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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:45:40 PM »
It'll start at $4199, and in less than 6 months it'll be at $3499.

Trust me.
Right now a 5D3 lists at $3,100 (and sells at B and H for $2,800) so the new camera will have to sell for a premium over that.
While tpatana's educated estimate seems reasonable, if I were Canon I'd want to sell at least 100,000 of these in the first year (just to break even on development costs) and would set the price under $4k. At $5k - I can't imagine them jumping off the shelves; particularly since magazine and newspapers are firing photographers (Sports Illustrated just fired all their photographers !).

You're right, I'm thinking of sale prices. I bought my 5D3 about 2 years ago, basically for $2450 after I sold the kit lens. So official announcement price at $4499, and later this year it'll be $3799.

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: January 31, 2015, 09:01:31 PM »
Tried my new camera and new-ish lens for the first time.

Beautiful girl. Very nice portrait. Nicely done.

Thanks. From the local models I shoot with, she's my favorite.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: Price of 5Ds
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:36:22 PM »
It'll start at $4199, and in less than 6 months it'll be at $3499.

Trust me.

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I never had the F4 so difficult to say, but my MarkII is amazing sharpness.

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Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: January 31, 2015, 08:26:04 PM »
Tried my new camera and new-ish lens for the first time.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 31, 2015, 02:19:05 AM »
I selected 36 because I wanted more than my current 5d3 provides.

In all honesty, I really only want a modest amount more.  I just want to be able to routinely print 13x19 at 300dpi without enlarging.  In all honesty, 36 is probably more than I really need.  I'm guessing the 5d4 will be on the money with the slight MP increase.  50 megapixels would be awesome if I wanted to really print big, but I don't currently have a need for quite that many pixels.  I'm sure others do though.

5D4 is not going to be even close to 50MP, I'd be surprised if it goes even above 30.

Reason: 5DS already exists so 5D4 should compete on the other aspects like high-ISO and fps. Both of those get hit if you increase pixel count -> 5D4 will not have high pixel count.

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EOS Bodies / Re: POLL: How many mp do you want anyway?
« on: January 30, 2015, 11:44:41 PM »
My shooting style:

18MP is enough
I'd love super-clean ISO6400
10+fps desired

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: January 26, 2015, 02:56:14 AM »
Some day I also want one of these, but for now I'll just study how they'll work.

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Sports / Re: Motion Blur (on purpose) in Sports Photos
« on: January 26, 2015, 02:55:36 AM »
Cool pictures. Please tell the shutter speed for your photos.

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Lenses / Re: Used Gear stories....
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:13:18 PM »
Mostly good experiences. I always google the name, that usually already indicates plenty.

I've traded maybe ~10-15 lenses used, and only one time got bad experience. I bought lens from POTN. The pictures were not perfect, so I asked about the condition. He said nothing on the lenses.

So when the lens arrived, the front element had lot of scratches. I sent him email complaining about that. He was really slow at responding. One time he responded "Sorry for delay, I had to travel to Seattle for XYZ."

Funny enough, I live in Seattle so I responded "Great, I live in Seattle too so I'll bring you the lens and you give my money back". Surprise surprise, no reply for a while until he "returned" home. He paid my money back, I shipped the lens back. So I took loss for the return shipping. Lesson learned, if photographer takes bad photo of the lens, there's reason for that.

In general, I still favor slightly used quite often.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:50:16 AM »
Nice, exactly the cards I have too :)

Even on 5D3, I was hitting ~60-80GB on my sports day, so with double the frame rate at 12fps I'm afraid if even 2x64GB is enough.

And for that amount, I expect I need 2 batteries.

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I picked up a 135L the other day... I'll use it for indoor sports... until I can trade up and get something better for that duty.

I'm still looking for mine.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 01:29:35 PM »

Couldn't resist.

However, Paypal didn't go through. I almost never use paypal, and suddenly $4k+ purchase so it triggered fraud alert and didn't let me complete the deal. Called them few times to fix, but they were not really reassuring to fix it so put it on my cc instead.

What else should I buy now? One extra battery for sure. The charger is already double charger, so that's good. What else?

(Trying not to jump and down here with excitement)

Congrats!

Fast CF cards if you don't have them.  If you use an Arca-compatible tripod set up, the RRS L bracket is a thing of beauty...it's modular, I leave the upright portion off if I'm not bringing a tripod with me.

If you use one of Canon's little IR remotes (RC-#), unfortunately those do not work with 1-series bodies, so you may want to look into a radio trigger solution (I use the hähnel trigger as the transmitter is reasonably small).

I got the fast Lexars already (2 of them), which actually leads me to a question: is there certain way I should use those? Does it automatically continue with second card after first is full (I assume yes), anything else there?

I have cheap-ish tripod, so not Arca.

Is the trigger port same as 5D3? I already have wired intervalometer, plus cheap Chinese wireless trigger (the receiver is wired to the port). If the port is same, I'll keep using those.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 02:09:00 AM »

Couldn't resist.

However, Paypal didn't go through. I almost never use paypal, and suddenly $4k+ purchase so it triggered fraud alert and didn't let me complete the deal. Called them few times to fix, but they were not really reassuring to fix it so put it on my cc instead.

What else should I buy now? One extra battery for sure. The charger is already double charger, so that's good. What else?

(Trying not to jump and down here with excitement)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 19, 2015, 03:59:01 PM »
Wow, that's crazy price. Tempting...

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