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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Replacement in 2016 [CR1]
« on: February 13, 2015, 09:49:34 AM »
I'm very happy with my 1D X - I'd rather Canon deliver something really solid in a year then rush something sooner :)

Do you mean, don't follow Nikon's lead to release new bodies/lenses with only incremental improvements  ::)

Advantage of Nikon's approach is you get more upgrades ($ for Nikon, cost for the photographer) but they spend more $ on small improvements.

Glad Canon waits until something big can be introduce and then makes sure it is solid.  I think that they learned a lesson from the problems (real or imaginary) with AF on the 1D M3.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Replacement in 2016 [CR1]
« on: February 13, 2015, 09:46:41 AM »
24Mp at 14fps and built in RT flash trigger please! Clean ISO 6400 as well! And -3 EV on all AF points would be more than great!
Thank you!

+1 though I don't need 14 FPS, current 12 FPS with AF is great.  Also builtin GPS though there is so much electronics already in the body, it would be hard to add RT flash trigger and GPS.

Lenses / Re: Who is going to buy the 11-24 f/4L?
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:56:26 PM »
Got the 16-35 f4 IS last summer and was very happy with that so it's a bit annoying this comes now  :P.

Bit unsure how shooting this ridiculously wide will turn out, but will likely get it if it the tests show it to be as good as I expect.

I, too, got the 16-35 F4 last summer and am happy with the lens.  I also have had the 14 for several years and am quite happy with that.  I just got a 17 TS/E and now comes 11-24.

The 17 TS/E is great for landscape and I was considering it an Ultra-Ultra wide alternative (shift left/right and merge).

Now the 11-24 will give the same angle of view as the 17 TS/E set up as pan.

Angle of view for 11mm is 95º short and 117º long axis.  17 is 70º vertical and 93º long axis. So if flip the 17 TS to portrait I get the same angle of view as the 11 in the landscape orientation.

So may sell the 14 and buy the 11-24

EOS Bodies / Re: After a 50MP camera what is the next breakthrough?
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:46:35 PM »
Probably continue to work on minimizing noise.

I think there will be a numbers game.  Easy to market, makes get sound bites, ...

High MP - got that
FPS - video give us 30/60 FPS but only 4K which is < 10 MP
High ISO / low noise - can shoot by candle light and hand hold the camera/stop the action

Lenses / Re: New Unique Macro Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2015, 09:36:57 AM »
Perhaps a combination Macro with builtin step motor to allow focus stacking.    Hard to imagine how they would do this in the lens alone but perhaps Canon is referring to some sort of accessory along with the lens?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Refurbished Lenses at B&H Photo
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:06:22 PM »
Thanks for posting this information.

Lenses / Re: Who is going to buy the 11-24 f/4L?
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:43:56 AM »
hard decision.  I assume based upon speculated price that the 11-24 is stellar.

But I have more use for 100-400 II.

Often the top of the line will drive sales of lower end products.  If Canon can create enough excitement with the 5Ds and the potentially 1Dx II (setting themselves up as market innovators) then sales of other products will follow.  They can afford to reduce margins on top products (where volumes are small) to drive the rest of the business.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:35:34 PM »
Biggest factor here is quality of lens.  I will take all the MP my lens can handle for Landscape and macro.

For wildlife, i'd like a crop camera with 1D build, good IQ at 6400 ISO, and 10 - 12 FPS and 25 MP.

For the moment I'll keep my 5D M3 and add a 5Ds (may be R).

Eventually I would like to find a better solution for a walk around camera.  Hate to invest in a new set of lens for a different camera line such as Fuji or Sony.  May be the M3 will do the trick?? I can only hope.

EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:29:34 PM »
Why the hell are Euro prices the same as US-Dollar prices, while the exchange rate is far off parity?
This policy really makes me sick.
Are Europeans just willing to pay more, or how come that producers get away with a 1:1 rate??

Cost of doing business in the region.

Why is a hotel room more in London, Paris, ... than in a small city?

EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:27:15 PM »
When they are charging 3k$ for the 11-24 it is because it is a stellar performer. I would be a lot more skeptical if they priced it at 1500.

Hope that is correct.

EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:20:38 PM »
Seems kinda wonky that WITHOUT the low-pass filter it's more expensive. Don't they just put a regular piece of neutral optical glass in it's place to keep the sensor stack the same height? Or do they have to do something else that would increase costs?

Nikon did the same thing, higher price w/o the AA filter.  Though I understand that they added an AA and then added something to optical cancel it -  not sure if that is true, sounds kind of strange but strange things do happen.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Is the new 50mp sensor Canon or Sony?
« on: February 02, 2015, 05:21:35 PM »
My guess, a guess since I am not an insider, is that Canon partnered with Sony in some manner.  Either licensed technology, or had Sony produce the sensor with Canon's unique feature such as dual pixel, ....

In the end the sensor will be a marriage of Sony and Canon.

EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:32:52 PM »
With the Yen rather weak relative to the USD, Canon will be pricing flexibility.

Hopefully this will lead to a price under $4000.  If the Yen reverses, then you might expect the price to top $4,000.

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