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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:55:44 AM »
Oh, please. Fuji's new (X-T1) horrible non-bayer detail-smearing-sensor (even in RAW) is the least impressive cake of all.

To take a lead from neuroanatomist (i.e. argumentum ad populum): The way the X-T1 is selling not many people would agree with you, thus your opinion is negligible.  ;)

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:46:35 AM »
What is your point? Where's Canon's incentive to do better in the MILC markets in Europe/North America, if consumers are going to go to DSLRs for form factor anyway? If it's a tiny market, of course they're not going to spend a lot of money on it- there's not much to be gained. And where there is money to be made (Japan), apparently they're doing well already, so again, they have no incentive to release a better camera...

As others have stated, the objective for companies like Canon is to make money ... sacks of it. So, if something doesn't sell well in one market, but it sells pretty darn good in another, then you get those market research guys off their butts and put them to work. Obviously, looking at mirrorless, it seems obvious that Asians prefer the current models (like the EOS-M), whereas Europeans obviously prefer the "SLR"-style. The obvious solution? Redesign the EOS-M into an "SLR"-like package, like Olympus did with the E-M5. Obviously.

(If Canon actually does this, then they owe me a consultation fee of ZAR250 for this advice.  ;) )

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:38:23 AM »
Problem with that kind of individual consumer theoretical thinking is that it only works if you (i.e. the comsumer) are the only game in town.  You're not, and while Canon may be losing customers 'who want decent mirrorless right now', they're also gaining customers who are upgrading from a P&S and finding dSLRs to be more popular, customers who want better IQ than smaller-sensor mirrorless bodies can deliver, better performance on certain metrics, etc. 


"Full-frame" is everything, right? But what about the Sony A7/A7S then, huh?

What metrics?

For interchangeable lens cameras, those with reflex mirrors are outselling those without mirrors by over 4:1.  Considering all digital cameras (P&S, dSLR, and mirrorless), mirrorless cameras account for 10% of the 2013 revenue, dSLRs account for 48% of the 2013 revenue, with fixed lens cameras making up the balance of 42%  (CIPA stats). 


Let's wait for the 2014 stats, shall we? Just so's the Olympus E-M1 and E-M10, the Sony A7 and A7S, and the FUJIFILM X-T1 can be factored in.

So, the customers Canon is 'losing' come from a segment of the market that accounts for less than 10% of camera revenues.   


Right. So Canon can just chuck mirrorless because the market is negligible. LEICA, you listening?

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:24:11 AM »
Canon may be strong in certain markets, like DSLR's. But in the mirrorless market they are sorrily outclassed by "lesser" companies like Olympus, Panasonic and now FUJIFILM.


Outclassed in what sense: sales, or a product that you want to buy at a price you can afford?  As Neuro said above, they seem to be doing just fine in sales.  Canon is a for-profit company, not a patron of the arts.


Big in Japan, huh? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_in_Japan_%28phrase%29)

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:13:28 AM »
The EOS-M was the best that Canon, with all its superior resources and technology, could come up with.

Nope, it was the best they chose to put on the market.  We have no idea what their technical limits are.  I'm at a loss to understand why people think that companies always put their best product on the market.   This is certainly not true, especially for a company in Canon's strong position.  No way, no how.

Canon may be strong in certain markets, like DSLR's. But in the mirrorless market they are sorrily outclassed by "lesser" companies like Olympus, Panasonic and now FUJIFILM.

So, with mirrorless (in whichever form) being the future, and Canon being heavily behind in this segment, they have, IMO, just one more chance to equal the field and that is to make the upcoming EOS-M3 the best camera that they can possible make it. This is do or die time ... and damn the [..] Business School.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:05:19 AM »
Canon seems to have made a limited investment in mirrorless, to date.  Still, in Japan – one of the largest mirrorless markets – the EOS M outsold every MILC model from Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic for 2013.

So what's your point? Have you ever thought that Europeans/USA/Canadians might prefer the "SLR"-style of camera (with integrated OVF/EVF) over the GF, E-P and EOS-M type of cameras, which explains why these [latter] cameras have not sold well in Europe, the USA and Canada? That it might be cultural thing, huh?

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:58:21 AM »
... even if mirroless is the future, profit is based on nearish future, not far future, and Canon could afford to delay M- development until it's closer.

Problem with that kind of corporate financial theoretical thinking is that it only works if you (i.e. Canon) are the only game in town. Canon isn't and everyone who wants decent mirrorless right now are switching systems to other manufacturers, i.e. Canon is losing customers.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:50:30 AM »
Who cares? Just give us ONE camera

You should care: mirrorless is the future of Canon's camera business; more to the point, it's the future profit of Canon's camera business.  Success of mirrorless mean more ¥¥, which means happy executives; and happy executives means (at least in Japan) more R&D ¥¥ for the full camera line.  Canon cannot succeed financially by producing just the camera equipment you want at a price you are willing to pay.  You should cheer every successful Rebel and PowerShot if you want more R&D for DSRL-type equipment.

The EOS-M was the best that Canon, with all its superior resources and technology, could come up with. So how the heck are they gonna handle TWO models, one if which is supposed to be "prosumer" (whatever that is) level. Plus, if Canon is not going to release L EF-M lenses, then how do they intend competing with FUJIFILM, Olympus and Panasonic for the "prosumer" market, huh?

As Dylan777 says:
... others are playing catchup.

This includes Canon. The mirrorless offerings from FUJIFILM, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony, which already surpass Canon's "Rebel" series of DSLR cameras, are available NOW. The EOS-M isn't. Yet Canon might possibly offer the same by Q3 in 2014. IMNSHO, it won't. It'll be another crippled fiasco ... without lenses.

Canon cannot succeed financially by producing just the camera equipment you want at a price you are willing to pay.

Correct, which is why I'm switching to FUJIFILM ... 'cause they produce just the camera equipment I want at a price I am willing to pay.

You should cheer every successful Rebel and PowerShot if you want more R&D for DSRL-type equipment.

Actually, I was cheering about every new camera from Olympus and FUJIFILM that sold like hotcakes covered with chocolate syrup ... 'cause those successes led to these respective companies finally making a camera (and companion lenses) as I want it. On the flipside, every successful "Rebel" made kept Canon in the past and it finally lost them (Canon) at least one big-mouthed, opinionated user/customer who no longer recommends their products to others.  :D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: FUJIFILM'S latest, X-T1 ?
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:56:56 AM »
... a pair of Xe1s + xt1 with 35/1.4, 18-55 and 50-230 lenses mounted plus a 27mm in the pocket.

Ah, just the person to ask ... I'm on the fence whether to get the 35mm or the 27mm lens (only have enough dinero for either, not both). The 27mm seems a very nice, compact lens for everyday, carry-everywhere use; whereas the 35mm is, well, the 35mm lens.

Also, the 50-230mm or 55-200mm question ...

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 07:44:35 AM »
The 2 models will be split into entry level and prosumer.

Who cares? Just give us ONE camera that is on par with the FUJIFILM X-E2, Olympus E-P5, Sony A6000 and Panasonic GX7 ... as a minimum. Then add weather-sealing as the trump card.

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Them it seems likely you got a defective 40/2.8.

I wouldn't actually say defective, but rather that it was poor quality control in the calibration dept. The problem with the latter was that it could easily be fixed/adjusted, but not admitted and then blamed on my "old" cameras ... thus leaving me with the bill for "wasting" the repair shop's time.

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How many of those >15 year old lenses are f/2.8 or faster?

Let's see, shall we? There is/was the 50mm f/2.5, the 24mm f/2.8, the 28-70mm f/2.8, the 50mm f/1.4, the 50mm f/1.8, the 35mm f/2, the 100mm f/2.8 and the (borrowed) 16-35mm f/2.8 ... so, a quick count of EIGHT.

Slight misfocusing is usually masked by the deeper DoF of slower lenses.

That should be CONSIDERABLE misfocusing ... subject at 5 metres and the lens focuses at +6 metres.

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The Canon Rebel T5/1200D has the same environmental specs. So does the Nikon D4.

The 1200D is NOT advertised as a "professional" camera, whereas the 1DX is. [sarcasm]No comment on the Nikon.[/sarcasm]

The PowerShot D30 works in up to 90% humidity.  It's waterproof to 82 ft, but 91% humidity is a problem? 

Well, apparently liquid water thus only has a humidity of 90%.  ;)

When Canon tests/fixes a focus adjustment problem, they calibrate lenses against a 'standard' body, and bodies against a 'standard' lens.  If your 40/2.8 was in spec, perhaps your body is out of spec. Usually, they ask you to send in the body in such a case. Did they?

My cameras focus just fine with my +15 year old lenses. Here in South Africa, Canon outsources their "repairs" to another company. This company quoted me in excess of R3000 (postage was extra) just to check things out ... the 40mm sells new for R2500, even with our rotten exchange rate! The reason for this high price was because my cameras are not supported anymore and hence the suggestion to upgrade.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: FUJIFILM'S latest, X-T1 ?
« on: April 10, 2014, 05:00:36 AM »
Ordered my X-T1 some weeks ago, but FUJIFILM South Africa doesn't have any stock left ... all sold out!  :'( So I'm using this time to sell ALL my Canon gear for maximum profit.  ;D

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On a tangent ... I don't own a 1DX and probably never will, so I never looked at the specifications. This thread actually made me do just that by pointing out that the operating temperature of this "professional-grade" camera is (only) zero to forty degrees Celsius with less that 85% humidity. In my (not so) humble opinion, that's pretty pathetic for the "top-of-the-range", "professional-grade" camera from a company with the (perceived) reputation of Canon!

On topic ... I sold my EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens because it backfocused. This was apparently within specifications and I was told to upgrade my cameras to AFMA-enabled models to solve the problem.

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