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Everything posted by eleison

  1.     I was really excited about the 5D3's RAW, especially at the $3,000 mark.... but I cannot get over the fact that on the "DSLR" side -- the photo side, it is not IMHO at the top of the game (NIKON D800).  The sensor IMHO is a really old sensor.   If it was the best in its market segment with respect to imaging, then I would have bought it a week ago.  But at this moment, there are just too many options in the horizons with much better workflow (I don't have after effects, I don't want to buy extra CF cards, I don't want to mess arround with alpha/beta firmware, etc -- I'm getting married in a couple of weeks :-).    Besides, a game changing camera seems to be coming out every other month.  Because of these reasons I will wait... but the camera is tempting even though I really don't like Canon as a company.
  2.   The issue is that Canon is not a RED or an Arri..    How many employees does Canon have?  How many does Red or Arri?  Canon has camera's being sold in Bestbuy after all... I don't see any RED's or Arri's.  Canon is a mass market manufacturer.  It is not a speciality shop.  Having stock holders, and thousands of employee's to support -- having a few hundred or even thousands of c300 or c500 sold to rental shops isn't going to pay the bills.  Obviously, if they want to "downsize" into an Arri or Red, than yes, what Canon is doing is making sense.  Right now, I have a feeling Canon is trying to "feel the market" and trying to market segment its video cameras.  Its not working because of 3rd party companies like BMC, panasonic with its gh3's, sony, etc.  Also, I think more players will get into the game.
  3.     Canon trying to market segment, but 3rd party manufacturers aren't letting them.
  4.     I think for the mirrorless camera's the manufacturers wanted to keep things small.  They could have the metabones speed booster builtin, but then every lens would be big.  For example I have a gh2.  When I add my canon lenses on it, the combination gets big fast -- its not compact and "consumer friendly";  I think the manufactors miscalculated.  Take for example canon's current mirrorless cameras, a lot of people consider it as a "woman's camera" -- I think even canon thinks its a "woman's" camera; woman do not like to carry big cameras....  if this is so, why bother adding a "speed boster"?   Heck, if I am reading things correctly, you could create a "low light monster" camera by adapting medium format (or even large format) lenses to a small sensor.  But then the lenses would be a lot bigger and more expensive.  I bet you there is a market for this... but the manufacturers don't know about it yet.
  5. [quote name='Germy1979' timestamp='1347918880' post='18394'] Had to edit this... I really hope nobody got hurt, seriously. But why the hell has the whole world went apeshit lately? Riot motherf-ckers!?!? [/quote] I blame Obama :-) hahahahha j/k...
  6. [quote name='HurtinMinorKey' timestamp='1346264278' post='16862'] This is what happens when a company gets too old. They have way too many products competing with each other at this point. The company has lost more than 20% of it's value since it released the 5d3. [/quote] Canon may not know it, but they want to be the next Sony. Sony currently doesn't want to be Sony anymore and is trying hard to restructure. I think thats why we are starting to see better products from them. After all, they did have to layoff 10,000 employees. [url="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/technology/how-sony-fell-behind-in-the-tech-parade.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all"]http://www.nytimes.c...&pagewanted=all[/url] Give Canon a year. If they don't shape up, they will be in the same position sony is and perhaps then they will shape up -- if not, BMC, kinefinity, etc. will eat them alive... another japanes company down the tubes....
  7. [quote author=amband link=topic=880.msg6571#msg6571 date=1340789989] [quote]The size of the market Canon is pissing off with lacklustre DSLR video modes is sizeable.[/quote] LOL.  If that were true, they wouldn't do it [/quote] Well, then explain "classic" coke versus "new" coke.  With millions of dollars in research, Coca-Cola decided it was in their best interest to change the recipe.  That didn't turn out well for them.  Or how about sony betamax?  How much money did sony pour into that? At the end of the day, companies can be stupid some times.  Canon is letting people play in its "video" playground (blackmagic, panasonic gh2, sony, etc.).  It could have been the king of the play ground, but it decided not too.  Now if canon isn't carefully, someone else is going to be king and kick canon out on its pompous butt :-)  Nobody can be king forever if they don't watch their back... canon is not watching it's back...
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