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To me it's like Canon being sieged by Sony and Canon firmly holding the fort. Despite Canon's management casting shades of doubt with a view to them being able to refrain from ancient assets Canon to me not seems to be completely on the wrong track. There are millions of things contributing to what makes an image attractive. And Canon does a very decent job here. But one thing could undermine Canon’s strength, the bulk of DSLRs and the elegance of mirrorless cameras.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 01, 2014, 12:00:50 PM »
all shot with 5DII EF 70-200 4,0 IS, flying gull with TS-E 24

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:16:11 AM »
This interview is a joke.

Asked why it took so long to update the 7D he has to ask his engineers.

Compare this to the interview of the Fuji rep (compared to the Canon rep obviously a younger man): "To be honest we’re pretty clear about what we need to do, and I think we’re moving in the right direction."

Canon General / Re: CPN Interviews the Men Behind the EOS-1 Series SLRs
« on: August 22, 2014, 03:51:44 AM »
It's good to be riminded of the T90 - to me the biggest leap Canon ever made. AE1 sized body would be very cool!

PowerShot / Re: What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]
« on: August 18, 2014, 03:04:11 AM »
lots more to come sounds a bit funny...

Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 29, 2014, 02:34:46 AM »
Canon enthusiasts wishing for certain lenses and looking forward to a “year of the lens”, Canon senior management yawning and squinting to their favorite ideas not realizing that these are covered with dust.

Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: April 21, 2014, 10:29:29 AM »
 Hey folks, let's be fair about Canon. They may me boring most of the time but their TS-E lenses are definitely worth staying with Canon.

To me it seems Sigma is aware of the resurgence of street photography. Canon is rather ignorant in this respect.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji x100(s) to Supplement an SLR
« on: May 15, 2013, 11:26:37 AM »
I definitely love the x100s. The restriction of the fixed focal lens doesn't bother me at all. My Canon bodies are showing signs of serious deprivation. They are so obtrusive. I think the resurgence of street photography contributes very much to the attractiveness of cameras like the x100s. Sometimes I feel a bit fed up by this technically perfect pictures coming along like pp monsters.
To me IQ of the x100s is terrific, high iso is great, in terms of af there is still leeway.
I always loved my Canon gear but there is a looming shadow on the horizon with the name Fuji x-pro2 on it.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 26, 2013, 11:11:17 AM »
I've got the Fuji x100s which really is a jewel. I'm not a since-I-got-my-mirrorless-I-don't-ever-use-my-dslr-gear-again-guy, but there are at least two things Canon seems to turn a blind eye to. Street photography is what many people seek in times of a suffocating trend towards photographic perfection. And it's such a joy to use a tool made by a company listening to customers.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:25:26 AM »
At last something to write home about by Canon!

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: February 01, 2013, 10:37:56 AM »
really nice thread and really nice pictures!
The TSE24 is extremely versatile a lens. It requires time and frequently it is better to use a tripod and live view. You need time to think about lines, exposure, amount of compensation for shifting-related softness in the corners (i.e. need to stop down), and what you can do to prevent camera blur. 24mm is not enough when it comes to real high-rise buildings. But to me, the TSE24 pulls it off to make these pictures look nicer. And it is nearly distortion-free, a big asset in architectural photography. And yes, it's a pleasure using it on a 5 DII.

Mainz Cathedral ISO 640, f5, 3.2s, window sill
Potsdamer Platz ISO 200, f/16, 1/250s
Deutsche Bank ISO 200, f/10, 1/250s, hand-held
Lumen at the blue hours ISO 1600, f/10, 0,5 s, bean bag

Cheers, H.

Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: January 27, 2013, 02:21:20 PM »
B&W conversion done with DPP... :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 07:09:40 AM »
Canon seems to be thinking they float outside evolution.

Canon General / Re: Canon/Nikon should embrace "product cannibalism"
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:19:47 AM »
I also, think that if you buy camera that means that you are choosing Canon or Nikon religion (sorry, but I do not accept other brands in cameras). Then camera producer can make really huge profits on lens sales. However, currently I see 2 problems with Canon:

1) They are not spending sufficient money on R&D comparing to other manufacturers (e.g. Sony) and also they are producing crippled cameras. In my opinion, all Canon marketing department should be fired. The latest example with Canon EOS 6D shows, that they did not meet high customer satisfactions as autofocus system is even worse as EOS 7D (which is 3 year old model!!!!). In my opinion it is much better to have less variety in cameras but produce super high quality products where cutting edge technology is applied. What we see now? GPS and Wifi included in very expensive camera when such features are standard in P&S cameras.

2) Canon's new lenses are extremely expensive, however, the third party manufacturers (e.g. Tamron, Sigma) started producing really high quality lenses for much lower price.

When I look how computer technology fastly evolves I am very dissatisfied with camera manufacturers response. The market is waiting for really high tech technologies but Canon updates camera line every 3 - 4 years. What would you say if Dell, Lenovo, Apple would update their technology on 3-4 year time span????


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