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Lenses / Re: New EF-S 24mm & USM Motor Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:43:57 PM »
A person bringing both the 24 and 40 and possibly something else might be better served by the 17-55.

Theoretically, yes. But everybody likes zoom lenses, for various reasons.

Lenses / Re: New EF-S 24mm & USM Motor Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:42:05 PM »
Why 24mm?

Because the 24mm focal length has been understood and perfected like 40 years ago already, so there's very little R&D involved in designing the optics for this new lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:36:40 PM »
Yeah, but I'm guessing you're not a Fortune 500 company with a $35B market cap, right?   ;)

What, with our lousy exchange rate against the US dollar?

But on the other hand, our billion is a 1000 times more than your billion. So, for a market cap of US$35B ... times ten for the exchange rate ... that makes it ZAR350 milliard ... mmmmmm ... doable ... definitely doable ... ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:17:16 PM »
... estimated that the annual worldwide market, all brands, is just 6,000 MF cameras.  14 million vs. 6 thousand. 

Gee, I wouldn't mind a market of just 6000 sales per year for my own products.  :D

On the other hand, 14 million sales per year ... well, I suppose that's the upside of runaway over-population.  ;D

Lenses / Re: New EF-S 24mm & USM Motor Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:08:21 PM »
We’re told to expect a new EF-S 24mm STM prime lens to arrive some time in the summer.

But I ain't holdin' mah breath.

After years of using APS-C cameras with no dedicated EF-S prime lens of this or similar focal length, now they are going to release the EF-S 24mm, when I've shifted to full frame a couple of years ago.  :(

Yip ... or moved to another brands.

Lenses / Re: Need Help Choosing Lenses for Walt Disney World & Cruise..
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:46:20 AM »
If you are comfortable with it, just take the 50. And a ziplock bag ;) I did just that last summer and was very happy. No weight, no worrying about other lenses getting bumped/lifted/flooded/whatever :D

Yip. Perfect.

Lenses / Re: 35mm f2 IS for city photography at night?
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:42:30 AM »
Why the 35? It offers me IS and 1 stop of light compared to the 16-35 and it offers me 2 stops of light compared to the 24-105. ... Finally the 35 can also be a nice low-light addition to my wife's set of lenses, but that will not be the decisive argument.

I don't quite understand this reasoning (plus that of the following posters), unless the intention is to always use the lens at maximum aperture, i.e. wide open. I mean, once you're "stopping down" the lens, all that extra "stops of light" just goes poof! and whether you're using an f/1.4 or an f/2 or an f/2.8 or an f/5.6 lens becomes irrelevant.  ???

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:38:32 AM »
I've tried it.

Please keep to the parameters of the scenario, i.e. DR of EVF == DR of sensor.

The EVFs are showing what is in essence the out-of-camera JPEG, with about 1 stop clipped from each end.  And as we all know, the out-of-camera JPEG contains several stops less DR than is available in the raw data.

Interesting. So the camera is essentially generating 60 or more JPEG images per second, plus adding overlay data to it. Amazing.

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:43:28 AM »
It's lower by around 6-8 stops.


EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 16, 2014, 04:00:28 AM »
The OVF itself is effectively unlimited when it comes to DR...

I do not deny that we can see more dynamic range with our eyeballs, but ...

FACT: The sensor has less dynamic range than our eyeballs and therefore also captures less dynamic range in the resulting photograph. Correct? Let's assume so for the question below ...

QUESTION: If the EVF has the same dynamic range of the sensor and thus produces an accurate depiction of what the sensor will capture as the final image, why is it deemed so important to see more dynamic range through the viewfinder even though the sensor won't be capturing all the excess dynamic range anyway?

ASIDE: How are we getting on regarding the discussion about the bigger batteries for mirrorless cameras?

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 16, 2014, 03:45:14 AM »
You can say that you are right and I am wrong, all you want...

I said we are both right, unless one of us says that the other is wrong, in which case the sayer of wrongness is in actual fact the one who is wrong. (I didn't make the "if" capitals, bold and red just for pure artistic effect.)

How can you say this....????

But, you didn't think that 60D was better than the 30D, and the 6D was basically the same as the 30D.

Regarding the 60D ... I found that I (me, personally; not you, them and others) derive absolutely almost zero benefit from the increase in megapixels, for the simple fact that, as an example, my 24mm lens cannot handle that resolution. So, whether I take a picture with my 24mm on the 30D (8MP) or the 60D (18MP), the result is very much the same due to the "lack of resolving power" by the lens ... and sometimes it's worse. This means an "upgrade" in camera also means an immediate "upgrade" in lenses as well.

Regarding the 60D and the 6D ... I agree that both cameras offer spectacular improvements in high-ISO performance over my ancient 30D's and 5D. Only, I (me, personally; not you, them and others) don't photograph in the dark woods on a moonless night and, as stated previous, basically live at ISO200 most of the time. So what benefit do I (me, personally; not you, them and others) derive from "clean" ISO12800, huh? And only if the camera has a shutterspeed to match, which I (me, personally; not you, them and others) don't necessarily and artistically desire. But I've had this discussion before ...

You know what's two features that would really make me buy a new camera model? AutoISO and AFMA. Well, I can go on and on about what these two features (or lack thereof) says about a company like Canon ... but, no ...  :-X

In closing, I find this constant bashing of my gear whenever people have no real counter-argument rather juvenile, moronic, stupid, idiotic and juvenile. I also find this constant bashing of my gear because I do not conform to the perceptions, attitudes and behaviour of the group/herd/pack/flock rather juvenile, moronic, stupid, idiotic and juvenile. Oh, please do throw THAT back in my face.

Progressively speaking.... how do you know that EVF is going to get better? Each year that passes?
And, even if it does... on the spec sheet, how do you know that the current ones out there won't be better than the subsequent ones to be released from here on end? After all, it is "subjective."

I know, because each time a new model is released, I pickle down to the local retailer and have myself a gander ... that's how ...  :P

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Minolta 58 f1.2?
« on: February 16, 2014, 02:34:35 AM »
It all depends on what you want to use the lens for ... I have found that Minolta lenses make excellent portrait lenses, because with the "macro" adapter, although you lose infinity focus, you can usually focus sufficiently up to about seven or eight metres. Well, whichever way, if you can grab one of these babies, then grab with both hands ...

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:55:47 PM »

Now, without getting too technical about it, the battery for the EOS 1DX has more than twice the "power" (mAh) than the battery for the Sony A7, whilst the battery for the EOS 5D Mark III has about 800mAh more than the former. So if Sony made the space for the bigger battery in their camera, they would theoretically have doubled the number of "shots" per charge. Or am I again missing the more complicated picture?

NOTE: I know amps per hour isn't true electrical "power", but calling it "power" makes the discussion easier. And obviously the voltages are different, but ... you get the idea ... I hope.

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:14:32 PM »
yeah, like the 30D is over the 60D, and how the 6D is the same in terms of APS-C of the 30D?


But seriously, photography is a very subjective subject and just because you don't like my style doesn't make me wrong. Unless, of course, you actually think that my style is wrong and then you're the one who's wrong.  :D

On the other hand, IF you're one of those "photographers" who believes that you can only take decent pictures with the latest and most expensive gear, you've got a lot to learn about the art that is photography.

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next from Canon?
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:02:50 PM »
LOL. Well, at least your blissful in our ignorance. ;P

 :) :D ;D

Actually, that doesn't matter. You still face the problem, because Canon is a Japanese company, and most of their manufacturing occurs there. The Japanese regulate the economy within which the cameras you buy are built. You have to not only deal with their regulations, you have to pay for them too, if you buy cameras made in Japan. :P

So Japanese legislation forbids us to place more than ... what? ... two batteries in our cameras? I don't really understand this part of your argument. Sure, I'm all for removing certain hazardous chemicals from batteries, but said removal also removes it from batteries for use in "traditional" DSLR camera. Obviously I'm seriously missing something here ...  ???


No dice. It's my idea and Canon (or Nikon) ain't gettin' it for free.  :-X

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