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For hands on experience I would recommend Calumet. They will let you try rental stock on your own body.
Might not be cheapest but they provide a good service.

EOS Bodies / Re: Sick and tired of rumours
« on: October 09, 2011, 04:27:23 AM »
I don't know about everyone else but I'm becoming incredibly bored with all the different rumours that never come to anything. They must be just made up. It's about time we had some hard facts. Come on Canon I can't wait much longer to upgrade my mediocre 7D. Just a full frame camera that is as good as the D700 would do me fine, otherwise I could be joining those who have jumped ship.

Fancy swapping for an old fashioned FF camera  -  Praktika LTL

EOS Bodies / Re: Price point of a 5Dmk2 replacement
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:02:40 PM »
When it was released the 5D2 cost £2300 (Canon list price) approx$3600
Lowest UK price £1539 ($2450) assuming exchange rate of 1.60

A launch price of $3500 is not a bad estimate.
Hopefully the improvements will make it a FF 7d equivalent in terms of fps and focusing points. 
1d4 comparison  $7200/5700  is a bit steep for us poor enthusiasts

EOS Bodies / Re: More 5dII deals, is it a sign...
« on: September 21, 2011, 07:01:10 PM »

You can get a 5DII (£1590) with a free £200 manfrotto tripod and head here (UK)....

The more deals around, the more likely they want to shift stock for a replacement?

Unfortunately its not the Manfrotto tripod we want. (a job lot at a silly price?).
If they were to offer £200 in gift vouchers it would certainly boost sales.

Hopefully the rumoured Canon announcement due today will end speculation.
Dont hold your breath.

Lenses / Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« on: September 16, 2011, 12:20:33 PM »
No problem with supply in UK but better alternative might be 28mm 1.8

Lenses / Re: 3D EF lens
« on: September 14, 2011, 05:47:18 PM »
Back in the golden age of film I saw a pair of bodies mounted side by side on a large bar with twin cable release,taking stereoscopic images of trains.
The price of replicating that setup with any body from 7d up especially with big whites would be astronomical,
not to mention the stability issues.

Pardon my ignorance, but wouldn't using 300mm and longer lenses be unusual for movies ?

I was referring to a stills setup.

Lenses / Re: 3D EF lens
« on: September 14, 2011, 01:42:21 PM »
Back in the golden age of film I saw a pair of bodies mounted side by side on a large bar with twin cable release,taking stereoscopic images of trains.
The price of replicating that setup with any body from 7d up especially with big whites would be astronomical,
not to mention the stability issues.
Do you want to watch images using those silly red and green specs. Also how would you print the resultant image? 

EOS Bodies / Re: New body spotted at IAAF Daegu?
« on: September 11, 2011, 04:10:39 PM »
Grip not dissimilar to BGE-6 so probably 5DII. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV & 5D Mark III
« on: September 05, 2011, 05:06:04 PM »
We Canon users are becoming too used to making excuses for our brand, we have come to expect so little of Canon that we rejoice at any small mercy.  So let's have no more of this "as long as the 5D Mk3 has 9 cross type AF points I'll be happy", you deserve more from a camera that's going to cost well over $3000.
What is the reason to increase the price of a 5D Mk3 once it will be announced? $3000 o.k. Beyond that ... I'll go for a 5Dii  or wait until it is about two years into its product cycle 8)

The 5D Mk2 currently sells for $2500; I can't see Canon launching the 5D Mk3 at this price point, it would force them to drop the price of the 5D Mk2.  Far better for them to launch at $3000+ and sell of their remaining 5D Mk2s at $2500 -squeeze you for every $!! ;).

Current list price of 5dII is £2300/$3700 with cheapest shop price £1600/$2550 approx. (30% discount)
7d list £1800/$2900
When new models are released you pay list price until most stocks of outgoing model are depleted.

dont they usually just set the 'new model' at the current price.. ? I've got a mk.2N, at 4 month's old, mk.III hit the marked, same price.... then the mk.IV hit the shelfs at couple of years later... same price.

EOS Bodies / Re: Where are the new FF cameras everyone was expecting?
« on: September 05, 2011, 01:28:47 PM »
IF they do DSLR-releated announcements in the upcoming weeks...
We'll see. I'm pretty sure we'll get at least one new FF DSLR this year (1Ds4, or whatever it'll be called).

Don't hold your breath.
The only certainties are death and taxes

EOS Bodies / Re: The next body... (my speculations)
« on: September 02, 2011, 01:04:30 PM »
In my case the problem is, that my 350D IS going to stop takting pictures very soon I guess... And I'm waiting for the 7D2 or the 5D3 since I definitley want to have flip screen.

Flip screen is a consumer feature and I'd be shocked if they put it in 7D and 5D. I really hope they don't, because I'd then have to move up to 1D line just to get rid of it.

If you dont want video are you going to revert to 1D(s)III?
Only possible use for tilt screen is shooting over a crowd when you forgot to bring a stepladder.
You pay for the features you need on a body unfortunately Canon dont do pick and mix.

How about 5dIII with AF,card slots and built in grip from 1D IV plus  upgrades in. sensor and dual chips.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Lens Mug - Giveaway
« on: August 30, 2011, 01:49:40 PM »
An underwater housing with built in microwave to keep your coffee warm and spill proof.
Also 1 in 1000 mugs should be replaced with the real thing.

How about bodies debadged with transfers so you can honestly claim your 1DsIV is only an 1100
So no complaints about how much you spent ;) ;)

Its just as well the grading doesnt extend from 18-55mm efs to 1200mm L

Lenses / Re: EF300 2.8 and 400 2.8 Mark IIs shipping?
« on: August 29, 2011, 01:52:46 PM »
It really is disspiriting to see just how much more we have to pay for the same items in rip off Britain.  The 400mm f/2.8 at $11500 in the US costs $14600 in the UK, even our stupidly high taxes don't account for that level of disparity, and when that is multiplied across the whole range of camera gear then the rip off is enormous.

I think if I needed to buy one of these lenses it would be cost effective to hop on a plane buy one & bring it back with me!

I agree UK prices are too high.
Just remember to add 6-8% Customs duty and 20% vat plus your trip costs before crossing the pond.

Are you
Actually, Jessops are claiming £200 off the 5DII and £350 off the 5DII + 24-105mm kit - not sure how this compares to previous prices though

On line or in store Jessops prices vary to a large degree.

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