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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:32:55 AM »
Well, my 5D3 still rocks. My faint guess with this new rumor is: Nikon somehow has a fairer strategy. They have an affordable FF (D600, here I'd prefer the 6D at 20 MP), an affordable high MP FF (D800, although there is no MRAW mode!) and a lower priced (in comparison to the 2 years old 1Dx) 16MP flagship D4s. So, it will look a bit awkwarded to me, if they ask an extra premium for more MPs. Hope they get their sensor tech resolved with this new babe. That is the only point of interest for me. And if Canon does so, there is hoping that the pixel count of the allrounder 5Ds will remain about the same, plus faster processors and improved sensor tech. I would really like to see improved ISO 51k (RAW) somewhere near the ISO 20k-25k of my current cam, IQ wise. What I've seen in relation to RAW IQ from a friend of mine testing his new D4s is quite nice. ISO 102400 and even 204800 are a nice alternative and for b/w you even dare to shootISO 409600.

EOS Bodies / Canon pricing e.g. 1Dx vs D4s
« on: March 18, 2014, 05:16:31 PM »
Hi, maybe it's an odd question to some of you. Just observed, that retail shops in Switzerland sell the 1Dx at CHF 6760 while the new Nikon D4s is at CHF 6125 body only. Do you see a similar tendency in your parts of the world and what is the reason to sell the at least 2 years old flagship cam at this price? Just curious, I am a happy 5D3 shooter...;-)

A friend of mine and early adopter of the D4s dropped me this link

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:24:03 AM »
Maybe the appearance of a 16-35 F/4 patent is a hint for a later 12-24 F/2.8 which would complement and complete the 24-70, 70-200 line up. Hope they'll go for it.

Canon General / Re: In need of a "walk around" camera
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:39:15 AM »
1Dx?  ;)...duck and cover...

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:31:53 PM »
Here's one from Monday morning...Snowfall in March. I made the photograph on my terrace.

I like your shot Pedro. Very artistic.

Thank you so much, Click. Regards.

Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: March 05, 2014, 02:55:24 AM »
Here's one from Monday morning...Snowfall in March. I made the photograph on my terrace.

Z96A0429cKleinFINAL2DEF by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« on: March 01, 2014, 07:53:50 AM »
Yeah I couldn't possible see how they could miss it. I think the 5D3 sensor is too old.


I think that it is pretty safe to say that DPAF will be in the 5D Mark IV. Almost everything else about the sensor will remain the same %-)

As far as MP count goes, yes. But I do hope that there is technical improvement in sensor tech aside of dual pixel AF.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hardware Hack for EOS Cameras Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:05:51 AM »
I'd rather send it in to Canon for a sensor swap with the 1Dx ;-) But no chance in a million, that I'd entrust a 3.5k CHF device to someone to fiddle with its interior parts...

Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 26, 2014, 12:36:03 PM »
Well, I am looking forward to Canon's improvement in high ISO IQ in the next 6 to 7 years. Hoping that it pays off well for a next 5D allrounder cam. A 5DV in my case...

Wish they reduced pixel count back to 20 MP like the 6D in their next 5D bodies.

As I am neither a pro nor do have the budget for 1Dx ish bodies.

Alernate Track: If Canon keep the MPs at 20 for their next 6D outings I could swap my 5D for one of these, as I don't do sports, mostly low light without fast movement (nightscapes).

I'd like to see a Canon FF body with higly usable "native" ISO 51k or even 102k in the 5D and 6D segment within the next 7 years. But anyway, as I've learned by experts here, even 1/2 to 1 stop of improvement in RAW will be a great achievement. We'll see. The 409600k look intriguing to me... I just dare to think what it looks like 7 years from now... Canon, do you read me? ;-)

Canon General / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the D4S
« on: February 26, 2014, 01:12:34 AM »

Whenever you want a clean image, you wouln't ever use the ISO expansion. My experience is that usable images can only be obtained 1-stop of ISO below the maximum native ISO range.

Thank you for this statement. Never heard of that before. Altough I like it a lot to fiddle with my extended ISOs, I will consider it sometime further down the road if I have the chance to "replace" my current cam. However, it remains the finest cam I've ever had for quite some time.

Hi, now that the D4s is a fact, what is to be expected by Canon?
We are living in a crazy age. ISO 409600. Looking forward to see some RAW samples...

EOS Bodies / Chinese Chat forum mentions 4K Canon...
« on: February 21, 2014, 03:12:55 AM »
As seen over at NR
"There appears to be more chat on the Chinese Xitek forum about a camera from Canon that will do 4k and pushing 40MP, but once again, no details. Of course, I'm subjected to the vagaries of Google translate for this, so who knows what it could really be about..."


@CR guy: hope you'll get some additional info soon ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Announcement in March? [CR1]
« on: February 21, 2014, 02:29:55 AM »

Something else to consider that didn't necessary exist a few years ago is now we have a market flooded with tons of awesome used camera equipment for dirt cheap. I mean, the 40D was $1600 new and now you can get bodies for $250-$300. It's a powerhouse of a camera and still takes fantastic images. It's getting harder and harder for the companies to "impress" the people with REAL usable features. There will always be the useless features that look good on paper but I'm not too concerned with those. Not to mention the fact that DSLR's are still expensive and not everyone has a grand laying around to just buy new equipment each time a new body comes out.

And today, not even a decade later, with the 6D you get an excellent ultra high ISO FF body at the same price of the former 40D. Canon gear improved quite a bit in the past years.

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