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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 05:12:47 PM »
The post did not say that it will be a 1D. It is another EOS camera. Looks like Canon is trying to make a "speed demon" and an "owl" out of this camera. The highest MP in the FF for Canon is 21.1MP. Between 18MP (proposed) and 21.1MP, there is only a lost of reolution of 8% (linear). It is no big deal. If it give us a  better noise performance at high ISO, better dynamic Range  and an "insane" speed of 12-14 FPS. It may be worth to give up the 8% resolution.  In fact, i would rather it is not a 1D. Instead I would like to see it with the body similar to 5D II, without the vertical grip. I also have dreamed that it will be a copy of the Leica M9 with Leica M mount.

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 13, 2011, 03:02:14 AM »
Looks like Canon is trying to make a "speed demon" and an "owl" out of this camera. The highest MP in the FF for Canon is 21.1MP. Between 18MP (proposed) and 21.1MP, there is only a lost of reolution of 8% (linear). It is no big deal. If it give us a  better noise performance at high ISO, better dynamic Range  and an "insane" speed of 12-14 FPS. It may be worth to give up the 8% resolution.

EOS Bodies / Re: MP/ISO
« on: October 11, 2011, 08:49:20 PM »
Before someone launches into a comparison of ISO noise on the FF Canon 5DII vs. the FF Canon D700, claiming that the lower MP count of the D700 results in its lower noise, remember that spatial frequency matters.  Yes, the D700 has less noise, but that's not because of the larger pixels per se, it's because the 5DII has a higher spatial frequency (more detail).  If you downrez a 5DII image to 12 MP, it will appear to be much less noisy (it won't really be less noisy, but it will be perceived that way) - so, you'll get something that looks a lot like a D700 image, in terms of noise and detail.  That doesn't make the 5DII or the D700 'better' - they are simply different, reflecting different emphases by the two manufacturers. 

Under most circumstances, I prefer Canon's approach - starting with a higher resolution and noisier mage, I can trade a loss in detail for more noise reduction; starting with a lower resolution but cleaner image, I can't trade an increase in noise to add detail that's not present in the original image.

That is the best explaination of MP vs Noise explanation that I have seen.

EOS Bodies / Re: someone identify this crazy video attachment/camera?
« on: October 10, 2011, 02:25:56 AM »
It look likehe is attaching a Canon DSLR with video function (5D II ??)To a old Sony camcorder ( It actually show model as TRV ???/) without the lens.  It look like he is using the old camcorder for the following: 1. as a shoulder support to help the hoding for video. 2. the microphone from the camcorder. 3. The eye level monitor of the ccmcorder.  3. The large battery of the camcorder to power the DSLR for extender recording.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Loose Roadmap [CR1]
« on: October 04, 2011, 10:20:14 PM »
That said, I think that in the longer term, the days of reflex mirrors are numbered.  Within 5 years it would not surprise me if most "single lens cameras" have done away with the reflex mirror.  The biggest stumbling block may still be a decent EVF.
The biggest stumbling bock should be a good fast AF. We may say that The New Nikon mirrorless has both contrast detector and phrase detector built into the sensor(??). But Nikon may be holding the patent right on it. So it will be off limit to other manufacturer.   If we are using mirrorless, we can just use the LCD screen at teh back of the camera as view finder. All point and shoot user are doing it. we do not need EVF and use the mirrorless like a DSLR.
On the other hand, Canon can build a copy of the M9 with Leica M mount and made a new line of lenses. Canon is fully capable of doing it. Canon has been making Leica copies for decaded until the 60's. The patent right of M mount has expired afew years back.

Canon General / Re: Camera armor, does it work?
« on: October 01, 2011, 08:27:33 PM »
Personally, I will not use it at all. Remember in the film days, almost every mid range and up camera comes with an 'Ever Ready Case"??? It adds bulk and weight to the camera and drown grade the handling of the camera. I never used them. I did not even use them on my M4 and people told me that I am crazy not to use the case with my M4.

EOS Bodies / Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« on: September 29, 2011, 11:19:21 PM »
Sony did it with a $2000 FF.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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???)

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)

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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