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EOS Bodies / Re: Is there an advantage to still having a mirror on a dslr
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:39:10 PM »
a hybrid viewfinder.. where you can overlay data like in a jetfighter HUD that would be nice to have in todays DSLR cameras.

We're getting there. The 7D and and 1D X have a transmissive LCD that shows a grid and level on-demand.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon, range finder to medium format.
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:37:08 PM »
There were rumors that Canon was interested in Pentax, if I remember correctly.  However, that rumor seems pretty dead now.

With Canon suddenly getting "religion" about overly high pixel counts, Acquiiring a MF company still makes sense to me, but Canon seems locked in to propriatary lenses and mounts, and has the talent and knowledge to develop and manufacture their own.  They also have a distribution network that is second to none, and can get product into pro shops anywhere in the world. 

Right now, it looks like they have decided to move into the Cinema business in a big way.  There must be more money in it than I had thought.

MF would be interesting, and a rangefinder would be interesting... I really liked on the G1X that the exposure compensation is an actual dial. I would love a camera whose controls all had some dial or at least button. A rangefinder with a manual shutter selector, aperture selector, iso selector, whitebalance selector would be wonderful!

As far as Canon's new religion of low megapixels, I hope they repent of it soon and return to the good old ways! Or, at least, they don't mess up the 7D mark II...

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:31:02 PM »

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Maybe mirrorless could get better, but perhaps, the SLR technology could get better too?

Both technologies will move, but mirrorless is moving much faster. The Canon 5D Mark II was announced before the first micro 4/3 cameras were released. Since then, those cameras have gone through 3 iterations of development, the Sony NEX, Nikon 1,  Fuji X Pro, and Samsung NX systems were released or announced, as were the Fuji X100 and Canon's G series update. And we still don't have a 5D Mark III yet.

The difference between SLR and mirrorless will always be that an SLR has real light meeting your eye. Interpolated light will never be the same.

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
And finally this one also taken using my favorite lens...

Nice! I really like this shot!

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:44:13 AM »
Maybe mirrorless could get better, but perhaps, the SLR technology could get better too?

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:40:07 AM »
I really like the church picture, especially how the tilt keeps the building looking right!

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:03:45 AM »
daughter's soccer tourney...

Did she win? Excellent capture!

Portrait / Re: Black and White portraits
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:02:52 AM »
little portrait of my friends little girl

sophie 9 months by abledestroyer, on Flickr
canon 5d mk2 + 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2

I love the chiaroscuro! Very nice portrait.

EOS Bodies / Re: Disappointed by dirt
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:04:49 AM »
Hope you're able to get it fixed or your money back, whichever you choose! As Neuro said, I would definitely be concerned about why it is filthy... Did it get dropped in the mud?

Lenses / Re: Cheap UV filters
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:02:41 AM »
Better question: which is sharper? My main purpose with a UV filter is not to block UV, but to protect the front element. With modern lens coatings and modern sensors, not much UV is getting through.

I've bought and used cheap UV filters, and have always ended up regretting it. They kill contrast, and are much harder to clean. I still need to get me a good polarizer, though...

United States / Re: Canon's version of Fro? Kia?
« on: January 11, 2012, 11:59:11 PM »
Fake Chuck Westfall? Hilarious!  ;D  ;D  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Is "X" the new "L"?
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:13:15 PM »
The X's weren't just used to mark something awesome though (as the "L" is). They were used because the typical naming system didn't really work because the products weren't really successors to one previous camera.

The 1Dx replaces the 1Ds III and the 1D IV. So what do you call it? Well, you come up something that sounds good (1Dx I guess) and then make up reasons for it later (like, it being a "x" breed and such).

The G1x is a replacement for the G12 but ups the price and the sensor size significantly. It's a whole new beast. I get that calling it the G13 wouldn't really be a good idea. So why the "x" on that one? Beats me. Honestly the "X" isn't as confusing as the "1" is. Why is that there? Is it the G1 series now?  :)

The new 5D will be called the Mark 3 and the 7D will be a Mark 2.

Indeed it will. A 5D - 7D merger might be called something X, but I would really just as soon we keep the two distinct lines operating.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
« on: January 10, 2012, 04:10:05 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji X-Pro 1
« on: January 10, 2012, 03:15:48 PM »
Indeed it does not blow the G1X out of the water! The G1X blows the Fuji Camera out of the water!

1. The G1X is made by Canon. That alone counts for a whole point.

2. The G1X can change focal lengths without changing lenses.

3. The G1X has a father maximum focal length.

4. The G1X costs 2,000.00 less or so after the three lenses

So, the G1X clearly blows the fuji thing way out of the water.

The real point is that the G1X is a walk around, landscape, people, macro, everything, one size fits all camera. It doesn't need and isn't supposed to have a broad aperture. Much of what I would shoot with this camera would be with a narrower aperture anyway. One doesn't shoot landscapes at f1.4, if one can help it, usually... But, having a compact with a f1.4 would be helpful. If I had the budget, I would buy both instantly, and recommend you do if you can! Instead, I am saving up my dinero for some lighting gear, and maybe a new lens... I would really like a super super telephoto lens (600 F4!!!), but that's not coming soon... Maybe the Sigma 500 4.5? Anyway, this post is really beginning to rant, because I just got done with a really bad night of work, and I'm tired, so it's time to quit while I'm ahead!

Using those standards the G1X blows away the 1DX as well.

I'll take an X-Pro1 over the G1X anyday.

Of course a G1X blows away a 1DX! It costs way less, and you can fit it in a large pocket! I believe, though, you missed my point: they are two different cameras, with two different purposes. They both blow each other away in their own way.

Comparing the G1X and the X1 Pro is a little like comparing a Chevy S10 and A Ford F350 - two different trucks, two different purposes!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Kenko lens2scope
« on: January 10, 2012, 09:30:07 AM »
Sorry, but I don't get the purpose of it...

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