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Neeneko

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #780 on: February 29, 2012, 12:08:20 PM »
Color, shape, whatever it could be a square black box for all I care as long as it delivers superior IQ for the price, I'm good.  =)

That is my thought.  I am looking for a camera, not a fashion statement.

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #780 on: February 29, 2012, 12:08:20 PM »

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #781 on: February 29, 2012, 01:12:29 PM »
I'm scared to death that those pictures are of the real thing. It just looks cheap. Looks plasticy. And worse: looks smaller than the Mark II.

While I really don't care for colored bodies on professional equipment, I do believe that the camera should feel 1) solid, 2) easy to use with 3) well placed buttons. And if it looks good and makes you happy to hold it, even better.  :)

It's weird, but true. I prefer to shoot with the Pentax 645D because of ergonomics than a H4D that feels like I'm holding a teapot. The H4D might look fancier (specially the INOX version) that the Pentax (black box) but the later is just easier to hold.

My 2 cents.

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #782 on: February 29, 2012, 01:27:36 PM »
My argument is not that the 5D2 has a 'pro AF' but that it is not as useless system as is regularly portrayed.

With a f/2.8 lens the 5D2 still is the best in low light on that centre point

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

Brian why are you lurking the Forums disguised as a 40D /EF-S shooter.... trying to hoodwink us eh?  :D

Because I got flamed for showing my kit. It seemed like the politics of envy raised its ugly head. I do have a 40D - this is the one I leave in the car in case I need a camera. I have had it for 4 years and wont get rid of it - it still works well within its limitations.

Don't worry about the Haters buddy, just say what's on your mind. Pick your battles, and leave the trolls to their devices...  :-X
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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #783 on: February 29, 2012, 01:30:06 PM »
Now people are getting flamed for gear and posting example images...... This thread has gone down hill. Grow up.

agreed with D_Rochat ... there's really no need to get so fired up over camera-announcement-related speculation, let's keep things civil, yeah?

briansquibb

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #784 on: February 29, 2012, 01:33:20 PM »

Don't worry about the Haters buddy, just say what's on your mind. Pick your battles, and leave the trolls to their devices...  :-X

Many thanks - you may have noticed I'm out on a limb more times than not :D

SomeGuyInNewJersey

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #785 on: February 29, 2012, 01:51:29 PM »

Don't worry about the Haters buddy, just say what's on your mind. Pick your battles, and leave the trolls to their devices...  :-X

Many thanks - you may have noticed I'm out on a limb more times than not :D

I'm sure you know it well enough but I feel the need to say it anyways...

Theres a lot of folk on this site that like using to make them feel superior by using their saws on people out on limbs...

RedEye

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #786 on: February 29, 2012, 01:59:32 PM »
Color, shape, whatever it could be a square black box for all I care as long as it delivers superior IQ for the price, I'm good.  =)

That is my thought.  I am looking for a camera, not a fashion statement.

I agree with you, I really don't wish for camera equipment to become a smell-me one-up competitive thing among guys who are taking photos for fun, but sometimes when you're making art and using a highly technical device to do so - there is a bit of appreciation for the art which makes the art. 
Similar to car design, you can't see the car you're driving while you're driving, but somehow even the details of the tail lights speak something about the car to the potential buyer. 

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #786 on: February 29, 2012, 01:59:32 PM »

RedEye

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #787 on: February 29, 2012, 02:02:12 PM »
I'm scared to death that those pictures are of the real thing. It just looks cheap. Looks plasticy. And worse: looks smaller than the Mark II.

... ... ...

While I really don't care for colored bodies on professional equipment, I do believe that the camera should feel 1) solid, 2) easy to use with 3) well placed buttons. And if it looks good and makes you happy to hold it, even better.  :)

My 2 cents.

I agree.  My first thought was... well, hopefully the exciting stuff is on the inside.  Then after looking at it a few more times, it was 'there better be exciting stuff on the inside because the leak photos are rather...well.. unexciting, and don't really communicate anything about the Canon message', or if there is a message. 

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #788 on: February 29, 2012, 02:03:28 PM »
not a fan of having color on the camera, it just draws way too much attention to itself that I wouldn't want either at events or when traveling.  I do think that, among DSLRs, Canons are already very elegant looking.  Nikon has been working on making their cameras look less Frankenstein-ish, and apparently Sony's just plain given up on designing non-hideous equipment.

D_Rochat

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Re: 5D3 Design Standard
« Reply #789 on: February 29, 2012, 02:14:17 PM »
I'm scared to death that those pictures are of the real thing. It just looks cheap. Looks plasticy. And worse: looks smaller than the Mark II.

I wouldn't worry about the new body. The body in the images we've seen is not a full on production model and the cheapness you speak of is just the coating over the magnesium body. Nothing will be plasticy about it.

briansquibb

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #790 on: February 29, 2012, 05:10:14 PM »

Don't worry about the Haters buddy, just say what's on your mind. Pick your battles, and leave the trolls to their devices...  :-X

Many thanks - you may have noticed I'm out on a limb more times than not :D

I'm sure you know it well enough but I feel the need to say it anyways...

Theres a lot of folk on this site that like using to make them feel superior by using their saws on people out on limbs...

Yep I spotted that - and also those that only have time for warm cuddly comments about the model which they are using  ::) ::) ::)

D_Rochat

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #791 on: February 29, 2012, 05:45:13 PM »
I've notice that there are a few 7D extremists around here that will put a Jihad on you if you even insinuate that another camera might be better at something, even if you know from first hand experience. Love your equipment, but be realistic about it.

*posted with -84 Karma*  ;D ;D ;D
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 05:54:00 PM by D_Rochat »

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #792 on: February 29, 2012, 05:59:37 PM »
I've notice that there are a few 7D extremists around here that will put a Jihad on you if you even insinuate that another camera might be better at something, even if you know from first hand experience. Love your equipment, but be realistic about it.

*posted with -84 Karma*  ;D ;D ;D
ROFL Jihad Durka Durka
I had to give you another +1 to help offset your jihad

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #792 on: February 29, 2012, 05:59:37 PM »

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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #793 on: February 29, 2012, 06:02:37 PM »
My argument is not that the 5D2 has a 'pro AF' but that it is not as useless system as is regularly portrayed.

With a f/2.8 lens the 5D2 still is the best in low light on that centre point

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

Brian why are you lurking the Forums disguised as a 40D /EF-S shooter.... trying to hoodwink us eh?  :D

Because I got flamed for showing my kit. It seemed like the politics of envy raised its ugly head. I do have a 40D - this is the one I leave in the car in case I need a camera. I have had it for 4 years and wont get rid of it - it still works well within its limitations.
not wanting to give thieves a shopping list? common sense?
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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #794 on: February 29, 2012, 06:10:13 PM »

PS I still would not classify the 7D as a pro AF either - just the best at that price point

What the heck is a 'pro AF'?? Weren't there professional photographers before autofocus cameras/lenses?
If having the camera do everything for you, and those features only available in the most expensive bodies, then all it takes to be a 'professional' is you spending more money...  ;D
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Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« Reply #794 on: February 29, 2012, 06:10:13 PM »