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Old 09-05-2008, 04:31 PM   #31
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Video is not that important to me.
The Nikon website makes the new video function sound appealing:
D90 | D-MOVIE

Features that sound cool are high-def video at film-speed and better low light filming, depth of field, and lenses than camcorders. Video will probably become a standard feature on most DSLRs in a year or two now that Nikon has added it.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:52 PM   #32
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The Canon 50D probably is. It was just announced and replaces the 40D, which is still available but may be slowly phased out.
Apparently Canon is insisting that the 50D is not a direct replacement to the 40D, so the 40D may be around for a little while longer.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:52 PM   #33
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Apparently Canon is insisting that the 50D is not a direct replacement to the 40D, so the 40D may be around for a little while longer.
Yeah - it could be almost a year or so before they pull it. They're currently offering a $150 rebate + lower prices on the 40d.
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Old 09-13-2008, 04:48 PM   #34
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I am a Canon fan, but more for their lenses than the bodies. If you plan on spending lots of money on better lenses, I would say go Canon, but if you want a decent DSLR setup and just be done, you could go either way.

Canon's R&D is spent on their lenses...
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:55 PM   #35
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The Canon 5D Mark II was announced today.

Key specs:

* New 21.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (E.I.C.S.)
* New Full HD 1080 resolution movie recording
* 3.9 frames per second continuous shooting
* High performance DIGIC 4 providing superb image quality
* Maximum 310 large JPEG images in a single burst with a UDMA card
* 3.0” VGA (920k dots) Clear View LCD
* ISO 100-6400 (expansion from 50 up to 25,600)
* 9 AF points + 6 Assist AF points

MSRP around $2700.
I will wait to read reviews before deciding to buy.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:47 PM   #36
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The Canon 5D Mark II was announced today.

MSRP around $2700.
I will wait to read reviews before deciding to buy.
me too, if reviews are good about the cameras performance I'll buy one by the end of the year, however I'll sell one of my 5D's or maybe even both bodies my biggest interest is the ISO performance wish they had put on weather sealing
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I'm definitely interested in the high ISO performance. That's pretty much the main reason I want to upgrade from my 20D. Though a full-frame sensor and viewfinder would be a nice change, if the ISO performance between the 5DII and 50D are comparable, I may just go with the 50D - the $1K saved could get me a very nice lens.
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Here's a great hands-on preview:

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Hands-on Preview: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review
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Diemen any particular lens you are thinking of?
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:50 PM   #40
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A lot of Canon users on the forum there seem a bit let down - they feel that Canon should have added features more in line with what the Nikon D700 included. Features like weather sealing, more AF points, etc. Supposedly a new kit lens will come with the 5D2.
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I'll tell you one thing I am a little let down by - the AF. Unless these initial reports are mistaken (and I kind of hope they are), the AF is the same in the 5DII as it is in the 5D (and my 20D). Which is a little unfortunate, as the only high-sensitivity point w/ a cross type sensor (much more sensitive and accurate) would be the center point. I know that I'm sometimes frustrated by the lack of sensitivity of the off center AF points on my camera.

The new 50D has cross-type sensors at all 9 points.

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Diemen any particular lens you are thinking of?
I've been considering upgrading from my 70-200 f/4L to the f/2.8IS. Although as I've been getting into wedding photography more lately I also wouldn't mind a 35 1.4L, or possibly even the new 24 1.4L. Choices, choices!
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the 70-200 2.8 with IS is worth it!! definitely one of my favorites and it's amazing for weddings, concerts, I even use it a lot for portrait studios to keep distance between myself and the person/persons
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The new 50D has cross-type sensors at all 9 points.
The Canon website lists "AF Points 9 (Cross-type)" for both the 50D and 5D2, so dpreview may not be accurate.
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I hope that's the case. DPReview tends to be insanely thorough, though. And Canon has at least one mistake on the 5DII page. They say "35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length" even though there is no crop factor for a full-frame digital.
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Looks like Canon fixed their website for the 5D2 "AF Points: 9 AF Points (1 Cross Type) + 6 AF Assist Points ". That's a bit of a letdown.
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