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EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 21, 2014, 03:58:10 AM »
Coincidentally, there are now rumors floating around that Canon might introduce a new mount with smaller sensor (ala the Nikon 1).

Why aren't there any stories on *THIS* website about that?
Why don't the editors have stories about that?
Or are they just not publishing them?

I alluded to this last week in the "How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?" thread.  I assume that's where Thom got his information.  Sorry - but it was just my imagination running wild.  (...or was it?)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:21:06 AM »
I can see where GPS could be interesting.  But I struggle to imagine situations where I'd use Wi-Fi.

Virtually every complex electronic device has a patent infringement or two hiding away somewhere.

I suspect that they're just trying to stop sales leaking away.  Tamron has their 150-600.  Sigma now has two new 150-600s.  (Even Fuji is showing off a new 140-400.)  The Canon 100-400 is looking a little old and reach limited in comparison and despite comments above about sales holding up, a high number of people will opt for Tamron and Sigma options.

EOS Bodies / Re: AE-1 Styled DSLR from Canon?
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:26:08 PM »
I've got two Fuji's - an X100 and an X-E1.  I really like the manual controls and layouts.  But....they are pretty basic cameras compared with the feature sets of most Canon DSLRs.  I doubt Canon can make anything similar without severely crippling the cameras functionality.  And if they do that, what's the point of buying it?

I would have spelt "super sonic" as "supersonic", but otherwise, that's one cool, shiny badge on top.  Any word on price, AF speed or image quality?

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:15:47 AM »
Four years... for this?
Perhaps you can show us your D300s update and we'll compare them side by side.  Oh...sorry, I forgot.  Nikon don't make DX cameras for sports and wildlife photographers anymore.

EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:18:55 AM »
It sounds like Canon has developed a nice 1" sensor.  And given their reluctance to upgrade the 100-400mm, I think they should replace the FF sensor with the 1" sensor.  With a crop factor of 2.7x, this means my 70-200 become a very sharp 190-540 and my 135mm becomes a 365/f2 lens.  And one of those new Sigma's becomes a 405-1620mm.

Add in the 7dii's AF system and you've got a pretty formidable sports and wildlife package.

Software & Accessories / Re: How do you carry your tripod around?
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:59:57 AM »
I've got one of the Lowepro 15L Sports bags.  Its the best solution I've found for carrying a tripod.  The bag is very comfortable and I find it ideal for shorter walks.  It lacks a lot of pockets for carrying extra gear, so if you're normally carrying more than a couple of litres of water and a lot of food, it might not be the best answer for you.

Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:51:46 AM »
Mine's the cheapest - the 400/5.6.  Its been a good lens, but it's about 20 years old and has a pretty bad fungus problem and is currently unusable.  Just waiting for Canon to bring out a new model (or new 100-400) to replace it.   But then, the new Sigma sounds ok, too.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:00:34 AM »
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!
Camera makers use the "non-standard" inch, where everthing is inflated 1.5x.  The concept gets a surprising amount of real world use.

The D750 sounds nice, but apart from good AF, it seems to lack the ruggedness and speed that most people would expect from a wildlife and sports oriented camera.  But then, apart from the D4s, I'm not sure if any Nikon is really aimed at that market?   

On first glance, the camera sounded interesting, but then it doesn't seem like much of an improvement over a D610 and if you were intending to spend more, wouldn't you just get a D810?

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:51:58 AM »
Nice!  Good to see Canon showing some EF-S interest.  Wish it was EF, though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:46:56 AM »

now, I'm 99% certain i am not buying another cop body...but...that one makes me smile.  canon should have had an Intervalometer before this so that just makes me smile that it's in this, because it will be in other bodies soon.  this does sound like a nice body though.

Agree 100%+++

Just hope it allows you to keep the shutter open for more than 30s.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 06:14:47 AM »
I use "Nick-on" (which seems confirmed in the video).  But I do notice a lot of people saying "N-icon".

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