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EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 21, 2012, 05:32:56 AM »
Does everyone want a camera that is a sub 1000$ Leica?

Of course they do. Just like everyone wants a sub $30000 Ferrari.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Poll: What will be the price of first EOS M?
« on: July 21, 2012, 05:30:51 AM »
why can't we change our vote? I voted thinking that it was a G1X sensor and now that I know it is APS-C, I want to change my vote.

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EOS Bodies / New, cheaper, Canon FF DSLR... 70D?
« on: July 21, 2012, 12:13:00 AM »
Given that Canon seem to be putting APS-C into the EOS M cameras, why wouldn't they be just a bit more aggressive and make the 70D full frame?

Sure, if it debuts at $1999, it is vastly more expensive than what the 60D is today, but over time we should see prices drop.

It also solves the problem of which "digit" to use for the camera in the 6-9 numbering scale.

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Lenses / Re: Which to keep? EF 70-300 IS USM or 70-200 4L IS USM
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:44:16 AM »
Dump the 70-300.

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Lenses / Why did Canon release the 40/2.8 pancake before the A1?
« on: July 20, 2012, 07:50:41 AM »
Any thoughts as to why Canon released the 40/2.8 pancake so far ahead of its mirrorless offering?

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:07:12 PM »
Details are still being confirmed?

What happened to posting specs and just updating them as time goes by?

More rumors, less news!

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Comparing ACR Process 2012 for 5D2 and 5D3 though I'm not seeing the detail advantage for the 5D3. With Neutral +4 sharpended, 0 NR in cam jpgs the 5D3 ones at ISO100 showed definitely more and crisper grabbed detail actually. Using ACR with all settings to 0, I can't see much, maybe 5D2 is a hair crisper per pixel but 5D3 has a hair more pixels, seems pretty similar detail and all between them.

Yeah at ISO100 honestly can't see much between the 5D2 and 5D3 for captured detail using ACR. So I don't see anything to match those saying it pulls in noticeably more detail than the 5D2. OTOH I definitely don't see anything to match those saying the 5D3 is soft and no good either. Honestly they seem pretty much the same using ACR, in that regard. Using in cam jpg neutral profil at +4 sharpening and 0 NR the 5D3 jpgs have less moire/artifacting and pull more detail than 5D2, at least for areas of very strong contrast (it might be the 5D3 fuzzes over low contrast detail more with in cam jpgs, at least with certain profile, didn't check that here though).

That's just what you would expect when you look at the results of the DxO lab tests.

The comparison between JPEGs does not really reflect a difference in sensors, rather a difference in the JPEG rendering algorithms implemented in each camera.

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Lenses / Are these new lenses expected to be sold for 15-20 years?
« on: July 17, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »
When we look at some of Canon's current lenses, such as the 50/1.4, we can see that they either are or are approaching being 20 years old and that their price hasn't changed a whole lot in that time. However in the last 20 years, lots of other things have had rather dramatic price changes, for example houses and cards and last but not least, wages have gone up.

What that makes me wonder is in 10 or 15 years time, will the prices of these new primes with IS still be considered to be "high" or will they have moderated if the price stays the same but our take home salary has increased?

Is Canon delivering new lenses at a higher price with the expectation that they will remain on sale for close to 20 years and that if the price doesn't change then as they approach end-of-life, they will have become as affordable as the current lenses are today?

Is an $800 lens today a $400 lens (in terms of affordability) in 20 years?

Something that I just realised is that Canon have to replace or retire a lens within 26 years of its first manufacturing date as their date code system does not have a way to handle it wrapping.

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Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:59:00 AM »
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Over the last few days I have received a lot of hints that a new EF 50mm lens is coming down the pipeline.

I forgot to mention, this probably means we should expect to see it show up in stores in around 2015.

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Lenses / Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:36:31 AM »
$849 for a 50/1.4 II? No IS?

Just how stupid does Canon think we are?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 17, 2012, 07:10:29 AM »
Has anyone seen the specs on the upcoming (claimed August) Sony a99 ??  http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/the-a99-specs-do-you-like-the-camera/

10-12 Fps
1080p @ 60 Fps (first dslr to do so)

Wonder if this will put pressure on Canon, and with the lower price FF coming, get them to add something via Firmware to the 5D3.


At $2599 or thereabouts, it isn't exactly clear that this would force Canon to offer a lower price.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 08:55:30 PM »
The rumored specs have me a bit confused...
Smaller than 5D Mark II - If it's smaller, than does this mean that there is no quick reference display on the top of the body? Or does this simply mean that it may be "slightly" smaller than a 5D2? Maybe the size of a 60D? In which case, it being the size of a 60D is pretty irrelevant information since it's not that much smaller than a 5D2...

If they take away the LCD display on the top or remove a dial, they're idiots, so I'm hoping that "smaller" means "60D smaller".

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More plastic than metal in the construction - So this camera will be packed with what sounds like great performance features but will be built like a toy?

I think it has been shown that the hard plastics used to make DSLRs out of are anything but toy-like.

Given that all of the magnesium alloy body DSLRs that I have are showing metal in various spots on the body due to the paint rubbing off, I'm not exactly sure that black plastic will be bad (the black won't rub off.)

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Does anyone else think these specs don't seem realistic?

Nope. Does anyone think that Canon is profiteering with the 5D3?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 12:45:36 PM »
Why should Canon deliver a better sensor in this camera, potentially cannibalizing 5D3 sales?

Because if they don't then one of their competitors most definitely will.

What do you do - lose sales from one of your cameras to one of your other cameras or lose sales of one of your cameras to sales of someone else's cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:22:19 AM »
Ah, forgot. Yes, it'll probably mean trading metal bits for working autofocus, a built in flash and about 1MP more.

Oh, I can feel the goodness already.

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