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Lenses / Re: Advice for trip to Hawaii
« on: July 13, 2012, 06:39:22 PM »
How is it that you can have so much high end gear and not know what to take with you to a particular destination?

Victim of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS)?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« on: July 10, 2012, 09:06:13 AM »
Announcing the first digital mirrorless Canon cameras in July so that they're finally in store before Christmas?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: 5D Mark II Body Price Drop at B&H
« on: July 10, 2012, 01:51:55 AM »
I was just at Fry's in Burbank and the 5DmkII body only was $1899 so I'm not quite sure why the B&H price drop is such big news? The web site gives you the same price as well.

Rather, has anyone figured out how to get the 20% off of the refurb from Canon? The code doesn't work on the 5D.

Any price change at B&H is big news because this website gets kickbacks from people that buy their camera there on a click-through.

Lenses / Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:10:22 PM »
There is one shitty EF-S kitlens currently in mark III?

Yes, there's the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III, but there is also the EF35-80mm f/4-5.6 III, and the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 made it to MkIII in both USM and non-USM versions.  Want to go further?   The EF28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 III USM was followed by MkIV and MkV versions of the same lens.

... such was the quest to produce cheap consumer lenses even cheaper.

Lenses / Re: Patent - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: July 09, 2012, 01:08:34 PM »
The V II 24-70 might be a tad over priced (Nikon's is $1800 and doesn't have VR either). But the Tamron lens isn't an option because its a Tamron lens.

Wow Canon must love you.

For a company, there's nothing better than brand loyalty that gets in the way of smart purchasing.

Lenses / Re: Why is the 24-70 MK1 price so high.
« on: July 09, 2012, 03:30:33 AM »
B&H has it new in stock for 1600.00

Well you either pay $1600 for Mk I or wait for Mk II and pay $2300.

B&H aren't dumb and are out to make money just like everyone else.

Lenses / Re: Patent - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: July 09, 2012, 03:28:39 AM »
If Canon replaced the 24-70/2.8 USM with a 24-70/2.8 IS USM, then I imagine a whole lot of people would have been severely annoyed with the price. Given Canon's current pricing we could expect this lens to be well over $2500 and possible close to $3000.

Would the Canon faithful accept a lens selling for around $1200 with a lens close to $3000? I think not.

But now that the 24-70/2.8 USM Mk II is on the market at $2299, a 24-70/2.8 IS USM for $2799 doesn't seem like such a big deal, does it?

Lenses / Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2012, 10:38:32 AM »
First rumored in July 2012, announced in March 2013, delivered in January 2014.

EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 08, 2012, 12:09:21 AM »
Warning: heresy against Canon Rumors In this paragraph I am going to commit the heresy of criticizing the powers that be. Mods, feel free to delete this paragraph... here goes. For an example of what I was saying above about good websites become profit making machines rather than serving their visitors, has anyone noticed that admin seems to be AWOL about further information the 1D X even though he now has it? And yet he has taken the time to post links to a very lukewarm deal on the 7D and promoting it like it was the greatest deal ever. (I know it is just lukewarm because just this month I added a fifth 7D to my inventory for $1149 including the 28-135mm lens with a U.S. warranty, and it was shipped instantly and in my hands the next day from an authorized dealer. Other well-known price points on 7Ds have included several instances of the body only for $1,100. So for the admin to advertise the "body package deal" for $1,349 was simple commercialism just like Ken Rockwell does.) I for one was extremely disappointed with the 7D body only "package" advertisement, which at that price was not doing a service to any visitors to Canon Rumors, and have also been disappointed by many similar posts to "deals" rather than the time to provide good info to us about products. I know that the admin is providing this entire site to us out of his good will, so I do appreciate that--however, the good will equation is starting to become a profit equation now that the website has become so popular. I hope that the admin can resist the temptation of the "love of money" because that will be the demise of this website and the end of its popularity.

Yup! And the "sticky" top aspect is annoying too! Quite often more recent stories are published but because the top story is the one the website owner wants to promote, others just get added below it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Any actual photographers out there?
« on: July 07, 2012, 11:37:28 PM »
Love this site and the various topics that seem to get people hot under the collar. But am amazed at the rather low level of knowledge out there on the subject of photography and the poor quality of work being showcased in these forums. Is it just me or do others agree?

You're not the first one to comment on the quality of the photographs posted in the forums.
My advice is just to ignore them and everyone congratulating each other on how good they are.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is the future of DSLRs FF only?
« on: July 06, 2012, 01:55:39 PM »
So long as there is a price sensitive market there will be sensors other than FF for DSLRs.

If you read the blog entry in full (including the PDF), you'll note that the price differential between a FF sensor and a crop sensor should be quite small. Less than 10% of the price of a $1500 camera.

Why would you pay $1350 for a crop sensor camera when a FF sensor is $1500? (for example)

Third Party Manufacturers / Is the future of DSLRs FF only?
« on: July 06, 2012, 11:06:28 AM »
On another rumor site was a link to a blog that talked about the future of DSLRs being FF only:


5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:40:07 AM »
Isn't that a bit negative, after we had such nice and constructive posts from both @lex, wickidwombat and revup? I am not exactly a HDR enthusiast or something, but some of @lex's shots can really only be done using HDR and yes, they look well composed and well executed in post-processing. Thanks @lex!

Hey, I added some constructive advice: get a 17mm TS-E.

HDR won't fix the flaws that arise from not using that len.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Real Estate Photography 5D mkIII
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:50:55 AM »
Have you done no post-production correction except for HDR?

I hope you didn't charge for these because I definitely wouldn't have paid for them.

Get yourself a 17mm TS-E lens if you're going to do more of this type of work.

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