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You're going to buy every part and accessory you can until they ship you that 1Dx, aren't you? :)

Good writeup as usual Neuro; let us see some shots with/without when you have time.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:40:00 PM »
70D sounds logical as a more or less rebodied 7D with flipscreen. However the AF of the 7D is already good enough for Bird in Flight and most sports  - so the 7D mkII needs more than just a better AF and viewfinder upgrade. It needs better IQ and that is only possible with a new designed sensor ...   

If they did that, put MFA back in, they'd seriously have a contender, that's for sure.

Canon General / Re: Suggestions on new Canon DSLR -- thinking 60D
« on: May 18, 2012, 02:53:51 PM »

Nice shot Brian!

Didn't the cat get annoyed by the flash? A friend of mine got bitten by his cat due to flash firing  :D

Sounds like a nice set of fur gloves to me.

The 60D is a great camera coming from P&S cameras, but the T4i is going to be a super shooter if they put DigicV in it.  At very least, wait until next month to figure out what the 'new cameras' are, most likely the price of the 60D will only improve.

Craig was nice enough to reply to an e-mail to me a few years back and recommended the 60D and the 15-85mm, which was a great setup.  The only changeout I might suggest is the 24-105mmL which I got afterwards, but the 15 is nice on the crop body.

If you at all care about image quality, I really would shy away from cheaper glass over 100mm --- I have a 70-300 that I just plain hate.  Honestly, I got a used 200mm F 2.8 L and I love it.  I use it on my FF or with a TC (1.4) on my 60D with a monopod and lens ring and it's just awesome what I can get out of it.

So, in short (too late), go with a cheaper body and better glass if you can.  LightRoom (and other software) have lens-specific correction for vignetting and barrel distortion, making lenses like the 15-85mm comparable to an L lens in a lot of circumstances.

Also, don't be afraid of used gear (lensrentals has a buy area that I've gotten 3 lenses from).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specs [CR2.5]
« on: May 17, 2012, 01:43:40 PM »
Finally, a touchscreen.  Now, all those naysayers can rest easy.   ;)

Yep.  Let's hope it drops calls as well as the other cameras out there too.

I knew VZN was limiting their bandwidth for a reason!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2012, 11:35:06 AM »
Don't get too excited.
It would take 6 more months to ship. 6 more months to "beta test" among the early adopters.
So we can pretty much ignore this kind of news these days.

 :D That's so cynical I'd +1 you hehe 

Sad, but true; this gave me a good chuckle.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Announce 2 Cameras in June [CR2]
« on: May 16, 2012, 09:25:51 AM »
"It's like a million users cried out and were suddenly si . . . well, took to the discussion boards to gripe"

Haven't we had enough of the experimental stuff?  The new rebel will sell super well, which makes sense, but honestly, don't we DESERVE a refreshed 60D/7D?  Say, best features of both, and add DigicV . . . please?

No? Didn't think so.   ;D  If wishes were fishes the sea would be full :)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Officially Discontinued?
« on: May 15, 2012, 12:41:59 PM »
Crap - I was hoping the Tamron was going to come down in price; can't help having no current competitors  >:(

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamaron 24-70 f2.8 Review
« on: May 11, 2012, 03:35:02 PM »
;DI purchased the Tamron 24-70mm f2.8 VC on 5/4/12 for $12889.00.
Seems legit to me ::)  $12889.00 for Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC.

That includes tax  ;D

This lens is definitely on my want list.  Nice to know about FOV difference.

What exactly do you mean "somewhat" popular? That movie is already at $210 million at the box office after its first weekend and has 93% score on RT.

That would be sarcasm sir. :)

Whoa, I missed it too, and I'm not just a member of the sarcasm club for the internet, I'm the President :D

Software & Accessories / Re: Manfrotto Monopod
« on: May 09, 2012, 07:00:00 AM »
I bought a monopod first because it seemed like a good idea, didn't really use it.

Once I got a good (carbon) tripod setup, I figured the monopod wasted money.

Suggestion:  Get a quick-release tripod ring for the 70-200 and leave it mounted --- I've recently found use for the monopod in this way and it keeps it light and usable.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Kitty
« on: May 08, 2012, 09:03:17 PM »
"I'm waiting for my milk..."


Russian Blue.

August this year, my ex-baby (nyow my sister's baby) will be 20 years old!

I dunno what it's called, but there's this green square that works better than the rest.



Seriously though, Av for me most of the time these days.

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 . . .

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