Canon 5D Replacement

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ali, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Ali

    Ali Guest

    Looking at the announcements for PMA, only the Canon 450D, 200mm F2 and
    800mm F5.6 are mentioned. So, looks like we'll have to wait until Photokina
    at the end of September for the 5D replacement to be announced. Maybe.
    Ali, Jan 26, 2008
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  2. Why even worry about a 5D replacement? You'd be better off with the 200/2
    and a new Mk III. I wouldn't even consider a 5D replacement unless Canon
    made some radical quality and ergonomic enhancements.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 26, 2008
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Perhaps Canon is keeping its powder dry until PMA opens. (Hint)
    Tony Polson, Jan 26, 2008
  4. Ali

    Ali Guest

    200/2 is a nice lens, but £5000 is a bit steep.

    I like the 1D-III, same goes for the D3, but are a bit overkill for my use.
    The 5D is a bit more discreet and you still have the benefit of a 35mm
    sensor. The frame rate is a bit slow though for the occasional time I do
    need to shoot something fast. A full frame 40D would do me nicely if it
    were available.
    Ali, Jan 26, 2008
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    user Guest

    Price! I'd love a full frame camera that was not burdened with the
    price-raising features of a "sports photographer" rapid-fire camera.

    I'd be perfectly happy with a full-frame 40D, which the 5D Mark II
    dam well better be. Say 22 or 24 megapixels.

    Doug McDonald
    user, Jan 26, 2008
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    RichA Guest

    But right now they have a lock on the "inexpensive" FF market with the
    5D or whatever else they release to replace it. And, its focusing
    system works!
    RichA, Jan 26, 2008
  7. Ah, but it is a sweet investment in a fun lens. Hopefully it will be as
    good as Nikon's 200/2 VR.
    Good point, but never say never. These are the types of cameras you grow
    into and get a lot more out of than you ever realized or planned on. Though,
    I wouldn't mind having the same sensor and features of the D3 in a D40.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 26, 2008
  8. Sadly a 5D replacement is going to have an introductory MSRP of well over
    $3,200 which doesn't make it "inexpensive" at all. For a few dollars more a
    D3 is the only logical choice.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 26, 2008
  9. Why? For a few dollars more you have the best of both worlds.
    Canon will never make this model any more than 16MPs.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 26, 2008
  10. i don't think canon feels there's an urgent need for the replacement. i'd
    understand them if they wanted to kind-of "warm up" the interest to the camera
    by introducing a number of purely qualitative upgrades in the areas of build &
    finish, ergonomics, lcd size etc. (like they just did with 450d) but, firstly,
    doing this is not really customary for the high-end bodies, and, secondly, the
    exceptional quality of 5d build and ergonomics (not even mentioning the image
    quality) still keep it well ahead of any competition. purely marketing features,
    like weather sealing, dust shaker or various forms of live view are also not the
    reason to hurry an upgrade.
    Korben Dallas, Jan 27, 2008
  11. Ali

    N Guest

    At the price of the D40, of course.
    N, Jan 27, 2008
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    Mr.T Guest

    Is this the same Rita who just wrote : "Good point, but never say never."

    But I do agree there is very little likelihood of the next model being more
    than 16MP anyway.
    The one after that maybe.
    Canon do seem to keep their model lines going for quite a while, and more
    pixels with every update is pretty much the norm.

    Mr.T, Jan 27, 2008
  13. Of course! It will probably be a reality in 72-months or less. I couldn't
    wait that long so I was forced to buy the D3 so I could start enjoying it

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 27, 2008
  14. Ali

    Ali Guest

    I agree. It can't be too good as too many 1Ds users will just buy 5D's
    instead. Although they now have Nikon hot on their tail, so need to
    consider this too. Maybe that's why there is such a big time delay, as they
    were waiting to see what Nikon would come out with.
    Ali, Jan 27, 2008
  15. Ali

    user Guest

    Why? The Rebel XTi is 10 MP. It is 1.6 crop factor.
    Same size pixels in a 5D replacement would be 2.56 times
    more pixels, or 25 MP. At 16 MP one would be hard pressed,
    given a good enough lens, to see all that much difference
    between the lowly Rebel and the 5D. At 25 MP, one would.

    The pixel race is no where near over.

    Doug McDonald
    user, Jan 27, 2008
  16. Ali

    user Guest

    I would suggest that the 5D replacement will use the 1D Mk III
    21 MP sensor, and be seriously crippled in the frame rate, and offer
    the "professional kiss of death", a built-in flash. This will
    occur just before the 1D Mk IV comes out at 26 MP and some
    other perks to keep the price up.

    Doug McDonald
    user, Jan 27, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    Is there a shred of evidence that all the other people in this group
    own equipment or post links to their own images?

    Is there a shred of evidence that "Rita" is a "he".

    In fact, based on lack of evidence to the contrary, one could conclude
    that "Rita" is really John McWilliams posting as "Rita" or Rita
    posting as "John McWilliams".
    tony cooper, Jan 27, 2008
  18. Whatever, tony, whatever.
    John McWilliams, Jan 27, 2008
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    Charles Guest

    Disney World, right?

    Reality check, Tony! John and Rita are in very different leagues.
    Charles, Jan 27, 2008
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    Eric Miller Guest

    I own a 5D and I don't feel an urgent need for a replacement.

    Eric Miller
    Eric Miller, Jan 27, 2008
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