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Software & Accessories / Re: Waterproof bag/case options?
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:16:18 AM »
anyone have a 1300? what can you fit in it? anyone have an opinion on foam vs padded dividers? guess i will be making some cardboard boxes and testing them out.
Pick 'n pluck (foam):

Pros: can look the part, and it can also allow you to pad below shallow items in the case
Cons: lots of dust/debris, which could work its way inside cameras/lenses. Not strong, so you need to leave very thick inefficient gaps between items. Not reconfigurable should you want to change kit or layout.

Swap pros and cons over for padded dividers

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 19, 2014, 08:08:44 AM »
Sabaki, for a way to compare bodies, take a look at some of the comparisons here:


People can give you the maths and their own personal experiences, but this is an objective way of you seeing differences without having the two cameras in your hands.

Oh, just saw your signature with your gear list ... Personally, I'd sell the EOS 500D, the EF-S 10-22mm and the EF 24-70mm ...
I would personally do anything to keep hold of the 24-70 II. It's a simply fantastic lens that shines on FF.

PowerShot / Re: need help deciding:To canon or not to canon
« on: February 18, 2014, 03:52:45 PM »
On the surface, those requirements read like the spec sheet of the G1X mk II. Are you sure that's not number one on your list, and this is just a last ditch attempt to see if anyone can talk you out of it?  ;)

I'd say go for it!

Software & Accessories / Re: Waterproof bag/case options?
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:58:04 AM »
is that a surf ski? only time ive used a racing kayak like that i got dumped like 8 times in 6 minutes. I prefer the double sea kayak ;).
It's a sprint kayak. And yes, keeping upright in those is only possible if you've got a few years practice behind you, and you start from a young age.

Software & Accessories / Re: Waterproof bag/case options?
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:43:29 AM »
I've got a pelican 1510 case which I use in motorboats, such as alongside competitors or when island hopping in the tropics. However, when I'm out kayaking, the most I can sensibly carry is a gopro. But there again my kayak is one of these:

EOS Bodies / Re: Anything to report from the Olympics?
« on: February 17, 2014, 05:28:45 AM »
I've seen a few taped up 1 series bodies over there, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're prototypes.

I would have expected some eagle eyed viewers to have spotted something that gives some details away from either Canon or Nikon by now - should there be anything interesting which isn't packaged up to look like its predecessor.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D4S Specs confirmed.
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:49:27 AM »
Adorama isn't a rumour site. They won't write anything unless they've got something to write.
In this case, their site has created a rumour. One that is disputed by NR.

PowerShot / Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:48:10 AM »
More photos:


Much clearer, they match the previous image, but there's still something that doesn't look right about them.

If this is to be believed, the 12.5-62.5/2.0-3.9 lens hints at a 1.9x crop sensor, slightly smaller than the 1.85x crop from the mk I of this camera.

PowerShot / Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:13:21 PM »
    NFC = Near field communication??

    Hmm... If I remember correctly, Canon had a patent sometime ago on communicating the lens with the camera body wirelessly. Hmm... may be Canon are testing out the technology on this model?? May be the camera body will communicate with the lens and EVF wirelessly using NFC?? But NFC communication is quite slow right?? Just wonder??

    Have a nice day.
NFC is commonly used as a protocol to initiate more capable communication channels such as WiFi. This particular camera is rumoured to have a built in lens, so no reason to replace hardwired connections with wireless. Also, what's the point of removing some of the electronic contacts on a lens mount? You can't remove them all without putting batteries in the lens, so what's the point? And what's the problem with electronic contacts within the mount in the first place?

NFC wouldn't have sufficient throughput for a viewfinder. EVF's in their current guise have many issues which make them inferior to OVF's, and lag is certainly high up that list. Any form of additional delay such as that introduced by even the fastest WiFi connection is a big problem. A physical connector is by far the best method. Besides, who wants to have a camera where is constantly says 'Connecting', and then needs lots of menu options and power cycles before you can finally grab the shot? I thought that was what the Sony QX100 was for  ;)

PowerShot / Re: Updated PowerShot G1 X II Specs
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:09:08 PM »
Is the EVF only for the G1X2?

Sounds like an interesting addition to DSLR as well...
Every hotshoe mounted EVF from other manufacturers I'm aware of so far* has used an extra port/connector for the data throughput, usually below the hotshoe. I doubt anything like this could be retrofitted to any existing products without the port/connector.

* someone is bound to prove me wrong on this  ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 03:01:04 AM »
So that would spell the end of the 24-105.
Example 3 on this patent is quite likely the end of the 24-105.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:10:36 AM »
Makes sense, with full frame sensors moving down the line, Canon needs to reinvent the entry level full frame standard zoom. FWIW the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is no longer listed on the Canon Europe website.

While this lens isn't for me or most of the people who read this site, Canon sell a huge number of rebels with kit lenses. This is merely a FF kit lens, hopefully with a price tag, size and weight to match. Just look at the myriad of 28-80 and 28-90 kit zooms that Canon used to make to get an idea of what this lens could represent.

Let's hope that the intention of this patent at least means the the intention to make a FF rebel and/or SL1/100D to compliment this lens - not now, but a couple of years down the line when FF sensor prices drop further  ;)

Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 09, 2014, 11:20:33 AM »
Camera may be real, but photo is clearly a fake. Front zoom ring ends in midair on in the case. Does not complete the full circle!
Good catch! Welcome to the forum :)
Likewise, welcome to the forum vrf.

Although Keith from Northlight Images did point this out a good 14 hours earlier:

Open the image in PS, lighten the shadows and all kinds of oddities show up around the lens, such as a zoom ring that stops and fades into the grip

Why has this been debated so long without anyone looking at the actual photo, or has the huge EVF done its job and distracted everyone's attention ;-)

I've a rollover image showing the issues at:

Not that I wouldn't welcome a decent (big) EVF for an EOS-M one day...

Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 08, 2014, 05:24:26 AM »
Very interesting, that silver ring near the body strangely looks like a metal lens mount...

Canon's answer to the Nikon 1?

Like I said, it looks like this will have interchangeable lenses  ;D ;D ;D

There's a lot that's very carefully excluded from this image, either by the framing (which hides any possible lens release), or in the case of the writing on the pop up flash, selective blurring.

However, what is clear from the photo is this does share a very close family resemblance of the S series rather than the G series. Both in terms of styling and controls. That makes at least one of those rings around the lens likely to be a control wheel. Like the S series, there is a zoom rocker around the shutter button - this makes the likelihood of it being an interchangeable lens camera very small.

The lens looks far too big for a 5x zoom on a small sensor, so hopefully it's G1X size minimum, or even full APS-C size. Will they put the 70D sensor straight into an S series body?

One thing that is hinted at in the photo which I've just seen is a tilting screen. It's not just sticking out proud at the back, but its at an angle.

Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 07, 2014, 05:02:42 PM »
no flash? and no flash + EVF?  :-\ come on... that's sad!  :-X
To me it looks like a built in pop up flash, much like the S120. On the right of the EVF there's a rectangular cut out, and below on the side there's a flash logo - that looks like it's next to a physical release switch to make the flash pop up. No more messing about with multiple button presses and looking at the screen to get the flash to work

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