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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 03:04:23 PM »
I have to agree.  With the way that the 5D II ate into the sales of the 1Ds III, because the sensors were so similar, I figured Canon had to do something to differentiate them for the next release.

It will certainly be interesting to see how things shake out with the 5D II replacement.  I'd certainly like to see some of the 1D X features, such as Multiple Exposure (I don't expect 9 exposures, of course) and chromatic aberration correction.

I think it makes sense in terms of body size aswell. My guess is that the biggest market for high megapixel FF DSLR's is amature  landscape/wildlife, do those users want a camera the size/weight of the D3x?

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 16, 2011, 01:47:20 PM »
Long winded way of saying, although it adds to frustration, most people I think would prefer to know what will be available as it allows them to make decisions. As has been mentioned elsewhere, it would be great if we knew all the Canon (1Dx/5Dx/3Dx) models at the same time, oh and also all the Nikon / Sony equivalents  :D

I wouldnt be supprized if we were something about lower end FF models well ahead of time. You've got alot of pent up demand for the next mid level high megapixel FF body and those users will generally be alot more mobile than 1D/1Ds owners with less invested in lenses so more potentially for them to jump ship to the D800.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The New EOS [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:48:41 AM »
Well, I won't be buying a 18mpx full frame camera. Just not going to happen. I'm sure it'll be great for wedding photogs. It's going to be much less useful for studio, sports, and landscape shooters.

I've said before and I'll repeat. This makes very little sense to me.

The feeling could be that the demand for high megapixels in a large body just isnt there anymore.

The 5D mk2 hurting 1Ds sales so badly seems to suggest that and the rumoured D800 seems to hint that Nikon maybe going in that direction.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:23:36 AM »
Therein lies the problem for Canon.  The current strategy of segmentation (and handicapping) may no longer work, as other competitors have upped the pressure, and really taken advantage by offering more advanced features in the bodies that compete in the (higher priced) market segments.

I for one believe that a response/course correction is (over)due from Canon and that should become clear in the
(hopefully very) near future.

I wouldnt be supprized if Canon kept the same tactics but shifted advances downwards. With AF for ever they could go from 1D/1Ds merged body with full pro AF to the 5D mk3 with 7D AF and a budget FF "6D" with basic AF. The same could happen with the Crop bodies with the 7D mk2 getting full pro AF to set it appart from the 5D mk3 and the xxD the 7D's AF to set it appart from the xxxD's that remain basic.

If you merge the 1D/1Ds then superior FPS could be another way to differentiate it from the 5D mk3 to make up for the AF standards being closer.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 02:15:06 AM »
That would also preserve sales of the 1Ds line, because photographers who really need super-high resolution would not have the option of the 5D line as an alternative.

I'm guessing that more money could potentially be lost on 5D sales(worse potential shifts to Nikons rumoureds D800) than gained on 1Ds sales though.

A 1D/1Ds merge seems like it could have the same effect with that model having FPS and a cropping mode over the 5D mk3 aswell as AF and build.

The market for ultra high megapixels in a transportable body(800-900G rather than 1200-1300g) for landscape/travel is I'd say significant.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 13, 2011, 12:51:56 AM »
If it's a D3s competitor, am I the only one who's thinking it's too late? Nikon MAY announce a D4 next year. And they probably may have some killer features...?

That surely depends on the performance? If it has 18 megapixels and superior ISO to the D3s then it may well be competitive with the D4/D4s.

Personally though I'd take rumours about exact specs less seriously than overall rumours about a DSLR. The former is always IMHO going to be much easier to keep under wraps the the latter, fewer people need to be in the know and it'll have less effect on the setup of the event.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Rumored 1D Mark V For October & Spec List [CR1]
« on: October 10, 2011, 02:59:50 AM »
My aps-H prediction is ... they will put the next H sensor in the new 7D series or equilvelent. The 1D / 5D will be thier Full Frame bodies covering 2 different realms / genres of photography , then give the 7D a sensor upgrade from the 22mm (apsC) to the 27mm (apsH) - it makes sense if you think about it - why do away with something that can be used as a selling point for a new product - the H sensor is the edge the 7 series needs over the Rebels to hold the single digit name it has.

The problem with taking that direction would surely be though that it would hold back EF-S lens owners from upgrading.

If ASPH were kept on in some form after a 1D/1Ds merge then what about using it for a mirrorless? seems like it could be a good middle ground there offering superior quality to the NEX while not pushing size/price too far, espeically if it has lenses built for the sensor rather than FF.

Well , with the amount of Rebel models releasing now , the EF-S owners always have something nice to choose from - The T3 entry level , and the very nicely feature upgraded T3i for example -

I can even see them keeping the entry level at the same theory for photographers on a extreme budget , and then adding a little extra weather protection , and shutter durability to the upgraded models to give consumers the affordable workhorse for their EFS lenses.

1D , and 5D for FULL FRAME  - - 7D , and maybe Mirrorless for aps-H - - -  T3 , and T3i equiv for the aps-C - - - giving Canon 2 bodies per sensor . We'll see though :)

It someone has a 7D right now that that seems to single them out as a potential 7D mk2 buyer to me so I don't see the logic in scaring alot of them off hoping they'll buy a cheaper model.

For me a better way to make the 7D stand out would be to take the aspects that were originally marketed most strongly and improve them, better AF, better FPS, better video and better build. If the 1D is shifting to FF then Canon have to worry but less about damaging sales by shifting those aspects of the 7D closer to or level with it I'd say.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Rumored 1D Mark V For October & Spec List [CR1]
« on: October 09, 2011, 05:35:01 PM »
My aps-H prediction is ... they will put the next H sensor in the new 7D series or equilvelent. The 1D / 5D will be thier Full Frame bodies covering 2 different realms / genres of photography , then give the 7D a sensor upgrade from the 22mm (apsC) to the 27mm (apsH) - it makes sense if you think about it - why do away with something that can be used as a selling point for a new product - the H sensor is the edge the 7 series needs over the Rebels to hold the single digit name it has.

The problem with taking that direction would surely be though that it would hold back EF-S lens owners from upgrading.

If ASPH were kept on in some form after a 1D/1Ds merge then what about using it for a mirrorless? seems like it could be a good middle ground there offering superior quality to the NEX while not pushing size/price too far, espeically if it has lenses built for the sensor rather than FF.

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:02:46 AM »
Lhotse Wall, Nepal


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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 06, 2011, 10:56:16 AM »
Canyonlands Sunset

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 06, 2011, 10:53:28 AM »
Mt Fitzroy, Patagonia.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon D800 at 36mp, Will Canon Respond?
« on: October 06, 2011, 10:10:41 AM »
One thing to consider is that Canon might actually have a mirrorless  as there "cheap" FF body. That would likely steal Nikon's thunder even if it didnt outspec the D800.

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Lenses / Re: *UPDATE* Fujinon for Canon? [CR1]
« on: October 06, 2011, 07:41:40 AM »
Well, just finished reading the new update at DCwatch on the x10 announcement in Japan

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20111005_481838.html (Japanese)

It seems like Fujifilm is determined to test out the possibility of having a interchangeable lens, mirror-less
FF camera. That's quite an ambition there, I must say.

Coming to think of it, Fuji and Canon might be actually thinking along the same line - going FF.

So, putting some of the related rumors in place:
- a low-cost FF on Canon's chart
- Fuji possibly making Fujinon lens for Canon bodies
- Fuji going 35mm fullsize, low-noise sensor (albeit aiming for the mirror-less market)

Coincidence? Looks like things are getting quite interesting for the 2012 CES, especially for the two companies who haven't shown any response for the EVIL market...


It seems unlikely to me but might some kind of m43 like allianece take place?

I actually think that FF mirrorless might turn out to be a bigger market that crop. With the latter your IMHO always going to have more of the userbase wanting zooms that unbalance a system where as the former are more likely to accept compact primes that make the most if size./weight savings.

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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 06, 2011, 03:21:04 AM »
Tarr Steps, Exmoor


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Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Landscape - Post Here.
« on: October 06, 2011, 03:14:00 AM »
Morteratsch Glacier

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