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I would have liked in the review to see the shallowest DOF this camera can achieve. Everything you showed didn't isolate anything. My biggest gripe is the slow lens, not size or price.
My next issue would be low light shooting. I would hope that teh larger sensor would help, but then back to the slow lens, I am hesistant to test with my wallet.
However, what you did show looked great.
I want to do some portrait headshots with the G1 X, that'll get done this week and I'll update the review. I'll also do some real low light stuff. I hate to just show "test" photos.
Two things: you didn't mention that it doesn't have as close-focusing a macro mode as the G12. Of course, one wouldn't expect this in a large sensor camera.
Also, you cane switch to a 3:2 format in the Function menu.
Otherwise, a fine succinct review.
Macro... I never shoot it, but that will be mentioned as I update the review over the next couple of weeks.
The 3:2 setting in the menu crops the screen to the new ratio, however you still get a 4:3 jpg and RAW file. The RAW file has the 3:2 crop marks and auto crops in DPP.
I use 2 crops, the APS-H and full frame... I think it works perfectly on both for my shooting style.
It's sharp, fringe resistent, has a pleasing vignette wide open on full frame and has been super reliable.
Spoiler alert…. I like it.
I have enjoyed my first day or so with the camera. I understand some of the critical points about the camera, others I don’t. I don’t understand why it’s knocked for being too big, I think the size is just about perfect.
I know lots of people wanted an APS-C “G” camera for $299. For those people, you’re going to have to wait a little while longer. I will say I don’t feel ripped off at $800, and I definitely wouldn’t when the camera gets down to the $650-$700 range.
- Patent Publication No. 2012-37691
- 2012.2.23 Release Date
- 2010.8.6 filing date
The forum has become busy, it's been great. Our moderation log is so bare. I appreciate the civility of the people here, it's great.
The forum will be moving to a dedicated server soon, the 5D3 stuff from today killed the site for a bit. I take it as a compliment!
EF-S 18-135 II This lens will have a silent autofocus motor geared to video. It will arrive with the new Rebel T4i. This has shown up in a US retailer inventory system. No price for the kit with the T4i.
EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X This highly anticipated lens will be officially announced shortly. The price will most likely be $10,999 USD.
EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake I think it’ll be EF, but a 40 f/2.8 Pancake lens is coming. Expect it to be announced either with the 5D or shortly after.
5D Mark III
Below are the known specs of the upcoming 5D Mark III. To see all the 5D Mark III coverage, you can click here for the category view.
- 61pt AF
- 100% VF
- 3.2″ LCD
- Dual CF/SD Card Slots
- Price: Around $3500 USD
- Announcement on March 2, 2012 (Depending where you are on earth)
- Battery Grip BG-E11
It’s either the 590EX or the 600EX, any way you look at it, it’s a new flagship flash.
So this pretty much confirms what we’ve been saying for a while now.
It will be a 5D type camera and the same specs as before keep coming up. 22mp, 61AF points, full frame, 6.9fps and all that.
If March 2, 2012 is true, we’ll get confirmation very shortly. February 28, 2012 still gets a few mentions, so perhaps something else may be announced on that date.
I don’t think anyone is too shocked by that, as I think there is a lot of software tweaking going on with the camera. I have yet to hear any issues with manufacturing.
The camera has also disappeared on some store web sites when you search for it.
Canon Mirrorless Fun
A patent showing an 18-45 f/3.5-5.6 kit lens for an APS-C sensored mirrorless camera has appeared. That would be a 29mm-70mm lens when crop is factored in.
The split in the line is still something that has come from a few places. The most common resolution numbers for each camera are 22mp and 34mp. Again, everyone is pointing to two full frame cameras under the 1D X.
New Specs? The following specs have shown up on a Chinese web store. How factual it is, I am unsure. Some of the specs I’ve seen, others I haven’t. However, if there’s a split of the 5D line, and all signs point that way, some specs may be getting mashed across each model. More about the split in a bit.
5D Mark III (source)
19 AF Points
Wireless Flash Operation 5D X (source)
61 AF points
DIGIC 5 & DIGIC 4
thanks stefan & bernd