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Old 08-26-2008, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Impressive! How much?
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Impressive! How much?
If Canons pricing pattern holds I'm guessing around $1500 suggested and less on the street. We will know for sure in October. This body is almost as fast as my 1D Mark II and a whole lot lighter. Weather sealed with 90 consecutive shots will make it fair game for me especially with the dust bunny removal system. With the right lens I an splice 4 images into a 24x60 panorama. That excites me just a little. No I should be truthful and say a lot. Needless to say I know what I'm getting for an early Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Where does the line start? I figured I didn't wait in line for the iPhone, but I'll wait for the 50D. I need a new backup! B&H is selling it for $1599. I think it's still 1.6 focal conversion, though.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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Where does the line start? I figured I didn't wait in line for the iPhone, but I'll wait for the 50D. I need a new backup! B&H is selling it for $1599. I think it's still 1.6 focal conversion, though.
It's still a 1.6 conversion. What I really want now is one of these and whatever replaces the 5D. Rumor was hanging around at last weekends trade show of a 5D Mark II. With the 50D is coming in at 15.1 MP then one would hope for a full frame to come in at 17+ MP. Seems like that would still allow a feature barrier between the 5D and the 1Ds Mark III. All is just speculation at the moment but maybe just maybe we will get a full frame self cleaning sensor soon in the mid price range. There was a box in the Canon cabinet at the show that had a sign on it that it would be opened today. I wasn't there but had hopes it would be a new 5D but they sure fooled me for the moment.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Ok, duh, I had posted about this already (LOL), and with a link to sample photos from the Canon site: //www.city-data.com/forum/photo...announced.html

To answer part of another - I think the theory is that the 5D replacement will have a modified/updated version of the sensor that was in the 1Ds Mark II model, which would make it 16.7 megapixels if that's the case.

The only thing that surprised me was no announcement for a Powershot G10. The G9 has been out a while, and rumor was that Canon was going to put in one of the new small CMOS chips they've developed into the next "G" model, which would lower noise and give higher iso abilities to a smaller model. They may still be holding back on a few announcements until the show, though.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Ok, duh, I had posted about this already (LOL), and with a link to sample photos from the Canon site: //www.city-data.com/forum/photo...announced.html

To answer part of another - I think the theory is that the 5D replacement will have a modified/updated version of the sensor that was in the 1Ds Mark II model, which would make it 16.7 megapixels if that's the case.

The only thing that surprised me was no announcement for a Powershot G10. The G9 has been out a while, and rumor was that Canon was going to put in one of the new small CMOS chips they've developed into the next "G" model, which would lower noise and give higher iso abilities to a smaller model. They may still be holding back on a few announcements until the show, though.
I didn't mean to walk on your post but didn't see it until an hour after I had done it too. It would also seem that the 5D replacement will have the new digic 4 image processing for a faster al servo mode.

I can certainly see the market for a G10 without the noise. That is one for the wife if it does emerge.

Now have you got a theory on a new 25 MP 1Ds Mark IV? Maybe next year if Nikon pushes the issue with similar as rumored?
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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I've only been using dslr's for a few months now, so I'm still a novice. But everything I've read states that too high of ISO makes the pictures grainy. So what will be the use for ISO 12800?
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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I've only been using dslr's for a few months now, so I'm still a novice. But everything I've read states that too high of ISO makes the pictures grainy. So what will be the use for ISO 12800?
There are times such as night sports in an arena that even a grainy shot is better than no shot at all. I had to learn to use ISO 3200 shooting rodeo at night. Dealing with it in Photoshop I salvaged a lot of $'s other wise would have went down the drain. It's sort of the lesser of the evils. A kid on a bucking bull that just one a lot of money didn't see the grain as a bad thing.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I can certainly see the market for a G10 without the noise. That is one for the wife if it does emerge.

Now have you got a theory on a new 25 MP 1Ds Mark IV? Maybe next year if Nikon pushes the issue with similar as rumored?
Heck, I'd buy a G10 and I don't have a wife! LOL. I use a G9, and have sold a number of stock images taken with it. So long as you use noise reduction *properly*, the images clean up pretty well. Sometimes you just don't feel like carrying around a huge honkin' camera and lens, and the G-series is good for that.

Nikon is I believe going to use Sony's recently invented 25MP chip in an upcoming (in theory) model, but they're really going to have to come up with some good camera processing to make that stuff work out well in the noise department. It will most likely be marketed more at the studio/lighting setup type of photographer rather than those who do night shots, etc.

Chips are now outdoing lenses. Up until the 1Ds Mark III came out, Canon's top of the line stuff always got reviewers drooling like sex crazed maniacs. But after the Mark III with the 22 megapixels, many reviewers actually turned kind of cool toward Canon because of it. While it's still a great camera, the fact is that there are VERY few lenses that are good enough to squeeze every bit of detail out of all the pixels on that chip in the thing, and you're paying $$$$$ for it. When you start coming up with 25, 28, 30 megapixel cameras - someone's going to have to do some really good magic with glass in order to make lenses that can take on those sensors and get the detail out of them. And who wants to mortgage their home to PAY for such a lens?

That may be one of the problems with the 50D. Stores like Circuit City, Best Buy, and probably Wolf/Ritz and Costco, are going to "bundle" it with Canon's 28-135 I.S. lens. Now, that lens did REALLY well on the D30 (3MP), D60/10D (6MP) and even the 8MP Rebel and 30D models. But once you got up to the 40D, you started to see the limitations of that lens not being able to resolve the details as good - and that was on a 10MP chip camera. On the 15MP 50D? Hmmmmmm... I wonder. I think maybe Canon should have just bundled it with the $99 50mm lens - it's cheap, but is a good lens for the price being a prime - better images than a standard zoom quality lens like the 28-135. As it is, some folks may want to bypass the regular vendors and order from someone where they can get the body only and invest in a higher grade zoom.
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