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EOS Bodies / Re: Selling 5D mk ll. Reasonable price?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:33:45 AM »
I guess it depends where you are
they are still over $2500 here in the land of really expensive stuff :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Selling 5D mk ll. Reasonable price?
« on: February 27, 2012, 01:00:33 AM »
seems pretty reasonable to me
probably be prepared to drop a little from that
everybody loves to haggle ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark II Price Drops March 4, 2012
« on: February 27, 2012, 12:11:52 AM »
I've been saying for a while that I dont think canon will stop making the 5Dmk2 that instead they will just drop the price to $1999 and occupy that price point as the entry level Full Frame. It's a $1000 give or take difference which is a large gap. It's still a good camera, its still good value at that money and they will still sell tons of them
the model has most likely paid for itself manytimes over and keeping the model alive is just gravy for canon
look they kept the 550D around well after the 600D came out
nikon did the same with the d90
they are still cabable cameras just shift them into a new price point which opens up buysers that are looking in a lower price point.
I really think they dont give a damn about what happens to used prices as they have already made their money off them.
Thats just the reality of the marketing machine


Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Eneloop batteries for my flash
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:51:16 PM »
cool, thanks for that link :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Can a 7D do Landscapes?
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:42:32 PM »
friedmud, let me ask you a question, and please answer quickly and honestly. Are you happpy with your 7D? Because we're not. And I think you're not either, otherwise, why would you be doing all these tests and posts, etc. if you were a happy satisfied user/owner of the Canon EOS 7D?
Answer this post people, If the 7D had no issues, why would the internet be full of complaints of AF and ISO issues? We've upgraded 40D's to 7D's and are very unhappy with the bodies.
Camera body numbers 2971208672 & 2771211338, firmware 1.2.5. Shots done of moving objects are abhorrent and pathetic with zone AF, AI Servo, Custom Functions properly set.
We don't shoot little puppy dogs 5 feet from the camera, or boys jogging in a junior high school track race like Canon's commercials on Youtube, we are trying to shoot birds and animals in the REAL world and are getting fuzzy, noisy results. Need examples? We got 'em. Work for Canon? Get lost.

I'd be really interested to see your review of the 5D Af system.... :)

Lenses / Re: 600mm f4.5 FD
« on: February 26, 2012, 08:41:09 PM »
also another thing what teleconverter do you use on the FD superteles because my kenko 1.4 wont fit due to the FD aperture lever protruding :( and i dont reall want to grind that lever down

#4  You cannot light meter with an Odin.  As of right now, you cannot turn off the pre-flash, even in manual.  I like to use my light meter, just the same as I spend 90% of my time in M on my camera and maybe 10% split between AV / TV.  This pre-flash screws up light metering.  True, many just use the histograms on the back, but still a lot of us like to dial in our shots

can you elaborate on this a bit more?

I hope so, they both should use the same sensor (I would hope). I don’t mind the rumored 22mp but the 5DX has to have great DR/ISO performance.

I really hope so too, while I really like the 5D2 image quality you can never have too much DR and iso capability :)
oh and I really hope there ia a no AA filter option

YES, Please no AA filter!  +10!

i wonder if they will see reason and do it? do you think they will put a price premium on it like nikon did? another $300?

i got the EG-S screen for my 5D2 which makes a big difference to MF accuracy. however even with this screen pop on the 1D and you can instantly see why the 1D are the king of the heap. the viewfinders are so bright and clear its really quite easy to get very accurate manual focus. with the standard 5D2 screen I was struggeling but the EG-S did help but not as much as the 1D I might consider getting a bright screen since i plan on keeping a 5D2 for use with MF lenses.

Lenses / Re: What's your favorite Canon lens and why?
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:59:27 PM »
Ooh tough call.  I would say overall, the 16-35MK II.  It works flawlessly, silently, instantly, and is extremely sharp wide open.  The wide end for landscapes and fun portraits and the long end (35mm) for normalish shots.    It just has a ton of uses.

I agree about the versatility of the 16-35, but you may have a freak copy if it's "extremely sharp wide open."  Mine is pretty sharp at f/4-f/8, but at f/2.8 it definitely softens up a bit.  It could just be that I've gotten used to the outstanding sharpness of the 14L II and maybe that's diminished my perceived quality of the 16-35.  And I'm sure the fact that all my other lenses are primes doesn't help. 

My 50L/85L are probably my favorites, but I love them all.

Mine might be a freak too, it's probably only a year or so old, perhaps they made some stealth mods in later models that mean they are better similar to the 24-70 where later models are sharper?

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 26, 2012, 05:53:19 PM »

ROFL that pic made my morning, its a bit like our governement at the moment too :(
+1 Karma for a good laugh :)

I hope so, they both should use the same sensor (I would hope). I don’t mind the rumored 22mp but the 5DX has to have great DR/ISO performance.

I really hope so too, while I really like the 5D2 image quality you can never have too much DR and iso capability :)
oh and I really hope there ia a no AA filter option

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon chop the 5D Mark II price?
« on: February 26, 2012, 04:08:38 AM »
I dont see a reason for canon to stop making and selling 5Dmk2 they occupy a price point alone and are the entry level full frame camera. perhaps they will repirce it to $1999 or something once the mk3 or x be it whatever they are called hit the shelves. with a $1000 difference there is still an active market for selling new 5Dmk2 cameras

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 25, 2012, 10:31:37 PM »
People are speculating that $3500 is with kit lens. Users from other forums seem to have evidence.

I'm not sure I've seen any posts about a kit lens, and not sure what lens they would throw in that has enough value to raise to a $3500 price tag.  You're not going to put a junk lens in with what has the potential to be a new standard body for many photographers.. That's like the old "putting $29 speakers on a $2000 receiver" analogy.  There may be some combo deals out there, or if the price tag with a kit kens is $3500 and its a decent lens, maybe the body is back down in the more reasonable range.

Jay S.

The rumor I saw was $3800 Canadian with kit lens. I don't have the link. Some of the forums have no msg body search and I don't want to spend an hour tracking it down. I spent 5 minutes and couldn't find it again quickly.

Poster Palseb on page 27 of this very thread: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php/topic,3549.msg75606.html#msg75606
Canadian Canon Vendors had a meeting today (Feb 23).  The new 5D will be available in stores at the end of March 2012  in Canada at $3,800 with a lense (do not know which one).

This then lends credibility to the possibility that the body only could be between $2200 and $2500 mark (AUD) if its bundled with the "kit" 24-105mm f4.

That sounds much more reasonable

Oh how i wish you were right but based on the history of canon price gouging of us poor aussies I dont think we will see such nice prices :(  :'(

Landscape / Re: Post your best HDR Photographs
« on: February 25, 2012, 10:29:00 PM »
On a slightly different note, what software do you guys use for processing your shots? Also what type of processing do you prefer "Tone Mapping" or "Exposure Fusion"?

I used photomatix and tried both tone mapping and fusion, I dont like the results now but i've posted around a few times before i found this guy
he uses luminosity masks to blend his brackets together, kind of a manual tonemapping so he is able to get much more smooth clean natual looking HDR, have a look at his tutorials. Not  quick as processing in a cookie cutter program but I think the results are significantly nicer
I'm still playing around with his techniques.

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