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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!

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:36:39 PM »
sensors are near their theoretical limit for efficiency,

Would love to educate myself on this. Pls can you guide me where I can read up on this statement. Thx.

Canon General / Re: TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 12:18:41 PM »
4. Canon cameras will have 4 stops better ISO.

We would first need a new Einstein to shake the foundation of physics as we know it for that (even if the Bayer sensor gets replaced by something else). Then we would need new engineers to design sensors based on the new theory. That will earn them more than one Nobel prize, I believe.

Pls elaborate.

Canon General / TEN YEARS FROM NOW.
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:18:33 AM »
It is a bit quiet here and until the 7d2 or the high mp camera here is something for us.
I think it may be fun to predict what camera technology will be like in December of 2023.
Here are my few predictions:
1. DSLR's will be used only by top end sports/wild life shooters.
2. Mirror less would have evolved and be thriving.
3. Point and shoot would be dead.
4. Canon cameras will have 4 stops better ISO.
5. There will be lenses with 6 stop IS.
6. Canon and Nikon would share equal percentage of the market.
7. Canon will have 65 mp full frame camera.
8. The fast version Canon camera will shoot 18 fps.
9. DR will be around 16 stops.
10. 1d form factor will stay.

We all need to put our thoughts down by early next year and then look at this ten years from now and tickle ourselves.


EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:36:42 AM »
And have a look at their new camera. No mirrorslapping any more. Not big and bulky, but small and light but still very solidly built. "Full frame" 36x24mm sensor. Better than any sensor in any old Canon DSLR out there. 

Small and light.  Now, mount a 70-200/2.8 on it and you have a POS from an ergonomic standpoint.

Better than any old Canon sensor?  If I shoot at ISO 3200, does the Sony give me more DR and less noise?  Did someone appoint you the universal arbiter of "better" when we weren't looking?  ::)

I do not think these cameras are designed for the long lens sports/wildlife shooters. It is meant for, I believe, compact lenses and for travel, candid type of work. And they seem brilliant for that.

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:42:48 PM »
I am of the opinion that the new Sony full frame cameras are indeed innovative. I appreciate their efforts.

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 24, 2013, 01:31:26 AM »
I Concur. He hasn't posted any photography on a photography forum. :P

It isn't, primarily, a photography forum, it is, predominantly, a one photography (and video) manufacturer equipment rumor forum. And there is nothing wrong with that, though like eml58 points out, if you are not a Canon aficionado there would seem to be several billion things better served with your time.

I am a frequent illustrative image poster, but that is all I am interested in displaying at CR. All power to those that do propagate the various lens and body specific image galleries though, there are some truly superb images here.

Yes, I come here for the rumors first, gear talk second, humor 3rd, photos by the way and last but not the least the cynicism.  Serious!

You mean you watched it right through to the end ?!  ???

If you have not watched the second half, you missed most of the fun.

I had watched just the start but based on your post watched it through. Thank you. She is incredible. I suspect her dinner will be putting a packet in the micro.

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