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EOS Bodies / Re: Chuck Westfall Talks Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« Last post by dmosier on Today at 03:37:38 AM »
Sadly, it sounds like moving the 7Dii to video is more important to Canon.
Very disappointed.

I have no idea why one would think this camera suggests "video is more important to Canon." Because honestly I see this camera as living proof that Canon actually couldn't care less about video. The video capabilities of this camera would have been interesting about four years ago. As it is now, for cinematographers, this camera is dead on arrival.

You're wrong - Canon cares a lot about video. Canon especially cares a lot about the folks in video that have money to spend. And Canon wants as much of that money as they can get (Canon is a corporation afterall.)

So why would Canon sell you a $1800 DSLR to do video when they have a $10000 video camera that they'd rather you buy instead?

I'm not wrong. If Canon actually cared about video they would make a camera worth buying for video. Because if Canon "cared" so much about that $10,000 camera they would rather I buy, I would suggest making one that isn't outclassed by half a dozen other camera manufacturers that are BETTER than Canon at or near the price point of a DSLR. The market is already there whether Canon wants it to be or not. Ever heard of Kodak? They were also a company that wanted to make as much money as possible. How successful were they?

I don't really care what Canon would rather sell me. I only care about what I want to buy and right now Canon isn't it. Their video tech is stuck in 2010 so I can take my wallet elsewhere and get far more bang for the buck.
Lenses / Re: Full frame bargains
« Last post by Maximilian on Today at 03:29:23 AM »
Hi e17paul!

Sorry, I cannot add up information on such hidden treasures.
But I want to thank you for sharing this info.
Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/2.8 L II front coating peeling off?
« Last post by dgatwood on Today at 03:22:28 AM »
So my 24-70 II did the same thing over the weekend.  We has a slight mist while shooting Football.  The nano coating came off when I wipe the excess moisture off.  Canon is saying it is water damage because I was honest and stated it happened in a mist.  This is very disappointing.  The lens is advertised as "Highly dust and moisture resistant."  I have been hung-up on, disconnected and chat and given the run around by Canon Repair center employees.  I am not happy since canon wants 432 to replace what should have been covered under warranty.

But it is highly moisture resistant.  As in, you'd have to be high to think it was moisture resistant.  That's what they meant, right?  :D

But seriously, any lens coating that can't tolerate water also cannot be safely cleaned, which by definition makes it a fundamentally defective lens coating whose very existence does far more harm than good.  If Canon refuses to cover such an obvious manufacturing flaw under warranty, it is highly likely that Canon is breaking the law.

I'd like you to try contacting them again, this time by certified mail with a return receipt.  Point them to this forum thread, where a number of people have reported having the same failure with that specific lens.  When you do, be sure to mention the magic words "Magnuson Moss", "fraud", and "class action".  I think you may have better luck with that approach.

If that doesn't convince them to honor their warranty, I would strongly encourage you to contact a lawyer.  Ask for punitive damages, and treble damages.  After all, if they've been presented with evidence that this is a fairly common failure that is not caused by customer abuse, and they still refuse to cover it, that constitutes a willful violation of the law, which is much, much worse than just breaking the law.

Caveat emptor: IANAL.
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Last post by eml58 on Today at 03:17:25 AM »
Love the colors!
I tried liveview with a macrolens. I am wearing reading glasses (it's the age) but still I can't manage very well with liveview. Lucky I have a 50art that focusses spot on - straight from the box. No afma on both my 5D MKIII and 6D. Love that lens

ISO was a killer, hand held, didn't go well prepared.

I'm certainly enjoying my Zeiss Lenses, and having to manually focus gets me more involved, my wife hates it though as it takes some patience, on her part as the model.

I also have my 1Dx bodies & 5DMK III Bodies fitted with the +3 Diopter fitted to the viewfinder, as you say, age, not a lot you can do about that one.

My last of the last re the Beach, done with the Beach.

1Dx 55 Otus @ f/1.4
EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« Last post by kaihp on Today at 02:43:38 AM »
At this stage take this rumor with a pinch of salt. Canon has senior camera, lens and sensor engineers at Photokina asking pro photographers what they like and dislike about existing cameras and lenses in three different groups. You dont do that with the associated cost if your about to launch a camera in a month.

Surely they can and will do that (talking to customers about what they like/dislike and launch a new body in 1 month).

My point is that Canon is most likely to have multiple generations of camera bodies under development at the same time, considering the product development time vs the launch cadence, so the camera they would be about to launch would not the one they are taking input on.
Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« Last post by Ripley on Today at 02:34:09 AM »
Thank you for the replies! I suspect that going wider than 24mm might not be that beneficial for me...    :(
EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« Last post by dcm on Today at 02:23:29 AM »
I use the Peak Design Cuff with my EOS M. You should check out the Peak Design System, its one of the most versatile accessories out there.

I use the Leash and Cuff to easily switch between a regular strap to a wrist strap in seconds.  The straps are small too which is perfect for the EOS M. And if I'm hiking, I use the Capture Clip to "clip" my camera on to one of my backpack straps, keeps my hands free and my camera from dangling around on a strap.

Here's the link for their kickstarter video if you wanna see all 3 accessories in action:

I use the same setup from Peak for my M - cuff, leash, Capture Pro with Microplate, and long clamping bolts for my thick packstrap.  Great for hiking or just around town.
1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« Last post by candyman on Today at 02:16:35 AM »
Who´s got the meanest look around here ??

Our local Aussie Beach Wolf, more wired than alive.

1Dx Otus 55 @ f/2

Wonderful series Edward. What a great result from this Otus lens.

Thanks Candyman, on a reasonably clear day with the Ec-s screen in the 1Dx, the Zeiss lenses are a breeze to Focus, unfortunately night time is another thing, it's back to live view which has some issues with responding quickly, so, for me to date, great lenses when you have reasonable light, not quite as good when you have less than optimum light, but then I find in dark conditions the AF lenses also have some difficulty locking focus.

1Dx Zeiss 21f/2.8 @ f/2.8

Love the colors!
I tried liveview with a macrolens. I am wearing reading glasses (it's the age) but still I can't manage very well with liveview. Lucky I have a 50art that focusses spot on - straight from the box. No afma on both my 5D MKIII and 6D. Love that lens
It would need like 10fps at 46MP FF mode and better video than the 1DC all around every which way and Exmor-like low ISO DR. If it managed all of that then it certainly could justify 8k-9k. That would be the best DSLR ever made.

Not going to happen. Keep dreaming... you have totally lost it... 46MP alone is already dreaming... then everything else you ask as well... Might as well throw all the existing 1DX and 1DC in the thrash compacter and sell this camera alone. Do you think Canon plans on throwing its existing cameras (the ones in their inventory) like the 1DX and the 1DC in the thrash? Do you think that they are going to reduce the price of the 1DX or 1DC to the point that its close to or as affordable as the 5DIII? You can find the 1DsIV for $4500-$5000 still... so without dreaming... what do you think will really happen, given the past and present tech.?
Even still, with the specs that you are dreaming about it would be the best DSLR ever made, until someone else comes up with something better. Then you guys will be b!tching about something else.

Maybe so, but who would buy a 36MP, non-Exmor DR, 5fps, worse than 1DC video, bulky 1 series cam for $9000 when you could get the same and better for a fraction of that price from other brands???

Or even say it has exmor DR, why pay $9000 for a bulky 36MP exmor-quality 5fps 1080p camera when you get the same thing for Nikon for like what $2500 or something? You can buy the D810 and three key lenses AND keep your Canon lenses and perhaps current Canon body and still have spent no more than after selling your current Canon body and adding the new $9000 1DsX.

You can get an A7S+Ninja 4k recorder+metabones adapter for Canon lenses+Nikon D810+two Nikon lenses for $9000! So why on Earth would you spend $9000 for a bulky 1DsX that gives 36MP with DR but 5fps and no 4k video?

You can get an A7S+Ninja 4k recorder+A7R+metabones adapter for Canon lenses for like $7000. $2000 less.

This thing either needs to be with the spec I list or forget it.

And at some point the 1DX and 1DC have to go to the trash. I mean do they still sell the D30 and 1D as their top models or are they in the trash? The current stuff makes those look silly.

And the 1DC is really about to make zero sense. A7S+Ninja4k costs half the price and gives better quality. The new SOny videocamera blows away the 1DC for video and is the same price.

Lenses / Full frame bargains
« Last post by e17paul on Today at 02:15:04 AM »

Does anyone have further suggestions?  Or experience of the lenses in the article?
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