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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2013, 03:02:54 AM »
A new 5D next year? Don’t think so.
5D => 5DII 3 years;
5DII => 5DIII 3.5 years;
5DIII => 5DIV… 3 to 4 years probably.
So it will be well into 2015 and probably 2016 before we get a new 5D.

If the successor for the 5DIII arrives later than 2015 then I doubt that I'll buy it because by then I expect Oympus and others to have increased the IQ in m4/3 and other smaller cameras to the point where I'm happy. I also expect by then that their AF solutions to be just as good as anything in a DSLR.

Already the Nokia 808 PureView is able to give the D800 a run for its money so...

Sure, people will still buy the 5DIV if it arrives in 2016, but it won't be a very interesting proposition as a new camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:56:55 AM »
So you never heard of CFast 2.0 ...
http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/press-room/press-releases/2013/sandisk-launches-world%E2%80%99s-first-cfast-20-memory-card/

Canon is also a supporter of the CFast 2.0 standard. Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive of image communication product operations at Canon said, "With extremely fast performance, CFast 2.0 memory cards will enable us to develop next-generation cameras with more powerful features, enabling future 4K Ultra HD video recording capability."

Yup, I'm not buying another CF camera unless it supports CFast.

The Nikon D800 is the first DSLR to use CFast cards.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 29, 2013, 10:16:37 AM »
Just give me a D800 in a 5D body and a 7D2 on the side, and I'll take on anything!

hehe ... had the 5D III come with the D800 sensor, I would have bought it and not needed anything else. :-)

Or even the D600's sensor.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 29, 2013, 08:20:49 AM »
It really is shocking that Canon will prob take 3 years to announce a high MP D800 equivalent, since the D800 was outed/released, or 4 years to actual release - Q1/2 2015.
Which probably means that the D800 was in Dev for 2 years before Feb 2012. Or another way to look at it is canon is 5 years behind Nikon / sony tech.

Considering that Canon said the C300 was an exception in being fast to market (2.5 to 3 year project), I suspect that a DSLR is more like 3 to 5 years in the making. This would make it impossible to see any new 6D or 5D camera available before March 2015, which coincides with this rumor. Why? Because Canon are simply unable to start from scratch and deliver a new camera with a new sensor to meet the challenge that is the D800 or D600 in any lesser time. Furthermore, given how the D800 has raised the bar in terms of IQ requirements for DSLRs, it is likely that any plans they had for a 5DIII were scrapped when the performance of the D800 sensor became apparent.

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And for sure they will not be sitting on their current tech gleeing for 5 years which it what it seems since the success of the 5D mkII.

I think it has been evident for quite some time that Canon's sensor performance plateaued quite early on. After the 20D:

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-70D-versus-Canon-EOS-50D-versus-Canon-EOS-20D___895_272_281

Compare with Nikon's evolution:

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D300-versus-Nikon-D200___865_440_203

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799
« on: November 28, 2013, 07:09:42 PM »
This makes me wanna move to the States, in Europe it's much more expensive.

Stuff being cheaper in the USA than elsewhere is the only good reason to live there.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 09:57:17 AM »
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but wouldn’t be the camera for “total image quality”. That would be saved for studio based EOS-1 body that is coming next year.

Great!!

Now at least we know that it isn't worth buying a new DSLR from Canon before that EOS-1 body is announced and to only buy DSLRs that are announced after it if we want better IQ.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Black Friday: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II $1799
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:50:34 AM »
pfft, mail in rebates.

I fart in your general direction.
I Fart In Your General Direction!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXOMark: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:00:32 PM »
So sharpness of 21P-MP on a 22MP camera is 95% or a 5% loss (the 300/2.8 is 100%.)
T-stop of 1.5 on 1.4 is 93% or 7% drop (the 300/2.8 has a 14% drop.)


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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 25, 2013, 12:29:10 AM »
Interesting perspective you have.  To compare Canon to Apple though, is rather silly, don't you think?

Maybe, maybe not.

Apple is no longer on the ascendency.

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"But, primarily she believes that a shift won't happen until society as a whole stops perpetuating the idea that only sex sells" - or when hell freezes over. Sex sells and sells better than anything else. Well, maybe if narcotics were legalised then they would take the top spot over sex.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 23, 2013, 01:00:06 PM »
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No innovation, and very little spent on R&D?   Canon was awarded over 3000 US patents in 2012.  Each year for over 25 years, Canon has ranked in the top five companies worldwide in terms of numbers of US patents awarded.  Granted, that means they spend a lot of yen on lawyers.  But patent attorneys need research-based claims to file on, so clearly Canon is spending a lot of money on R&D.

Given that the USPTO allowed RSA encryption (based on a mathematical formula) to be patented, it would be interesting to know what those patents covered and what the quality of them is. If Canon is anything like other companies then employees get a bonus for each patent, meaning that a lot of people focus on generating patents "just because." I know one guy that has the walls of his office covered in patent plaques, many of which are "just ideas" that never even got to prototype phase... would I say that he's a better innovator than someone with only one or two that have actually made it to products? Nope...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Photoshop CC & Lightroom 5 for $9.99/mth
« on: November 22, 2013, 10:45:55 PM »
This promo makes me think that their new licensing approach is not as successful as they had thought it would be. 

Agreed.

I'll continue to use my 'perpetual license' version, thank you very much.

So will I…but for those that don't already have a CS license, the cost of Photoshop CS6 new would pay for close to 6 years of a subscription at $10/month, and they'd have CS7, CS8, etc., when they come out.  That doesn't sound like such a bad deal…

Thats "if" it stays at $10 p.m...  I wouldn't bet on it..

Exactly. I can easily imagine that there is some clause in the contract somewhere that gives them the right to change the per-month cost either at will now or at will after a certain honeymoon period.

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Canon General / Re: New Technology Coming to Cinema EOS
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:06:16 PM »
I've been waiting to see when CFast would show up in Canon. Nikon have in the D800 and I think that's the only camera to use it thus far.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:14:47 AM »
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Apparently Canon does not want to launch this new camera the same way they did with the EOS-1D X. If you remember, Canon announced their flagship before Nikon’s D4, only to watch the D4 get announced and begin shipping before we actually saw an EOS-1D X at retailers.

Well who do they have to blame for that except themselves?

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Sports / Re: F1 Photography Advice
« on: November 19, 2013, 09:02:34 PM »
Here's some advice for you that you won't appreciate until after the event: leave your kit at home and enjoy the race. Leave the photography to the pro's.

That is probably one of the best advice the internet has ever hosted! After all, why would anybody want to do something that he likes just for the fun of it while pros can do it much better and are paid for it. And that is also a reminder that pros are born pros and never gained from experience.

Obviously you have never been to a F1 race.
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 Actually I enjoyed taking the 50GB of pictures I took over three days, even if only a handfull are actually just good enough.

Exactly.

Having been there, done that, it is better to just go and watch the cars to around.

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