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I'm also a Mac user (MBP and MBA), wireless printing didn't work straight off, nor did USB via cable.  Tried drivers from Apple and Canon.  I use it maybe once every couple of months, so I just defaulted to the SD card.  That was a couple of OS X versions back, I may give WiFi a try again at some point.

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:06:48 PM »
Its a really boring looking camera.

Appearance...what a useless way to judge a camera.  How sad…

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Odd.  I have a CP900 and I adjust aspect ratios or print at specific sizes (e.g. passport photos) as you did, by putting the image(s) in a 4x6" canvas in PS, and it works fine. 

I'd suspect a driver issue of some sort.  FWIW, I copy the images onto a spare SD card and pop it in the printer's slot.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 03:00:38 PM »
Sony can draw on the insight, expertise and experience of the rest of their divisions however. Not to mention that they have a lot more resources available.

You're right, you shouldn't have mentioned it, or at least you might have bothered checking your facts before spouting nonsense. 

Canon: three main divisions, moderately diverse product portfolio, 42.3B market cap

Sony:  many divisions, very diverse product portfolio, 26.8B market cap

Now, who do you think has more resources available for camera development?  Yeah, that's what I thought.  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 03, 2015, 02:52:23 PM »
It's rumored that Sony is going to be making a huge power play soon, so Canon might finally be scared of their rabid market share grabbing.

Nice rumor, but the facts don't support 'rabid market share grabbing' by Sony.  They're still fighting for scraps, in market share terms.

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 02:13:35 PM »
But ... they don't always listen to me ... and every time they get punished by the market.  ;D

If they listened to you, they'd stop releasing 'mirrorslappers' and that would result in real punishment in the market.  Considering that they haven't usually listened to you, and they're still the dSLR market leader...I'd say the evidence shows you advice is worth exactly what they're paying you for it.  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Gets Permanent Price Drop
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:10:39 AM »
Nice!  Gray market units have been cheaper for a while now.

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Lenses / Re: ef 400mm 2.8 II with Wimberly gimbal and RRS foot?
« on: February 03, 2015, 10:15:31 AM »
I don't see why they wouldn't...

IIRC, the same RRS foot goes with the 400/500/600 II, and I've put my 600 II with LCF-53 on a Wimberley II.

I suppose RRS wants you to buy their gimbal and Wimberley wants you to buy their plate...   ;)

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:39:23 AM »
Got it! Thanks for the info.

You do raise a good point about the price drop in the US, though.  Canon didn't even release the M2 outside of Asia, presumably they decided it wasn't worth it due to the relative lack of MILC popularity outside of Asia.  I don't think an M3 priced at $800 would do well here.  But...we'll see if Canon USA even launches it. 

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 09:25:22 AM »
Judging by the lens, they kept it similar in size to the original.  That's a good thing, an EVF would increase the size.  I expect it'll be compatible with Canon's hotshoe add-on EVF.  An extra dial means more control, also good.  The integrated grip is nice, glad they ditched their proprietary strap lug.


If Canon wants to compete it needs an EVF model. If this does not come with an EVF built in, then there isn't much hope for Canon to compete in a ruthless market segment.

I'm sure you're right.  After all, the EOS M was merely the second-best selling MILC in the largest geographical market for the segment, beating out models from Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic despite lacking an EVF.  Not competitive at all, right?   ::)

Look at the price it had to come down to in order to sell... They still need to make profit in order to be called competing. You could get one for $250 with a lens, when the original price was closer to an A6000, which spanks the noodles out of it.

You're talking about North America, where MILC sales are weak.  I was referring to Japan...there was no 'fire sale' on the EOS M there. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs. DSLR
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:48:40 AM »
The dSLR is already dead, six years ago there was a prediction that the rise mirrorless meant the end of the dSLR in five years.  I guess I missed the funeral.  ;)

Mirrorless still represents only a small fraction of ILC sales, that doesn't seem to be changing appreciably.  Small is nice, I have an M for that.  But fast zoom lenses are big, mitigating the benefits of a small body.  Tracking focus is still better with a dedicated phase AF sensor. 

The dSLR is here to stay...for a while, at least.

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 08:31:32 AM »
Judging by the lens, they kept it similar in size to the original.  That's a good thing, an EVF would increase the size.  I expect it'll be compatible with Canon's hotshoe add-on EVF.  An extra dial means more control, also good.  The integrated grip is nice, glad they ditched their proprietary strap lug.


If Canon wants to compete it needs an EVF model. If this does not come with an EVF built in, then there isn't much hope for Canon to compete in a ruthless market segment.

I'm sure you're right.  After all, the EOS M was merely the second-best selling MILC in the largest geographical market for the segment, beating out models from Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic despite lacking an EVF.  Not competitive at all, right?   ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 02, 2015, 09:01:02 PM »
What will become of the 5D Mark III?  It will remain an excellent camera capable of delivering terrific images.

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Lenses / Re: 17mm TS-E Barrel Distortion
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:59:02 PM »
Photozone lists it at ~1% barrel.  I don't really notice it on mine.  Second the request for samples.

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Make it slimmer & lighter, add a 2x zoom, a flash that's 3x the range of a smartphone and make it $200. But it must be able to transfer easily back to their smartphone.

It has to be better than a smartphone, but not an order of magnitude. Make it cheaper, make it good looking, give it a decent size screen, but understand that the average output is indeed facebook...

I think that idea has been tried, including a dedicated Facebook button...



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