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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Real iso's?
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:11:18 PM »
Based on Bill Claff's data, The canon 30D has quite low readind noise. Any camera after that the read noise has been at least doubled up, includind the 1D-X.  Why???  Is Canon is going backward on the read noise???

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Lenses / Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:30:07 PM »
It  all depends what you want to shoot and your shooting style.  If you are not into distant street portrait. 5D and 24-105 will handle most of the situation. Now you are down to one lens.  With IS and f4 the lens can handle low light also. If you think that you will do a lot of low light shooting, get the f1.8 or 1.4 50.  If you need something wider than 24, just use stitching.

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Lighting / Re: 270 ex ii or 430 exii for vacation
« on: May 10, 2013, 12:20:31 PM »
Just bring your 600 rt. use the money to get another good camera bag that will just carry what you will bring.

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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2013, 04:12:29 PM »
Hope its AF speed is on par with Sony Rx-100 or the Panasonic LX 7. Fixed lens is fine with me. That will make it lighter and  smaller. just give us the FAST AF.

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Lenses / Re: A Walk Around Lens for a Trip
« on: April 30, 2013, 01:47:25 PM »
For one lens solution, 15-85 mm is your best bet. Do not get the 40/2.8. It is only one stop faster than the 15-85 and it is not wide enough get a 28/1.8 or instead for low light application. With IS on the 15-85 mm, you may not even need a fast lens for inside shots, assuming that your hands are sturdy enough.  I was there with 17-40 mm and a 28-135 mm on a crop body.  I end up used the 17-40 mm 90% of the time.  The main use of the 28-135 mm is for distant snap shot of people.  My standard travel kit also includes a good binocular. Also practice photo stitching. There are a few occasion that even 11 mm is not wide enough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 29, 2013, 07:45:18 PM »
Can't they just make it a M9 equivalent for a quarter of the price of the Leica? I still want a "full frame" range finder with manual focus, optical viewfinder and two or three small, fast standard lenses (28, 55, 90). Shouldn't be too hard and would sell like hotcakes I assume.

And they could indeed recycle their FD mount with that.
Canon was making Japanese version (even with better feature) of M4 until 1969 (?). The price difference at that time is only less than 25% or less. Now you want Canon to make a version of M9 for 1/4 of M9. That will be a very nice dream.

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United States / Re: Traveling abroad with photography equipment
« on: April 11, 2013, 12:44:04 AM »
Almost all the  airlines outside of U.S. are having weight limit of 7 Kg (15.5 lb) for carry on. Some eevn count thae camera bag as one peice of carry on, not as "personal item". eg. Air Quanta. Once a while, they do enforce the ruleSo just be prepair to have your heavy camera bag to be gate check ( that is what you do not want). Neuro has the right solution.  For me I try to keep my camera bag at less tha 12 lbs and put it in alight wiight bag with the odds and ends.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 maybe 17-40
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:21:24 PM »
17-40 has the built-in gel filter holder at the back of the lens.

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Come on guys where's the viewfinder!  Wonder how the autofocus is...

It looks like a view finder can be mounted in the flash hot-shoe, making it more like a range-finder camera.
Wrong Term, should be "make it more like a view finder camera". A "view finder" cannot do the job of a "range finder".

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If it was 35mm or 50mm equivalent I would have considered it. 28mm is a bit wide for a general purpose lens.
28mm equilvalent is not a bad choice.  It has a 16Mp sensor. That will allow you some cropping. As a "tourist" camera, 28mm will allow you to be more useful for "city scape", inside of building, wide scenery etc. I just hope that it have better color rendition than its DSLR, especially for facial color.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 02, 2013, 01:07:02 PM »
I have been using the 17-40mm as my main lens for the last 7 years on crop body. I got no complain. CA, vignetting  and distortion of 17-40mm are better than the 17-55mm 2.8 (based on the DSLR gera tets result). 17-55 2.8 wins in sharpness. For about $400 more you got a 1 stop faster lens and IS. 17-55mm may be a better deal.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:07:16 PM »
How many times have I typed that yes, the 5Dc is a first gen camera and has many many flaws but I never bought it at release for the full asked price when it was the only option.

The thread states that the EOS M AF cannot be fixed with firmware. No surprise, because its a first gen product it will have all these flaws that cannot be fixed by firmware. Just like said 5Dc. But I never adopted products until Gen 2 was released. Simpy because gen2 will be better and gen1 will be a lot cheaper. Like iPhone 1 and iPhone 3G.

I can guarantee when RX-2 is released, I'll be able to buy a used RX-1 for half of what you paid or just get the fixed RX-2.

So your complain is the PRICE of the first generations, not the PERFORMANCE. If it is the performance, you will never buy the first generation regardless of the price.

Lets put it this way, I didn't adopt the 5D2 either. It still wasn't the camera I needed, the MK3 was the camera where I adopted it ASAP to replace my temp 5Dc system.

It's a price/performance ratio that matters and that ratio is always higher with a gen2 system. Thus I never adopt first gen systems but wait for Gen2's release.
You have just contradict yourself BIG TIME.   You adopted the 5D C (first generation), but not the 5D 2 (second generation).

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PowerShot / Re: Compact Camera suggestions?
« on: February 26, 2013, 02:16:12 AM »
Hi again,

I have a friend that is a personal trainer and is in need of a new camera.  He wants to be able to take action shots of himself in his gym, as well as have capability of taking video if possible for marketing purposes.  He has a budget of $400.  The priority is taking action shots, not so much the video.  Again, I don't know much about P&S cameras, so I was hoping to get suggestions.  I'm assuming he'll need a good aperture and ISO performance, and a decent MP count (12ish).

Any thoughts?


Thanks!

Forget about P &S. get an entry level DSLR. The shutter delay of the P & S will kill almost any shot that you want to take.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:11:04 PM »
How many times have I typed that yes, the 5Dc is a first gen camera and has many many flaws but I never bought it at release for the full asked price when it was the only option.

The thread states that the EOS M AF cannot be fixed with firmware. No surprise, because its a first gen product it will have all these flaws that cannot be fixed by firmware. Just like said 5Dc. But I never adopted products until Gen 2 was released. Simpy because gen2 will be better and gen1 will be a lot cheaper. Like iPhone 1 and iPhone 3G.

I can guarantee when RX-2 is released, I'll be able to buy a used RX-1 for half of what you paid or just get the fixed RX-2.

So your complain is the PRICE of the first generations, not the PERFORMANCE. If it is the performance, you will never buy the first generation regardless of the price.

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EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 25, 2013, 04:06:05 PM »
Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD ...it actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

Yes, but OM-D lacks a certain criteria essential to many of this forum...it is not a Canon...  ;D
But I do agree. Although I would rather have the Panasonic GF form factor (as small as possible).
That is also why I would like more pancake lenses.

Unfortunatly, no long glass is available yet for micro 4/3 :(
The main advantage of M 4/3 is the smaller size. Long lenses defeats this idea. You can always mount a long lens with an adapter.

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