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June will give me time to save up again after my G.A.S. explosion on the 100-400II a 1.4III and a month ago on a second hand Phase One 645DF+ and P45+ back with two lenses ... and btw NO .. no buyers remorse after hearing this announcement.

LOL!!! My mind's eye is violated by that mental image! Gave me a good laugh, though. Glad I wasn't drinking something when I read it, or my screen would be dripping. :P

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Looks like I was right on the sensor being Canon. We'll see how it does. Given that the announcement isn't touting dynamic range, I'm expecting my prediction to be correct -- not a huge increase.

I also thought it was interesting that my theory of this being positioned as an alternative to medium format was actually mentioned in the announcement.  8)

Looking forward to reviews and image samples...but June? Dang. It was hard enough just waiting the last few days before the announcement. What am I going to do until June??? Oh...wait...I guess I could...take some photos. :P

"The 5Ds has the same dynamic range as 5D III. While some will complain that the closest Nikon-equivalent body has more dynamic range (and more is better), I haven't had an issue with the 5D II's DR. When I can't retain both shadows and highlights in an image, that scene generally needs very significantly more DR and exposure bracketing with HDR handles those instances nicely."

Right on. That's probably how the majority of the target market for these bodies feels, too.

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:52:41 PM »
Looks like the demand for Canon mirrorless system is not that great in US

Agreed. If and when Canon sees enough demand here, a worthy mirrorless body will be introduced. As long as Canon keeps selling DSLRs, there's not much reason to change course, forum rantings notwithstanding.

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Looks like I was right on the sensor being Canon. We'll see how it does. Given that the announcement isn't touting dynamic range, I'm expecting my prediction to be correct -- not a huge increase.

I also thought it was interesting that my theory of this being positioned as an alternative to medium format was actually mentioned in the announcement.  8)

Looking forward to reviews and image samples...but June? Dang. It was hard enough just waiting the last few days before the announcement. What am I going to do until June??? Oh...wait...I guess I could...take some photos. :P

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EOS-M / Re: Official: Canon EOS M3 and It's Not Coming To North America
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:31:05 PM »
Looks like I was right.  8)

Now let's see how I did on my other predictions... :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Future Canon DSLR Strategy for More Focused Products?
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:48:22 PM »

I'd be very surprised to see the 1 Series get a split any time soon, at least before a 1DX Mark II comes out.

The 1D is currently split into X and C lines. It will be interesting to see if there will be a 1D C Mark II or not. Presently, there is probably more need to update the 1D C compared to the 1D X. For example, improved slow mo, add video functions such as peaking. As well  1D C Mk II could include Canon's video PDAF.

Agreed. I made that disclaimer in one of the other threads but failed to add it here. It's a good point. That said, I think the Cinema line is considered by Canon to be a different enough animal than photography that it probably doesn't fall within the same market/product segmentation discussion.

With the recent price drops on both the 1DX and 1DC, they're probably both getting a refresh. Will be interesting to see what comes...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:43:51 PM »

As far as I know, Canon has been calling their sensors "wide dynamic range" for a very long time:


http://www.canon.com/technology/canon_tech/explanation/35mm.html


I think you're right. I seem to remember them referring to one of the recent bodies (either 7DII or 70D) as having "wide dynamic range".

My guesses, in order of my estimate of probability are these:

1. Canon sensor, some improvement in dynamic range, but nothing earth-shattering.
2. Canon sensor, significant improvement in dynamic range (maybe with something like PureClassA reminded us: http://www.slrlounge.com/patent-basis-canons-rumored-new-sensors-2015/)
3. Sony sensor, Sony dynamic range.

Cautiously hopeful that it's something new and impressive, despite probabilities...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:27:54 PM »
Well, we were discussing ML type Dual ISO ....  could this be our boy?

http://www.slrlounge.com/patent-basis-canons-rumored-new-sensors-2015/

Good find! I had forgotten about that article and patent. We're just hours away from the official release, and I'm excited to see what Canon will show us.

I'm hoping that having so many announcements on one day isn't to try to have quantity make up for the quality...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 01:43:18 PM »

You know the "dress in the closet" trick, don't you?

Should work with lenses, too. :P The hard part will be not using the new lens for six months!


My wife applies the same tactic, where do they learn this stuff?


I think it comes with the second X chromosome. With that leg missing (making ours a Y chromosome), perhaps we have to learn such clever cunning from other sources...  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 12:23:53 PM »
Currently I'm still concentrating on adding to my lens collection as quickly as I can without upsetting my wife.  My next purchases will be either a 100-400 II or 300 2.8 II.  Probably at least 6 months off since I'm currently in the dog house...

You know the "dress in the closet" trick, don't you? It goes like this:

1. She buys a dress she's been wanting for a long time.
2. Instead of saying anything about it, she puts it in the back of the closet and saves the receipt.
3. Six months later, she wears the dress to dinner.
4. You say, "Where did you get that dress? Aren't we saving to replace the carpet?"
5. She says, "Oh this old thing? I've had it for months. You haven't noticed?"
6. You say, "Nope. I've never scene it before."
7. She digs out the receipt and says, "See -- I've had it for a long time. I'm surprised you've only just noticed me wearing it tonight."
8. Not to be in the doghouse for "failing to notice" months earlier, you say, "Sorry honey. You look amazing."

Should work with lenses, too. :P The hard part will be not using the new lens for six months!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:35:24 AM »
61 focus points, but only 41 of them cross-type, like the previous 5D. I wonder why the new camera didn't get the all-cross-type system of the 7DmkII?

Because the 7DII is intended to be a top-notch fast action camera, and the 5DS(r) is not. Those 65 cross-type AF points are designed to enable accurate tracking across the frame at ridiculous frame rates. A body designed specifically for studio/landscape photography doesn't need that.

It's hard to differentiate products if you put the best tech you have into every body. Putting the 7DII AF system in a studio/landscape body would be overkill and would dilute the flagship status of the 7DII system.

Bingo. Stole my thunder. The new 65pt all cross will see it's FF debut in the 5D4 later this year, with and even better one yet to be unveiled in a 1DX2

Well, you know what they say about great minds.  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:26:41 AM »
This isn't a legit release, not even for Canada.

Not sure about the jab at Canada (I quite like my neighbors to the north :P ), but I wondered about the authenticity a bit myself. Several typos can be found throughout the text. It would be pretty sloppy for something like that to be released.

That said, if it is a proper leak, then it's likely not a final draft -- especially with no mention of availability or price. We'll find out tomorrow...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:23:54 AM »
61 focus points, but only 41 of them cross-type, like the previous 5D. I wonder why the new camera didn't get the all-cross-type system of the 7DmkII?

Because the 7DII is intended to be a top-notch fast action camera, and the 5DS(r) is not. Those 65 cross-type AF points are designed to enable accurate tracking across the frame at ridiculous frame rates. A body designed specifically for studio/landscape photography doesn't need that.

It's hard to differentiate products if you put the best tech you have into every body. Putting the 7DII AF system in a studio/landscape body would be overkill and would dilute the flagship status of the 7DII system.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Press Release
« on: February 05, 2015, 11:19:00 AM »
Interesting about having added a cancellation filter instead of removing the optical low-pass filter altogether. Some have commented that it might have to do with the size of the sensor stack, relationship to other filters (like IR filter) or manufacturing costs. Those all sound like very reasonable possibilities.

One other theory to throw in the mix: Removing the OLPF altogether leaves you with maximum jaggies, false detail and risk of moire. Could Canon have "tuned" the cancellation filter to reduce but not completely eliminate anti-aliasing? Perhaps Canon engineers found a sweet spot that balances high detail with an acceptable amount of aliasing and moire. This could also explain the increased cost for the R version.

I'd love to hear from sensor geeks about if that's possible/likely in this situation...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Future Canon DSLR Strategy for More Focused Products?
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:57:43 AM »
I agree that Canon is addressing the need for a studio/landscape camera that has been lacking since the 1DSIII, but I'm not sure we can take that to mean that the 1D line will get carved up, too. I see this less as a pattern of dividing up each line and more of an answer to the question, "We need a studio/landscape camera -- where do we put it?"

Canon might have painted itself into a corner by saying the 1DX brought the split 1 Series together. Introducing the next studio/landscape camera in the 1 Series would split it again. This would make it hard to call the successor to the 1DX a 1DX Mark II, and it would be a shame for them to have to walk away from the reputation of the 1DX to introduce a newer body with a different name for its successor (i.e. it's better than the 1DX but no longer bridges the to paths of the 1 Series).

Between that and what I suspect was market research in pricing and forecasts for sales, it made better sense to split the 5 Series. That allows it to hit the pricing sweet spot for the studio/landscape body while not affecting the "jack of all trades" status of the 5D Mark III and its successor(s).

I'd be very surprised to see the 1 Series get a split any time soon, at least before a 1DX Mark II comes out.

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