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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 12, 2014, 12:48:35 AM »
IMO the combination of largish sensor and fast moderate zoom makes this an ideal camera for when I need stealthy quality. My only question is its responsiveness. All the features in the world mean nothing to me if it is a slug at focusing and shot to shot times.

+1. The most sensible response from a real and serious user.

The 70D live view focusing is very fast. But its shot to shot time is ridiculously long compared to many mirrorless cameras out there. Hopefully the G1X II is sensible in this department.

If the G1X II performs well, it's like packaging the 6D + 24-105 lens into a much smaller and lighter load. Ideal for traveling. Much better than RX100 (faster lens + bigger sensor = better high ISO and DOF control). Like what another poster said, I will wait for price to drop... just a matter of time

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Final Specifications
« on: February 11, 2014, 10:58:17 PM »
Love the lens on this thing.  The zoom range and speed hit a sweet spot for me.  Very curious about sensor quality.  I've lost all faith in Canon's sensor tech.  If its dynamic range ends up the same as it's been over the last five years that's probably a deal killer.  I'd rather wait for Sony to add non-lossy RAW to the A7r and pair that with the upcoming Novoflex EOS adapter.  It's a bigger, more expensive solution but the IQ is potentially far superior.

A7R/A7 are in a different league. Should compare to similarly classed Sony RX 100 with smaller sensor.

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PowerShot / Re: More Images of the PowerShot G1 X Mark II
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:35:31 AM »
Rumored focal length range is 24-150 mm. Image shows 12.5-62.5 mm. So, what is the size of the sensor? The above numbers show sensor size is ~ 4/3 sensor. So, Canon entering the 4/3 market but only for compact cameras? Interesting

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:48:12 AM »
Nikon has a cheap low weight (465g) 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 VR lens as cheap kit lens.

Canon's patent calls for 24-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS.

Hope Canon can improve on this unless Canon's version is MUCH lighter.

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Canon General / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X II Image
« on: February 07, 2014, 06:45:03 PM »
So, Canon's patent for small optical viewfinder (see http://thenewcamera.com/canon-patent-small-optical-viewfinder-with-100-coverage/) doesn't quite work out, huh?  ;D

Is this a small but sure step towards the world of EVF?

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PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 08:33:33 AM »
Yawn...

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Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:58:47 PM »
I hope to see multiple lens releases in their first announcement. Otherwise, the so-called Year of the Lens for Canon is starting with a whimper.

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Given the size & zoom range of this lens, there is  no way in hell  this Tammy can match 28-300 L optics ... if it is better than the 28-300 L, I will give you my Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC for free (excluding the cost of shipping out to you) and I mean it.

Canon 28-300 weighs 1670 g while Tamron weighs 540 g. I will never consider Canon's offering regardless of its performance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: February 06, 2014, 02:45:30 AM »
Wow, I'm enjoying the fireworks here!  ;D

Anyway, back to the topic on hand. I have no doubt Canon will answer the D4s (which is actually a rather minor update based on the rumored specs). I am more curious if Canon has a high mp, high DR answer in a moderately sized body like the D800. :)

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF-S 17-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:58:58 AM »
Bring a new sensor with standard DR and you are a "innovating" company. No wait ... buy the sensor from sony and you will be a insightfully company, Canon.
Or, just continue to show us how many patents you have ... Canon.

+1. Tired of Canon's multiple patents with few realization. Canon wants to produce most of the components in their cameras on their own... but clearly their limits are showing... they should just buy Sony sensors. In the early days, they used to have Sony CCDs in their compact cameras...

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF-S 17-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:40:16 AM »
15mm.
Got to start at 15mm.
Replace the old 24-85/3.5-4.5 that was developed for film.

For 35mm film, 15 mm goes into the ultrawide regime. The replacement for 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 is already out: 24-70 f/4 IS and 24-105 f/4 IS.

As for FF ultrawides, I am still hoping for 16-50 f/4 IS from Canon. Of course, 15-50 f/4 IS will be even better.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Successor Coming Shortly [CR2]
« on: February 02, 2014, 06:44:45 PM »
And if it features another slow zoom lens and tiny optical viewfinder, it will be equally unexciting.


I disagree. Slow zoom lens and the lack of viewfinder did not stop the RX100 from earning all those accolades. G1X successor needs: articulate LCD, touchscreen, dual pixel AF, size/weight reduction and that small OVF with 100% coverage (such as the one in this patent: http://petapixel.com/2012/12/11/canon-patent-reveals-a-smaller-optical-viewfinder-with-100-coverage/).

If Canon can do all the above, I'll be interested. :)

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Canon General / Re: Canon's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Released
« on: January 29, 2014, 10:51:15 PM »
I have to say...what an odd reaction to what really is good news.  Canon is a profitable, viable company.  I know the source of the negativity, that they won't be forced to innovate until their bottom line is hurt, but I also like to think that it is good to know that even in a down economy for cameras, Canon is doing well and will be around for awhile longer to service my gear and sell me more.  I doubt we can say the same for all the camera manufacturers out there.

+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 27, 2014, 04:00:25 AM »
Well I used to work with two, but if you want internet proof then go look at Joe McNally's site and see some of the amazing work, including portraits, he has put out with his 14-24.

That's a good one 'cos there's no EXIF info to help one determine what lens was used for each shot. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 27, 2014, 03:55:49 AM »
Of course, I am the only person I can and want to speak for. Having said that I am one of the very few posters here that ever constrains their input by saying " personally" or " in my opinion" I even did it several times in this thread, do you?

I don't have to because I conform to what's available in the market. :) If you are the sole voice in a million with strange requirements, then, it should hardly surprise you that your demands are totally ignored.

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