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Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 21, 2011, 03:22:29 PM »
Advanced preview of the pro announcement!

That confirms it!!!  New 5D tomorrow!!!  They only changed the name to CR-2 PLUS Retinal Camera, and it now weighs 44 pounds.  I guess I'll have to get a new tripod now.

Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:55:42 PM »
Things are heating up!!!

I have no idea what will be announced tomorrow.  Hopefully, it will be something cool that we all care about (5DmkIII).  All I know, there have been multiple times where prices for the mkII have sunk to prices that had to be below cost only to go right back up and no new 5D being announced.

We can all hope though can't we.

Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 16, 2011, 01:41:02 PM »
not that it really matters as long as we get a pro level DSLR but it would seem an odd move to introduce Digic 5 with Powershots and then a week later introduce a pro DSLR. switch things round a week and the 1Ds mkIV or the 5D mkIII is heralding in Digic 5 instead of Powershots.

I think we all over-think all of these things.  Including me.

Waiting 6 days seems like way too long.  What do you think?

Site Information / Re: Karma
« on: September 12, 2011, 06:24:30 PM »
Yes, there is a minimum number of posts required to use the feature.  This is to allow new members to get a feel for whats normal as far as posts go, and to stop people from signing up just to smite someone before they have established themselves as a legitimate poster.

Use the plus or minus sparingly, I seldom use the negative unless someone is really super rude to others, but not enough to get a ban or warning.  Some are like kiddies, and just like to post negatives on others.  It really is not helpful to do this.  We do not track who uses the Karma.  Its recorded in the database, but we have not bothered to dig it out, so its anonymous.

If someone is helpful and is making a positive contribution to the discussion, by all means give them a positive.

Thanks.  Good to know.  I actually saw that I had the ability to give points right after I made a post about not being able to see the option!

Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:59:51 PM »

Site Information / Re: Karma
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:46:22 PM »
OK, I signed in.  But I still don't see buttons to give Karma.  Do I have to increase my post count before I get the buttons.  Or, am I just not seeing them?   ;D

I don't see the option either.  Maybe we just have to make more posts before it becomes available?

Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:37:02 PM »
Why only "L"?

My non L seems to take some pretty daggone sweet pics!

There is another thread for the non L-version:,299.msg14542.html#msg14542

oh and there already is one for the L-version, too:,1195.0.html

Thanks, I didn't see those in the Macro section.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 'Rep' tells BBC that "fewer megapixels are better"
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:32:05 PM »
I'm not sure that I understand the comment about crop sensor cameras being for amateurs only.  There are tons of benefits to having them.  They are typically faster (great for sports) & they have a much higher pixel density (great for cropping).  Both of those are reasons enough to be a number one choice in many situations. 

Don't get me wrong, I want a full frame, but even with one I wouldn't always use it.  If I were taking pictures at a game I would definitely choose the crop sensor, and if I were shooting wildlife I would probably go crop sensor also.  What's the big advantage with having a full frame?  More picture?  You can get just as much picture with a crop sensor - just take a couple steps back.  Now you have a higher resolution image of basically the same thing.  Also, don't full frame cameras have issues with the edge of the picture sometimes?  They are also typical worse at handling noise right?

Either way, I'm curious to hear the reasons why FF cameras are pro cameras and everything else is for amateurs.  By that logic the 1D is basically a Rebel.

Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: September 08, 2011, 03:33:53 PM »
Why only "L"?

My non L seems to take some pretty daggone sweet pics!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Tempting Fate Being "Mirrored"?
« on: September 08, 2011, 03:29:58 PM »
A mirrorless camera is exactly that...its missing the main mirror. My appologies if the following is too basic.

What makes an SLR an SLR is that the eyepiece you look through is sharing with the capturing media, be it film or sensor.  There are actually two ways to do this, one would be to divide the light with a prism, but that not very effective and reduces the light you see and the light the sensor sees. The second option is to use a mirror. When its in a down state, the light coming through the lens get reflected up to the view finder. When you press the shutter button, the mirror flips up and the light get sent towards the film/sensor. (I'll ignore the shutter curtain...if you don't understand that you'll need to look/ask seperately).

On mirrorless cameras, the light always hits a sensor. Then you look at a monitor. As someone said on another post, if you are using your live-view option on the camera, you are effectively using a mirrorless camera. Mirrorless cameras could also offer a conventional looking viewfinder, but you would actually be looking at a tiny LCD.

Hope it helps.

There isn't anything inheriently better/worse about a mirrored/mirrrorless design, however most screens can't currently show you the detail that looking through the lens can. There is also a slight delay in the sensor reading the image and the screen showing it. Its nearly imperceptible, but its there. There are several advantages. Mirrorless is mechanicly more simple and it doens't introduce some vibrations. You would think that the displays would add cost, but the simplicity of not implementing the mirror and its optics can be a cost saver. Time will tell.

Thanks.  thats actually what i thought it meant, but i figured it had to be more since so many companies are trying to make mirrorless cameras.  I'm not sure what the benefit(s) is(are)?  Less camera shake when you fire the shot? Smaller?

Right now i have a 50D, and even when taking macros with the 100mm (non L) I don't have any problems.  If i'm really picky I go to live view on a tripod with a 2 second delay and a remote trigger!!!

I hope that doesn't mean we will have to look at everything through the LCD screen - I like my viewfinder!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Tempting Fate Being "Mirrored"?
« on: September 08, 2011, 02:42:22 PM »
I'm not really sure what mirrorless means, can someone please explain it to me.  Thanks.

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