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EOS Bodies / Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« on: September 29, 2011, 04:31:13 AM »
My calculation is: $300 difference between FF and APS-C, $300 for larger prism, larger shutter, lager mirror, larger body (compared to 7D). Assuming that the 5DIII have all the features of 7D then, the 5DIII should be  $600 above 7D. The current 5DII have less feature than the 7D and sells about $1000 above the 7D. Therefore the 5DII is over priced. Canon should be able to sell the 5DIII at about $2200. Since 5dIII is a FF, Canon may price it at $2800 for deeper profit.

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Canon General / Re: October 26 Event?
« on: September 27, 2011, 03:15:12 PM »
EOS mirroless FF or APs_C cameras???/

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Lenses / Re: 3D EF lens
« on: September 25, 2011, 03:09:38 PM »
Given Canons success with the video side of its DSLRs it's inevitable they are going to want to keep pace, and the current demand for 3D is almost overwhelming.  Virtually all new screens are now offering 3D and the price is falling all the time, the issue is content for which there is huge demand.

I remember the 'Nimslo' 3D camera (nearly bought one) as I remember film had to be sent to some country like Switzerland for processing, it's nothing new for stills, but given todays multi media methods it can't be long before there's demand from web users for 3D images.  I can see a day when news organisations print an image in 2D and have 3D (switchable) on their web pages.  It might someday be the case that anyone wanting to supply commerical images is forced by market pressure to offer a 3D option.

Sometime there will inevitably be a 3D lens for EOS cameras I hope it's not too expensive!
In the 40's and 50's  there is a few attachemnt (Exakta has one for sure , I think Leica may have one also) made to be screw on the front of the lens (like a filter) to take stereo pictures by spliting the 35mm frame (film) into two half frames and get the stereo effect. may be you can look into ebay and see if anybody is selling it. the official name at those time is called "stereo attachment. That may be your most inexpensive option.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon unveils V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras
« on: September 22, 2011, 09:10:58 PM »
The whole small sensor with interchangeable lens thing makes no sense to me
first the Q with a sensor barely bigger than a PS camera now Nikon?

with a sensor this small it practicaly negates the major advantage of interchangeable lens (shallow DOF) you might as well put a fixed 24-120 equivalent like the S100 and be done with it
Exactly. Canon should make a mirrorless with FF sensor with its own line of smaller lenses (withadapter for EF lens and Leica M Mount). However, I will settle for APS-C sensor with its own line of even smaller lenses, also with adapter for EF, EF-S and Leica M mount. Both MUST have the focusing speed of DSLR. Or Canon  can come up with a Leica M9 copy, let the old range finder fan use zone focusing technique and Old leica lenses to get extremely fast manual focusing speed.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More New Full Frame Rumors [CR1]
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:59:59 PM »
I dont believe in consumer FF body in near future, simply because it would make EF-S line lenses obsolete. FF bodies are better for most purposes, but the human behind the camera is more important than the equipment in front of the human.
Just the opposite, If Canon comes up with a sub-$1200 FF boby, People will buy it. As for lenses, a lot of  people are using EF (not EF-S) lens even with the APS-C sensors. Or people just buy new lenses with their new FF body. Canon will sell more EF lenses by having "reasonable priced" FF body. It is a Win-Win situation for Canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon unveils V1 and J1 Mirrorless Cameras
« on: September 22, 2011, 02:48:58 PM »
The only thing good comes out from the Nikon mirrorless is the fast AF ( at least that is what Nikon claims). However, the high price, small sensor, large camera body and lenses make us wondering this "Who is going to  buy it???)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Entry Level Full Frame Camera? [CR1]
« on: September 20, 2011, 02:11:26 PM »
Well, yes, Leica products are nicely built, you can feel the quality. Also you can feel how slow it is.
M9 is slow in frame rate and NO auto focusing. Agree. However the delay between shutter button to be pushed and picture actually being taken is faster than most DSLR if it is used the right way. The adpapter you quoted  from the Utube  is just a proto type, the lens cannot even being mounted on the camera. Sony can make adapter for its DSLR lens to be used on the NEX body. It is all in the family. You did ask fro " use with any brand of lens with aperture control and auto focusing".  It does not exist yet.
Do not get me wrong, I am not defending the high price of M9. I am just pointing out the virtue of M9 and its lenses. Camera is a very subjective personal choice. Otherwise there will only be one brand and one model left (the best that every body will agreed on)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More New Full Frame Rumors [CR1]
« on: September 20, 2011, 01:48:11 PM »
[When I'm on assignment, people are shocked to find out that I keep a lowly 12.8 mp 5DC as a backup body. They're stunned that a working pro has a body with fewer megapixels than their Rebel or 7D. If this rumored entry-level, "lower mp" camera is real, that's the question Canon's marketing department is going to have to answer.
If you keep your lowly12.8 MP 5DC as back up, would you like to have a New 12.8MP FF (with all the new Technology from the 7D snsor) to give you better DR, lower noise, even if it is a low priced body as your back up???
I think Canon is right to  have a lower MP FF with better DR better noise than the existing 5D II. Whether it is low prince or not, it remained to be seen. If Canon can make a $600 Rebel, I am sure tha tit Canon make a $1500 FF. It is just depends on how canon play the marketing game.  The $600 Rebel has not kill the $1600 7D yet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More New Full Frame Rumors [CR1]
« on: September 20, 2011, 12:30:25 AM »
An entry-level, lower megapixel (whatever that means) camera sounds interesting, but how would you market such a machine? With many, if not most, people looking to step up from a point-and-shoot to an SLR, all they care about is megapixels. To them, image quality and megapixel count is one in the same. You have to be somewhat committed to techno geekery to even know or care about stuff like ISO and dynamic range. I can't see how you'd convince people like that to spend substantially more money than a Rebel on this rumored full-frame, "lower mp" body when they don't even know the difference between crop sensors and FF sensors.
Most people upgrading from P &S do have some idea about, ISO, MP sensor size etc. Also most of people can tell the picture from a P &S from a APS_C, let alone FF.We should not assume that they are that naive. Also Canon can always educate people in their advertisement  and literatures.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Entry Level Full Frame Camera? [CR1]
« on: September 19, 2011, 03:52:48 PM »
Canon do not have any Mirror less interchangeble lens camera Now. People in this forum are asking for FF low cost mirrorless system from Canon. That sound like they want Canon to run before Canon can walk. I hope that people can understand that there is only ONE mirrorless FF camera in the world. That is the Leica M9 and it is very expensive for both the body and the lenses. One of the biggest issue (at least for me) is the slow focusing speed of mirrorless camera (about 0.4 second, like any P& S).  M9 get fast shooting speed by using manual focusing (no auto focusing). How many EOS DSLR user knows how to use ZONE Focusing?? Canon has been doing Leica copy from the 1930's until 1960's. They definitely have the know how. How ever for them to resurect it. It will not be cheap.
I am for a good  mirrorless system with auto focusing speed comparable to DSLR. I will even settle for APS-C sensor with good manual focusing lens (or it will comes with Leica M ount or vis adapter).
I'm afraid that Leica is expensive just because it's a Leica. The M9 has more voodoo magic than modern technology in it (joking :)). The fact that most people can't afford Leica M9 is making it somewhat special already. IMHO, luxury is all about unique and overpriced products. If only Sigma had made a mirrorless camera using SD1 sensor in it, then it would be a much more desirable product than SD1, even if it was over $3000. I'm not talking about the "living in your pocket" mirrorless concept nonsense, but a nice and comfortable size body which could accept any brand lenses via adapter and (hopefully) retain the AF and aperture control. Is it too much to ask?  ::)
Leica is expensive due to its quality and uniqueness. If you put a M9  or any M series camera in you hand and try to handle it, you will feel the quality immediately.  The coupled range finder/view finder combination is an optical marvel. The focusing of the lenses (All leica lenses) coupling back to the range finder in the body is  not an easy task either. All Leica  lenses (at least the older ones) are brass construction with supurb optics.  These are what make Leica expensive  and unique. Also Leica is built to last. I have a M4 as my work horse until I went digital.  It served me 40 years without the need to repair.
As you want a mirrorless FF that can use any brand of lens and retain the auto focus and  aprture control. You are really asking too much. As far as I know, there is no such adapter exist. You might have seen adapter being advertised. If you look close enough, you will find that they only allow you to mount the lens on the body, no aperture control or auto focus.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Entry Level Full Frame Camera? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2011, 05:21:39 PM »
Canon do not have any Mirror less interchangeble lens camera Now. People in this forum are asking for FF low cost mirrorless system from Canon. That sound like they want Canon to run before Canon can walk. I hope that people can understand that there is only ONE mirrorless FF camera in the world. That is the Leica M9 and it is very expensive for both the body and the lenses. One of the biggest issue (at least for me) is the slow focusing speed of mirrorless camera (about 0.4 second, like any P& S).  M9 get fast shooting speed by using manual focusing (no auto focusing). How many EOS DSLR user knows how to use ZONE Focusing?? Canon has been doing Leica copy from the 1930's until 1960's. They definitely have the know how. How ever for them to resurect it. It will not be cheap.
I am for a good  mirrorless system with auto focusing speed comparable to DSLR. I will even settle for APS-C sensor with good manual focusing lens (or it will comes with Leica M ount or vis adapter).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Lens Mug - Giveaway
« on: August 30, 2011, 10:22:31 PM »
Can I adda TC2 and double the capacity of the mug?????

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My aunt and uncle gave me their old Canon Powershot G1 camera but can not find the software to install on my computer (windows vista). I went on line to the Canon site and they do not have anything to download for the windows vista. Anybody know of a good reliable site where I can get the software to download from free?
Ask your aunt and uncle if they are still having the original software disk that comes with the G1. You will need it for downloading the later version of the ZoomBrowser. If you cannot find the G1 software from Canon's web site, just try to find it  from S60 or any other slightly older point and shoot. If you just want to download the picture from G1 to your computer only, you can download them from the CF card without any Canon software.  If you already have another canon camera and already have the ZoomBrowser installed, then it will download the picture from the G1. The ZoomBrowser includes a basic editing function that will be handy if you do not have any editing software.

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Lenses / Re: wide angle lens
« on: August 18, 2011, 04:28:18 PM »
Look into the test result of the dslrgear.com.  The 17-40mm f4 L seems to be a good compromise in perfromance/cost/size.  I am using it for APS-C sensor. I love it. Keep in mind that FF is a lot more demanding on the lens.  Also you can see the test result on the 16-35mm and other Canon lenses on the same site.

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United States / Re: My new DSLR
« on: August 17, 2011, 03:23:34 PM »
im a new member to this site but I just purchased a canon 60D. It's a huge upgrade from my canon FS200 camcorder and Nikon n2020 SLR . I got the 60D with a 18-135mm lens I plan on using the camer a for a photography class and to make short films.

I have been researching this camera for months and feel that I have made the right choice
Other lens I have been looking at are 17-40mm , and 24-105mm
I have the 17-40mm for over 6 years with 20D and then 40D, before the 17-55mm f2.8 is available. I am very happy with it. It is my MAIN lens.  I am not a big fan of long lens. My other lens is 28-135mm USM IS. I also have a 18-55mm IS kit lens if I need to "travel light".However most of the post here like the 17-55mm f2.8 better than the 17-40mm.

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