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EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: August 27, 2013, 03:44:18 AM »
Canon always need to move forward and get people to spend ever larger amounts of money with them, so after FF, where else is there to go except to MF?

So, you're saying there is a huge block of Canon users who have upgraded their way to 1DX and want more camera?

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:49:59 PM »
d800 nope?

D800 AF is based on D4
please explain what is better in 5dmk3 and how you can make a statement like this

This is the first time I have seen a serious claim that the D800 AF is equal or better than the 5D MkIII AF.

Roger Cicala of lensrentals tested and found that the Canon's phase detection AF is as accurate and consistent as its contrast detection AF, i.e. the standard deviation of MTF values of a series of static shots is the same for both AF systems. This is a remarkable achievement. The D800, 'nope'. It is just not as reliable on phase detection.

And that is with static subjects.

He also says there is a left side AF sensor issue with the D800 that is unresolved, and recommends the camera only be used for centre point AF. I hope THAT isn't 'based on the D4'!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF-S 55-250 IS STM & PowerShot Preorders
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:30:59 PM »
MTF charts for new model, old model, 70-300L on crop, 70-300L on full frame.

Am I right to think the new one is a distinct step up in IQ? And, if not a match, it's not embarrassed by the L?

Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:25:19 PM »
When people are talking about the image quality from their 55-250 lenses, are they actually comparing the same lens?  What's the difference between the original and the II version?

The main optical quality improvement was when they added IS. Prior to that, this lens was not too wonderful. Ditto for the 18-55.

The plastic mount is still on the spec sheet. Wear is not really a problem for the average user.  More of a risk is if you accidentally bang the lens on something when swinging the camera around.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:15:29 AM »
How does STM compare with USM? (Not in technical details, but in how it performs)

Lenses / Re: New Lens Announcement Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 06:33:12 PM »
I hope to see a bit more centre sharpness at the 250 end, and faster focusing when tracking at 250. My only other regular annoyance is having to turn AF off to manually adjust focus; if that is upgraded it will be a great buy.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:21:34 AM »
I simply don't agree with this bolded part AT ALL.  The bokeh on the 100L is beautifully soft and creamy and the rounded aperture blades ensure that the highlights stay round when stopped down.  The bokeh from the 50mm f1/.4 isn't even close.
Totally agree!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:20:31 AM »
Oh look ma, the pixel peepers are back. Serious photographers can leave now.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Medium Format Talk
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:16:43 AM »
Canon needs this like a gun pointed at their head -- which is what it would be.

Supreme Burrito.

Just find a way to swap the words and hence letters.

I once persuaded my boss to change the name of our new operation from OGRR to GRRO. Thank goodness.   ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 09, 2013, 03:08:59 AM »
The erratic AF is the worst feature of the 7D and I have the same habit of taking multiple shots to get one in focus. I still take too many on the 5D III, quite unnecessarily because of habit, as the focus is bang on every time. If the 7D II just has AF as good as on the 5D III and an upgrade in sensor noise, then I'll rush out and buy one.

I agree. If the new 7D has its viewfinder AF as CONSISTENTLY focused as the 5D Mark III, it would be the single best improvement. The lens rentals blog showed the 5D Mark III viewfinder focus is as consistent as live view, which is a lot better than the current 7D (or 5D Mark II).

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 11:53:01 PM »
Sony had a 24 MP APS-C rig... what -- three or four years ago? 

1.9 years ago. Still a way to go for that series.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 07, 2013, 11:50:10 PM »
I still am not buying the rumor that the 70D sensor is the same as the 7D2 sensor.  That only would have made sense if the 7D2 came out considerably in advance of the 70D, and that ship has sailed.   Why a lower trimline body would get such a vital core IQ component that a far better product will get a year later makes no sense at all.

But the 7D wasn't the first model with the 18MP sensor. IIRC Canon said it was 'different' to prior 18 MP models, but it was pretty subtle. So why should it have to be first with the new 20 MP sensor?

If we are lucky, it will be a slightly upped version of the 20.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS Update [CR2]
« on: August 06, 2013, 09:32:46 PM »
$2,200? What do you reckon?

Canon General / Re: Canon Press Event on August 21, 2013
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:30:30 PM »
.... at Canon’s new headquarters in New York.

Canon's new headquarters is not in New York City. It is in Melville Long Island.

You're both wrong.

Company Name:   Canon Inc.
Founded:   August 10, 1937
Headquarters:   30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan

And it's not 'new'. Blooming Americans.

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