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http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=40245629

"It was hinted in XML files of the DSLR pages on Nikon EU websites.
Check out the flash banner
akay > D800
Jan 1, 1970 01:00:00

D4 - D3x - D300s - D800 - D700
Also, the folder these images are contained in is called Jan-Feb launches. For example
http://www.nikon.de/...nches/Q720/PPDD/Flash%20Assets/111125_SLR_Prof_Banner/
(of course it's 403)"

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EOS Bodies / EOS 3D & 5D Mark III Mentions
« on: January 01, 2012, 04:09:27 PM »
At  http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5d3.html we read:

1st New years greetings to all visitors! I'm minded to believe that we will finally get to see a replacement for the 5D mk3. We've had suggestions that the 5D2 replacement will not be a particularly high megapixel sensor and that the success of any high MP Nikon D800 will influence the arrival of a high MP EOS camera, but not this year.
See also latest on the 3D
As yet though no firm specs or price suggestions for the 5D2 follow up.


An 1Dx-ish 5D3 by fall would be great...

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http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_250734.html

equivalent in US$: 12,222.39 USD

almost 2x the US price !!!

Well, anyway, it's not my price tag, LOL.

not even the lowest offer:

10,823.77 USD

dealer info concerning the lower price: final price not calculated yet... ::)

I wonder how much they will ask here for the 5D3.
As the rumored 36 MP D800 is expected to be a 4k USD cam...

So, enjoy your shooting with a real cam this weekend !

 8)

Pedro

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EOS Bodies / From NR: D800 commercial was filmed in Chicago
« on: December 09, 2011, 05:35:05 AM »
Some movement in nikonlandia

http://nikonrumors.com/2011/12/08/nikon-d800-commercial-was-filmed-in-chicago.aspx/

does that sound promising for upcoming canon upgrades?  8)

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EOS Bodies / A Canon Move into MF: Not in the near future (from NL)
« on: December 01, 2011, 11:35:58 AM »
Just read it over at NL. So, the 18 MP 5D3 becomes even more likely  8)
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/canon_medium_format_2ff.html

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EOS Bodies / Workflow vs MP count. Wedding Photographers?
« on: November 28, 2011, 09:21:56 AM »
At dpreview somebody talked about workflow in relation to MP count. According to the photojournalists the 1Dx would provide fast workflow, so the nikonians hope for a D4 at 18 MP.

What is the wedding photographer's perspective on MP count vs workflow concerning the 5D3?

Here's an excerpt from the thread  over at dpreview:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&thread=39927496&page=5
"bobn2 wrote:

ScottMac wrote:

Obviously, from canon's 1DX spec, 18 Mp is the max (currently) for high iso IQ.

For Canon, very possibly, but they have different constraints.

I do agree if the D4 was 24 MP and 1080 HD, and the high iso IQ was as good or better than thr D3s, it would bury Canon and bury the 1DX. But it's not going to be 24 MP and even in a dreamworld it would never be 2 to 4k, it would be $8,000+.

There is no evidence or reason behind those statements. Since 24MP will 'bury Canon and the 1D X' that's a very good reason for Nikon to do it.

Bob, generally, I agree with most of what you are saying about the D800, but there is one sidepoint where I disagree somewhat: D4.

I was talking to a group of fellow PJ shooters just about a week ago (during a longer break in a TV show). Usually among those people there is very little gear talk (and if so, most often about things like better batteries for flashes or some useful cabin bag for hauling around your gear). But we ended up talking about the announced 1D X. Mind you, over here, almost all of the bigger magazines and agencys working with news and/or sports photography has switched to Nikon in the past three years. While freelancers on a budget for the most part has remained with Canon - switching is expensive.

Of those (two) present using Canon, they were happy for the transition to 24x36 in the 1D X, was longing for Canons 200-400 (Nikons 200-400 is a beloved lens among sports and PJ shooters) - and were more or less relieved that Canon had not upped the MP count any further (they both had 1D Mk4 with 16 MP). And among the (five, aside from me) present Nikon shooters several expressed worry that Nikon would go overboard in the MP departement, the common ground seemed to be that 18 MP was a nice number. And these people were not (as so many in these forums) worried about noise levels - it was all about workflow. I have said several times before, and I am aware I am a small minority in this, but I personally would actually prefer a 12 MP D4 for that reason alone ...  One of the others sort of agreed to that, but 16-18 MP seemed to be where the others felt was a good level. I mentioned 24 MP and that evoked very little enthusiasm, one guy said (and he does not follow rumour sites ) he rather had "a high res small body, like a 5D on the side" - this seemed to match others opinions pretty well. After that the discussion drifted away for a anecdote about a 5D dropped into the ice of a nearby hockey rink while rigging roof mounted cameras - PJ shooters never tire in telling such stories 

Ok, this was a small group of photographers, and I am aware there are other audiences for a D4 then people like these, but ... I am not all that convinced a 24 MP D4 really would be such a 1D X killer - at least for that particular reason. Other things seem to weigh heavier on press photograpers minds: One of the features of the 1D X which received most attention during our chat - and this I have heard from more working photographers - is the Ethernet socket. That is a feature which seem to capture the interest of PJ photogs a lot more then higher MP count. (It sure captures my interest!)

The other big issue discussed was if Canon finally would include the in-camera image editing Nikon has had for a while, and how this functionality could be improved. Many people send images straight from the camera these days. Again, it is so much about workflow, that truly is the big issue in this world. One recurring subject among pro sports or PJ shooters is the frustration - and there is a lot of it - about the clunky WIFI solutions - this summer I heard one Mark III shooter exclaim in pain and frustration that he did not care one bit (ok, he used other, non-Dpreview-compatible words ...) about a new camera, just give him a smoother, more reliable and more useful WIFI setup ...

I have no problem seeing a 36 MP D800. I was sceptical of that rumour at first, but after thinking it through, it started to make a lot of sense to me. But as for MP count in a D4 - I for one really do not want it to be a 24 MP camera. Possibly 18. Actually rather 16. And quite frankly I would be very happy with 12. And this from workflow alone! It is not about noise, I have no doubt a 24 Mp camera could be as good or somewhat better then a D3s, but I really, really, want a fast workflow. The main stress of todays sport and press photographers is not image quality constraints, it is workflow constraints, or simpler put: stress connected with delivering images fast enough.

Things like in camera editing, camera connectivety weighs heavy on many photographers minds. Imgage quality in general is of course important, but most often even there from a workflow point of view - one recurring opinion about the D3s I have heard is applauds of its "workable" files. Many love it because you can get so much IQ out of those files with so little post processing effort - resulting in a fast workflow."
 


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EOS Bodies / Form TheNewCamera: D800 18 MP rumor/D900 36 MP Likely?
« on: November 27, 2011, 11:29:10 AM »
http://thenewcamera.com/?p=7614&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewCamera+%28New+Camera%29

Original source:dpreview
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1021&message=39928455

Rumors are coming from official french magazine "chasseur d'images". They are well known and quite serious, each time they wrote about upcoming gear, it revealed to be true.

D900 :

certainly 36mp,
no AA filter
60fps in 1080P, 120 fps in 720P.
No Flash.

price around 4000$ or more.

D800 :

18MP
30fps in 1080P, 60fps 720P (this, I hope not, why not full HD ?)
price around 2500-2800$ 


If Canon 5D3 has to match with the D800 they hopefully keep to 21 MP or don't pass 24.
We will see whatever will materialize.

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Sorry, don't want you to get bored. Just a question. In a post here I read this:
5D2 is about 2 stops better in High Iso than 60D, and about 1 stop compared to a 7D

So, shooting a 30D I will wait out the new body. What are your expectations? Will 25600 by its native ISO? Will it go up till 204k or what do you think?

Cheers, Pedro

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EOS Bodies / Rumors roundup by Jarred Abrams concerning Nov 3rd
« on: November 01, 2011, 04:04:26 PM »
Jared's recent Blog post from Oct 31 says:

The Uber announcement from Canon on November 3rd, 2011 is just a few days away and I wanted to lay out what I have heard about the cameras so far. Red is also announcing the release of the much anticipated Scarlet. This is all second hand info gathered from various sources and methods including carrier pigeon.

* There will be at least two cameras announced, possibly three.
* PL and EF for sure. I also think a 5D3 will be “announced” but not shown.*
A Set of Canon Prime Lenses will be shown. All manual capability.*** This is Big.
* We already know about two PL zooms shown at NAB 2011.
* Removable LCD.
* No 60P Full HD. Only 720
* 4:2:2 with 4:4:4 Upgrade as an additional upgrade.
* $10K plus for the EF model and up to $15K for the PL version.
* I think the 5D3 will be a little higher than 5D2 at around $3K.*
There will be less expensive models to follow.

http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/canon-announcement-rumors-round-up-final-thoughts/

Well, I just hope that CR's call isn't spot on this time, at least concerning his 5D3 statement  8)
Two days from now, folks...we all know.
Cheers, Pedro

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So...remember this thread from May 2 2011?
http://www.canonrumors.com/2011/05/5d-mark-iii-more/

"In the wild?
There’s word that Canon is sending out test bodies of the next 5D to various key photographers. Obviously they’ll be under a veil of secrecy. Once this happens, we tend to start getting better information.
There’s a thought the next 5D will not push megapixels, but will in fact push image quality and noise reduction. There will be a lot more sharpness and detail at higher ISO. The 26-28 megapixel range is becoming the resolution I keep getting told.
There is apparently a couple of different prototypes in existence.
What’s for certain is it will have a 19 point AF, no word on how many crosstype sensors.

1Ds Mark IV /  1D Mark V
The same person alluded to the merging of the 1D line being sooner than expected. There would need to be some new tech in a  merged 1D to keep the 10fps of the 1D and the resolution of the 1Ds. It should be interesting."

This one has materialized on October 18

So, if the person was spot on with this one, what's gonna be up next? Time frame June 2012 seems quite likely due to the accuracy of the source... 8)

Any news, CRguy?

Cheers, Pedro

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EOS Bodies / CPS Event on October 18 in The Netherlands
« on: October 08, 2011, 11:25:07 AM »
No rumor. Aimed at pro's. So...NL always claimed, that there would an 1D release prior to anything else.
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_rumours.html
Here's canon Netherlands professional user section. As far as I understand it, this page explains the requirements to get admission to this section of Canon users.
http://www.canon.nl/professionaluser/
So related to upcoming events in NYC and London there might be something cooking...
Some pro's could  be glad about something additional to colorful foilage this fall ;-)
Cheers, Pedro

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EOS Bodies / 1Ds III in new zealand shop discontiued...an additional clue?
« on: September 17, 2011, 06:15:30 AM »
text below the body says:

Discontinued- no replacement announced - yet !

http://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/canon-eos-1ds-mark-111digital-slr-body/
while for the 5Diii there is non such text posted
http://www.photowarehouse.co.nz/digital-dslr/onlyshow/canon
recently found on dpr
 
So, September 22 could get quite intresting.
By the way, I hope it includes a 5Diii for me anyway 8)

Or it will be announced November 3 in Hollywood...to be an early 2012 cam

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Maybe it is just another rumor. Just stumbled upon it.
http://thenewcamera.com/?s=canon+5d+mark+III
a site in japanese or chinese? anyone?
http://digicame-info.com/2011/09/eos-5d-mark-iii.html
Cheers, Pedro

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