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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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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.
http://youtu.be/up8K_xd_iwU

Image quality should also be amazing.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

True!
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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PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 07:09:36 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.

Looking forward to CP+, and all other goodies that might erupt!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon naming policy
« on: January 18, 2014, 02:31:43 PM »
Personally I think they have too many models. The 4-digit series could easily be dropped. But... not my descition :)

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EOS Bodies / Canon naming policy
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:52:28 AM »
I was just wondering if the new 7DII would get another name than 7D mark II, as I was trying to understand Canon naming policy.

We have the four digit cameras (1100D) which are really basic dSLRs. APS-C
Then there is the three digit cameras (600D), entry level cameras. APS-C
Two digit cameras (70D), enthusiast level cameras. APS-C
Single digit cameras (5D3). Entry level and professional level. Full Frame

Then we have the 7D. A more professional type camera, but not Full Frame. So, where does this fit in the naming scheme? Single digit cameras are all Full Frame! If the single digit is not for Full Frame, but for professional style cameras instead, where does the 6D then fit?

Either the 7D should have another name since single digit cameras are all Full Frame, or the 6D should have another name since it is more of an an entry level/buget camera.

Thei naming sceme may have started out well, but it is getting a bit confusing at the top now.

Yes, it is weekend, and yes, I have too much time to spend on nonsense today :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 05:23:01 AM »
I'm not sure how they would differentiate a 1200D from the 100D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 60D or 7D that all contain 18MP sensors.

Compare 100D (SL1) to 1100D (T3): 18 vs 12 MP, 4 vs 3 fps, VF magnification 0.87x vs 0.8x, 1MP vs 230k pixel LCD. Bump T3 with 12 MP to 18 MP and keep the price around US$400. That's your 1200D (T4).

Perhaps it even gets the program knob from the 700D that turns 360 degrees!! woow!!
 ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Where are Canons innovation?
« on: January 13, 2014, 06:53:05 PM »
Auto Micro adjust patent....sound like innovation to me :D

Lol yeah! I saw this announcement earlier and thought, there it is!
Good to see they have taken a pretty basic function, and tries to improve on it as well. Hopefully they will implement focus adjustment in more models, not just 70D and upwards. I really really miss it in my little 550D.

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