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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M3 - Will it be Available Outside of Japan?
« on: February 07, 2015, 03:49:31 AM »
It is on Canon Australia's site, it's certainly a camera I will have a look at when they are in store

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Announcements Coming Next Week [CR3]
« on: January 27, 2015, 04:40:16 AM »
Looks very interesting. While I am probably not in the market for any of these featured products, their release will be quite interesting as it gives a good indication of where Canon see the market going.
The 11-24 I find very interesting as this i think is Canon's strongest aspect, really pushing lens design.

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I really think Nikon has nailed the potential of diffractive optics with their new lens and hope that Canon will follow suit.

So...you hope that Canon decides to release a DO lens where they have to warn in advance about flare problems, claim those problems can be minimized by a post-processing software correction, and provide an example of that correction where the resulting shot still suffers badly from veiling glare?  To each their own, I guess...

I think they were referring to overpricing lenses /sarcasm

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Black & White / Re: Black and White Landscapes!
« on: January 19, 2015, 05:50:30 AM »
One of my favourite spots at the end of a small wetland/creek area


Secret Forest by Synkka~, on Flickr

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Art Wolfe Edition Giveaway
« on: January 14, 2015, 06:12:19 AM »
Wonderful prize and contest, good luck to everyone

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 10, 2015, 04:48:55 PM »
The actual Canon financial statement is not as bleak as that news article. See http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2014/rslt2014q3e.pdf

Now you wouldn't expect a Company to be too negative in their own financial statements, regarding the camera market they expect low end digital cameras to not do well, but are expecting recover in the interchangeable section.

Overall as a company they are still forecasting profit.

Do you read the figures differently?
Again here is the actual financial statement, people should read this before making up things.

Another profitable year for canon isn't exactly a bad thing

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 10, 2015, 07:13:14 AM »
I'm trying to think what features I would need in a MkIV and I can't think of any. The MkIII is a totally satisfactory stills camera for me, whereas the 5DII obviously had its shortcomings (AF, banding noise, and the little known internal mirror reflection with 'off-stage' light sources. The latter also occurs with the MkIII but very much less so.

The banding on the 5D3 is about as bad as that on the 5D2. Whilst it is good to hear that the 5D3 meets all of your needs in a stills camera, for others (especially those that have used ML), it does not even come close.
So if the 5d3 doesn't meet your needs why stick with canon? Or is it that it does meet your needs and want more?

The grass is always greener on the other side. And there is no perfect camera you should keep that in mind

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:49:33 AM »
The actual Canon financial statement is not as bleak as that news article. See http://www.canon.com/ir/results/2014/rslt2014q3e.pdf

Now you wouldn't expect a Company to be too negative in their own financial statements, regarding the camera market they expect low end digital cameras to not do well, but are expecting recover in the interchangeable section.

Overall as a company they are still forecasting profit.

Do you read the figures differently?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 07:03:34 PM »
It would be an interesting split to make multiple 5d cameras. While this would appeal to enthusiasts I wonder what the impact would be on the cost oer moeldue to economies of scale. Additionally if the split was the done in the 5d models I wonder how that will impact the 1d line.
Still an interesting rumor and I look forward to seeing how it plays out.

I still don't buy into the Sony dominating the market place, I see hardly any sony cameras around and even the people on the forum here seem to only vaguely threaten to swap to sony but never actually do. I think sony makes good sensors but poor camera systems. Further more I think canon would be more concerned about the general drop in camera sales compared to a loss of market share, at this stage.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Best backpack for 5D with grip
« on: January 07, 2015, 04:04:03 AM »
Thinktank Streetwalker pro, I have the thinktank streetwalker harddrive great bag

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Canon General / Re: Africa calling
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:04:06 AM »
I hope you find someone to enjoy the trip with you sanj it will be amazing and having done a trip over recently that's a great deal for anyone going.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 30, 2014, 08:29:55 PM »
Not sure if this post was joking, but there are plenty of worthwhile upgrades from the 5d2 to 5d3 they may just not have been what you want.

None I ever noticed when using the two. But of course YMMV. More precisely I'd say you would have to have a very specific reason to prefer the one over the other.

I did not not see any improvement in any aspect of my photographic results (it did however have some noticible improvements in its handling which I miss on the 5DII).

Not sure if you would say "very specific" but the improved AF, fps, high ISO, build and weather sealing along with bracketing are features I enjoy, oh and having a 100% viewfinder.

I think the AF improvements are the biggest draw card for me, this is a big part of the majority of my photography.

On the topic of a high megapixel camera, I can't see this being the 5d4 unless they have multiple models, or are creating multiple 1d series again.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Confirms Development of High Megapixel Camera
« on: December 30, 2014, 04:50:57 PM »
Looks like I'm the only one who's looking forward to a high MP 5DM4.  Add in GPS and the 7DM2's focus and I'm sold.  Canon needs to respond to the competition. So many Canon users have defected to Sony and Fujitsu because Canon is no longer meeting their needs.

You are most certainly not!

5DIII had nothing worthwhile compared to 5DII as an upgrade so the wish list remains very long before Canon even matches the competition. I trust we will se a lot of real improvements this time and not a half hearted effort.

One remark not much noted from the Canon Exec. in the latest confirmation of a high pixal Canon body "soon" was that new bodies would be fewer - but each of them would be a significant step upwards.

5DIV should not only have a lot more megapix to work with but also better low iso, excellent native iso up to at least 50K, better dynamic range, gps and wifi, markedly better AF than the 5DIII, 5.5 fps+ with a boatload of cross-type focus points and some of the smart AF tracking programs that makes the competition's AF run circles around what Canon currently offers.

Am I dreaming? No. All this would only put Canon more or less on par with the competition. We should believe Canon will try to do even better. Especially since they acknowledge that they have ground to make up towards the competition.

And oh. The price. If the same as the asking price for the 5DIII at launch its specs better be really, really good news.

Canon - I have my check ready - impress us!

Not sure if this post was joking, but there are plenty of worthwhile upgrades from the 5d2 to 5d3 they may just not have been what you want.

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I use dot tune and it's always been fine for me.

I think the important points are a large high contrast target, bright lighting (I do mine outside), sturdy tripod, aligning the target and lens properly and have the target at the distance you would typically use the lens.

You can't underestimate how much of a difference good lighting makes when testing auto focus. If you are testing a f5.6 telephoto lens, it will hunt in dim light.

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Lenses / Re: buying advice: canon 85mm f1.2 II or f1.8?
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:59:52 AM »
I can only echo Eldars statement. I have the 85 1.2ii and while it sounds silly, this lens is all about shooting at 1.2 if you want to stop down there are better options.

If you are considering the 85 1.2 ii I also think it is only worthwhile on FF, you won't appreciate the shallow dof otherwise.

While the 85 1.8 is a very good lens for the price I see it as just another lens. The 85 1.2 is something special

Best of luck on your choice:)

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