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EOS Bodies / Re: 5DmkII price drop in Japan....due to a box fail?
« on: November 18, 2011, 03:45:15 AM »
The price drops are simple business manouvers.

The camera is getting older yet Canon wants to sell them at the same rate so lowers the price. There's a big profit margin on these (I expect) and another Canon owner is one less Sony, Nikon, Olympus owner etc.

Just plain old supply and demand.


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Lenses / Re: ? on why Canon ignored...
« on: November 16, 2011, 08:03:58 PM »
It wouldn't make much sense to stick a 2k piece of glass on a $300 body.

Really?  Which would give you a better result - a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II on a T3, or a 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III on a 5DII?  There's a reason for the 'glass before body' maxim.

Anyone who can buy an L lens should be able to afford a decent semi pro body, even if that's a used 5DC. The EF-S lenses are aimed at the Canon amateur range and are cheaper to reflect this. Canon doesn't need to make L series EF-S lenses as they fit all their cameras regardless. Sure, perhaps a L series 10-22mm would make sense but then they'll be merging the distinct categories between amateur and pro kit.

There's also something to be said about the ability of a camera to make use of the light an L lens shines on the sensor. I don't think the T3 would be as good as a 5D2...

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Lenses / Re: ? on why Canon ignored...
« on: November 16, 2011, 01:56:47 PM »
It wouldn't make much sense to stick a 2k piece of glass on a $300 body.

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 12, 2011, 11:33:48 AM »
Well, the 7D can hardly be described as having a great sensor.... not by todays standards.

Still a good camera and all but never was impressed with it's output.

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Canon General / Re: 50mm Focal length for portrait
« on: November 12, 2011, 08:50:59 AM »
No, on full frame. 135mm whilst flattering, can end up with you leaning backwards over a wall to get someone into the frame.

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 12, 2011, 05:24:03 AM »
I also still think the AF will be crippled as studio stuff doesn't need such 'advanced' AF

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Canon General / Re: 50mm Focal length for portrait
« on: November 12, 2011, 04:28:13 AM »
Close up facially 135L, Headshots 85L, 3/4 portraits 50L, human eye equivalents 45 TS-E, Full length 35L

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Canon General / Re: Is anyone awake in Canon HQ?
« on: November 12, 2011, 04:25:16 AM »
I wouldn't worry as next year you'll see the 5DC for video and the 5DS for studio.

Just be patient. Enjoy what you have.

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Canon General / Re: Got a problem...
« on: November 12, 2011, 04:24:04 AM »
If you have the physical receipt from the store I'd be surprised if Canon didn't honour the UK warranty. They're pretty damn good here in the UK or at least CPS is.

Territorial warranties are to prevent grey imports but with these you don't usually have the store receipt. Make sure you mention this when contacting Canon and I would imagine you should be ok.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Concept Cinema DSLR Official
« on: November 04, 2011, 08:03:35 AM »
But will it blend?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Live Coverage of the Announcement
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:38:40 PM »
That's a completely new DSLR, they just showed the EF and PL mount on the C300 bodies, completely different and new camera. New 5D replacement that right there.

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Lenses / Re: Will it be a EF 14-24 2,8 L is from Canon
« on: November 03, 2011, 04:45:10 AM »
Exactly. For UWA the f2.8 is important for the light, I'm less concerned about subject isolation.

At 16mm f/2.8 on FF, with the focus distance set to 10 feet, everything from 5 feet to infinity is in focus.  Thus, f/2.8 delivers the ability to shoot handheld in very low light.

Neuro, how does that work? Not dubting you but I was out back shooting the stars in the sky with mine and was setting the focus to infinity. Should I be setting it to 10ft instead?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Used 1DsIII Prices
« on: October 29, 2011, 10:33:30 AM »
They still go for 3k on ebay used (UK). I've got mine listed on Play.com for £2699

Even though the 1DX is out in march a lot of guys still want the autofocus and resolution...and at half the price. I'm still keeping my other one for studio and portraits because of this.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 5D Mark III on Novemeber 3 [CR2]
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:17:28 AM »
According to hte bods at PRo Solutions something nice is appearing on the 3rd.

No idea what that is though. But it's good.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Feedback on 1D X from 1-series users?
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:41:33 AM »
Until I owned a 1D body I had a 5D2. I always looked at the 1D bodies from the eyes of someone whose camera was amazing as it was and I 'could see' what the benefits were and as such was unfairly critical of that line.

Then I bought one and it made the 5D2 like a toy in comparison.

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