'Dull name (same as all the others) and no 4K.Read More
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'Anyway, there will be more posts about using this adapter, but for the moment, I'm glad I bought it. But I will repeat yet again, if you are considering it, do be prepared to make some compromises. It's a long way from the 'real deal'.'Read More
'The above video was shot 100% hand held using a Panasonic GX8 plus a Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS lens fitted via a Metabones Canon EF > m4/3 0.71x crop AF adapter. The lens IS is switched on as is the IBIS in the Panasonic. As you can see after editing the footage in iMovie and adding that apps. IS function, the footage is rock solid and looks just like it was shot on a tripod. 'Read More
'Olympus owners of certain models will wonder what all the fuss is about with these Metabones adapters, since due to the construction of some Olympus cameras they can't actually use them without damaging their pride and joy. No such problems with the Olympus AIR.'Read More
'The Canon 5Ds doesn't need to be nursed through poor battery life, it doesn't have a restricted lens choice and it doesn't need to pretend to do everything a DSLR can do, it is one already.'Read More
'Despite all my prejudices about Canon and very small cameras I think that the answer to the question in the headline of this article is yes. Based around the Sony 1" sensor as in the RX100 series, Canon have added a 24-100mm (35mm 'equivalent') f/1.8-2.8 lens, a selfie friendly live view screen and HD video in a very small package that, for what it produces, can actually be described as cheap.'Read More
'This is a very small camera and it's a Canon. Not normally what I would buy. However, since I'm now shooting video stock footage and looking for something small and light to use with a tripod, this might be a good fit for me currently. Plus I am seriously thinking about buying a drone for aerial photography and video and the climbing movie on the Vimeo link above shows just what it can do used like that. Impressive.Read More
'Not only is it entertaining, it's right on the button in terms of content and I doubt many from Canon (excluding the suits in the boardroom who make all the decisions of course) would disagree with it. I also suspect that a lot of Canon users would also think it spot on.
A must read for all mirrorless interchangeable fans.'
'You have to have some sympathy for Olympus. The OM-D E-M5 II has had exactly one day to itself in the spotlight, but today a seriously reinvigorated Canon, who are lest we forget the worlds biggest seller of Digital cameras, have blitzed the photographic internet with a whole string of cameras. 50MP 5D's, 24MP rebels, new EOS-M mirrorless (again 24MP) a lens and some compacts.'Read More
They are using old designs, old sensors and presumably believing that their name and reputation will carry them through. I would have thought that the EOS M non-event would have let them know that isn't going to work. Are Canon becoming the new IBM? Do they really think that mirrorless and retro is a passing fad and that we will all come flocking back to DSLR's when we have seen the error of our ways? Because if they don't what on earth can explain this total lack of innovation or even decent renewal? Some sites have stopped reviewing new Canon camera models because they are so similar to the previous ones. Just changing the name really isn't good enough.
They make decent enough cameras and they do the job. Some professionals and lots of enthusiasts are wedded to the name. But aren't most of them just the slightest bit disappointed that Canon have become the John Major of camera manufacturers. Dull, complacent and always around.
Before writing this I decided that I'd better check to see if I was missing something. So I downloaded a few 5D Mk III raw files. And there it was, the reason I ditched Canon some years ago and am probably never going to buy a Canon again. The same dull colours, softish files and lenses riddled with CA and fringing. This sensor is remember Canons biggest, 22MP, less than lots of APS-C cameras these days. OK they do make sturdy pro cameras that will probably last forever, they have a great professional network and a comprehensive lens range, but not everybody wants that. If they just count on their pro users to keep making them money then they will be making a mistake, there just aren't enough of them.
So what can they offer us? Who knows. All I see is the constant recycling of the same old designs with the same old stuff inside them. And yes they make them smaller and they have discovered other colours apart from black, but its a pretty paltry attempt at exciting the market. So is there something around the corner to get our pulses racing? Or is it just going to be more of the same? The question is of course, if they keep going like this, will anybody care?
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Certainly if you are a studio photographer the Nikon will be very appealing. Think of all the advantages of this over medium format cameras and backs. Price, speed, lens selection to name just three. If an advertising, commercial or social photographer was thinking of upgrading to a higher MP camera then their choice just got a little wider. If thats what I was doing I would have my pre-order in now. Looks a very nice camera and slightly smaller and lighter than the D700 (plus of course another 24MP!!)
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Mirrorless Rumors | Blog | Nikon says mirrorlress is taking away market from compact cameras, not from DSLR's.
"The success of compact system camera sales is taking away from the compact camera market, not from digital SLRs, according to Simon Iddon, Product Manager for DX DSLR at Nikon UK, and has not had an impact on the company's DSLR sales.
In an interview with AP Iddon said that Nikon currently has a complete line-up and does not need to fill any gaps in its product range with a compact system offering. 'We have all points covered' Iddon told AP 'with a complete range of cameras from entry level to professional, and plenty of great compact cameras too.' Iddon says that the compact system camera market will not divert sales from the DSLRs, because 'if you want a DSLR you want what a DSLR stands for' and that isn't a compact system camera.
James Banfield, also of Nikon UK, commented that some of the companies that have been particularly successful in the compact system market have had to spend a lot of money to achieve that success. 'I think in some cases marketing spend has out-stripped sales revenue,' he remarked.
These comments come at a time of heightened speculation about Nikon's intensions in the CSC market and the size of sensor the company might use. While Iddon's remarks certainly do not rule Nikon in or out of the compact system camera arena, they might suggest that an announcement is not as imminent as some believe and others would like."
My favourite bit is "if you want a DSLR you want what a DSLR stands for" Last time I checked it was Digital Single Lens Reflex, but I'm not sure thats what was meant.
I've always preferred the more cinematic colour on Canon DSLRs. The 5D Mark II pleased me with it's vivid rich tones, the 7D gives a beautifully warm image, very cinematic and the 600D also does a better job with colour overall than the GH2."
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"The manufacturers that have introduced micro Four Thirds and mirrorless systems have been those that have failed to make a success of their mainstream digital SLR offerings, according to Rainer."
From my interpretation of this it seems Canon think:-
Mirrorless systems were only introduced because other companies can't compete with them.
Mirrorless as a concept is unimportant, its the size of the camera that counts.
They are doing fine with their current cameras, so why do they need to bother.
They seem to think that if they just make their DSLR's smaller that will be what the market wants.
This from a company that has now released four different versions of the same camera, with the same sensor in various different bodies. 550D, 600D, 60D, 7D. They must really like this sensor! Canon are just serving up what they have done for years. Nothing exciting, nothing innovative. Undeniably good value, but nothing to get excited about. Whether this product conservatism will keep them in their dominant position, who knows.