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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 12:39:33 PM »
I'm truly confused as to the market for the mirror less cameras that fall between the G1X series and an SLR.

1. With any lens, it is not pocketable.
2. Requires company to make an entirely new set of lenses on a new mount.

What kind of customer is best suited for this niche?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: D10 Amazon Lightning Box Deal.
« on: May 30, 2012, 10:44:12 PM »
Or buy the D20, which isn't a 3 year old camera.  I owned the D10, loved it, but it is seriously old technology now and not worth whatever Amazon is asking.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon PowerShot D20 in Stock @ B&H
« on: April 30, 2012, 01:45:01 PM »
The 1080p video @ 24fps is a HUGE step up from the 640x480 or whatever crappy resolution we had on the D10.

A niche product, but I'm happy Canon is still making it!

Site Information / Re: Bring Back Karma – NOW!
« on: March 27, 2012, 07:31:02 PM »
Maybe it's just the threads you're reading.  I think people have been pretty civil now that the 5D is finally shipping.  Fewer people will be frothing at the mouth about the 1DX lag time so hopefully it's smooth sailing. 

Karma never seemed to be a deterrent for idiotic behavior anyway.  I for one am glad it is gone. 

CF cards are coming to the end of their run.  My local pro photo shop only stocks the very best CF cards and they are priced very steeply as it is an old technology consumers are moving away from.   I am confident the camera would last me years, I am not confident about finding reasonably priced CF cards 4 years from now.
I'm not sure that I agree with the idea that CF cards are slowly being phased out.  They are still faster than SD cards by a good margin and they are a staple component with most photographers. 

Maybe in 4-5 years SD will have improved even more, but I think we'll see other technologies jump into the space (cue D800 specs) before seeing the end of CF.

EOS Bodies / Re: Any news on the 1D X?!
« on: March 21, 2012, 12:27:51 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised to see another month delay.  After all, it takes time to reconfigure the firmware to handle f/8  :)

Site Information / Re: Disappointed and goodbye
« on: March 20, 2012, 11:24:30 PM »
Hopefully with the removal of the Karma system, there will be fewer newbies hurt by a (trivial) scoring system and we can concentrate on the comments and discussions themselves.   

Sorry to see you go, and hope to see you back some time when the 5D III whining has ceased!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DM3: What speed/brand cards?
« on: March 19, 2012, 09:28:31 PM »
The reason why I haven't upgraded to Extreme pros is that I haven't found an external cf card reader that can actually transfer 90mb/sec. Doesn't make sense but yeah, I haven't found one that operates on usb 2.0 or firewire 800.

I think the most important aspect of 90MB/sec is that it can take far more pictures in the camera, as the buffer eventually becomes the bottleneck, not the memory card.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II availability?
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:58:59 PM »
My local dealer said availability by the end of April so we'll cross our fingers for that.  I'm considering holding on to my old 24-70mm, as the price for the new one is astronomical.  Maybe in 2-3 months it will fall if the availability is high.

There was a poll a few weeks ago that didn't stay up very long and had a small number of respondents.  The [small]  majority liked the system, but again -- the poll wasn't up for very long and the N was very very very small. 

To me, it seems that there are those who vehemently hate it, and those who are mostly indifferent.  Even a 30/70 split (hate/like) would indicate that it should be done away with.  It seems to take away more than it adds. 

Hopefully the mods will put it up for discussion again.  Maybe we could just have an applaud system. That would accomplish the same goal (praising those most helpful) without the silly and often arbitrary negatives.

EOS Bodies / Re: Understanding the price increase on the 5DIII
« on: March 05, 2012, 09:34:55 PM »
Lest we not forget that $2700 years ago is not the same as $2700 today.  Inflation at 3% makes it...

$2700 Sept 2008
$2781 Sept 2009
$2864 Sept 2010
$2950 Sept 2011
$2995 March 2012 (1.5% because of 1/2 year)

The SAME camera would cost $3000 in today's dollars.  Canon chose to up the price for plenty of other reasons.  Debate those all you like, but the big fact that most people are missing is that time (inflation) takes its toll too. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 or 1DX for Ultimate Image Quality...
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:16:20 AM »
I think the image quality will be equal on both cameras between ISO 100-640, with the 1D X taking the lead after that.  Image quality always seems better in good light, and the 1D X should shine in tougher situations.

Echoing the other threads on this topic  ::)  it is highly unlikely.  You need to give enough reason for buyers to choose between the 5D X and the 1D X.  The other differences besides AF would never command an extra $3300. 

Yes, we'd all love for Canon to make the two systems identical, but then they might as well do it for the 70D and next Rebel.  The lines have to be split up somehow.

In 2 years, the 1Ds III will STILL be an amazing camera.  The other options out there don't change the fact that it has a great AF, great IQ, and all around great feeling. 

It's worth every penny -- especially as cameras with video capabilities start to dominate the market.  If you don't need that, buy 2 of them!  :P

Lenses / Re: A Canon Competitor for Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
« on: February 24, 2012, 10:52:03 PM »
The 16-35 and 17-40 come pretty close -- almost so that it might not make sense to have overlap for an extra couple mm on the wide end (from a business point of view.) 

If it were made, I'd buy it, but only because I don't have the 17-40mm or 16-35mm anymore. 

14-24 + 24-70 + 70-200 makes a nice kit.

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