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Canon General / Re: Canon Press Event on August 21, 2013
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:28:57 PM »
These are my guess.

1D replacement
7D replacement
135/2 replacement
35/1.4 replacement
185/3.5 macro replacement
400/5.6 replacement
100-400 IS replacement

My hope is that Canon will speed up the 135 and add IS to it.

I would like to hear from an replacement of these bodies or lenses too.
If Canon will announce one of these things tomorrow, maybe we can buy it in the end oft 2014  ;)
(My preordered 70D will be shipped at the end of October! - After 3-4 month of announcement  :o )

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D release date question
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:11:03 AM »
My preorder has been cancelled. The online shop wrote, that the shipping date will still be more than 50 days in the future...

Does anybody know the release date of the 70D? Mid of October in Europe?
Amazon says: 25. October 2013

Software & Accessories / Re: Best bag for hiking with a camera?
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:03:40 PM »
If you want to put in some lunch, clothes,... too then I would suggest the Click elite contrejour backpack (35 or 40). (back + side access to the Cam!) or one of the f-stop series.

I own both Backpacks (Contrejour 40, f-stop Satori exp with 3 ICus).
Bothe are well built and waterproof with the raincap. The f-stop stop backpack can be used  more variable, just change the ICU inside.

BTW: (Before I used the Tamrac Expedition backpack. Great backpack too, especially if there ist much to carry)...

Thoes three are very comfortable to carry.

My son uses an Deuter Futura Vario 50+10 with the medium or small  f-stop ICU. He openes the front zipper of the Deuter and then the ICU. Works fine. If you have to cayyr a lot. In his holidays he uses the Aircontact pro 70+15 with an ICU.

My wife owns the Lowepro Photo Sport Pro 30L AW and the Rover Pro AW 45  

Maybe these Lowepro backpacks meet your whishes. 
My wife is very satisfied with these two backapcks, they are not heavy but big.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: August 15, 2013, 05:00:06 PM »

EOS Bodies - For Stills / New comparison chart @ dpreview
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:27:04 AM »

Well done. I hope they add those shots to all "good" cams they tested.

By the way: There is an old bank note in the lower part of the picture. It let me smile when I recognised, that this old bank note came from Austria in the mid of Europe. I wonder, how this came to the USA and jonied dpreview´s chart. ;-)


"Outlining its future strategy, Nikon says it wants to ‘accelerate shifting newer products in the entry class of DSLR'."

Hey, Canon! React on this....

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 03:25:48 AM »
The same person also said a new lower end camera would be released in the first half of 2014.
750D? who cares!

As Neuroanatomist wrote:Canons cash cows are theses cheaper bodies or the pocket cameras. In future small cameras with big sensors

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 03:23:56 AM »
Pretty much what I expected really. Not wanting, but expecting. Keep saving my pennies until they have something I like.  ;)

Yesss.....the D400.......  ;D

True. But it is disappointing that every other manufacturer build more "fitting" cameras then Canon does in these days. (My opinion on this theme)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR2]
« on: August 04, 2013, 03:20:34 AM »
I heared from some nature photographers that the NikonD400 will be released in the same time (Rumors!). Maybe Canon will try to meet its specs. 24 MP, good iso performance, 9fps,...
They have to hurry on. I would be disappointed, if DR and an high Iso quality will not be much better then my current 7D or 60D

My local dealer told me that the announced 70D will be shipped in the end of september :-(  A long time from announcement.
Maybe the 7D2 will be announced in the winter and sold in summer.... To keep some of us from converting to Nikon....

By the way:
I will see. I own 15 Canon mount lenses. But if Canon will always be third in my favour disciplines, a switch will be possible. Sigma and maybe another lens-maker will offer an mount converion. Maybe my third body will be an Nikon for Landscape with some Sigma lenses...


Found on dpreview:

"Sigma has announced a 'Mount Conversion Service' for any of its recent 'Global Vision' lenses - a paid-for service designed to reduce the uncertainty of changing camera systems. The company says it will charge between $80 and $250, plus shipping costs, depending on the specific lens. The Global Vision range currently includes seven lenses - from the huge 120-30mm F2.8 DG OS Sport for full-frame DSLRs, down to the 19mm F2.8 DN Art for Micro Four Thirds. The company has also extended the warranties on all new products to four years."

I'm sure Canon and Nikon are worried about this trend. I just hope they respond by producing better and more affordable products, instead of just trying to cripple the third party products.

I hope they stop the trend of Nikon/Canon to produce high-end lenses with astronomical price tags.


Great idea. I phoned Sigma. They said, the monetary amount for shipping & doing the service to an certified service center will not exceed 80-100€. Like changing the chip for the old 150-500....
Worth the money, if you own an expensive lens and switch to Nikon or Canon....

" Canon sold 19% fewer digital cameras worldwide in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the same period last year – with demand for interchangeable-lens cameras falling 4%. However, Canon’s global imaging division sales revenue climbed 4.4% and the firm says it held the number-one spot for photo and video in the UK for the first half of 2013.
Canon 5D MKIII front   

Sales of Canon compact cameras fell 26% worldwide from April-June 2013 in volume terms (year-on-year) but demand for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D DSLRs continued to grow and the EOS 700D ‘proved popular' in Japan over the three months.

‘As for digital compact cameras, sales volume declined from the previous year due to the market slowdown and increasing popularity of smartphones,' states Canon.

The firm says this was ‘despite efforts to increase sales through the introduction of new products such as the PowerShot SX280 HS – equipped with a high-magnification zoom lens that exceeds the capabilities of lenses offered by smartphones'.

Total camera sales revenue rose 0.8%, while Canon's inkjet printer sales jumped 17.3% despite a 3% drop in units sold.

On the future of its camera business, Canon points to a ‘sense of a slowdown in China and Europe', adding that its future priority will be on ‘profitability'.

Operating profit at Canon's Imaging System Business Unit fell 17.5% for the first six months of 2013, compared to a year earlier.

In a statement accompanying its latest business results, the company adds: ‘Demand for interchangeable-lens digital cameras is expected to continue growing, owing to an expanded user base in developed countries along with market growth in emerging countries.'

In the UK, meanwhile, Canon reports that it came top in photo and video sales for the six months to June, in both volume and value terms, and was also 'number one' in compact cameras.

According to figures Canon says it received from market analysts GfK – which GfK would not confirm when approached by AP yesterday – Canon led the market in digital interchangeable-lens cameras and compacts for the month of June.

Separately, news agency Reuters reports that Canon has cut its interchangeable-lens camera sales target to 9 million, from 9.2 million previously. However, Canon UK was not able to confirm this to AP."


Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for Lens & Camera hood Eos 7D
« on: July 26, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
LensCoat BodyBag Pro with Lens

Lenscoat has no www site anymore...
But I will try to get it in Europe.

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