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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 10:59:13 PM »

I really don't want smaller, except for my pocket camera.  My 35/1.4L is too small for me.  My hands aren't getting any smaller, so why do I want my cameras to get smaller?

I'm over 6' tall, wear size 13 shoes and have hands to match ;) And I prefer holding a Sony NEX over any of my Canon Film SLR or DSLR cameras. YMMV, but please don't tell me what I should or shouldn't like.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 10:49:09 PM »

Well, I use a 15mm/2.8 fisheye on full-frame, and the 10mm f/2.8 for crop seems to be quite good as well.

Glad that you like fisheye lenses. I prefer wide rectilinear lenses. Something like the EF 14mm f/2.8. A 9mm crop lens (=14.4 Full Frame). An f/1.8 or f/2.0 would be nice :)

BTW the Sigma 10mm F/2.8 EX DC Fisheye is a Sigma, not a Canon lens :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:25:13 PM »

High quality ultrawide options don't seem to me to be lacking at all - 10-22, 10-18, 10mm fisheye, 10-17 zoom fisheye, 11-16/2.8, 10-20, 8-16, 12-28, 10-24, and so on.

No interest in Big/Bulky/Slow zoomz :( Where are the small/light/fast primes ??? Fuji, Olympus and Panasonic have wide/fast primes :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: LensRentals.com Introduces Keeper
« on: October 02, 2014, 03:08:04 PM »
I often see, on forums, that people are waiting to see the online tests before they buy. Why not conduct your own tests ???

Many so-called Real World tests don't cover anything that I do. I don't shoot cereal boxes in my kitchen, nor do I shoot pet pictures in my back yard.

Waiting six months, then renting to do your own tests is a good ides. If it passes your test than buy it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 80D????
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:56:31 PM »
If the rumored Rebel EVF camera is a success, the 80D will have an EVF. Less costs = more profits for Canon.

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Canon General / Re: Financial Times - "Digital cameras: out of focus"
« on: October 02, 2014, 02:39:59 PM »
Hi,
   IMHO, yes, smartphone will kill the low end compact camera market, but also might increase high end compact and DSLR sales. Those user using smartphone camera most probably are not interested in photography in the first place, but once they shoot more with smartphone, they might be interested in photography and once they are interested in photography, they might buy a DSLR. Camera manufacturer should actually target those smartphone shooter by showing the different in quality and speed between a smartphone and a high end compact and DSLR.

   Have a nice day.

Smart Phone Photos have won World Press Awards :) iPhone photos have been published on the front page of the New York Times :) iPhone photos have been published in Sports Illustrated :) The Stock Photo Agencies are seeing a demand for photos shot with Smart Phones (because of their Authentic look) :)

Check-out this article in the NYTimes  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/technology/personaltech/smartphone-photography-evolves-with-camera-apps-and-related-tools.html

Eventually Smart Phone will kill DSLRs for many (not all) uses. BIF photographers and Professional Sports shooters will still need DSLRs and Long Lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:46:54 PM »
It will be interesting to see how much Canon cripples the EVF Rebel. Will it be as good as an Olympus E-M10 (entry level $750.00 w/kit zoom) ??? Or will Canon deem that level of performance a threat to their more expensive 70D ???

My next camera will have an EVF -- how bad does Canon want my business ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 01:03:22 PM »

Even if it were true (I think it isn't), that's still hopelessly bad.  It needs to be under 5ms for all lighting conditions, preferably closer to 2ms.

Why would I lie ???

"Other Features and Performance Improvements
Improved EVF display time lag
The display time lag has been reduced to 16 msec ..."


Here's the Olympus Press Release  http://www.olympus-global.com/en/news/2014b/nr140916em1e.jsp

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 12:43:10 PM »
To me, it makes sense that the future SL2 has electronic viewfinder, and no mirror. But I see no advantage (for consumers) use mounting M. If you mount EF / EF-S maybe I'll buy one or two.

The advantage for Canon is lower cost of production :) The lower costs will not be passed on to consumers as lower prices :( A BIG win-win for Canon, a BIG FU for consumers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 12:31:44 PM »

EVF are hopelessly bad. Still laggy. Yiiiiikes.

I'll take the tiny Rebel pentamirror any day over the EVFs available today.

The latest Olympus EVF has a lag of 0.016. (16 milliseconds). I wouldn't call that "hopelessly bad."

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The answer I wanted to check is not there. My answer is no effing way. My early work would have been better if I had more knowledge/experience.

The camera doesn't do the composition, you do! :)

The camera doesn't do the lighting, you do! :)

A better camera WILL NOT make you a better photographer :(



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Ya gotta luv clueless bloggers. Always ready to create a controversy about something they know absolutly nothing about. Meh :(

I just don't understand this negative post. Someone wants to info the photography community of a proposed fee aimed at photographers and you dis them as clueless.

Read UPDATE THREE below. He's revised his original article. Looks to me like he did a poor job of reporting and fact checking the original story. As I said before, Meh.
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UPDATE THREE: According to the Washington Post, Tom Tidwell, chief of the United States Forest Service says “If you’re news media, it has no effect at all,” he said. “If you’re a private individual, this doesn’t apply. Individuals who want to shoot on wild lands won’t need a permit, even if they plan to sell their photographs, except if it involves props. Fees for permits vary by size. Groups of up to three will pay $10 a day, while crews of 80 shooting movies usually pay around $800 a day”

Ok, so it sounds like we will finally get some clarification on this issue. The question is, why wasn't the above stance conveyed by the first two high ranking officials of the USFS to be questioned?

I've been involved with Commercial Filming and Still Photography since the 1970s. And very little has changed with the proposed new rules. If your photos/videos are part of an Advertising Campaign you will need a permit, same as it ever was -- nothing new here.

Few, if any, people who read the f/stop blog will be effected.
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Still photography
Photography of scenery has traditionally been part of a visit to a national park. Photography does not require a permit if it involves only hand-carried equipment (tripod, interchangeable lenses or flash), and does not involve professional crews, product or service advertisement, or use of models, props or sets.

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Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 28, 2014, 03:06:43 AM »
None. I rent as needed, that saves ma a lot of money :)

Over the last 10-12 years I've rented EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, EF 300 f/2.8 IS USM, EF 400 f/2.8 IS USM, EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM,  Extender EF 1.4X and  Extender EF 2X. Used for Auto Racing and Surfing.

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Lighting / Re: another, Graflex Graflarger back "45", free
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:24:05 PM »
WOW! I've never seen one of those before, and I shoot 4x5.

No, I don't need it, but thanks for offering.

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Lighting / Re: Speedlites - How many are enough?
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:16:53 PM »
I have one Canon 580ex for the times I need ON-Camera-Flash. Most of my work is done with Profoto packs/heads.

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