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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:36:06 PM »
If it's true that there is a 70D and 7D2 coming next year, than Canon will own the APS-C market. Look's like Nikon may be abandonig their better DX cameras 'cuz there are NO rumors about a D7200 or a D400. And that would be bad, without compition to drive R&D there would be little inovation :(

I need better not more, a high qualiy 16/18 Mp will be fine. Just give me better Image Quality, better Low Light ability, better Metering and better Focusing.

What APS-C needs are some fast primes for both their still cameras AND the Canon C100 DigitalCine camera. For a lot of things slow zooms just don't cut it. A 15mm (=24mmFF) and a 22mm (=36mm FF) would be a good start. Next a 10mm (=16mm FF) and a 30mm (=48mm FF).


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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 70D & 700D in 2013? [CR1]
« on: September 23, 2012, 06:38:05 PM »

It would be nice for them to use DNG, however I suspect not. I mean, after all, it drives people to use their DPP, at least for a little while after a new camera release.


Started using using DPP when I bought my 20D, back in the day. And I'm still using DPP as a RAW converter. The only other RAW converter I use for Canon files is Phase One's Capture One.

I know it's kool to dis DPP, but I don't care about apearing kool -- I just want tools that work, and DPP converts RAW files just like God and Canon intended :)

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: First Canon EOS C100 Short Hits the Web
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:12:39 PM »
Most people who buy a C100 will NOT be doing helicopter or underwater shots. Or have access to the flight line at the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Something that is relavant to the target market would have been better. I saw nothing that showed me why a C100 is superior to the compitition, and isn't that what a demo is supposed to do??

For those that complain about 4:2:0, I have a friend who shoots a lot of Green Screen with a 4:2:0 Sony EX3. His commercial clients are happy with the results.




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EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 08:17:21 PM »
An EOS-1?  When are they going to stop building these bodies with the grip permanently built-in?  I'll never, ever buy one until they go back to how the 1V was built with a high-end removable grip.

If it looks like any of the 1-series digitals, I'm not interested.



I agree 100%!! For me, a grippless camera and a prime lens makes more sense for what I do.

Gripped cameras are the Red Porsches of the camera world ;) I don't need to impress people with either the size of my lens or my camera body ;)  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2012, 02:23:30 AM »
Seems like, from what I've seen, that both Canon and Nikon are abandoning High-End APS-C. No-one thinks that a 7D2 or a D400 will be here anytime soon. Also there is about as much talk about a future Nikon D7100 as there is about the future Canon 70D.

Photokina will be interesting. Can't wait to see what is AND what isn't announced.




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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:41:35 PM »

I did see that on ZITE an ipad magazine that it had an article about Q1 profits for Nikon being either 5% or 5 million lower than what they had hoped for.  It didn't have a break down per model but something isn't selling how they had hoped.

Nikon sales are meeting their predictions. The lose comes from the value of the US Dollar and Euro going down vs the Japanese Yen.

Then how is Canon doing so well (financially), as both companies are based in Japan?

Nikon Q1 financial results: net profit fell by almost 50%
http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/08/nikon-q1-financial-results-net-profit-fell-by-almost-50.aspx/

A 50% loss is huge, and I believe cannot be attributed to currency exchange rates alone.

Please go back and re-read the Nikon Rumors post. 
http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/08/nikon-q1-financial-results-net-profit-fell-by-almost-50.aspx/
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Sales increased 5.6% to 259.43 billion yen

Nikon had a Sales Increase of 5.6%!!!

So you believe that the Yen-USD exchange rate has nearly 60% to account for the the entire loss? 
https://www.google.com/finance?chdnp=1&chdd=1&chds=1&chdv=1&chvs=Linear&chdeh=0&chfdeh=0&chdet=1344646982655&chddm=219553&q=CURRENCY:USDJPY&ntsp=0

Looks to me since January 1 the rate has gone from 1 USD = 84 Yen peak to 1 USD = 78 Yen current.  That is a change of 7%.  There is a great contributing factor other than exchange rate, surely.

From Thom Hogan's blog By Thom http://bythom.com
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On August 8th Thom Hogan wrote: Meanwhile in Japan, Nikon corporate announced their first quarter financial results with absolutely no surprises. Overall profits were a bit lower than originally forecast, attributed to increased sales costs and yen appreciation. In terms of cameras and lenses, they sold what they said they were going to sell and haven't changed their estimates for the full fiscal year, so I'm not going to roll additional commentary on that from what I did at their last financial disclosure.

Thom Hogan is an author and photographer. He also blogs about Nikon cameras  http://bythom.com  and Mirrorless cameras  http://www.sansmirror.com  His sites are News & Reviews sites, NOT Rumor sites.

Have a nice day :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:14:51 PM »

I did see that on ZITE an ipad magazine that it had an article about Q1 profits for Nikon being either 5% or 5 million lower than what they had hoped for.  It didn't have a break down per model but something isn't selling how they had hoped.

Nikon sales are meeting their predictions. The lose comes from the value of the US Dollar and Euro going down vs the Japanese Yen.

Then how is Canon doing so well (financially), as both companies are based in Japan?

Nikon Q1 financial results: net profit fell by almost 50%
http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/08/nikon-q1-financial-results-net-profit-fell-by-almost-50.aspx/

A 50% loss is huge, and I believe cannot be attributed to currency exchange rates alone.

Please go back and re-read the Nikon Rumors post. 
http://nikonrumors.com/2012/08/08/nikon-q1-financial-results-net-profit-fell-by-almost-50.aspx/
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Sales increased 5.6% to 259.43 billion yen

Nikon had a Sales Increase of 5.6%!!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 10, 2012, 11:46:19 AM »

I did see that on ZITE an ipad magazine that it had an article about Q1 profits for Nikon being either 5% or 5 million lower than what they had hoped for.  It didn't have a break down per model but something isn't selling how they had hoped.

Nikon sales are meeting their predictions. The lose comes from the value of the US Dollar and Euro going down vs the Japanese Yen.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 12:38:49 PM »

Heck, the APS-C 7D:
148 x 111 x 74mm
is larger the the Elan 7N:
147 x 103 x 69mm

For those that don't know, the Canon Elan 7n was a FullFrameFilm camera. And had to fit a 35mm film cassette inside the body at one end and a film take-up reel at the other :) I own one, great camera :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D in October? [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2012, 11:29:54 AM »
The POS 60D stopped me from buying addional Canon cameras/lenses :(  I'm impressed with the ergonomics of my Nikon body, and the IQ of Nikon lenses :)

I'm interested in seeing how the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 compare. I have a feeling that I'll be adding a D600 and the 135mm f/2.0D DC to my inventory.


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Product Advisory
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:58:37 AM »
Maybe it should be called the Shorty McShorty, 'cause it's electronics easily short-out. ;)  ;)  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to announce medium format dslr?
« on: August 07, 2012, 09:15:05 PM »

True, the H3 and H4 (and I think the H2F) can't take 3rd-party backs (nor film backs, which is annoying to some pros i've heard).

Except for the new H4X, can take any leafmiyaone back like the H1 and H2. Maybe the H4X is Hassy's way of saying, "our backs aren't that good, please don't swap systems, you can use someone else's backs just please keep buying our glass"?

Quote from Hasselblad's site. http://www.hasselblad.com/H4x

"Give us your old H1/H2/H2F body and we’ll give you a brand new H4X, the super-charged offspring of the H1/H2, for just €3,995 excl. VAT. This special H4X offer is only available to H1/ H2/H2F owners and is not valid without a trade-in of a Hasselblad H1 or H2/H2F camera body."

Only available buy trading in your old H1/H2/H2F body. Sounds more like they don't want people with Leaf, Phase One, Sinar or Jenoptic, etc backs replacing their H1/H2/H2F bodies with Mamiya or Phase One bodies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to announce medium format dslr?
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:47:07 PM »
I am rather surprised so many people are commenting about how 'silly' the idea of putting an EF lens on a MF camera is.....

I see people using Nikon FF lenses on MF view cameras fairly regularly....

Until recently Nikon MADE lenses for 4x5 and 8x10. They also made lenses for one of the Japanese Medium Format cameras.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to announce medium format dslr?
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:41:14 PM »
all i can say is -

you will be AMAZED how many medium format cameras got sold to "Non Photography Professionals"

- think of it this way - are those who bought Lambos, Ferraris, Vipers, Corvettes - race car drivers?


 - Im not going to hold my breath if canon makes MF or not - i got my share of MF cameras and digital backs.

but to say one camera manufacturer over the other will not make one camera system over the other system...
try asking surgeons, lawyers and high end professionals who are into photography - most of them got one :)

... because they can.

Got that right!!!

Doctors and Lawters also buy a lot of Big White lrnses. There is a Doctor, who I see from time-to-time, who shoots Surfing with Three 1D bodies and Three Big Whites. I haven't seen him recently, but my guess is that he's replaced the 1D s with 1DX s :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to announce medium format dslr?
« on: August 07, 2012, 08:09:28 PM »

the overall package from canon could be enough for many professionals to choose a MF canon over a mamiya or hasselblad.

The two things Canon lacks is high quality Fuji (Hasselblad) and Schnieder (Phas One and Mamiya) lenses and also the high quality sensors used by Hasselblad, Leaf and Phase One backs. Plus can Canon match Hasselblad's Phocus and Phase One's Capture One software?

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