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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements Coming August 14, 2015
« Last post by veng on Today at 10:59:15 AM »
I think the reason the SL1 was so unexpectedly popular, and why the SL2 will be so popular, is the target market is not a primary body.  This shouldn't be the only DSLR you own.  This solves a lot of complaints about people's primary DSLR while still letting them use all the expensive glass they own.  For example, for someone who has a gripped DSLR, this provides something smaller.  For someone who has a FF and wants extra reach, this provides a crop factor.  For someone who wants something lighter, this provides about a 1.5lb weight savings.  For someone with a FF camera that wants access to some of the ultralight weight EF-S travel lenses, like the 10-18 STM and the 18-135 STM.  Or even for someone who has a wife who has smaller hands and wants something that will fit those hands better. 


Yeah, in case you haven't figured it out I'm hoping this is the SL2.

I'll consider the SL2 if they nail it: DPAF, touch screen with touch to focus, really good video with 4K no moire. I doubt it though, it will be better than the SL1, but I'll be really surprised if Canon doesn't hold back a lot of things. But, maybe Sony's innovations will shake them into being more aggressive.
I think DPAF and a touch screen w/ touch to focus is pretty much a requirement for the SL2 to be successful.  I'm not overly interested in 4K video at the moment, as long as I can get 60 FPS 1080 I'll be happy.    I think the key question here is if the SL2 is supposed to be something that's cheaper than a rebel, or if it's something that's supposed to be a more compact DSLR.  I'm hoping for the later with features that slot in between the rebel line and the XXD line, but features are only removed because they'd impact size and/or weight, not because they're trying to keep from cannibalizing sales.  With the addition of the t5, I think that line will be Canon's new "price point driven" DSLR line, hopefully not the SL2. 
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is video still needed in DSLRs?
« Last post by neuroanatomist on Today at 10:58:34 AM »
No I did clearly your superior to everyone else who posts the key was in the word "example". Can I suggest a good anger management school?

1) Perhaps if you'd linked to your (future) source, it would have been more clear.  Your statement, " I know personally Ive never used any of my Canon DSLRs for video, I would much sooner use the GoPro or my Sony video camera ergonomically both are easier," certainly suggested your support for the argument.

2) As others pointed out, the Df was a poor example.  It was a marketing gambit by Nikon, we've seen how well it turned out.  Of course, there are many reasons for that, but excluding video was likely part of it. 'Pure photography'...phthth.

3) Superior?  No, although I can usually at least manage to use you're vs. your properly.

4) I'll pass on your offer of a recommendation, although your offer to recommend a good one (as opposed to a poor one) implies personal experience with such institutions. 
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Post Processing / Re: Cool Whip/ice cream/or tulip
« Last post by Click on Today at 10:50:06 AM »
Cool shot, chauncey.  :) Nicely done.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is video still needed in DSLRs?
« Last post by unfocused on Today at 10:49:43 AM »
When we can shoot stills at video framerates we'll just shoot video, then pick out the still frames later.

This is a common  misconception. The optimal shutter speed for shooting video is double the frame rate (1/60th second for 30 frames per second). This might be fine for some purposes, but for anything moving you won't get a sharp image. In fact, the slight blurring that occurs when shooting at the slower shutter speed is desirable for video as the eye fills in the gap. Doesn't work for stills.
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Post Processing / Cool Whip/ice cream/or tulip
« Last post by chauncey on Today at 10:36:59 AM »
I woke up this morning doing something dangerous, I was thinking...what can I make.
 Took an old tulip, inverted and colored a leaf...kinda looks like an ice cream cone.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements Coming August 14, 2015
« Last post by Maximilian on Today at 10:28:36 AM »
I think the reason the SL1 was so unexpectedly popular, and why the SL2 will be so popular, is the target market is not a primary body.  This shouldn't be the only DSLR you own.  ...
Hi veng!

As an owner of a SL1/100D as secodary body I would and I do recommend this one also as primary body.
Because of its size, because of its features for money, because of its flexibility.
If you want more functionality you have to move upwards, Rebel xy or 70D, of course. Or even FF.
But for a lot of people this little one simply does enough.
It is a real good second body. but I suppose more people own it as first and only (having no numbers).
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Reviews / Re: Review: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R
« Last post by AlanF on Today at 10:19:11 AM »
It's all the great glass that is inhibiting my upgrade  ;D  I have a 6D and enjoy it a lot. But I covet wonderful lenses, and I can imagine a great use of 5Ds/r money: TS-E 24 plus Sigma 50 Art

And the 400mm f/5.6 is not on the list of recommended lenses!
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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Announcements Coming August 14, 2015
« Last post by Etienne on Today at 10:13:44 AM »
I think the reason the SL1 was so unexpectedly popular, and why the SL2 will be so popular, is the target market is not a primary body.  This shouldn't be the only DSLR you own.  This solves a lot of complaints about people's primary DSLR while still letting them use all the expensive glass they own.  For example, for someone who has a gripped DSLR, this provides something smaller.  For someone who has a FF and wants extra reach, this provides a crop factor.  For someone who wants something lighter, this provides about a 1.5lb weight savings.  For someone with a FF camera that wants access to some of the ultralight weight EF-S travel lenses, like the 10-18 STM and the 18-135 STM.  Or even for someone who has a wife who has smaller hands and wants something that will fit those hands better. 


Yeah, in case you haven't figured it out I'm hoping this is the SL2.

I'll consider the SL2 if they nail it: DPAF, touch screen with touch to focus, really good video with 4K no moire. I doubt it though, it will be better than the SL1, but I'll be really surprised if Canon doesn't hold back a lot of things. But, maybe Sony's innovations will shake them into being more aggressive.
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EOS Bodies / Re: Is video still needed in DSLRs?
« Last post by Orangutan on Today at 10:04:25 AM »
I wonder, as the technologies for both still and video imaging improves, will there be a point when trying to make one body do both will result in a less than optimal system for either?

When we can shoot stills at video framerates we'll just shoot video, then pick out the still frames later.  Also, "less than optimal" does not mean "mutually exclusive."  As long as neither appreciably impairs the other there's no reason they can't co-exist.
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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Canon XC10 is Now Shipping
« Last post by cayenne on Today at 09:54:21 AM »


DSLRs are terrible for shooting video with, but the current enthusiast level MILCs are much friendlier to use. Cameras such as the GH4/NX1/a7rII will outperform things like the 5DIII and 7DII by a big margin.

Even if you are putting Magic Lantern on said 5D3..and shooting full blown RAW video out of it from the full frame sensor?

That stuff looks mighty nice that I've seen......
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