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EOS Bodies / Re: RAW file size of crop mode in 5Ds/5DsR
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:11:58 PM »
And since the file size is unchanged between FF RAW and 1.xx RAW, it can only be assumed that the cropping is done in software, not in camera - meaning you still have the same buffer capacity and massive files as if you were shooting full 50MP RAW...

Furthermore, the mRAW and sRAW modes (which are actually smaller) are only for FF.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Specifications of the EOS Rebel 760D
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:27:01 PM »
Hybrid CMOS AF III?

I'm curious and cautiously hopeful.

Me too. Works pretty good on T4i. Haven't spent enough time with the SL1 to see if Hybrid CMOS II is much of an improvement.

I have. At least with an STM lens (USM is still iffy), there is improvement, and live view mode is actually usable now, but it can still lag - so don't count on it to shoot moving targets.

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EOS Bodies / Re: After a 50MP camera what is the next breakthrough?
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:52:49 AM »
I think a one-stop improvement on 5D3 high ISO would be pretty significant. Imagine ISO 3200 being as clean as the 5D3 1600 which is already amazing..."wow" just thinking about it! You could even begin using lenses like the 100-400 indoors in good light.

And if they can add a few more pixels on top of that? It's going to take at least that to convince me to upgrade to the 5D4 anyway, the 5D3 is already a hell of a camera...

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EOS Bodies / Re: RAW file size of crop mode in 5Ds/5DsR
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:35:22 AM »

The good news is: Even if you botched the framing of a 5ds shot, you can alway "un-crop" your raw file in post (there's a Lightroom plugin for that) to magically gain more space around the edges :->

True. But personally, would it be worth the major hit on buffer capacity (1/2 that of 7D) and RAW file size? Not really.

Definitely not a camera for sports or speed...or even for general all-purpose use. OK for its target crowd, but not so for me. Fair enough. Still, I'd love to see the reviews and pics from this thing...

Still holding out some hope that a mistake was made...anyway we'll see.

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EOS Bodies / Re: RAW file size of crop mode in 5Ds/5DsR
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:02:25 AM »

If you plan on using this body for shooting events in MRAW/SRAW and 1.6x crop when reach is needed to speed up your workflow (with the option to still use full resolution for low shutter count outings), those hopes look to be dashed.



Wow...

The ONLY reason this camera was even on my radar was because of this possibility. I would practically never need 50MP, BUT the crop modes caught my attention. The thought of possibly "consolidating" crop and FF into one body for both needs did cross my mind there. Say, shooting an event in mRAW format and then boom, 1.6x crop mode for extra reach (when needed). Then the 7D could be left at home...or with stellar implementation, even sold(!).

Major disappointment, if true.  No extra buffer capacity, either. Oh well, nice thought though. Seems like a VERY specialist camera indeed. The implementation of the crop modes was all I was interested in - if I still have to deal with gigantic 60MB/50MP files, it defeats the purpose.

Still, this camera will likely make a lot of folks happy. But doesn't seem like it's for me. Let's see what the 5D4 brings.

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EOS-M / Re: Poll: Would you have bought the M3? (North America)
« on: February 09, 2015, 04:53:34 PM »
Although I voted yes on this poll, in reality it would have depended on the price point. At $500 - $600 with viewfinder included? You bet!

But if it's in line with Euro pricing at around $750-800 body only? Nah, I'll pass and keep the M1 another year. I don't really NEED to upgrade so the price really would have to be right.

Now, if it's really available to import from Japan at the price point I mentioned, it will get strong consideration....

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 08, 2015, 04:09:15 PM »
I have to say at $500 is a sweet point for me to order one even thru amazon jp & tenso solution.
Hmm...

If anyone does go this route, I'd like feedback on how smooth the process was!

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:21:21 PM »
Initially I was disappointed that yet again we would miss out.

But then again...sounds like the price would have been around $799 which would have been too much anyway (I would at least hope the EVF would be thrown in at that point) so I will stick with the first M which has been serving my needs just fine, and continues to. I suppose what I won't do is continue to invest in the system and the lenses...

Too bad though, it looked intriguing and had potential. It might be possible that I may have to start looking to another brand for my compact needs!

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:53:03 AM »


Cool, thanks for posting that. I wonder if it will get a worldwide release.

I must complain about one thing though - a new battery?? That's annoying. It makes a potential upgrade that much more costly when needing to replace the batteries as well.

Same battery at the 750D/760D

...but different from the existing M/M2/Rebel SL1.

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:35:53 AM »
I find it odd that there are STILL no specs for the M3, even though lists have leaked for virtually all the other products...hmm.


Canon Watch has just posted a list of specs.

Digicame-Info leaked the detailed specs of the upcoming EOS M3.

– 24.2MP CMOS sensor (22.3 x 14.9mm)
– AF is 49 points. Hybrid CMOS AF
– ISO100-12800
– Media SD / SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
– DIGIC6 processor
– Wi-Fi
– Continuous shooting 4.2 frames / sec.
– 384 zone metering
– Battery LP-E17
– The shutter speed is 30 seconds -1/4000 seconds
– Video full HD
– Built-in flash
– LCD monitor tilting 3 inches 1.04 million dots. Touch panel
– GPS is not equipped
– EVF option (EVF-DC1)
– The body is stainless steel, magnesium alloy, polycarbonate
– The size 110.9 x 68.0 x 44.4mm
– Weight 366g

Cool, thanks for posting that. I wonder if it will get a worldwide release.

I must complain about one thing though - a new battery?? That's annoying. It makes a potential upgrade that much more costly when needing to replace the batteries as well.

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EOS-M / Re: First Images of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:59:59 AM »
I find it odd that there are STILL no specs for the M3, even though lists have leaked for virtually all the other products...hmm.

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EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 04, 2015, 09:42:43 AM »
Perhaps we would see M2 offerings through gray market sellers in the US when M3 comes to market. If M3 returns to US, that would be also a  good news.

If the M3 is coming to NA, I wouldn't rule out the M2 being released as well, perhaps as an entry-level body to the M system. The fact that it has been already out a year in Asia may mean lower costs.

In addition, perhaps the US will finally get the 11-22 and 55-200 as well. Would make sense to put out those lenses with a new M3 to revitalize things.

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Only one experience - the 24-70 f4 IS, got it refurbished shortly after the price drop from $1500 - the refurb went from $11xx to $800, jumped on that.

If used, it would be considered mint so it wasn't a bad deal. There was one medium-sized speck of dust inside the lens but other than that I think it turned out pretty well.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-70 f/4L IS sharpness
« on: January 19, 2015, 01:49:38 AM »
Thanks for posting those. From what I see, it looks to be consistent with what I'm seeing with mine - softer as you get closer to MFD, but it's difficult to be 100% sure.

Very insightful. So it's probably just the lens design in general as opposed to my copy.

Wow, that last shot at 50 almost looks misfocused. Mine was nothing like that (although I did get it refurbished so I'd think/hope that Canon tuned it up before reselling it)...

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Lenses / Re: My New "L"
« on: January 17, 2015, 09:25:25 AM »
The 24-105 was my first "L" and glad to say I still have it and use it (although it's now a different copy). Very versatile on the 5D3, and it was also nice on the T2i I originally bought it for.

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