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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:32:04 PM »
One strange thing is that there has been almost no rumors about 1DX2 lately. Is that normal?

I could guess two reasons:

1: There's not much happening, and/or there's been problems and it's been delayed
2: It's pushing closer to announcement and they are making extra effort to keep it secret so 1DX sales don't tank

[Wishful thinking]
There's currently $800 MIR on the 1DX. Maybe they already have plan to announce 1DX2 soon, and they know the 1DX sales will slow down after that. So currently they'll try to reduce the inventory as much as they can before the announcement. Maybe even start reducing the factory lines? Anyone here work at the factory? Inside insight?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:26:24 PM »
AMEN +10000   Good Lord I think my brain just exploded upon reading that. Have we really fallen apart so badly as to entrust the government with making us a short term savings account?  You just gave them interest free use of your money for a year.  Ugh sorry, it's the financial planner in me, not the photographer on this one. Maybe I should create a financial planning for independent photographers program?? Haha!!

Let me ask question, which one is better way to save for $5k+ camera:

1: Spend all my money each month
2: Pay extra $400 on tax withhold each month, spend all the remaining money each month, and get $5k return at one time the following year

I do small amount of other investments too, I'm happy to discuss with you if my plans are good or not. Feel free to PM me if you want to give me some advice.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 04, 2015, 04:46:18 PM »
I might consider used (or refurb maybe) 1DX while waiting... I'm sure it's great body, but I feel it's not great enough compared to 5D3 to justify the cost. That's why I think I should wait for 1DX2. OTOH, if Canon had great deal on refurb (w/ warranty), buying one and selling when 1DX2 comes out wouldn't be much waste of money.

There have been several sales of brand new 1DX's in the ~$4300 range. Not refurb.

Probably grey market, which may or may not matter, depending on where you are located.

That is roughly the same price people are trying to sell "used" models for.

ATM looks like it's $4624 for grey market.

Not sure if I want to drop that much on a camera without knowing for sure it's covered under warranty.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New Firmware Coming for EOS 5D Mark III
« on: January 04, 2015, 05:44:17 AM »
I'm just surprised that someone lucky and discerning enough to have a 5DMkIII hasn't noticed how the manufacturer's name is spelled on the front.

Yea, I've nevver made a typo myself either.

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PowerShot / Re: New PowerShot(s) for CES Next Week [CR1]
« on: January 04, 2015, 01:23:13 AM »
...my old G11, which was a perfect fit for my jeans or shorts pocket.   

I'd like to see a picture of that.

Is that G11 or are you just happy to see me?

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Those who have used both 17mm and 24mm TS-E, which one you'd choose? Sounds like 24 is more popular, yes? Is it better? You'd think for landscape the wider is better, but not this time?

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If/when EVF becomes standard (=is good enough), you could remove LCD from the body and have Google glasses as your EVF.

One great thing on that is that no matter your angles over crowd shooting or strange angles hanging your camera down from a bridge or something, you'd always see what you're shooting.

That sort of integration would probably be trivial if the camera were running Android.  Just saying.  :)

The camera can still run it's own OS, you could have communications-module running Android or some semi-proprietary version of it.

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If/when EVF becomes standard (=is good enough), you could remove LCD from the body and have Google glasses as your EVF.

One great thing on that is that no matter your angles over crowd shooting or strange angles hanging your camera down from a bridge or something, you'd always see what you're shooting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 05:18:22 PM »
Canon website:

Members may evaluate each item on their respective "Evaluation List" for a period of ten (10) days, starting when the loaned product is shipped to the member and ending when Canon receives the loaned product back.

So it's really only about 5-6 days of usage  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 05:16:21 PM »
I can help here.  You have a 5DIII and some lenses?????  Take $100 and join Canon CPS.  Best money you will ever spend.  Free check and cleanings, 20% off repairs, priority service (you go to the head of the line on repairs) and............FREE EVALUATION GEAR!  Big tournament coming up???  I expect it is time to evaluate a canon 300mm 2.8L  to go with that 5DIII.  Or, evaluate a 1DX.  Join CPS, evaluate a lens or camera, and wait until the end of the year.  You have a fine camera, 1DX is going to get a good bump, and if you are going for the top of the line you want CPS anyway.  So, one year from today you are going to be rocking a 1DX2, have a 5DIII for a backup, and be gold or platinum CPS member.  Sounds like a plan to me

That is interesting idea. But do they allow ~3 week evaluations?

I think 200/2 would be my first choice, although 300/2.8 wouldn't be too shabby either. Or the 1DX. Or maybe get the lens, and then bribe some local photog to take 3 weeks off and borrow his/her 1DX so I get both :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:56:47 PM »
That said, the volume of 1DX sales is by far the smallest of the three. It would be easier to make enough 1DX sensors for the foreseeable future and keep them in storage. My bet would be the 6D gets replaced, the 5D3 gets replaced, and then the 1DX gets replaced last..... and that's a long wait!

Agreed.  I would expect the 6D to be updated on a schedule that's slower than the rebels, but faster than the higher-end pro bodies.  My money was on approximately a two-year cycle, which would make the 6D mark II about a month and a half past due.  I would not be at all surprised to see it updated "real soon now".

With that said, I would expect the 5D to be on a three-year cycle, which means I'd expect it in a couple of months.  So if I'm wrong about the two-year number, it could come out first.  Or they could shock everybody by releasing both of them in March.  :)

In my mind, 6D was some sort of bastard hybrid between FF and crop. It seems to me they felt there was gap between lowest FF (5D3) and best crop (7D), and they wanted to add something in that gap. So they took some stuff from FF level and slapped in things from crop level, and voila, you get 6D.

It had lot of good features too, but the AF alone was a show-stopper for me. My shooting I need higher end AF and 6D was not good enough. For many other purposes, it's same as 5D3.

So my guess:

5D4 announcement soon, maybe in <2 months. Followed by 1DX2 announcement 1 month after that.

5D4 shipping end of summer ($4k), 1DX2 ($8k) shipping end of year.

And early next year the strip-down version of 5D4 -> 6D2 for $2.5k.


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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 03:51:10 PM »
It's hard not to fall in love with 1DX once have your hands on it

I might consider used (or refurb maybe) 1DX while waiting... I'm sure it's great body, but I feel it's not great enough compared to 5D3 to justify the cost. That's why I think I should wait for 1DX2. OTOH, if Canon had great deal on refurb (w/ warranty), buying one and selling when 1DX2 comes out wouldn't be much waste of money.

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:33:59 AM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.
I did not feel any disappointment - since I don't know French ;)

French is easy. On my travels, I've only needed three phrases:

je ne parle pas francais
parlez vous anglais
voulez vous coucher avec moi

Learn those and you're golden.

Let me know how well that last line works for you.  Inquiring minds want to know.  You know, for science :)

Just perfect. Never had any trouble on my travels. It's always good to know the most important phrases in any destination native language. Those are the top pics for France.

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Macro / Re: Menage a trois
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:24:38 AM »
I clicked here thinking this would be something WAY different.  WAY WAY different.   ;D

Nicely captured none-the-less.

I know. Disappointing huh.
I did not feel any disappointment - since I don't know French ;)

French is easy. On my travels, I've only needed three phrases:

je ne parle pas francais
parlez vous anglais
voulez vous coucher avec moi

Learn those and you're golden.

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Post Processing / Re: Backup to Blu-ray
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:58:03 PM »
Does anyone have the illusion that other people have the same care you have with your files?

How else after my death can they create the documentary spectacle of my life, starring Prad Pitt Jr?

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