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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:00:03 AM »
No offence AvTvM your the type of customer that won't be happy with any camera.

wrong. I bought the Canon EOS 7D the first day it became available, paid full MSRP and was *quite happy* with it until I sold it 2 months ago. It was clearly *the best* APS-C camera when it came out in fall of 2009 and it did not cost an arm and a leg or a kidney. Do you see any Canon offering in 2014 which manages to score on both of these 2 parameters. I don't.

I'll be happy again with a Canon camera, once it is a "best-in-class" FF-sensored MILC in a body sized liked Sony A7 ... plus matching lenses ... at reasonable prices.  8)

And no, I am not the only one, who wants this.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:23:06 AM »
Even though I don't always agree with Jrista I consider accusing him of being a troll an insult. Very uncalled for.  He is going to extremes to substantiate his arguments with knowledge and facts.

It is only fanboys who have a problem with this and to hear repeatedly, that Canon's sensors are not nearly as good as they could and should be. It hurts their ears and their egos. That's why they call it DRoning.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:18:42 AM »
They have a lot of flash stuff...


yes. all of that is known. News are the 50/1.4, possibly the TC 2x III and certainly the YN600EX-RT, shich was announced first in October 2013, but has been delayed forever.

So far, Yongnuo is the only chinese company I know of, that dares to copycat the Canon RT radio wireless flash system and seems to get away with it. Their YN-ST-E3RT has been available sind late last year, but did not prove to be reliable enough at roughly 2/3 of the cost of original Canon gear.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:57:43 AM »
And they also have Speedlites:

Looks familiar...

wow .. they've put it on the website! The YN600EX-RT is overdue for more than 6 months by now. Wonder, whether it will finally become available. ANd wehter they've been able to get their copycat RT-radio system to work at last. Reliably, that is.  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:55:07 AM »
The 5DMKIII sensor isn't good enough? Its not at the end of its life either and there is some great deals on them. If you thought the 18mp sensor is ok the 5DMKIIIs will blow you away so will the 6D. Sounds like you need to actually try them. The 5DMKIII is one of the most capable cameras on the market regardless of you thinking its a poor offering. What rubbish.

No. The 5D III sensor is not good enough. Not for me. Not in 2014. Not by a long ways. In reality, 5D III is exactly what the 5D 2 should have been ... back when that one was released: OK sensor with good AF system. 

And yes, 5D III is end-of-life. Even when most of its owners don't want to recognize it. ;-) And even though Canon has not listed it as EOL or announced a successor ... yet.

As a matter of fact, currently the Nikon D750 is closest to what I would want to get ... as a DSLR. But ... I want no mirrorslapper any longer. I want a fully capable, FF-sensored, yet compact mirrorless package. And the only one currently available (Sony A7/R/S) is not it, due to a number of shortcomings that ned to be fixed first.  :-)

18 MP APS-C sensor is not "fine", but even worse, of course. To me, EOS-M is just a cheap stop gap measure until I finally get my "really-right" FF MILC camera system. EOS-M simply was and is by the cheapest and most compact APS-C camera system available. I find it OK for what it is and I like the user interface - there is no menu system as good as Canon's. Plus a nice touchscreen. Except there are a lot of situations where the lack of a viewfinder really kills me.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:32:42 AM »
btw: is the Yongnuo EXTENDER EF 2x III also new or already well-known?

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:23:16 AM »
... Yongnuo AF drive will be better than the medieval, fickle, prone to break Original ...
Will be interesting to see if they'd copy that, too.  ;D ;D ;D

from the sounds of it .. YES.  ;D

Supports AF (Auto Focus) mode and MF (Manual Focus) mode;
This lens carries full-time manual focus function, which makes it easily to fix focus position even in automatically focusing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:21:57 AM »
+1 ... exactly my situation too.
7D sold. Some glass sold, some L glass still here. 7D II not interested, 5D III not interested, sensor not good enough, no Wifi, end of life. 6D way too crippled. EOS-M used as transitional "good-weather camera". Waiting for killer M3 and/or killer 5D IV.

This forum is killing me....
The 5DIII has to much of what I don't need, the 6D to little of everything.
So I decided long ago to wait for whatever FF will come next and in the mean time I upgrade my APS sector with the marvellous 7DII which I was waiting for the last 2 years....

Then the 7DII got released and it has all this marvellous new tech, the perfect AF, dual this and dual that but wait a moment... MP up by 10% and 70D out to prove that neither 2 MP more nor 4 years of development result in a reall advantage.... Bah Humbug

So I decided to skip the 7D2 ....

than I started to read contribution after contribution here and stated to think: Ah what are 1800 bucks compared to the money I have sunk already in Canon glass, well why not living another five years with a sensor being only marginally better than what I have in my M? OK come on pre orders are cheap in Canada especially when you get a 24-70 4.0 for free and ordered.

Now comes this interview and the hope for another revival of the M area. More hope for something at least 24 MP,  dual pixel AF combined with touch screen and GPS and WIFI and viewfinder and and and....

However  I do not want to deplete my pockets on two APS cameras. That means postpone the 7DII and wait if there is a M3 before spring.  Probably I will continue to read your guys contributions and change my mind another five times.... Oh how easy was my live when I did not know about this site and walked blind to rumors and current development into a shop to buy a 20D and was surprised that they had the 30D arriving that same day..

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:10:31 AM »
YES, YES, YES! Good on ya, Canon!
Highly likely that even the Yongnuo AF drive will be better than the medieval, fickle, prone to break Original Canon AF in the EF 50/1.4.
And luckily I sold my 50/1.4 two months ago. 
Will be interesting to see how cheap and good the Yongnuo is. And when it will really become available. ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:08:57 AM »
Exactly the way I see it too.

I have never read in my life so much bullS___ from senior person. Few my comments:

1) Canon should fire all their engineers if they need 5 years to include 1Dx autofocus technology into other camera.  According to Maeda, 7DII was redesigned but remained absolutely the same as previous model :)

2) Canon's sensors are significantly behind Exmor sensor. If you are not capable producing competitive sensor, please buy it from Sony.

3) Significant focus on mirrorless - are you joking or are you stupid? Canon produced mirrorless camera which is maybe worst in the market. OF course theu sold many such cameras at a loss :)

4) What I see now when look to Canon: arrogant company, which is led by very old japanese person who still thinks that he is living in 60s' :) Canon is still able to support its leadership as it is not easy to change firm when you have many L lenses. For example, myself are not considering changing system into Sony or Nikon as I do not want to incur financial losses due to sale of lenses. But if we talk about new customers, it is doubtful that Canon is winning on this side.

5) It is very clear that Canon is a big ship and starts sinking slowly. This is due to not flexible management. Canon need to replace this old man and put American in CEO position, who would shake the whole corporation and kick engineers asses :)

6) Also, I think it would be a good idea to take Steve Jobs strategy and produce smaller number of models, which are much better than competitors.

Mirrorless market is getting serious and many new customers might buy mirrorless cameras. Canon and Nikon are practically newcomers in this market and need to put more focus and not just provide BS answers to journalists ;)

Well, I for one want the best ff sensor in as small and capable as possible a camera. :-)

Glad to read that it is finally dawning on those geriatric japanese managements that the days ofcthe mirrorslappers are coming to an end soon. :-)

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:14:04 AM »
it really should have been a EF-22/2.0 STM pancake. Not EF-S. Not 24mm. Not f/2.8.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 23, 2014, 04:55:53 AM »
Maybe FF mirrorless size saving would be greater with a larger mount that can allow such big rear elements to avoid issues with light dropoff and boarder softness?

no MAYBE there. The BIGGER the freakin' hole in the body compared to sensor inside is, the EASIER it is to design
  • optically better and/or
  • smaller and lighter and/or
  • less pricey

Sony/Zeiss FE lenses are so ridiculously expensive and huge, because that mount hole is simply too small relative to the FF sensor inside.  Sony made a huge mistake using the APS-C sized E-mount hole as basis for their new FF mirrorless line. It is a totally unnecessary weak spot built-in from the very start and this achilles heel will hurt them ever more year after year, as competitors will come to market with better, cheaper and more compact lens ranges for FF sensored MILCs.

Canon EF-M lenses are so damn small, damn good and downright cheap, because the EF-M mount - like all current Canon mounts EF7EF-S/EF-M - has a really generous clearance and is very well-sized relative to the sensor inside [and to the chosen flange distance]. And no, EF-M cannot possibly handle an FF sensor in an uncompromised, meaningful and quality fashion. Luckily Canon has repeatedly also stated this and will not compromise on that one. 8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:27:12 PM »
Counterpoint to counterpoint:



PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 22, 2014, 12:30:22 PM »
In reality the G7 X is more of a Powershot S-series with a less dwarfy-sensor ... basically a S-130 ... rather than a G-series.  :)

G1-X II should be the last G-series with a sensor smaller than APS-C. To be succeeded - if at all - by a version of a future EOS-M3 without lens mount but hi-performance 4x zoom bolted-on, EVF, hotshoe and fully articulated LCD. It could then be designated as Canon Powershot G-M1.  :-)

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