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EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:16:50 PM »
I have both a DSLR and a mirrorless.  I use them for the same purposes.  They are not competitors.

Compact cameras are also used for the same purpose of image capturing.  ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: The State of the Camera Industry in 2014
« on: February 28, 2015, 08:14:56 PM »
Actual mirrorless sales are less than 1/4 than predicted.  Oops!

After all the hype we hear on these forums, one may be misled into believing otherwise.  :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Comparison hybrid AF T6i x Rebel SL1
« on: February 08, 2015, 04:31:37 PM »
Seems to be as good as duel pixel tech on 70D.

T6s can perform AF servo in live view. Don't think the 70D can.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 06, 2015, 02:41:47 AM »
It's pretty clearly not a Sony sensor.  DPReview is claiming similar RAW dynamic range as in the 5D3.

Saw this. Very disappointed. We'll see how the tests turn out...

EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 Specifications
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:24:55 AM »
Getting the EOS-M3 is a sure thing for me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Specifications of the EOS Rebel 760D
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:37:22 AM »

I'm curious and cautiously hopeful.

Lenses / Re: A New Nifty Fifty Coming [CR1]
« on: February 04, 2015, 09:26:17 PM »
Hooray!!! Will be more than happy to replace my 50 f/1.4 micro-USM with the 50 f/1.8 STM version.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New Rebels Will be Called the 760D and 750D
« on: February 04, 2015, 06:23:15 PM »
Yeah, very interesting. It seems to imply Sony (or at the very least some new process sensor).

Sony APS-C has 1.5x crop while Canon APS-C has 1.6x crop. Hmmm...

It'll be exciting if the new Rebels have wider base ISO dynamic range than the APS-C flagship 7D2. ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:27:40 PM »
I will be keen on EOS M3 if it has DPAF. I don't care about dynamic range at low ISO for this camera. Only my primary camera needs it, the M3 is my back-up.

Also keen on 50 f/1.4 ring-USM update.

EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 10:48:40 AM »
Gimme DPAF and I'll jump on the M3 immediately.

Next up will be the 50 mm update. Just need one with ring-USM.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 25, 2014, 11:48:21 AM »
Canon used to be highly secretive.The only reason they now feel compelled to reveal their development plans must be the loss of customers to other camps.

EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 18, 2014, 01:46:29 AM »
If Chipworks is right, then the jump to a high megapixel camera probably means a new sensor design approach:

"Given the geometric constraints of 0.5 µm design rules, Canon seems content to hang around the 21 Mp resolution for recent FF sensors through the use of shared pixels. Jumping to a higher resolution generally requires more advanced design rules and pixel sharing architecture...

It is worth noting that September 2012 marked the 10 year anniversary of Canon’s announcement of the world’s first CMOS FF sensor, the EOS 1Ds. While Chipworks didn’t analyze that camera, every Canon FF sensor analyzed since has used the same 0.5 µm design rules."

Let's hope it all works out.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: X-Rite i1Display Pro $129 at B&H Photo
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:01:05 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up. Order placed

Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 04, 2014, 04:33:45 AM »
Is there any data on the Samsung NX1 dynamic range? I have not seen any.

EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: December 03, 2014, 06:28:54 AM »
Thought it may be the right time to resurrect this old thread.

When I look at the latest DSLR best seller list on Amazon USA recently, I am shocked that Canon is taking a very severe beating in sales. This has been going on for several weeks now (from about Nov 2014 till early Dec 2014).

Never expected this.

The unending gripes on the internet forum are showing their influences now...

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