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Old Jan 29, 2004, 8:35 AM   #11
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I thought I read 11 in another forum...
I read 45, 11 or 9, good from 0-18EV @ ISO 100 (with 9 interchangeable screens)... and priced @ 5000 Euro :lol:

Of notable note on this camera is that it still has a 1.3x factor and not a full-frame... but now at least the flash metering will factor in the distance info into account a' la Nikon/Minolta! BTW it was noted that some older F/2.8 L lenses didn't convey the distance info (might need to buy new ones)!
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 9:42 AM   #12
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Ouch, good point on the lens replacement. That sucks. I did read that new flash info with a smile, though.

I wonder if its 45-point, with 11 high precision?

NHL, what is meant by 0-18EV? Replaceable screens would be very nice. Manual focus isn't what it could be with the 10D. That price.. if I'm doing my math right, that is a bit under $4,000USD. I won't touch it at that price.

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0 to 18 EV is the brightness level where the AF can function in, ie if you have a handheld meter you can measure this in various room lighting level... F/2.8-f/5.6 doesn't tell one much if it's pitch dark, but an EV value is absolute and independent from a lens opening.

The other feature that was not reported by the press release and also noted on the French site is for a nominal fee, Canon can pre-program an ID (ie copyright info) into the camera and all subsequent pictures taken with the 1D mrkII will be encoded with it... Pretty cool for Pro I guess... 8)
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Here's a link with details, no translation necessary

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...id=7-6451-6636

Impressive indeed! And on Dpreview there was a link to another site with image samples all the way up to ISO 3200, but now it's gone But from what I saw the noise level seemed very well controlled - it wasn't a 100% crop, instead a resized image.
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 11:15 AM   #15
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Not to sound rude, but this camera & at least 1 of the 2 lenses are for the PRO market.
I had hopes of an 8 MP DSLR somewhere between the 300D & the 10D. Maybe that will come in the fall, & will accept my range of CF cards & NOT SD cards. And - what? NO wide zooms - Hey Canon - Both Nikon & Sigma offer a 12-24 & Not all of us can afford the 16-35L lens.
I am thinking of trading my 20-35 for the 17-40, or keeping it for my film cameras (yes I still shoot slides) & buying the Sigma 15-30 or the Tokina 17mm. Anyone out there had any experience with either of these 2 3rd party lenses?
I also see where the Nikon N70 comes in Black & has a lens with a better focal length & it CAN be used on ALL of your Nikon Bodies & the D70's buffer can hold 14 images(?) if I read it right & accepts WA CF cards. Hmmmm
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Why not just read the comments right here at Steve's -- see "Breaking News"
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 12:16 PM   #17
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Yes, it does accpt CF and Microdrive inaddition to SD card
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Only thing I can see wrong with this camera is that it is non under 1000$
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Only thing I can see wrong with this camera is that it is non under 1000$
As was noted by TuanOKC earlier, this camera is priced to keep the D2h in check... just like the D70 which set its sight right between the Digital Rebel and the 10D!

The question now IMO is what's next for the 10D/D100 replacement? After all its almost a year for Canon (and two for Nikon)... which is an eternity looking @ the past D30/D60/10D history! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Tooo True.

I keep harpping on the high prices because as far as I am concerned all digital cameras are basically disposables :? and should be priced accordingly.

As a consumer you buy the new WhizBang today and want to upgrade the PieceOfJunk tomorow you pretty well have to throw it out and buy the next days WhizBang. Like PC's they hold very little resale/tradein value.
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