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EOS Bodies / Re: Hugely Disappointed In 5D III Price
« on: March 02, 2012, 06:17:54 PM »
Yes, very disappointed with the release price. I was planning the FF jump and was OK with the 3K price. However at 3.5 I cannot buy one without the feel Canon are just trying to capitalise on the market share the Mark II gave them.

The Mark3 looks amazing just too rich for my blood ATM-guess Canon will also miss out on the three lenses I was planning to buy.



Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Eneloop batteries for my flash
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:38:47 PM »
Very timely.

I have been using the 'coloured box method'. I have some neat (4xAA or 4xAAA) plastic holders that clip together - I have red and green colours to separate out changed and non-chargered batteries--they can from DealExtreme (

While this is a good system it does mean that I need to carry two holders for each set of batts. Last night I saw this old post on DIY photography--it uses a sticker system to carry changed and non-charged in the same holder.



EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 07:47:35 PM »
Anyone heard of 'anchor pricing' - the idea is to establish the idea of a price in someone's head (whether they can afford it or not). Then discount it. People think the vendor is doing them a huge favour. If I were Canon, I would be seeding these rumours into the market in just the way we have seen today, and everyone is "ooh, can I afford it, ouch", etc. Then announce it next week at say $3000 or $3200, and everyone thinks - "wow what a bargain!". Maybe they are right, and it is a bargain. But for me, just like with eBay purchases, the only thing that matters is 'is it worth it' not how much it has been discounted or what the exchange rate is...

I agree with BillyBean's anchor pricing comment.

Everyone here seems to want a 5D replacement but there are the "$3500 is OK" and the "my max. is $3000" camps. Imagine how many will 'pull the trigger' if the final RRP is closer to $3300? -- esp. if Canon announce: weather sealing, clean HDMI and user-selectable AA filter ;-)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Photography magazines
« on: January 29, 2012, 01:16:49 AM »
Try -- I used to subscribe in the film days.

Canon General / Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« on: October 18, 2011, 05:43:02 AM »
Yep, the adaptors look like afterthoughts to me.

They should be on the inside.

EOS Bodies / Re: Additional 1D X Coverage.
« on: October 18, 2011, 02:32:34 AM »
Another video (via Flickr)

1DX at full noise - it sounds like a machine gun!

EOS Bodies / Re: What else will they do with that 18MP FF Sensor?
« on: October 18, 2011, 01:52:34 AM »
Based on this line from the DPReview (

'Not many people need a 21MP file to begin with, so they're going to love the IQ of this camera and the quality's good enough that those people who do need those huge files will find the images clean enough to use them.'

...I think you could see the 1DX sensor in the 5D3

Canon General / Re: New EOS GPS & Bluetooth/Wifi Addon Introduced
« on: October 17, 2011, 11:51:21 PM »
Something that should've been inside the 1D X in the first place.

Exactly! I would assume they use the same plug so it looks like you can have wireless OR GPS but not both at the same time!

Canon General / Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« on: October 17, 2011, 11:48:11 PM »
Slightly larger than the IV

1D X
About 158 (W) × 163.6 (height) × 82.7 (D)
(interestingly) Mass: Undecided

1D Mark IV
156 x 157 x 80 mm (6.14 x 6.18 x 3.15")

Of topic but how did the Canon 'IXY 600F Pink Champagne' pass without notice!? They will only product 40 000 units!

Canon General / Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« on: October 17, 2011, 11:31:15 PM »
For networking, it looks like a LAN port with the option of wireless (with on-board bluetooth) and GPS adapters.

I like the idea of colour-based focus tracking with iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition).

Canon General / Re: "Holy cow. Time to throw my 7D in the bin."
« on: October 17, 2011, 07:32:49 PM »
wellfedCanuck, I am right with you! A camera is an optical AND electronic device. If you can fit in an electronic level there's plenty of room for GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, .... Why can't I use a wireless display (pc, phone or dedicated panel)?.

I think you are 100%--if a good feature can be in a P&S it should be in a dSLR. There's very little additional R&D. In fact, dSLR sales have already contributed to P&S R&D so why can't dSLRs benefit from these developments?

EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 17, 2011, 06:36:46 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 05:56:15 PM »
Amazing--less than 36 hours until the 18th and no further rumour leaks. Either Canon runs a water tight ship or ...

If there is something coming, I would have thought Canon marketing would try to spice things up a bit--c'mon, Canon, that's what makes rumour following a sport!

EOS Bodies / Re: A Loose Roadmap [CR1]
« on: October 01, 2011, 09:09:33 AM »
A 5D Mark III replacement in September 2012!? Glad this is not a CR3 - I think I'd go into hibernation :-)

Australia / Re: Buying Camera gear in Aus? Who do you use?
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:02:16 PM »
Yes, d d photographics is good (so far I have only bought my G9 there).

In Adelaide, I second the Camera House in the central market--they are very knowledgeable and honest.

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