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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.

One of my very favorite lenses is the Leica Summicron 75mm f2.0.  Paired with the 35mm Summilux there is very little that I would "miss" on a photo shoot.  The canon 24/50/85 L trio might be interesting but I'm not sure I'd
like to carry it for extended distance or time. 

Lenses / Re: What lens for panoramic tour + what software?
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:55:45 PM »
There's a Canon panoramic stitching program on the disk that came with your camera - or is available for download from model/downloads/software.  The Cadillac of the stitching programs
is Photoshop if your budget can afford it. 
If you have a tripod, buy a panoramic head that allows you to evenly pan in preset angle of view detents,
but you can also do it in the software above.   Tripod ensures that you have an even horizon and makes the
job easier. 
When you've finished with the software, look for a printhouse that will provide custom size prints ala 18X72 or
24X96 etc without breaking the bank.

Lenses / Re: Lens selection for trip to Ireland
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:49:15 PM »
The 16-35 should be adequate for landscapes - but many of the most interesting shots in Ireland are the
friendly faces and classic interiors.  Consider either the 50 f1. or the 85 f1.8 as a second lens and enjoy
the trip. 

Technical Support / Re: Canon 5D3 at airshow
« on: August 04, 2013, 02:01:41 PM »
Any 200+ lens is appropriate, and be sure to set manual focus to infinity and turn off autofocus.  Planes move
quickly and sometimes the camera doesn't - but most of them are far enough away (unless you go to Reno)
that infinity is fine.  Nothing wrong with stopping a prop so faster shutter speeds are fine with me. This example
was from a 5DII with a Leica R 250 lens.

Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm or High-End Compact?
« on: July 28, 2013, 12:49:18 AM »
you'll have a hard time finding a compact camera for the price of the 40mm and the difference in sensor size
does make a difference. 

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