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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: EF 17-40 mm F/ 4.0 L with Canon EOS-M
« on: January 19, 2014, 06:51:54 PM »
This my first test  of my new babe EOS-M with my Old EF 17-40 L, with Helliopan ES 77, Cir PL Filter, and walk around my front yards of my home and front door neighbor's home.
Enjoy, and have a great Sunday, my friends.
Surapon

Beautiful place to live, dear friend Surapon!
How does the combination small camera + big lens feel in the hand? Is it odd to hold?
Thanks for sharing!
Daniel

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming Soon
« on: January 18, 2014, 08:19:53 AM »
I am myself waiting for Aperture 4 to be released so I can make a choice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:25:26 PM »
FOR SALE

Canon 60D with ca. 20,000 actuations
Three batteries
Kit lens 18-135 mm
Canon EF-s 17-55/2.8 lens
Canon EF 50/1.4 lens
Canon Speedlite 430 EXII
Manfrotto tripod
6x 16 GB SD cards
Bag
Filters
Hoods

$3,000
OR
WILL TRADE FOR AN IPHONE

555-OHWELL

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:09:46 PM »
This one has become a quite amusing thread to read.
(Goes buy some more popcorn.)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:59:54 AM »
There was no mention of what the third one would be, as that could still be under tight wrap in Japan.

Maybe the third camera is a new 6D with improved AF system? 19-point AF, all cross-type?
That would justify seeing so many rebates for the 6D lately.
Daniel

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Thank you very much, Surapon!
Great to have you here with us on the forum!
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:31:42 AM »
And yet...not surprisingly, the SL1, T3i, and T3 are all outselling the D3200 and D3100 on Amazon - so maybe Nikon should be embarrassed?  Pentax and Sony?  LOL.  Judging by their sales rankings, consumers don't find them interesting at all.  No Sony cameras in Amazon's Top 30 dSLRs.  Speaking of 'dated', there is a Pentax at #29...but it's not the 'considerably better' K500, but rather the K-1000...I guess it's a good thing you can buy the film (!) for it on Amazon, too.
The "bigger marketshare = better than" argument is pretty lame. 

Seriously, anytime you feel like hauling out the "but Canon sells more!" argument ask yourself if Budweiser really is the best beer in America.

I didn't say 'technically superior', did I?  In the case of the T3, it's most likely 'cheaper than.'  And with apologies to any Bud drinkers out there, I prefer beers I can't see through.

But the point of the argument isn't which camera or beer you or I think is better, it's which camera or beer the majority of people choose for themselves.  Look around your house - how many things do you see that, when you bought them, you thought 'this isn't the best product for me, but I'm going to buy it anyway'?  Something may be better for you because it's cheaper, because your friends have one so you can ask them about it, because it has some feature that you particularly want, because it was available at the store you were shopping in, or a myriad of other reasons...but I'd argue the vast majority of time, when people make buying choices for non-necessary items, they're choosing what they believe is best for them.

"Best" is arbitrary and highly subjective...we define it for ourselves based on our own needs.  "Most popular based on sales volume" is objective, and happens because a majority of those subjectively defining 'best for them' as that particular brand.  In the case of beer, that's Budweiser...and for dSLRs, that's Canon.

Neuro, do you know if it is possible to obtain from Amazon, or from some other store, relative selling numbers? I assume retailers will not tell us how many cameras they sold last year, but maybe we can get them to tell us proportions (e.g., three 5D3 for every D800).
Maybe that lovely lady from Adorama (unfortunately I forgot her name) can tell us something like that.
I guess we could then have a better idea about market share.
Cheers,
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 06:07:13 PM »
If the current 7D suddenly had the 5D3's AF, would people be all over it again?

I would definitely buy one!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:36:20 PM »
"I am aware, from reading previous discussions here, that the crop factor is not a huge advantage (if at all),"

Dan, if the 1.6 factor helps you to fill the frame and you can't otherwise, then it is an advantage that you can't make up by cropping FF.  I believe jrista has explained this in other threads.  The huge downside of crop is the smaller pixels that result in poor high-ISO performance.  If you have 24 MP in a crop, the resolution should be pretty impressive, assuming top of the line lenses (advantage goes away as FF gets more MP).

Jack

I read jrista's comments about it a while ago, and to be honest I had a conclusion in my mind that, in the end, one could achieve similar results when cropping FF. Have I misunderstood? Maybe it was exactly that, pixel density was counterbalanced by cleaner image, and in the end there was no clear advantage for crop. I am not sure anymore, though, and if you are, well, I guess I had better believe you... :)
Question: Is it better to shoot with a crop camera than with a FF + teleconverter?
Anyway, other than that, I am not sure it will be worth buying a 7D2 because a 5D3 will be costing (am I wrong?) nearly the same at the time. We keep praying for 5D3-like AF, 5D3-like IQ etc... Well, if the price is similar, then I see no advantage of the new 7D2 except for when the extra reach is important (not my case).
(Sorry if it was waaaay off-topic.)
Thank you for answering, Jack!
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:25:09 PM »
It's looking more and more like I am going to be investing my money in a 5D III.

I just wrote this (below) in another thread.
5D3 + Daniel is looking like a likely couple to me. :)

*****
Something just occurred to me now... How likely is it that a new 7D will have many advantages over the current 5D3?
Possible advantages I see (sure many debatable):
- Crop factor for birding, wildlife and sports
- Compatibility with EF-S lenses
- Built-in flash
- Higher burst rate and bigger buffer
- Price
Is that it? I am aware, from reading previous discussions here, that the crop factor is not a huge advantage (if at all), and compatibility with EF-S lenses is probably not relevant. The built-in flash may not even come with the new 7D anymore, and some people even dislike it. Burst rate, well, here I see a difference, but it is not important to me (I understand other folks may need it, though).
Anyway, when the 7D2 finally arrives costing US$ 2,000-2,200 body only (more? less?), how much will a 5D3 be costing? I have just found prices under 2,900 on canonpricewatch.com, and rythercamera.com has the 5D3 for 2,499 right now. Even Canon sells it refurbished for under 2,800.
What do you guys think? Will the 7D2 be worth buying when the price of the 5D3 drops even further? I am not so sure anymore.
Cheers
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 10:16:35 AM »
Something just occurred to me now... How likely is it that a new 7D will have many advantages over the current 5D3?
Possible advantages I see (sure many debatable):
- Crop factor for birding, wildlife and sports
- Compatibility with EF-S lenses
- Built-in flash
- Higher burst rate and bigger buffer
- Price
Is that it? I am aware, from reading previous discussions here, that the crop factor is not a huge advantage (if at all), and compatibility with EF-S lenses is probably not relevant. The built-in flash may not even come with the new 7D anymore, and some people even dislike it. Burst rate, well, here I see a difference, but it is not important to me (I understand other folks may need it, though).
Anyway, when the 7D2 finally arrives costing US$ 2,000-2,200 body only (more? less?), how much will a 5D3 be costing? I have just found prices under 2,900 on canonpricewatch.com, and rythercamera.com has the 5D3 for 2,499 right now. Even Canon sells it refurbished for under 2,800.
What do you guys think? Will the 7D2 be worth buying when the price of the 5D3 drops even further? I am not so sure anymore.
Cheers
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Rebel for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2014, 09:42:36 AM »
I almost bought the Canon Rebel t2i over my 50D. Rebel is nothing to sneeze at. It's a damn fine camera. Any Canon DSLR. I was at Best Buy the other day and playing with their SL1.  I would love one of those little guys!

Oh not at all, the rebels are fine cameras, no ones sneezing at them or anywhere near them it's just the way that they are "upgraded" is very humdrum and not worth getting excited about! We'd rather hear about a 7D replacement than a new rebel. Just more curious about the higher end specs.

I started out with a t2i myself. Gave it to my GF to use when upgraded. Still work flawlessly after years of service. I have nothing but respect for my humble rebel. I learned a lot from it. I actually get annoyed when people under use it or never use anything other than the kit lens. It's so cheap that almost every ones got one. Trouble is they don't all get the most of this amazing machine! Shame really as it can take stunning pics. That's how I feel about the EOS M too. I reckon in the right hands it can do wonders.

Those are really good cameras when in the right hands, indeed. I just feel they are a little too small for my hands. To be honest, I fail to see much advantage in the reduced size of the SL1, since it will not fit in a pocket anyway.
Daniel

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New Rebel for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 14, 2014, 03:50:03 PM »
yeah... the rebels are usually announced around february-march

And when are 7Ds announced? :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 14, 2014, 12:26:14 PM »
The real worry is keeping a customer from choosing another brand and that provides a much stronger incentive for Canon to offer as much as possible in it various models.

Exactly what I think. You impose too many restrictions and people will look for some other manufacturer who does not.

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