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Canon General / Re: Odds & Ends
« on: November 24, 2010, 06:44:46 AM »
Looking forward to the awards post :-) I need some thing to cheer me up after canon's slowdown in the APS-c market and the ISO of the pentax k5 or the speed of the sony alpha55. I know the 60D does ISO128000 and that its way better than my 400D and that it may come down to a price where it does not matter so much. But sigh, i wanted to be blown away by my SLR !

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Lenses / Re: EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS Preorders
« on: November 05, 2010, 05:27:33 AM »
With my (much cheaper) 70-300 f/4-5.6 lens setting the aperture to f4/ then zooming the lens to 300mm, causes the camera to go to f5.6, but zooming back to 70mm does not give f4 again :-(
Maybe this lens addresses this as it seems weird for an L lens to have variable aperture in the first place.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon & Nikon Flagships in 2011
« on: September 28, 2010, 10:41:22 AM »
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/resolution.shtml

About lenses and sensors.

What I understand from this is that in daily practice shooting at f8, f11, a sensor like the one as in the 5Dm2 starts to out resolve lenses.
So all this improvement is just for better cropping / digital zooming?

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60d - best UK price i can see is approx £700 (around $1090)
7d - best Uk price approx £900 (around $1400)
5dmkII - best price approx £1400 (around $2180)

Wow where do you get such good (including VAT?) deals.

Don't buy what you don't want, a 350 to 550 is a value upgrade untill the 5dmk3 arrives. But also a second hand 500D has video to tide you over till you know if film is your thing, or to know if a 5dmk3 will arrive as an SLR and not a video based product instead :-/
Stu,

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2010 Report
« on: September 21, 2010, 06:01:31 AM »
Did you see that 46 MP foveon X3 sensor on the new Sigma? Talking about resolution on APS-C size! :P And the 150 macro with OS. I just bought the one without  >:(.
Yeah, love it, but divide by 3 (15.3 Mpixel), as a normal pixel site has RGB in one pixel.

CR Guy were eager to hear what you see and want some Canon surprises :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV Saga
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:35:27 AM »
I want Canon to release 3D body (fullframe 7D body).

If not, maybe I and other people can switch to Nikon.

There is no affordable FF body for sports and action photography! That's shame!
Why a 3D - and not a 5D mk3

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Radical 1Ds Mark IV [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2010, 09:49:32 AM »
A bigger sensor to archieve what? Same resulotion but better S/R and sensitiity or Higher resolution at same level of S/R and sensitivity? What does this tell us: 'we' hit the limits within the 36x24mm sensor size, 'we' cant no longer improve on one aspect without substantially sacrificing other aspects of the sensor?

I'm starting to repeat myself, but SNR is mostly dependent on sensor surface area. So a physically larger sensor would mean better SNR regardless of its resolution.
And if you can't reduce noise significantly (because technology is at its limits) the only thing you can do is enlarging the signal (equals to "more light" equals to "larger sensor").
Your right if we are talking about Bigger Pixel site areas!

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Radical 1Ds Mark IV [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2010, 09:48:02 AM »
My bet is a square 36x36mm sensor. Square full frame .................(while maintaining full EF lens compatibility)
the 24-105mm lens has a rectangular rear section, so this lens would not be suitable for a 36x36mm sensor.

If the lens was further from the sensor then a bigger sensor could be used, though the lens might not focus throughout the whole focal range.
Bite the bullet Canon new Lenses for MF, EVIL, M4/3, and existing FF users - as well as silent focusing for all for video mode... How bust will then be.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV in 2011 or 2012 [CR2]
« on: September 10, 2010, 10:42:07 AM »
If it usual for canon to not do so much for so long? How small is their R&D team for SLR's.

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EOS Bodies / Re: G12 & SX20 Replacements & More
« on: September 09, 2010, 09:15:20 AM »

A quote about canon at photokina in ephotozine "compact cameras with full HD video recording to professional broadcast camcorders, home printers and large format printers"
It seems as if canon want's to send prosumer SLR users to sleep.

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Lenses / Re: This and That
« on: September 08, 2010, 05:25:04 AM »
The D300S seems to have pretty good cashbacks at present in the Uk. This is sometimes an indicator or new release dates.

"Nikkon is offering a sensational new deal on its exceptionally agile DX-format DSLR flagship, D300S camera.
Buy a 12.3 MP D300S and a NIKKOR lens costing more than £400 between now and October 31st and you can claim £200 cashback on your purchase."

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Lenses / Re: This and That
« on: September 07, 2010, 10:05:24 AM »
"All is pretty quiet."
True, the 60D was a key release for me and now i feel let down from Canon. I hear of super big or massive megapixel sensors but nothing new to excite regular consumer photographers. I guess they think everyone wants video to the detriment of photo progress.
I hope the Sony Alpha55 and Nikon D7000 wake canon up with some tech advances.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:36:48 AM »
Golly, this kinda takes back to the days where the rule of thumb was to buy lenses 2x the cost of the camera because "it was the lens that created the image and the body was a universal capture device". That was also when you were limited on film or now thought as the sensor and now cameras have turned into computers with a lens mount attached... People got essentially what they always complained about with this series and to be honest 10d-20d-40d aren't really "upgrades" as much as it's just advancing technology... Upgrades in canon's minds and Nikons and every other manufacturer would be from a rebel to a 50d (or 60d) then 7d or 5d then 1d... That's the crutch of the customer upgrades they want, that's what they seek... Once you move up so far it gets harder to jump ship when you've invested so much... That's why they have cps (canon professional services). To keep the upgraders and the true professional customer base happy... Because that's where their profits come from.
Yep, i was all but ready to jump from my rebel 400D to the 60D, but whilst its a spec jump its nothing more than the 3rd re-packaging of the 7D/550D - so i'm now not an upgrader. But am very interested in the reviews on the Sony α55 with 10fps &  full time AF movie

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces EOS 60D
« on: August 26, 2010, 05:07:32 AM »
So our fears confirmed, whilst other innovate, us canon users get a flippy plastic screen and some in camera software filters, and the speed lite control. This camera is not aimed at upgraders at all, its more of a higher quality entry camera with bells and whistles  :-(
Compact flash is dead then.
£1200 - Canon EOS 60D + EF-S 18-55mm
£200 - new battery grip

Yes its better than my 400D but not enough better!
Now waiting for some 60D vs D95 reviews.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 2000D Book?
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:11:13 PM »
Tomorrow is announcement day and still "nothing"? : (
I know - weird.
So i'm guessing the 2000D will be a 500D rehash, and the 60D a 7D/550D rehash with a flippy screen. i'm dying to know what's uber cool from canon tomorrow.

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