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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:31:42 PM »

Too little and way too late!! I already have a Sony NEX-5n, a great sensor (better than the EOS 7D) hadicapped by a lousy lens selection. It will soon be replaced by either a Fuji X-E1 (great sensor, good lens selection  :) ) or an Olympus OM-D E-5M (good sensor, great lens selection :)  :) ). Sorry Canon, the horse is already out of the barn. You snooz you looz, simple as that.
Yep, cannot agree more.
I sold my nex 5n a few months ago, the replacement will be the nex 6 or the Fuji XE1.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:21:11 AM »
I think the two most important questions will be answered when reviews start coming out:

1) How quickly and accurately does it focus?
2) How good (optically) is the 22mm f/2?

But above those two is a question only Canon can answer:

1) Where are the other lenses for the system? / Where's the road map?
According to a few youtube videos, the AF is quite slow. IMO Canon just want to prevent current EOS users from buying other brands when mirrorless coming into their minds, because they can mount whatever canon lens onto this one. That's the only selling point, other than that the EOS M seems a generation behind others.

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 29, 2012, 04:34:58 AM »
A new rumor about Canon’s high resolution DSLR (46MP are rumored) showed up at NL.

    In an update to the high MP info, we’re told [...] that a camera will eventually appear in a 1D X derived body, in the same way as the 1D C. The information said that the actual designation was not known, but it would essentially be a ’1 series’. There was also a warning that there would be a long wait between any ‘preview’ and any cameras [...] being annouced and subsequently shipping.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1D MKIV VS 1DX Cameras
« on: September 27, 2012, 11:17:11 AM »
Forgive the ignorance but what does AFMA stand for?
AF Microadjustment :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm not jumping to Nikon
« on: September 25, 2012, 02:51:11 PM »
Nikon's cheaper primes are not better because they are too late to the party? So this party has closed? Any new comer will always be considered not as good as canon because they are too late? That's why canon don't update these primes because their loyal followers still think they are the best even one of them has some QC issues for a long time.

I also chose canon in your poll because their long white L lenses. We are talking about cheap prime lenses for budget users here, so your poll results is meaningless.

BTW, please don't post your self portrait ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm not jumping to Nikon
« on: September 25, 2012, 11:11:02 AM »
It's funny because it took Nikon 20 years to Finally put out decent primes.
What a fanboi~~

Thats a pity as I assumed that you would have the mental capacity to do the research by youself but since that is beyond your grasp, I stand behind my statement.

The Nikon 28 1.8G, 50mm 1.4G, and 85mm 1.8G are good lenses, But they are 20 years late to the party.
While IQ is important, its not as important as getting the shot in the first place. Canon has had these very useful features while nikon was still fiddling with screws in there bodies.

1. Full Time manual Over-ride - Also Not having to fiddle with AF-MF switch and leave my hands clear of the focus wheel.
2. Silent & Fast USM Focusing
3. Complete compatability with all EOS bodies, Even Rebels AF with all lenses. Not just the ones with screws. ::)
4. Pricing

Canon 28mm 1.8 - released with all these features in 1995 - Nikons 1.8G was released in 2012
Canon 50mm 1.4 - released with all these features in 1993 - Nikons 1.4G was released in 2008
Canon 85mm 1.8 - released with all these features in 1992 - Nikons 1.8G was released in 2012
Canon 100mm F/2 - Released with all these features in 1992 - Nikon has not matched.

Nikon didn't have a fast 28mm period in the budget range until now and its only marginally better than the canon.

Nikon's 50mm 1.4G barely surpasses the canon 1.4 in IQ, and that lens is from the 90's.

Nikons 85mm 1.8G is the same story, Infact it has more CA's than the old canon.

Canon's 100mm F/2 is still better than any nikon budget tele-prime.

If you look at the nikon AF-D series which competed against canons prime's up until the recent nikon primes, they're just horrid little lenses.

As for fanboyism, I'm anything but that. I agreed that Nikon's current bodies are better but they're prime lens selection isn't even fully caught up to canon yet. I even held a poll showing that alot of users agree with this.

If nikon has better primes, I wouldn't be shooting canon.  ::)
Whatever~fanboi always win

EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm not jumping to Nikon
« on: September 24, 2012, 09:43:09 PM »
It's funny because it took Nikon 20 years to Finally put out decent primes.
What a fanboi~~

EOS Bodies / Re: Why I'm not jumping to Nikon
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:39:52 PM »

Thats funny you mentioned entry level FF users, as i can get a 28 1.8, 50mm 1.4, 100 f/2 & a 5Dc for close to the price you'll be paying for just the D600. ::)
28/1.8 ~17 years old, 50/1.4~19 years old, 100/2~21 years old
compare to
28/1.8G~5 months old, 50/1.4G~4 years old, 85/1.8G~8 months old
No, thanks~

7 year old 5D compare to D600??
No thanks~

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 12:20:20 PM »
I wonder if it will make its way into the EOS M line.
I really hope so, but I still don't think canon is putting much effort on the eos m line as long as they can dominant the APSC DSLR market.

This first eos m just tells us that canon is in this market now and they will not introduce anything smaller than APSC size. The delays in developing the sensor may also one of the reasons why they just released a very entry level at the beginning instead of aiming for more advanced market.

At least we all know now that canon do realise they have some catch up work to do in this area and I hope they don't just upgrade the body without improving the sensor then put a high price tag on it.

In the end, it's still a canon forum~~people here try to defend canon as hard as they can while canon is laughing,  they will continue this strategy as long as they can because the existence of these truly loyal consumers.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How canon charges 6000$ for firmware upgrade
« on: September 21, 2012, 06:57:57 AM »
It's Canon, you know it!!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / A positive feedback for 6D
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:44:46 PM »
Someone tested 6D on photokina and it seems the AF is not bad at all :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Is that really it for Canon at Photokina 2012?
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:54:58 PM »
I thought it would be the new kit lens for the 6D.
As long as they can sell the 24-105 f4L with 6D as a bundle, they just don't care.
Nikon released 24-85 especially for D600 and also have a range of nice newly designed F1.8 lenses for people who cannot afford the F1.4 range. For Canon shooters, you either go for the expensive L or 28/1.8 from 1995, 35/2 from 1990, 50/1.8 II from 1990 and 85/1.8 from 1992. Nothing in between.

Canon General / Re: Canon Suspends Operations at 3 Plants in China
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:44:23 AM »
Would you still consider Germany a trust worthy ally if their prime ministers, one after another, visit the underground bunker of Hitler to pay their respect????

That is exactly many recent Japanese prime ministers did. They visited their National Shrine where at least 14 Class A war criminals of Second World War had their Tablets displayed as Japanese National Heroes.

Yes, these current day Japanese ain’t the ones that slaughtered Thirty Million Chinese civilians during the Second World War, but they as a nation is not taking the war crimes they committed around the world including to many US citizens seriously.

As far as they want to believe, is that they were beaten in the Second World War. They as a nation is not willing to face the countless atrocities they committed during the wars. Actually they are gradually removing these already scarce contents there are willing to admit from their text books.

The level of denial is like if Germany says Auschwitz never existed.

Due to the current close relationship between US and Japan, these outrageous behaviors of the Japanese politicians were largely and conveniently “ignored” in US news.

But to the nations around Japan, including China and South Korea, etc, these blood debt will Never be forgotten until either Japan as a nation Sincerely repent for the crimes they committed during world war II and vow to never do that again, or we will have to sleep with one eye open as they may pull another pearl harbor in the future.


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