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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:20:12 PM »
We are told  canon will show us a new mirrorless and high MP sensor camera in the "very near future" and people can take this as a negative?!?!? :o ::) :o

I like options. This excites me. I am currently happy with my gear, but new options are always welcome.

Maeda only said, "In the very near future you can expect us to show something in terms of mirrorless and also a higher resolution sensor."  Anything higher than their current max 22MP is still higher...  I hope they won't be as conservative on this "something"...

Also it sounds like this Canon Looking into a New Mount makes more sense now...

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:13:26 PM »
I don't know if someone already posted this, but according to this site:
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-no-other-new-camera-from-sony-at-photokina-sr5-new-generation-sensor-and-cameras-release-in-january/

"(SR5) Sony is preparing a BIG event in January! They will release a complete new generation of cameras with a new generation sensor. Cameras have those two features:
1) Very high resolution and dynamic range. One of them is a 46 megapixel FF sensor.
2) Very fast AF speed

I know it’s strange they did not announce those at Photokina. But that it is. I Thank All trusted sources for the info they shared the last couple of weeks. I hope you sources can help me to feed SAR readers with some reliable rumor about the next generation cameras coming in January!

-

A couple of notes: January announcement is 100% correct as it really got confirmed by highly trusted sources. So trust me on this"

I really hope Canon will not lag behind and this new EOS body becomes a fact

Does this mean Canon might be using a Sony sensor in this new rumored camera?

Not unreasonable.

Does anyone know if chipworks, etc has shown that the new Canon G7X is using Sony 1" sensor?

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 19, 2014, 01:21:01 AM »
New speculations over there at FM!!!

Quote from: Fred Miranda
Canon is already using Sony's 1" sensor. Most medium format players are using Sony's 50MP medium format CMOS sensor on their cameras. Nikon has been using Sony's FF CMOS sensor.
There are rumors that Sony has developed a higher MP FF sensor soon to be released. (~46MP)

So, there is a possibility that Canon may include Sony's newest sensor on their flagship body and then trickle it down to consumer models.

If you can't beat them, join them!

Quote from: Fred Miranda
Read this post: (SR5)
http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/?s=No+other+new+camera+from+Sony

It mentions a Sony FF CMOS 46MP sensor in January...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:43:39 PM »
Don't you guys think it's an approach that Canon usually gets its f/2.8 without IS (e.g 16-25/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 ) out the door first?  That can showcase what they can achieve.

Then sometime later they release their f/4 IS variants (e.g. 16-35/4 IS, 24-70/4 IS, 70-200/4 IS) to suit different needs.

Also, a fast (f/2.8 or even faster) UWA is important to night sky photography at least, e.g. Milky Way shots.

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...saying overseas demand for pricy single-lens reflex models had remained depressed...

So which one is the following is true?

  • Their R&D (esp. the Df team) and Sales are not communicating
  • Non-overseas (Japan local) market is different
  • They think USD 2650 is not pricey for their target customer
  • Somehow they think the Df is not the average Joe's DSLR
  • They don't care about the dropped demand
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
  • :o ??? ::) :-\

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Pretty impressive results on deblurring and CA correction on images produced by a hand-bulit simple lens.

http://www.cs.ubc.ca/labs/imager/tr/2013/SimpleLensImaging/

SimpleLensImaging Heide2013 on Vimeo

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Choosing the right tripod
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:15:50 PM »
...Even more so now that they have some Arca-Swiss compatible clamps, meaning a good (RRS/Kirk) L-bracket is feasible...  Bottom line, I'd recommend Manfrotto CF legs and one of their new AS-compatible heads...

When they announced this 2 months ago, I was excited and looking for review.

Finally, there was this - http://www.scvphotoideas.com/2013/08/manfrotto-q6-top-lock-qr-adaptor.html

"...Therefore, I may come to the conclusion that Manfrotto has succeeded once again in introducing a proprietary "Arca-compatible" system..."

I guess we can hope Manfrotto to come up with improved models/versions later.  But I will pass this one.   :P

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »
If it is a "big lens" announcement, the 100-400 is what 1st popped into my mind. If it is a big "lens announcement", maybe the 14-24 or 50mm. Many canon users have been begging for these to be either replaced or created (14-24) for a good while, at least on canon rumors. Does canon read cr?

I'm going with in order of importance (in my opinion :D)

1) 12/14-24L f/2.8 I want in the future  ::)

2) 100-400L IS f/4.5-5.6  I want  ;)  (won't be a straight f4, not having just launched the 200-400 f4 x1.4)

3) 16-50L f/4 IS  I want  ;)

+1  ::) ::) ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:27:58 PM »
If it has APS-C sensor, flash hotshoe, cable shutter release socket,  silent live view (best feature of canon cameras for macro photography) and comes with a EF adapter at launch I am in

So interchangeable lenses are to be the only feature differing it from P&S line?

That feature (native interchangeability, with adapter or not, with EF lenses) alone is big enough for event/wedding photogs to get it as a backup camera for its light weight and compact size.

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What the hell is canon doing?

All the resources must have been dragged to the Cinema line!   :o

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And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences.:)

And then the headline of next week reads "LCD pressing causes top menu unreadable/broken/liquid-crystal-leak"...

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Roger / Craig, mind to share any pictures of the "new" top LCD?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:17:26 PM »
While we're on the topic, what are some other highly useful tweaks and tips that are assumed knowledge? I think we'll be surprised to see how many people were otherwise unaware.

Does anyone know if we can do 1-step control over AF Area Selection Mode (vs. 2-step control on p. 73)?  I want to have a quick way to switch between One-Shot AF (coupled with Single-Point AF) AI Servo AF (associated with AF Point Expansion).  With a configured DOF button to toggle (technically not toggling since holding down is AI Servo while releasing is One-Shot) between One-Shot and AI Servo, I want to do similar 1-step toggle between Single-Point AF and AF Point Expansion (or other AF Area modes that are beneficial to AI Servo).  Is it possible?  Does anyone have other alternatives?

I expect most of us are already well aware of this, but if you aren't, try setting the AF-on button to AF-start and decoupling AF-start from the shutter half press (switch the half-press from AF + metering start to just metering start) - this arrangement is one of the major advantages of the mid and high-end bodies over the Rebels and gives you a great deal more control over AF in use.

I am going to try this to see if it's easier to do AE-Lock and Recompose/AF.  I'd imagine your described way is clicking AF-on button to AF first followed by recomposing/half-pressing-shutter to meter, right?

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