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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:59:20 AM »
I, for one, fully comprehend manufacturer/retailer relationships.

However, I'll never believe Canon does not have some hand in this particular move. To think B&H suddenly got a wild hair up their tookus one day and fire-saled the M and then their competition followed the piper like mice is far too improbable...

Oh, I absolutely agree. I strongly suspect that EOS-M sales have been disappointing and it's highly likely that Canon offered it's dealers some special pricing if they purchased large quantities of the camera. It's entirely possible that B&H's sales rep cut them a special deal if they took a bunch of EOS-Ms off his or her hands. Given that Adorama and Amazon ran out of stock quickly after price-matching B&H makes me think they weren't planning on the fire sale at B&H.

Anyway, my point – perhaps not make clearly – was that too many people equate a retailer's actions with the actions of Canon and vice versa. And, my other point, was that people too often assume that sales by individual retailers are a reliable predictor of new camera introductions when there are dozens of other equally plausible explanations.

It is normal that distributors get discount by buying large quantities of product from companies but that is because how business works. Canon (many other companies) distribute their product to others so they do not need to bare the risk of over stacking their products. I think distributors are very good indicator for new product or life-cycle of a product. There are several explanation to this:
1)   Canon maybe wanting to push their product
2)   Clearing inventories for new products
3)   Too many inventories
4)   Annual report? So selling more makes it look good
If you look at Apple then most of the time the shortage of products means it’s ending its life-cycle or discontinue of the product.

EOS-M / Re: To buy M or not to buy M?
« on: April 13, 2013, 10:02:56 AM »
I have one with the 22mm and EF adaptor. I got it so I don't have to lug my 5D3 everywhere.

A lot of people here bash the EOS-M for what it isn't supposed to be. Those opinions are misguided because the EOS-M isn't supposed to be your DSLR substitute. What it is is a compact with impeccable image quality, full manual control, AF points you can virtually focus anywhere in the scene. And to top it off, can use EF/EF-S lenses! The EOS-M is for those wanting to jump in the photography scene but don't want to get a chunky DSLR. Eventually when those people buy EF/EF-S lenses it'll be a much more economical transition to a DSLR.

Sure the AF is slow - what do you expect from a compact??? But take note the AF speed depends on what lens is on it - STM lenses focus fast, while it's painfully slow with my 16-35mm II. EVF? You don't put an EVF on a compact. Me, I compose just fine from the LCD.

Take the EOS-M for what it is. If you want a smaller body that has proper AF speed, get a 1100D/650D. Or a Sony Nex if you have a lot of money to still invest in another system. Otherwise there is no substitute to the DSLR you currently have.

I think you misunderstood people's complain regarding slow AF. What do you mean "what do you expect from a compact"? There are other mirrorless camera that has fast/faster AF. So they are not compact?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I went from 350D to 6D. Very happy.
« on: April 13, 2013, 12:32:12 AM »
I recently moved from a 350D to a 6D.  I felt the 5DMkIII was just too bulky.  I only have the 24-105/4 and 50/1.4 but am supremely happy with the 6D.  The IQ is stunning and while the 5DMkIII AF is obviously better, I don't consider it to be worth the extra grand, which I am putting towards a 70-200/2.8. 

Would you be happy with a 5DMkII if the MkIII were not out?  In essence the 6D is the new 5DMkII in a smaller body with GPS & WiFi.

If you had a 5DMkII would you upgrade to a MkIII?  Personally I wouldn't, which to my logic means the difference between the 6D and 5DMkIII is not sufficient enough.


"Why do I fly?  I fly to release my mind from the tyranny of petty things."
Antoine De Saint-Exupery.

I don't think that's the only way of seeing things. I was torn between 5DIII and 6D when I wanted to upgrade from my 550D (I had 450D previously).

I chose 5DIII because of the things i do with my equipment (panning motorcycles). If you don't need the FPS or AF then 6D is good enough.

Therefore your comment "If you had a 5DMkII would you upgrade to a MkIII?  Personally I wouldn't, which to my logic means the difference between the 6D and 5DMkIII is not sufficient enough." is not valid.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - Far Eastern Speculation
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:47:23 AM »
Ever experienced horse racing in Hong Kong?..... those in the Far East love a gamble and it even extends to the release of cameras - in this case the replacement 7D Mark II.  I read a new post on which-canon-camera which says that Impress Magazine predict the release to be at 85% probability.  Impress being based in Tokyo perhaps have a higher chance than most of getting it right.  Lets hope the upgrade extends beyond fps and megapixels as that is all becoming boring.

What does horse racing in HK related to releasing 7D II?

Software & Accessories / Hoya CPL filter for 17-40 F4
« on: January 03, 2013, 11:55:53 AM »
Hi guys,

I just bought a second hand 17-40 F4 lens that came with a Hoya CPL filter but the seller didn't tell me which CPL filter it is. I checked the filter but it only says PL CIR. Is there a way to check if its version?

Edit: Been doing some google-ing and it seems all Hoya Filters says "Japan" or "Made in Japan"; however mine only says "HOYA 77mm PL-CIR". So it's fake?

Alas, Nikonistas will say that us Canonistas all over the world live in a false reality... the number of cameras sold does not make one the better camera.


Ahhhh, so the majority of people are intentionally buying inferior cameras, or are not savvy enough to determine what's a better camera.  If that thought is what lets you sleep at night.....

No, they're not savvy enough. Even shop assistants who advise people are not savvy enough.

By definition, masses of people can't be made of experts. It's quite clearly a paradox.

In fact, if we go by the number of units sold, then the 18-55 IS and the 50/1.8 are likely to be considered as the best lenses ever. Or in the same way, if Canon sells more rebels than 1DX, then Rebels are better.

Quite a childish way of reasoning.

What's interesting is that you list two lenses that obviously sell more units due to price, in my opinion that is.  Now take DSLR's.  Everybody complains about how Canon is overpriced relative to Nikon.  Yet they still sell more of them.  I'm going to guess it's because the majority of the market believes Canon to be a better DSLR.  There has to be some reason why this is, don't you think?

I just bought a 5D III but i was tempt to buy a Nikon. I bought a Canon because I had a 550D and will be giving to my wife. So we can share our lenses. I do NOT believe Canon is a better DSLR because i think Canon/Nikon has its good/bad. So you need to take brand loyalty into consideration. Most people do not do their research when they buy cameras. They are usually affected by friends/family, advertisement (Canon has more).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Bought 5D III
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:14:40 AM »
Just upgraded from my 550D to 5D III. Can someone point me to things that i need to check cause I can exchange it within 7 days. Just want to make sure everything is working.

EOS Bodies / Re: why my 60D is working while it is off. help me
« on: December 22, 2012, 10:05:53 PM »
yes.. but i just bought this camera last two it can be like this

Oh, you bought the camera last two week. So it means it is in warranty. Don't need to bother post in forum. Just go back to Canon and fix it.  >:(

EOS Bodies / 6D pre-order from Canon
« on: November 23, 2012, 10:04:49 AM »
It's available!

It also supports UHS-I standard SDHC/ SDXC memory card. What took them so long?!?!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D launch and effect on 5D MkII & MKIII
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:58:06 AM »
Just got an e-mail from Canon Hong Kong for pre-ordering 6D with kit lens (24-105 F4; not the rumor 24-70 F4). It cost HKD$21580 which is around USD$2767 but it was sold out when i checked. Only 50 pre-order.

I am in the market for FF and is pretty set on the 5D III but the price has gone up a little so i will wait until the price drops a little.

Sports / Re: Post Your Panning Shots!
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:41:45 AM »
Here's another one.

Sports / Re: Post Your Panning Shots!
« on: October 24, 2012, 01:40:30 AM »
Here's my latest shots. Comments welcome.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D or t4i for video?
« on: October 22, 2012, 11:46:56 AM »
I thought wide angle lens is actually better if you use manual focus. I remember watching a DRTV on youtube where Lok showed you how he does all the videos. That video is the several 'serious' videos they made.

Edit: Found the video.
Lok C Top Tips: How to record awesome videos on a DSLR

Lok C Top Tips: How to record awesome videos on a DSLR Part 2

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D with 3 flavor + Improve AF (compare to 5dm2)
« on: October 15, 2012, 12:35:28 PM »
People, stop crapping on the 6D!!! Those who are "disappointed" without ever having shot a single frame with this camera are just being foolish. There is no way that Canon would build a camera that is worse than a four-year old model like the 5DII. Seriously, Canon is not stupid. They want to sell quality. Assuming that the AF is going to be bad based on the number of cross-type points is crazy. Billions upon billions of photos have been shot on 5DII's with it's admittedly mediocre AF. But to assume that a modern camera like the 6D won't be an order of magnitude better based on a spec sheet is just plain crazy.
Wait for some real-world tests by actual photographers - not gadget guides like Engadget or their ilk but people who actually make their living with photos and video - and then decide. In the meantime, quit prowling the fora and go take some pictures with what you already have. Become a better photographer. Then maybe you'll be able to make a truly informed decision.
Stop hating on cameras - or anything else for that matter - based on numbers on a website. If after shooting with the 6D you still feel the same way, then feel free to hate away.

So people can't be disappointed with the spec? I can't rent the 6D when it's out so i will have to base of the spec now and review later before buying it. I know i won't be able to fully use the 6D but as a consumer, I would like to spend my money on the best possible product. I am disappointed with the 6D spec because it doesn't even have 7D's AF, which i don't think it's too much to ask. Moreover, the specs are worst than D600. Not that D600 is the best cause it has its downside but it looks to me 6D and D600 specs are very far away. That is why I am waiting for a proper review for 6D before deciding.

I have a feeling that Canon is holding up a lot of their technologies. They are slowly releasing bits and pieces while other manufacturers are releasing bigger updates/upgrades. Canon thinks that they can do this because they are leading the industry. I just hope other manufacturers will catch up and make Canon competitive again.

Sports / Re: learning bike shoot
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:47:01 AM »
Hi again. I am planning to go malaysian Motogp in Oct so I figure I would go out and practise first on my 24-105 before I dive in and buy a 70-200 f4.

BUT, most of my shots came out blur AGAIN.
I was trying to 'pan' a little. exif should be available

any and all comments and suggestions welcome

Hi Bearbooth, I am also from HK and a biker as well. The rider is going a bit slow on that corner that's why your setting is off. Tell me when you will go to TMS and i can meet up with you.

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