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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:16:53 AM »

Of course for DR it's pretty certain that D7100 will be a clear winner.

I don't think Canon cares about DR vis-a-vis the Nikons ... that could only be so because the most of the users of the cameras also don't care about DR ... I'm no longer sure if I should care either.  ;)

More DR in canon cameras is certainly welcome, but it isn't all that matters.


The 70D needs to be compelling and different enough to get lots of 1xxxD, xxxD and xxD users to upgrade to it. The 60D was very underwhelming in that regard.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:14:04 AM »
I can think of no technical reason why Canon could not mount its GPS and Wi-Fi antennas inside the display bezel like Apple does with the Wi-Fi antennas on the MacBook Pro.  It's not like the screen will ever be made of metal.  And if they find that the signal isn't good enough for some reason, there are lots of interesting tricks they could do to get around it, like adding a couple of tiny bands of metal somewhere on the front, separated by rubber seals from the rest of the body.

Do you mean the display bezel at the back or the LCD one on top?

The one at the back has a user-replaceable plastic cover to protect it, so it may be that putting an antenna there will disrupt that design.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $699
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:10:07 AM »
yeah starting to smell like either EOL or being replaced.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: June 28, 2013, 10:51:58 AM »
btw, I bet there are a huge number of "camera news websites" (ie. dpreview) that are really pissed with Canon right now for allowing this kind of leak. The last leak of this kind was the 20D(?) where essentially a pre-press brief on the camera was leaked. It was not long after that when a bunch of websites put together a call to vendors to stop the leaks in order for them to actually have a worthwhile business. I wonder if we've gone back to the ol' days of web leaks...

... the pictures are just too significant to be "accidental."

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 28, 2013, 10:45:46 AM »
I suppose the only thing MORE worthless than DxOmark's sensor scores, are their lens scores.  Absolutely worthless.
How can you say that? DXO scores the 50f1.8 higher than the 600f4.0 so it MUST be a better lens........ (Huge sarcasm tag inserted here)

DxO measures the ability of a lens to deliver a quality image. To whit, the 50/1.8 can deliver a higher quality image for than the 600/4.0. Both lenses can be good lenses and deliver exceptional IQ but it is perfectly ok for one lens (even a cheaper lens) to be better than the other for a given purpose.

Just because something is cheap doesn't mean it is bad or low quality, similarly, just because something is expensive doesn't make it high quality.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:02:23 AM »
I really don't see all the hassle regarding GPS. I think it's useless. GPS is useful in cars and mobile phones if you're lost, but geo-tagging? Couldn't care less and certainly will not be a deal maker or breaker.

When you've been on holiday, come home and upload geo-tagged photos into Lightroom 4 or similar, then you will understand.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 28, 2013, 12:59:14 AM »
where is the pic?

DMCA/copyright/takedown notice?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 28, 2013, 12:24:50 AM »
View finder?
Coverage? 95%? 100%?
Magnification? x .. 1.0? 0.78? 0.95?

Software & Accessories / darktable is the free lightroom alternative
« on: June 27, 2013, 04:30:32 AM »

... except there is no version available for Windows.


EOS Bodies / Re: From NL: Big Product launch invitations
« on: June 26, 2013, 07:20:15 PM »
From NL, ...

My first thought: Why in Netherlands? Is there some big Canon design center?

EU tax reasons.

Same as almost every company in the USA is registered in Delaware.

Lenses / Re: The real reason to buy a "Big White" Canon lens
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:38:27 AM »
I'm bemused as to why there's a tripod made for video with a stills camera zoom lens holder on it.

Or rather a $20 tripod is being used to hold a $2000 lens (or close enough - you get the idea.)

Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:36:24 AM »
Only one lens?



Oh, you want it to be from TODAY's lineup...

None of them.

Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 21, 2013, 04:45:27 AM »
The rumor for the 16-50 first appeared in 2010:


Here it is mentioned as "16-50 f/4 H-IS".

I typically have 640x480 (or sometimes 800x600) set for the export size of JPEGs that are destined for the WWW. This is to discourage others from making meaningful use of them.

For printing, I export full size TIFFs.

Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:23:53 PM »
The other will be a replacement to both the 16-35 f/2.8L II and the 17-40 f/4L. We’re told one of the configurations in test is an EF 16-50 f/4L IS.

This lens is sorely needed but only so long as it fixes the problems of the existing lenses - soft corners, high field curvature at the wide end.

If it doesn't fix both of those then it may as well not exist.

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