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Making Sense Of Canon’s Supposed “Mirrorless-To-DSLR” Converter.

by Anura Guruge


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I saw the PetaPixel post and studied the picture. I immediately grasped what it was all about. Then, it took me a good 10-minutes, during a leisurely walk in the dark with the dogs, to work out what it was all about.

It is NOT a lens adapter. We already have plenty of them — such as the ‘EF-EOS R Mount Adapter (with Control Ring)‘ shown above.

This is a hulking BIG convertor replete with retractable mirror, a pentaprism equivalent, an OPTICAL VIEWFINDER and maybe even a focusing unit.

When you attach it to a Canon mirrorless camera, e.g., my Canon EOS RP, via the lens mount you will have a camera with TWO (2) viewfinders — one on top of the other! One electronic (in the body of the mirrorless) and the other OPTICAL above it.

Why?

For those that insist that they have to have an optical viewfinder and to speed-up autofocusing.

But, why? Why not just get a DSLR? And that is what this seems all about.

IF Canon is serious and actually releases this, it would mean that they will no longer make high-end DSLRs! About bloody time too.

They will just make mirrorless bodies — and I am totally cool with that. I have and will continue to be committed to mirrorless.

So, in future, all the lens sensors and technology (bar faster autofocus) will be in mirrorless bodies.

Then, those that demand an optical viewfinder will have to get this convertor.

Not sure it will work in practice. The technology will work. It is pretty trivial. Even I could design one of these. Not sure anybody will pay nay good money to buy one. They will switch to Nikon.


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by Anura Guruge


I Think My Lighthouse Picture With My Sony a7 II Is Better Than This One From The New Nikon D850.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

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Brilliant Read Fall Foliage New Hampshire October 2017 Anura Guruge Sony a7 II



I could be wrong, but it could be the same lighthouse, i.e., Nobska Lighthouse, in Woods HoleMassachusetts.

I get a ‘Nikon Rumors‘ e-mail every night.

It just struck a chord — a funny one at that.

They are both fullframe cameras. So, it is an apples-to-apples comparison. Yes, I appreciate the Nikon one is supposed to be the view through the optical viewfinder. Nonetheless, I think my pictures has richer, warmer colors. {Smile}


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by Anura Guruge

Fujifilm X-Pro 2, Alleged To Be Announced In A Few Weeks, Does Not Make Any Sense.

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by Anura Guruge


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Yes, now that I have CONVINCED myself that my next BIG camera (not counting a ‘GoPro’ equivalent I just bought because the girls want one for Christmas) will the supposed Fuji X-T2 I am, of course, doing my diligence on Fuji and their cameras.

I have done some, though not extensive, research on the X-T1 vs. X-Pro 1. From everything I can see the X-Pro 1 is now a folly. The X-T1 is superior to it in every way other than for the fact that it does NOT look like an old rangefinder and does not have an Optical Viewfinder (OVF). Got that. I have to believe that Fuji no longer sells many X-Pro 1s. That is fine and fair. Most people who want a Fuji X-family camera are probably opting, despite the higher price, for the X-T1.

To bring out a X-Pro 2, especially without 4K video (though that bothers me naught), does not make sense. From my research the ONLY meaningful improvement that the X-Pro 2 will have over the X-Pro 1 is higher resolution — at least 24MP vs. the current 16MP. Yes, of course, that is never to be sneezed at. 16MP is on the low side and 24MP, in 2016, is ‘Goldilocks’.

But the PRIME APPEAL of the X-Pro is its retro look. My contention is that those that like the retro look probably already think that 16MP is way beyond what they need. Lets face it you can take some pretty fine images with 16MP.

The reason I am waiting for the X-T2 is the higher resolution. But as we already discussed the X-T1 is a better camera, technically and in practice, that the X-Pro 1. So a X-T2 makes a lot of sense. Not so a X-Pro 2.

Just like the rather stupid a68 Sony announced last month. Marginal cameras searching for a niche. These Japanese camera manufacturers, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji, as I broached upon yesterday, really are in need of some ADULT supervision. Just remember camera companies can go UNDER. Kodak. Polaroid.