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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 11:10:12 AM »
Great call on the focus screen, want one for my 5DIII.

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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2013, 11:16:21 AM »
I've been waiting two years for Manfrotto's tripod that dispenses super dry, slightly dirty martinis.

I think it's the Queen Olives that are holding the whole thing up.  When are they going to know their customers?  We'll take it now, with Manzanilla olives instead, just put it out already!

We won't wait forever . . . we'll have to sell all of our Manfrotto and go to Miller  ;D

Hahahaha. :)

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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2013, 11:20:31 AM »
A pocket (jeans) size full frame camera with super sharp 35mm 1.4 lens with an electronic viewfinder, built in flash.
Asking for too much? Ok, loose jeans... :)

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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2013, 11:26:35 AM »
Great call on the focus screen, want one for my 5DIII.

5d3 does not accept focusing screens... damn. But if I get a super focusing screen I will use it on 5d2 or 1dx.

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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2013, 11:42:01 AM »
1) Eye controlled focus at the top end of Canon's DSLR range
2)The ability to watch long exposures expose on the cameras sensor using the back LCD
3) Was going to say wireless intervalometer but apparently that's been done...gonna get one of those.
4)Not completely decided on this but...the ability to switch the OVF to an EVF for image playback would be nice sometimes
5)Some way to stop dust getting at the sensor while changing lenses

That's it for now anyway ;)

Having said all of these things, and constantly yearning for new cool features, sometimes I just love using old SLRs like the Ftb. Having absolute control of everything is great and necessary at times but when it's just for yourself, sometimes it's nice to just strip all the fancy features away and see what you can do!
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2013, 11:59:29 AM »
A Canon Full Frame DSLR with a built in radio transceiver for triggering speedlights (like a 600 ex-rt) thus eliminating the need for hotshoe transceivers and triggers altogether. Groups and channels etc set via in camera menu. Effective range of 150m with visual feedback from the speedlight in the viewfinder such as recycle time and battery level. The camera's sync speed should be 1/1000. So basically a camera designed around off camera flash!

Maybe it's already possible with the 6D but I like to wirelessly sync camera with iPad retina minus third party software for tethered shooting. Some video options on that would be cool too, ML??

A lens with some kind of coating that allows it change it's light transmission value at will, creating an instant ND effect that is variable. Eliminate the need for ND filters. I love them but they are a pain to keep swapping on and off.
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2013, 12:32:53 PM »
Some lenses with leaf shutters. If I could only have one, make it a 100mm f/2.

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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2013, 01:30:08 PM »
EF-S 400 4 IS

Why not try the EF 300mm f/4L IS, as it is the equivalent of 480mm on a 1.6x crop body?
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2013, 01:42:01 AM »
A high-quality 1.4 tele converter with an on/off switch like in the new 200-400, but works with any lens. That would save a lot of trouble of putting on and taking off the TC, especially in the field doing wildlife. It would make the big primes like a two position zoom - say a 400mm f2.8 going to a 560mm f4 at the flip of a switch.

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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2013, 11:48:16 AM »
Very interesting ideas, all of you!

Here are a couple of my wishes:

*Canon EF prime lens 350mm f/4 IS priced at or under $3000.  In other words, let's fill the gap between lenses with a 77mm to 82mm front element...and the "supertelephoto" megapriced group, whose front elements are not smaller than 5 inches...

*Canon EF zoom lens 22-120mm, f/3.2, multi-mode IS, no barrel or pincushion distortion anywhere in the zoom range, and very low to no CA.  Resolution on par with, or very close to the current 24-70 f/2.8.  Price $1899. 

*Price no object...Really fast primes or zooms from any manufacturer, that are state of the art optically.  Specifically, something at or around 60mm, 90mm, 110mm, and 160mm.  I'm taking this fantasy to the extreme, so the 60mm range would be f/0.4, the 90 f/0.7, the 110 f/0.9, and 160 f/1.2.  All would have fast autofocus and 4 or 5 stop IS.  All would be as sharp over 90% of the image area, as the current series 2 Canon supertelephotos.  All would be as light and strong as possible, with adequate weather sealing.  And again, all could exist inside one zoom lens...although the price would be far higher than if it were divided into prime lenses at the various focal lengths...Such a zoom would be $15k to $20k in present day dollars...

*Canon replacement or alternative to the 1DX, in two body versions.  One a downsized, cheaper version with a lesser AF, the other the full 1 series body.  Both would use a future tech sensor achieving edge of the art dynamic range and s/n ratio, with resolution from 19 to 26 MP.  The sensor would not be "full frame" at 36mm width, but a crop, about 32 to 33mm in width.  Incorporate some innovations from other manufacturers somehow...perhaps by purchasing controlling interest in one or more of those companies. 

*Higher viewfinder magnification combined with larger "apparent field of view" via the finder...for all Canon bodies (except maybe the Rebel line).  An image through the viewfinder, with a 50mm lens mounted, focused at or near infinity, should show objects exactly the same size as the naked eye sees them...AND NOT SMALLER than the eye sees them.

*Advanced autofocus, as some others have said...with some kind of eye movement detection.

*Leica somehow modifies some of their M-mount lenses to work on DSLR bodies...and makes them fully automatic, electronic, and with IS...haha.

*A CANON 1.7x teleconverter that is optically superior to even the current series 3.

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2013, 12:28:53 PM »
EF-S 400 4 IS

Why not try the EF 300mm f/4L IS, as it is the equivalent of 480mm on a 1.6x crop body?
Maybe because it would be the equivalent of much more mm (actually 640) on a 1.6x crop body and some need it?

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2013, 05:52:07 PM »

*Higher viewfinder magnification combined with larger "apparent field of view" via the finder...for all Canon bodies (except maybe the Rebel line).  An image through the viewfinder, with a 50mm lens mounted, focused at or near infinity, should show objects exactly the same size as the naked eye sees them...AND NOT SMALLER than the eye sees them.



get a 7D ;)

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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2013, 06:01:28 PM »
1.75 teleconvertor

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« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2013, 11:55:03 AM »
EF-S 400 4 IS

Why not try the EF 300mm f/4L IS, as it is the equivalent of 480mm on a 1.6x crop body?
Maybe because it would be the equivalent of much more mm (actually 640) on a 1.6x crop body and some need it?

No, a theoretical EF-S 400mm lens on a 1.6x crop body would be the equivalent of 400mm.  Note: EF-S lenses, which is what the OP requested, can only be mounted on a 1.6x crop body, so there is no crop factor.
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2013, 05:06:55 AM »
EF-S 400 4 IS

Why not try the EF 300mm f/4L IS, as it is the equivalent of 480mm on a 1.6x crop body?
Maybe because it would be the equivalent of much more mm (actually 640) on a 1.6x crop body and some need it?

No, a theoretical EF-S 400mm lens on a 1.6x crop body would be the equivalent of 400mm.  Note: EF-S lenses, which is what the OP requested, can only be mounted on a 1.6x crop body, so there is no crop factor.

as far as I know all EF-S Focal Length are measured in FF-equivalent so an 17-55 EF-S has the same Field of view as a 17-40 EF at 17mm mounted on a crop body.

And on crop a 10mm has the same FOV as 16mm on FF.


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« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2013, 05:06:55 AM »