Since no one else has said it... "This one goes to eleven."
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Don, this is going to be really a meaningfull innovation when an actual product will hit the shelves ... untill then this remains only a patent.
Now, Nikon, please make a DSLR in EF mount. That would be lovely, thanks.
Yes, they are very personal and probably don't apply to others, but I thought I'd share them in case any of them do. Also, my 5DII is pretty beat up, so I think I'd be lucky to get a $1k for it, and after reading about the latest 1DX firmware, I think that's what I'd really like. Besides the obvious upgrades over the 5DIII, I'm so jealous of the new features, especially exposure compensation in Manual and being able to set a shutter speed over 1/250s for Auto ISO. Why anyone at Canon thought 1/250s was reasonable, I'll never understand.All your reasons are quite personal so quite reasonable too.I have sold my 5DMkII and bought a second 5DMkIII. No regrets. Now both of my cameras are the same model so no thoughts in choosing.I have been thinking about doing that for a while, but there are four reasons I haven't:
In addition when you shoot with both cameras the controls are the same and this is a plus.
I would suggest to upgrade if you can afford it...
#1, I won't get much out of it
(Yes, I realize the prices will only keep falling, but losing $1,000 - 1,500 sucks)
#2, I have the EF-S screen in it and that works great with my fast lenses. The 5DIII viewfinder is a grainy, blurry, piece of junk in comparison and is all but useless for manual focus.
(I also realize that there are 3rd party solutions to this problem, but I'd rather not fool with them)
#3 I find myself shooting fewer events (and thus less need for two bodies with prime lenses on each one) and focusing more on shooting with a single body, so the 5DII has become more of a true back up body.
#4 I have spent way too much money on camera gear over the last few years and really need to get back to taking car of the house, cars, and other things like that
The only reservation I would have is about #1 where you said it yourself: "the prices will only keep falling".
By doing this exchange I saved about 40% of the price of 5D3 so I have no complaints myself
I just got mine a couple days ago, today is the first time I got to shoot it, impressed so far.
That's very nice, how much is the sky held back? If it's not, it looks like it is a bit. But it looks natural, so nice job. Not sure I would have put the sun in the center like that for this shot, but I have to admit it does work this way anyway. I need to get one of these lenses. I don't like the idea of the corner stretching projection (I'd prefer 16 to 20mm), but there's really no other wide angle that comes close in IQ, that I can justify blowing the money on right now. Anyhoo...again bravo...and my favorite part is the snow and trees in the bottom half.
M3 with DPAF. Sold.
My crystal ball says it will use the same sensor as the 70D.
The new 7Dm2 and 70D will probablly have the same relationship that the 60D does to the current 7D.
If I remember correctly, the original price of the 7D was about $1800. If the new price is about $2000 that seems like a reasonable increase.
I think the principal difference here is that the 7D introduced the 18 MP sensor and the 60D followed it. Since the 7D II (or whatever it gets called) is following the 70D, it makes sense that they would develop a brand new sensor the 7D II and use the 70D sensor for the Rebels, in order to help justify the premium for the 7D II. Also, we've already seen one rebuttal rumour from Canon saying the 7D II would have a different sensor than the 70D. Of course, it's all just speculation at this point--but that's part of the fun!
Agree. That would seem more logical to me. If Canon gimps the 7D II by reusing the 70D sensor, it won't be nearly as successful as the original 7D. It really needs to be more revolutionary than evolutionary.
So you're saying that the t2i, followed by the 60D, followed by the t3i, t4i, and now t5i, all ate away into the success of the 7D?
Where in the world did you get that? I never even implied such a thing...
They all FOLLOWED the 7D. The point was that the 7D introduced something new...something that did NOT reuse prior tech. I am saying that the 7D II should do the same...introduce something NEW! Something like, say, a NEW 24mp APS-C sensor maybe.
Mathematical induction - If A = B and B = C, then A = C.
Similarly, if A = B and B = C, then B = A and C = B.
You just said that if the same sensor of 70D was in 7D Mark 2 then it won't be as successful as 7D.
If you still don't get it, suppose A is 7D and B is 60D and C = t3i.
A = B - few features & B = C - few features.
Suppose also A2 is 7D Mark II and B2 is 70D.
If A ~ A2 & B ~ B2, then you can also make the assumption that you are saying that the t2i, 60D, t3i and so on is eating into the success of the 7D.
All I'm saying is that it will also be A2 = B2 - few features.
No matter what you think the timeline is... 70D coming before the 7D mark 2 or after... it shouldn't eat into its success, cause it didn't do that to the current 7D.
It was revolutionary because the 7D was the first of its kind, but now its not first of its kind... its the second of its kind.