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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:58:02 PM »
Everyone thus far has forgotten to include the 16-50/L IS that was meant for this year:

2010: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16.0 EF 16-50 f/4L H-IS
2013: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15455.0 14-24 f/2.8L, EF 16-50 f/4L IS

2012: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7362.0 14-24 after the 200-400.

I hope the above CR2 rumors (except for the 2010 reference) come true. Some awesome ultrawide FF zoom lenses are what Canonites need now: 14-24 f/2.8 and 16-50 f/4.

To add to the above...

The 45 and 90 TS/E:
2013: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/08/ts-e-90mm-f2-8-replacement-info-cr1/ 90/2.8 TS/E
2013: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/03/ts-e-45mm-ts-e-90mm-finally-getting-replaced-cr1/ 45 & 90 TS/E
2013: http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/12/new-tilt-shift-lenses-in-2013-cr2/ 45 & 90 TS/E

The 50, 85 and 135:
2013: Patents: new 50mm, 75mm and 135mm lenses
2013: A new 50 coming soon CR1 50/1.8 IS in Q1CY2014
2013: Canon EF50/f1.4 is in 2013 CR2/

The 35:
2013: http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/10/patent-canon-35mm-f1-4l-ii/

To summarise:
14-24L
16-50L
35/1.4
45 TS/E
50/1.8
85/1.8
90/2.8 TS/E
135/2
... makes 8 lenses. No big zooms. I wonder if someone just went through and counted up all of the patent and other rumors for Canon this year and created a new rumor?

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:26:53 PM »
Canon needs to step up its game. Sigma has made a killing recently with its cheaper but better alternatives (35mm f1.4 and the 18-35mm f1.8, and perhaps the 24-105mm after tests come out). Canon cannot hope to maintain a higher price tag for lenses with equal or lesser quality. I can understand a Canon costing more than a Sigma, but at least the sharpness, distortion, etc etc have to be the same. The red ring along isn't going to fool customers into paying extra anymore.

You can only speak for yourself. As far as myself is concerned, I think that the logo "Canon" means the foremost quality possible, and the red ring is almost the equivalent of the Holy Grail. You see, there's a reason why they say: You get what you pay for!!!!

And with the 16-35, 17-40 and 24-105, Canon means crap corners at the wide end.

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 05:23:27 PM »
Everyone thus far has forgotten to include the 16-50/L IS that was meant for this year:

2010: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=16.0 EF 16-50 f/4L H-IS
2013: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=15455.0 14-24 f/2.8L, EF 16-50 f/4L IS

2012: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7362.0 14-24 after the 200-400.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Appeal of Nikon Df
« on: November 09, 2013, 09:00:56 AM »
Every now and then a product is launched that IMHO is totally pointless. This is clearly one.

Yup!

http://nikonrumors.com/2013/11/07/nikon-df-demand-not-as-strong-as-the-d800.aspx/#more-67160

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The C100 is the cheap-end of the Cinema EOS line so it makes sense for it to have a bit more bling than the expensive models.

It may also be that Canon is using the low-end (cheap) model as a test to see what sort of market demand this announcement creates.

But consider this: they wouldn't have done this (improved video AF) if nobody had asked for it.

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At a professional level, which is where these cameras are pitched, AF is not required.   It really isn't.  I've chucked folk off my sets for using AF on hdv cameras. 


Once again you've decided that since you shoot a certain type of thing on that, that all videos shot to professional standards are always shot under such a scenario.

When the video shoot is planned, focus is always manual. What does "planned" mean? Shooting video for a TV show or movie where you know where everyone is going to stand or move. There's a script, tape on the floor, etc.

What's not planned? Live TV shows, sports - where people are moving about randomly.

Although I don't know if manual focus is used to film someone running towards or away from the camera.

It may be that the C100 is a bit of a "crossover" in its market and that a number of amateurs or semi-pro people use it that don't have the budget or skill to do manual focus.

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is this news real or just some joke?

HOW can the C100 be upgraded to dual-pixel AF without putting in a new sensor and (some) new electronics and new firmware?

At $500, I'm pretty sure that a new sensor is going in there. Question remains as to whether or not $500 means they take a loss on the sensor or not once you take into account the labor costs. And that makes me think that maybe the $500 is to cover labor and the new sensor is $free. But what needs to happen is for someone to do a tear-down of the current C100 and the upgraded C100.

If it was just firmware, it would be a $0 upgrade as have the firmware updates for the 1DC.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:54:37 AM »
I would buy a Canon retro style or mirrorless only if it was smaller, lighter and took EF lenses without an adapter(adapters just add bulk).

Taking EF lenses without an adapter means maintaining a 44mm flange focal distance - so you can kiss one dimension of 'smaller' goodbye, which is why I doub't we'll see such a camera.   

OTOH, you've just descirbed the SL1, except it's neither mirrorless nor retro.  ;)

Has anyone bought the SL1?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 06, 2013, 09:53:28 AM »


Oh I think it is a dumb move by Nikon but it is also a desperate move to try and create a segment of the market where they don't have any competition from Canon or Sony. I similarly think that the A7 and A7R are a dumb move that will ultimately go nowhere or be confined to shooting with lenses under 100mm in focal length.

-1...A7 series is a wakeup call for Canon & Nikon in term of still and landscape shooting. I can see the market shifts when Sony/Zeiss comes out some UWA, macro and 85mm lenses ::)

Huh? You obviously don't do much landscape shooting if that's what you think...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:47:07 PM »
This new DF actually looks like a camera design I would ENJOY using ...  They're unambiguous, you can adjust them easily by feel, even with gloves on or while the camera is still powered OFF.

The Df looks like an imaging INSTRUMENT, not a black box of wonders with various goodies buried in menus.  The Df is very appealing to the photogs I know because it's causing a more emotional response with them.  We don't NEED a Df, we WANT a Df. (or something just like it in the lens mount of your choice)

Just wait until your fore finger needs to reach up and press the shutter button...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:49:47 PM »
This is the second non-Canon camera product announcement on a "Canon" website in as many months (previous being Sony.)

That kind of says it all about where Canon's at with its product development, doesn't it?

Indeed. 

It says that Canon isn't announcing any developments in a dying market (mirrorless) or a long-dead market (over-priced film dSLRs, albeit with modified innards). 

It also says Canon's dSLR lineup is selling well, such that they're not forced to bring out niche products due to an inability to outsell the market leader in the mainstream arena (since Canon is that leader).

I disagree completely with both of your conclusions but not to say that it says the reverse but rather that people are so bored with what Canon are doing that they're looking elsewhere for excitement.

All that Nikon/Sony need to do is find the camera system to capture the growing bored Canon owner crowd and Canon stand to lose quite significantly. Or maybe they won't. Maybe it'll be death by a 1000 cuts with lots of different products each taking a little chunk out of Canon's sales.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:37:58 PM »
Too many posts here praising Nikon for coming out with a camera that is only "good enough". No new tech, menus replaced by dials and knobs with little or no IQ benefits. I thought pure photography was all about th images, not whether I need to turn a dial or access a menu.

Had Canon come out with something similar, it would be accused of milking the same old sensor design, which is exactly what ion is doing and we still get posts such as - Canon where are you?

Oh I think it is a dumb move by Nikon but it is also a desperate move to try and create a segment of the market where they don't have any competition from Canon or Sony. I similarly think that the A7 and A7R are a dumb move that will ultimately go nowhere or be confined to shooting with lenses under 100mm in focal length.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:36:05 PM »
The size and shape of canon's DSLRs are a consequence of the 35mm SLRs.   Early DSLRs still had the motors and gears for advancing film.

DSLRs never had motors or gears for advancing film.
SLRs on the other hand did.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:34:39 PM »
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Like most of us here I have no idea what has driven the DSLR form factor to the place it now occupies.

The light box and optical view finder are the primary drivers.

In the days of the SLR, it was also providing enough space to keep the film flat plus somewhere for it to roll on to and off from.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 06:13:22 PM »
This is the second non-Canon camera product announcement on a "Canon" website in as many months (previous being Sony.)

That kind of says it all about where Canon's at with its product development, doesn't it?

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