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http://reframe.gizmodo.com/leaked-sony-sensor-has-potential-to-supercharge-future-1657814856

Found at Docma, an german graphic magazine


If true and expanded, this will be an game changing innovation.

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I recently picked up a Sony APS-C A6000 and confirmed that it can produce a (slightly) better image than my full frame 5D MkII.  That's what six years of investment in sensor technologies can do for a company.

Sensor tech will keep evolving, but a larger sensor means less dof with the same f-stop - that'll keep "full frame" running even if "full" is just a strange reminder of the film days.

It's painful as I never thought I'd feel this way as I've been a loyal Canon user for over 40 years.  I've invested too many $$$'s to go through this, but what choice do I have if what I can put to better use is small, light, powerful and doesn't have a mirror-box?

No doubt Canon will make the same switch sooner or later with DO lenses and their dual pixel af. They just don't want their current customers to know and keep on selling their mirror gear until the very last second. Imho there will be a market for maybe the next decade. A lot of people don't mind about heavy and large, it implies value and craftsmanship.

My guess is that there is a ~2 years time window for Canon do something about their product policy. If Sony keeps innovating at the same speed, about that time the difference to old-school dslr gear will be so large people might really jump ship rather than talk about it.

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If the ml cams cure their "childhood diseases" and develope their lens spectrum, this camery type will be an seroius opponent

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I don't see how you can compare this with the 5D III, the 6D yes, and its in the same price range, A7 II has more MP and new technology while the 6D will still perform better in low light.

... this is why I will wait for the Sony A9 to come. With new, even better sensor.  8)

It is rumored, that this new senor has the equal low light capability like the 6D, an stellar IQ and an much faster and accurate AF.
If this is true, staying @ 36MP would be "tolerable"  ;)....

I heared from third party engeneers, that the success of Alpha 7 line made them hurrying up designing new lenses. The alpha line will get some new, hig quality lenses in the next years.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Would you get Zeiss 135 f2?
« on: November 19, 2014, 05:50:27 AM »
The 135mm 2.0 is an extreme sharp lens and one of my best ones. But it took some month to learn to shoot with it. Es üpecially handheld it was nearly impossible for me to get 100% sharpness. This lens does not forgive any focussing-errors. If you use it on an tripod and live-view, you will get extraordinary pictures from it.
The tipp to rent it and try it out is an good one. Calculate about one kilogram for the lens only.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:34:38 AM »
Have to keep in mind this lens potentially could have serious focus breathing at MFD though, or not. Just have to wait and see ...

Can you explain, please??

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:32:57 AM »
I just look at the 100-400 now that is ages old and $1600.  While of course there will be a new premium on the new version....I'm not seeing Canon go up 40% - 100%.  Original 7D $1500.  New 7D2 $1800.  20% premium.  So I'm guessing $1999-$2200 (high side being where the 70-200 is now)  I think making these same priced where one gets you constant aperture while the other gets you longer focal range is a good trade.

I suspect your prices are wishful thinking.
 
Take a look at prices for the 1+ year old Nikon 80-400mm lens, and then add $300.
 
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-80-400mm-4-5-5-6G-NIKKOR-Digital/dp/B00BOZ1Y46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415419938&sr=8-1&keywords=nikon+80-400mm

I hope, you will be wrong. 2900€ for this lens would be to much. I hope to see it around 2000€.
The new Sigma Sport is much heavier, but its 600mm @ 6.3 is an serious opponent. You get 20mm more focal lenght with an better aperture and you can use theoretically all your AF points. So, why buy an 400mm lens, where you need to have to fetch an extender too and then use just your F8 capable center AF point (maybe some more) and your lens is 800€ more expensive than the Sigma?


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Sorry, if Canon is not willed to repair this problem, this will be my last Canon.

Can you reproduce the issue at will?  If not, does it recur at a frequency high enough to occur in a few minutes of testing by a technician, which is all they'd reasonably spend diagnosing a problem?  If both answers are 'no' it's unlikely they'll be able to observe the problem, a prerequisite for fixing it. 

The video concern surprises me, though.  When the 1D X was new, I came across a bug with the AFMA setting.  I called Canon, they couldn't replicate it and told me to send the camera in.  Instead, I made a video of the issue and posted it to my Flickr account, then emailed the link to the technician.  He emailed back agreeing there was a problem, and said he'd escalate it.  Posting the same video on a couple of forums elicited some excellent diagnostic help which identified the cause of the issue (enabling orientation-linked AF point caused AFMA to misbehave).  I passed that along to Canon, the issue was fixed with the next firmware.  Of course, a key difference was that my issue was reproducible.

Yes, the problem is, that the issue occures sometimes one time an hour, on aonther day just once.
The second thing is, that you own the highend model, and I don´t.
And the third thing is, that here in Germany, the CPS silver membership (as I do not own an 1D... model anymore) is not the same than the one in the US. The service comanies are "invited" from Canon to repair the Cams on the cheapest way. Sometimes getting spare parts from broken Cameras too (had an issue with my 7D 2 years ago. got it repaired, then two month later the same problem occured again. and the service company told me that this time  they used an new spare part, not an remanufactured/used one...)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Continue Using Canon Sensors in DSLRs
« on: November 05, 2014, 05:42:46 PM »
The good thing for Canon is, that other - more innovative - brands do lack in lenses or other additional equipment, an (semi)professional or entusiast will want to have.
So, just a few persons will move to Sony (e.g.), as there are essential lenses missing.

But when sony builts up the lens line, Canon will have to hurry on.

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www.sonyalpharumors.com: Sony patent discloses groundbreaking per pixel exposure sensor!

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sony-patent-discloses-groundbreaking-per-pixel-exposure-sensor/

Well, if this works, this would be really a gamechanger....

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@ Marsu: Thanks for the tip to rearrange the button fuction. But.... But I am a little bit shirty, if I will have to do so.

Note that it is *possible* with ML, but you have to code it yourself (in C) or request it in the ML forum or ask someone else who can do it for you. ML is very weak on usability improvements atm, imho they've painted themselves a bit into a corner with low-level stuff in the pull requests and there's no commit into nightly for a months.

Canon is able to fix this. The Cam is 5 month old and has not been stressed by any external influences like moisture e.g.  I will not accept the same bla bla from Canon, as I did four years ago when my 1DMkIII had an "moisture" problem.

That's the spirit :-) and most likely it'll help you to hear from other people who got broken equipment back from Canon after only a very quick, rough check. I imagine sometimes it does help to apply pressure and threaten legal action, but I'm not very good at this.

Sorry, if Canon is not willed to repair this problem, this will be my last Canon.

Afaik Nikon has an even worse reputation for service though, but I've hard good things about Pentax as they're in more need to get customers into their system. Basically, you either have to pay a lot of €€€ up front for a premium brand like Leica or pay a lot of €€€ for service with mass-market brands like Canon.

True. Nikon Service is a hoax. Friends of mine had severe problems with their D600. It took a year until Nikon did anything against the dot on the sensor problems.
Pentax? Ok. I´will have a look at. Do you know somethin about Sony´s service?
The coming successor of the A7 would be interesting....
Maybe with the new per-pixel-exposure sensor  :)

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Firmware 1.1.4 - the latest FW.
I will trý to downgrade the FW to 1.1.3. Let me see, if the problem can be solved by this way.

@ Marsu: Thanks for the tip to rearrange the button fuction. But.... But I am a little bit shirty, if I will have to do so. Canon is able to fix this. The Cam is 5 month old and has not been stressed by any external influences like moisture e.g.  I will not accept the same bla bla from Canon, as I did four years ago when my 1DMkIII had an "moisture" problem. Sorry, if Canon is not willed to repair this problem, this will be my last Canon.

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I tried replicating the problem last night with no success. I too have an aftermarket grip with one OEM battery and one third-party battery. Since the third party battery has been starting to have problems with my OEM charger I'm leaning towards that being the problem.
I use only original Canon batteries, as third party batteries did not work on my 6D

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I've occasionally had similar AF problems with my 6D as well. I don't think it was limited to just servo though, I believe it happens in single as well.

Basically, I'll take a shot and then start pressing my focus button to begin taking my next shot and it will be frozen up. I can't focus, I can't change settings, the camera is essentially locked up. Then after 1 second or so it'll wake back up and function again. This happens randomly, maybe once a month.

It hasn't happened for a while. I've read online several other people experiencing similar problems.

I tried updating firmware, multiple lenses, multiple (all genuine) batteries etc. No change.

However, recently it hasn't seemed to happen in the last 2-3 months. The only difference I can think of is that I started using Magic Lantern. Can't imagine that would fix a software problem but hey who knows!

ML on the 6D... Is this difficult to bring it on the 6D?
This AF problem occured from June to July, after this time it got worse and the AF was freezing totally. A reset had to be done by taking off the battery

Magic Lantern is extremely easy to put on the 6D (but do so at your own risk). Tbh, I don't think installing ML will fix your issues. I was merely pointing out the irony in my case.

It sounds like your issue is much worse than mine :(

Have you tried a firmware update? Didn't do anything for mine, but that would be my first step troubleshooting for a software issue like this.

I have the latest one on the 6D, but I will try to overwrite the existing one. Thanks

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I've occasionally had similar AF problems with my 6D as well. I don't think it was limited to just servo though, I believe it happens in single as well.

Basically, I'll take a shot and then start pressing my focus button to begin taking my next shot and it will be frozen up. I can't focus, I can't change settings, the camera is essentially locked up. Then after 1 second or so it'll wake back up and function again. This happens randomly, maybe once a month.

It hasn't happened for a while. I've read online several other people experiencing similar problems.

I tried updating firmware, multiple lenses, multiple (all genuine) batteries etc. No change.

However, recently it hasn't seemed to happen in the last 2-3 months. The only difference I can think of is that I started using Magic Lantern. Can't imagine that would fix a software problem but hey who knows!

ML on the 6D... Is this difficult to bring it on the 6D?
This AF problem occured from June to July, after this time it got worse and the AF was freezing totally. A reset had to be done by taking off the battery

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