maybe canon are just gonna skip FF mirrorless and go straight for Full Medium format Mirrorless
that should give everyone a hardon
that should give everyone a hardon
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This actually makes sense to me, although I've been skeptical about Canon's "need" to release a high megapixel full frame camera.
I'll go back to a prediction I make quite a while back – I can see Canon releasing a "5D HD" that offers a pixel density somewhere in the same neighborhood as the 7D (46 mp), perhaps a little less. Same body, same basic functionality (with a slower frame rate likely) just a new sensor and maybe a little faster processor.
It would give customers a choice, but keep their production costs down since many of the components could be shared by both bodies. Canon has seen the D800 sales figures, so they know that high megapixels aren't in huge demand, but they probably also know there is a small subset of customers that will pay a premium for more resolution. Give them what they want, but keep the production costs down.
Even in the face of this rumor which is contrary to some of your predictions, you're still falling back on them? The main thing I notice in this rumor, is that the "3D" will have 4k video capability. That is not "the same basic functionality" as a 5D3. This model is obviously intended to be upmarket from the 5D3. Slower frame rates for stills, no doubt...but it's going to be able to do a lot more video-wise.
I don`t think they will name it `3D`because its misleading... people will think that it can do 3D video...
Mine is set to BBF also. My one gripe though - I wish I could use the REC button to BBF! It's in the perfect location, and it's not used in still mode! Such a simple little thing I wish they would implement it!
I have both and both have their separate uses. I agree with Neuro. I use the 135 for single person portraits and for indoor sports where I need fast shutter speed (table tennis). I use the 70-200 for more than one person portrait shots and also for sports where I need extra reach, but then I have to bump up the ISO (depending on the light).
I usually get in a rut and use a certain lens too often. That was the case with my 135, as I didn't use it as much due to having the 70-200, but after doing a maternity shoot for my wife, solely with the 135, I believe it to be superior as a portrait lens and will be using it more often.
Yes but if you have the 100 L macro, as the OP does, then you are not looking at the "superiority" of the 135 over the 70-200 for portraits, you are looking at the difference between the 100 and the 135, I have yet to see anybody reliably or correctly tell which lens was used in real shooting comparisons, even when both are used wide open.
Obviously the 135 is the only f2 in the mix, it seems to me if you are light limited and need shutter speed there is no substitute for the f2 assuming you can get the dof you need, that is the only reason for the 135 f2, in pretty much any other shooting situation you can imagine the 100 L macro (which the OP has) will do the job "better", it is smaller and lighter, it has very good IS, it is weather sealed, it has superb background blur, it can focus much closer giving vastly more compositional opportunities and, if you use the focus limiter, the focus speed is not that different.
Of course some will need one lenses feature set over the others, a very few will need both speciality feature sets regularly enough to need
bothall three, but I'd venture very few people really put all three to very good use. That is not to say I am against collecting, I am not, just a small reality check on what we need.
P.S. To really put this f2 "unique look" idea into perspective, for a same framed subject the 135 @f2 and 6.75 feet will have a dof of 0.09 feet, the 100 @ 5 feet (for the same framing but slightly different perspective) and f2.8 will have a dof of 0.12 feet, that is 3/100 of a foot difference, less than 1/4 inch. Maybe that is why people find it impossible to tell which lens was used when shown actual shooting situation images.
Thank you for sharing. Im really leaning into the EOS-M system with the 11-22, 22 f2 and 70-200 f4IS for my travel set up.
Im still debating about this lens or the 10-22 EF-S and a 70D. Decisions!!! EOS-M, 22mm f2, 11-22mm, EF-M and 70-200 f4IS or 70D, 10-22mm, 40mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f4 for my travel set up. Since I fly every week for work. Would like a good set up.
here are a couple of 100% crops of the 450mm and 600mm
Forgive me for asking, but is it just me or is there a substantial IQ loss between those two images? The 600mm seems very soft.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the xiao long bao while you are in Shanghai!