EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Backbutton Focus..do you use it? Pros? Cons? How hard to get used to it?« on: August 09, 2013, 04:48:11 AM »
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This could be taken a step further by purchasing multiple copies, like now, but posting the review for the WORST out of the bunch! Or start reviewing one copy, and then see what the worst one that a reader of your's got is!+1000!Klaus at Photozone and I have shown several times that if one copy does not appear as it should we took another copy to test, I tested 4 Canon 24-70 before I got one good example and showed the test results and so did also Klaus .If I were reviewing a lens and I got a crap copy, I'd review the crap copy and give it a harsh negative review. The fact of the matter is that a glowing of a review where three out of four copies are junk does not accurately reflect what a person is going to get when they buy one, statistically speaking. If these manufacturers want to get good reviews, they should have better quality control. This isn't rocket science. They could trivially attach every lens to a test rig, measure it, and verify that it is within spec like pretty much every other professional hardware manufacturer does. The fact that they obviously do not do this speaks volumes about their product quality, and I firmly believe that the reviews should reflect that lack of concern.
All brands have problems with the uniformity and quality, also Nikon
Anecdotally, I just don't see people using point & shoot cameras anymore. I see either smart phones or bridge/DSLR cameras.And, it appears, many iPads and other tablets, seems like more than p/s cameras...
The trouble is that many people use this philosophy of not bringing a compass on to a mountain too seriously. In the UK there have been numerous call outs to the (voluntary) mountain rescue teams to rescue them because the battery in their phone has run dry. The trouble is that redundancy might be apparent, but that doesn't mean it's real.Battery life is a very real problem with modern smartphones, you get all the features, but not for very long!
But presumably it would still work with 3rd-party extenders?If the 100-400 is as good as Canon's recent new offerings, then it should be markedly better than the 70-200L II + 2x III. Hopefully, it'll take extenders well and give us good IQ at 560mm, which is about as far as we can get with a mobile hand-holdable system.Hopefully, it'll take them at all. Lots of people are clamoring for a rotating zoom like the 70-300L. What if that plus a compact design means the lens loses extender compatibility?? Why would they do that? Consider...all along the 'barrier' was 400/420mm. If you wanted longer and still wanted AF, you shelled out the big bucks for a 1-series body or a supertele. So now that they've put f/8 AF in a 5-series, perhaps they'll take away a 'cheap' 560mm f/8 IS option with good IQ. Not really trying to be the voice of doom, here, but we all know that Canon giveth and Canon taketh away (AFMA on the 60D, anyone?).
First, I'd be thankful -- lots of folks would love to have a 5D2 and $2K!!That's a nice answer.
Always-available model!I'd start by getting a girlfriend.That's the last thing any photographer needs!!!
The first is possible now. Av mode, and Custom Controls to switch the QCD to ISO (see p. 341). With that, ISO is set during metering only. With that setting in M mode, you set aperture/shutter when metering is inactive, and once you start metering you can adjust ISO.
- Give ISO the same importance as time and aperture (e.g. put aperture on one wheel, iso on the other, and time in auto).
- Sometimes I want to simply change a custom-mode from e.g. Tv to M or similar, which doesn't seem possible (please correct me if I'm wrong).
You can't change the base mode of a C# setting. Canon could fix that for the 1D X, it seems to be a legacy of having a mode dial (the 1D X is the first to have C# settings and no mode dial).
What would you like to see added to Canon's next firmware update for the 1D X?Yes, that with the menu would be nice, too. In general the possibilities with the 1DX are much better than what I was used to, but there is obviously still much room for improvement...
I would like more than 6 choices in the My Menu. Even just 2 extra would be nice as I do find the My menu quite useful.
Why on earth would the vast majority of Rebel owners want AFMA ?That's why the firmware should be able to automatically perform AFMA at the press of a button, using contrast-detect to calibrate phase-detect, it's not rocket science...
Are they going to be shooting with 200 Ls at f2 ?
AFMA is extremely tricky to use properly and easy to b*****k up your AF.