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Canon General / Re: Delays Abound?
« on: May 04, 2011, 06:15:07 PM »
It is completely understandable if Canon delays the release of these new bodies another 6 months, imo.  However, what's inexcusable is the lack of concrete information from Canon itself.  Why can't they tell us what's going on?  Ok, so they can't manufacture new products until early-mid next year.  But why can't they announce new products before then?  I would at least like to see some specifications with the disclaimer "coming soon" if they don't have an expected date of release.  Some companies even announce products months ahead of time!  Why can't Canon do this?

I guess it's going to be a long 2011 playing the waiting game...

It is the luck of the draw as EYEONE said.  I've seen people had their point-and-shoots confiscated by an air marshall on a flight, but also seen other people rig up a time-lapse camera during their overnight trip.  It's a crap shoot, and law enforcement can become a barrier in the name of national security.  Good luck explaining your rights to them on a flight.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Patent Published
« on: April 24, 2011, 04:42:19 PM »
It appears to me that Canon is compromising by sacrificing properties that can be fixed by in-camera software, or in post processing for properties that cannot.   They seem to be giving priority to center, corner and edge sharpness and to eliminating chromatic abberation.  Distortion at the wide end or long end can be fixed by software, while sharpness and LOCA's cannot.

How can lack of IS be "fixed" by in-camera software or in post-processing?  You could just say use a tripod, but then I'm not sure why Canon would make a MKII of this lens if the first one does so well?  I know I can't be naive and think Canon hasn't been listening to those of us who want IS in a lens, or better ISO performance in a body, but at the same time it seems like they dropped the ball on this one.

I'm sure it'll cost more than the MKI with maybe a small %age increase in IQ that probably won't be worth it for most people.  IS on the other hand would've been a fantastic feature to have (along with the improvements you suggest).  That would given people who have been waiting a long time for this lens a real reason to upgrade.

United States / Re: WVIL Concept Camera
« on: April 24, 2011, 12:23:03 PM »
wireless strobes would make that a complete, fun system too.  Can you imagine the possibilities?   ;D

United States / WVIL Concept Camera
« on: April 24, 2011, 12:07:17 PM »
I saw this on another blog and wanted to share it with you.  It's quite futuristic and stands for Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens.  The system lets you separate the point of view from the point of control.  It's pretty ingenious, imo.


Canon General / Re: Canon 70-300 is L vs non
« on: April 08, 2011, 02:27:31 PM »
I just got this lens and I'm really impressed.  It's very sharp and I would say that it is as sharp as my 70-200 f2.8II.  My only complaint is that for an L lens, the zoom/focus rings are reversed.  Given it's weight (1045kg), the zoom ring should be closest to the camera.  AF is quick and very silent and IQ has good contrast and color saturation.  I don't think there is a comparison between the L and non-L version of this lens.

I certainly hope you didn't mean kg  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:21:02 AM »
Personally, I would like a spec sheet and release date.  They can keep the pricing information to themselves until it's closer to release.  Canon is really dragging their feet with this body, and I wish they could release some legitimate information in the next few weeks so that rumors don't run rampant for another year.

It is interesting that the votes show none of us want more MPs...  I hope Canon is listening.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:54:59 PM »
With a 20D, you can save a lot more images to a given size CF card, so a 16GB Card might be overkill.

Certainly, a photographer should have more than one flash card if going on vacation and wanting to take lots of images.  If a card fails, they could be out of luck because they didn't buy a spare or two.  8GB cards are pretty cheap right now. I would take several cards, so if one died, I'd still have images on the other two or three.

Yeah, I agree.  That's what I do.  I was just referring to the situation with a much larger MP count like the proposed 28+ MP 5D3.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2011, 08:25:52 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions guys.  Sadly I still have a 20D, so I don't think I'll be able to hook up any USB devices directly to it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2011, 04:02:25 PM »
So wait a second, you can carry at least 4kg of camera gear, possibly more but can't carry at least a netbook and some HDDs? -> 2 ideally for backup.

Well, unfortunately I don't have a netbook.  My Macbook Pro weighs at least 6 lbs, and I use Aperture, so I can't buy a cheap windows netbook (assuming I want to use the netbook for more than just a conduit to save files).  If I take my current laptop with an external HD, I'm more than doubling my backpack's weight.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3, 1D5 and 1Ds4 Timeline [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2011, 10:15:54 PM »
Hard drive space is a complete non-issue. A 2 TB drive is about $80, and can hold about 80,000 RAW files at 25 MB each (from Canon 5DII). That's 40,000 images per year for two years. Even with a second drive for full backup it's still only $160 in hard drive space, or $80 per year. This is a trivial cost compared to other costs of photography.

I'm not sure that everyone can say that.  Perhaps for you it's a non-issue.  But for me, if I'm going on a 2 week vacation with my camera, you're looking at only ~650 of those RAW files on a 16gb card, max.  I usually don't take my laptop, and even if I do, that means I'll need to also take an external hard-drive along with it?  Many times it's just not practical.

That being said, I agree with you, that if you're doing a 1-day or afternoon photo shoot, and then come home to a laptop/desktop with TBs of storage space (which isn't all that expensive any more), then having 25mb+ RAW image files is fine.  Keep in mind though, if you have to do some batch editing on thousands of those, it will take noticeably longer on larger files than smaller ones.  Anyways, just my opinions on the matter.  I'm sure I'll be first in line once Canon actually releases these beasts. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds4 & 5D3 Timetable [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2011, 11:56:57 AM »
While on the other end...  Nikon is rumored to be advancing their technology at a much faster pace and may release a mirrorless system in just a few weeks.

Honestly, I don't see why Canon just doesn't announce the 1Ds4 and/or 5D3 soon, and then tell people the release date will be sometime this Fall/Winter?  At least we'll have some concrete information that way.

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D & 7D Rebates coming February 20
« on: February 20, 2011, 08:22:23 PM »
Lets face it,  we all want a 7d or we wouldn't even be posting here. Admittedly $1-200 is still a lot of money, but is taht gonna keep you from getting the camera you want?  Did Canon ever say the rebate was on top of sale prices?  Doubth it.  We all want a really great camera for cheap, we don't always get that batgain.  Hell, I kept looking at an ad from 42 street photo for two weeks advertising a 7d for $1359 w/ free shipping.  Did I buy?  Nope.  Instead I ponied up a $100 bucks more to amazon when 42 S. P. ran out. Bottom line, its a great camera,  whatever kind of marketing is being done.  Are we so jaded, that we believe we can get something for nothing?  30 years ago a Nikon F2 went for much more then the cost of entry today. 

No I am not rich, far from it.  but I have been shooting for over 40 years and am now enjoying one of the best cameras developed my man.

I don't think that anyone believes we get something for nothing.  But, I expect to save some money with a rebate than pay more than regular (pre-rebate) price.  You have to admit, this is shady, whether it's the vendors doing this themselves or if Canon forcing their hands.

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