Anyone seen this? New Canon?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by unknown87, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I was sent this link by a friend this morning and had no idea what it could be about? He reckons a new 5D, but I'm more than skeptical....

    http://www.canon.com/moon/en/index.html

    Apologies if this is something very old, I'm sleepy :p
     
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    I've not seen it before, it's got a 2008 copyright and it's certainly not giving much away!

    Edit to add: teasers all over the place. Canon Japan wierd banner on Canon Europe.

    I hope you've all been saving your pennies...
     
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    Why make such a fuss over it if its been 'out there' for a while though?
     
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    So a magazine cover, that might be fake, mentions the "7D". And Canon Europe says "Stay Tuned". Potokina is only a few days away, so I'd think we'll all know the answer soon... stay tuned... :D

    I'd bet on the 5D replacement though. It's overdue; plus what else, exactly, makes sense? Is there anything else they haven't already refreshed?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    I think everyone is in agreement it's a 5D replacement. Seems to be some confusion as to whether it's one body or two: people over at dpreview claim the different teaser images show different bodies due to missing dials on some images. It's possible (although I feel it's unlikely) that Canon may be about to split the 5D into a 3D and a 7D to compete at different price levels...
     
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    It's the only one not updated yet, so I expect it will be.
     
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    I don't know how the people that hang out on DPreview's Canon forum are; but if they're anything like some of the ones on the Nikon forum, their connection with reality is rather tenuous. :D
     
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    wheezy

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    If it's a new 5D then my $3000 for a MacPro is going to Canon now. Poor Apple (Okay, not really, $3K is nothing to them). I wouldn't be surprised if they split it into a cheaper FF though, I think there are a LOT of loyal fans to the 20/30/40/50D body that are ready to jump, and if they can keep it below $2000 then sales will go crazy. If they can keep it below $2000 then I'd be happy to throw my balance out towards another new L. Mmmm. L
     
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    I would be very tempted by the hypothetical Canon 7D, a FF 16MP body with HD Movie Mode. If it also borrows the new 50D's ability to mount both EF and EF-S lenses, it could provide a crop mode with high FPS.

    Lots of goodies to look forward to at this year's Photokina.
     
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    When is Photokina again? Darn this trip coming up in October!
    Maybe time to upgrade,,, GRRRRRRR:p
     
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    It's physically impossible to mount EF-S lenses, because the lens tube will touch the mirror. With Canon's mount (unlike Nikon's F mount), it's not possible.
     
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    Is the mirror on FF closer to the mount whereas the mirror on APS-C is farther recessed into the body?
     
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    Yes, because the sensor, and hence, the mirror are larger.
    I'm not sure if that applies for (some?) third-party lenses.
     
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    Don't think it does, with 3rd party lenses you just get a nice bit of vignetting.

    I wouldn't believe that, OK Nikon have dropped it in the D90. I doubt Canon would do the same on a 5D replacement. Looks as if someone has looked a latest trends and just guessed (Not saying it wont happen, but seems unlikely)

    It's not a new thing, all EF lenses work on all EOS bodies.
     

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