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I am also for the SL1.
Two reasons:
  • EOS mount. Gives you sooooooooo much more flexibility, if you want it.
  • OVF. An EVF can not in the foreseeable future compare to the responsiveness, resolution, and flexibility of the combination of the human eye and an optical system.

PowerShot / Re: Canon SX50 Review - Best Superzoom yet.
« on: May 13, 2013, 05:08:33 AM »
Have anyone tried this in a concert-like setting, (i.e. indoors, dark venue, lit stage)?
I am curious how it would perform, as you can basically zoom in so much that the poor lighting around the stage would not matter.

PowerShot / Re: Two New PowerShot Cameras Leaked
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:58:45 AM »
I returned my SX50 because my hands were too big,  I'm curious about the replacement.  I'd like to see touch screen,  wifi and GPS.  Touch screen and GPS might even convince me to try again once the initial price drops.  I think I can operate a touch screen with my big fingers better than the tiny controls.
This looks like the replacement of the SX500, not the SX50 (no viewfinder).

But I think it would be cool if the "bridge cam" turned out to be a "mule" for the EOS-M2. I could live with that form factor. Personally would prefer a viewfinder, but Canon might make one with and one without, like Nikon 1.

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 11, 2013, 01:35:57 AM »
But convenience matters...and so gear matters. Or do you dispute that convenience matters?

Everyone's different.
That is also true. But it does not dispute my claim. I still say "convenience matters". For EVERYONE. NO exceptions.

A photographer can choose how conveniently they can take the pictures, depending on the situation and factors such as budget, availability, location, light and so on. But, I still claim that convenience matters to everyone. And usually, given the choice of getting the results with lots of effort, or with less effort, most will choose less effort.

Keep in mind this is to get the SAME results. Sometimes to get the same results the difference in convenience is so large that no one will choose above a certain difficulty level.

We can argue examples all day long, but there is no point. You are correct in that ANY picture taken with ANY gear, COULD also be taken with some other gear, but with a different convenience level.

Your claim is true. Gear is a convenience.

But so is mine. Convenience matters.

And so: Gear matters.

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:49:14 PM »
But convenience matters...and so gear matters. Or do you dispute that convenience matters?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Color Bombs Kill Cameras
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:17:14 AM »
Olympus Tough series? Supposedly dust-proof. And you can rinse them under the tap afterwards. :)

My Tough 610 had no problems whatsoever being dunked in saltwater. Just rinse with fresh water after. Awesome camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:24:16 AM »
Jrista, back off a sec. I got this one.

Let us try some elemental semantic logic instead. (this was long ago, so bear with me if I make technical mistakes) :)

Gear is a convenience. Ok, I accept this as true. in semantic logic this would be "X is Y", or "X=Y", where X is "Gear" and Y is "a Convenience".

But then I postulate my own assumption: "A Convenience is something that matters". This I say, as if you have the possibility to get the exact same shot (regardless of gear/skill/posistion etc.), it matters if you can do it easy, or if you can do it with great difficulty. There might be reasons to each, but it matters.

In semantic logic, this would be "Y=Z", where Y is still "a Convenience", and Z is "something that matters".

If these two are true, then you can replace Y in "Y=Z" with X, as "X=Y", and "X=Z".

Ergo, Gear is something that matters. :D

Back off-topic, or rather to other parts of off-topic:

On Canada calling Football Soccer and America being North and Central America too: I knew there was a reason it is called "American football" everywhere else, and not "USA football". :)

On the British coming up with this: Yeah, the British are notorious for meddling in sports, they have written the rules for sports they do not even practice, like "bandy", which is really weird. (I guess they DID practice it earlier?)

And on the testosterone sports: I have played Soccer/Football, Rugby, American Football, and Ice hockey regularly when I grew up. Should I be ashamed now? :)

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 08, 2013, 06:26:23 PM »
The sport world is bigger than the U.S. and american football, its called soccer
Ahem. Nowhere else than in the U.S. it is called soccer. The name of the game is "football". Pretty logical, as you play it with your feet... :)

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: May 08, 2013, 02:15:12 AM »
Ankorwatt: I might be missing something here, but I get the impression that your comparison pictures are made with a 35L on a Canon body, and the Sigma on a Nikon body. Is that correct?

If that is the case, then I think your comparison lacks something, color rendition etc might be affected by other things than the lens... :)

That said, I would get the Sigma if I would choose between them. I would do that even if it was 90% as good as the Canon, as I am one of the price sensitive ones...

But now if it is 105% of what the 35L is (better sharpness, worse AF etc.), then the choice gets even easier.

I also rarely take pictures at 35mm that requires blistering fast AF, I am usually at 70 at above when that occurs. (although I see the point with kids at home)

Lenses / Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« on: May 07, 2013, 04:21:06 AM »
Joking aside, for me it's the 135L (1.8 or 2, either one, but with IS and even better optics) or the 14-24 2.8 that has little distortion and is very sharp.

Just curious, what's wrong with the current 135L?  ???

Nothing... but modern coatings and possibly f/1.8 would be even better.  I'd like IS in concept, but I don't think I'd like the price tag.  The current one is a bargain at ~$1000; an updated one would lose some of it's charm if it's was twice that.
+1 on this

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:50:47 AM »
Somewhere in my mind I have the feeling Canon might not be doing the 0.18 micron process at all, but instead going directly to the next one (0.12, 0.09 or 0.065 maybe?), and that is why they have such problems in getting it to roll.

It makes sense doing something like that when you have your own factories and do not want to upgrade them too often. Going to 0.18, just to do it all over again in 2 years? I don't think so. But, leapfrogging the competition and take them by surprise, and in the same time prolonging the active time of the process platform? Yes, I think I'll vote for that.

Lenses / Re: Which is the best?
« on: May 05, 2013, 05:51:22 PM »
Another way to go is to get the 400/2.8 and some TCs. 800/5.6 is then available to you for much less money. :)

Lenses / Re: How about a new 28-135mm?
« on: April 30, 2013, 06:27:47 AM »
Yes, I want this. Consumer (not budget or L) level lens 24-135 f/2.8-4 IS USM retailing for 699$. Make it so.

Street & City / Re: Stockholm, Sweden
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:02:00 AM »
You're coming in June? Then you should not miss the late evening photo opportunities. In Stockholm, it does not get truly dark until 23.30 in June, so use the evenings! If you get off at 17.00 hours, you'll have at least 5 hours of good light left.

If you are into architecture, Stockholm is a virtual goldmine, with buildings ranging from 1100 to modern times. Old town is ofc great for the older buildings (another place is Östermalm/Vasastan), but everywhere else it is a mix between old and new.

Vantage points include Fjällgatan (which also have a nice cafe open until 23.00) on Södermalm, Västerbron (between Hornstull and Kungsholmen) and both Södermälarstrand and Norrmälarstrand (close to the water).

Everywhere you go in Stockholm, the water is not far away, so take it into account. A good way to go around is the sightseeing boats (so you can get pics from the sea).
Stockholm is also FULL of churches, so don't miss them! They might be hidden away, like on Södermalm, or very visible, like Riddarholmskyrkan. They are also almost always open.

The Royal Castle, with the changing of the guards is a given photo op, and if you want some history, you can go into the Livrustkammaren Museum to see some cool medieval clothes and armory (beware, it is dark in there).

You can also easily get to the Riksdag (house of Parliament/Congress/Government) which sits right next to the Castle, on it's own little island.

If you arrive around the 7-10/6, you might also catch the "finish school" carnival, as it is tradition for 18-year-olds to gather on the back of a lorry/truck and honk,  play loud music and get drunk for the afternoon. This is typical for the second week of June.

Well, that is some suggestions. I would also recommend Djurgården, with the living museum Skansen, and the Vasa museum.

So, bring a UWA+tripod and/or some fast glass for indoor shooting in churches/museums and you are set. Welcome to Stockholm! :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Back to the Future Parts 1/2/3 Canon Strategy
« on: April 29, 2013, 02:30:24 AM »
I rather like this idea of the thread. Let's just hope no one comes along and hijacks it with pointless DR/Sonikon/MFT/Fuji trolling :)

To totally go against my first point, I SERIOUSLY doubt that Canon is ignorant and/or does not care what the competition does. In fact I think they constantly are on the watch for what takes off in the markets. Depending on the results, they might have a hard time responding (EOS-M anyone?), but they will certainly try.

Another route I think they might take, as they are one of the few companies that manufacture imaging chips, is to cut down on models like A and Ixus, and instead sell the chips directly to Samsung and Apple to put in the phones. A phone marketed with a camera "made by Canon" in it, could sell very well.

My 0.02$

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