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New “Kit Lens” for 5D Mark III? [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:42:33 PM »
5D Mark III Kit Lens Update? Received a tip that the 5D Mark III would get an updated “kit” lens.  Whether or not it’s a direct replacement to the 24-105 f/4L IS is unknown.

The likelihood is good that an updated kit lens could appear with the 5D Mark III. If Canon is upping the megapixel amount as much as we think they will, more resolving power is definitely needed.

Other Rumors? Nothing of major note to mention at this time. Some small bits are still showing up, but nothing beyond the obvious.

If I piece together all I’ve read and been told, there will be 3 full frame cameras coming in 2011. There is nothing concrete about what that 3rd one would be. We know the other 2 (1Ds4 & 5D3).

The fabled 3D perhaps?

It was pointed out the name “3D” could be confusing from a marketing standpoint. Could you really call something “3D” if it doesn’t actually do 3D? There’s a big trend in the electronics world for 3D and it’s only going to grow exponentially in 2011.

I’m still not convinced there’s room for 2 full frame cameras between the 7D and 1D Mark IV. Unless your plan is to merge the 1D line in time.

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New “Kit Lens” for 5D Mark III? [CR1]
« on: October 28, 2010, 03:42:33 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 03:57:48 PM »
Indeed 3D, I don't think so.
It will be to large and heavy even with aps-c sensors to have a real 3D camera.

Tjee, 4D won't happen because in japanese and chinese it's unlucky number associated with death.
The pronouncation of the word "four" is almost the same as "death" in those languages.

Maybe a 2D?
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 04:35:20 PM »
Tjee, 4D won't happen because in japanese and chinese it's unlucky number associated with death.
The pronouncation of the word "four" is almost the same as "death" in those languages.

That hasn't stopped them from using the number 4 in a product name yet. (T2i/550D/Kiss X4)

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 04:53:37 PM »
or 1D4

Tjee, 4D won't happen because in japanese and chinese it's unlucky number associated with death.
The pronouncation of the word "four" is almost the same as "death" in those languages.

That hasn't stopped them from using the number 4 in a product name yet. (T2i/550D/Kiss X4)

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 04:55:13 PM »
New kit should be a real 5x zoom like Nikon's latest offering.

24-120 f/4 IS

Done and done.

In other requests, how about  a 24-70 refresh? Haven't asked for that for about 3 days.

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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2010, 05:06:17 PM »
wow this 2D, 3D, 4D issue is almost as ridiculous of a problem as the apple os X cat naming convention problem:
10.6=Snow Leopard
10.7=Lion
10.8=Tabby Cat  :P

guess this is why nikon is always sticking x and s behind their camera names

...oh the markerting

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 05:54:00 PM »
I also believe that a Canon 3D would have to do 3-dimensional photography and 3-dimensional video. We've got a 5D and a 7D. How about a 9D as Canon's belated answer to the Nikon D700?

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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 06:01:33 PM »
Altough a new and better kit lens would be welcome, I hope that its not just a cheaper kit lens.  Canon does specialize in low cost kit lenses, but I would not want to see a poorer quality lens like Nikkor 24-120mm VR  which has long been known for its marginal performance.  Its the kit lens for the D700, and a good thing to avoid.  The new f:/4 version does not exist yet, but appears to be a much better unit specification wise.

http://www.bythom.com/24120ens.htm

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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2010, 06:06:58 PM »
I neither think it'll be called somethin like 2d, 3d or 4d - my guess it would be some kind of "consumer-ff-body" having a somewhat lower price and dozens of picture-stylez n kind of stuff. the fullframe pendant to 60d.
that would give the product line a whole new sense:

pro-line: 1d (crop), 1ds (ff)
semi-pro-line: 7d (crop), 5d (ff)
(better)amateur-line: 60d (crop), XYd (ff)
beginners-line: 550d

it's pretty much the same product-line we had before 7d, just with one more step in between:
pro-line: 1d, 1ds
semi-pro-line: 50d, 5d
amateur: 500d

probably marketing thought it might be a good idea support the customers who can't call themselfs professional (in sense of profession) enough to afford the semi-pro-line and give them an own segment.


considering the lens, I somehow doubt it will be something too similar to the nikon-lens. I rather guess canon will go to extremes as they did on 15-85 (for crop) and pull out somethin that still goes a step further. taken into account that the 15mm on crop is 24mm on ff, 135mm for ff would be a possible thing - on the other side of extremes it would be a stunning, regarding overall-performance, 24-105 f4 II.

otherwise i'd really appreciate it, if it wasn't a zoom but a shiny new 50mm f1:1,4 L if usm   ::)

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2010, 06:33:13 PM »
I'm kind of doubting the "three full frame bodies" idea. If it would happen though, I don't see any likelihood that a third body will come in below the 5D.

There is a $3,500 gap between the 5D and 1Ds. It does seem like there could be room in there for another body if the demand is there.

One possibility: split the "studio" and "photojournalist" markets in two. Create a high megapixel body aimed at the medium format market for studio shooters who don't need to have an indestructible body (still very durable, weather-sealed, etc. etc., but not necessarily the kind of camera you can carry with you in a dust storm in the Sahara), then a "flagship" model that will survive an atomic blast, but may actually have slightly less mp than the studio camera. (still more than the current 21mp, but somewhere less than say 50mp). That keeps the file sizes manageable for news and magazine photographers.

Just some speculation. But, what I really can't see is a full-frame model that's less expensive than the current 5D and I certainly can't imagine anything that would undercut the 7D.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2010, 07:42:02 PM »

Received a tip that the 5D Mark III would get an updated “kit” lens.

Canon just received a patent for a 28-70/2.8 lens.

Very likely that this would be the new kit lens - an L and win an IS, presumably.

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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 10:16:20 PM »
or 1D4

Tjee, 4D won't happen because in japanese and chinese it's unlucky number associated with death.
The pronouncation of the word "four" is almost the same as "death" in those languages.

That hasn't stopped them from using the number 4 in a product name yet. (T2i/550D/Kiss X4)

Actually, it's the 1D Mark IV.  ;)
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 10:59:12 PM »
The 24-70/2.8 II is coming as well. Canon just filed the patent for it:

http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-10-29-english

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 01:54:46 AM »
How many photographers on this site's forums actually need more than 20 megapixels ?

Personally, I'd rather Canon quit the megapixels race, and go back to improve it's lenses - there's plenty of work for Canon to do there.

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 02:04:06 AM »
Tjee, 4D won't happen because in japanese and chinese it's unlucky number associated with death.
The pronouncation of the word "four" is almost the same as "death" in those languages.

Maybe a 2D?
p.s.
A picture is 2-dimensional...., so................

actually it might not a main concern for CANON....

BTW , the chinese pronouncation of 5D2 is just like "invincible rabbit" , and the pronouncation of 7D for Cantonese (Hong Kong local language) is just like " much more stupid" .... just for fun

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