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EOS Bodies / Re: No 1Ds Mark IV in 2011? [CR2]
« on: December 27, 2010, 01:39:35 PM »
I really don't care whether they drop the 1Ds or not, I hope they won't but really, I don't care. It'll be a monumentally stupid decision, IMO, but as long as they keep updating the 1D I'm fine. I'm loving my 1D IV and it's the first since the 1D II that's actually worth the money, I think, the III was sort of disappointing.

The IV is still a relatively new camera, they might put off the 1Ds a while still, it needs to be pretty bloody good.

EOS Bodies / Re: Disappointed with Canon?
« on: November 23, 2010, 08:22:28 PM »
As Richy says, Canon made pellicle cameras over 40 years ago. Tried again in the 90'es, but somehow they failed. There are numerous reasons why, and those who don't know their history are bound to repeat it etc. It's a sales  gimmick for now, IMO.

Canon, no, I'm not dissapointed. I was very disappointed in the 1D MK III, it gave me little or no reason to upgrade, so i stuck with the 1D II. The IV is a different story, lives up to my every expactation
I'm not much for companies putting more and more mindless gadgets into their cameras, I need it to work and to take pictures in a reliable manner.
Who has the edge over the other varies (canon/Nikon), but I'm not selling all my stuff because of some sort of weird disappointment in what exactley? Bad image quality in the 5DII? Compared to the D700? Really? I think not.
I love the D700, I'm blown away by it, and would, was I getting a full frame that isn't a 1Ds, get that over the 5D because of it's speed and AF- the 5DII is awful and slow in more than one way.

I use my camera at ISO's that were, to me, a few years ago unimaginable. Shooting usable indoor corporate stuff at  ISO 3000 and above is just amazing

But I agrree on the noise, the luma of the Nijon looks nicer than Canons chroma.

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:15:02 PM »
Just thought I'd add something that was missing.
First: 24-70MM @24mm F/7.1
Second: 24-70MM @46mm F/2.8
Third: 24-70MM @57mm F/2.8

Edit and afterthought: Don't know if only new/rumored lenses should be here... Can add 70-200 2.8, 50 1.2 and 16-35 2.8 if needed.

EOS Bodies / Re: Design Your Own Canon Body
« on: November 23, 2010, 01:56:27 PM »
This, nothing else. Maybe a better eye-cup and more viewfinder-options, good focusing screen (I love my manual focus).

EOS Bodies / Re: No 1Ds IV? [CR1]
« on: November 23, 2010, 01:41:47 PM »
I'm new here - hello! Joined to comment on this bit of news, that to me is rather disturbing.

Its not NEWS, its a Rumor, and a CR1 rumor means its unlikely to happen.  Don't take rumors seriously, or you will be disappointed when they do not happen.  Just read them and have fun!

I'm aware, which you'd see if you read my entire post :)

EOS Bodies / Re: No 1Ds IV? [CR1]
« on: November 23, 2010, 01:21:13 PM »
I'm new here - hello! Joined to comment on this bit of news, that to me is rather disturbing.
So, speculations and murmurs from me - I'm not a native english speaker, so pardon, if something doesn't make sense:
I'm having a hard time accepting this - it just doesn't make any sense to me. Why would Canon hand a share of their market to Nikon like that? IMO people who need the 1Ds for it's body and autofocus won't be satisfied with the 5D II or any iterations unless they greatly improved the latter - I was very disappointed with the AF when I borrowed one wanting to upgrade my 1D II - it wasn't better than that old thing.Improving both body and AF in a future 5D will increase the selling price will exclude the amateurs/enthusiasths/prosumers - whatever you call them - that are right now buying the 5D II.

Of course, weird decisions are being made the whole time - Canon launching the 7D that to me bastardizes their whole "pro" range and making it more confusing than it was already with the 5D MK II. Nikon launching the D700 competing with their own top of the line products (and losing customers to one of their own lower tier products - what gives? I base this solely on, that I know many who sold their D3's and got the D700 + "motor" to replace it. It may also be a very consciouse decision, to bridge the gap between two user-segments).

Anyway, in short, cancelling the 1Ds IV would almost certainly send many customers (that haven't alrady fled because of the III) running to Nikon and the D#X or what they'll be called.

Ok, well, ramblings, then looking from another perspective, the 1Ds IV that may not be:
How many 1Ds' do Canon sell? What do they cost in R&D and production? The price is high, but if the sales are low, it might not be high enough to warrant the continued existence of the 1Ds. Are they simply changing their "nomenclature" and launching it in some different version?
Are they consolidating their different models in some fashion? (7D, 5D 1D - the "#D" line has expanded greatly the last few years - are they trying to seperate the top of the line from the lower tier models or are they consolidating to make the 7D/5D seem as attractive as the 1D-line? - some consumers are stupid and may not be able to see what they are paying for and why - which is understandable in the confusion. And that may be the reason too.
Thinking about production cost, the 1Ds is essentially a 1D IV with bigger mirror and sensor. I'm not into the technical details to be 100% sure, but it seems to me that changing production from the 1D to 1Ds line shouldn't be too difficult - but it may be.

Or is it simply a cathastrophically stupid decision, or just a rumor that has no basis in reality? The 1Ds is (or was) a benchmark and I can't for the life of me imagine that dropping that particular model would serve any positive purpose neither financially, custumor or  pr-wise.

Fact is we lack facts, it would be pretty easy to take a very accurate guess at what is going on, if we had sales numbers (for every model) and ROI etc. from Canon. I can't find them, if someone can, please post!

Ok, that's it. Just a longer thingy on this subject.

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