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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR ? - thinking out loud ....
« on: July 14, 2014, 06:39:48 PM »
Since we're speculating...

7 years down the road your pro/semi-pro camera will not only be mirrorless, but will have no built-in display and limited controls.  Instead, it will have a dock for your smartphone, which will serve as the control panel and view screen.(*)

(*) Not an actual prediction, for entertainment purposes only.
actually..... I would love it if I could use the Wi-Fi on the camera to connect to a smartphone or tablet and have the device act identically to the screen on the camera, or in the case of a tablet, have all the controls at your fingertips...

Im sure you can already do that...
Check 6D plus EOS app on your smart phone...
Of course it isn't perfect but it can do what you want...

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 04, 2014, 05:02:48 PM »

But only one?  None of the others?  Maybe its one of the Sony  A7R's with a Canon lens.  I could see why a Pro would hide it ;)

Are you sure it's not a Sony and the photographer is ashamed of it :)

It's obviously an EOS M with a foam surround to make it look bigger....

You guys all beat me to it. Only I was going to put that he is hiding a rebel body under there. Thats a photographer, smart enough to invest in glass, rather than body :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV To Feature 4K Video?
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:56:53 PM »
I'm sorry, you have to be a true idiot, if you can't figure out that having video in your stills camera is not, and I repeat "is not" applying a premium on your stills camera. Let me say it another way, you are not paying extra for a feature you are not using.

Let me lay it out for you.... a P&S has both video and picture mode.
All rebels, all the way to the pro-bodies have video and picture mode.
Even their camcorders are able to take pictures, duh!!! I don't see people using camcorders complaining that they never use it for pictures.

As for the pricing... thats Canon... its all internal, overall management/executive decisions.

If your brain isn't clicking yet. I'm going to take another approach.

Take for example the Sony A7S - What is the price? Right now?
Brand New at Amazon - $2299 http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Full-Frame-Interchangeable-Digital-Camera/dp/B00FRDUZUK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404491620&sr=8-1&keywords=Sony+A7R

A GoPro? $399 - Brand New.

So are you telling me that to push GoPro features along side A7S feature will cost $10,000 as seen in a 1D-C?
Or any Canon camera, 1DX, 5D Mark 3, you're saying that to push video into those cameras, you're paying extra?

I'm calling Bull$%it... and if you can't figure this out... I'm going to call you a moron.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX2 5D4 to be announced in January/ February 2015
« on: June 22, 2014, 05:50:46 PM »
In any event, I doubt very much if a name for the next 1 series body is set, and any specifications are merely paper goals.

Are you serious?

These cameras are planned out 3 to 4 (or more) years in advance. At this stage they'll testing and validating the design(s) of the hardware and software so that later this year they can issue instructions for manufacturing lines to start "printing" the cameras for sale next year.
agreed... and it's a safe bet that the design teams are already over a year into the 7D3 and that the 5D5 and 1DX3 teams are already started... I can't see the project taking less than 5 years.

And, Merlin is telling them what will be useful in 5 years as well as what the competition is planning. Or better yet, Tom Cruise is an agent of Canon (cue MI theme music), covertly breaking into both Sony & Nikon camps so that Canon can stay 2 steps ahead of the competition.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 21, 2014, 05:05:11 PM »
Anybody think it's possible Canon could drop a dedicated processor into the 7D2 to handle AF subject recognition, like the 1DX does?

Better noise handling is my biggest want but a superb AF system is a close second.

It depends. If the 7D II hits with a new DIGIC processor, they may not need to resort to a dedicated AF processor. Each generation of DIGIC chips gets considerably more powerful than their predecessors. I'd imagine a DIGIC 7 would be quite considerably more capable than the DIGIC 6 used in some of the more compact cameras. DIGIC 6 does a LOT of image processing (It's more like Sony's Bionz X chip than the DIGIC 5), with high quality noise reduction, high quality video processing, etc. If Canon created a DIGIC 7 with some 7x or so more processing power than the DIGIC 6, they could easily handle high frame rates as well as high end AF capabilities all in the one chip (or two chips, as it's probably likely to be.)

I'm hoping for a dual-Digic 6+ or dual-Digic 7...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:21:24 PM »
Here's my guess:
10 fps
24MP with equal or slight bump in high iso performance
Better weather sealing
4k video @24 fps, 120fps 1080 video
$2300 starting price
Digic6 and a new video processor
Dual sd card slot
AF system like 1DX, but with fewer points
Headphone jack
wifi and gps
articulated touchscreen
wireless flash controller
Wide selection of colours (black). no pink.
still uses LP-E6 battery

One can only wish... but I strongly doubt it. May be 1080/60p and quite possibly 2.5K , but definitely not 4K.
However, I am sure they may make another C version of the same camera, but expect the price to double.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 13, 2014, 04:21:40 PM »
when the c100, with its 4k technology came out, there was a video about exporting stills from video.  It seemed like too much Damn work... review 24000 frames.

Pssst.... C100 doesn't have 4K.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark-II as an action oriented DSLR
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:38:59 PM »
Other: Same resolution as 70D, but much higher burst rate than the 70D because of the Dual Digic Processors.


I agree with fragilesi. I think the market will determine the value based on the demand for the particular features of the 7DII. I also think it is that market differentiation that will drive the features of the 7DII.

That's why I would not be at all surprised to see the 7DII as a 24mp, high frames per second, weathersealed, state-of-the-art autofocusing up to f8, camera that will have birders and sports shooters lining up to buy it. It's also why I expect that that it will not be a great low-light, high ISO performer – that's what full frame is for.

Damn straight...
However, I strongly doubt it will 24MP, and I highly suspect that it will have the same sensor as the 70D.

Even so, let me add a feature not frequently discussed - if it is a true successor to the 7D and/or a little brother to the 1DX, then it will have dual Digic processors, may be even 3 (at this point, I don't know which Digics yet). But, what exactly needs that much power if it isn't feature rich and/or better than the 70D? Or even the 6D, as some of you dispute?

EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:04:33 AM »
I find the naysayer's comments to be quite entertaining....

I expect it to be to the 70D, like the 7D was to the 60D. Better AF, better sealing, a bit faster, and about twice the price. Anything more will be a bonus.

Since my 60D is getting long in the tooth, for me the time is right for an upgrade.


But, I suspect it'll be either another 18-55 type cheap kit lens, or a hyperzoom like the 18-135 or 18-200.

May be an 18-200, but not another 18-55 or 18-135.
They were both released recently in their STM forms within the last 2 years.

I love my current gear.
Only thing that I would change is how I got to the current system.
I mean, I first bought a t3i, then a 60D... even some sigma lenses.... all of them, till this very point, were trade-ins and trade-ups, which obviously makes you lose money.

Future gear that I wouldn't mind adding to my current set of gear:
-A second 7D
-7DII/7DC or a 1DC
-BMCC (not 4K)
-100 f/2.8 L Macro
-70-200 f/2.8 L IS (MkI is fine)
-Custom Cine 85mm

I may be one of the few cinema line enthusiasts that frequent this forum...

In any case, I wonder if they will release a 7DC too?

Lets give the stills people what they want... and also have another camera for the video peeps.
So far in the line up of cinema cameras, there is only one DSLR style cam i.e. the 1DC, and 3 camcorder style cams i.e. CX00 cameras... it would be nice to have another more affordable cinema DSLR.

EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 05:47:00 PM »
What if it is the "Year of the Lenses" (plural)... here me out.

Canon never officially said anything, and it is CR getting info. from various sources (valid/invalid).

But, so far, it has been the "year of the lenses" by everyone supporting Canon, except Canon themselves.

Now, I don't know how Canon profits from this... but may be they have a share in companies like Sigma, Tamron, Samyang... private owners without having their name pasted all over them?

Or may be they (as in Canon) told the other companies to build high quality glass to support their next generation bodies???

In either case, Canon keeps their old customers as long as they are buying second party glass and not buying second party bodies?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Technology Coming From Canon? [CR1]
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:53:49 PM »
What is so difficult here?

  • APS-C and 135/"FF" are two separate worlds, separated by the difference in image circle
  • Both systems require their own native lens set
  • There is no need for a unified aps-c and FF lens mount, ff lenses can be used via simple glassless extension tube adapters, as long as the flange distance of the APS-C system is shorter than for the FF system
  • Canon EF-M is a highly functional APS-C mount for mirrorless cameras with short flange distance
  • EF-M allows for low-end and high-end APS-C cameras and lenses - including f/0.95 lenses if so desired.
  • Canon will have to add a new native lens mount for mirrorless ff cameras with short flange distance
  • In the end there will be a range of mirrorless APS-C cameras (EOS-M) and mirrorless FF cameras (EOS-?)
  • There will be one native set of lenses for APS-C (EF-M) and one for FF (EF-?)
  • On mirrorless Canon APS-C cameras (EOS-M), EF-M lenses work natively while EF, EF-S and new EF-? lenses will work via adapter
  • On FF mirrorless canon cameras, new EF-? Lenses will work natively and EF-lenses as well as other FF-lenses with long enough flange distance will work via a simple adapter

DSLRs will be phased out, first the APS-C models along with EF-S lenses and after some extended transition period also FF-sensored DSLRs and EF lenses.

Everything is perfectly clear and fine.

Thats the same thing as switching systems... if you can't use the same lenses on future Canon bodies. Might as well switch to Sony now!

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: April 25, 2014, 06:15:36 PM »
If the 7D2 was the 70D  with a faster burst rate and 5D3 AF, it would sell well..... and if that is what it was, it would have been on the market a year ago. Those are tried and true technologies... very little work required to throw them together and make a camera out of them.

The wait for the 7D2 most likely is due to some new technology or feature(s). I expect a surprise here....
Possibilities are:
High speed storage - and that means faster burst rates and more FPS video...
Quad Pixel technology - and what does this mean for focusing speed, image tracking, resolution?
Smaller fabrication size - and does this impact noise, speed, and light sensitivity?
Next Gen WiFi interface - and what does this mean for remote/tethered/studio shooters?
Mirrorless - problems to be overcome but opens up new possibilities for focus and tracking
Hybrid Viewfinder - best of optical and digital combined....

Who knows? Certainly not me.. will it be worth the wait?

You could be right and/or wrong...
But if we are comparing Canon's competitors here and trying to beat them... then we have a problem. Because Canon being at number 1 is making them a huge bullseye, who were their main competitors? Nikon? Olympus? Now Sony + Panasonic...
The competitors will constantly reinvent themselves to gain market share...
If Canon releases something tomorrow, its beat by all the other competitors the following year, now everyone is complaining that Canon isn't fast enough to respond.

Lets be real... what are the chances that it will be the most epic camera you have ever heard of till now?

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