« on: November 01, 2013, 11:49:00 PM »
Thank you Atonegro
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The new EOS-1 body is amazing and a big step over the 1D X. I like it.
I'd much prefer the 24-105mmL for way less, they often pop up for $650. The longer focal length range makes up for the very tiny difference in MTF. I have the 24-70 f/2.8 MK II.
The distortion in the 24-105 makes it much less useful than it could have been.Also, if they discontinue the 24-105L it might even (temporarily) increase demand for it, meaning I could sell it for a bit more than I paid! Bonus!
I'm interested in how that new Sigma is going to perform at the wide end. It could be the answer a lot of people are looking for.
You might find that the release of Sigma's lens impacts the ability of you to sell the Canon one at the price you want...
Nope. Bought my 24-105L second hand for a very reasonable price. In Japan the 24-105L sells really well and for about ¥75,000 used, (which is more than what I paid). At the very least I'll get 95% money back. Cheaper than renting for the same period so I'd still be happy with that. The Sigma stuff is expensive over here for some reason. The 35mm went back up to ¥89,000 on amazon (¥99,000 in stores). Doubt the new Sigma 24-105 will be much different. The cheaper option will still be the Canon. People like cheaper.
The same was said about the Sigma 18-35 1.8 vs the 17-55 but I managed to sell my 17-55 for the price I wanted. People will pay for the stuff that is tried and tested and same brand. Brand loyalty is a big thing over here in Japan.
That tells me the 24-105 is not dead yet.Despite all of the griping we've heard ever since the introduction of the 24-70/4, there has never been any indication from Canon that the 24-70/4 would replace the 24-105/4. They are different lenses and it makes good sense to keep both in the product line. Canon offers many similar products that overlap but don't replace each other. I would sooner expect a version II of the popular 24-105/4 than its discontinuation.
I have been trying to gift my daughter the 1000D camera for a while now. She outright shows disinterest. She says she is very happy with her old point shoot camera and even the camera on her ipad. She is 16. She takes photos all the time and posts in face book, instagram etc.
She sees me buying top cameras all the time...
I am sure there are lots other like her.
That is exactly what is happening. More and more photos are being pushed online and on FB people are getting less and less concerned about the IQ. The photos have turned into record shots to be shared with everyone.
For any special occasion you will be invited with a caveat - "make sure to bring your camera along"
Disregard for quality will bite them back in the ass. In a few years (display upgrades), it will bite them back in the ass like knock off polaroid film made some family memories disapear.
Their loss. (as long as it doesn't bankrupt or misguide Canon).
DSLR-like ... looks like a DSLR ... operates like a DSLR ... handles like a DSLR ... only perceivable difference is an EVF instead of an OVF ... Olympus E-M5 and E-M1; Panasonic G3, G5, G6, GH2 and GH3; and Sony A7 and A7r.
So...the AF capabilities of all the cameras listed, in terms of speed and accuracy including tracking of moving subjects, are the equal of current dSLRs such as the 70D or 5DIII? Or would one perceive a difference?
Frankly, I wouldn't know ... as I own none of those cameras, but have used the E-M5. The Olympus certainly is better at AF than the xxxD series cameras that I've handled. But don't pick one aspect and then use that to trash the mirrorless concept. Rather look at the future potential.
that would also negatively affect 6D, 5DIII and 1dX sales.