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Yup, and expect the prices to continue to go up with another round of Quantitative Easing on the horizon (i.e the Fed printing more money)

My grocery bill has more than doubled in the last 5 years.

Gasoline?

Cable Bill?

This is what you get with a devalued dollar.

And you also get a higher stock market, and people aren't rioting because their 401k's aren't high enough to retire on.  Even though, you aren't going to be able to afford a $40,000 new car that used to be $20,000.

You also get people working past 65 instead of training the younger generation and lowering their unemployment rate.

That is why I am buying lenses and camera gear.  There might be some improvements in the future, but sharp pictures will still be sharp 20 years from now.

I echo the doubling of the bills. Even restaurants are charging nearly double what they used to cost in 2000.

Gentlemen, the time to buy and hoard Canon lenses is now!

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EOS Bodies / Re: I know the future!
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:21:30 AM »
This year we will se two new bodies:


3D: High MP (40+), slow FPS...
5Dx: Low MP (22), faster FPS...

That way canon will have a product for both niche markets!  ;)

In case of bodies:

1.) I think that there will be one high mpx camera + I assume it will be the 4K with RAW video (which was also patented). It will be low fps, fewer AF points, video and studio focused camera. This could be 4000-4500 USD.

2.) I assume it will be something like posted 5D-X or however it will be called. Light prosumer body with good AF, around 6 fps, +-22 mpx FF sensor, great high ISO and around 3000 USD as price tag goes. This will not be a direct competitor to D800 (fewer mpx, less fps, possibly no RAW video).

3.) I think there will be a Rebel body. Not sure about specs. Maybe they just bump new processor in it and 24 mpx sensor (but currently 18 mpx is enough).

There is, for sure, market for another 2 FF bodies. If they divide them like this, they will definitely profit from this.

If true....I'll take #2 ;)

As will I! (Although I hope it's $2700...)

I suspect it would probably cost nearly 4,000. Canon doesn't want to eat out the 1DX.

Moreover, if Canon merges the 7D-5D lineup, they will enrage the many who are looking for a higher-res FF camera (D800, anyone?), and enrage those looking for an APS-C action/sports/wildlife camera. And, I suspect the D400 is probably going to be a camera which will probabably get a lot of heads turning....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:16:55 AM »
When Canon started the Megapixel race the only thing you read on forums was:

Why  can't Canon do like Nikon.
Less MP and clean high ISO images (like d700/d3s)

Now Canon is doing exactly this ( flagship 1dx) !
Always complain. So many forum topics where people are switching to Nikon ? why ?

I am certain 99% will not need 36mp images.
I would say go outside and take some pictures.
All current cameras (Canon and Nikon) will do just fine for most of us. (I would say all of us)

I really hope Canon will not go into MP race.

Edward van Altena
Don't discount other people's needs because they don't match your own, some people have a use for higher MP. My "serious" photography is aerial/realestate/recon. The ability to keep zooming in on an image for details that were unknown at the time of shooting is huge. Printing? Who does that? Pop the image via wifi for display on a 55" LED.

I'm with you here. I like having as many MP's as possible. Why? Cropping! I shoot birds. And those of you who do well understand the phenomenon. And those of you who would tell me to just get a longer lens, two problems:

1. I don't have 12,000 spare bucks hanging around.

2. An 800 5.6 is very hard to take and use in many of the places I like to go. Humping through the everglades with my current lens is hard enough...

So, is cropping the ideal solution? Maybe not on paper, and perhaps not in a forum discussion, but on the field, and back home on my computer, it is the ideal solution for me.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC Announced
« on: February 06, 2012, 12:24:51 PM »
A lens I am almost interested in... I like my 24-105 a lot, and use my 30 .14 when it gets really dark. Maybe if I had a 5D, I would get it...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:57:03 AM »
Right! Since Canon and Nikon refuse to implement in-camera IS, and tout the "vastly superior" in-lens version, you really have to cry foul when they leave it out of any lens design, save maybe the widest of angles.

For composition purposes is it vastly superior.

And at 24mm and 28mm there is no reason for IS at all. I have no problem at all buying a non-IS lens that is below 100mm. Now I suppose I'll hear from the video people about that.

No reason for IS at 24? Really? Why do you think it is in the 24-105? The 17-50?

IS is really quite helpful even at wider focal lengths. To be sure, not the same as at 600mm, but, still helpful.

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Canon General / Re: $5000 gear spree exercize
« on: February 05, 2012, 11:56:59 PM »
$5000 to vegas, triple it to $15000, and hope that that's enough for the 200-400 f/4 once it's released...

NICE! I don't believe in gambling, so I'm going to rob bank instead and spy for the Russians...

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I'm mainly a wildlife and action photographer, so I don't mind being the favourite child!

Just kidding. Actually, as many have said, Canon has many wonderful things. Nikon people grumbled loudly when Canon invented the 5DII and even the 7D that they had nothing like it available.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. On the german side of the lens fence, it costs a pile more, has no autofocus OR IS....

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot Announcements February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 05, 2012, 02:58:41 PM »
The D10 wasn't an oddity! It was awesomeness in an awesome blue oddly-shaped box! And waterproof to pretty deep! I have awesome pictures from a coral reef in the keys I used it to get pictures of. The only problem with it was the maddening shutter lag (compared to a 7D...)... I am spoiled. I need to shut up and pony over for the ikelite housing...

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F8 AF would be wonderful beyond belief!

300 2.8 + 2x TC + 1.4x TC = 840 F8!!!

I once paired my old 300 f4 with a 1.4 xTC + an old quantaray 2x TC (extremely poor image quality... but...). I was able to get pictures with it which were way way better than I would have without it. 420 5.6 doesn't really extract a blue heron from the background when it is quite distant. However, a 840 f11 (!) will do a great job rendering the background out of focus. Hopefully, at some point, I can find those photos...

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Canon General / Re: $5000 gear spree exercize
« on: February 04, 2012, 11:20:25 PM »
600 F4.

 :o

Hmmm... can I have an extra five thousand, and then a little extra?

 ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: A guy used 1DX yesterday in Germany!!
« on: February 04, 2012, 11:15:47 PM »
As a 1DsIII user, the 1Dx isn't the upgrade I was looking for. My next body will be a 5D3 or D800, so the specs of those two bodies are all that I care about. The 5D3 probably won't be released until after the 1Dx, so that's the only reason I care about when the latter hits the market.
To be sure, it wasn't the camera I was looking for either. I think combining the 1D line was a huge mistake. I mean, isn't one of the main reasons they kept the camera at 18MP was to be able to shoot so quickly? Wouldn't a lot of studio photographers been a lot happier if they could have shot at half the speed but with much bigger images?

I hate it when somebody tells me "you don't need anything more than 18MP." I have heard that a lot. How do they know what I need? When working with a model, I certainly need 27MP much more than double digit frames per second. I was kind of hoping the new 1D would rival medium format. When I'm shooting sports I don't want full frame. It's an impressive camera, but I really think they only people it's perfect for would be like National Geographic photographers and certain kinds of sports on smaller fields/courts. It's just the wrong camera for me and a lot of others, as well, even though it has a lot of really sexy features.

Are was allowed to admit this?  :D  Will Canon revoke my membership? 
I agree completely.  I want more MP than my 5DII for studio and general photography.  And the crop factor on my 7D is much appreciated when I shoot sports, or nature.

Well-said! I love the 1.6 on the 7D. I couldn't imagine losing the reach.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:23:55 PM »


A sea gull on Fort Lauderdale Beach...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: 400 f/4, 300 f/4, 200 f/5.6
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:22:14 PM »
No one will be able to use the 200mm f/5.6 with a 1.4x extender on a Canon 1DX!!!      >:(

HAR HAR!!!!  ;D

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