If Baader uses the new BCF-1 design/characteristics for the new 5D Mark II/III/6D filter, we should be 100% good to go with using it as the "standard"..
Thanks Brent; you use the word 'If' and hence missed part of my question. As I mentioned above, there is BCF2 for 5D Mark II; please see this... info. So let me rephrase the question...
•What's the availability for Baader-BCF2 filter as LPF-2 replacement for Canon EOS 5D Mark II; hence who among all is offering this NEW Baader mod at this time for 5D Mark II (and for that matter 5D Mark III & 6D as well)?
•While we are on the subject, is this... BCF2 or older version for 5D Mark II?
I didnt really miss the question, I thought I answered it, or atleast was under the impression you were on the same page as I was, my mistake, sorry!
To answer the question (again, but hopefully 'properly' this time):
No. Baader DOES NOT have a new filter out for the 5D Mark II, **YET**!!
In fact, if you didnt know any better, when looking at Alpine Astro's site, I cannot see ANY difference in the advertisement/info/etc for the FBCF-400D filter, which is NOW (apparently) been replaced with this new BCF-1.
The new filter's box JUST says "BCF-1", not "FBCF-400D" like the OLD filter's box label.
But the website still says "FBCF-400D".
SO...my guess is:
1) they have not updated the site
2) they simply replaced the old filter for a newer/better one, and didnt see the need to 'justify' it to the masses
I mean, who knows? maybe Hap or Gary have heard a bit more about this??
Just so no confusion, MY answer to your questions:
1) Technically, right this second the FBCF-5DII filter is OUT OF STOCK, but my rep says they have no clue when they will be back in stock. I think everyone is able to offer the FBCF-5DII atm...atleast, I have 2 left in my stock..
And let's not forget, that just because the CURRENT 5DII filter does NOT block a lot of IR, but WHEN USED WITH LPF-1 you get brilliant spectral coverage and blocking in the UV/IR...
my point is I would not wait to see what happens with the new filter(s) if you are looking for a mod..there is always a new model coming out, and there is zero guarantee that it will be better than the old version!
1.5 & 2) I do NOT think the filter in the link is to the NEW filter. so again, until they are back in stock again at Alpine we will not know if it is the same filter or a newer/better one...
Unfortunately, that isnt a solid reply/answer for you..but that's all I got ATM..sorry.
I think we will be fine though..
We have the new BCF-1 for every APS-C body Canon AND Nikon make..
And soon, HOPEFULLY, a new BCF-1FF(for Full Frame, maybe?
) for all Full Frame Canon and Nikon bodies.
Oh, and yes. They are also usable for Sony(DSLR and NEX systems), and a few other brands.
It is crazy, but Canon mods only occupy maybe 55-60% of my business in the last 6 months..
ANd I think that is a great thing. Nikon deserves to have as much recognition in the AP community as Canon does. both have downright brilliant systems.
But Nikon seems to be puting a LOT more time/$/effort into their sensors....even though IMHO they just buy them from Sony LOL
Sorry. rambling again..