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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:51:59 AM »
I see no reason to either be excited or care about Canon lens releases anymore.  With Nikon taking the lead in inflated pricing with the 80-400mm by charging a mind-blowing $2700, Canon is certain to do the same.

Since upgrading to FF, I've bought and returned a 24-70 F4 IS and a 35mm IS.  I bet you can guess what I went with instead ;D  I have also scrapped plans to buy the 70-200mm F2.8 IS L v2, targeting the Tamron F2.8 VC instead.

The days where Canon and Nikon could command massive margins over 3rd party due to higher quality are gone.  H*ll, they can't even get rebates right.  That last round increased pricing on half the items.

As we can see, other 3rd party manufacturers can produce good lenses too. The new Sigmas or Tamrons show that. Some of you, who are technical fetishists, will say that the Canon lenses are about 5% better... But will this matter? If Canon will raise their pricing, I have other options.
That is like the mobile phone bubble. Do you realley need the iPhone 5? Or will an 3 or 4S be enough for you too?

I like the technical progress too. But there will be an limit if there is an big gap in price and performance.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:44:30 AM »
I see no reason to either be excited or care about Canon lens releases anymore.  With Nikon taking the lead in inflated pricing with the 80-400mm by charging a mind-blowing $2700, Canon is certain to do the same.

Since upgrading to FF, I've bought and returned a 24-70 F4 IS and a 35mm IS.  I bet you can guess what I went with instead ;D  I have also scrapped plans to buy the 70-200mm F2.8 IS L v2, targeting the Tamron F2.8 VC instead.

The days where Canon and Nikon could command massive margins over 3rd party due to higher quality are gone.  H*ll, they can't even get rebates right.  That last round increased pricing on half the items.

My daughter would say: +1

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:18:53 AM »
Good, maybe see a price drop in 100-400's soon then!

...or the production will end soon, so the rest of the 100-400 will be sold out and you have to buy the new one.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100-400 Replacement in 2013? [CR2]
« on: April 29, 2013, 10:41:16 AM »
I'll go on record... here:  :P

Canon will price it higher than the Nikkor equivalent... 

I would not be surprised if the initial price is in the $3500 region....

Hopefully once they have a production surplus, then 2500 might be feasible in a couple of years.

I would expect a similar, if slightly higher, trajectory as the 70-200/2.8IS II.  Start at about $2800, settle at $2300 after 18-24 months.

Some people in Japan think so too. About 3000€. rotating zoom. When?? (End 2013/mid 2014??)
But japanese Canonians are discussed about the mentioned rumored pricing. What the hell makes this lens 2-3 times more expensive then the existing predecessor model? There is no better light intensity rumored. The rotating zoom and a better IS will not be worth the money Canon wants for this lens.
But... the big but will be, that you have to "bite the sour apple" (Sorry for this Germanism), because there will be no IS lens that meets this focal lenght.... So another cash-cow will be born.

Daniela

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Third Party Manufacturers / D7100 ... Will Canon meet this specs?
« on: April 27, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »
Dpreview: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-d7100/24

    • Outstanding low ISO performance in both JPEG and Raw files
      Very good default JPEG settings
      Excellent build quality and very good ergonomics and handling
      Effective auto white balance in a variety of lighting conditions
      Comprehensive camera customization options
      Auto ISO selection can be linked to lens focal length
      Fast, accurate AF system (inherited from Nikon D4)
      Center point autofocus at F8
      1.3x crop mode provides extensive AF array coverage
      6 fps burst rate (7 fps in 1.3x crop mode)
      Weather-sealing comparable to D800
      100% viewfinder coverage
      Dual SD card slots
      Built-in flash can act as Commander for multi-flash setups
      RGBW rear LCD offers improved visibility in bright daylight
      In-camera raw processing
      Ability to output uncompr

Will the 7D2 or the 70D meet this Specs? I hope so....

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EOS Bodies / Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2013, 03:55:36 AM »
I hope the 7DII will be as good as we hope it will be.... The D7100 (dpreview) is quite an good opponent (I personally hope Canon will optimize the IQ, not only the Video quality to beat the D7100). The IQ is really good, as the pics of my boss show...

But I received an not so good rumor from an girlfriend in Japan, who is an enthusiastic photographer and working for an supplying company (they produce something for Canon that they need to sell their products, but has nothing to do with the product itself) . She wrote, that she hardly could imagine, that Canon will sell the 7D2 earlier then 11-12/2013. Maybe before christmas.... This will be the best time to earn most money for this product.
I hope, she is wrong.

But she knows nothing about the 70D. Japanese enthusiasts are without any rumors too....

Daniela

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:36:22 AM »
I wouldnt be surprised to see it priced over the 5diii.  Canon has never let us down by pricing stuff at 2 year ago pricing.  Expect them to drain your wallet as much as they can before bringing the price down.

Interresting, in Japenese forums he specs are handeld a little bit better. Price over the 5D3

+1
It is a pity, but true

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:33:09 AM »
These spec are a bit "sub"...
Like a pushed-up 7100. Wait for the D400. It might be superior, if this 7D specs are true. And the D400 will be - again - cheaper....

Canon, hurry up and make it better!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 10:21:45 AM »
Interresting, in Japenese forums he specs are handeld a little bit better. Price over the 5D3

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: March 18, 2013, 11:01:06 AM »
Rumors from Japan:
70D 1200-1500€
7D2 might be over 2500-3000€!!!

The Japanese Rumors say that Canon was surprised about the specs of the Nikon D7100. The D7100 is better and cheaper than the 70D will be.

source?

canadian rumors say the 7D MK2 will have a new 28 MP sensor and canon was suprise the nikon D7100 can not match the 70D.

Source: Some photographing girl-&boyfriends from youth, when we studied at the art-school, working for an company that works for Canon. Yes, the 7D2 rumors say, that is has more MP. But is priced over the 5DIII.
70D: Let us see.... We will know in end of spring

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EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:54:37 AM »
Rumors from Japan:
70D 1200-1500€
7D2 might be over 2500-3000€!!!

The Japanese Rumors say that Canon was surprised about the specs of the Nikon D7100. The D7100 is better and cheaper than the 70D will be.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 05:28:02 PM »
The traders are waiting for the new crop series (Nikon & Canon,..) as an cash-cow for x-mas business.
I read in the www  that Nikon will release their new crop camera in summer 2013: In July in China or maybe in September in Berlin. Buyable soon after the release.
So, Canon will release it in the same timeframe, otherwise they will miss X-mas business.
In Germany the rumors are about 2100-2500 € (? 2 versions with/without GPS/WIFI???)

Then wait until spring and buy it.....

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expected reception of the 7DII / 70D
« on: January 31, 2013, 01:05:52 PM »
I believe that the 7D Mark2 will receive the market priced at about 2500€ in Europe.
I velieve that there will be some improvements.
But I do not think that there will be some overwhelming improvements. There will - maybe - an new processor. Digic V. Maybe Dual Digi V. Better quality in Iso > 1600. less noise. More DR.
But I do no think that there will an big update on the AF.

I think that some of us are expecting an cropped 1Dx or 5D Mark III. We will see, if that comes true.

If the D400 from Nikon will be as good as the D800/600 as an crop model, Canon will have to do its best. Otherwise, there will be another gap opened.

And: Don´t forget all the new small pocket Cameras, that are nearly as good as the DSLRs. They will cut of the market of the DSLRs.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help needed: Very slow live-view @ Canon 6D
« on: January 25, 2013, 07:13:04 AM »
what is slow? the lens focusing?
are you in photography mode or movie mode?
once you take off live mode is fast as it should be?

In photography mode.
Yes, focusing normally is quite fast without using the live mode. 

I tried to use the live mode for macro focusing: But is is extremly slow to get the screen sharp.
I takes 3-4 seconds until the picture is sharp on the screen. The AF goes from one end to another, about 2 to 3 times, moving forward and backward.


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@ freelancer:

Indeed! they don´t know it either.
But sometimes, those testers were seen. Or some persons form Canon near firms are leaking....
He showed some shots, he took at the Olympics or on other sports events, where you can see Equipment that is not officially existing....

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