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5D3 was/is the perfect tool, but $ 3800 (where i live) is a high price for me at this time.

And the 5d3 really presents a challenge to the Canon aps-c line: the 7d is really a super rebel now as it only qualifies as poor man's 5d3 with built-in 1.6x tc. I wonder if Canon has something in the queue to re-establish a top aps-c model again.

In my opinion 60D is the super rebel. 7D is the wildlife, traveler photographer cheaper alternative ( to the 1D3, 1D4 back in 2009). Regarding the 1.6 crop frame.... in may ocasion this feature is a biiig + .

I had the same dilemma 7D vs 5D2. I chose 7D despite the fact that 5D2 have better IQ. the much better AF, weather sealling and 8fps made the difference. for what i do 7D IQ is pretty good (commercial use). 5D3 was/is the perfect tool, but $ 3800 (where i live) is a high price for me at this time.

Lenses / Re: !00mm macro L or non L
« on: April 03, 2012, 03:42:18 PM »
Is the L worth 2 x price of non L bearing in mind both have max aperture of f/2.8?

from the IQ point of view the the two lenses have the same quality. the L series have IS, faster autofocus and improved build quality.

if you are intrested only in IQ the answer is NO.  overal the L version is better and the IS is very useful in many situations.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are 5DIII users beta testers?
« on: April 03, 2012, 06:18:36 AM »
I was wondering why the 5DIII came out BEFORE the 1DX camera, while having a similar AF unit...

I'm now wondering if Canon wanted people to figure out the quirks of the AF before releasing these features into their more professional body.

Just idle speculation on my part, lot's of companies do this sort of thing.  Usually in reverse though, they take the exotic new technology and put it in top tier expensive equipment, and there the bugs are worked out, then production is ramped up and prices come down, and it trickles down to the more mass market people.

Let me tell you something more relevant regarding the topic subject:

I have a good friend that works as an engineer in a car factory... the new SUV model was launched recently. Like many cars/brand lovers i wanted to buy a new car..... i asked my friend about the reliability of the new car.

Hi told me:

Nik, regardless how much we test the prototypes for problems in the series production we will encounter much more problems than we originally predicted . After 6 months of large scale production we evaluate the clients complains/problems and make the first ''full production'' corrective measures. After another 3 months they are fully implemented. ..... So, if you want to buy that car and be much more confident that you will not have any problems wait at least 10 months-1 year from when sales to the population have started.

I pretty much believe this criteria is aplaying even to the DSLR production.

I don;t say that the first cameras that where produced are bad or broken models, i say that the probability to buy a camera with some problems is more high.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: April 02, 2012, 12:22:45 PM »
i believe so....

EOS Bodies / Re: is the 40D still a good one for 400$
« on: April 02, 2012, 02:56:59 AM »
I prefer the 60D.

Afaik the theory "older low mp sensors are better than newer ones" has been proven wrong time and time again - but "bigger pixels are better than smaller ones" is so intuitive that it's hard to believe otherwise... but sensor development does bring other improvements apart from megapixel count.

PS. 40D have better IQ at base ISO than 7D when viewed at 100%

Interesting fact: Are you saying that a 18mp picture scaled down to 10mp is worse than a native 10mp shot from a 40d ... where did you get it from? About what iq are you talking about: noise (hardly because of downscaling), banding or dynamic range?

Yes, if you scale down the image to 10MP the iQ is same or little better.

In the end.... what is the point to have a 18MP camera if you must scale down the image to 10MP cu get the same IQ or slight better???

EOS Bodies / Re: is the 40D still a good one for 400$
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:28:50 AM »
just wondering if the 40D is still good for 400$ mark?

i still use a 40D camera. if 10MP are eough for you defenetly get the camera.

PS. 40D have better IQ at base ISO than 7D when viewed at 100%

EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2012, 06:34:04 AM »
Never a 7D sensor will beat 5D2. but 7D is in a other class ( inferior class) . is just like comparing a standard compact car with a upper class sedan. always the sedan will have (in standard) more gadgets and more potent engine.

Ok, back to the topic....

I believe the 7D2 will bring more feature and improved IQ; but i think will ad another 1K to the price. 7D series WILL CONTINUE and will have his well known place as a 1DX backup.

EOS Bodies / Re: Upgrading from crop sensor.
« on: March 24, 2012, 06:06:45 AM »
I currently own a 600D/T3I.
I am wanting to move up to a full frame camera.
I shoot photos as well as video.
My question is, is the 5d3 really worth the extra money over the 5d2?
Personally, if I had a 5d2 I would NOT upgrade. But since I'm on a cropped sensor in need of an upgrade Im thinking "why not the best upgrade in my bracket)
Im hearing so many bad stories about quality of this new 5d3 though.
The reason why Im unsure between the two is this.
Better AF(if Im upgrading why go with half an upgrade).
5d2 doesn't do 1080p(but Im also hearing that the 5d3 also isn't 1080p. but more so just stretched pixels)
better low light performance in 5d3(yet Im hearing that is only the case with in camera processed jpgs)
5d2 can be bought refurbished for 2100 while the 5d3 will cost 3500.
Decisions decisions. I hear so many people talk about upgrading from 5d2 to 5d3.
Thats not to far of an upgrade. But the differences between a 5d3 and a t3i are plenty!
With that said, does one pay the extra cash for a HUGE upgrade from a t3i
or save almost 1500 and make a big upgrade(to the 5d2) from the t3i?

If you make money out of photography , than no dout upgrade to 5D3. If you want the camera just for personal use , than a 5D2 or a 7D is more than enough.

EOS Bodies / Re: Unofficial Canon Mirrorless Concept
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:01:58 AM »
Great news ..... i believe the price will be around $2000 or higher for the kit.... hmmmmm

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: What do you recommend? 7D 60D T3i T4i
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:46:02 AM »
I suggest a 60D and a 50mm f/1.4.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« on: March 19, 2012, 03:41:39 AM »
Canon slotted the 60D perfectly in-between the Rebels and the 7D.
Yet, the 60D is perceived as a super-Rebel and Canon is forced to sell it at Rebel prices.

To change that, Canon will likely spec the 70D better ... which will make it very close (identical?) to the 7D.

The only way I could see Canon having both 70D and 7DII in their lineup is if they put a different sensor in the 7DII.
Some new 1.6x sensor, with better low-light abilities than the sensor(s) in the next-gen Rebels and the 70D.

It's quite unlikely, though, that Canon will make a special sensor just for the 7DII.
More likely the 7D line will just be discontinued.

Nobody ( here on this thread ) have taked  in consideration the Nikon D300S replacement.

I am almost 100% sure that will be a 7D2. They will just not allow Nikon to rule supreme in the crop sensor Pro body segment. Don't mention the HUGE, HUGE commercial success of the current 7D camera.

The only question ( in my opinion) is when this will happen ?? before the new  Nikon D400 is announced  or shortly after (like D800 vs 5D3 case).

EOS Bodies / Re: What does Sony know that we don't know?
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:43:28 AM »
I've heard rumor indicate Sony and Nikon had an agreement, Sony let Nikon use that 36MP cmos first, then Sony will put this cmos into their own FF body after one year, but the condition is Nikon have to use Sony's new XQD card at least in one of their bodies.

Plausible rumor ....

Lenses / Re: Good/Better/Best Macro for T3i
« on: March 16, 2012, 01:43:21 AM »
good - 60mm f/2.8
better - 100mm f.2.8
best - 100mm f/2.8 L

not taking in consideration the build quality and the IS there is no difference in IQ between 100mm L and non L version of 100mm f/2.8 USM.

Superb IQ and sharpness. 

Technical Support / Re: Ants in 5D2
« on: March 15, 2012, 05:34:27 AM »
Can anyone tell me how to remove ants from my 5D2?

the 5D2 is assumed to be weather sealed. how did the ants get in?

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