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Canon General / Re: Photographer Petitions Canon for Left Handed Camera
« on: January 28, 2015, 07:59:12 AM »
Slightly different here, I'm almost blind in my right eye, making use of right handed cameras a tad uncomfortable with my nose slammed into the control gear to the right hand side of the camera.  I'm right handed but would probably find a left handed camera much more comfortable to use and be able to actually use the rear controls on the rear without pulling the camera away from my face.

So yes, let's have a range of left handed cameras !

EOS Bodies / Re: NEW CAMERA - EOS 80D?
« on: January 09, 2015, 10:00:11 AM »
Definitely either the long overdue 750D or perhaps the SL1 MkII - I suspect the former though.  Pushed upmarket with a spinning dial like the EOS-M, sensor from 70D, small top LCD to give it a more semi-pro look, plus adds cheap near field wireless to the entry level range of DSLR's.

Move along, nothing exciting to see here

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is Leica really worth it?
« on: December 31, 2014, 06:30:23 AM »
Whilst I accept that some photography gear will provide a better image than Canon/Nikon/Sony/Pentax DSLR's, there will also be a niche market also for products such as Leica that to my thinking don't offer anything significantly more than the rest of the DSLR market runners, but fills a niche that some people buy into for what ever reason. 

People look at me in amazement that I've spent £2k on a bit of glass, or £700 on an iPhone rather than a £400 Andriod, we shop a lot at Marks & Spencer's and Waitrose rather than Aldi, ASDA or Lidl, I've had BMW's and Audi's, all of which are my choices partly because I appreciate the small gains in quality but also because I've bought into the lifestyle hype - don't get fooled by the hype, Leica's a great bits of kit, but will they improve you photography ?  That's very subjective and something only you will know once you try one ;-)

Lenses / Re: buying advice: get a 135mm f2, or use existing 70-200mm f2.8?
« on: December 27, 2014, 05:34:36 AM »
I bought my 135L when I had a crop body, used it lots on both the 450D and 6D for portrait and in preference to my then non L 70-300 also used it with the 1.4x extender for Airshow shots with excellent results.  Upgraded my 70-300 to the L and seem to use the 135L less but would be reluctant to get rid, it's a lovely lens, lightweight telephoto and an unexplainable look to the images - rent one if your unsure.

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: December 26, 2014, 07:51:03 AM »
Dec 2014 update

Current list of Canon EF-M patents...

9-18mm f4.0-5.6
10-20mm f4.0-5.6
16-120mm f3.5-5.6
18-40mm f4.0-5.6 - Pancake
18-55mm f4.0-8.0 - Pancake
18-200mm f3.5-6.3
22-46mm f3.5-5.6 - Pancake
70-400mm f4.5-7.2

Anymore to add ?

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:41:00 PM »
Boom !    Anyone want to buy my 70-300L ?

Software & Accessories / Re: Lenscap 24-70
« on: October 25, 2014, 06:57:46 AM »
Any 82mm lens cap will do

Lenses / Re: Building my lens system - where to go from my basic kit?
« on: October 18, 2014, 04:50:16 PM »
Every kit should include a 24-70 f2.8 II L !  An amazing lens that you will use most of the time.

I've found I shoot my 16-35 mostly at 16, but I had the 16-35 before the 24-70 - given that knowledge, I'd now go for the 14mm f2.8 if I was to have my go again, but happy enough for now with the 16-35 f2.8 II L

Creativity ?   I love my Lensbaby, optics and bits...   Fisheye, macro, selective focus, all good fun.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:12:21 PM »
I didn't want a super heavy 70-200 2.8, so compromised with a compact and light 70-300L with a 135L to slot in with my 24-70 2.8 II L - I'm happy with the options available to me now, I've got better reach and a faster lens than the 70-200 2.8, plus I'm kinda less conspicuous !

Lenses / Re: 24-70 swap
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:18:07 PM »
You could try adding a prime to your kit - 35mm IS maybe ?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 22, 2014, 02:50:30 PM »
Whilst I agree with some opinion that EF-M will extend to include an entry level camera, I'm not convince that it will completely supersede the medium to high end current EF-S/EF APS-C cameras - I do see "mirrorless" coming to body's that eventually replace the x0D/7D ranges.

New mount ?  Three possibilities, in order of probability

1, Most likely a new smaller mount for a 1" sensor in the style of Pentax/Nikon
2, Full frame mirrorless not for mainstream but for cinema ranges, offering logic control for powered zoom and focus
3, Least likely a larger than full frame Mirrorless for high end 8k+ cinema and a high end medium format range

Reading the link from page 4 of this thread, it's clear to me that these beasts are aimed squarely at the Canon Cinema lens market unlike the Zeiss Otus which is clearly a high end photo still tool.

I suspect many Americans believe German manufacturing quality is higher, based on perceptions of cars.  Many who know the name Zeiss might be surprised to learn their camera lenses are generally made in Japan.

What tickles me more is that despite the Germans perfecting the art of car interiors and in the case of BMW, producing quite possibly the finest handling mass produced range of cars in the world, they just can't match the Japanese efficiency when it comes to fuel injectors, timing chains and gearboxes that at least in the UK the German brands are failing at such an alarming rate, it's becoming a bit of a UK joke that whenever there's a traffic jam, there's a broken down German car causing it

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Photography's Top Manufacturers for 2020
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:37:35 AM »
Samsung is a company to watch out for, they have the dollars, and when they put their mind to it, they can produce.

Absolutely - Samsung has come from nowhere in the mobile phone market, to become one of the market leaders, Sony has a reputation for making huge money, then dropping the ball, look back at Walkman, Hi8, Betamax, minidisc etc, which is why given their sole backing of the full frame mirrorless market, makes me feel uncomfortable and why I'm pretty sure it will flop and the crop Mirrorless product will succeed.

HTC & Apple are others to watch, no product in the market but a great following for quality and big pockets to buy one of the established brands technology - Pentax, Leica, Sigma or Fuji perhaps ?  The market will be very different in 2020, but one thing is for sure, Canon & Nikon will still be big players 

I've never heard of the brand prior to this press release.

Rolls eyes !   Pretty well known in Europe at least - they own B+W too...


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