Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Looking for an Mirorrless or Compact for climbing/high altitude hiking« on: May 03, 2013, 01:40:17 AM »
EOS 100D/SL1 + Sigma 8-16 DC HSM ?
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If you use a longer focal length on FF, and shoot your scene in FF size sections, and then stitch these together so that the total stitched 'sensor' area is equal to, or greater than a MF sensor, will you achieve exactly the same result as MF ?
So let me get this straight..... MF is better because it has a bigger sensor and more pixels....
So I pay $43,000 for a Hasselbad H50-200MS..... now I need a lens.
Another $5,200 gets me a 300MM F4.5 lens... the longest one they make...
with the crop factor, thats like a 150mm lens on a FF camera.....
My 2 cents.
If canon can nail the Af issue, even if it means reverting to contrast detection only, then they are onto a winner.
They have a market of EF-s and EF users with lenses waiting to be used, a nice solid camera which has the concessions folk already live with when using most compact or compact system type cameras.
I don't see the point of a whole new line of EF-M lenses. ALL CSCs are bulky when they have anything other than a pancake on them, so just go with it. It makes sense to have the 18-55 M as it's most folks walkabout lens. Other than that if you want good reach and a big sensor you need a big camera. When you want a discreet compact camera use the pancake lens.
In the mean time canon could make the pancake lens a real winner by introducing, via firmware, a zone or hyperfocal mode for the pancake. Say 1.5m to infinity at something like f8. No need for slow AF. Just point and shoot and everything in range will be reasonably sharp. It would be a perfect street shooter.
For the dude saying it looks cheap/plasticky... the shell is metal. It's a very well made, sturdy compact.
At least this [CR1] together with other rumors or facts tells us where the Canon r&d resources go:
Into the emerging mirrorless market and high-end video, so there's little left to develop new "old-school" dlsrs (see 550d, 600d, 650d, 700d, ...) or replace the old L-lenses except for cash-cows like the delayed 200-400L.
A new autofocus system will come with the new cameras and promises to be “class leading”.
no one. not a single person (unless I missed it) has mentioned the 24-105mm f/4L lens
are we all forgetting how great this lens is or are we all blinded by the new mark II 24-70 f/2.8
just the fact that the 24-105mm is so affordable now makes it even more attractive and we can't deny that zoom range is extremely helpful and versatile.
with $4,000 to play with you could pick up some fantastic lenses, no need to gun for the brand new $2,000+ lenses
16-35mm f/2.8L II
24-105mm f/4L (or maybe the new 24-70mm f/4 IS USM)
70-200mm f/4L (non IS version)
and I would also consider the 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses by Sigma - they are incredibly good for much less than the Canon versions
and you may end up with money to spare. like I said - no need to gun for the new $2,000+ lenses