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Canon General / Re: Canon/Nikon should embrace "product cannibalism"
« on: January 26, 2013, 05:48:18 PM »
Very difficult question. If we learned something about the digital age then it should be that manipulating the market and hoping for a slow motion change is dumb. Preventing customers from benefitting of cutting edge technology to me seems risky. The lid of Pandora's box has been lifted by Olympus, Fuji and Sony. I personally will stick with my DSLRs (albeit complemented by mirror-less cams) but if there is a broad bunch of things mirror-less cameras can do as well, even better or simply differently, why trying to keep the time wheel from moving? What I see is Canon's dilemma when it comes to discussing the question that a non-trendsetting company Canon means a company on the losing track.
Those who cannot move will be moved. Let's see what Canon's moves will be like.

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 26, 2013, 08:08:37 AM »
seems to me bokeh is where Canon really shines  8)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 26, 2013, 06:53:34 AM »
5DMk2, 70-200 f/4 IS

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 25, 2013, 08:12:07 AM »
extremely nice shots!

5DM2, 70-200, F/4.0 IS + Kenko TC 1,4

Yes but there are a few issues I have with the RX-1 as a street shooter:

1. It is expensive. $2800 + $450 for the EVF.
The OVF is what you need for street work, at least in my experience.
I have a Fuji X-Pro1 and an XE-1. The XE-1 EVF lags a bit too much for my liking.
I'm sure the RX-1 is no better in this regard.
I've read the A99 has the same issues.

2. The OVF is $650 and it just an glass element. There is no camera data shown (unlike the Fuji's).

3. There are reports that it's AF is not that fast (again a problem that plagues the existing Fuji's too, but this can make street work harder).

The X100s "should" be a lot faster.
The X-Trans 1 sensor is already pretty damn good (as good as M9 most people agree), so if they have improved IQ 25%, then I think it's going to be up there with the best.

I've never shot a Leica M9 but I like the images produced by my Fuji's much better than anything I can get out of my 5D MK3.

The X100s is looking on paper to be a very capable street shooter...

I'm sure the X-Pro 2 is going to be very similar.


+1 The RX1 may be an extremely nice camera with great low light capabilities but since the advent of the X100s it has lost much of its appeal.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: January 24, 2013, 05:58:09 AM »
5DMK2, 40mm pancake, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO 640 - f/3.5, 1/60, ISO 800

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?):

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...

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