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Messages - Chuck Alaimo

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surprised to see so many in the skip it category, wonder how that will change as sample images and reviews come in (though that may not be for a bit).

I am for sure considering this body, I won't say 100% because all we have is specs to go on but with the sound of it, this would become the third body in the kit - other moves would depend on a few things - how does this camera do at the higher ISO's - that will tell me if I can go to 2 bodies.  My primary work is weddings so I do need the high ISO that the 5d3/6d combo gives me (dark churches where you can't use flash).  But I could for sure see this beast being the go to machine for the bride&Groom portraits, engagement shoots, ring shots, first dances (with off cam flash), pre-game bridal portraits, some of some ceremonies (outdoor ceremonies, or just for key moments).

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Has anyone considered that the DSLR market may simply have become saturated? Every market has a saturation point, where a majority of potential buyers already has one of whatever it is being offered (ILCs in this case). Canon wants their users to turn around and buy a new DSLR every 2-3 years (for high end stuff), and based on their release cycle, every 1-2 years for the low end stuff.


Economies, despite "recoveries", are still tight for most middle class workers, and have always been tight for lower class workers/the unemployed/welfare. That lowers the saturation cap, and reduces "replacement/upgrade" demand. I don't think people want to or even can replace their cameras every couple of years. There is also a threshold of quality...ILCs are pretty high quality these days, in terms of build...materials, ergonomics, fit and finish, feel, etc. I think people are less likely to replace a great device as often as a cheaper one.


I can totally see P&S sales being stolen by smartphones and other mobile devices with cameras. I can even see some of the Rebel-level sales being stolen as well, although not nearly as much. It seems more likely that the ILC market (at large, not just Canon) is reaching or has reached a saturation point. It's already a global market, unlike smartphones which still have expansion potential in newer economies like China and India (where there are potentially billions of customers), so I don't know if there is a lot of room for expansion. The market will probably settle, find some kind of equilibrium with new buyers from new people (young families, new photographers, etc.), replacement buyers looking for an upgrade or to replace a broken camera, etc.


If some disruptive new technology finds it's way into consumers hands at some point that can produce high quality images, then the ILC market would then probably slide into a long term decline. Dunno if/when that might happen, though.

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It's too bad it'll be priced higher than the D810, since the D800 undercut the 5D III with a lower price and better image quality. Canon should take a page from Nikon's book here.

Regarding upgrade cycles and devaluing other product lines: both of Canon's full frame models are ready for replacement. The new 7D Mark II, which has great specs, goes for $1800. The D810 goes for $3000. So why not a new 5D for $2500-$3000? Sell the 6D II for $1800-$2000. I can't see how the market will have trouble bearing that.

did it really though?  on release, yes, the straight d800 was much cheaper, but the e model was only 200 off the mk3.  now it's just the d810, which is at $3300.  So canon putting a 3500-4000 price tag on this is not that much more than what the competition offers - which is reasonable. 

if the market is saturated, then the money is in lesser volume but more profit.  I'd rather pay the canon tax now and still have canon here in a decade than pay less now then watch as canon goes bankrupt.  The whole price drop thing, is just like it is in most pro photography.  Yes, there is always someone out there willing to do the job for less.  But if we all just keep dropping the prices, eventually there won't be enough profit to stay in business.  I always notice it at bridal shows, the big booth next to the sandals booth offering the $999 package - full day coverage, a 20 page 10x10 leather album, prints and i think they even offered a few more things too.  That's not a sustainable rate for most of us.  Just as we should not lower our rates the second someone offers a similar service for less, canon should not undercut nikon...

the devil is in the details here though - if this new camera improves on the faults of previous canon sensors then your logic makes even less sense - price it were it should be - between $3500-4000.  if it's a weak offering that just gives more mp's, then yes, a lower price should be there.  But if the sensor can match or better the exmor (or, is in fact, a next gen exmor) then why in the world would this body be priced at anything other than a premium???? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Is the new 50mp sensor Canon or Sony?
« on: February 02, 2015, 04:20:18 PM »


What Canon might have done is to license particular technique(s) (patents) that Sony use that makes their sensors "exmor", a bit like a patent swap, but that doens't mean canon would have been told how to do it, merely that they won't be prosecuted by copying Sony tricks.


this is what i really think is going on, and why we have not seen any improvement in DR - canon obviously has one hell of an R&D department but if sony has patents that stand in the way of changes, then canon is left spending a hell of a lot more on R&D to get around the patents, or just have the same DR they've had for a while.  If this is a patent swap, then maybe DPAF is enough for sony to part with their patents?  who knows though, guess we'll find out this week though!


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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 01, 2015, 05:24:43 PM »
So... big sensor, more megapixels ( to keep you buying crap ) after all the technology and research, still could not sync the camera to a higher shutter speed ? Seriously Canon ? Are you serious ? You don't even stretch your focus point to the edges where some of us use daily... Yet you make more megapixels ( which are barely needed ) but you won't make the camera sync at a higher shutter speed ?????????
Canon GET  a clue or maybe buy one !!! Listen Canon you make cameras that most sports guys use... why can't you sync the shutter at a higher speed ?
You guys are ridiculous... get off the megapixel wars and make a good camera that syncs faster and the main thing to keep in mind is to shoot it on manual ! For crying out loud !!!
I am disgusted... Shame on you Canon !!!

? ? ?  wow, now this is a great first post...lol...did someone that's a regular get their account banned and is back now as this guy to post this???




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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 01, 2015, 05:22:31 PM »
For me personally, the question is:

Will the rumored (http://www.techtoyreviews.com/canon-5ds-image-leaked-price-tag-3800/) 3800$ (5DS) or the 4300$ (5DsR) be worth the price, Canon will want to have for it?

Or wait for an 5DIV, an goldenegglayingwoolmilksaw??? But how much will this be????

Those prices are way too high. If true, Canon killed the success of this camera right out the door. It can't be more than the D810. If anything it needs to be less, as most people looking for higher MP and higher DR have already moved to Nikon. I doubt many people are going to pay more for something with just more MP. 36MP is already taxing out many lenses and is a huge amount of detail!

I can't even think of a single professional landscape photographer who hasn't moved on to an A7R or D800/810 by now, who shoots with 35mm format gear.

ummmmmm...your logic here is like in some form of lala land.  the 5d3 held it's own and sold really well at a higher price point than the d800's (up until the d810 came out, but, the d810 was also released in the last year of the 5d3's lifespan).  Straight up, If 22MP's and less DR can sell extremely well then why in the world would anyone at canon ever even consider putting a 3k price tag on a 50mp body???? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:49:39 PM »
It seems to me that Canon has abandoned us EOS1D users...such a pitty.
You're so right.  Yesterday, my 1D X was awesome...today it's suddenly a piece of crap.

As far as usability and iq goes, the low-res 1dx might do still do ok-ish :-) ...

... but alas, with about a third of the metapixie count if the new flagships, the glamour and prestigious ownership might take a hit for six. I imagine we'll see less "just get the best" 1dx people who don't make use of its capability as these customers will go 5ds now.

the funny thing about this is ----look at nikon --- they went with big mp first...but what did their flagship d4 and d4s get?  16.2MP --- 16 on the d4 which was pre sony chip era, and 16 on the d4s which was after the sony partnership. 

maybe canon's market research showed that people who need extremely high quality large file images aren't shooting sports?  LOL, how many studio strobes can fire at 14 fps????   lol  (and yeah, do you really need 14fps if you mounted to a tripod at iso 100, f16, and a 10 stop filter on your camera....lol....)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:39:40 PM »
Hmm.  With the Canony collaboration, I wonder if the sensor in 5D IV will be the current Sony 24 MP sensor that is in Nikon D750 and Sony A7? 
If Canon is going to use Sony sensors, I personally wish the Sony 36MP sensor would make it into 5D IV  :-\

Now why would they do that?  the 5d4 will be the nimble camera for action/event shooters/low light shooters - if it has 36 mp then that really dampens the uses a bit (huge files that don't need to be huge, hence why the res of the 5d4 shouldn't be much more than the current one - a modest increase in Res and better af, increased high iso sensitivity.   36 is overkill if you have a studio cam like the rumored one.
 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:05:34 AM »
what I don't get though is how many negative comments here.  It's like the past 2.5 years of canon rumors posts  and posts just flipped over to the bizarro world.  For 2.5 years - sonikon has XXX MP"S and sonikon has XX DR - and how canon FF bodies are only suitable for FB selfies and kneel and pray to exmor, oh holy exmor.  Now we hear of this ---and yes this is a rumo spec list - no cr rating at all and the majority of posts want ---high iso and low light capabilities?????  REALLY????  Did the past 2.5 years just happen or did I blink while the majority of folks here had their priorities change???  Get a grip people!!!

I've wanted a high pixel count sensor (with cropping options) forever, but base ISO DR means essentially nothing to me.  My 550D has plenty of base ISO DR.  I do want dual pixel.  The whole reason I want full-frame is for better low-light performance.

If the specs are true, this camera meets only one of my required specifications for such a camera (high pixel count with cropping) and fails at the others (better low-light, dual pixel).

if this is true then snag yourself a 5d3 or 6d and shoot away!  if dual pixel is an absolute need, then get a 7d2, or, wait until the next group of FF bodies is released.  DPAF is a new tech, it's only in 2 bodies so it's time to get whats thee or wait.  But if like you say -- "The whole reason I want full-frame is for better low-light performance," then stop complaining and grab a cheap 6d or a 5d3.  This new beast is a specialized beast ---and yeah, I'd rather have a specialized beast if it kicks butt in what it's made to do rather than a crippled beast that had huge files and crazy iso's but no improvement at the base ISO's ----now that would be a FAIL!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 09:56:48 AM »
wow, i don't get it.  to me these specs look good, real good especially if they get the sensor right (and for a beast like this they better because if it doesn't come with some serious high quality at the low ISO's and more DR, then it should just be a jack of all trades camera). 

what I don't get though is how many negative comments here.  It's like the past 2.5 years of canon rumors posts  and posts just flipped over to the bizarro world.  For 2.5 years - sonikon has XXX MP"S and sonikon has XX DR - and how canon FF bodies are only suitable for FB selfies and kneel and pray to exmor, oh holy exmor.  Now we hear of this ---and yes this is a rumo spec list - no cr rating at all and the majority of posts want ---high iso and low light capabilities?????  REALLY????  Did the past 2.5 years just happen or did I blink while the majority of folks here had their priorities change???  Get a grip people!!!

Rant aside - this does look pretty sweet.  I can't wait to see what the actual specs are, and yes, I want to see sample images.  Even as a wedding shooter, I can see many uses for this kind of beast - engagement shoots, bride and groom portraits, first dance, ring shots. 

the only thing to not like about this is that it does mean I probably won't be able to sell either of my other bodies - because for the ceremony I will still most likely need the 5d3/6d combo (I shoot lots of primes so I do need 2 low light capable bodies), which is fine.  Oh darn I'll have 3 nice bodies by the end of the year, I know - terrible right? 

 


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can you accoplish taking a great image with simple gear?  Of course you can... but to say the tool doesn't matter...i mean hell, my feet are pretty good tools too, they can get me from point A to point B - but if your traveling from lets say Maine to California, what will do the job quicker?  Your feet?  Or a car? Or train, or bus, or plane? 

Yes, if I want to take a bath i could chop down a tree, cure the wood, split the wood, then gather water from rain and  - once I have enough light the fire and heat the water...yes that will make a bath happen, but, wouldn't it just be easier to turn the water on and let the tub fill?

Yes, I could also use a rock as a hammer, a nail file as a saw, or any number of different ways to accomplish a goal - but isn't the better tool always gonna make the job somewhat easier? 

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 19, 2015, 12:42:54 PM »
Hi Chuck.
Interesting shot, did you have to create the chubby face profile, or was it already there?

Cheers, Graham.


ice macro

(edit, yes, it would help to actually attach the image!)

TY!  That was a natural formation, I did use a flash off camera and a vid light (one above one below), but the face was formed naturally ----kind of looks like one of the statues on easter island

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: January 18, 2015, 02:32:44 PM »
ice macro

(edit, yes, it would help to actually attach the image!)

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Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:00:09 PM »
heres a few from the big november storm that hit the buffalo area.  Couldn't get close to the areasa hit by it...but this is the cloud that dropped like 7 feet of snow on some areas

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:23:10 AM »
ok, gotta say wow.  not only about this lens but this focal length.  I have been spying the meta filter in lightroom and this lens has quickly become my most used lens.  Of course the quality is outstanding, but more to the point --- it's in the land of, wow been shooting for so long without a variety of lenses but now...just wondering how I could have lived without this focal length.  It's just so versatile...

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:36:58 PM »
ok, decided to buy it...lol
Seems to me it suits your style and that you have a good copy :) Enjoy!

oh it very much does suit my style!!!!1  :D  And yup, I is enjoying!!!!

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