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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 06, 2013, 04:09:40 AM »
Full Frame and mirrorless don't go together. An 85mm lens on an APS-C and a 135mm lens on FF have the same Field Of View. One of the BIG selling points of  mirrorless is small & light. Hanging a BIGGER FF lens on a smaller mirrorless body kills that advantage.

I should point out that a 135 f/2 FF lens designed from scratch for an EVIL FF camera can be relatively small and lightweight due to the shortened flange distance.

Personally, I will never purchase a mirrorless camera, having used one for a year. The conclusion I arrived at after one year of trial is this: I HATE EVF.  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ comparison; or how meaningful is DXO
« on: September 06, 2013, 02:17:48 AM »
After comparing my image choices vs actual cameras used, this is what I notice:
i) FF is much better than cropped cameras
ii) Canon jpeg engine rules

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 04, 2013, 02:43:52 AM »
Who said anything about using Sony Lens.  I now have almost a full set of legacy FD/M42 primes and for those closer to full frame is better.  The only native lens I use regularly is the 10-18mm.

No offense, but you belong to a very very very small group of users who are still stuck in the FD/M42 era. It probably makes more sense for companies to focus on the needs of the remaining 99%. :)

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 10:20:16 PM »
I would still look at one of the current EOS Ms, if going cheap, as a candidate for IR conversion.

Hmmmm.... great idea. Think I will do that too.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 09:46:20 PM »
I would buy one tomorrow if it has EVF, good manual controls, and focus peeking all rapped up nicely in a range finder style body.  Sadly Sony will beat them to it.

Sony may have some decent mirrorless offerings, but their lens selection is pathetic.
I will pick m43 any day over Sony.

However, ultimately, DSLRs are still my preferred choice. I used the OM-D for a year and it gave me some great images but I also came to realize I hated EVFs. Also, the grips on these mirrorless cameras are far too small... regardless of how much padding they put on. So, I sold all my m43 stuff and happily ran back into the comforting embrace of my Canon DSLRs.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:07:51 AM »
The original EOS M is selling very well in Japan now, thanks to aggressive pricing as well as the much needed firmware AF update. I expect the replacement EOS M to feature the same dual pixel technology in the EOS 70D, this will make the EOS M really sell like hot cakes, at least in the Asia Pacific area.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: IQ comparison; or how meaningful is DXO
« on: September 03, 2013, 04:51:31 AM »
My ranking:

1 DCBA
2 DACB
3 DBAC
4 BDCA
5 BACD
6 DABC

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:11:05 AM »
The much rumored Olympus OM-D E-M1 and 12-40 looks very interesting though and for me as casual shooter... it looks much more appealing than any of the Canon APS-C offerings.

So my lightweight mFT system can easily beat Canon APS-C for 99% of the time... This is not measured at all by DxOMark...

Interesting. I recently sold ALL my m43 stuff (OM-D, 12 f/2, 17 f/1.8, 25 f/1.4) and replaced it with a 70D. Couldn't be happier.

Took my OM-D for a trip recently. That was when I realized I really really really hated the EVF. I have spent 9 months with the OM-D and it has given me some great photos. But I just cannot put up with the EVF anymore.

So, I am now firmly entrenched in the Canon camp: 6D and 70D, plus bunch of lenses. :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 6D or 70D dilemma - please help
« on: August 29, 2013, 10:37:03 PM »
No need to agonize over this decision. I have both and am a happy camper. So, just get both. :D

The 70D does not offer better accuracy than 6D. It all depends on your subject. For your subjects (products, family portraits, architecture, macro, landscapes), you can stick to center AF point on 6D and recompose if you are worried. I use the single axis peripheral AF points on my 6D and have no issues with accuracy (50 f/1.4 lens wide-open). That said, I LOVE the speed and accuracy of live view phase detect AF on my 70D coupled with the awesome touchscreen.

If you want faster fps and deep buffer, 70D is a better choice. Canon sensors offer sufficient dynamic range for my shooting (mostly landscapes and portraits). If you want a big optical viewfinder, then obviously 6D is the solution. However, I never use OVF for manual focusing, expanded view in live view easily beats that.

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 01:22:20 AM »
16-50 f/4 IS???  :D :D :D :D :D

I'll buy this in a heartbeat. Already set aside funds for it... just waiting...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 29, 2013, 01:19:17 AM »
Some of those "anonymous know-it-alls" are John Sheehy, Bob (bobn2) and Joe James (Great Bustard); Joe posted here a few weeks ago. They also happen to be some of the most knowledgeable people there, with a few others who share their opinion but are less active.

There's no denying that John Sheehy and Joe James are knowledgeable. I don't really trust Bob (bobn2) because his views are highly prejudiced.

Anyway, the truth is that the so-called 'deficiencies' in Canon sensors are not as severe for real photographers as what we are led to believe. They are there... but just not that bad.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 29, 2013, 01:12:46 AM »
I know everybody has invested in lenses and accessories, so jumping ship is not practical, but here is what having a 5x macro lens as part of the system can mean (5DII + MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro on top, no competiton on the bottom):

I know everybody has invested in lenses and accessories, so jumping ship is not practical, but here is what having a 12 fps-capable body and handholdable 600mm f/4 lens as part of the system can mean (1D X + EF 600mm f/4L IS II on top, no competiton on the bottom):

These are beautiful images. I really like them a lot. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 24, 2013, 12:26:40 PM »
Just to let you folks know 70D live view PDAF is not compatible with 3rd party lenses. Camera falls back on contrast based AF when lens is not supported.

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Lenses / Re: We want more EF-S lens
« on: August 24, 2013, 05:05:42 AM »
My dream: EF-S 30mm f/1.4 USM

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PowerShot / Re: PowerShot Announcements Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 08:59:01 PM »
Will Canon be able to bring s120 to RX100 II level?

I seriously doubt that. It's hard to beat the RX100 II, especially with the removal of the AA filter.

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