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EOS Bodies / Canon UK innovates: new camera bag. Hi-resolution, low DR.
« on: September 27, 2014, 11:32:47 AM »

The Linda camera bag, complete with EOS 100D White will be available from Harrods and Selfridges on from early November 2014 for £1,200.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 03:19:00 AM »
Because no one offers a fully capable (!) ff-sensored milc system ... yet. :-)

As far as available mirrorslappers are concerned, total system difference between canon and nikon is not large enough  to make me switch. Yet. :-)

For me and my use, up to now Canon's deficits in desired/competitive sensor capabilities are just about balanced out by my preference for their user interface/ergonomics, choice of lenses and RT flash system.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:48:41 AM »
From Canon is said, that the next M... Camera will be much better, around 24MP and faster at AF. Some say, the AF system of the 70D will be built in. Price much higher than the exisitng M2.

the last sentence is the one I believe at face value. :-)

EOS M3 with EVF and slightly iterated 70D sensor and articulated touch screen is the bare minimum Canon needs to do. And if they believe I will pay anything more for it than what a 70D costs, they are plain wrong.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:45:06 AM »
Add choice to the poll for "only if mirrorless". Plus Canon can make mirrored and mirrorless versions.

[X] ... Yes! :-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:05:47 PM »
It would be so much more ideal to just have Canon deliver the goods...a kick-ass sensor paired with their wonderful ergonomics and all the lenses I already own.

+1 ... exactly!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:32:21 PM »
yes it is interesting. Once I got the image on my screen, THAT is what I work with, no matter what I or others may have originally seen on scene when capturing the image.

Thin DOF .. only to some extent for me. I will move from APS-C to FF soon, to get thin enough DOF from f/28 zooms. To me, f/2.8 on FF provides enough power to control DOF. Shooting even wider open makes things unnessarily more difficult to me - AF hit rate suffers and I am forced to pay inordinate amounts of attention to exactly place the focal plane on the forefront of the eyeball rather than on the eyelashes or too far back etc. ... it seriously distracts me from capturing the right moment, the right image overall. I don't want to be a "photo mechanic", no dial twister, no knob turner, no "camera operator", but rather an observer, a seer and a capturer.

And thin DOF requires fixed focal lenses. Potentially even very expensive ones, that I rarely ever use. Don't really like those 1-trick ponies. 3 f/2.8 zooms on FF is all I need. Holy trinity and be done with. Actually for 16-35 the f/4 would do for me.

btw. I don't use PS. Hate the guts of the UI of that program. Lightroom only and whatever is possible with it. v5 is pretty good already.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: 4K, 5K, 6K and Up Video
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:15:17 PM »
i will buy a 30" UHD 4k monitor as soon as a reasonable product comes along.
Next product I will buy will be an 8k monitor .. as soon as a reasonable porduct comes along.
After that? A 16k monitor.
And if I happen to live lng enough, after that a 32k monitor.

Power of 2. Definitely stay away from uneven numbers in all things digital.
5k ... most stupid thing on earth. Dell should have tried to first get a relly good 4k monitor made.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 04:10:23 PM »
interesting. I postprocess my images to make them look the way I want them to look. :-)
Which is not necessarily the way I saw a scene. Or imagined it. Or what the scene would have looked like to some other people.  :-)

Thought for you guys: how much of this 'problem' with Canon being so far behind is due to the rising prevalance of Photoshop and significant amounts of post processing? 

I have never been huge on all the PS work that a lot of folks do to their work.  To me I like pictures that look like what you saw when you took them.  But, that's me. 

Still, because one can do so many kinds of things in PS, it seems like at some point we have started to measure cameras against how far they allow you to take PS.   PS has become where the image is created, and not the camera.  The cart is before the horse, no?

Just food for thought.


I post-process every image, and that's because I like the final result to look like it looked to me.  The out-of-camera JPEG or default raw conversion rarely looks like that.

That's exactly what I was about to say. Postprocessing is usually essential (to my eye) to get an image that resembles what I saw.

I think you guys are probably in the minority. I read "I want it to look like what I saw" quite often, but then the people writing it load up their flickr streams with razor-thin DOF and desaturated images, water blurred to a fog and polarized skies. Things I have personally never seen in real life.

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:11:03 PM »
while a TC without any moving elements is probably a lot easier to copy than regular lenses with focussing elements [MF, AF or possibly even IS). Yongnuo might be able to offer a TC at only 1/3 of the cost of the original item, whereas this might not be possible for a regular lens.

BUT it am also really wondering, why Yongnuo chose the 2x TC, rather than the 1.4x.

Anyway, really interested to see what  price and quality will be like. I'll definitely NOT pre-order.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:32:32 AM »
So basically you will only buy a product when they beat the opposition in all aspects?
It won't happen. There are always pros and cons.

What baffles me is you say your happy or were happy with the 18mp sensor which was a dog when it came out and your still using it and saying how bad the FF sensors are when they are a such huge improvement your almost kidding yourself.

The 7D sensor maybe was a dog even when it came out. It was still better than Nikon D300s and any other APS-C camera on the marekt at the time. The 7D was unequivocally THE BEST APS-C camera when it came out in fall of 2009, that's why I bought it. It's sensor was surpassed pretty soon thereafter, of course.

I am fully aware that the 5D III sensor will give me much better IQ than the old 18 MP APS-C sensor. But, I will not settle for this. I want more, I want the best my money can buy and I want it in a smaller package. :-)

Lenses / Re: HERE COMES THE BRAND NEW EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 25, 2014, 10:27:37 AM »
btw. on a german camera forum I found a posting dated 09/17 http://www.dslr-forum.de/showthread.php?t=1481973 including photos showing Yongnuo displayed the following lenses at their Photokina stall:
* 50/1.4
* 50/1.8
* 35/2.0
* Extender EF 2x III

According to the german poster all three lenses shown were apparently very close copies of the respective original Canon EF lenses and did even register as such when attached to a Canon camera ... and DXO software automatically used the respective Canon lens correction profiles.

Some dealer lists the Yongnuo 50/1.4 at USD 299,- ... I don't think it will become a sales success at that price. :-)

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: http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-ourproduct.php?category=1.Flash

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.  ;)

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