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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 11:29:53 AM »
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</strong>Invites for the <a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/2012/06/announcement-day-july-23-2012-cr2/" target="_blank">July 23, 2012 product announcement date</a> seem to be making their way around to folks.</p>
<p>It’s suspected this is when we will see the announcement of Canon’s first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. We may finally get the official announcement for the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x lens as well.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/invite.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-10615" title="invite" src="http://www.canonrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/invite-416x575.jpg" alt="" width="416" height="575" /></a></p>
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Alittle Off topic but Whens CR guy going to post the 5D3 Review? I liked the 7D review that used to be here.

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 11:29:53 AM »

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2012, 11:45:43 AM »
fngers, toes and anything else I can cross, on a 200-400mm lens.  please!!!

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2012, 11:50:07 AM »
I'll be interested, but not buying if the price is out of sight.  I haven't bought into the G1 X due to price.
It really depends on what the camera brings that makes it usable.  The other mirrorless cameras are a weak lot with a couple of exceptions like the nex 7. 
 

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 12:24:21 PM »
... The shutter release on my 40D is becoming increasingly erratic.

That's an easy fix if you are brave enough to open it up, and are comfortable with a soldering iron.  I've fixed 4 or 5 bad shutter buttons.  Unless of course you're talking about the shutter itself dying, in which case it is a considerable amount of work to remove and replace.
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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2012, 12:28:08 PM »
This announcement is less than a week before the opening of the London 2012 Olympics.  You can bet there'll be some top-end telephotos in there (200-400 1.4x sounds about right, possibly others).

Remember that this is a Photokina year too so they've got at least one more hot press date coming...

The 7D is ripe for replacement & of course rumors abound about the mirrorless system (or at least another large-sensor compact), but I don't think they'd announce both at the same time.

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2012, 12:59:46 PM »
... The shutter release on my 40D is becoming increasingly erratic.

That's an easy fix if you are brave enough to open it up, and are comfortable with a soldering iron.  I've fixed 4 or 5 bad shutter buttons.  Unless of course you're talking about the shutter itself dying, in which case it is a considerable amount of work to remove and replace.

There is an easier way. You will find it in U tube. Just do a "40D shutter release repair" or even a "20D shutter release repair". Basically, you  pour a spoon of rubbing alcohol into the empty battery compartment  with the camera tilted to avoid alcohol getting into the top LCD and push the release button 10 to 20 times.  then AIR DRY the camera. I use this method on my 20D, It works.

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2012, 01:58:50 PM »
Stop dreaming, maximum is 1.85x

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2012, 02:16:59 PM »
Something close to the fuji system would be awesome.
C'mon Canon. Still hoping for aps-c.
APS-C is the minimum, but something like the Leica M9 would be amazing!

C'mon Canon. Give us a full frame mirrorless
or go home.

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I doubt  that we will get  FF mirorless this time.  FF mirroreless will be "big" and too expensive due to a brand new sensor/microlens and phase detection on sensor.  We know that the sale volume will not be as high as the 1D X.  On the other hand regardless what the sensor size will be, Canon will need a new sensor that has the on sensor phase detector. It seems to me G1X size sensor will be a good compromise.  There is not such a big difference between 1.7 and 1.6 (based on width) or 1.85 and 1.6(based on length) compare to APS-C. The same sensor can be used in the "G series" later. It is a "one stone to kill two birds" approach. I think Canon will take this approach.

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2012, 02:35:00 PM »
It seems to me G1X size sensor will be a good compromise.  There is not such a big difference between 1.7 and 1.6 (based on width) or 1.85 and 1.6(based on length) compare to APS-C. The same sensor can be used in the "G series" later. It is a "one stone to kill two birds" approach. I think Canon will take this approach.
+1 
The G1X sensor is developed and a plug-in solution.  I do not think the T4i sensor is quite up to fast phase detect AF.  Of course, if Canon goes to their pellicle mirror technology, we might see a aps-c, but this is unlikely.
 

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2012, 02:43:51 PM »
It seems to me G1X size sensor will be a good compromise.  There is not such a big difference between 1.7 and 1.6 (based on width) or 1.85 and 1.6(based on length) compare to APS-C. The same sensor can be used in the "G series" later. It is a "one stone to kill two birds" approach. I think Canon will take this approach.
+1 
Of course, if Canon goes to their pellicle mirror technology, we might see a aps-c, but this is unlikely.
Agree. Canon had the pellicle mirror 50 years ago and give it up in just 5 years. Then Canon try it agin about 20 years ago and give it up again. There must be something that canon does not like besides the lost of about 1 stop of sensitivity to the film.
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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2012, 03:13:23 PM »
I agree, at best it will probably be the same sensor as the G1X, which is essentially an APS-C sensor cut down to an unappealing aspect ratio.

The Fujis are still more appealing: cool design and nice, standard APS-C sized and proportioned sensor. I just don't want to invest in a non-compatible lens mount.

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2012, 04:28:24 PM »
My bets are on an entry level mirror-less camera. 
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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2012, 04:48:18 PM »
My bets are on an entry level mirror-less camera.

+1….with an EF converter (which won't come cheap)

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2012, 04:48:18 PM »

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2012, 05:21:59 PM »
Announcing the first digital mirrorless Canon cameras in July so that they're finally in store before Christmas?

The 650d was preati quick in stores after it was anounced. Dont mistake the a consumer grade camera whit a pro one ;)
So was the 5D MkIII come to that.
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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 05:51:47 PM »
I agree, at best it will probably be the same sensor as the G1X, which is essentially an APS-C sensor cut down to an unappealing aspect ratio.

What's so magical about the 3:2 aspect ratio? Most medium and large format film stock is squarer than 135.  If this aspect ratio helps make the whole system more compact, then I'm all for it.  If it was simply to appeal to previous Powershot G-series owners, then I don't see the need. 

The Fujis are still more appealing: cool design and nice, standard APS-C sized and proportioned sensor. I just don't want to invest in a non-compatible lens mount.

Everyone seems to be heaping praise upon the Fujis, but I think that they're both (I'm excluding the X10) too niche for Canon.  The X100 is an enthusiast's second camera for use in certain circumstances, primarily when enjoying the camera experience is as important as getting the shot.  The X Pro1 is Fuji gambling that there is enough of a market for a budget version of the Leica M9.  This is not the market that I think Canon want to target; they need to find a camera that can be marketed to casul users in place of the small sensor point and shoots that will soon be totally obsoleted by camera 'phones.  A secondary group is (primarily EOS) DSLR owners wanting an additional, smaller 'carry everywhere' camera.  The Fuji X100 is too inflexible for both of these groups' needs; the X Pro 1 is too expensive and intimidating for the former group and too large for the latter group (and a bit too expensive for most).  As for their 'retro' design, if retro means more physical controls then that's great (but this does have implications for body size); if it's simply copying fifty year old styling cues, Canon should leave this to German car manufacturers. 

I just don't want to invest in a non-compatible lens mount.

I didn't want to take the previous quote you out of context, but I think that the last sentence is very important.  No one is keen to spend money on a new lens system, particularly when there is so much uncertainty about which will last.  If you had to re-purchase all your DSLR kit, which lens mount would you be confident investing in: EF, F, A, K, 4/3rds? There are two mounts in that list that I would have very high confidence in, with the third not far behind; of the other two, I would be very wary of one and wouldn't touch the other with a barge pole.  I don't need to say which is which, as I'm sure that most people already know!  ;) So, out of the following mounts, pick the winners: micro-4/3rds, E, Q, 1, XF, [Canon(?)] ? Not so easy and the potential for an expensive mistake. 

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Re: New Product Announcement Invites for July 23, 2012
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 05:51:47 PM »