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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:26:18 PM »
If Canon delivers the following enhancements in the 5D Mark IV, I would be a buyer at a price under $4,000:

* A significant improvement in Dynamic Range (at least 15 EV) sensor performance.  This is the most important enhancement I'm looking for.

* The enhancements that the 1DX autofocus and metering system offers (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition with face detection).  Hopefully with wider focus points coverage.

* A much improved buffering capacity for shooting RAW at 6-7 fps in full resolution

* In camera crop mode with 8 fps

* Dual compact flash memory card slots

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 04:28:19 PM »
I'm more curious about the sensor performance, particularly its low ISO dynamic range. If Canon shows no improvement in this department, it's unlikely we'll see anything better coming out of Canon sensors in the next 4 to 5 years.

This is a good example of why we should be oh so concerned about sales figures.  Canon has been behind in low ISO dynamic range throughout their sensor lineup for a few years now, and it hasn't hurt their dSLR sales. 

If the roof on your house looks to be in excellent shape and doesn't leak, would you replace it?  Unlikely…if it ain't broke, don't fix it.  From Canon's perspective, their sensors 'ain't broke'.

Hi Neuro,

I respect your opinion, but I have to disagree with the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality.  Canon is basically a tech company, and if a tech company is being innovative, then sooner or later they are going to be out of business.   I also don’t think you can look at current sales to determine if a company will be successful, or profitable, in the future.

For example, take a look at Blackberry or Nokia, these two companies not too long ago were the 800 lb. gorillas in mobile phones. They had solid sales numbers, and now they are struggling to survive.  I’ll bet when those companies were on top, their management was saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and now look at the situation they are in.

If Canon, Nikon, Sony and the other players don’t continue to deliver innovative products, then sooner or later they are going to be the next Blackberry/Nokia. 

Just my two cents.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Materials used in EOS Camera Bodies?
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:24:33 PM »
Two questions regarding materials used in EOS camera bodies:

Corning has developed Gorilla Glass 3 for computer and smart phone LCDs, and the glass is super tough, and is basically scratch proof.

Why doesn't Canon use Gorilla Glass for the camera body LCDs, so we don't have to worry about the LCD being scratched or damaged?

My second question, is there a lighter composite material that camera bodies (and lenses) could be made from, that is just as strong as titanium, which would help reduce the weight of camera bodies and lenses?


When Sony announces the new A7(r) this week, they are also supposed to be announcing the mapping of future lenses for the new system.

Also, the sensors for these cameras are brand new, so I'll be anxious to see how they compare to the Nikon sensors, which Sony manufactured.

New here, been lurking.
So I guess I just dont get the full frame mirrorless excitment!
My thought is small mirrorless body, APS-C sensor, small light weight lenses, decent lens speed.
Full Frame sensor means fast lenses are BIG lenses! Not really conducive for light weight travel kits.
Enjoying my full frame 6D and multiple L lenses, but they are heavy!

I think I've become a full frame sensor snob, because I just can't get excited about the crop sensor image quality, and it would be nice to have a lightweight FF set-up when I don't want to kill my back carrying one of my full size DSLRs.

Lenses / Re: Goin' to Chicago. Sorry but I can't take you ...
« on: October 14, 2013, 12:46:50 PM »
I was recently in Chicago for business and I only had my Canon S100 with me...I sure wish I had brought with me one of my DSLRs with a wide-angle lens!


I'm also excited about the new Sony A7 & A7R as well...I've been following the updates over at sonyalpharumors.  I will purchase this camera, probably the A7!  Hopefully the camera has a good autofocus system.

This new FF camera system will be a great light weight set-up for travel.  Hopefully Sony comes out with a strong lens line-up.  I'm hoping Sony comes out with a strong UWA lens, because it would be nice lighter weight set-up to carry in my bag, along side my Canon 5dMIII w/70-200mm f/2.8 L.



Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: September 07, 2013, 04:23:29 PM »
Mount Rushmore

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: August 17, 2013, 01:00:00 PM »
My recent vacation to the Black Hills...unfortunately, it was a hazy and overcast sky most of my time there.

This thread is a perfect example of why I always use my American Express card for purchases...anytime I have had an issue with a purchase, or wanted to dispute a charge, AMEX credits my account right away, they deal with the merchant, and they always get the issue cleared up in my favor without me having to get involved.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:14:56 PM »
I'm very interested in the 28-200mm for my 5D MkIII.   Hopefully the lens will be L quality, and weigh less than 900g, which would make for a great walk around lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:06:05 AM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?


Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: May 24, 2013, 07:27:33 PM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon 14-24 or 16-35 for Nikon D600?
« on: May 18, 2013, 01:51:21 PM »
I'm looking for some input on which lens to purchase....please let me know what you think, and please keep in mind I'm just an amateur photographer.

I just ordered a Nikon D600 as a second camera to my 5D Mark III, and I'm considering purchasing either the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 or the 16-35 f/4.

I already own the Canon 17-40 f/4 to use with my 5d Mark III, so I'm leaning toward the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 to use with the D600.

My primary uses for the Nikon 14-24, or the Nikon 16-35, would be:
*, baseball stadiums, and hockey arenas
* cityscapes/landscapes....I'm planning on taking a trip to Mount Rushmore this summer
* astrophotography
* architecture


P.S. Attached are a few photos I took with the 5D mk3 and 17-40 f/4

I currently have the Canon S100, but I am contemplating purchasing the Sony RX100 for a better quality pocketable camera.

There are two things holding me back from making the purchase:

* The RX100 focus range is 28-100mm, and I'd prefer 24mm on the lower end.
* Canon, or a competitor, will release a better pocketable camera in 2013.

How likely is it that Canon will release a Powershot S120 with a 1" sensor, or another competitor, in 2013?


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