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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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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« on: September 22, 2012, 06:39:20 AM »
I had high hopes for the G15, and I waited to see what it would be like.

But just ordered a Samsung EX2F. Amazing looking cam. I would have rather stayed with Canon, but articulated screen, built-in wifi, built like a tank, fast perf, 24mm f/1.4 lens, optical + digital IS, and so much more with the Samsung. Samsung is going all out and Canon is holding back.

I still love my 5DII and L lenses but I sincerely hope Canon gets back to the spirit of trying to blow the competition out of the water like they did with the advent of the 5D series, instead of holding back and letting the others catch, and sometimes surpass them.

It's a quite interesting camera indeed, but looking at available image samples I didn't... fall in love.

I think the RX100 has an edge in IQ, though the EX2F has some interesting functionality.

Canon unfortunately keeps up its incremental upgrade policy. They are one step behind and fail to impress, especially if you consider the price tag.

Yeah, some of the sample images are not that impressive, but I've seen that with initial images from a lot of new cameras that turn out to be quite capable. So, I took a chance and I'm quite interested to get my hands on this little guy. I am not expecting it to compete with my 5DII. At the very least it will be very portable, convenient, and highly functional. That should allow me to get shots that I would otherwise miss.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The 5D Mark II: Happy 4th Anniversary!
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:21:41 PM »
Fellow 5DII owners....

... This is a historic camera. It has not only wowed photographers, but it ushered in the era of DSLR video for the big screen.

This camera may be a collectors item many years from now, and who knows what a good working copy will be worth?

Remember the first Apple portable computers (if you accept the premise that a 20lb suitcase is "portable")?
Good copies have fetched over $25000 from collectors.

The 5DII is an iconic camera. Owning one is owning a piece of cinema history.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« on: September 21, 2012, 04:10:39 PM »
I had high hopes for the G15, and I waited to see what it would be like.

But just ordered a Samsung EX2F. Amazing looking cam. I would have rather stayed with Canon, but articulated screen, built-in wifi, built like a tank, fast perf, 24mm f/1.4 lens, optical + digital IS, and so much more with the Samsung. Samsung is going all out and Canon is holding back.

I still love my 5DII and L lenses but I sincerely hope Canon gets back to the spirit of trying to blow the competition out of the water like they did with the advent of the 5D series, instead of holding back and letting the others catch, and sometimes surpass them.

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PowerShot / Re: Great dissapointment, the G15 is a flipping flop!
« on: September 17, 2012, 06:57:28 PM »

Then the disaster, they got rid of the variable angled screen! You what! Something the last three models at least had and which had become part and parcel of the line. Why? To make it slimmer so that now you can put it in your pocket! Excuse me but I dont use my camera in my pocket!

I have to admit I possibly undervalued the articulated screen when I bought my G11.  Given how much I use it on a Gorillapod, in locations where I just cannot get my face behind the camera, the lack of an articulated LCD is a challenge.

I really did not think they would leave out the articulated LCD.
It should have had built-in Wireless, GPS, USB3, and the same control knobs as the G12

Good god, this could have been a great camera. Canon absolutely refuses to put all the options on ANY camera.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 05:13:59 PM »
Either way it's going to sell like hotcakes.

To whom, exactly?

n00bs, students, parents?

Just because somebody buys doesn't mean they don't know what they're doing. A body is only one piece in a whole ecosystem. The GPS and Wifi might be nice to have integrated and you can complain all you want about the specs but it's not really that bad. There's a couple things that would of been nice to have but I'm sure this camera will take some great pictures.

Exactly. Most gearheads bitching and whining about the specs don't know how to take good pictures let alone know how to shoot in manual.

And just like that... boom, there it goes...  people complain or criticize about product and someone just has to go to the personal attack with the same typical defensive response... "I think it's good and I'm awesome so anyone who disagrees must be a gearhead and doesn't know how to take a good picture anyway"...

+1 ..aces

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 04:59:09 PM »
Children,
If you don't like it, don't buy it.
Cheers,
DJD

This remark is ignorant and condescending.

You buy into an "eco-system" when you buy a DSLR. The lenses, flashes and other accessories are often many times the cost of the new bodies, whenever they are released.

I bought into the Canon system many years ago, mostly because their commitment to autofocus motors in the lens was a smart way to go.

Up until recently I have had 100% confidence in my choice to go with Canon. I have invested quite a lot in L lenses because I had total confidence that Canon would do everything in their power to beat the competition. I trusted them to deliver the best product that they could, and they do deliver great products.

But lately it appears that they are holding back and trying to finesse the market place. But the competition today is fierce.

Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, and even Samsung are throwing down the gauntlets and putting out their best crack at top products for consumers.  We should expect Canon to do the same.

I don't feel comfortable owning a small fortune of Canon lenses and accessories only to see the competition deliver better value.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:48:24 AM »
December....sigh.  I'm with the other person that now has money burning a hole in their pocket, to go full frame.  I was going to be content with a 5D II.  This camera kinda sounds great to me, in that the price is similar to 5D II now, but has the better sensor closer to the 5D III.  It now has me not wanting to buy a 5D II oddly enough and impatience is certainly not able to wait till December.  Don't really have enough gear to be completely tied to Canon.  Should just go Nikon D600 and pray the line isn't going to make it arriving happen in December anyway.  Kinda hating new options right now lol.  Should just suck it the hell up and buy a 5D II like was the plan before.  Least I can still get the 24mm F1.4 that way and have fun with that.  Or get the D600 and Nikon's 24mm F1.4.  But hell then I have to take a grand hit selling and replacing my 100-400L....so may as well have used that towards the 5D III instead and still have the better 24mm F1.4 then and keep the 100-400L.  5D III at $2750 just becomes kinda perfect.  Get it up and around or over $3000....then the damn Nikon D800 desires jump into play and one is all back at square one at a higher price point.  A horrible time for an impatient person ready to go full frame.   

Buy a used 5DII and wait for reviews on the new gear, take your time

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PowerShot / Re: Canon Announces Three PowerShots, The G15, S110 & SX50
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:44:56 AM »
G15 loses articulated LCD.

VERY disappointing. I had high hopes for this camera. I am starting to fall in to the chronically-disappointed-by-Canon camp.

Canon just refuses to go all-in. The market place is far too competitive for Canon to continue this game, IMHO. Don't pull a RIM, Canon.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:40:22 AM »
The market place is way too competitive for Canon to be holding back so much.

In this round of new equipment, I will most likely buy the Panasonic GH3 and a couple of v.small lenses for a small and convenient video/photo kit. Waiting to see full reviews first though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Official Specs
« on: September 17, 2012, 12:12:11 AM »
Not too interesting to me.
I thought it might have an articulated LCD. That would have made my life easier.
I'll stick with my 5DII, but I might pick up a Panasonic GH3 when it comes out, and a couple of their teeny tiny lenses: great video, highly portable, and small and light. I wish Canon had something to compete with it, but not yet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* More Canon EOS 6D Specs Surface [CR1]
« on: September 13, 2012, 07:48:58 PM »
Hi

with D600 out (without Vari-Angle Clear View LCD, Sony A99 (limited turning LCD)
what are the odd / chances that the new Canon budget FF camera will have a turning LCD ??

any comments are welcome ...
Based on the rumor, it won't have an articulating screen. And that makes sense, since neither the 7D nor 5D series has it either.

Personally I'd prefer the articulating screen, but, I'm not expecting it

Well, that depends on which rumor you choose to believe. One says it does (NL) while the other says it doesn't (CR). I personally think it's a big feature and might entice the Rebel owners to upgrade. It is quite likely that the 6D's body will be less sturdy than the 7D and the 5D and more like the 60D so it makes sense for it to have features from the Rebel lineup; features that the 70D is likely to have. Then again, might be just wishful thinking on my part.
A nice big full-swivel screen on a decent full-frame would probably make the sale for me. I'm not so young and flexible anymore, and I never liked kneeling in the mud etc. The convenience is worth a lot!

Fingers crossed for the best LCD made, fully articulated, and on a decent Full-frame.

Otherwise the Nikon 6D with 14-24 2.8 ($2100 + 2000 = $4100) added in  is only a few hundred more than the 5DIII ($3500) without a lens!

It's getting pretty tempting to leave Canon. I never thought I'd say that!

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"Back in the day" there was no internet. People still complained, but it wasn't recorded anywhere.
Most people expect value for their hard earned dollars, and they should. Some gear is over-priced in the market, time will tell with this lens.
Personally I want one, but it's not an easy decision at the release price.

This is true, and at least you admit that you want one and it's not an easy decision, instead of saying "oh well it's not any better than the original even though I've never used it."  I just hate the whole "I personally want it so therefore it must be in my price range or it's a ripoff" attitude.  It is an expensive lens and I was torn about it too, but after using it for a day I think it's worth it.  I have it for 2 more days and have a feeling I'm really going to miss it after I return it.

Why does it have to go back, did you rent it?
My most used lens is the 16-35 2.8L II. It's my walk around most of the time. I have the 24-105, but don't use it much. I like f2.8 and wider, thinking I might take a liking to the new 24-70, particularly if it's cracking good at 24-35.

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