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EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:57:03 PM »

No they are T/1.5 and T/1.3.  T Stops and F Stops are different.  I cant remember the exact difference, but I know that T stops let in more light, but T/1.3 is superior to f/1.2 for sure.

F-stops are a mathematical calculation. T-stop stands for transmission stop, the actual amount of light that comes through the lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:09:50 PM »
These people don't have a clue. Once again we are given a consumer form factor. ZacutoRock will be happy -- they will sell a lot of cages, shoulder mount kits, etc.

Take a look at an Alexa or an Aaton 16mm film camera, among others. The view finder needs to up-front by the lens mount. The body shape is wrong, you need to be able to sit the camera on your shoulder, with-out add-ons.

Meh!!!




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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The \
« on: October 31, 2011, 11:23:36 PM »

With that said, any new Canon camcorder style video camera will be mirrorless and will probably have some type of EOS adaptor since the flange length on mirrorless cameras are really short..


There is a Hugh difference between a HD Video Camera, as used by the Television Networks, and a Digital Cinema Camera used by Hollywood Studios. So I don't think that Canon sent invitation to the Hollywood Studios, to announce a video camera.   :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 08:12:15 PM »

I do still-life work and portraits.  I plan to invest in the next generation digitalbacks that go for around 8-9k.  I was hoping to see better color profiles and DR in this camera, but for 7k for something that doesn't give me what I need, I am done buying Canon equipment.  My 5D 6 years later still does the jobs it needs to do for smaller budget jobs.

I still use a 40D for some of my advertising work. If I need a Digital Medium Format, I just rent one. For me a 1D X doesn't solve any problems that I face, but I can see why others may like it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 07:57:50 PM »
Something also tells me that the 'pro cinema' event is going to turn up some kind of movie hybrid of the X, but who knows.

Most likely it won't be a DSLR. I expect a REAL digital cinema camera, like a Sony F3. We will know very soon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 07:40:25 PM »
Bye bye Canon, hello Nikon.

You won't be seeing me here anymore, good luck with new Prosumer 18mp camera kids, and keep an eye on EBay, all my lenses etc will be there soon.
LOL you are jumping ship at the wrong time, but its ok. Go shoot nikon with and process the files on an AMD computer just to show the world you will not conform :)

You sound like a true fanboy. Cameras are just tools! If Nikon make a better tool for his use, why not switch???

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 07:18:09 PM »
I think this EOS-1D X seems like a great all-around camera, what most people really need. Good for hand-holding and low-light.

A high megapixel camera is a niche camera for low ISO tripod-mounted still life. Professional users that do still life probably rather use medium format anyway.


I use a Canon 1DsII/ 90mm TS-E for table top advertising shots. No-one has ever complained about the quality. For magazine use 16Mp is more than enough.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 03:02:56 AM »
After listening to all the talk about a 32-36Mp Canon, for the last couple of years, Canon announces a 18Mp Flagship. Surprise, surprise, surprise! Maybe that 36Mp sensor will go into the 70D  :) 


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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 26, 2011, 05:41:19 PM »

A small EOS FF camera would still have large lenses though.


To me, weight is more important than size. A Canon 1DsIII weighs 42.5 oz./1,205g, a Sony NEX 7 weighs Approx. 10.3 oz (291g). That's a difference of 30.2 ounces! A FF mirrorless would only gain an ounce or so, say about 12 ounces total.

Granted but, I'm assuming you would still want to use EOS lenses on this mirrorless FF?  You'd save weight on the body but, for example, a fast 85mm is still going to be a heavy thing, no matter what system it is designed for.


I don't like the big, heavy and slooow focusing 85 L. I use the 85mm f1.8. My advertising clients aren't impressed with "paper-thin-DOF" And I would only be interested in a mirrorless line that had it's own lenses.

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Do you shoot a 1DsIII right now?  it would seem silly to compare it to an NEX 7, a camera that is quite different.  Are your interests moving in such a way that you actually would replace a 1DsIII with a FF NEX camera?


I use a 1DsII with an 85mm TS-E for table-top work. It is mounted on a FOBA camera stand and tethered to Capture One.I Never hand hold it, too big and heavy. For hand held work I use a 40D usually with a 85mm f1.8, using CF cards instead of tethered.

An E-mount Zeiss 24mm f1.8 weighs 7.9 oz (225g) plus a NEX 7 at 10.3 oz (291g) (excl battery & media) plus 2.1oz (57g) for the battery = 20.3 ounces. For comparison a Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM weighs 22.9 ounces. So yes, I'll switch to Sony's NEX system for most of my work.

BTW I'll test the NEX 7 with a Tilt and Shift lens, all the NEX cameras have peaking focus, which should work well for table-top. Here's a video to show peaking focus in action 
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  That's one of the good things about Sony being in the pro video business, maybe we'll get Zebra Stripe next.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:36:47 PM »

 Are you suggesting you'll be taking studio shots with an X100?  I don't think so.


Terry Richardson did studio work with a Yashica T4 Film P&S. The right tool isn't always a Canon 1Ds, sometimes it's a Fuji X100 or aSony NEX 7.
Nothing's wrong with Yashica T4  ;) - FF, CZ Tessar, small and light. Too bad there is nothing similar with a digital sensor. Just imagine Canon PowerShot ... FF + a nice 35mm prime lens  ::) and cheap.

I have both a Yashica T3 (35mm f2.8) and a T4. I too have never understood why someone hasn't made a digital FF P&S. Kyocera (Contax and Yashica) is out of the camera business, but a digital Nikon T35 should be a big seller.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 26, 2011, 02:09:42 AM »

Fair enough. I agree.  You can do any type of photography you like with any type of equipment you want and get unique and interesting results whether for artistic or technical reasons.  An X100 is great camera with a fantastic sensor.  Leica's are great cameras.  Some nice shots have been taken with an iPhone.  But still I don't understand your statement that you're going to ditch your DLSR for an X100 because Canon won't wake up and realize you want a good small camera.   Maybe I'm missing the point.

Someone named goodmane was the OP who wants to get a Fuji X100. I have no idea what his reasons are.

Me, I'm a tool user who has tools from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Toyo and Yashica. I don't plan on selling any of my Canon cameras, but as long as they aren't building anything new that I want/need, I won't be buying any new Canon equipment. Simple as that.

Sony is making something that I want/need with their light weight NEX mirrorless cameras (with excellent sensors). I prefer small/light cameras with prime lenses for my work. I've been using Sony pro video cameras for years, so there is no stigma attached to Sony for me.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:59:00 PM »

A small EOS FF camera would still have large lenses though.

To me, weight is more important than size. A Canon 1DsIII weighs 42.5 oz./1,205g, a Sony NEX 7 weighs Approx. 10.3 oz (291g). That's a difference of 30.2 ounces! A FF mirrorless would only gain an ounce or so, say about 12 ounces total.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:45:28 PM »

 Are you suggesting you'll be taking studio shots with an X100?  I don't think so.


Terry Richardson did studio work with a Yashica T4 Film P&S. The right tool isn't always a Canon 1Ds, sometimes it's a Fuji X100 or aSony NEX 7.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:36:57 PM »
Why do people complain so much about XXXD & XXXXD Rebels.  If it wasn't for those Income boosters; the XXD & XD cameras would either not exist or cost much more.  They are able to spread R&D cost to the masses.

And 99% of camera needs could be handled by the T3 kit.  So please make tons of XXXD & XXXXD cameras so I can get my XD camera for a reasonable price (not Hasselblad prices).

Photographers take photos, NOT CAMERAS! I've had photos published that were taken with a Film Rebel.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Opinion - What EOS Will Look Like by Photokina
« on: September 25, 2011, 03:34:42 PM »
The POS 60D was/is a dated design, compare it to the Nikon D7000 released at the same time.

The POS 60D is the reason I bought a Sony NEX 5n. The Sony NEX 5n is the reason I'm buying a Sony NEX 7.

Cameras are just tools (not religious objects), and Canon has stopped building tools that I want/need.


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