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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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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 03:12:54 PM »

Nikon only has second class citizens when it comes to their customer service ;)
Better specs don't equal respect, they are trying to compete.

About the only thing stoping many people from switching is Nikons abysmal service recornd in the USA. At one time Nikon had a good reputation ... but NOT anymore.

BTW Nikon has had better focusing and metering for a long time, I've never understood Canon's lack of competitivness in this area. I guess focusing and metering aren't at the head of the list for Canon users ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 02:27:21 PM »
As for the rest of your specs...well, they're meaningless.

This is a typical fanboy response.

When a Canon has better specs, it wins hands down.
But if a Nikon has better specs, then this is irrelevant in the 'real world'.

FYI, this is not how things work with buyers.
Buyers look at the price and the specs and then ponder if the camera offers good value.

The D7100 offers exceptional value.
If Canon doesn't match that, then they'd better offer the 70D for cheap.

Why do you hate Canon so much :) :) :)

Nice to see someone else who lives in the real world :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:31:46 PM »


You're the one obsessing over the number of points in the autofocus system.

All I've been writing about is the actual performance of the autofocus system.
b&

No, I've been obsessing about the better autofocus of lower-end Nikons vs the lack-luster performance of lower-end Canon models.

Have a nice day :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:21:02 PM »

So why not pay your money (or not) and take your choice, instead of constantly proclaiming Nikon's superiority and more consumer friendly business ethic to the rest of us?


My problem is with Canon's dis-respect of the vast majority of their customers. If it wasn't for xxxD an xxD sales there would be no R&D money to support xD development.

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