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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:56:42 AM »
Will be picking up my copy tomorrow.

EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 13, 2013, 12:14:59 PM »
I expect both will go mirrorless eventually.

I have used an OM-D quite extensively for a while now.

My conclusion? I HATE EVF. In fact, I'll be sellin the OM-D and sticking to good old DSLRs.

EOS Bodies / Re: The last Canon crop sensor - ever
« on: August 12, 2013, 05:37:32 AM »
The 70D IS the new 7D Mark II.

There is no space between the 6D and the 70D.

If I look at the sales reports I see, that Canon has lost around 25 percent of the APS-C customers to other brands (APS-C or mirrorless) or FF.

Canon still has 50% of DSLR market (and has been for the past few years) and the market share for mirrorless camera is hardly significant worldwide. I believe Canon lost 25% of their customers to handphone and FF cameras.

PowerShot / Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
« on: July 31, 2013, 09:28:51 AM »
First, we’re told by a great source that only PowerShot announcements will take place on the 21st. We’re also told not to expect anything “high end”, nothing like the Sony RX100 II.

This is very sad.

Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 16, 2013, 08:38:26 AM »
Your assertions of DxO publishing BS are just as BS as their results because you don't know how they calculate their "lens score" and thus you have to make up reasons as to why it is so.

Actually, based on their description, we have some idea of how the lens score is computed. For example, we know they take sensor score into account. However, this method of computation makes no sense.

Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 15, 2013, 08:25:53 PM »
For those who argue that it's reasonable that DxO consider the camera in the 'Lens Score', note that the sensor is already factored into the measurements themselves.  P-Mpix measures sharpness of camera + lens, pixel size affects CA, etc.  Even their transmission measurement changes with different cameras...

Actually, that's probably giving them too much credit, because real Bovine Scat makes good fertilizer, whereas DxOMark's BS has no real-world utility.

Good point.

Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:45:08 AM »
Lens performance result using measurement from different camera body is basically useless since every camera sensor perform differently and every vendor process their RAW file differently.

DxO should come out a standard testing camera for testing lens... a mirrorless camera should be idea since it'll have the shortest flange focal distance and can use adapter for different vendor lens... then the only variables will be the lens and the result can be valid to compare between different lens.

But they won't do that because a truly impartial score is not acceptable to them. ;)

Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 14, 2013, 11:16:52 AM »
DXO never said that they were "lens tests" only, so I do not see he problem.

I was surprised by your comment, so I decided to investigate the definition of DXOMark Score. This is what is said on

"DxOMark Score can be interpreted as the maximum print size of the average quality. Obviously, any photo can be printed at any size, but beyond a certain point, a larger print does not reveal any additional details to an observer at close distance...

While the Sensor Overall Score describes the results of measurements only on sensors and is essentially related to image noise (for example, a difference of one f-stop offsets the Overall Sensor Score by approximately 15 points), the DxOMark Score is both proportional to resolution (taking optical aberrations into account) and to sensor dynamic range."

It appears that DXOMark considers both sensor and lens performances when assigning a score. So, I guess you are right.

But I still can't get over the fact the Canon 500 mm lens when mounted on a 22 MP FF sensor can OUTRESOLVE the Nikon 500 mm lens mounted on a 36 MP FF sensor. Wow, just wow! Clearly shows how awful the new Nikon telephoto lens is... especially when these prices are taken into account.

Lenses / Re: Dxo tests canon/nikon/sony 500mm's
« on: July 13, 2013, 10:44:04 AM »
The Canon 500 mm lens mounted on a 22 MP FF sensor OUTRESOLVES the Nikon 500 mm lens mounted on a 36 MP FF sensor? And they are scored equally? Incredible

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Dual Pixel Liveview Autofocus
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:26:18 AM »
The new AF-system is faster, but can´t beat the AF-system of the HG3, G6 and GF6.

Prove this

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:30:45 AM »
Well, that ought to DRum up some DRead from the DRoll DRones who DRool over DR, and DRag many a forum thread down the DReary path of DRivel, DRaining into puddles of DRoss.

 ;D  ;D  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:29:16 AM »
We'll know soon if it's just for jpeg images (i.e., MORE NR) or true RAW files.

Anyway, I'm more curious if Canon has made any progress in the low ISO DR arena.

EOS-M / Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 21, 2013, 03:28:52 PM »
Too little, too late imo

Apparently, not too late for the USA market.

"The mirrorless segment is gaining huge ground in Japan, where it makes up about 10% of the camera market, according to the Camera & Imaging Products Association. Of the 1.8 million cameras shipped in the Americas (not just the USA) in April, a measly 38,843 of them were mirrorless — 2% of the total."

That explains Canon's apathy. ;)

You are distorting the numbers.  The Canon figures are for EF (Electrically focused) lenses, and do not include3 manual focus lenses.
What are the Nikon figures for their electrically focused lenses?  Far smaller.

I did NOT conjure the numbers. Just google 'Canon lens milestone million' and 'Nikon lens milestone million'. I merely REPORT the manufacturers' claims.

If you do not believe the figures, please take that up with the manufacturers.

Just a quick recap:
Nikon - 30 million in Nov 2001, 40 million in July 2007, 50 million in Sep 2009, 60 million in Apr 2011, 70 million in May 2012, 80 million in Jun 2013

Canon - 30 million in Jan 2006, 40 million in Apr 2008, 50 million in Jan 2010, 60 million in Jan 2011, 70 million in Oct 2011, 80 million in Aug 2012, 90 million in May 2013

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