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Canon General / Re: New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:39:57 AM »
hahahahaha

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:38:25 AM »
Let's see Canon's financials compared to it's competitors.

Not interested except that I hope their financial lead helps them with R&D to give us the best possible cameras.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:34:03 AM »
If you can't figure that out, that's more than sad, it's pathetic.
Ditto on not being able to explain it to me.

As I've stated before, you seem to have trouble seeing any viewpoint other than your own.  There are nearly as many reasons people would choose the 6D over the 70D as there are people who make that choice.  I could produce a list of reasons, but they're not my reasons...

But if you must have a reason, try this for starters...




They've already lost the mirrorless market ... almost everyone who wanted mirrorless has switched by now.

Really?  If so, then consider that dSLRs continue to outsell MILCs by a very large margin, and extrapolate from that the implication for the future of MILCs.

Hmmm. Not with you there. I wait and observe. I believe MILCs are not only here to stay but to grow exponentially. May the best technology win!

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:25:34 AM »
However, for those of us who do not need *GASP* "full-frame", having to purchase "full-frame" lenses for our "crop-frame" cameras 'cause Canon neglected to cater to our needs, is bad economy: we pay for what we cannot even use.

Bad economy for you, you mean.  Canon cares about their economy, but about yours only insofar as you give them your money. 

Consider the reverse...if you as a crop user did buy a FF body, how would you like to have to buy a complete new set of lenses for it?  The economy of EF lenses mounting on crop bodies works both ways.

I think the same.

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:24:06 AM »
There are photographers who actually prefer the crop sensor.

Yes, and I am one of them.

There are many. MANY. Not me though except for when I need a light family picnic camera.

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Does anyone remember any time in the past there was a discount on a lens even before it started shipping?

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:59:37 AM »

A Fujifilm XT-1 if I remember. A really neat little camera that has so much going for it - except it's not a FF 6D, with a crisp OVF.

Do I detect a hint of jealousy there?

 ;D  No. I have always liked Fuji, right from my days as a teenager using an old Fujica ST701, and I think the XT-1 system is quite appealing. But; I don't feel that the slimmer body is worth trading the OVF for, or losing the full frame. And, as has been pointed out here on CR many times, to achieve the equivalent in lens speed on these crop systems is actually very expensive, more so than FF. Add these factors to the reduced versatility and no, the system isn't for me.

Dearest friend, have you personally ever tried EVF?

Yes, of course, the XT-1 which I understand is probably the best out there at the moment. I thought in my previous post I had made it clear that I have considered the Fuji system.

What can I say ? Call be 'old fashioned' but I like to be able to optically see through the lens in real time, at least on a decent system. I don't think I am alone in this.  I can see that EVFs like the one on the Fuji have great appeal to many; indeed most people are going to find it better than a dim, small pentamirror with slow 'kit' lens on a Rebel, but even then people keep buying cheap dslrs, probably because as it is a mature, simple system it is also cheap to produce and buy.

I perceived a lag, maybe that is just my imagination. The very large size doesn't do it for me, but the ability to reduce the viewfinder size is neat. Then there is the power useage; I want a battery to last as long as possible. In fact I have recently ditched by iphone and got a simple Nokia with a keypad because I am sick of having to charge the iphone every day. Just been to Poland for four days; never had to charge the phone or the camera !

I think we are going to see a FF dslr from Canon which will have interchangeable finders, like in the old days of top end slrs, except now one will be a normal pentaprism, and will be used in the conventional way, and another will be an EVF. You then lock the mirror up and away you go, using the Dual Pixel AF system direct off the sensor for focus. Use it for stills or video, it's up to you. By having the head as a sliding fit from the rear it could incorporate physical plug connections, which would probably needed to do this.

Then those that say Canon isn't innovative will have to find some other area to whinge about.

Thanks so much for replying. I personally find the advantages of EVF overpowering the disadvantages in such a carry around camera. But want my optical on the 1dx.

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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:38:06 AM »
How about a Canon Refurbished 6D.  http://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/cameras/refurbished-eos-digital-slr-cameras/eos-6d-body-refurbished  $1,367.28.

This would be great if all existing lenses are full frame. I do not know if they are.

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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:37:12 AM »
See how nice the members of this forum are? Such nice replies! Who said we are rude? hahahaha

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 25, 2014, 08:12:58 AM »

A Fujifilm XT-1 if I remember. A really neat little camera that has so much going for it - except it's not a FF 6D, with a crisp OVF.

Do I detect a hint of jealousy there?

 ;D  No. I have always liked Fuji, right from my days as a teenager using an old Fujica ST701, and I think the XT-1 system is quite appealing. But; I don't feel that the slimmer body is worth trading the OVF for, or losing the full frame. And, as has been pointed out here on CR many times, to achieve the equivalent in lens speed on these crop systems is actually very expensive, more so than FF. Add these factors to the reduced versatility and no, the system isn't for me.

Dearest friend, have you personally ever tried EVF?

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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 07:56:18 AM »
How about just the 70D? She already has all the lenses she practically needs for all 'normal' shoots and then some.

There will be more birthdays and occasions to buy her a lens. You can slowly gauge her actual need for a lens over the few months and buy her that particular lens in future.

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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:10:54 AM »
With the lenses she already has, I think a newer camera is a better gift. IMHO.

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Lenses / Re: Lens as a gift. Non Photographer buying... :)
« on: November 25, 2014, 02:09:47 AM »
This may not be your plan but I think it is best if you consult her. You both can sit together in front of internet and select the most appropriate lens. My thoughts.

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Portrait / Re: Selfie.
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:19:04 AM »
Another

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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 24, 2014, 08:14:04 AM »
[Note to self: DON'T post anything when the glass of Belgium beer is already half empty.  You'll not make sense to anyone, even if it sounds good to yourself.  With apologies to everyone I confused in an earlier post]

Canon may not be feeling enough pain to change their line-up or product development.  Not yet, at least.  They're still selling millions and millions of cameras and lenses a year.  So where's the motivation?

Looked at differently, what images can't a photographer make today with existing Canon product offerings?  What, specifically, do photographers want Canon to make to help them solve their imaging challenges?

The bottom-end of the market has shifted to mobile/tablet gear.

The top-end of the market is likely overly saturated with a LOT of great pro-grade gear.  There was a discussion here on CR about this, if memory serves.

We've all watched as the big agencies that bought the bulk of pro-grade equipment disappear or radically change their imaging approach.

What does that leave?  Interested hobbyists?  Soccer moms?  NASCAR dads?  People wanting to make a few photos while on vacation?

Under these conditions it seem inevitable to me that a traditional company with traditional photography "thinking" would struggle.

Does Canon really deserve this?  Nothing personal, but... Yes!  Canon is in business to make money from products that consumers buy.  If Canon can't keep up with the shifting desires of consumers then they run the risk of being a much smaller company than they currently are.

I know!!

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