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I bought one copy and it is really great.

Can you please define "great?"  Did you look at photos 100% or are you going by what you see at less than 100%? 

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Price Drop
« on: October 17, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
There's been another drop.  The kit can now be bought for $3,749.



This is exactly why I think those that don't Canon sales have been hurting, are wrong.  I've never seen rebates extended this long before either.  No one discounts their products if they are selling well. 

I own both the 5DII and the M9. I don't own the Nocti, but I have used it plenty of times.
One thing I can tell you is that at low ISO (400 and under), the CCD of the M9 destroys the 5DII (and even my 1DX) - You heard it.
Yes, everyone likes to dog on Leica shooters, but it's a great tool that when coupled with Leica glass is an absolute beast.

FYI the Nocti actually costs closer to 11K new
The difficulty with taking these claims seriously is that there are little to no comparison photos. Leica images are often described using airy fairy pixie dust descriptions.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 07, 2012, 04:09:50 AM »
Super expensive elephant camera (1D class).

Looks like the ones of us waiting for a "Canon D800" can just forget our hopes and dreams for now.  :-\
Give it a rest.  You're not the target market for this camera so Canon doesn't care what you think of the size or anything else about the body for that matter. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon EOS-1S the Name? [CR1]
« on: October 07, 2012, 04:03:47 AM »
Yep, 1DS III was $8000 at release and for the first few months.
Do you know how long it took before it took to come down a bit?  And do you remember what it came down to? 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D Outed by B&H Photo [CR0]
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:29:56 PM »
I really hope it is a hoax!

I don't want this camera to be elephant sized.  :-\

Elephant sized?
Have you ever held a 1DX?
The thing just fits into your hand (or at least mine) like it was molded for it. It's a perfect fit. It was one of the reasons why when I first starting shooting professionally 6 years ago that I chose Canon over Nikon. The 1 series Canons just felt right in my hand.
By contrast, my 5D Mark III feels small and gives me fatigue because the bottom part of my palm has no place to rest.

He's stated before that he is waiting for the price of the 5D Mark III to come down.  If that's the case, he's never going to buy one of these so I'm not sure why on earth he cares whether it has a grip or not.  I really believe that anyone spending this kind of money generally prefers a grip.  Canon doesn't care about the opinions of those that aren't or can't spend that much coin. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D Outed by B&H Photo [CR0]
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:15:11 PM »
I really hope it is a hoax!

I don't want this camera to be elephant sized.  :-\

I'm curious why you say that.  Are you the target market?  i.e. Do you have $6K plus to drop on a body? 

I am a little surprised that so many people were not able to get their hands on this unit. They have been available at numerous authorized dealers at similar or even lower prices compared to BHphoto since launch.

Those thinking about making the jump to radio should do it. It is awesome not having to worry about LoS and the all-in-one package of the 600EX-RT is both more compact, less expensive (vs. 580EX II + PW) and more reliable than other wireless solutions.  Huge downside is that it is quite expensive to upgrade exisiting gear. I am optimistic though  that a third party manufacturer will make adapters compatible with Canon's RT system so that you can used any flash (Canon, Yongnuo, Bowers, ect) with the system.

Because none of the big three e-tailers have had them in stock much.  Amazon has only had them in stock once. 

EOS Bodies / Re: More Big Megapixel Talk [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 07:27:28 PM »
If they're prepared to drop the xD naming convention, you can be sure that it's price will top that of the current 1DX (which by the way is > $8k in Europe), so I wouldn't be surprised if it is $9,999 ($7,999 in USA market)

Agreed that if they are thinking of a new naming convention then the price is likely to be equal to or higher than the 1Dx. 

I'm starting to think more and more that there is no chance this thing is priced between the 5D Mark III and the 1Dx. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D at 46.1mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 05:55:17 PM »
I would ill advise telling someone to take a 1Ds3 to a wedding; I know people did it, but the 5D Mark II was a far better tool for that, relatively speaking.   

Why is that?  I'm curious why a 1Ds3 would be a bad camera for a wedding photographer. 

EOS Bodies / Next Big Megapixel Camera From Canon - Grip or No Grip?
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:13:19 PM »
It seems to me that people have strong preferences for the size of camera bodies when it comes to built-in grip (1D style) vs. no grip (5D style).  I've read a few posts about people hoping the next big megapixel camera will come with a grip and I've read many posts about people hoping for no grip. 

So I'm wondering...based on the following assumptions, whether more people desire a grip or more people desire no grip. 

  • The next high MP body will be greater than $5,500 but no more than $7,500
  • You can afford to spend $5,500 to $7,500 on a body.
  • You are willing to spend $5,500 to $7,500 on a body (regardless of grip or no grip).
  • The next high MP body will have greater than 40MP
  • The next high MP body will be available for purchase by the end of CY2013
  • There are no new high MP bodies announced from Nikon by the end of CY2013
  • The next high MP body has similar or same specs as the 1Dx but is limited to 5 fps.

Please only vote if you meet all the above criteria/assumptions. 
i.e. If you cannot afford or are not willing to spend $5,500 to $7,500 on a camera body, then please do not vote. 

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 11:46:31 AM »
I wonder if it will make its way into the EOS M line.

Canon General / Re: How many of us are making money out of photography ?
« on: September 20, 2012, 01:48:21 PM »
This is a total guess, but I'll bet the majority of people on gear forums who can afford the best gear, can't afford to leave their existing job to do photography.  I don't think many photographers are gainfully employed. 

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« on: September 14, 2012, 11:50:52 AM »
Need IS for video!

Absolutely not! You need a tripod/monopod or glidecam. Some sort of rig, but definitely not handheld. Handheld video looks awful and is amateurish.

Yes, but for home video, I would have personally appreciated it.  Oftentimes, I just want to grab a video of my kids and it's not often convenient to use a tripod or monopod.  The lack of IS just means I can't keep that lens on as an all-around lens. 

I may still buy this new Mk II but only when I know I won't shoot any video.  Video with my 24-105 without support, is totally acceptable. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 01:43:37 PM »
An EOS-1?  When are they going to stop building these bodies with the grip permanently built-in?

Never, I hope. 

Put a removable grip on a body. Hold the body in one hand, the grip in the other. Move your hands. Feel the flex?  Now...put an AS-type plate or L-bracket  on the bottom of the grip, mount it on a solid tripod. That flex translates to vibration, and vibration costs sharpness.  Oh, just remove the grip? Very inconvenient, for me.

Love the integrated grip of the digital 1-series bodies!

Agreed. My biggest and possibly only complaint with battery grips is the flex that exists between the body and grip when doing tripod work.

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