belonging to the Photographic Industry, aiming to offer us better products,
 
1) First of all, I don't dislike lens flare. I must be a true fetishist in this field, because I like the "flare effect" seen in digital cartoon movies (e.g. Pixar's "Up").
2) I don't dislike vignetting. I could be defined a moderate pervert with respect to vignetting, because I don't add it deliberately to pictures.
3) I don't dislike a reasonable amount of noise in pictures. Again, I don't add it where there's no OOC noise and I don't underexpose my pictures in order to get the maximum possible noise, so I guess my therapy shouldn't be so extreme.
 
And what about you, my fellow friends from CanonRumors? Are you shameless enough to confess that sometimes you like something that's not technically perfect?
 
 

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EOS-M / Focal Length Reciprocal Rule + mirrorless body
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:53:44 AM »
Basic rule (FF): without IS, shutter speed should be 1/focal length.

APS-C rule: without IS, shutter speed should be 1/(1.6 * focal length).

What about (APS-C) mirrorless bodies rule, fellow friends from Canonrumors?
I suspect that the shutter spead should be much faster, because the camera body, without viewfinder-eye contact, is less stable than the DSLR's one.

Is there a basic empirical rule/suggestion for mirrorless, for example 1/(3 * focal length)?







Thank you in advance.

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EOS-M / Sinful thought: pairing my ancient 5D classic with a EOS M
« on: June 10, 2013, 08:24:18 AM »
My wife suggests (i.e. orders  :(  ) light baggage/luggage for our next holidays (Turkey in August, if the country doesn't collapse in the meantime).
 
 
 
Possible solutions:
i. Take only 5D classic + 17-40mm: 1.2 Kg plus spare battery, battery charger, CFs, sensor cleaning pump; something more if I carry my 430 EX 2 too
ii. No 5D. Borrow G12 from wife.
iii. No 5D, buy something lighter.
 
In case (iii):
- amateur DSLR (600D-T3i)? 0.5Kg, basic lens 1 or 2 hectograms. Not a huge difference.
- G1X? High IQ, but slow lens and slow AF
- Canon 100D (SL1)? 4 hectograms; too recently launched -> too expensive (in Italy the kit costs as much as a 60D body)
- my most sinful thought: the mirrorless EOS M. In Italy, its price has dropped below 400 Eur including 18-55 STM IS and 90EX (plus 140 for the EF adapter... plus a spare battery or two...).

Some owner (not just reviewer) claims that its autofocus is not that bad and Canon will release a new firmware at the end of June which will more than double its speed in flex zone; let's hope it works better in other settings, too.


My obsolete but beloved 5Dclassic and the M would certainly be an Odd Couple;D
Year: 2005-2008 vs 2012-....
Sensor: Full-Frame vs APS-C
Cards: CompactFlash vs SD
Software: Digic 2 vs Digic 5
Raw files: 12bit vs 14 bit
Automatic sensor cleaning: No vs Yes
Weight (Body): 8 hectograms vs 3.
MP: 12.8 vs 18
Autofocus: good with the center point, reasonable with the outer points vs ?
Rear screen: 270,000 soft pixel vs 1,040,000 sharp ones, with multitouch touch screen
Optical Viewfinder: Yes (large and bright) vs No
FPS: 3 vs 4.3 (3 if using AF)
Live view: No vs Yes
Video: No vs Full-HD @ 30,25 o 24 FPS
External Mic: No vs Yes
Built in flash: No vs No
Faster shutter speed: 1/8,000 vs 1/4,000
ISO Range: who cares?

I own a 430EX2 flash, and it would be intriguing to use the 90EX as a master and the 430EX2 as a slave on the 5D: I suppose the 430EX2 would be too heavy for the M, even though I tried it on the G12.

The two "sisters" (or grandma and granddaughter?) could share my flashes, my tripod and grandma would lend the lenses to her granddaughter.
 
 
 
.......
 
 
 
In any case, if I buy the M and find it disgusting, I think I can sell it losing just 30 to 50 Euros: a kind of "rental fee".
 
 
 
.......
 
 
 
What do you think, fellow members from Canonrumors?
 
 
 
 
P.S. Feel free to rate my English too, besides my sinful proposal: if the score is good, I'll tell my teacher  :)  ; otherwise I will not talk about this experiment on a foreign forum.
 
 

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