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EOS Bodies / Re: Apple Watch....
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:21:04 AM »
It is not a Pro feature  :D :D

But seriously, Canon says they have to use plastic top plate on the 6D because of the wireless signal. Why cant they use the Program Wheel as an antenna?

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 02:50:06 PM »
I can't say that I hate pop-up flash. I have it and on occasion I use it, but I'm certainly no big fan of it. Putting a pop-up flash on a pro body would make me look for alternatives. It's hard to imagine such a flash, with a GN high enough, and without putting a severe penalty on the numbers of shots the battery would last. The current ways of positioning pop-up flash also leaves a little more to be desired - it's awfully close to the optical axle, and can't be swirled or tilted.

I'd rather save up to an old style hammerhead flash from Metz, than go with a built-in flash on pro bodies.

You hit the nail on the head here! :)
The flash cant be bounced or directed any other way than straight ahead. That is why I started this thread. What would make a popup-flash good enough to earn aplace on a pro body. I got the idea from my wifes little Sony NEX-6. There the flash can be bounced from the celing. Brilliant!!  :D

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 01:45:29 PM »
Direct light coming off the camera is horrendous.
I honestly can't think of a useful way to use a pop-up flash (other than blinding people in dark rooms so that you can run away).

Bounce it off the celing?

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 12:02:42 PM »
One reason "pro" cameras don't have it, is the prism in the pro camera is generally much larger.  Looking through my 5DIII and then my 7D, is like going from a 60 inch HDTV to walmart laptop screen. 

If you look at the bump that is under the pop-up flash you will realize how small the prism is in there, vs a "pro" camera.  Of couse you could put a  large pup-up on a pro camera, but it might look so large and bulbus as to be silly.

All that said, I like the pop-up on my 7D and use it from time to time.

The VF is a good reason for not putting a popup. Perhaps they could put the flash on some other part of the body? On one of the sides for instance?(to the left for the "bulk".

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:57:48 AM »
Isn't a point about pop up flash and articulating screens not being on pro cameras because it affects sealing, and sealing is deemed more important than these features for pros?

I am sure they can overcome this if they want to. Others have!

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:57:15 AM »
We have all seen the discussions, about why popup-flash is left out on the pro bodies from Canon. Those in favour of leaving it out says it is because it can break, and it is not a "pro feature".

Is the 6D a 'pro body'? 

IMO, it's a marketing decision.  Canon wants your money. FF bodies (from Canon) don't have a popup flash.  FF bodies cost more.  Canon figures if you need a flash and can afford a FF body, you can afford a Speedlite.

The 6D is pro in the sense that it is full frame, demanding EF-lenses. Which sure sell at pro prices  :)

If it is a marketing descition, it sure is not a good one (IMHO). Portability is more and more an argument being used, with all the mirrorless cameras making their entry into the full frame market (Sony). Lugging around a speedlite in adition to a big dSLR is... annoying. Yet another thing to bring along.

I think it would be wise to implement a popup flash in the 5D4  (and/or 1DxII), and make it special, not just a simple popup. Like others have said, HSS, flip/tilt functionality etc.

EOS Bodies / Re: popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:23:04 AM »
I totally agree with the optical master. Too bad the speedlites dont have this feature. Would be nice to have.

EOS Bodies / popup-flash - made a "pro feature"?
« on: August 13, 2014, 09:45:00 AM »
We have all seen the discussions, about why popup-flash is left out on the pro bodies from Canon. Those in favour of leaving it out says it is because it can break, and it is not a "pro feature". Those in favour of a popup-flash on the other hand just say, if you dont like it, dont use it, but it is great for a fill-in, it has its place.

Now, lets say those against the popup-flash are right, and we all have to sell our equipment and find another hobby if Canon implements them in their pro bodies. ;D
What can Canon do to make the popup more attractive? Why dont they make a popup-flash into a "pro" popup? Any ideas? One thing I like with my wifes NEX-6 is that it can be directed upwards and be bounced. Is this something for Canon?

All ideas are welcome, what would make a popup/integrated flash a "pro" style flash?

If Canon is having "year of the lens", what is Sigma having? They are really on a roll!! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:18:41 AM »
I've been debating on this for a couple months now since I don't really use them for more than taking pictures of my kids and some occasional outings with our friends.  It is a pain to lug around with the battery grip and kids stuff and I don't feel like I'm really getting anymore good use of out if (although everytime I take a picture they come out AMAZING).  Anyone have any recommendations on something new? I haven't been following the mirrorless cameras much but they seem to be the 'next big thing'.  My only requirement is that the camera shoots in RAW as I love to edit photos and touch them up in Lightroom.

Mirrorless could be it. They have always been weak in the AF performance, but they are catching up. Check out this video, from TheCameraStoreTV, where they compare the newest mirrorless against each other, and have a Nikon D4S as a reference. Quite amazing and surprising! Photographing kids, AF performance is important.

Image quality should also be amazing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Advatages of a hybrid viewfinder?
« on: April 05, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
Depends on what hybrid means.  If it just means that they're able to show data superimposed over the OVF image, then no.  If it means that the OVF can become a full EVF, then yes, but only when in EVF mode.
I think what you describe is correct, just an evf superimposed over the ovf. I just thought that I've read a rumor about canon developing a hybrid VF. How it works, we'll, nobody but canon really knows. Hopefully they can bring the best of both worlds.

EOS Bodies / Advatages of a hybrid viewfinder?
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:10:47 PM »
The rumored hybrid viewfinder Canon may be working on, what advantages will it bring? The reason I ask is because I was just reviewing the AF on my wife's nex-6 with face detection. Every time it nails focus on the eyes of the subject, something that is very difficult with my 550D. Can face detection be implemented with a hybrid VF? Are there other functions that will be available/possible with a hybrid VF? Focus peaking, live histogram?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:10:31 AM »
The 7D2 will set the tone for the future Canon DSLRs. I won't buy the 7D2 myself, but feature and technologies shown in this camera will eventually come in other models. Perhaps we can see what 5D4 will bring?

PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 07:24:18 AM »
With the risk of sounding negative... BORING! (Ok, the G1X sounds a bit interesting) ;D ;D

I really really look forward to the day Canon announces their FF mirrorless camera. They have the technology to blow everybody away with their AF technology, which is an area mirrorless lag behind the dslr┬┤s.

I too would love to see a kickass FF mirrorless camera from Canon. But they won't be blowing anything away with their current sensor tech.

Just look at the A7R from Sony. It trumps everything Canon has in terms of pure IQ.

When the day comes when Canon manages to bring out a brand new sensor (higher resolution, higher DR and no shadow-banding), I doubt they'll put it inside a mirrorless body. At least not until it's been sold in a $7000 1D-body for 2 - 3 years.

Canon is Canon.

I know Canon can pull it off if they like, they are a huge company with tons and tons of brain capasity employed.
However, we have to wait quite a long time I guess. Luckily dreaming is free of charge :)

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