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EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 21, 2013, 12:01:05 PM »
Nikon just announced the DX (1.5X crop) D7100.  Shipping in March.
1. 24.1 Mpx
2. 51 point autofocus  :)  :)
3. $1.199.95
BTW NO antialiseing filter!!

Can the Canon 70D match the specs and price ???

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: $2000 Instant Rebate on EOS C300 at Adorama
« on: February 20, 2013, 09:42:50 PM »
Does this mean that there will be a C300n announced at NAB ??? Or is an indicator that the C300 isn't selling as well as hoped ???

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 02:22:33 PM »
what I dont get is
when you use touch to shoot the AF is just fine
when you use it in a studio with studio strobes even using the shutter button the AF speed is about on par with a rebel (this is EFM 18-55 vs 600D with EF-S 18-55)

Putting a Pocket Wizard in the hot-shoe improves focus ??? that's beyond wiered. Does using a flash in the hot-shoe also improve auto-focus :)

Next time I'm over at Calumet I'll check this out. I always have several Pocket Wizands with me. I'd mainly use an EOS M for studio work, so this could be workable :)
 

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I plan on using mine for video and timelapse mostly the kit lens is sharp stopped down and has IS so is pretty good for this, the 22mm is a great little lens too

I've gotten impatient and installed the ML alpha on it now and its looking pretty good so far!

Be sure to post a link to your video tests.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 18, 2013, 04:52:45 PM »
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Canon did know going in that the autofocus performance was not as good as others in the industry, but didn’t think it was a deal breaker.

This is typical Canon arrogance -- if we build it they will buy.

If the EOS M had the focusing speed of a Sony NEX-5n, and was priced competitivly I'd have bought one. Now I'm thinking of replacing my NEX-5n with a NEX-5r.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 08, 2013, 01:16:09 AM »
"I'm much more likely to buy a 31 megapixel Medium Format Digital than a 40 megapixel Canon."

Probably an obvious answer, but shooting in a studio what would be the benefit of MF over a high-megapixel Canon? Wouldn't the Canon be able to print even larger than MF if there are more pixels?

Who makes prints ??? I shoot advertising that appears in magazines, etc. There have been more than a few Vogue covers shot with 16Mpx DX cameras. Lots of Sports Illustrated covers shot with Canon 1D cameras or the Nikon D3.

Because of the larger sensor in MFD cameras you use a longer lens than full-frame. For the medium format shooter, FF is a crop camera :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 07, 2013, 06:42:44 PM »
well some people are happy with just one AF point and the "speed" of a MF camera.
if you are soley a studio shooter MF is maybe the way to go anyway.

For studio table-top I use either a Canon 1Ds2 or a Canon 5D2. For full page magazine ads either works well.

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others would love a speedy (relative) 30-45 MP DSLR with a great autofocus system.
And I'd love a 16 megapixel APS-C camera with a sensor equal to or better than a Sony DX chip :) Different stroles for different folks ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Camera in 2014
« on: February 07, 2013, 01:21:49 PM »
Two things.

1. APS-C cameras are Canon's profit center. Why does Canon refuse to support these customers with new EF-S primes. I own a EF-S 10-22mm, but would buy 10mm (16mmFF), 17mm (27mmFF) and 22mm (36mmFF) if they were available at f/1.4 or f/1.8.

2. I'm much more likely to buy a 31 megapixel Medium Format Digital than a 40 megapixel Canon.

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I'm surprised that there is no mention of Masaya Maeda's interview at DPReview  http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0336328811/cp-2013-interview-with-canons-masaya-maeda He seems to think that Full Frame is the future and the Canon M is the perfect mirrorless camera.

Once-upon-a-time all PJs used Graflex cameras http://graflex.org/ Now PJs don't use Medium Format or 4x5 and Graflex is gone http://graflex.org/ Does the same fate await Canon, or do they wise-up and change their business model to fit the changing times ???

By the time the 70D and 7D2 arrive there's a good chance I'll have died of old-age ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2013, 02:57:42 PM »
I'm sure it will. But be prepared to unstitch from around as many $$$ as the current 7D...

After seeing the lack-luster POS 60D. I have my doubts about Canon and the xxD line.

Prices of many cameras will keep climbing, as long as the US Dollar stays depressed. Nothing new here.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2013, 01:54:35 PM »
Rumorwise, I think we're talking about the wrong camera here ...

... The two entry level cameras may likely be the T3 (1100D) and T4i (650D) replacements, I wouldn't call a 70D "entry level".

I agree, the 70D isn't entry level.

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I understand the plastic 60D has lowered our expectations, nevertheless I would rather file the xxD line under the "mid level" class of dSLR. Consider many pros have used, and some still use, the 40D, one of the best crop dSLR ever. No, firmly no, "entry level" is not the class to place the 70D in.

I'm still making $$$ with a 40D and 85mm f/1.8 :) I had planned to buy an EOS 60D, but then Canon released the POS 60D :( , so I passed. I'm hopeing that the 70D will be a worthy replacement for the 40D.



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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2013, 01:32:20 PM »

Why can't we keep Nikon out of this?


How about talking about the Panasonic GH3 ??? A M4/3 camera that's gennerating a lot of interest from pros. It has a magnesium wethersealed body for less than $1,300.00 :) It has 1080/60p 50Mbps IPB and 24p 72Mbps ALL-I video (better video specs than a 5D3 :(  ).

And unlike the Canon 7D2 and the Nikon D4 the GH3 is actually available NOW. ;)

I just saw this. A GH3 used on safari http://www.naturalexposures.com/corkboard/testing-panasonics-newest-micro-four-thirds-camera-the-gh3/ Check-out the first photo, this looks like a great birder/nature camera :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:35:00 PM »

The 7DII will be cheaper than the 6D. That's for sure ...

... This message is needed to assert the premium-ness of FF; without it, it's hard to charge a (hefty) premium for FF.

The 6D is nothing but a FF Rebel (entry level camera), while the 7D is a semi-pro camera several steps removed from a Rebel. I'm sure that there are many people who want/need an APS-C camera, like birders, who will pay extra to get what they want/need.

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What's happening here ??? Canon and Nikon are discounting their eagerly awaited and recently announced Low Cost Full Frame cameras. Did both Canon and Nikon misread the market ??? We'll know in a few months ...

Adorama is selling the Canon 6D for $1,899.00, but you have to click the buy button to see the discounted price. Camera companies  often have a lowest advertised price policy that stores get around by using the button click to show the real sales price.

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 13, 2013, 01:19:20 PM »

Canon is ok with a lot of bashing if there's a lot of buying at the same time ;-p

The problem is that some of the 60D bashers up-graded to the Nikon D7000 :( The question is will the EOS 70D be more of the same-old-same-old :( and cause more Canon users to become Nikon users :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:16:33 PM »
The POS 60D was an incremental step-back :(  A lackluster camera, that looked even more lackluster with the imediate introducrion of the Nikon D7000.

I hope the 70D isn't another POS ... but I doubt it :(

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