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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV.. The Saga Continues... [CR2]
« on: January 19, 2011, 08:36:07 PM »
Of course if the 1DsIV is a 2012 product, it will certainly not be 'IV'.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds3 Changes on Canon USA Website
« on: January 15, 2011, 07:30:24 PM »
I think the 1DV name will be highly symbolic.

The film EOS-1V is a very highly regarded model (the best camera Canon ever made ?), so the 1DV is a golden opportunity for Canon to launch a cheesy ‘back to the future’ marketing campaign ;) ;).   

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds3 Changes on Canon USA Website
« on: January 15, 2011, 04:16:49 PM »
Hehehe. The 1DV is coming.

Unexpected splash announcement as early as February ? ? ?   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: More 5D Mark III / 1D Mark V & Lenses [CR2]
« on: January 12, 2011, 12:18:06 PM »
I can see a merged 1D with a binned 50MP sensor and capable of (1) replacing a 1DMk4, (2) competing with the 40MP MF cameras and (3) doing 4K video costing (and being worth) $8000-$10,000. As for the 7D being "entry level", I see it instead being the camera of choice for sports photographers shooting outdoors with long lenses in good light, the niche currently filled by the 1DMk4.

50mp is too much for the 'rule them all' 1D series.

Canon will have a separate camera with 50mp + 4K video. The S1 or something (S=studio).
It won't have the 1D series full body (with an integrated grip) but will be priced at $10K indeed.

Other than that, I agree that the 7D will fill the niche currently filled by the 1DMk4.

EOS Bodies / Re: More 5D Mark III / 1D Mark V & Lenses [CR2]
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:48:31 AM »
Rather than a Lord of Darkness cam, how about 'One Cam to Rule Them All' ;)

Exactly - and that's the idea of moving the 1D-series to full frame (and effectively merging the 1-series).

These are very plausible rumors.

Because of the move to FF,  the price of the new 1DV will likely go up to $5.5-6K.
The 5D will have to move upmarket too to maybe $3K or even more.

All that will leave the 7D as the entry-level pro camera.
Hopefully it will have a matching image quality for its new role.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III / 1D Mark IVn
« on: January 12, 2011, 01:58:03 AM »
1D Mark IVn ???.  Naah.
The 1DIV is an 'n' version of the 1DIII, so no 1D Mark IVn.
This rumor is not from a reliable 'source'.

There was a slight chance that a 5DIII could show up in February.
Considering the lack of leaks, this is unlikely at this time.

A 1DV this year and and a 5DIII 6-12 months after is the most likely schedule right now.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Patent?
« on: December 29, 2010, 05:44:27 PM »
In a related news, Canon has just obtained a US patent for a 35-70/2.8 full-frame lens:


The patent has been filed on 02/17/2009, so it's a new design.

Achieving robust image quality in a compact design seems to be the main motivation here.

Lenses / Re: EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS Review
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:04:07 PM »
Thanks for the good write up, CR.

Excellent captures!

EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon High End [CR2]
« on: December 27, 2010, 04:05:24 PM »
Why?  Do you think that the 1D MK IV will stop working or making money for you? 


I'm also thinking that Canon will likely price the 1DV initially at $5999 and keep selling the 1DIV for a certain transition period for $4000-4500.

They have no choice, since the 1.3x to FF transition will certainly anger some of their customers.
Thus, the 1DIV will have to remain current for a while. It will have to be discontinued eventually, though.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: December 25, 2010, 10:58:39 PM »
It’s highly unlikely Canon will introduce a 5D Mark III at CES.


EOS Bodies / Re: No 1Ds Mark IV in 2011? [CR2]
« on: December 21, 2010, 02:22:40 PM »
now what "departure" means?

I believe this means no 1D-1Ds combo anymore.

The 1DV will be a 24-30mp full frame camera capable of 8-10fps.
With these specs, it will be an update to both the 1DsIII and 1DIV.
It will have to be priced below $6K because of the upcoming Nikon D4.

Canon will still have an $8-10K studio camera with very high resolution (50mp) and likely 4K video.
This studio/hybrid camera, however, will not be a 1DV with just a different sensor (the 1D-1Ds fomula will not work well in the era of high-resolution/high-speed bodies).

Previous rumors suggested a modular camera, which is very likely.
Something like the RED maybe. Or maybe a medium format type of body.

We shall see.

Lenses / Re: Yet another help me choose a lens topic. [24-70 vs 17-55]
« on: December 17, 2010, 07:15:58 PM »
You are making the right choice by getting either of the two lenses ;);).

I had the 24-70L and now I have the 17-55.
The build quality of the 17-55 is not on the same level as the 24-70L.
Image quality is a draw - the 17-55 is sharper but the 24-70L has slightly better colors, IMO.
The 24-70L also feels massive compared to the 17-55.

At the end, the focal range of the 17-55 works much better for me.
So, even though I had to clean my 17-55 once because of the dust issue, I still prefer it for a crop camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon High End [CR2]
« on: December 16, 2010, 02:36:25 PM »
As I've been saying all along, the next high-end camera from Canon will be the 1DV.

It's highly unlikely that it will be 15mp, though. Expect 24-30mp full-frame.

Don't forget that Nikon's D4 is due next year and also that Nikon executives have publicly stated that Nikon will not be focused just on ISO anymore.
Translation - the D4 will most likely have 20+ megapixels.

Canon, the king of the megapixel, will not have a lower resolution competitor to the D4.
That's the one thing that can be claimed with absolute certainty about the 1DV.

Canon General / Re: Camera Body Breakdown [CR1]
« on: December 07, 2010, 01:58:59 PM »
So Canon will allow Nikon to completely dominate the entry level spot with the D3100 .

The 550D is the #1 selling camera - and it's more expensive than the D3100.
So, the D3100 is not dominating anything.

If a 600D is released in early 2011 what will the specs be?  Won't it out-spec the 7D (excluding AF, build quality, micro-adjust and a few other items) and 60D?

Completely agree with that.

Canon General / Re: Camera Body Breakdown [CR1]
« on: December 07, 2010, 01:38:14 PM »
A 600D next year would be quite unexpected actually. What are they going to improve there without stepping on the 60D toes ???

The 1DsIV rumor is very plausible. The new 50mp studio camera does not need to come in the familiar 1Ds form-factor.

An update of the 1DIV is very, very probable next year.
This is the camera that needs an update the most in the Canon lineup - despite that it's newer than the 1DsIII.
The 1DIV successor is blocking all other updates (5DIII, 7DII, etc.), so unless Canon is planning to not release any new cameras next year, the 1DIV will be the first one to be updated.

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