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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2013, 07:30:27 AM »
noooo my precious 14-24!!!

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2013, 07:30:27 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2013, 07:52:50 AM »
There was a time that I checked this site daily to get me salivating...sadly those days are long gone.       :'(

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
There was a time that I checked this site daily to get me salivating...sadly those days are long gone.

You should get some better paid work, then you could salivate about gear like the 200-400L ... or you should give up working completely and then eagerly await the quarterly Rebel release or next EOS M :-> ... but in a sandwich position I'm with you, Canon has been neglecting enthusiasts a lot recently (ymmv, imho, ...).

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« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2013, 09:51:42 AM »
Then I'm glad I picked up my M when I did. Never mind the $299 price! So far, I've shot a dozen assignments with it...! No point on waiting for Canon, especially in the way they announce ahead for months, or a year, if not years in some cases.

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« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
A really bad news since our equipment will self-destroy before the end of the year.  :)

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« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2013, 11:30:56 AM »
Was really hoping for the 7D II.  Was thinking of downsizing from my 1Dx.  I'm no pro and 18MP full frame for my birding / wildlife pursuits is not that great!  I still need to crop a bit and well I rather do that from my 5D III.
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2013, 12:51:03 PM »
I could wait until 2014, if Canon releases an really "gamechanging" FF and crop-Cam that is better then the competitors. Especially an visibly better image quality would be such an gamechanging feature.

As my new 70D had an electronic failure, Canon was able to exchange it superfast. The shop, where I bought it (professional Canon store) just got a few of them. And the salesman was unhappy, about Canons behavior to keep the Camera rare until October.
I think personally he is quite right, when he says that this an disgusting Canon behavior. 

I hope Canon will not do this in 2014 again, keeping the price high.

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
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« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2013, 02:18:14 PM »
I am actually quite happy that fewer temptations are coming my way. I am still learning to get the most out of my 1DX and 5DIII bodies. I have had the 600 f4L IS II for less than 6 months, I just got the 8-15mm and I am rediscovering my 135 f2L. So the lack of new temptations may lead to an improved ability to master the quality of what I already have ;)
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« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2013, 02:20:02 PM »
... or maybe I should try out medium format again ... the Hasselblad H4D-50 kit is on sale ...
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2013, 01:09:51 AM »
Sony FF mirrorless is coming. Goodbye Canon.

And what is the point of FF mirrorless? It's compact and lightweight? So what, with the money you spend on it I could hire a butler to carry my camera around on a silver platter! It amounts to the same thing - luxury.
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2013, 03:45:57 AM »
No news is good news. That's the saying I remember. We just bought my wife a 70D to replace her Olympus C7070 Wide
Zoom that she's been using for 8 years. She loves the 70D and will get much use out of it. Now we can sit on our wallets and save our money and spend our time going out and taking pics together using almost the same gear. She can use my lenses that I have and if her pics start to make mine look bad I'll have to strive to get better at my photos. It's win win.
I was worried that she would throw her hands up in the air and give me the 70D and go back to the Oly. Not going to happen cause the 70D does everything she has been doing and more. She shoots jpeg and until she has problems Raw can wait. I'm impressed at looking at the quality of the pics she has taken with the 70D so far and if I get in a situation
where my 7D struggles I'll get her to take the pic that I want. ;D
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2013, 04:28:05 AM »
And what is the point of FF mirrorless? It's compact and lightweight?

Just because mirrorless starts in the p&s region doesn't mean it's only good for holiday snaps!

The main advantage of mirrorless next to the missing mirror (= smaller design) is that the sensor can see the picture all the time, so you can have lots of information previously missing in the evf - like focus peaking, zebras or numerous other electronic hints.

With a good sensor (ff), a good electonic viewfinder and the appropriate software pro mirrorless will make the current dslr designs look like they are from the stone age, "with mirror" will become a nice market in 10 years from now. Why do you think Canon invested so heavily in their dual pixel sensor tech?

She shoots jpeg and until she has problems Raw can wait.

As you probably know, next to adjustable wb esp. with Canon raw has much more dynamic range (less danger of clipped whites, cleaner shadows) - and you can always just convert raw to jpeg or lossy-dng afterwards to save disk space, but not the other way around :-)

I'm impressed at looking at the quality of the pics she has taken with the 70D so far and if I get in a situation
where my 7D struggles I'll get her to take the pic that I want. ;D

It's great you're happy with the 70d, but you might want to look again - judging from any the studio samples the new sensor isn't much of an advancement over the 7d, maybe - and that's stretching it - 0.5 stops @medium iso.

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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #57 on: September 22, 2013, 04:37:29 AM »
Sony FF mirrorless is coming. Goodbye Canon.
But but but.. Canon has the EOS M!  ;D

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And what is the point of FF mirrorless? It's compact and lightweight?
Well yes, and if it has the same sensor as the Nikon D800, it will be a compact and lightweight dream camera for landscape and travel photographers.

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« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2013, 05:33:14 AM »
Yup.  No surprise.  2012 was a big year for Canon.  I think 2014 is going to be HUGE for them:

  • First:  7D MKII
  • Second:  Big MP
  • Third:  5D MK IV

Dunno about the 'M' line as professionally, I could care less....  But HIGHLY interested personally!

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They did make a 400D, 40D and 1D4, however notice the lack of a 1Ds4. Maybe it'll be a 5DX?



5D4 in 2014 is not likely. Afaik the 5D cycle is about three years and I like my 5D3 to remain the newest kid on this block for some additional time  ::) If they skip the 4 and go for 5DV this might refer to the cultural view on numbers like 4, if I am correct. So whatever it may be. I won't be in the game to upgrade but the new specs will hint at the 5DVs next upgrade  8) 25kish (5D3) ISO 51k in the 5DVI (or VII) would be just great!
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Re: Bad News Closing out 2013? [CR2]
« Reply #59 on: September 22, 2013, 07:03:59 AM »
If they skip the 4 and go for 5DV this might refer to the cultural view on numbers like 4, if I am correct.

I think you're incorrect. Perhaps you haven't heard of the 1D Mark IV?
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