5D II news?

Started Aug 21, 2008 | Discussions
MaxFX Contributing Member • Posts: 561
5D II news?

I am going to a photoshoot right after writing this. Do not ask me 'who' the informer is... Do not tell me I am creating another non-sense rumor... Do not ask me more info because I'll write down only what I've told and there is no further info I got.

Here what it is so far (and it may be all wrong-speculation-rumor-wishful thinking-etc. and feel free to flame):

New FF from Canon:

1* new body design with integrated grip (just like 1D series but smaller)
2* ISO 100-12500

3* new processor (not digic III, may be digic IV or something completely new, I have no idea)
4* 6-8 fps (I don't know if both or either 6 or 8)
5* 3.2 inch lcd (not oled) and I don't know what resolution is

6* I don't know how many MP, my friend believes it is more than 15 MP but there is no certain number he'd tell. Personally I was hoping high-around 18 MP cam, may be it will be. Who knows!

7* Different name: not 3D, not 7D or 5D Mark II... something different; looks like it might have different names for Europe, USA and Asia (like kiss, xsi, d450 etc)

8* Timing: most likely they will wait for Sony's announcement for their 24 MP FF; first or second week of September.

Again; I am not trying to create speculations. I am sharing what I've heard; I am writing this because all these looked close to reality to me. Besides, I do trust my friends.

I am sure some of you heard some information too and perhaps matching with these... If so, there is really something in the air... Let's share, just put (+1) if you've heard similar stuff.

I'll add more if I find out more.

Thank you.

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Badbatz Senior Member • Posts: 1,914
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icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: A flock of pigs just flew by my window (nt)

A flying flock of pigs? Run outside and take a picture of that. Just hope that they don't poop on you!

The 5d II will be released within the next few weeks. I have one preordered from a pro camera shop. The rep was in 2 weeks ago and gave the owner the news. No BS.

2005magnum Veteran Member • Posts: 4,473
Re: A flock of pigs just flew by my window (nt)

icomput wrote:

A flying flock of pigs? Run outside and take a picture of that. Just
hope that they don't poop on you!

The 5d II will be released within the next few weeks. I have one
preordered from a pro camera shop. The rep was in 2 weeks ago and
gave the owner the news. No BS.

Did they at least tell you the price of the cam?
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Hosh
Hosh Regular Member • Posts: 403
Re: 5D II news?

MaxFX wrote:

1* new body design with integrated grip (just like 1D series but
smaller)
2* ISO 100-12500
3* new processor (not digic III, may be digic IV or something
completely new, I have no idea)
4* 6-8 fps (I don't know if both or either 6 or 8)
5* 3.2 inch lcd (not oled) and I don't know what resolution is
6* I don't know how many MP, my friend believes it is more than 15 MP
but there is no certain number he'd tell. Personally I was hoping
high-around 18 MP cam, may be it will be. Who knows!
7* Different name: not 3D, not 7D or 5D Mark II... something
different; looks like it might have different names for Europe, USA
and Asia (like kiss, xsi, d450 etc)
8* Timing: most likely they will wait for Sony's announcement for
their 24 MP FF; first or second week of September.

There's no way a new 5D is going to have better specs than the 1Ds3. It'll be more like this:

1. FF 16 MP
2. 3 FPS
3. ISO 100-3200

Basically it'll be a smaller/lighter 1Ds2, with a built-in flash and without the pro build.

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icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: A flock of pigs just flew by my window (nt)

Sorry, I didn't ask what the price was. I'm a pro, and write off my business expenses. Also, the shop I deal with takes trades and gives really good prices for trade ins. I already have a 40d for a backup, and I am trading in my 5d for the 5d II.

icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: 5D II news?

Why would they put a built in flash on the 5d II? The 5d never had one. I highly doubt they would add it to the 5d II.

bronxbombers Forum Pro • Posts: 18,226
Re: 5D II news?

MaxFX wrote:

I am going to a photoshoot right after writing this. Do not ask me
'who' the informer is... Do not tell me I am creating another
non-sense rumor... Do not ask me more info because I'll write down
only what I've told and there is no further info I got.

Here what it is so far (and it may be all
wrong-speculation-rumor-wishful thinking-etc. and feel free to flame):

New FF from Canon:

1* new body design with integrated grip (just like 1D series but
smaller)
2* ISO 100-12500
3* new processor (not digic III, may be digic IV or something
completely new, I have no idea)
4* 6-8 fps (I don't know if both or either 6 or 8)
5* 3.2 inch lcd (not oled) and I don't know what resolution is
6* I don't know how many MP, my friend believes it is more than 15 MP
but there is no certain number he'd tell. Personally I was hoping
high-around 18 MP cam, may be it will be. Who knows!
7* Different name: not 3D, not 7D or 5D Mark II... something
different; looks like it might have different names for Europe, USA
and Asia (like kiss, xsi, d450 etc)
8* Timing: most likely they will wait for Sony's announcement for
their 24 MP FF; first or second week of September.

Again; I am not trying to create speculations. I am sharing what I've
heard; I am writing this because all these looked close to reality to
me. Besides, I do trust my friends.

I am sure some of you heard some information too and perhaps matching
with these... If so, there is really something in the air... Let's
share, just put (+1) if you've heard similar stuff.

I'll add more if I find out more.

Thank you.

it sounds sensible and maybe they wait for sony so they can set pricing....
so lets hope SONY goes crazy low-ball.

2005magnum Veteran Member • Posts: 4,473
Re: 5D II news?

icomput wrote:

Why would they put a built in flash on the 5d II? The 5d never had
one. I highly doubt they would add it to the 5d II.

Olympus was able to incorporate a flash into the weatherproof E3. It can be done and is a good idea. I, for one would like a built in flash for those times I just need it without dragging around a flash unit.
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David Hull
David Hull Veteran Member • Posts: 6,743
Re: 5D II news?

I agree, what's the harm and it is usefull.

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Rootbeer Senior Member • Posts: 2,311
Re: A flock of pigs just flew by my window (nt)

icomput wrote:

A flying flock of pigs? Run outside and take a picture of that. Just
hope that they don't poop on you!

The 5d II will be released within the next few weeks. I have one
preordered from a pro camera shop. The rep was in 2 weeks ago and
gave the owner the news. No BS.

I bought a card reader from B&H yesterday, told the salesman what I was aware of, but he insisted that there is no waiting list.

Mind if I ask which store you are on the waiting list on..? I'd really like to get a pair of them ASAf-ing P!

JP

Rootbeer Senior Member • Posts: 2,311
Re: 5D II news?

Hosh wrote:

MaxFX wrote:

1* new body design with integrated grip (just like 1D series but
smaller)
2* ISO 100-12500
3* new processor (not digic III, may be digic IV or something
completely new, I have no idea)
4* 6-8 fps (I don't know if both or either 6 or 8)
5* 3.2 inch lcd (not oled) and I don't know what resolution is
6* I don't know how many MP, my friend believes it is more than 15 MP
but there is no certain number he'd tell. Personally I was hoping
high-around 18 MP cam, may be it will be. Who knows!
7* Different name: not 3D, not 7D or 5D Mark II... something
different; looks like it might have different names for Europe, USA
and Asia (like kiss, xsi, d450 etc)
8* Timing: most likely they will wait for Sony's announcement for
their 24 MP FF; first or second week of September.

There's no way a new 5D is going to have better specs than the 1Ds3.
It'll be more like this:

1. FF 16 MP
2. 3 FPS
3. ISO 100-3200

Basically it'll be a smaller/lighter 1Ds2, with a built-in flash and
without the pro build.

3fps..? LOL!!

JP

bluefox9er Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
Re: 5D II news?

MaxFX wrote:

I am going to a photoshoot right after writing this. Do not ask me
'who' the informer is... Do not tell me I am creating another
non-sense rumor... Do not ask me more info because I'll write down
only what I've told and there is no further info I got.

Here what it is so far (and it may be all
wrong-speculation-rumor-wishful thinking-etc. and feel free to flame):

New FF from Canon:

1* new body design with integrated grip (just like 1D series but
smaller)
2* ISO 100-12500
3* new processor (not digic III, may be digic IV or something
completely new, I have no idea)
4* 6-8 fps (I don't know if both or either 6 or 8)
5* 3.2 inch lcd (not oled) and I don't know what resolution is
6* I don't know how many MP, my friend believes it is more than 15 MP
but there is no certain number he'd tell. Personally I was hoping
high-around 18 MP cam, may be it will be. Who knows!
7* Different name: not 3D, not 7D or 5D Mark II... something
different; looks like it might have different names for Europe, USA
and Asia (like kiss, xsi, d450 etc)
8* Timing: most likely they will wait for Sony's announcement for
their 24 MP FF; first or second week of September.

Again; I am not trying to create speculations. I am sharing what I've
heard; I am writing this because all these looked close to reality to
me. Besides, I do trust my friends.

I am sure some of you heard some information too and perhaps matching
with these... If so, there is really something in the air... Let's
share, just put (+1) if you've heard similar stuff.

I'll add more if I find out more.

Thank you.

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why do you do this??

what makes you want to do this??

do you think we will hail you as some kind of hero??

why do you make so many disclaimers? is it because you know, like we all do that you are talking utter rubbish???

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icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: 5D II with onboard flash

I have had a pop up flash on my 40d and never even given a thought to using it. Not enough power or coverage for me. Besides, I already have the lenses draining the battery. I don't need the flash doing it also.

nsoler Regular Member • Posts: 184
Re: 5D II news?

Pop-Up flash, this would be a shame as any serious photog would know that you'd use a off camera flash / strobe / your pro lighting of choice.

Cheers.

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bluefox9er Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
Re: 5D II with onboard flash

icomput wrote:

I have had a pop up flash on my 40d and never even given a thought to
using it. Not enough power or coverage for me. Besides, I already
have the lenses draining the battery. I don't need the flash doing it
also.

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would it still draw power if you never used it?

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icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: Store with a 5d mkII preorder list.

This is a serious pro shop. They also do mail order. I've met several highly visible pros while I was in the store. Also, great prices. They will match B&W prices.

http://www.allenscamera.com/

icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: 5D II with onboard flash

Not unless you pour water on it!

icomput Regular Member • Posts: 242
Re: 5D II news?

Obviously, I'm with you.

Cheers

nsoler Regular Member • Posts: 184
Re: 5D II news?

If the OP to says Canon is coming out with a Pink and Purple polka doted 30 Mega Pixel Camera that's the size of a postage stamp. Who cares! Roll with it, life's too short to stress over this stuff.

Although I'm kinda interested in Sony's FF camera, I gotta admit, Minolta engineering and Carl Zeiss optics, not a bad combo. I'm no market expert but if they can move up the ranks and gain support from the high-end photographers. it'll be a product to reckon with.

Cheers.

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