Here's one i did with mine just the other night. It is an awesome lens. I will probably be trading it out for the newer IS v2 this year, but still, love this lens!
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The 5D release cycle looks to be between 3-4 years, so the idea Canon will be releasing a 5DmkiV next year seems premature. Considering the 5DmkIII, along with the 6D, are selling quite well (according to Amazon's best selling DSLR list), it would seem more likely Canon will continue milking the profits from this camera for 1-2 more years at least.
The D800 and D610 would be Nikon's best selling full frame cameras, and while they don't seem be be selling as well as the Canon FF models, they are doing quite well themselves. So I would seem off base to call them a flop. I know a lot of D800 owners personally, many who shot with D3/D3s/D4 have it as an extra body for times when more resolution is desirable. I've also known many who have owned one and sold it, so retention after the original sale may be a problem with the camera. It is a unique camera, and either it meets your needs or it doesn't. If it meets your needs, then there is nothing else that will. The Df is an interesting model, though. It already seems to list high on the best seller list. It will be interesting to see if it stays there. It's got a fantastic sensor, and many unique features.
But Nikon's line up seems a bit fractured, I think they have missed the boat on making a singularly popular camera, like Canon has with the 5DmkIII and even with the 6D. What the demand for a higher MP camera from Canon is really would be a hard question to answer. Maybe Canon hasn't found the market would be strong enough to support such a camera from them. Or maybe they are still looking to get some updates to more of their lenses in place to support a super high MP camera. It has been reported that next year is the year of new lenses from Canon. That would make sense as there isn't much of a need for a new camera in the lineup other than a high end, high MP model. And to release such a camera before there were sufficient lenses to really take advantage of the added resolution would probably hurt sales ultimately. There is probably need for improved wide angle zoom lens, something to compete with Nikon's 14-24. If Canon does release a high MP camera, the current WA lenses are not likely up to par to do such a camera justice. The 24-70 & 70-200 mkII models are certainly good enough, but the 16-35 or any other wide is in desperate need of improvement to bring them up to the same level as those lenses. The line of newer prime IS lenses could be expanded to include a 50mm, and maybe a few more, like the 85/100/135, and maybe the 20mm too, to round out the lineup.
Upgrade the 1DX? I just don't see it. Though the price would drop on the original and could make a nice intermediary step between the 7D MKII and 1DX MKII
I can't imagine Canon waiting another year to release their big MP... They'll keep bleeding sales to the Nikon D800...
Why would Canon feel compelled to rush into the high megapixel market when it's pretty much been a flop for Nikon and Sony?
Sorry but am with Neuro on this one regarding battery life.
300 shots or less?? That is absolutely useless as an all day walkaround camera. Extra batteries? Forget that. Based on that performance I would need to buy at least 4 additional batteries just to get a decent number of shots. (Not to mention the additional cost of buying some chargers). I recently went to Kyoto and took about 800 shots with just one battery and it still had juice at the end of the day.
And battery grip negates the size and portability advantage. I like my cameras ungripped.
I don't think this is replacing DSLRs just yet.
I believe that if one a person is taking more than 300 photos on a vacation while walking around is being trigger happy.
Does one really see 300 great images during a single day? Really!
Such a person would need to carry 8+ rolls of 36 exp film in the old days. Wow!
I think the A7's are superb for the discerning photographer who wants to travel light.
Personally when walking around on vacation, if I'm out walking around, I want my camera with me, and if I'm not out walking around, I'm sleeping. On many vacations, I average well over 300 shots per day - kinda hard on a 200 shot battery, right? When out shooting landscapes/architecture, I use battery power at a faster rate than the number of shots would imply, due to time spent composing, tilting and shifting in Live View.But you´re not the average user, are you
But, the average user buys a $500 Rebel SL1 or uses their cellphone
Hence, my questioning of who exactly this camera is designed for. Average folks won't buy it, pros wouldn't depend on it, so all that is left is the wealthy hobbyist category. That is pretty niche IMO.
Must take issue here --- "In my opinion some 'future mirrorless FF from Canon' you may have at least one benefit over 6D, 5D, etc.: you compose a picture first, then touch the screen anywhere you want it to focus, press shutter button = done." ---- sorry if this is blunt, how is that any different than what we're currently doing? compose and focus then take the shot, same process.
Users of 'smaller' FF DSLRs have to focus-recompose almost always because focus points cover only small part of the frame. 6D is probably the best example -- I can bet that majority of this camera owners use only center focus point
But... addition of touchscreen could be a sufficient feature upgrade to make "6D II" (OK, let's leave 5Ds to more professional public who think that they do not need such stuff).
Otherwise in a year or two Canon will have difficulties upselling current 6D body to those who now own 650D, 700D, 70D, EOS M, etc. These touchscreens are extremely addictive thingies: using a camera with touchscreen, then switching to another one without it -- is a similar experience to using smartphone with touchscreen for few months and then trying to navigate menu system of some older phone without touch interface -- during first few minutes you just instinctively poke your fingers into the screen and wonder 'why nothing happens?' (at least I do ).
take away the weight and size benefit, and what is the real advantage?
In my opinion some 'future mirrorless FF from Canon' you may have at least one benefit over 6D, 5D, etc.: you compose a picture first, then touch the screen anywhere you want it to focus, press shutter button = done.
Current phase-detect AF systems of budget FF DSLRs (6D, D600) are a bit crazy: all AF-points are cluttered in the center (because they have to keep bodies small and light), so you will have to focus-recompose in about 100% of cases. Not the best idea of camera handling (if Canon/Nikon want to push FF into consumer market).
Not to mentions that to make a mirrorless FF Canon will have to remove mirror, pentaprism, etc. that also will allow to remove few hundreds of USDs from its price...
I'd tend to agree with this, it looks like the camera business will gradually return to something more like the environment we saw though out the latter part of the 20th century. Less rapid growth, more repeat sales of lenses and other accessories to a loyal existing customer base. As you say this kind of business just isn't part of Sony's corporate DNA, they've always been a company chasing the latest tech trend but the photography business depends on customer loyalty far more than one off purchases like Hifi's, TV's or phones.
We here so much about mirrorless being the future but for me mirrorless as we see it today is mostly companies who lost out on the core DSLR business being forced to go after a much riskier market based on trends that may not be sustainable.
I'm sure I won't be doing that regardless of who took them because an image might mean nothing to you but may mean the world to the person who made it. Nevertheless, IMHO it is poor form to call someone's images junk while not posting your own.
FTFY.Thanks, but no thanks.
got it, OrangUtan ... from your apparent love for red ink and in-text corrections you must be an old-style school teacher by profession and a Canon fan-boy by vocation. Too bad I am not one of your students.
I therefore ask you politely to refrain from defacing my posts and twisting my words using bolded bi-color full text quotes. It is bad style and hurts
@ RLphoto: No, I won't ever show any of my images here. And not necessary ... since the shortcomings and limitations in Canon's sensor tech and subsequent image quality relative to better camera gear can be seen and studied in a large number of images readily available on the net.
up the frame rate slightly, add the cf card slot, add a sync port...done....that still leaves room for improving (up the sync speed, add a few Xpoints, etc etc...)
Not sure why they would bother adding a CF slot. SD cards are comparable in maximum speed, and typically lead capacity-wise (256 GB SD cards were available for an entire year before anyone announced a comparable CF card). SD cards also take up less space in your camera bag, and have the advantage of being compatible with readers that are built into most laptops, whereas CF cards aren't.
Two slots of the same type are much more user-friendly than two different slot types, because you don't have to carry around cards of two different types. And given that SD is ahead of CF and is likely to continue pulling ahead (because CF-based devices are basically lost in the noise as a percentage of cameras sold), I'd much rather see them do dual SD cards that can be used either in alternation (which would increase your shots per second or ensure that your buffer never gets full or both) or in combination (as a backup) at the user's option.