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EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 10:07:55 PM »
People who are into video and own (or see themselves owning) a 4K tv would feel the need for it.

EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 11:38:22 AM »
Actually, I think they will leapfrog the 7Dii.  I wouldn't be surprised if the intervalometer goes all the way to 100 shots.

EOS Bodies / Re: What to expect on the 80D?
« on: September 23, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »
They'll combine an electronic shutter and a new sensor that is able to give different parts of the image different exposures.

Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 06:36:01 AM »
I'm a hoarder too. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Just for Jrista: 2014 Market Data
« on: September 21, 2014, 03:58:10 AM »
Coincidentally, there are now rumors floating around that Canon might introduce a new mount with smaller sensor (ala the Nikon 1).

Why aren't there any stories on *THIS* website about that?
Why don't the editors have stories about that?
Or are they just not publishing them?

I alluded to this last week in the "How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?" thread.  I assume that's where Thom got his information.  Sorry - but it was just my imagination running wild.  (...or was it?)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: What's more important, gps or wifi?
« on: September 19, 2014, 09:21:06 AM »
I can see where GPS could be interesting.  But I struggle to imagine situations where I'd use Wi-Fi.

Virtually every complex electronic device has a patent infringement or two hiding away somewhere.

I suspect that they're just trying to stop sales leaking away.  Tamron has their 150-600.  Sigma now has two new 150-600s.  (Even Fuji is showing off a new 140-400.)  The Canon 100-400 is looking a little old and reach limited in comparison and despite comments above about sales holding up, a high number of people will opt for Tamron and Sigma options.

EOS Bodies / Re: AE-1 Styled DSLR from Canon?
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:26:08 PM »
I've got two Fuji's - an X100 and an X-E1.  I really like the manual controls and layouts.  But....they are pretty basic cameras compared with the feature sets of most Canon DSLRs.  I doubt Canon can make anything similar without severely crippling the cameras functionality.  And if they do that, what's the point of buying it?

I would have spelt "super sonic" as "supersonic", but otherwise, that's one cool, shiny badge on top.  Any word on price, AF speed or image quality?

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:15:47 AM »
Four years... for this?
Perhaps you can show us your D300s update and we'll compare them side by side.  Oh...sorry, I forgot.  Nikon don't make DX cameras for sports and wildlife photographers anymore.

EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:18:55 AM »
It sounds like Canon has developed a nice 1" sensor.  And given their reluctance to upgrade the 100-400mm, I think they should replace the FF sensor with the 1" sensor.  With a crop factor of 2.7x, this means my 70-200 become a very sharp 190-540 and my 135mm becomes a 365/f2 lens.  And one of those new Sigma's becomes a 405-1620mm.

Add in the 7dii's AF system and you've got a pretty formidable sports and wildlife package.

Software & Accessories / Re: How do you carry your tripod around?
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:59:57 AM »
I've got one of the Lowepro 15L Sports bags.  Its the best solution I've found for carrying a tripod.  The bag is very comfortable and I find it ideal for shorter walks.  It lacks a lot of pockets for carrying extra gear, so if you're normally carrying more than a couple of litres of water and a lot of food, it might not be the best answer for you.

Lenses / Re: What telephotos do we own?
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:51:46 AM »
Mine's the cheapest - the 400/5.6.  Its been a good lens, but it's about 20 years old and has a pretty bad fungus problem and is currently unusable.  Just waiting for Canon to bring out a new model (or new 100-400) to replace it.   But then, the new Sigma sounds ok, too.

PowerShot / Re: The New Canon PowerShot G7 X
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:00:34 AM »
I'm not a fan of these things being labled 1" Sensors... I hope everyone considering this thing is aware it's much smaller than an inch and only around 15.9mm measured diagonally!
Camera makers use the "non-standard" inch, where everthing is inflated 1.5x.  The concept gets a surprising amount of real world use.

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