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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to announce medium format dslr?
« on: August 07, 2012, 07:55:24 PM »
Hmmm, how about a Canon Medium format system with a removable back and adaptor for Hasselblad bodies which consists of 2 x 1Dx sensors.

Hasselblad is a Closed System, their backs are the only onrs thay will work with the H3 or H4 bodies. They can't use Phase One, Leaf or Sinar backs

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Canon General / Re: Announcements in August [CR1]
« on: August 06, 2012, 09:58:36 PM »
How Pro will a M-Pro body be ???  Will it be Pro enough to replace a 7D :)  Or will it be just another consumer camera with Pro priceing :(

Will we see some pro primes announced with the M-Pro body ???

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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shifts in 2013? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:50:49 PM »
The EF 90mm f/2.8 TS-E is the sharpest lens that Canon makes. Please, please, please don't DOWNGRADE it to a "L" lens. All the Red Ring will do is raise the price, it certainly won't improve the optics.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS M
« on: July 23, 2012, 09:45:32 AM »
I thought this was targeted at P&S upgraders but virtually none of them are going to want to use a prime ...

Looks like you and a lot of other people thought wrong :)

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I'd price it at $599 with 18-55IS for P&S upgraders.

P&S upgraders are increasingly upgrading to smartphones :) With a smartphone you can immediately post your photos to FaceSpace, you can't do that with an EF-M or a NEX C-3 :)

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As it is, it's $1100 to get one with the 18-55IS, where you can get a T4i (with flash, viewfinder, T/S LCD, better battery life, EF mount, and faster focusing) for $950 with the EF-s 18-55IS!

So what? A Rebel T4i won't fit in your pocket and a EF-M with the 22mm lens will. Besides, DSLRs are passé with the trendy/young/hip market. These people grew-up shooting photos with cell phones held at arms length, for them the lack of a viewfinder is normal. Time marches on :) :)

From Sansmirror  http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/canon-announces-eos-m.html  Canon's own positioning included this line: "...take-anywhere partner for a new breed of enthusiasts who chronicle their lives through images, without necessarily considering themselves to be ‘photographers’." I think that says it all.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS M
« on: July 23, 2012, 09:19:28 AM »
Decisions, decisions ??? For $1,000.00 I can get a Canon EF-M with 22mm f/2.0 lens and the EF to M lens adapter OR I could get an Olympus OM-D E-M5 without a lens.

The EF-M is lighter, but the E-M5 has an EVF. Both have a good selection of lenses. The E-M5 has 5 axis IBIS and the EF-M doesn't. Decisions, decisions ???

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS M
« on: July 23, 2012, 08:59:41 AM »

It's not even glorified. I bet that other manufacturers will deliver at 50$ or less with quality fully satisfying 99% of the users.

Nikon sells their Nikon 1 (J1 & V1) to F-mount adapter for $269.97. Canon's price is much lower than I'd expected, and a real bargain compared to Nikon's FT-1 :)

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