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Lenses / Re: Transitioning to Primes
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:15:20 PM »
After years of humping large SLRs, motor drives and big zoom lenses, I now travel with a 35mm, an 85mm
and don't feel I miss a thing. 

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Choosing the right tripod
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:37:47 PM »
Any tripod that will support the weight is fine - and various manufacturers make dozens of models that are
adequate.  I'd recommend the Leitz Tilt-all - mine's 40+ years old and works like a champ.  It's a little heavier
and a lot cheaper that some of the high tech carbon/graphite models available today. 

Software & Accessories / Re: Bag to carry body attached to 500mm
« on: September 07, 2013, 02:07:18 PM »
check out the ThinkTank  lens transit or some such name.

The On One photo suite - especially the latest version of genuine fractals.  Nik and Topaz round out the
suite, but there are tons of others.  Try the adobe website for affiliated vendors for photoshop and
enjoy shopping.,

EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:44:38 AM »
You can get a Pentax 645D with lens for about $10K, a Hasselblad starts at about $15K, the Leica at $30K.
None of the above systems are huge sellers, and the whole digital MF market is probably less dollar volume
than Canon will make with the 5DIII.  Why bother?

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:30:39 AM »
Be nice if Canon would take the Fuji route and provide really good primes.  On the other hand, Fuji doesn't have to
protect Rebel market share and wedge in a product whose only advantage is size.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:49:54 AM »
What is medium format in the digital sense - the old 3x3, the 645, the 6x7 as represented by traditional "120"
brands or something new?  Look at the range of sensor sizes in point and shoot cameras, or for than matter
anything smaller than the standard 24x36 "full frame" definition.   Canon could make a square sensor that would
be covered by the standard 35mm lens image circle - approximately 32 units on a side and get about a 20%
increase in pixel geography and could most likely be manufactured on the existing production lines - and who
knows how much larger the image could get and still maintain quality standards by increasing the lens to film
plane distance.  At least Canon has the engineers to work that out if the marketing case would stand out. 
I'd rather see Canon expand market share along other lines - a full frame GXX, a digital S rangefinder camera
(maybe all manual and they could trot out their 50's lens line again with new cosmetics), how about a manual
digital camera that would use FD series lenses or other options?  It's hard to get too excited about medium format when the existing manufacturers are not doing so well financially and expanding (sort of) into the
"premium" interchangeable lens line like the latest Hasselblad relabeling of the Sony system. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it possible?
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:32:16 AM »
Yes.  As my old granny used to say, "given enough time and money, any fool can do anything!"

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon SL-1 as travel camera
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:28:39 AM »

A great little camera - and I mean little in size not performance.  Another nail in the coffin of the  "M" offering.

Canon General / Re: Compact camera for travel/everyday use
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:20:58 AM »
just replaced my older Leica DLux with a Fuji X20. Slightly larger but a definite step up.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:10:46 AM »
why all this discussion about sensor size?  "medium format" appears to be whatever the vendor says it is as long as it's "bigger" than 24x36..  aps-c size sensors often take equivalent photos to full frame sensors for everyone but maniac pixel peepers.  Who's to say that canon won't come out with a roughly 32X32 sensor - gain the square format appeal of medium format,
gain approximately 10-15 % more sensor space with resultant megapixel increase and define it as "medium format" all the while within the normal 35mm image circle.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M and Vintage Glass
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:29:35 AM »
pehaps a canon blessed and manufactured FD lens adapter would help this sick puppy and give people a reason to buy one.

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:28:01 AM »
does the phrase "putting perfume on a pig" come to mind?

Lenses / Re: Best Filters for 24-105 f/4
« on: August 15, 2013, 06:14:49 PM »
look at a "moose" filter.

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