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PowerShot / Re: New Large Sensor PowerShot Rumor [CR2]
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:55:50 PM »
Here's the problem:  It will probably have a Canon-made sensor.  Sony's 1" sensor already outperforms the much larger sensor in the G1X ii.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2014, 11:23:47 AM »
If I were to guess, I would say that Canon will finally advance their sensor tech into this decade the day after I complete my transition to Fujifilm's X-system. ::) 

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Lenses / Re: Video Review: Canon PowerShot G1 X II
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:07:21 PM »
I always enjoy watching Kai jack around but it's hard to take him too seriously.  Personally, I find his comments about size to be off base.  This camera is nicely compact by my definition yet not too small for me, like the RX100II.  That said, the G1X II is similar in size to a m4/3 camera, with an even bigger sensor, and yet the IQ doesn't appear competitive to good m4/3 sensors.  I'd pay $800 in a second—really $1100 with EVF—if it were but, for me, I'd rather deal with the extra bulk, weight, and cost of a Fujifilm X-T1 to get the outstanding IQ. (OTOH, my wife would not.)

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Yes, release them for all the reasons previously posted—and for this:

Saying you've got information on faulty Canon gear and NOT releasing that information to your readership is about the worst thing you can do.

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PowerShot / Re: The manual for the G1 X mark II is published
« on: March 24, 2014, 06:51:25 PM »
Love that I can use my 600EX-RT's with this baby, only...

"Wireless operation of the Speedlite 600EX-RT is not supported."

 >:(

It would be tempting to think that maybe what Canon really means is that the on-board flash cannot be used as a master.  But then one would have to wonder why the ST-E2 is listed as compatible and the ST-E3 is not listed at all.  Apparently optical wireless is supported while RF wireless is not—even though the ST-E3 was available at retail before the G1X II was even on the drawing board.

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PowerShot / Re: The manual for the G1 X mark II is published
« on: March 24, 2014, 02:23:40 PM »
No 14-bit RAW or AdobeRGB; boo-hiss!

I'm curious as to where you get this because I believe Canon specifically touted 14-bit RAW files as a feature of this camera.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Announces the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 12, 2014, 02:39:06 PM »
New type of high dynamic range sensor?  Canon, you've got my attention.  This might be the camera I've been waiting for...

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 03:54:12 PM »
Love the lens on this thing.  The zoom range and speed hit a sweet spot for me.  Very curious about sensor quality.  I've lost all faith in Canon's sensor tech.  If its dynamic range ends up the same as it's been over the last five years that's probably a deal killer.  I'd rather wait for Sony to add non-lossy RAW to the A7r and pair that with the upcoming Novoflex EOS adapter.  It's a bigger, more expensive solution but the IQ is potentially far superior.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 03:42:00 PM »
I'm always amazed that people care about how a camera looks.  It doesn't take pictures of itself.

I always find this comment interesting.  Why should this bother anyone to the point of a snarky comment?  It seems to me that photographers are more visually in tune with their world and more likely to appreciate beautiful design.  I know I feel better owning and using something that feels beautiful to me.  That's not to say I wouldn't purchase a DSLR disguised as a pile of poo if Canon put an EXMOR sensor in it...but I digress.  I don't think I'm going out on a limb to suggest that one reason people pay a premium for RRS and Apple products is their design.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Sony A7R With Canon Glass
« on: January 28, 2014, 07:37:31 PM »
Made me extremely sad once again, when I saw this shadow recovery by Canon compared to others.  :'(

Exactly.  It isn't even the resolution that appeals to me.  It's the DR.  The sad sack shadows in the Canon images bring to mind so many potentially satisfying captures that will never see the light of day because of my 5D3's sensor.  I hope Novoflex follows through with their adapter to make the process of using my favorite Canon lenses feel like less of a kludge.

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I don't like the tripod mount being on the backside of the backpack for some reasons:

- The heavier the part, the closer it should be to you.
Sure enough, your fancy carbon basalt titanium mithril Tripod is not actually heavy, but admittedly, with a proper head on top of it, one cannot deny that there still is some weight to the whole thing.
All that equipment dangling far away from you is not very comfortable.

I completely agree with this.  Placing the tripod in that location makes it seem heavier than it actually is (high school physics, anyone?).  But side mounting isn't really any better.  Then you've got a potential weight distribution issue.  My personal preference is to carry the tripod across the top of the pack parallel to my shoulders.  The weight is centered and close to my body making it easy to carry; and it keeps my pack as thin as possible.  My collapsed tripod is short enough that I don't have to really worry about it sticking out much from my body.  This doesn't work with all pack designs, of course, so it is something I look for before I invest in a pack.

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Yeah, on first glance this looks like a rip-off of the f-stop packs.  I have two of them and love them except for one thing:  the lack of rounded corners on the zippers of the ICU make opening them while they are inside the pack a hassle.  The alternative, leaving the ICU unzipped, allows debris or other miscellaneous to get in with your camera gear.  Perhaps GG has put more thought into this.

I'm also a little surprised that GG doesn't use the lightweight sailcloth that is employed in the construction of their other lines.

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I do find it a bit worrisome that it has been literally years and years since Canon has even bothered to mention the word DR. I wonder if they don't have all their eggs in more MP and dual-pixel AF and who cares about DR. DR would probably cost more outlay, the other stuff they can get away with on ancient fabs...

The very fact that Canon is still using decade old sensor tech has left me skeptical about a high MP Canon body.  Sure they could do it but I can't believe the IQ would be competitive with the Sony sensors.  I find myself wondering if that isn't the reason these supposed high MP bodies never materialize into actual products.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:31:02 PM »
Sony continues to innovate while Canon delays and underwhelms.  Hope this report is wrong.

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EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:09:10 PM »
It would be foolish to look at the sales figures of the M and conclude the market isn't interested in this class of camera.  Canon was the last one to market and introduced an inferior product with no lens selection. 

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying the M takes bad photos.  I'm saying it isn't competitive in terms of AF performance, features or lens selection with micro 4/3, NEX, or Fuji's new mirrorless system.  Why would any informed person buy it at full price?

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