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(b) In USA and Europe, DSLRs outsell mirrorless cams by 9.5:1 and 8.5:1 respectively, so there's no point in shipping mirrorless cameras to these continents now.
I was gonna say, everywhere I've gone lately, I've seen a lot of D5200's and a lot of T4i/T5i's...cant name the last time I've seen someone rocking a mirrorless camera in public. And this is throughout the US; in Oregon and Washington, in DC, in WV, in the northeast, and even recently in the Everglades. EVERYONE in the Everglades had a DSLR, except for the one guy that had an SX50.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 12:04:16 PM »
There is no mention of new lenses for the system.
To me, this is the more important thing. The US system has 2 lenses right now; and if I'm gonna put an adapter on the thing, I might as well just buy an SL1 or T51 and get similar specs/pricing.

Honestly, it'd probably be smarter of them to just drop mirrorless until they are ready to commit fully. A new EOS-M that doesn't come with a tele, some more primes, etc...don't see the point

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Carl Zeiss Otus 1,4/55 gets DxO score
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:17:07 PM »
Matches what Roger found at LensRental...sounds like you can basically lock the Otus in at 55 f/2.8 and get the sharpest photos of any lens out there...even better than most primes at f/5.6


I'm not really sure there is a compelling reason either way. I mean, there's always the chance you switch to a brand that isn't Nikon (Sony/Pentax/etc), and then having gotten the Nikon mount is just as useless. And if you have a crappy adapter, it could have negative effects (infinity focus and/or mechanics of use). But, if those don't happen, it shouldn't have an effect.

Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:26:24 PM »
Canon makes the 8-15mm already, so to be the widest, it must be really wide ...
That's a fisheye though

Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:22:05 PM »
Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Except 12mm is already being done; they'd have to make it an 11-xx lens to be the widest.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Japan Teases a White Kiss
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:34:18 PM »


I really hope Canon' doesnt look like that. I'd actually want a fully white body, grip and all. If the grip is still black, it just looks awkward. Then again, so will all the black lenses

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:02:39 PM »
for EF-S
EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS Mk. III
EF-S 18-200/3.5-5.6 IS Mk. II
The 18-55 already got updated with STM.

for EF, Non-L
EF 58/1.4 IS @ USD/€ 1,190
EF 50/1.8 IS @ USD/€ 790
I could see the 50mm f/1.8 IS happening; not sure I see a 2nd 50mm update though. It does stand to reason that they may add IS to their 85mm or 135mm non-L lens.

They could also update the 70-300mm lens with STM.

EOS 70-200/4 L IS Mk. II @ USD/€ 1,790
Why that lens? Seems to me it's already one of their sharpest and most affordable L lenses. If anything, I could see them dropping the non-IS f/4 lens, to try and push sales toward other lenses.

35L and 135L are my guesses for L updates

And unless there is a startlingly clear mind blowing oh my god improvement in IQ, what pro/semipro/prosumer/enthusiast is going to commit to a path of selling off their $10,000 worth of glass in order to buy $15,000 worth of mirrorless glass? 

Again, if we can use our current lens line up with a mirrorless system, no adaptor needed, native mount, same quality...it has a chance... 
And to further back up this point, Sony has been selling E-mount cameras for 3.5 years; meaning they've been developing the system even longer. They STILL don't have a full pro lens lineup, and without Sigma and Zeiss, I'm not sure they'd even have a semi-pro set of options. If you aren't willing to manual focus, they certaintly don't have a range of lenses that can match the L system. Is there even a tele option beyond 200mm?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anyone still using their 450d?
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:50:24 PM »
For $300, I feel like you can do better than the 450D. T2i should easily be gettable for that, maybe even a T3i kit for $400ish.

Might as well at least get a T2i/550D for better ISO performance and frame rate. Processor is better too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:19:54 PM »
It's probably a T4/1200D. There is a red version of the 1100D and as far as i know there isn't any other recent DSRL model that isn't black.

But i wonder what will the specs be? Probably the same as the 100D but with a small useless extra.  ;D
Actually, I think the SL1 is the replacement for the T3/1100D. I just don't see the price point a 1200D would occupy with the SL1 going for $5-600

Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:10:35 PM »
I don't expect to see many if any new "L" primes in the near future. 
I agree for everything but the 35L. That one has fierce competition, and by age, it's due for a replacement. That said, they might not even be able to compete with the Sigma lens. The current 35L retails for $500 more than the Sigma, and an update would be an even bigger gulf. They'd have to release the perfect 35mm lens to make it worth it.

It's not a situation like the Tamron 24-70 where they made a nice lens with VC, but the Canon version was clearly sharper and better and worth the extra

Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 09, 2013, 03:55:29 PM »
I think it stands to reason that Canon will release a new ultrawide zoom sometime soon, whether its a 16-35 update or a 14-24. They just updated both the 24-105 and 24-70 lenses, as well as the 70-200. That leaves the 100-400 to update sometime in the next year or two.

Of the primes, the 35L is the oldest by almost 10 years. The 135L is also in that timeframe. So, I'd say those are the next two L updates. That said, I think the 135L is still selling well, not sure it really needs an update yet.

The100-400 seem to be the most likely update, since Canon has updated all their tele lenses in the last few years. 35L and ultra-wide probably come after that. But, with a lot of good L lenses, you may see them update their non-L lenses before. I think the 50mm IS update is coming, and they've refreshed all the kit lenses with STM

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 01:12:59 PM »
Seems to be a white version of the SL1/100D.
Yep, agreed...its the only way to explain the Canon logo being so dark.

Kind of cool, though certainly not the interesting new product people thought it might be
Is it a MILC? It is filed under Canon mirrorless...

A 7D Mark II that is a SLT?
That's because CR Guy had been running with the idea that the announcement might be the EOS-M2; seems pretty clear it isnt, unless they have radically re-styled the body from the M

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 08, 2013, 12:54:36 PM »
wouldn´t it be better to test all lenses on a, lets say 180MP medium format sensor?
But what would the outcome of that test really be? Why do I need to know that my Canon lens resolves better than a Nikon equivalent at 180mp? Is there a 180mp on the market, or even the possibility of one?

I get what you are going for, but, the result would be so far divorced from reality that it wouldn't really be useful. I mean, even DXO's sensor tests are a little out there, because they are just testing the sensor, not the electronics that deliver the actual image. But at least it's mostly grounded in reality; it's a sensor that exists. And when they test lens/camera combos, they are things I could use in the real world.

Would knowing that the Nikon can resolve a tiny bit better on your 180mp sensor make me change from Canon to Nikon? No, because today, on the cameras they both have, there is no noticeable difference. And I'm taking pictures today. The results would basically just be fodder for useless flame wars.

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