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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2017, 05:58:05 PM »
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 08:08:41 PM »
Need "Buyer Remorse" metric :)
No we do not need it  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 10:04:08 PM »
Wow, that's very useful stuff! Thank you guys. Now don't forget keeping it up to date :)

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2017, 10:28:37 PM »
If people like it, and it brings referral commissions to the site, then it might be possible for CR guy to invest in some automatic price tracking.  We'll see what happens.  For sure. checking all prices even daily manually would not be practical. 

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 02:49:12 AM »
This is excellent! As a European resident, adding e.g. amazon.de with prices in euros  would be very useful. Currently they even support the English language  And if the CR site would get some additional earnings from there as well, all the better.

UK is slowly drifting away from Europe anyway, and may even leave the EU tax area in near future.

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 04:21:01 AM »
It's a nice idea, but the notion of a DSLR camera being redundant as soon as a newer model is released is naive opinion.  The thought that a photograph is defined by it's resolution is a silly notion at best. I have many great images taken with a 5D classic and they are still selling today.

I can understand the guide is useful for the lower end of the Canon range. But at the top pro end...even models from several generations are still very viable. A 1DX is still as capable as a 1DXII and the same for a 5D3.

For many, a discounted 5D3 is a far wiser choice than say a brand new 5D4. With each new model, the feature sets are becoming very slight. The resolution war is now over for most considering that the real world usage between 25mp and 35mp is so slight it's almost irrelevant...although it helps tech nerds brag about their gear on forums. No one regularly needs 50mp...although having the option is nice, but it's far from essential. I wonder how many 50mp photographers have A1 or A0 printers in their front rooms? In fact I'm looking at my A1 Epson at the moment and wondering if I could see any tangible benefits from a camera with more than 25mp. Most of my printing needs seem to be A2 these days.

Canon doesn't make any money on second hand cameras, so it's also interesting that the 6DII spec is very close to the older 5D3...in an attempt to sink the 5D3's S/H sales. It's pretty much what happened with the 6D / 5DII sales.

I think this would be a better chart if it tracked lenses instead of cameras, but that's just my opinion.
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2017, 04:38:51 AM »
Hi, This guide is a good idea.
I would only make the comment that 5d IV might be long to be replaced but 5ds can have replacement sooner
and if ISO and autofocus gets better people might be tempted to go for this version instead!

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2017, 05:41:32 AM »

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I think this would be a better chart if it tracked lenses instead of cameras, but that's just my opinion.

I also missed that, but then I noticed the other tabs on the buyers guide page. Like "Prime" and "Zoom"

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2017, 05:49:41 AM »
Wow excellent guide! Thanks!

But you need to add mirrorless, compacts, lenses, and flashes to the list.

Do I buy the G1 X Mark II or wait for the Mark III? That has to be the #1 question of the Canon compact-buying crowd.

What about a replacement for the 135mm f/2? It's getting long in the tooth!

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2017, 07:11:47 AM »
This will be vey useful when incorporated into my buying process. May help us from making purchases that are regrettable when new products are released.
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 07:27:01 AM »
I like this!

Park UK is actually quoting £1,219.00 right now so maybe a bit of work still to be done for up to date pricing. Always a nice surprise when it's less though!

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2017, 08:00:32 AM »
This is excellent! As a European resident, adding e.g. amazon.de with prices in euros  would be very useful. Currently they even support the English language  And if the CR site would get some additional earnings from there as well, all the better.

UK is slowly drifting away from Europe anyway, and may even leave the EU tax area in near future.

+1 on a Euros price.

UK pop = ~65Mill
EU pop = ~510Mil

The language that seems to be spoken by most people (not peoples first language) is English, so even without translation you'll get a good size audience.
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2017, 08:06:03 AM »
Only one I could recommend is 5D4. 1DX is poor value and other than video not worth updating the 1DX. Maybe second hand when they are under $4K they might be worth it, but 5D4 is more than adequate enough. Only reason to buy a 1DXII you use a supertele and 2x TC all the time then the extra AF grunt of the 1DXII comes to the fore.

5DsR seriously are we going to get 100MP, god I hope not. Give us a D850 challenger. Same MP count as 5DsR, BSI sensor, 8-9fps, 14 stops DR, full 1DX II AF including dedicated AF cpu (like Nikon does for D850) and price it at $3499.

7DII now way in hell, get the D500 excellent camera paired with a 200-500 f/5.6 deadly combo.

6DII, come on we are already waiting for the 6D3, Canon's worst move in many many years. Need a countdown to new version.

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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2017, 08:17:06 AM »
After much procrastination, we have finally launched the first version of the much requested Buyer’s Guide. The purpose of the Buyer’s Guide is help with buying decisions, &nbsp;to learn a bit more about product cycles, buying options and related rumors.</p>


I like this as a summary sheet of the site, very sharable.

Comments should be dated, so in 18 months time the comment about a camera reading "Canons latest...." won't be misleading.  Though I note there's very little of this language around.
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Re: The Canon Rumors Buyer's Guide Launches
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2017, 08:20:48 AM »
Thanks for the work done.

But honestly, in my opinion it's not very relevant Information.

People reading this site are somehow gearheads (at least i am) and we know quite well, which cameras are due for a replacement next.

A very strong hint of how obsolet a camera is, is it's market price, used and even new. To take the 5d line for example and here the 5d3 dropped in price quite a lot. For it's original price a 5d4 can be bought now. But it's a capable camera, and a 5d2 as well, which is even more affordable.

If i want to buy a camera system (as a valueable present for example) it's a question of budget and this sorts out what can be bought. If there are 1000$ one can buy a 760d or a 700d and a additional tele lens and/or some accessories, but this a individual question, which no site can answer. For deeper Information, the review sites like TDP and others are a much better source, to compare strenghts and weeknesses of different choices.

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