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Old Aug 14, 2006, 10:40 PM   #1
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Just looking at Canon´s prices and quality, it just makes me think that nikon still have better slr cameras, overall.

Thinkfor a moment,who needs more than 12 megapixels.canon5D and Mark IIare just two expensive.Side by side comparison according tothat steve, qualitie its almost the same at crops between Mark II, 5D, D2Xs and D200, and now with the D80 (- than 1000K), everthing its been told. More lenses to buy and more fun.:|
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 2:40 AM   #2
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Two expensive eh?


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Canon for sure: Let's the rumour begin: :-) :lol: :-)
http://www.dphotojournal.com/canon-eos-3d-large/

(check out that fake lens too...)
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Just a thought - While we compare real and rumored features of future cameras, maybe we need to think about a non-photographicfeature , the battery. I read quite a bitabout the Dell recall. This involves 14.1 milion units and this recall by Dell/Sony is the 14th manufacturer's recall of lithium ion batteries since January, 2004. Maybe I don't want a lithium battery in my next camera body. Maybe such a battery should be considered as much of anegative as a badly designed viewfinder.
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That's an excellent point - The 1D's for one use NiMh batteries which are older in technology, but last much longer than the Li Ion... On a normal day shoot I usually go through 2 battery packs with my 10D whereas with the 1DmrkII the same battery still shows full at the end of the day!

They are also cheaper to get from 3rd party than the BP-511 - Kind of surprising in the fact that the NP-E3 is more complex to build with double latches, rubber sealing elements and al...
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 2:21 AM   #6
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Those batteries only explode under unusual circumstances. Cameras don't generate the kind of heat that laptops do.

On another subject - NHL did you notice that the lens on that picture seemed to be a 40mm f1.2L?

Could the 3D (if it exists) be a 1.3x chip?

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On another subject - NHL did you notice that the lens on that picture seemed to be a 40mm f1.2L?

Could the 3D (if it exists) be a 1.3x chip?
Exactly my thought!
Either it's fake (there's no such lens now) or the potential 3D could be based on the 1D mkrII...
-> In the film day the EOS-3 is designed fill a gap for the prosumers who want the precise 45 AF points of the EOS-1, but can't afford (or need) the ruggedness/speed of the professional model
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An interesting rumor. I would certainly love a non-1 series with 45 point autofocus.

Out of curiosity - is the autofocus tied to the sensor technology? I.E. what is an advantage of the 1.3x sensor in a camera such as this vs. 1.6 or full frame?
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IMO I don't think so

The AF sensor is independent and take a different path from the image sensor itself :idea:
(... notice the similar adjustment stopper for front/back focus)







-> plus the the 1Ds, the MkrII, the EOS-1 and 3 film cameras use the same 45 point sensor!
The biggest advantage to me it seems is the capability to maintain AF all the way to f/8...
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I find it weird if the 3d (or something of that model) is really real. Canon just released the 5d not too long ago for the people that wanted something between the 5d and the 1ds (particularly FF). From what I gather so far, this model of the 3d is like something in between the 5d and 1d (this is, of course, arguable with the 1.3x sensor). Why would Canon keep creating different levels of professional line-up?

if it was similiarly priced as the 5d that would be understandable, but I don't think that's the case with the intergrated battery grip.

imo, I think they'd be better off trying to create something in between the 5d and the 30d. For instance a watered-down version of the 3d, or a more professional 1.6x camera
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