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PowerShot / Re: Compact Camera suggestions?
« on: February 25, 2013, 05:37:44 PM »
Nikon J1 with 10-30 VR is available for 397$ at B&H now...
Fast autofocus, ok IQ, good for filming. Slo-mo could be nice too. :)

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 04:59:59 PM »
An entry level EOS M system camera could be coming in early 2014 and sit in the sub $500 category.

The present EOS M is sub-entry level. What could Canon remove to make the camera more basic ???

Lol  :) cardboard box with a sensor?

No, but as I have suggested in another thread, a mirrorless EOS Rebel T4/1200D with EOS-M mount and EVF would do it. Easy money for Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 20, 2013, 04:52:17 PM »
The build quality would definitely suffer if built that way. Having fragile parts that are not protected does not sound like something I'd personally want as it somewhat makes the durable body pointless. External transmitters are for that kind of purposes and if they break, you don't necessarily need to get your camera body fixed.
Well, if they can make mobile phones shock proof with WiFi and 3/4G antennas in a much smaller body, it should be definately possible in the brick that is a 7D(2). :)

How hard can it be?

EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:29:14 AM »
Better yet...just buy an Olympus OMD actually focuses, has a viewfinder and lots of small fast primes AND zooms?
TODAY!  8)

Yes, but OM-D lacks a certain criteria essential to many of this is not a Canon...  ;D
But I do agree. Although I would rather have the Panasonic GF form factor (as small as possible).
That is also why I would like more pancake lenses.

EOS-M / Re: Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:50:51 AM »
More pancake lenses!
UWA primes, like 10mm, 14mm, 18mm.
Something like the pancake zoom that MFT has.

And Tamron will probably come with a native 17-250mm EOS-M 3.5-5.6 VC... :)

You should definately get a waterproof P&S and bring it along! I did, and gave it to my wife or my son depending on the attraction. They got some shots I never did, and I had a backup camera if mine would fail (30D with 17-50 lens). Also, they take almost no space in your bag.

That way, your spouse can take pics of you from the side, and you can take pics while in the ride, and not worry about your DSLR.

I have had good experiences with Olympus offerings in Waterproof P&S.

All in all, it was a great day, and to be able to choose from two cameras pics was luxury when I came home.

PowerShot / Re: Fast AF Canon compact for under £100
« on: February 18, 2013, 04:06:44 AM »
Hmm, so much for the UNDER 100£... :)

Otherwise, Nikons 1 series has really good AF (blasphemy!)

PowerShot / Re: Advice on P&S
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:51:30 AM »
I think she should go with the SX40. Brighter lens than the SX50 (allowing faster shutter speed), still a 24-840mm lens (do you REALLY need more?), same Digic 5, and if she really wants RAW, there is the "jailbrake" software that can fix that.

Reason to go SX50 over SX40 is (if you do not need 1200mm) AF performance. Could be an impact if photographing moving kids...

PowerShot / Re: Comparable Camera to the Sony RX100
« on: February 18, 2013, 03:45:00 AM »
Well, like posted before, you could always go mirrorless. Panasonic GF5X weighs in at 225grams, and the lenses are lightweight too:

14mm f/2.5 at 55 grams
20mm f/1.7 at 99 grams
14-42mm 3.5-5.6 Power Zoom at 95 grams.

And you can use them on any MFT camera...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D vs Nikon D600 Epic Shootout Video
« on: February 15, 2013, 04:56:02 AM »
Really nice real world comparison! I guess 6D isn't so blown out of the water by D600 as it is claimed. :)
The high ISO and AF performance for low light is astounding! (my camera would never lock unless using the flash assist flicker (epilepsy warning, eeeuugh)

The 50-150 non-OS was relatively small and light. This one, given the size and weight, I do not see the point of making it for crop sensor only  :o.
I quite agree. I am looking at a used 50-150 HSM II, and it is a lot smaller and more inconspicuous. Price is about half of the OS version (new) in the used market. When you pass the 2.5 pound mark, I think you could go EF.
Too bad it has got focus issues... :(

Ah yes the legendary 50-150/2.8, I was waiting for the OS version for so long, I remember it quietly announced but was it ever released?

Actually I would really like some more EF-S primes; like an 85/1.4 to better compete with the 135/2, perhaps a 24/2 and the return of the 200/1.8 in EF-S (or is that going to be too big and expensive against the current 200/2 EF?).

Or why not go really crazy and hope for a 50-150/2.8 with built in 2x (fine maybe 1.4x) extender! :D lol.  I think that might kill off the 100-400/4.5-5.6L though, but who's really buying this other than APS-C wildlife and sports photographers anyway.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrading from Rebel XT
« on: February 11, 2013, 11:57:28 AM »
It sounds like an excellent plan. If AF speed is not main prio, a used 5D2 and used 17-40L might be an option too. Either way will be a huge upgrade. :)

Yes, I saw your answer that you posted while I was writing my post. I have to admit I did not know how the size of the front lens element was determined. You learn something new every day. :)

Now I understand why there is no EF-S telephoto lenses.

But I still would like a Canon EF-S 50-150 2.8 IS USM. :) (58mm filter size would do)
I have been thinking of getting the Sigma, but I want Canon colors.

Smell that?  It's sweet-and-sour scent of optical physics and lens design waking you from your dream...  :P

A telephoto lens design places the 'virtual' aperture at or near the front element.  So, a 300/2.8 lens is going to need at least a ~107mm diameter front element to fill that aperture with light. That front element is going to be big and heavy, and need a strong frame to support it.  A smaller image circle would mean a slight reduction in some of the internal elements, but won't really make the lens smaller (or cheaper). 

There's a reason we don't see EF-S telephoto lenses (except one zoom that actually starts in the normal range and has a variable aperture, meaning a different lens design) - there's just no real advantage to a smaller image circle at long focal lengths.

Well, I DO understand that 2.8 might be pushing it, but maybe a 4? Tamrons 70-300 is plastic built, for FF, and this would be a prime, needing less moving parts. (I think that kind of build would be at least OK)

Also, are you taking into account the size difference in sensors? 300/2.8 might be 107mm on FF, but it sure is not on the Panasonic FZ200. So, how big would it HAVE to be, if optimized for a 1.6x sensor?

Edit: Oh, I saw your answer.

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