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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:25:43 PM »

I doubt that it will have IS..it would be as big as a large cow!!!! LOL!

So how much bigger are the IS versions of the 70-200s over their non-IS counterparts? This idea that adding IS to a lens is going to make it significantly bigger is just pure myth, like the Canon EOS 3D.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:02:32 PM »
I would be happy if this new sensor addresses the shadow noise problem at low ISO settings like 100 & 160.

Crossing my fingers... Not because I need to recover shadow details by 4 stops... Mostly for bragging rights... :D

And to finally shut those annoying Nikon and Sony fanboys up.

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Reviews / Re: Is Canon 5d mk 1 still a good camera?
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:40:58 AM »
The 6D is an excellent stills camera and you will find it a nice step up from the 5D in every way (with the one exception that you might miss the joystick).

Every way? Can the 6D do 1/8000 second shutter speed? Can the 6D flash sync at 1/200 sec?

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:57:12 AM »
It is however, a great completement to your APS-C stills or video kit if you don’t need ultra wide angle very often. If you do, there are better and more expensive options out there.

What "better and more expensive options" are there in the 10-18 range, on an APS-C?
(not trying to trip Northlight up, just genuinely interested)

The 10-18 STM appears to be better than the Canon 10-22mm - at least on paper

Sigma 10-20mm options perhaps?

What options are there around this range? (that isn't a fisheye)

Apart from third party options, the Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM is better built (metal mount, ultrasonic motor), slightly faster and longer. Of course the 10-18 STM has IS, which the 10-22 lacks. I would say that whilst image stabilisation is a really nice feature, even in a wide angle lens, optical performance would override all of these in my decision (not that either of these lenses would fit my camera!). I have a suspicion that the 10-22 might be slightly superior in the corners, but we'll have to wait for Photozone, TDP or Lensrentals (etc.) more formal tests to establish this...

Depending on what you do, not everyone considers USM a plus over STM. And are you sure the actual mount of the 10-22 is metal, or is it just the end piece visible?

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 17, 2014, 02:35:46 AM »
"I highly doubt I'd sidegrade my 10-22mm for this..."

"I'll be keeping my 10-22mm for a bit longer" 

"not nice enough for me to switch from my 10-22"

Typical responses from owners of existing lenses that are 'threatened' by the new lens. Same kind of resposnes from owners of 24-105 when the 24-70 f/4 was introduced, and the 70-200 f/2.8 owners when the Mark II was introduced.

Without any reviews, these folks were able to determine that the new lens is inferior to what they already own. Impartial conclusions, or divertiture aversion?

Or, maybe these folks are right on this one.  The 24-70 f/4 and the 70-200 f/2.8 II were more expensive that what was previously offered.  The 70-200 II was an upgraded version, whereas the 24-70 trades focal length for some IQ and macro capabilities, but it still costs more.  This one is designed to be slower and to cost less than what is in the market (10-22).  The MTF charts don't look radically different, so at the end of the day it may come down to IS and price versus aperture, build quality.

You see the same kind of reaction from existing 16-35 f/2.8 II owners when the 16-35 f/4 IS was announced on the same day. Now this one is a cheaper and slower lens. How do you explain that? It's a cheaper lens that has IS and a better MTF chart, despite losing out in other areas. Perhaps that lens was to replace the 17-40, but 16-35 f/2.8 II owners feel the need to defend their choice of lens as well.

As for MTF charts, I can easily put it another way, of the 3 crop sensor Canon UWAs, the 10-22 is the WORST performing, beaten by the 11-22 and 10-18 that are both cheaper and IS equipped.
 

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 16, 2014, 05:46:36 PM »
"I highly doubt I'd sidegrade my 10-22mm for this..."

"I'll be keeping my 10-22mm for a bit longer" 

"not nice enough for me to switch from my 10-22"

Typical responses from owners of existing lenses that are 'threatened' by the new lens. Same kind of resposnes from owners of 24-105 when the 24-70 f/4 was introduced, and the 70-200 f/2.8 owners when the Mark II was introduced.

Without any reviews, these folks were able to determine that the new lens is inferior to what they already own. Impartial conclusions, or divertiture aversion?

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Canon General / Re: Review - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
« on: December 30, 2013, 01:44:49 PM »
Wish my 85L II has same AF speed as f1.8

I was a little surprised that AF speed difference was not mentioned. Being able to focus quickly in low light was a major point to chew on when I was looking at the 85mm 1.8, and it has a lot to do with why I am keeping it. Well, that, and the focal length plays well with what I do, it doubles as a portrait lens on FF, and the results are very useable wide open.

Of course they won't. It's human nature to not make oneself look dumb by saying that a lens they paid many times more is actually worse in some aspect. They grill the cheaper lens for its weaker points, which the 1.2 also suffers from to a lesser extent, but fail to mention the 1.8's lightning fast AF or non extending front element.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:44:56 AM »
"Canon’s current and undisputed king of wide-angle zooms is the 16-35 f/2.8 L II"

Canon branded? Yes. For use on Canon DSLR? No, sadly. The Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 on adaptor, maybe.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M / Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Combo
« on: August 23, 2013, 05:39:49 AM »
I haven't found any issues holding the EOS-M with a large lens.  You just need to be used to supporting a lens with a camera hanging off the back instead of supporting a camera with a lens hanging off the front.

Most people who shoot with things like a 70-200 or longer lens are probably used to having their left hand under the lens, supporting the weight, and using the right hand to operate most of the camera controls and stabilize the whole thing.  It can be very awkward and less stable to have the center of gravity of the camera/lens forward of where you are supporting the weight.

It feels more natural to me to support the weight under the lens.  When I shoot with the 40mm pancake on my 7D my left hand doesn't know what to do. :)
A small mirrorless camera with a large lens does look silly at first but after using one for a while, it becomes quiet natural once you open your mind to the possibility.

Most of us are used to holding a larger SLR body, which is often heavier than the lens (in most handheld cases anyway) and controlling functions with the right hand. Left hand to focus and/or zoom.

I use my EOS M with the adapter and my 24-70 and 16-35 quite a bit, and at first it was very awkward. But then I started holding it a bit differently, instead of holding the weight in my right hand (as in a SLR) I started holding the weight in my left hand (supporting the lens, which is now the heaviest part).

Holding the weight in my left hand still allows me two fingers to zoom and focus. Additionally, the right hand is freed to control the camera settings on the touchscreen. If you try to hold a mirrorless like an SLR, your right hand is holding the weight, your left hand is holding the lens, and you don't have a third hand to change shutter/aperture or other settings.

With my method, which is only a slight adjustment, you have all the hands you need to quickly and efficiently get the shot.

It may still look funny, but with a little practice, it's easy to use a large lens on a small camera, with no ergonomic controls.

I'll get use to it ::)

At first I don't understand what's the big deal with people's amusement of mounting a big EF lens on the M, then I realize they just don't use a lens big enough to experience the same thing on a DSLR. I have a 70-200 2.8 II, and when mounted to a bigger DSLR like the 5D, you still end up mostly supporting the weight of the setup by holding the lens. So mounting the same lens to the M is no different.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L $1299 at Adorama
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:50:57 AM »
And here come the posts about back-focus issues in 3, 2, 1.

Many claimed 50L is soft.

Maybe they're talking about the other 50L, the 50mm f/1.0 L. Ambiguity is troubling.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 8D Rumors [CR0]
« on: July 17, 2013, 11:07:44 AM »
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<strong>The Canon EOS 8D</strong><br />
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen a few rumors for a Canon EOS 8D camera body. It first appeared on a Russian retailers web site (We won’t link because I think they’re just fishing for traffic) around the time of the EOS 70D announcement.</p>
<p>Today, we see a spec list published for the Canon EOS 8D on a Chinese retailer’s web site, they are below.</p>
<ul>
<li>Body features: APS-C size digital SLR</li>
<li>Effective pixels: 16.2 million</li>
<li>Mode of operation: full manual operation</li>
<li>Video Interface: AV Interface</li>
<li>Flash Type: External</li>
<li>External flash (hot shoe): Yes</li>
<li>Focus Points: 45 points</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>CR’s Take</strong>

I file this under nonsense, as there is no Canon EOS 8D in development. If this leaked to a Russian & Chinese retailer, it would have leaked many other places as well. Secondly, the “7D” moniker will continue with the next version of the camera and Canon will not be adding another APS-C DSLR to their lineup.</p>
<p>I resist posting this sort of stuff, however it’s now making the rounds so I have to.</p>
<p><strong>Source: [<a href=\"http://www.canonwatch.com/the-canon-eos-8d-again-with-some-specs/\" target=\"_blank\">CW</a>] via [<a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_8d.html\" target=\"_blank\">NL</a>]</strong></p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>


What does full manual operation mean? No Av and Tv modes?

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to the USA
« on: July 12, 2013, 06:38:11 PM »
At $600 for the ef-m UWA, one might as well use the ef-s 10-22 with the adapter.

The new lens will be cheaper, lighter, smaller, stabilized, and optically superior. Looks like 5 good reasons to choose it over the 10-22 plus adaptor.

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:02:43 PM »
I'd like to see a size comparison of this lens with M attached, a rebel or xxD with 10-22 attached, and 5D/6D with 17-40 or 16-35 attached.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#351.386,333.22,312.293,ha,t

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:45:08 AM »
Between the Canadian retailers shipping to US, and eBay, I don't see how it'll be a problem for anyone wanting to buy this lens...

As I stated...you can buy it easily enough, but what if it breaks?

Good thing it's a two hour drive for me to Canada, I guess.  :P

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Lenses / Re: EF-M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS STM Not Coming to North America?
« on: July 12, 2013, 11:25:03 AM »
CR Guy:

North America is not the same as USA. You put NA in the title and then talked about USA in the body  :o

Canon Canada is selling this lens. It is on their website, and both Henry's and Vistek have it listed for pre-order. Between the Canadian retailers shipping to US, and eBay, I don't see how it'll be a problem for anyone wanting to buy this lens or any future M products.


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