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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Talk [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2012, 05:26:58 PM »
Has Canon really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like about the new sensors yet?

my head exploded trying to comprehend this question.

If you eventually understood, can you explain it to me please, cos I cannot grasp it.

I'll translate for you:

" I have been drinking a lot, so I can't do anything but surf the web right now "

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2012, 11:02:36 AM »
These super-zooms are great ... if you want cellphone quality from your DSLR !

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-M Begins Shipping
« on: October 02, 2012, 08:52:22 AM »
This will become more interesting when they offer a set of very small primes: 24, 35 (already here), 85, and some sort of macro. And maybe a small, video friendly zoom with power zoom etc.

Giant lenses on a little camera doesn't interest me.

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Canon General / Re: Lens Rebates Extended & 5D Mark II $400 Instant Rebate
« on: September 30, 2012, 05:56:48 PM »
A kit of the 5DIII with the new 24-70 2.8L II at anywhere under $5000 would tempt me.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Big Canon EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop Coming
« on: September 29, 2012, 08:38:40 PM »
The 5DII will be a collector's camera. It is the camera that changed digital cinematography.

Remember the Apple portable computer that came in a suitcase in the 1980's? Pristine examples have sold for over $25,000.

The 5DII is a piece of history.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D at 46.1mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 26, 2012, 09:33:56 AM »
If Canon releases such a high MP camera, then price will be one of the major factors accountable for its success. It does not look like an "upgrade" cam for 5DMKIII as it will appeal to a limited market (landscapes and studio shooters), so it will not be in any real direct competition with 5DMKIII.

Wait a second. I thought studio and landscape shooters represent the majority of the market, at least according to all the whiners on Canon Rumors :o

No, the majority of whiners on Canon Rumors just want Canon to deliver actual improvements rather than the "same old" that is marginally better than what was previous.

i.e. They don't want a sensor in a camera that is almost identical in characteristics to one that is already 3.5 years old, they want a sensor that measurably has less bad attributes and measurably more good attributes.

Canon substantially improved on the 5D2 when they introduced the 5D3.  There were numerous actual improvements, from substantially better high ISO performance to a much more responsive body to much better autofocus.  Canon addressed numerous requests from pros.  With the 5D3, the 5D series went from prosumer to pro.  But then uninformed people whined terribly that it had become too expensive and somehow wasn't improved enough.  Which leads me to conclude that many people want better products but aren't willing to actually pay for them; they will always decide that the better product is "overpriced".

5DIII ISO performance is about 0.5 stops improved over the 5DII, if you are using RAW (doesn't everybody use RAW with the 5D series?). Don't be so "uninformed."

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Lenses / Re: All street photographers share your gear here!
« on: September 25, 2012, 08:07:34 PM »
I am partial to wide angle, so I use 5DII and 16-35 f/2.8 II. I often bring the 50 1.4, but I don't use it much. I feel too tight with the 50.

I have forced myself to go out with just the 50 f/1.4 on the 5DII, but not with great success yet. I know people are getting good results with it, but I keep going back to my ultra-wide zoom.

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Lenses / Re: New Lenses in January [CR1]
« on: September 25, 2012, 07:14:27 PM »
Prices these days are hard to swallow, but I think we'll be lucky if the 300 f4 IS II is near $2000.
I'd expect it to be great, and still be excellent 420mm f/5.6 when the 1.4 teleconverter is attached.

This could be a very interesting "affordable" tele.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 24, 2012, 05:54:19 PM »
I can't help but chuckle at the state of affairs on this forum now. For years I coveted a 5Dmkii but couldn't justify getting rid of my 7D to do it. After all the 7D AF system is "light years" ahead of the antiquated 5dmkii AF system. I read hundreds of threads and posts dedicated to how bad the mkii AF system was/is. The general consensus was just giv us a 22mp (who needs more, right) 5D with a better AF system. Well Canon delivered exactly that. What's the old saying? Watch out, you might get what you asked for. I'm still amazed at the pictures a lot of you have gotten with your 5D mkii and it's antiquated AF system.

So what exactly is needed on the 7Dmkii ? Just better DR? More MP? WiFi? Espresso maker? Remember the warning (it's in bold above).

P.S. I'm busy saving for a 5D mkiii and I am soooo loking forward to getting my hands on it, even if it doesn't have enough DR/MP/WiFi/whotsits/thinga-mabobs.  ;)

The price on the 5D3 did seem a bit high at intro since it didn't also bring along top low ISO DR, although it's now settling more into $2800-3100 range which seems perfectly fine.

Where? I see the 5DIII still almost US$3500

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:36:00 AM »
You're failing to frame things in the right context. 4 years ago all people wanted was a better AF in the 5D2, now things have changed as technology matured and new performance standards were defined.

Also, the improvement in AF (supposedly) boasted by the 6D over the 5D2 is quite undersized for today's standards and for the price of that camera with respect to other missing features compared to its older sibling.

Some years ago a Blu-Ray player was 800€, now you can have one for 80€. Selling old technology for a brand-new price tag is unacceptable. But I guess Apple fans and stockholders would probably disagree with me.

Your blu-ray comparison is BS. There is nothing new in todays blu-ray player that wasn't in one from 4 years ago. So if you want to use that as an example then compare the price of the mkii from 4 years ago to now. Big difference right? The mkiii has a new sensor, new AF, new processor. i.e. it is NOT 4 year old tech. Anybody who thinks it is is just plain daft. It might not be the tech you wanted in the mkiii but it IS what people asked for.

The Blu-Ray player analogy is quite good.

Blu-ray players have improved enormously since introduction. They not only play faster and clearer, they offer a plethora of new features from streaming almost any media from any source, wifi, control by smart-phones, inclusion of media card slots. The upgrades are too numerous to list here. .... and as Albi86 points out, at a fraction of the previous cost.

Albi86's points are well-made.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:31:22 AM »

Maybe it's becoming time a third party manufacturer also develops a Canon compatible body  8)  ;)


BDCC has an EF mount camera, $2995.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/855879-REG/Blackmagic_Design_BMD_CINECAM26KEF_Cinema_Camera.html

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:19:28 PM »
That's a long wait for a new camera, none of which will touch the Nikon D600 available now.

I am a Canon fanboi, with 5DII and L lenses to prove it. But I just ordered a Samsung EX2F instead of G15, and I am seriously looking at the D600.

I wish Canon would go all out and give everything they can in a 5D size body. But it isn't going to happen in this round. I doubt I can wait another 3 - 4 years.
dude, the D600 is getting rheamed by its own Nikon fan boys... it doesn't even allow manual settings in video.  Nikon confirmed that to Philip Bloom in an interview at Photokina Friday.  A Canon Rebel is better for video than the D600.  Spec sheets aren't worth the paper they're printed on...they leave out the "S___ we can't do" section every time...

I'll definitely wait for full reviews, but DPR were sure excited about the D600 in their initial Preview.

hey, I'm a Canon Fan, not because I like the company or that I'm particularly brand loyal, but because Canon used to be unbeatable, at least in my price range. I think they can be today, but choose not to go all in with their new products. The market is competitive, Canon needs to roar.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 05:35:31 PM »
That's a long wait for a new camera, none of which will touch the Nikon D600 available now.

I am a Canon fanboi, with 5DII and L lenses to prove it. But I just ordered a Samsung EX2F instead of G15, and I am seriously looking at the D600.

I wish Canon would go all out and give everything they can in a 5D size body. But it isn't going to happen in this round. I doubt I can wait another 3 - 4 years.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 01:42:39 PM »
Flexible video crop (full-frame to 1:1 crop in all modes) for all these cameras.
5DIII firmware update to include flexible video cropping.
...
Big time bonus - native DNG format, including the option to use the new lossy DNG raw format (huge, huge advantage over MRAW/SRAW).  Include this in the above-mentioned 5DIII firmware update.

Yeah...I'd definitely crack open the checkbook for that.

I do not. All you videots ... stop your whining over bloody video features in bloody stills cameras, especially in DSLRS. Get it into your head, that a DSRL is the single worst possible videocam .. by its very nature. Now go away. Leave us in peace. Do yourself a favour and buy a decent camcorder from Canon or from Sony ...  loaded with all the video crap on earth. Zebra stripes, all sorts of video output options, audio levels, 99 microphones, and anything more. Today these camcorders even come cheaper than a 5D III ... 3000 USD for a Sony VEX Full Frame HD camcorder ... just buy it and vanish from the stills photography sections of forums.

Another photog elitist. That's odd when top pro's are concluding that photo-journalists are on the way out and EVERY photographer needs to double up with video, which is the future.

Some people will opt out and be left behind.

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I want to see how the GH3 does.... Panasonic has deep pockets, is eager, hungry, and talented. Canon cannot hold back, the competition is fierce and getting hotter.
I wish I was 30 years younger, such an exciting time for video and photography.

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