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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 06:45:29 PM »
To me these announcements are just a big YAWN.  The EF lens upgrades that Canon needs to get out the door just keeps getting longer and longer...

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:58:07 PM »
Maybe it'll be a real medium format:  6x7  ;D


You mean 6x6, right?  ::)

He probably means 6x7.  There used to be 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, and 6x12 panorama...

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 09, 2013, 07:27:07 AM »
Of course Canon USA is dumping these cameras.  Even BestBuy has it for $299!  The thing to worry about in the States is whether or not Canon USA is getting out of the M business.  They chose to not introduce the EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens in the USA.  That was a Canon USA decision (they replied to a post on their forum concerning the lens...).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:08:32 PM »
You realize that there doesn't appear to be much if any sensor improvement.  Lately Canon claims at least a 1 stop performance increase based on going to the next DIGI processor.  They are moving from the DIGIC 4 used in the 60D and 7D to the DIGIC 5+.  It looks to me like Canon is just packing a couple more MP and then using the DIGIC 5+ to clean up the JPEGs.  It won't help the RAW performance at all (other than maybe some minor tweaks to the sensor itself)...

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EOS-M / Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:06:04 AM »
I would like for Canon to release a more serious M body but I doubt they will here in the USA.  The newly announced EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is not being offered here; only other parts of the world.  That tells me that the USA arm of Canon doesn't want to support the M series any more than they have to.  It will be interesting to see of they offer the firmware upgrade on their site...

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22 / 4-5.6 IS STM - officially announced
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:51:51 PM »
What Canon may be saying by releasing this lens alone is that the rumored new EOS-M body is no where in sight.  Otherwise, if it was close, I'd expect them to announce at the same time...

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I agree.  The little camera is very interesting.  The negative for me is that it takes m4/3rd lenses of which I own none.  At that price point though and if it delivers on the promises, I may have to add a couple of those lenses to my kit (and the camera of course...).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 12:03:33 PM »
Definitely the same old sensor technology (higher ISO shots)...

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos100d/

Are you sure? In the Sky of the Nightscene I would expect more banding. But these are JPEG anyways so what I'd like to see is a pushed RAW in order to see if it still has the same banding.

If there is less banding, my guess is that the DIGIC 5 might account for that.  I was referring to the noise and the heavy handed noise reduction attempting to suppress it (along with the fine detail...).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announces the EOS T5i
« on: March 21, 2013, 11:30:26 AM »
Definitely the same old sensor technology (higher ISO shots)...

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos100d/


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:34:33 PM »
If by some miracle it does turn out to be a new sensor, I would consider one as a backup camera for travel; mainly because of the small size.  Let's face it, it is almost like having an oversized lens cap stuck on something like the 70-2002.8 II L lens!  If it is not a lower noise sensor, forget it.  I shoot mostly full frame and have a 7D collecting dust in a bag somewhere.  It is a good camera from a functionality point of view but the 18MP sensor has more noise than I will tolerate...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:24:48 AM »
I am intrigued by the "ISO range is 100-25600" spec.  If that is not an expanded range, it would probably be a new sensor.  The 60D lists its 18MP sensor range to 6400 (12,800 expanded) and uses a Digic 4.  If the 25600 is expanded, then it could be the same sensor just with better noise reduction applied via Digic 5...

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I've had the police called on me before as a "stalker" even though I was just photographing the exterior of a church  in a downtown area on a Saturday.  The police were pretty amused when they arrived but I wasn't. 

My advice is to pick up a fellow photographer when you go out to shoot.  It is weird but apparently two people with cameras is fine but one is suspicious these days...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200 f/2L IS & EF 800 f/5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:56:53 PM »
I own the 200 f/2 and have for some time now.  It is my main lens that I use as it is just hard to find anything that works better (for me).  As for a replacement, I can see where they would significantly reduce the weight and improve the IS by a few stops.  Those two things alone would make it a great purchase but the MK1 will still be a great lens as well.  I don't think a newer version would reduce the value of the MK1 so don't expect to see mine up for sale at 1/2 price.  ;)

+1 here.  I doubt Canon could justify the huge price for an upgrade to those of us that already own one.  The current version is that good.  I doubt they would reduce the weight very much.  From the current version's manual:  "Designed for lighter weight with major parts made of magnesium alloy".

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Last month (Feb 22 Feb 2013) I bought the Tamron 28-300 VC lens (from B&H) for those times when I only want to carry just one lens mounted on my 5D MK III ... I am not sure if it was my copy of the lens or it is always like that, but that lens was very soft, made strange audible creaking noise when the VC & AF were being engaged and the AF point would jump after taking the shot ... so I returned it and bought a Nikon 18-300 VR lens & a refurbished Nikon D7000
Anyway here are a few images made with the Tamron 28-300 VC (mounted on 5D MK III) ... the firt and the third images are straight out of the camera ... the second and the fourth are after editing.

It's not your copy.  I bought one when they first came out and you described it perfectly.  The only think you left out is how slooooooow (optically) it is!  It transitions from f3.5 to 5 to 5.6 and then 6.3 rather quickly in the zoom range.  I also own the Canon 28-300mm beast but picked this one up thinking it would be "good enough" for casual photography.  Wrong!  Slow, soft and noisy...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR at the End of March [CR2]
« on: February 28, 2013, 01:49:53 PM »
I doubt that Canon will release anything that threatens the Nikon D7100 if it delivers on the image quality that is being claimed.  The few sample images look pretty good.  If Nikon has indeed worked around the moirĂ© problem and no longer needs an AA filter, the images will be sharper than anything Canon will put out there in a 70D.  It's unclear to me whether their solution is a change in the sensor itself or purely in firmware/software...

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