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EOS Bodies / Re: 5d mkiii insanity
« on: December 25, 2011, 12:03:43 AM »
I finally couldn't take it any more so last week I took the plunge and purchased a 5dmkii with 24-105L...

Personally, as someone in the same boat, I just wanted to say thank you. Murphy's law should now come into effect...  Canon will therefore officially announce the 5DMk3 within a month.


EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit About the 5D Mark III? [CR1]
« on: December 08, 2011, 03:49:57 AM »

The purpose of the 5D Mrk III is not:
-   to be a great professional landscape camera
Landscaper Shooters who keep saying this is so popular.. please be realistic.

You could not be more wrong !

Some of the best landscape photograpers here in the Netherlands use the Canon 5D Mark 2 and these people do shoots all over the world all year long at the most beautifull and sometimes difficult to reach places as I  learned in a seminar of one of them.

Being there at JUST the right time , catching the moment with magical light , the right season etc etc thats what counts in getting greater pictures in landscape.
They use big Gitzo tripods and Lee ND filters but seem to be very satisfied with 'just' a Canon camera.

  Just because some professionals use it as such, doesn't mean this was the purpose of the camera. In business, decisions are made, usually, to appeal to the largest possible market, and I guarantee you the wedding/portrait professional market dwarfs the professional landscape market, at a ratio probably greater than 500:1. That the 5DMk2's so-so AF keeps it from being the ultimate wedding/portrait camera, doesn't mean that landscape was it's intended target.

EOS Bodies / Re: How often do you go through a body? Why do you upgrade?
« on: November 17, 2011, 09:31:08 PM »
I take photographs for about 25 years now. Bodies during this time: T70, T90, 40D. That's it. Strange.

Best regards

27 years here. Bodies T70 (1984-1987), T90 - 2 bodies (1987-2011), 7D (2011)... 1D X (As soon as it's released).

  The T90 still works like a champ. The 7D is nice, but will become a back up camera for the 1D X... until the 5DMk3 comes out.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D X
« on: November 12, 2011, 06:15:15 AM »
What does the X stand for? Did they explain? - Ooops sorry re read

I wonder why they steered away from 5 as the 1 series was always named after the digic processor number... eg 1d3 - digic 3 -  1d4 digic 4

- I realise they crossed over the two models... but I thought the numbering system was quite effective

Maybe because the EOS 1D X has two Digic 5 processors, 5+5=X - Just Kidding, but it would still work.

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« on: October 26, 2011, 02:05:49 AM »
  It figures, I JUST BOUGHT A 24-70 f/2.8L TWO WEEKS AGO!!!  >:(

  At least I didn't make the same mistake with a camera, I'm renting* my brothers until the EOS 1D X hits the street. I Had been up in the air about a 1DMk4, or 5DMk2, and absolutely couldn't justify the 5DMk2 because of it's subpar auto-focus. I didn't want to blow the money on the 1DMk4 because I wanted a full frame sensor, and with the rumor mills churning that a 5DMk3 was imminent, I wanted to see how it measured up to the 1DMk4 before I decided between the two.

  The 1D X took me by surprise, I really thought we'd see a 5DMk3 first.  Now I don't have to choose, the 1DX will be my next Camera... unless its ISO and autofocus are actually worse than the 5DMk2. I'll probably pick up the 5DMk3 as a backup when it becomes available.

*(Otherwise I'd be shooting film with my T90, 25 years and going strong  8) )

EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only person who isn't interested in a 5d mkIII?
« on: September 29, 2011, 09:38:24 AM »
  The only advantage the 5D2 holds is a FF sensor with a slight bump in Mega Pixels, in every other measure it is inferior to the 7D, I would be very surprised if the 5D2 isn't costing canon less to produce than the 7D.
I believe the 5D2 is actually superior to the 7D in all areas but auto focus & burst rate.  The 5D slays the 7D at high isos.  I employ shooters with 7Ds & their images are definitely lower quality & noisier even at lower isos.

  Sorry, I wasn't exactly clear in what I meant. I was thinking specifically about the technology packed into the 7D as being superior to the 5D2, when I wrote the "every other measure" line. Yes, I'm aware of the superior low light performance the FF sensor gives, my point was that the supporting processors and circuitry in the 7D are more advanced than that of the 5D2 when the image sensors are taken out of the comparison.

EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only person who isn't interested in a 5d mkIII?
« on: September 29, 2011, 06:16:56 AM »
  I'm just getting back into Photography, after a 10 year hiatus. Previously I was using a Canon T90, originally purchased in 1987, still have it, still works but I don't use it much as my eyesight doesn't allow me to focus at acceptable levels with manual lenses. So I've decided to jump on the digital bandwagon. I'm currently renting a 7D from my brother while waiting for the 5D3 or 1Ds4.

 I really don't want to give up the depth of field that a FF allows. I had toyed with the idea of getting the 7D, but when comparing equivalent lenses, bodies and prices I just couldn't justify it. A 7D with a 24-70 f/2.8L will give damn near the same focal length and depth of field as a 5D Mark II with a 24-105 f/4L.

 The price difference between the two @ B&H is only $300 (priced before the rebate was available). So the 7D really wouldn't be saving me that much over a 5D2 bundled with the 24-105mm f/4L. With so little price difference and no FF, that nixes the 7D.

 The first problem I have with justifying the price of the 5D2 is that the auto focus is barely adequate, if dpreview is to be believed. The second is that it's due for a refresh, literally, any day now. I can't justify dropping $2500 on a camera body that is at the end of it's production cycle and hasn't been significantly reduced in price over those 3 years.  Realistically the 5D2 should be selling for less than the 7D at this point. The only advantage the 5D2 holds is a FF sensor with a slight bump in Mega Pixels, in every other measure it is inferior to the 7D, I would be very surprised if the  5D2 isn't costing canon less to produce than the 7D.

  Being that I'm looking for a FF, the 1Ds Mark III falls in the same camp as the 5D2, the price is too high for a Body that is at the end of its production cycle. So you see, some of us are really getting annoyed at the extended wait for the 5D3 or the 1Ds4. If the 1D4 were full frame we wouldn't be having this discussion, as I'd have already bought it.

TL;DR - Need a full frame for depth of field, can't justify purchasing a 1Ds3 or 5D2 at current prices because they are at the end of their production cycle.

Lenses / Re: New L Series Lenses coming out with the 5D Mk3?
« on: August 31, 2011, 11:42:25 AM »
My Canon T-90 currently has a Vivitar Series 1 28-105mm 2.8-3.8, I would love to see something like it in a Canon L lens, it is my all time favorite walk around lens.

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