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It's great everyone is so supportive of Canon's efforts  ;D

Hrm, is this her or another one?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 60Da in Stock at B&H
« on: May 02, 2012, 10:48:19 AM »
Well, does it take regular pictures as well as the 60D or is a mod required?

Does it have application beyond astrophotography (artsy IR shots etc)?

If you are good at taking those types of photos and know how to move product, the price tag isn't all that much (compared to everything else Canon announces these days).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2012, 10:28:43 AM »

The 60D and 7D are in NO need of an update.  ::)

If they bring a new sensor out for the 700D then there will be a need for update. The 60D needs updating to bring it back in line the XXD previously were. Was a disappointment for most XXD users. I agree with the 7D but then it would be nice to have a better sensor in it. I would buy it then. No point in buying something new for the IQ to be worse than previous models.

Honestly, a 7D with nothing more than the Digic V would be a notable improvement.  Not 'sell your 7D' improvement, but it would definitely be worth putting out if there was nothing else in the pipes.

From another thread:
Note that there are two 'flavors' - Digic5 and Digic5+.

The new Digic 5 processor is 6X faster and creates 75% less noise than the Digic 4 processor.

Compared with the predecessor, Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers approximately 17x faster processing speed, and feature new algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs.

Looking back, they could easily get away with making a 70D that's only improvements were Digic5 and re-adding MFA . . .

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rebel T4i [CR2]
« on: May 01, 2012, 08:53:14 AM »

The 60D and 7D are in NO need of an update.  ::)

Lenses / Re: 24-105 - versions?
« on: April 27, 2012, 09:04:16 AM »
If ANYONE is going to know, it's Roger over at LensRentals.

When they sell their stuff, they mention when the date code is 'good'.

That said, I don't recall seeing that comment on any of the 24-105s for sale.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D Mark III Light Leak Resolution (Canon USA)
« on: April 24, 2012, 08:55:19 AM »
BTW my 5D2 is affected as well. Can I send that back?

Me too! I feel ripped off.  All of my lens-cap photos were garbage. I thought I was just bad at taking pictures.

« on: April 20, 2012, 08:43:07 AM »
You know, it's crap like this that makes me yearn for low-end rebel and powershot announcements . . .

Congratz on front page though :)

Technical Support / Re: Canon 7D Unusual Problem?
« on: April 16, 2012, 03:41:49 PM »
I would make sure the camera is off when opening either the battery compartment OR the SD slot on general principal, but that's just me.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Product Advisory
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:21:01 PM »
This information is for residents of the United States and Puerto Rico only

What about Europe ?
Same problems with the 5D mark III in Europe.

I would assume each country is accountable to respond in a way they feel is best to reach its customer.  So just mean Canon Europe would need to issue a comment as well...could not see this in one country and not the next!

Correct.  In E.U. Countries, Canon will be forced to go door-to-door with a physical hat in their hands to apologize.   ;D

Hrm, why was US pricing lower? :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Cinema EOS 1D & EOS C500 for NAB
« on: April 12, 2012, 08:31:24 AM »
Will these new model have the same faith as the 1DX and be available in 6+ month!?!?!?!?

Honestly, the T5i will be announced before all of the new $3500+ body supply issues are sorted out.  Let's hope Canon isn't spreading themselves too thin financially and manufacuturing-wise.  If there's any significant delay on availability of the new lower end rebel(s) after announcement, then the answer would appear to be 'yes'.

Lenses / Re: Canon lenses vs 3rd parties...
« on: April 09, 2012, 03:54:32 PM »
I should have said: Canon should individually test every L lens.

Boom.  The cost of all L-series lenses just went up by 15%.  Any manufacturing process produces a few lemons, and QC is designed to reduce that number to an acceptable level.  100% perfection and/or testing every lens simply costs more than it's worth.  That's why there's a warranty.

Maybe THAT'S the deal with Canon's latest pricing  :D

I'm honestly curious how this new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC is going to stack up to the outgoing EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM . . .

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800
« on: April 05, 2012, 08:48:10 AM »
What’s a guy to do while he waits for a 1D X?

Well heck Craig, that's simple: start a bunch of unfounded rumors about a mirrorless camera or a $1500 FF :)

Or you can just do what adamkozlowski is doing and troll on the forums  ;D

I wonder if back-lighting or sensor cooling would help at all.
I'm wondering why this isn't the 7Da instead.
Surely, we don't need 19AF points and 8fps for astro.
And the weather-sealing on the 7D probably makes the sensor heat-up faster. Or would the metal-body help with passive-cooling?

Seriously . . . they coulda dinged people for $2k if that were the case . . .

My questions is, can we get some SMALLER images to compare?   :o

Lenses / Re: Which lenses need micro-adjusting?
« on: April 01, 2012, 10:44:36 AM »
Well, I can confirm that I'm a pixel peeper, but I don't quiver.  I completely understand how AF works...and it's limitations.

I have two AFMA-capable bodies and 10 AF lenses, and 19 of those combinations - all but one of the lenses on one of the bodies - has some amount of AFMA applied.  In some cases, it's not a large enough amount of adjustment to be necessary in anything but a critical situation.  But my holy trinity of primes (35L, 85L II, 135L) on my 5DII all need an adjustment of >8 units, which means more than a full depth of focus off.  Now, that's something that even a happy-go-lucky-I-don't-mind-a-little-blurriness non-pixel-peeper would be sure to notice. 

Remember how DOF works and that your ideal focus point is about 1/3rd of the way into your subject...

True for wide angle lenses, but as focal length increases into the telephoto range, it approaches 50:50.

Have you gone back over the Auto-Focus software? I read your posts a few months back but it seemed like everyone was looking for a few updates, no?

EOS Bodies / Re: This web site is making me question why I lurk here
« on: March 29, 2012, 04:51:32 PM »
I'll take a shot at the psychiatrist's chair too! (nice to be on the other side for once ;D)

I honestly blame Facebook/Twitter . . . no really.  This last year has been a nasty one for rude and uninformed people.  I used to keep my mouth SHUT because almost everyone here really knew a lot more about things, now you've got to scroll a page or two before you get an informed opinion.

I think it happened around the 'giveaway' time . . . that and/or when we got a few really good juicy rumors and then the armchair news aggregators put us on the radar for the masses.

Don't confuse this with my REGULAR 'web 2.0 ruined society' posts :)

This last year really seems to have brought the worst out in some posters . . . then again, maybe it's just the 'bad driver' effect . . . you just notice the really bad ones so much that it SEEMs like there's more of them.

I really miss the sidebar on the main site that showed the 'recent activity' when there weren't all the same topic/different thread there.  We should have 3 mk3 threads: samples, reviews and complaints.  BTW, weren't there a large share of these people moving to Nikon because Canon abandoned them?

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