zlatko

zlatko

Lives in United States United States
Works as a Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Joined on Oct 5, 2001
About me:

I'm a photographer based in northern New Jersey, near New York City. I photograph special events, people and places.

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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

toni2, I'm talking about Canon Rebel cameras. I don't understand why you say you can't get in focus photos. Of course you can. But it's possible you have a bad lens; I don't know.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 02:01 UTC
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drivecancel: Kind of depressing to see such little improvement in sensor tech from Canon, their best sensor is still only a slightly improved version of the 2008 5D II...

It depends on what type of photography one does. For some types of photography, Canon is the best your money can buy, and the best value. And the best ergonomics, color, lens options, etc. It's not surprising that many pros still choose Canon when they could choose any other brand.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

@Randy Benter

Soccer moms and dads are definitely the target market, along with other folks too. But not pros, although some pros buy Rebels too.

As a pro, I can tell you I'd like to have AFMA in a Rebel-sized camera, along with a lot of other features of the higher end cameras, but I happily buy and use a Rebel for personal use knowing it has no AFMA, and get great results. (I also use the higher end cameras.)

As for the E-M1 and X-T1, they are fine cameras but they come with their own set of compromises, too long to detail here. I owned and used both extensively, and sold both. They have very nice features, but their design is not quite as refined as Canon's.

Overall, Canon suits me better. I even prefer (and use) the tiny little SL1 to either the E-M1 or X-T1, and it's a lot cheaper ($350). No doubt mirrorless will improve, and I hope Canon does more mirrorless in the future.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 21:26 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

To understand the market for a Rebel camera, just look at Canon's web site:
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/wireless_eos_rebels_feature

Note the emphasis on ease of use, cool effects, videos, wi-fi, selfie-friendly touchscreen, etc. If you're hanging out on DPReview, reading about AFMA, DxO, Shadow Lifting, etc., you're not the primary market for this camera. If you're eager to do nit-picky labor-intensive AF micro adjustments, you're not the primary market for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

You've created a straw man about a hypothetical camera with 1 AF point and no mode dial. A complete non sequitur and distraction, just like your imagined "99%" statistics. Not getting into that, sorry.

Yes, I made up the conversation. But I've spoken with enough friends and relatives to know that it's realistic and representative of real life.

I've spoken with fellow parents at kids' sports & events. Some people are definitely put off by complexity in cameras as in WON'T BUY THEM.

The reason they buy a DSLR is not to "look professional" but to be able to zoom in on their kids and follow the action better than with a phone. A simple practical reason.

You are right about people being seduced by complicated features & gimmicks. But you left out the word *some* as in "some people". Some are and some aren't.

The bottom line is that Canon has proven that they know their market pretty well.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
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Gesture: Call me old-fashioned, but for $1,000, I'd like micro-focus adjustment and 2 card slots.

So go buy the $1,000 camera with AF micro adjustment and 2 card slots. What is holding you back?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:59 UTC
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Randy Benter: The T6s should get a firmware upgrade to add AF micro adjust. I would never use a DSLR without this capability. It would be nice to have a smaller DSLR like this as an option, but apparently Canikon believe that enthusiasts and pros would never want a smaller/lighter camera. The competition is offering some nice options (e.g. E-M1 and X-T1), but Canon still doesn't get it.

I've used both the E-M1 and X-T1 extensively and for pro work and would still rather shoot with any Rebel, even without AF micro adjustment. That's my preference, based on many thousands of shots.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:48 UTC
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drivecancel: Kind of depressing to see such little improvement in sensor tech from Canon, their best sensor is still only a slightly improved version of the 2008 5D II...

Well, they make great photos with Canon, and that includes Canon sensors. Great work is produced with Canon sensors every day by photographers who could choose any brand.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
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drivecancel: Kind of depressing to see such little improvement in sensor tech from Canon, their best sensor is still only a slightly improved version of the 2008 5D II...

Some of the best photographers in world are choosing Canon and making great photos with Canon's sensors. Their work is in books, magazines, ads, movies, videos, art galleries, etc. It's only on internet photo forums that people get "depressed" about Canon sensors.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

*Every* feature is desirable to someone. That doesn't mean every feature should be added. Why doesn't the 5D3 have a very useful stars-at-night mode? Because it would be bad design for the intended user.

Yes, the average user wants more than a point & shoot. Rebels deliver a lot more than point & shoot: great results for wide range of photos — holidays, birthdays, sports, etc. Wanting more than a point and shoot doesn't mean the average user wants a nit-picky labor-intensive feature like AF micro adjustment.

Photography enthusiasts want *every* feature, but don't see the negative sales impact of complexity. Salesperson: "It has a feature that lets you manually adjust the autofocus for each lens in a range from -20 to +20 based on a series of test shots of a focus target". Buyer: "I don't want that. Show me a camera without that please."

Does the average bar-b-que user want a built-in sauce rack, high-powered sear station, ceramic briquets & infrared rotisserie?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:59 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

@toni2 There's no problem in my mind, thank you. Nor is my "solution" as you describe. The Rebel line will work fine with any lens that Canon makes. Of course it's possible that someone will get a bad lens. Bad lenses get returned or fixed under warranty. So there is a solution for that small percentage of lenses that are bad.

Again, these cameras are not made for every kind of photographer in every situation. If you're shooting fast primes at widest aperture, these cameras are not designed for you. They are for the vast majority of photographers who shoot slow zooms or primes stopped down. Canon makes other cameras that are designed for you.

Finally, these cameras are built to sell at a low price. The AF system won't be as sophisticated or precise as in more costly cameras. Adding AF micro adjustment in the software still won't necessarily deliver the same precision as it would in more costly camera like the 5D3 or 7D2.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

Perhaps you haven't seen all of the parents at their kids' sport events or stage shows with Rebels. I've seen more Rebels at these events than any other camera. These parents want better pics than they can get with their smartphone. They are typically not shooting fast aperture primes, but rather slow zooms. They would be glad to shoot their kids' events with a smartphone, but they know the results won't be as good. So they buy a Rebel which lets them zoom in much better.

Canon could easily add AF micro adjustment to the Rebel line, but they know that a good design is not overly complicated for the intended user. A good design is not a do-everything-for-everyone design. They could also put sports mode, landscape mode and a stars-at-night mode on a 5D3, and it would cost very little to do so, but they know better than to muddy the design like that. It's like the TV commercial where the guy is trying to sell a bar-b-que with a built-in sauce rack.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 05:13 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

5-10 years ago? I don't know where you get that idea. My rebel SL1 is an excellent small camera right now, and it's great *without* AF micro-adjustment. And it's available for as little as $350, or $450 with a lens. It's very small and very lightweight and a delight to use. I certainly recommend it. The other Rebels are also very compelling at their respective prices, although bigger & heavier.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

Most of these cameras will be used with the 18-55 lens. Some will also be used with a telephoto zoom. A very, very small percentage of these cameras will be used with the just announced 50/1.8 STM. Nearly all of those will focus *just fine* with that lens.

You're thinking these cameras are built for the wide-open-aperture-fast-prime-lens shooter. They aren't, although they'll work just fine for most photographers with the 50 STM. If you're that wide-open-aperture-fast-prime-lens shooter — and are willing to put in the effort to do AF micro-adjustment — Canon designs & builds lots of other cameras for you.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 00:10 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

It's not about one person having good luck and another not having it. These cameras work for their intended purpose, for their intended user, delivering tons of in-focus photos. I use the heck out of my Rebel and it delivers great pics.

Smartphone are hurting DSLR sales because they're ultra-easy to use and ultra-easy to carry, and they offer easy sharing features. Adding a nit-picky labor-intensive AF micro-adjustment feature to Rebel cameras would just make them that much *less* appealing to their intended buyers. For some buyers, it would be a reason NOT to buy the camera.

It seems that some photography enthusiasts don't understand the negative aspects of camera complexity. If they want a feature, then it is "very bad" of Canon not to offer it. Fortunately Canon offers this feature on a bunch of other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 23:50 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

People do get plenty of in focus photos without AF micro adjustment. That's a fact. For most lenses and most photographic situations, AF micro adjustment is not needed. And it is overly complicated. These cameras are typically used for family photos, vacation photos, kids' sports, graduations, etc. The typical buyer does not want a camera that has a nit-picky labor-intensive AF adjustment feature. That's a big negative for sales.

Look at Canon's web site and there are 17 current DSLRS and about 50 current point & shoots. Despite this incredible diversity of camera options, someone will *always* complain that one camera does not have some feature that is available on another camera. It's a bit like complaining that it's dark when you can simply turn the lights on. If you want that feature so much, just buy it on a model that has it.

Canon knows what the heck they are doing, despite all of these complaints. They have mastered cameras at this price point better than anyone.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
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toni2: Canon are doing really bad with rebel line (750d, 760d...). It hasn't microAF adjustment. So it is really easy to have bad focused images, and you can't adjust that.
And Canon M3 hasn't electronic viewfinder and has a EF-M mount (it isn't EF-S compatible).

Really, I don't understand Canon. Well, I understand Canon marketing people: make waste time and money to it's clients.

It seems that Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line. It is software disabled (firmware) because people from Magic Lantern says that it is hardware enabled from 550d...
So If Canon don't want to put microAF in the rebel line, the only way would be to put an electronic viewfinder and always use live view AF.

Canon understands its market very well. The Rebel line is not for people who want AF micro adjustment. The Rebel line is for people who want something less complicated.

If Canon puts too many features on the Rebel cameras, buyers will say, "I don't want that. I want something that's easier to use". Thus, there is a very good reason to leave AF micro adjustment out of this line of cameras, and to include it in other cameras.

The school of thought that says "Let's pack the camera with every feature we possibly can" results in camera that is far more complicated than most buyers want at this price level. Canon has a much smarter design philosophy than that.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
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boarderphreak: Source: http://lavidaleica.com/content/think-youve-got-gas

Someone posted this on Twitter and Facebook on August 15, before the article on DNA India.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 22:15 UTC
On Ricoh announces 'HD' update to Pentax DA Limited primes article (192 comments in total)

Such beautiful lenses. If only they made a full-frame camera and full-frame lenses. If Pentax can make aps-c and medium format, why not full-frame?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 22:51 UTC as 66th comment | 4 replies
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dengx: "The good news also is that future upgrades will be included for free :)"

Hmmm

This may signal the end of these products. After all of the price cutting, they may discover that it's not at all profitable to develop and support them. They were built based on a very different price structure. I'm afraid they may disappear in the same way that Google Reader is about to disappear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
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