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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 03:01:41 PM »
PROSUMER is just a cynical marketing ploy to sell slightly upgraded Rebels for more money. By calling these cameras prosumer they make the buyers feel special.

Nikon doesn't sell prosumer cameras, just consumer and pro. The Nikon D300S DX (APS-C)  has the same focusing and metering as the FX (Full Frame) D3s. While neither the POS 60D or the EOS 7D have pro level focusing or metering. WTF is wrong with Canon ???

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Mirrorless Entry
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:25:55 PM »
One advantage Canon has over most others is their amazing EF and EF-S lens selection. 

This amazing lens selection is the reason I've switched my FFFilm cameras for Canon to Nikon. And when I replace my DSLRs at the end of the year, I doubt it will be with new Canon DSLRs.

I'm waiting to see the Canon Mirrorless, before I decide what mirrorless system to buy into. The Olympus E-M5 has great IQ and a selection of lenses that get better day. Schneider has announce that they will make their ultra high quality lenses in M43 mount. The main problem with the E-M5 is the Fugly Retro Design -- hope Canon can do better.

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:16:29 PM »

And an entry-level full-frame is where you hook your high ticket buyers. You go full-frame, you start buying L glass...

Why would Low Budget full frame buyers buy High-Dollar L-glass? Seems likely they would buy a 5D3 if they had L-glass money. It's much more likely that Low Budget Buyers will buy the Low Cost 24mm f/2.8, 28mm f/2.8, 40mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8 and the 85mm f/1.8. Or variable f/stop zoomz.

BTW, Nikon has much more friendly prices on their mid-range lenses. Their 28mm f/1.8 costs less than the Canon 28mm f/2.8 fore instance.

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 13, 2012, 06:48:00 PM »

I would think that studio/portrait shooters do need the vertical grip - you cant shoot all day without one

Ive no interest in carrying around a cast iron brick all day. I'll take a 5D3 or a D800 anytime over a 1Ds or a D3. YMMV

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.

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