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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:23:01 AM »
Typical Canon response:

Person 1: We are not making enough money

Person 2: Well then raise the price.

Fixed that for you.


The Economic LAW of supply and demand says when the price goes up the quantity demanded goes down...   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D Mark II to Move Upmarket? [CR1]
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:19:17 AM »
Typical Canon response:

Person 1: We are not selling enough. 

Person 2: Well then raise the price.




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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 02:49:55 PM »
So, if I read this correctly, Canon have given up trying to compete with other manufacturers technology, and instead are going to focus on stories about how their customers "use" the products they make as a sales pitch?

Great. So we can expect smoke and mirrors but no substance.

It is like a fashion house deciding to focus not on being the cutting edge of fashion, but rather on how their customers were their garments in everyday use.

I hate to admit but this is how I read it as well. 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $2899
« on: October 06, 2014, 05:36:37 PM »
That is a great price but looking at resellerratings.com I would think twice about that seller.

Do you believe everything you read online? Big Value has a 99.2% feedback rating after over 74,000 sales on ebay. You don't get marks like that by screwing your customers ::)

LOL  If you are reading the 99.2% online ratings then you too are believing what you read online. 

Just playing  ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/24-105 f/4L IS $2899
« on: October 06, 2014, 03:20:44 PM »
That is a great price but looking at resellerratings.com I would think twice about that seller.

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My biggest issue with much higher MP is if you take the current crop sensor at 20mp and multiply it by 1.6 squared (20 x 1.6 x 1.6) you get 51mp sensor.  This means a 46 + mp sensor will have a similar pixel density to their current crop. 

Would this sensor have the same noise that all of the FF owners are complaining about when they see the 7D2 samples?

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I wonder if this is going to be in a pro body for $6000+ or if it will be a direct (but late) response to the d800 series and come in at the 5d3 pricing.

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hmmmmm
10mm would fill the frame on a crop or it would be close to circular on a full frame. 

I am wondering if it will really be a fisheye. 

You can read the patent, it says Fisheye.  This is not a rumor, just reporting on a patent.  There is a diagram straight out of the patent in the article, it also says Fisheye.
 
I've never seen the 14mm Samyang sold as a fisheye.  It merely distorts the image horribly.
 
Tokina has a history of decent wide angle lenses sold for a low price.  I have a old 17mm f.3,5 and its very good.

I can't read japanese so I will have to take your word that it says Fisheye and not another ambiguous word that the Google translator displayed as fisheye as a mistake. 

here is one link for the 14mm f2.8 fisheye that is not a fisheye
http://www.amazon.com/Bower-SLY1428C-Ultra-Wide-Angle-Fisheye/dp/B003VWDVLO

I completely agree about the Tokina,  I have the 10-17 and it is great!

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hmmmmm
10mm would fill the frame on a crop or it would be close to circular on a full frame. 

I am wondering if it will really be a fisheye.  A 10mm fisheye is fun but a 50mm length with fish distortion would just look off.   Also I do not see that much of a market for it.  a 10mm to 50mm UWA to standard zoom would be a cool combination for crop users. 

When you look online for the Samyang (or the other brands it is sold as) 14mm f2.8 many are listed as a fisheye when we all know it is not a fisheye lens. 

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:05:01 PM »
Better selection of glass
better ergonomics
better features such as FPS, AF, buffer, etc
my experiences with canon's customer service and repair has been better than the time I tried with a Nikon

Now that I think ab out it, really the only thing that the competition has over cannon is the newer Sony sensors seem to have better DR and more resolution.  And the fact that other brands are actually supporting their mirrorless lines.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 11:33:58 AM »
To my eyes the 7d2 at ISO 3200 looks better than my 7d at ISO 800.

I do not believe it is just noise reduction because the 7d2 shot is sharper as well. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:46:00 AM »
I am 100% happy with the specs for the rumored price as long as they improved the High AND Low ISO sensor noise over the 7D. I am not expecting FF noise but my 40D and 50D had cleaner shadows at ISO 100.

It would be too cool if this camera can take pictures in IR but I am guessing the mention of IR is for either meetering or AF  in difficult situations like a night time football game where they are running the ball into and out of the lights. 

Does the SD card slot support the latest fast cards?  I remember the 5D3 did not support them and I ended up abandoning the use of dual cards because the SD could not keep up while shooting raw. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 05, 2014, 04:19:08 PM »
We should enjoy the cameras we have, look forward to updating features we need or want, and be polite to fellow readers and commenters.

ok now, that is crazy talk!   ;D

I would be 100% happy with the posted specs if they can clean up the Mid ISO noise.  My copy of the 7D is ok at ISO 400, turns pretty bad at 800 and totally un-usable at 1600 on up.  If they can make a clean ISO 800 and a usable 1600 I would be very happy. 

I know that tollerance of noise is different person to person so to compare I guess I can say that I feel that the noise on the 5D3 is clean at 3200 usable at 6400 and too much for my taste above that. 


All this being said if the sensor's noise does not improve I do not see any use for a 24mm f2.8 for crop-only cameras.  For indoor photos f2.8 is not fast enough to go without a flash unless you are at 1600-3200 and if you are going to put a flash on the camera all of the size advantage is gone.  you may as well stick with the kit 18-55.

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EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:34:36 PM »
yeah I am not at all interested.  for what the samyang plastic lens will cost you can find a good FL or FS 55mm f1.2

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 5 Layer UV, IR, RGB Sensor
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:15:38 AM »
I wonder if this could eliminate the need for IR conerted cameras?  Maybe with this sensor you could only record the light from one of the layers.   
I know this is a small market and not at all likely the original point of the sensor but it could potentially be a happy side effect. 

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