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Lenses / Re: Nodal Point on non extending Zoom Lenses
« on: September 29, 2011, 01:20:46 PM »
I'm pretty sure it shifts on my 17-35L

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV & 5D Mark III [CR0.5]
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:13:21 PM »
I'd be a little disappointed if they were only able to add 3mp to the camera after 3 years.

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EOS Bodies / Re: overnight flight next to Canon engineer...
« on: September 07, 2011, 10:16:08 AM »
Did the engineer say what happens to those prototypes, are they just left at Canon?
I wish I could buy one.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Aquatica housing for 1Ds Mark IV on Amazon
« on: August 23, 2011, 11:40:31 AM »
Picture says 1Ds MkIII

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Landscape / Re: HDR bracketing
« on: August 16, 2011, 03:56:04 PM »
Isn't this sort of like saying, Photoshop Elements should have all the feature of Photoshop and Lightroom since Adobe has already done all the coding.  Canon like all companies is trying to find the right mix between making money and keeping customers happy.  Unless you are a monopoly or a politician you must do both to stay alive.

The problem with that analogy is that Photoshop is strictly a piece of software. Its features require significantly more coding and development than allowing more shots to be bracketed. A camera is mainly a piece of hardware. Most of the cost goes towards the physical parts, body, sensor, shutter, etc.
It would be like buying a CD player that has 4 volume settings or having to pay more for one that has 10.

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Lenses / Re: Hours away from buying a used 16-35L II
« on: August 08, 2011, 07:37:29 PM »
Are people speculating that the 14-24 will produce better image quality?
It is a shorter zoom range so I would guess yes.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No Finalized 5D Mark III Yet [CR2]
« on: July 26, 2011, 09:59:52 AM »
This is actually good news for me because I just bought a 7D last night as a backup body, and I wasn't happy about it because I wanted to use those funds towards a new FF body. Now I know that's going to be quite a ways off.

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Landscape / Re: HDR bracketing
« on: July 22, 2011, 03:16:48 PM »
It's a little annoying that Canon blocks out features like that via software. They've already done the work coding the firmware, it doesn't take much to just add it to other bodies.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Counterfit Camera Accessories
« on: June 22, 2011, 10:18:47 AM »
I'm pretty sure I have a counterfeit battery for my 50D because it was only $10 off ebay. I've had it for about 8 months and it will make it through about 7 hours of shooting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & More
« on: May 10, 2011, 02:44:20 PM »
http://www.dpreview.com/news/1008/10082410canon120mpsensor.asp

They announced this in August 2010. What is more profitable, going from 24mp to 120mp and selling 3 million units, or going from 24mp to 30mp and selling 3 million units, then going from 30mp to 38mp and selling another 3 million units, then going from 38mp to 48mp and selling another 3 million units...

Yes, this sensor was probably prohibitively expensive to produce and current computers would cry trying to handle images that size, but its in Canon's interest to make incremental improvements to get the most sales. Think of it as a race. You get the win for beating your opponents whether it's by a meter or a mile.

This is the same reason that if your competitor is making a widget that lasts for 1 year, you don't need to make a widget that lasts a lifetime, it only needs to last 1.25 years to be a better product. What good is a customer that only buys from you once?

With the speed that technology in general has exponentially increased, I wouldn't be surprised if Canon and Nikon had the ability to make cameras twice as good as they are now, but they have an agreement to hold back because it's more profitable to make a series of upgrades rather than one big one.
This is the stupidest thing I've read on this forum.

That's a little blunt, but I have to admit my first thought was that this sounded an awful lot like the kids in junior high who used to say that Ford/Chevy/Chrysler had a secret carburetor that offered 100 miles to the gallon.

In a competitive market, companies don't "hold back" technology that gives them a competitive edge.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & More
« on: May 05, 2011, 12:12:16 PM »
With the speed that technology in general has exponentially increased, I wouldn't be surprised if Canon and Nikon had the ability to make cameras twice as good as they are now, but they have an agreement to hold back because it's more profitable to make a series of upgrades rather than one big one.

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