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Quote from: briansquibb link=topic=6137.msg115840#msg115840 date=133565306

Well Sony fanboy, nice to see you on this Canon site. Good luck with sticking a 600mm lens on your NEX5

Why would I want to "stick" a 600mm lens on my NEX 5n ??? I have THREE Canon cameras, one FFFilm and two APS-C DSLRs, plus a FFFilm Nikon and a Toyo 4x5 (a real FULL FRAME camera).

So am I a Sony fanboy ??? a Nikon fanboy ??? or a Canon fanboy ??? Or just a photographer who chooses the right tool for the job.

BTW I usually shoot with an EF 85mm f/1.8, but from time to time I'll use a 300mm f/2.8, a 400mm f/2.8 or a 400mm DO. I have a Wimberly II gimbel head ( ) that I use for long lenses. It would be no problem to use the NEX 5n, with a Metabones Canon EF to Sony E adapter ( ) and a Big White lens 'cause the gimbal head carries the weight, not the camera.

... If Canon were to introduce an entry-level FF camera at that price point then it would get in the way of the 7D2 (if that remained a APS-C.)

So I cannot see the future having any room for a crop-sensor 7D Mark II.

FFFanboys have a hard time realizing that not everyone wants or needs a FF camera! Size and weight are very important to some Pros. And these Pros have even switched to M43  to get rid of unwanted size/weight.

Here are the weights for a few cameras (body only):
Canon 5D3, FF - 30.3 oz. :(
Canon 7D, APS-C - 28.9 oz. :(
Canon 60D, APS-C - 23.8 oz. :) Why would I want anything heavier than a XXD ???
Sony NEX 7, APS-C - 10.3 oz.
Olympus OM-D EM-5, M43 - 13 oz.
Olympus E-P3 -    11.32oz.

WOW!!!, a 20 oz. (1lb. 4 oz.) difference between a NEX 7 and a 5D2 :( Isn't it about time for Canon to come out with a Pro Mirrorless ???

BTW I rented a 5D3 for a test shoot, nice camera, but too damned heavy.

BTW2 I own a Sony NEX 5n, that I bought to use as a Video Crash Cam. Great video, great stills (blows away Canon APS-C) and this 16.1 Mp APS-C camera only weighs 7.4 oz. :). It has no EVF :(, but that's not needed for a Crash Cam.

The rumored Nikon D600, is rumored not to have a focus motor. This puts it in the D3200 class and below the D7000. No reason for Canon not to make a FF Rebel to compete with the rumored Nikon. Looks like FF may be the new high megapixel.

I have no interest in a FF Rebel :(, but I would buy an APS-C Mirrorless, if the were good primes available :) -- I'm not interested in variable aperture Kit Zoomz :(. Here's hoping :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: NAB 2012: Canon Shows the Goods
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:36:21 PM »
Why no mention of the most talked about EF mount video camera at NAB???

The Blackmagic Cine Camera  shoots RAW and sells for less than a 5D3. Isn't this what Canon enthusiasts have been asking/waiting for???


Should I buy SD or CF? I imagine CF cards are more durable? Only reason for SD as far as I know at this moment is that I can use them in my MBP.

We shot some tests on Wed, the 21st. A class 10 SD card worked fine for both stills and video.

EOS Bodies / I'm not interested in a Full Frame Mirrorless!
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:10:44 PM »
For me, the main selling point of mirrorless cameras is the small size and weight. I see no advantage of a mirrorless camera for sports, BIF, etc, a DSLR would be better for these uses.

A small/light APS-C mirrorless camera using APS-C only lenses, from 20mm to 85mm would be perfect for PJ, street, editorial portrait and fashion, event and all around hand-held photography. To me it makes no sense to have a 12 Oz camera (a Sony NEX 7 weighs 10.3 Oz) and a 36.16 Oz EF 85mm f/1.2 lens, YMMV.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / My 5D Mark III Review
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:34:26 PM »
I didn't waste time reading reviews. I rented a Canon 5D MK III yesterday and did some video testing.

Your own review is the best review of all. But I will say I'm impressed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Rebel T4i/650D Information [CR1]
« on: March 21, 2012, 01:15:20 AM »

Imho, this has been clear from day one - Canon always introduces really useful "hard" features (af, sensor) in their top models, and then let them trickle down. They would cannibalize their sales if they did it differently...

Then how do you explain the 10.1 Mp 40D released in Sept 2007, followed by the 12.i Mp Rebel XSi in March 2008 ???  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Which Body follows next?
« on: March 03, 2012, 01:30:10 PM »

"Welcome the new Rebel"

...and it would replace the entire rebel lineup...

I'd love to see that happen, but Canon is a Large and Conservative company. Large companies usually can't react that fast because of all the layers of management. Also doing this would go against their Conservative DNA.

Lenses / Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:36:55 PM »

Side note:
A Contax G2 is a rangefinder, not a P&S.

A Contax G2 is an autofocus camera. "But the AF mechanism in the G-series does indeed use a twin-window system much like that of the older mechanical rangefinders — only in electronic form."  I talked to a Contax rep at a large Photo-Show when the camera was new. He said that with manual focus you were just controlling the electronic autofocus manually, i.e. not at all like focusing a Leica. He thought it was a Big Step Forward. 

Here are two videos of Juergen Teller shooting ads for Marc Jakobs, notice how he treats the G2 like a P&S, no focusing, he just pushes the shutter.

Daisy by Marc Jakobs  Daisy by Marc Jacobs film 2

Marc Jacobs Perfume Oh, Lola  Dakota Fanning - Behind the Scenes - Marc Jacobs Perfume Oh, Lola - Full Video

Lenses / Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:42:04 PM »

So your comment to Ricku was completely out of line and he had a valid counter to what you said.

Here's the original post from Ricku.

Looks like f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8 for Canon. With higher ISOs being "grainless", f/1.8 lenses may not be necessary for general photography.
Not if you don't like good bokeh.

Why is he attacking my Original post ??? Did I say that there was anything wrong with people who like Shallow DOF ??? No I just said for many people f/2.8 would work fine. Canon seems to think so too, because they are releasing many NEW f/2.8 lenses. So "Looks like f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8 for Canon." is a true statement. What has bokeh got to do with it ???

Lenses / Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:21:56 PM »

Well, heck, then...let's all just get point-n-shoots for "general photography".

Terry Richardson and Juergen Teller built their Fashion Photography reputations with P&S Film cameras. Juergen Teller is still shooting Ads and Fashion Editorial with his Film P&S Contax G2.

The problem with Digital P&S cameras is you push-the-button and several seconds later the camera fires. :(

Lenses / Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 05:06:22 PM »

Well, maybe I don't know what you mean by your term "general photography" but no matter my camera's ISO performance I'll take the shallower depth of field any day. What you say most people don't "give a flying eff" about is one of my primary concerns.

Didn't you see "Pulitzer Prize winning News Photos" A PJs work isn't gauged by Creamy Bokeh, but by how his work connects with the audience. Would Nick Ut's Pulitzer winning Burning Girl photo  been improved by Paper-Thin-DOF ???

Me, I shoot advertising at f/5.6 to f/16. Sometimes I need a Tilt-and-Shift lens to INCREASE my DOF. I once shot an ad with a EF-S 10-22mm lens at f/16. So, yes I'd buy a 24mm f/2.8. YMMV

Architecture Photographers use Wide Angle Tilt-and-Shift lenses for increased DOF, because that's what their clients want/need.

What about Landscape Photographers ???

Yes, there are many photographers who don't give a Flying Eff about shallow DOF.


Lenses / Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:52:03 PM »
Not if you don't like good bokeh.

It may surprise you to learn that most people don't give a Flying Eff about bokeh.  Didn't you see the words "general photography" . When was the last time you heard people raving about the creamy bokeh off a Pulitzer Prize winning News Photo. Or heard "Oh WOW, that paper-thin-DOF really makes those Birthday Party shots ROCK!!!"

Lenses / Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:30:23 PM »
Looks like f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8 for Canon. With higher ISOs being "grainless", f/1.8 lenses may not be necessary for general photography. The introduction of Kodak Ektapress 400 and Fuji Press 400 changed things for Pjs and later for birthday-party-photographers. The EF 24mm f/2.8 would make a great lens for a 4Ti (or maybe a Digital EOS IX :) ).

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