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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: Today at 01:02:28 PM »
They desperately need to go up with megapixels, as even the cheapest model is 18Mpx. I hope they´ll go 24-32Mpx for APS-C and 40+Mpx for 5D class FF body.

That ship has sailed on APS-C.  The 7D2 is the last flagship APS-C rig you'll see for quite some time, so 20 MP is all we get. 

Besides the obvious "Only +2 MP over the 7D?" first blush response some folks had when the 7D2 spec list dropped, there is the longer term 'king of the Canon APS-C spec sheet' problem.  Though Canon's crop world will likely proliferate one of the two 20 MP APS-C sensors to the lower trimlines over the next 1-2 years, it might get weird when a T8i or 90D comes out with a 24 or 30 MP sensor and the 7D2 is still sitting at 20 MP.

- A
No weirder than the 1D X having 18 MP vs the 5D3's 22.3...

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Lenses / Re: Yongnuo EF YN 50mm F/1.8
« on: December 18, 2014, 07:25:22 PM »
http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/2pp62p/getting_3_yongnuo_50m_f18_lenses_and_an_ef_5018/

"Getting 3 YongNuo 50m f/1.8 lenses (and an EF 50/1.8 ) - for science."

This guy bought 3 YongNuos and a Canon for comparison and a teardown.
Post updates, this could be interesting!! :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: i folded and bought CC :(
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:36:48 PM »
I've got MY copy of Lightroom, and I'm learning to use the Gimp, so no need for CC.  If I need to buy a RAW processor in future, it will be DXO Optics Pro, or possibly Photo Ninja.

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Puerto Rico is an American territory.

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Lenses / Re: What would you choose to compliment a 50mm prime?
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:46:47 PM »
How would I compliment a 50mm prime? Well, I might try something like this:

"You're a very nice 50mm prime, aren't you - I love your wide aperture, and your field of view is just peachy!"

Sorry.... couldn't resist...
:D
Beat me to it!

Compliment - a polite expression of praise or admiration.
Complement - a thing that contributes extra features to something else in such a way as to improve or emphasize its quality.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 12:35:52 PM »
Ineed, but unless I'm mistaken, Canon have not released user-downloadable firmware updates for any of their premium L lenses, whether they will in the future is another matter.

There's really not enough for a precedent.  Only 5 lens firmware updates have come out, one for a $150 consumer lens and the other four for supertele lenses >$7000.  But relatively speaking there aren't that many 300-600 MkII lenses out there, and there were even fewer at the time of the update (my 600 II came with the updated firmware, about a month after the advisory was issued).  OTOH, there are a lot of 24-70/2.8L II lenses out there, representing a major burden on the service centers and a substantial outlay for shipping costs – I highly doubt they'd require sending the lens in.
As I said, whether they will in the future is another matter. But they have not retrospectively made the firmware updates for the L lenses user-downloadable, for the handful who may have missed the advisory notice.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:48:33 AM »
You don't like how Nikon seem to he pushing out a camera evert other week, yet you're complaining that Canon aren't playing that game?

Buy a 5D3 or a D750, whichever you buy will be a great camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:38:26 AM »
1. No mirror = no vibrations = better use of high res.

This is total baloney.  DSLRs have mirror lock up for when that's required, plus shutter actuation does cause vibration in any camera with a shutter.
This

The Sony A7R is well known for vibrations with its shutter.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:18:51 AM »
Similar thread:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8583.0

It appears that if there was a firmware update, there'd be an abvisory note and you'd have to take it to a Canon service centre.

That thread precedes the user-downloadable update for the 40/2.8 STM pancake lens.  A camera released 2012 or later (including the most recent Rebel) can apply the update to the attached lens.  Even after that, there was a firmware update for some supertele lenses that required them to be sent in to a service center (but similarly, I can update the firmware on my 1D X myself, but a 1D C must be sent in).  I expect that if a firmware update for the 24-70 II is issued, users will be able to download and apply it themselves.
Indeed, but unless I'm mistaken, Canon have not released user-downloadable firmware updates for any of their premium L lenses, whether they will in the future is another matter.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:04:45 AM »
Admin - have you excluded the possibility that this is a 23-25 mp DPAF sensor?  I believe we were previously led to believe that Canon was launching a high MP APSC sensor (which later turned out to be a 40 million photosite 70D which takes 20 megapixel pictures).  Just checking to see if that's the same thing here.  If it's a 5D model, the line Canon is known for video, I could absolutely see this being the case.

No, it will be "pure" (no DPAF) high res sensor body. Possibly build around Sony sensor (not sure).
From technical point of view it would be better to put that sensor into mirrorless body, but I don't think they are going to do it.
Could you explain why the sensor would be better in a MILC, rather than a dSLR (from a technical point of view)?

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:06:00 AM »
Excellent news, same as many others not a camera for me but this is going to be very interesting!
I'm assuming that this is not going to be the 5DIV though! that I think would be really bad news.
Canon Rumor's link to the post from November says the new camera will be placed above the 5D line.

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:41:46 AM »
NOT a camera for my use. But I rejoice for those who need more megapixel. I'm glad more for shut up those who made mockery of Canon sensors in recent years, but will not buy anyway.
Not a camera I'll be buying either, but I'll be following developments with interest!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Just picked up a 7D
« on: December 17, 2014, 07:11:05 AM »
I hope you do better than I with the 28-135mm.  I had two of them and the IS failed on both.  The gyros would start to chatter and totally blow the image quality.  One was purchased new 8 years ago, and the other came with a used body I wanted.  I have four other IS lenses, and none of them have ever had a problem of any kind.
I had one of them for 12 years, for 11 of those it was my general purpose/walk around lens and it never missed a beat.  The lens creep was a bit annoying though. :)

Gave it to a friend last year, and it's still going strong.

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Lenses / Re: Canon lens firmware update.
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:50:21 AM »
Similar thread:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8583.0

It appears that if there was a firmware update, there'd be an abvisory note and you'd have to take it to a Canon service centre.

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