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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2012, 07:50:39 PM »
I'd love a stripped down full frame camera with a great sensor, decent build quality, better than 5D Mark II focusing, at least 98% viewfinder and good battery life. Throw out video & live view and any other bells & whistles that aren't of any use for a still shooter. Price it at $1599 and it'll fly off the shelves.

Honestly I'm just tired of the video features in DSLRs, I can't recall doing any serious video work on my 1D Mark IV or 5D Mark II besides just tinkering. I'd rather take the money saved from buying stripped down still cameras and just buy a dedicated video camera if I ever go down that road.

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« Reply #45 on: April 28, 2012, 07:50:39 PM »

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« Reply #46 on: April 28, 2012, 07:58:03 PM »
Quote from: briansquibb link=topic=6137.msg115840#msg115840 date=133565306
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Well Sony fanboy, nice to see you on this Canon site. Good luck with sticking a 600mm lens on your NEX5


Why would I want to "stick" a 600mm lens on my NEX 5n ??? I have THREE Canon cameras, one FFFilm and two APS-C DSLRs, plus a FFFilm Nikon and a Toyo 4x5 (a real FULL FRAME camera).

So am I a Sony fanboy ??? a Nikon fanboy ??? or a Canon fanboy ??? Or just a photographer who chooses the right tool for the job.

BTW I usually shoot with an EF 85mm f/1.8, but from time to time I'll use a 300mm f/2.8, a 400mm f/2.8 or a 400mm DO. I have a Wimberly II gimbel head ( http://www.tripodhead.com/products/wimberley-main.cfm ) that I use for long lenses. It would be no problem to use the NEX 5n, with a Metabones Canon EF to Sony E adapter ( http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/01/17/Metabones_Conurus ) and a Big White lens 'cause the gimbal head carries the weight, not the camera.

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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2012, 08:02:39 PM »

10+ yeas ago, everyone had full frame cameras.

And 10 years from now, almost no-one will own  a full frame camera.

Stop living in the past ;)

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« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2012, 08:02:52 PM »
Quote from: briansquibb link=topic=6137.msg115840#msg115840 date=133565306
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Well Sony fanboy, nice to see you on this Canon site. Good luck with sticking a 600mm lens on your NEX5


Why would I want to "stick" a 600mm lens on my NEX 5n ??? I have THREE Canon cameras, one FFFilm and two APS-C DSLRs, plus a FFFilm Nikon and a Toyo 4x5 (a real FULL FRAME camera).

So am I a Sony fanboy ??? a Nikon fanboy ??? or a Canon fanboy ??? Or just a photographer who chooses the right tool for the job.

BTW I usually shoot with an EF 85mm f/1.8, but from time to time I'll use a 300mm f/2.8, a 400mm f/2.8 or a 400mm DO. I have a Wimberly II gimbel head ( http://www.tripodhead.com/products/wimberley-main.cfm ) that I use for long lenses. It would be no problem to use the NEX 5n, with a Metabones Canon EF to Sony E adapter ( http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/01/17/Metabones_Conurus ) and a Big White lens 'cause the gimbal head carries the weight, not the camera.


Seems to me that you called us ff fanboys so I thought I would return the favour. As you seem to be unable to handhold with anything heavier than a NEX5

Real Canon pros hand hold their 800s attached to series 1s without using props

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« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2012, 08:04:00 PM »

10+ yeas ago, everyone had full frame cameras.

And 10 years from now, almost no-one will own  a full frame camera.

Stop living in the past ;)

Agreed - we will be using MF with 200mps

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« Reply #50 on: April 28, 2012, 08:41:01 PM »

10+ yeas ago, everyone had full frame cameras.

And 10 years from now, almost no-one will own  a full frame camera.

Stop living in the past ;)

Agreed - we will be using MF with 200mps


...and shooting at ISO 204,000 !!!

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« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2012, 08:42:18 PM »
i cannot understand why canon should produce an entry level FF. They have one it's called 5DmkII and apart from autofocus, 2.1 fps more and about 2/3 stops improvement in high iso - please don't mention 2 stops I am referring  to raw files- it's extremely close in IQ to 5DmkIII. I do not know if I will own in the future a 5DmkIII but I am not selling my 5DmkII period!

I think it is much easier for canon to lower a little the price of  the 5DmkII rather than design, test and produce an entry level FF. I personally believe that this suits the users too. Do you think of any unresolved issues (bugs not missing features) with 5DmkII? I don't.

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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #51 on: April 28, 2012, 08:42:18 PM »

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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #52 on: April 28, 2012, 11:36:49 PM »
i cannot understand why canon should produce an entry level FF. They have one it's called 5DmkII and apart from autofocus, 2.1 fps more and about 2/3 stops improvement in high iso - please don't mention 2 stops I am referring  to raw files- it's extremely close in IQ to 5DmkIII.

Canon can replace the metal body with polycarbonate, and the penta-prism with a  penta-mirror. In short, introduce a FF sensor into a small and lightweight body (600D). Market that for ~US$1500 and it'll sell like hot-cakes.

I'll like to see Canon limit DSLR bodies to FF and convert all APS-C cameras into compact camera systems. Perhaps that's what Canon has in mind and that's why we're not seeing the usual yearly replacement for the 600D.

That's just my preference. :)

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« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2012, 01:18:20 AM »

Seems to me that you called us ff fanboys so I thought I would return the favour.

Feel free to call me an APS-C Fanboy. :) I don't have any problem with Film Fanboy either :)

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As you seem to be unable to handhold with anything heavier than a NEX5

I was shooting with a 5D3 a couple of weeks ago. As I've said before, it's a great camera, but a lot heavier than I like. That's why I do most of my paid work with a Canon APS-C camera.

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Real Canon pros hand hold their 800s attached to series 1s without using props

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Does that mean you think all the photographers, along the side lines, at the Super Bowl and the World Cup are amateurs  ;)  ;)  ;)































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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2012, 01:27:48 AM »

Agreed - we will be using MF with 200mps

My guess is 80 Mp Smart Phones. That also shoot 4K Digital Video. ;)

If Moore's Law continues to function, we'll have MFD IQ in a very small camera very soon. Bet on it!

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« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2012, 04:06:22 AM »

Does that mean you think all the photographers, along the side lines, at the Super Bowl and the World Cup are amateurs  ;)  ;)  ;)

Super Bowl ? Never heard of it. What soccer team is that  :o :o :o :o

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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2012, 05:28:46 AM »

Agreed - we will be using MF with 200mps

My guess is 80 Mp Smart Phones. That also shoot 4K Digital Video. ;)

If Moore's Law continues to function, we'll have MFD IQ in a very small camera very soon. Bet on it!

I'd guess the limates of optical technology will prevent things going too far in this direction, the NEX maybe small but its still ulimately using the same sized sensor as crop DSLRs.

A high MP FF camera does seem like a good opportunity to take the mirrorless route to me though. FF DSLR's seem well suited to the jurno/sports/wildlife users given the advanatge in AF performance and the fact that there often using large tele lenses that balance well with a heavy body. A camera targetting the studio and landscape market doesnt need the same AF performance and is more likely to be used with lenses in the wide/normal range that could be downsized and balance well with a smaller body.

Perhaps such a camera could even follow the GXR M mount route? Having a detactable sensor/lens mount seems like an easy/cheaper way to mobular design than a digital back.

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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2012, 06:20:43 AM »
Canon can replace the metal body with polycarbonate, and the penta-prism with a  penta-mirror. In short, introduce a FF sensor into a small and lightweight body (600D). Market that for ~US$1500 and it'll sell like hot-cakes.

While it sounds interesting, I don't think so. I'd rather guess that Canon marketing has figured out that people who spend a lot of $$$ for a Japanese black plastic dlsr want to have a lot of camera for it or they'd get an expensive, exclusive Leica. And the larger full frame mirror needs a somewhat larger body to begin with.

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« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2012, 06:20:43 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2012, 06:48:35 AM »
i cannot understand why canon should produce an entry level FF. They have one it's called 5DmkII ...

As Canon sells xxxxD series bodies with sensors taken from relatively older xxxD bodies, why not sell a cheap FF camera with the 5D's sensor? There are plenty of photographers who used (and probably still use) the Nikon D700, which has similar resolution.

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« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2012, 07:27:01 AM »
i cannot understand why canon should produce an entry level FF. They have one it's called 5DmkII

I am one of the customers who currently have a EOS 450d and would like to upgrade to FF. As photography is still a hobb though a concept like an entry level FF is just what I would need.

As to the 5D Mark II being the current entry level FF I can not speak for everybody, but even though the camera is of course still very good, I do not want to buy a 3 year old product. It is of course a pure psychological reason, but if I buy a new product I prefer to buy something released not so long ago.

Now with this attitude I am not the hardcore photographer, I know its more the tech geek attitude, but looking at the market canon will - in my opinion - be able to sell a lot of entry level FF to hobby/enthusiast photographers if they release a new FF model. Its just the same as with mobile phones, the old ones are not crap because they are old, but the consumer expects she/he is getting more for the money with a new model.

Therefore I wait for a entry level FF, and I guess I am not the only one right now ;)

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Re: More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2012, 07:27:01 AM »