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Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: August 14, 2012, 06:22:17 PM »
70-200 f2.8 II

Lenses / Re: *UPDATE* Canon EF 135 f/1.8L IS
« on: August 01, 2012, 06:07:22 PM »
Even if real, the only way I'd consider the lens if it was:

- As sharp at f2 as the my f2 (and f1.8 was extremely sharp too)
- Under £800

I really don't see Canon replacing the original brilliant lens.

Site Information / Re: In Sympathy for CR Guy
« on: July 17, 2012, 07:53:12 AM »
My sympathy for you and your girlfriend at this difficult time.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
« on: July 16, 2012, 07:44:54 AM »

Higashiyama ( 東山区 ) by Rickuz, on Flickr

Shirakawa Dori - Kyoto ( 祇園新橋 ) by Rickuz, on Flickr

Osaka Castle by Rickuz, on Flickr

I can I ask you what processing you do on these phenominal photographs?

So is it only in AI-Servo mode it goes black?  Does the Single Shot still glow red?

Really hope this means that a new 135mm f2 L comes out, I have been dying to get one but can't afford it, hopefully they will come out with a new one and I can pick up an old one on ebay on the cheap!

The old one is one of the cheapest L lenses out there.  It's so good that I doubt the price will drop much unless the new one is the same price...which I doubt.

Can somebody explain to me as I'm confused.  I'm seeing comments that the AF points still glow up red?

I have a 5D Mark II at the moment and want a 5D Mark III.  When I move focus around the points glow red.  When I focus on a point, it glows red before snapping the photo.

What's changed?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III - Price Drop Details
« on: July 02, 2012, 03:02:27 AM »
The actual cost for Canon to build this camera is $2400. 

This is very, very hard to believe.

By Christmas 2013, Canon will be selling the 5DIII for $2499.

Obviously, the 5DIII cannot sell for $2499 if its costs $2400 to build.
And yet, it will sell for that much. Mark my words.

I personally think the $2400 value is the cost that they sell to retailers or distributors.  The actual cost to make the product will be far less.  This isn't a game console where they make money back on the games. They make a big chunk on the hardware itself.

If it is the cost to actually make the product, then it will include the R&D costs and the production line.  Something that no doubt will decrease rapidly as the camera sells.

I personally don't think they can go on long selling it at the price it is.  A $500 drop will come soon I think, especially with cheaper Nikon rival SLRs.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is SLR dead?
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:27:44 PM »
Yes, absolutely! I'm willing to offer a recycle service for your SLRs.

Send em to me!

Judging by the 1D X samples, the high ISO performance is outstanding and a true 1 stop improvement over the 5D Mark III.  Something that strikes me though is 4 Megapixels can't make that much difference.

Canon opted to put a nice new focus system in the 5D Mark III, but it seems to avoid people not buying the 1D X and pro's opting for a Mark III instead, they limited the ISO performance boost.   With a boost there wouldn't be much between them but now the 1D X is more appealing with its ISO quality jump!!

Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: June 26, 2012, 02:05:27 PM »
My local camera shop expects to see the 24-70 mk2 any day, but in kits with bodies that they will then split.

I didn't realise there was a 24-70 II kit

EOS Bodies / Where will the next High MP Canon be positioned?
« on: June 09, 2012, 04:37:06 PM »
If rumours are correct, Canon are preparing a high MP camera later this year.  The trouble is I have difficulty seeing which market they are going to go for:

1. 1D X price range with high MP
2. 5D Mark III price range.

If they opt for the latter, I can't see anyone buying a Mark III any more unless the Mark III had better noise or they limited the focus on the new High MP SLR, but then the Nikon would still be the best option.  The biggest problem is the 5D Mark III noise and dynamic range, if they rocked on the Mark III, then there would be no worry but with virtually no improvement, what do Canon do?

Lenses / Re: A Brief Hands On: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 27, 2012, 03:17:35 AM »
This site apparently has samples from the new lens:

A Canon Rep in London told me the 24-70L II would now be shipping end of summer :(

EOS Bodies / Re: So frustrated with new 5DmkIII - returning it!
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:25:22 AM »
JR - can you post some examples of what you think is so bad please.

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