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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:42:32 AM »
In re: the question of ergonomics.

I was having a discussion on metering techniques with a group of people and said that when I meter off of an 18% grey surface like the Lastolite EZBalance, I bump the meter needle a little to the right of center to increase exposure by 1/3 to 2/3 stops.

Whereupon a Nikon shooter in the group said that Nikon meters are backwards and the needle moves left at exposure increases.

My only response was, "In what bizaro universe do increasing values on a number line go right to left, instead of left to right."

I could get used to a lot of things but that one I'm not sure I would ever be able to adapt to.
Well, in the bizarro universe of Arabic, maybe? The reason we think increasing goes left to right is because we write that way, left to right. Arabic is written right to left, making the practice of increasing right to left thoroughly logical.

Come to think of if, Chinese/Japanese is, if I do not misremember, traditionally written top-to-bottom, making an increasing scale where higher numbers are lower, a logical choice. (Although I would find that even harder to get used to)

Anyway, as someone said earlier, it is customizable. (as it should be)

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:53:52 AM »
Well, as I chose Canon mainly on Ergonomics, I can see why that could sway him a bit.
Regarding the "built by Apple" comment, I think he is referring to what Apple still does best in the smartphone business; They build the most intuitive control system. IOS still (although IOS7 aint my cup of tea) blows Android et al out of the water when it comes to "easy to use".

Canon also have very intuitive menues and control systems. I have tried Nikon, Olympus and (cough) Sony, but their menues are more confusing to operate than Canon's are. (well, to me at least)

So, I agree with Scott there.

Regarding the other parts of the switch, I think it just comes down to if it makes it easier to get the shots you want. The 1DX makes it easier for him to take the pictures he want from an NFL game, compared to the D4 (I think). As such, it is a logical switch.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:23:55 AM »
I would expect Canon to add WiFi and a touchscreen to the next xxxD or xxxxD camera, and the video AF should show up as well, although doubtful about the DPAF from the 70D - that looks like something that the marketing department would consider worth a price premium.  However, the M mount is specifically designed for mirrorless, rendering a mirror and optical viewfinder physically impossible and necessitating an EVF, so I doubt that Canon will go that route.  Since they don't have an M model with a form factor similar to the Panasonic G-series, I wouldn't be surprised if Canon goes that route; however, that would not qualify as a DSLR as described by the rumor.

Well, putting the MP count lower could pave way for DPAF on the sensor, if Canon wants to go over to only DPAF sensor systems. other variants would ofc be the 18MP without anything else (yes, that one).

Anyway, it is the flange distance/placement of mirror in between mount and sensor that is smaller, right? I guess for it to be DSLR, M is out.

And, I agree that Canon will probably do a M-Mount, EVF version of the SL1, (MSL1? SLM?). I think such a move together with 2 additional M-lenses would start the M line sales up significantly, especially since I think that combo would sell great in the US. OM-D equivalent from Canon. :) (Just PLEASE make the EVF state of the art!)

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 20, 2014, 05:31:39 AM »
I also like the t3/1100D. Things they could do to update it would be:

*Rubberize the grips! My main complaint with it is the slipperiness. :)
*Wifi. No-brainer.
*Touch-screen (fixed, like the SL1)
*new sensor with the video AF (same as SL1?), although I would like a lower MP count (12-15 somewhere?).
The rest they can keep.

What WOULD be interesting is if the keep the EF-Mount, or go M.
An SL1 body with M-mount?
How is that for differentiation? :)

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:36:15 AM »
Actually, keeping it 12.2 MP (or 15 as the 50D) and putting it into a SL1 body (available in 10 colors) would probably sell like hot cakes. Remove the touch screen for making it cheaper. Or keep it, to sell more, but cutting into SL1 sales.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: June 30, 2013, 11:27:13 AM »
Ehm, Canon can easily catch up with Nikon et al. They can just buy the Sony sensors too. The question is if they want to or try to catch up/pass them by with their own sensors?

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: What will be the 70d's price tag?
« on: June 30, 2013, 03:54:08 AM »
1399$. Remember where you read it... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Pick between two options for the Canon 7D II
« on: June 25, 2013, 02:51:18 AM »
I agree that the options offered are not optimal, but between those two, lower MP and better Hi-ISO/speed wins out.

To me, 7D is and always will be a sports/wildlife/action camera, not a studio/landscape camera. And, assuming Canon thinks so too, and keeps with it, the 7D2 benefits from both higher FPS and better hi-ISO to enable faster shutter speeds.

I think Canon needs a "crop 1DX", and the 7D2 is right now the best candidate for that. The other crop cameras from Canon are merging more and more towards video cameras, with their variangle screens and all. Who knows, Canon might try to saturate the market with both a sports version and a studio version of the 7D?

But, bottom line, low MP and speed over high MP.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: cheap lowlight 30-35mm for APS-C
« on: June 12, 2013, 03:09:45 PM »
The new Sigma 30.
Get the dock too for tweaking AF.
At 1.4, you're gonna need it.
And when you get that AF right, you'll love the pics you can get.

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 10:22:10 AM »
My concern for the new lenses are size and weight.
More pancake lenses!

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: May 27, 2013, 03:41:16 AM »
A new AF standard for Rebels with 11-25 AF points (will show up first in 70D, and then dumbed down in 750D/SL2)

Nope ... because that will cut into the user-base of the 7D ... Canon has decidedly placed each camera into a separate category and anything above 11 AF-points on APS-C will make it sufficient for "7D-applications" ... and we don't want birders using 800D's, now do we?

Well, if only 5-9 of the 15 (lets say 15) are cross type, that would still keep it out of 7D area.
750D/SL2 then starts out with 5/1 cross type?

And when 7D2 turns up with 41 all cross type AF sensors, the slow migration towards 15 all cross type AF points can commence in the Rebel line...

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: May 27, 2013, 02:30:41 AM »
My guesses:

  • A better AF system for mirrorless, something like Nikon 1? (could be used with mirror up too)
  • A 1DX/5D3 AF version for APS-C, will turn up in 7D2 (a good way to keep interest up, even if it is late 2013 or 2014)
  • A new AF standard for Rebels with 11-25 AF points (will show up first in 70D, and then dumbed down in 750D/SL2)

Lenses / EF (and EF-S) lenses with the best microcontrast?
« on: May 24, 2013, 06:02:14 AM »
So, since I've heard this term "microcontrast" now for a while, I thought I'd start a thread comparing and describing the EF mount lenses (Canon or 3rd party) with the best microcontrast.

As I understand it, this characteristic of a lens is essential for birders and pixel-peepers?

Please, educate me and others on the forum on this topic. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 04:40:30 PM »
I have never owned one of the EOS bodies with swivel screen, but I HAVE dropped a Powershot A95 and broken off the screen, so I do know it IS possible to do. And since I treat my gear a bit rough, I prefer metal body and fixed screen.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 03:18:23 PM »
I would say this one almost matches the longing for 7D2. Everyone is hoping for an upgrade of the 60D as soon as possible. On top of the wish-list is a new sensor (duh). But the real question is body design. Will it be a 60D type or a 7D type of body? Articulating screen or not? Focused on video or stills? Metal body or plastic?

Some things I expect:
Larger body than the Rebels.
Better build quality (even if plastic)
Shoulder display
Joystick (one thing I don't like about 6D)
Touch screen (regardless of if fixed or swivel)
AFMA returns (hopefully wide-tele)
Wifi+GPS (Canon's second EOS to include this)
Built in flash (for remote control? Maybe not if wifi)
Surface design as 100D (carbon fibre look)

And I hope for a 7D type of body again.

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