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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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Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 21, 2011, 04:40:54 PM »
just noticed that jessops a big uk retailer has dropped the price of the canon 5d mk2 significantly to £1549.95 today ahead of canons announcement.This retailer get all the canon gear 1st so I'm guessing they have many contacts at canon and know something i predict a 5d mk 3 tomorrow remember my post and congratulate me then lol :D

I just realized that that equals almost $2,500 US.  Thats just the regular price dude.  Actually, thats higher than the regular price.

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Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 21, 2011, 03:22:29 PM »
Advanced preview of the pro announcement!

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/newsroom?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e0248039be4a
:P

That confirms it!!!  New 5D tomorrow!!!  They only changed the name to CR-2 PLUS Retinal Camera, and it now weighs 44 pounds.  I guess I'll have to get a new tripod now.

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Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:55:42 PM »
Things are heating up!!!

I have no idea what will be announced tomorrow.  Hopefully, it will be something cool that we all care about (5DmkIII).  All I know, there have been multiple times where prices for the mkII have sunk to prices that had to be below cost only to go right back up and no new 5D being announced.

We can all hope though can't we.

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Canon General / Re: Canon \
« on: September 16, 2011, 01:41:02 PM »
not that it really matters as long as we get a pro level DSLR but it would seem an odd move to introduce Digic 5 with Powershots and then a week later introduce a pro DSLR. switch things round a week and the 1Ds mkIV or the 5D mkIII is heralding in Digic 5 instead of Powershots.

I think we all over-think all of these things.  Including me.

Waiting 6 days seems like way too long.  What do you think?

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Site Information / Re: Karma
« on: September 12, 2011, 06:24:30 PM »
Yes, there is a minimum number of posts required to use the feature.  This is to allow new members to get a feel for whats normal as far as posts go, and to stop people from signing up just to smite someone before they have established themselves as a legitimate poster.

Use the plus or minus sparingly, I seldom use the negative unless someone is really super rude to others, but not enough to get a ban or warning.  Some are like kiddies, and just like to post negatives on others.  It really is not helpful to do this.  We do not track who uses the Karma.  Its recorded in the database, but we have not bothered to dig it out, so its anonymous.

If someone is helpful and is making a positive contribution to the discussion, by all means give them a positive.

Thanks.  Good to know.  I actually saw that I had the ability to give points right after I made a post about not being able to see the option!

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Canon General / Re: Post a cool B/W!
« on: September 12, 2011, 02:59:51 PM »

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