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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 05:18:06 PM »
I'm so tired of hearing people flip flopping and getting up on their soap box and announcing "Canon loses" or "I'm going to Nikon". How does it REALLY matter?

Hell, the most moving and memorable images burned into the minds of most people on our planet, let's say "Top 100 photos of all time", are most likely ALL film. Taken decades (or longer) ago, on cameras that are laughable compared to ANYTHING we have now. In terms of features, abilities and technology, even usability and reliability. What does that say, truly, about GOOD photography that MATTERS?

Are you a photographer, or are you a tech head who actually doesn't REQUIRE any of this because it the D800, 1DX, D4, or digital Hassleblad won't make your images truly any better.

???



I for one, based on these rumored specs, are OK with the 5D Mark III. Assuming they're even real specs. I make a living off of photography, I do various types. Mostly portraits, some fashion and beauty, and documentary work (along with weddings in the summer months). I also print my work, large, for galleries and clients, on various mediums such as photo paper, canvas and fine art materials (even metal and wood once).

We don't know the DR, we don't know the ISO, and we don't a ton of other stuff, let alone the ACTUAL specs (again, this is a rumor, a CR3'd rumor, but still a rumor).

It's just so hilarious to sit here for days, have a coffee, read through some rumors, see what other photographers are saying about them... you get a few different types of people really. The most comical is the person, on any forum really, who types up a bunch of garbage about switching systems, or being so fed up with the changes, or lack of changes. OK, fine. How in the world is any other camera going to make your photos better? How is getting the 5D3, or NOT, going to make you a better photographer? The D800E, D800, 1Dx, D4? Answer: it won't help.

The reason why, on twitter and other bigger forums, you don't see the seasoned pros or working photographers complaining about much, is because they understand this simple notion. You get caught up in all the gear talk, and all the #s, and it truly, at the end of the day, doesn't mean much. The reason we get new cameras, and want to "upgrade" is because we can, and because sometimes it gives us new tools, and it's fun to have new things that we truly love, like cameras and lenses. But we never should lie to ourselves and say or believe that owning the 5D3, or a PhaseOne, or D4 is going to make us a better photographer.

No one is going to look back on their career, put up a gallery show and say "right here, this is when you can tell I got the 5D3, or switched to the D800, it shows in my work". Blah blah blah.


I don't even believe most of what I read when you have someone boasting about changing sides or "needing" something MORE, MORE MORE! Always MORE!

No one is ever truly happy, right? I say.... I can't wait for what Canon, Nikon or anyone else brings us. If we can properly use any of these tools, then let's go for it, but let's not pretend it means much more.

My 5D2 has been through hell, I bought it the month it was on the market. It's so banged up and wonderfully used. My back up is an old 40D, which I never use, and has had some problems before. I don't trust it. Getting a 5D3, or the 1Dx makes sense for me in a lot of ways, but I'm not going to pretend it is going to make me a better photographer, or make my work more accessible to clients or galleries.


Beautifully said.   Some really great pictures can be taken with a box camera - remember those?

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:23:02 PM »
It's interesting to me that most things that are technical in nature like computers, monitors, etc... tend to get better every year and the price drops every year for the same features. I don't really understand why cameras don't fall in that realm, it's a shame isn't it?

+1 Top of the line computers have sold for similar price for some time - with added features and performance.  Why not cameras too?

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:02:01 PM »
Like many of you I was disappointed in the price, believing $3k would be body-only max price.   No mention of FPS in the latest (CR3) specs.   Hope that it's 6.9 fps as mentioned earlier.   

I find the CF+SD card choice a bit odd.  IMO, 2 CF slots makes more sense for camera in 5D family.  It makes even more sense to include the new XQD card format - which has size similar to SD, but thickness of CF.   This would be paving the way to use the latest card technology.

I am also hoping for a double-exposure capability similar to that described for the 1D X.   Maybe an increase in bracketing up to +/-5 or +/-7 exposures.   

Also, what is predicted performance at high ISO - what is the DR?   

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EOS Bodies / Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:36:05 PM »
[quote author=DBCdp link=topic=3546.msg74453#msg74453 date=1329921846
In this context the NDA in a Non Disclosure Agreement that people who have seen/used/know about the camera have to sign to say they wont go telling everyone what they know. I dont know what sort of penalties you agree to if you do blab, perhaps they flog you in public?

Maybe take away all your CF cards.... :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:32:39 PM »
Making an announcement is one thing, but how many times in the past 12 months have Canon failed to deliver product within an even remotely reasonable time?  The 500 & 600mm must be comming up for their anniversary  soon, and now the 1Dx has been postponed to a TBA date.

What is the use of an announcement of a new camera that won't make it into the shops for months?

NDA = non-disclosure agreement.   Agreement to keep secrets.....

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Lenses / Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« on: February 12, 2012, 07:35:00 PM »
If theres any truth behind it I can only imagine its a very large appature.
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+1  Maybe an f/2.0?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »
hah if thats true I'll take 2 of each

i wonder if that is the case if i can still get $2k each for my 5Dmk2s at 6months old
hmmm

Is that an offer?

The 5D X approach addresses the MP race with D800.  With high FPS, the 5D Mk3 seems like a FF 7D.

Both are pricey!!!

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Lenses / Re: B+W Filters compared to Promaster Filters?
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:41:22 AM »
Once, long ago, I tried to be cheap and bought a promaster polarizer.  And I was completely unable to focus, it was totally unusable.  Bought a Hoya instead.  So my only comparison is... B+W works and promaster might not.    ;D

All my filters are B+W and they have been just fine.  Never used ProMaster

Have you tried reading reviews on Amazon to get some feedback

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III (or other) Followup
« on: January 25, 2012, 12:21:34 PM »
ATTENTION:  I'm tired of reading through pages and pages of wish lists,  "oh if it has better dynamic range and better high ISO performance I'm getting it."  That's pretty much the stupidest and most obvious thing you could hope for in this camera (or any upcoming camera).  Of course EVERYTHING that Canon is releasing is going to have better dynamic range and lower noise at high ISO, that's just a given and it's a waste of bandwidth to even mention inevitable upgrades such as these.

Like Canon is going to forget to improve the dynamic range and iso performance if you don't mention it here on the boards, they are a multi-billion dollar company people where is the trust?  Some of you guys act like Canon is just a group of retards that don't know what they are doing, they don't need your advice.

Sorry we spoiled your day!

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III (or other) Followup
« on: January 24, 2012, 12:43:29 PM »
Seems to me that 5D3 would be introduced well before a 7D2.   At least it's due sooner.   

The aspect ratio (looks to be 16x9) of the LCD strongly suggests video is a key priority of the new camera.

I'd like to see a new 5D3 with the following:

FF 21 mp
same batteries as 5D2 and 7D
AF performance at least as good as the 7D
improved IQ in low light
double-exposure mode like new 1D X
option for 3, 5, or 7 shots in auto-bracketing mode





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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod w/ Spiked Feet and Air Travel?
« on: December 26, 2011, 08:13:31 PM »
I've always packed my tripod inside my checked luggage.   Adds 4-5 lbs to luggage weight, but completely avoids any security check issues beyond those your checked luggage is always subject to.  This way spiked feet don't become an issue.  Just easier this way, I think!  :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod Collar Support?
« on: December 09, 2011, 06:44:44 PM »
[quote author=unfocused link=topic=2363.msg50451#msg50451 date=1323292508
Has anyone ever come across a similar accessory for Canon lenses? Either a special tripod collar, or even better, a pistol grip that can screw into the tripod collar to make it easier to hand-hold a large lens (like the 100-400)?
[/quote]

Try Really Right Stuff.  http://www.reallyrightstuff.com

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon D800 at 36mp, Will Canon Respond?
« on: October 05, 2011, 06:19:05 PM »

If the 5Dmk3 has 36MP, I wouldn't buy it unless it  makes coffee *and* give head better than my girlfriend.


Why don't you try another website?

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Software & Accessories / What raincover solution do you use?
« on: September 21, 2011, 04:57:49 PM »
Going to Michigan next month to shoot the fall color and want to be prepared for rainy conditions. Need a raincover for my 7D + tripod that is effective, easy to use, and reasonably priced.  Have used trash bags in the past but find them a bit awkward.   Any suggestions? :-\

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EOS Bodies / Re: More New Full Frame Rumors [CR1]
« on: September 19, 2011, 04:33:12 PM »
well, clearly this is evolutionary. let me wager and outrageously accurate and educated prediction.

a fanciful 5dmkIII with the following:
55MP full frame image with 28 stops of dynamic range and a noiseless ISO range from 25 to 102,400. b/w noise compression kicks in at 409,600 ISO (max). indescribable AF with 90 point recognition at all offered exposure options, of equal power and effectiveness during video. 10,000,000 exposure durability on shutter with 60 - 1/32000 second timing variables. specialty flash sync at 1/2000 of a second. 24fps burst mode at RAW. manual video control over full dynamic range and iso. incremental frame rates from 1 to 240 frames a second at 18bit 4k resolution, uncompressed 4:4:4 prores codec with built in HDR mode. rolling shutter. in-camera aperture, zoom and focus control (wireless with controller). dual CF card reader/writer supporting up to two 512GB 120mb/s cards. 3G-SDI output. thunderbolt output. complete removal of aliasing and moire issues. quarter-inch input for audio, with manual audio control and phenomenal compressor/limiter/white-noise reducer options engineered by Waves.

bunch of other neat stuff.

oh, and it comes as an option with a brand new 16-135mm f/1.2 L series lens with an entirely new motion-predictive system of IS.

they have also rumored the street name for this camera to be appropriately titled "the game changer" ...Nike is also on board for co-op marketing.


PRICE = $50,000

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