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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:16 pm 
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FF please - instead of pushing more MP into a smaller area they should make the sensor larger, unless that would be extremely more expensive? For those who want a cropped image or have an EF-S lens they should make a button on the camera so it stores the cropped image instead :) But what are the chances?

What a cool design and weather sealed body is most welcome. Haven't really thought about compressed RAW but since there exists lots of lossless encoding algorithms I wonder why this isn't standard on cameras? Half of the JPEG algorithm encodes lossless.

It sounds like a war is coming - Sony is also about to release a new body and I don't think they will wait too long after Canon and Nikon has released something. Hopefully this means lower prices for us :lol:

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Rune Laugesen wrote:
It sounds like a war is coming...

Hopefully a win, win situation for all of us, no matter which brand we own, as long as no more brands, such as Konica Minolta Photo Imaging, bite the dust. There should also be some good deals to be done over the models being superceded. 8)

Unfortunately I seriously doubt that the 40D will have a full frame sensor. It doesn't make much commercial sense as it would undercut Canon's premium cameras and discourage owners of Canon's entry level DSLRs (350D/XT & 400D/XTi) from upgrading if they have a substantial investment in EF-S lenses.

My wish is rather more modest. The 40D needs to have just one "must have" feature that my 400D lacks. I don't care what it is but I do need a reason to justify the expense of upgrading. Come to think of it, that full frame sensor sounds good. I wish!

Of course, even though he knows all about the 40D, Gordon isn't allowed to release any details despite the fact that, as web master of one of the premium camera review sites in the world, he already has a 40D for evaluation and a review ready for simultaneous release with the camera. :wink:

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Let me remind you that Minolta a-mount is still alive :) ...although it had some rough years with Konica also, Sony seems a safer bet and they keep on producing their G-lenses so Minolta must have done something right.

Are there any rumors on lenses going to be released by Canon at the same time?

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I was really sorry to see Minolta disappear as they always ranked highly in my estimation. It's good to know something survives.

As for a new Canon lens, Tom spotted my attempt at a wind-up in about half a picosecond when I suggested an EF-S 17-200mm IS which would naturally, being a Canon, be better and cheaper than his beloved Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G IF-ED. There have been rumours about a new offering to go with the new camera but nothing worth repeating.

Again, a health warning as the subject matter of this entire thread is pure speculation.

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P.S. In addition to owning a Minolta DiMage 7i before I moved to DSLR something was nagging away at me so I had a look at the Camerapedia Minolta entry. Memory plays strange tricks but the picture on the Nifca and Molta plate folders page looks awfully familiar! I was given the camera by a very elderly neighbour back in the early 60s. Reason - I wanted to take photographs of the stars and plate film was what professional astronomers used at the time. Well, I was a schoolboy and hours spent in the shed at night with my hands awash with fixing fluid passed for entertainment then! Happy memories.

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Amidst all of this speculation on the "40D" if and when it is released what do you all think it will cost in sterling

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EXIF data for the 40d shots

From the EXIF of the images:
Make : Phase One
Model : H 20
Software : Adobe Photoshop 7.0
ISOSpeedRatings : 50


Probably photoshopped :(. Hopefully it's coming soon.

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Hi Roy, I'm guessing it'll cost in the same region as the 30D's RRP.

So unless they're repositioning it, the 40D will come in somewhere between the Nikon D80 and D200 in price and features.

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rv65 wrote:
Probably photoshopped :(. Hopefully it's coming soon.

The EXIF data and Photoshopping have been commented on elsewhere on the net but nobody seems too concerned. If these are fake shots then they are in a totally different class to the usual re-badging efforts.

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 Post subject: More rumurs
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Rune Laugesen wrote:
Are there any rumors on lenses going to be released by Canon at the same time?

There's some speculation about an EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS as the kit lens but perhaps this is just one rumour too far? Hopefully we will know for sure in two or three weeks time.

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Gordon Laing wrote:
...who'd want a RAW file at a reduced resolution? If I'm interpreting that feature correctly anyway

It turns out that the EOS-1D Mark III has an sRaw mode. That saves the image as a RAW file but at one half the linear resolution and one quarter of the pixel count. That camera has a 10.1MP sensor and for comparison it saves RAW as 3888x2592 and sRAW as 1936x1288.

So the answer to "who'd want a RAW file at a reduced resolution" is apparently 1D Mark III owners. As to why...

On another tack, the supposed feature list of the 40D makes it read like a 1D Mark III for the rest of us. The 40D would have an APS-C sensor instead of APS-H, a reduced maximum frame rate, only one DIGIC III processor and a smaller body. Is this too good to be true or have I missed something?

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Good spot on the file format Bob


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Yep, but who would need sRAW then :roll:
You could rename it into "TUF" = Totally Useless Format :wink:

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Well it does seem a bit odd to me, but maybe it extends the RAW shooting buffer, or allows a faster frame rate... and before you bash Canon, remember who came up with the idea of a reduced resolution mode which offered faster shooting rates...?!!


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bashing - where is the mod? uh, well... :lol: Gordon, let me guess, Nikon? D2H or D2X? :D

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just to throw a litle more rumour into the pot read this http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/di ... s_40D.html

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