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EOS Bodies / Re: Silly Photokina Rumors
« on: September 07, 2014, 06:10:26 PM »
Sony are planning a tachyon sensor that can see backwards in time last I heard, no FE lenses though.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 07, 2014, 01:28:02 PM »
People who buy 5D3 or D800 or D750 or whatever so-called close competitor model typically have invested in either system for a while. Some people like switching system because certain features of that system attract them, but most cannot afford to switch back and forth just because of some new features of the camera body. The completion in is segment is more about the high end lens not the body.

Your potentially still going to lose new users of course and FF does seem to be growing relative to ASPC recently but I'd agree you can likely get away with not giving everyone what they want for a bit longer. You look at Canon and Nikon recently and they effectively swapped places from the last generation of FF bodies with Nikon selling the high resolution body and Canon the action/all rounder. I'd guessing the thinking behind that was that they needed to service the market that wasn't happy with the previous generation and then leave servicing the market they'd met with that generation for a few years until demand had peaked.

Landscape / Re: Within Forests
« on: September 06, 2014, 11:26:59 AM »

The issue for me wouldn't be that you would see no improvement with 50 MP but that I'd question how much demand there would be for such a camera on the Sony FE mount.

You could argue that it might appeal to those adapting Canon DSLR lenses I spose, something like the new 24-70mm would probably get much of the benefit but really is that a big market?

The FE system thus far seems to have prioritised size over performance for all its wideangle options and whilst the 70-200mm f/4 seems a bit better in that reguard is anyone going to choose the FE system for say wildlife shooting with its AF performance?

EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:06:50 AM »
AF comparison of mirrorless cameras.

They seems to be much better than rebels. I think it is better for me to shift to mirrorless (smaller footprint and look modern)  from Rebel. Only thing is lens selection to match. There are very nice APS-C lens to fit in the budget of rebels without compromising much.

I would be pretty confident that in terms of AF tracking there not even compared to a Rebel. That test really doesn't push performance much, good light, distant subjects shot at F/4.

For one, it could pretty much eliminate the reach gap between APS-C parts and FF, assuming you could maintain a high frame rate (and we know that's possible...Canon achieved 9.5fps at 120mp.) You could crop any part of a 50mp frame, and have the same kind of reach as a 20-24mp APS-C camera.

True and I spose you can argue an advantage for action shooting both in cropping from a larger area and that the AF points can cover a larger part of the crop. I don't see this being a big benefit from the FE system though given its AF performance, handling and lack of tele options though.

Don't get me wrong I certainly wouldn't say no to 50+ MP on an replacement for my D800 when I need one but even as mostly a landscape shooter who often prints large(A2 and up) its not something that would have be rushing out to buy a new camera.

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? 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.

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