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Patents / Re: Patent: Soft Focus Lens Designs, Various Focal Lengths
« Last post by jolyonralph on Today at 12:25:58 PM »
Wait a minute, I'm getting confused by the argument.

I thought *I* was the one who wanted a super compact FF Canon mirrorless system, which is why I want EF-M mount and not EF mount.

As I said before, there will be EF mount or EF-M mount, I think it's almost impossible Canon will go for a third incompatible mount system. Once they start doing, for example, cheap 50mm lenses, they'll want them to be sold to APS-C shooters as well as FF shooters, so the mount has to be the same.

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I have a suspicion that the FF mirrorless we're about to see will look a good deal like an EOS-M on steroids.

Somewhat like a 1950's rangefinder camera - the viewfinder will be a bump not quite as tall as what you see on a DSLR, but much wider, covering most (say, 2/3) of the top of the camera, centered on the lens.

Plenty of space for heat sinks and batteries.

With a large display on the back.

It will use an EF mount.  No adapter.

As for tech specs, not a clue.

But the form-factor would be so easy to implement, it just seems like something that would make sense for an initial fielding attempt.

I hope I am correct, and can afford it...I may be in the market for some new equipment soon.  The nephew liked my EOS-M so much I may not get it back.   :)
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just a bit sick and tired of "incessant"

You just hit yourself over the head with the irony hammer.  Ouch!
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Patents / Re: Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 12:20:53 PM »
Lens LCD display = total Canon fail on all counts.

Yes, as usual...you know more than Canon about lenses, their features, and what millions of people want.  Too bad for you those people ony exist in your imagination, and even more so that history has proven your knowledge isn’t worth the electrons used to transmit it.
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Patents / Re: Patent: Soft Focus Lens Designs, Various Focal Lengths
« Last post by fullstop on Today at 12:16:32 PM »
just a bit sick and tired of "incessant" personal attacks and the ongoing attempt to bully me by stating "i was all alone and nobody else" would want the products and features I'd like to get ... rather than useless Canon gimmicks like 1970s style LCD displays on lens barrels.

In reality Canon customers like me are the vast majority. And folks like Neuro are a tiny minorety niche. 
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... owned.  ;D

Are you nine years old?  You can't be a cheering section for your own content.

Yeah, he’s a real legend in his own mind.  Of course, if you live in your own private universe, it’s easy to be popular with all of your imaginary friends. 
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Patents / Re: Patent: Soft Focus Lens Designs, Various Focal Lengths
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 12:10:10 PM »
... owned.  ;D

Are you nine years old?  You can't be a cheering section for your own content.

Just a thought: convince someone else here to pat you on the back instead of doing it yourself.  I don't know, log back on as AvTvM and say "Wow.  Great point.  You nailed it, dude." 

- A
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Well, on reflection, I stand corrected.

 :P
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Patents / Re: Patent: Soft Focus Lens Designs, Various Focal Lengths
« Last post by fullstop on Today at 11:54:21 AM »
you might want to be a bit more careful with your ASSumptions. :-)

I am definitely "representative" for a much larger portion of the stills imaging market than you.

How many (private) Canon EF 600/4 owners are there globally? 10.000 ? More? Less?

And how many potential buyers of a compact, fully competent, enthusiast-affordable mirrorless Canon FF camera system are out there? 

... owned.  ;D
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Patents / Re: Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?
« Last post by fullstop on Today at 11:49:52 AM »
distance information is not needed by majority typical purchasers and users of kit lenses. And if, a few etched markings would more than suffice. Especially when the information provided on the LCD is as user-unfriendly in its presentation as in case of the Canon EF 70-300 IS II.

An LCD can provide more useful information than etched markings, but only if done right. Neither users of kit needs nor anybody else in their right mind needs a lens barrel LCD showing "currently selected focal length" on a zoom, when that information is also clearly visible on zoom ring markings. Even less so an automatic "FF equivalent focal length, when the lens is used on an APS-C sensor camera". The only useful information on a distance scale is "what DISTANCE has AF focused on currently and what DOF in front an in back do I have at the f-stop currently selected". Canon provides that information in a convoluted, old-school way. Zeiss Batis lenses show it much better, clearer, user- and n00b-kit-lens-user friendlier. Canon implementation is stupid and sucks from start to end. I trust you recognize the difference in usefulness and usability.

But even on the Zeiss Batis lenses the LCD is a mere gimmick, not needed. There is one place where distance [currently focused distance!] + DOF information [pertaining to currently selected f-stop] should be displayed: in the (electronic) viewfinder and/or on back LCD of camera - whichever one is active.

Lens LCD display = total Canon fail on all counts.

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