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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 02:02:51 PM »

Um, that's why there are multiple models being discussed as potential announcements this year.

Yes, but all the complaing centers on the alledged specs of the 70D :) the lowest cost DSLR being discussed :) not the 7D or 1DSx ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:55:51 PM »
Will the EOS M2 have useful features ??? Or will it be more of the same-old same-old from Canon :(

Canon worries about canniblization, but someone else will eat their lunch if they are not careful.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 01:43:38 PM »
Not everyone wants/needs high frames per second. When was the last time you shot a portrait at 10 FPS ??? When was the last time that you hot landscape at 10 FPS ??? When was the last time you shot table-top at 10 FPS ??? When was the last time you shot your vacation at 10 FPS ??

One of the things I've come to like on my Sony NEX-5n is touch screen focusing. An incredibly handy feature I'd like to see on the 70D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:31:35 PM »
Now that Canon is in Medium Format territory, will they also make this a Four-Shot camera ??? Just think how awsome 157.2 megapixel moirĂ© free images would look  :)

Here's the link to the Hasselblad HD4-50MS four-shot  http://www.hasselbladusa.com/products/h-system/h4d-50ms.aspx

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Compact cameras are dying. But all camera companies, not just Canon, don't seem to beleive it. Sales, for everyone, have taken hugh hits in the last year. But everyone keeps anouncing more compact cameras that don't/won't sell. Meh!!

Large companies tend to live in the past, i.e. we always sold a lot of P&S cameras and we always will. Thinking like that is what almost destroyed Kodak. Thinking like this is also the reason for the lackluster EOS M -- people really want P&S cameras or DSLRs, mirroeless is just a passing fad. Meh!!


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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:47:23 AM »

What are they waiting for? I DO NOT wish to mount my EF 24-70 or 70-200 on that tiny thing - what's is the point buying mirrorless ???

The point of small/light weight mirrorless cameras is that they are small and leight weight. Always use the right tool for the job. The EOS-M is not the right tool for big/bulky/heavy zoomz, but it could be the right tool for small/non-bulky/light weight primes.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:33:30 AM »


The next model will indeed have an electronic viewfinder, something Canon omitted from the current EOS-M apparently because their EVF technology was not ready for prime time.

The focusing technology wasn't ready for prime time, but Canon didn't seem to care :(


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Looking for a retro EOS-M? Not happening according to the story, the design of the next EOS-M will be in the same style as the current model.

The one thing Canon got right is the styling :) The world doesn't need another effing retro camera.

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EOS Bodies / The Camera Store's Canon EOS M Hands-On Field Test
« on: November 26, 2012, 02:55:27 PM »
This is an unusual test for The Camera Store, because it isn't a Canon love fest.

I held a Canon EOS-M last Saterday. The ergonomics are not as good as a Sony NEX-5, but they are livable. I'd love to have a mirrorless home for my EF 85mm f/1.8, but not at this price, and not with outdated sensor technology.

Edited Nov 27, 2012. Sorry I didn't include the link :( So here it is  https://www.thecamerastore.com/blog/2012/11/25/canon-eos-m-hands-field-test

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »

... the 7D body is actually heavier than the 5DII and only a bit lighter then the 5DIII, and not much smaller physically either. Being able to use smaller lenses for the same equivalent reach on the crop body (compared to FF) is another matter of course.

This is why I don't own a 7D, and have no interest in a 7D2. For me, lighter/smaller is very important, so I'll wait for the 70D (or maybe a Nikon D7200).


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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2012, 09:52:02 AM »

... I wouldn't mind seeing a high-resolution APS-H sensor ...

This dead horse is as flat as a pancake  :)  :)  :)


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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 11:26:43 PM »

 ... Still no match for a half-way decent OVF or else so many of the RED owners wouldn't have demanded an OVF (http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?34814-More-news&p=474710&viewfull=1#post474710), which as far as I know, they still have yet to deliver.

Traditionally through the lens viewing, for motion picture cameras, has benn provided by a spinning mirror, it's what many motion picture camera operators are used to and like. The spinning mirroe is both the shutter, and also uses the mirror to reflect light to the ground glass of the optical view finder. Sorta like the flaping mirror of a DSLR. Because of operator preference the Arri D20 and D21 used this style of view finder. The present Arri Alexa range is made-up of 5 models, four with EVFs and the Alexa Studio with an optical view finder.

Operators with a broadcast back ground seem to have no problem with EVFs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:53:29 PM »
c.d.embrey said:
Stop living in the past. Time and technology just keep on truckin'. Moore's Law is still in effect and working well.


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And it doesn't apply to either optics or light.

What do optics or light have to do with Electronic View Finders (EVF) ??? Optics and light have something to do with the taking sensor, but absolutly nothing to with an EVF. All the EVF does is to display a signal it recieves fro the taking sender.


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...  In fact, I'd wager you don't even know what Moore's law does apply to since 99% of the people that quote it don't. 

Moore's law says, the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles approximately every two years. Often misquoted as every 18 months  :) I've often seen the 18 month claim in many consumer computer magazines.

A transistor is used to amplify and switch electronic signals and electrical power. The IC is used in computers, say a Digic x. The camera transfers a signal from the taking sensor to the cameras computer, that then passes along the processed signal to the EVF. A LED or OLED screen is used to display the picture. Sounds to me like Moore's Law is aplicable to the performance of EVF, cause the more transistors in an IC, the more work it can do. Therefore in a few years, EVFs will be vastly better than they are today.

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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:29:14 PM »

But here's a question - If you have the big MP full frame, why would you need a 7D replacement?

Because for some people bigger doesn't = better. Not everyone wants/needs a Full Frame camera. Me. I'd wouldn't take a 1D X as a gift, 'cause it doesn't fit my shooting style. I've used a 5D3, but once again, it doesn't fit my shooting style. YMMV.

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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 01:16:31 PM »
I'm always looking for smaller/lighter, so I'd be interestd in seeing an EOS-M with an EVF and improved auto-focus.

I'd be happier with a more NEX like grip. Canon has an excellent grip on their DSLRs, so they do know how to do it. Also it would differentiate the purse camera from the pro camera.

No interest in zoomz, just an 85mm f/1.8 (=135mm FF) in M-mount and maybe a 15mm f/2 (=24mm FF). Along with the 22mm f/2 (=35mm FF), it would all the lenses I'd need. YMMV.


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EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2012, 12:46:31 PM »

Like it or not, mirrorless is the future. For one BIG reason, cost. An EVF cost less money for the camera companies to produce.

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No, it doesn't.  EVFs of good quality are actually quite expensive.  RED sells their Bomb EVF for $3,200:

http://www.red.com/store/products/red-pro-evf

I've tested top-of-the-line consumer EVFs like those in the Sonys against the lowest-end OVFs from cameras like the Canon D1000 and the D1000 won easily in every way.  To get an EVF that's even close to the quality and performance of the 7D or 5D, you're looking at upwards of a thousand dollars in manufacturing cost for the optics and microdisplay, and that's to say nothing of the dramatically larger battery you'll need to feed that energy-hungry system, and the dual processing pipelines you'll need to prevent processing time from causing viewfinder blackout.

Stop living in the past. Time and technology just keep on truckin'. Moore's Law is still in effect and working well.

BTW, the reason that motion picture equipment is so costly is simple ... they don't make much of it. If Sony made severl million Red Rockets the cost would go waaay down (ever hear of economy of scale ??? ) Look at this way, if Canon made the 4Ti at Rrd Rocket volume, it would cost in the multi-thousands of dollars.

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