- Jun 14, 2020
That's not how the industry works. That's not how any industry works.They could publish the reviews today, but then they would have to pay a lot of money to Canon.
The latest version of the lenses (released this year) already have an RF mount. If you are referring to the 2018 versions, the general consensus seems to be that the lenses work very well on the R5, but autofocus may not be as fast as on a body with integrated grip, which has a larger battery. The hope is that the R3 will address this, but we don't know yet.I am new to this discussion and currently shoot with 1DX IIIs with the latest versions of 400 and 600 lenses. What is the expectation of compatibility through an adapter for these lenses.
I think a lot of people are excited to see a refresh to the 500mm F4, 300mm F2.8, and 200-400mm F4, which were released in 2011, 2011, and 2013, respectively.If you actually new anything about lens design telephoto lenses have little to no effect of barrel distance of rear element. The design of the 600III is already redesigned to have most of the internal elements shifted rearward to lighten the lens dramatically (less elements).
Modifying the rear lens element to sit closer does nothing for super telephotos like it does for medium and short focal lenthgs when it comes to benefits.
if you’re mearly upset that they permanently attached the adapter and you refuse to spend the money cause they “cheaped out” you should actually try and understand why they did that.
Some people had it a few weeks or months. This is like the slowest roll out ever. I just hope they dont sugar coat anything. If it isn't worth it tell us. ASAPIf it is like past announcements, the first reviews probably won't tell us much -- just run through the features and a few first impressions. It will be a couple weeks, I think, before we get any in-depth reviews.
Time behind bars for a breach of contract. That is pretty rough. I guess it may depend on the jurisdiction of governing law, but I don't expect any country under which these NDA's were contracted would give jail time, but who knows?That's not how the industry works. That's not how any industry works.
If you've signed an actual NDA, which is a legally binding contract stating you will not talk about [subject] until a ccertain point (or simply ever), then yes, breaking that contract may mean you are subject to a lawsuit, whether you broke the terms of the NDA or not is very quick and simple to prove, and you'll be paying a huge fine and/or getting some time behind bars, depending on the exact nature of the subject at hand.
... But that requires the manufacturer to spend a lot of time and money drawing up legally sound contracts, getting copies posted off and signed, everyone filing everything correctly, and nobody can be bothered. It also opens up the possibility of leaks as if you send someone a contract saying "you will not talk about the R3 until 11am on the 14th", and then that person simply does not agree to sign that contract... well, you've just told them the R3 is coming and what kind of time frame it should be arriving. You've leaked yourself.
What actually happens, in this and every other industry you can name, is manufacturers strike non-binding embargos with outlets and influencers. An embargo doesn't require anything to be signed like an NDA does. If someone breaks the embargo you can't level any kind of charges against them, but outlets won't break the embargo because they know if they do you'll never cooperate with them again. The threat of financial penalty is not there; nobody would have to pay Canon a single penny if they set an R3 or 100-400 hands-on video live a half day early, for example. But Canon would never send that channel a review unit ever again. They'd never invite them to press events again. They'd never give them any support reviewing any further products. If you break an embargo, that's it, you're blacklisted by that company. Other companies will also notice that you broke embargo and they will stop working with you, too. And if a channel, site or magazine can't get review units sent to them, they are pretty much out of business; very few people can afford to buy every product they want or need to review, and even when they can afford it, the nature of coverage now is so focused on being the first to publish that waiting for a retail unit to be delivered often means your review will not get enough traffic to make any money.
This is also why those outlets and channels which always have a ''review'' ready to go within minutes of announcement must always be taken with the largest barrel of salt you can fathom. They're never under contract to suck up to the manufacturer—nobody is ever "paid off", and as a side note, accusing someone of being paid off or secretly under contract is in fact illegal, yes, even 'just' in a youtube comment, so nobody should ever do that—but they are under pressure to not rock the boat much. Manufacturers will blacklist you for breaking embargo, for giving one product a negative review, or simply because you told a bad joke in the bar after a press event one time, so every outlet and channel does have incentive to play nice and go easy on everything. It's just not a direct financial penalty incentive. That's why you so rarely hear anyone say any part of a new product is actually "bad", just "average" at worst. It's the old 7-10 scale: nothing is allowed to be given less than a 7/10 or you'll never get work again.
So, no, nobody would have to pay any money to Canon. But if they break the embargo with a company of that size they'll struggle to produce work again, and cease earning money.
(I've signed more NDAs in my lifetime than I care to remember and I've also been blacklisted by a fair few companies, so believe me when I say the pressure manufacturers put on outlets is very, very real.)
Yes! With corresponding higher max reproduction ratio!!!!how about shorter minimum focus distance?! …
Obviously without focus breathing is preferred, but as long as the max reproduction ratio increases, getting the close focus capabilities improved on big whites would great.Honest question: with or without massive focus breathing? I really like the 1.2m MFD on the 100-500, but at MFD on the long end it's more like a 290mm, AlanF measured it a while back.