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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 08, 2013, 05:15:41 PM »
Canon doesn't have to respond to anything released lately, not the A7R or the DF.

These cameras are going to have their inherent problems, the DF, no video and poor ergomomics. It's a true pure camera. The A7 series, poor lenses and ergonomics.

Granted, nice cameras in their own rights but stick a lens on them and the weight and size difference are not worth sacrificing ergonomics and easy of use for. I worked out the weight difference between a 50L on a 5D3 and a 50L on a A7R with metabones and the weight was 1280g vs 1500g (roughly).

Considering the amount of investment involved might as well get / keep the 5D3.

I need lighter bodies not smaller ones.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 01:43:00 PM »
White SL1 it is then.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why are DSLRs so Big?
« on: November 06, 2013, 11:47:44 AM »
Current Canon ergonomics are perfect, they just need to be lighter in weight.

New sensor, Canon taking the hit and supporting it's clients.

Nominal fee to not look like they're giving anything away.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 05:06:50 PM »
A camera like this is all about the sensor. You can measure IQ based on that. It's Nikons flagship sensor, everything else connected is just fluff compared.

It's for people walking with their dog in the woods and sitting in a Luxembourg cafe. That's what the DF is for. Much akin to the Hasselblad Lunar. Which is for rich Arabs sitting in a Cafe in Luxembourg.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 02, 2013, 03:01:30 PM »
I love the idea of the 1Dx's price dropping :) It's about time!
+1  :) I'm all for that too!!! We'll see I guess....

This topic really makes me wonder. :o Has any of the previous 1D-series cameras been dropped in price?

I don't remember the 1Ds-Mark III price dropping. I expect Canon to drop prices for just about anything, but not for 1-series bodies. Perhaps someone in the market for 1D-series cameras a bit longer than me may enlighten us.

No, not by any significant amounts. The 5D2 dropped a little, by £400 over 3 years.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:39:28 PM »
If I was in the market for a 50mp Canon I'd much rather pay 7k for it than half that for the POS that is the D800.

All megapixels with no real quality to them.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:58:16 AM »
TBH, I actually don't care all that much now.

What we have is good enough for (most of) our needs.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 08:10:19 AM »
But do we need it.

Cuz despite owning a H4D50, 1DX and 5D3 I am seriously blown away by what's coming out of the X-Pro1 I just bought.

I might wait until a Pro bodied version of that comes out, with faster AF and better ergonomics (which it will, just when?)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: High Megapixel DLSR a niche market?
« on: October 26, 2013, 04:53:04 AM »
High MP is niche compared to needs of Canon's userbase.

You have to look at the market as a whole.

My H4D50 Raw files are 70mb each. It has a knock on effect in terms of processing and storage. The end user has files way bigger than they need to have them in nearly all cases and I have more work to do supplying them in sizes they can handle.

I mainly use my Hassy for Actors headshots (for the res and colour accuracy) and for Landscapes when on Holiday. Sometimes at Weddings.

That's it. Yet I took 122,000 images with the 1DX in the last 12 months. An 18mp camera.

Personally, I would prefer a 22mp medium format CMOS solution from Canon so I can have 16 bit colour with High ISO performance. Then I'd use that for EVERYTHING.

Image quality is my number one concern. If Canon came out with a 35mm 16bit 1DX that was 12mp. I'd buy it.

Software & Accessories / Re: I can see it on my 1DX already...
« on: October 23, 2013, 05:55:24 PM »
The system status display on the 4th "tool" menu clearly displays the release cycles...
Unfortunately, I already have ~142000  :o

The 4th 'tool' menu of which app?

The in camera menu system of the 1DX. Under system status. Mine is 122000 cycles.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Tidbits from the Week [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:25:42 AM »
My money is on a Sony - Hasselblad - Canon linkup.

It makes sense more than Phase / Mamiya / Leaf / Canon.

Canon body, Hassy lenses, Sony sensor. You'd have your high ISO MF system and so would Hasselblad. Once off the groubd Canon would develop their own lenses.

I would SERIOUSLY invest in such a system.

Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:10:30 PM »
One 128gb CF card can hold over 5000 Raw files.

You intend to do timelapse or something?

Either way, if you are taking your laptop, write raw to a large 128gb CF card and medium jpeg to the SD card, which then backs up to the laptop.

That's 30+ images a day to fill a 128gb card.

If it was me, I'd write small jpeg to the SD card and upload it whenever there was a net connection nearby so you have a legacy backup. Things get lost, stolen etc.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:32:06 AM »
I've always said that if there was a high iso performing MF solution I'd be all in for my wedding photography.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 04:15:32 PM »
My dream camera is a high iso 22mp medium format one.

*Throws money at screen*

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