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It's hard not to be intrigued by the x100s. The only thing I am a bit sceptical about is the lens or the DOF, respectively. But no doubt, when it comes to listening to the customers who are into IQ apart from bulky DSLRs and to keeping the prices comparable low, than Fuji is well ahead of the competition.

If the new Sigma has the same optical design as its predecessor than it will not be a 120-300 lens, but something in the 260ish range. This is an enormous lens and the gain of 60 - 70 mm compared to the 70-200 f/2.8 to me would not justify the money and the weight. If it has actually 290 mm at its longer end and can maintain or surpass the optical quality of its predecessor than one could say another opportunity missed by Canon.

PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces The PowerShot N
« on: January 07, 2013, 04:39:18 PM »
I can't believe this is true. We are hoping for some decent new stuff and are getting toys instead.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 22, 2012, 11:53:00 AM »
There's no doubt the rx1 really shows Sony's determination to conquer the camera market. This is just a stopover to a ff camera without a fixed lens. And it's impressive to see the extremely positive reviews, especially when it comes to iq. Ken Rockwell's colour criticism to me seems rather ideosyncratic. My carry around setup is a 5 DII and the shorty forty. I mostly shoott in live view to avoid mirror slap effects. No doubt the rx1 would serve me extremely well. Let's hope for evolutionary dynamics. In this respect my first candidate is Fuji.


this may not be the most objective site but it's worth a deeper look though (is there anybody objective out there?): http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2012/11/21/the-sony-rx1-digital-camera-review-part-1-an-intro-to-a-compact-powerhouse/

The RX1 is not about instead, it's about as well. I very much enjoy using the 5 D and the shorty-fourty. But to me it goes without saying the RX1 would be a much better choice for street photography. It escapes my why people are that much up in arms about the anouncement of the RX1. There's no obligation to spend 3k and buy one but one could feel tempted to ponder on why Canon shows this conspicuous lack of innovation.

EOS Bodies / Re: Has Canon entered the Graveyard Spiral?
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:13:36 PM »
Canon is without doubt a big player in the DSLR business. Canon cameras are faster, Nikon Cameras have a better dynamic range. To me  that's a matter of personal taste, nothing else. But when it comes to the non DSLR business I don't see any innovative power. Canon's just reacting on a prettying modest level. This is a bit disappointing.

Lenses / Re: Advice 5d3, wide angle
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:01:49 PM »
It's a whole lot of money but take the ts 24 II. In a way this is the most versatile wide angle lens Canon does offer. Not to mention its extremely satisfying sharpness and contrast. Take the Tokina 11-26 as a APS-C back-up and you're gonna master all wide-angle prone situations.

EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:50:25 PM »
A Canon M camera that could keep up with the Sony RX1 would be nice. Wishful thinking perhaps but this exactly what this beyond DSLR business is all about. It's up to Canon to decide where my money will go.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 Review with images
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:22:39 AM »

Don't you know:
  • Nikonrumors: Website where people whine about Nikon and threaten to switch to Canon
  • Canonrumors: Website where people whine about Canon and threaten to switch to Nikon

 :) ::) one could be tempted to start a competition about who's crying on a higher level...

EOS Bodies / Re: [Poll] Canon Reign Supreme Again?
« on: November 04, 2012, 04:43:38 PM »
After EOS 1DX's trashing of D4 and 5D Mark III's victory over D800, will 6D destroy D600 for a complete FF sweep?

Hmm. I had to chuckle when I read this.

When the actual (not rumored) DxO scores for the 1DX came out, it turned out that the D4 has a better sensor after all.
Both the D800 and D600 have better sensors than the 5DIII as well.

So, not seeing how Canon is trashing Nikon. It's actually the opposite.

Also, the quarterly results for the last quarter show that Nikon's sales are up, while Canon's sales are down.
Again, how is Canon trashing Nikon when Nikon is gaining market share and Canon is losing???

I'm a Canon shooter, who has spent thousands of $$$ on Canon gear.
I find Canon's recent products very disappointing, since they are either underspec'd or overpriced ... or both.

So, at this time I'm actually very glad that Nikon is trashing Canon.
Maybe someone at Canon's headquarters will finally take notice.

+1 definitely! I can't help it but the Canon management is a mystery to me. But on the other hand nothing to write home about. I'm very satisfied with my Canon hear. And when it comes to mirrorless I have to admit other facturers having a lead, to say the least. Competition is a good thing. Let's wait and see...

Canon General / Re: Canon Can't Even Make a Billion Dollars Anymore
« on: October 27, 2012, 06:41:36 PM »
Canon at photokina was amazingly uninspired. I am a Canon fanboy but Nikon, Fuji and others showed much morementhusiasm. G15 is a joke. The only thing showing a bit of making the other manufactures gasp is the shorty forty. This was a quite smart move. But it's just not enough to show the big whites. There is so much that could be said. I hate to see Sony going in the right direction with the RX 1 and Canon hoping to be sacrosanct as a big player. Nothing to write home about.

Lenses / Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:09:36 PM »

[As side note - I see lots of Tamron 18-270 in ads in newspapers and busses, and it sells well enough for local shops to sell in kit with Canon bodies. Olympus advertises on busses as well, and had the menus translated to the local language. Canon doesn't advertise at all, and I can't remember when I've last seen a rebate for Canon in any of the local shops. There's no denying local Canon sales are good, but I think Canon lens sales are heading in the wrong direction.]

I went to Photokina this year and I was struck by the lack of enthusiasm at the Canon booth. Okay, there were the big whites but nothing to write home about. Nikon was amazing and Fuji and Olympus as well. So, I agree that Canon's PR work is a bit weird.

Lenses / Re: Wide or ultra-wide angle with excellent corner performance
« on: September 30, 2012, 11:21:21 AM »
Take the 24 tse and you won't regret it. Sharp as it gets and providing you with all the possibilities you need when it comes to perspective.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 40D to 5d mkii
« on: September 28, 2012, 05:53:06 PM »
I bought the 5dII and kept the 40d and I am happy with it. To shoot BIF is much easier with the 40d. But doing the same with the 5dII is not as bad as one could think because of the rather sluggish AF, even in low light. The 5d is simply not made for action photography. It's made for IQ and very decent noise handling. To be honest, since I got the 5dII I kind of neglected the 40d - except for BIF.

EOS Bodies / Re: DxOMark Sensor Performance: Nikon vs. Canon
« on: September 20, 2012, 07:49:44 AM »
Sensor performance isn't everything...

Not only not everything, but far less than even remotely close to everything.  Consider all the glass the light must pass through before it even reaches the sensor.

Also consider that DxOMark is evaluating only the sensor, and also that their "Overall Score" is composite of three arbitrarily chosen "Use Case Scores" that are combined in a 'weighted' manner, but the weighting is not disclosed.  Furthermore, their use case scores are normalized to an 8 MP file size, which explains how a camera with 14 bits per pixel can, according to DxOMark, actually deliver a dynamic range greater than 14 bits of EV. 

IMO, their Measurements (screen) are valid and quite useful.  Their Scores are steaming pile of misleading cow excrement.

Just a little reality check...   :)

+1 (a bit late, I know). I wished any limitations referring to my photographic skills could be ascribed to dynamic range and what have you.  ;D

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