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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:29:46 PM »
.......On another topic, a mother said to do photos and videos of the children, and someone recommended Canon 24-70 F2.8L + 70-200 F2.8L. For me, seemed a snobby comment, or sadistic.

Actually this forum may not be a good place for such questions. Do not get me wrong, this is in itself a great forum with knowledgeable contributors about gear and rumors. Even for some technical stuff this is wonderful. But this is definitely not a forum where the photography part is the prominent element, the gear is more prominent element here. But that IS the characteristic of this forum. If someone here just recommended 24-70 F/2.8 and 70-200 f/2.8 to a mother for kids photography that is still fine - the recommender may have used that gear and is happy to recommend that. (For me at least) When such recommendation become sadistic and snobby is when the recommender tries to "prove" that there is no life/world/existence beyond those particular pieces of gear and anyone trying to work with lesser equipment has no idea about photography. 

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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 08:14:49 PM »
Canon wants you to buy an FF body, and you should listen...

Correct, no matter whether one needs it or not..... go full frame...
I think that companies should listen to their customers to not be beyond their expectations and make products that will be a failure (EOS M anyone?). Consumers should also listen to the companies? Of course you do! If a company demonstrates not believe in the future of a product line, we must be careful not to buy products that will serve only as a paperweight. To this day I wonder why stopped to manufacture DVD VIDEO RECORDERS household. Yes, now you can record video to hard disk for notebooks, but is not as immediate as practical and record your favorite programs directly to DVD. I know many people who have MINI-DV tapes, HI8, VHS, and can not find a device to copy to DVD. There is demand, but manufacturers have abandoned these consumers without offering a BLURAY VIDEO RECORDER that could satisfy them. Knowing that APS-C sells much more than full frame, does not seem a good idea to let your consumers abandoned. If Canon does not, sigma will do. Call me stubborn, but it is not true that one day all APS-C users will jump to full frame. This is not reality in my country, and in almost every planet. In the USA full frame is the rule, and Japan mirrorles is the trend, but the rest of the world APS-C is used by both advanced amateurs who prefer lighter equipment, and professionals who do not earn $ 100,000 per year....

You forgot that there is no other market or no other country.... only USA market... professionals and advanced amateurs in other countries!!!.... which species are they? How could they be professional if they do not use Full Frame and L lenses .... by definition professional = Full Frame + L Lenses.

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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:23:23 PM »
Canon wants you to buy an FF body, and you should listen...

Correct, no matter whether one needs it or not..... go full frame...

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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:21:51 PM »
Sigma makes a sweet selection of UWA for the APS-C format. People knocked them before they started up with the 35mm and new makeover but in the UWA offerings they have been very well received. When I used my 7D's the 10-20 and the 8-16 were perfect. I love my 15mm Rect Fish for the FF, using it on both the 1DX and 5D3.

Yes they do. But the OP was looking for "Canon" lenes. Good to hear good words about 8-16 from someone who have used it. I wanted to buy it but finally went with the Tokina 12-24 f/4 last year. May be in future I will go for the sigma 8-16.

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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 05:48:39 PM »
The original question should be modified to etc. etc......"
I think canon 14mm F2.8 (about U.S. $ 2,360) is not appropriate for users of 70D for example. The Canon 24mm F1.4 (about U.S. $ 1,750) also seems disproportionate to APS-C cameras. And the wonderful TS-E 17mm f / 4 is not really very appealing to APS-C cameras, mainly because it costs $ 2500. I'm sure users of SL1 would appreciate lenses like EF-S 22mm F2, or EF-S 8mm F2.8 (rectilinear).

Of course you are right, but did you miss my second paragraph? I myself am an APS-C shooter (and shall remain so in the foreseeable future) and would immensely love a very wideangle (as you mentioned). But as my second paragraph in the earlier post "presumes" Canon is not interested in what me or (may be) you would like to have. We are not "serious enough" for them apparently.

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Lenses / Re: EF-s prime lenses?
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:28:10 PM »
The original question should be modified to why canon is not developing any UWA prime for EF-S EOS cameras - something like a 8mm rectilinear or 10 mm or 12 mm. Especially given the claim that EF-S mount with its smaller mirror helps to engineer wide angle lenses. Above 20mm whether a prime is EF or EF-S only does not really matter - does it?

Regarding the UWA primes, my guess is Canon is thinking "if you want serious wide angle for whatever type of photography you do, you need to be "serious" and move up to Full Frame and make my profits larger. Others who use APS-C like you are happy with zooms and I am not going to structure a new production line just for you."

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:09:19 PM »
DSLRs are big (well compared to what exactly?) because when DSLRs came into market the idea of the camera manufacturers were to put the available technology inside the body (or a similar body) of the existing film cameras - the form factor remained the same. For canon that form factor probably drew on T90; for Nikon it was probably something like the body of Nikon F401 or F4. At that time there was a technological limitation on the miniaturization of the digital components. And photographers have grown accustomed with the form factor so much that there have never really been any revolutionary change in that form (What can Lytro lightfield form factor do is yet to be seen). In future the size is bound to go down a bit... with further miniaturization of the digital and electronic components. For example with the new AF technology of 70D I can foresee that the AF sensor at the base of the camera (the are located at the base of the camera right?) will surely be eliminated - so will the secondary mirror. As SL1 has shown the sensor mount mechanism can also be made smaller - in near future that will go to full frame as well, but making full frame cameras smaller may not be in the primary goal list of camera manufactureres. 


OP is forgetting that the DSLRs need space for several motherboards, chips and much more wiring than the film/analogue cameras. Roger cicala of Lens Rentals stripped down the 5D III long back,.... it is worthwhile to have a look at what it has inside

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/04/5d-iii-strip-tease


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Nikon Digital FM2 - Retro look
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:43:50 AM »
This camera, at this price, is just an EPIC FAIL.

Someone at Sony's opened a good bottle tonight.
It's only one model in their line-up.  Even if it doesn''t turn out to be a huge success, good on them for trying.  I like seeing camera companies doing new things, even more-so when they know that it won't appeal to the mass market.  And Canon's no stranger to this.  Just look at the 60Da.  Despite all of the doom and gloom about DSLR makers, to me the 60Da suggests that Canon does look to niche markets and tries to supply what people want.

Nikon have done exactly the same. They've identified that a lot of people want simplicity, and this is their take on it.  And I think it should do well.

I'm also surprised/exicited to see that everything (including ISO) is controllable manually (if using a lens with an aperture ring).  While I'm not really a "retro" design person, I know I prefer direct access dials to buttons, LCD screens and menus, and I suspect I'm not the only one.  Another big positive for this camera.

Canon will give us DAE1.... someday....

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Nikon Digital FM2 - Retro look
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:41:09 AM »
I would like to see Canon make a competing model.

Me too..... come on Canon.... give us DAE1

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I like the look and the manual controls.

If Canon comes up with something like this I shall surely buy.

Me too!

I was only born when the last great film cameras were in the last leg of their journey. So I never had the chance to use them, and I am not willing to buy a 30 year old film camera and some films to enjoy those pleasures. So if Canon comes up with something like this and I have the money I will jump onto it like crazy. The silver/black leather version is the one that catches my imagination the most. That is just gorgeous.

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I like the look and the manual controls.
If Canon comes up with something like this I shall surely buy.

and I shall surely puke.

Indeed. Then I need to get a vomit bag and some pepto bismol with me when I go to buy that camera. Thanks for the heads up.

If I remember correctly, time and again I have seen posts (may not be by you but by other forum members of course) asking for "still only" and "easy manual control" camera. Interestingly or unfortunately (depending on the view point) Nikon came up with something of that sort and canon did not. Do I sense some vain frustration?

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I like the look and the manual controls.

If Canon comes up with something like this I shall surely buy.

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Doesn't Tamron have any fast primes at all?

Other than the Macro lenses (60mm, 90mm, 180mm) I do not think Tamron produces any Prime at all (at least not for Crop or Full Frame DSLRs). seems they want to concentrate only on the zoom side.....

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Street & City / Re: Washington DC, in my imaginative Idea.
« on: October 24, 2013, 12:20:47 AM »
Taken in 2011

Wow, Wow, Wow----Dear Mr. RAKAMRAK
Wow, Beautiful Colors and Great Point Of Views in Artistic  Eyes.
Thanks you, Sir , to share with us .
Surapon

I am glad you enjoyed Mr. Surapon....

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Street & City / Re: Washington DC, in my imaginative Idea.
« on: October 23, 2013, 03:20:29 PM »
Taken in 2011

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