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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 24, 2014, 09:28:34 AM »
For a while I had the 6D in mind as a "ASAP" investment to fill two niches; smaller & lighter walkabout/documentary camera (in that I love shooting nice pics of the people at the events and occasions I'm a part of, Birthday dinners, hikes with friends or groups, holidays and daytrips - more so than the architecture, people-less land/cityscapes etc)
But also as a second FF to accompany the 5D3 for "proper" event photography gigs...

For the first niche I'm pretty sure the a7 wins, hands down - to buy here in the UK on the grey market it's cheaper for an a7 than a 6D, making it the cheapest AND most compact current FF, with only a second hand 5D being a cheaper FF option - is this reflected elsewhere around Europe and Continental America?

The lame thing is the lack of affordable AF native lenses, with the more expensive, higher-spec-processing adapters still apparently being way slower than using a native EF on an EOS body...

It's like I really want to grab an a7 for so many reasons but they're still being muppets with the lenses... It would be awesome to shoot the EF 100/2 or the affordable, fast Sigmas with NO back/front focusing on a compact FF system... I'm waffling. I'm torn between the 6D and the a7. Anyone want to give me more reasons to doubt everything, ever? Or perhaps prompt Canon to make me a Compact System FF, DPAF, EVF with Focus Peaking wee treat of a camera that's ready to purchase for under £850 on the grey market within, say, 2 months?

Man, I'm turning into one of those whiny, demanding CR users - I should start raging and threaten to jump ship to Nikon...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 11:00:28 PM »
I'm not too clued in on this stuff, jrista, but would you classify the latest "new sensor tech" of the 70D as the same kind of old tech with oversized transistors etc relative to the GH4/others or is this an observation of earlier Canon models? Where do I go to get better educated on all this jazz?...
When you make a transistor smaller, it consumes less power and it operates faster.
Ha, cheers, Don! I'm feeling thoroughly educated now ;)
Really, though - How'd you find yourself (jrista and whomever else) so informed about the sensor tech and fabrication processes of the different manufacturers? I hear people mention it on these forums all the time but is it as simple as just being in spec sheets somewhere and coming to conclude that the numbers in Panasonic's data are smaller?...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:29:33 PM »
I'm not too clued in on this stuff, jrista, but would you classify the latest "new sensor tech" of the 70D as the same kind of old tech with oversized transistors etc relative to the GH4/others or is this an observation of earlier Canon models? Where do I go to get better educated on all this jazz?...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D replacement: What is a "fine-detail" sensor
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:24:06 PM »
Sounds like maybe Canon should be updating their Soft Focus portrait lenses soon then!

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Site Information / Re: Smartphone Blunders
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:17:53 PM »
<div style="float: right; margin:0 0 76px 0px;"><a href="https://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="vertical" data-url="http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/08/smartphone-blunders/">Tweet</a></div>
<p>The previous post about the EOS M3 was not supposed to go live, something went wrong with the WordPress app with my phone. Whenever I receive an email, I automatically make a post and save it. If it’s publishable, I do so. This time, it published and I didn’t want it to.</p>
<p>Sorry about that, the embarrassment is the punishment.</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>


Fun! What else have you got stories on, legit or otherwise?! Publish them all ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D MKII
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:13:56 PM »
I've seen the current incarnation of the 6D produce wonderful shots of flying cars...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Update on the EOS 7D Mark II Spec List
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:07:50 PM »
We won't know anything until it gets... here's my point
From CanonWatch.com today.....

"Another email from a good source. The rumor contradicts parts of the latest supposed spec list that surfaced a few days ago.

That’s what I have been told:

the EOS 7D replacement will feature a 24MP sensor (no mention if it is a new sensor tech, or not)
a new generation of Dual Pixel CMOS AF is implemented thru the sensor and via the increased CPU power of the EOS 7D replacement
the auto-focus system of the EOS 5D Mark III will be on board
GPS and WiFi will be on board
still not sure if it will be named “EOS 7D Mark II”
Thanks to the source, please send in more information if you can!"
+1

The "confirmed" rumours say that it will have:
a 20.2Mp sensor and a 24Mp sensor that is somehow both new technology and the same as the 70D
It will have WiFi and it wont
It will have GPS and it wont
It will have an RT controller and it wont
It will be 10 or 12 FPS
It will have a built in flash and it wont
It will have a CF slot, a dual CF slot, and a mixed CD and SD slot (That's a lot of cards!)
It will have a fixed screen and an articulated screen
It will have a touchscreen and it will not
It will have 65 AF points, 45 AF points, and 19 AF points
It will have a 1DX top plate and it will not

and last but not least, it will be called the 7D2, the 7DX, or something else entirely....

Way to go nailing down those specifications!

It is fun doing the speculations.  ;D
I didn't know there were two versions of 70D, one with Wifi and the other without.
http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/280/28070D135_DL.PDF
Maybe 7DII will have two versions too and that maybe the source of some confusions.

The 7DX(w) will not have WiFi. There will also be a 7DX(n) for regions where WiFi would result in legal complications; this model will also not have WiFi but for different reasons.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 22, 2014, 01:14:12 PM »
I'm interested in seeing some of these current third party manufacturers put out some short-flange, fast primes for the a7 series which don't break the bank for most FF enthusiasts... It can only do wonders for sales of both lenses and a7/R/S units if/when it happens...

Compact 50mm f/1.4 Samyang on an A7? That would be super :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:20:37 AM »
Apologies if it's covered on page 2, it's sleepy time and I skipped it - but wanted to add...

My SL1/100D is set up for back-button focusing!

Have a rummage through the custom features, I don't recall the steps but it's in there :)

Also, 35/2, 50/1.8 (mk 1) and 100/2 are ace wee EF, fast primes on this little guy! (They look super-cool on it, too..) I've never been interested in the pancake, seems no better than shooting a fast compact from what I've seen, IMO.

Also, also - if people try supporting this camera primarily with their LEFT hand under its body/lens barrel, like someone who knows how to hold a camera, and just use your finger/thumb tips of your right hand to hit the dials and buttons there's no real problem with its handling :)

Also, also, also... I think I prefer framing with tiny viewfinders - and I primarily shoot a 5D3!

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 12, 2014, 08:15:44 PM »
Maybe it's something a little different, like a Square Format sensor which could utilise many current EF lenses' image circle? 36 x 36mm may be a little much but perhaps something greater than the 24mm width/height. Even if the lenses projected a solid circular outline right up to the 3:2 sensor's corners rather than fading, there'd still be room to extend the lesser of the two dimensions as the other's reduced to, say, 4:3 or 1:1?... maybe that's what's going on with this new 7D2 sensor tech - a taller APS-C width sensor to shoot Square Format images at around 23 x 23mm?!

Oooooh...

I'm done. Carry on ;)

You just failed your 'Ordinary' level maths  ;)

I really must have 'cause I've no idea where you're saying I've messed up, ha! Really, before everyone else notices, where'd I screw up and how many times? :p

EDIT: Wait... is it because this thread's about >35mm Film size? Heh, alright, how's 24 x 24.1mm for that 7D2? It's greater than a 35mm frame in one dimension then, at least ;)

No, it's because you can fit a rectangle inside a circle of a given diameter that has a longer side closer to the circle diameter than a square can be. Because circles are round and squares are, well, square  ;)

Dude, that was taken into consideration, repeatedly, hence the notes on reducing the wider dimension as the shorter one's increased to achieve the mentioned aspect ratios and the statement about 36 x 36mm being a little much but something from 24mm upwards being a possibility - I really thought I'd missed something but now I'm just wondering if "you just failed your Ordinary Level Reading Skills" - which is a much bitchier thing to say on these forums than I care to but... you started it ;)

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:41:10 PM »
Maybe it's something a little different, like a Square Format sensor which could utilise many current EF lenses' image circle? 36 x 36mm may be a little much but perhaps something greater than the 24mm width/height. Even if the lenses projected a solid circular outline right up to the 3:2 sensor's corners rather than fading, there'd still be room to extend the lesser of the two dimensions as the other's reduced to, say, 4:3 or 1:1?... maybe that's what's going on with this new 7D2 sensor tech - a taller APS-C width sensor to shoot Square Format images at around 23 x 23mm?!

Oooooh...

I'm done. Carry on ;)

You just failed your 'Ordinary' level maths  ;)

I really must have 'cause I've no idea where you're saying I've messed up, ha! Really, before everyone else notices, where'd I screw up and how many times? :p

EDIT: Wait... is it because this thread's about >35mm Film size? Heh, alright, how's 24 x 24.1mm for that 7D2? It's greater than a 35mm frame in one dimension then, at least ;)

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:22:28 PM »

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Canon General / Re: Another Canon Medium Format Mention
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:20:20 PM »
Maybe it's something a little different, like a Square Format sensor which could utilise many current EF lenses' image circle? 36 x 36mm may be a little much but perhaps something greater than the 24mm width/height. Even if the lenses projected a solid circular outline right up to the 3:2 sensor's corners rather than fading, there'd still be room to extend the lesser of the two dimensions as the other's reduced to, say, 4:3 or 1:1?... maybe that's what's going on with this new 7D2 sensor tech - a taller APS-C width sensor to shoot Square Format images at around 23 x 23mm?!

Oooooh...

I'm done. Carry on ;)

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Honestly, I'd try to find a third party with a level head who can back you up in regards to etiquette and professional conduct which they've seemingly overlooked, at the least.
What they've done is likely out of naivety and ignorance (read "obliviousness", not "active-selfishness") and an ideal outcome would be for them to aknowledge they're at fault and compensate you (perhaps excessively, if we're still talking ideals!) ;)
It doesn't feel good to fight your own fights when you're ethically and legally right though potentially can look like an arse to those who undervalue your personal skills, efforts and investments.
I feel I'd step in if I were a colleague, but I'm not... There's a lot of sensitive psychology at play here which can be difficult for the most level headed and impartial to handle with ease.

In short, you've been taken advantage of, there's at least another human being who needs (NEEDS) an education in professional (mis)conduct and, er, there's a chance you're going to be daemonised simply for being a victim of circumstances and I highly recommend seeking the level headed, passionate and likeable allies whom I recommended above ;)

Please do keep us all updated on the situation, Barrfly - at the very least the rest of us can get an education and some perspective in regards to how spectacularly tits-up or productive this winds up being ;)

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