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EOS Bodies / Re: The sound of silence
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:59:29 AM »
Written by Paul Simon sung by "Simon@Garfunkel"

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements on April 23, 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:55:39 AM »

EOS Bodies / Re: The sound of silence
« on: April 23, 2013, 11:53:58 AM »
Where the heck is the EOS-M firmware update??  >:(

Yea Canon where the hell is it!

IMHO, I think that Canon is better with skin tones.  Also, low ISO performance of the 5DM3 put me squarely in their camp.

Canon glass is better for the dollar, bodies feel better in the hand, ergonomics are outstanding, and therefore even with all my heavy glass it all seems easier to carry and use.

I've always been impressed with Canon's attention to IQ, Processors and ISO.  I don't need Mega Mega-Pixels for what I do (Weddings, Events).

+1 I seem to think Canon images just seem to look more natural,more film like than digital,I sold my Nikon gear and switched to Canon and I'm glad I did.

As a photojournalist, I tend to have 2 and sometimes 3 cameras hanging on my body (usually one wide-mid range zoom and a 70-200 on the other body) and since I am shooting and on the move constantly at most events I have had plenty of problems grabbing my 70-200 (with my 1DX) and finding that all the settings have gotten changed as it bumps against my body (I do tend to turn the top of the body towards my boy versus hanging outward as I have found that it gets beaten up more when it's facing out (i.e. the hotshoe and top facing out, versus turned inward to my body)...

So long story short, I'm getting sick of this as I have milliseconds to respond, grabbing my camera and then I get it up to my face and find I'm on ASA 10,000 and shutter speed of 1/'s starting to get really annoying...

So I figured out how to set-up the multi-function lock so it will lock back dial and multifunction dials and I figured out how to disable the modes down to just manual (I NEVER shoot on anything other than manual or bulb) but the thing I can't figure out is there a way to disable the small ISO button on the top of the camera near the shutter speed dial?...between shutter speed dial (which I can lock via multi-function lock) I can't figure out if there is a way to lock/disable the ISO button? the ISO and the Shutter speed dial seem to be the things that get changed the most often...I can't seem to find anything about disabling the ISO button or locking...anyone have any ideas?

Thanks....and just to answer in advance, no I don't want to use some wierd new harness contraption that someone has come up with...maybe good and fine for shooting weddings but when you are covering protests, riots, war zones, NFL games, etc...I have not found one that would be more dangerous than useful...

Be careful and look before you shoot?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which to upgrade first? Camera or Lens
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:53:07 PM »
I am considering an upgrade to my equipment

1D M4 -> 1Dx
500F4 IS -> mark 2 version of this lens

Already have the 5DM3 but love the feel of the 1D series, though it is a lot of $ for a body. 

Mostly shoot wildlife with the 1D and use the 5D for macro and scenics (the tiny bit I do of city scapes).

Really don't need any new lenses - in fact, I need to have a garage sale and join a 12 step program for lenses and bags.

Originally I was very skepical  about the 1Dx but the more I hear about it, the more I am interested.  I will be borrowing one for a shoot next week, so I will have hands on experience then.

I could also wait, to see what Canon introduces  this fall.

High MP camera (probably a replacement for the 5DM3, not sure if it would be wildlife camera)
200-400 zoom in lieu of long lens

Did you not answer your own ? by saying you already have enough lenses?

This post is what I would call "a pointless exercise in futility"...

Man did you hit the nail on the head,too many dolts around this place.

***Is the 1DX really the Flagship Stills Camera?***

I ask this question because, as I sit here typing, I am thinking ... is there a camera which is uncompromising in image quality, features, and performance?  When I read in the forums and search online I find TONS of critisizm about Canon bodies, Canon lenses, and the company.  Yet, I have Canon, I've always had Canon.  Ever since Andre Agessi said I should.

So, I throw this question out there.  Does Canon make a body that is just flat out great?  IQ is NASA good?  Features like Voltron.  Performs like a river dancer?  I ask because it seems like every body has some level of compromise.  I mean if I look at every option (except for sensor) just on paper, their lineup should go 1DX, 7D, 5D3, 6D.  But if I look just at sensor it seems like it should be 5D3, 6D, 1Dx, 7D.  If I look at build then 1DX, 5D3, 7D, (everything else).

There just doesnt seem to be one camera in Canon's lineup which is 'The Best Camera Ever'.

Maybe that is the point, because ambiguity = moola for Canon. 

Agessi said the Rebel was best.  Then his hair fell out.  Karma???


EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:46:07 PM »
More pancake lenses!
UWA primes, like 10mm, 14mm, 18mm.
Something like the pancake zoom that MFT has.

And Tamron will probably come with a native 17-250mm EOS-M 3.5-5.6 VC... :)

Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

I'm thinking not all elevators go to the top floor!

EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:42:27 PM »
Ok, so I got myself a EOS-M "toy" yesterday, lets talk lenses - we have the following;
- 22mm - which is about a FFE of 35mm
- 18-55mm - which is about a FFE of 29-88mm

I'd like to see a few more, there has already been talk of a fast prime, a 55-300mm and a super tele, so what's coming and what would others like to see ?

- 55-300mm - I suspect this might be something less, perhaps a 55-200
- A fast prime ?  Maybe something like a 85mm - which is about a FFE of 135mm
- Supertele ?  Really ???  I just can't see this, maybe a 300mm ?

What would I like ?
- 15-85mm would be peachy

What about the rest of you ?

+1 that

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:41:07 PM »
Does the phrase "perfuming the pig" come to mind.  Canon was way late to the market, took it's strike and whiffed terribly.  They have the money to try again, but the train has left the station.  By the way,
my Fuji XE and several lenses look a lot like what Canon should have offered.

They(Fuji) are also twice the price.I owned one(EX-1) it doesn.t focus very fast either,it was no better than my M and by the way do own an EOS-M or have tried one,I didn't think so.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: "I am boycotting Nikon" campaign
« on: April 19, 2013, 02:25:46 PM »
Great looking scope,by the way I thought this was a camera forum not some idiots political rhetoric.

I don't understand, why people putting a "L" lens on mirrorless body :-\ It just looks so stupid.

Dear Mr. Canon,
If you ever decide on FF mirrorless, please make sure you include some decent pancake lenses.

Lighten up my friend,why are you so angry about this little camera that takes great pics? Take a chill pill.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:11:31 PM »
Yawn - I'm seriously considering a Sony Nex-6  8)

A little too late I just sold a Sony Nex 6 and bought an M with both lenses.Don't belive all the hype I thought it sucked.  The battery lasted about an hour the iq is not as good as the M.It's always is focusing and no way to turn it off andeats batteries like candy.It does focus a little faster for sure,but it's no SLR either.Also do any of you naysayers here actually own one?

EOS-M / Re: The Mirrorless Party
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:05:42 PM »

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