Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Big G, Oct 1, 2011.
October 26 Event? « Canon Rumors
EOS 5D Mk3?
I tried turning that into camera talk to get the topic off me. It somehow turned into some bullshit about months.
You should know that's how FH rolls , so much gr8ness. I missed your posts because I switched off in that thread.
The Mk3 has been rumoured for a while now, the link I posted goes against all the feelings that we won't see a Mk3 until 2012, but given that this defacto announcement has "EOS" in the title, it's the most compelling evidence yet.
But but there is going to be a new video camera that will carry the EOS brand, *apparently*.
Yeah that's very true; could it be the "video specific" 5D? There's some chatter about them splitting the DSLR line into a more video orientated line and a stills line.
I read it as a pure video camera that takes EF lenses.
I guess we shall need to wait and see!
I do hope it's the 5d3 though! And that the EF 200-400mm f/4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x is also out soon so I can go into the shop and drool uncontrollably all over it.
That lens looks daaaaaymn sweet, possibly a bit large to carry around unless you're on a serious wildlife / sports mish. Mind you, they've got it equally covered with the compact weather sealed 70-300mm L which I am very tempted to get.
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM Lens Review
That canon 200-400mm reminds me of my Sigma 100-300mm I had for my Pentax system. Superb lens with a very practicle focal length, but a touch on the heavy side.
My camera nerd wallet has been emptied for a new road bike. I can't decide between a Renovo wooden frame, or some kind of recumbent.
I have the 70-200 f2.8 IS USM (the first one, not the v2) and it makes me sob quietly when I think about how much of the goodness of the lens I am throwing away not only by using it on a crop sensor but by then putting a 1.4x extender on it as well. A 200-400 f4 on a full frame sensor would be sexual in comparison.
It's going to cost the earth, isn't it?
Depending on what they do with regards splitting the line into pro video and just stills, the just stills one will be at least £2k probably much more on launch and the 200-400 f4 will be... like... I have no idea Nikon's 200-400 f4 is £5k (on Warehouse Express, probably less at DigitalRev or some such), Canon's will be more because it's their first entry in this range and it has the built-in extender. And it's lovely.
I can't see it retailing for less than £2000 given the 5D Mk2 was £1600 for some time
Seeeeeee how much EF lens goodness you throw away when you put it on a crop sensor (blue) and then an 1.4x extender (red) compared to ff loveliness (green).
On the crop and with the 1.4x extender the 70-200 f2.8 becomes equivalent to a 156ish-448 f4 on full-frame. If you put a 200-400 f4 on a fullframe you get all of that lovely big green bit at 400mm at f4 and not just some titchy bit in the centre of the front element. I had a point when I started thinking about this but basically, I want to go full frame!
Yes, I was bored.
I'll be getting some inheritance money at some point, don't know if I can justify that expense for something I do relatively infrequently.
Restart the economy by buying digital medium format.
Medium format would be amazing. Soul destroyingly expensive, but amazing.
Certainly a good way to get into digital 'medium format' with a weather sealed package.
Pentax 645D Digital Medium Format Camera - 17212 - Jessops - Digital Medium Format Cameras
Currently the um... "most economical"... way into medium format.
Just ordered a new tripod and head, don't ask me how but I seem to have lost my old tripod
I bet you just had problems getting it up.
Exits stage right.
Here is your coat...
Is it wrong that I walk around constantly wondering what camera settings I would use in each situation?
I do the same. Especially with water and scenes with movement.
Lol I thought it was just me .
"oh there's a nice lead in"
"that'll look good with bokeh behind it"
How many London nerds do we have here? I'm trying to arrange some sort of random walk around. I'm always wandering about anyway, thought I might as well do it with other geeks.
You're welcome to tag along if you want, when I decide on a date.
I came >< that close to buying a new camera today because of YOU PEOPLE. The one I have in mind is a Lumix G2. it's a micro 3/4 chip. Someone tell me why I shouldn't?
Because the G3 is out and you're just not the kinda guy that buys old tech.
And it's micro 4/3 not 3/4. NOOB.
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