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Immediately.  My first dSLR was a Rebel T1i in 2009, body only for ~$700.  That was less than the lens I bought with it (EF-S 17-55mm), and also less than the combined accessories I bought with it (430EX II, Manfrotto CF tripod/ballhead, and bags for camera and tripod which added up to ~$750).

The first single accessory that exceeded the cost of the T1i was an RRS TVC-33, bought in 2012. 

Of course, if I answer the question as written – "When did the cost of your accessories exceed the cost of your 1st SLR? – even the StoFen OmniBounce I bought for the 430EX II did that, since my first SLR was a Minolta X-700 that was a free hand-me-down from my sister.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 24.2 MP Sensor on Rebel - Sony Senor in Canon?
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:37:26 AM »
Coincidence...or perhaps there are design reasons for it that transcend brand.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:36:25 AM »
And what, the world revolves around what sells or doesn't sell in the USA?

The 6D is also the second-best selling FF dSLR at Amazon Germany.   :P

The point is, for all that some people complain that the 6D is 'crippled', it's very popular for a FF camera, in large part because of its (relatively) low cost.  I've done my share of complaining about the 6D's AF system, but as we know, Canon doesn't care what I think...

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:27:08 AM »
Why?? This camera was not a speed or video demon so why the heck not go to Sony for the sensor on it? You didn't even give it DPAF, so what possible reason for the Canon sensor?

The best reason of all – profit.  Of course, I mean best from their perspective...but you don't really think Canon cares about your perspective, do you?   ::)

Neither cares Canon about your perspective, too. It should care about OUR perspective!

Exactly - and they do.  They spend ample money on market research to determine what customers are likely to buy.  For example, Canon has had less low ISO DR than their competitors for years, yet they continue to lead the market.  Canon just announced a 50 MP camera with the same DR as previous bodies.  What does that suggest their market research shows regarding OUR perspective on DR?

Market RESEARCH?!? They have had only ask the landscapers (one target group for this camera) what they need and they had the first answer: DR!
They have had only listen ... not even ask. This should be a landscape camera? Without improved DR? No way! Even the wedding photographers (another target group for this camera) are asking for more DR as for resolution.
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They spend ample money on market research to determine what customers are likely to buy.
Better spend the money for sensor research ...
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What does that suggest their market research shows regarding OUR perspective on DR?
This may suggest that they are wrong. But this is only speculation ... along whit your speculation about Market RESEARCH.

Yawn, indeed.  Canon's goal is to return value to shareholders.  One way to do that is by selling more dSLRs.  They've consistently shown the ability to do that better than their competition, despite lower DxOMark BScores.  Yet individuals on the Internet insist they know what Canon should do, better than Canon themselves.  Those individuals do know better – for their own individual needs.  As we've established, Canon doesn't care about individual needs. 

I guarantee you that many landscape photographers will buy a 5Ds/5DsR. 

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Lenses / Re: 11-24 is here, with images of it compared to Nikon 14-24
« on: February 07, 2015, 09:16:31 AM »
Quote from: DPReview
According to Canon, the 11-24mm's front element is the largest ever manufactured for an SLR lens, at 87mm in diameter.

Either DPR misinterpreted that statement, or the Canon spokesperson who made had their brains scrambled by getting hit on the head with a 600/4 or one of the many other SLR lenses with front elements diameters larger than 87mm.  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 07, 2015, 07:10:56 AM »
Why?? This camera was not a speed or video demon so why the heck not go to Sony for the sensor on it? You didn't even give it DPAF, so what possible reason for the Canon sensor?

The best reason of all – profit.  Of course, I mean best from their perspective...but you don't really think Canon cares about your perspective, do you?   ::)

Neither cares Canon about your perspective, too. It should care about OUR perspective!

Exactly - and they do.  They spend ample money on market research to determine what customers are likely to buy.  For example, Canon has had less low ISO DR than their competitors for years, yet they continue to lead the market.  Canon just announced a 50 MP camera with the same DR as previous bodies.  What does that suggest their market research shows regarding OUR perspective on DR? 

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:57:45 PM »
The problem is, the camera raises too many questions to be slam dunk, the same way 6D did. It was a great camera that received negative PR due to missing some key features.

And yet...the 6D remains the Top Rated dSLR on Amazon, and is the second-best selling FF dSLR on Amazon (behind the 5DIII). 

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Lenses / Re: 17mm TS-E Barrel Distortion
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:59:14 PM »
OK, maybe I misunderstood what is meant exactly by "barrel distortion". English is not my native tongue. But my example shows that there is noticable distortion when full shift is used. Without shift everything is fine. But this is a shift lens.

Here's an example of the 24-105L which has severe barrel distortion at 24mm (correctable with software), compared to the TS-E 24 II with very little barrel distortion.


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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:13:24 PM »
If you mean D55  with "natural light"  - so yes the D810 outperform 5dmk3  both in color depth and resolution + color resolution, and DR  at base iso,  the new 5ds  are tuned more against D55 with steeper color filter as in Nikon

Yet another person who doesn't grasp that a sensor isn't the same as a camera system.  Actually, I don't think you're another person at all, just the same person who's never been able to grasp that simple concept, and instead repeatedly demonstrated that lack of comprehension with repetitive examples involving awnings, barbecues and sheds. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 06, 2015, 06:02:58 PM »
Have to disagree. I think the only time the new 5Ds will outperform the D810 is in situations where lighting can be controlled (studio, runway, pretty much any time indoors). Outside in natural light where DR really comes into play the 810 will shine.

Exactly.  Because we all know the D810 outperforms the 5DIII in any sort of natural light.   ::) ::) ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: DPReview Interview with Chuck Westfall of Canon USA
« on: February 06, 2015, 04:48:57 PM »
Why?? This camera was not a speed or video demon so why the heck not go to Sony for the sensor on it? You didn't even give it DPAF, so what possible reason for the Canon sensor?

The best reason of all – profit.  Of course, I mean best from their perspective...but you don't really think Canon cares about your perspective, do you?   ::)

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:12:41 AM »
Bummer that it's not being launched in North America, I do like my EOS M.  I've been strongly considering adding the EF-M 11-22mm to my kit, sadly also not available in the US...but I might pick one up next time I'm in Europe (which will be next week :) ).


Really !  How exactly does that work?  It's not like we can't order it from Europe. So, can someone explain the thinking behind this sort of decision? :-\

The EOS M was a poor seller in the US, until they slashed prices (and thus slashed profit).  Sure, you can order it from Europe...but what if it breaks?  If Canon USA doesn't sell it, they don't service it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:46:14 AM »
Quote from: Bryan Carnathan TDP
The 5Ds has the same dynamic range as 5D III.

Woe to the republic a few people on CR forums.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M3 - Will it be Available Outside of Japan?
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:13:20 PM »
Just got the Adorama email blast – 5Ds, 5DsR, 11-24/4, T6i, T6s, nothing about the M3:-\

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M3 - Will it be Available Outside of Japan?
« on: February 05, 2015, 08:26:04 PM »
Not long to wait, as the rumored announcement is tomorrow.  If it's announced in Japan and/or London, but not by Canon USA later (sometimes later in the day, 5a, 6a or even noon EST), then most likely it's not coming here. 

I hope it does come here...

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