The 5DIV (non-"S") will launch at or below the 5DIII launch price, call it a hunch.
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Frankly, I never understood the attraction of ordering a product before it is reviewed. Is being the "first kid on the block" one of the motivations?
Look at the nuts that stand outside the Apple stores overnight to be the first one in their group to have the newest iPhone.
But neither denial or confirmation on a 85/Art prime and other lenses. That's a shame.
I know I'm in the minority, but I sure hope the 100-400 replacement is a push-pull zoom.https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=advantages+of+push-pull+zoom+lens
At least two of us in that minority...
I have wondered about the pros/cons of push/pull zoom and found this link, which mentions the 100-400
Interesting discussions with personal preference perhaps a factor. I think the push/pull design has made way for the rotating ring mostly because of recent advances in autofocus. And just maybe the rotating ring may cost less to make??
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.