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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 28, 2015, 04:16:53 AM »
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By who? By all the people that want video on their camera. So that's purely personal. I'm not interested at all in video, so for me that would never be the reason of a fail. I see the same remarks for every new model coming over here. Simply because people want to use a camera in another way as the manufacturer did create it. No, I don't want a body that must do all (video, high speed, ...). I like the fact that cameras are dedicated to a specific area of use. That doesn't way to say that you can also use for other ways, but they are really not intended as general purpose tools which deliver the max of specification in all areas. Forget that, will never happen.

I second that. Maybe it's because I'm coming from the programmers side and there is one written rule in Unix, since the 60ies: "One Job - One Tool!". If you make a specific Tool, in this case for photography, make it right and to the point. Don't try to make an univeral-swiss-armyknife because it will do a lot of things but nothing really right, because it has to overcome compromises... everytime.

If they'd include 4k it would be nice, but just for capturing 8MP-Photos @25/50/60 Frames. If they don't... I don't care. This is optional, also a swift screen (I hate those!) or an EVF. Canon should make a good sensor and useable ergonomics, paired with weathersealing and batterylife.

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Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 25, 2015, 06:13:52 PM »
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OTUS - lol, that lens has so fricking much vignetting you might as well shoot it through perforated black construction paper.  I couldn't beleive how bad it is.  Sort of defeats the point of a 'fast' lens when only the center gets any of the light.  Meh...

Vignetting is nothing to be concerned about nowadays. At least 2-3 stops should be correctable in post. If you shoot film it's correct, but nevertheless, I like vignetting for portraits. And the 85mm OTUS *is* for portraits ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 22, 2015, 09:52:57 AM »
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Canon in many ways are cutting edge in others they are not and sensors fall into the latter camp, whilst dual-pixel was cutting edge. Partnerships make sense VW/ Mercedes have a partnership in vans, BMW with Roll-Royce aero engines and Canon like Nikon could equally have one with Sony who are the sensor leaders currently.

No, what you call "partnership" is the abscence of innovation for moneysafing reasons, only. To get out of the sensorrace and use existing Sonyhardware would be a big failure. Monopolic products without any competition are leading to less innovation and higher prices on the market.

Canon has to compete with Sony, of course. But with their own ideas and knowledge. And they are capable of. They just focus on different things, in my opinion. It's like telling Sony to invent a decent DPAF sensor. In this range they are years behind... as Canon is in Low-ISO- DR. You see what happens if you put your best engineers into sensordeveloping (like Sony did):  you get the best sensor but you have nothing you can call a "lens". There was no man left for developing a decent Lens  ::)

Maybe Canon missed the Dynamic Range because all good people were involved on the DPAF.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Discontinued
« on: January 22, 2015, 04:32:53 AM »
Maybe they come back with a 24-105 F2 DG OS ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel 750D Spec List [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:58:55 PM »
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And why a new 24.2 MP sensor for this and not the 7D2?
Is this maybe a new sensor that matches Exmor?
One could hope. Although poor 7D2.

Why poor 7D2? This is a totally different approach. The 1DX has even less pixels than the 7D2 and I would always, ever and easily take the 1DX over everything with more pixels... especially if it's APS-C, only. The 7DM2 is a quick sportscamera with everything optimzed towards speed. On sport-cars you even pay a few grands more if you have lesser weight. There is no need to have 6 seats in a Porsche. So, the APS-C will satisfy the ones who need the pixels. The 7D2 has a whole unique point in the line for a quick response and Autofocus on par with the pro-Models.

Are we again on the stupid "Megapixelomania"? Hope not.

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Lightroom 6 is coming, I guess. Please support the Sigma Merrills! Pleeeease! ;)

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG Art
« on: January 20, 2015, 06:09:17 PM »
All Sigma Art Lenses are optical superb, but they all are lacking weathersealing. It seems to be a problem to implement a few rubberrings for 2-3 Cents, so if you go out to a shooting you may spoil your glass.

If it would be an easy solution to get them sealed they would do it , I guess. They don't. Maybe it's the difference to the "L"-50mm f1.2 ;)   Also Fuji needed a lot of time for their recent glasses to get sealed, this seems to be difficult somehow.

I don't like the focallength so I would stick to the smaller 50mm f1.4 from canon, if I needed it... so my choice was the 40mm Pancake. It's quite small and it's ok for the range.



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Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 20, 2015, 09:49:26 AM »
It should be a fine useable lens as long as the AF motor lasts.  Check out how Jessica Claire used her 50mm 1.0:
http://www.jessicaclaire.net/blog/7345/Wedding-with-DJ-Brittany-and-Rod

One of the images indicates 1/12000...

I wonder what she is using. Film camera or a 1D. Typo?
I wonder too. It is more amazing 1D has no 50ISO.

The 1D has an ISO50 ("L"), even the 5D Series has. To the 1/12000of a second... the first 1D even had 1/16000, so I guess it was the first Digital Pro 1.

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Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 20, 2015, 04:22:57 AM »
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Am I the only one who would perhaps re-write that quote to something like:
either get the left eye or the right eye in focus ... maybe?

You miss the point. If you want to shoot portraits in a distance of 2 metres you're right. But to isolate a tree in 20 metres, this is the way to go. I always hear the same "too small DOF" claims everytime... it's just a matter of your usage. The problem of this 50L f1 is the soft rendering wide open. :)

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Lenses / Re: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L
« on: January 19, 2015, 04:42:46 PM »
Canon should build it again. With IS ;)

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 16, 2015, 11:40:40 AM »
The Samyang is a hell of a lense, I think it 's even sharper than the 14mm 2.8L, but it has a strange moustache distortion. If you can rely on lensprofiles it's gone in seconds, but on film (I still shoot on film, too) it's difficult for architecture or straight lines in general.

A rectangular 11mm Lens is a *record* which is nothing compared to a 14mm like the Nikon, which also has no VR.
Why do you need an IS on a Wideangle, anyway? With a lense of this focal length you need not more than maybe a native 1/20 to freeze a picture... what do you want to capture on 11mm, except of architecture, nightsky or landscapes? Both would be better on tripod.

I just can think of some fotos on large crowds or in press-conferences, but both have moving objects where no IS can help you because the target won't stand still. Just a "want have"? I think IS is useless on this focal lenght, or at least not worth the grand more.   To get a 11-24 @f2.8 would be way more interesting, but this would be a hell of a lense.

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Lenses / Re: Would you buy this lens? Small, lightweight, 17mm/2.8
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:59:17 PM »
I would buy one, really, but it has to be a pancake or something really small for trips. I rather would accept a f5.6 lense if it's no too big... 

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:56:33 PM »
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I wanted one.  Because it doesn't have IS, I didn't buy one or consider buying one, and I never will.  I have too many 1 second to 1/4 second shots on my 24-105 to give up the IQ that goes with being forced to shoot at three stops higher ISO because of this glaring error.

Why don't you buy the 24-70L4 IS? The 4 stop IS should easily give you the advantage of real 3 stops to an f2.8 lense... if you need. The 35 mm on the long end shouldn't be a showstopper. On the other Handy, you could use Primes instead, even with IS. For the 24-70 L 2.8 II you can get a 24mm 2.8 IS, a 28mm 2.8 IS, a 35mm f2 IS and  so on ;)

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:50:10 PM »
*I* also don't understand all the nagging on this fabulous lense. A rectangular native 11mm f4 prime on full frame would be a smasher. The old 13mm of Nikon is a rare lense, costs a fortune, is tripple the size and even only @f5.6 (google!).  And here we get even a Zoom with autofocus...  for 3 grands.

If you can't afford, don't buy it. On Leica you pay more for a primitive 50mm f2.8 standard. And no ones cares.

Then we read a lot of cheap APS-C lenses (EF-S 10-18) which is nothing even close to a full frame lense and even if we compare it to fullframe it would be a 16mm, only. I think this lens will be worth every cent, for people knowing what to do with it... an no, landscapes are not the meaning of a wide angle lens (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-use-ultra-wide-lenses.htm).

Maybe the lense even has a filter-slot on the lensback... so this is also a nice feature which I miss on my 14mm 2.8(no Canon-L). This would help a lot of people using Infrared, grey or coloured filters in the field. And to the IS-wanting crowd... I don't think that it's needed to implement an IS into a 11mm lens, because, if you can't handhold 1/10th of a second you should have more serious problems otherwise. The IS would also be useless on moving subject and if I think about the optical formula, the lenselements in the IS-Group is maybe something around 5-10 mm in diameter. Nice try to get this small piece precicely controlled in small angles.

When I now think how they managed it to get it to work on a 44mm focal flange, than I have respect to the ingeneering of it. I'm honestly waiting for the first examples... ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:12:58 AM »
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Some photographers take excellent pictures with iPhone, others with view cameras.
There are so many right answers if you know how to ask your questions.

Yepp, that's what I wanted to express... hunting for new technologies can be the answer. But what was the question? Remember, even if Canon makes a really nice new Sensor with >50MP, the next medium format would have answered the question 4-5 years before ;)

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