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fun stuff!
i like the lenses, they seem pretty nice and it's pretty amazing to see Canon price something at $299. Also, the 16-35 is fairly reasonable at 1199, especially compared to the Nikon equivalent. When the price drops in a year or so this will be really nice value.
for me though, the 11-22 and eos-m are perfect.

Sony always has lots of crazy specs, I'm sure Canon isn't too worried about it.
Personally, the thing that is most interesting to me about this camera is the kit lens. A 16-50 2.8 sounds a ton better than any of the kit lenses offered with the 7D.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Sensor Technology Talk [CR1]
« on: April 30, 2014, 10:50:17 PM »
after using DSLR's for years, I can say that they are simply too big for me.
If Canon wants me to buy one of their products in the future, then they should focus on making a FF camera of the a7 ilk.
I use my EOS-M a lot and love it, except that it is rather poor in low light, has no flash and no viewfinder. If Canon wants me to consider buying their products in the future, instead of just reading about them, they will have to solve these issues.
This 5DIV tech sounds cool, but in my case(where size matters quite a bit,) DSLR's are way more camera then I need on a regular basis

It does not bother you a bit that (according to YOU) Canon has not updated 50mm for >20 years?
Nope, but then 1) I have no interest in the 50/1.4 or 50/1.8 II, and 2) if I were to buy a 50mm lens it would be the 50/1.2L which was released 8 years ago, in 2006.

Having said that, the design age of the 50/1.8 II and 50/1.4 certainly don't seem to bother the buyers on, where the Canon 50/1.8 II is the #1 selling lens and the Canon 50/1.4 is the #3 selling lens.  You need to go to #36 on their Top 100 list to find the first Sigma lens, and the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art isn't on the list at all.
You sound like a broken record. We all know that Canon is the number one seller blah blah blah....
i'm assuming you consider McDonalds, Subway and Applebee's to be 3 of the best restaurants in America and Iron Man III to be the best movie of 2013?
Profit is one indicator of success, but it is far from being the end all be all of it. While you might be happy with simply owning the system that sells the most, that is far from my main requirement for my camera system.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Available for Preorder
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:39:36 PM »
This lens sounds great, but i'm just a little surprised that nobody thinks the price is high at all.
I don't think it's crazy expensive, but it definitely doesn't strike me as the bargain that many people make it out to be.
What lenses are we comparing this with besides the Canon 1.2? Just a thought i'm having, I know the 50mm 1.4 Canon is old and poorly regarded but literally nobody is comparing these two lenses.
I had the old Sigma 50mm 1.4, and I LOVED it, the bokeh was awesome, and it was really sharp(I did have to return my first copy as it was very softttt.) But that lens was $400 new and worked fantastic for me for a couple years.
Is the new Sigma really twice as good as the old one?

Lenses / Re: New 50mm Sigma ? There are other options !
« on: April 11, 2014, 10:14:33 PM »
It is a good lens with IS and at a decent price, but nothing more than that.

It delivers consistently but it has absolutely nothing special about it.

What a load of cobblers, it is a fantastic lens. To answer the other questions and comments it has replaced a 24-70 2.8L v1 , and i dont have any issue changing lenses as i have two bodies one on my belt and one round my neck. Each to their own if you prefer the lower quality but higher convenience of a zoom then fine but don't go attempting to justify your laziness by saying primes are no good as all top photographers will tell you different.
So, you're a pro, and you just figured out that primes are better than zooms.....  ok. got it!

I'm a little confused how you're offering a 35mm f2 lens as an alternative to a 50mm f1.4? The whole idea is a little off.
btw, you sound like a total Canon shill.

PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:20:10 PM »
Yeah, as per Facebook talk there, it looks like a Tag Heuer Race mobile phone. An awful design also, that I doubt Tag had anything to do with!

Ech, that Tag phone should be the april's fool's day joke.  Couldn't look worse and it's price tag: £2,650.00

Actor Headshots NYC | Gotham Family Photos | NY Wedding Photographer
There are some things you can never unsee. This phone is so ugly it's haunting my dreams already.

I definitely don't see a MF camera system being made.
What I do see is an RX1 like medium format fixed lens camera.
The RX1 seems to have been a fairly successful product and is very highly regarded.
I believe that Sony will play off this success and possibly upgrade the RX1 to medium format for Photokina.
A $3799 MF 35mm or 50mm RX1 will steal the show! This camera sounds truly awesome and would not compete directly with the a7 or it's lenses.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 26, 2014, 05:52:35 AM »
Favorite lens is the 11-22mm

Between this and the 22mm pancake, I don't need or want anything else for the M mount
my wife loves the 22mm pancake which she uses when I use my a7 and 35mm 1.2.
I love the 11-22 for outdoor shots of cityscapes or nature shots. the wide angle is awesome, and I enjoy having it in such a small package. It's especially sweet that the EOS-M, 11-22 and 22mm all came in at under $700!
we pretty much one for day, and the other for night. it's a fantastic little bit of kit when you don't need awesome AF. Unless they make an equally small 2.8 wide angle(seems impossible) I probably won't consider any other lenses for the EOS-M.
In fact, although I love the kit, I am tempted to sell the whole thing here in China and swap it for a Sony Nex-6 and the 10-18mm(that actually works pretty well on the a7.) The lack of new cameras, lenses and info in the US is making me think Canon has created a dead end system, and I'm a little anxious about it.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 11:35:50 AM »
for me, the eos-m destroys this camera. especially for the price. I don't see how this can be priced at the 750ish price point when the M is 300 bucks with the 22mm f2 lens. maybe that's just me.
it seems to me like if you really want an all in one, non ILC then the Sony RX100 II is way better than this... if someone disagrees please explain why.

Landscape / Re: Washington DC. in my point of views
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:46:37 AM »
Nice Surapon,
always love your shots.

Landscape / Re: Flying from Xian to Shenzhen, China
« on: January 26, 2014, 01:45:01 AM »
nice shots. thats a big perspective change from here on the ground in chongqing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF-M 18-40 Pancake
« on: January 19, 2014, 10:59:48 PM »
this has got to be the most under supported mirrorless camera available. Samsung, Sony, Olympus, etc have 12,000 variations of every model and are constantly releasing new products to the market.
meanwhile, Canon has released one underspecced EOS-M body, and 3 lenses, one of which isn't available in America, even after being on the market for a long while.
While i'm not a fan of the brands releasing crap cameras with minor updates constantly(a la the 18mp rebel, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D,) the current Canon strategy of releasing nothing ever is a little disconcerting for people like me who have bought in to this system.
I don't understand why they didn't release any new M bodies in 2013, especially for the holidays, and furthermore, why they still haven't released the 11-22 in the US(I thought they were waiting for a holiday 2013 release along with the M2, but that has passed.)
It's about time Canon releases some other products in to this line before I decide to cut my losses and sell my EOS-M while it is still the current model.
Pretty soon i'll be able to get a used Sony a7 to have as a second camera to my current baby, the Sony a7! I'm starting to see the current M as a red headed step  child left out in the cold by an aloof and indifferent parent.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: New Vixia Camcorders Official
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:53:03 AM »
Vixia? weak name.

Canon General / Re: Are Metal Mounts Better Than Plastic?
« on: January 04, 2014, 10:51:59 AM »
Neuro's post is exactly what I was thinking. When i hear of people on the the net talking about metal mount, i'm usually thinking of the outside part of the lens that physically touches the camera body, not the inside of the lens that this metal piece attaches to. This is echoed by terms like M-Mount, R-Mount, E-Mount(excuse me, spending a lot of time in RF land these days.)
However, I really enjoyed this article, and I would never argue about camera terms with someone who obviously knows so much more about the subject than I will ever know
I do however also believe that modern plastics are often superior to metals in many situations, and I also agree with the statement in the article that plastic simply breaks when dropped while metal twists and creates alignment issues.
I was also unaware that this was such a heated issue as of late? is there really that much of a controversy going on in Olympus land?
All in all a really interesting and fun article to read.

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