« on: February 24, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »
I think not.
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Frame rates, noise, etc., are nice, but it's all worthless if over half your shots have missed focus.I couldn't have said it better myself.
The smartest thing Nikon did with the D800(E) was to use the D4's autofocus system, and I certainly hope that Canon follows suit by using the 1D X's autofocus system (not an impaired version of it) in the 5D2 replacement. If they do, I will be pre-ordering it the first second that it becomes available.
22mp FF - yeah i know, that's a bitch isn't it? Not as good as 36mp, i'll give you that. But hang on - at what cost? Maybe Canon have a more rounded offer in the wing?
How many people actually will be able to use 36MP? If you make huge prints, that will be great, but a 5DII already acquits itself quite well for 20"x30" prints. For instance, if your required output is for 11"x14" prints, you can happily use SRAW1 on a 5DII.
I don't believe there are lots of people who need 36MP. Keep in mind there is a difference between "need" and "want" or "would like".
I have to admit I am beginning to wonder if you don't actually need a larger sensor (i.e. MF) to really get the benefit of so many pixels.
I'm going to make a couple of predictions that will probably shock you. 1) 5D3 will be available day one with no pre-order. 2) 5D2 used market will not pick up.Why do you think the 5D2 will be avalible that fast?.. Just look at the 1D X. Announced in october 2011, still not avalible anywhere. It doesn't even have a release date...
It's just market dynamics. 5D2 hit lowest price point in december, when they needed to clear inventories and granted rebates to sellers. Now Canon will progressively start to phase the camera out of the distribution channels. Since demand is and will be there for a while the prices will increase accordingly. So the idea that soon we will be able to get d2 at discounted price is basically wrong.And there are MANY people having this idea. I feel sorry for them.
Looks like f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8 for Canon. With higher ISOs being "grainless", f/1.8 lenses may not be necessary for general photography.Not if you don't like good bokeh.
If it is actually announced by the end of February, when do you think it will be available in the shelf? I mean, really available, not only few copies for the lucky ones.. ThanksEnd of summer.
I have just checked the UK price of 5D mark II:That is indeed a strange.
The street price was about £1500 yesterday at the popular sellers as Calumet, Jacobs, Jessops...
Today these stores rose the price to £1700 which is ridiculous.
It just doesn't make sense....
I haven't heard any mention of what Canon plans (or is NOT planning) to do about AA and the 5D. Having a menu option sounds like a great idea (assuming that's possible).I think the AA filter is physical and can't be removed by software.
Just go and shoot with a medium format digital and you'll see that sensors designed for stills only do a far better job. Both color and black and white is better. Today's 35mm DSLRs still can't match the color quality of 5 to 6 year old MF digital backs. It would be interesting to see what could be done with a 3 layer stills only sensor in one of today's high end 35mm bodies.+1
Sounds nice but I don't think I would buy it. My choice of compact camera three or four years ago was the Lumix LX3 but since I got myself an iPhone a couple of years ago (and especially the iPhone 4S), I haven't used it at all. Mostly because it's with me 24/7 and comes in handy when I'm not carrying my 5DII or 7D.Agreed. The Iphone is the only compact camera I'll ever want / need.
So, I don't think I would be in the market for a Canon Mirrorless although I'm sure it would be lots of fun.
Why is it using the 1D Mark IV AF system over the 1DX's a good thing?But the 1D IV AF system is still lightyears ahead of the 5DII AF system.
Surely the 1DX's is more advanced?