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EOS Bodies / Re: Estimate the price of the 'expected bodies...
« on: April 08, 2011, 11:31:53 AM »
I'm budgeting for $2899/body $3899/kit at release.

That's assuming it's accompanied by the rumored 24-105L II.  If it's not a new version of the 24-105L I'd put the kit at $3699.

EOS Bodies / Re: 1D & 1Ds Rumors [CR1]
« on: April 08, 2011, 11:12:17 AM »
I think the rumorer meant the MP count is into "MF territory" at 42 MP, not that there's actually a MF sensor.

Absolutely.  Unless it came with a new mount and lenses, or mirrorless + CD AF that is usable.

Beyond image circle considerations (which apparently you can get around with TS lenses), there is the fact that you can't have a MF sensor on a EF mount body for the same reason you cant have a FF square sensor and retain the mirror.  Assuming the sensor is full 645 format (56 × 41.5mm), that would result in a mirror that is 58.7mm, which significantly larger than EF flange distance of 44mm.  Even a pellix mirror would be to big, but perhaps possible if you sacrifice VF coverage at the top (bottom) of the frame.

Canon General / Re: Canon 70-300 is L vs non
« on: April 08, 2011, 10:50:54 AM »
I'm in nearly the same boat.

70-200/2.8+1.4TC Vs. 70-300L Vs. 100-400

70-200/2.8 would be more flexible, but I lose IS.
100-400 has the extra length, but lesser IS.
70-300L looks like a good compromise, but will be too slow indoors.

Given unlimited resources, I'd get the 70-200/2.8IS + 1.4&2TC.  But that's not the case.

Lenses / Re: Samyang 8mm Fisheye
« on: April 07, 2011, 04:47:49 PM »
Post some pictures!   :)

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you want from the 5D mk III
« on: April 06, 2011, 02:12:56 PM »
Better AF, all points cross, double cross in center + zones.
16bit Raw, and the DR to make them useful (so at least +2 stops or why bother)
High ISO improvements.  ISO 102400 may be silly, but clean ISO 12,800 or even 25,600 would be awesome.
No low ISO banding

Software & Accessories / Re: External mic for DSLR
« on: April 05, 2011, 04:02:28 PM »
Hotshoe powered, that's kinda cool.

Site Information / Re: What originally brought you to canon rumors?
« on: April 04, 2011, 01:54:52 AM »
I think for me it started with the omnipresent rumors of a 24-70/2.8 IS.

Next it was the 60D, which I anxiously awaited word on, but I was less than thrilled about what was finally released.  I ended up getting one anyways, and it should hold me over until my latest obsession is released, the 5D3.

Lenses / Re: Lens Recommendation for Weddings.
« on: April 01, 2011, 04:39:57 PM »

Whatever equipment you choose, watch your step!


So remember kids, always use underwater housings when shooting weddings.

Canon General / Re: Travel case
« on: March 31, 2011, 10:05:31 AM »
Just wondering if Crumpler's C List Celebrity amounts to the same thing? In addition to the backside opening, it seems to have room set aside for a laptop.

Do you have that one?  Does it stick out as far in the back as it looks like it does (pictures on Amazon and B&H)?

After a small incident I had at a winery, involving their display of bottles with ribbons around them (making them top heavy, and unstable), I'm very conscious of the distance things protrude from my back.

Canon General / Re: Travel case
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:24:17 PM »
The loaded Flipside 400AW fits inside the Storm im2500 hard case

Just added both to my Amazon wishlist.

I'm in the market for a new backpack, and that sounds like a killer combo.

Canon General / Re: Travel case
« on: March 30, 2011, 02:12:02 PM »
Not to be an echo chamber, but everything neuroanatomist said is dead on.

I use a Pelican 1510 with padded dividers.  Ample room, and easily fits in the overhead compartment.  Then I put my (empty, flattened) Canon 200EG backpack in my checked luggage.

Also, on some airlines a backpack counts as a personal bag, and doesn't count as your one carry-on.  So that's something to keep in mind too.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark II Stock Shortages in US?
« on: March 29, 2011, 12:41:58 PM »
The 60D is also out of stock nearly everywhere.

EOS Bodies / Re: 3 More DSLR's in 2011? [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:26:31 AM »
This also plays out in the overall upgrade strategy that Canon appears to be following.  One area you see that is the AF systems chosen for the non-1-series bodies, where improvements are slow to 'trickle down' the lines.

I think body strategy regarding AF is one of the strong points of Nikon vs. Canon.  Nikon has more of a gradient for AF performance across it's line, with each body (more or less) inheriting the AF system of the next higher model's previous generation.  With Canon there are large steps in AF performance.  Even the 7D with it's highly regarded AF system is only comparable to the 1D2 maybe the 1D2N (from what I've read, I haven't used either).

Lenses / Re: Canon price increase enforcement
« on: March 27, 2011, 12:04:34 AM »

Please tell me your sources for this information.

There are no L lenses being made at all. Where does this fact come from?

Lenses are in limited supply. How limited? Who reported this?

All L lenses are manufactured in Canon's Japanese factories.  All Canon's Japanese factories are currently closed.

Therefore, no L lenses are being manufactured right now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Resolving Power on the 5D Mk II / III
« on: March 26, 2011, 02:04:04 AM »
im personally waiting for thr 5DMkIII. i am in no rush and i can wait. more time to save up since i only have 2k.

I am/was also waiting for the 5D3 to be released; but with all the uncertainty with what's going on in Japan, on top of the uncertainty inherent to trying to make decisions based on rumors, I gave up waiting.

Ok, I didn't exactly give up.  I just came to the realization that it will probably be a year before the 5D3 comes out, and acted accordingly.  So last night I ordered a 60D, and with the difference I'll get a lens or two.  Then next year, or whenever the 5D3 comes out, I'll pick one up.

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