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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: October 23, 2013, 10:08:48 PM »
You got it in one - and welcome to the wonderful world of economy! Canon is a mass-market manufacturer, so (thankfully) they weigh performance vs. cost. If you want performance no matter the cost and also receive a big arrogance boost for free, buy Leica.

I also would like to receive technology updates like more precise af and IS systems which is little cost for the manufacturer. What I don't want is top-notch iq glass doubling the price for a performance that only few people need, even of course if some opinions might be different in a nerd or enthusiast forum.
Well holy moly! Thanks for making me see things much clearer. Here I thought I wanted top-notch IQ glass because of the IQ itself, sharp corners, client demand and the ability to produce huge prints. But now I understand that I'm just an arrogant nerd in need of a dick extender. :D

Hold the discussion! I'm gonna go and sell my "luxury item" 70-200 IS II now. Better replace it with the MK1 before someone notices my nerdy arrogance. Wohoo 17-40L, here I come!

And yeah, they better quit doing these snobby top-notch IQ upgrades. Or else the price tags of the current lenses will surely skyrocket to untouchable levels! How on earth would anyone be able to afford the 17-40L if Canon released a new version? ::)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:07:08 AM »
Canon should spend time improving DR before releasing this lens  ::)
I kinda agree with you.

But still, I want this lens right now! Or a 16-50L, or a 17-40L II.. Just whatever, as long as they finally give us an UWA-zoom with sharp razor sharp sharpness across the frame.

How hard can it be? :P It feels like we've been waiting an eternity for a real "Nikon 14-24-killer", and I do think people would pay solid money for this lens. But still nothing from Canon! .. As CR-guy recently said: "Not even a whisper".

Whay cannot Canon crack this nut? Are they just afraid to hurt the sales of the 14L and 24L?

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:12:50 PM »
Personally I would prefer the manufacturers stop worrying about MP and turn all that R&D towards a digital sensor that can produce 6400+ ISO as clean as 100 ISO.. Until that has been accomplished everything else is a waste of time and money.
And I think Canon should turn their R&D towards a digital sensor that can produce clean ISO 100! :D

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:57:50 AM »
But seriously, why would someone cover their camera in tape like that? I can only think of one explanation, and that it that they have something to hide.

He even covered the Canon logo on the lens cap.

Could this be the unicorn we've been waiting for?

It appears to be merely a tourist fearing that someone may steal his camera during vacation. Probably it was an American, because in earlier discussions regarding the excessive use of gaffer tape on camera equipment only U.S. citizens appeared to have serious concerns regarding theft. As a European I have never covered up my equipment.
You are probably right.

But he even covered the jog dial, the side of the camera, and the area around the hot shoe.. Doesn't make any sense! Unless he's trying to add some extra weather protection. lol  :P

Nikon, Canon.. They are in the same boat. Terrified of making a high end mirrorless. :D

Sony and Fuji will continue to eat their lunch.

Canon General / Re: Benefits of a mirrorless FF?
« on: October 21, 2013, 03:31:15 AM »
^ I prefer EVFs. And I'm saying that as a 5D3-owner who have been shooting OVF since year 2000. :)

The latest EVFs are great. I love to be able to see what my exposure looks like, together with a live histogram. I'm also very fond of features like focus peaking, focus magnify e.t.c.

After trying EVF on the Fuji X100s, the OVF on my 5D3 felt pretty naked and crippled. It was almost hard to go back.

Just my 2 cents.

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:16:47 AM »
But seriously, why would someone cover their camera in tape like that? I can only think of one explanation, and that it that they have something to hide.

He even covered the Canon logo on the lens cap.

Could this be the unicorn we've been waiting for?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Focus Peaking for Canon 5D3
« on: October 19, 2013, 06:25:39 AM »
Focus peaking is awesome, but this feature really needs a state of the art EVF to be truly useful.

while is for sure an interesting development, earth shattering it is not.  The prelude to the demise of the dslr market, it is not.  If mirrorless can get off the ground and run, if people buy into it at this price then we will see interesting developments.  But, markets are weird - and the camera market is especially weird nowadays (screw mirrorless, and FF, and anything that isn't a cell phone - many say the whole upper end of the camera market will crumble because consumers are more and more opting out of having a stand alone camera at all because their cell phone is right there - so the race for quality may be lost for the bulk of the market in favor of ease of use and networking.  Yes, any slr with wifi now can be run with the cell phone, and images can easily be shared via social networks...but that's like 3 steps more than just snapping the shot with the cell phone - which is what the vast majority want. 

With a consumer market increasingly ditching cameras for cell phones, this widens the gap in IQ which I think will make life a little easier for pros.  But, not easy for a mirrorless system like this.  I think Sony may have put the cart before the horse here.  The A7 and A7r do on paper look impressive, but without more glass it will be a hard sell.  And as many pointed out, while its a FF sensor, there are many little known things that suck about it (battery life of up to 300 shots...SD cards...), and the unknown - how does the EVF perform?  I have toyed with a sony mirrorless and an olympus -- the olympus EVF wasn't as bad as the sony, you could tell it was an electronic translation of the world though - while the sony - I really did not like looking through the EVF, maybe it was because it was lower light, but there was a huge delay in what was seen vs what was happening - which says to me ---- mirrorless is a long way from taking over the market!

One thing that's notable to me is that after all the years of hype the A7 really isn't THAT much smaller and lighter than the 6D, a camera that offers more in the way of controls, a top plate LCD and a larger battery. Could it be that because the sensor makes up a larger percentage of a mirrorless body and a good eye level viewfinder is desired by higher end FF users that a lot of the size advantage of mirrorless is removed?

Lens balance with something like a 24-70mm F/2.8 is likely to be an issue but personally I get the impression that a lot of Sony's announced lens lineup has rather modest specs not because there need to balance the system but because there needed to play up size difference.

It seems to me that there might still be potential for a FF DSLR smaller than the 6D as well with features more inline with the A7.
If Canon released a high resolution, high DR, full frame sensor in a small and light package (similar to the EOS SL1) at an affordable price (Not Leica or 1D price tag), I would be all over it!

But let's face it. They won't. :(

I've preordered the A7R, and I intend to use it with my EF lenses. But I'm also going to buy a couple of native lenses, in order to have the size advantage when I want it. Perhaps two from Zeiss and then the ultra cheap but ultra sharp Samyang 14mm for landscapes.

I will not buy another camera from Canon until they get back on the iron throne of innovation and image quality. That's all I have to say.

Software & Accessories / Re: Magic Lantern for 5D3?
« on: October 18, 2013, 01:02:16 PM »
Got it! Thanks :)

First RAW files available online.

Not sure how to process them though. ;D


Software & Accessories / Magic Lantern for 5D3?
« on: October 18, 2013, 11:30:25 AM »
So I thought I'd finally give Magic Lantern a shot and see what all the fuss is about. I went to the download section at their website ( http://www.magiclantern.fm/downloads.html ) and noticed that the 5D3 isn't listed?

Stable Release V 2.3
Cameras supported:
 5D Mark ii

Nightly builds. Same thing there, 5D3 not listed.

Am I missing something here?  :P

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 10:10:27 AM »
Now would be a good time for Canon to "leak" something about their upcoming high MP (and hopefully high DR) sensor. Sony has just announced the camera that thousands of canonites have been dreaming of.. And it takes EF lenses.  :-X

I'm just speculating here, but Canon's silence could mean that their solution is still far far away, and that new sensor will debut in a 7.000 dollar 1D-body.

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:09:15 AM »
I see three groups of people here: those who take snapshots with little care for quality (cameraphones), those who care about quality but don't want to pay too much for it or have too big a camera (mirrorless), and those who put image quality above everything else (SLR).
Not really true any longer.

Many of the mirrorless cameras outperforms anything that Canon offers at the moment. Especially the new A7R from Sony, since it will offer a whole lot more DR and resolution than the 5D3/6D/1DX.

DSLRs still have the upper hand when it comes to lenses, but for how much longer? And besides, the DSLR lenses can be used on mirrorless cameras.

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 05:41:30 AM »
Of course SLRs are selling better than mirrorless, that's precisely my point. They are selling much worse now, which is why Canon doesn't care. But if they keep not caring until the mirrorless cameras overtake SLRs' marketshare, it will be too late: their competitors will have taken over the mirrorless market and they'll struggle to keep their leadership position.

I personally don't believe mirrorless are the future.

From Luminous-Landscape.com:

The world-wide trend is toward smaller cameras. Maybe it's the aging population, or maybe just a Japanese trend that is slowing spreading around the world. (Apparently more than 50% of new DSLR style camera sales in Japan are now Compact System Cameras rather than larger cameras with optical finders).

And it's not just Japan. 4 of my photographer friends has dumped their Canikon DSLRs and bought mirrorless systems. Honestly, I might follow suit with the A7R.

I think that everyone who isn't a sports photographer will sooner or later switch over to mirrorless.

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