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The problems I think Sony would have is that firstly I'm not sure theres massive demand for resolution above the existing 36 MP and secondly its questionable how there current(and future) FE lens lineup would perform on such a camera as there are already serious issues with the wider lenses with 24/36 MP.

Honestly I'm starting to think that Sony might be in panic mode with the threat of the camera(not sensor) division being shutdown hanging over their heads such is the rate of new releases.

Black & White / Re: Your best Architectural & City B&W shots?
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:20:18 AM »

EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 04, 2014, 02:34:24 AM »
I think viewing the M as "dead" is taking a very US centric view when in reality it was likely always planed as a system aimed mostly at the Japanese market were ultra compact mirrorless sales dwarf those in the US.

My guess is that we'll see an M similar to the one around now with the 70D sensor at some point next year, as to whether we see a larger body I think that's anyones guess.

Landscape / Re: Flowers and other Flora
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:46:21 PM »

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:42:22 PM »

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 02, 2014, 02:36:15 PM »

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:53:06 PM »

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:01:38 AM »

A related question:  how many non-Nikon shooters go to Nikon forums to complain about Nikon?

From what I've seen, many of the most vocal complainers on CR don't use Canon gear.  Some of them used to shoot Canon.  So why are they here?

Have they 'found religion' and are here to 'convert' the great unwashed masses?

Do they have inner doubts about their choices, and coming here to complain about Canon helps them continue to justify their decisions?

Do they think they're being altruistic, devoting their time and energy to show us poor, deluded fools how bad we have it, and how good it could be if only we make the same choices they made?

Do they honestly want Canon to deliver products that would meet their own needs, however niche those needs are, and somehow believe that complaining here will help accomplish that?

Or...do they merely want to sow discord?

Frankly, the vast majority of CR forum members are here to request and provide information, share techniques and images, etc.  CR is a great community resource, and like nearly all successful Internet forums, it attracts a few incessant complainers.   Look on the bright side – they provide some entertainment on slow rumor days...

I wouldn't call myself a Canon complainer as I tend to find myself on the pro Canon side of most arguments that happen here dispite shooting Nikon but a big issue is that this is one of if not the best forums I'v found on the net for the technical side of things, far superior to say Nikon rumours.

A big issue I'd say is that Canon(and to a slightly lesser degree Nikon) is considered "the mainstream". On one hand that means If you had a legit reason for buying a something made by other companies your likely to explain why you didn't buy one of the more mainstream products. On the other though it means if your a gadget buyer/fanboy looking to define yourself by your purchases or net praise/criticism the mainstream is the obvious target.

That's really where a lot of the negativity around Canon and Nikon comes from with net media coverage as well. Users of Canon and Nikon products are generally after balanced opinion on them, users of other companies products are more often after gushing praise of those products and criticism of Canon and Nikon. Whats more as fanboys/gadget buyers spend a lot of time surfing output that gives them what they want gets good traffic.

When was the last time you saw review video with an attempt at comedy bashing a Sony, Fuji, Oly, etc product? I can't remember seeing one because those who might make them know it wouldn't get attension.

As a Nikon shooter the main complaints I see are...

1.Lack of replacement for action bodies besides the D4(no D400 or D700 mk2).

2.Issues with camera quality control.

3.Lack of new ASPC lenses.

Lenses / Re: Canon Price Drops on L Lenses
« on: August 31, 2014, 12:12:49 PM »
The price on the 24-70 f/4 should have been under $1K from the get-go. No way did it feel or perform like a $1500 lens.

Indeed although at this price I think it becomes a potentially significant lens, especially if your[sic] talking entry level FF sales.

Perhaps. The 35 f/2 IS came out at $800, but it wasn't until the price drop to $550 that I decided to pick one up. Decent lens, just overpriced (initially) for what it offers. Same with this new 24-70. I was interested in it but the price needed to come down. No way was it worth $1500, and I'm not even sure it's worth $1000. But pretty soon, used ones (or white box models) should be able to be picked up for $800 or less...now we're talking...

Looking at some of the HK importers I can see the 6D + 24-70mm package is only £500 more than the 6D alone.

As a 6D kit is really where I think it would do best, the macro mode isn't maybe ideal for insects but seems to make for a good flower lens, add in a good landscape/street focal length that's all in good quality and fairly fast and I think you've got a very nice one lens holiday setup.

Lenses / Re: Canon Price Drops on L Lenses
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:35:33 AM »
The price on the 24-70 f/4 should have been under $1K from the get-go. No way did it feel or perform like a $1500 lens.

Indeed although at this price I think it becomes a potentially significant lens, especially if your talking entry level FF sales.

Landscape / Re: Rural Landscapes
« on: August 31, 2014, 02:55:35 AM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR Camera
« on: August 29, 2014, 11:55:09 AM »
Putting phase detect on the image sensor is on the way to solving the AF problem for mirrorless, and Canon's DPAF is another big step in that direction.  Contrast detect is slower because it's more iterative, phase detect determines direction and magnitude at the outset.

You're correct about the Leica rangefinders.  No one complained about the film versions, because film is not affected by the incident angle of incoming light.  No one complains about the digital versions, because Leica took sensor and lens design steps to compensate for the problem caused by high incident light angles with a short flange distance.

Speaking of rangefinders isn't a big issue with on sensor PDAF going to be that the light is spilt over a very short distance compared to a DSLR? rather like the difference between a rangefinder with a short and a long baselenght.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: August 28, 2014, 02:58:57 PM »

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