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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 01, 2014, 03:24:12 PM »
game changing, game changing, game changing, blah blah..

But show photos from 7d1 and 7d2 to people, and they' won't recognize what camera is where.

What is really game changing, sony A7 or a7s. Or new 5-axis sensor stabilization in A7 II. Btw it cost as much as 7d2.
5 axis stabilization is old news.... just ask anyone with an Olympus OMD camera... it's been out for about 3 years, and they had 3 axis internal stabilizers 12 years ago....
5 axis full frame stabilization?

I think marketing departments are "full of it"

A 14 percent improvement in efficiency is evolutionary, not revolutionary.....
5 axis stabilization on crop to 5 axis stabilization of FF is evolutionary, not revolutionary....
increasing the number of focus points..... same thing.

Realistically, the last three revolutionary things to hit cameras were the digital sensor, live view displays, and DPAF. Despite the hype (and everyone is guilty), pretty much everything else has been evolutionary.
Well, youre right but full frame stabilisation and small flange distance seems interestin:
Does any system offer stabilized 35/1.4 on full frame? Stabilized 24/1.4? Nope. Stabilized ... Well you got the point. Fast primes on fullframe with ibis looks so much fun to me. With a7r ii in future or a7s ii youll get what you want: more resolution or better iso. Your choice.

With 7d2:
14% improvement? Well 6d ia still better
More focus points? 1dx is till better.
The better solutions existed before. Cannot call it game changer

I understand that for some people this ia what they were waiting for. But for most of the people 7d2 is an overkill. 6d looks like wiser option. Or a7, if you can live with slower af.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 01, 2014, 02:52:57 PM »
game changing, game changing, game changing, blah blah..

But show photos from 7d1 and 7d2 to people, and they' won't recognize what camera is where.

What is really game changing, sony A7 or a7s. Or new 5-axis sensor stabilization in A7 II. Btw it cost as much as 7d2.
5 axis stabilization is old news.... just ask anyone with an Olympus OMD camera... it's been out for about 3 years, and they had 3 axis internal stabilizers 12 years ago....
5 axis full frame stabilization?

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 01, 2014, 02:51:52 PM »
Well, i can call game changer new technology, new features, something that never been done before.
7d2 in evolution of 7d. It is bwtter here and there, and we can expect it from canon. This is not a revolution of technology, so its hardly a gme changer.

But a7 is.
First ff mirrorles. Yep i know about leica, but its too exotic and pricey
A7r offers really nice sensor in a compact body
And a7s low light performance is incredible. In a light and small package.
A7ii first ff ibis.
And they can easily use canon lenses with af. You can call it a first step to universal lens mount if you want.

Im not a sonynfanboy, just a general phot shooter and a7 looks very promising to me

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Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 01, 2014, 02:27:25 PM »
game changing, game changing, game changing, blah blah..

But show photos from 7d1 and 7d2 to people, and they' won't recognize what camera is where.

What is really game changing, sony A7 or a7s. Or new 5-axis sensor stabilization in A7 II. Btw it cost as much as 7d2.

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I'm guys in same boat as you.
Got nice canon setup, but not really want to invest in Canon anymore, until they release something competitive.
A7 looks promising for amateur photographer, and a7 II even better.
I ride a snowboard occasionally, and I beleivem getting an older 7d might be a good idea for that days. And A7 for all the rest.  May be get rid of 7D with sony's future models.

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You shouldn't have problems with such setup in -25F and below.

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Lenses / Re: Deal on Sigma 50 1.4 Art gone already?
« on: November 21, 2014, 01:42:38 PM »
Hi all.

I don't know how this math works, but I live in Kazakhstan and we have a Sigma 35/1.4 for $830 and Sigma 50/1.4 Art for $830. Seller is grey market, but that's not a problem.
Typically you get the lowest price in US on almost everything, and I cannot get how do those dealers sell Art primes for $830 and having profit from that.

I believe they get stuff from Japan and get really sweet price from currency exchanges. This means there are even better prices for Sigmas somewhere.

Any ideas?

And, btw, this prices are 100% legal, my friend bought both of this from them, and really happy.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 01:13:42 PM »
Sigma won't tell about 85Art, who gonna buy 85/1.4 from then, when we have a confirmation of a newer version coming?
On the other hand, they have no 24/1.4, so they mentioned about it earlier, to get out attention.
It will be no surprise to me, if they'll release them at the same time.

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Er, why a gripped 5D?

Take the grip off and use the very nice IS primes that are small and light.
Well, I'm not talking about travelling as travel-photos, but as moving from city A to B. I'd prefer a gripped camera for better balance, or simply to have my little finger on camera.
When I wanna go out with lighter setup, I'd take camera without a grip with smaller prime, but A7 with same price will be way lighter, and compact. Not to mention, that one battery is enough for evening walk.

I might change my lenses to Sony, or upgrade my camera to latest, but honestly don't want to invest alot in canon at the moment. I might go Sony route as they release more lenses, or stay with canon if they release their best card.

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When you go for landscape / travelling, it's very likely you carry at least a small backpack, so carry 3 more batteries is not really an issue (except for the cost) since the Sony batteries are about half the weight of the Canon ones. On the other hand 575g total weight less is not subjective when hiking / travelling. IMHO, for landscape / travel / architecture (and I am NOT saying for sports, birding, weddings or whatever else), the Sony combo wins, especially when you take in account the sensor low ISO capabilities (although for travel some might not want the extra resolution).

Well, as for me, It's not about weight, but sizing. Backpack with gripped canon 5d and three lenses will be quite heavy and leaves no space to rest of the stuff. I'd like to get a smaller A7(with grip or QR plate), smaller(and lighter) lenses. I'd also appreciate smaller A7 body when needed. I believe I'd carry my camera more when I do now.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 02:30:17 PM »
Here's the correct link to the patent (the patent link above points to a 55-250mm patent).

The patent shows 10 elements in 8 groups, compared to the current 35/1.4L which has 11 elements in 9 groups. 

I like my 35L, and I'd probably preorder a 35L II if/when one comes along.

Hi Neuro,
What are the weak points in current 35L? I would like to add fast 35mm in near future.

Thanks
Dylan
Wheathersealing, sharpness wideopen(compared to sigma).

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Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:44:45 PM »
Looks like fake. Front element from 14-24 Nikkor and the rest from 17-40.
Canon will never put a red ring on a hood, it will be on a body, even with integrated hood.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:19:42 PM »
f/2 or f/1.2?
F/2 should be either superb quality or really cheap - like give an opportunity to try out MF lenses for newbies.
F/1.2 sound interesting though.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Laptop Editing - Best Setup
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:05:09 AM »
Why do you need a new one, if your is 1-yr old and pretty fast?
I'm using a VAIO Z, which is about 3 or may be even 4 years old. It used to be a top-range, so it's pretty competitive now with i7-2660k, 8 gigs of ram and 256Gb SSD drive(RAID0 of two 128GB sticks).

The only thing you need for photography you need is an external display. Get yourself a nice 27" IPS DELL and have fun.

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Lenses / Re: your experience of buying very old EF L lenses
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:12:35 AM »
Here's even older canon 80-200L from 1989. My copy was made in 1994 so it's anniversary lens this year  :D :D




That's shot wide open, f/2.8 at 170mm. 1/500 and 5d2 if anyone cares.
70-200L is modern design, and should be on par with that.

For $780 I'd pull a trigger, especially if you don't have a zoom in that range.

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