Recent content by David - Sydney

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    Patent: Further breakdown of Canon’s upcoming IBIS technology

    IBIS implementations tend to be 5 axis (yaw, pitch and roll movement, as well as shifting across vertical and horizontal axes ) whereas Canon lens IS is only yaw/pitch (pan/tilt). With 100mm macro being the exception with a hybrid 4 axis IS where angle/shift is included for handheld macro shots...
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    Patent: Canon camera with in-body stabilization and in-lens stabilization working together.

    For your enjoyment.... Aussies call Ibis = bin chickens or tip turkeys or sandwich snatchers or picnic pirates or many others :-) but it is a serious offence to harm them as they are protected under legislation. Also, I really hope that Canon doesn't release a EOS Rs as that is the common...
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    Is a dedicated astrophotography EOS R coming in 2019? [CR1]

    An astro R camera could also be useful for infrared photography. It would have much more sensitivity to the infrared spectrum. You would of course still need to use IR cut filters to remve the colour component but the exposure length would be significantly shorter than with a normal camera. Not...
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    Canon’s roadmap for 2019, included an EOS R camera that no one is expecting? [CR2]

    Yep, that's my guess... continuing on from the 60Da and the 20Da where the IR cut filter is modified to allow Ha light. 60Da allowed about 3x the Ha light through compared to 60D. Also fits with the initial guesses of an IR version. Minimal cost and hits a niche that hasn't been addressed for a...
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    Three new RF prime lenses coming in early 2020 [CR2]

    If Canon releases a hi-res body (60+mp) then it needs a set of lens that resolve to that level. No use releasing the body when the resolution can't be used. What I don't understand is why there needs to be a new set of non-L lens for the R mount. There already exists a wide range of cheap EF-S...
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    Are there any other consequences to the removal of the hotshoe universal pin besides 3rd party flash compatibility?

    Looks like Godox has already released a firmware update anyway!
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    Patent: Lots of small, light and fast EF prime lenses

    Although I tend to use my 14mm Samyang for astro, the 8-15mm fisheye can be fun even though it is f4 :)
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    Patent: Lots of small, light and fast EF prime lenses

    yes, walking works for close up but not for astro/wide angle nightscape photography. 200mm-> 300mm is 4 degrees difference in angle of view but 14-16mm is 7 degrees.... fitting in a lot more sky/stars. Sigma is the only 14mm f/1.8 available and is ~USD1600. Be good to have some competition...
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    What’s next for the Canon EOS R system and the rest of the lineup?

    I am looking for a 5Dv to replace my 5Diii in the same body format. Much as the R family looks exciting, I have an underwater housing that fits 5Diii/iv/SR and a 5Dv is also likely to fit the housing whcih is worth the same as a new body! I'm very happy with my current set of EF L lens. The 5Div...
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    Lexar announces the world’s first 1TB SD card

    I would never use a 1TB card but... what about storage for 8K video files in-camera? Dual slots for security Cards were kept in the camera to minimise damage and reformatted after transfer to PC and backup 8K files are minimum 50mps (compressed) as per recent articles about streaming 8k video...
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    5 axis IBIS coming to next Canon EOS R series camera [CR2]

    If I understand IS correctly, current in-lens IS is for pan and tilt (angular movement, equivalent to yaw and pitch) only. 5 axis IBIS also includes roll (rotation), X and Y. Simplest implementation is to add roll/X/Y to already stabilised lens and turn on 5 axis for non-IS lens. Best of both...
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    Is the Canon EOS 5DS series to be replaced by a mirrorless camera? [CR1]

    The adapter glass size will be small (compared to front element filters) and should be good quality but I am yet to see any reviews of the adapters (CPL/VarND). Would be great to see if the wide angle CPL issues with blue sky are reduced using rear element filters vs front element. One less...
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    Canon Working on New Lens Technology

    Any new lens will definitely include neutrino technology!
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    Three Canon Lens Masters Pick Their Favourite Lenses

    The 70-200 f2.8L USM IS Mark II is my favourite for sharpness and focus speed but I use the 16-35mm f4L the most (landscape/waves). 14mm and 50mm f/1.4 are great when I have special needs for them. Hard to beat the focal range of the 24-105mm f4 for general walk-arounds.