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EOS Bodies / Re: AE-1 Styled DSLR from Canon?
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:22:28 PM »
Only if it was based on the Canon P and takes all my FD's, not a niche market at all   ;D

As has been said, Fuji really has this retro base covered.

It would be a bit of fun but I doubt that's a big driver at Canon central

Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:33:56 AM »
thanks Guys :)

Great series indeed.
I see you took also a photo sitting on a bike. Do you snap away or ask permission? If so, what is your experience with the first reaction?

If you mean in pic FQ2A6344 ? I think Dan is centre picture in reflection, the technique is interesting and requires a lot of practice I'd have thought.

Dan, do you go round with a group of friends I've often thought that would make street 'easier' as a beginner?


Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:35:05 PM »
would have loved this to be full frame. would be such a good walk around lens

And they will add VAT on top of that...  >:(

Never mind if they do, as such a simple, low cost lens will be a pretty risk free grey market purchase from the likes of DigitalRev.

+1 exactly, or HDEW they are safe

EOS Bodies / Re: Video Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 05:05:02 PM »
I just sat through about 20 minutes of it. He is very biased, and when he can muster any compliments they are all backhanded in nature.  He makes a few points, but overall, it is like listening to nails on a chalkboard because he is so openly contemptuous. 


Every frame in focus.....hmmm

Give it to Tony Northrup and I am sure he could bugger up the settings and drop that down to 60%

He is pretty much doing it now.


20mins wow impressive, I couldn't manage past 5 !!  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:43:50 AM »
Wow, image buffer is improved over the already excellent 7D. 1090 JPEG/Large, 31 RAW, 19 RAW+JPEG/L.

+1 thought the same then remembered... for 3 seconds! a well swings and roundabouts

EV -3 (for center point only) looks like standard issue now.
The spread of points looks huge to me covering thirds in both orientations?

Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:31:41 AM »
I'll be having some of that, providing the excellent $149 doesn't translate into £200 ! ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:22:44 AM »
Intelligent Viewfinder II

Maybe I'm reading too much into this part but that sounds like a digital overlay ie the start of a hybrid VF ?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:17:17 AM »
$1799 and that's a pre-order price, sounds good can't see that coming down any time soon

Doesn't sound like your happy or confident about that lens, play the odds, send it back, get another one you'll be back at base by then and be able to test to your satisfaction. Short term pain, long term gain!


Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 12:12:06 PM »
Well I'm gonna have fun with this little guy. I do use the 40mm as a lens cap, just a bit long though, allows me to carry a ready to go camera in a narrow unobtrusive bag. The intro price will be interesting I understand initial pricing thing but can it really be that far away from the current 40mm. OK so I wait six months no big deal, then again even at full price it's still tempting  ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:42:55 AM »
There could be details here.  I'll give an example.

In the 70D, you can switch to 3x crop mode in video, but only through a menu and when you do you lose dual pixel autofocus.  If this camera can smoothly shift between 1x and 3x while shooting and retain dual pixel focus that would be a substantial upgrade to me versus the 70D.

+1 the devil is always in the detail, looking forward to detailed reviews

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How do you say Nikon
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:43:49 AM »
Paatayyytoe....... I like potatoes  :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:33:15 AM »
EOS iTR Autofocus and RGB + IR Photometry Sensor has got my attention.

Wonder if the iTR Autofocus is straight out of the 1Dx or it's an increment. Would/will spot metering be linked to it?

Surprised that the 65pnt AF has been confirmed was expecting 41pnt, nice.

What's not to like, looks like a great camera (ducks) my only gripe would be new grip, hardly surprising though.


reply to this thread with the city that you reside in

I'm from Berlin - the big Berlin in Germany as my Fritz-style English writing attempts suggest.

Btw interesting voting option there: "UK / Europe" ... last time I looked, the UK is part of Europe, though it may not be in the EU for long and get a bit smaller when Scotland leaves next week. I 've just read the new name will be "RUK" as in "Rest of UK" :->

I think your being a bit previous with that statement Marsu  ;)

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