September 25, 2017, 02:53:46 PM

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Last post by tron on Today at 12:21:35 PM »
I guess we're all hunters at heart.

Jack
+1
The word for "doing wild life photography" in my language literary means "photohuniting" :)
+1 Except it's harmless for our "targets"  :) :) :)
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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 12:16:38 PM »
I'm a complete rank amateur and not a technician so please excuse me if this contains glaring mistakes but I'm not too sure why there's such a debate about the mount : surely it'll either be EF or EF-M plus adaptor or something else with adaptor ... either way won't all our modern existing lenses are all going to work fantastically well ? Can we not all be absolutely 100% certain Canon will attend to autofocus and get it working just fine ?

Yes.  Be it with a full EF mount or thinner new mount + adaptor, EF lenses will work on this new FF mirrorless system from day one.  The #1 market for this rig is existing Canon owners, and Canon is not nearly foolish enough to turn them off with a thin mount + no EF adaptor for it.

- A
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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by ahsanford on Today at 12:12:30 PM »
Is there room for another price point in APS-C mirrorless?  Maybe.  A beefy-gripped/sealed/tough high fps 7D2-like beast in mirrorless is certainly possible.  But if none of the EF-M lenses are weathersealed or pack USM focusing, you'd be forcing the prosumer class to use bigger/heavier EF glass to get the most out of it.  That 'works' for longer glass, but no high end standard zoom or UWA zoom exists for those guys.  Surely better/faster EF-M lenses need to materialize if such a rig is to be offered.

- A
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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by Bekippe on Today at 12:08:29 PM »
Here is a wild idea. Canon showed with the 5DIV the ability to manipulate focus after the fact (to a small degree) using dual pixel raw files. This shows them working to break down the image at a pixel level, and then recombine it with a specific changes. So, here is the idea. Split pixel based flange distance reduction.

Assuming enough processing power, you could possible apply a correction for lenses with an incorrect flange distance. Also, assuming lens repeatability, it could be similar to automatic distortion correction profiles.

Mount any EF lens and the camera adjusts for the focus correction factor. You could then have the mount capability similar to EF-S; allowing all existing EF lenses on the new system but having a variant that only mounts to the mirrorless which is designed around the small flange distance.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by rjbray01 on Today at 11:45:02 AM »
I'm a complete rank amateur and not a technician so please excuse me if this contains glaring mistakes but I'm not too sure why there's such a debate about the mount : surely it'll either be EF or EF-M plus adaptor or something else with adaptor ... either way won't all our modern existing lenses are all going to work fantastically well ? Can we not all be absolutely 100% certain Canon will attend to autofocus and get it working just fine ?

For me, my main concern (apart from image quality) is going to be the quality and refresh rate of that little TV screen inside the viewfinder.  I've got an M5 and my personal opinion is that compared to my 5D-iv its frankly complete rubbish.  Panning, zooming, focussing all seem to take forever to catch up.  The picture is small and grainy - oh and, whilst I'm having a whinge - the silly little slider dioptre control is completely impossible to set accurately - which means my wife and I can't pass the camera between each other and see properly with naked eye.

If Canon come up with a giant crystal-clear Viewfinder screen which refreshes near-instantly - which is essentially just as good as an optical viewfinder - and especially if they could come up with menu-driven dioptre control with a user-memory setting - then the only serious debate is image quality and shooting performance (fps etc) ... isn't it ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by dak723 on Today at 11:44:45 AM »
I'm pretty much convinced that most of those who claim they wouldn't buy a Canon mirrorless camera unless it supported native EF mount are the sort of people who wouldn't buy any FF Canon mirrorless camera anyway.

I can only speak for myself, but I would strongly consider buying the Canon mirrorless FF if it is EF mount.  I would be very hesitant to buy if it is a new mount.
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Alan I should have clarified for more static subjects, certainly not BIF.  However, a center AF point on an eye regularly results in less than ideal framing for me, especially if we are talking a somewhat longer profile, say a long-tailed bird.  Of course the higher MP camera allows you to do your framing after the fact so you shoot with greater distance and don't loose needed resolution.  Which takes us to the trade-off Canon has made between speed and resolution.  I don't have the resolution you have.

Jack
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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by unfocused on Today at 11:27:05 AM »
Once again, this discussion illustrates why a full-frame mirrorless may never come to market.

No matter what you do, half the people who claim to want a full-frame mirrorless will immediately reject whatever Canon puts out because it doesn't match exactly what they imagined.

I'm one who seriously doubts they will add a fourth mount. I don't really care, but I see all sorts of practical problems down the road if they do. Sticking with the EF Mount is the safest bet and risks the least, so I'm guessing that's what will happen. Time will tell.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Will it be the EOS M1? [CR2]
« Last post by jolyonralph on Today at 10:59:13 AM »
I'm pretty much convinced that most of those who claim they wouldn't buy a Canon mirrorless camera unless it supported native EF mount are the sort of people who wouldn't buy any FF Canon mirrorless camera anyway.
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Situations like OP describes are where I miss the old Canon T-90.  It had a meter mode that allowed you to take up to 9 spot readings.

Don't the 1Dx and 7D II have something alike? For some reasons the still expensive 5D is deemed not worth of it.
The 1 series still have that feature, and always have.

Didn't realize that... have only shot w/borrowed 1Dx a few times and didn't learn all features... just way too heavy for me.  AFAIK 7DII doesn't have such a feature does it - can't find it in the manual?
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