The EF 90mm f/2.8 TS-E is the sharpest lens that Canon makes. Please, please, please don't DOWNGRADE it to a "L" lens. All the Red Ring will do is raise the price, it certainly won't improve the optics.
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I thought this was targeted at P&S upgraders but virtually none of them are going to want to use a prime ...
I'd price it at $599 with 18-55IS for P&S upgraders.
As it is, it's $1100 to get one with the 18-55IS, where you can get a T4i (with flash, viewfinder, T/S LCD, better battery life, EF mount, and faster focusing) for $950 with the EF-s 18-55IS!
It's not even glorified. I bet that other manufacturers will deliver at 50$ or less with quality fully satisfying 99% of the users.
at risk of going a little OT which nex do you have? do you have an EF lens adaptor for it? if so how well does the EF adaptor work and is it a sony or 3rd party beast?
For those who don't get this camera, let me suggest that we may not understand the generational and cultural differences.
For old American guys like me, a viewfinder is non-negotiable. But for many people, especially the young, who shoot mostly with smartphones, the idea of sticking your eye up against the back of the camera is equally foreign and unnatural.
I need to replace my old compact (Canon S70), and now see plenty of good options ..... just a case of the physical size vs image quality compromise from Canon S100 to Sony RX100 to Panasonic GX1+20mm to Canon EOS-M?
I'm surprised Canon opted for APS-C format instead of the G1X size sensor, which could have allowed for a noticeably smaller package (lenses in particular)
I'm truly confused as to the market for the mirror less cameras that fall between the G1X series and an SLR.
1. With any lens, it is not pocketable.
2. Requires company to make an entirely new set of lenses on a new mount.
What kind of customer is best suited for this niche?
Don't know how it compares to the size of the Pentax K-01, but the K-01 uses the same battery as the medium format Pentax 645D, so it's possible it might take the same battery as the 650d/T4i
I do see one thing I like about the lens that I wish Canon would do to all the lenses...... Did you notice the Lens cap? Has the squeeze grips like Tamron.
The DSLR won't be around forever, it will eventually be replaced by some other new technology and I believe that the mirrorless camera is the direction this is all heading.
Who is this camera geared towards? Point and shooters that want to feel like they have a small dsrl?