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Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
18 Mar 2008 - 1:43 PM

Lots of rumours over the last few days regarding the 5Ds successor - can't do links but google it to check it out. US release date 2nd June? There's a 'rumoured' spec on one of the Alamy forum pages & it looks the business if true. Anyone know anything about this?

Ian

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2008 - 1:53 PM

Apparently it's going to be 20 megapixels, weigh about the same as the current one, have WIFI, and MP3 player and a small repository for a hip flask - it's been requested by landscapers who get cold waiting for sunsets and wanted somewhere to keep a dram of whiskey.

Also, it's got an aphrodisiac effect causing any man using it to be irresistable to squirrels, grey and red alike.

it has a button that inflates it to be a dinghy so you can go for a sale AND take under water photos

It also has a small supply of saffron for those awkward times when you go to a restaurant and your food is lacking that little bit of colour.

Last Modified By ade_mcfade at 18 Mar 2008 - 2:00 PM
kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
18 Mar 2008 - 2:02 PM

pfff....

has it got a date stamp?

Last Modified By kokobrown at 18 Mar 2008 - 2:02 PM
Portknockie
18 Mar 2008 - 2:05 PM

Ade ..Sounds just the thing for me...When does it hit the shops..Smile

Don

ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014814 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2008 - 2:05 PM

I didnt' mention the inflatable rock and tree option - so anyone can get that perfect foreground at the click of a button.

BurntOut
BurntOut  8321 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2008 - 2:06 PM


Quote: a small repository for a hip flask

Finally, a logical reason to upgrade.

andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Mar 2008 - 2:31 PM

In the meantime their is a new firmware update Wink

Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
18 Mar 2008 - 10:41 PM

That'll be a no then.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139449 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 1:10 AM

The 5d Mk II rumour appears to have started on DPReview - noted for its accuracy (ahem, ahem! Wink)

More about all this here.

I'm liking the ISO 12800 (expandable to 25600)... if it's true. The price of $3499 will probably translate to about £2000 once tax and the "UK premium" are added. So it won't be a cheapie.

The rumour also indicates no new pro bodies from Canon in 2008.

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 8:26 AM


Quote: The 5d Mk II rumour appears to have started on DPReview - noted for its accuracy (ahem, ahem! )

More about all this here.

I'm liking the ISO 12800 (expandable to 25600)... if it's true. The price of $3499 will probably translate to about £2000 once tax and the "UK premium" are added. So it won't be a cheapie.

The rumour also indicates no new pro bodies from Canon in 2008.

Yep, I've seen that, but I'll believe it when I see it.

The sepc just looks a bit too much of a 'wish list' to me - I want the high ISO performance of the D3, the build of the D300, the frame rate of the 40D, and a trick new AF system, high rec LCD, bla bla bla.

It just seems a bit too early for Canon to be reacting to the exact spec of the new Nikons. Would have thought development times are longer than that.

Last Modified By mattw at 19 Mar 2008 - 8:32 AM
ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 8:33 AM

no new pro bodies for 2008 so what is the eos1DSmk3 then ??

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139449 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 12:13 PM


Quote: No new pro bodies for 2008 so what is the eos1DSmk3 then ??

A camera introduced in August 2007.... maybe? Grin

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139449 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 12:25 PM

February and August. We've missed Feb, so it may be August... which means any successor to the 5D won't be with UK retailers until November or so.

mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 1:11 PM


Quote: February and August. We've missed Feb, so it may be August... which means any successor to the 5D won't be with UK retailers until November or so.

The rumour you linked to suggested that Canon may announce the 5D early to guarantee plenty of press attention.

The suggestion does have merit - the 40D and 1Ds3 were largely overshadowed by the D300 and D3 which were announced just a couple of days later. However IF true, then you have to wonder what other announcements in August/September Canon are afraid of… Time will tell.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139449 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2008 - 1:23 PM

It's all rumour - plus, perhaps, a bit of wishful thinking thrown in. Wink Canon are in business to make money. That's the bottom line.

The current 5D is selling well: that is the crucial point... not pandering to internet forums. Lol! Grin So there is no rush to replace it. Canon USA's CEO, Chuck Westfall, said as much in a recent interview.

Last Modified By Carabosse at 19 Mar 2008 - 1:24 PM

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