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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 01:23:48 PM »
For those asking for full frame it's not happening any time soon and if it does than I'd expect a minimum of 3499 and a non EF mount due to the flange distance is not suitable for anything remotely compact.  I'm sure an EF adapter would be possible but pretty much the best you are looking at is Leica M9 @ $4000 with autofocus and a new lens lineup that is not EF compatible and at canon L prices.


I'd much rather see something comparative with the fuji xe-1 which has pretty much the best aps-c sensor

Good AF, good lens lineup size, great control scheme and awesome styling

What are they waiting for? I DO NOT wish to mount my EF 24-70 or 70-200 on that tiny thing - what's is the point buying mirrorless ???

Then my comment does not apply to you.  I have seen way too many comments on this board wishing for a cheap EF mount compatible mirrorless FF.  That is simply not going to happen.  I've seen tons of people hoping for EF compatibility when IMO it is not a big selling point.

The reason the Canon EOS-M is not great is not because it lacks a FF sensor.

Poor AF,  Poor ergonomics / styling, lack of built in flash and a sensor that is a generation or two behind the NEX or Fuji X are the problem right now

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EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: December 04, 2012, 10:43:50 AM »
For those asking for full frame it's not happening any time soon and if it does than I'd expect a minimum of 3499 and a non EF mount due to the flange distance is not suitable for anything remotely compact.  I'm sure an EF adapter would be possible but pretty much the best you are looking at is Leica M9 @ $4000 with autofocus and a new lens lineup that is not EF compatible and at canon L prices.


I'd much rather see something comparative with the fuji xe-1 which has pretty much the best aps-c sensor

Good AF, good lens lineup size, great control scheme and awesome styling



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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Information
« on: December 02, 2012, 01:44:24 AM »
<li>Pricing: somewhere around $11000.</li>
Yawn....
Don't worry, just because you're uninterested due to the high price, doesn't mean there aren't plenty of people excited about this lens.  Granted, I'm not one of them, either, but that's because 560mm f/5.6 is not nearly as useful to me as 840mm f/5.6 (or 1200mm f/8 with AF).

I'm pretty sure that is going to be the case with most people,

At 8500 this would be compelling.  At 11K I really don't many choosing this over a 400 2.8 or 600 f4.

Even if I had money to burn I'd purchase those two before I ever got the 200-400.

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Lenses / Re: Missing Lens?
« on: November 18, 2012, 07:58:07 PM »
There is the Zeiss 15mm and Tokina 16-28 as well

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Who asked for IS on short-focal length primes.  If anything I'd say most people wanted internal zoom and IS on the 24-70.  I still bought one anyway.

Honestly the DR thing nobody really wasn't even on most people's radar until the D800 came out so I can forgive them on that.

What I would be interested in is a new

14-24
updated zoom: 16-35 L II
updated primes 35, 50 (1.2L or 1.4) and 85 mm L lenses
make 5D/1D series bodies all have WiFi/GPS/ Radio Flash Trigger built in
stop crippling video output
prices that are not out of whack

In the Future a high MP high DR sensor.

The last thing that got me really excited was the 200-400 1.4TC lens which I would like to own someday.

wow. 50 1.2 is'nt old and works great, 16-35 II is already out and is also a great lens, 35 1.4L is also a good lens, 85 1.2 II is great. Wifi/GPS in a pro body? everybody complains about them in the 6D, but yeah i think that would be nice. I'd say canon is still top with the video quality.



50 1.2 is not that sharp wide open and focus is somewhat spotty  I have not tried since I got my 5D III though

85 1.2 slow to focus last updated 2003

16-35II and 35 1.4 is a good lenses I agree but can definitely be improved with better corner sharpness/ sharpness wide open and I would love to have seen them updated before adding a 24-70 F4 IS for 1499.

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Canon is acting quite a bit like Kodak lately.

Unable to innovate, don't want to innovate, stubborn, hard-headed, doesn't listen to customers/users?

So the new AF in the 5D3 is not listening to Canon 5D2 owners??

So IS becoming standard on even short-focal length primes as well as the new 24-70 standard zoom is not listening to customers??

Canon is listening to customers, they're just not listening to the vocal minority ???

Who asked for IS on short-focal length primes.  If anything I'd say most people wanted internal zoom and IS on the 24-70.  I still bought one anyway.

Honestly the DR thing nobody really wasn't even on most people's radar until the D800 came out so I can forgive them on that.

What I would be interested in is a new

14-24
updated zoom: 16-35 L II
updated primes 35, 50 (1.2L or 1.4) and 85 mm L lenses
make 5D/1D series bodies all have WiFi/GPS/ Radio Flash Trigger built in
stop crippling video output
prices that are not out of whack

In the Future a high MP high DR sensor.

The last thing that got me really excited was the 200-400 1.4TC lens which I would like to own someday.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Decent deal on new Canon 24-70 II
« on: October 03, 2012, 11:40:15 AM »
Yes mine just shipped as well.  I should have it Friday.

Will be nice since I have not had a lens wider than 50mm since I got my 5D MK III in July.

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Lenses / Re: What 3 lenses do you dream of and long to own?
« on: September 27, 2012, 02:31:54 AM »
Canon 200-400mm F4L 1.4TC

Canon 400mm F2.8L IS II

Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 ZE


I would put 24-70 F2.8L II on there but its on the way :)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II
« on: September 20, 2012, 08:51:29 AM »
Anyone that ordered this month from one of the big etailers get theirs yet? (Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Crutchfield etc.)

I am just wondering how far back I am in the queue and wondering how many have shipped so far.

I ordered on the 13th from Crutchfield and am hoping to get it at least a couple weeks before Halloween.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Reminder: Announcements on September 17, 2012
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:34:58 AM »
@Ecka... you don't get it.  You're far too interested in your own point of view to have a discussion... I'm asking a question how large do people think the market for the 6D will be (with the rumored specs and price) and you respond to me over and over with the same point that it's a good camera which I've agreed.   If the 6D comes out at $2500 then my point is even more valid than if it is $2100 which I am basing my point on.

And I'm not comparing the 6D to a Rebel per se... I'm imagining what customer in the market will choose this camera over the existing options just up and down the line from where this body will sit... for example top-end rebel, 7D, 5D3.

Congratulations, my friend! You've got what you wanted - Rebel/60D~ class FF.
Well, I really wanted it to be 7D~ class FF camera for $2500. Crazy world :-\

I don't see you have anything to complain about since you can get a 5d mark iii for 2750.

I guarantee another deal will come around between now and the canon 6d release date.

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I feel the 6D is pretty underwhelming.  I think 19 point AF system like that of the 7D and this would have been perfect.  Without it than it is really lackluster and I think there would be clear product deliineation between the 6D and the 5D MK III.

The inclusion of the GPS and Wi-Fi is off putting to me as a 5D Mark III user since it costs us what $1000 to add these features in?  I think those should have been included into the 5D Mark III and 1DX as well as a RF flash commander built-in to control the new line of flashes.  I think it would have made people feel there was a lot of value added to the 5D Mark III and with those I would say a better value than the Nikon D800E even if the Nikon has a better sensor.

At current prices and current feature set it is better to stick with whatever you have lenses for and I don't think either company delivered a game changer though the D800E is close.

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Pricewatch Deals / Decent deal on new Canon 24-70 II
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:51:15 PM »
Crutchfield has it for 2299.99 but they have crutchfield rewards that let you earn 5% back in crutchfield credit if you redeem 3000 points.

You get 1 point per dollar.

Currently they are offering double points so that is 4600 points = $230 in Crutchfield credit if you enter the code DOUBLE at checkout.

You can earn an additional 2% if you go through Fatwallet a cash back referral site = $46

so 2299.99 -46 = $2254 + you get $230 in credit at crutchfield.

Only bad thing is they are on backorder at the moment.  I was debating on pulling the trigger and this made me do it.  Combine that with any credit card rewards you are getting and it is just a hair over $2K.

Not too shabby if you are looking for a 1DX either.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next? Lenses & Cameras
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:03:18 PM »
Am i the only one who´s worried about the D800? People are selling their Canon gear like crazy, nobody even cares about what the 5dmk3 will be. Is the new D800 the end for Canon? What is this?? Why are canon releasing a new 24 and a new 28?? It´s the same! just walk two steps backwards or forwards. And a new 24-70 prised almost like the same as a 5d2 combined with the old 24-70! What is wrong with canon?? What are they doing? Wake up!

A lot of back and forth is good.  The better Nikon does the better Canon has to put out to one up them.

I think neither company can put a crippled AF system in any of their FF bodies anymore and that is ultimately a good thing.  I think if Canon is not putting there best foot forward (IE worrying about cannibalizing their own sales more than the competition) than they deserve to lose market share.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji X-Pro 1
« on: January 10, 2012, 12:17:05 PM »
Indeed it does not blow the G1X out of the water! The G1X blows the Fuji Camera out of the water!

1. The G1X is made by Canon. That alone counts for a whole point.

2. The G1X can change focal lengths without changing lenses.

3. The G1X has a father maximum focal length.

4. The G1X costs 2,000.00 less or so after the three lenses

So, the G1X clearly blows the fuji thing way out of the water.

The real point is that the G1X is a walk around, landscape, people, macro, everything, one size fits all camera. It doesn't need and isn't supposed to have a broad aperture. Much of what I would shoot with this camera would be with a narrower aperture anyway. One doesn't shoot landscapes at f1.4, if one can help it, usually... But, having a compact with a f1.4 would be helpful. If I had the budget, I would buy both instantly, and recommend you do if you can! Instead, I am saving up my dinero for some lighting gear, and maybe a new lens... I would really like a super super telephoto lens (600 F4!!!), but that's not coming soon... Maybe the Sigma 500 4.5? Anyway, this post is really beginning to rant, because I just got done with a really bad night of work, and I'm tired, so it's time to quit while I'm ahead!

Using those standards the G1X blows away the 1DX as well.

I'll take an X-Pro1 over the G1X anyday.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit About the 5D Mark III? [CR1]
« on: December 06, 2011, 08:59:38 PM »
Neuro...  -realistically, what physical/manufacturing cost savings would leaving out a reasonable auto-focus system provide?  I'm thinking in terms of raw material it's next to no extra costs, and in terms of manufacturing techniques, it's nominal for them to make the extra effort

Handicapping the 5DIII AF isn't a production cost-saving measure, it's a marketing strategy to drive differentiation.  As whatta correctly points out, including AFMA in the 60D would have been essentially free (there's no hardware component, and the algorithm was already done), but they chose not to do that.  Fundamentally, they need to have market separation between the 1D X and the 5DIII (and between any other lines, as well), and AF performance is one way to do that - it's one that Canon has a long history of using.  IMO, especially if Canon puts a >21 MP sensor in the 5DIII, they'll need to have other ways to differentiate it more strongly from the 1D X than if they use the same 18 MP sensor as the 1D X. 

Think of features as a set of sliders like you see in financial/loan calculators, and set has to sum to a fixed final ranking.  So, the 1-series has all the sliders pegged to the right-hand side (100%), and the xxxxD has them all pegged to the left (0%).  For models in between, think of xxxD at 25%, xxD at 50%, and xD at 75%.  Compare 7D to 5DII - the 7D has sensor size and MP bumped down (APS-C is not as good as FF, 18 vs. 21 MP), so the frame rate and AF sliders are bumped up, as is weather sealing.  If the 5DIII has FF, higher MP, equivalent AF as 7D, 5 fps, better sealing, etc., it becomes 90%, not 75%, and that's too close to the 1D X.  In other words, the better the sensor in the 5DIII, the worse (relatively) the other features.  For example, a 5DIII with a 28 MP FF sensor with the ISO improvements approaching the 1D X would likely mean using the exact same AF as the 5DII, lower FPS and perhaps even reduced build quality/sealing.  These trade-offs aren't necessarily determined by costs, but rather by marketing strategy.

AF type? Nikon seems to have a better AF approach

True - Nikon doesn't differentiate the pro line from the semi-pro line with AF.  Instead, they differentiate based on sensor resolution.  You can get 'pro' AF short of the D3x, but then you're limited to 16 MP APS-C or 12 MP FF.  If you want high MP and pro AF, you're stuck with the $8K D3x.

By your logic the D3s should not even exist then since is no difference from the D700 and the D3s since they have the same MP and same AF system.

I for one am planning on getting 1DX but with a poor AF system I would not consider getting a 5D III in tandem with it whereas if it had a pro level AF system I would probably end up getting both.  That is assuming it is not just a dumbed down version of the 1DX and actually has a high MP FF sensor

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