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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:55:07 AM »
Wait for the 5D Mark 5

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:47:24 AM »
I've seen documentaries where they take footage from a 4k cinema camera shot at 30FPS or 60 FPS and choosing the best still frame and comparing it with a DSLR.

4k video is about 6 to 8MP per frame and that's where we were about 10 years ago with the 10D, 20D, etc. And people were doing that professionally.

But this is not a new way to shoot photographs. In the past photographers would take reels of film and just spool it when filming wild animals so that they were guaranteed to capture the magic moment.

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 28, 2013, 10:01:52 AM »
Except for the fan bois that must have the latest and newest everything...

True, but they in turn supply the secondhanders ... like me (only the 70-200mm was bought new).

So you're saying that if the fan bois can't sell their stuff then they won't buy anything new?

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 28, 2013, 09:50:21 AM »
Concurrent from these, but primarily, I believe that many "recreational" photographers have realised that the hobby is largely about manufacturers making as much money out of us as possible ... and have thus said goodbye.

Except for the fan bois that must have the latest and newest everything...

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs “dead in 5 years”
« on: October 27, 2013, 06:05:43 PM »
But the point is, Sony have brought out an interesting camera, in much the same way as Minolta always did interesting things (wireless flash and off film E-TTL years before anybody else) it's not going to topple Canon or Nikon, because of breadth of range, quality and sheer fanboy loyalty.

Eventually camera fanboy loyalty will be laughed at in the same way that car manufacturer loyalty is today.

Right now, Sony has the broadest range of digital cameras, not Canon - the only model Sony is missing is a MILC in m4/3rds.

Canon General / Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 27, 2013, 11:31:20 AM »
The Sony A7 is a nail in the coffin of Canon’s full frame line-up but it’s consumer apathy which will finally close the lid.


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:31:08 PM »
If nobody bought the 24-105L at $1149 then why would anyone list it at that price?

I'm sure it does sell at that price... or else why would it get restocked?

At the $650 price we've seen for the 24-105, it tells me that people no longer see the kits (body + 24-105) as being a good buy. This may be because there are lots who just want a body or the prevailing opinion is that it is better to get whichever body plus some other lens and that money is wasted on the 24-105.

Then there's the thread on here asking "just how bad is the 24-105".

So I think it is clear that Canon's lens has developed a bit of a reputation...

Why wouldn't you spend a $100 or so more for the 24-70/f4IS? Beceause the extra zoom 70-105, makes a huge difference.

Sure, it is a pity the Sigma lens isn't weather sealed but most people quit taking photographs long before conditions are such that weather sealing is necessary.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:11:02 AM »
OK...this is funny...4 posts back on the rumor homepage is the canon 24-105mm alert for $639... That is quite a bit cheaper...plus the Canon has IS.  I am a little slow on the uptake sometimes...but the Sigma has no IS...correct?
I owned the Canon and it is a very decent Zoom lens ...especially at $639!...
I am A Sigma Fan...own the new 35mm....but I am wondering if this lens really best the IQ on the Canon "significantly" asit will have to to sell well, right?

A couple of things.

1) As mentioned previously, Sigma have their own equivalent of Canon's "IS".
2) The 24-105Ls that are selling for $639 are lenses that have been pulled from kits - they're not standalone lenses. Here is the standalone version of the lens priced at $1149 at B&H:
If you look at this page:
Then the Sigma lens is $250 cheaper.
3) If the MTF graphs are anything to by then yes, this lens will easily surpass the current Canon version.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon responds: The New & Revolutionary Canon EOS 75D !!
« on: October 24, 2013, 08:04:58 AM »
I thought this was real for about 15 seconds.  :o

Don't worry, when the 80D comes out, it will be almost the same as the 75D.

EOS Bodies / New Canon body - EOS 75D
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:53:44 AM »
Canon Responds to Revolutionary Sony Full-Frame ILC with The New  APS-C EOS 75D Digital SLR Camera Featuring Hyperswivel Technology and More

Designed to Change the Way Photographers See the World in Every Possible Way With Endless Possibilities Being Possible, Creatively


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70D Auto ISO Increments
« on: October 20, 2013, 08:45:48 PM »
The reason for this is that the 1/3 increments are not hardware based but software emulation of that ISO number.

Canon General / Re: What's Next for Canon?
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:25:33 AM »
I don't think Canon knows what to do.

Between Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic and Sony, there is a lot of market fragmentation. And that's not even including the phone with a camera.

More with less.
More for less.

Lenses / Re: 70-300mm IS USM or splurge for Tamron 70-200mm VC
« on: October 18, 2013, 04:17:57 AM »
Get the Tamron 70-300 VC Di. It's better than the Canon 70-300 IS USM and around the same price.

I'm not buying one.


Because this new lens mount (FE) and system will not make a 70-200/2.8 any smaller or weight any less.

Sure, for fast primes under 85mm, it might be better - or short zooms in that range too.

But it is the size of the sensor that governs the size of the lens, not the size of the camera or the distance between the lens and sensor.

From http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/the_new_sony_cameras.shtml:

The world-wide trend is toward smaller cameras. Maybe it's the aging population, or maybe just a Japanese trend that is slowing spreading around the world. (Apparently more than 50% of new DSLR style camera sales in Japan are now Compact System Cameras rather than larger cameras with optical finders).

... which would mean that Canon is currently excluded from 50% of camera sales in Japan. Interesting!

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