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Perhaps we will see (I can dream) that we will see $2000 of 1Dx.  That would be nice, very nice  ;D ;D

Canon General / Re: Travel charger for Canon LP-E4N battery
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:04:48 PM »
Don't try a "universal charger" like the one they sell at "The Source".... I have a friend who got one for her SX-40.... and it didn't work.... I tried it on my LP-E6's.... and it didn't work... she gave it to anther friend with a Rebel and it didn't work... and the last person in our group had a Nikon p/s and it worked for her...

Moral of the story, universal chargers aren't....

Not surprised.  Jack of all trades, master of none (actually cann't make any work)

Canon General / Re: Canon USA Opens New Midwest Service Center
« on: April 01, 2014, 02:03:39 PM »
Since Canon already has a service center in Itasca, IL, I can believe this one is real.  Makes sense to add a service center outside Chicago.

Great news for me - it is less than 50 miles from my house so I can drop off my equipment to be serviced.

It would have been nice if this license was announced tomorrow

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 11:51:21 AM »
These threads always polarize the forum community, but I do think there is a market for high-resolution sensors. And I believe Canon is aware of this, and are trying to develop such a system (Zeiss mentions the word "high-resolution sensors" multiple times in their Otus announcement, and they cater to both Canon and Nikon). However, given Canon's recent trend towards bringing out the absolute top products in their class, it is more than likely that they are spending the extra time and effort to create something great rather than settling for good. After all, with good sales on their existing products they don't need to push out something before it's ready.

New systems will double, if not triple, in price.  I guess I could afford them, if I don't travel (or eat)  ;D

enjoyable.  I would add someone who understand that you have your passion and that is important to you.  In our marriage, my wife loves music (plays viola in string quartets for the love of it and I photograph nature for the love it).  We support each other's hobbies

Maybe that's why they haven't introduced much exciting stuff in the past few years...

Yup.  1DX, 5D3, and 6D aren't much fun...   :o  24-70 F2.8L II and 70-200 F2.8L II aren't much fun either... ;)

Don't forget the II version of the great whites.  Real winners.

My wish list includes 14-24 as good as Nikon's (in fact it would be great if they would license the Nikon lens), 100-400 replacement, and something in the high MP range that is affordable. 

I think Nikon may have under priced their D800 in order to gain share from Canon and "gave the razor away in order to sell blades".

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:02:48 PM »
I would expect a 44.2MP 4K FF sensor (11520x7680)

Curious - how did you get that sensor size?

Isn't 4k twice 1080 which is 1920 x 1080 so twice would be 3820 x 2160?

Update - 1D X results:

-Lexar 95 145MB/s (according to the package) write: 51 frames
-Sandisk 90MB/s write: 52 frames
-Sandisk 150MB/s write: 57 frames

This is interesting and shows that the buffer size or the interface in the 1DX is different than the 5DIII, but all of the results are excellent given that the Sandisk 1067x card is delivering a burst depth of 35 RAW frames in the 5DIII (vs. the rated 18) and 57 RAW frames in the 1D X (vs. the rated 38).  RAW+JPEG to the two Sandisk cards topped out at 15 frames, FYI.

Bottom line - the fastest Sandisk cards rock the 5DIII, while the older Sandisk cards are a great deal for the 1D X.  Lexar doesn't quite ive up to their specs, at least in these two Canons.

Also, on a personal note, the 1D X may only be 2x faster on paper, but the thing sounds about 20x faster than the 5DIII.  I can't wait to shoot with it...

Interesting but how did you measure 51 or 57 frames? 

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Medium Format
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:54:08 PM »
Like I said, it just seems to me, that professional cameras, will all move to even larger sensors in the future.


Because not enough consumer level cameras will sell...because those people use smartphones and tablets (or whatever the fad will be at the time) to take pictures.  Again I'm not saying Canon will replace 35mm format sensors, with something 50 to 60mm, or larger in width.  I'm saying it seems like it would be between 36mm and 50mm...like 40 to 45mm.  And it won't be in widespread use...for quite a while...8 to 10 years is my prediction.  But I'm not predicting the demise of Sony in the meantime...Nikon might be another story, though!

You keep repeating this assertion. People keep saying they disagree. They give their reasons...which are well thought out and logical. You consistently reject their views, but don't offer any evidence to support your position.

You say if Canon offers this amazing super camera at a fraction of the cost of its competitors it will create the market and suddenly everyone will want this imaginary camera. What makes you so sure Canon could offer such a camera at a fraction of the cost of its competitors? And, what makes you so sure moving to a larger sensor would suddenly become the end-all and be-all of all photographers, when so many people on this forum are saying "no thanks."

If anything, the trend has been toward smaller sensors. Full frame sells only a small fraction of APS-C and even then, one of the main reasons why full frame is popular is because it is consistent with the traditional size of 35mm film cameras. It's a size that has been tested and proven in the marketplace. Why would the world suddenly want a new size with all the compromises and additional costs it would entail?

It's fun to debate these sort of esoteric issues for entertainment purposes, but really, just repeating the same assertion time and time again without anything to back it up gets a little tedious.

FF and crop sell for different reasons.  Crop sensor camera are generally less expensive.  FF have better signal to noise.

It would be interesting if there were comparable FF and crop sensor cameras with the only difference the sensory size (and related factors such as S/N).  Frame rate, build, controls, features would otherwise be identical.  Which would sell better?  Better S/N or a reduction in angle of view (effectively increasing focal length)?

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:48:50 PM »
Canon has see the D800 sales figures, so they know that high megapixels aren't in huge demand, but they probably also know there is a small subset of customers that will pay a premium for more resolution. Give them what they want, but keep the production costs down.

I wonder how the D800 (e) are doing relative to the 5DM3.  Not in absolute sales but as share of pro / prosumer sales.  Also is the D800 (e) attracting people to adopt the Nikon line or stay with Nikon?

Personally I would like to see Canon adopt the Sony sensor and put it in a 5D body and then license Nikon's 14-24 lens.  That would be truly winning combination.

We have waited long enough for these 2 items and if there was serious competition, I think Canon would have done it or be seriously hurting.

BTW - there long glass is the best; easily topping Nikon.  They just need to a new ultra wide and a high MP body.

Lenses / Re: Upcoming Lens Reviews of Sigma & Zeiss Glass
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:49:14 AM »
I have the canon 14 - wonder how much better the zeiss 15 will be?

Camera sounds great.  Only wish that Canon would get with it and produce such a camera.  20 FPS is a great - wonder how fast the camera can write the flash card

I just read a blurb on DxOmark that said this thing can shoot SIXTY fps in a burst if AF is locked?!?
Holy buffer-size!  Even if it is limited to 40 raw as they stated, that's a LOT of speed!
Can anyone confirm that? My local Nikon web site is not so clear on the issue in the spec's page.

EDIT:  OK, actually found that here:

excerpt below:

At approximately 20 fps, the Nikon 1 V3 also boasts the world's fastest*1 high-speed continuous shooting rate with AF tracking, as well as high-speed continuous shooting at up to approximately 60 fps when focus is locked. This, as well as the world's shortest*3 shooting time lag ensures fast and precise focusing on moving subjects.

*3Measured in accordance with CIPA standards. When a CX-format digital camera is used; measured with the zoom lens at the maximum telephoto position.

we are seeing the merging of video and still.   

Camera sounds great.  Only wish that Canon would get with it and produce such a camera.  20 FPS is a great - wonder how fast the camera can write the flash card

perhaps the new lens will have a built-in 1.4

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