« on: June 16, 2012, 07:48:54 PM »
I think it's simply retribution for that old "British Empire" thing.
Once the U.S. Evil Empire fades away, they'll be sticking it to us too!
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Captured this of our granddaughter just as my husband was wheeling her out of the shadows along a nature trail in the late afternoon. 60D, 300L f/4 IS, Av priority, spot metering, ISO 200, 1/1600, f/5.6
This is a crop of the original.
And for what it's worth, your opinion on the positioning of the 1DX is a whole lot less valuable than any comment from a Canon exec.
I am 57years old..I shot commercially for 30 years...product illustration..but always managed to keep my hands in the art side of things. I spent more hours in a darkroom than you have sleeping. I am just so over film....digital is exciting and shows me MANY things that I NEVER saw on film. I do NOTHING on auto...why so many assumptions? Why talk at me??..you know nothing about me other than the opinion I laid down. Never assume anything. Here is my flicker page....I am in a dark phase right now. Maybe you will dig it...maybe you won't ..who cares....I LOVE it!!!!!!! :-)
The APS-H is DEAD and in it's grave as far as new products. RIP -- Get over it already.
That has never been stated by Canon - in fact there are hints that the APS-H sized sensor will be used in video.
It is daft to make statements like that unless you have inside info on Canon's technical tactical plans.
I would have said the recent 650D announcement and other rumours would have made it more likely. The APS-H sensor has proven itself at high mps which means that the rumoured non 1 series high mps might well be APS-H as a high mps ff would be more expensive and take the sales away from the 1DX (which isn't going to happen)
A 'inferior' APS-H sensored, small bodied, cheaper but high mps body would slot in nicely between the 5DIII and the 1DX.
I think it is APS-C which will come under pressure as the 'budget' sector puts in APS-C sensors - then the $500 handy cams would start giving images as good as the entry level DSLRs - meaning soccer mums and uncle joes would have no reason to buy DSLRs - in which case the volume entry level collapses taking with it the upgraders as well, just leaving the enthusiasts and a few pros
They are going to introduce a 7D2...could also suggest that it may be APS-H...
Reaching out a hand to shake your shoulder and wake you up from the dream...
Thank God somebody has some sense here.
Canon just produced a major firmware upgrade for their "flagship APS-C format DSLR" (Their words, not mine) and people are imagining that they are going to a) merge this with an inferior model or b) change to a sensor size that they've abandoned.
These aren't mere dreams, they are full-on drug-induced, hallucinogenic fantasies.
The 70D will get the autofocus and most other characteristics of the 7D (except the alloy body). It will go up to about $1,300-$1,400 U.S. Close enough to the T4i to enable retailers to upsale potential customers. (Once a buyer crosses the physiological threshold of $1,000, it's pretty easy to get them to pop for a few hundred dollars more.)
That still leaves lots of room for a 7DII, which will get a new sensor, higher frame rate, enhanced autofocus, enhanced weathersealing and whatever else Canon decides to cram into it (driven by their targeted price point.) Pricing will be anywhere from $1,700 to $2,400 depending on features.
If it's under $2,000, we could see a 7Dx with an integrated grip and full weathersealing. (Professional sports/wildlife camera to replace the APS-H 1D. They can sell the pro-level for anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 depending on how they target and market it.
Bottom line, Canon has at least $1,000 to $1,500 in headroom between the top Rebel and the flagship APS-C 7DII. That's plenty of room for a 70D and maybe even something else.
This fixation with an arbitrary numbering nomenclature as though it has to follow certain imaginary rules is just weird.
Wow...a very flat, very light normal prime. Such a lens will make carrying and shooting with my forthcoming 1D X like.....carrying and shooting with a 1D X. Guess I just don't see the point. Maybe with the new Rebel...
Don't think of it as a cheap lens, think of it as an expensive body cap that you can take pictures through.