No 5D replacement...but 50D

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shawn_hubbard Forum Member • Posts: 56
No 5D replacement...but 50D

I don't really post on here very often (mainly because it seems everyone is always talking about Nikon nowadays), so question my "credibility" if you wish.

However, I've been shooting two MarkIIIs for the Baltimore Ravens for the last two seasons (one of which just displayed error 99 for the THIRD time after two factory fixes...body replacement pending...cross your fingers) They did a great job of covering the Ravens Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar though.

I just visited my local Canon retailer this morning. The owner just got back from a Canon meeting is Hawaii. I asked him if he knew anything about the potential 5D replacement...He said, no, nothing before the end of September. Apparently at some photo convention in Germany.

However, he did say that a 40D replacement is coming shortly. 50D, 15mp, weather sealed..Didnt get too into spec talk cause I'm not it that market. He couldn't remember if it was 5 or 8 fps, but he said it was pretty cool.

Again, doubt if you may...I thought I would share.

carlk Forum Pro • Posts: 15,940
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

First thing I like to advice you is to duck for the bullets before this tread ends.

However a new 50D is welcome news if it is intended to compete with 300D feature-wise. It will be even higher on my to-buy list than a 5D2 with mediocre features (FF senson on 40D).

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upnorthfar Regular Member • Posts: 492
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

50D with 15Mp sounds like a camera with Nikon style RAW NR. If this is true I am expecting a 15Mp beating D300 in all aspects of IQ. We will see.

Might also be confusion and there's a 15Mp 5D coming.. Or it's all just another rumour. Most likely..

shawn_hubbard wrote:

I don't really post on here very often (mainly because it seems
everyone is always talking about Nikon nowadays), so question my
"credibility" if you wish.

However, I've been shooting two MarkIIIs for the Baltimore Ravens for
the last two seasons (one of which just displayed error 99 for the
THIRD time after two factory fixes...body replacement pending...cross
your fingers) They did a great job of covering the Ravens
Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar though.

I just visited my local Canon retailer this morning. The owner just
got back from a Canon meeting is Hawaii. I asked him if he knew
anything about the potential 5D replacement...He said, no, nothing
before the end of September. Apparently at some photo convention in
Germany.

However, he did say that a 40D replacement is coming shortly. 50D,
15mp, weather sealed..Didnt get too into spec talk cause I'm not it
that market. He couldn't remember if it was 5 or 8 fps, but he said
it was pretty cool.

Again, doubt if you may...I thought I would share.

zkronk Regular Member • Posts: 198
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

interesting. I hope it's FF. 15mp on APC sounds like trouble.

Badbatz Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

shawn_hubbard wrote:

I don't really post on here very often

You don't really read this forum either, eh? Or you wouldn't be beating the "at the dealer's meeting in Hawaii..." dead horse.

upnorthfar Regular Member • Posts: 492
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

5D is the FF camera. 40D, 50D etc. is the 1.6crop line.
FF 50D would mean no 5D2 and only xxxD-line for 1.6crop. I doubt it happens.

zkronk wrote:

interesting. I hope it's FF. 15mp on APC sounds like trouble.

OP shawn_hubbard Forum Member • Posts: 56
more 50D news

Just got off the phone with my contact..I forgot to ask him about FF.

He said he shot with it for 4 days in Hawaii and signed his life way that he wouldn't say anything..but we have a good relationship

.... 15mp and 1.6x crop sorry to say

He said it was great though.

He also said Canon was super tight lipped about 5D replacement because they want to make a "big splash." He said he would bet his life it would be announced at Photokina. He told me what he thought the MP but I wont say because it is just his educated guess. ok...maybe I will say..but again...not fact.. 16.7 FF

Again..this is a very reliable source.

Focal64 Regular Member • Posts: 127
Did he Happen to Mention ?

How the Macadamia Nut Crusted sashimi grade Ahi was ?
(I hope seared and served rare)

Best meal I've ever had, that, and some of Kauai's Sunset Ale micro brew.

Searching Veteran Member • Posts: 3,778
Thanks Shawn.

50D at 15 MP would be be great. It had to be at least 12, but maybe new technology bumped it up. The race continues.

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Woody W.
Woody W. Senior Member • Posts: 2,618
Silly Question

How do you get "No 5D replacement" from this? I get "YES there is a 5D replacement, and it will be announced at Fotokina"

Of course, I also get "There will be a 40D replacement well before Fotokina", so you're half-right...

shawn_hubbard wrote:

I asked him if he knew
anything about the potential 5D replacement...He said, no, nothing
before the end of September. Apparently at some photo convention in
Germany.

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OP shawn_hubbard Forum Member • Posts: 56
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

Badbatz wrote:

shawn_hubbard wrote:

I don't really post on here very often

You don't really read this forum either, eh? Or you wouldn't be
beating the "at the dealer's meeting in Hawaii..." dead horse.

No...your right..I don't...I'm too busy shooting. I just thought I'd share reliable information. Sorry if I beat your horse. I don't endorse animal cruelty.

Victor Engel Forum Pro • Posts: 18,993
Re: Thanks Shawn.

Searching wrote:

50D at 15 MP would be be great. It had to be at least 12, but maybe
new technology bumped it up. The race continues.

You mean like overlapping microlenses, so each sensel gets even more light? (note that this would require the same photon to strike more than one sensel, heheh)

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OP shawn_hubbard Forum Member • Posts: 56
Re: Silly Question

Sorry, I meant no 5D replacement THIS MONTH. And he was given no new info on any 5D replacement. Is that clearer?

David_C Contributing Member • Posts: 931
How many AF points on the 50D?? (nt)

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Focal64 Regular Member • Posts: 127
Victor, are you suggesting ?

That the new "light box" will spatially split light discretely in real time ?

Thats heavy.

Focal64 Regular Member • Posts: 127
Thanks for your heads up ...

what you mention seems quite probable.

OP shawn_hubbard Forum Member • Posts: 56
Re: How many AF points on the 50D?? (nt)

Not sure...All the factual info I know was shared. I didn't try to milk him for specs because I have little interest in one. I already called him twice today..he might start to get suspicious...

MaxFX Contributing Member • Posts: 561
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

So, how Ravens are doing in Balto?

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Cicindelia1 Junior Member • Posts: 38
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

Shawn, I also rarely post here as well for the same reasons as you. I also reported about the dealers meeting in Hawaii and got beat up for it as well. Reminds me of 3 years ago when the 5d was coming out and people said it was a fake and could not be true.

The owner of National Camera in Minneapolis just got back from the meeting as well. They were shown a 50D with the same specs as you report. The word is the ISO performance is much better then the 40D. No information was given on the 5D replacement, no name or specs, only that it would be announced at Photokina. They also were shown a G10 replacement for the G9. It has a 28mm equivalent on the wide end and a cable release were the only specs I got on it. The lens reported are true as well.

shawn_hubbard wrote:

I don't really post on here very often (mainly because it seems
everyone is always talking about Nikon nowadays), so question my
"credibility" if you wish.

However, I've been shooting two MarkIIIs for the Baltimore Ravens for
the last two seasons (one of which just displayed error 99 for the
THIRD time after two factory fixes...body replacement pending...cross
your fingers) They did a great job of covering the Ravens
Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar though.

I just visited my local Canon retailer this morning. The owner just
got back from a Canon meeting is Hawaii. I asked him if he knew
anything about the potential 5D replacement...He said, no, nothing
before the end of September. Apparently at some photo convention in
Germany.

However, he did say that a 40D replacement is coming shortly. 50D,
15mp, weather sealed..Didnt get too into spec talk cause I'm not it
that market. He couldn't remember if it was 5 or 8 fps, but he said
it was pretty cool.

Again, doubt if you may...I thought I would share.

Rootbeer Senior Member • Posts: 2,311
Re: No 5D replacement...but 50D

.....I think I'm going to puke now..

Thanks for the update..

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