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OMG it is so Massive!

Having seen the massive lenses produced for mirrorless cameras, I am beginning to question the whole point of trying to keep cameras small. This is particularly true when it comes to mirrorless cameras with crop sensors.

Olympus 40-150 f/2.8, Sony 70-200 f/4 OSS (for FE mount), Fujifilm 50-140 f/2.8, Samsung 50-150 f/2.8, Samsung 300 f/2.8 come to mind.

Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: Today at 09:41:29 AM »
If this lens is real and gets released, I will agree with Canon Rumors that this year is indeed the Year of the Lens for Canon.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 10:19:22 AM »
Come on, where are the pitch black lens cap shots at ISO 100 and 16000?  ;D

So, the same old same old 70D sensor?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:30:52 AM »
I am sure the 7d2 will be as good as it can possibly be...everything will work well & smoothly with more  refinement & accuracy etc etc just like my 6d and also the 5d3 just feels so much better than my old5d2.  But it seems that it will no longer have the best image qualitya t any iso (yes/no?) nor frames per second, nor features, nor almost anything one can think off...what it has going for it is a bunch of mostly very good lenses. But from all I have read Samsung also makes good lenses. It is going to be a while before they will become mainstream, but it sure looks like they left the starting blocks with a bang! It remains to be seen if Canon will pick up the challenge or just continue in their, so far very good, ways, but just not cutting edge anymore like in the days of the 5d and 5d2.....


EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:30:04 AM »
Looking at the recent releases and announcements from all the companies, I must confess I can find something technically interesting in every product...  except maybe Canon... Fujifilm XT-1, Olympus EM-1, Nikon D810, Sony A7S/A7R, Samsung NX1 etc etc

Canon has the power to deliver in the camera front... but is holding back... sigh...

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:19:11 AM »
We'll soon know if the rumored revolutionary sensor tech in the 7D2 is also based on BSI architecture.  ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4L IS USM lens review
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:33:06 AM »
The usual DXOMark nonsense.

Read what they oiginally thought of the 70-200 f/2.8 IS Mk2:

"The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM offers slightly less resolution with 51 lp/mm compared to the excellent 61 lp/mm of the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM."

Ha, ha... contrary to every single review out there.

Then, check out their updated P-Mpix scores:

M2 now miraculously scores 18 P-Mpix vs 13 P-Mpix from M1.

Read Neuroanatomist's post:

I just don't take that site seriously. I only trust reviews from other sites.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 14, 2014, 03:28:07 AM »
Anything more than $550 isn't worth the money.  Better value on the RX100 II or III.

The RX100 M3 is selling for $800. While G7X has touch screen, the RX100 M3 has EVF. Is the EVF worth $250? Not to me.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 10:12:48 PM »
The 5D MK III had so much more detail and much sharper than the 70D.

Should not come as a surprise. Even low quality lenses like the 17-40 shine on the 5D3/6D but appear very bad when mounted on APS-C cameras. It's just a matter of pixel density.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
Or otherwise use a 1" sensor and make the damn thing smaller, rather than waiting more than 2 years until they finally come up with a response to the Sony RX-100.

That is why I previously wrote Canon management is now eating crow:

"...he ruled out the idea of a larger sensor camera along the lines of the Sony RX100 to offer more of an image quality distinction between smartphones and compact cameras. 'I think the market does exist but it wouldn't be very large. We think we have a good balancing point in terms of price, image quality and size. Lots of other combinations are possible, but, once you go below APS-C the next logical size is 1/2.3 inch', he says."

The RX100 series is a roaring success, the bestselling high end compact camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 09:11:29 PM »
The lack of a touchscreen in a camera with dual pixel AF seems really weird. They're killing half the point of the feature.


PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 08:49:43 PM »
The video on this seems to be lacking as well, when compared to the Sony RX100 Mark III.

For Canon users, the main advantage to not buying Sony as a pocketable camera, is the menu system. I guess Canon uses a similar system on these smaller cameras as they do on their DSLRs?

There's also Canon colors. :)

But the G7X has a touch screen and Canon's touch screens are one of the best in the camera market right now. If the G7X has a responsive AF, it'll be a winning combination.

I believe the G7X can also do 1080p 60p just like RX100 M3, so I don't understand your comment that its video capabilities being lacking.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:59:10 PM »
I'm not a fan of these things being labled 1" Sensors... I hope everyone considering this thing is aware it's much smaller than an inch and only around 15.9mm measured diagonally!

Go buy an EOS M instead ;)

I am in the market for a small camera. Deciding between EOS M, SL1 and this G7X

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 13, 2014, 07:56:34 PM »
well, no winner. too late. Should have come out with that thing 2 years ago instead of stupid Powershot S 100/110/120 and instead of also stupid G1 X/II

G1X II is not stupid. It is let down by poor sensor. It is incomprehensible how a small RX100 MK3 sensor can perform better.

Let us hope the G7X has a better sensor

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