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Lenses / Re: Filters - Help!
« on: January 03, 2012, 03:59:22 PM »
I've heard that the B&H ones are the best.

B&H is a camera store's name, whereas B+W is a filter maker.  I guess you meant the latter?

Like what others say, I love B+W.  I love their XS-Pro series even more for its slim profile and front thread.

BTW, has anyone used B+W's own Vari-ND?  How do you like it?

I do think the 35L is due for replacement - every other L-series prime of 100mm and shorter has been updated or newly released since 2006.


EOS Bodies / Re: When will Canon 1D-X release?
« on: January 03, 2012, 03:30:26 PM »
Do you actually believe Canon will make this date?

"...2012 January 1st... I'm assured that Canon are really keen to make that end of March shipping date - even if only a few cameras..."

EOS Bodies / Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« on: January 03, 2012, 03:14:40 PM »
Things should be clearer after Jan 6 which is rumored to be the BIG day for Nikon!

Just 3 more days folks...

I really like them to announce the D4 (so review sites can compare it to 1D X) and D800 (so we might have some more insights about 5D III or the holy 3D).


"...Canon USA has informed me that they expect the new Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens to be available in April..."

EOS Bodies / Re: When will Canon 1D-X release?
« on: December 30, 2011, 04:08:26 PM »
I have not seen any reputable sites with a price yet.  Only on B&H can I search for it, though I know Adorama has it in their system (because I have a preorder).

Another camera boutique in NYC that I am a patron with told me a pre-order is just a spot on the waiting list you save.  It doesn't tell any time frame.  They don't know.  I bet Adorama doesn't know either.  Only when you see B&H's taking pre-orders, it indicates they are expecting batches very shortly.

we're probably looking at mid-summer.

I'd guess definitely some time before Olympics in July or at least enough time before the journalists can get their pre-orders filled.  Otherwise, Canon doesn't need to rush!   :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Is it worth picking up the 1D-X?
« on: December 30, 2011, 03:36:15 PM »
Kirispupis, I don't want to repeat how many good features on 1D X get me excited (read EXCITED) like other posters do on this thread.  I just want to share my experience on your following point:

Finally I take a great number of photos travelling.  For this scenario I take both the 5D2 and 7D and often have both cameras out at the same time.  I typically put the 70-200/2.8 II on the 7D and the TS-E 24 II on the 5D2.  If I go through with the 1D-X I would carry only that camera as I would sell the 7D + 5D2.  For examples of places traveled to we did Uzbekistan+Tajikistan this year and have trips booked to Dubai and Tuscany next year.

I have similar set up when travelling.  5D2 + TS-E 24/3.5 II and 7D + 16-35/2.8 II.  But when I receive my 1D X, I will only sell the 7D.  The reason is I don't want to change lenses at the spot when travelling.  My wife usually carries the 7D set up for her snapshots while I carry the 5D2 + TS-E primarily for landscape.  Both are light and compact.

If you end up with just one 1D X, TS-E 24 II, and 70-200/2.8 II, ask yourself if you are OK with changing lenses at the spot back and forth when you are in Tuscany for example.

Not anymore, or at least, not that I can find.
You will have to call them. Currently, they only accept pre-order of 1DX over the phone, not online.

Neuroanatomist, have you called them yet?  I just called but I think they are close.  Just want to know about how many people are on the list now...   ???

Lenses / Re: Filters - Help!
« on: December 30, 2011, 12:41:54 PM »
B+W XS-Pro is the best!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sooner Than Later [CR2]
« on: December 28, 2011, 06:03:08 PM »
The 5DII severely undercut sales of the 1Ds III as the image quality of the 5DII was better

No!  Have you used a 1Ds3?  Do you know its DR is better than 5D2 especially in shadow?  Do you consider the low ISO banding on 5D2 a better image quality?

So an early announcement like the one rumored means that the new 5D will likely be the camera many of us hope it's not; a slow focusing

It depends on what D800 announcement tells Canon about its MP and focusing ability.  If the rumor is true, then D800 will still have the 51-pt AF system from D700.  So if Canon's 5D3 is to compete head-to-toe, they can't put the same crappy AF from 5D2 to 5D3.

way too high (uselessly high) megapixel camera

I buy what Thom Hogan thinks (See "Amateurs Need More Pixels" on  Plus I think studio/landscape photogs need that camera that 1D X isn't able to answer.

that doesn't compare to the 1Dx in high ISO performance so that people who were waiting for a body with the 1Dx's features won't consider a much cheaper option in the new 5D.

People who are waiting for a body with the 1D X features are professional shooters who need those to make a living and who are comfortable paying since they are also making a good money by their photographs.

People who are waiting for a body with the 1D X features and only consider a much cheaper option, e.g. 5D3 or 7D2 are just dreaming.

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:08:13 PM »
The Today Online Singapore has already post its Oct 18th edition online.

I can only see a PIXMA MX886 printer.....................

Don't you guys think it's weird that they bought 4-page ads last week and it's not showcasing anything on a day of what they are supposed to surprise everyone?!  Unless there is nooooooothing to announce..........................   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Isn't there another Canon announcement scheduled in Netherland?  What's up with that one??

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 03:46:54 PM »
Hello everybody!

Do you guys know when we can expect the announcement based on GMT?


You can expect the announcement based on NAT.

NAT = Nikon Announcement Time...   ;D ;D ;D ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 03:24:47 PM »
If the rumor that availability won't be until March 2012 is correct, they likely wouldn't need to start the production line QC until after the announcement...

Remember this?

CR guy said "...As mentioned on other sites, “no leaks… no announcements.” That holds true here as well..."

Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 16, 2011, 05:45:00 PM »
Hmm...  Why do we hear only from DigitalRev about the "pro" product launch?  If there ain't other invitations being leaked over the weekend or early next week from other major retailers around the world, do you guys still think DigitalRev is the only one who is invited to see 1Ds4 / 5D3 / etc... ?

For the record, Kai from DigitalRev got disappointed before for a PRINTER invitation!!!

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE 2* Art Wolfe Confirms the 1Ds Mark IV?
« on: September 13, 2011, 07:42:02 PM »
Let's face it.  These pro photogs have "THE" "NEW" "1D S Mark IV" for sure.

Their assistants accidentally (or purposely with whatever reason) leak the info and realize later it can be deep trouble due to the NDA.

If you were them, what will you do?

1. You must correct the post immediately.

2. You must make some lame excuses like "yeah I was talking about a new camera as opposed to a used one...  oops, I meant to say Mark III but IV is easier to type...  Ugh, don't you think people type DS faster than just D..."

3. You try the best to contact popular rumor sites to beg them to remove their posts too.

There is no big deal.  We all know the prototypes or pre-production models exist anyway.

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