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Old 17-09-2008, 05:44 PM
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Now I'm really excited.....Canons New EOS5D II

The new Canon full frame 5D replacement 5D II has been announced today (as predicted) at $2699 US. I've been waiting for this for a while, uncertain as to whether to buy another 2/3 DSLR or wait for the 5D replacement.

BTW it also has movie capability (FULL HD) reported at one site as 30 FPS, could this be the ultimate planetary cam as well....???

Press release here.

Canon website spec here

Now what can I sell...........

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Old 17-09-2008, 06:02 PM
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Nice catch Phil

I was also just reading this...

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08...kII.asp#images

...and had the same ponder about the planetary camera capabilities

I am also excited!!! ... except for the price
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Old 17-09-2008, 06:07 PM
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If it's equivalent to $2699 US here it won't be too bad ($3500) and remember street price is always less than RRP. Now how can we get the $AU back up.....

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Old 17-09-2008, 06:21 PM
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Ya bet me to it Phil, I paid $3,200.00 for my last 5d only two months ago so this new one is really in the ball park, so to speak.


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Old 17-09-2008, 07:32 PM
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The only thing that disappoints me is the lack of inbuilt flash, I often used the flash in daylight portrait shots for a little bit of fill, if I go the 5D II I'll have to lug (and buy) a Speedlight around as well.
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Old 17-09-2008, 07:44 PM
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Yep it's unfortunate Phil that they can't squeeze in a flash on the FF bodies but believe me you're better off with a proper speedlight on top than just the popup.
I know it's convinient but I seldom use the popup on the 20D, much prefer to use the 580EX for better flash control and also avoid somewhat the shadow cast by the popup over the lens.
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The only thing that disappoints me is the lack of inbuilt flash, I often used the flash in daylight portrait shots for a little bit of fill, if I go the 5D II I'll have to lug (and buy) a Speedlight around as well.
mate with the iso that thing supports you wont need it LOL.

Phil, honestly you buy this tassie will never see the light of night again....
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Old 17-09-2008, 08:29 PM
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Phil, honestly you buy this tassie will never see the light of night again
Buying it won't a problem, it's finding the money that'll be difficult....
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Looks nice, if I go for another camera it will be a full frame 5D...I wouldn't upgrade to only the 50D.

Wonder if the wife will believe the new 5D only costs around $1000 with a free L series lens.....lol
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Old 18-09-2008, 06:27 AM
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Looks nice, if I go for another camera it will be a full frame 5D...I wouldn't upgrade to only the 50D.

Wonder if the wife will believe the new 5D only costs around $1000 with a free L series lens.....lol
maybe with a 40D trade in
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The new Canon full frame 5D replacement 5D II has been announced today (as predicted) at $2699 US. I've been waiting for this for a while, uncertain as to whether to buy another 2/3 DSLR or wait for the 5D replacement.

BTW it also has movie capability (FULL HD) reported at one site as 30 FPS, could this be the ultimate planetary cam as well....???

Press release here.

Canon website spec here

Now what can I sell...........
Now what can I sell.......... How About SWMBO (joking Phil )

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I thought of that....
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BTW Phil What Do You Think About the 50D ?


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Old 18-09-2008, 11:33 AM
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Phil, I have to agree with Leon about the flashes, on both my Nikon D80 and my Canon 350D, I never use the pop up flashes, always use the 580EX on the canon and the SB-600 on the Nikon.. the poptops are convenient, however they lack the customization and calibration of the speedlites. And when you're looking at something at the quality level of a 5D, do you really want a $20 afterthought built in flash illuminating the subject to a substandard level??

John, I know you asked Phil, but I'm gonna throw in my 2c. The 50D IMHO represents fantastic value for money, Its specs indicate it will be a real performer, with a very powerful user definable feature set, and at a very acceptable price range... Its on my "To Buy" list already.
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Old 18-09-2008, 12:36 PM
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I don't know why you would want it for a Planetary Camera Phil. Except possibly to record the HD movie in 14bit (but I doubt it- read
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With the ability to capture up to 3.9 fps in incredible 14-bit colour. Doesn't sound like you can record the movie in RAW
.) Besides You would need a scope about 10m long with a 15x barlow to get Jupiter to fill the chip.


DSOs .....now that's a different story

Go for it, you know you want it. If you need a place to stay there will be plenty of room in the new Obs.
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With a full frame pentaprism to illuminate your viewfinder there is simply no room for a pop up flash. See there is a reason for everything. I have a 580EX and compared to the popup flash on my 20D lets just say there is no comparison. It was worth every cent. I can illuminate a rather large 30m hall will the 580EX pointed up with diffuser extended and then there are no shadows or red eye.

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I thought of that....
And Liz was saying such nice things about you on the phone yesterday.
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Someone has put some sample images and videos on bittorrent.
Here's the torrent file if your interested, it's a 500meg download.
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File Type: zip Canon5Dmk2.zip (21.0 KB, 8 views)
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Old 18-09-2008, 04:20 PM
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With the ability to capture up to 3.9 fps in incredible 14-bit colour. Doesn't sound like you can record the movie in RAW
You didn't read the spec properly herr ponders.... thats for full frame still shots, the video rate is 30FPS.
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Old 18-09-2008, 05:44 PM
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I only checked out the Canon site, not the first link.

Ok so you could get away with an f/33 300mm scope (FL 10000) with a 4x barlow

Wonder what sort of compression involved?
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