That is a 50mm 1.8 II with a modified mount, not the original. I own one the the originals and the layout is the same as the 24mm, 28mm or 35mm non-IS (center focusing ring, focus window, square style AF/MF switch).
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I completely agree with you, but pixel density is the only reason a Nikon 1 has an advantage over other cameras. And the EOS M has no advantages over other Canon cameras.That's only because the pixel density of the Nikon 1 is greater than any other interchangable lens camera Nikon makes. Putting a super tele on an EOS M is pointless because the pixel density is the same as the 7D (which is considerably better than the EOS M in almost every single way), 60D, T2i, T3i and T4i.
Pixel density means absolutely nothing other than at 100% it covers a bigger area. The quality of the pixels is so much more important than how many there are.
That's only because the pixel density of the Nikon 1 is greater than any other interchangable lens camera Nikon makes. Putting a super tele on an EOS M is pointless because the pixel density is the same as the 7D (which is considerably better than the EOS M in almost every single way), 60D, T2i, T3i and T4i.That's not quite as silly as it sounds, a pro photographer I know has actually been using a Nikon 1 with his 200-400 for photographing golden eagles when he needs extra reach and the quality was actually better than I would have expected.I heard they're going to kit this with the next Rebel.
I heard there will be an EOS-M + EF-EOS M adapter bundle with the 800/5.6 II.
Re. Perspective and focal length.Not true, below are crop factors of various sensor sizes:
As a picture is worth a thousand words.
First comparison, 17mm lens and 200mm lens both on same camera from same place and both f8, these are the full images.
Second comparison, same images with the 17mm cropped to match the framing of the 200mm.
As you will see, whilst the dof is very different, the perspective (the size of the various elements within the frame with regards each other) stays constant. The woman, the trees and the jumps are the same size in both examples when the 17mm is cropped.
This is also a very graphic demonstration of why smaller sensors have deeper dof, the second image crop is effectively a small sensor shot with an 11 times crop factor, which still puts it way bigger than P&S's and phone cameras.
You would have to, based on the price of the PRIME 200mm f/2, and the fact it would be the first f/2 zoom ever with an image circle for a 35mm format.The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x with the built-in 1.4 teleconverter is not the only lens planned to have the technology. It will definately be the first, and may be the only one for a while, but the concept is being tested with other zooms as well as prime lenses.
...A 70mm~210mm f/2.0 w/ built-in matched 1.4X ...
I'd sell a liver for such a lens. (You can get by on just one.)
Kyle, I get what you mean. but I feel that your last sentence, while generally accurate, leaves out the issue of price. not only does a piece of equipment need similar specifications, it needs to be somewhere in the same ballpark in terms of price. these days it doesn't feel like canon and sigma are even playing in the same time zone. I realize why this is a mutually beneficial arrangement from a business standpoint, as the consumer I can't help wishing for a more competitive landscape. I guess that's where Sigma is starting to go with new lenses like the 35 f/1.4; I can only hope that this trend continues. I'd love to see Sigma try their hand (as they have in the past) with high quality superteles with their new quality and design measures in place.
An ef 35mm lens on a on a crop is not the same perspective as a 56mm on full frame.The thing is, a 50mm image cropped down to the perspective of an 85mm lens will have the same perspective and compresion as the same image taken with an 85mm lens.
So if I frame a photo the same with my 24mm lens and then with my 200 lens, the photos will have the same perspective? Perspective, like the mm length, is part of the lens, not the sensor behind it.
No. Perspective is determined by the distance from the camera to the subject. Focal length, sensor size, cropping - none affect perspective.
If you frame the same subject with a 24mm vs. a 200mm lens, you've changed the distance and that's what changes the perspective. If you took the two shots from the same distance, the perspective would be the same, but the framing would be different. If you then cropped the 24mm shot to the framing of the 200mm shot, both the perspective and the framing would be the same.
My 8-15 and 200 have the same perspective? If I cropped the 8-15 to the same framing of the 200 it's the same perspective?
An ef 35mm lens on a on a crop is not the same perspective as a 56mm on full frame.
referring to Sigma's 120-300 f/2.8 OS as a point of comparison for a future Canon 120-300 f/2.8 IS +1.4x is laughable. they're aimed at almost entirely different markets and buyers. please, don't get people excited about the possibility of a f/2.8 telephoto zoom coming from Canon in the $3K price range. this thing is likely going to cost $9K, and probably won't arrive until christmas 2016.I don't think any reasonable person would think a Canon zoom would be priced similarly to a third-party zoom of the same specifications. By competitor, Craig is stating it would be so on a focal length, aperture, and feature standpoint. You buy third-party gear for the better price, and name brand gear for the quality (in most cases) at a higher cost. If one party does not have a piece of equipment with similar specifications that the other does (think Canon 200mm f/2L, 8-15mm Fisheye or Sigma 50-500mm, 12-24mm, 120-300mm), there is no competition in that segment.
...they exhaustively test each one between every rental.+1 and that includes the retired rentals that are up for sale. Read any of Roger's articles on lens testing and you'll know the pains they go through to ensure happy customers and consistent operation from all their equipment.
Here is a picture of two of the now extinct FD 1200's with TC at the 1984 LA Olympics.
What are those two odd-looking black lenses in the picture?