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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Magic Lantern Firmware - Good or Bad?
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:54:35 PM »
Ha!  I have paid once for the latest version for my 5D2.  I may paid it again when ML has the final (stable) release for 5D3.

Create a login in the forum, write them a mail and they'll add you to the "supporter" group giving you access.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Magic Lantern Firmware - Good or Bad?
« on: September 12, 2012, 01:03:52 PM »
Too bad, a error message on that page.

You have to be a supporter (i.e. pay some $$$ once) to get early access, or compile it yourself. But if you want a stable, feature-complete ml release on the 5d3 you'll have to wait some month anyway, this one is just the first alpha.

I feel another topic of 5D3 price.  Many people think the price is too high and expect the price will drop.

I think the 24-70ii will get more praise even considering the price. Lenses last longer than camera bodies, and the zoom might replace a couple of primes if you're not shooting wide open but want primes for sharpness only. The problem with the 5d3 is that Canon is living in Canon universe, while Nikon and Sony are a tough competition with their sensors - but they have nothing to offer like this lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 12, 2012, 11:23:59 AM »
So that's my speculation.   I'm hoping to be pleaseantly surprised!

Maybe we should do a poll on this ... imho it'll be a lot less than $2500 because once the 6d is released, the 5d3 priced will drop because of falling demand of people wanting a current ff camera but not willing to pay $3000+ ... Canon will not make the same 5d3 mistake again to price a comparable or inferior product much higher than the competition.

Is there any likelihood this fantastic camera would have a built-in wireless flash controller?? that would be soooo awesome

I don't think so - first then it'll be a tougher competition for the 5d3 with the need for an expensive and bulky wireless controller, and most important it might note be that easy to put a wireless controller into a rather solid camera body frame w/o sacrificing transmitting power and range.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Magic Lantern Firmware - Good or Bad?
« on: September 12, 2012, 10:15:36 AM »
Agreed. Especially by now, unless you're living on the bleeding edge, should be just fine.

Speaking of bleeding edge: ml alpha for 5d3 is out :-) ... but this is the kind that can brick your camera, unlike the very stable release versions. Still: "Good news, everyone!" ... http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=2602.0

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 12, 2012, 07:05:35 AM »
A full frame with ONLY 12800 iso??? :o :o  If it will be so, NO thanks! Save money for the 5D mk3...

I'd be ok with this limitation if the iso 12800 is the same as on the 5d3 - I cannot imagine shooting at higher iso values anyway.

What Canon lists their price and and what actually gets charged is completely different.

I don't know about the US, but in Germany the street retail price of current Canon products unfortunately is near the list price, maybe a couple of €100 or so off depending on how shady the dealer is - but certainly not "completely different" :-o

For those calling shenanigans because the 24-70 beats the primes you guys gotta remember that Canon is consistently developing it's products.

... and "updating" the price tag, so if a successor is much more expensive it really is to be expected to have better performance, not just because of technological advance. If Canon had targeted $2000+ when they designed the 24-70mk1 or older primes they would have probably have designed them differently, too.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Magic Lantern Firmware - Good or Bad?
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:32:31 AM »
The new issue of Pop Photo (Oct 2012, top of p.98, "Don't Go There") highly discourages owners from installing third-party firmware modifications.

Don't know the article, but the conclusion is plain nonsense. The latest, stable version of Magic Lantern is as likely to brick your camera as it is being damaged by a satellite falling of the sky and hitting it. Btw you can uninstall it anytime and even if not Canon service never refuses a warranty due to the boot flag set, they acknowledged the right of users to extend their camera.

Enjoy your onion rind bokeh with the Tamron.

Well, the Canon mk2 has it too (but to a lesser extent), ye know? But don't let get facts in the way.

Canon has in recent years really raised the bar with zoom lenses

Canon probably knows that the future brings higher mp sensors, and that on both ff and crop very sharp lenses are needed to outresolve the sensor. So while the 24-70ii should be great on 22mp, it'll show its true potential and the difference to the mk1 on a 40mp sensor.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony A99 24MP Full Frame Press Release
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:23:45 AM »
So now *every* lens can effectively have a focus-distance limiting switch, not just those huge white or macro ones? As long as there's no downsides (like there is for sensor-stabilisation vs IS), me likey.

This is only the start of what you can do with a dslr and some more creative firmware. Sony is an electronics company and is used to innovate with features, while my impression is that Canon's dlsrs are still analog dlsrs but a digital sensor and just the necessary firmware added. They wouldn't even consider adding things that Magic Lantern does, let alone help any 3rd party development.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 12, 2012, 04:01:58 AM »
Considering what Sony just announced (not just the A99), Canon is obviously living in lala land.

Well, this is part of the $3500 5d3 vs $2800 d800 debate - Canon obviously figures that they cannot compete directly anyway and try to milk their pro and old-school amateur (i.e. no evf) customer base with premium products while keeping the grip in the sub-$1000 with mirrorless and lv af. For professionals that are running a successful business this doesn't matter, but I think Canon is prepared to loose some budget enthusiasts to the competition. Pity Nikon and Sony don't run Magic Lantern though...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM teardown
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:51:15 PM »

Thanks for the link - so in contrast to popular rumor, the mk2 seems to be more sturdy even if it seems to feel more "plastic", and the lensrentals guy should know about the shortcomings of the mk1: "esp. about how much copy-to-copy variation there is in the original 24-70 f/2.8 and how it requires optical adjustment almost any time it’s dropped or misused in the slightest".

EOS Bodies / Re: More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:44:13 PM »
I agree with the latter...but yet disagree too.  5d3 is the replacement for the 5d2, that is certain.  But I don't think canon screwed up.

Well, thinking about it again the other alternative is that Canon planned the 6d (*if* there will be such a thing) all along, and priced the 5d3 high strategically to leave space for an entry-level ff that isn't obsoleted as soon as the 5d3 price drops some. If that that is the case Canon would be more clever than I though because the 5d3 will still sell @3000+ for people who want to afford it, and the 6d will prevent people with Canon lenses to jump ship to Nikon.

EOS Bodies / Re: More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:57:49 PM »
(Mk III is not a replacement but and upgrade to higher level, like a new line)

I disagree, the 5d3 was the intended replacement (hence the name), but Canon screwed up because they didn't account for the competition and now have to put out another camera body. If it wasn't for Sony and Nikon, the 5d2 would probably already have gone and people would have to decide either to pay $3000+, stick with a crop camera or wait a 1-2 years for the price to drop. Hail to the competition!

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