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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 06:02:03 PM »
First it was January 8th and now it's January 15th.

Hmm, I can be a 'source'  too then.

Just predict every week that there will be an announcement next week.
By the end of the year, I'll be correct at least once.

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Reviews / Re: Any thoughts yet on the Canon 24-70 f/4 IS
« on: January 12, 2013, 01:30:12 AM »
Notice, however, that with all 3 copies of the 24-70, it is weakest at 50mm?

Very interesting indeed.

Sample 2 seems slightly better than samples 1 and 3 - but all three are worse than the 24-105L.
So, not a copy variation issue; likely a design characteristics of the lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Are you really serious about 6D?
« on: January 12, 2013, 01:16:26 AM »
I got 3.. LOL

You ARE serious about the 6D  8).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 06, 2013, 07:38:13 PM »
... is this part of a new trend or just a one time error on Canon's part?

Here's what we have seen since the beginning of 2012:
  • The new 24-70/2.8 II and the new IS primes (24mm, 28mm, 35mm) are ~2x more expensive than the products they are replacing (current prices).
  • The 1DX and the 5DIII are ~30% more expensive than the 1DIV and 5DII respectively (intro prices).
  • The new 24-70/4L is ~30% more expensive than the 24-105/4L.
  • The new Rebel (650D) was announced at $850, which is 8% more than the 600D intro price of $800.
  • Considering its specs, the new 6D could also be considered overpriced (although under-spec'd might be a more accurate description).

Overall, we are seeing price hikes on all new Canon products.
So, definitely not a one time error. More like a new pricing policy.

Let's see how long this policy will last, though.
Those deep Christmas discounts are telling me that the market doesn't agree with Canon on the new pricing.
And, of course, the market has the last word.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thinking of downgrading my 5d3 system
« on: January 06, 2013, 01:49:05 AM »
I have been considering selling my setup

Replace your lenses first and then decide whether to keep or replace the 5DIII.

Getting the new 24-70/4L is a very good idea but you might want to reconsider getting the 70-300L.
Why don't you get a prime to complement the 24-70/4L? Like the 100/2 or maybe the 135/2.
This will considerably reduce the size/weight of your kit.

Or maybe get the 70-200/4L IS instead of the 70-300L.

Going from the 5DIII to the 6D is not such a big saving in terms of size/weight, so I wouldn't do it if I were you.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:42:56 PM »
overpriced = priced higher than perceived value

Value is certainly subjective.
However, if the next iPhone is priced at $1000, it will be considered as overpriced by most people.
Same for Canon products.

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Here is the 6D Review. This one is loaded with samples to so you can see for yourself how it does.
http://www.learningcameras.com/reviews/4-dslrs/91-canon-6d-review
Kudos to the reviewers for being honest.
Here is an excerpt from their conclusion, which I completely agree with:

  • ... it was as if Canon was intentionally disabling features and including others to make this camera not step on the toes of any other camera available. As a result, it almost felt like this concoction of features from a variety of other cameras rather than a camera built with a specific user and a specific purpose.

Overall, the 6D is more of a don't-switch-to-Nikon camera or a buy-the-5DIII camera than a camera that holds on its own.

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so in the end the 6D seems to be a 1 AF point camera.... nothing i would buy in 2013 for 2000 euro.   :-X

My thoughts exactly.

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It is possible that Canon is cutting fewer corners than Nikon.

No.

Canon is just overpricing. That's all.

As other posters said, Canon also had issues that they did nor admit.
For example, it took them more than a year to admit the 1D3 focusing issue and provide a fix (which did not work for all, btw).
And the fix for the 'falling 5D mirror' issue was provided after the 5DII was already announced.

To their credit, Canon admitted the 5DII 'black dots' issue right away.
They did the same with the 5DIII 'light leak' issue as well.

The D600 oil/dust issue goes away after a certain number of shots (as shown by LensRentals).
Still, Nikon customers are in their full right to ask Nikon to admit and address the issue.

Overall, both companies have a history of unforeseen issues; no corner cutting.

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I call the 6D the "warmed up 5D2". Slightly microwaved in a BPA-free container ;) Its not a knock on the Camera, when they sell it for $1299 in a year during Christmas, I promise to pick one up :P

+1000

Canon spec'd the 6D as a $1500 camera but wants to sell it for $2099.
Well, not to me  8).

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: December 27, 2012, 05:03:55 PM »
My prediction is that the price will be $1600-1800 in the US.

I predict $1000 "over" that Prediction.

Hmm. You must be one of those who think that the 7DII will be a 1DIV replacement.
Not going to happen, trust me  :P.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Any update to the 60D in next 6months?
« on: December 27, 2012, 02:40:45 PM »
... from what iv read a replacement or 60d-7D amalgamation announcement should be coming soon, however i have no idea when we could expect the product to hit store shelves or its release price.

There's a very good chance that Canon will announce a new 1.6x camera in Jan/Feb.
So, if you wait a few more weeks, you will be in a better position to decide what to get.

You can be sure, though, that whatever gets announced will be more expensive that the 60D.
Also, the 60D price might go up slightly after New Year.

So, if you want the best deal, get a 60D now. Otherwise, wait a little.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D MKII Pricing Question
« on: December 25, 2012, 01:22:03 PM »
The 5DII is having a clearance sale right now, as it's been officially discontinued.

I can't predict where the price will go from here but in a couple of weeks the 5DII will be gone for good.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 60D Stock Levels Getting Low?
« on: December 23, 2012, 12:03:37 PM »
There's definitely a new 1.6x camera coming in Jan/Feb.
The question is, which one: 70D, 7DII, or something else?

Before the 6D announcement, it looked as though the 70D was going to be a replacemenet for both the 60D and 7D.
Now it's hard to tell what Canon's plans are.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: December 21, 2012, 12:59:56 AM »
I'm writing this post mainly to criticize Canon for it's recent outrageous pricing policies, and to simply say that they cannot keep doing what they are doing.

I think we all learned a lesson this year.

When the 5DIII was announced, there was a big outcry on the Internets that it was overpriced.
And yet, you went ahead and bought the 5DIII anyway.
Well, I feel that you got your fair warning - but you chose to ignore it.

Of course I also think that Canon's wacko pricing policy will backfire on them.
Looking forward, many more buyers will be choosing to wait for price drops rather than buying right away.
This will surely have some impact on Canon.

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