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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon announced D750
« on: September 12, 2014, 06:00:40 AM »
IMO, the D750 is perfectly spec'd and priced for an enthusiast/consumer like me.

The 6D/D610 are lacking in features - while still being expensive.
The 5DIII/D810 are "big iron" cameras obviously targeted at pros.

As far as I'm concerned, the D750 hits the sweet spot.

I'll wait for a while for the Canon version and then weight my options.
This camera looks fantastic. As an amateur, I do like having 1/8000 shutter speed, but that feature alone would not convince me to pay 1000 dollars more for the D800 and 5DIII.
This looks like an amazing travel camera for people who want something in DSLR form(i'm still totally happy with my a7!)

This lens sounds great. I had the old 17-35 f2.8-4 DI Tamron lens for Nikon and it was pretty darn good on my Nikon D700.
I'm very curious about the price of this lens and the weight. This could be a great travel lens.

Lenses / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Full Frame Lens to be Announced Tomorrow
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:07:33 AM »
i had the very old tamron 17-35 2.8-4 di LD SP for use on my old Nikon D700 and I loved it. It had pretty good image quality, was light, fast, and very cheap.
If this lens isn't too expensive or big it could be a great choice for someone who enjoys a fast wide angle all around kinda lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:16:46 AM »
It's very strange to me this is not exciting people. This is the highest-speced camera in the market and the highest-end crop body ever made.
a.this camera was very exciting to me..... at the last photokina in 2012(when I was expecting a refresh of the 7D) b. crop sensor bodies have gone from a low cost alternative to full frame to a tool people use to get more reach. A large majority of the market for this camera is now on the FF bandwagon.
c. why did it take five years to release a follow up to the original 7D?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications Confirmed
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:33:51 AM »
I see no reason why this camera wasn't released two years ago... max, one year ago.
While this is a nice camera, it is long, long overdue(7D was released in '09.)
It seems Canon is dragging their heels as slowly as possible on releasing technology in new bodies.
At this point, it's not really so much impressive, as simply.... expected.

i think one reason why lots of people hang out here who don't actively shoot nikon gear is that this is the best rumor forum on the internet.
I open Nikonrumors and Sonyalpharumors just as often as I open Canonrumors, but on those sites I usually just read some comments and don't get involved.
Canonrumors has the best forum for discussion regarding rumors that I have found.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D750 to be Canon 5D3 competitor?
« on: September 08, 2014, 10:55:35 PM »

You do use the same single argument as a response to just about everything from anyone who doesn't have something glowing to say about Canon. You use it so consistently, one has to wonder if your actually interested in hearing what anyone else has to say (even those who say the sales figures argument doesn't work for them), and addressing them and their statements directly...or just interested listening to yourself parrot the same tired old argument over and over.

according to Neuro, the top three restaurants in America are McDonald's, Subway, and BK. Why? because they are the leaders in annual sales revenue(of course.)

EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 05, 2014, 11:42:42 PM »
Ire? No. But at this point I would like to see a new forum rule. Before complaining about a Canon sensor vs. any other sensor on the market, one must post RAW files in accordance with the following:
i'm not complaining about the sensor per se. I'm complaining about Canon's willingness to tread water and simply rehash products again and again and again. While it is true that they sell more than other companies, I think it is also true that their recent products have been a tad dull over the past 5 years.
When I first bought a DSLR, I purchased a 550D.
I realized after I bought it that it had the same sensor as the 7D.  By the time I thought of upgrading to the 7D in 2012, it already seemed like an old camera to me(it was 3 years old at this point,) and although it had better features then the 550D, the images would be more or less the same.
Then came the 600D, 650D, 700D, 60D, SL1, EOS-M, EOS-M2, etc.... and since 2009, no upgrade to the 7D.
By now, the 7D is ancient and way past it's prime. If the sensor isn't changed significantly from previous models, I don't see why it shouldn't have been released in late 2012 or 2013.
Five years between refreshes of consumer electronics products is way too long and at this point Canon deserves a bit of ridicule for their lack of fresh products.

EOS Bodies / Re: The day of the anti-climatic announcement
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:39:30 AM »
the fact of the matter is, a 7DII with an improved AF, higher FPS and a sensor similar to the 70D is a disappointment.
not because the specs are so terrible or it's not a significant upgrade but because it took so long to be announced. This camera could have been announced a year or two ago and wouldn't have been shocking.
At this point, people perceive Canon's sensor performance as stagnating. It was hoped that the 7DII would be the camera to change this. With a sensor similar to previous models it reinforces the notion that Canon has not been able to significantly improve upon sensor performance. This  is Canon's own fault for releasing so many 18mp sensor cameras and then the rather uninspiring 70D.
Back to my original point, all of these missteps would be less annoying if the 7DII had been announced a year or two ago. But by slowly drawing it out and building hype and excitement they have set themselves up for disappointment from people who already own similar products from the past and want something newer feeling.

EOS Bodies / Re: When can we expect 80D?
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:59:01 PM »
When can we expect a new XXD body to be announced/released?

The 50D was announced in August 2008

The 60D was announced 24 months later in August 2010

The 70D was announced 35 months later in July 2013

If the pattern continues, expect the 80D in July or August of 2017....
are you excited yet?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D 4 & 1DX II @ Photokina?
« on: August 31, 2014, 09:57:19 PM »
Who cares? Every thread will be hijacked by people telling us our cameras are crap, even if we are happy with them they will try and tell us why we shouldn't be, even when we tell them we understand their point, and it is valid, they will still go on and on and on and on..........
serenity now!

Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:43:22 AM »
It feels like Sony to Canon is like Apple to Microsoft.

Oh...flashy, overpriced and useless versus dependable, reliable and built to get the job done?
1. how is Sony flashy? i don't see how an a7 or a a6000 is flashy(a99 maybe more so)
2. how are the a7's or NEX's overpriced? the NEX series are very affordable and offer great features, at a much cheaper price than the EOS-M(outside of firesale prices.) The a7's are very affordable compared to other full frame options on the market. I bought my a7 at launch with a kit lens for under 2000 bucks(in China.)
3. my a7 isn't useless at all. I don't really understand how such an awesome camera can be dismissed so quickly as useless. My camera is small, easy to use, has lots of dials to change settings, programmable buttons, I love the EVF, and the image quality is superb. None of these aspects seem useless to me.

I do somewhat agree with the Apple Microsoft analogy, and I am actually an Apple hater(the only apple item I own is a 6 year old ipod,) however in this instance, I am greatly enjoying the Apple(Sony) offering while I am waiting optimistically that someday Microsoft(Canon) will copy their new innovations and make something a little more innovative and fresh.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 f/4L vs 16-35 F/4L
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:25:27 AM »
I would not buy the 70D. I would buy a used 6D, 7D or just wait.
I had the 17-40 and hated it as mine was super super soft.
If you really want to buy a 70D or will wait a couple years to go FF I would just buy the new cheap 10-18 as it seems like a great option for budget and also for the outdoors/landscapes as it is small and light.
If I was in DSLR world though(i'm now all mirrorless,) I would skip all the aps-c and just go straight for the 5DIII and some L glass.

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 10:12:59 AM »
6 letters and a number:
FF a la a7

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:00:44 PM »
i really liked the first RX100. My friend had one and it seemed like a great little camera. The II seemed good but not that special after the first.
Now, the III looks simply awesome. 24mm on the wide end, a 1.8-2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range, with a flash, and an EVF makes this camera basically perfect in my mind.
Bravo Sony!

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