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Canon General / Re: Canon Camera Sales Down in Q2, Imaging Revenue Up
« on: July 28, 2013, 04:50:07 PM »
From what I can tell, mirror-less cameras are selling like hotcakes, and where is Canon or Nikon in that market space?

It all depends on where you live. In SoCal the Sony NEX is easy to buy (Sony Stores), A few camera stores have a few Fuji X, Olympus and Panasonic are special order from most stores.

Here's something Thom Hogan posted a while back: "I've tried to point out that things weren't quite so wonderful in terms of mirrorless camera sales before, and some of you haven't believed me." CIPA shipment numbers for both Mirrorless and DSLRs http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/april-2013/mirrorless-shipments-down.html

From what little I've seen is some Pros are switching from DSLRs to mirrorless, but not many consumers. Me. I've taken ALL my SLRs (both film and digital) off of my Business Insurance. I'll be renting cameras by the job, ie what ever is the right tool (Canon 5D3, Nikon D800, Panasonic GH3, MFD). Hopefully someone will release a camera (and lenses) that I want to buy before the year is out.

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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 22, 2013, 02:16:27 PM »
NO INTEREST!! Canon seems to be doing their very best to make me switch camera companies :( But that's OK, cameras are just tools, and I always use the best tool for my paying jobs. When I need 75+ megapixels for a job, I'd prefer to shoot MFD :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:28:09 PM »

For me, I'm much more interested in wifi ...  I have zero interest in social media and uploading images wirelessly is not important to me. 


For Commercial, Editorial and News Photographers (PJs) WiFi can be a BFD!! WiFi isn't just for uploading photos of your lunch.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:50:04 PM »

Last camera?? How so? I thought my 550D was my "last camera" and then bought two more. In 5yrs time who knows what tech will be available!

This doesn't apply to gear collectors :) This and the next generation of cameras (7D2/D400) have reached a point that improvements will be small, and hard to see for most people. The next generation of Full Frame cameras will be hard to top.

If printing big means 13x19 Ink-Jet prints, 18Mp gives you 275 DPI and 21Mp gives you 295 DPI. NO need for 56Mp ;)

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:42:52 PM »
Well...makes sense...there is no market anymore for small sensor compacts.

For the most part there no longer is a market for very many Compact/P&S cameras., no matter the sensor size. The Very Serious Photo Enthusiast may buy a $1,100.00 Nikon A (DX) or $2,800.00 Sony RX1 (FF). But there will be few, if any, people upgrading to them from Smart Phones.

The market for Interchangeable Lens Cameras will also start to shrink in a few years. For many people their next camera purchase will also be their last camera purchase. For a lot of people the 7D2/70D or D400/D7100 will be their last camera.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:18:30 PM »
An APS-C or Full Frame P&S won't be big sellers. They may appeal to Very Serious Photo Enthusiasts, but Rebel buyers wouldn't want to spend more money for less camera. The Nikon COOLPIX A sells for about $1,100.00 which is a lot more than any Rebel with a Zoom lens included.


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EOS-M / Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:39:39 PM »
Has anyone used a f/1.8 50mm, f/1.8 85mm or a f/2.0 100mm on their EOS-M, using the EF-EOS M lens adapter?? Is the auto-focus campareable to the EF-M f/2.0 22mm lens when using the adapted lens?

TIA


I did a wee test with my M with the EF-m adapator and 100mm f2.0, along the end of an airport runway as a plane approaches.  It will AF, and it will servo.

http://youtu.be/JRjnqv1ffCk[/url]

Set to 4fps playback, which roughly matches the shooting rate.


Looks good!! Much better than I'd expect for tracking a fast moving object. Thanks for posting.

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EOS-M / Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 20, 2013, 04:42:42 PM »

I've used the 100mm f2.0 with ef-m, in single zone mode it works very well, can't wait for fw2

Thanks for the quick reply. Guess I'll buy an EOS-M  :) The rumored 2.02 will make these lenses very useable  :)

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EOS-M / Re: The New EOS M Firmware in Action
« on: June 20, 2013, 03:26:50 PM »
Has anyone used a f/1.8 50mm, f/1.8 85mm or a f/2.0 100mm on their EOS-M, using the EF-EOS M lens adapter?? Is the auto-focus campareable to the EF-M f/2.0 22mm lens when using the adapted lens?

TIA

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 04:50:18 PM »
My guess is 2.8" vs 3.3' and 9 Oz vs 13.6 Oz.

my guess is your guess is way off.

When and if this lens is ever released, then we'll both know  ;)

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 04:31:15 PM »

How much smaller will a 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM be ??? I doubt that the camera/lens combo will fit in a pocket.

Potentially quite a bit smaller. You aren't comparing apples to apples here. The EF-M format has a MUCH shorter flange focal distance vs. EF/EF-S (18mm vs. 44mm). This allows for alot of opportunity for space savings in the lens.

I'd expect it's physical size will be a good amount shorter then the EF-S 10-22.

TTYL

My guess is 2.8" vs 3.3' and 9 Oz vs 13.6 Oz. Still too big for a pocket camera.

My point is that I'd rather have a f/2 11mm and a f/2 22mm lens combo than a zoom. I've ownen a  EF-S f/3.5-4.5 10-22mm since 2006, and I seldom use anything except 10mm and 22mm. And I've always wanter the lens to be a constant f/2.8, but that would make the lens even bigger :(

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 03:38:51 PM »


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Dear Canon, just give us a full frame body and consider the competition smashed.

The only Full Frame Mirrorless that makes any sense is the Sony a99. It uses ALL their a-mount lenses. Do you want a mirrorless Canon DSLR with an EVF that uses EF lenses ???


I just want the smallest and lightest full frame camera, in other words mirrorless.

And besides, in a mirrorless camera there is no mirror slap, causing vibration. This has a number of advantages as the photographic workflow will be a lot more seamless/uniform, as one doesn't have to place the camera in a 'mirror lockup' mode in certain shooting scenarios to eliminate the mirror slap.

And about the EVF, I don't really care how bad it is. I'll be shooting with live view anyway.

I dont care about AF speed or FPS either. Don't need that for my kind of work. :)


Cameras are just tools, buy what best suits your needs. Maybe it's time to sell your Canon gear and buy a Sony a99 and some of their high quality Zeiss lenses.

BTW EVF is the future.
Here's a Quote from Kirk Tuck (an Austin Tx commercial shooter who used to use Canon): "All cameras are good these days. I don't care about brands but I know that for my paying work I'll never willingly go back to a camera that doesn't have an EVF as an integral part of the design. Now, after selling off other systems, every camera I have except the Sony a850 is equipped with an EVF. And when I pick up the 850 I have to slow down and think more about operation. That means I think less about the image. I like the real time feedback of the newer finders. They make the feedback loop much more effective." Emphasis mine.  Quote is from the next to last paragraph  http://visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2013/05/another-day-at-photo-office-working.html

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 01:21:44 PM »
The system is lacking a true wide angle lens, along with many other things.
The main thing that is lacking is a true will to make a serious mirrorless camera, in order to compete with Fuji and Sony.
Even as a some pros are switching to m4/3 and DX mirrorless Canon still sees mirrorless as a Hello Kitty market.

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Dear Canon, just give us a full frame body and consider the competition smashed.
The only Full Frame Mirrorless that makes any sense is the Sony a99. It uses ALL their a-mount lenses. Do you want a mirrorless Canon DSLR with an EVF that uses EF lenses ???

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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 01:04:36 PM »
The Canon EF-S 10-22mm is a f/3.5-4.5 lens. Here is the size/weight; 3.3" x 3.5", 13.6 oz. / 83.5 x 89.8mm, 385g. It uses a 77mm filter. This is a BIG lens!

How much smaller will a 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM be ??? I doubt that the camera/lens combo will fit in a pocket.

Seems to me a small/light f/2.0 11mm prime would be a better choice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II
« on: May 18, 2013, 01:26:05 PM »
Both Canon and Nikon seem to be in No Hurry to introduce Pro Level APS-C/DX cameras. There are rumors that the 7D2 will be available in 2014, but the are no rumors about the Nikon D400 ever being announced, zilch, nada, nothing. Until Canon pre-announces the 7D2 it's just vaporware.

So that leaves APS-C/DX shooters looking at something that isn't Canon or Nikon.

With the p/s you can expect several models in various colors to be announced each year, but as you move up the spectrum the updates get less and less frequent. Once you get into DSLR's, the vast bulk of Canon Sales are rebels and as you move upwards in price the numbers sold drop off.  Let's say it takes 100,000 rebels sold to make a camera profitable.... they might hit that in a month. They make more profit per body on a 7D, let's say it only takes 50,000 sold to make a profit..... it could take half a year.. It probably takes a couple years on a 1Dx...

The point is, it takes a lot more time to show a profit on higher end bodies, and without significant improvements over the previous model, sales will be slow. Canon is in business to make money and without a significant improvement there is no sense in them releasing newer versions. High end releases show a lot more improvement over the previous model than a mode dial that goes all the way around....

The Canon 7D, launched in 2009, is the first of the line so there is no historical data available.

This is not true with Nikon. The D200 came out in 2005, the D300 in 2007 and the D300s in 2009. Now it's 2013 and NO D400 is even rumored.

So it seems safe to say that both Canon and Nikon are'nt in any hurry to release either the 7D2 or D400. Maybe they think the upgrade path should lead to FullFrame :( For me, the upgrade path may lead to Fuji E-X1 or Panasonic GH3. YMMV.

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