wow thats a lot of MP. sure glad they keep the MP war on amateur cameras and not on pro cameras.
i got the x10 to be a back up to my x100 but i find myself reaching for the x10 more then the x100. both are great and they complement each other well.
Faintandfuzzy: Agreed Denis. The D700 is a bit much for general day to day shooting. I'm interested in the high DR mode at 6mp. More than enough for prints up to 11x14.
i use to make 20x30 prints from my canon 1d. it had 4mp. i shoot my x10 at 6mp and dont ever look back. 6mp is more then enough and it really help the x10 shine.
Katsoulis: Does anyone know if the relative price increase is due parts shortages or factory issues from the recent disasters? It seems unusual that the initial MSRP is significantly higher than the previous models' launch price.
canon didnt make enough money last quarter so they had to raise prices. thats not that hard to figure out. pros will pay and amateurs wont. thats good for me. uncle bob does not need a 5diii. once they make some money they will come back down. cameras are expensive to make. sometimes nikons cost more sometimes canons do.
Howard: I think Canon has become complacent in recent years. They think they can release whatever product, charge whatever exuberant price and shove them down our throat. A 24-70 "upgrade" without IS just isn't good enough. The technology is there (see the Tamron lens). And what's with the two wide angle lenses with IS? I understand IS is still useful (I think over time all lenses, maybe with the exception of TS-E lenses, should be equipped with IS), but I just don't see these two lenses having the highest priority. The 400 f/5.6L, 180 macro or the 50 f/1.4 are in more dare need of IS.
the 24-70 isnt an upgrade its just the new model. everything will be ok.
Eyesometry: Over 2k for a lens that doesn't even have IS? Really?!?!? And then they went and put IS on two prime lenses? WTF!!!
primes with IS are for video. duh.
its annoying that people complain about the new lens not being that much better. the last one was perfect why change it. its just like a new car. they make em every year. should canon stop making new lenses. if they are making new lenses might as well make em a little better each time. no need to upgrade from a 24-70mm l lens if you already have one. like you dont have to get a new car every year. dont complain about the new car every year cuz you think you dont have the best cuz you dont have the new one. yes prices go up. canon didnt make enough last year so they had to raise prices. its life. im glad they cost more so non pros dont get them and tell everyone they are pros cuz they have the best equipment. yes for you micro4/3's is the feature for you. please non pros dont complain about pro equipment. is on the 2.8 primes are for video. chill you dont need it just cuz its new. if you dont need it dont complain. all i hear is complaints because its not right for me.
Mulder_: I am reading a lot of forums about totally different topics, why is it that photographers are the worst people i come across in the internet. Canon/Nikon owners are worse fanboys than Apple owners... jeeeez, get a grip, let people have their opinions, discuss the camera and stop the hating, it is embarrassing!
back to topic, does anybody know if the 5D3 has a built in speedlite transmitter? The optical version to control the 430EX & 580EX flashes? Or did canon removed this to promote the new radio transmitter?
need to have a flash to fire a slave so no. no camera without a flash will fire a slave. just the 7d and 60d. they didnt remove anything none of the 5d's have fired either the 430ex or the 580ex.
i have found really the only place where nikon and canon guys get along is that we all think sony sucks. i have used both canon and nikon and neither is better then the other. bet if you look at my site you cant see what was shot with the 1d, d70, d90, 20d, 30d, 40d or my current 7d. no difference in prints up to 20x30in.
can we please get a 5d without video? i bet it would be cheaper and then all the video guys would stop complaining that this camera isnt a video camera.
i have the 7d now and have never once touched the video. wish that video button wasnt there.
havent the sony fans learned that the sonys only look good on paper. and when i say paper i mean online cuz real world sony is not even in the same playing field.
thats just proof how good nikon is they use the best, just happens to be the canon lol
so glad it doesnt have 30plus mp ill take better iq any day. cuz this camera is made to take pics. big huge effen pics!