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EOS Bodies / Re: Odds & Ends - Mirrorless [CR1]
« on: June 01, 2012, 06:30:03 PM »

 ... Leica lenses are"smaller" due to there is NO AF and NO electronically controlled apertute. Look at the 4/3 lenses, they are even bigger than the Leica lenses.

Reality has no place on a foto-forum ;)  ;)

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The only FF "mirrorless"exists is LEICA M9. It is a $9K camera. Let us look back into history. In the late 60's the price of the best Canon Range finder camera is about 80% of Leica M3. So if we strap the curve, A Canon M9 comparable mirror from Canon will be about $6k to $7K. Will you buy a 1D-X or the Mirrorless.

The way Canon has been pricing things lately, I'd expect 90% to be closer to the truth :( :(

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If the FF mirrorless can be built so easily and cheaply,whay nobody is doing it???

Sony fans are clamoring for a Full Frame NEX 9 too. But there doesn't seem to be a glimmer of hope there either.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Odds & Ends - Mirrorless [CR1]
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:01:26 PM »
No Pro ??? No Buy !!! It looks like Canon is going to disappointing me again. Meh!!! :(

The Crystal Ball is saying "I can see an Olympus OM-D E-M5, plus a 12mm f/2.0, 45mm f/1.8 and a 75mm f/1.8 in your future."

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Odds & Ends [Various]
« on: May 30, 2012, 01:15:52 PM »

The sensor of Micro 4/3 is too small for "serious work".  APS_C is the minimum size. 

Editorial and advertising aren't serious work ??? I didn't know that.

Bob Dylan said:

"Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'."



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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Odds & Ends [Various]
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:22:35 AM »
Sure hope the three mirrorless lenses aren't all low quality variable aperture zoomz.

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I've been shooting motion for over thirty years, and have NEVER felt the need for IS. For me, f/1.8 :) would have been more useful than IS :(. I think I'll pass.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake Coming [CR3]
« on: May 22, 2012, 05:44:46 PM »
"Expect it to be announced in June with the T4i and a new EF-S 18-135 IS II."

Oooh Wooow, just what I've been waiting for, another variable aperture kit-zoomz. Meh.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:27:59 PM »
If the rumor is true, the 70D will be a real EOS :) Not a POS like the 60D :(

Maybe Canon has finally made an APS-C camera that will entice me to trade-in my 40D. Even better would be a mirrorless camera with these specs :)  :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 18, 2012, 06:43:34 PM »
Well, part of it is that they are different technologies. The way a Canon camera autofocuses for pictures is different than how it does in Live View, and video uses the Live View technology. Canon would have to adapt the SLT technology with a translucent mirror to auto-focus in the exact same way a Sony does. In doing so, they'd give up all the photographic advantages of the mirror, which isn't worth it. Basically, the Nikon autofocus sucks because it doesn't use the focus sensor (due to the mirror being up). I doubt Canon will have solved this in a way that makes it comparable with what sony has in their SLT's, let alone what the FS-700 has.

Sorry to tell you, but the NEX 5n does NOT use SLT technology. NO SLT, NO phase detect sensors being built into the imaging sensor like a Nikon J1/V1. The Sony NEX 5n doesn't use any form of phase detect for focusing, none, zip nada.

The NEX 5n uses contrast detect auto-focus, just like the quick focusing Olympus cameras. If Sony, Olympus and Panasonic can build good contrast detect auto-focus, why do you feel that Canon is so incompetent that they couldn't ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:59:30 PM »

If Canon had solved those issues in some brilliant or ingenious way, they'd have put it in the 5dIII. That they are just leaving it to the T4i tells me all I need to know....it would have made pros angry since its not very good.

Check-out the video test of a Sony FS 700  https://vimeo.com/40369782  the follow focus works very well. The test was done by Andrew Young, his work has received an Academy Award nomination, multiple Emmy Awards and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Don't confuse the Nikon D5100 auto-focus, with a Sony auto-focus. My NEX 5n, using face detection, does a good job of keeping a person in focus as they walk around a room, even at f/2.8. If Sony can do this, why not Canon ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 17, 2012, 11:12:51 PM »

Sony is keeping a 16 mp sensor in their new Nex-F3 and A37. Perhaps both have determined that the marketing benefit of ever-higher megapixels has reached the point of diminishing returns.

Both are bottom of the line cameras. So I wouldn't read too much into it. We'll have to wait to see what happens with the 24Mp NEX 7 and a77. Sony isn't Canikon, they seem to march to the beat of a different drum.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2012, 01:35:03 PM »
So who has worked in the field with a mirrorless body.  Try doing very early morning and very late afternoon landscape work and see how pleased you'll be. The optical viewfinder lcd is the weak link here. Great idea but at the moment a "nitch" market at best.

I've used the Sony NEX 5n.

It has a 1/4 20 thread in the bottom, just like a DSLR, so that you can use a tripod. The screen brightness can be cranked-up for use at the beach. It has an APS-C (1.5x) of equal to or better than Canon quality. Why do you think that this Sony or a Canon Mirrorless wouldn't work for landscapes ???  ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 10:39:56 PM »

Assuming you've already got a bagful of Canon L glass, what alternatives are you suggesting? If the spec list is as detailed, and the build quality is on a par with 5D3, I'd pay over $2k for it in a heartbeat.

Paul Wright

Why do you have a bag full of L glass ??? Why would anyone have a bag full of any kind of glass ??? If you don't use a lens (or anything else) at least once a week, you are better off renting it as needed.

If a lens doesn't regularly make me money, I see no need to own it. YMMV

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:19:45 PM »

After using 5D III, I properly will not go back to crop sensor anytime soon. ;)

I've used a 5D3, but would rather have an APS-C camera. Different strokes for different folks.

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This same thread over on EOSHD somehow turned into a S___-talking match between the blog owner and Phil Bloom.  It's worth the price of admission. 

http://www.eoshd.com/comments/index.php/topic,710.0.html

Thanks for posting :) Good read :) :)

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I'd like to see someone make a B&W DSLR, but Canon wouldn't do it 'cause they would be afraid that it would cannibalize their color DSLR market ;)

When and if, Leica builds a R10Digital maybe they will include a B&W model.

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