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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:04:14 AM »
But Sony is going to release a FF mirrorless.

Full Frame and mirrorless don't go together. An 85mm lens on an APS-C and a 135mm lens on FF have the same Field Of View. One of the BIG selling points of  mirrorless is small & light. Hanging a BIGGER FF lens on a smaller mirrorless body kills that advantage.

1. EF 85mm f/1.8 USM - Max. Diameter x Length, Weight   3.0" x 2.8", 15.0 oz. / 75.0 x 71.5mm, 425g

2. EF 135mm f/2L USM - Max. Diameter x Length, Weight   3.2" x 4.4", 1.7 lbs. / 82.5 x 112.0mm, 750g

BTW not everyone wants/needs paper-thin DOF. For my advertising work I shoot a 5D3 at f/8 to f/16.

BTW2 This is where advertising is headed ... shallow DOF need not apply http://nitrogr.am/blog/armani-instagram-ads/

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 06:04:19 PM »


I think we need to remember that we just got the SL, which sounds a lot like what c.d.embrey is looking for.

No, I'm NOT looking for the SL (I wouldn't take one as a gift). When the SL was a rumor I was hoping for a digital EOS IX http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/film/data/1996-2000/1996_eos-ix-e.html?lang=us&categ=crn&page=1996-2000&p=1 An APS-C film camera that used EF lenses.

For a mirrorless the Sony NEX-6 comes closet to what I want.

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 05:46:01 PM »


To me, that sounds like bigger.  In the case of the M, I don't think bigger is better.

A Sony NEX-6 isn't much larger and it has a man sized hand grip http://camerasize.com/compare/#375,351

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EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 10:18:01 AM »
I'd be interested in an M with a built-in EVF. A camera with an awkward  hot-shoe EVF just doesn't cut-it with someone who uses a lot of fill flash. 

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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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