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Canon General / Re: 5D3 or 5D2 + an L Lens
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:38:24 PM »
Get the 1DX or wait for the 46MP.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: November 30, 2012, 09:07:35 AM »
I don't think Canon will let us nail the price. What would be the drama? Unless they want to make a lottery out of it. Guess the price within a penny and win a UV filter. I heard 1999 - 2099 and with say a 39-45 pt AF with one dual cross type and the rest of the makeup the same that would be right. Apparently they regard the sensor size as the symbol of excellence and not the dual DiGIC's. Were they to try to sell a top shelf APS-C and I'm dreaming here because no one knows what the suits in marketing drink at the median between the 6D and 5D III I think the stores would be sitting on inventory until Black Friday. I don't care what they say in the trades about the 5D3 sales I don't see much noise online so I'm guessing the push from the resellers is an indication they pegged the Mark III too high. I'll bet they don't learn anything either. How about a nice mirrorless with a full frame and a dozen light weight (under 8 oz.) lenses to choose from for say 1499 including a 24 F.2. People would grab that and never look back.

Lenses / Re: Lens Price Increases Taking Affect
« on: February 05, 2011, 07:28:25 AM »
Canon controls the prices of their goods. Last week everyone was selling the 300 f/4 IS for 1249 except NewEgg which took another 100 off. Now they are out of stock and everyone from Adorama to BHPhoto to Amazon are selling at exactly 1376. If you understand currency trading you'll know this is a white wash. I will take a cue from the experienced users here and wait them out. Spring to Winter I'll look for a sale with a sponsored coupon.

Lenses / Re: Canon Announces 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:32:22 AM »
Take a 500 dollar lens and throw in AL-2 and IS and it is suddenly 1299-1799!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 60D v. Nikon D7000
« on: September 27, 2010, 06:51:43 AM »
I'm not going to repeat the objections. But I will add that Canon is putting to rest the DIGIC 4. So for new buyers to this level of camera it may not be so important whether which camera has more AF points or which is qualitatively better based on specs alone. What Canon may be doing is saying to present midrange owners that the next gen of FF and prosumers will have a new processor. And that's where the difference comes in. The AF, metering and chip are what makes the thing go. You don't go anywhere w/o the engine. And no one is able to scientifically compare the chips because they don't have the equipment. The test shots I've seen are just for arguments sake. The argument is moot.

I don't know when any FF will be upgraded, but it seems that the response to the 60D indicates that not leap frogging the 7D the way Nikon used their D7000 to make a big splash, Canon will up the ante with respect to the FF's rather than make a few adjustments. From some forums one thing users want is to reduce noise and I don't know that ISO in the tens of thousands is the way to go. Perhaps Canon could improve the software in the body and reduce the cost of the lenses to create sales rather than camera envy. I'm not big on post op processing. It says less about the art of photography and more about photography as art.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 60D v. Nikon D7000
« on: September 19, 2010, 08:24:24 AM »
Too many expected miracles from Canon and whined. A real turn off. Then there are super dudes with electron microscopes declaring DxO the chief arbitrator. Nikon came up with a catch up which is impressive compared to the D90 which for all its IQ value had really become a vintage model. Canon is rolling along. Any more in the 60D and they'd have skipped over the 7D. Both sides priced their models to the market. If u can get a better pic with 39 points more power to u and when u start using ISO in the tens of thousands you better have a twenty thousand dollar lens packed in your backpack. No there's less of a difference here than meets the eye. The mag alloy body is just more weight for people who like to hand hold rather than sit with a tripod and a beer. It's the photographer not the camera. Both C and N need to lower their margins and come up with more lenses with lower prices which have 2.8 and IS/VR.

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