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I still hold on to the hope that something nice is coming from Canon, keep your ears pasted to the rail.  :D Is anyone in this forum going to attend Canon's presentation at CP+ given by Kenji Kyuma? If so, gives us the best dirt you can get.

Fingers Crossed. :)

The seminars and presentations at CP Plus are NOT forums to advertise or to announce new products.   This IS NOT a Canon presentation.  New product announcements are made at press conferences that are called usually in advance of the actual trade show, and then the company exibits in the trade show hall will show samples, photos, mockups, and literature about new products announced before the show.

I've been to many such seminars.  Presentations are vetted by a group of reviewers to make sure no trade secrets are revealed.  There is skill involved in pulling the information together into a interesting presentation that summarizes the current state of the art and challanges presented for the future.  We all know what they are, but a good technical paper can at least assure you that the photography industry knows it as well, and is hopefully doing something to address the issue.

4. Full HD movie function in DSLR cameras
○Kenji Kyuma (Canon Inc.)
Presentation about the current state and future evolution of the movie function in DLSR cameras, illustrated with examples of applications in both the Japanese domestic market and the international market.
1. Characteristics of the movie function in DSLR cameras (advantages/limitations, recording format, image compression, frame rate, etc.)
2. Examples of applications (TV series, Commercials, Promotional Videos)
3. Future evolution of the movie function in DSLR cameras

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D vs 7D with FF in the near future:
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:09:36 PM »
Remember that the IS on the 24-105 will only help with stationary subjects. So if you are shooting portraits with that lens you are better off with the one stop faster 24-70 for subjects that can move + you'll get better subject isolation from the shallower DOF.

As for which camera to get, I'd go with the 7D myself but that is more my personal preference than an specific knowledge of the ISO comparison between that and the 60D.


I certainly would not want to hang a 24-70mm L on a 60D.  It is so front heavy that it is difficult to hold still, and you need a high shutter speed, while with a 24-105 you can get away with slow shutter speeds.  There is also the lottery that you go thru with the 24070.  I had 5 of them, but sold all since they could not match my 24-105.  Even if you get lucky and get one of the good ones, its still a mismatch.

The 17-55mm EF-s is a much better match for a 60D, even then, those used to the 18-55mm IS complain its heavy.

EOS Bodies / Re: T3 Sensor - question...
« on: February 09, 2011, 10:02:28 PM »
So the T3 (Canon's lowest end DSLR) gets a brand new sensor (the MP count is different than the 450D as is the ISO performance), so I started doing some math..

Long story and boring math aside, I'm left with the distinct impression this is a cut down 5D-Mk III sensor.  I'm curious to see if anyone else has given this any thought.  I just don't see *any* reason for Canon to build a new APS-C sensel w/ gapless microlenses for just one camera (and their cheapest at that).


This simplest math comes from comparing the resolution to other APS-C sensors from newer models than the XS it replaces.   It is likely a derivative of the XSi which is also 4272 X 2848.  Its a slightly smallerphysical size, but that could be a result of the closer spaced micro lenses.

Lenses / Re: Canon Officially Announces the 500 f/4L IS II & 600 f/4L IS II
« on: February 09, 2011, 05:41:30 PM »
So with a 4-5% difference the 500 f/4 II would have a street price between $9000 and $9100. ouch. I better start sweet-talking the missus now...

Initially, they go for full MSRP.  After those who must have the latest toy immediately, the price drops to bring in the 2nd tier of buyers.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20
« on: February 09, 2011, 05:32:03 PM »
That doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If what you said is true, then that means when Canon does a rebate, less people will buy the camera as the price will be more. Therefore, Canon would anticipate overall less sales with the rebate. So if that was true, then Canon would deter potential sales by releasing the rebate. Why would they want to halt sales?

In the worst case scenario, they (being the retailers) keep the price the same and simply keep the entire rebate for themselves. But it makes no sense whatsoever that they would RAISE the price, because they'll be shooting themselves in the foot.

since its been happening for a couple of years now, and Canon cameras fly out the door, your assumption of fewer sales isn't valid.

Most cameras are sold at big box stores like best buy, and buyers see rebate and hurry to get one before it ends.  Another factor is that the camera retailer must give the rebate at the time of sale, and later file a application for a refund or credit for the money they advanced.  They don't like this, and just bumping the price $100 or $200 eliminates the drain on cash flow. 

Last fall, on the day the rebates came out, I checked the web site of a large retailer, and while I was viewing it, the price of the 7D jumped $200.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 40D Shutter button **FAILURE**
« on: February 09, 2011, 12:28:08 PM »
It is normally dirt or oxidation of the contacts.  i've owned several 40D's with no issue, but we do not have humid weather or conditions that might promote a problem.

If you are mechanically handy, it can be repaired.  parts are not needed, the main issue is having the proper jis type screwdrivers so you can take out the screws without damage to the heads.  Here is a place that sells a good quality US made set.

Then you disassemble the camera to get to the switch and clean it.  Here is a lapsed time video that you can watch to see if you want to tackle it.

Good Luck

Lenses / Re: what has Canon Rumors done for you lately
« on: February 09, 2011, 12:11:34 PM »
I see Canon rumors as a fun site, and as a alternative to the huge sites like DPR.  It should be a place where members contribute thoughtful questions and solutions.

Welcome to Canon Rumors, and feel free to post some of your photos. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon T3i/600D Announced
« on: February 08, 2011, 07:39:23 PM »
Yeah, I agree, but the weird part is the 600D is suppose to be under 60D or 7D, so making it better than those is weird without upping the other's as well..

I hear this every time a new model comes out, people complain that either it does not have enough improvements, or that it has improvements that make it better than their camera.

It is always going to happen, wach model gets better, and Canon is not goinng to go back and retrofit previous models with the new features. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon T3/1100D Announced
« on: February 08, 2011, 12:02:45 PM »
Either the T3i or the T3 press release make any claim on the gapless micro lens on the CMOS sensor. That is interesting. Because we all known that all 18Mp sensor from Canon are gapless. Is Canon avoiding the subject in order not to make the 60D or 7D looks not worth the money???

Those knowledgeable photographers who post here are not typical buyers of the Digital Rebel.  This camera is aimed at users who do not know or care about the technical internal construction.  Most buyers would not have a clue if they listed it.  It has become a standard Canon design feature.

Here is what they do say.

"This first-class sensor features many of the same new technologies as used by professional Canon cameras to maximize each pixel's light-gathering efficiency"

Lenses / Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« on: February 07, 2011, 06:25:41 PM »
EF 100-400mm Æ’/4.5-5.6L IS II USM with twist-zoom.

I know the 200-400 has just been announced but my muscles can't handle that one - or so I think.

My Pocketbook is not heavy enough either.  I place my bet on the price at MSRP of $9500 USD.

Canon General / Video Tips and hints
« on: February 07, 2011, 06:22:03 PM »
For many of you who are asking about buying a DSLR for video, here are tips and hints from a Pulitzer Prize winning Photojournalist, and in includes the Real Chuck Westphal.

There are a series of 7 covering video plus a few extras.

Canon General / Free Online Photography Training
« on: February 07, 2011, 03:34:44 PM »
Just a reminder that Creative Live provides free online training sessions with all kiinds of photography and video training.

This week, for example, there is a one day quick start  in depth course covering the T2i, including a review of differences in the T3i.  You can watch the courses online live for free, or purchase download rights.  The Canon 60D will be covered on 2/24.  Those with N____ won't be left out, there are courses for them as well.

This is about the only place where you can get free professional level training on almost any aspect of photography.  The courses I've watched were well worth the price of the download.

They make their money by selling downloads of past training.  I have bought downloads for my personal use, it helps them keep supplying the training.

EOS Bodies / Re: 600D/T3i Specs [CR2]
« on: February 07, 2011, 01:12:36 PM »
...if the only Rebel coming soon is the 600D (no 2000D), this will further support the idea that Canon has decided to do away with the xxxxD and rely on the before-last Rebel (550D in a few days) as the their cheapest SLR...

Buzzzz.  Thanks for playing, try again next time.   :P

Seriously, though, Canon knows that the vastly overwhelming majority of their profit comes from the bottom end of the lineup, and they'd be foolish to abandon the cheapest entry-level dSLR (priced comparably to high-end P&S cameras).

Yes, I certainly agree.

Canon needs a low end camera to balance what others are offering.  It also provides a way for stores to advertise the low price model, and then convince would be buyers to step up to the more profitible T3i. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Other Random Stuff
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:22:01 PM »
Just flew from London Gatwick Airport and was playing with 5d mkii in a branch of Dixons when i noticed a sticker saying "New Model Coming Soon"... here's hoping as i've been putting off getting a mkii for over a year now!!

It would be interesting to see a photo of that.  You imply the sticker was on or related to the 5D MK II, is that correct?

Lenses / Re: Canon 400 f/5.6L IS in April? [CR1]
« on: February 06, 2011, 05:09:12 PM »
I would have preferred a 400 f/4.0L IS it maybe would be a little more bulky, but would make it far more useful with a 1.4 or 2.0 tc

Go buy one, they have been available for many years.  The 400mm f/4 DO is described as a "L" lens by Canon.

Nothing quite compares to the amount of dimension a super telephoto lens can bring to a photograph. All the lenses in the category are part of the L-series, incorporating superior lens construction and USM for quiet, high-speed autofocusing.

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