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Mar 24, 2010 23:39 |  #1

I was thinking about various things that people fiddle with everyday that Canon could work into future bodies to make life easier. They have begun by adding the Max ISO setting to the T2i, but I feel they could do so much more...

1. Focal length / shutter speed binding. this C. Fn. would measure the current FL of the lens and set the shutter speed to match that when shooting Tv mode. another C. Fn would set the x factor, so you could shoot 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc x the FL of the lens you're using. this would auto-compensate for crop bodies.

2. Variable aperture / ISO speed binding. this C. Fn. would take into consideration the variable aperture nature of your lens and adjust the ISO as necessary so that, when in M, your exposure would not be affected by zooming in/out.

Both of these could be programmed to work with all lenses, or just Canon lenses, to further encourage consumers to purchase only Canon equipment, similar to the way PIC works only with Canon lenses.

Would you be interested in seeing these features in future bodies? what other features?


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Mar 25, 2010 02:05 |  #2

I am smarter than my camera...
I don't trust it to make its own decisions... hence the reason I have a dslr...




  
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Mar 25, 2010 02:08 |  #3

I wish there was an customizable auto iso setting combined with both Tv and Av mode,

For Tv, it would work like I would set the max and min apertures, if it needs to exceed that, it changes iso instead. If it is able to obtain exposure within the min and max I set, it will always use the lowest iso.

Same for Av only I set a min and max shutter speed.

Does Canon already have this feature? I don't really own any super modern bodies so I am not really up to date with the latest and greatest.


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Mar 25, 2010 02:21 |  #4

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I am smarter than my camera...
I don't trust it to make its own decisions... hence the reason I have a dslr...

So I take it you manually focus as well? ;)


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Mar 25, 2010 02:25 |  #5

Erik_L wrote in post #9866096 (external link)
I was thinking about various things that people fiddle with everyday that Canon could work into future bodies to make life easier. They have begun by adding the Max ISO setting to the T2i, but I feel they could do so much more...

1. Focal length / shutter speed binding. this C. Fn. would measure the current FL of the lens and set the shutter speed to match that when shooting Tv mode. another C. Fn would set the x factor, so you could shoot 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc x the FL of the lens you're using. this would auto-compensate for crop bodies.

2. Variable aperture / ISO speed binding. this C. Fn. would take into consideration the variable aperture nature of your lens and adjust the ISO as necessary so that, when in M, your exposure would not be affected by zooming in/out.

Both of these could be programmed to work with all lenses, or just Canon lenses, to further encourage consumers to purchase only Canon equipment, similar to the way PIC works only with Canon lenses.

Would you be interested in seeing these features in future bodies? what other features?

This would be a point and shoot camera.


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Mar 25, 2010 02:31 |  #6

I would be happy if Canon implemented Micro adjust on all(Rebels included) camera bodies in the future.

Even considering of upgrading current firmwares for all the Canon body line both new and old to implement the said feature.


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Mar 25, 2010 02:51 |  #7

Erik_L wrote in post #9866096 (external link)
1. Focal length / shutter speed binding. this C. Fn. would measure the current FL of the lens and set the shutter speed to match that when shooting Tv mode. another C. Fn would set the x factor, so you could shoot 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc x the FL of the lens you're using. this would auto-compensate for crop bodies.

This can already be acheived (more or less) by using Tv, Av and M...

I usually shoot in Manual but one can up a known SS in Tv and/or an aperture I'd prefer to get to quickly in Av and just change modes for a given situation.

Example: Say I'm shooting prop-driven planes in Manual with settings of 1/125 @ f/11 ISO 100 and along comes a Learjet or similar. In theory, all I have to do is go one click to Tv which is already set at 1/1000 and Bob's Yer Uncle. It's also a very simple matter to dial in a half stop of EC either way depending on if it's a white jet or painted a darker color.

(In practice however, I already know I'd need six clicks of faster shutter + six clicks of wider aperture to get the equivalent exposure so I don't even have to look at my settings but the above could work...)


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Mar 25, 2010 03:43 |  #8

What I'd like to see is an improved user interface. Add maybe 3 or 4 finger-wheel style switches (like the one beside the shutter release) beside the LCD panel. Then allow me to customise those switches so I can use my thumb to select ISO with the first switch, metering mode with the second, focus mode with the third etc. This would do away with the need to press a button first.


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Mar 25, 2010 07:27 |  #9

Mark2Mark wrote in post #9866769 (external link)
What I'd like to see is an improved user interface. Add maybe 3 or 4 finger-wheel style switches (like the one beside the shutter release) beside the LCD panel. Then allow me to customise those switches so I can use my thumb to select ISO with the first switch, metering mode with the second, focus mode with the third etc. This would do away with the need to press a button first.

this would be nice. I would also like if they can be pushed, like on an old blackberry or Sony "jog wheel" device.


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Mar 25, 2010 07:43 |  #10

The Canon marketing machine is an efficient beast. I'm sure a number of these suggestions are not only possible, they're likely planned for some future release. Just look at auto ISO, and remote flash control as in the 7D. Nikon has had these things way back since their D70. It took Canon until the 7D to finally give them to us, albeit in the case of auto ISO in a limited sort of way. Don't get me wrong - I love my Canon cameras, but truth be told, Canon could give us a lot more right now were it not for their marketing philosophy.


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Mar 25, 2010 07:54 |  #11

I would like to see voice memos (the microphone is already there on the video equipped cameras).
Via a CF setting, you could choose to attach a new memo to the last or next picture by default.
The playback mode [>] would allow you to add a memo to the picture currently being chimped.

When taking pictures at a swim meet for example, I could look at the event sheet and record the event and the name of the athlete I am photographing in the next several shots.

This could also be a learning tool. When taking pictures in difficult situations, I might make a note as to how I arrived at my settings (e.g., metered off the sky).


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Mar 25, 2010 08:28 |  #12

arg245 wrote in post #9867395 (external link)
It took Canon until the 7D to finally give them to us, albeit in the case of auto ISO in a limited sort of way.

The 40D has (limited) Auto ISO.




  
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Mar 25, 2010 08:42 |  #13

Keith R wrote in post #9867582 (external link)
The 40D has (limited) Auto ISO.

Yes, as I said in my post, and you are right, the 40D does have it, but the flash control came with the 7D. Sorry I should have been clearer.

In the Nikons, you define the ISO limits. It is totally under your control. In the Canons it is limited in that it begins with ISO at 400 and works its way up as necessary.

Again, don't take me for a Nikon fan boy, but credit should be given where credit is due, and Canon marketing appears to seriously limit what they can give us.


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Mar 25, 2010 08:52 |  #14

I would like a CFn that turns the Live View button into a "one-touch-movie-record" button, on the Rebels.




  
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Mar 25, 2010 08:55 |  #15

hairy_moth wrote in post #9867436 (external link)
I would like to see voice memos (the microphone is already there on the video equipped cameras).

Get a 1D! The 1D has had a mic and voice annotation for years and years, since before video was a glint in some engineer's eye. Why it isn't on the 7D is because of Canon's marketing that makes you pay thousands of dollars for the extra features that only the full pro bodies have.


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