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I know Canon L series is over Nikon top lens in terms of quality and diversity.

After 10 years  of using Canon gear and  last 2 years for professional photography i really considering switching to Nikon if Canon will not respond.....by introducing a affordable entry lvl FF, a significant drop in price regarding 5D3 and an entry lvl sports/wildlife crop sensor ( called 7DMk2) with improved IQ
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Two years of making your living with cameras, Canon cameras, and you will sell them all, reinvest in another type of equipment because they wont respond in the ways you stated? 

After two years, I certainly hope any investment you have in Canon equipment has long since paid for itself many times over... I'm trying to rationale the business decision on this....

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Like anyone with a 5D or 1D X or 1Ds or whatever full-frame body you shoot with will want to switch to Nikon, because they bring out a new entry level full-frame body. This is only significant for Nikon shooters wanting to switch to a cheaper full-frame body. If you have Canon lenses, there is no point in changing systems just for that. If you are invested in the likes of Nikon D800 or D3/D4, there is also not a big impact by a new entry-level camera. Perhaps you might consider it as a backup camera, but so what?

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Software & Accessories / Re: BG-E11 weight
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:14:30 AM »
I suggest to purchase some really bulky lenses. This may provide enough weight training to be able to lug around gripped bodies without discomfort.  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:08:35 AM »
Why did you link to the world heritage sites? Many of these are not in Europe, so what's the point?

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Mirrorless Future
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:57:19 AM »
For street photography I would like a small, really stealthy Canon with excellent manual focus capability delivering image quality similar to a Leica, of course for a Canon price tag  8).

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Canon General / Re: Europe trip, 1-2 months
« on: September 14, 2012, 07:39:38 AM »
Somehow I didn't see Lisbon nor Evora in Portugal being mentioned before. Both cities are definitely worth a visit, especially the latter, because it is in a region specializing in producing some fine wines and there is also good food in abundance. I recommend eating those typical cheeses and fish.

Speaking of cheese, in Switzerland places like Zurich and Montreux are also worth a visit.

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My recommendation is the messenger bag from Vanguard called The Heralder. I use the largest variant with my 1D-X plus 3 lenses and a laptop or better an iPad. It does not scream "camera bag" and you can bring it as a laptop bag to strict business meetings without anyone raising an eyebrow. Apart from that I agree with Paul Walnut that the camera bag from Jack Wolfskin merits a recommendation, but this is a backpack, not a messenger bag.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1DX Owners: Read This Warning!
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:46:51 AM »
Many thanks for the warning. Currently I am shooting RAW+JPEG. I don't know, if this protects me a bit. I never considered such a quick format change would be possible.

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Lenses / Re: 135mm + 1.4 extender _VS_ 70-200mm f/2.8 IS mkI
« on: September 04, 2012, 05:02:19 AM »
I don't think IS is such a huge issue at 200mm, provided you shoot only in situations with sufficient light to use a fast enough shutter speed.

As long as you don't shoot sports you will probably shoot a 70-200mm lens at 200mm most of the time, because you will take that lens only in case you really need the long focal length. In this case purchasing a 200mm prime may be a good idea for you.

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Yes. I've cropped the photo a bit. The picture was taken with a 100mm f2.8 L Macro IS lens and a 5D Mark III.

Regarding a comparison between a crop camera such as a 7D and a 5D Mark III used for macro shots it is important to note that even cropping I get better results with the full-frame body compared to the crop sensor body. The extra reach the crop sensor provides does not in any way make up for the pixel-level quality difference full-frame sensors provide. This also applies to the 1D-X.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: September 04, 2012, 04:27:12 AM »
Size difference is actually kind of a non-issue. Gripped a 5D Mark III or 7D is similar in size to a 1D-X. Instead there is a significant advantage for 1-series bodies in terms of better usability. Getting used to this is similar to the addiction to L-lenses. Once you have experienced just how good it can be, you don't want to go back.

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Both investment in bodies and investment in lenses has resulted in my photographic output to become significantly better.

For me the effect has usually been a multiple of equipment cost. This is because I am always looking for highly specialized equipment that allows me to achieve a certain look or making a shot possible, which I could not hope to achieve without the prerequisite gear.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Seeking for opinion about body option.
« on: August 30, 2012, 10:55:26 AM »
Exchanging a 5D Mark II for a 7D and adding investment in extra EF-S lenses does not appear to make sense to me. I rather recommend sticking to the 5D Mark II or perhaps upgrading it later to second 5D Mark III. This avoids unnessary complications with your lens kit.

Then again if you already have a good set of wide lenses you may also use a 14mm or 16-35/17-40mm zooms with a 7D. That might make the 7D a worthwhile investment, provided you use lighting equipment more than you would rely on available light.

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Lenses / Re: How to complete my lens lineup? Help!
« on: August 30, 2012, 10:34:09 AM »
Well I believe you already have made the best choice going for the 35 and 85mm L lenses. If you must stay within your budget you could also choose to concentrate your investment in excellent portrait glass, going for the 85 and 135mm lenses, although I believe the latter will become useful for you only once you add a full-frame body. I agree that on crop the 100mm lens makes more sense in this area.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Official Retailer VS Parallel import
« on: August 30, 2012, 10:23:12 AM »
Although I am not residing in NZ you can expect that the camera is the same and the warranty is the same at least per region.

I doubt that there will be any difference between NZ and Australia. I bought my gear in multiple countries, even in multiple regions and Canon CPS simply accepts all.

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During my recent summer vacation I have been shooting lots of macro photos. At first I thought I might use my 7D, because of the extra reach it provides, but I ended up using my 5D Mark III almost exclusively. Even with a 2x extender I got better results with the 5D Mark III than with my 7D. The 5D's sensor provides just so much more clarity and shooting macro at least I am always hunting for that extra bit of depth of field a smaller aperture will provide.

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