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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Doing Market Research on Medium Format?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:04:57 PM »
Make it sub-10K and give it some LS lenses. It will sell like hotcakes.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:01:38 PM »
That would have really lit a fire under canon.

And again: what the D810 does that's demonstrably better than what can be achieved by Canon bodies is of importance to only a tiny subset of the potential userbase out there.

It wouldn't have lit (and didn't light) a fire under Canon, because most users don't care about what is "superior" about the D810, and don't use their cameras in such a way as to make that "superiority" remotely relevant to them.

The D810 is arguably less of a one-trick pony than the D800, but it's still nothing like as versatile and useful for photography across the genres as the 5D Mk III.
Pretty much. The mk3 was the D700 replacement everyone wanted from nikon and the D810 addressed alot of those issues. Alas, Alittle too late but It would have given a solid reason for some nikon users not to jump to the MK3's practicality. (Which quite a few did both ways.)

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I liked the 645Z but the its the lens lineup that kept me from buying one.

They have just released a 28-45mm wideangle zoom with IS but its priced at the same kind of level as the 25mm.

If there looking to really exploit the low light/shallow DOF potential of the camera I'd say they need to put out a lens with at least F/2.
They needed some LS primes.

There is an older 75mm F/2.8 with a leaf shutter I believe but they do clearly lag behind something like the S2.

At present the Pentax 645 system seems to be aimed much more at Landscape/Macro users.
It's a really nice camera for the money but I ended up going with Hasselblad. Pentax would have had me all aboard too.

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I liked the 645Z but the its the lens lineup that kept me from buying one.

They have just released a 28-45mm wideangle zoom with IS but its priced at the same kind of level as the 25mm.

If there looking to really exploit the low light/shallow DOF potential of the camera I'd say they need to put out a lens with at least F/2.
They needed some LS primes.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:38:56 AM »
http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/08/canon-doing-market-research-on-medium-format/

Of course, Canon isn't Hasselblad or Phase One, so like Leica, Canon's market research can't possibly be accurate.  ::)
Wow neuro this makes you look even dumber. It's a rumor at best, canon hasn't said anything, and why would they enter a market where Leica said there is no sales beyond 6000 units? Oh that's right because they know Leica is full of it and will research it anyway.

Canon didn't take Leicas word for it, because they aren't as dumb as you to keep quoting them. They also aren't saying pretentiously about a number because phase1 and Hasselblad aren't just going to give them exact sales figures.

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Site Information / Re: Critiques
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:22:48 AM »
Critique by nature is biased. Some will like a photo, others not so much but don't let it sink in too deeply. It's all opinion and FM forums is better at critique really.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:15:15 AM »
I am amazed how many poor images are posted on this thread . ( especially by those who consider themselves experts in their opinion !)
Wow. You have 4 posts and have looked at every single image in this thread? You have some time on your hands to form an opinion that quickly.

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Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:51:38 AM »
I would have said my light meter a few months ago and now I can't stop using it. It's very practical.

But my least use piece of kit is my 40 mm panny. It just sits there in neglect in my camera bag as an object used only when I don't use a 50mm.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:45:19 AM »
Jrista, that's quite a rant but agree that the d810 is what the d800 should have been when released. That would have really lit a fire under canon.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:27:00 AM »
Your darn right phase1 or Hasselblad has more say about market share...

Do tell...what have Hasselblad and Phase One said about market share? 

Leica has on the order of seven times the market cap of Hasselblad and Phase One combined, so it makes sense that Leica has far less to spend on accurate market research...makes sense to you, at any rate.

Gear matters, but your opinion – which is completely unsupported by anything resembling facts – does not. 

Go hang out with dilbert, the two of you should get along well in a world completely separate from reality.  As far as I'm concerned, your total lack of business acumen makes further discussion of the future of MF in the camera market pointless, so I'm done with the conversation.
Don't think too hard neuro, you might hurt yourself because after all  were not talking about MF market share because that's the only darn thing we are discussing. If the Leica MF system corked over and died tomorrow, no one would blink but when Hasselblad stopped and revived the 50 year old V-system, actual users cared. If we were discussing rangefinders, Leica has all the authority in the world but we are not.

So please when you can use some logic and not quote Leica about MF which virtually no one bought into and quoting MFD sales from amazon. It's ludicrous and I love how you pull the quote out of context everytime.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:51:17 PM »
And I think you missed the part that it was from Leica saying so, not phase1 or hasselblad.

Earlier, you were asked for your own information about the MF market.  I notice you failed to respond to that request.

I see no reason to doubt a Leica exec's statement about the current MF market.  They're a player in that space, and as such, they'll have done a proper market analysis. 

Are you saying your own analysis of the MF market has more validity than that of a manufacturer of MF systems?  I suppose you also think we're laughing with you, but the truth is we're laughing at you.
Your darn right phase1 or Hasselblad has more say about market share than someone like Leica who's system is a mere dot and blip compared to the amount of equipment avaliable and used. Theyre not that stupid to say how limited sales could be, thats bad PR. How can anyone with common sense take that quote seriously? Pentax didn't and released another MF digital body the 645z anyway.

I could care less about anyone else's opinion but quite frankly I find it really humorous that someone as the caliber as yourself would pull sales figures on MF from amazon! Haha. I can't help but laugh at that ludicrous thinking.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:33:52 PM »
Look who's talking when a 1dx costs nearly the same! Lol.

Canon EOS 1D X
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,399 in Camera & Photo

Still far higher than any Pentax MF.  Also, I certainly wouldn't characterize my purchasing behavior as mainstream.

It's good you can LOL at yourself.  I hear that's healthy.
You must be mental pulling MF sales from amazon as only someone neurotic would believe amazon would be a measure for MF sales! XD Please seek professional help.

Obviously you missed the ~6000 units/year worldwide estimate. There are none so blind as those too foolish to see. 

You should have just stuck with 'gear doesn't matter,' it was a more defensible position that trying to sound knowledgable about markets and economic realities.
And I think you missed the part that it was from Leica saying so, not phase1 or hasselblad. Also, that's a quote when they were 20k+ average. Pentax alone has topped that.

You need to reread again.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:15:12 PM »
Look who's talking when a 1dx costs nearly the same! Lol.

Canon EOS 1D X
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,399 in Camera & Photo

Still far higher than any Pentax MF.  Also, I certainly wouldn't characterize my purchasing behavior as mainstream.

It's good you can LOL at yourself.  I hear that's healthy.
You must be mental pulling MF sales from amazon as only someone neurotic would believe amazon would be a measure for MF sales! XD Please seek professional help.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:33:44 PM »
I think you should get your head checked. MF and 35mm are two totally different beasts, and MF would be an add-on to a pro's bag.

You're the one who stated, and I quote, "MF will become mainstream again. it's just a matter of time."  Now you're saying it's an 'add-on' for 'pros'.  Evidently, I'm not the one who needs their head examined...
Wait, owning a car and a truck doesn't mean their both mainstream? Just like owning both 35mm and MF but MF is now becoming affordable.
Again let's hope that large appendage growing out of your skull covering you sight by quoting sales about MF cameras from amazon!!! Lol.

Seriously neuro, this is getting ridiculous. Just no.

Is owning a car and an 18-wheeler Mack truck mainstream?  Apparently it is, according to you.  Ridiculous, indeed.

Look who's talking when a 1dx costs nearly the same! Lol. Very funny neuro. However doesn't change that MF will become the 18 wheeler many photogs will use for heavy work when it's more affordable. Plus I know of many blue collar people who can afford their18 wheeler and a car and they're pretty mainstream. ;) it's not like a jet engine truck.

Still, just no neuro.

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 05, 2014, 09:10:09 PM »
I think you should get your head checked. MF and 35mm are two totally different beasts, and MF would be an add-on to a pro's bag.

You're the one who stated, and I quote, "MF will become mainstream again. it's just a matter of time."  Now you're saying it's an 'add-on' for 'pros'.  Evidently, I'm not the one who needs their head examined...
Wait, owning a car and a truck doesn't mean their both mainstream? Just like owning both 35mm and MF but MF is now becoming affordable.
Again let's hope that large appendage growing out of your skull covering you sight by quoting sales about MF cameras from amazon!!! Lol.

Seriously neuro, this is getting ridiculous. Just no.

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