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@robbymack: 3k for me is out of range as well. Bought my 5D3 paying the 500+ premium this late summer, but I don't regret one cent of it. Crasher 8: 1799 would be great. Corner sharpnes s aside...That's a lot of money for additional 2 mm on the wide end 8) But it would suit my 500/600 rule nightsky photography.

EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 12:55:01 PM »
Thanks Drizzt321. So I just hope, that Canon keep the MP count at about the same level in the next 5D body, as a faster DIGIC contributes to better high ISO IQ, if I got it right. My 5D3 does great so far. As a "non flash purist" I am all for high ISOs, the darker the room the better.

EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 12:18:44 PM »
I'd be suprised if Canon has not built many prototype sensors of various mp ratings.  They are said to be actively pursuing the rear lit technology too, so those will exist.
However, I expect that they are prototypes, you don't go into production on multiple sensors unless you are committed to using them, since production startup costs are very high.

@Mt Spokane: Talking rear lit sensors, I guess within three to four years time (1Dx, 5D3 life cycle) we might probably see some (r)evolutionary improvements then. Or will the first outing of such a kind of sensor be presented in a Rebel? The high MP count body might offer an attractive platform as well. So, if I am not totally wrong, high ISO IQ could improve more until 2015. Not higher ISOs, but maybe 51k ISOs equivalent to 25 or 12k ISOs. What do you think?

Lenses / Re: 500 x $10K or 600 x$13K
« on: December 30, 2012, 12:05:39 PM »
Go for the 500, and invest the money left in a flight ticket to a dream destination for birders...Amazonia or some other place... 8) And in case you need more reach you have your extenders right with you, can't be that bad with a high quality lens.

Thx crasher8 for your response. I was pondering about the 17-40 as well...But ducked away from it due to the speed. Soon we'll see if it is more than foam from a dreamers brain ;-)

Hi, although my bank account is set up for saving, just a question towards the professional and more advanced photographers out there: As how important do you consider the additional 2mm on the wide end which will be offered by a rumored 14-24 f/2.8 L. Does it make a big difference or what would you do? What are the probable advanteges on the wide end?

As an enthusiast amateur I am on a budget and first considered the Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6. But it is a tad too slow for my nightphotography preferencies: nightscapes and milky way preferably during moonless nights.

So, maybe I'd go for a 16-35 instead which as equivalent to the Canon EF-S 10-22 on my former 30D expect the difference in speed (about one stop, but permanently). The price tag surely will be another argument, as it will be considerably higher than the one of the 16-35 f/2.8 L (CHF 1361.00 online over here).

Thanks for your advice. Cheers, Pedro.

EOS Bodies / Re: Does a 39.3mp Sensor Exist? [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:49:09 AM »
As an absolute non-tech person compared to members like neuro and many others: what do these rumored faster digic versions and higher mp mean in relation to a newer and more improved sensor tech, which was discussed quite a few times this past year? Or does the post tsunami effect contribute to the fact, that Canon were not able to improve their sensor tech as much as some folk were hoping for?

Neuro..are you out there somewhere to explain it in a plain and simple way to folk like me?
Thanks and cheers, Pedro

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 07:45:28 AM »
Let's hope for a CR2 soon...No hurry here to buy the lens. Still saving up. Especially if it passes the 2k line...

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 30, 2012, 04:54:48 AM »
When you are taking these large group photos with wide angle lens, , just arrange the people so the really skiny people are on the ends, with the heavier people towards the middle.

Problem solved!

LOL! good one. Looking forward to January 8. BTW: it's Elvis Presley's Birthday. Maybe they announce another lens: a "kingsized" zoom  8) Cheers, Pedro.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 24, 2012, 05:39:10 PM »
Should I sell my 16-35 II NOW?

I've been thinking about that...the front filter capability is what's stopping me.  Oh...that, and the fact that no 14-24/2.8 has actually been announced, and even if one is, it might be many months before it's actually available.   :P

As many the months maybe...I don't care ::) As I am saving up I will be glad about its release and what is shared by early adopters... 8) Merry Christmas to everyone west of the pond or wherever you may be.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 24, 2012, 11:15:27 AM »
Hope I'm not upset about the price tag!!!  :-[
You will and you know it!  ::)
yepp, anyway. time will tell and, there is joy in saving up. As it was on the route to 5D3... 8)

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 24, 2012, 08:55:36 AM »
Well, made my decision today. Saving account for the 14-24 F/2.8 is set up. Hope I'm not upset about the price tag!!!  :-[ But this is a "once in a lifetime" lens, and worth the wait. Merry Christmas to ya'll. Cheers, Pedro.

Lenses / Re: Announcement on January 8, 2013? New Lenses [CR1]
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:11:17 AM »
I'll be looking forward to the 14-24 pricetag...Don't wanna crash the party here, but as a "tripod-lens" for nightphotography the 12-24 sigma could be fine anyway. The 14-24 from Canon will be constantly two to three stops faster...hmm...As the lens from the dark side is at about 1.8k over here, will the canon premium increase the price over 2 k?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 21, 2012, 07:23:13 AM »
Ken Rockwell says the color is crap, so it cannot be worth buying :)
Oh and it's $2800 BEFORE you buy either the EVF $445 or OVF $650 and the OVF is just glass - no information :(

I keep telling everyone that the Fuji X-Pro 1 + 35mm F/1.4 has better IQ than my 5D MK3 but nobody believes me :)
If this were anything but a Sony, I'd be interested.
EVF only is not much use for street photography either (I've been playing with the EVF only Fuji XE-1).

There are serious rumors Fuji is working on a FF version of it's amazing X-Trans sensor, which will positively take names.
I'll wait for that...


Very true, even the lens hood costs something like $200 extra! That's where they really hope to make their cash, or some way to make buyers believe that they really cut down on a lot to make it "super cheap" at 2800, so the accessories are to compensate... or whatever...

The rumors for an FF fuji have been around, but problem is the lenses, they are all built for crop sensors, and the lens roadmap still has many lenses to come, so having to design a whole new set of lenses for a larger sensor/different system, especially when Fuji can't keep up with their own lens production (they delayed one of their wide angles in favor of putting together more zooms), doesn't seem possible. Who knows, if anyone it's Fuji that can wow us again though.
I had a Sony DSC-P30 in Ecuador, and upon return to Switzerland I bought a Sony DSC-F828 only to find out I needed some other memory cards (if I remember correctly) then I crashed it slipping out on ice under snow in early 2006 and that was it. Being amazed by the 20Ds IQ back then, I saved up for a 30D which I bought the next year. This August I got back to FF as I purchased the 5D3. Wouldn't go back to Sony again. For these same reasons as mentioned above. Not even because of better sensor tech. Canon will have to get this fixed, if they want to stay in the market. Maybe they are doing so already, while my 5D gently clicks ;-)

Canon General / Re: some money left. what should I buy?
« on: December 19, 2012, 12:19:28 PM »
I have almost $9000 left for spending on some canon gear :-)

what would you suggest to buy?

I have got:
2 x 1DX
24-70 L 2.8 II
70-200 L 2.8 II IS
24-105 L 4.0 IS
70-200 L 4.0 IS
17-40 L 4.0
100 2.8 L Macro

some speedlites and some other small things.
As I do not know your photography, your gear line up looks like a PJ or wedding photog to me. How about a 3k reserve for the rumored 14-24 f/2.8 in late 2013. For now I'd go for a 16-35 or/and some fast WA primes. Have fun with your purchases and Merry Christmas.

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