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EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: November 01, 2013, 06:11:12 AM »
You're being sarcastic, right?  The "V" would be a 2019 or 2020 camera, assuming the world economy doesn't completely collapse before then.  To speak about a camera two generations off, is rather absurd isn't it?

My sources tell me that the VI model will finally correct the problems in the III model.


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Holy Crap! 6D for $1215 refurb from Canon!
« on: October 30, 2013, 07:41:41 PM »
Why would anyone make a post in a thread just for the sake of making a post in that thread?   ;)

Beats the hell out of me...

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 28, 2013, 07:19:17 AM »
Given the progression of phone cameras over the last 5 years, who knows what the future holds.

I can take better pictures with my current phone than with any previous digital point and shoot camera I have owned. If it wasn't for AT&T, I would have picked the latest Lumia this time.

I have one family member that has a Canon dSLR, and does not own anything additional to the stuff that came in the box. Familiarity with anything other than geen box mode is very minimal.

Another family member has a nice P&S but prefers the iPad to take pictures.

Someone else has a Sony interchangeable lens camera (not sure of the model), but doesn't have any accessories. This person was very much into photography well before digital, then got away and now takes pictures again.

For the above 3 people, the bits they own do the job they want.

I always have my phone with me, so I always have a camera. It serves a purpose. Phones can get expensive and I see no point in essentially duplicating features in another dedicated device that can cost as much. Don't have to worry about keeping two devices charged up, either. The phone photos are automatically backed up for me. Screen viewing in daylight is just about impossible, still.

I don't get the whole mirrorless frenzy. A small camera with a medium to large (or even 16-35) lens sure wouldn't fit my ergonomics. To be fair, I have not tried one.

The Sony mentioned above has an EVF, and I wasn't impressed. But, that tech will improve. I recall 2" color CRT mini TV's...

The dSLR is used to take pictures that I can't get with a phone camera or P&S. "Taking pictures" is usually a planned outing.

I don't see the dSLR going away anytime soon.

I also don't see myself upgrading to new models anytime soon either, simply because what I have works better than anything I have had before. That may be a bigger hurdle for future dSLR sales than anything else.

A simple add-on accessory provides GPS tagging to the 1D X and 5DIII.  I highly doubt that many people opted for the 6D over the 5DIII for built-in GPS, rather, the overwhelming majority made that choice because the 6D costs much less.

It would have been nice if this GPS was included in the upper end bodies.

Maybe there are technical reasons why it wasn't.

On the surface, it seems that there is significant intentional fragmentation within the Canon lineup with features that should be common within the line. This could be one of those features and WiFi is another that comes to mind.

I would have far more interest in either of those features than the movie capacity that is included in the camera bodies.

Choosing a camera body for GPS features means I give up many possible AF points that I find useful for off-center composition. There is a huge price gulf between the 6D, 5DII/III and the 1DX or future rumored 1DXs. I would suspect that the number of off-center picture composers outnumber the camera users that really and truly need all those AF points for action shooting.

Going from the 5DIII to the 6D to pick up internal GPS features seems very unlikely (excluding other revolutionary changes, 5DIII to "5DIV" for internal GPS is also unlikely- at least for me). So much is given up in other areas. I can understan product differentiation through sensor size, megapixels, ISO range, viewfinder, AF points/speed, metering and so forth. If internal GPS and/or WiFi was available across the 6D, 5D and 1DX lines, would this feature really cannibalize sales?

From my perspective as a product user, keeping GPS and/or WiFi out of the mix makes no sense- I realize that I have no knowledge of legit technical issues or product development timelines that may have excluded internal GPS or WiFi features. My phones have had GPS and WiFi for a long time without an external add-on, so the exclusion of this tech from an expensive camera is especially baffling. 

I do not own the GP-E2, nor have I seen one in person. Based on a quick search of online reviews, the device is either connected to the hotshoe or to the camera via a cable. Either seems to pose potential pitfalls compared to having the GPS internal to the camera body: no flash or snag the cable on something. There also seems to be some issues with the type of files generated by the Canon GPS unit, but this may have been "fixed" with later versions of 3rd party programs such as Lightroom.

I would be interested in feedback concerning the GP-E2.

Software & Accessories / Re: I think I may want a Monopod
« on: October 25, 2013, 07:58:21 AM »
Anyway, anyone familiar with or own a RRS Monopod and head package?

I have the RRS monopod setup, probably the same one Neuro has.

It is very nice.

Well made and easy to adjust. The ease of adjustment is very important.

It is easy to adjust the leg sections (and once adjusted, they stay) and it is easy to dial in some friction on the head, or lock it down.

I bought a monopod first and use it a lot. Haven't really messed with the tripod much yet.

In this instance, I think the RRS product is worth it.

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 21, 2013, 07:05:40 AM »
some more

Lenses / Re: Which Normal to Wide Angle Focal Length Matches Your Vision?
« on: October 14, 2013, 10:18:54 AM »
Except for the distortion, my vision is 24mm wide most of the time.

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 13, 2013, 04:59:31 PM »
Almost there...

Landscape / Re: Flowers
« on: October 13, 2013, 04:57:14 PM »
Here's a different take on flowers.

Cool. What is it?

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:58:59 AM »
did you buy it yet....If I didn't have one already...I would get a Canon film great images..and wait for the IV

The beta specs for the Mk V are pretty impressive.

It really is a difficult decision.


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New iPhone: Final Nail in the Coffin
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:38:13 AM »
I'm getting a galaxy note 3. Sayonara IPhone 5.

I was leaning towards the Nokia 925 myself, but the Note 3 is a very impressive piece of hardware.

The ability to take handwritten notes, index and sync them, on a device big enough to be usable but still pocketable, is very appealing to me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 11, 2013, 03:24:35 PM »
Thoughts on if its even worth thinking about waiting on the Mark IV please!

I would wait.

I have a 5DIV on order- the 5DIII pales in comparison. Don't know how people can use it.


Free 4x6 and/or 8.5x11 glossy photo paper packs *and* free shipping with qualifying ink purchases through Canon USA.

Not sure how long the promo lasts, but I needed some ink anyways, and the price was the same as elsewhere.

I purchased 3 ink tanks at $15 each and was eligible for both photo papers and the shipping deal.

EOS Bodies / Re: German Canon Event
« on: October 04, 2013, 07:09:56 AM »
Maybe Canon is releasing a 1DV.XS...

Interchangeable APS H and FF sensors.


Software & Accessories / Re: good shoulder bag?
« on: October 04, 2013, 07:01:15 AM »
Reminded me that I'm still looking for the "Tardis" bag – bigger on the inside than on the outside.

I had one, but it kept getting lost and I eventually misplaced it...

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