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The manual (user guide) for the G7 X is now available for download from: http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/3/0300016123/01/psg7x-cu-en.pdf

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I use the Acratech 2179 plate, http://www.acratech.net/quick-release-plates/2179. With it mounted it is possible to open the battery chamber, and it have a great fitting to the camera.

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 01:55:23 PM »
The 70-200/4L, this was one the main reasons why I switched from Nikon to Canon.

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Wow... I really don't get Canon's pricing, especially at today's exchange rates.

The EF 16-35L F4 is $1550 USD here in Japan
and the EF-S is $460

America will remain the cheapest place to get lenses.

Same for UK - pounds for dollars - with the UK price £1199 and £299, whilst the exchange rate is 1.6x
That isn't unusual with manufacturers coming up with all manner of excuses - some valid - as to why they cost more in the UK and EU than the US or Asia.

But then you compare the launch prices of the white SL1/100D also announced today for the US.  $749 in the US, but only £499 in the UK.

In Sweden the new 16-35/4L IS is introduced at 10390 SEK, that is $1504.75...

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I can't make out the filter diameter of that 16-35 F/4L IS, but I've got my fingers crossed for 77mm.   :D

I think it looks like 77mm!  ;D


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Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 07, 2014, 06:42:41 AM »
More information on the two rumored lenses;
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

http://photorumors.com/2014/05/06/canon-rumored-to-announce-two-new-wide-angle-lenses

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Lenses / Re: More Wide Angle Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 06, 2014, 11:44:28 AM »
The same source also says a new 16-35 f/4 wide angle with IS is also on tap and would be quite pricey.

This lens is what I have been waiting for, if it is sharp all over... My guess for a price, if it is rumoured to be pricey is around $1500-2000...  :'(

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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:31:16 AM »
Come on now! We have been through this before.... 2014 is the year of the LENS. Not the year of the lenses, the year of the lens.... singular!

Expect one lens release.
yes. And it will be THE lens, like in mother of all lenses  :o

Probably will the Year of the Lens be a white version of the present 50/1.8... Else I hope for an updated version of the 17-40/4L.


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Canon General / TIPA winners for 2014
« on: April 23, 2014, 04:38:08 AM »
TIPA have announced the winner for 2014, www.fotosidan.se/forum/showthread.php?p=2016698
Canon won some awards:
  • Best Imaging Innovation, Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Best Professional DSLR Lens, Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
  • Best Digital SLR Advanced, Canon EOS 70D
  • Best Expert Compact Camera, Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

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PowerShot / The manual for the G1 X mark II is published
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:47:34 PM »
Canon have now published the manual for the G1 X mark II, http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/1/0300014281/01/psg1x-mk2-cu-en.pdf

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Canon Europe has posted some PowerShot G1 X sample full resolution images taken at ISO 800 - 1600 (Images 14 through 20 can be seen in full resolution by using the magnify button below the image).

http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_Camera/PowerShot/powershot_g1x_mark_ii/?WT.ac=SS_G1XMarkii_UK

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