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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 01, 2014, 04:18:00 AM »
Anyhow, good news is the competition is good for all of us and hopefully these companies wil continue building tools that we can enjoy. Here is a good article about the D750 written by Thom Hogan:

I though Hogan's article was good, and pointed out some of the flaws I see in Nikon's product naming and marketing strategy. It's schizophrenic, haphazard...sometimes just weird. But, I think Tom missed one thing: Many D750 buyers will simply be D700 owners looking for an upgrade. He couldn't seem to find a position for the D750...I think a key part of it's position is the logical upgrade for D700 owners.

As far as I know, many Nikonians don't consider the D750 the real successor of their beloved D700: it's more a kind of "D620".
Which is not necessarily a bad thing, IMO.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left Canon?
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:47:23 AM »
A bit O.T.
I don't remember what I was googling, but I went to an (Italian) Nikon forum.
At least 80% of the forumers were complaining about the features of their new Full Frame (D750): "1/4000 shutter speed", "only SD cards", "just 6.5 FPS".
Some of them hoped Nikon would deliver a "Nikon 7D Mark II", namely a Nikon D300s 2.0 (D400, D9x00, who knows).


After carefully examining your picture, my question is:
Why don't you (replace your armchairs and) switch to Ikea instead of switching sensor?  ;)

FF, advanced auto focus, 6.5 FPS, and a class-leading sensor.

51 Focus points with "just" 15 cross-type. 
2 SD Cards Slots.
1/4000th max shutter speed.
No small RAW option.
End of possible complains, for me.
If there aren't quality/reliability problems, D750 will be a very good camera in a new sub-segment (between "cheap full frame" and "pro full frame").
Competition will help the whole industry. Let's see Canon's future proposals.

I recognize that we are a Canon community, but I am interested in your reaction to the seemingly continual updates to Nikon's camera bodies (D810, D800E, D800S, D610, potential D620, etc...) 

Interestingly, it is expected that Nikon will feature 5 (five) Full Frame bodies: DF, D4, D810, D610 and D750 (the 24Mpx 8fps competitor of the 5D MkIII).

It can be a bit confusing. It can impact on prices of used bodies. It seems too "sonysh" to me.

Lenses / Re: Canon Price Drops on L Lenses
« on: September 02, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
Nobody cuts prices if sales grow.
It could be just a signal that "the Economy" is not as strong as it seems, and even the sale of Luxury lenses are affected.

After 76,643,917,265 topics and 54,781,245,232,107,412 posts (and counting) in this forum about the better performance of SoNikon's sensor at base ISO, I was wondering if even SoNikonians sometimes complain, for example,
- about their Lenses price / range
- because they don't have STM lenses or Dual Pixel Autofocus
- etc.
and, in general, if SoNikonians spend more time taking pictures or complaining about their brands.
Any thoughts?

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: August 31, 2014, 01:42:54 PM »

Lenses / Re: Why are Cine Lenses so expensive?
« on: August 05, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »
Nowhere did the OP say he is considering buying a CN-E lens. It could have been simple curiosity.

A stupid question would have been "What are the advantages of buying surgeon's knife to peel fruit?".

EOS-M / Re: Ef-m 50-200 now in stock at
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:07:21 AM »
327 eur @
291 @  :o

EOS-M / Re: Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:03:51 AM »
You seems to have good lenses, so if you look at old film lenses should be something really unique.
I have Canon 40 2.8 pancake and even with adapter is small enough for M.
You can also wait for native 50mm lens for M.
Thank you.
It depends on what you mean by "worth it".  As you may have noticed, lots of vintage manual lenses are cheap, and lots of those can be very good to superb; it's an inexpensive way to play around with a variety of lenses.  Given the tiny size of the M you'll likely want small lenses.  If so, Pentax is perhaps the best place to start - a few weeks ago a bought a Pentax Super-Takumar 50mm 1.4 for c. $100 which makes excellent images, and an even smaller Pentax-M 50mm 1.7 for less than half that.  Check out the pentax forum for vast numbers of user reviews.  Your 100L is a marvelous lens, of course, but you might rather use something a lot smaller, such as the superb Nikon 55mm 2.8 macro (if you want to get close) or the Nikon E series 100mm 2.8, which looks tiny next to a 100L.  I recently bought both those lenses in excellent shape for c. $120 each (and could have paid less if I had tried harder).  With the right adapters, the range to choose from is vast.  (I use them on my Olympus M43 and Sony a7r & a6000, but I don't see why they wouldn't work at least as well on an EOS-M.)

Thanks for your suggestions. You're right, I would like to try a light/small lens on my M.
I also have to consider that a new 50mm Canon (F/1.8 IS?) could (will eventually) be delivered, so I'm not sure about having (in the future) two prime lenses with the same focal lenght.
Maybe something different (the 100mms you mentioned, or a good 35mm...).
I recently installed Magic Lantern on my M and appreciated the improved ability of manual focussing, thanks to the focus peaking feature.

What is your impression on the Magic Lantern?? Did you see any  problem?? Which built day did you used? I am thinking about installing magic Lantern on my EOS-M. But I have also read that there are problems with the shutter release.  Thanks for the advice in advance.

No problems so far, but I just played with it two hours, so I'm not (yet) a reliable tester.

EOS-M / Adapters + legacy lenses on the EOS M: any advice?
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:47:26 AM »
I recently installed Magic Lantern on my M and appreciated the improved ability of manual focussing, thanks to the focus peaking feature.
At almost-macro distance, the 100mm IS Macro L plus focus peaking gave me better result than using autofocus, so now I'm more confident about manual focus and I wonder whether an investment in "old" lenses (plus adapter) is worth or not.
With regard to one popular FD lens, I think that it is not worth to spend some 50 €/$ for an old FD 50mm F/1.8, because I can buy a new EF 50mm F/1.8 (which I could borrow to my daughter's 1100D/T3 or to my own 5D) for 90/100 €/$... but I'm almost sure that there are ancient lenses with better value for money than the 50mm F/1.8, or with unique features.
I don't own any legacy gear, but please feel free to post in this thread not only suggestions on possible purchases you made, but also your esperiences with lenses that you already owned and that woke up due to the arrival of a mirrorless body.
Thank you in advance for your advice, fellow friends from Canonrumors Forum! :)

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 15, 2014, 04:22:08 PM »
I remember the day I got my EOS M, my first (and only, so far) body with an APS-C sensor. [size=78%]I wondered if one could get a proper bokeh out of it, especially considering how short the 22mm was.[/size]

I tested it taking a self-portrait using a bike bell as a mirror.

Thank you.  :)
I would add
2. AF point selection: The touch screen does a better job than the dial on the 40D

Using x5 or x10 zoom mode helps to get a more accurate focus if you want a really-shallow-depth-of-field picture: sometimes it is a bit unpredictable what part of the subject the AF will lock.
My other body is a 5D classic, so I don't know if this "issue" is M specific or live-view generic.

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:15:44 AM »
Christmas in Paris (5d + 100mm F/2.8 IS L Macro)

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