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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:16:46 AM »
Sort of like camouflage flashlights :)
The worst accessory I can think of is the selfie stick! http://www.amazon.com/niceEshop-Extendable-telescopic-handheld-Portrait/dp/B00B0TNWIW/ref=sr_1_5?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386659265&sr=1-5&keywords=self+portrait
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"One man's trash is another man's treasure"! The Selfie Stick could be Steve Huff's most important piece of hardware.  :D :D :D.......so...you just never know.
Me, I thought it was a monopod!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 09:39:20 PM »
I certainly had hopes that Canon would go quite a bit farther with the M system, I own the current version, not a bad Camera, but not a good camera either when I look at what it needs to be a reasonably developed back up to my 1Dx & a possible replacement for my 5DMK III, the current M doesn't do it.

But the Image files aren't too bad from the current M, absence of a viewfinder is a big issue for me after having the current M, in day light the screen is almost useless.

So, my a7r arrived 3 days ago, still trying to work through the Menu system, not as bad as the Nikon System, but takes a while to work out.

Nice size, has a viewfinder, takes some getting used to but I like the viewfinder on a7r.

I was concerned after reading reports that the auto focus would be quite slow, but I'm using the a7r in dim lighting, very dim, and it focusses just fine quick & accurate. Files look very good to date but I'm yet to really put the is camera to the test considering the choices of Lens, well, make that choice, in Singapore the only Lens available is the Zeiss 35f/2.8, which is a lovely Lens, 55 arrives sometime late December.

Once I get a WA ( 15F/2.8 ) & a Macro ( 100f/2.8 ), I'll try & get the a7r into a Underwater housing, I have high hopes the a7r could replace my 5DMK III for underwater Imaging.

Like the Camera so far, has a load of the things I had hoped Canon might put into V2 of the M.

Image was shot with the M.

Thanks for the input regarding the Sony...I cannot buy one...but I am eagerly watching the development of all-things mirrorless.

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Enthusiasm matters!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:13:42 PM »
Sorry ...but I just have to laugh.  No mention of a VF for the new M?
Look...I have an extensive MFT kit to complement my Canon FF Kit... I have been researching picking up an Olympus E-PL5 as a second MFT body.
1. VERY small.
2. Can be fitted with the BEST EVF out there...Olympus VF4
3. 8 frames per second
4. Incredibly extensive small, fast,  prime lens selection...(all lenses actually including zooms)
That is just a few of the bests on the M-system..and the E-PL5 is one year old...and I bet that it focuses faster than the new M??????

I am looking at all of the other manufacturers...what the hell is Canon doing in the area of innovation??????????
I think that is a really valid question at this point.

you do realize it´s just a rumor yet?
like my latest rumor.... canon is only making popcorn from 2015 onwards.

why not getting your heartattack when the specs are really out?   ;D

Not having a heart attack...quite the opposite...I am laughing my ass off at the ineptness of the "photo giant"......Mirrorless is such incredible tech to make cameras smaller and lighter...Canon could have an unbelievable small light "system" by now...but nada.......so.. in the meantime carrying my E-P5 EVERYWHERE and creating images! I will skip the popcorn....thanks.   :-)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/10980970415_2cfcc82226_o.jpg

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:18:11 PM »
Sorry ...but I just have to laugh.  No mention of a VF for the new M?
Look...I have an extensive MFT kit to complement my Canon FF Kit... I have been researching picking up an Olympus E-PL5 as a second MFT body.
1. VERY small.
2. Can be fitted with the BEST EVF out there...Olympus VF4
3. 8 frames per second
4. Incredibly extensive small, fast,  prime lens selection...(all lenses actually including zooms)
That is just a few of the bests on the M-system..and the E-PL5 is one year old...and I bet that it focuses faster than the new M??????

I am looking at all of the other manufacturers...what the hell is Canon doing in the area of innovation??????????
I think that is a really valid question at this point.

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Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:25:46 AM »
Could someone explain this black friday thing?
To the non Americans like me.
Must be something like a sale, US- nationwide.... every friday?
Thanks a lot!
US is a Capitalistic Society.
Thanksgiving Holiday which is always the last Thursday of November, creates a 4-day weekend for most and this weekend is approximately one month before Christmas Holiday (the LARGEST marketing and sales-of-merchandise event of the year).  The marketing people created Black Friday (keep sales numbers in the black, not in the red) on the Fri. after Thanksgiving (which many have off from work and are free to shop) as the Official Opening of the Christmas Buying Season. (No Christ in Christmas there).  Cyber Monday is the Monday after the weekend and again it is a trumped-up merchandising day that entices people to buy more products on Monday (which most people do not have off from work?..guess you are shopping at your employer's expense!).
It was ALL created by Republicans!  ::) ::)
Hope that helps explain.

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Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: December 01, 2013, 07:11:24 AM »
NOTHING!
I am so proud of myself!!!!    :P

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXOMark: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:37:09 AM »
Though I don't like Zeiss

What's wrong with Zeiss?

I always group them with Leica who produces inferior cameras with over priced policy.
But I hope Canon should respond to this like Nikon with their 58mm (and lost unfortunately)

Can hardly call that a "response" from Nikon...    ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:50:21 AM »
In your post, if you are referring to the EVER-SO-UGLY-AND-PRETENTIOUS 1932 gold-plated Leica that was auctioned off in Hong Kong...it only sold for about $620,000, (estimates for the auction, were at about $1.2million, I believe), ick...I don't get it...I guess it is valuable, but not an object that I would enjoy looking at.
I like white cameras, love them (don't own one at the moment, but I have had two white MFT cameras in the past).
Although the red is a little much..the black kind of counters that, so I think that this is a really smart looking camera.
The renovator in Tokyo did a kickass job on the overhaul....Hey...it is something different!!!!!

No they are referring to this one http://topnews.us/content/259066-leica-m-camera-co-designed-apples-jony-ive-fetches-1805000-sotheby-s-auction
Oh...for a GOOD cause as well!  My mistake...I LOVE this Leica...more than this Canon P. Plus, the Leica is up-to-date.

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EOS Bodies / Re: This is the Way a White Camera Should be Done
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:10:39 AM »
In your post, if you are referring to the EVER-SO-UGLY-AND-PRETENTIOUS 1932 gold-plated Leica that was auctioned off in Hong Kong a couple of days ago...it only sold for about $620,000, (estimates for the auction, were at about $1.2million, I believe), ick...I don't get it...I guess it is valuable, but not an object that I would enjoy looking at.
I like white cameras, love them (don't own one at the moment, but I have had two white MFT cameras in the past).
Although the red is a little much..the black kind of counters that, so I think that this is a really smart looking camera.
The renovator in Tokyo did a kickass job on the overhaul....Hey...it is something different!!!!!

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Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 23, 2013, 11:11:18 AM »
May we never speak of Ken Rockwell at Canon Rumors again.


Please...no....NOOOOOOOOOO......We enjoy bashing him far too much!


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Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:41:43 AM »
 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o I have to admit...those are some real "masterpiece" images KR uses to portray and review such a "masterpiece" lens.  8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(

Didn't know that the lens existed...but I know less about it now. :-0

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Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 19, 2013, 08:39:08 AM »
......ta,p,tap,tap,tap......um...Canon....we're ALL here....waiting...(as the photography world explodes around us from all other manufacturers).   Yawn.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: November 19, 2013, 08:16:07 AM »
I think that it is fantastic that Zeiss has made this lens!  I guess it is very difficult to make a great normal (for FF) lens...no one has until now.  I cannot afford this lens...but I would love to have the opportunity to view some prints made from it by a skilled image maker.  That would be exciting.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 2.8L II - Is it really THAT bad ?
« on: November 18, 2013, 06:34:04 AM »
Hi everyone,

I currently own an old 17-35 f/2.8L which might be about twenty years old...I'm quite satisfied with the sharpness, in the center, even at f/2.8 it makes the job.
I'm concerned by a strange occurrence : when shooting with a strong backlight, i have some kind of de-contrasted circle in the center of the frame. Like a white haze. That's ugly and ruins my shots.

That's why i was wondering about getting the 16-35 II, which is two versions younger than my 17-35 and is supposed to be better. But, reading the forums, i often notice than no one is really happy with his 16-35II. That's why I need your help to determine how better the 16-35II is compared to my 17-35. If it is real better, i'll get it sooner than if it is not that better.

So i need you, 16-35II users, to tell me how good/bad/disappointing it is. Is it a pleasure for you to take it, or you only use it when you NEED an ultra-wide and it 'makes the job" ?

Are you, like me, waiting for a 16/18mm f/1.8 Canon prime ?

Thanks

I have the 16-35II..it's very good "for a zoom"...but doesn't touch the IQ of my 35mm sigma f/1.4 or my 17mm TSE...or my Zeiss 21mm f/2.8...NOT EVEN CLOSE.......but it has versatility and fast autofocus.....everything in photography has trade-offs. What we are ALL waiting for is a 14-24mm to compete with the Nikon!  ::)

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