A Photographer's Review of the Canon EOS 10D Digital SLR
Subject:   Wide Angle shooter is disappointed
Date:   2003-04-02 11:28:39
From:   anonymous2
I almost exclusively do outdoor and landscape shots. I'm interested in the current state-of-the-art, but I need FULL FRAME sensors! A 1.6 zoom factor pretty much ruins it for me.

A striped down 1Ds would be perfect. I don't need most of the fancy features. I don't need the high resolution. I need the Full Frame sensor.

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  • Derrick Story photo Wide Angle shooter is disappointed -- I know
    2003-04-02 13:15:51  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I hear what you're saying, and that's why I spent time in the review covering the focal length issue.

    I think we will see larger sensors in more affordable cameras up the road. But for now, you have to spend a lot of money to get a SLR body that preserves the focal lengths of your existing lenses.

    In cases such as yours, I'd sit tight for a while and see what happens.
    • Wide Angle shooter is disappointed -- I know
      2003-04-29 07:51:30  anonymous2 [View]

      the market might go in two ways. Nikon's way is "this will be the standard sensor array size for digitals, and the lens family will adept itself". for that they introduced a lens that goes down to 12mm I think

      the other hope is that the manufacturing procedure becomes cheaper and we'll see an EOS 3D or 5D at the price of the 10D or slightly lower around mid 2004. wild speculations of mine, it's not a rumor I heard anywhere, so don't quote this :)
      • Wide Angle shooter is disappointed -- I know
        2003-07-08 09:55:56  anonymous2 [View]

        Wide-angle shooting is also my priority, however with digital cameras we have a way out of the smaller sensor size dilemma:

        Instead of shooting a single wide-angle frame, take a number of overlapping frames and stitch them together on your computer. Then resize them to a normal image size (or even leave it as a large imge) and voila, a nice super-wide-angle picture taken using whatever lens(es) you have available at the time.

        Remember to think outside the camera with digital!

        Granted, it's not an ideal solution, but until we get affordable full-size sensors it's at least a way to achieve the desired results.

        Personally I'm chomping at the bit to get myself my first digital SLR, and the 10D sounds like it fits the bill. It helps that I already have a Canon EOS with accessories.