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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mark III on November 3rd? (VOTING POLL)
« on: October 27, 2011, 04:56:06 PM »
i think 25% should say - 0%, but you can't admit to yourself that it won't happen.

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Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: October 26, 2011, 09:39:42 PM »
For me, I can't see myself buying an L lends under 2.8.  Not just in terms of light, but for the look of the shot.  I almost never shoot at f/4 or anywhere right around there.  Usually, I'm looking for maximum bokeh or mega-sharpness (around f/7-14 depending on the lens).  I always find shots around f/4-f/6ish to have a boring look.  Of course I don't mean all the time.  I'm sure there are plenty of amazing shots at that aperture, and I know I've taken some that I really like.

I just feel like L lenses are so effing expensive that they better be perfect, and f/4 is just not cutting it at that zoom range.  That is probably why they are always part of the nicer kit packages.  No one really wants to buy one, but it's nice enough to throw in and sweeten the 5D deal.

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Lenses / Re: Realistic wish lens
« on: October 26, 2011, 09:13:21 PM »
My dream lens is a 7-800mm f/1.2 IS that weighs 1/4 pound and has perfect sharpness all over and cost $20 US.  If they can make a little robot that flies to mars and drives around doing science experiments there is NO reason why my dream lens can't happen.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Does a Digital camera need SLR?
« on: October 26, 2011, 12:10:18 PM »
I prefer looking though the old school viewfinder. I rarely go to the live view function. For me, it's just a million times more comfortable and easy to use the viewfinder.  I would hate if that was taken away.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:38:52 AM »
Do people really want 30 megapixel cameras? What for? Your hard drive will just fill up twice as quick. A noise free clean 18 megapixel photograph could be upsized if that was really necessary. All I need to do now is decide on whether or not to save for one of these or wait for a 6D thingie. In camera multi exposure technology is exciting.

I don't want a 30MP picture.  I want to be able to crop a 30MP picture as much as needed and still be able to blow it up as large as I need to.  And hard drive space is nothing.  You can go get 8TB of space for $300 dollars. So if all others factors are equal I will always take the large MP count.

Just zoom in.  Compose your shot better.  Learn to take pictures.  How often do you crop?  If a lot, then buy a zoom lens dude.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 10:30:25 AM »
I am really disappointed, I am under the impression that the Canon new policy is only cost driven with huge support of marketing and shareholder pressure-no passion in that activity. But of course they state that that's a revolution, even if it's kind of little step back in my opinion. If 1dx would be a d3s competitor it will be acceptable and OK for me but....it's a "camera for every purpose" which translates for me as a camera without purpose and no specialisation. Sports,wedding and studiohmmm...strange like car which is aimed to win a professional race and provide great comfort on family trip, it's not possible. I recently switched to canon from nikon  and today i think I made bad decision. Bigger single sensors-it seems for me it makes photos less sharp-I prefer a nikon strategy with no aa filter in d800.  21 mb in 5d2 and 18 in 1dx  also for studio purpose- does not work for me. In general the idea of connecting 1ds and 1d is stupid and only cost driven, probably based on huge losses made by tragic event in production facilities (earthquakes and floods). Where is revolution-in 12 FPS? It's only speeding up processors and memory, no revolution in sensor itself. It's PR and child of marketing camera. Canon has just cut its R&D figures I think.

You're just now realizing that Canon is driven by profit and shareholders?  Really?  That is the ONLY thing that drives corporations.  Sorry to break your fairy tale world dude, but that's just how it is.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:33:27 PM »
now we need specs for the 1DX

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 04:08:19 PM »
i don't understand why everyone thinks canon will completely change the 5D?  It's price point and features are what makes it so popular.  If you raise the price 1-2K then its too far out of reach for most people looking to get one.  If you get rid of the video features then its not a 5D anymore.  They can call it a 5Diii, but it won't be what people have come to love about it.

Also, if they raise the price too much a lot of people are going to go out and buy 5Dii's used.  Canon won't get any of that money.  Sure, the people selling their old ones would have more money to buy newer Canon cameras, but a lot of those people would buy one anyway.

I think it's safe to say that any of us could be right, and any of us could be wrong.  I'm sure that Canon put forth the proper marketing research to find out how to best maximize their profits.  Hopefully, its not with less sales and higher margins but instead higher sales with similar margins.

I totally agree. I was saying maybe no video if it can make it affordable. I don't see why Canon would kill the recipe for one of their all-time best sellers. May you be right. 5D mkIII at the same price as the mkII currently, with better everything. I'd buy it.

Same here - i'd sell a kidney if i didn't have the money for it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 04:00:08 PM »
i don't understand why everyone thinks canon will completely change the 5D?  It's price point and features are what makes it so popular.  If you raise the price 1-2K then its too far out of reach for most people looking to get one.  If you get rid of the video features then its not a 5D anymore.  They can call it a 5Diii, but it won't be what people have come to love about it.

Also, if they raise the price too much a lot of people are going to go out and buy 5Dii's used.  Canon won't get any of that money.  Sure, the people selling their old ones would have more money to buy newer Canon cameras, but a lot of those people would buy one anyway.

I think it's safe to say that any of us could be right, and any of us could be wrong.  I'm sure that Canon put forth the proper marketing research to find out how to best maximize their profits.  Hopefully, its not with less sales and higher margins but instead higher sales with similar margins.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 02:14:49 PM »
i'm going to laugh ;D (and cry)  :'(  when the announcement is for a new elph that does automatic HDRs.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 01:08:42 PM »
It's funny how much debate there is going on about all this.  Just wait until Tuesday guys!  Then we can actually contribute instead of just guessing and judging other people's guesses.  Just be grateful that there is a fun site like this that posts things that get us all excited - accurate or not!

But then where's the fun in that?
If we were willing to wait, this would be called canonfacts.com (or just canon.com), speculating is what we do here for the fun of it.

meanwhile, I reckon CRguy knows more than he's saying, he either knows the specs personally, or knows someone who does, but can't say that it's more than "rumour" for fear of breaking an NDA (read: costly professional suicide)

I apologize, I should have stressed that there shouldn't be angry arguing.

Also, I'm not sure that he knows anything that he's not saying. I don't think canon people would tell anyone the deal, especially I guy who started a website to disperse rumors!

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 01:19:43 AM »
It's funny how much debate there is going on about all this.  Just wait until Tuesday guys!  Then we can actually contribute instead of just guessing and judging other people's guesses.  Just be grateful that there is a fun site like this that posts things that get us all excited - accurate or not!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Loose Roadmap [CR1]
« on: October 01, 2011, 10:40:49 PM »
Don't get me wrong - I agree that they will lose customers the longer they wait.  That is a given, and Canon has to know this.  But the small amount of customers that they lose will be more than offset by milking the current 5D for much longer.

Also, what camera that Sony makes will compete with the current 5D?  There might be one, but not to my knowledge.  The current 5D is still an amazing camera and the only reason people want the iii is because people love new stuff, there really isn't a reason why they have to update it.  It's IQ is incredible.  When I am casually browsing Flickr I almost always recognize a picture taken with a 5D instantly, and that's because it looks incredible.

I also think that when people are ready to purchase a camera like a 5D they have used other cameras for a long time. Most of those people are likely Canon users already with a pretty solid lens collection.  I highly doubt that those people are willing to switch to a complete different brand and give up all their knowledge of Canons and their collection of lenses.  There will undoubtedly be some, but not that many.

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Why would you release it ASAP?
Simply: Sony, Nikon & Co aren't just sitting around... Canon is far behind the current development. And many people are waiting. And people like me are considering switching to Sony Alpha 77. Despite the kit lense I have two lenses that I could sell without a cent loss. And I know some people in a similar position. I have a working 350D and I CAN wait. But I wait an eternity.


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Canon is not going to release a new one until sales of the current one begin to slip below acceptable levels.
And exactly THAT strategy is a big mistake. If the sales levels are falling it is to late.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Loose Roadmap [CR1]
« on: October 01, 2011, 12:43:30 PM »
Why would you release it ASAP?  If the camera is still selling well they will not release a new one.  Canon is in the business to make money, and releasing a new product costs lots of money.  Not only that, but it gets cheaper and cheaper the longer you make a product.  You learn how to make them more efficiently and you get lower costs from suppliers.

Believe me, I want a 5Diii as much as anyone, but Canon is not going to release a new one until sales of the current one begin to slip below acceptable levels.

I Wonder if Canon will wait that long for a 5D release...
If I were canon I would release the 5D asap, the 1D next year before the Olypmics and the 70D at the photokina, and the 7D at Christmas (2012) or later...

The 600D definetley will get a successor in next year and the 60D probably too... So 2012 will be a VERY VERY interesting year for Canon SLRs since we may see releases of Canons complete SLR lineup.

let say a dslr is announced on the 26th do you think it will be available for xmas?

Probably not 2011  ;)

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Canon General / Re: October 26 Event?
« on: September 27, 2011, 01:40:16 PM »
i can't take the craziness!!!

one day we are told nothing cool will come out this year.  then all this? :o ??? :'(

on one hand, why would canon send out invites to unveil another photo printer?  on the other hand, if they wanted to release something big, they wouldn't attach it to a printer invite.  right?  THEN, there is all this Ron Howard business.  i don't know what to think, but i can always hope.

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