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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 15, 2012, 07:03:19 PM »
What a huge dissapointment. Canon have to bury that horrible horrible 5D AF system. No excuse for not having all cross-type AF. Also, WTF would their entry level FF have built-in wifi and GPS and not the top level 5D3 and 1DX? Can

"a pop star on a faraway stage" lol.  200mm or more would be much better for a "faraway stage".

Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300 f/4L IS II
« on: August 25, 2012, 07:48:00 AM »
I'd much rather use the 7-200 f/2.8 IS II USM plus the 1.4x extender than this lens - so much more flexible.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:42:55 AM »
Sounds good to me...   I'll believe the "noticeably lower noise than the current 18MP," when I see the RAW files, and not a moment sooner.   ::)

I'd believe it without seeing the RAW files. I can't stand the noise levels of the 18MP sensor. I've mentioned that before on CR, and the 7D fanboy brigade got sand in their crevices and claimed that the 7D was the equal of the 5D Mark II, and really the noise was due to my lack of photo taking abilities and understanding of the gear, irrespective of the fact that I was talking about base ISO in ideal conditions for the 7D (lots of light, high quality glass, tripod, perfectly sharp aperture). I pity the fools.

Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2013? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2012, 09:59:13 PM »
A new 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM would be nice. I saw on this professional-looking rumour site: that they might actually be releasing one!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS M System Announced
« on: July 23, 2012, 04:49:27 AM »
God I watched that promo video and it was so awkward. The argument of "people focus like that on an iphone so it's fine". what?   Um no. Putting it up to your head via VF stabilises the camera greatly.

I don't know who this is aimed at? I see it aimed at pretty sad people - they can't be "confused by all those buttons" on a rebel, but want to be seen as being cool and hip with interchangeable lenses.  Sorry but holding the camera out in front of you with all auto settings like a total idiot just doesn't cut it. Putting a big lens on the end - you've just lost pocket ability, and any possible reason for this camera being in existence.

The pic of this camera hanging off the back of the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM is sad. Very sad.

If this is the reason for my 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM being delayed, then I'll be well pissed!!

EOS Bodies / Re: first pic of canon mirrorless?
« on: July 20, 2012, 11:30:36 PM »
What a PoS  >:(   No manual controls (sorry touch-screen doesn't count), and butt ugly.

Well looks like Leica can breath easy - this is laughable by comparison.

Lenses / Re: Patent - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:51:14 AM »
So they will make an overpriced V2 and then have plans for a IS version. Why didn't they just make the V2 have IS?
It is quite simple really. Canon will first launch the overpriced 24-70L II, and then they will launch the 24-70L II IS at an ever higher price! (Let's call it "over overpriced").

The pricetag of the IS version will then make the non IS version look like a bargain!

This strategy might seem kinda strange, but do not worry - Canonites will bend over and take it deep. Both versions will sell like hotcakes, regardless of overpricing.  Just look at the 5D3 sales!

These are happy days for Canon.

The IS version wouldn't be called "24-70L II IS" as this implies that there is already an IS version out there. The first IS version would be "24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM" (no "II").

I am quite happy to not have IS. Just use a flash and/or high ISO or even a tripod. Problem solved. Good job Canon.

Lenses / Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2012, 08:02:21 AM »
For the love of Henri Cartier-Bresson Canon - bring out a decent 50mm already!

I'm waiting for an improved 50mm f/1.2L from Canon - and then I might make the jump. I've got the Canon 50mm f/1.4 - S___s me to tears (dodgy focus and micro USM just seems nasty).

Anyways - waiting for the 24-70mm f/2.8L II more than anything. It's not like I need the 50mm f/1.2L with the 35mm f/1.4L and 85mm f/1.2L in the bag, and Canon's high-ISO improving with the latest bodies.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« on: July 06, 2012, 03:54:36 AM »

I have a 1-week epic snow trip in mid August and this was going to be my pano lens with my Really Right Stuff nodal slide gear. I am lusting after it because of the supposed corner sharpness - better for the pano-stitch work than what I'm used to.


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My Canon EOS-1D X Has Arrived!
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:25:14 PM »
Does it have the light-leak issue, and do the AF points illuminate when you want them to?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:18:08 AM »
I've been waiting bloody patiently for my 5D3 + 24-70mm f/2.8L II kit. I'll be well pissed off it they start fulfilling single-order sales before loading up on the kit sales.

There was one benefit in that I didn't end up rushing out and getting the "light leak" 5d3 so am partly thankful for that, but now I'm thinking they need to bring it on and fast. I'm itching to get rid of my old 24-70mm as well.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Successors [CR1]
« on: June 29, 2012, 10:50:46 PM »
There's no way the 7D replacement will not accept APS-C lenses. So no sensor bloat - that's just silly.

APS-H is D.E.A.D. It was only there for faster frame rates compared to FF. It was a compromise. Canon solved this with the 1DX. The whole point of a crop-sensor lens in a semi-pro body like 7D is just that - the crop factor! Otherwise you'd just get the 5DIII. My left nut to say that APS-H will never ever see the light of day ever again in a new body - it makes absolutely zero sense.

I was initially thinking that 60D and 7D would merge. I've changed my mind. The price gap would be too great going from Rebel/650D to 7D. That middle ground needs to be filled to stave off competition from the impressive Nikon D7000. Canon won't give up that fight.

There will be a 70D and 7DII. Both will be 24MP. There will be enough feature differences to justify the price diff - weather sealing, frame rate (dual digic vs single), AF points, magnesium body.

The Canon no-frills full frame camera - this one is hard to predict! They need to be competitive with Nikon yet not Canibalise 5DIII sales the way the 5DII cannibalised 1Ds sales several years ago. I definitely think is coming though - the 5DII is dated and won't work with new accessories. It needs a direct replacement at that price point. Will it be a megapixel monster? I doubt it but we shall see.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: June 26, 2012, 03:29:08 AM »
I bet most CR forum members are more used to pulling on 100mm than twisting.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Mirrorless Entry
« on: June 20, 2012, 12:51:11 AM »
New mount? Small sensor?


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