As Popeye said: "I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam."
No lens ever inspired me.
But one lens, above any other, consistently delivers on my vision.
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Hope that helps clear up the pricing issue. If history is any indication the price will be cut in half over the next few years too
Why so much hate on this camera? From first impressions, it's close to what we've been asking for.
I heard from a Canon sales rep (he asked not to be named, sorry) that the entry level FF was going to be 52mp, usable ISO 50-204,000 expandable to 816,000, 12fps, weather sealed, 20 steps dynamic range, radio wireless pop-up flash, 124 point auto focus, 4 simultaneous Digic 6+ processors, and will accept lenses from all brands. US$1,599. It will only be available in bright pink and lavender. Late September launch.
Am I good or what? Exactly what I've been predicting for months now. You can expect the 70D to have pretty much the same specs, with an APS-C sensor.
7DII will be essentially the 5DIII with an APS-C sensor. It's all perfectly logical and predictable.
What's with all the whining? Did you really expect to get all the 5DIII features for half the price? If you think Nikon is better, get a Nikon. That's how the marketplace works.
Personally, I like these specs. Plenty of room to differentiate the 70D and this model from the 7DII and the 5DIII.
I assume the Canon photography division, like any big consumer oriented corporation, has some sort of market research department. Does anyone know how Canon figures out what their potential customers want? Do they use surveys, focus groups, round table discussions, lurk on photography forums like this one? It's a complete mystery to me.
Rather than speculate, perhaps someone here has had enough contact with the Canon marketing people to offer some insight? If you know the answer, please state how you know.
some illegal fireworks, right on the streets of East L.A. in the hispanic gangland neighborhoods.. had an encounter and could have had my 5D3/gear stolen. phew! had a tripod with me but shot at ISO 6400 handheld to be more discreet, hiding my camera from shadowy onlooking locals in between shot opportunities. Of course, that didn't quite work out and i was interrogated as to my activities.