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EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 13, 2012, 06:39:42 PM »

I'm picturing a Mk2 sensor in a rebel body ...

I agree, if it's priced between the POS 60D and the EOS 7D, that's all it could be. A resin body for sure, maybe a PentaMirror instead of a PentaPrism, no weather sealing ...

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:36:14 PM »
Sony is rumored to be releasing a New NEX with a non-interchangeable lens. Maybe Canon will release a non-interchangeable Rebel Super Zoom. :)

Lenses / Re: The Shorty Forty MTF Chart Comparison
« on: June 09, 2012, 02:37:15 PM »
It will be an excellent walk around lens for FF, assuming the CA is good.

It could work well on my FFFilm Canon Elan 7n.  I normally shoot B&W (Kodak BW400CN,Kodak P3200 or Adox CMS20), so CA isn't a problem.

The lens I really want is the New Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G iens for my Nikon F100 FFFilm camera. Canon seems to have abandoned the middle :( while Nikon has come out with three reasonably priced f/1.8 lenses (28mm, 50mm and 85mm) in the last year :)

I still wish that Canon will come up a EF-S 30mm f2.8.

That and an EF-S 22mm (=36mm). I'd buy them both. :)

Lenses / Re: The Shorty Forty MTF Chart Comparison
« on: June 09, 2012, 02:02:37 PM »
yeah but it is f/2.8...

It's starting to make sense. The STM Lenses were designed as Video Lenses.

"To leverage the unique, new shooting functions of the EOS Rebel T4i, such as EOS Full HD Movie with continuous AF, Canon is introducing two new unique lenses, the new EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens and new EF 40mm f/2.8 STM lens. Both new STM lenses includes Canon's new Stepping Motor technology, which allows the lenses to smoothly and silently focus, ..."

So there you go, the STM lenses are NOT Still Camera Lenses, they are Video Lenses.  Most Hollywood movies are shot between f/2.8 and F/5.6, therefore f/2.8 makes sense. If you shoot portraits or street (or other things that need fast lenses), this lenses Is Not meant for you. :( :( :(

Before you tell me Paper-Thin-DOF is Cinematic, spend a day at your local Multiplex. How many of the Top-Ten films (the movies people line-up to see) feature Paper-Thin-DOF ???

EOS Bodies / Re: Just a Rebel Reminder for This Friday
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:12:17 AM »
WTF is Canon thinking ??? with the 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8 and the the 40mm f/2.8 ???

Nikon has just released the $699.95 28mm f/1.8G, add the recent $219.95 50mm F/1.8G and $499.95 85mm f/1.8G and you have a useful and reasonably priced set of FF Primes. Nikon users must be smiling :) :): :) Canon users not so much :( :( :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Odds & Ends - Mirrorless [CR1]
« on: June 02, 2012, 07:10:24 PM »
I world Expect it included with The camera

Why do you expect it to be included with the camera ???

Nikon doesn't supply the $269.97 FT-1 (F) Mount Adapter with the Nikon 1.
Olympus doesn't supply the $169.99 MMF-2 (4/3 to M4/3) with it's M4/3 cameras.
Sony doesn't supply the $399.99 LA-EA2 (Alpha mount to E mount) with NEX cameras.

Why would Canon give it away for free, when they can make a profit by selling it ??? just like everyone else ???

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 ;)  ;)

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 :( :(

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.

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."

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'."

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.

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.

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.

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 :)  :)

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 ???

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 would have made pros angry since its not very good.

Check-out the video test of a Sony FS 700  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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