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March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:03:50 AM »
March 2, 2012 We and others (again) are getting lots of hints that NDA’s will expire on March 2, 2012 and an announcement of a camera body will take place.

It will be a 5D type camera and the same specs as before keep coming up. 22mp, 61AF points, full frame, 6.9fps and all that.

If March 2, 2012 is true, we’ll get confirmation very shortly. February 28, 2012 still gets a few mentions, so perhaps something else may be announced on that date.

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March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:03:50 AM »

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 08:15:23 AM »
 Finally the wait is going to be over soon...Hang on Hang on. 

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 08:15:50 AM »
i hope in feb.28 will be the 7Dmk2 and in march the 5Dmk3....

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 08:18:30 AM »
I'm going to be at 'Focus on Imaging' In Birmingham on the 4th. Hope it will be there! I'll write up a hands on for you all if it is!

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 08:21:27 AM »
Hmm decisions  decisions  1DX or 5DX.  Can't wait to see the specs and real world raw samples from both.

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 08:28:53 AM »
I guess next 9 days will be exciting ! I hope some credible info will come up early and hope for new 5D announcemnt next week ! :)
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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 08:40:23 AM »
This is very bad news.  What's going to happen to CR if the 5dmiii is announced? 75% of the board's traffic is going to drop off.   :)

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 08:40:23 AM »

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 08:46:23 AM »
...the same specs as before keep coming up. 22mp, 61AF points, full frame, 6.9fps and all that.

As I stated previously, if the above is true, I'll be carefully considering whether to get this camera instead of the 1D X.  The main advantage the 1D X held for me was the AF performance - if the new 5-series gets the same AF system, that will make for a tough decision...
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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 08:46:49 AM »
This is very bad news.  What's going to happen to CR if the 5dmiii is announced? 75% of the board's traffic is going to drop off.   :)

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Agreed :) With 24-70 II and 5D Mk III announced traffic is going to drop off.
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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 08:49:35 AM »
There's a canon event on 2nd March in Shanghai, China as well

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 08:49:42 AM »
This is very bad news.  What's going to happen to CR if the 5dmiii is announced? 75% of the board's traffic is going to drop off.   :)


No, there is still a 7D mark II and a potential 2nd full frame 5D/3D and/or a 4K DSLR for video emphasis. Canon has already hinted at a 4K capable DSLR when it released the C300. Not to mention a new 60D replacement and rebel series replacements. It never ends. There are always new lenses to announce too including a new 50mm, 85mm, and others.

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 08:55:35 AM »
This is very bad news.  What's going to happen to CR if the 5dmiii is announced? 75% of the board's traffic is going to drop off.   :)

Haha, so naive! More likely there will be the usual outcry that the 5D3 doesn't satisfy x, y or z and then the rumours/wishlists for some other version of the 5D3 or another FF camera begin...

And then a few months after that, the 5D4?  ;)

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 09:01:28 AM »
...the same specs as before keep coming up. 22mp, 61AF points, full frame, 6.9fps and all that.

As I stated previously, if the above is true, I'll be carefully considering whether to get this camera instead of the 1D X.  The main advantage the 1D X held for me was the AF performance - if the new 5-series gets the same AF system, that will make for a tough decision...

All the more reason to thing that these are not accurate specs.  That's Porsche building an Cayman 4s.  It's not just canabilizing the lines as much as not offering sufficient differentiation within the market - Buick/Oldsombile problem. 

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012, 09:06:33 AM »
If the specs of the 5D MkIII  are 22mp, 61AF points, 6.9fps it is possible that Canon builts the Nikon D700s I´m waiting for;-)
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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 09:13:30 AM »
I doubt site traffic will drop off.  from what I remember, it was only a few days after the announcement of the 7D that people started asking the "should I wait for 7D Mark II???" questions...

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Re: March 2, 2012 The Day for an Announcement?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 09:13:30 AM »