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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M and EF-S 60mm Macro ...
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:48:46 AM »
One never knows ...  ;)

EOS-M / EOS-M and EF-S 60mm Macro ...
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:41:30 AM »
I need a camera and macro lens for the copy-stand. I already have the EF-S 60mm macro lens. Seeing as the EOS-M is rather cheap and can be extended with MagicLantern, it is an option.

Does anyone know how the EOS-M, using the EF-M to EF adapter, works with the EF-S 60mm macro lens?

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:35:49 AM »
I would buy if it had a crop mode so I didn't have to download horrendously huge files.

That feature is called a 70D and you already own one.  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:34:06 AM »
I don't think that's a sensible strategy. I sold my canon gear and moved to Fuji, as I didn't want to wait for years for Canon to make a move, and Fuji have rewarded my leap of faith with great cameras like the XT1 and lenses like the 56mm 1.2. Many others are jumping ship now and if Canon leave it too long, it might be too late for them to join the party. Just look what happened to Kodak!

Same here ... and now it seems that those few EF(-S) lenses I haven't yet sold won't be usable as-is when/if Canon finally brings a decent mirrorless camera to market.

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 10:19:41 AM »
Event-only photographers are a niche market?

A niche market need not necessarily be a small market. Diapers are also a niche market ...  ;D

Also interesting is that you mentioned four different cameras as being used by "event-only" photographers. If Canon was really on the ball with their cameras, then all "event-only" photographers would be using the same camera. But four different cameras simply means that these photographers are compromising due to what is offered. (And then we're not even counting all those RX100's and X-Pro's in use by said niche market.)

Lenses / Re: Would you buy a hypothetical 85mm f/1.4L portrait lens if...
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:45:03 AM »

I'm holding out for the 85mm f/1.0 L, myself.  More light, not less.  IMO, the notion that sensor improvements negate the value of fast lenses is just silly.  Sensor improvements make fast lenses more capable.  :)

Yes.  I want to be able use my aperture as much for creative decisions as just technical(exposure).  It's baffled me for years hearing the excuse thrown around from manufactures and other photographers alike that we no longer need fast glass because cameras are now capable of ISO speeds in the realm of science fiction when all you had was film or even just 5-10 years ago with digital.  Hell, because we have cameras that can shoot in the 100K+ and 200k+ ISO realms, should manufactures just start making all lenses starting at f/8?  8)

Depends, as there are two sides in this. There will always be a need for lenses with large apertures in certain focal lengths for the depth of field effect. However, at the other end, both high-ISO sensors and IS has negated the need for large aperture lenses for pure low-light photography. This means that an 85mm f/1.4 lens makes sense, because the aperture is used for DoF effect (29cm @ 5m); however, a 24mm f/1.4 lens makes absolutely no sense as such a focal length has already way too much DoF for it to be of any artistic value (423cm @ 5m), hence the huge aperture was purely for "available light" - which is not necessary anymore now with 4-stop IS and ISO12800 sensors being "standard".

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:25:51 AM »
I was browsing at YouTube and saw this interesting video on 7D2... the interesting part is not the 7D2:

What tickled me was when the photographer was switching the primary AF point ... he was actually missing some the action. Why still no eye-control?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:18:00 AM »
Who's Nikon?

EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: Would you buy a high MP Canon EOS 5DIV?
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:15:09 AM »
Add choice to the poll for "only if mirrorless". Plus Canon can make mirrored and mirrorless versions.

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:45:12 AM »
it really should have been a EF-22/2.0 STM pancake. Not EF-S. Not 24mm. Not f/2.8.

I agree with your point of view and I would even go further.
It would have been nice for low light purpose (use in a church for example) to have EF 20mm f/1.8 STM. It would be interesting for both APS-C and FF

A large aperture ("f-stop") is no longer a requirement for low-light photography, in the same way that it was back in the days of film or sub-ISO800 sensors. Plus, if you want shallow DoF, then a 24mm lens is anyway not the lens to use.

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 23, 2014, 05:01:18 AM »
Now, although Canon may not have listened to me personally, it's nice to know that they are finally starting to do what I've been saying for years ... EF-S primes! Really makes you wonder what other great recommendations I have to offer them. :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:21:46 AM »
Finally Canon releases the camera we should have had years ago. Now for the (weather-sealed) EF-S L lenses to match ...  ;)

Well, if the lens is up to the job, obviously any high megapixel count sensor at a low ISO setting will provide more image detail than a bigger sensor with a lower megapixel count at the same ISO setting with the same lens.


Thanks for that lengthy reply. I now see where the problem lies: we are comparing different things. Oh, and thanks also for attributing statements which I never made to me.  ;)

If Sella wanted to compare tech he should have said so, but he used the term "full frame;" by definition, that is a sensor with dimensions equal to a frame of 35mm film.  That is the defining characteristic of "full-frame."

It is in truth neuroanatomist who keeps insisting that a sensor of "full-frame" size has better "characteristics" than an equal sensor of "crop-frame" size, e.g.

You're suggesting that if I crop an APS-C FoV from a shot with my 1D X, that the IQ of the resulting 7 MP image will be the same as the IQ an uncropped image (assuming I adjusted the framing with a zoom lens or changing the distance).  Sorry, that's simply not true.   


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