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EOS Bodies / Re: Any update to the 60D in next 6months?
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:42:15 AM »
I believe the 7D was being sold for 999.99 a few days ago. You can get a used one or a refurb from Canons Customer Loyaltry program for under 1000 bucks.
If the AF of the 60D doesn't bother you, then i'd get a used 5D Classic for around $650 bucks or a used 5DII for hopefully $1200. I greatly prefer FF to crop, but then, you'll need new lenses as well.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1D X FPS limiting factor?
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:14:56 AM »
All Crop sensors have less MP than full frame. They do not like me saying file size has anything to do with the physical size of the sensor. Of course two sensors with equal pixel density, the larger produces a larger file. Were not supposed to relate these two in this discussion though. They want to be hard core sticklers and say file size is controlled only by the number of MP, which is somewhat correct except there are a few other factors involved.
As has been said above, All crop sensors do not have less MP than full frame sensors.
What do you want from this thread exactly?
There have been numerous discussions on numerous different aspects of files size in relation to sensor size, MP, compression algorithims, and whatnot...
It was pretty clear from the second or third post that no one knows exactly which aspect of the 1DX limits the FPS. There are many different areas of concern that are all near (80%ish) of their capabilities.
There are many different opinions on this but no hard facts, we've heard many opinions(many from good sources) so far, but obviously you haven't heard one that satisfies you.
What exactly are you looking to hear? that the file size and Digic V's are the limiting factor(to corroborate the story you remember)? i'm a little confused on what we are arguing about at this point besides your lack of satisfaction from the answers given.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D in Costa Rica
« on: December 26, 2012, 02:19:42 AM »
I haven't heard of many normal people(with maybe one aging aps-c body and one or two lenses) choosing the 6D, only pro's and serious enthusiasts who just want a new Canon toy.
Depends what you mean by "normal", I guess, but I went from a Rebel XT to the 6D. Oh, and- yeah, not counting the Rebel's kit lens, I only had a 40mm pancake and EF75-300...
The 6D was never intended to better the 5D3.  It's fills a niche between the 5D3 and 7D in the EOS portfolio.  Those who are trashing it for not meeting or exceeding the 5D3's specs don't seem to understand that.
I fully understand that. But for Canon to leave out the 7D AF or better in a time(2012 not 2009) when nearly every Nikon has a better AF was pretty weak. All the new Nikon updates have at least a 39pt AF while Canon is still offering the same 9pt AF system that was lame when the 5D II came out years ago. For me, it wasn't impressive at all, especially for the launch price.
I'm sure lots of people disagree with me and are happy with the center point AF, but for me, I was over it. I already had a Canon 5D and the only problem was the ISO and the AF.
I waited for the 6D for a while as I have been wanting a lighter FF body for years(I travel a lot,) but when the specs were announced it was way too easy for me to not be interested in the camera, especially for $2100 dollars.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 60D Stock Levels Getting Low?
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:34:05 AM »
I was totally underwhelmed with this camera from day one. I gave my cousin tons of crap for buying it over a year ago, at this point it is ancient history.
I cant believe the 60D and 7D are still Canon's most recent and best APS-C cameras in 2013!
Ding Dong! It is still 2012 (and we are not dead yet)  ;)
umm..... i'm fully aware of this.... do you think any new cameras are going to be released in the next week?

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1994:Mom's 1980ish Minolta
Throughout my childhood: Many cheap P&S film cameras(mostly Kodak)
College(1999) Kodak Advantix(Girlfriend in college bought it for me)
2007: First Digital Camera, Sony DSC? 8MP
2010:Canon 550D
2011: Used Canon 5D Classic
2012: Used Nikon D700

In School, I was really disappointed with the quality of digital, and basically boycotted it. It wasn't until around 2005 or 2006 when I was finally semi happy with digital results. This was when 200 bucks on a camera was a fortune to me. Now, I'm loving my Nikon D700!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d2 officially discontinued.
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:41:43 PM »
sad.
twas my first dream DSLR......
it will go down as a legend.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D in Costa Rica
« on: December 23, 2012, 11:37:53 PM »
i find it interesting that the only people in this thread who have a 6D both own 5DIII's and tons of other Canon stuff.
It seems like if you are neck deep in the Canon system and want something cheaper to fool around with from time to time than the 6D is a great choice.
To me, it seems like if you want the most for your money, with the best features, then the D600 would be a better choice.
I haven't heard of many normal people(with maybe one aging aps-c body and one or two lenses) choosing the 6D, only pro's and serious enthusiasts who just want a new Canon toy.
Personally, i was disgusted when the specs for the 6D were released and bought a D700. Even now, you can get the D600 with kit lens for less than the 6D body only.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 60D Stock Levels Getting Low?
« on: December 23, 2012, 09:34:04 AM »
I was totally underwhelmed with this camera from day one. I gave my cousin tons of crap for buying it over a year ago, at this point it is ancient history.
I cant believe the 60D and 7D are still Canon's most recent and best APS-C cameras in 2013!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: right now i am not happy to be a canon user
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:35:24 PM »
SWITCH.
I did.
I wanted a body that wasn't 3000 dollars that had an awesome AF. Canon didn't offer this product.
I bought a used D700 for $1500 bucks and a used 24-70 for $1400 bucks(this was 3 months ago), and I couldn't be happier.
The image quality of this setup is significantly better than my 5D Classic and 24-105, and the AF has upped my keeper rate from around 35% to around 75%.
I was worried I wouldn't like the image quality or feel of Nikon, but I actually love it.
At this point, you can buy a refurb D800 for $2300 from Adorama with a 1 year warranty.
For me, the answer was simple, and switching turned out to be easier than I thought.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Hand on SONY RX 1.............AMAZING
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:06:54 PM »
An entry level FF NEX (NEX 9?) with same sensor for $1799 to compete with 6D/D600..WOWer  ;D
If they make a FF NEX, I'd expect the price to be closer to a 5DIII.... I'm thinking more like $2499 to $2999 at least.
There are wayyy too many people excited about that camera to release it at such a low price point(sub 2k is cheaper than any other new FF camera on the market.)

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Exists as a Working Prototype [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2012, 10:03:24 PM »
I see this being $2899 at introduction in around 2014. This was planned all along. They release the non IS 24-70 first and tempt all the early adopters in to dropping $2300 bucks. Then, 2 years later, they make a new latest and greatest 24-70 IS, and get all those early adopters to fork over top dollar for another version.
They could have made this lens last year, but then they wouldn't have sold so many non IS versions to people who will eventually upgrade to the IS(like so many on here.)
There are only a few zoom lenses that can create this much anticipation and excitement, and Canon plans on maximizing that excitement in to as much sales as possible.

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If Canon, Nikon or Sony make a reasonably priced(under 3000 dollars) FF mirrorless option about the size of a Leica or smaller, I would be all over it, regardless of whether there was a full system ready.
I would be confident that if any of these three companies released such a camera with a new lens mount that future lenses would follow. As long as they had a 24mm, or 35mm, or a zoom in the range of 24-70ish I would buy it without worrying about the overall system.
i believe that A LOT of other people feel this way.
If the RX1 simply had a removable lens, and the lens was the same Zeiss 35mm F2, I would have bought it already, even if it was the only lens available at the moment.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 10:53:54 PM »
I'm imagining a price of $2899 and a general availability of summer 2014.

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My main reason for getting in to DSLR photography was because I was really enjoying using my little Sony p&s with some manual settings and I decided that since I was traveling for a year, I might as well get a good camera for good pictures(550D and kit lens.)
One of the main differentiators of the DSLR for me was the low light capabilities and general image quality. Now that i've been in to the DSLR scene for a few years I realize that I also want a DSLR for bokeh, quick AF, and everything else that makes low light and pictures in general look better.
However, in reading this, I realize that I don't want a DSLR at all, I just want the things that the Full Frame DSLR offers. I would love to throw out the DSLR form and switch to something smaller(with a FF  sensor,) but so far only Leica and the RX1 are the only things available. When I can buy a used RX1 for around $1800 or a FF NEX for around $3000ish, I will be on it. I live in an interesting place and would like to have a super high quality camera with me at all times, and I travel a lot so I would GREATLY prefer something smaller and lighter with similar image quality. 

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 01:12:58 AM »
I'm thinking a 50mm 1.4 IS will come in at around $999.99 at launch, if not $1149. About 6 months to a year later this lens will be around $899.99.
If Sigma can sell a 35mm 1.4 for $899, then I don't see why Canon would make a new featured fast prime for a price so many people seem to think is reasonable($800ish.) All the new lenses have been shockingly priced at first, and I believe this one will be too, thus $1000 bucks it will be.

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