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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 02, 2015, 07:07:17 AM »
I see no GPS or Wifi in the specs. For me GPS would be  a very useful feature.

Agree.  How these basic features are still missing in new DSLRs is beyond me.  I'm hoping they are included specs that just haven't leaked yet. 

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 150-600mm Preorder?
« on: October 16, 2014, 07:22:53 AM »
Yes, I have one on pre-order with B&H.  No news on when it will be filled yet though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Says Higher Resolution Sensors Are Coming Soon
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:01:07 AM »
They also strongly implied that they don't care about low ISO DR and will wait until after sales tank, if ever, to bother. I think they just don't like the cost of a new fab and are doing everything to avoid it, not caring what anyone in forums says or how DxO scores look and gambling that only a few will leave and sales will keep going on as they have been for years to come even if they don't improve low ISO DR (and in other places, the word about 4k for 5D4 sounds pretty negatory as well) Oh well.

I'm hoping that the "our sensors are the best" is just a case of chest beating where they don't want to be seen by outsiders to admitting that they equipment is second best. Inside, I'm pretty sure that the engineers would know the real deal but whether management listens to them or prioritises that kind of work is another thing.

This.  Let's face it; no one from PR is going to come out and say "yeah, you are right, our sensors are getting trumped by the competition."  They are paid to do the opposite.  I'm sure Canon is aware of the weaknesses of their sensors relative to Sony's.  Whether or not they do something about it is another matter entirely, but I wouldn't take this interview as indication of much of anything at this point.

Lenses / Re: Do you keep all your boxes?
« on: September 21, 2014, 08:36:19 AM »
Yes, I have a closet literally dedicated to just boxes.   :P

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A Summary of Sigma Lens Rumors
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:10:20 AM »
I was hoping for some primes to compete with Canon's 400/500/600mm primes.  A 300-600 would be interesting, but it likely won't be f/4 throughout; probably something like the Tamron instead as the weight would get too significant.  Ah well; I can still hope for something in the future.

I'm honestly surprised by the negativity around price with this lens.  It's a niche lens with a complex design and near flawless image performance that demands a large price.  So be it I say.  I'd like to purchase it, but two things will prevent me from doing so in the short term:

  • Canon does not have a high megapixel body yet to take advantage of this lens.  Granted, there are certainly other benefits such as color rendition, contrast, edge-to-edge sharpness, but my guess is that it really shines with a high megapixel body
  • Manual focus through the viewfinder on newer Canon models is an exercise in frustration if you are extremely anal about perfect focus placement.  Forget about it on the 5D III, as the viewfinder presents an image with an f-stop well smaller than large ones on prime lenses.  I have a 1D-X, but have yet to try one of the focus screens that can be purchased, so maybe I can go that route.

Regardless, I find this thens very intriguing and hope to be able to rent a copy to try at some point.  I will reserve any judgment on price until then.

This is true.  It was actually up on B&H for preorder yesterday at a price of $3999.  However, it was taken down, probably at the request of Zeiss since it wasn't officially announced yet.  Digilloyd had a post up briefly too, but Zeiss asked him to take it down until late this evening.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Get 6% Cashback on the EOS-1D X from B&H
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:28:14 AM »
I purchased the 85mm f1.2 L at a heavy discount over Christmas time and still got the 2% rebate.  I have a hard time believing they won't honor the rebate.  When no rebate is available, they typically just don't list it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 07:27:19 AM »
If I wanted a body this small I'd invest in a m4/3 mirrorless system instead.  When I think of wanting something more compact, I think of both the body AND the lenses.  A super small body will be really unbalanced when you add larger lenses to it, even EF-S.  Pricing is kind of out there too.  Meh.

I use a Vello Shutter Boss (wired) and have had no problems with it at all:

For 53 bucks you can't go wrong.  They also have  wireless version for about twice that, but wireless isn't needed for time lapses and, given battery life concerns, I think wired is preferred.

Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:31:39 PM »
Bring me some Gura!

EOS Bodies / Re: Describe the 6D in one word...
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:02:27 AM »
Right now I'm just feeling irritated they didn't include GPS and wireless in the 5D MIII.  Given the $3500 price tag and the fact that they included it in a smaller, cheaper body suggests they could have to me.  I could get a lot of use out of both of those and I hate attaching bulky accessories to the camera.  Blah.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon Announces the Canon EOS 6D DSLR
« on: September 17, 2012, 07:00:00 AM »
Right now I'm trying to figure out why they didn't integrate wireless and GPS in their $3500 5D MIII.  Kind of irritating as they would both be extremely useful.

EOS Bodies / Re: 4 More DSLRs Coming in 2012? [CR2]
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:38:00 PM »
I would like to see Canon actually deliver products they have already announced before announcing more.   The typical amount of time between announcement and availability of products has become a joke.  This is mainly true for their "pro-level" gear.

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