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Lenses / Re: The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:43:40 AM »
It appears as though STM technology will remain separate from Canon's L line, at least for now.

I think they should pair a 24-105 f/4 IS STM with a FF version of the 70D.  But hey, what do I know?  :-)

Lenses / Re: DXOMark Reviews Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4
« on: September 10, 2014, 10:06:51 AM »
Why are we giving credence to DXO? They always rank Canon as second rate, so why give them more ammo against our gear and our company!

That's probably not the best philosophy. You can take issue with their methods, comparisons, etc, but don't disparage solely because they rank "your brand" lower than others.

It's kind of like saying "you can't break up with me because I'm breaking up with you" or "you can't fire me because I quit".

EOS Bodies / 7D replacement: What is a "fine-detail" sensor
« on: August 23, 2014, 06:41:39 AM »
Turns out, we already know!  http://a248.e.akamai.net/pix.crutchfield.com/Manuals/280/28070D135_DL.PDF
Look at the very first sentence under Introduction...

The EOS 70D (W/N) is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with approx. 20.2 effective megapixels...

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:08:58 PM »
Read about half the thread and don't have time to read more...

Perhaps... dual digic 6 is to accommodate a higher resolution (aka: fine detail) sensor?

Photography Technique / Re: Photographer's Block
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:12:18 PM »
2 possibilities that come to mind...

1) if you don't already have one, buy a printer and print your images.  Buying a printer really opened my eyes to a LOT of things and also made me appreciate photography more, and feel more connected to it.

2) teach!  For me, I learn just as much by teaching someone as I do by reading about it myself.  If you have any family friends who have a camera that they keep in green box mode but they're interested in getting pictures more like yours, teach them!  Or, join a photography club and connect with someone looking for a mentor.

Just a couple of things that sometimes work for me to get me excited about something.

I think what the OP is saying is that if the DOF is thick enough to get the eyes and ears in focus with the tip of the nose out of focus, why not AFMA your camera and/or lens so that it front focuses a little and gets the nose and eyes in focus  and the ears slightly out of focus instead.

Could be wrong in my interpretation though.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:57:51 AM »
All of the pieces of the puzzle are there.  Besides the existing tech and lenses, there's:

Additional lens patents - obviously they won't all show up but Canon is still working on things...

DPAF from the 70D

EVF-DC1 - the EVF from the G1X II

Hinged touchscreen from the G1X II

I think it would be a HUGE mistake not to put those pieces of the puzzle together for consumers to purchase.  The EOS M form factor, the 20mp DPAF sensor, an optional (or perhaps integrated) EVF, a hinged touchscreen (I think an articulated TS like on the 70D would be a mistake and would increase the size too much), a fantastic converter for using EF/EF-S lenses, and the now 4 native Canon M lenses covering from 11-200mm (17-320 in FF) with stabilized high quality glass plus a fast wide-ish/normal prime.  IMO, all they need are a few primes (30 or 35 and 50) and it's a complete system for the VAST, VAST, VAST majority of users.

Now, I think the biggest question is whether the focusing speed of the system is related more to the lenses, or the sensor.  My 35mm f/2 IS USM focuses pretty quickly on the EOS M, it's definitely faster than the native 22/2.  To me, that means the limitation in that equation (M + 22) is NOT the camera, it's the lens' focusing motor.  DPAF won't cure that.

Canon General / Re: Makes the 1DX seem a bit slow ;)
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:27:50 PM »
That thing might actually catch me TRYING to please my wife... ;-) lol

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: August 09, 2014, 03:13:01 PM »
All I want is a newly designed, kick-ass EF 50/1.4 II IS

How did I miss the EF 50/1.4 IS (aka, version I)?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:35:10 PM »
11mm at f/2.8 and a subject distance of 4.7 feet = infinite depth of field from 2.38 feet onward, according to DOF Master.  So, one could handhold at shutter speeds greater than 1 second with f/2.8 after the sun sets and get everything in focus.  Sounds like a very specialized use...  ::)

Mark my words: the next Rebel will feature an 8-12 mp rear-facing camera for taking selfies while taking portraits of others.  "This is what I look like when I'm taking photos!"

There appears to be no cute shorthand or portmanteau for "photos one has taken of another person."  Othersies?  Someday we will have to have a word for it.

I overheard what was probably a 12 year old girl inform her mother that a selfie with others on it is a "groupie". I think her mother rolled her eyes but I'm not positive as I had my head in my hands...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 25, 2014, 11:30:22 AM »
Wow... You kids ever heard of "private messaging"? Maybe a phone call? Good gracious... Get your squabble out of the public eye. It's pathetic.

All others, carry on with the same ol' DxO bashing/defending and enjoy your day!

Lenses / Re: Year of the lens....a joke....?
« on: July 16, 2014, 01:00:04 PM »
Amazing to me that people take speculation on a rumors site as fact and then express anger toward Canon because the rumor was wrong.

The so-called "year of the lens" was always completely speculative. People shouldn't believe everything they read on the internet.

Welcome to the club of people who realize this. That brings the membership up to about 4 people. LOL

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 13, 2014, 05:46:46 PM »
According to the Wall Street Journal DSLR sales fell in fiscal 2013 by 10%.  Pocket size point and shoot cameras by even more and DSLM (mirror-less) cameras by only about 3%.

All of this is in part due to smart phone cameras of course.
*emphasis mine

Other aspect of the article have already been shown to be false.  I wanted to address this.

1) Prove it.  And...
2) I think not.

Let's put our thinking caps on here... how many people think a smartphone is a substitute for a DSLR or capable MILC?

I'm not going to wait for the vote tally to come in, I'll answer the poll.  NO ONE.

This conclusion of yours is GARBAGE.

Where you got it mostly right is where you said "in part due" because there are multiple factors involved in the lack of sustainability in the DSLR market.  Saturation is possibly the main culprit.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?
« on: July 07, 2014, 09:17:37 AM »
So... it seems pretty much everyone has accepted the rumors as fact that there will be a 7D replacement announced around Photokina, right?  Are there any rumors to suggest otherwise?

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