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It only takes place every four years so to compare to F1 would be wrong, as there seems to be one of those every month.

As for Eurocup, no idea. I guess it would depend on who is playing. But you mentioned 2015, and to say that there is no big global event would just be wrong.

Of course, here in Asia it is only really Japan and Korea, as well as Hong Kong that are any good at it.

Here are some stats from the RWC:

The tournament is one of the largest international sporting events in the world, surpassed in scale only by the FIFA World Cup, the Olympics, and the Tour de France. The first World Cup, in 1987, had a cumulative world television audience of 300 million; its successor, the 1991 event in England, reached 1.75 billion. South Africa's 1995 tournament reached 2.67 billion, and the 1999 Welsh-hosted event reached 3 billion. The 2003 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 3.5 billion, and the final, between Australia and England, became the most watched rugby union match in the history of Australian television. The event was broadcast in 205 countries. The 2007 tournament had a cumulative world television audience of 4 billion.

Any which way I hope the 1D X and 5D III replacement arrives sooner than later. My 1D4 and 5D2 are getting long on the tooth.

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As for the sporting events in 2015... you guys made me LOLz at your definition of major sporting events. All the sporting events mentioned are as massive as the NBA. :))

The Rugby World Cup is a truly massive event, much, much bigger than the NBA. Check out the stats, from memory it is only just behind FIFA World Cup and Olympics.  :D
Is it bigger than Eurocup or Formula 1?

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I'm with you vscd. No matter how convenient it may be to find a SDXC card they're currently limited to speeds of 2,130x while CFast is limited to 4,096x. It would be incredibly shortsighted of Canon to do such a thing to the 5D3 replacement.

Although I can see a faster SD & dual SD being done on a 6D replacement.

P2 cards must RAID SD cards with an LSI controller within a PC card enclosure to reach read/write speeds acceptable to electronic news-gathering applications. I only mention P2 cards to demo how slow these SD and its succsors arecards are within a pro-level application. CFast was designed to take on P2 cards.

- faster SD card slot
- dual SD (get rid of that ancient and expensive CF)


Your position. Hopefully they won't do that.

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- and yes.. MORE DR please.. kill that banding in the shadows, buy sensors from Sony for Christ sake as nikon does.
- more mp like 40mp (and 20mp mRAW) that those great lenses such as 24-70 2.8 II, 70-200 2.8 II and 16-35 f/4 can handle!


Why do you need a Canon, just grab the latest Nikon with your fancy Toshiba/Sony/Whatsoever-Sensor and get lucky. I don't understand why you bought a 5DM3 when everything inside is wrong for you, even the Memorycard.

You'll get an equally good 24-70 or 70-200@Nikon. And who needs 40MPixel? Get a Pano-tool. Understand it. Use it.

P.S. I'm glad that there are companies out there who invent their own sensors, like Sigma or Canon.


As for the sporting events in 2015... you guys made me LOLz at your definition of major sporting events. All the sporting events mentioned are as massive as the NBA. :))

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CF cards will be replaced by CFast cards when less compressed 4K video becomes the norm.

It could show up in the next 1D, 5D, 7D or any other body that uses CF cards.

CF cards are limited to 1,140x (UDMA 7; 167MB/s).

SDXC version 4.0 cards are limited to 2,130x (UHS-II; 312MB/s).

CFast cards are limited to 4,096x (SATA III; 600MB/s).

XQD version 2.0 cards are limited to 6,826x (PCI Express 3.0; 1,000MB/s).

XQD on paper is a better solution as the speed is limited to PCI Express rather than SATA but it is only used on bodies from Nikon and Sony. CFast has support from Canon and Phase One.

Why would you need CF on a 6D?
I am pretty happy with the 6D and don't plan to replace it soon.  It is a landscape/ all around camera.

Because they used CF in the stone age and therefore it is indispensable, and no one can do without it.

Storage is storage, I'm not sure what the big deal is about. The only criteria is how fast it is, not legacy support for old media from obsolete cameras.

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Portrait / Re: Poor Lighting
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:33:41 PM »
Thanks Polack.


Aly by alabang, on Flickr

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One constant I know and most people tend to forget is that all replacements of the current lens/product will always will be better than the one they replace except for 1 aspect.

Namely, the introductory price.

 ;D

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What we have to keep in mind is that Canon/Nikon will only upgrade their lenses & bodies under these conditions.

1) Rival company updates their offering

and/or

2) Major sporting event like the Summer/Winter Olympics & FIFA World Cup.

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Now, the first condition has been fulfilled with the D4s but could be countered via Firmware upgrade. Like what happened with the the ones for the 7D & 5D3.

As for major sporting events the next ones are the 2016 Sumner Games in Brazil, 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and 2018 Winter Games in Korea.

I dont know of any major sporting event in 2015 so my bet is the new 1-Series body will be out sometime in 2016.

To be honest Canon should've done something way back in October 2014 for the 1DX. Updating a 1-Series body next year makes little to no sense to me.

As for a 5D3 replacement next year makes lotsa sense to me based on past product lifecycle.

7D being replaced by September makes sense to me. A body that hasnt been updated in nearly 5 years is not the norm.

I do wonder whether all these single digit bodies will incorporate 4K video and/or a replacement to CF cards in the form of CFast. Fastest CF card on the market now is 1066x which is near the 1100x limit. CFast can be had at 3333x today.

BTW getting hot and bothered over a rumor is very irrational. They're rumors for a reason. ;)

The roadmap for the 1DX update might be a bit different than previous 1D cameras; the biggest difference is there is no crop sensor anymore. It's a reasonable assumption that developing a full frame sensor takes more resources and is therefore less likely to receive as frequent updates as in the past when compared to previous 1D models. Of course, this is just an assumption.

In my own opinion of the matter, what's the point of rushing an update? Nikon just updated their D4 with the D4s, but the 1DX is still arguably current and still has superior frame rate, autofocus and resolution. It's also selling better than Nikon's offering. No point in updating if you don't have to.

There's always an update in the works. When the iPhone 6 launches in September you can bet your buns Jony Ive has the 6s already planned out. With the 1DX, despite being announced in October of 2011, it wasn't even in stores until late June or July of 2012. Even if a new 1D body is announced (which I doubt for this year), it will most likely be a good six to nine months before we actually see one available for purchase.

My own guess would be late 2015 or early to mid 2016 for the new 1D. Like I said before, enjoy what you're currently  shooting. :)

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Announced...

5D Mark 1 = 22 August 2005
5D Mark 2 = 17 September 2008 (3 years & 1 month)
5D Mark 3 = 2 March 2012 (3 years &
5D Mark 4 = ?

1D X2 = ?
1D X = 18 October 2011
1D 4 = 20 October 2009
1D 3 = February 21, 2007
1D 2n = August 22, 2005
1D 2 = January 2004
1D = November 2001

1Ds = September 24, 2002
1Ds 2 = 2004
1Ds 3 = 20 August 2007

7D = 1 September 2009
7D Mark 2 = ?

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Portrait / Re: Poor Lighting
« on: June 23, 2014, 02:14:10 AM »
Thanks wombat.


Marti by alabang, on Flickr

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: June 22, 2014, 07:30:08 PM »

Namae by alabang, on Flickr

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Portrait / Re: Poor Lighting
« on: June 22, 2014, 06:25:46 PM »

Namae by alabang, on Flickr

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Not all that useful for sports or wildlife. Would be useful for fashion?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:35:38 PM »

Camie by alabang, on Flickr

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Portrait / Re: Poor Lighting
« on: June 21, 2014, 08:39:12 PM »

Camie by alabang, on Flickr

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AFAIK this is a private forum of which we all get to use for free. So if the powers that be does not like what you are writing then they do have the right to remove it.

That's why when I was kicked out of a forum for no reason given I didn't bother to complain. It saved me the trouble of asking my account be deactivated. The forum was known as a clearing house for stolen images.

Now, if I paid for it then I'd demand a refund.

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