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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:33:46 PM »
Also, the new sensor makes me wonder if they went out of their way to cripple the video; since the 5dIII video was so clean in terms of being moire-free, etc. Otherwise I can't see much reason in making a completely different sensor just for this camera

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 16, 2012, 09:27:16 PM »
Body size is almost exactly that of the 60D, with a little less depth due to no pop-up flash.

That said, if the AF is 11pt with just one center cross-point, it makes it basically the same as the 5dII, which was one thing I'm sure many users had hoped would be improved more.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 F/4 IS repair cost
« on: September 16, 2012, 05:00:17 PM »
Doesn't help you now, but, this is why you should carry insurance on your gear. If my 70-200 has the same thing happen, the insurance company hands me a check for $1000 and I get a new one.

See, the thing is, I bought one of those bottles of Guinness on sale, and it was a buck cheaper than the other one that I paid full price.  The cheaper one tastes better.  It does.  Trust me.
haha...but the one I paid for price for has a swing top, so its cooler!

Don't forget one thing, 7D has new firmware and that might improve the IQ bit.  Unfortunately, I have not chance to test the new firmware out.
That's not really gonna improve IQ, as it doesn't affect the sensor or how the image is written. Maybe if you shoot all .jpg it could help a little with how it processes it, but for RAW files, Id be stunned if there is a difference. It was more an improvement on burst rate and some video features.

Having used the T2i, T3i, and 60D, the IQ is the same in all of them if I was shooting the same scene. Haven't used the 7D, but I can't see why it would differ

I'd rather it have the ability to directly control the 600EX-RT (and future -RT Speedlites) via radio with no pop-up flash.  But it won't have that, either.   ::)
Yeah, to me the pop-up flash is a waste of space atop the camera, I'd rather it be something embedded in the camera that allows control.

So my perfect Canon Camera would be FF sensor,   6-7fps, built-in flash, 1/8000, usb 3, better ISO noise than the 7D, great AF system.  If Canon can do that, I will be a first day buyer. 
Well, it definitely won't be 6-7fps, but you'll get the better ISO noise and AF system no doubt. USB3 would be nice, and I don't really care about the 1/4000 or 1/8000 distinction, neither is a critical setting for any action I shoot. I'm pretty happy with 1/1000th in most cases, to get to 1/8000th I'd need a really bright day

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2012, 12:26:46 PM »

with D600 out (without Vari-Angle Clear View LCD, Sony A99 (limited turning LCD)
what are the odd / chances that the new Canon budget FF camera will have a turning LCD ??

any comments are welcome ...
Based on the rumor, it won't have an articulating screen. And that makes sense, since neither the 7D nor 5D series has it either.

Personally I'd prefer the articulating screen, but, I'm not expecting it

EOS Bodies / Re: whats going to be better?
« on: September 13, 2012, 10:11:40 AM »
Hopefully they sell it around $1K to $1.3K second-hand now that D600 is around $2.1K brand-new. :)
Not sure that the D600 is gonna apply any pressure to the price for the 5dII. Now, releasing the 6D will, as a bunch of people might upgrade. More likely, it'll be a lot of rebel and 60D's hitting the market

Amazon Kindle Fire - retail price $199, unit production cost $202 and they ship it to you for free.
Yeah, although I believe one of the unique elements of that that camera manufacturers can't take advantage of is putting ads on your screen. But, lenses are very much like apps, so otherwise it makes sense.

I find it interesting that the D600 released at basically the same price point as the 5dII is at now, retail wise. Makes me wonder if they can really go much lower in terms of retail price than the $2000 mark.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D and crop feature
« on: September 13, 2012, 09:50:32 AM »
Is it possible the 6D could be a 7D replacement that matches or exceeds the current 7D in crop mode, but also provides for a full frame mode?

I don't think so, Canon has separated the two worlds quite distinctively in the past, for example ef-s lenses don't work on ff so you have to buy new gear when upgrading. I don't see why they'd change that now because I expect them to be quite happy to sell *two* camera bodies to people wanting crop reach and ff iso quality. Anyway, a crop mode imho will only make sense with a high 35-40mp body so enough resolution is left.
Yep, and I can't imagine them releasing that feature in a $2000 camera, but not having it in their $3500 camera as well. While it might benefit enthusiast users more, I am sure there are a few pros that would have gladly taken the crop mode for times they had to do sports, etc.

Its a nice idea for a feature, but, with the way the mounts work, I'm just not sure I see them doing it

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Magic Lantern Firmware - Good or Bad?
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:17:04 PM »
I put ML on my 60d, and it worked fine, no problems. I have since removed it just because I dont do anything with video, and for stills it is not that useful.
I dunno, I actually still like the focus peaking in my stills work, especially for tougher landscape shots. And if I did more macro work, the focus stacking feature is awesome.

Kinda curious how the latest release improves the timelapse/bulb-ramping. The tests I saw were great

Lenses / Re: Where is Canon
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:16:26 PM »
Sony is not noted for exactly hitting the mark.  Even if they did, would they support it after two years?
Yeah, the A99 is just bizarre. It's not gonna steal users from the 5dIII or D800, because the price is too high. And you can get the same sensor for much cheaper in the D600. And after how they botched the A77 release, I can only imagine how the A99 will go.

I think mirrorless is the only thing really keeping them going...so it'll make sense if they get an NEX-9 out there, but, I'm surprised they haven't already. At least they finally announced a bunch of new E-mount lenses, so they can pretend to have a lens lineup there

EOS Bodies / Re: New firmware to Canon 7D, v2.0.3
« on: September 12, 2012, 09:08:01 AM »
They seem to be updating the 7D firmware a lot compared to other bodies.  7D is great and I like to see it getting the love and attention it deserves.  It does make one wonder if this means any direct successor to 7D will be slower than normal in coming, or perhaps not coming at all??
Actually, I think this is a firmware update for things the previous firmware update broke more than anything.

Does it have similarly high performance across the entire focal range?
I'd imagine its as good if not better at 50mm, since that would be the easiest part of the zoom. I think determining it at 24 and 70 makes sense, since that is when the lens has to do the hardest work, so to speak.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:58:22 PM »
12800 ISO sounds kind of low - perhaps it could be extended to 25600 and even 51200... that would mean that 6400 was really usable.
Yeah, the spec list says (+H1 and H2), which would seem to imply that it goes go to 51200, but 12,800 is the last true ISO level. And I'd take useable 6400.

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