« on: April 25, 2012, 09:33:40 AM »
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A few years ago, Apple used to make their own propriety CPUs for Macs. Does anyone remember that? Then they had the "brilliant" idea: "why are we competing against Intel" in CPU technology? That's a losing battle. So they dumped their own CPUs and started using the intel chip in Macs.
Canon is in a very similar situation right now. Nikon buys the best sensor from whereever they can find (Sony, Aptina, Renesas) and uses them in their own cameras, concentrating instead on the other aspects of a making a good camera (something that is Nikon's speciality).
Canon, on other hand, (just like Apple was against Intel), is stuck with "competing" in semiconductor technology against electronic companies like Sony (D800 sensor) Renesas (D3s sensor) and Aptina (Nikon 1 sensor). Good luck with that.
This is 100% guranteed a losing battle.
Canon should seriopusly consider this: when upgrading 7D, put the best sensor in it, even if you have to buy it from a third party.
Or stay at the bottom of dxomark for the next several decades ... What's the probability Canon will start beating Sony (who makes 30 million sensors a month) in semiconductor technology? Nill. I actually predict the gap would get even bigger in future.
7D owners, does that post make you anxious or what? Imagine a fix to the ISO noise issues, autofocus issues and whatever other issues we've been having being implemented into the 7D. Man, then it would be an awesome body, wouldn't it?
Waiting here at the edge of our seats for the release........
I guess you mean Tv? the manual aperture ring controls the aperture, and is not registered by the camera sensor.
Truelly, you can shoot in manual or shutter speed only.
Thru the viewfinder, does the brightness changes, as you turn the aperture ring in the lens?
I just tried it on the 60D and it still works. Comes out to 714.20USD after tax & shipping. I'm in NY.
also the code NEW412 gives free shipping.
pdirestajr, how did you find out about these deals?