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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2013, 12:41:56 PM »
According to a recent poll the results we're this...

1. 14-24L
2. 100-400L II
3. 50mm 1.4 II USM
4. 24-70L IS USM
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2013, 12:41:56 PM »

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« Reply #61 on: May 23, 2013, 06:27:27 PM »
The 7D does not.  It is a 1.0x magnification viewfinder and has 100% accurate field of view (50mm lens focused at infinity).  However, it is a crop sensor so the apparent field of view is smaller, even if it has the same magnification as the naked eye.

The last (35mm) camera to have a close-to-1.0x viewfinder was the Pentax MX (0.97x and 95%).  Nikon's largest was the Nikkormat EL2 and FT3 (0.90x and 92%), the largest Canon is the TL, FT QL, Flex R2000, Flex RP and Flex (0.90x and 94%).  Note that all of these cameras are manual focus film SLRs.

In the autofocus era, here are the biggest viewfinders from the 'big two': Canon - 620/630/650/RT (0.80x and 94%), Nikon - N2020 (0.85x and 92%).

In the digital era there is only one APS-C camera with a 1.0x viewfinder - Canon 7D (1.0x and 100%).  Many other crop cameras come close, namely - Nikon D90 (0.96x), Canon 40D/50D/60D (0.95x), Pentax *ist D/*ist DS/*ist DS2/K10D/K20D/K-x (0.95x), Sigma SD1 (0.95x), Nikon D200/D80/D300/D300s/D7000/D7100 (0.94x).

The largest viewfinders for any less-than medium format DSLRs are the one's found in the 1Ds Mark III and 1Dx (0.76x and 100%).  Nikon's biggest are the ones in D3/D3s/D3x/D4/D600/D800 (0.70x and 100%).

The medium format Leica S2 has a viewfinder with 0.86x magnification and 96% accuracy (along with a crop factor of 0.8x, resulting in a normalized size of 1.03 in 35mm terms - which comes out to be 35% larger than the ones in Canon's 1Ds Mark III and 1Dx).

So, I do think a magnification of 1.0x would be a huge step ahead of what is available, or has ever been available.

Interesting, I will try my 58mm lens on my friend's 7D, focused at infinity.  I know my 58mm at closer than infinity, magnifies the image a lot...as does my 70-200 f/4, when focusing closer.  And I suspect my 58mm lens, is actually more like 53 or 54mm at infinity.

However, I will never buy a 7D...I've decided I kind of detest them.  I much prefer my 6D, its ergonomics, and its file output.  Whether the AF is weaker or not, I can certainly get 99% of the shots I do with it, in focus (and this includes fast servo work at times).  I assume if the 6D had a 1.0x viewfinder, it might also need a larger "prism/mirror box"...and thus cost more than Canon would want to spend on making it at the 6D's desired price level...but I could be wrong.

The only other Canon DSLR bodies I will buy in the future, are a 1DX, or else a 1DX successor, and/or a 6D successor.  Unless I wind up needing to shoot a lot of video, in which case the recent hack of the 5D3, makes it appealing for that.  My neighbor recently bought a 1DX, so I hope to use his a bit at times.
Yup, all true.  For another interesting factoid, compare the worst 35mm viewfinders ever made, to the absolute best APS-C DSLR viewfinders ever made:

Worst 35mm VF
Canon Rebels (XS, X, G, 2000, Ti, K2, T2)
90% coverage, 0.70 magnification, no crop factor - 0.90 x 0.70 / 1 = 0.63 normalized size
Best APS-C VFs
Canon 7D
100% coverage, 1.00 magnification, 1.6x crop factor - 1.00 x 1.00 /1.6 = 0.625 normalized size
Nikon D300/D300s/D7000/D7100
100% coverage, 0.94 magnification, 1.5x crop factor - 1.00 x 0.94 / 1.5 = 0.627 normalized size

Note that while the coverage on the film Rebels is the worst in the film SLR autofocus era (90%), the size of the image is imperceptibly larger than the absolute best available in the APS-C digital era.

For comparison, here are the normalized sizes of Canon and Nikon's Full Frame DSLRs:
Canon 5D and Nikon D700 (0.68)
Canon 6D (0.69)
Canon 1Ds/1Ds2/5D2  and Nikon D3/D3s/D3x/D4/D600/D800 (0.70)
Canon 5D3 (0.71)
Canon 1Ds3/1Dx (0.76)

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #62 on: May 25, 2013, 09:23:23 PM »
I have already posted in this thread but I just thought of something more that I yearn for most days.

A digital version of the Canon FTb. I suppose it could be any SLR around then, A1, F1 etc but I just happen to love the FTb.

When I say digital version I mean including a large, bright viewfinder with good magnification (like the FTb) and microprism/split screen focusing. It would also have a full frame sensor to maintain an authentic shift to "digital film". Ergonomics would be the same as the FTb, same classic 10 second timer lever on the front would be a nice touch even if this is getting a big nostalgic.

A nice compliment to this new digital Ftb, or FTd as it may be called, would be a couple of new fast primes that have the same styling as the body AND an aperture ring on the lens. EF mount of course to increase compatibility.

I have been playing with the idea of a Fuji X100 and this just seemed like an ideal solution; full frame, old style quality, canon camera that would fit in well with my current system of lenses if necessary. The logistics of such a creation would be a challenge, and parting with the cash Canon would ask for would probably also be a challenge in itself. Plus, there wouldn't be much of a market...
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #63 on: May 25, 2013, 09:58:52 PM »
35mm format can take a long walk off my balcony!

Enter Phase One with an IQ280 or even 260.

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #64 on: May 26, 2013, 12:52:17 AM »
Something like this?  ;)

It looks like FF ;D
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #65 on: May 26, 2013, 02:01:13 AM »
Having jumped to the end I don't know if anyone has suggested a 1.4x TC IS and a 2x TC IS. That way any/all lenses could have IS.

I like the idea of the 24 - 135 L IS and even F4 would be good. F2.8 lovely but size and price and filter size. Probably rear mount. Would rather have the ability for front mount filters. Then polarisers can be used.

Now if only the new to be released 100 - 400 was a constant F4. That would also be great. :)
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2013, 06:53:12 AM »
15mm 1.4 for APS-C so its "like 24mm on FF sensor". Same for 21/22mm 1.4 for "35mm on FF sensor" :) Just wideangles with wide apertures for APS-C in general :(

Yip! But I've to the conclusion that it is (a) either not possible; or (b) so unimportant to Canon that it's never going to happen.

What I would also like to see, is a Canon DSLR - similar to the 100D - with an EVF (and focus peaking) ... great for MF lenses!
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« Reply #66 on: May 26, 2013, 06:53:12 AM »

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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2013, 09:43:14 AM »
Realistically, I'd love a 70d that features the following:

- 45 point AF system from the 1d IV
- 7fps with ~30 raw shot buffer
- Dual SD card slot
- 20+ MP sensor
- High ISO performance 1 stop worse than the 6d
- 5d III build quality with built in flash
- Built in 2.4 GHz radio transmitter for my 600ex-rt's.

Obviously, if we're creating a product of my dreams, you'd end up with this:

- 30 MP full frame sensor (to avoid crazy huge RAW files)
- No noise or banding at any ISO whatsoever
- 15 stops of DR
- 100 cross type AF points that fill the entire frame and work down to f/8
- All magnesium alloy body, size of 6d, but INCLUDING the little directional nipple jog-dial for changing AF and such
- Built in IS (like Sony)
- That same built in speedlight control (I just really want a built in radio commander)
- All the above and more for $100
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2013, 03:17:46 PM »
I'd like to see an affordable F4 super-telephoto from Canon.....well we are talking fantasy arn't we?
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« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2013, 03:33:12 PM »
I'd like to see an affordable F4 super-telephoto from Canon.....well we are talking fantasy arn't we?
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Depends on your definition... After getting the 600/4 II, I've been considering the 300/2.8 II as an 'affordable' and 'light' option.   ;)
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #70 on: May 26, 2013, 07:57:28 PM »
Having jumped to the end I don't know if anyone has suggested a 1.4x TC IS and a 2x TC IS. That way any/all lenses could have IS.

nice idea,

I guess the TC would increase in size weight and cost however it would be a huge hit with something like the 400 f5.6L on a 5Dmk3 with a 1.4x TC IS as you suggest

I wonder if it's a workable solution
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2013, 08:42:50 AM »
And how about an "IS" lens. That way,
1. Any lens can have IS so if you have say a 70-200 F 2.8L lens, then when on tripod it can stay as is, top quality and no changes due to IS. (Surely IS must have some delitrious effect on the picture). And when you wish to take it for a walk you can attach an "IS" to it and voila, you have a 70-200 2.8 L IS.
2. it cuts down the cost of the lens as you only have to pay for the "IS" once. Much better than having IS in the body, much cheaper than having to pay for IS for all the good gear.
But, I am not a lens designer so do not know if it would be possible. Possibly, if there is a company out there that does think it possible they could make one. Say, a brand xxxx that would be Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, compatible, and have a straight IS feature. Its nice if you can get it. ;)
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« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2013, 09:35:23 AM »
Some sort of diaphragm shutter could prevent dust from entering the camera during lens changing.

I keep wondering why they do not make a TC with zero power. That does not change magnification or degrade lens quality. Then we could leave the 'plain glass' on the camera and change lenses without fear of dust on sensor. We could just blow away, wipe away the dust from the plain glass.

Nice idea ya? I wish I could manufacture this and sell! lol
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« Reply #73 on: May 27, 2013, 10:47:21 AM »
a 350mm f/4 L IS with built in 1.4 x extender . Which give to us an approximatively 500 f/5.6 L IS with the extender on...

under 3500 $ of course ;)

and a very good 7D mark II before the end of the year 8)
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Re: Desired fantasy gear
« Reply #74 on: May 28, 2013, 06:35:25 AM »
EF500mm f/5.6L IS DO (But with quality rivaling that of EF500mm f/4 L II)

One can only dream  ;D

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« Reply #74 on: May 28, 2013, 06:35:25 AM »