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EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless Update - APS-C? [CR2]
« on: July 12, 2012, 12:06:12 PM »
Please, please, please no fugly faux retro rangefinder look! No Hybrid viewfinder needed, just a high quality EVF.

Also it would be nice to have Body Only or Body plus EF Adapter as an option.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:57:11 PM »
Not many people would buy a rangefinder or hybrid.

Obviously many would buy a mirrorless camera though right? Afterall, Isnt this what the threads about?

You are the one who brougth-up the Leica rangefinder cameras ... not me :) I was just trying to get the tread back-on-track :)  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:27:49 PM »
Canon should go after the Leica market with its mirrorless design.

At one time Leica was the pro camera of choice, Canon and Nikon also built rangefinders. But all that changed when the Nikon F arrived. Pros abandoned the rangefinder and went with SLRs. Canon switched to building SLRs, Leica added an SLR to their line-up. Time marches on!.

Not many people would buy a rangefinder or hybrid.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:08:36 PM »

I think it is important to remember what the value proposition of a mirrorless camera is, namely size and price (okay, in some cases only size as you do get cheaper DSLRs than some mirrorless cameras).


It's obvious that you are not paying attention to what is happening with Mu-43 cameras.

1. Olympus has  a 12mm f/2.0 (=24mm) that sell for $799.00  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/805167-REG/Olympus_V311020SU000_M_Zuiko_Digital_ED.html and just started shipping a 75mm (=150mm) f/1.8 priced at $899.00  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=olympus+75mm+f%2F1.8&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma  Here are some 75mm f/1.8 test shots, from Robin Wong, Day  http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/07/olympus-mzuiko-75mm-f18-review-street.html  and Night  http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/07/olympus-mzuiko-75mm-f18-review-night.html

2. Schneider-Kreuznach has announced a 14mm f/2.0 Super Angelon for Mu-43  http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.photoscala.de%2F&sl=de&tl=en  Target price is less than 1500 €. They will show the lens at Photokina. They will also be announcing two more lenses.

Seems to me that the value proposition is size only, unless you consider the above mentioned lenses to be bargain basement priced. Hopefully Canon will release something that can compete in this market.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:30:18 PM »
At my local Best Buy (in between Calumet, Adorama & B&H), ... and barely even a Sony Nex presence.

I'll pass.

The lack of Sony cameras at Camera Stores is the result of all the Sony Style stores. No-one wants to compete with a factory store :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:14:09 PM »

...or, you could mount a Shorty McForty to a 5DIII and get a rich man's chunky X2....

b&

Isn't Shorty McForty the name of a porn actor ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:10:12 PM »
If it is, it looks like one won't be able to mount Leica M compatible lenses on those camera...

Raoul

Yes, it looks like the Canon mirrorless will be much thicker than a Sony NEX.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:47:11 AM »

Just giving you the shareholder perspective, which for a publicly-held company is the most important consideration.

Let me re-word it. Prosumer is just a cynical marketing ploy to enrich Canon shareholders. This cynical ploy isn't used by Nikon, another publicly traded company. ;) Maybe Nikon shareholders are already rich enough ;)  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:33:39 AM »
You read these specs from Nikon too literally.

Have you ever actually compared these Nikon cameras side by side for their so called 'pro grade' AF and metering??  Go do that with the same glass side by side ... You will be "amazed" by the differences...

Yes I have. I know fellow pros who use Nikon DSLRs, and I've played with them. I now own a Nikon F100 FFFilm (Full-Frame-Film) camera, and I prefer the metering and focus to my Canon cameras. I've used a 5D3, and it's a great camera, but I think that I've already bought my last Canon DSLR. I'll be replacing my DSLRs at the end of the year. What is announced at Photokina will help me make my decision, stick with Canon or go with Nikon or maybe Sony. Or perhaps buying Mu43, and renting MFD when I need the higher pixel count. Decisions, decisions ... :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 03:01:41 PM »
PROSUMER is just a cynical marketing ploy to sell slightly upgraded Rebels for more money. By calling these cameras prosumer they make the buyers feel special.

Nikon doesn't sell prosumer cameras, just consumer and pro. The Nikon D300S DX (APS-C)  has the same focusing and metering as the FX (Full Frame) D3s. While neither the POS 60D or the EOS 7D have pro level focusing or metering. WTF is wrong with Canon ???



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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Mirrorless Entry
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:25:55 PM »
One advantage Canon has over most others is their amazing EF and EF-S lens selection. 

This amazing lens selection is the reason I've switched my FFFilm cameras for Canon to Nikon. And when I replace my DSLRs at the end of the year, I doubt it will be with new Canon DSLRs.

I'm waiting to see the Canon Mirrorless, before I decide what mirrorless system to buy into. The Olympus E-M5 has great IQ and a selection of lenses that get better day. Schneider has announce that they will make their ultra high quality lenses in M43 mount. The main problem with the E-M5 is the Fugly Retro Design -- hope Canon can do better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:16:29 PM »

And an entry-level full-frame is where you hook your high ticket buyers. You go full-frame, you start buying L glass...


Why would Low Budget full frame buyers buy High-Dollar L-glass? Seems likely they would buy a 5D3 if they had L-glass money. It's much more likely that Low Budget Buyers will buy the Low Cost 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8, 40mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8 and the 85mm f/1.8. Or variable f/stop zoomz.

BTW, Nikon has much more friendly prices on their mid-range lenses. Their 28mm f/1.8 costs less than the Canon 28mm f/2.8 fore instance.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 13, 2012, 06:48:00 PM »

I would think that studio/portrait shooters do need the vertical grip - you cant shoot all day without one


Ive no interest in carrying around a cast iron brick all day. I'll take a 5D3 or a D800 anytime over a 1Ds or a D3. YMMV

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 13, 2012, 06:39:42 PM »

I'm picturing a Mk2 sensor in a rebel body ...

I agree, if it's priced between the POS 60D and the EOS 7D, that's all it could be. A resin body for sure, maybe a PentaMirror instead of a PentaPrism, no weather sealing ...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »
Sony is rumored to be releasing a New NEX with a non-interchangeable lens. Maybe Canon will release a non-interchangeable Rebel Super Zoom. :)

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