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I agree with spokane, i've been looking out for a good priced 1D4 and the cheapest they ever got to was about 1 week before the 1Dx got anounced and ever since the prices used went up, cheapest i've seen is new for about 4k out of hong kong. I like you absolutely love the APS-H with 16-35 combo especially when i have the 70-200 f2.8 on a 5D2 along side.

and as an aside i'm not going to bother selling my mk3 i have been wanting a dedicated Infrared camera for a while so that baby is going in for a makeover and will become IR only that way i dont have to worry about trying to sell it and losing lots of money on it.

Canon General / Re: Never delete images 'in camera'
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:20:39 PM »
Got a shocked telling off from a friend of mine when I deleted an image I'd taken on his brand new 7D.  He told me it was possible to damage the processor by deleting images from the memory card 'in camera'. ONLY delete the images off the card when the card is being read on a computer, he told me. Never heard THAT before, and can't quite believe it. Is this true? If so, why? - and surely Canon wouldn't provide a 'delete' button!
ROFL :D great first post! got a good laugh from that, me thinks your friend suffers from a more than a little case of paranoia. In fact deleting in camera is much safer than deleting from the card on a computer. I am not sure if it happens with canons but with Nikon I had a strange problem where my wifes cards were showing all full in camera but they were blank when plugged into a computer. I worked out the problem was she had been deleting the images from the computer not from the camera or formating the card in camera. I think the problem is that the files dont actually get deleted this way unless you empty the trash as well. So now we just stick with clearing files in camera.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AF question - 5D v. Rebel XS
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:05:14 PM »
i dont think you will notice much of a difference, it seems my 5d AF is pretty similar to my parents 600D, although you might find the center point a bit snappier on the 5d moving up from the XS

Canon General / Re: Where the EOS Digital Camera came from
« on: January 21, 2012, 07:34:27 AM »
Yeah i seem to remember reading the 1Dmk used a kodak sensor too

Lighting / Re: Any suggestions on cheap ebay triggers / poverty wizards?
« on: January 21, 2012, 07:15:12 AM »

i have these ones, never had any problems with them, they work with my elinchrom studio ligths as well as the 580s so i can mix them up

the recievers take AAA batteries

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji X10 or X100?
« on: January 21, 2012, 04:32:33 AM »
oh yeah if anyone is interested i just tested the x10 with a 580ex2 and remote radio trigger getting it syncing up to 1/800 sec

Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:14:03 AM »
If they can make that then perhaps they could make an EF 35-70 f2L now that would be pretty sweet

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji X10 or X100?
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:41:39 AM »
I picked up my X10 today, concert is in a week and I rang the venue to see what their camera policy was and they said point and shoot only, no big zooms. so I said oh does that mean i can just bring a couple of 1.4 primes then? they didnt get it and repeated point and shoot only. so the X10 it is

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 20, 2012, 12:06:53 AM »
on the elan 7 there is a switch to enable or disable the eye control pretty simple if you dont want to use it, I would guess they would put something similar on it

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2012, 08:20:51 PM »
My old 1D mk1 AF kicked the hell out of the 5dmk2 AF

i use the 15" macbook pro it has plenty of power for PS and lightroom
depends really if you prefer mac os or windows but I still dont think anyone else competes with apple on build quality yet

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2012, 06:18:11 PM »
I think alot of people are missing the potential for the return of eye control to be great, with the exponential increases in processing power we have seen since the elan 7e do you really think it will be just a cut and paste?

The potential for the eye control ai servo mode for say shooting a runway model or model walking towards /away from you. the eye control has the potential to make this camera own the portrait modeling arena if the AF is fast and accurate. Personally for a 5d I dont need 45 point AF anywhere from 11 to 19 would be fine as long as the points are fast accurate and have good focus tracking ability.

As far as points go with the 5d2 all you really need to do is add 2 more points in the narrow axis and space them out a bit further to make it 11. I would also be happy if they just bolted the 7D af system in as Neuro points out the spread is basically the same

Now make those 11 points all cross type and perhaps make the center 5 points f2.8 (center and 2 each side on the narrow axis closest to the golden lines and canon will have a sales hit they will struggle to keep up with I seriously doubt something like this would take sales from the 1Dx.

I would like to see increasing weather sealing to 7D levels (mainly better battery door and memory card door)
Canon need a pro build non gripped body

I really wonder what sort of sensor they will use I hope the 5D line stays as a clean high iso perhaps a high MP low frame rate lower iso performer 6D using the same body could be developed to keep the Hiigh MP crowd happy.

Currently I am very happy with the 5D body and control layout. there are a couple of things i would like. AEB activation same as 1D (ie press 2 buttons together turn the wheel and boom AEB is set) some custom program buttons would be nice. (ie so can dedicate one to iso only)

I would like the battery to stay the same for backwards comptability as I wont be selling my 5dmk2 bodies any time soon

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why canon?
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:10:38 AM »
I changed from Nikon to Canon mainly because after using both i much prefered the control layouts on the high end bodies of the canon I wish the lower models would adopt the way the 1D sets AEB though

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« on: January 19, 2012, 01:54:29 AM »
What a bunch of know nothing Canonites! The answer is the egg. It's not the kid/cat/dog/friend. It's always the EGG. And you call yourselves photographers?! SHAME ON YOU!!  :P :P

PS: Ok, in case someone didn't get it, this was just a joke. No (real) harm intended  :P

Actually I'm pretty sure its 42...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« on: January 19, 2012, 01:41:41 AM »
Soooo. if you use a lightning trigger does that mean god is the photographer :)

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