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I see your points.
It would be great to have better battery life always. Of course. Be it our cell or camera.
But 300 does not sound that horrible to me if I were on vacation.

300 seems a decent enough compromise given the fact that I get super IQ in a smaller/lighter package. If the charger is not too heavy, it could stay in my pocket to add juice while having coffee or lunch.

Not arguing, but thinking aloud that 300 should be enough with planning for a smaller package.

I believe that if one a person is taking more than 300 photos on a vacation while walking around is being trigger happy.
Does one really see 300 great images during a single day???? Really!
Such a person would need to carry 8+ rolls of 36 exp film in the old days. Wow!

I think the A7's are superb for the discerning photographer who wants to travel light.

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 06, 2013, 08:00:34 AM »
So so sorry but what is 'ML'. Pls do not laugh, just tell me the full form. Pls.

Magic Lantern an add-on that runs alongside the original Canon firmware and brings very useful to near-essential features to the camera (raw video & histogram, 14ev dynamic range, focus stacking, focus peaking, intervalometer, unlimited bracketing, ...). It's the one reason I'm using Canon and not Nikon. See link above for their homepage, they've also got a forum with tutorials over there.

:) Thx

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 06, 2013, 07:59:42 AM »
So so sorry but what is 'ML'. Pls do not laugh, just tell me the full form. Pls.

Magic Lantern


Oh ok. yeah I know magic lantern! Thx. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:54:20 AM »
So so sorry but what is 'ML'. Pls do not laugh, just tell me the full form. Pls.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: December 03, 2013, 11:43:55 AM »
I got a7 + zeiss 55mm on pre order for family everyday photos.

I use a 1D X + 24-70/2.8L II for those...

You both are killing it! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« on: December 03, 2013, 07:09:59 AM »
If it had a viewfinder….

...it might be called "SL1" or "100D"?  :)

True that. But there are other out there making cameras with same size sensor and viewfinder. Many include a flash as well. Many claim better high ISO.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Gets Official
« on: December 03, 2013, 06:56:16 AM »
If it had a viewfinder….

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: December 02, 2013, 10:35:59 PM »
What i don't get is that your thick skinned enough to put yourself out there in a discussion like this, but not to put your images out there.

Maybe *I* don't think highly enough of them to post.

it is ok, relax. We all feel insecure about our work. But it is important to share photos and get into healthy discussions to open up and grow. If we all wait for just the best of the best before posting, we may never ever post.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: December 02, 2013, 01:44:17 PM »
Well done Viggo

It's not that there's a problem with the camera - I think many people would consider owning one.  But the pricing is wrong.  It's the same price as the D800.  And for most purposes the D800 is a better camera.  Not sure how it is going sale-wise.  They need to drop the price to around $2k or do a quick revision and add the D800 sensor and some better manual focusing aids - eg focus peaking, split prism etc.

I don't buy cameras as a fashion statement, but as tools to get a job done.  There seems to be little need for the DF in that regard, its for those with lots of money to burn that want a toy to show off.
Logically, I agree, which is why I feel nearly everyone will choose a D800 over a DF at the same price.  But if I'm choosing between two essentially identical things, I'll go with the better looking one every time.  I'm happy to give Nikon some credit for having the guts to produce soemthing that isn't a generic black lump.


Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 28, 2013, 02:36:26 AM »

The capslock epidemics will be solved.

Hahahahaha or should I be typing HAHAHAHAHA…. :)

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:16:48 AM »
Now that's a good idea.

Here's Sanj's list adapted to what I would expect:
1. DSLRs will continue to be used by professionals and amateurs alike.
2. Mirrorless will follow point and shoot cameras into the abyss of consumer cameras being replaced by camera phones.
3. Point and shoot would be dead.
4. Canon cameras will have 2 stops better ISO.
Don't you think in ten years they will do better than just two stops?
5. There will be lenses with 6 stop IS.
6. Nikon will continue to suffer economically until they are reduced to be merely a niche vendor catering to a select clientele of retro-camera fans (Nikon Df for anyone?).
7. Sony will replace Nikon as the DSLR vendor competing with Canon.
8. Canon will likely deliver something in the range of 80-120 MP sensors, making medium format obsolete for commercial purposes.
Noooo. That is wayyy too much.

9. DR will be around 16 stops.
10. 1D form factor will stay.

What makes me nervous is the notion of voice controls for cameras. Makes me think of a bunch of sports photographers having to make silly "click", "click" noises to shoot their cameras. :o

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:12:50 AM »
Fun thread.

Agree pretty much except for two:
1.  There will always be a point and shoot market.  The 2/3rd sensor P&S may be dead, but P&S with larger sensors will exist.  They are simply mirrorless cameras without interchangeable lenses.


2.  Nikon will be dead, severely diminished, or acquired by someone like Sony but not on par with Canon.  Recent news of them downgrading their forecast is a harbinger.  They are groping around for a product that will continuously sell.  Much more so than Canon.  Sigma's lenses will hurt Nikon more than Canon. 

Doubt if Nikon will be dead and wonder why you say Sigma will hurt Nikon more than Canon.

New thoughts:
1.  3D video cameras bread new life into the camcorder market and sufficiently differentiate video from still photography that dSLRs exist that are primarily devoted to still photography
2.  Someone such as fugi/Olympus/etc will rise to take Nikon's place as the #2 brand (in terms of sales) compared to Canon
3.  Sony will have left the market in search of greener pastures.
4.  "Lytro" cameras and sensors will be available but more of a niche.

Could become main stream!

5.  Sensor tech--Bayer filters/CMOS sensors will be out.  ISO performance will have necessitated all light hitting the sensor.  Not sure what will have replaced it.

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:09:44 AM »
I think there will be a really big advancement in image stabilization, allowing photographers to take pictures at incredibly long shutter speeds. Goodbye tripod for most people.

That would be great but I doubt if it will be over 6 stops in next ten years.

I think for action and sports shooters there will be a way to capture not only a burst but a video of a few seconds from which the camera will automatically select the sharpest images and process them and "deliver" 10 or 12 good shots. No more "machine gun mode". It'll be silent and lightning fast.

Yes, perhaps eventually. There is already a link on you tube where people claim 1dc does this already!

Voice activated remote shooting. Like Siri on steroids. Tell it to change modes, settings etc. goodbye IR remote. I also think a voice activated app via smartphone would be good.

Intelligent dof mode. It detects the depth of the object and offers a suitable aperture as well as critical focus assistance. Like A-dep but actually works! Option to overide it for creative effect.

Point and shoot replaced by cellphones (which is already happening).


And speedlites with variable color temp built in!!  ;D

Great thought!

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