Christoph Stephan

Christoph Stephan

Lives in Czech Republic Vestec, Prague, Czech Republic
Works as a biologist
Joined on Oct 17, 2006
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Equipment Canon EOS 40D, 20D, Canon EOS 300 (Film) and lenses

Christoph Stephan's recent activity

  • Compared to corresponding fullframe DSLRs (of the same companies), they appear to have only one third of the battery life. This is such a significant disadvantage that, should I go full frame, I ...
  • Replied in camera "dead"...
    What is sure, every camera is "dead" without power. And since mirrorless cameras consume more power, given the same amount of spare batteries, the EVF camera will be dead more quickly in the field ...
  • Replied in End of EF-S?
    This is true. That is why I speculated that probably EF-M users do not care. Those who do not bother about the pros and cons of SLR versus mirrorless - the huge majority of users - probably won't ...
  • Replied in 3rd party lenses
    Even if it did, it would be useless for third-party lenses. Only native Canon EF and EF-S lenses can be seen in the list. I would have been out of luck with my Tamron.
  • Replied in End of EF-S?
    I am not sure. Looking at this forum, there seems to be a strong preference for either mirrorless or DSLR. For the mirrorless fans it will be a sting if the fullframe system is not compatible with ...
  • The Rebels mostly have too small viewfinders for my taste but in the EOS 200D / SL2 the small sized portable DSLR found its perfect solution (and perhaps earlier in some Pentax entry models, apart ...
  • Replied in For cropping
    It changes angle of view, but in particular, magnifies one part of the image on display (that bird that would otherwise be only a minor dot on the whole image....). This magnification is only ...
  • How does this come? Better in-camera-jpg, better colour rendition?
  • My path to Canon was very similar indeed. I had a Ricoh KR-10 with K-mount lenses, so the natural choice when I decided to get a digital SLR in 2004 was Pentax. Indeed I handled the Pentax *istD ...
  • My experience with Canon is very good, all the time they offer a very good lens selection at reasonabl prices, most notably long telephoto lenses for wildlife (EF 100-400 mm L IS). Comparable ...
  • Replied in For cropping
    When I use the image as a whole, for my use there is not much difference between the EOS 20D with 8MP, EOS 40D with 10 MP, EOS 7 with 18 MP and EOS 200D with 24 MP. However, pixel count becomes ...
  • Unfortunately, the SL2 has a different battery charger than the 80D. I know, I have a 7D (classic) and considered the 80D or the SL2 as a second camera with more modern features (video AF). One ...
  • I would probably have it repaired unless I have enough money to replace it with a substantial upgrade (5d Mark IV), with the money earmarked for the repair contributing that purchase. Even if ...
  • I try to select by chimping and delecing the inferior ones already in the field, so that the task after the holidy is not that daunting and intimidating. Also I avoid serial shooting wherever ...
  • Replied in Lomography
    That is because it is the technology of today. Wait until these artifact "problems" have been "solved" there will soon be hobbyists who will want to have exactly this look. This is in no way meant ...
  • I had an film SLR and a compact, there were still important differences. My Ricoh SLR had manual focus, this was perfect for landscape, somethimes not fast enough for pictures of people. The ...
  • Motor bikes or bicycles? You live in th UK, do you go skiing in Scottland or in the Alps (or somewhere else)?
  • I remember how I bought my first SLR (and first camera) in 1983. Canon, Pentax, and Ricoh with Pentax-fit lenses where in the same price range (between 400-500 DM = German Mark = 200-250 €), ...
  • I do, but very often, Autofocus needs to be told were to focus. That is were the special control button of my EOS 7D comes in handy. The same with autoexposure, an easily accessible exposure ...
  • Replied in No,
    the M43 system (camera+lenses) will always have a weight advantage over full frame mirrorless, while offering the flexibility and quality of an interchangeable lens system. See what I wrote about that
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