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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:52:50 PM »
Canon should bring 2 Models:
• EOS 3 - as small as possible, = like EOS M2, with 70D sensor, fast enough DPAF, some minor improvements, price exactly like SL/100D
• EOS M Pro = "Fuji XT1 killer", 7D 2 sensor, AF speed best in class, EVF, built in flash, built in wifi, GPS and RT commander, fully articulated "retina" LCD, beefier grip to fit LO-E6N battery for 500 shots per charge. :)

And never mind should those 2 models confuse some consumers. They can still go and buy a rebel or other mirrorslappers.

I am sure Canon will keep the EF-M mount. It' specs are well chosen and the existing lens line-up are all price-weight-size-performance leaders. Add a few more good, small and cheap pancake primes (e.g. 12mm/4.0, 50/1.8, 80mm/2.8) and a 60/2.8 macro and everythinv will be just wonderful.

I'd love to see a Pro version. There are already some cool looking lenses for the EF-M mount. The 11-22 is quite good. Samyang has a 8mm 2.8 fisheye and a 12mm f/2.0!  All of these lenses are tiny yet can produce perfectly acceptable high quality images. We just need an awesome new body for them.

In fact a really good EOS-M3 with a 7D2 sensor would go straight to the top of my "Buy Now" list.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:17:10 PM »
What it will probably have:

20.2 MP, from the 7D mk II
DPAF
5 fps
Digic 6 processor
1080p video at 60p, no aliasing as 7D mk II
Clean HDMI out with audio/timecode
An EVF
3" touch screen
Intervalometer
Wifi

-I would really love such a small stills and video workhorse but only if the video aliasing part is true in that it's similar to the 7D mk II not the 70D. Don't screw video with your damn aliasing Canon, the A5100/6000 all got rid of it and have similar video to the 7D mk II and 5D mk III, this one should have it too considering the competition.

I don't care about the EVF, but a good swivel touch screen would be awesome.
7D2 sensor, WiFi ... excellent

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:01:42 PM »
I hope it has the size and controls of the Fuji X-T1, has the 7D2 sensor, a swivel screen, and lots of videocentric features.

I don't think it will be that drasticallly different from what is out now, they would be in fear of cannibalizing their DSLR sales.
Even with the shortcomings of the existing M. It has already replaced my DSLR as a travelling camera. Canon can make a much better M and give customer a choice. People that prefer the DSLR will still buy the DSLR. People prefer a smaller, lighter camera and have no need for DSLR will by the better M.  Has anybody ever have a concern about SL1 will cut into the sales of 7D ???

I have the original and it's nice to have a pocketable APS-C camera that can take all my other lenses (with adapter).

If it has the 70D sensor I'll probably get one if it is not overly expensive, and it's more responsive and includes video features. I'd pay substantially more with the 7D2 sensor in it.

If this goes CR2 I'll probably by some more EF-M mount lenses. I've got the 22 f/2 (doesn't everyone), and the 11-22 IS so far.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:01:57 AM »
I hope it has the size and controls of the Fuji X-T1, has the 7D2 sensor, a swivel screen, and lots of videocentric features.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:22:13 AM »
It's got to come some time. I have the 35 f/2 IS now, so unless this is irresistibly stellar, I'll probably pass. IS is just so handy for video.

Please bring a 50 or 85 (f/1.4 or f/2) with IS soon! Yesterday would be nice  ;)

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one thing is sure.. you don´t even need DXO to see that sony has the best sensors.

They probably have, but that is of little interest to me.
A little while back I got the chance to play with the Nikon D800e and the D4 along with 2 examples of the Nikon 500 F4 ED VR AF-S lens.
Sorry they may have the best (Sony) sensors (and the much touted Nikon processors) but the cameras performance (the D800e was of little use due to the light) and the lenses performance just made me glad I bought Canon. They were pretty peeved when they tried my Canon setup.
Sony sensors are probably the best around at the moment but they are not necessarily put in the best cameras and do not have access to the best lenses (certainly in the case of long fast lenses).
So Sony's (better) sensors are of little value to me, especially in Sony cameras!

Agree ... Lenses and, to some degree, ergonomics keeps me with Canon. Skin tones too. I love my Canon lenses, and I only have a few non-Canon: Tokina 11-16 f2.8, 50-135 f2.8, and a Bower 85 1.4 cine.  Camera bodies will come and go, but lenses will be around for the longhaul

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:15:00 PM »
An EF 16-35 f/2.8 III that is as sharp as the current Nikon 14-24 F/2.8
An EF 14-24 F/2.8 that is only as sharp as the current EF 16-35 F/2.8 II

that's your poll.

of course they are mostly going to suggest the first one  the 16-35 II is alright, but not sharp wide open, making a 14-24 like that would be a much weaker performer than the nikkor - so why on earth would anyone want it?

That's precisely why I asked it!  Did people want a wider FL even if it wasn't the sharpest lens around?  25% of the respondents still said yes! That 25% is probably pretty geeked about this talk of an 11-24.

- A

that just goes to show you that even if it's a crappy 14-24 some would even desperately want that.

seriously doesn't tell you much else.

I think it might be a stretch to call the 16-35 II crappy. Not as good as the 14-24, for sure. But crappy...

It's true the 16-35 2.8L II can be a little soft wide open, but I am still keeping it because of the f/2.8.  One stop is a lot of light. At equivalent apertures, the f/2.8 II and f/4 IS are pretty much identical, so it's a question of more light or IS.

Here's what I'd like to see, although it will never be made:  16- 24 f/2.0  (smaller range to keep the size and weight down in the 600g range.  Or a 24-50 f/2.0

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:04:32 PM »
Frankly, I never understood the attraction of ordering a product before it is reviewed. Is being the "first kid on the block" one of the motivations?

As a general rule, this is a good policy. However, with this lens I think ordering is a safe bet. Does anyone doubt this lens will be anything less than stellar?

That's a good point ... Canon's recent lens releases have been great, even if expensive. It's a good sign when we can fully expect a new lens to be awesome. Still, I will wait for reviews (and possible sale prices) mostly because I'm in no great need for this.

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:32:14 AM »
I'll wait for reviews and possible price drop, but I think this is set to be a big seller.

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:30:34 AM »
Looks like a bonafide accidental leak to me   :)

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 01:57:23 PM »
This lens is very tempting. I wish it was a little lighter but it's now on my wish list. Can't wait to see the reviews, but Canon seems to be on a roll with good lenses. I hope they replace the 50 1.4 soon. Also a new 85 with IS would be awesome.

They just rebuilt the 85L. Not gonna happen again soon.  If any prime gets rebuilt with IS I figure it will be the 135L due to the focal length.  That one is also long in the tooth, and even Sigma didn't bother with putting IS on the new 35 & 50 ART.

I think Etienne was referring to the 85/1.8, not the 85L II. Although the 85L was refreshed ~17 years after the original design, the 85/1.8 design is now 22 years old.

And while Sigma didn't put IS in its new 35 and 50 Art models, Canon did just add it to the 35/2 a couple of years ago.

I, too, would like to see the 50/1.4 updated, to a 50/1.x (true ring) USM IS version.

Yes I was referring to the 85 1.8, add IS, true USM, rounded aperture blades and we're good to go ... But an 85 1.4 would be cool too.

The 85/1.8 has true ring USM and is one of the fastest focusing lenses around.

I owned the 85 1.8, and liked it quite a lot, but there's a lot of CA. A small bump caused the manual focus to stick and be unreliable, which made it useless for video, so I sold it to a guy who never uses manual focus and he's quite happy with it.

I recently bought the Bower 85 f1.4, and it is very nice for video, extremely smooth focus and clickless aperture, but no AF and no IS. I'd really like a Canon 85 f/1.8 with IS.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 01:51:39 PM »
Now, there's a unicorn wish.

Looking for this lens to drop to $1,699 levels in 6 months.

It could happen. I bought my 70-200 f/2.8 IS MkII for $1850 from B&H about a year after it was release at $2499.

I am interested in this new 100-400, but I'm in no hurry for it. If it drops to $1699 I'll bite for sure.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 09, 2014, 11:04:51 PM »
This lens is very tempting. I wish it was a little lighter but it's now on my wish list. Can't wait to see the reviews, but Canon seems to be on a roll with good lenses. I hope they replace the 50 1.4 soon. Also a new 85 with IS would be awesome.

They just rebuilt the 85L. Not gonna happen again soon.  If any prime gets rebuilt with IS I figure it will be the 135L due to the focal length.  That one is also long in the tooth, and even Sigma didn't bother with putting IS on the new 35 & 50 ART.

I think Etienne was referring to the 85/1.8, not the 85L II. Although the 85L was refreshed ~17 years after the original design, the 85/1.8 design is now 22 years old.

And while Sigma didn't put IS in its new 35 and 50 Art models, Canon did just add it to the 35/2 a couple of years ago.

I, too, would like to see the 50/1.4 updated, to a 50/1.x (true ring) USM IS version.

Yes I was referring to the 85 1.8, add IS, true USM, rounded aperture blades and we're good to go ... But an 85 1.4 would be cool too.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 09, 2014, 02:51:57 PM »
This lens is very tempting. I wish it was a little lighter but it's now on my wish list. Can't wait to see the reviews, but Canon seems to be on a roll with good lenses. I hope they replace the 50 1.4 soon. Also a new 85 with IS would be awesome.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 01:15:08 PM »
Still waiting for the most important spec ...

... the $ spec

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