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EOS Bodies / Re: Leaked: Canon EOS M50 Image & Specifications
« Last post by Sharlin on Today at 04:51:40 PM »
If the C100 mark II was ever dead and obsolete, it is now. Especially for the massive price they ask for, and what it delivers in return.

Maybe they can slash $1500-$2000 off the price tag to make it more relevant. For those who do not want a 4K workflow slowing them down, and just want to deliver decent 1080p.

Uh, the C100 II may or may not be overpriced but something like the M50 definitely doesn't compete with it. Not even close. Whether it has some form of 4K or not.
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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Will Canon ever make 1 inch DPAF sensor?
« Last post by mistaspeedy on Today at 04:47:27 PM »
It has a 12 megapixel sensor, and I assume it has been optimized for shooting video (strong AA filter to avoid moire).

Not sure how good it would be for stills... probably not too good.
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EOS Bodies / Re: ARE Canon heading down the same track as Kodak
« Last post by old-pr-pix on Today at 04:45:25 PM »
How do you explain the Fujifilm Instax sales? Nor photo printers disappeared yet. It looks sometimes a physical artifact still has some value...
Fuji expected to sell 7.5 million Instax cameras in 2017... basically as a fashion accessory.  In its early going Instax felt the same impact as other film cameras from the digital 'revolution.'  The product was almost cancelled by Fuji.  Here is Fuji's explanation:  http://www.fujifilm.com/innovation/achievements/instax/  Although Amazon lists it as a Best Seller, only once have I noticed someone using one.

As to weddings, not long ago my son shot one where all the couple wanted was a thumb drive to show images on their 55" TV.  No prints at all in initial contract.  (Yes, he used dSLRs, not his smartphone!)  Of course there is still value in physical print copies; just not as much as we always used to assume.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Leaked: Canon EOS M50 Image & Specifications
« Last post by mistaspeedy on Today at 04:37:54 PM »
If the C100 mark II was ever dead and obsolete, it is now. Especially for the massive price they ask for, and what it delivers in return.

Maybe they can slash $1500-$2000 off the price tag to make it more relevant. For those who do not want a 4K workflow slowing them down, and just want to deliver decent 1080p.
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<li>The guide number is 47 (105 mm). It is driven by 4 AA batteries.</li>

This seems like a very low guide number. My EX 430 ii has a guide number of 141. Who would use this flash?

Where do you have that GN of 141 from for your EX 430II? This flash has a GN of 43 @ 105mm/ISO100.

The name of the flash is a hint to the GN EX 430 = GN 43
EX 580 = GN 58
EX 600 = GN 60

and now EX 470 = GN 47

Frank

This is from the Canon USA website;
Superior build quality, including a metal foot for added strength
Approx. 20% faster recycling time, compared to previous 430EX
One-touch, quick-lock mechanism for easy attaching/detaching flash from camera
Full flash control possible on camera menu, with compatible EOS Digital SLR cameras
Virtually silent flash recycle
The flash head can be moved up from 0 - 90° (5 settings), left from 0 - 180° (7 settings) and right from 0 - 90° (4 settings)
Zoom flash head covers range of 24-105mm; maximum guide number 141 ft./43m at ISO 100

[iN] Now that I look at it, the guide number 47 is in meters and I am quoting feet with my EX 430. [/i]
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50mm f/1.2 gives you about 3" of sharp focus from seven feet away. That's about the same as a 70-200 f/2.8 at the long end from twenty feet away. If you were shooting 50mm at f/2 you'd only get about another half inch of sharp focus, so you can think of it this way; if 50mm f/2 doesn't scare you, 50mm f/1.2 shouldn't, either.

But also remember, nobody is forcing you to use every lens at its widest aperture, and in daily work, you'd rarely want to anyway. You don't really buy f/1.2 lenses to only ever use them at f/1.2. You buy them because they typically have the best transmission, keeping the viewfinder bright even in dark places, and their rendering tends to be softer and more flattering for portraiture even when stopped down. For example, the Canon 50mm f/1.2 and 85mm f/1.2 are technical dogs wide-open and you really don't want to use them like that, but put them down to f/2.8 or so and they have absolutely marvelous rendering in a way that no other lenses at f/2.8 have.
(And the Samyang 85mm f/1.2 is much the same, so we should be bale to assume this 50mm f/1.2 will follow suit.)
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<li>The guide number is 47 (105 mm). It is driven by 4 AA batteries.</li>

This seems like a very low guide number. My EX 430 ii has a guide number of 141. Who would use this flash?

Where do you have that GN of 141 from for your EX 430II? This flash has a GN of 43 @ 105mm/ISO100.

The name of the flash is a hint to the GN EX 430 = GN 43
EX 580 = GN 58
EX 600 = GN 60

and now EX 470 = GN 47

Feet vs. meters, I presume. 43 m ≈ 141 feet. 47 m ≈ 154 feet. 'Muricans really should use meter-based GNs like the rest of the world—it's not like the literal "distance" meaning of GNs is very relevant these days anyway.
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EOS Bodies / Re: ARE Canon heading down the same track as Kodak
« Last post by Don Haines on Today at 04:27:18 PM »
So you're saying that Canon is so far behind in cutting-edge refrigerator tech, that they'd better release a killer product next year, or they're doomed! 

At least that's what understood you to say... :) :P

Absolutely.  Canon needs crisper and freezer tech.  ;D  :-X
I just walked over to my fridge, which is mirrorless and NOT made by canon, got a beer, and will sit back and enjoy the show. Canons lack of ability to come out with a mirrorless fridge means that Canon is DOOMED!!!!
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It's not really a 'new' camera. It's the exact same as the first version, just with the logic board upgraded to be slightly more power- and heat-efficient, so the processor (AF operation and IBIS operation) can be pushed a little further. It's basically just one step away from what Fuji does to their cameras with free firmware updates.

Other than that, it's the exact same system as before. They're even offering existing owners the option to send in their 'mark I' and have the logic board swapped out for a nominal fee, turning them into mark IIs.
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Lenses / Re: Which Canon 85mm Lens is for You?
« Last post by aceflibble on Today at 04:18:51 PM »
Once again, I'm in the market for an 85. I guess my search is not unlike ahsanford's quest. Perhaps the best analogy of what I want is the Tamron but made by Canon.
The Tamron is basically the best all-rounder 85 on the market right now. Third party be damned, it's built better than most Canon mid-range and the lower-L lenses, the manual focus is better than any other 85 on the market, autofocus is not particularly worse than any other 85 (it's a huge improvement over the Canon 1.2's and the Sigma's AF) and the VC works extremely well.

The most important thing for me, as I've gone through every 85-100mm option for Canon, is the Tamron has the most consistent rendering. There are lots of 85s which are super sharp in the centre but much weaker toward the edges, or really contrasty when the light's behind you but they go flat when you shoot into the light, etc. The Tamron gives you really predictable, totally even quality in all conditions and across the whole frame. That may not be exciting, but for me as a working pro who needs repeatable, reliable results, it's proven to be the best of the current options. The fact it's also one of the cheaper options is just a nice bonus.

Forget whatever you think about third party lenses, the Tamron primes are absolutely as-good-if-not-better-than their Canon equivalents, except the 35mm which is 'only' dead even with the Canon. (It's AF is a fraction slower and it is quarter of a stop behind in light transmission, but it's weather sealed and has a much greater magnification, so I call that a tie.)
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