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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.

It's like why can't you see things with your eye lids closed.

When the sensor is active, the mirror inside the camera is flipped up, hence the light path to the optical viewfinder is cut off.

No it's "Sigma 70-200mm 1:2.8 APO DG EX OS HSM WOOSH OMGWTFBBQ SOFAST HOLY SUPER HAPPY FUN TIME THIS LENS IS GOOD!(1). 1: Limited super deluxe edition"

the image quality of the 6D is as good as the one from the 5D MK3.
i have both cameras.

is the 1Ds image quality better then the 5D MK3?
well i doubt you will see a difference at low iso... at high iso the 6D/5D MK3 will be better.

i hear a lot about better color rendition from the 1Ds.
donĀ“t know how true this is or if people just repeat what they read.

i shoot RAW and i have no problems to get the colors i want. :)

for street photography i would prefer a small body.
not a big monster like the 1Ds.

the real question is, why would a guy with the cameras you have need another camera....?


you should have enough backup bodys, not?  ;)

Sensors have different color filters and color management software, so it is expected that they render colors differently. I didn't believe that Nikon renders a total different color tone until I actually tried one! Sometimes you can never make one camera's color output match another one.

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