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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Mail-in & Instant Rebates
« on: October 03, 2013, 09:00:54 AM »
I'll wait until there are instant rebates instead.

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it requires to change the processor too because IMO sensor + processor = film replacement - but that doesn't drive the price too much.


Ugh, why's that? Surely a processor can be designed to work with different sensors?

Ok, imagine that the Canon 5D had a replaceable sensor.

Now put the 5D Mark III sensor in the 5D and keep the 5D processor. How many fps are you going to get?

But there is nothing to say that Canon couldn't supply a new DIGIC chip with the same piece of hardware that supplies the new sensor.

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Now, I found really strange that Canon, that's producing both Camera and Sensors is not working on something similar.
Canon is the market leader and could set a standard for all the companies, no?

As I have commented elsewhere, Canon has ceased to be a leader in digital photography. Canon is now a follower in digital photography.

How many of you actually open up your computer and do hardware replacement?

All the time.

btw, http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/RicohGXRa12

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Lenses / EOS Cinema lenses for photography?
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:29:28 PM »
Has anyone used the EOS Cinema lens series for standard photography?
Good? Bad?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA Mail-in Rebates
« on: September 30, 2013, 01:05:00 AM »
What a f'ing crock of sh't this is.

If you look at the lens price for some of these lenses, there was a jump in price around the start of September and now at the start of October, rebates are announced that take the price back to the level of the start of September.

Who's playing games here?
The stores or Canon or both of them?

F' them all.

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 26, 2013, 06:42:16 AM »

Canon are no longer making the trends, they are just following them - regardless of their portfolio.
Strange statement ... Who defined video based on SLRs?

FWIW, the Nikon D90 was the first DSLR released that came with video. But even then, it was just a matter of time until DSLRs became video capable.

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If there is truth in the rumour about a medium format strategy, who else? ... I dare say that they still are at the forefront of what´s going on.

Huh? There are already many companies and skeletons of those past in the medium format segment of the market. Canon going medium format does not make them a leader, it makes them desperate to find a market segment where they can make money because they've stopped being a leader.

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 26, 2013, 05:10:10 AM »
*yawn*

More evidence that Canon has ceased to be a leader when it comes to lenses.

If Canon were smart they would bring out this lens at the 24-70/2.8II price and drop the price of the non-IS v2 lens by $600 or so.

Then everyone that bought the non-IS version would sell their current lens and buy the new one.

Great way to get everyone to buy two lenses :->

Then again, they may not need to drop the non-IS v2 lens price by that much...

Sorry but I can't take this comment seriously,I use Leica,Nikon and Hasselblad as well as Canon so no fanboy here.. but Canon has a fantastic collection of glass. the MPE-65mm is completely unique,the best 24-70 and 70-200's on the market,amazing super teles the best TS lenses... the 8-15mm fisheye zoom is another unique lens... and we can be sure that more great glass is on the way... As for the 24-70is,well I don't need the i.s but wedding snappers and event guys will like it..

What part can't you take seriously?

Canon deciding to develop an IS version of the 24-70/2.8 after Tamron release theirs (to much acclaim)? Especially as there were many that wanted this combination due to its weight?

Or that by releasing the lens in this order, Canon will get many people to double-dip whereas if they had brought out the IS version first, people would have gone straight to that and never bought the non-IS version?

"What part can't you take seriously?"This part "More evidence that Canon has ceased to be a leader when it comes to lenses" ,Canon has an excellent portfolio of lenses unmatched by any other manufacturer,Saying that they cease to be a leader because they didn't add I.S to a lens is a bit harsh,not everyone is convinced that this focal length even needs i.s,admittedly I wouldn't mind if they did add it but not at the expense of I.Q,and the Tamron doesn't match the canon's I.Q

Canon are no longer making the trends, they are just following them - regardless of their portfolio.

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Software & Accessories / Re: When will,cards go on sale
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:51:41 AM »
I am looking to buy several high end cards (lexar 1000x or Sandisk extreme pro).    Prices have been fairly - wondering if we will see a price drop this fall - Black Friday or event a few days earlier

Any thoughts?

You need/want these for video?

When you get into areas that there is specialised demand for, it is rarer to see specials/discounts.

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:49:41 AM »
*yawn*

More evidence that Canon has ceased to be a leader when it comes to lenses.

If Canon were smart they would bring out this lens at the 24-70/2.8II price and drop the price of the non-IS v2 lens by $600 or so.

Then everyone that bought the non-IS version would sell their current lens and buy the new one.

Great way to get everyone to buy two lenses :->

Then again, they may not need to drop the non-IS v2 lens price by that much...

Sorry but I can't take this comment seriously,I use Leica,Nikon and Hasselblad as well as Canon so no fanboy here.. but Canon has a fantastic collection of glass. the MPE-65mm is completely unique,the best 24-70 and 70-200's on the market,amazing super teles the best TS lenses... the 8-15mm fisheye zoom is another unique lens... and we can be sure that more great glass is on the way... As for the 24-70is,well I don't need the i.s but wedding snappers and event guys will like it..

What part can't you take seriously?

Canon deciding to develop an IS version of the 24-70/2.8 after Tamron release theirs (to much acclaim)? Especially as there were many that wanted this combination due to its weight?

Or that by releasing the lens in this order, Canon will get many people to double-dip whereas if they had brought out the IS version first, people would have gone straight to that and never bought the non-IS version?

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 22, 2013, 02:50:22 PM »
*yawn*

More evidence that Canon has ceased to be a leader when it comes to lenses.

If Canon were smart they would bring out this lens at the 24-70/2.8II price and drop the price of the non-IS v2 lens by $600 or so.

Then everyone that bought the non-IS version would sell their current lens and buy the new one.

Great way to get everyone to buy two lenses :->

Then again, they may not need to drop the non-IS v2 lens price by that much...

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Landscape / Re: Grand Canyon Sunset
« on: September 15, 2013, 07:06:15 PM »
Is the color image HDR output?

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Lenses / Re: Why are Zeiss lenses manual?
« on: September 12, 2013, 02:11:25 PM »
It would change the way they provide such high mechanical quality. Dare I say that for me it's really the other way round: why doesn't Canon provide any digital full frame body that works reliably as a full time manual focus camera only? Answer: very few people would be buying something like this in this day and age. But I'd still prefer it.

You don't use live view for manual focus?

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Lenses / Re: 70-300mm IS due for update
« on: September 12, 2013, 02:08:19 PM »
Just get the Tamron 70-300mm VC USD.
Better build
faster focusing
similar optics
lower cost

Canon isn't the only option.

+1

Get the Tamron 70-300 SP Di VC USD.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:45:18 AM »
... this rumor is missing any mention of a wide or ultra-wide zoom lens :-(

A lens from Sigma to compete with the 17-40L would be fantastic.

I wonder if the problem is that Canon's design is old enough and cheap enough that Sigma don't believe that they can compete with it (despite its failings) until Canon replace it with a newer, better and more expensive model?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:42:35 AM »
Professionals, please enlighten me. Would not a 24 - 90 2.8 or 28 - 90 2.8 be an "ideal" walk around lens. While I don't shoot full frame, I would imagine a lens of such focal length would be ideal for a general purpose lens given it's 2.8 (as opposed to f4) and is long enough to reach the "ideal" portrait focal length of 85/90mm.

The 24-105 range on f4.0 is actually close to perfect for walk around. Don't know that I've ever really care for the extra reach of the Nikon (24-120) and I suspect that going wider (20-105 or something) would be too hard.

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