Thoughts R Us: There is this myth that Canon has failed to innovate.
Is this true? Well, they came out with Dual Pixel AF, which is a big deal and pretty fantastic. Expect to see that on more of their lineup. They came out with the 7d ii which has the AF of their flaship model, their best metering, anti flicker mode, world class weather sealing, all for less than $2000. It's a mini 1DX, and to get these features at this price point to me is pretty innovative. They have come out with amazing lenses, all of which are class leading. No one does a better 24-70, or 70-200. Their 100-400 L II is amazing. Their new 11-24 sets new standards for an ultra wide angle zoom lens. The little 40 mm pancake is a great lens and a bargain. Their 100 L macro is best in class. And on and on with their lenses.
To me all of this represents innovation.
Canon has innovated, it's just the critics have chosen to stick with one measure of sensor performance and forget the rest.
There exist, in the market for sometime, something called the Zeiss Otus and Leica Summilux and APO lenses. There is also the world's best autofocus 50s , the 55 1.4 FE sony. I guess "amazing" to canon is pretty relative.
magneto shot: i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia
advancement that comes less frequently aint gonna happen, maybe thats only relevant to canon or what canon wished everyone else is. Even leica, is moving faster than canon.
i read the interview above as : We are microsoft and we are nokia
he sets the trigger ....and u got trapped. triggertrap delivers. haha
magneto shot: i got the fz1000 on a trip to japan....never touched the df in that whole trip.gotto love the versatility and 4k photo mode
when u set 4k photo, it chooses all the settings for u for optimized photo extraction. U can see some in my last week blog.http://marcuslowphotos.com/
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DaveE1: Press photos are intended to evoke interest, emotion and debate.
Looks like these winners hit the target in the center, judging by the emotion and excitement expressed in the comments.
The photo contest where no one bothers to comment on the winners is a contest that picked the wrong winners.
Now go and take an photo that will get people talking!
u mean like the anti-gay pictures, u sure that will win?
i got the fz1000 on a trip to japan....never touched the df in that whole trip.gotto love the versatility and 4k photo mode
Jim DT: I see two schools of thought here about the eventual role of mirrorless. Olympus, Panasonic, Fuji, Samsung and parts of Sony seem to believe that once EVF's and improved focusing technologies hit their stride, SLR's, with their extra mechanical pieces and big fat pentaprisms will become obsolete.
Canon and Nikon seem to believe that mirrorless is OK for people upgrading from digicams, but that for "real" photography, you need a DSLR.
I believe that current high-end DSLRs, with many years of development and experience behind them are truly superb picture-taking machines and probably the best choice for the most demanding users. However, the "serious" mirrorless camp is catching up quickly. And, with Moore's law on their side, they will continue to improve. Canon and Nikon could well find themselves champions of a disrupted technology!
shapes and forms dont dictate "real" photography
Zeisschen: nothing makes less sense than using a DSLR for astrophotography.
unless its common sense
whoa! .....yawn. next.
brn: I don't understand how #6 was even up for consideration.
it needs bokeh ....XD
ThatCamFan: "starts at 21mm equivalent - a focal length Casio says is optimal for taking self-portraits."
So Casio is lying on purpose, despite knowing better
21 lens makes the ladies longer and slimmer. its a magic formula that casio uses successfully.
AV Janus: Kardashi-cam?
Seriously, they would have sold a ship-load to the US sheeple-girls if they partnered up...It would have raised Casio from the dead in the exes of modern consumer.
casio is doing really well on its TR series and they dont need US at all. in fact that is the strategy. usd 1250 for a 1/1.7 sensor. its leica for girls.
casio are selling at asia market around usd 900. TR series
CameraLabTester: "As we round the bend, into the home stretch...
Sony pulling away by three lengths, followed Panasonic, Olympus and Samsung neck to neck for second place...
Fuji trying to pass those three with renewed breakaway energy...
At the far stretch, just now, making it at the halfway mark, is Nikon and Canon...
Nikon is struggling...
Oooh! Canon has just collapsed and smashed the M into pieces! What a tragedy! The EOS M has disintegrated into oblivion!"
sony is slowing down but wait....olympus just gave Sony a push and its running like autobot
Svetoslav Popov: Wow, what happened to modern ergonomic design? This is not only one ugly body, i bet it hurts in the hands. Great functionality though.
funny, instead of reading and imagining...i actually owned one and didnt find the controls a bothered.i did switched back to FF recently and my reasons in : www.marcuslowphotos.com but ergonomic wasnt one of them
Dimit: I fancy those evolutionary steps of Sony..something new all the time!Frankly,we were all convinced that no on sensor stab.-not even imagine 5 axis-could exist in a ff mirorless!...Bingo !!
i have shaky hands, always did. there was once i shot in a club, at 1/8 on olympus with 5 axis and got a sharp clear shot.thats crazy given my track record of getting anything less than 1/50 non shaky from handheld. now sony have the most important feature in olympus....
rsf3127: Very nice upgrade from Sony.
But I believe Sony should listen more to their customer base in order to become a major player in the upper bracket of the photographic equipment market.
Why doesn't Sony show some respect for the A7 owners delivering a nice firmware update along with the new model? That would be awesome!
There are a few things that I would like to have. For instance: if I set Clear Zoom, I want it to become fixed if I turn on and off the camera, unless I change it again. That would be very easy in a future firmware.
I would also like to be able to set MF magnification in a single click of a button. Nowadays, it is a double click process (it was better in the NEXes).
Stabilized primes would also be a plus, even if the new bodies will have IS. That would show respect for early adopters of their FF mirrorless bodies.
I could not care less for the apps that where the main focus of the last firmware, although they may be of some importance for some user.
5 axis trumps oss anyday. its a good trade
lx100 thank u