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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by raptor3x on Today at 10:12:32 AM »
I tend to agree with you. Some of the EVF's that I have seen on mirrorless cameras are getting close, but as you say, they're not there yet.... I wonder what's under development? It can't be too long before they hit the market at a reasonable cost.

I know it's not going to happen, but wouldn't the pundits be shocked if the 7D2 was the 7DM :) A mirrorless high end Canon with EF mount and an EVF! If you think the debates now get rancorous, imagine the hornets nest that would stir up....

I think it would be really cool to see Canon add to option for add-on EVFs to their next gen DSLRs sort of the way it work on the G1X II.  I think we're still at least 3 generations away from EVFs being able to replace OVFs, but it would be nice to add an EVF when the situation calls for it.
Glass has gotten better, film no longer exits.

Speak for yourself, I ran a roll of Kodak through my Pentax MX last week :) It is excellent DSLR detox

The wonderful Pentax MX, one of the finest mechanical manual film cameras IMO; a real jewel.
Obviously the answer is yes, but is also a lot more complicated than that. What monitor are you running and what is your colour profile? What is your working space in lightroom?
Lenses / Re: Recent L Price Reductions: Thoughts?
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 10:10:46 AM »
Business reasons, most likely having nothing to do with Sigma or other third-party lens makers.  Prices have gone up over the last few years, as the value of the yen increased.  The yen fell a while back, they've extracted a fair bit of profit from that, and now need to boost sales to maintain further profit.  Choice of which lenses get price drops is likely driven by inventory levels.  If you have a significant quantity of a certain lens on hand, those are sunk costs...dropping the price can help recover them,
Glass has gotten better, film no longer exits.

Speak for yourself, I ran a roll of Kodak through my Pentax MX last week :) It is excellent DSLR detox
EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by raptor3x on Today at 10:09:13 AM »
Because EVF still sucks for action and sports.

Have you tried an X-T1, A77II or a6000?  Modern EVF's are completely capable of keeping up with action, no problem.

I own both an X-T1 and an A7 and I can tell you that they are pretty bad for tracking moving targets unless the subject moves in an extremely predictable manner.
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7DMk II or the 1DMk IV
« Last post by Ron Lander on Today at 10:07:48 AM »
None of them, to get the kind of reach you are after you need a 500mm F4.  The Sigma 500mm F4.5 might be OK though so might be worth renting one.   
EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 10:07:16 AM »
Well the thing is he didn't know the direction of Canon developments.

How would that even had been possible to know?

After all, it is for sure at some point "even" Canon extends DR - and that is not because of "whiners" but because it is part of sensor IQ. Would be utterly absurd to think Canon itself don't know this - they optimize the way they think it is most profitable for shareholders and they haven't been wrong this far.

You're correct.  Thus far, Canon has chosen not to substantially increased low ISO DR.  Their market share has seemingly not suffered for it.  Nikon did choose to increase DR, and their market share has not increased.  What does that say about the importance of DR to the majority of buyers?

As for jrista spending $25K on his kit not knowing the direction of Canon's developments, consider that he spent half of that total amount less than a year ago, buying a 600 II.  After 4-5 years of Canon not increasing low ISO DR, it would be somewhat foolish to assume they would do the opposite the next year...and Jon isn't foolish.  In fact, since the 5DIII had been out for a long time, the assumption was easily testable in the case of that camera before committing to a purchase.
Plus, many of stick to a system in the long run, knowing full well that technology runs in cycles. For the last several years Canon has put a lot more effort into AF than IQ... now they have industry leading AF and industry trailing IQ..... where do you think the research effort will now be directed? It is logical to expect that at some time soon we will see a Canon with better IQ. I think that's why there is so much interest in the 7D2... many hope that this will be the point where new tech emerges...

Who knows... maybe five years down the road we will be bragging about Canon's IQ and lamenting the poor AF... nobody knows what the future will bring, but there is one sure bet... no camera or manufacturer will ever produce a model that is the best at everything.
EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D 4 & 1DX II @ Photokina?
« Last post by jdramirez on Today at 10:05:38 AM »

September announcements are for products for Christmas - user cameras/accessories.  Pro bodies should be expected before major event - like fishing championship  ;D
Fishing championship... funny... really funny.  or the Neighbors annual Labor Day backyard Corn hole event.  I hear ESPN 8 (the ocho) will be doing wall to wall coverage.
Lenses / Re: Recent L Price Reductions: Thoughts?
« Last post by tomscott on Today at 10:02:42 AM »
I hope the UK gets the price reductions too. Currently the prices of the lenses are the same numerically in the US and UK yet the dollar is 60cent to the pound at the moment therefore prices in the UK are 1/3 more. BS. Makes no sense to buy in UK when places like DR offer same prices and a 1 year warranty, and free postage with a turn around of 3 days from HK to UK. My 70-200mm MKII lens I bought from DR had a problem recently, they got me to send it to my nearest CPS centre had it repaired and refunded me the postage. Great service, so IMO grey market isn't an issue any more.

But why Canon has announced the reduction, all new lenses have been 20-30% more expensive than the previous gen and 3rd partys are taking advantage of it, being almost 50% less in some cases. Especially now these companies are getting around the issues of AFMA etc etc

They are also pushing the boundaries and not being scared to change it up a little which is exciting. Barely any excitement coming out of either Canon or Nikon that is affordable to the masses. The most interesting lens I think canon has produced in the last 3 years is the 200-400mm. Now others are making 1.8 zoom lenses, lenses with over 500mm range. Competition is good and this is the start hopefully.
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