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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:57:55 AM »
Exactly, we never need the latest iphones or Samsung smartphones but every since year they release a new model, i will buy the latest model and do exactly the same thing on it as i did with the previous internet and make calls...hecl i think a phone 3 years ago did the same thing for me as well! We always want the latest and if we're paying for the latest, there had better be new tech inside :) We're all gear lusting hehe..we need help.

But when some company brings the same old sh!t and call it brand new and asks for a premium, we have a problem. However apparently some people are perfectly happy about that too...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 04, 2013, 01:01:37 AM »
It also seems that some have assumed that every new camera model released must be of significant advancement so as to justify everyone upgrading from the previous model, and that if it doesn't meet this requirement, the company must be asleep at the wheel or on the verge of collapse....

People just get upset at missed opportunities.  It has already been mentioned above that about 1/10th of serious camera buyers are into mirrorless cameras.  It has also been mentioned that mirrorless buyers are happy to spend more on a mirrorless camera than would seem rational.  You could then assume that an identifiable/sizeable portion of Canon camera buyers want a well built, feature packed mirrorless camera and are willing to pay for it.  And given that Canon has developed a lot of the tech to make a great mirrorless camera, I can sympathise with those who think the M2 is a let down.  Canon can do so much better.

This M2 announcement causes another problem for Canon.  It sends a clear message to many that Canon isn't serious about mirrorless and won't be for some time (if ever).  (Of course the M1 also sent that message loud and clear - are there still only 2 lenses for it, one of which you can't even buy in half of the world?)  Therefore, all of those who are mirrorless curious are just going to pick up a Fuji, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, Leica etc.  If they invest into those systems and like it (as I did with Fuji), they're not going to quickly switch back.  All of sudden, Canon has lost a large swathe of early adopters who would otherwise be proudly espousing the benefits of Canon mirrorless cameras to their non-Canon friends.  By the way, have I mentioned how awesome the Fuji 14mm is?  And have you checked out the flash synch times on the X-100S - what kind of creative opportunities would that provide you?  (Anyway, you get the idea - deep down, I'm still a Canon fanboi.)

Yes, I found the fact that people come up with all kinds of excuses to justify that what Canon have done is good, which is strange! What aspect of M2 is done good compared to the M1? The fact that it is (ever so slightly) smaller? And comes with WiFi? To me that is not good enough!

The reason that I'm bashing it is because I think it could have done so much better, given what it already has in it's sleeve now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 09:36:17 PM »
The 5D3 and its sensor are more than good enough.  It does a great job for some of the best photographers in some of the most demanding situations.  Those photographers are no fools and neither are their clients or publishers.  Sure, the 5D3 sensor may not meet the standards of a few sensor critics in online forums, but for actual photography it is fantastic.  Canon sensors reached the point of "good enough" about 11 years ago when they were good enough to replace film cameras for many pro & amateur photographers.  Since then, they've been refined many times, especially for high ISO.  Of course they will continue to improve.

Problem is it's all about relative performance. We can argue that anything is enough for somebody, but right now here are better choices. 5D3 is more than enough for someone yes, and original 1Ds and 5D is more than enough for someone. Shall we just let the innovation die and stick to whatever we have 10 years ago? I don't like the thought of that.

The more Canon stagnate, the more unsatisfied it's user base will become. Sure you can 'convince yourself' but it's the same question of how long are you going to hold on to it while you see 'other guys' doing more and more thing that you can't.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 08:19:06 PM »
So even though Canon currently offers about twelve EOS cameras and about 70 EOS lenses, and fantastic wireless flashes and other accessories, the introduction of this one little $600 camera at the bottom of the EOS line in Asia only makes you conclude that Canon will not be a "viable platform".  Because you are personally moving to a smaller format, you conclude that the entire EOS platform won't be "viable"?

No, that's not the only time Canon let users down. They just seem to stuck in the old sensor era and for several previously released products, I don't see any evidence that they will ever come up with a camera that has better sensor than last 2-3 generations, while the gap between them and the competition is widening - fast.

From current situation, I can envision that in 5 years time, other systems will have a FF sensor of 40MP no-AA sensor with 15-16 stops of DR and good ISO, while Canon still keeps cranking out the pathetic 18MP APS-C sensors. And I'm saying that with a high probability of it becoming the fact.

Sure, we can all fool ourselves to say that the 5D3 sensor is good enough. But for how long? How long can you fool yourself for?

It's again pathetic to see that the brilliant 24-70 II on 5D3 would only give you the worse quality photo as the Tammy on a D800E in terms of resolution only (forget about DR). Good glass being wasted.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIV, 7DII and future of upgrades
« on: December 03, 2013, 04:48:25 PM »
Somewhat happy with what I have and new ones do not motivate me.

Unless the sensor gets a serious update I will firmly stand in current body.

3 layer 25MP sensor? Count me in!

Split light filter instead of bayer? Count me in!

14 stops DR (sorry Canon fans but I have to mention this...) with clean ISO 25600? Count me in!

Same old sh!t sensor? Sorry!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Not Coming to North America
« on: December 03, 2013, 04:38:32 PM »
Is Canon fscking kidding? I can't see any meaningful difference between this camera and the previous one. Still no PDAF, no added controls, no onboard bounce-able flash, no EVF, no tilt screen, no nothing?! Oh yeah and the same old sh!t 18MP APS-C sensor with horrible DR and high ISO!

This is getting bored and I am so glad I started my small kit with the M43!

Canon, you are burning your customer's patience. And when that is gone, you will pay the price.

I started winding down my EF collection because I don't see Canon being a viable platform in 3-5 years anymore!

24L II is up for sale. Then the 16-35 II, sigh...


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mk III handling annoyances
« on: November 19, 2013, 10:15:22 PM »
1. Switch to center weighted average. I prefer this more to the evaluative mode.
2. No comment
3. No comment
4. Just retarded software design and has been criticized too many times.
5. No matter where you place the no-off someone is going to complain, but for DSLR just turn it on once, when leave it as it is till the end of the day, problem solved!

card writing speed faster (UDMA)
I can accept everything else but I seriously doubt this one.

5D3 supports UDMA 7 and can be really fast at card writing (albeit only when writing at Compact Flash).

Sorry to not make this clear, this is compared to 1D3. 1D3 does not support UDMA and 1Ds3 does. I did a side by side comparison and confirmed this.

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:30:34 PM »
My wish list:

16-35 2.8L III ... sharper, and smaller, maybe even with IS for video
20 2.8 IS
50 1.4 IS
85 1.8 IS
200 2.8 IS ... 135 f/2L IS, compatible with teleconverters
100-400 4-5.6L IS
24-70 2.8 IS

Wow, that's some really shaky hands you got here...  :o

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Major IQ advantage of FF?
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:07:11 PM »
Not a gear hound? Then don't even ask this question, stick to what you have and be happy! APS-C more than good enough.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:14:47 PM »
Meh, before they (Nikon) had D3, they tell users that FF is useless, DX is the future. Now?

Before they had the D800, they tell users that 12MP is all you need. Now?

It is THE photographic company that eats their words the most, I am not surprised about their attitude towards fluorite element.

Same reason as why don't everyone living in a big temple and drive tank to work, money aside it is wasteful.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help please - Ideas to improve these photos
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:04:26 PM »
My suggestion is try to let the kids hold the billboard in upright position. The photos are good as they are, but when a big rectangle in the frame is tilted, it feels the frame gets tilted.

I had 1D3 for a year before, then had the choice between a 5D3 and a 1Ds3 + $1000, took the 1Ds3 and never regretted since.

If you are happy about 1D3 ergonomics (which I do a lot), then 1Ds3 will make you feel right at home, only the VF is a lot bigger, card writing speed faster (UDMA) and image quality better.

Note that my friend has a 5D3, I played with it a lot before I made the decision, and I still chose the 1Ds3, because I value a lot of ergonomic functions in that body that I find missing on the 5D.

0.76x VF, a bit bigger but still noticeable

Projected red LED AF points vs 5D3's black AF points

Ability to bind meter mode to shooting mode, in my case AF linked spot meter (ha!) to M, center weighted to Av

Better Auto ISO, where you limit lower shutter limit and the camera would rise ISO then underexpose to obey it, which I find better for events

Ability to change file quality, card slot, white balance and custom WB in 1/2 button presses

Direct bracketing button

More durable metal mirrorbox / shutter system construction, better weather resistance.

Here's more but I digress, overall to me switching to 5D3 I would solely miss those features. Here's this new saying of "pure photography", I find 1Ds3 to be a pure photography machine. No unnecessary bells and whistles, it does one thing and does it very well: take photos, no bull.

Lenses / Re: When discontinued, does lens price go up or down?
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:22:23 PM »
24-105 has a ticking bomb, which is the aperture flex cable. The day it snaps, the value drops to half, unless you can fix it yourself, which involves complete disassemble, soldering and optical adjustments afterwards.

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