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Canon General / Re: New APS-C Camera in February?
« on: November 08, 2011, 09:35:38 AM »
If Canon was smart they would outfit the 7Dii with a sensor with the same philosophy as the 1Dx... lower mp count with larger pixels!  ;D

No, that would be suicide! 7D users LIKE having it as a crop sensor camera, and have built their lens line-up (several thousands of dollars of glass, usually) around that line-up.

As has been iterated many times, it would be a HUGE loss of focal length, and would frustrate me hugely!

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX: obviating the need for more expensive lenses?
« on: November 07, 2011, 05:30:09 PM »
Hmmm... Maybe you should consider the Sigma 120-300? Anyway, the 1DX may help you somewhat.

In general though, will the 1DX replace broad aperture lenses? No more than the 1dmkIV did.

And congratulations on having better pictures than any one else! They must be really jealous.

Lenses / Re: Canon 1DX: The AF problem may be bigger that we think?
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:56:09 AM »
If I had a 1DX, and spent the pile of cash on it, I would not be buying ANY of those lenses. I would instead be nabbing up a 400 2.8, a 600 f4, a 200 f2, and maybe a 100-400 for fun! And when the fabled 200-400 would come out, I would buy two of them, just to be on the safe side!

Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: November 07, 2011, 11:52:47 AM »
50mm 0.75  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D3 Announcement Date & Poll (and your thoughts)
« on: November 07, 2011, 10:26:38 AM »
I suspect we'll be waiting a while for it.... I don't have  a 5Dii, but do have a 7D, and suspect it won't come out for a while either...  :'(

I voted Photokina 2012...

Lenses / Re: canon is not for poor film makers anymore! 47,000$??!!!
« on: November 07, 2011, 02:07:09 AM »
If you want fun, google how much a set of panaflex lenses would cost...

Lenses / Re: Cinema lens versus non-cinema lens
« on: November 07, 2011, 02:06:01 AM »
And how many botched takes can you afford before the cine lens becomes the overall cheaper solution?


42 is the answer. Now what was the question? Sorry, have read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

Probably much of the cost difference has to do with the exact light transmission calibration, permitting guess-free utterly predictable exposure. Also, it looks solidly built. Just like my old 50 1.4 super takumar! (I've used that thing on my 7D, and it is great!)

Lenses / Re: 400mm 2.8 L (non- IS)
« on: November 07, 2011, 02:01:54 AM »
Sounds like a great price!

Lenses / Re: What lenses are you missing in the line up
« on: November 07, 2011, 02:00:35 AM »
50mm F 0.75

100mm F 1.4 IS

300mm F 2.8 with built in 1.4x TC, still compatible with 2x TC

8mm F 2.8 EF-S

50-300mm F 4 IS


At the level of development we have reached today a small increase of pixel pitch (effective sampling rate -> sharpness and resolution boost) in the sensor will induce a much higher (square growth law) megapixel count, thus requiring much larger in-camera buffer memory, faster data saving channels, more powerful computers etc.

At the same time noise control becomes increasingly difficult (square growth law) due to higher amplification of the signal needed to achieve the same ISO rating; on the other side smaller pitch sensors seem to produce a much more even and defined noise, partly counterbalancing the degradation in quality (think about the terrible "pepper" grain in Canon EOS 5D compared to the smoother Canon EOS 7D).

Solution: We must use round pixels on a round sensor! The square problems will be a thing of the past!!! (actually I have seen something about hexagonal pixels...)

I love more megapixels. And we all should. As the technology progresses, things will get better and better!The 7D is hugely better than the 300D. The future cameras will gradually get better than the current ones. And more megapixels is a part of this growth.

EOS Bodies / Re: Cinema EOS Development Opinion
« on: November 07, 2011, 01:49:17 AM »
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<strong>This is an opinion with a mix of speculation

</strong>A lot has been made of the “in development” announcement of a new “Cinema” branded DSLR. Most people seem to think the camera is going to be based on the 1D X.</p>
<p>I agree with <a href=\"\">Keith at Northlight Images</a>, nothing was said by Canon as to what the form factor would be. I think what they showed was just a 1D X body with a red “C” stuck on it for marketing purposes.</p>
<p>I think the camera they’re speaking of will sit between the 5D Mark III and 1D X. Perhaps an EOS 3C? I do not like the name “3D” for a camera that doesn’t actually shoot 3D.</p>
<p>I also don’t think it would be a full size EOS-1 body. They just spent a few hours touting the small stature of the C300, I don’t think they’d make a cinema DSLR bigger than it needs to be. I’d have to hear from cinematographers & videographers whether or not a camera the size of the 5D Mark II is preferred to the EOS-1 body.</p>
<p><strong>What about photographers?

</strong>I know a good majority of photographers are pretty tired about hearing about video in DSLRs. A lot of the community is looking for a new “photography first” full frame DSLR that doesn’t require remortgaging their homes. I think the 5D Mark III will be that camera. It’ll probably have video features on par with the 1D X, but will be a high resolution, high image quality still photography camera.</p>
<p>I’ve said before that I think Canon plans to monetize the videographers and video DSLRs, so something like the “EOS 3C” makes a lot of sense. Â Looking at the prices of the new cinema lenses, it seems videographers have no problem spending more.</p>
<p>So don’t be worried photographers, Canon hasn’t forgotten about you and I’m sure will deliver the product we all know you want.</p>
<p>It’s going to be a very interesting 2012 to say the least.</p>
<p><em>This was just an opinion post, please don’t be too hard on me.</em></p>
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I indeed am tired of hearing about video in my slr. If the 7D mk II had no video, it would not be even slightly bothered. Do I use my 7D video? Occassionaly, but if the lack of video kept price down, I would be happy. Or, if they just left the video the same, and focused on improving the still picture side of things, that would indeed make me much happier.

I'm a photographer, not a videographer!

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:38:22 AM »
This lens has always been my go to for versatility.  I always use it for races and air shows as well just for the versatility it gives me.  Its able to be taken in public without too much attention where as my 600, forget about it! 

A recent one:

I love egrets! Lots of them down here. Am going shooting in the everglades later today... hopefully I'll see a few...

Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:30:23 AM »
My dream lens is a 7-800mm f/1.2 IS that weighs 1/4 pound and has perfect sharpness all over and cost $20 US.  If they can make a little robot that flies to mars and drives around doing science experiments there is NO reason why my dream lens can't happen.

Sooner or later if humans don't extinct themselves first, optics will move into the field of organics and genetic engineering.  Think something like, a cloned eagle eye developed in a laboratory.  So sooner or later you'll likely get your wish, just maybe not in the form you originally had in mind.  Don't laugh, it's probably not even as far away as we might imagine, and it would probably lend itself better to a DIY project than grinding your own glass with a dremil.

Imagine being the first photographer on Mars...

Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:14:04 AM »
But it's only super 35, which NeuroAnatomist just told me is really only ASP-C!!! A 14-60 EF-S would be a wonderful lens! Especially if they slapped some IS in there...

Lenses / Re: How much!?
« on: November 04, 2011, 09:12:19 AM »
That 14.5-60 zoom would be a wondrous thing to use on a FF camera

Not really, since the image circle covers only Super35, approximately APS-C.  So, while it would work on your 7D, you'd get terrible vignetting on FF.  Although the new primes will work on FF, the new zooms are effectively EF-S lenses in terms of image circle.

What?!?!? They tricked me!!!! I must cancel my order now!  :D

The glories of only half reading rumors and not paying attention to what is read...

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