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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.

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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.

+1
+18.0
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.)

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 30, 2014, 08:17:23 PM »
The size difference is much greater than those pictures show. While the length is similar when looking from above, the overall room that these cameras take up in a bag is still not the same. My a7 is a much smaller camera/lens combo than the 6D with almost any lens. Sure, the sizes seem similar, but the a7 is smaller and lighter. I also don't believe that the 6D is that great of a replacement to the 5DII....
If I was going to buy a new camera from the 5DII, i'd want either an a7, or a 5DIII, not a 6D.
I had an old Canon 5D Classic, and then bought an a7. I can say without a doubt that the size difference is substantial, and I will never buy another DSLR sized camera again.
The difference in everyday use is night and day.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 29, 2014, 10:50:23 PM »
What's really missing is a kick-ass M3 with truly tracking-capable AF and top notch EVF and 500 shots battery charge. That would very quickly end the Fuji X-games as well as Sony ex-nex alpha stuff. Not to mention dwarf-sensored micro four-thirds. And it would drive a lot of 1 inch nails into the nikon 1 coffin. :-)

Can't be that hard, Canon ... Just do it! ;-)
A crop sensor mirrorless is not going to threaten the success of the Full Frame Sony a7.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 26, 2014, 09:02:14 PM »
I was in a similar place as you last year.
If you're tired of lugging around heavy DSLR gear DO NOT buy a 24-70 2.8... Yes, the lens is awesome.... it's also big, long, and heavy.
I would recommend either an eos-m with 22mm lens if you want something inexpensive and very capable, or if you want full frame and spectacular, I would highly recommend anything by Sony.
I have an a7 and I absolutely love it. You could get the 35mm or 55mm lenses, both of which seem to be beautiful lenses.
Or, you could buy a Sony RX1 which might be one of the best 35mm possibilities out there. If you wait till Photokina, there will be tons of used RX1's and you can probably buy one for a steal.
The RX10 and RX100 mark III also look fantastic
If you're tired of the weight of your DSLR, do not buy another DSLR that is just slightly smaller. I sold my DSLR about a year ago for an a7 and I have not even considered buying anything even nearly as large since.
I will never buy a DSLR again, and love every minute of being free from the burden of lugging around such a heavy, bulky camera.

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awesome shot, both me and my wife loved it! I really like Outside magazine, congrats on the publication! that is just fantastic!
how did you get it published by them? did you just submit it to the magazine? never really gave any actual thoughts to trying to get my shots published, but i'm very impressed!
Great work!

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My 50mm f/1.8 has IQ equal to the 70-200II at f/8. So what? How about at f/5.6 or f/4? That's different totally.

You still lose some edges and most importantly, you can't see your composition while you compose. It doesn't work for me but if it works for you, good for you. I won't buy a fish eye anytime soon.

I meant at f/2.8.  And I certainly can see my composition while I compose.  It's in the viewfinder.

Great work! These four images and the accompanying explanation completely rationalize the statement "no one asked for the 16-35 f/4 IS".
Look at the number of people within this forum itself who have countered your statement. That is a testament to how many did ask for it.

Show me.  I saw lots of people looking for a 14-24/2.8.  I didn't see anyone looking for a 16-35 or a 10-18.
December 26th, 2011.... one of my first posts on this forum was me specifically asking for a replacement for the 17-40. One of the main reasons I sold my Canon gear was the 17-40 I used was crazy soft, and the 2.8 didn't get very good reviews.
What about a 17-40L II? I want a wide walk around lens with a bit of zoom for my 5D. I am considering buying the 17-40 I, but they just don't seem to sharp and this is a very old lens. When's the refresh coming?

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