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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 06:12:11 PM »
Just another thought and vote for 5D Mk III:

One of key features of 7D was ability to wirelessly fire speedlights (first body to have this feature as far as I know) so why would they just leave that concept and change it to no-po-up-flash body ? That would be strange, if you ask me. Unless there is some build-in radio controller but I guess this is not possible/plausible – due to different wireless radio standards across the globe.

What do you think ?

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Lenses / Re: What about a new 50/1.4 ??
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:41:43 PM »
Some patents were released/filled, but it's hard to guess if something like new 50 f/1.4 will be released. If you need that focal length then I would suggest to go for Sigma 50 f/1.4 - it's a decent lens and yes it is usable on 1.4 and I think that it has better bokeh.


+1 for the sigma
Real usm, (in my opinion) better bokeh & great IQ at f2.0 and wider. Those are my top 3 reasons for chosing the sigma...

Hi all,
I'm also waiting for any news…

I'm buying a new 50mm lens within the next 3 or 4 months (baby coming soon).
50mm is my favourite portrait focal length on my 7D. I also have the great 85mm f/1.8 but I don't use as much as I use my  50mm f/1.8.

I'm pondering between the 50L f/1.2 and Sigma 50mm f/1.4. But since 50mm is my favourite focal length, I'm thinking of getting the best possible and go for the L (not that I need the 1.2..it would be nice to have it, but I would stop it down a little bit...I'm considering the Canon for it's sharpness, color, contrast, built quality, etc).

I'm not so concerned about the price tag here…

How does the Sigma compare with the 50L?

Rgds
GB

I disscussed this with one guy who owns both of them and he said his favourite 50 mm lens is Sigma 50 f/1.4 and that there is not so huge difference (in real life situations, not test charts) between them. So unless you really need 1.2 aperture I suggest to go for Sigma. For a little plus over Canon EF 50 f/1.4 you get a nice lens that performs fine even wide open (we are buying primes to shoot them at narrow apertures).

I had both Canon EF 50 f/1.4 and Sigma 50 f/1.4 for a little unscientific test and (for me) Sigma is the winner. This is a lens I will probably pick up as my 50 mm lens for FF in the future.

If you want I can send you some pics from my findings :-)

Regards

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 04:11:25 PM »
Can someone explain why the EXIF of the image of the prototype camera matters?  Is it a magic prototype camera that can take pictures of itself from odd angles?  Do we think the purported Canon employee had a second prototype camera and handed it to a stranger to take a picture of the first prototype camera to post on the Internet?

Oh man you made my day.

and mine!  ;D

And mine ! :-D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 03:20:11 PM »
Not related to the subject of the images but looking at the EXIF the camera is identified as a 1DS3 but the original resolution is 6,144 × 4,096. Not 1Ds3 resolution. Fishy?

http://regex.info/exif.cgi?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.canonrumors.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F01%2FB3J.jpg

6,144 × 4,096 EXIF data... if no PP, does it make a it a 25mp sensor? 1mp more than Sony/Nikon  ;).

So is it the 5d3 or 7d2?

Must be 5D mkIII because I can't see a 7D coming out without a popup flash to control current flashes.   It is quite common to change the camera model in the EXIF for pre-production models, however the images are typically down-resed to match the older model.

Can someone explain why the EXIF of the image of the prototype camera matters?  Is it a magic prototype camera that can take pictures of itself from odd angles?  Do we think the purported Canon employee had a second prototype camera and handed it to a stranger to take a picture of the first prototype camera to post on the Internet?

+ 1 on that :-D :-D :-D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 02:33:30 PM »
Hummm...this lens look very sexy!  It is very exciting to finally see more and more info getting down to Graig about the 5D mkIII...let hope this puppy is right around the corner.

(wonder if the sensor has anything to do with the new sensor in the patent post Graig just put!?!?!)

...I was also wondering about that sensors, but I think they will at first put them in 1D line. But, who knows, maybe this gonna be a low light monster :-D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 23, 2012, 02:28:43 PM »
To me, the MFN button indicates the camera has AF area selection as it does on the 7D. If so, this would argue for it having enough AF points to make AF area selection desirable. Hooray!

Hope your thoughts will become true ! I think that this could be a new 5D Mk III as there is no pop-up flash and bothe 7D and current 5D Mk II looks different.

Fingers crossed for new 5D Mk III ! Bring it on Canon !

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 5D Mark III Megapixel Count? [CR2]
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:02:57 PM »
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ummm... you DO know this is all speculation until the actual camera is announced... NO ONE knows what it will be except the top people within Canon and the R&D dept plus maybe a handful of select pro's and reps but they are on a non disclose relationship and wouldn't release anything if their lives depended on it... So lets just calm down a tad until we get something more definitive.  =)

Those specs that I mentioned was specs that will work for me just fine - nothing real :-)

And sure, all these specs are just speculations (we are at rumors site ;-) ) and ofc only a few people know what 5D Mk III would be. Let's just wait and see. Oh, and we can speculate on specs in th meantime :-P

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 5D Mark III Megapixel Count? [CR2]
« on: January 23, 2012, 11:01:27 AM »
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I dont know if persay it was the 5d2 that took out the 1ds3... but as a professional, its all about having the right tool for the job... such as having the right lens for the shoot, right lighting... and for once, the 5d2 had something the 1ds3 didn't have... that is video... Whether it was a pet project other professionals wanted, or even a set up camera (most professionals on big shoots have a second camera (or third) just to take pictures of the set they are in with measuring tapes and other recordable info JUST INCASE something goes wrong, they can quickly reset up, go by the setup shots, and know EXACTLY how to do things again... Professional photography is in part all about repeatable outcomes... That's why some portrait studios dont tear down their studios at night... they had an outcome they liked and they keep it for the next shoot so they can repeat the shot with a new client.  There's many reasons to have such a camera whether it's a primary camera or a backup.  Any maybe some photographers got the new camera and fell in love with it's form factor... Nevertheless I'm waiting anxiously to see what the new generation of cameras will bring us...  Any speculators wish to guess what will come out first?  The 70D or the new 5d3?  =)

Good point ! If somebody is a professional photographer then the camera is just a tool for him/her. And prices of studio stuff (lights/strobes etc) and lenses are higher then camera (especially if you shoot with L primes). And cameras are released/updated more frequenlty then lenses.

As for your question, I would bet on 5D Mk III to be released earlier :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The 5D Mark III Megapixel Count? [CR2]
« on: January 23, 2012, 10:27:23 AM »
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Let's see...a FF camera with pro-level AF and 8 or more fps, more MP than the 1D X, and selling for 1/3 the price of the 1D X?  And a partridge in a pear tree.

Exactly, that's not gonna happen.

I can see 5D Mk III like this:

1.) FPS: 5-6 fps max
2.) ISO: 100-25600 (even a native 12800 would work for me, expandable to 51 200)
3.) AF: at least 9 cross type points with center with higer sensitivity and ofc wider spread of them (really would prefer 7D style AF, but let's be serious, that's not gonna happen)
4.) Mpx count: Mpx of current is fine for me, no need for more
5.) Video: make it possible to shoot 1080p at 60fps

...and a useful thing would be if it wold be compatible with: WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter and GP-E1 GPS Receiver.

Thats my 2 cents.

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Lenses / Re: What about a new 50/1.4 ??
« on: January 22, 2012, 06:41:11 PM »
Some patents were released/filled, but it's hard to guess if something like new 50 f/1.4 will be released. If you need that focal length then I would suggest to go for Sigma 50 f/1.4 - it's a decent lens and yes it is usable on 1.4 and I think that it has better bokeh.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: AF question - 5D v. Rebel XS
« on: January 21, 2012, 06:57:52 PM »
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Might I ask - why FF?  Do you have EF-S lenses you'd need to sell?  If your primary need is high ISO, the 5DII is hard to beat. But...if you're shooting mostly in decent light, have you considered the 7D?

+1 on that.

All depends on what you'll be shooting. If sports you will need faster AF for action. 5D Mk II is great for studio/portraits/landscapes/low light work but AF is not meant for sports and tracking subjects. I had 7D for a couple of days (borrowed it from friend) and it's AF is far better then superb compared to my 450D. I think you'll be happy with 7D. What is nice abou 7Ds AF is that cluster type, center + 4 surrounding point - really useful. And you can buy a nice prime for price difference between 5D Mk II and 7D - for example EF 28 f/1.8 and/or EF 85 f/1.8. Primes are great for indoor sports.

You can also look at used market and search for 1D Mk III and again - for price difference you can buy a prime.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF70-200mm f/4L USM
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:18:50 PM »
This lens is wonderful. I'm often shooting with my friend who owns this lens and the IQ is superb. We were doing some street/candid shots, horse parkour and portrait work - just amazing lens. For indoor shot I would prefer 2.8 non stabilized version or a 135 f/2 prime (to par with my 85 f/1.8 ). But for general outside usage it's just great.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:13:42 PM »
This is my next purchase ! But I'm not shure if buy now or wait for Mk II.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF135mm f/2L USM
« on: January 16, 2012, 06:11:19 PM »
Gorgeous pics ! Once I get a FF the next buy will be this beauty 135 f/2 L ! :-)

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« on: January 16, 2012, 04:51:25 PM »
Hopefully they launch the 24-70 with the 5DIII. I doubt it could be a kit lens with the 5DIII as the package would be expensive. I would expect the new 24-70 to be $2500 or higher given the trend of Canon and Nikon's huge price increases for any new revision. Camera equipment price increases over the past decade have far exceeded inflation, wage growth, and even college tuition.

Makes sense to me to launch them together and ofc (hopefully) a 35 f/1.4 L (this is the lens I'm really interested in) :-P. I think that new 24-70 will surely be above 2k. And, sadly, new 35 around 1800 or something like that.

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