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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:12:42 AM »
About the body size, I'm hoping it will be a rebel sized body, with 5D build quality.

Hope dies last - that's why I did this poll, it's interesting to see user's expectations vs. the real Canon releases & prices. I really like my 60d & my lenses, but Canon is really on the wrong track for enthusiasts at the moment, and not every wish is an unreasonable "I want a 5d3 for $1000" dream.

Say hello to the ultimate travel and landscape camera.

Hello 6d :->

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 29, 2012, 03:52:04 PM »
Also, I'm not sure about processing files this large.

Unlike the d800 the high mp eos is likely to have "s raw" and "m raw" modes that give you raw files like the 5d2/5d3/6d size. And if downscaled 46mp->22mp files have less noise than the native 5d3, there's really no drawback except for the fps - and even here Canon might allow more fps for downscaled raw files. So basically if you have the cash, Canon will try to make you prefer the high mp eos over any 5d.

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 29, 2012, 03:12:07 PM »
Actually... I have a degree hanging on my wall in... you guessed it:  "Economics."

In this case you are even more at a disadvantage to understand economics :-> ... at least my favorite sitcom "Yes, Minister" says so. I studied economics for some semesters and one of the thing I remember most vividly is that economists hardly can agree on anything, esp. when it comes to predictions or even advice...

EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing 6D with 5D3
« on: September 29, 2012, 03:07:23 PM »
The wheel sounds like it would be very awkward to quickly change focus points around precisely.
The wheel indeed is very annoying to change AF points.

Imho it's really about habits, given the few af points at least on the 60d rotating the selection w/ the wheel or selecting them with the direction keys works ok me - esp. since I hope Magic Lantern will port "focus patterns" I use to the 6d, too, so you have more alternatives than "one or all" selected. For more than the 60d/6d af points a joystick surely would make more sense.

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 29, 2012, 05:16:58 AM »
There was also a warning that there would be a long wait between any ‘preview’ and any cameras [...] being annouced and subsequently shipping.

That's interesting because it would prove that Canon sees the high mp d800 as a threat and they don't think that "20mp is enough" for everyone after all. And it shows that Canon is mainly protective and concerned about their pro user base, and doesn't really care about some low- to midrange buyers switching brands.

Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:09:08 PM »
A working knowledge of English and a little French, German and/or Spanish will get you through 95% of all conversations (over 50% of people in the EU speak English as a 1st or 2nd language).

That might be true for the cities and surrounding areas, but in my experience once you get to the countryside very few people actually speak a second language. Example: Every Italian I've ever met says Italians speak some English, but once you really try to talk to them their knowledge often is extremely limited, and once you go to southern Italy there are absolutely no English speaking people left... when I was in Italy it was like being on Mars, I felt completely alien with my German & English skills.

Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 28, 2012, 02:49:28 PM »
Many Americans doesn't realize or appreciate the complexity of Europe.

Indeed...  I recently heard the rumor that Europe isn't even a county!

Beautiful landscapes, train stations, cities, zoo's, library, castles,nice architecture,bridges,historicals sites, waterfalls,mountains,nice cruises.. as you might understand, everything that makes a nice photo is welcome in suggestions!.

My top city list I'd go to for pictures: Paris, Rome, maybe London - it's obvious, but it's really the correct choice. The problem is that you have to stay in every city at least one month to get to know the atmosphere, but that contradicts having a train ticket. But since these cities are so densely packed with attraction's it's great to wear down your shutter. I live in Berlin, but in comparison it pales for photo-shooting. London might be an obvious choice because the people there are said to speak some kind of English dialect :->

If you should decide to come to germany, I strongly suggest you visit the so called "saxon switzerland"
... another +1, that's really beautiful and surprisingly not that commercial yet. You can visit the czech side, too, it border runs right though the national park.

And for nice rural shots go to or through southwestern Germany (the part with the castles and medieval city cores :-)). And Neuschwanstein sure is worth a shot, though the crowd reaches around the block: ... but really nice countryside around southern Bavaria and the Alpes.

Be sure to go see some of the countryside as well.

But if you visit other parts of eastern Germany and meet people with spanking short hair cuts who don't seem overly happy to see foreigners, be sure not to mention you're from the side that won the war (also see John Cleese in Fawlty Towers on this: "Don't mention the war :-)).

As a general advice I'd say stay clear from everything that's in the leaflet "Europe's culture in one week" like Salzburg, it's crowded, expensive and imho generally unpleasant. Another thing: If you should go to Berlin don't play the game "Under which of these three matchboxes is the ball?" while someone else streals your photo equipment, this is really a problem atm here :-o

EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing 6D with 5D3
« on: September 28, 2012, 04:20:29 AM »
With the 5D III its the same if you want to take 3 shots, but you shouldn't leave out that you can get a whole more EV range when you push up the shots. Whats your opinion on that?

Canon expects you to use Magic Lantern which features unlimited and automatic(!) bracketing :so they don't bother with their own firmware anymore :->

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2012, 05:00:21 AM »
Seems to me that production costs for sensors will go down as time continues on, so larger sensors will become more common place over crop sensors.

I think the two worlds will grow apart further because there's an *absolute* "good enough" for everyday shooting, and the 18mp sensor is nearly there given maybe 1-2 added iso steps (usable iso1600) and fixing the shadow noise problem.

There's even an *absolute* "good enough" for pro shooting (print size), but Pros will always buy a sensor that has a *relative* edge (ff, medium format) for the simple fact that they have the money to get that edge over the competition and amateur shots. And some users with special requirements (moonlight af'ing like on the 6d) might too.

Since Canon supports pros wanting an edge, they price their pro line as it is - and pros (and well-off amateurs) buy it even if it's less value for the money. That's why I doubt the ff/aps-c *ratio* will shift much in the future, even if *absolutely* both segments will grew because the prices are lower than a decade ago and more people get into digital photography.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:40:08 AM »
Why do you think Sigma, Tokina, Tamron and Samyang were able to make those 3rd party lenses?

Ml is indeed a little bit like 3rd party lens manufacturers - they essentially help Canon because if they weren't here Canon would sell *less* cameras, it would be like Apple or MS only allowing their own applications. Canon just wants to be ahead of them to be able to put a premium on its own (L) lenses, and Canon is sure to introduce little annoyances now and then to make using 3rd party gear a bit of a hassle.

But they could of course completely block non-Canon equipment if they'd loose money - that's the point. Hacking the 1dc is such a case, they could easily change/encrypt their firmware so ml would not run on newer camera bodies - is a hacked 1dx worth having no ml on the 6d? And Canon would/could even change the 1dx production right now to further prevent any hacks - they can, because unlike rooting ios/android no user software runs on Canon os that could exploit security holes. Ml just conveniently uses a Canon mechanism to run, that could be taken away anytime with the next firmware update.

Next to that, Canon could sue the devs and refuse warranty on any camera running ml - that would diminish the userbase and bleed the project dry except for some devs profiting from hacking the first batch of 1dx.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Magic Lantern on the 5D Mark III
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:03:31 PM »
canon won't have a problem with ML.

Canon *will* have a problem with ml if ml isn't helping their sales as a unannounced big feature but makes people not buy the 1dc. I gather Canon will make this position clear one way or another, and I hope the main ml devs will make it as clear that they do not want to cause Canon losses or profit from hacking the 1dx.

EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:15:45 PM »
Just curios, did you see sales numbers?

It's the "snob effect": If something is ridiculously expensive it a) has to be stellar (like the 24-70ii as "THE" lens) and b) people with cheap Nikons will admire you, though their tech is better.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« on: September 26, 2012, 04:14:04 PM »
I expect $8K.  Canon has not been shy about their prices.

People even voted 9k (and when putting up the poll I though that would be the one like $2500 that is not realistic) :-o

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« on: September 26, 2012, 01:23:27 PM »
When it comes to lenses though, it seems to be the opposite.

Depends if you're talking about lenses from the good ol' times or the newest releases (tele primes, new 24-70L, 100L)... recently Canon is more expensive all over - even with the new €500+ flash.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D at 46.1mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 10:25:26 AM »
5DIII ISO performance is about 0.5 stops improved over the 5DII, if you are using RAW (doesn't everybody use RAW with the 5D series?). Don't be so "uninformed."

The 5d3 doesn't take the same shots like the 5d2 w/ 0.5 steps lower iso, that's too general. From the raw samples I looked at myself it's hard to nail down a specific number because the iso 5d2 to 5d3 in iso1600-iso3200 is surely much smaller than announced by Canon, but the visual appeal of the 5d3 shots is better because of less banding and a "nicer" film-like noise pattern.

The 5d3 certainly has a decisive gain above iso 6400, if you need that and can cope with the loss of dynamic range and color.

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