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  • Paul

    5D MkIII? Wow, I’d like to see the specs on that.

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      The photo is not taken with a 5D Mk III.
      This is either a typo or done on purpose to draw attention.

      BTW, this Canon post is up for quite a while and has only one comment so far. Astonishing ignorance of stuff related to Canon. I do not shoot Canon but that could change in one, two, three or five years? Who knows? I really appreciate the news and rumors here.

  • hiplnsdrftr

    I am a pro-photographer who only uses Canon digital cameras.

    In my opinion Canon sales dropping due to lack of interesting/exciting products mainly an innovative mirrorless solution.

    My guess is this news is what it will take to finally push them to release their EVIL offering.

    Could care less about 1Ds4 and 5D3… my 1Ds3 and 5D2 are excellent cameras, I plan on using them until they fall apart.

    • Just A Thought

      “my 1Ds3 and 5D2 are excellent cameras, I plan on using them until they fall apart.”

      You claim to be a pro and as such must be making money from taking photos. As a supposed pro, you also have the ability to write off your camera gear. Most folks do not have such luxury.

      Say you amortize over three years then is does not make any sense to use the gear till it falls apart. By doing this you are paying extra taxes which would have been reduced had you purchased new gear. Software like Photoshop is even better to always upgrade, in that you can write it off in one year.

      If your camera brings in $50K -to- $100K per year, one would think that you should have a backup body for the 1DS3 and no not a 5D2. If your level of income matters then you should be able to afford the best gear, have backups for it and upgrade to new gear based your amortization schedule.

      Penny pinching and running gear till it falls apart is for common folks – not pros…..

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        “Most folks do not have such luxury.”

        You do realize that writing-off something is unequal to earning that amount of money? You do realize that private income is money that one has not spent on/reinvested in business? You do realize that a private income leads to paying tax. You do realize that a maximized (private) income is what every (self-employed) person wants – even professional photographers.

        There is nothing wrong with using tools as long as they serve and of course you need to use them beyond amortization. This is when they bring you money and has nothing to do with a need for replacement. Don’t mix financial issues with technical necessities. That is anything but smart.

        And please no more half baked knowledge of yours. Writing-off is not a luxury at all. In my country writing-off anything but software-upgrades takes three years or longer. What does this “luxury” really mean. It means I still have to pay (income) tax on two thirds or even four fifth of the invested money – less income and more tax.
        Sure you get back by paying less tax in following years due to writing-off. That still does not make it a luxury. It is nothing but a loan you are forced to give. Do you get interest for it like any bank would? Nope.

        Your comment is entirely based on a hobbyist’s jealousy and therefor nothing but annoying. Just become a self-employed Pro yourself and enjoy the same “luxuries” as we do. Such as bureaucracy for instance. Just last week I’ve spent 500€ on two new filing cabinets (delivered today – no kidding). Run your own business. Apparently you think you know exactly how it’s done. Just do it dude and stop talking.

        Cheers.

        • Just A Thought

          “In my country writing-off anything but software-upgrades takes three years or longer.”

          Did you read what I wrote? Here’s a quote frm my post “Say you amortize over three years then is does not make any sense to use the gear till it falls apart.” I also mentioned writing off software within a year. “Software like Photoshop is even better to always upgrade, in that you can write it off in one year.”

          “And please no more half baked knowledge of yours.”

          That saya a lot about you, since you repeated much of what I said.

          If your camera brings in $50,000 to $100,000 per year and you do not have a backup body, does that make sense? You are risking income by using equipment until it fall apart. Penny wise but pound foolish.

          “You do realize that writing-off something is unequal to earning that amount of money?”

          Straw Man argument. I never said that it was.

          “Don’t mix financial issues with technical necessities. That is anything but smart.”

          So you think it’s smart to risk income by not having a backup 1DS body and using the 1DS until it fall apart? What if it falls apart at the start of a very important shoot? You not only lose that income but also any potential future orders from that customer.
          You think Canon will fix a body overnight? Even if you had CPS membership you might not get a loaner 1DS. You think that is smart and my suggestion to update one’s camera gear to be anything but smart? Your logic escapes me.

          “I’ve spent 500€ on two new filing cabinets (delivered today – no kidding).”

          Am I supposed to be impressed by that ? I guess you never heard about buying used office equipment. Often best time is after an election. The politicians have only used the filing cabinets for a few months (as an example) and will get rid of them when they get elected because they will get to buy brand new ones. If unelected the cabinets and other office equipment will also get sold because there is no longer any need for it.

          “Your comment is entirely based on a hobbyist’s jealousy”

          You know that to be fact or is it just your fantasy? Which part exactly?

          “Run your own business. Apparently you think you know exactly how it’s done.”

          Thanks for your most learned advice.

          “Just do it dude and stop talking.”

          No one forced you to read my post did they? If I stopped posting then you would have less to reply to, though that might give you more time to run your business and start to fill those pricey filing cabinets. You posted a longer reply than my post. Busy pro are you?

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            “You posted a longer reply than my post.”

            LMAO.

            Just look above to how many people and how often you have replied longer than previously posted. You are funny. Thanks dude.

            Wanna be my assistant?

          • Just A Thought

            ““You posted a longer reply than my post.”

            LMAO.”

            Thought that you might like that, especially considering the super length of my reply…

            Anyhow, wishing you all the best and lots of success in your venture.

  • http://photoartbymark.zenfolio.com photoartbymark

    its not the price of the camera but its the person using it dont forget that

    • Victor Hassleblood

      Wow, that was smart.
      Question: Who was talking about prices and who forgot whatever you thing was forgotten ? ? ?
      I am looking forward to the next generation of cameras and am curious what lenses we might see in the next month.

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