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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 23, 2013, 04:41:20 AM »
Sorry if this sounds smug or anything, but on the new IS prime, couldn't you just turn it off if you do not want it? :) Cheaper for Canon to manufacture just one lens with two functions.

Aside from that, I do agree that Canon (or 3rd party) could take a part of the market with small, light, inexpensive primes. (like 40/2.8 and 50/1.8) They could skimp on features (micromotor AF etc.) to achieve it. I would buy them. :)

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I think AFMA should be standard in ANY camera, but I do understand why it is not. I also seriously doubt it costs zero to add. As a professional software tester I believe that adding this feature to ANY camera model would include testing of that feature. (at least some regression testing)

Although lots of testing can be automated, and one can limit oneself to spot testing (not testing every camera body), it will still cost human effort, and as a consequence, money.

So, unless you actually work at Canon, and was present at the meeting where the QA responsible took the decision to take the risk of never testing AFMA in a new camera body (and can prove that to us), I would not claim that I know how much it costs to add.

It could still be cheap, when you spread it out on the volumes for these cameras, but we do not know that, and in this end of the camera spectrum, cutting manufacturing costs is good practise.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 22, 2013, 07:32:42 AM »
I am for one hoping that the Digic 6 will in combination increase the useable ISO and speed on the 70D

Hardly - a faster cpu might do better jpeg noise reduction, but you're still better off shooting raw and doing selective nr in post. For iso/dr, the sensor is the component you'd have to upgrade, and Canon obviously either isn't willing or able to do it. The DIGIC6 might do better video af, faster video (1080p/60) or more fps though.

Hmm, It seems I missed the "with the new sensor" after "in combination". Yes, you are ofc right. I was thinking that it might be some debanding, denoising etc software at work even on the raw pics, and the Digic 6 might handle that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D, DIGIC 6 & 18mp Sensors
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:40:26 AM »
I am for one hoping that the Digic 6 will in combination increase the useable ISO and speed on the 70D. 100-51200 (expandable to 102400) would be nice. As usual, that would mean that about 2 stops from the limit would be actually good, and 12800 could be used in a pinch, and the excellent levels upped to 3200-6400.

I am ofc not holding my breath... :)

But, 100-25600 (51200), 6400 in a pinch, 3200 still excellent I would think would be enough to get this 70D off the shelves. (1 stop over 7D, and DXOmark around 1600)

...still not holding my breath...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DMK2 just dropped from canon website.
« on: March 21, 2013, 09:53:25 AM »
Then again, now that they're dropping the two anomaly SLRs (5DII and T3 as soon as the B is out), they only have one SLR in the whole range that isn't 18MP. That looks to me like a lack of creativity.
Ehm, 5D3 and 6D? that's two if I count correctly? But, on the other hand I do agree that Canon needs more diversity in their lower end bodies. is it 8 or 9 bodies now with 18 mp? 7D, 60D, SL1, 700D, 650D, 600D, 550D, 1DX (yes it is 18mp, hehe)...did I miss anyone?

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Lenses / Re: Best sports lenses for Canon 7D
« on: March 21, 2013, 06:13:28 AM »
You could also take a look at the Tamron 70-200 2.8 VC USD. IT has gotten really good reviews and is at 1500$ a lot cheaper than the Canon.

Oh, and it is also black.

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Lenses / Re: Do I need the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM?
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:50:01 AM »
First question: What do you shoot?
If it is mostly outdoors, landscapes, outdoor sports etc. I would say stay with 70-200 2.8
If you do portraits and/or indoor sports (or similar) with bad lighting and need for fast shutter speeds, get the 85 1.8.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:18:41 PM »
Really, sometimes I think the only thing that'll satisfy the peanut gallery 'round here is if the camera gets delivered by an invisible flying pink unicorn pony -- and one that grants sexual favors, to boot....
Sorry, I have to...how would you know it is pink?

And, on that note, imagine a EOS-B in pink...katching!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:05:24 AM »
I don't get why they do not re-use "N" or "V" model names? (N for Nano) "B" sounds "second-grade".

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »
The one thing I do NOT like about it is that the "grippy material" looks like 1000D/1100D, which turns into a soap bar if your hands are sweaty/wet...hopefully it is better, but I would not bet on it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:17:01 AM »
Can this be considered as the t4i replacement?
I don't think so. Canon is trying to do the shuffle replacement dance here once again. They release something that does not really replace anything, but rather slot in between existing models, so customers get more choices and they saturate the market.

But, as a customer not previously an owner of a 18mp Canon DSLR, this is a good alternative. I would choose it over 650D because of smaller size and fixed screen. Digic 5 should give really nice Jpegs straight out of cam, even at higher ISO. (as most of the buyers of this camera will only use it for Jpeg)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:46:01 AM »
Actually, I think this camera sounds great! 13.1 ounces is nothing!
If you do NOT own any of the 18 MP cameras previously, this will be on the short list.
It is basically a smaller 650D without flipscreen (which I hate anyway).
If they throw in a thumbwheel and some other ergonomic bonuses, maybe WiFi and GPS, this could still be a kickass camera. pair it with a small prime like the 40/2.8 and it will be the same weight as a G1X (and roughly the same size too!)

You guys should stop bashing it, this thing will SELL! (when price drops to 600$, so G1X and this cost the same)

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Olympus tough-series for when the Canons can't take it (as in waterslides etc.). Otherwise I am faithful to Canon... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:55:42 AM »
OK I just read on another blog that this new camera will be a Rebel...so this is NOT a new line of camera for Canon, which has been reported widely on the web. This camera will be in the Rebel line of cameras.
That should calm down a lot of the speculation, and confusion.

Well, I guess it could be the 1200D, if they downsize it. The reason for speculation is the "new line" rumor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2013, 05:52:48 AM »
Smaller than a Rebel?  We talking Kiddie Cams?  I'm interested what a smaller DSLR looks like and not be a point/shoot or 4/3 camera....

Something like this? (excuse the lousy photoshopping :) )

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