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...is almost entirely due to the fact that Canon loaned out more equipment than anyone else!   :P

Precisely my first thoughts. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:41:08 AM »
We were told previously that there would be 3 EOS cameras in 2014, and so far we have seen just one, the white Rebel SL1 (if this counts as a new camera).

I won't count the white SL1 as a new EOS camera. :)

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Lenses / Re: Photozone Review of the 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: July 05, 2014, 04:16:08 AM »
I thought I had a good copy of the Tokina 16-28 but Photozone's results show their copy as being significantly superior to both the 17 TS-E and 16-35 IS at the wide end in terms of corner resolution.  This was definitely not my experience.

According to Photozone, @ 16 to 17 mm and f/4, Tokina 16-28, 17 TSE and 16-35 IS all have similar corner sharpness. By f/8, the 16-35 IS lags slightly behind Tokina 16-28 and 17 TSE in corner sharpness.

I do not know if you are looking at the correct numbers.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 F/4L IS -- Reviews are trickling in...
« on: June 30, 2014, 10:15:13 PM »
Every review/poster of samples has shown similar IQ.
(inferring what you meant) similar IQ... between the two lenses?

Dilbert is refering to your statement 'No Canon UWA zoom has delivered sharp corners... until possibly now.'

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 30, 2014, 02:54:19 AM »
The notion that pixel size affects noise is largely a myth. All pixel size does is make noise finer.

This myth was championed and promulgated by former chief editor of DPReview, Phil Askey.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 1.03x Magnification APS-C Viewfinder
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:18:19 PM »
Tells us (i) Canon still believes in OVF (so more DSLRs on the horizon...) (ii) Canon has not stopped innovating. :)

....IF a cool new sensor DOES appear and that doesn't make use of anything in the patents so far.


I don't think there was a Canon patent for the original dual pixel AF in 70D although there is one for an improved version:
http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-11-11

Other patents for on-sensor phase detect autofocus:
Nikon: http://www.pointsinfocus.com/blog/news/nikon-patents-the-future-of-autofocus/
Olympus: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-09-25
Interestingly, both Nikon and Olympus do not have sensor manufacturing capabilities themselves.

It appears that Canon does not always file patents for technologies they want to protect...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Comes the next Canon's with a New X-Trans Sensor?
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:53:47 PM »
I've had the same X100S experience, and when I first processed the Fuji files I was pissed that a Canon camera costing three times as much gives me crap files comparatively. The Fuji files are a joy to process; Canon files are drudgery. When I have a choice, the 5D3 sits and the Fuji goes to town.

One sure thing I've learned from the Fuji is that I'll never buy another SLR camera.

Errr... so why maintain the interest in Canon forums now.... their p&s and EOS-M?  ::)

I am curious about Fuji files. Their jpeg stuff is definitely impressive... but what about their RAW files? What software are you using? I understand Adobe software, the staple software for many folks including yours truly, does not process Fuji RAW files well.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:08:39 AM »
I would be happy if this new sensor addresses the shadow noise problem at low ISO settings like 100 & 160.

Crossing my fingers... Not because I need to recover shadow details by 4 stops... Mostly for bragging rights... :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:07:04 AM »
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This may be one of Canon’s best kept secrets as it’s apparently going to be more than an “evolutionary” technology.


Does anyone have an example of what Canon call revolutionary?


IS, USM, video in a full-frame dSLR, and dual-pixel technology come to mind.


Their early 45-point AF sensor and ring USM lenses offered revolutionary and unrivalled AF performance for nearly a decade before Nikon finally came on board with their 51-point AF sensor in the D3.

Other examples of Canon's glorious past can be found here:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/reviews/20-years-of-canon-eos.aspx

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540g. That almost seals the deal. If its performance is anywhere near decent, I may pick one up.

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 20, 2014, 07:54:12 AM »
And the site is taken down...  ;D

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I hope the 16-35 f/4L IS becomes available asap. It has the same focal length range (in 35 mm equivalent) as the EF-S 10-22. Cooool...

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot & EOS Cameras to Offer DOF Control?
« on: May 05, 2014, 10:39:21 AM »
Sounds like something ALL the manufacturers (Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Panasonic) will offer sooner or later

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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:51:42 AM »
Highly disappointing. Was hoping to purchase the replacements for the 17-40 f/4L and 50 f/1.4 before my big trip to Japan in July. Doesn't appear my hopes are going to be realized.

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Looks like Sony hopes their rebooting of the SLT line can grab them some market shares... but I seriously doubt it's going to change anything...

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