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It'd be a shame if this was a 1 series body, I mean you don't really need the epic build quality and weather sealing in the studio and whilst it's nice for landscapers, i think the majority would prefer a lighter, smaller body. Although I'm sure a High mp 1 series body will fit some peoples needs.

I don't feel there is a full frame in the canon line up for me at the moment: 1dx out of budget. 5D mkiii, autofocus would be wasted on me. 6D, whilst a fine camera, doesn't quite cut it in areas I want. Just little things that add up like, lack of white balance button and thumb stick, not 5 series build quality and lack of cross points in the autofocus.

An ideal high mp camera for me would be:

New process 36 MP sensor
4/5 fps
7D autofocus
5D mkiii body and controls
7D metering

It'd sit well in the line up too:

6D: entry FF, feature packed  [gps/wifi]
High MP: for studio and Landscape, decent AF for versatility.
5D mkiii: Weddings and Events with some sport and wildlife, Best all rounder.
1DX: The Best

Reviews / Re: Most Objective and Less Objective REVIEWER?
« on: March 23, 2013, 08:09:59 AM »
Digital Picture and Photozone are very good. They provide a good balance, in-depth without getting too bogged down. It's also good to know that they're not actively selling products, although they do have the advert links and such, they're still independent.
Camera labs is worth a mention too, I like the flow, length and detail of the reviews on there.
I rarely read a full Dpreview review but they can be good if your after a specific piece of information as they cover pretty much everything.
I like the Digital rev reviews for a very general, quick look at a camera.


I'm puzzled that there is not one single thing you won't defend. Canon could literally release a boxed rock for $999 and you'd defend the decision I'd bet.

Hey! don't bring the Eos rock in to this! I have one and it's the best rock ever made, good for hitting Nikon owners with.  :)

Still no AFMA...something that doesn't cost them a dime at this point. In fact it probably costs them extra to disable it from the common firmware code base.
lol funny, yet probably correct  :(

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 20, 2013, 06:43:45 AM »
Canon has become so unimpressive with their camera specs lately. Has anyone seen what even a small family owned company like Sigma is doing? They've managed to stuff a 46MP Foveon Sensor into a point-and-shoot, and their lenses have recently been setting benchmarks that put even the best L glass to shame at a fraction of the cost. Canon needs to get off of their lazy asses and start innovating. They clearly have the means, just apparently not much inspiration.

Sigma link:
The max image dimension is shown as 4704 x 3136 pixels...

The way to get to 46MP is by multiplying by 3. It is on the specs page...

Canon still need to get off their you-know-whats but Sigma's 46MP looks like marketing to me.

Still you have to applaud Sigma's effort for at least trying something new (whether it's just marketing hype or not will have to be reserved for real world testing). Canon hasn't had a wow! feature since putting radio transceivers into their flash units (which I absolutely LOVE!). I'll say it again, what really disappoints me with Canon is that they have the largest marketshare and the technology to do so much better, but they seem to be content with just coasting along. I'm sure if they really wanted to, they could blow the doors off the competition, so why the mediocre upgrades time and time again? There's no excuse for it. I want Canon to do better because they can.

Agreed! Even the giant corporate slug that is Microsoft is taking risks and trying new things with products like Windows 8 and Surface. Ok so they're not directly comparable companies but the message is the same: you need to keep on your toes, even at the top.

EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:52:20 AM »
I can only recommend the 1D X.

I can only recommend 4 1DX's

1 with 600mm f4 for wildlife [also doubles up as stool]
1 with 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x for nearer wildlife or far away sports [doubles up as baseball bat if invited to said far away sports]
1 with 24mm-70mm ii for general photography [take 2 for really general photography]
1 with prototype EF 14mm-24mm for wide angle and landscape [you are a loser if you do not own this lens]

I would not even leave the house without any of that gear! you'll just be wasting your time.......

EOS Bodies / Re: Should I buy the 5D mark III ?
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:37:16 AM »
I would only buy it if I was going for a long tour in say.... July and needed a great cam like the 5D Mark III.  :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:18:14 AM »
An 18 MP APS-C sensor.  I'm shocked, really shocked. I didn't even know Canon had an 18 MP APS-C sensor, and yet here it is. Wow.


Welcome to the future! I'm excited too, I love the way Canon put entirely new sensors into each and everyone of their bodies, thats why I own the 7D, 60D, Eos M and a couple of rebels. The results are different for each camera I use!

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Batteries or Charger fault?
« on: March 13, 2013, 07:08:05 AM »
Ok thanks  :)
They're Canon batteries but like I said, they're getting on a bit. Must be at least 5 years old. I'll replace them with a new Canon one.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Batteries or Charger fault?
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:22:36 AM »
Hi all!
Need a bit of advice please on my battery/charger situation.

When charging my 2 batteries [40d], the charger goes through all the light blinking i.e. 1 blink, 2 blinks, 3 blinks then continuous.
It does this in about 20mins which seems a bit quick and then when I put them in the camera they display as full for a minute then drop to 'low'.
I'm wondering if anybody knows what is happening? I'm thinking it's the charger not charging properly since this is happening on both batteries but they are the same age and getting on bit [6 years], maybe they lost their charge?
I can't test them out on anyone else's gear because they have different batteries for their bodies.

Anyway thanks in advance

Regardless of how you feel about Conan, and his hair, this video sums up many editors experiences with FCPX.

Conan O'Brien Editors: Apple Final Cut Pro X Is Easy To Use

HAHAHA that's sooooo funny, thanks!
I'm still on an older version of final cut but I'v been wondering what the uproar about final cut pro x is about, and looking at some of the screen shots in that video, i can see why. It looks like freeking imovie, it's totally different!
For the OP: In your position, I would pick a beast PC, you'll save a lot of money and can upgrade the machine in time. Also, you have a lot more software options for the 3D side of things. For video, yes there's Avid but I used that for 2 years and hated it, very clunky, difficult to learn. They might have updated it by now but there's prob a ton of alternatives on PC.
I personally use Macs, I find the OS a lot easier to use. It thinks like I think, I felt like I was always fighting against Windows. I do a ton of photo editing and a bit of video and I think macs are great for that, but if your doing a ton of professional vid and 3d stuff then I say go PC. Not because you can't do it on a mac but because it's a heap more expensive if you want to and theres not as many software options.

Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 02, 2013, 09:27:30 AM »
Wow yeah, great pics. I think I'll go for the 17-40 for now but that Tamron is looking awesome too  :D

Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 09:30:35 AM »
@Ambientlight, I'v got a 50mm too. With regard to the 24-105, yes I really like the idea of this lens as it would cover most of what I do [24mm to 35mm, and occasionally dipping into short telephoto] but that's on FF, on a crop I don't think the range is that good for me. Random orbits mentioned about getting it with the ff body, which I think is a good idea.
@everyone else, thanks for your input its appreciated :] I'v been thinking 'what lens will be best now and future proofed for FF' but now Im thinking maybe just get the best lens now for crop and worry about FF when I actually get it. Thanks

Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 07:00:34 AM »
Thanks, yeah the tamron is good, AF a little slow but not a problem for me really. I was also considering the 24-105 because it'll cover 90% of what I like to shoot but it's not a great lens for crop and I'm unsure when I'll move to FF, possibly a 5dmkiii at the end of the year but could be later.

Lenses / 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:20:32 AM »
Hi All
My Efs 17-85 broke awhile ago so I have been looking into getting a new lens.
I'm almost settled on going with the 17-40mm because:

I have a £600 budget [no 16-35mm]
Am a crop user that will upgrade to FF soon.
I mainly shoot with in 24-35mm range but would sometimes like wider, say 20mm
I'm mainly do landscapes in the day [but don't usually use a tripod]

Before I buy, I would like to ask is there another lens option somebody knows about/ can recommend? I'v been using a tamron 17-50mm for a few weeks that I like but I don't think it will work on FF. I'm also thinking they could possibly update the 17-40mm soon [it's like what? 10 years old?] to include IS and better optics but still f4 as so not to compete with the 16-35mm, anyone else think this is a possibility?

Thank you in advance!

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