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PowerShot / Re: G1X vs RX-100 (Underwater) Dilemma
« on: July 14, 2013, 10:38:51 PM »
Have you looked at the RX100 II compared to the RX100? Some pretty good improvements in the V.II for not much more dinero.

I will leave the other questions to someone that dives with their camera, as that is something I have not done yet.

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EOS-M / Re: Digital Rev quick 2.0.2 autofocus speed test
« on: July 14, 2013, 09:25:05 PM »
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Probably on sale soon!

Haha, that cracked me up. He was spot on with that prediction!! US$299 anyone?!  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX-1R
« on: July 13, 2013, 09:56:36 PM »
There are only two differences between the RX-1 and RX-1R and they are the price, and the lack of anti-aliasing filter on the latter.

I do not see Canon having anything this good at the moment, although some will surely argue that when you consider the price there are plenty of alternatives.

I think the Sony RX 100 II is probably a better deal and is much cheaper as well.

But, I think the general consensus seems to be that in terms of size/image quality, nothing can really beat the RX1 at the moment.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X Product Advisory
« on: July 13, 2013, 08:57:53 PM »
The only thing that really bothered me was that they shipped it back with no requirements, ie no signature required, and left them sitting on my porch, unattended all day while I was at work.  Not cool.

I hope those of you in America that are having experiences like this are writing a letter of complaint to Canon USA and Canon Global HQ. Returning a US$6,000 camera without signature required, is just asking for trouble imho, and is not what you would expect from a company such as Canon.

Thankfully where I am, I take mind directly into CPS. I know them there and I have always been more than impressed, but if I was receiving service like bdunbar describes I would be quite mad to say the least.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M II
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:16:07 PM »
Sorry guys, just realised I did not add the obvious: "There will never be a Canon EOS M ii". Cheers.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX Damaged by CPS
« on: July 12, 2013, 04:42:38 AM »
I agree with others, Canon Service is not an equal experience World Wide, I'm glad here in Singapore it's Positive, that might change next week when I pick up my Two 1Dx Bodies.

Yes, one major difference for us here in AP seems to be that we seem to pick them up and drop them off personally. I know the CPS guys where I am as I see them quite often when I am picking stuff up and dropping stuff off.

As you say, we all hope the OP gets it sorted, as while it might not affect the images (though that depends on what caused the scrapes I guess), it might affect resale value if that is something he is concerned about.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX Damaged by CPS
« on: July 12, 2013, 12:29:09 AM »
CPS support is open 24/7

Use the support not the repair option, and ask them what to do next.

Will T.

Not where I am, but as the OP is in the USA, I guess that is where you are talking about.

It if from these forums I have discovered just how much CPS differs from country to country. I was very surprised as I thought it would be a global thing but it is not at all that.

Anyway, I hope the OP gets it all sorted out. Good luck.

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EOS-M / Canon EOS M II
« on: July 11, 2013, 01:36:34 AM »
With so many of you here at CR buying the Canon EOS M version one, I am just curious, especially in light of the fact that the US$ 299 is STILL ongoing*, when you think Mark II will be out?




*at least when this poll was created.

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EOS-M / Re: The Frenzy is Over.....
« on: July 10, 2013, 11:00:01 PM »
It definitely is not over. Still available at 299 on Amazon, and I doubt they are the only one.

Come on Canon, launch the M2 for US$ 301 already..... come on .....  :o 8) ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:48:46 AM »
We’re also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn’t include the EOS 7D Mark II

So it's the high-mp eos and a 5d4 with a new sensor? 2014 would be the earliest date I'd expect a 5d3 replacement to arrive because Canon wouldn't want to annoy their premium customers, but on the other hand any new sensor tech is bound to make it to ff soon because Nikon currently has an edge here in most specs.

Is the 5D pro? Canon officially classifies it as prosumer, and while a lot of pros do use it, I am not sure if it fits into that category.

Two new pro bodies could be the high MP 1D camera and a new pro level cinema body.

The 7D MK I was pretty pro. The 7D MK II hopefully will be more pro. I think that the sensor should have at least a 2 stop ISO improvement, and there should be better sealing, a MUCH improved grip, and also a third wheel for ISO.

Pretty pro?! It is/was a decent camera with good fps, and other features. It never really competed with the 1 series, and the only ever time you would see one on a field/pitch was perhaps, and only perhaps, as a 2nd back up body. Nothing wrong with that.

If they did make a true Pro 7D Mark II H or C in a 1D X body with all the FPS, perhaps even improved this and that etc. I will buy one without a doubt. But I doubt it would be cheap, in fact I would say US$3-4K.  But my money would be on a watered down version of the 1D X, only question is how much water to use?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:42:09 AM »
We’re also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn’t include the EOS 7D Mark II

So it's the high-mp eos and a 5d4 with a new sensor? 2014 would be the earliest date I'd expect a 5d3 replacement to arrive because Canon wouldn't want to annoy their premium customers, but on the other hand any new sensor tech is bound to make it to ff soon because Nikon currently has an edge here in most specs.

Is the 5D pro? Canon officially classifies it as prosumer, and while a lot of pros do use it, I am not sure if it fits into that category.

Two new pro bodies could be the high MP 1D camera and a new pro level cinema body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: July 10, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »
I would not be surprised to see Canon test the elasticity of past product cycles to discover just how frequently they can update their different models. There is such hunger these days for the latest tech, the newest this and the newest that, that Canon would be silly not to.

I am looking forward to learning about the 7D Mark II, it should be a very exciting camera, but I am also curious as to what they have planned with their flagship pro camera(s). :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Street Photography Advice...
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:00:33 AM »
Two things:
1, End of summer it will rain quite a lot, take that into account
2, Jakarta can be a rather dangerous city, if possible get a local guide to go with you and keep your gear close

J

These are two very important points for you to think about. Generally AP is very, very safe, but Jakarta is one place you do have to be very careful when wandering the streets.

It is an enormous, sprawling city, with some of the worse traffic you have ever seen, and there is no train (underground or skytrain) system to speak of. Throw rain, heat and humidity into that mix and not a lot of people walk great distances.

I love Jakarta, and the whole of Indonesia, but do be very careful and pack your gear accordingly.

Enjoy.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:51:54 PM »
I, for one, fully comprehend manufacturer/retailer relationships. However, I'll never believe Canon does not have some hand in this particular move. To think B&H suddenly got a wild hair up their tookus one day and fire-saled the M and then their competition followed the piper like mice is far too improbable. This is why I initially said I'm scratching my head trying to understand this. There is something behind it -- and I know all (or some at least) will be revealed in time.

Meanwhile, while I think it would be delightful to have the M right now, I'm not taking the bait. For me, it won't get me any pictures I can't get with my current equipment.

+1

I was quite surprised by how many people came out and, at least publicly, said they were buying the M camera, either to keep, sell on later, or some other reason. It was almost as if everyone had US$300 burning a hole in their pocket which they just had to get rid of.

Sure the new M is likely to be more expensive, but then it is also likely to be better.

Look at the much more costly - some say much higher IQ - RX 100. Sony has just come out with the RX 100 ii which addresses some of the main issues customers had with version one. It is a little more expensive than v1 but many would be happy to pay that extra for improved performance.

I have never been impressed with the M, and I was not even aware you needed a mount, a this and a that. The whole point of these small things is that you stick it in your pocket and not worry about which bits you have left at home.

I will look at the M ii when it comes out, but until then, I do not care if the M I is US$ 100, I still won't buy it.

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Reviews / Re: G1X vs RX100?
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:12:40 AM »
Don't forget the RX 100 II has just come out and addresses some of the issues that users had with the RX 100 version I.

Here is one review:

http://www.slashgear.com/sony-cyber-shot-rx100-ii-hands-on-you-want-this-camera-04289015/

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