Caerolle

Caerolle

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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (643 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If this camera had a 50mm equiv. lens I'd be far more likely to buy it.

I guess I'm an old-fashioned, outdated oddball.

Not a troll, something worse: a pedant.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:15 UTC
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Photo_Joe: I try to use this...

Only Microsoft Vista or newer supported (and Mac ):

"Cloud Drive Desktop is only compatible with PC computers running Windows Vista and above."

So, with Microsoft XP and 2003 Server you cannot use this service... you can only use the web interface what is limited and not comfortable...

And about RAW files:

"RAW photo files are proprietary file formats developed by each camera manufacturer. Many RAW photo files are identified by Amazon Cloud Drive as photos and will not count against your storage limit if you're a Prime member. "

Who is a "Prime member"? It's a default Amazon account?

Supported RAW files:

Nikon (NEF files) Nikon D1, Nikon D1X, Nikon D4, Nikon Coolpix A, Nikon E5700, Nikon AW1, Nikon D800, Nikon D50, Nikon D610

Canon (CR2 Files) Canon 5D, Canon 1D, Canon 1D MarkIIN, Canon Rebel SL1, Canon 60D, Canon 5D MarkIII, Canon 1D MarkIV

Sony (ARW files) Sony A7, Sony A7R, Sony A6000, Sony NEX-5T, Sony NEX-3N, Sony NEX-6

Dude, you have some serious tech issues...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (643 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If this camera had a 50mm equiv. lens I'd be far more likely to buy it.

I guess I'm an old-fashioned, outdated oddball.

I know there is the adapter, but that adds another several hundred dollars to a camera that is already far too expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (643 comments in total)
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maxnimo: If this camera had a 50mm equiv. lens I'd be far more likely to buy it.

I guess I'm an old-fashioned, outdated oddball.

Me too. Well, I wouldn't buy this camera, but I would be very interested in an APS-C compact with a 50-mm equivalent lens. Most of my shots are with a 50 prime. Seems most people prefer the wider view, though. I actually might even take shots with my mobile, if it had a longer focal length, instead of a 28-mm equiv.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 20:35 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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Intermittentoverexposure: They're both still clunky mirror box machines. Consumers are catching on to systems like the Sony A6000. The newbie at work that asked what to upgrade his Nikon to just switched after I suggested it. He dumped a Nikon D5100, which really isn't much different than the "new" 5500. Once more consumers figure out there's ZERO reason to buy these old clunkers, Canikon will be playing catch-up.

"Once more consumers figure out there's ZERO reason to buy these old clunkers, Canikon will be playing catch-up."

I too, am impatient for the day that I can get my needs met with a mirrorless system instead of an 'old clunker' dSLR. However, how many years now have we been hearing this from the true believers? I think Canon probably sells more 5D models alone in a year than all the mirrorless put together, in the US. For sure more Rebels. So, perhaps you need to tell your mirrorless manufacturers (who make no profit) to get with the program.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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mahonj: It is about giving as many options at as many price points as possible for the minimum amount of extra engineering.
The innovation is the 24 Mpix sensor, which is available in 2 different bodies at prices $100 apart.
You don't have to get angry about it, just buy the one which best suits your budget.

Donnie: I too, find myself in need of more shoes! Would you adopt me, please?

Of course, I would love more camera stuff, too! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 18:42 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)
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Caerolle: And this 24 MP sensor will likely still not be as good as the Sony one in the Nikon and Sony cameras in this range. But hey, 24 is 24, right?

They should have done what they did with the new 5D models, and made it 26 or something, then it is WAY BETTER than those competing Nikons and Sonys!

Oh, I don't disagree on any of that at all. I guess we'll see how the noise looks when these bodies get reviewed, maybe I am wrong. But it all seems to be the same process Canon has been using for sensors, just with a little higher resolution.

And yes, ergonomics are very important to me, too, or I would be shooting Nikon, not Canon. And I am sure those little Rebels are fun to shoot, I know I love the SL1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 18:19 UTC
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (318 comments in total)

And this 24 MP sensor will likely still not be as good as the Sony one in the Nikon and Sony cameras in this range. But hey, 24 is 24, right?

They should have done what they did with the new 5D models, and made it 26 or something, then it is WAY BETTER than those competing Nikons and Sonys!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 16:24 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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palie: brilliance piece, damian - well done. more of same please. it's provocative, but that's all to the good - more than 600 comments already. there is one aspect of the debate about mirorlesss cameras on this and other forums that continue to mystify me. to wit: how ANYONE could think that taking photographs while holding a camera at arm's length and peering at an LCD screen you can't see in sunshine ois better than an optical viewfinder is BEYOND MY COMPREHENSION. For this reason, I still have to see a single working pro use a mirrorless camera. that said, I do have a canon G1x, and enjoy using it - i think because of the absence of mirror slap and noise. so, again, there's more sense in damian's suggestion that rangefinders should be resuscitated by the major manufacturers than meets the immediate eye ...

Wow, your CSC has a 5x4 LCD? I prefer a viewfinder, personally, because it fills a lot more of my view than an LCD a foot or two away, and blocks out the stuff around what I am shooting. Kind of like using an art viewfinder.

Or maybe you meant your CSC has the image upside down, so you can see shapes more abstractly, and compose better? I have not seen those CSCs, either. England is definitely a different place, though!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
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wilsonlaidlaw: I was in Taiwan recently for a three week holiday. It seemed to me that the majority of camera using tourists from Taiwan and Japan were using CSC's, whereas the majority of mainland Chinese tourists (it is very easy to spot the difference from dress styles) were using P&S or entry level DSLR's. The inference I would make from this is that in the far east, CSC's are perceived as being more fashionable or modern than DSLR's.

I wonder if APS C sensor compact system cameras end up too big and Canon might have been better with a MFT or Nikon 1 sized sensor. For many far eastern women especially, DSLR's and big CSC's can be too big for comfortable use. I was surprised how many Nikon 1's I saw in use, mainly by women, so I would surmise that size was an important factor in their choice.

The styling of the M3 could not be more bland and boring. When Canon has such a great history, you would have thought they could have mined a bit more inspiration from that.

Well, apparently they *do* have a white one!

Personally, I am waiting for the Hello Kitty model, but I think it would be much cuter in the old body style.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 13:02 UTC
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brownie314: Lets be honest about mirrorless - we are really talking about making systems small. I don't honestly think, all other things being equal, that anyone would really care what goes on inside of a camera.
It is possible to make DSLRs small. Canon has one, Pentax has a few. But the big 2 typically think small means de-featured. So the smallest DSLRs in their catalog are typically the de-featured ones.
Canon and Nikon both have lots of experience making great bodies. Why not put that experience to use making a small DSLR that has all the features of the top end models? Add to that a great live view implementation - and boom - best of both worlds.

brownie: I guess you didn't read this part:

"The biggest advantage to me is to get the incredible focus accuracy I get with Live View on my dSLR, while retaining the ability to frame and shoot using a viewfinder."

I am not a fan of holding a large heavy camera and lens out in front of me and framing off the LCD. Or really, even a small one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:54 UTC
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TTMartin: So to summarize, basically the EOS M is one EF-M 55mm f/1.4 lens away from being a serious enthusiasts system.

Longer faster lenses end up being larger anyway, and don't benefit from the reduced mirrorless flange distance. And there are many more of those fine lenses available thru the use of the EF/EF-M adapter, than any other manufacturer offers. And since the EOS M uses the EOS lens interface those lenses aren't handicapped when used on the EOS M.

For me, they are one fast 50-ish *equivalent* lens short of being a system I would buy (like, a 30/1.4, or even a 30/2). A fast 55-60 would be icing on the cake, but the EF-S 60 macro adapted would be ok too. And for even longer, the EF 85/1.8 would be fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
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K E Hoffman: Canon is a conservative company. Where they lead they don't want to rock the boat. The new cameras are very conservative designs. The US is probably the market with DSLRs are still strong, where most other markets are seeing much more interest in mirrorless. Canon owns DSLRs by brand strength in the US. My theory is that Sony has clearly taken over the Mirrorless discussion. The last thing Canon wants is the US market to start to see mirrorless as a good alternative to the DSLRs they sell. It flips things Sony has 3 FF and 3 APS Mirrorless and a growing set of lenses. Canon has one APS body and a few lenses. They will try to figure out how to re-launch mirrorless in the US when they think they can convert 1:1 their CANON DSLR sales to CANON Mirrorless sales. Right now endorsing mirrorless puts them behind. So don't rock the boat.. keep making Rebels and Expensive FFs and call it good.

I left Sony mirrorless two systems back, mostly because of lenses. And now, if they deliver on the lenses they have promised in the near future, they will be the only mirrorless system that has the lenses I want, and at least an APS-C sensor. So, I am actually thinking of starting to move back to Sony, in spite of their still-awful controls and menus, and the relatively high prices of the lenses I want.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
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brownie314: Lets be honest about mirrorless - we are really talking about making systems small. I don't honestly think, all other things being equal, that anyone would really care what goes on inside of a camera.
It is possible to make DSLRs small. Canon has one, Pentax has a few. But the big 2 typically think small means de-featured. So the smallest DSLRs in their catalog are typically the de-featured ones.
Canon and Nikon both have lots of experience making great bodies. Why not put that experience to use making a small DSLR that has all the features of the top end models? Add to that a great live view implementation - and boom - best of both worlds.

*I* care what is inside, as that dictates what I can do. Small isn't the biggest advantage of mirrorless to me, though I may be the only person in the world who feels this way. The biggest advantage to me is to get the incredible focus accuracy I get with Live View on my dSLR, while retaining the ability to frame and shoot using a viewfinder.

In fact, all the mirrorless cameras in which I have any interest are on the larger end of the range, excluding dSLR-like bodies like the GH4 and the NX-1. And though I don't care at all about zooms, I do love fast primes, and relatively large size of those (compared with the little pancakes) doesn't faze me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 22:17 UTC
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Marty4650: Damien,

I think you are absolutely right. The folks at Olympus, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic and Samsung all made a deep sigh of relief then they discovered that the Canon M3 was just another half hearted attempt for Cannon to have a "presence" in the MILC market.

Of course, it is pretty hard for Canon NOT to have a presence when they command around a 50% market share in the overall market. There are bound to be some Canon users who want a MILC camera, so Cannon has given them one. However not selling their new camera in North America, or not making the EOS adapter easy to find doesn't help that cause.

Canon has foolishly put all their chips on DSLRS, when they should have been putting chips on both. Because both DSLR and MILC cameras will be around for a very long time. It really is baffling as to why Canon isn't aggressive in both markets.

If had the choice between approximately equivalent mirrorless systems, and one of those was Canon, I would not even have to think about it. As some others have mentioned, it isn't just a capable mirrorless system you would be getting, it the whole Canon world: Great menus and control systems, reliability, files that respond well to processing, great service, and of course the ability to use any of your EF (and EF-S) lenses if you want. It would fit so well into a Canon user's ecosystem.

HOWEVER, for me at least, it needs to 1) have an enthusiast control system, or better yet, have two levels of bodies, like Fuji, one with full controls/EVF and a smaller, cheaper body you can use the same lenses on; and most importantly, 2) native lenses that I need (mostly a couple of fast primes in the normal and short telephoto range), so the system can actually function as a system on its own, with the option to expand with adapters ir you like.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 15:30 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)
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whyamihere: Dear Canon,

Cute camera.

Your PR material appears to be missing any mention of a lens worth giving a darn about.

Let us know when that happens.

PS: Ignore the angry Americans. We all know they just wanted the option for refusing to buy the camera.

That list is awesome Mark, if you like decent wide angles and slow kit zooms for everything else. And if the whole point is small and light, then using adapted EF/EF-S lenses doesn't make much sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 22:08 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)
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Gesture: For a really strong mirrorless, I believe Canon needs to redo this camera from the ground up.

And, again, the pricing is quite optimistic. Sony has better value in this form factor.

Any new EOS-M lenses announced?

They seem to be keeping to approximately same schedule lenses as they are for 7D updates.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 22:05 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)
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Skippy Belmont: What a slap in the face by Canon (once again?). They release the original M in the US in 2012. It was an expensive, well built camera that did nothing well but has a couple of nice lenses and the US market said "nice try Canon but, not quite". So they fix all the quirks, add stuff we wanted and then tell us to go take a hike. Why? Because the US market was too smart to eat Canon's gruel?

Canon is literally the "Soup Nazi" of the camera world.

My message to Canon: Take your M3 and insert it into a lower orifice.

Sony, here I come.

Skippy, it would be almost impossible to be worse than Canon in mirrorless at this point. Unless you are Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:20 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)
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JohnK: The model holding the camera in these photos should have had a manicure, fresh nail polish and hand makeup. IMO, the unappealing appearance of the hands is a distraction. Or is it an editorial comment? :) IMO a photography website should do better than this.

As for the camera, I live in the U.S. and have two L lenses I'd like to shoot with a Canon MILC, why not sell it in U.S.? Are they ashamed of it? Is it not good enough for the demanding U.S. market :)

Well, I thought the same thing, but I am a girl.

Kinda like I wonder when I take pictures of girls why they didn't pluck their brows (and other places on their faces!) before they showed up. I often consider showing them the 100% or 200% views I am using to work in their photos before I remove all that, but never have so far, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (547 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Looks quite nice. Keeping the EVF separate would have made sense if it kept the price down. I was thinking $600-700 and the customer doesn't really figure on the EVF but buys it later.

$900 + $250 for the EVF is steep, but the thing is small, the sensor is decent-sized and the lenses are a bargain. Hopefully it will be a little cheaper in Canada.

I don't think Canon prices things in other countries based on Japanese price and exchange rate, but rather what they think it will bear in that country. If it came to the US, I would expect it to be $800 in some kit or the other, at the cheapest.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 17:51 UTC
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