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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:28:47 AM »
The kit lens price of the current EF 24-105mm f/4L IS will be hard to beat.  It's been as low as $500 recently.

Canon also sell a 70-300 for under $400. Doesn't stop people paying more for the 70-300L or the Tamron 70-300 Vi DC that is also more.

My guess is that the current (or recent) low prices on the 24-105 are because someone is trying to get rid of stock to make way for other lenses so they're willing to sell at cost or with a small margin.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 11, 2013, 04:26:35 AM »
Given that Canon seem to have abandoned doing an update for this lens, I've only one thing to say:

YES
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YES
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YES
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YES
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YES
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And please let it be as good (or nearly as good) as the 35/1.4!

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Site Information / Redirect from canonrumours.com fails
« on: September 05, 2013, 06:59:08 PM »
with a 404

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Clouds make for nice photographs but I'd rather be under and enjoy blue skies :)

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This year. Trouble is, if he stocks up on Nikon lenses etc, and next years Canon is the best sensor, you're going to wish you'd thought about one or two other factors that come into it.

Well there are a few Sigma lenses that if he bought would be relatively cheap to convert from Nikon to Canon.

But people have been saying "What if the next Canon sensor is better" now for how many years?

And what has Canon delivered? Well, the 70D's sensor is marginally better than the 7D.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:45:27 PM »
Certainly not a bad camera, but with a fixed screen it lowers my need drastically to update our little G12 here at all.

What excuse did you use when the G13, G14 and G15 were released?

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The dust problems with the 6D will be the same as the D600.

Really?  So, Canon issued a service advisory for dust issues on the 6D just like Nikon's service advisory for the D600 dust issue?  That's news to me...

I have to follow the same service advisory with Canon equipment to keep it dust free. So based on my experience, I would say that Nikon is being more customer friendly than Canon.

Oh, really?  Does Nikon offer free sensor cleanings for their other cameras?  No, just the D600.  Why?  Because apparently it's not really a 'dust' issue, but an oil splatter issue. 

So is it a dust issue or an oil issue? The post is about dust and the link to Nikon provides advice for dealing with dust (which is a problem for all interchangeable lens cameras.) It may be that people who are having problems with oil don't recognise it for being such but it is wrong to think that Canon DSLRs do not have dust problems or to say that they do not.

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The DR of the D600 was amazing... but I figure the successor to the 6D will surpass it and I will get that.

Don't hold your breath because Canon haven't demonstrated any significant gain in DR since the 5D Mark II was delivered.

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The dust problems with the 6D will be the same as the D600.

Really?  So, Canon issued a service advisory for dust issues on the 6D just like Nikon's service advisory for the D600 dust issue?  That's news to me...

I have to follow the same service advisory with Canon equipment to keep it dust free. So based on my experience, I would say that Nikon is being more customer friendly than Canon.

Anyone that thinks a DSLR's sensor is going to remain "dust free" when they're swapping lenses (without any cleaning) is in for a shock.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot S120 Announced
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:21:20 AM »
how can these new cameras shoot 1080/60p but the new T5i and 70D cannot?  humm...

Think of it as if the new cameras have a newer, better, graphics card in them than the above two.

Probably means that the T5i/70D begun their designs and engineering before that of the S120 - or are potentially using completely different CPUs, etc, inside them.

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I really like the lighter feel and the more comfortable grip of the 6D.  I returned my D600 due to dust problems...

The dust problems with the 6D will be the same as the D600.

You need to improve your workflow to include regular cleaning of the sensor box and lens rear element, not buy a different camera.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces the Facebook PowerShot N
« on: August 22, 2013, 01:41:30 AM »
Well if there was ever a sign that Canon's P&S market is under siege from mobile phones and that they feel threatened by that, this is it.

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Love to see Sigma go a bit wider and to a 21mm or 19mm or 17mm prime lens.

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Nice photos!  Proving once again that it is the operator, not the equipment, that rules in the end.

Now, you owe it to those girls to take the money you saved by buying the M instead of another DSLR and get them each a cheeseburger.  They all look like they could use it.

Completely agree to both points.

Was this a shoot for a warning ad against anorexia? Or was it for a remake of Schindler's List with a more authentic looking cast?

One thing is for certain, taking pictures of anorexic models is very popular with readers on canonrumors - over 1500 downloads on most of the images. So to use that metric as a basis point, the girls' decision to look anorexic is a winner, so how can you blame them?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Basic Specs [CR2]
« on: August 08, 2013, 06:56:57 PM »

It is a long way from PnP. DSLRs aren't PCs and that sensor isn't plugging into a USB bus.

I certainly didn't mean literally PnP.  What I meant was that I think it's unlikely that they can lock down all the specs of the individual components a year or more in advance so that each component group (sensor, firmware, AF, physical controls, body) can have exact specs to work toward.

Unlikely? How?

Consider that the production line will need to be setup, inventory needs to be ordered, etc.

You can't start writing the software until you know what the hardware platform (i.e CPU) that you are targeting is known.

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It seems much more likely that they'll tell the component teams "we'd like to have the option for 12fps if we can, but we *really* want 10fps."  That tells the teams working on the hardware and firmware what to shoot for, and what management is willing to spend in development time, component cost, etc.  At some point they'll start converging on the component set that marketing thinks is best suited to the market environment and target price.

No, it doesn't work like that. There will be performance goals, sure, but they need to be delivered upon much earlier. Consider that the camera needs to go through a testing phase to ensure that it won't melt or otherwise self destruct as a result of the owner using it in (say) Death Valley in the middle of a summer's day at maximum fps.

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