ecka84

ecka84

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ecka84: So, typically, artists think that they themselves are bad photographers (bad in a bad way), but not as bad as everyone else :). Fortunately, photography is not art. It is a tool and an adventure. And the fact that photo-artists are trying to privatize it (haven't you noticed?) is just wrong, selfish and very bad actually. You don't have the right to dictate the rules of photography. It's like preaching about how everyone should use their own eyes and see the world (or not). This is madness (and fascism). Photography is evolving. And this is a great topic. Jamie is a decent youtuber and I really enjoy watching his videos. Even though I don't agree with him on many concepts. I think all five points are valid for everyone who's looking for his place in all this, but not so much for those of us who have found their ways already. Only number 4 is unquestionable. The rest become obsolete with time and experience.

"I consider myself to be an artistic photographer and I in no way am trying to "privatize it" as you say."
- That's unusual :). But then why are you trying to argue and teach me your ways of seeing the world? A picture can only be interesting (informative) or boring. And that status changes over time, back and forth. Today's "bad photographers" might become the greatest photographers of the future. So, I personally find it (the status) absolutely irrelevant. Because if a picture seems boring to me (or anyone), then it is boring and bad art, because of what I have in my head, on my mind, right this moment of time. Not because the author is a lousy artist or photographer. Art is just a "child's play" in humanity's perspective. Knowledge and technology is much more important. Art is often about what's missing in the picture, or (like I said) it's about what's in the viewer's head. It's a trigger for our imagination.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 19:14 UTC
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Dareshooter: I know I don't suffer from that effect because when I shot film I'd only get 35 great shots out of 36.

@Franz Weber
Try 55 :)

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 18:28 UTC

So, typically, artists think that they themselves are bad photographers (bad in a bad way), but not as bad as everyone else :). Fortunately, photography is not art. It is a tool and an adventure. And the fact that photo-artists are trying to privatize it (haven't you noticed?) is just wrong, selfish and very bad actually. You don't have the right to dictate the rules of photography. It's like preaching about how everyone should use their own eyes and see the world (or not). This is madness (and fascism). Photography is evolving. And this is a great topic. Jamie is a decent youtuber and I really enjoy watching his videos. Even though I don't agree with him on many concepts. I think all five points are valid for everyone who's looking for his place in all this, but not so much for those of us who have found their ways already. Only number 4 is unquestionable. The rest become obsolete with time and experience.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2018 at 18:20 UTC as 80th comment | 13 replies

Well ... OK, but it's a bit too small :). I prefer UHD 40" (give or take a few).

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2018 at 19:37 UTC as 17th comment

FoolHD ... jeez, Canon!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 09:25 UTC as 4th comment
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Terry Breedlove: The biggest difference between Sony, Canon and Nikon when those last two get into the mirrorless market is going to be Fuji’s outdated Xtrans cropped sensor. Not a good place to be.

@webber15
"I prefer jpegs"
That explains everything.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 16:30 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: The biggest difference between Sony, Canon and Nikon when those last two get into the mirrorless market is going to be Fuji’s outdated Xtrans cropped sensor. Not a good place to be.

I'm sorry. I meant "there are NO top "return and refund" badges to show the full picture"

@Sessility
"they usually don't actually have/use the camera they're criticising"
- Why would I buy a camera I don't like because of its major deficiencies that are showing in the actual pictures. I don't know about you, but I'm not a masochist.
Saying that Fuji fanboys know better is nonsense.
"they're all more than good enough" - see, that's the problem ... You can't tell the difference, because you can't handle the full potential of any camera. For most people phone cameras are good enough. And they really shouldn't be giving advices on photography gear.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 11:26 UTC
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Terry Breedlove: The biggest difference between Sony, Canon and Nikon when those last two get into the mirrorless market is going to be Fuji’s outdated Xtrans cropped sensor. Not a good place to be.

@communicat
Unfortunately, there are "return and refund" badges to show the full "picture" :)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 10:58 UTC
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aegarcia: I cannot understand Canon's marketing strategy? Why mirrorless full-frame, obviously just for professionals, when Canon appears to be testing and not yet perfected aps-c mirrorless, the mass market, with the M50. I believe the better move is to improve M50's 4K video and make Canon Ef lenses available to M50 with adapter similar to Sigma Mc11

@speculatrix
The real snobbery is calling it a 35mm sensor :))

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 20:27 UTC
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aegarcia: I cannot understand Canon's marketing strategy? Why mirrorless full-frame, obviously just for professionals, when Canon appears to be testing and not yet perfected aps-c mirrorless, the mass market, with the M50. I believe the better move is to improve M50's 4K video and make Canon Ef lenses available to M50 with adapter similar to Sigma Mc11

@T3
That's the thing. I'm not a pro and I don't need a different format camera for each and every occasion. Well, it's mostly because I don't want to waste money on multiple systems. I want one camera to do it all. You can be a professional photographer while still shoot snapshots for a living. Long story short, I don't care what pro's use these day, Probably anything that makes the client happy, which is basically everything that's better than a smartphone. I don't care about snapshots and I know what I want from my camera.
Not sure what kind of display you are using, but on modern LCDs viewing an image full screen can makes it almost 100%. And there's nothing wrong with that. Some people have silly phobias, that's all.
"peeping and measurebating" - mhm ... sounds like something a 12 year old would say.
"still so obsessed with pixel peeping in this day and age" - In this day and age tiny little snapshots are boring and not worth my time and money.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 00:38 UTC
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BobT3218: While they are at it, how about making it easier to take portrait shots, I don't know, rotate the sensor 90° perhaps. You may not have noticed it but the world is going vertical. According David Pogue's article "Video Disorientation" in the March issue of Scientific American, 72% of millennials take their smatphone pics and videos vertically. I do it and I'm sure you do it as well. Sure one can hold the phone horizontally but that takes two hands, few do it. The media industry has noticed.

Yeah. Those phones are smarter than most people these days. And the fact that most interesting and unique shots ever made are horrible low quality images or the size of a postage stamp.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 00:15 UTC
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aegarcia: I cannot understand Canon's marketing strategy? Why mirrorless full-frame, obviously just for professionals, when Canon appears to be testing and not yet perfected aps-c mirrorless, the mass market, with the M50. I believe the better move is to improve M50's 4K video and make Canon Ef lenses available to M50 with adapter similar to Sigma Mc11

@T3 - That's debatable.
They may be good enough for you and that's OK. But they are definitely not even close to FF and cost more.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 00:01 UTC
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nandadevieast: What if we discovered that the new Canon has a Sony sensor :)

We would party! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 23:31 UTC
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Holscen: Just wait until August 6th, all will be revealed :)

What year?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 23:27 UTC
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rsdofny: Will Canon need to convert a 5D4 into a MILC, keep the EF mount on a 6D body, and sell it at $2000 to be competitive?

It is obvious to me that Canon isn't even trying to be #1 in APS-C mirrorless. But they have plenty of excellent FF optics and DPAF tech. So, that's why ...

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 23:25 UTC
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BobT3218: While they are at it, how about making it easier to take portrait shots, I don't know, rotate the sensor 90° perhaps. You may not have noticed it but the world is going vertical. According David Pogue's article "Video Disorientation" in the March issue of Scientific American, 72% of millennials take their smatphone pics and videos vertically. I do it and I'm sure you do it as well. Sure one can hold the phone horizontally but that takes two hands, few do it. The media industry has noticed.

But you can watch like four vertical videos at once :D. Saves time. They are usually crap anyways.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 23:15 UTC
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aegarcia: I cannot understand Canon's marketing strategy? Why mirrorless full-frame, obviously just for professionals, when Canon appears to be testing and not yet perfected aps-c mirrorless, the mass market, with the M50. I believe the better move is to improve M50's 4K video and make Canon Ef lenses available to M50 with adapter similar to Sigma Mc11

APS-C is for mainstream consumers. While FF mirrorless is for enthusiasts (which of course in Canon's world view do not exist) and semi-pro, or at least it should be. There's nothing to perfect in APS-C. It's an inferior format. You want some ridiculously overpriced crop lenses? Get a Fuji or MFT. They specialize in this kind of "snake oil".

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 23:11 UTC
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ecka84: If Canon decide to use the existing EF-M mount, they would need to make some new native FF EF-M lenses and an adapter to start with, much like the EOS M came to be.
I don't think that Canon will be ditching their EF mount and the whole EF lens line-up anytime soon. Therefore I wouldn't expect any new big whites or L grade lenses with EF-M mount. I just hope that there will be at least four or five decent affordable primes.
But, honestly, putting a speedbooster optics (focal reducer) into the existing EF to EF-M adapter would simply change everything. And not doing that is immensely stupid.

No worries. Whatever happens, there will be an adapter for EF lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 22:46 UTC
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racunseen: Why this news around Sony a7 III release? They want you to wait, but you should switch to Sony and sell Canon gear ASAP.

Yes. That's how it works for other brands. But with Canon's recent reputation this news don't really have any influence anymore. We've been waiting for FF EOS since 2012 and there were rumors through all that time as well. So why wait this time? Because Canon rep said "maybe" instead of the usual "no comment"? :)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 19:50 UTC

If Canon decide to use the existing EF-M mount, they would need to make some new native FF EF-M lenses and an adapter to start with, much like the EOS M came to be.
I don't think that Canon will be ditching their EF mount and the whole EF lens line-up anytime soon. Therefore I wouldn't expect any new big whites or L grade lenses with EF-M mount. I just hope that there will be at least four or five decent affordable primes.
But, honestly, putting a speedbooster optics (focal reducer) into the existing EF to EF-M adapter would simply change everything. And not doing that is immensely stupid.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2018 at 19:39 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
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