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EOS Bodies / Re: Images for EOS Rebel 750D & EOS 760D Appear
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:26:31 AM »
24MP, I hope this means new sensor technology with an implied improvement in dynamic range.

Are there any high-quality EF-S lenses coming to utilize the higher pixel count? Makes little sense to release 24MP APS-C without lenses that can harness the extra resolving power. Without the lenses then you might as well shoot with a lower-res camera.

EF-S 10-22, EF-S 10-18, EF-S 24/2.8, EF-S 55-250 STM and most definitely the absolutely superb and absolutely dirt cheap EF-S 60 Macro will have no problem whatsoever to serve a 24 MP sensor ... to the fullest!  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:15:06 AM »
Drawing on all the many Nikon D800 vs D800E discussions ... my personal takeaway is: if I was shopping for a 50 MP Canon EOS, I'd definitely take the 5Ds for any studio, fashion, people shots (as long as they have any clothes on). And I'd definitely take the 5Ds R for nudes, landscape and everything else.  :)

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:04:16 AM »
I wonder if the knurling around the shutter button serves any purpose functionally. On the EOS-M this is the spot for the slider that changes modes from Auto to stills to video. On the M3 that has been moved to a dial.

I do take the "knurling" around the shutter button to be "the front dial". If not, I'd consider the EOS M3 user interface to be severly crippled and the introduction of a full mode dial would not make a lot of sense. Until confirmed, I hoope for the best. I do want a decent EOS M3, since I got all current EF-M lenses. And I do not really want to move to Sony or Samsung.

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 08:44:52 AM »
also just saw the Samsung NX500 announcement. Same 28 MP BSI sensor and AF system as NX-1 - just without built-in viewfinder. But full controls with mulitfunctional rear and front dials (and no stupid monofunctional EC dial wasating space). And for all those who want it: 4k video recording. MSRP USD 799 including 16-50 kit lens.  8)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7658835946/samsung-introduces-nx500-with-nx1-28mp-bsi-sensor

So whatever MSRP Canon announces for the M3 ... streetprice will definitely be limited! Or else ... firesale! at 299 half a year down the road!  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Owners Post Your Pictures
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:42:26 AM »
Very nice noncho.

+1

Liked the blog with more pictures of that mountain trip as well.

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:34:30 AM »
Anyone know what the button beside the shutter button is for?

I believe it reads "M.fn" - slightly better to see on image of white M3. Meaning "multi function". As on 7d, 7d ii, 5d iii. Default use there for AF-field group selection toggle, butcfully user configurable to a lot of different funtions. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:50:07 PM »
the entire question is not, "is a pop-up flash good enough to produce professional images as good as carefully lit studio images with a full lighting setup?". Nobody claims it is. Pop-up flash is a useful tool when no other lighting options are immediately available. Not more. But not less, either.

the question is: would a majority of potential buyers find a popup flash useful in a specific camera. If potential customers ever were asked - rather than only 10 hand-selected "arch-conservative Canon Explorers of mirrorslapping" - probably around 70-80% of all potential buyers would like to have a built-in pop flash in ANY camera. Especially if that little pop-up also serves as wireless speedlite commander.

The percentage is very likely much larger than those who want "advanced video capabilities" in every DSLR.

And that little pop-up flash also costs very little to implement, otherwise it would not be included in vritually any € 99 powershot digicam.

re. "un-Pro"
7D II is "as specialized and professional" a camera as 5D S / R are going to be. 7D II does have a pop-up flash. As had the 7D. Nikon FX cams like the rather professional D810 also have a pop-up flash.

Not many reports about "wheathersealing problems", "broken off pop-.up flashes in the field" around. All those "un-pro" myths are solidly debunked.

No, this is no "rant". It is my opinion.  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:01:41 PM »
@Lee Jay: really nice image!
Plus it demonstrates very well, how a pop-up flash can not only be "better than nothing" ... but "much better".  8)
But it doesn't demonstrate how having a pop up flash on a DSLR is any better than having a phone or a P&S.

... not at small web size as shown here. But view the image full size on a 5k iMac display today and it will be better than any smartphone pic ... a lot better! And view it on the 8k TV set and monitors in 2 years. Not to mention those 16k TV sets we'll all have once the little guy turns 18.  8)

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If it is really good, I'll buy the 5Ds sensor in a mirrorless Sony body [A7R II / A9] ... at half the price.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 03:38:36 PM »
@Lee Jay: really nice image!
Plus it demonstrates very well, how a pop-up flash can not only be "better than nothing" ... but "much better".  8)


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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 04, 2015, 02:09:43 PM »
With all of the 5D Variants running amuck, what is going to become of the 5D Mark III?

definitely the last Canon EOS mirrorslapper in my photo bag. ;D
next: mirrorless FF.  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 02:03:44 PM »
GPS would be flaky when it's in the vertical position. the Wifi would be very directional there too since behind the antenna is metal - and would even have to be even more shielded because of EMI,etc.

Any 1 and 5 series Canon EOS including 5Ds/R does have a top LCD as well, right? Whcih makes at least TWO good spots to place radio communications antennae of all sorts and kinds in all sorts of orientations. Third one could be put around the lens mount bajonet up front .... etc.

Problem solved, next please.  ;D

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:54:50 PM »
for all those who find the EOS M3 ever so *ugly*, there is a much more "elegant, flashy, glitzy, smooth, sleek, cool, apple-like, totally premium" alternative available ...

 ;D

*Oh so pretty*. Carved from one solid block of aluminium. The Leica apple of all mirrorless cameras. But functionally it's *pretty much* where the Canon EOS M was before it got the first Firmware update.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 06:18:49 AM »
Yongnuo and other "reverse engineering" Chinese manufacturers cannot possibly serve as a benchmark for what Canon might be able to built into their cameras ...  :)

I can see no reason for not building a fully-blown "COMM" module into large DSLR bodies. With the following components, ALL of them - as in many small smartphones:
* WiFi - latest mainstream iteration (currently ac)
* NFC
* GPS
* Canon only: RT commander
all of them separatly switchable by user, of course.
Antenna/s: always built into LCD bezel/frame on rear of camera. More than enough spacxe there. And no shielding metal either. 

And one version, in which the power cable to the COM module is not built in. For those markets where odd-ball communications laws and ferquency crap make communicating devices "illegal".

Problem solved, next please! :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 04, 2015, 05:56:05 AM »
Quote
oh really?
and suppose something unexpected happens and you are close but have no flash and they need a shot and there is terrible back lighting?

If you carry a 1D Pro Series camera and you have no flash you should set up the ISO ;) If you miss it to a real shoot you should think about your job. Popup-flashes are really useless, they do nothing except of flashing something near to death. It's not the problem to have it in the cam, it's the problem that you carry it with the cam for 99% of the time, not using it. You make the body bigger, heavier, more prone to water and the viewfinder is more complicated for a decent 100% view. The flash even sucks on your batterylife. You can Put a 270EX on your Body every time you go out.

Nikon has a flash in the body? Wow. Leica doesn't. And the real Pro Models are D3s and D4 not the D800... guess what. They have no flash  8)

quite funny to argue with size constraints for a tiny pop-up flash with respect to a BEHEMOTH Canon EOS 1D body.  ;D

As far as "professional" is concerned, I would expect either a (optical master capable) pop-up flash in any (large) DSLR body OR since we are in 2015 and talking about Canon ... an even tinier RT-radio wireless commander built right into the camera. Ideally in addition to pop-up flash, since the RT commander cannot provide fill flash capability in a pinch nor AF assist in a pinch.

That's what I would consider "professional".  And it would be UNIQUE for Canon. No Nikon or Sony has a RT flash system.  ANd more 600EX-RTs would probably be sold ... 8)

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