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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 08:35:00 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

Seems like SAR has already picked up on the Canon rumours of a new sensor.

I do not know if he was joking, but he says that:

All I can tell you know is that I heard about a 54 Full Frame Megapixel sensor from Sony (with 2460 focusing points (no joke!) and the focusing area covers 78% of the entire sensor). It was actually planed for a 2015 release but maybe Canon will make them change those plans…


Not sure if it is just very quiet in the rumour website business at the moment, and they have all agreed to throw a little spice into the mix, but it looks like Photokina could be a very interesting show to attend.

Too lazy to argue my point further. So I will conceed that Rugby and Cricket are equal to the World Cup and Olympics. I do this because I am lazy.  ;D

The Cricket World Cup and Rugby World Cup, not just the sports in general. These are major global sporting events with viewers in the billions. Fact.

And I doubt you are lazy, it just adds nothing to your theory when you dismiss such important events out of hand.

Anyway, back to the 1D X ii and 5D iv. ;D

Thank you BTW for supporting my assessment that 2015 will be a dry year for 5D and 1D replacements. Other than no major sporting events of the caliber of the Olympics or World Cup there is the thing about product life cycles.August 2016.

I must say that I find it a little amusing that on a rumour site where you are giving your opinion of a theory with regards to the future 5D and 1D product line from Canon, that you ignore two of the world's largest sporting events.

Cricket World Cup:

and the Rugby World Cup:

They may not be sports that are popular in the Philippines, a country I love, but I can assure you they are right up there with FIFA World Cup and Olympics.

But we already discussed that earlier in the thread. It is always easy to theorise when you select which facts to omit, ignore or manipulate.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 24, 2014, 02:25:37 AM »
I disagree w/ your recommendation.  On a crowded dance floor 24mm is not always wide enough for couples shots, where you might only have a few feet of working room - as long as you keep them in the dead center of the frame you can avoid most perspective distortion at 16mm.  While you could get away with 24mm in many instances, there might be some missed photo opportunities.

16mm for a shot of a couple on a dance floor?! That seems very, very, very wide to me, but events are not my main thing.

Are you shooting full frame? What camera?

Anyway, how many here have tried the new 16-35 f/4?

True but this is only speculation. Not even CR2.

If I were you I would get the best on the market now Dolina and enjoy it, rather than speculate as to when a new 1D X may, or may not come out. They are available for around US$ 5,000 now. Great deal.

As for the sporting events in 2015... you guys made me LOLz at your definition of major sporting events. All the sporting events mentioned are as massive as the NBA. :))

The Rugby World Cup is a truly massive event, much, much bigger than the NBA. Check out the stats, from memory it is only just behind FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  :D
Is it bigger than Eurocup or Formula 1?

It only takes place every four years so to compare to F1 would be wrong, as there seems to be one of those every month.

As for Eurocup, no idea. I guess it would depend on who is playing. But you mentioned 2015, and to say that there is no big global event would just be wrong.

Of course, here in Asia it is only really Japan and Korea, as well as Hong Kong that are any good at it.

Here are some stats from the RWC:

The tournament is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, surpassed in scale only by the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and the Tour de France. The first World Cup, in 1987, had a cumulative world television audience of 300 million; its successor, the 1991 event in England, reached 1.75 billion. South Africa's 1995 tournament reached 2.67 billion, and the 1999 Welsh-hosted event reached 3 billion. The 2003 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 3.5 billion, and the final, between Australia and England, became the most watched rugby union match in the history of Australian television. The event was broadcast in 205 countries. The 2007 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 4 billion.

As for the sporting events in 2015... you guys made me LOLz at your definition of major sporting events. All the sporting events mentioned are as massive as the NBA. :))

The Rugby World Cup is a truly massive event, much, much bigger than the NBA. Check out the stats, from memory it is only just behind FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  :D

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 24, 2014, 12:18:26 AM »
I think it would be important to test the lens in low/dim light connected to a modern camera such as the 6D, 5D Mark III and 1D X to see how it performs.

I missed my chance to play with one the other day as I was travelling, but for me I have always considered the 16/17-35/40 range to be primarily for landscape, architecture (indoor and out) or wide shots such as a stadium, crowd etc.

Will be interesting to see how it performs in real life low light situations.

I also would not be surprised if within a year Canon brought out a 16-35 f/2.8 iii. If they brought it out at the same time, or even hinted they may, some people would just sit back and wait. Now those people are considering this new lens, and could well consider a new 2.8 iii if it did come out in a year or so.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:05:14 PM »
Just ordered the RX100 III and it will arrive on Thursday.

Congrats Rienzphotoz, bet you are going to love it.

To be able to carry something that small around in your pocket and still get amazing image quality and video is awesome.

I still have not bought it, but have played with it extensively now, so most likely will.

As for major sporting events the next ones are the 2016 Sumner Games in Brazil, 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and 2018 Winter Games in Korea.

I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.

The Rugby World Cup is a truly massive sporting event, and will take place in 2015. It will take place in England. I can't wait, as am already looking forward to it!!!  ;D

In fact from memory the RWC is only beaten by FIFA World Cup and the Olympics in terms of viewership. Massive. Come on England!!!  ;D

An internal 1TB SSD drive and a Thunderbolt port...  ::) ::) ::)

1TB internal SSD! Why? I take my pics off camera at the end of every day, and if I can't for whatever reason there is plenty of space on the 224 GB on CF cards in my camera bag.

I do agree with either USB 3.0 (is 3.1 out yet?) or thunderbolt. Anything fast.

It's funny because he was from Canon, it was cameras, but not consumer cameras....

Sorry, I do not understand.

Anyway, I like CR - and I also appreciate the input and contributions of you (Don Haines) as well as you(privatebydesign) to the forum and community. I have learned a lot from the both of you, and I do not want to degrade my experience here, so I will not post any more in this thread. Thanks.

dslrdummy - Testing a lens, especially one as amazing as the 200-400 1.4x is not the same as testing a body.

Getting accreditation for these things is very tough, I know I have to go through the process a lot, but I have never, ever, met someone "working" for Canon.
That's funny... I have :)

and when you have a $100,000,000 advertising budget and have set up technical services to support a couple of hundred "pros" working the event, I am sure that you have no problems getting a few of your people into the mix.

Good. Not sure why it is funny though. If you are a sponsor with a $100,000,000 I am pretty sure you could get whatever you asked for.

Every Getty and AP photographer is issued their gear, they use what they are issued, if Canon and Getty did a deal then Getty photographers will be issued 7D MkII's, not exclusively, but they will be using them. Canon don't give a damn about freelances and stringers like you (and I used to be), if they are not dealing with a big agency then the Explorers of Light and a very few notable up and comers will be lent them with very strict instructions and NDA's.

To be sure, Getty and/or AP might only take 10 test bodies and use 200 bodies or more, but the decisions are made way above the photographers heads.

I am not a freelancer, and am not sure what a stringer is, but I doubt I am one of them too.

The guys I know that work for the agencies choose the gear they use. In fact most have their own stuff too.

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