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I'll admit I'm definitely not the target audience for that stuff, but that bag looks like something you would get from Walmart for $11.99 plus taxes, then the next day wonder what was I thinking when I paid for this.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:06:49 AM »
So the EOS-1D X top plate and body style is gone, but at least we got Canon's premiere AF system, 10 FPS and dual digic 6 at a reasonable price. On balance, it's a good deal if you are in the market for an APS-C body and wasn't convinced by the 70D specs. The not so good news is that you get the same 20.2 MP sensor which isn't a whole lot better than the original 7D 18 MP sensor. This camera will have a tough time competing with the current crop APS-C bodies from Sony/Nikon because of its perceived sensor limitations.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 04, 2014, 07:47:57 PM »
I know if I order one of these, a few weeks later the new high-MP FF body with killer AF and DR will be released for less $ and I'll regret it till the cows come home. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 07:37:10 PM »
The 7D2ii must be coming now.  The stars are aligning.

http://nikonrumors.com/2014/04/02/breaking-nikon-d9300-dslr-camera-on-the-horizon.aspx/
Isn't it amazing how they coordinate so well with each other, the 1Dx and D4, 5D III and D800 and now 7DII and D9300, all coming within weeks of each other

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As exciting as it is, here's hoping that Canon will announce something nice and within reach for common mortals.
It's about time that Canon broke the $ 20K price barrier for a lens, this 800 tele should be capable of doing so.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any New Bodies in Sochi?
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:04:05 AM »
That would be a stretch to be able to spot a new 7D Mark II on your Hi-Def TV but maybe if you are there, standing in the middle of a gaggle of pro photographers you could spot such an elusive camera. I think the arrival of the Sony alpha 6000, Fujifilm X-T1 and Panasonic GH4 have given Canon a serious pause. These are all very capable cameras being offered at a very reasonable price. The sluggish AF that used to be the achilles heal of mirrorless cameras is no longer a handicap. Repackaging the sensor from the 70D into a weather-sealed body and adding a few extra AF points and DIGIC 6 processor just won't cut it any more. Canon really needs a major technology breakthrough to re-establish their dominance in the advanced /serious amateur segment.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon Answer the D4s? [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:52:52 PM »
Honestly, I believe the only benefit the D4S owners will see is an improved video functionality to bring it on par with the D1X, an improved AF performance, which Canon already addressed with the 1D x firmware version 2.03, and higher FPS, for whatever it's worth, once again to bring it up to speed to the 1D X, all for a price comparable to the 1D X. Basically closing the gap to the 1D X 2 years after Canon released their flagship.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799
« on: November 27, 2013, 11:52:34 PM »
Now I can see the $2099 final price at the check-out, hopefully the mail-in-rebate will work out without a glitch, that would be a real deal for such lens

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Canon General / Re: Canon Testing a 75+ Megapixel EOS-1 Body? [CR1]
« on: July 21, 2013, 09:27:34 PM »
Finally Canon has listened to its millions of day-to-day users and gave them what they have been asking for. At last, a camera that adequately meets the desperate needs of cat-lovers for a high-resolution RAW file. Bring it on. Now smile kitty kitty. 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Super Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2545
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:10:23 PM »
It's funny how the same retailer, BigValueInc is listing the same camera twice for 2 different prices, once as $2866 and once as $2545, and both listed as brand new, which 5D mark III would you like to order today?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Super Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2545
« on: July 18, 2013, 01:00:17 PM »
you get what you pay for?  ???
I think they must be getting a special order/deal from Canon, I bought mine about 10 months ago on a special price similar to this, it was $2750 from Adorama and it was fully legit, came with valid warranty, USA model, the whole works. I think Canon needs to sell certain volume/year to keep the assembly line running at a steady rate and they were ahead of schedule so they are dumping a few hundreds at a fire sale.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Reminder: Canon EOS 70D Launch Tonight
« on: July 01, 2013, 05:58:27 PM »
Actually, Canon will announce/release a 7D mark II in the not-so-far future. The 70D might be a step-up from the 4-year-old 7D, but the 7D mark II will be another step-up, essentially a baby EOS 1D X with an APS-C sensor, maybe the same one you see here in the 70D, high-end AF, with a reported high FPS, the early word is 10 FPS, better weather-sealing and a price to match 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
« on: November 23, 2012, 09:37:19 AM »
If you look at the list of buyers, some folks purchased 3 or 4 bodies, all within a few minutes. Love the impulsiveness or maybe they are needed to set up a 3D project 

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Rumors Surface [CR1]
« on: October 08, 2012, 02:55:01 PM »
From the sound of it, I'm afraid they put all their eggs in the MP/FPS numbers. I mean, after all the high ISO performance was never a selling point in the original 7D, it was always the 18 MP/8 FPS that sold the 7D for years. I don't think they are about to change that formula now. That means anyone interested in low noise should either consider a 5D Mark III or even the 6D but don't count on the 7D mark II to fill that void.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2012, 09:54:48 PM »
The best thing about this EOS-1S price of $9K is that it'll substantially drop the price of the 1D X as most of the early buyers of the 1D X will dump them on eBay and jump ship to the EOS-1S model, now you can get it for a little over 1/2 the original price with 1-2K shutter actuations.

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