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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D3 vs. Nikon D600
« on: October 02, 2012, 09:35:46 AM »
nikon has the better sensors for pushing the shadows.
there is no fanboy blahblah that can change that.

canon is lucky that a camera is more then the sensor.

Is it luck?  Nikon has had 'the better sensors' for several years now...years during which Canon gained dSLR market share while Nikon lost dSLR market share.  Doesn't sound like luck to me, sounds like Canon knows better where to spend their R&D yen in terms of what consumers really want, or at least their advertising yen...   ;)

I think that it has just taken time for the better sensors to get into camera models that actually get attention: D800 & D600.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How much $$$ will the high-mp eos cost?
« on: October 01, 2012, 08:11:55 PM »
Canon's high MP / high DR body does not have to be insanely expensive. Just cripple the FPS, give it 16 point AF and native ISO up to 12800. It won't touch the 5D3 sales, nor the 1DX.

This camera is ment to compete with the D800 / D800E, and therefore  the price tag should not exceed 4K.

No, this camera is not meant to compete with the D800/D800E.

It is meant to compete with MFDB.

And because of that and because Canon has masculinity issues (afterall it will be the DSLR with the most megapixels), it will be priced excessively.

This camera is about showing that Canon hasn't lost the ability to make sensors with lots of megapixels.

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Lenses / Re: Wide or ultra-wide angle with excellent corner performance
« on: September 30, 2012, 09:45:31 AM »
Zeis 21/2.8 or the Canon 17mm/TS-E

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« on: September 29, 2012, 08:14:55 PM »
I just sold my refurb 5D Mark II for $1750 a week ago.  It only had 735 actuations, over 300 of them put on it the weekend before.  I needed money for my 5D Mark III, and keep enough cash on hand to grab a deal on craigslist for a "L" lens if a bargain pops up.
$1699 seems like a deal.  The original 5D was blown out for about that price in a few days, then those who held back new ones were able to get more.  With the 600D coming out, that might not be the case.

Color me stupid but WTF would you buy a camera and only take about 700 photos with it?
Maybe you shouldn't have bought it in the first place...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D3 vs. Nikon D600
« on: September 29, 2012, 06:03:51 AM »
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d600/5

Meh, they all look like S___ to me.

Wouldn't shoot at ISO 6400, never mind anything over it, on any of those in that link.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 29, 2012, 05:58:09 AM »
Well, I think he's saying that since someone makes a comment/claim that a sales strategy of a product is, not only wrong, but FUNDAMENTALLY wrong, it would help to see some data that would support that claim.  If there is no data to support that claim, then it's just another one of the many rubbish comments in this thread.

true dat!  its one thing to give an opinion on a site where one is as good as another (after all, this is a rumors site where the signal to noise ratio is, well, not award-winning), but quite another to assert something as true without supporting data.

Well, Canon's stock is down 30% this year(the S&P 500 is up 20%) so that's one data point we can use.  Also, Nikon's stock is up more that 15%. So while it may not all be the 5D3s fault, something is rotten.

Which could have something to do with the 5D3, or may not anything at all.  Or it could be the 1DX, or not at all.  Or........See the problem?

Most likely the problem is that bad leadership has meant that the company has lost direction and is underperforming and thus its value has dropped. On the outside, what we see is products (such as digital cameras) that fail to amaze or excel as market leaders.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing 6D with 5D3
« on: September 27, 2012, 07:17:28 PM »
The 6D sensor is just 35.8mm x 23.9mm.
The 5D III's is 36mm x 24mm.
I don't know how significant that difference would be to you (or me.)

6D 855.62 sqmm
5D3 864 sqmm

6D has a crop factor of 1.01 compared to the 5D3.

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Lenses / Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »
I wonder if there's some kind of joke there from Canon engineers in delivering the 400/f.0?

Why?

Because a 400/4.0 would be a 560/5.6 (TC 1.4) or 800/8.0 (TC 2)

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:40:55 AM »

Why does buying Nikon gear require selling Canon gear?

Most gearheads only can afford one system at a time. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on gear only to have their state of the art cameras sitting on their coffee tables. They don't bother taking photos or learn how to shoot in manual. Then they wait eagerly on the Internet for the next uber megapixel camera with 50 extra stops of DR to come out from an opposing brand. Then they sell all their gear again and start all over again.

Ahh, I keep my gear in a bag, ready to go out whenever I want and not on the coffee table. Always knew that I was doing something wrong.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 27, 2012, 03:55:37 AM »
So finally a rumor to stop the bleeding of people owning Canon gear selling up for Nikon.

i.e. this rumor was to be expected after the combination of the D800 and D600 showed up Canon's current full frame sensor being found wanting.

Expect the 5D Mark III to have a shorter life than either then 5D or 5D Mark II.
So, are you one of the people "owning Canon gear selling up for Nikon"?

Whether or not I am is not the point.

This rumor is strategic in nature, as will be the announcement of the camera next month, because it is talking to specific feature/performance areas where Canon is currently vulnerable.

Canon need to do something to keep people from wondering whether or not their R&D has fallen behind and cannot keep up with the pace that Sony have set.
With all of the vulnerability you claim Canon is having, one would think you would be the first to be selling your Canon gear.  You say the D800 and D600 have superior sensors, and yet you haven't sold your Canon gear in order to buy Nikon?

Why does buying Nikon gear require selling Canon gear?

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 11:20:27 AM »
Ok some thoughts.

Studio cameras do not need high dynamic range, landscape/industrial and other professional applications do. Wedding photographers do... but hey they are 6D clients...

Question, how big a sensor can they fit in the EOS mount and get coverage from at least 5 lenses? Canon has been releasing quite a few new lenses and i'm guessing they are for a HR camera... but are they also for a bigger sensor say 40x30mm? certainly the shift/tilts will.... what about the 24 and 28 just released...? That would justify a 'medium format' type quality and price.... and name change... or it could just be a new mount... and new lenses... not 35mm at all? Pentax does... Leica admitted it can't get MF quality from 35mm sensors....

(No one so far has asked if the 6D has a significantly better dynamic range in any of the videos i can access in China.)

Here's a suggestion: only comment about the applicability of a specific camera or cameras to photographic work that you have been paid to do.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:43:02 AM »
So finally a rumor to stop the bleeding of people owning Canon gear selling up for Nikon.

i.e. this rumor was to be expected after the combination of the D800 and D600 showed up Canon's current full frame sensor being found wanting.

Expect the 5D Mark III to have a shorter life than either then 5D or 5D Mark II.
So, are you one of the people "owning Canon gear selling up for Nikon"?

Whether or not I am is not the point.

This rumor is strategic in nature, as will be the announcement of the camera next month, because it is talking to specific feature/performance areas where Canon is currently vulnerable.

Canon need to do something to keep people from wondering whether or not their R&D has fallen behind and cannot keep up with the pace that Sony have set.

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 01:47:18 AM »
So finally a rumor to stop the bleeding of people owning Canon gear selling up for Nikon.

i.e. this rumor was to be expected after the combination of the D800 and D600 showed up Canon's current full frame sensor being found wanting.

Expect the 5D Mark III to have a shorter life than either then 5D or 5D Mark II.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D at 46.1mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »
If Canon releases such a high MP camera, then price will be one of the major factors accountable for its success. It does not look like an "upgrade" cam for 5DMKIII as it will appeal to a limited market (landscapes and studio shooters), so it will not be in any real direct competition with 5DMKIII.

Wait a second. I thought studio and landscape shooters represent the majority of the market, at least according to all the whiners on Canon Rumors :o

No, the majority of whiners on Canon Rumors just want Canon to deliver actual improvements rather than the "same old" that is marginally better than what was previous.

i.e. They don't want a sensor in a camera that is almost identical in characteristics to one that is already 3.5 years old, they want a sensor that measurably has less bad attributes and measurably more good attributes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? [CR1]
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:33:49 PM »
definately not somethign to pre-order without seeing test results :D  I'm just wondering how much ISO performance has to give in order to get the DR.  its gonna be a good show to watch, but from preliminary indications this won't be seen at very many weddings  ::).  In order to make an industry contribution is appears Canon has to make a fairly sharp distinction between the studio/'scape body and the wedding/event body.

If these specs are correct... this camera will be ideal for landscape and studio photogs....  not weddings or sports/wildlife.

Oh I think it would be quite excellent for wildlife because when you crop the picture, you'll have the same ability to crop as with the 7D. It would be the full frame version of the 7D, except perhaps in fps. Birders would love it.

I also see it as being used by quite a number of wedding photographers (that aren't amateurs pretending.)

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