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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 14, 2012, 12:11:28 AM »

Will there be a set of new f/0.6 - f/0.9 prime lenses to accompany the next gen m4/3 sensors, or will the laws of physics be altered to give thin DoF with a 2x crop sensor?

Not everyone wants/needs paper-thin DOF. Most of my advertising still work is shot at f/5.6 to f/16. Most of my motion work at f/2.8 to f/5.6, f/3.5 is about normal.

Expect to see a paper-thin DOF art filter soon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Brief 2013 Canon Roadmap [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:18:59 PM »
Do people actually care about APS-C cameras anymore?

Small sensors are the future, FF is the past. Expect to see more Pros drop FF and get APS-C/DX and M4/3 in the future.

In 5-7 years (maybe a lot sooner) people will look at FF the same way they do MFD today. Sensor technology gets better every generation -- the next generation m4/3 sensor will be better than a present-day 5D3, count-on-it.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS-M to Ship Today in North America
« on: October 15, 2012, 02:29:38 PM »
Who cares that it is available? The camera is an embarrassment ...

Mirrorless cameras are incredible photographic tools ... 

When I read that Canon was going to build a mirrorless camera system, I was initially quite excited... What a let down.
How could a company with this much status in the photography marketplace offer a mirrorless camera this late in the game that is so lacklustre? It boggles the mind.

I couldn't agree more. When it comes to APS-C/DX mirrorless cameras, Canon screwed the pooch ... BIG time  :(  And Sony, of all people, got it right!!

Mirrorless cameras are not a step-up from P&S, they are a step-sideways from DSLRs. How long will it take for Canon to understand this simple fact  ???  After a few misteps, Sony has finally has got it right. First the 24Mp NEX-7, and now the 16Mp NEX-6 and the truely mind boggling 24Mp Full Frame Cyber Shot RX-1  :)  Can you say, Asleep at the Wheel??

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Rumors Surface [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:12:22 PM »
If 18.1MP is enough for the $6,799.00 EOS 1D X, why would a 7D2 need more megapixels then it has now (18.0MP) ???

The $5,999.95 Nikon D4 is 16.2MP.  Today, it looks like 16-18 megapixel is the "sweet spot" for pro cameras.

If they made a 70D, that was more like a 40D than a 60D, I'd be interested :) A $2,000.00 plus 7D2 wouldn't interest me at all :( YMMV.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:22:26 PM »

IMO Canon just want to prevent current EOS users from buying other brands when mirrorless coming into their minds, because they can mount whatever canon lens onto this one. That's the only selling point, other than that the EOS M seems a generation behind others.

Too little and way too late!! I already have a Sony NEX-5n, a great sensor (better than the EOS 7D) hadicapped by a lousy lens selection. It will soon be replaced by either a Fuji X-E1 (great sensor, good lens selection  :) ) or an Olympus OM-D E-5M (good sensor, great lens selection :)  :) ). Sorry Canon, the horse is already out of the barn. You snooz you looz, simple as that.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:06:15 PM »

The problem here is that the EOS-M isn't little enough...   :P

:)  :)  :) You made my day :)  :)  :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 02, 2012, 12:02:02 PM »
How do you hold this thing, ...

Just like anyother camera. You hold the lens (and the ) weight with your left hand, same as would with a Big White mounted on a 1D3.

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I don't get it. If size is an issue whats wrong with the rebel series, ...

If you "don't-get-it" the camera wasn't designed for you, and your style of shooting. Simple as that. Serious Photo Enthusiasts (SPE) seem to forget that there are other people who buy cameras.

Check-out the size difference between a Rebel 4Ti and the EOS-M here  http://camerasize.com/compare/#333,351  Smaller size = less weight "Canon EOS Rebel T4i [575 g] weights 93% (277 grams) more than Canon EOS M [298 g] (*inc. batteries and memory card)." The EOS-M, with the EF-M 22mm f/2.0 STM lens (=36mm FF) is pocketable and the Rebel 4Ti w/ an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM (=38mm FF) isn't. It should be a great camera for "street photographers."

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And doesn't the lens size cancel out the smaller body size advantage? I guess they will make new lenses for it that are more compact.

Someone at Canon's marketing department seriously screwed-up by posting shots of an EOS-M with a Big White. It sends the "wrong message," the people who buy EOS-M cameras will be as confused as the SPEs seem to be :)

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It all seems gimmicky to me! I wave my sceptical stick at it!

My Sony NEX-5n w/16mm f2.8 is the only camera I use for non-paid work. My big-heavy-bulky Canon DSLRs stay on the shelf if they aren't making me money. I don't need to impress people with the size of my lens :)  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 10:57:57 AM »


It's the best 135mm lens for those who's favorite color in the world is magenta, at any rate.  Personally, I love CA when it stands for California, but I'm not a big fan of the optical variety, and the Nikon 135/2 has it in spades (purple-fringed spades, that is...).

Here's a comparison of the Canon 135L vs. Nikon 135/2.

Oh WOW, another real world test ... complete with photos of his kids.

Sorry, but I'm noy buying what he's selling.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:42:09 AM »

Actually I looked at Nikon's lenses. They have everything except ... and 135 f/2.


The Nikon 135mm f/2.0 D DC is the best 135mm available from anyone!! If you like 135mm lenses, this is all the reason you need to switch to Nikon. Check-out these photos made with the Nikon 135mm f/2.0D DC  http://www.pixel-peeper.com/lenses/?lens=129  Lots of creamy bokeh on display.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:32:17 PM »
I do mainly studio work and 46.1 megapixel is overkill. For magazines ads and catalog work a 16Mp 1Ds2 is all I need. I've used a 5D3, and it main advantage is it's lighter weight when used out of the studio.

DR is no big deal 'cause I've got enough Profoto watt seconds to cause sunburn :)       

But I'm sure 46.1Mp will sell well with the Doctor and Lawyer Photo Enthusiasts :) :)                                                     

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:36:06 PM »
If it's true that there is a 70D and 7D2 coming next year, than Canon will own the APS-C market. Look's like Nikon may be abandonig their better DX cameras 'cuz there are NO rumors about a D7200 or a D400. And that would be bad, without compition to drive R&D there would be little inovation :(

I need better not more, a high qualiy 16/18 Mp will be fine. Just give me better Image Quality, better Low Light ability, better Metering and better Focusing.

What APS-C needs are some fast primes for both their still cameras AND the Canon C100 DigitalCine camera. For a lot of things slow zooms just don't cut it. A 15mm (=24mmFF) and a 22mm (=36mm FF) would be a good start. Next a 10mm (=16mm FF) and a 30mm (=48mm FF).


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 06:38:05 PM »

It would be nice for them to use DNG, however I suspect not. I mean, after all, it drives people to use their DPP, at least for a little while after a new camera release.


Started using using DPP when I bought my 20D, back in the day. And I'm still using DPP as a RAW converter. The only other RAW converter I use for Canon files is Phase One's Capture One.

I know it's kool to dis DPP, but I don't care about apearing kool -- I just want tools that work, and DPP converts RAW files just like God and Canon intended :)

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: First Canon EOS C100 Short Hits the Web
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:12:39 PM »
Most people who buy a C100 will NOT be doing helicopter or underwater shots. Or have access to the flight line at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Something that is relavant to the target market would have been better. I saw nothing that showed me why a C100 is superior to the compitition, and isn't that what a demo is supposed to do??

For those that complain about 4:2:0, I have a friend who shoots a lot of Green Screen with a 4:2:0 Sony EX3. His commercial clients are happy with the results.




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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:17:21 PM »
An EOS-1?  When are they going to stop building these bodies with the grip permanently built-in?  I'll never, ever buy one until they go back to how the 1V was built with a high-end removable grip.

If it looks like any of the 1-series digitals, I'm not interested.



I agree 100%!! For me, a grippless camera and a prime lens makes more sense for what I do.

Gripped cameras are the Red Porsches of the camera world ;) I don't need to impress people with either the size of my lens or my camera body ;)  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2012, 02:23:30 AM »
Seems like, from what I've seen, that both Canon and Nikon are abandoning High-End APS-C. No-one thinks that a 7D2 or a D400 will be here anytime soon. Also there is about as much talk about a future Nikon D7100 as there is about the future Canon 70D.

Photokina will be interesting. Can't wait to see what is AND what isn't announced.




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