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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:06:56 PM »
I just about guarantee it would snap off with a 400f5.6 attached, and that's a "light" lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:34:50 PM »
 I feel an odd mixture of shock and disgust.

This is not applicable to the A7, but the A6000 is a nice camera, and as the man says, "You do not want your lens to wiggle".

Honestly the lens mount is one of my favourite things about Canon, hopefully (if they make one) their medium format mount will be the size of a bowl (just in case they ever do figure out 4"x5" sensor production).

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 With a Liquid Element
« on: October 20, 2014, 01:23:21 PM »
I wonder if a lens with a liquid element would be weathersealed?   8)

Speaking of weather, I wonder how much of a problem thermal expansion would be?

Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 19, 2014, 04:44:41 PM »
Forget this thing, I want to see their big sensor compact superzoom.

2.5k just for the monitor as opposed to same price for a full-fledged desktop (that includes monitor) ... that's the difference here.

Indeed, but prices can't stay like that forever.


Dell announced their monitor with this panel a while ago.

This is one of two displays I hope to be using moving forward over the next five or six years (the other being a 120hz 4K panel).

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Variable Diffusion Focusing Screen
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:51:33 AM »
This is cool, but will it allow accurate enough MF for very thin DOF in critical applications?  Not sure.

Wonder if the business people at Canon will put the kibosh on this tech given the very high quality MF-only lenses from Zeiss and the very affordable MF-only lenses from Samyang.

I can barely take a picture of a cat with my 85f1.4 right now, I don't care if isn't good enough for the most critical uses, it'll be a huge improvement.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 750D real world review
« on: October 14, 2014, 04:07:40 PM »
The D810 is a superior camera in every way, the writer had to try hard to convince himself the D750 was anything other than an inferior camera for less money.
And this guy actually would have been much better off with the D810. Prime example, he never mentions using the 6.5fps burst speed, but actually does say that he runs out of buffer shooting 2-4fps with the D750, whereas the D810 has double the buffer, even with files twice as big.
And it shoots 7FPS in crop mode, but you get no crop mode boost on the D750.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 12:00:09 PM »
So basically Canon will tell it's crop users that want to move to FF to look at other brands (like the D750), since new lenses have to be bought anyways.
Great job Canon.

I started on crop and the only EF-S lens I have is the kit lens.

I'm surprised that people are surprised.
6D=Plastic 5D2
6D2=Plastic 5D3
Why would it be surprising that this change would come with an increase in price? Same as 5D2-5D3.

I think the thing that people are missing is the probable (inevitable?) introduction of an even cheaper full frame body.

EOS Bodies / Re: AA Filter: Still Relevant, Marketing Ploy, or Obsolete?
« on: October 12, 2014, 07:25:33 PM »
From the conversations I've had on the forum there will never actually be a good reason to cut the AA filter.

For regular, non-professional use, I do still like the idea though. It's a little bit sharper with the potential for moire to ruin a few shots. Once we've got full frame cameras higher than 64MP I wouldn't mind having one without the AA filter. Until that point I think they're jumping the gun by quite a bit.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 02:25:10 PM »
honestly, imo, if the IQ is matching the latest releases, this is a dream come true! I dont know how often i've really used f/2.8 with my 16-35 unless if it was for indoor architecture shots to shorten exposure time (where you would want to use a tripod anyway if you want to be serious about it). I am not stopping down action.

That was my first thought.

If this thing has sharp corners and extremely well controlled distortion (at least across most of the focal range), it will be a very tempting lens.

I've always wondered why there's no "Big Whites" on the wide end.

I suggest building shelves.

Personally I get annoyed when I have to keep too many things on the floor.

The SX60 HS is getting a big brother!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Great interview about the Samsung NX1
« on: October 09, 2014, 03:29:01 AM »
I thought Canon was still running above 1 Micron?

The biggest piece of information I got from that was the 70% improvement in collecting light from an angle, this is a big deal since right now an f1 lens would have a lot of fall off. We just need BSI in a full frame sensor where it would be put to much better use.

In general it just looks like Samsung is pulling out all the stops on this one, I can't wait to see what they come up with for the next camera.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: HTC Introduces a Camera
« on: October 09, 2014, 02:52:44 AM »
I know a lot of people aren't gong to be that ambitious, but using the Pancake on my 5D2, with battery grip, actually wasn't that bad running around Disneyland.
Not "pocketable", but easily "packable", so I was never without.

The biggest features I see no this silly thing are the water resistance and battery life, everything else is done better with a real camera. I can't wait for APS-C point and shoot bodies to become standard.

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