All others are just joking when they say they want to win. I'm a big fan of Gure Gear but never had the budget to buy any of these, so I am already looking forward to the 15th, because I would really really like to win!
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From what i saw. There's a lot more of big IXUS sign than the Jackie Chan with EOS logo. Let's see what will happen on that day. Gonna be there and do some coverage.
Northlight suggests March 2nd announcement and 22MP,6fps,full 1DX AF,best video quality of any DSLR.
I think you would get away with
- used 5D2
- used 5Dc
- used 24-105
- used 17-40
OK, i'm thinking the 5D3/X is your best choice here
So, how about this for a side ways swing...
If the 5D3/X comes with the new 24-70 as a kit lens, why not buy them as a kit, and flog the current 24-70. I'd guess you wouldn't be much out of pocket and also get the latest quality of wide angle.
If you're doing weddings - how can you possibly go with a single body? I've said it before and i'll say it again - it takes a brave person to tell a bride that there are no pics of her special day because you gambled on everything going exactly right. How do yo fancy being on the BBC news or in the Daily Mail as the next example of a 'wedding tog' being sued?
So, with that in mind, i'd say get yourself a nice 5Dc as a back up (get it now if you want to start playing).
I would also suggest getting a second flash to cover redundancy there. Your 50mm f1.8 will make a good back up if the 24-70 goes adrift.
Now, that long lens - what is the cost of renting several times a year as opposed to buying?
If you are getting paid for these weddings then you can list this as a part time profession and a bit of careful accounting could offset the purchase against the income... That would also apply to any purchase you make )in the UK.
With this feature you can keep your framing and it automatically takes the exposure on the face = easier + faster + more flexible
And this helps wildlife/architecture/macro/motor sport/plant/landscape/product photographers how, exactly?
There's a whole world of photography out there that doesn't involve shoving a camera in someone's face - I imagine that Canon's decision to regard face recognition as a low priority reflects its Real World value...
And yes, it's a gimmick (I've always found that Nikon users like gimmicks). If a given photographer "needs" the "benefits" described above, perhaps they're in the wrong game.
It's an extremely usefull feature, excellent for outdoor portraits, wedding photography, etc.
If you look at the results Cliff Matuner reached with it (http://cliffmautner.typepad.com/), it's really awesome, getting this without exposure compensation.
I am mystified why you think that face recognition is vital to take pictures like this without exposure compensation
Face recognition metering - gimic, nice gimic but that is all
It is not a gimmick. It could be a useful feature, and not just a "consumer" or "prosumer" one either. Many wedding photographers will be thrilled to have this.
All I can say is it's going to be a long three weeks...
+1 Verrry long !
I don't know how Canon can respond to this camera without making a huge leap in in-camera IQ improvement.
Read and see here http://cliffmautner.typepad.com/ - the guy states NO Flash, no exposure compensation... Well, if the next gen DSLR are like this then ... my goodness ! Seems that there is a lot of automatic adjustments the D800 does to improve/compensate for any high ISO noise. Yes, there will be noise but heck, the 5D2 crowd has been putting up with it quite well up till now.
Let's just hope Canon as a big camera manufacturer does not disappoint with the bells and whistles - there appears to be a lot more to digital imaging nowadays than just MP, AF points and noise management. I hope there are DIGIC5 applications in camera that will at least match the D800's.