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Re: 20MP Canon 6D full frame DSLR announced!


coranda wrote:
If I understand you correctly, what you are saying is that it won't work if you upgrade your laptop and your software but not your camera.


No, it breaks with Apple's periodic OS releases, which in the Apple world you have to take eventually because security patches don't go out for more than 2 versions of the OS.

There has to be a limit to how far it is reasonable to stretch that separation of technologies. We can, of course reasonably argue about where that limit should lie, but there does have to be a limit. I have a lot of audio tech that used to work with old computers but doesn't now on my new hardware.

Yes, the limit should be when underlying hardware connections etc. are no longer industry standard. I have a nice Firewire audio interface in the cupboard...

But how long is it reasonable to expect to be able to upgrade one side of your technology without the other?

I would say 3 years, when there hasn't been any fundamental change in interfaces or even connectors, is not good enough for a multithousand dollar "professional" camera.

When USB3 is ubiquitous one might look at that 5D and say it transfers too slowly. OK, but the 6D is, I believe, still only USB2.



Sep 18, 2012 at 04:10 PM
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Re: 20MP Canon 6D full frame DSLR announced!


coranda wrote:
If I understand you correctly, what you are saying is that it won't work if you upgrade your laptop and your software but not your camera.


No, it breaks with Apple's periodic OS releases, which in the Apple world you have to take eventually because security patches don't go out for more than 2 versions of the OS. You cannot run Canon's 5D-capable software on any Mac which can be kept patched for web use.

There has to be a limit to how far it is reasonable to stretch that separation of technologies. We can, of course reasonably argue about where that limit should lie, but there does have to be a limit. I have a lot of audio tech that used to work with old computers but doesn't now on my new hardware.

Yes, the limit should be when underlying hardware connections etc. are no longer industry standard. I have a nice Firewire audio interface in the cupboard...

But how long is it reasonable to expect to be able to upgrade one side of your technology without the other?

I would say 3 years, when there hasn't been any fundamental change in interfaces or even connectors, is not good enough for a multithousand dollar "professional" camera.

When USB3 is ubiquitous one might look at that 5D and say it transfers too slowly. OK, but the 6D is, I believe, still only USB2.



Sep 18, 2012 at 01:15 PM



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