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EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 22, 2012, 05:04:04 PM »
i really donĀ“t know what people need ISO 25600 and above.

and i wonder how these people have worked before.....
Not so much a need, but, if you're shooting a ISO 6400 and 1/15th second, you'd have to use flash in the past. Now, you can push to 25,600 and get the 1/60th shutter speed you need. Makes shooting a wedding or on the street a lot more flexible.

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 22, 2012, 04:51:30 PM »
Yeah, you're probably right, it could be a 4D, but the low ISO range of 100 to 12,800 and not 50 to 51,200 or 101,400 threw me. Is this going to be a $4,999 EOS 4D designed for Studio or outdoor Landscape photography where low-light is not an issue?
Yeah, I mean, of the professions that need low-light, how many of them need 46mp? Wedding photogs and PJ types don't. Most sports guys wouldn't, and if they did, 5fps wouldn't be fast enough anyway (I think they'd take 12fps at 18MP).

I guess the use case would be astrophotographers who want to be able to shoot at 12,800 and print big. But that is such a small niche within the larger group of landscapers that I think they'd focus on low-ISO levels. Heck, most landscapers would probably take extra DR right now over the ability to use 25,600.

They did the same thing with the 1Dmk3 and 1DsMk3 I believe

edit: Yeah, the 1D3 was announced in Feb at 10MP with ISO 100-3200 and 10fps, the 1Ds3 came out in Aug at 21mp with ISO 100-1600 and 5fps.

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 22, 2012, 04:44:39 PM »
Has to be FF sensor with pixel size of about 4.3 microns so very close to current 7D. Perhaps a FF 7D2 after all?
So, they will take their current APS-C sports camera and turn it into a high MP landscape camera? Seems rather silly to me.

I'd expect a name with a number lower than 5 (4d, 3d, 1ds, etc). 46mp and 5fps tells me it'll cost more than the 5dIII as well

Somewhat higher??  26 days compared to 6 days, on average.  You must have a different definition of 'somewhat' than me. 
Well, and take that a step further, since Nikon shut down 3rd party repairs, where he stated that Nikon prices nearly double Canons now.

All Canon 24-70 repairs were either $268 or $370 (non-discounted price) during the entire 6-month period. All Nikon repairs were $539 or $602 from April 1 onwards

Now, part of that might be attributed to the fact that the Nikon 24-70 was more expensive originally than the Canon v.1, or it could just be that Nikon is jacking up prices. We won't know until Part 2 of the list when he mentions the v.2 repair costs. Either way, a turnaround time that is 4x as long and potentially 2x as costly is definitely not "more or less neck and neck".

That said, every company should be matching what Tamron does, that sounds incredible. Makes me re-think future lens purchases knowing they can turn around a repair that quickly.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Watch those CF pins on your 5D3
« on: September 21, 2012, 01:24:52 PM »
Yeah, the difference between repairs for Nikon and Canon is pretty staggering; just crazy that they think they can get away with charging double

For landscapes I might add some saturation in LR. Let's say up to +10. Generally speaking though I prefer to work with the saturation sliders of individual colors or use the brush to select specific areas.
Yep, and even then its rarely over +10 or +15. Sometimes I will get a very specific color I want to highlight and I'll go more.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How canon charges 6000$ for firmware upgrade
« on: September 21, 2012, 11:06:59 AM »
Again, what other companies offer 4k for $6800? Aside from JVC with a fixed lens, tiny sensor camera.

The closest thing is the theoretical 4k of Sony when they release it, and even that will likely cost $10k as a package. It'd be insane for Canon to offer their 4k camera for significantly less than their competitors, especially when it would destroy the rest of their video line (who buys a C300 or C500 when they can get better res at half the price).

Also, if you consider that the cost of R&D has to be spread out over potential buyers, who is to say it doesn't cost a S___ ton of money per camera. 4k isn't just some cakewalk piece of software....Sony hasn't even delivered theirs despite announcing their camera 6 months ago. Nobody even seems to know what it will cost or when it will release. Panasonic only has a concept camera that does 4k. Everything else that does 4k is $20k+, and the industry standard stuff is $50k+. The number of people who buy a camera this pricey might literally be in the hundreds or low thousands, and most of that will be production studios and rental shops.

Yes, and RED certainly doesn't make you spend thousands of dollars on accessories (that a normal camera should just have) just to make their cameras work...

And Sony certainly isn't charging money for a firmware upgrade to actually record 4k in their FS700...

Can we stop pretending Canon is the only company doing this; EVERY video company does this. If you don't mark up products, you take huge profit losses and fold.

Lenses / Re: Update for the EF 24-105 f/4 L ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 04:21:59 PM »
You have to remember what its purpose is. As a kit lens for their pro camera bodies, the only real reason they would have to update it would be to make it cheaper to produce (increasing their profit on each kit).

And as others have mentioned, its better than any other standard walk-around other companies have, and while it has a few known issues, I'm not really sure they are easily avoidable in such a design (name me a 5x zoom Canon has that doesn't have HUGE barrel distortion on the wide end). Plus, would you really want to be paying $1500 for an update when the current version is easy to get at half that price?

And with them having just released both their full-frame bodies that would go with it, you've got probably 2+ years until another full-frame body where they would introduce a new kit lens.

Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 20, 2012, 03:53:19 PM »
I sold my 17-55 a couple months ago on Ebay and netted about 750.  The fees may be higher, but the market is a lot bigger too.
Yeah, the beauty of Ebay is you tend to get the highest selling price...but, the fees cut into that. That's why its down the list for me unless I need to move something quickly.

Canon General / Re: How do you sell your gear?
« on: September 20, 2012, 02:04:22 PM »
The FredMiranda buy/sell forums are pretty awesome, a lot of very active users. There is a small fee to be able to upload and sell, but I've purchased a bit of gear there, no bad experiences.

If you want to stick with Craigslist, try taking really awesome pictures of the gear and insist on dealing with people over the phone instead of email. That usually get's rid of anyone who isn't serious about buying.
Yep, I've done both. Personally I prefer buying my gear of FredMiranda (I think every lens I own was bought there) because I generally trust other photographers to rate their gear accurately.

For selling, I've done both, but I've gotten faster turnaround on CL. But, that's what being near a big city (DC) will do for you. If I was more rural, I'd probably have to rely on Ebay or FM.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 4D reference in Wifi remote app video
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:30:27 PM »
Looks 4D is going to have build-in WiFi and GPS.  I really want that for my 5D3, so I can reduce the time to import my location information for my pictures.
Built in wi-fi, perhaps...built in GPS would mean a body similar to the 6D, which I'm not sure would make a lot of people happy

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D600 DXO is out!!!
« on: September 19, 2012, 01:34:16 PM »
Interestingly, looking at their use case scores, it makes a compelling case that the D800 is now a very niche camera for Nikon. Only those that absolutely have to have 36mp would buy it, since it seems that the D600 does everything the D800 does, and in some cases, a little better (high ISO). I wonder if that cuts into Nikon's bottom line at all...

Lenses / Re: Were EF-S lenses a bad idea?
« on: September 18, 2012, 02:15:02 PM »
Canon might regret introducing the EF-S concept only if/when they lose large numbers of 60D sales because consumers realize that can upgrade to a Nikon D600 for about the same cost as upgrading to a 60D and they buy the Nikon instead.
Huh? Did you mean 6D instead of 60D?

Cause otherwise comparing a camera body that goes for <$800 (and the loss in selling lenses to convert) to a $2100 camera body is crazy talk

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 18, 2012, 11:02:13 AM »
No MFA?  Not a killer, but......
It has AFMA, the same set-up as the 5dIII. Its adjustable on both the wide and tele end of a zoom

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