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EOS Bodies / Re: MPEG2 Based Codec for 5D Mark III?
« on: March 10, 2011, 12:33:42 AM »
Why couldnt we format CF cards in something thats not FAT32......

The camera needs to support format, and most only support FAT12/16/32.

SDXC brings with it the potential to use exFAT, a proprietary, licensed, patent encumbered file system, but that addresses the limitations of FAT32, though adding some of it's own.  If they (SD Card Association) were smart, and not as easily swayed by Microsoft, they would have used something like ext2.  Ext2 has none of the limitations of FAT32 or exFAT, and any manufacturer could use it freely.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Replacement Soon?
« on: March 09, 2011, 11:45:41 PM »
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Do you honestly think they will  let the 5D go almost 5 years without a refresh?

Five years would be Sept. 2013.


Oops, for some reason I had it in my head that it was released Aug 2007 (But that was the 1Ds3).  :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Replacement Soon?
« on: March 09, 2011, 08:54:26 PM »
1DV soon, 7DII in the fall, and 5DIII next spring.

You heard it here first  8).

Do you honestly think they will  let the 5D go almost 5 years without a refresh?

Not likely.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Thoughts on 430EX
« on: March 09, 2011, 02:47:04 PM »
I was ready to buy the 430EX but decided on the 580EX I (used) and added the 580EX II subsequently.  I'm glad I did go this route.  The differences for me that made me decide on the 580 are the guide number/power of the 580EX's and using them with umbrellas, no white bounce card in the 430EX, AF assist for the 430EX is 9 pt and 45 pt for the 580EX and recycle time is much faster with the 580EX. I would consider a used 580EX I rather than the 430EX II.  The weight of the 580EX I is similar to the weight of the 430EX II.

You can also use an external battery pack on the 580, which reduces cycle times, and increases battery life.  You can get generic versions from your favorite Chinese dropship site (I've had good luck with dealextreme) for less than the cost of the batteries you put in them.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 11:15:32 PM »
I doubt if I'd buy a kit with a 24-70 unless it was discounted enough that I could resell it to subsidize the cost of the body.  I've come to prefer primes to zooms, and f/2.8 is not as fast as I often need in dark venues.  I returned my 70-200mm f/2.8 MK II for that reason.

I'm guessing $2000-$2200 for one with IS, but it might be a couple of hundred less.  Price does not seem to matter, buyers line up to get the latest lenses and backlogs run several months before the pipeline gets full.  Then, when all the early adopters have one, the price will drop 10%.

However, I'm certain that many will buy one and love it, I am burned out after having five of the existing 24-70mm L's that were only fair.

I've come around to a similar ideology.  I plan on getting the 5D3 kit, hopefully with a newly updated 24-105 f/4L IS, as soon as it's released.  That'll cover my general/walk-around/vacation zoom quite nicely.  If I need fast, that's what primes are for.

Hmmm, price guessing...  I'd put the 24-70 f/2.8L II at $1699 list, and the 24-70 f/2.8L IS at $2349 list.

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 10:19:06 PM »
They may get released at the same time (would be nice), but the 24-70 is too expensive, and too specialized to be a kit lens.

Actually, the local Nikon (Taiwan) did release a D700 kit which came with the Nikon 24-70:

http://www.coolpix.com.tw/shop/shop_eye_detail.php?Shop_Eye_ID=48

So I won't be surprised if an upcoming 5D3 would appear with the 24-70L II ;D

Dare I ask how much?  $4k+?

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 07:14:32 PM »
They may get released at the same time (would be nice), but the 24-70 is too expensive, and too specialized to be a kit lens.

I would suspect that most people that would get the kit would be significantly less likely to own any existing L glass, and would need a high quality general purpose lens. The 24-105 f4L IS is a much better (subjective, I know) general purpose lens, and what they would benefit the most from having if it's their only L.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: First trials with the amazing 7D
« on: March 08, 2011, 02:55:23 PM »
P.S., Congrats on the camera, and that's a beautiful dog you have.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: First trials with the amazing 7D
« on: March 08, 2011, 02:54:19 PM »
To expand on what kubelik and scalesusa said, hold on to that kit lens for a little bit.  Practice, learn the camera, and the craft as a whole.  On that journey you will also learn what you need in a lens to fulfill your goals.

It's real easy to say the 18-135 is less than the perfect lens, but a lot harder to say what is the perfect lens for you.  Everyone is quick to spit out an opinion; and yes, the guidance you receive can be valuable; but it's ultimately up to you to determine what is best.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 l usm
« on: March 08, 2011, 02:44:15 PM »
...which I kept and disposed of the others.

I'd love to be your garbage man. :)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II in April? [CR2]
« on: March 08, 2011, 01:39:33 PM »
I still think the logical thing to do (which almost precludes it from happening), is for them to split the line.  Bring out a 24-70/2.8 II with greater resolving power to match modern sensor densities, and a 24-70/2.8 IS version for those that need it.  It's a good strategy for the 70-200/2.8, makes just as much sense on the 24-70.  I also strongly believe the 16-35/2.8 could benefit from this as well.

In the f/4 space though, and I'm primarily thinking of the 24-105/4 IS here, while I think that lens could also use an update, I don't see room in the lineup for a non-IS version.  In fact I'm really hoping to see a MkII released as a kit lens for the 5D3.

Along the same line, I don't see why there's a non-IS version of the 70-200/4, besides historical context.  So maybe I'm just way off base.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Odds and Ends
« on: March 07, 2011, 02:40:24 PM »
what is a TYPO ??

It's short for a typographical error.

In a modern context would generally mean someone typed it in wrong.  In a historical context would often be a typesetting or transcription error when framing the movable metal characters that make up a page of text.

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Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
« on: March 06, 2011, 06:42:22 PM »
Amazing.  Not even sure what else to say.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 7d with an aps-h sensor!!!!!!!!
« on: March 01, 2011, 02:11:23 PM »
If the next generation 1D is FF, then moving the 7DMk2 to APS-H almost makes sense.

If the next 1D isn't APS-H, then it makes even less sense.  A one off sensor is an expensive luxury on a $5k camera,  and a non-starter on a $1300 camera.

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United States / Re: Bait and Switch Camera shops fined
« on: February 28, 2011, 06:40:01 PM »
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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