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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.)

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Temples of Angkor
« on: December 09, 2012, 11:34:54 AM »
Its too bad that the green construction tent ruins the shot.

Similar thing happend when I visited San Marco Square in Venice.
was there in 2010 and the green tent was there then as well in the same place. hope they're moving slowly and carefully, since obviously they aren't moving quickly!

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: December 07, 2012, 09:12:48 PM »
I'm planning on purchasing the 6D, so this will provide (I hope) a huge improvement.

Dou mind gifting me your old XT so i can gift it to my fiance`?
Sandy, why are you so pathetic? Is your whole point of being on CR to beg for gearheads to give you their old stuff? Does this work for you? Has anyone given you anything? Every time I see your name on this forum you are groveling for a stranger to give you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of gear(check signature.) Is CR your night job after begging on the streets all day for change? I'm sorry for the rant, but it's been lame, and at this point you're basically just a parasite.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon EOS 6D Service Advisory
« on: December 06, 2012, 11:30:30 PM »
I am losing respect for companies pushing products out before testing properly. Why can't they do like Honda? I know its been going on for a while with companies, prob since the beginning of time but social media like these forums catch fire over this type of stuff. I was ever so lucky to be a first 1dm3 owner that had shutter and focus issues. I didn't have major problems but still had the recall. Seriously if Canon weren't so big and the fact that other companies also fail like this they would be out of business. I felt shame for the same thing happening in a company i used to work for where i found an issue and they said well if the customer complains we will address it then. Seriously, made me sick to my stomach that I had to send product out that i wouldn't buy knowing the issues. All for the almighty dollar.
I used to work in Quality Assurance for a really high end manufacturing company about 7 years ago. All we did was talk about how amazing toyota was at manufacturing and how they were the company to try to emulate.
Fast forward a few years, and they are plagued by recalls. It's not always as it seems in manufacturing and a certain amount of product failure is always expected. If you spend all your time making a perfect product with zero problems ever, then you will go out of business because of product manufacturing costs. There has to be a balance, It's just the harsh reality of it all.

Canon General / Re: Is it worth it...for me?
« on: December 05, 2012, 06:00:29 AM »
RE to: I feel like I still can't really get photos that appeal me and match my vision.

All you need to match a vision is the right light and a perfect composition. Expensive equipment can only assist.

It´s very funny that everyone need or recommend a pro camera and pro lenses for hobby photographers.
Says the man with 2 1DX's and an essay of gear for a signature.....
do you love using a T2i and an 18-55?
.....neither do most hobbyists who care enough about their gear to hang out on CanonRumors Forum

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x TC Information
« on: December 02, 2012, 10:37:32 PM »
This lens was on display at a camera show in Hong Kong a few weeks ago(I live in China, but nowhere close to there, so i didn't take much notice of it.) My wife showed me an ad for the Canon booth at the show(the ad was all in Chinese,) and the ad clearly stated that the 6D would be on display as well as the 200-400mm 1.4x.
I basically forgot that this lens hasn't been announced yet(or has it?) as I have seen this lens so many different times in the past couple of years. I'm not sure if the lens on display at the camera show here in China was a preproduction model or a consumer model....
this is definitely turning in to quite the saga.....

Portrait / Re: Opinion needed - Portrait post processing
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:26:09 AM »
I'm not sure what happened with my previous post, sometimes the links from the homepage to the forum sometimes get me a little confused or misdirected.

Regarding the post processing. i guess I like the warmer tones of the second and third images more than the first. Her skin looks really blotchy to me, although this blotchiness is pretty regular with 5DIII images. The pictures look overexposed to my eye and this is distracting. I might have cropped it a little more too as the bridge takes up quite a bit of the foreground and it isn't that interesting. I'm no pro, but I thought I would give my opinion since you asked.

Canon General / Re: Is it worth it...for me?
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:49:55 AM »
There are many reasons why people choose center point AF only. I thnk that by far the most common one is that the outside AF points don't work as well. This is particularly true in the Canon world. In the Nikon forum i hang out on, there is wayyyyy less talk of it. Probably because the D700's AF kills the 5DII's.... Now that people are moving on to D800's and 5DIII's it's becoming a mute point(unless you're getting a 6D.)
Personally, I chose the 5D classic and the Sigma 50 1.4... I loved this FF combination while i got used to the FF look and using the bigger more complex body, but after a couple of years, i wanted better AF and a pop up flash, so I switched to a D700(i got really sick of carrying around the litte 240EX flash from Canon.)
I'd probably go with the Sigma 50 1.4 or (in my dreams) the 50mm 1.2. I wouldn't get the 50 1.4 Canon unless you can get one for super cheap, especially since there are rumors it will be replaced very soon.
Your pictures are nice, but as others have said, most people wont really notice much differencebetween camera bodies. I guess the decision about whether it's worth it is up to you.
However, i will say that lenses will depreciate much faster than bodies will so buying glass first is always a good idea. If you can get a 5DIII for around 2500 bucks I think thats a good deal though as the camera will probably be around that price for a couple more years.

EOS Bodies / Re: When will we have a full frame body below $1,000?
« on: November 28, 2012, 11:09:08 AM »
Do you folks have any sources for this talk about $1000 sensors?
Please explain to me how the 6D is $2100 and the D600 is at $2000 when the sensor alone is half of that price? I believe the 6D will be selling at $1700 in a matter of months. I've read that FF sensors cost $500 to manufacture a couple years ago, but I have never heard of them being $1000 to make.

I'd love to see some more samples. I'm very interested in this lens. I'm basically just interested in seeing what it can do at F1.4 and shutter speeds of about 100-250ish on different ISO's.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy your new lens!

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