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I think its too soon for 5D3 refresh but this would be my list for me to buy a 5d4.

Stills Side

1. Blinky AF point
2. Linked AF point Spot Metering
3. 1/250th Sync speed bump. (1/500 would be even more sweet)
4. Built in RT transmitter
5. 7 FPS bump and improved buffer for dual card writing. (pitiful if you use the SD card slot currently.)
6. Dual CF or SD, just pick one or the other.
7. Add dual custom buttons like the 1Dx besides the lens mount.
8??. Did anyone notice the second curtain sync C-fn through PC sync missing in the mk3? I was positive this was on my 5Dc or the 5D2...
9. Make the Rate button do something else beside's rate and protect. :/
10. Slight screen bump in resolution/size and/or Touchscreen with optional toggle.
11. Lastly, Any ISO/IQ/Resolution bump is nice but these other features are much more important to

Numbers 1 and 2 would be great.  Your number 4 item is odd, who here would want dual SD only?  I'd venture to say most, if not all, users with cameras at this level are well invested in CF cards. 

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 04, 2014, 04:43:13 PM »
Testing my willpower ATM.

Does anyone know the diameter of what size lens can fit in there?  Mainly I'm curious if I can use this with a 200 f/2.0 for that nice ring light effect on portraits.

200/2?  Umm, it won't fit.

Lenses / Re: The Next \
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:42:55 PM »
January 30, 2009.

Best part on that page:

EF 200-400 f/4L IS
This seems to be a lens a lot of people would like, I just don’t think a lot of those people would pony up the $4K-$5K it would cost. I haven’t heard any rumor about such a lens being in development.

I'm surprised at the better than expected prices.  The 16-35/4 would make a great family travel lens for me.

Lenses / Re: Canon's f/1.2's: What is really going on?
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:05:34 AM »
I have both - if I had to choose between them, I'll take the 85L every time :)



The 50's keeper rate is lower, but having owned the 50/1.4 and 50 1.8 mrk 1, I'm very happy with the 50/1.2.  Keep in mind you are judging the 50/1.2 to the legendary 85/1.2.

Cool video even to just see the canon gear.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 10, 2014, 03:19:42 PM »

But I don't understand why people need a wide angle with F2.8. You don't do portrait with a wide-angle that had "by nature" some distortion.

You use the wide angle at F8, 10 and more..  so why bother and pay for a "new" f2.8 that would be heavier and much costly...  New versions cost always a lot more with canon.

I'd like my 8-15L f4 to be a 2.8.  iso 3200 vs. 6400.  Big difference.

PowerShot / Re: Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:48:01 PM »
Smartphones are integrated into the internets and social media.  That's what killed P&S cameras.  Quality means nothing in this segment.

Technical Support / Re: Canon Selphy CP760 on Mavericks
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:51:53 PM »

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:34:13 PM »
I think this latest rumor must bring the 100-400 replacement rumor count to over a hundred! I cannot imagine them not announcing it at CP+ if it's coming. I hope it is!

so is that 100-400 rumours?  ;)


Technical Support / Canon Selphy CP760 on Mavericks
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:00:56 PM »

My Canon Selphy CP760 printer worked fine until I jumped from Lion to Mavericks.  Canon's support says that a driver is not needed.  Mavericks tells me to get the driver form Canon.  I tried the Canon driver for Lion, but it will not install.

I searched the net to no avail.  Help?


Lenses / Re: The 10 Oldest Canon Lenses in Production
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:08:11 PM »
To be fair, though, the two lenses mentioned here are both rumors.  The actual lenses and their respective apertures haven't been announced yet. 

As for the three non-L IS versions that have been announced, two of them kept the same aperture as their predecessors (24/2.8 and 35/2).  Both jumped in filter size (52mm to 58mm and 67mm, respectively), although Canon doesn't seem to be very concerned with filter sizes any more. 

Only the 28mm dropped from 1.8 to 2.8, which is a shame because a 1.8 with IS would have been a great "normal" lens on crop and would have made a real distinction between the new 24 and 28.  But Canon has kept the original 28/1.8 thus far, so apparently they weren't ready to kill that particular darling just yet, despite the sense it would have made.  Now they have two 28s in the lineup, which sell for about the same amount new, with the only spec differences being aperture and IS. 

Trying to make sense out of Canon lineup decisions is maddening.  For instance, why start putting IS in your wide angles rather than your telephotos???

The 28 f/2.8 IS replaced the 28 f/2.8 non-IS.  The 28 f/1.8 is still being sold; the 28 f/2.8 non-IS is not.

Also agree with Ellen that Canon is leaving the option open to release a fast 28mm lens.  The non-L IS lenses are 35 f/2, 28 f/2.8 and 24 f/2.8.  The Ls go 50 f/1.2, 35 f/1.4 and 24 f/1.4.  A 28 f/1.4 L would slot nicely between the 35 and 24Ls.  Although I'm not sure if there is a sufficiently large market for 28mm primes anymore.  It seems like the 24s are a lot more popular than the 28s.

I'd buy a 20mm f1.8 (or 2.0) L if it was on par with the 24L & 35L

Canon General / Re: Are Metal Mounts Better Than Plastic?
« on: January 04, 2014, 02:54:15 PM »
Look at the mount on the body, it's metal, but what is it attached to?

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