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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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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II
« on: May 17, 2013, 08:28:55 PM »
I'm thinking that the 70D and 7D2 will be too-little-too-late. :(

Because historically Nikon never trailed Canon did they? They never had to catch up with anybody else?

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.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2013, 06:14:34 PM »
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It was mentioned that Canon doesn’t have plans currently to launch more EOS M prime lenses, as they see the segment as “entry level”. I’m not sure I agree with that if true.

Nor I and if Canon have said that then it shows a rather remarkable disconnect with where digital photography is going.

Yeah same here. More and more I see really good photographers drawn towards smaller powerful bodies. This confirms that Canon is completely lost. Maybe they see is as entry level because their current offering is half baked and not selling well.
So could you please elaborate on this subject instead of coming up with these blanket statements?
I don't know about Very Serious Photo Enthusiasts, but some Pro shooters are switching to mirrorless.

Hers's one http://www.damianmcgillicuddy.com/journal/2013/5/15/m43-strutting-its-stuff

And here's another "Good enough for Vogue Italia, good enough for me." http://jonathanposner.tumblr.com/post/40780795719/my-olympus-challenge-10

And a third https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3dSWa5rcVlw

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2013, 05:46:01 PM »
to be successful, need good (if not great AF) and an adaptor (already have this, but needs to continue to work) for EOS EF and EF-S lenses.

Why would I want to use BIG/HEAVY DSLR lenses on my mirrorless cameras?? When I dump my DSLRs the lenses will go as well. For me, NO adapter wanted or needed. YMMV ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:39:36 PM »
I'm thinking that the 70D and 7D2 will be too-little-too-late. :(

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Announcement in the Summer? [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2013, 04:30:59 PM »
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It was mentioned that Canon doesn’t have plans currently to launch more EOS M prime lenses, as they see the segment as “entry level”. I’m not sure I agree with that if true.

Nor I and if Canon have said that then it shows a rather remarkable disconnect with where digital photography is going.

Although I'm in no-big-hurry to ditch my Canon DSLRs, sometime this year I'll be stepping-up to mirrorless cameras. I'm testing several right now, but the lack-luster Canon M isn't one of them.

Come-on Canon, surprise me! Release a PRO APS-C Mirrorless camera and the needed prime lenses. 53mm (=85mmFF), 85mm (=135mmFF) and 125mm (=200mmFF) would be a good start).

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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:53:24 PM »
I come from a 25/50/80 iso slide background, I also shot Pan F for thirty years ...

Did you shoot any Tech Pan ??? You seem like the type who would've :)


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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:28:33 PM »

I'm very happy with my RX100 with its zeiss 1.8 zoom thanks.

That would be a 28mm-100mm f4.9-f13.2 equivalent, hardly anything to get very excited about.

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Me:100mm f13.2; You: "oh-so-trendy paper-thin DOF" Hmm, methinks we have different ideas completely with regards dof.


You can't change horses in the middle of the stream ;) You are the one who said "That would be a 28mm-100mm f4.9-f13.2 equivalent, ..." The implication was that you thought that f/1.8 was only exciting on a DSLR, NOT on a RX100.

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Besides, if low light is your muse, why use a camera with a 2.6 times worse noise factor?

Depends on what you mean by low light. Are you talking about shooting in a broom closet (with the door closed :)  ) or in a living room lit by several table lamps, or maybe on a urban street at night (like Time Square or the Ginza).

BTW 2.6 times more noise mean little when the photo will  be posted on FaceSpace or showm to friends on an iDevice. You have to remember that not everyone is a Very Serious Photo Enthusiast like yourself :)




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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:18:16 AM »
I'm very happy with my RX100 with its zeiss 1.8 zoom thanks.

That would be a 28mm-100mm f4.9-f13.2 equivalent, hardly anything to get very excited about.

F/1.8 is ALWAYS f/1.8!! Some people are more interested in shooting in Low Light than having oh-so-trendy paper-thin DOF. YMMV.

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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2013, 08:59:06 PM »
I pray that this camera has a superior EVF or competition beating viewfinder.

From the admin's original post. "It won’t have an OVF or EVF ..."

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With the mirrorless sector going like gangbusters Canon is soo late to this party I hope they try and improve on what Fuji, Nikon, Ricoh, and the M4/3rds people are offering which is darn good.

You're Canon...it's time for an exciting new camera that is not a DSLR behemoth,

I feel the same. But I would NOT hold my breath  :(

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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:11:37 PM »
Sounds to me like Canon is in Panic Mode. Lots of new cameras No-One is asking for. First the lack-luster M without an EVF,  and now an APS-C Super Zoom (without an EVF). Keep throwing things at the wall, something will stick ... Yeah Right!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of EOS M [CR1]
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:39:21 PM »
Three NEW lenses. Or three NEW Kit Zoomz ??? Me, I'm wanting a f/4.5-f/8 18-400mm ;)

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