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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:55:40 AM »
I can see a use for both of these new lenses.

GP zoom with Hybrid IS and macro to boot? not bad
35 f2 small and light with IS. sounds good to me

I hope they aren't too pricey

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Lenses / Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:42:37 AM »
I have and like the 50 1.4, but I'd buy the new one if it is significantly improved. Sharp and contrasty from 1.4, preferably with IS, but don't make it too big and bulky.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 02, 2012, 10:50:23 AM »
@ Etienne, it is human nature to worry about what others did or didn't do (in this instance 'pay'), but you should only worry about yourself. Two years ago, the graduating MBA class at Harvard University were given a survey questionnaire with 2 options and were asked to specify which they would prefer:

(1) to get a job paying $200,000 per year, whilst the rest of your class secure jobs paying $250,000

or

(2) secure a job paying a starting salary of $120,000, whilst your classmates get jobs on $80,000

The result: the majority opted for (2) :o They were more concerned with relative position and rankings than absolute income. The moral of this story: forget what someone else paid for a DSLR, and focus on whether in the future a new DSLR would suit your needs, then save the necessary cash to get what you desire.


Good points, but it's an emotional thing as much as it is an extra $500. Plus, I don't really need the 5DIII, I just want it. My 5DII is still a great camera, but I am readily tempted by shiny new toys.

If my 5DII breaks, then I will need to get a new camera. In the meantime I'll just wait for a really good deal, or the next round of upgrades.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:01:58 PM »
There's a psychological thing for me:  I find it very difficult to pay $3300 today for a camera for which many people paid $2800 yesterday.

Not gonna happen!

My 5DII still produces great pics, I could easily wait for a 5D IV, or something nikon or sony has in a couple of years.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 09:50:28 PM »
If I get this right, I might delay the replacement of my 5Dm2 and some lenses like the 24-70L.
These were scheduled for this quarter, but perhaps I should "focus" on something else for a while.
The 5Dm2 is certainly good for another year.


That's what I plan to do too.

Me too.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 09:06:13 AM »
I could be wrong but I don't think the EU would allow this in Europe. This is akin to price fixing and anti-competition.
I think it's good for the Grey Market. I find it interesting people talking about good service in a shop and that the higher price supports this. I think a physical shop finds it hard to compete with a warehouse operation.
I've never had to go back to a shop yet so I'm not sure what kind of advice they give out nowadays. Most can't fix anything and probably don't know much more than the customers - who judging by Canon Rumors are very well informed about the products.

Good point! I have educated more than one salesperson about the features in Canon bodies, and even which lenses are available for them!

The sales people are there for sales, and many of them don't even like their jobs.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:55:23 AM »
This does not make me happy. Looks like I won't be buying a new camera this year afterall.

.... I'll probably keep using my 5DII for another 6 - 12 months. Prices are just too high, and other manufacturer's products are increasingly tempting. It was all so much easier years ago, when Canon seemed like the obvious choice . 

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:48:28 AM »
This does not make me happy. Looks like I won't be buying a new camera this year afterall.

My thoughts exactly. How depressing.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 05:36:01 PM »
I won't rule it out until I see it.

Maybe it will be irresistibly small and light.
Maybe it will have irresistible video properties: STM, IS optimized for video, power zoom?
Maybe it will be ultra-sharp and contrasty
 
But I'd rather see the 24-70 2.8L IS

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:18:24 PM »

If I would work for Canon I would package it in white boxes and advertise it as a special lens that makes your photos special in a special way.. that at the end you will feel especially special too :)

Aahhhh, you mean like Apple does!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:15:31 PM »
If it's true, i don't think it's pressure from Tamron since the Tammy IQ isn't as good as the 24-70LII

I would bet that if Canon does release this the IQ will not be as good as the mkII but will rival the Tammy at a similar price to the mk1.
Why? Because if the IQ is on par with the mk2 and with IS included, then those who bought the mk2 would be kinda disappointed and this will be prices too ridiculously high.

If they released it with the mk1 IQ but with IS, then at least for people who have IQ in mind, they buy the mk2, for those who want to do video and need IS, they buy this…

Most reviews show the Tamron and Canon produce the same level of IQ, each having advantages and disadvantages over the other. Check out http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff

Canon's lens is great, but at a $1000 less, the Tamron is the winner.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 11:20:29 AM »
Unexpected pressure from Tamron?

My thoughts too.

However I shudder at the thought of the price of the IS version. Tamron will probably still be the way to go.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 24, 2012, 05:46:00 PM »
Part of the problem:

The 5D Mark II was an easy decision when it came out. It was excellent value

The 5D Mark III faces stiff competition for camera dollars, and not just from the Nikon D800, but the D600, the Sony's, even the panasonic GH3 (for videographers).

The decision to buy the 5D III is difficult, and I have been on the fence for months. Not sure if I will ever buy one now. I still think it's a great camera, but the other options in this round may offer better value.

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Lenses / Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« on: October 22, 2012, 07:48:09 AM »
How about these upgrades:  a 135 f/2.0L IS, or a 200 f/2.8L IS ?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Now in Stock at B&H
« on: October 20, 2012, 12:05:44 AM »
Cool...so when is the price going to drop down to $1800?!?!?!?!?!  :-\
Hopefully soon.
With the mixed reviews and the high price...I bet we see this lens get a rebate sooner than later....I am in no hurry.
...but I would like to own this lens.

I agree. At $1500 - 1600 I'd be interested.

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