« on: December 20, 2013, 08:47:28 PM »
very nice. the ability to easily use and MF lenses like this is one of the reasons I bought my a7. If I see a used one around at a decent price I may just pull the trigger!
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In 2018 the price of the 5DIII will be closer to $1K than 2K.I'm clamoring for a successor to the 5D3 to be announced, so that the price of the 5D3 will drop. I'd like to pick up a 2nd 5D3 for around $2K, and retire my 5DC.
Check back around 2018. The 5DIII might drop to around $2K by then.
Names we'll prob never see from Canon -I live in China(same ideas about the meaning of 4 or "si") and this is not as big of a deal as people make it out to be. Nikon already has a D4 as their flagship. My building(and most others) have a 4th floor. My apartment is #4..... etc.
4D - four also reads as death in Japanese.
8D - 2 x 4 = 8 still a multiple of four. Superstition may keep this name at bay! Also sounds like you're saying 80.
A valid marketing reason to ship the premium APS-C offering with a new name is this. If the new camera is a feature-laden as we hope, it's going to need a higher pricepoint. To name a significantly higher priced release as the 7DII will elicit howls of protest. "Look how much they've raised the price of the 7D!!!"I think this is spot on. If Canon wants to make the end all be all of APS-C cameras(which I believe is what they should do) they will probably want to position it well over 2000 dollars. A new, higher level name will facilitate this better than a simple "II" designation.
But if it's skillfully repositioned as an all new model, the grounds for grumbling will be lessened. The 7D classic may even soldier on for another couple of years...who knows? It's still a very good camera which has aged remarkably well.
Wow. The level of paranoia here is incredible. Was there a sale on tinfoil hats somewhere?after reading about previous firmware updates making 3rd party gear unusable for other manufacturers(and I believe even Canon themselves(wasn't there a 3rd party battery issue a few months back?),) i would not blame anyone for thinking that this tiny, non reversible upgrade to the firmware was solely to fix this rather insignificant problem that I have never heard anyone mention.
BTW, my problem with the 18mp sensor has absolutely nothing to do with the number. I think it is pretty much the perfect amount of Megapixels for my needs... I just bought the a7(not the a7r.)Neuro, come on.... are you really still standing up for Canon and their 18mp sensor?Back when the original 12 megapixel 5D was introduced, a very experienced wedding photographer bought it and soon returned it. He told me it had "too many megapixels". He realized he had no need for 12mp and didn't want to deal with the big files. Now we think the little EOS M2 should have more than 18mp. People who buy the little M2 will be making really, really big prints.
EOS-M isn't a compelling product in the competitive US marketplace, but it could be, and it really wouldn't take all that much effort on Canon's part to make it so. The thing that confuses me is, instead of even trying...they drop it from our market? Strange. Very strange, and disappointing.This is the part that is strange. Why don't they make a competetive product? Ok, the M was late to the party... but now they just quit? The M isn't a new release, couldn't they get an M2 to the US market before the holidays this year? My only guess is a more upgraded M will be released in the US sometime next year... I just cant get why it isn't available yet?
yes,Neuro, come on.... are you really still standing up for Canon and their 18mp sensor?
Whether I'm standing up for it or not is as irrelevant as whether you're bashing it or not, because as you stated:...they can sell tons of DSLR's to the masses.
But he, like myself, will no longer be recommending Canon cameras to "the masses" that ask us for advice on which digital camera to buy. Multiplier effect.
I still don't understand who these full frame mirorrless cameras are aimed at, aside from a hobbyist with a lot of money to burn.I bought one. i'm a 32 year old who has been in to photography since learning in a darkroom in the early 90's with my mom's old Minolta.
-Average consumer, it is too expensive
-Camera-oriented gadget freak, would probably rather have a cameraphone like the Lumia 1020
-Compact camera fan, the zoom lenses are too big to truck around - all these pics don't look much smaller than a 6D w/ lens.
-Professional, would rather have a real DSLR with viewfinder through lens, more physical buttons, big lens selection, bigger body to grip
So what is left for this camera? Hobbyists with a lot of cash? I guess that is the market they are going for.
Neuro, come on.... are you really still standing up for Canon and their 18mp sensor?I'm not saying that Canon needs to dump the 18mp sensor because of external competition. I'm saying they need to dump it because they themselves already have better technology, and there is absolutely no reason not to utilize the 20mp DPAF sensor in the EOS-M2. I don't believe it would cannibalize 70D sales at all...different class of camera.
No reason that you know of... For example, what if the more complicated circuit printing results in a higher QC failure rate? That might raise the production cost of the sensor to the point where it is not cost-effective to put in a camera body that may end up selling for $300.
Also, maybe to you it's just "the same old 18 MP sensor." But to Canon, it's a "new" sensor that to date has only been used in one prior camera body – the SL1/100D. Undoubtedly, Canon incurred development costs for Hybrid CMOS AF II, and it is quite likely that the SL1 alone is not sufficient to recoup those costs to yield a return on that investment.
I'm not saying you're wrong to suggest that Canon should put their latest and greatest technology into their products, I'm just pointing out practical reasons why they may not have done so in this case.
I had no problems downloading Lightroom PC on amazon US. This year or last year but I am a prime member and likely addicted to Amazon. I am currently updating to 5.2 as I type this.5.2? You're living in the stone age!
This camera is a joke. It's ugly.... way too big and despite being lighter and smaller than almost all DSLR's, looks like a brick.I found the pre-announcement teaser videos very enticing. But as soon as I saw a picture of the real thing, my interest dropped to zero. I do not know who would buy that camera at that price.
the Sony FE mount f4 version is pretty similar to Canon's current offering(based on a visual comparison alone.)Yesterday was the day I made the move. I bought the a7 and will soon sell all my DSLR gear. I cannot imagine a reason to go back to DSLR's as long as the weight is nearly double an a7 sized camera and the size is much larger
How much would a 70-200 lens for the a7 weigh and how much smaller would it be?