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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 22, 2014, 01:19:22 PM »
Canon now has a few chinks in their armour vs. totally dominating the industry. If you're used to having the best of everything all the time then that's a big change.

I just want some higher resolution bodies.


More redundant features that we already have on Canon cameras (IS via the lens). Notice the MP is right back to Canon standard range, does that mean they were right about keeping the MP count low all this time? (no)

I wish someone would just go ahead and make a 64MP full frame body.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 10:49:01 PM »

And the lens gap between Canon and Nikon grows yet again.

What are you saying??  Doesn't this pretty match the New Nikon 80-400mm lens announced a little over a year ago for $2700?
difference in quality, we will need to see.

You expect Canon to make a new lens worse than the model they released 16 years ago?
Other reviews put the Nikon ahead of the Canon, but given the discrepancy between reviews I can only assume once variation is accounted for the two will turn out nearly the same

The real competition is with the new third party superzooms.

It will be very interesting to see if the 100-400 Mk2 on the 7D2 will be able to compete with the Sigma 150-600S on full frame.
Of course Canon always has the AF advantage, and the MFD is a big deal for me. As much as I like Sigma, unless the 100-400 Mk2 is screwed up somehow I don't think I'm going to be able to give them my cash this time around.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 10:05:41 PM »
Just curious -- so many folks are ga-ga about the 0.31x, which I'm interpreting to mean that people want to fill the frame with their subjects and have to crop less.  How often are folks pushing their MFD with lenses this long?

With the 400f5.6 it's impossible to fill the frame with a small bird, even on a crop body. This is officially the best "general wilderness" lens ever made.

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:01:49 PM »
I might be tempted to glue one of these onto a 7D2.
(the close focus capability makes this one lens good for just about everything I want to do with a camera)

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:00:00 PM »
Very nice. 2014 may not have been the "Year of the Lens" some were hoping...

No no, it's "year of the lens", the comment was always meant to be singular.

I have a feeling the "Nov 11" date is when they'll do the "official" announcement.

And the lens gap between Canon and Nikon grows yet again.
With the way lens development has been going lately, I'm expecting this to one-up the 400f5.6.

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 08, 2014, 12:01:08 AM »
.31x maximum magnification makes this an almost instantaneous "must have" for me.

Living with .12MM on the 400f5.6 is a bit of a pain, getting three times closer will be great for small birds.

If it actually gives good quality at minimum focus distance, this lens will replace a lot of other potential lenses.

Lenses / Re: More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]
« on: October 28, 2014, 08:17:01 PM »
I love my 100-400 and the way it functions. This new design dosent sound all that great to me ???. I'll stick with what I have...Wonder if it will totally stop being produced?...
Thinking....Rather than purchase a 1.4 TC I'll buy a 1.6 TC in the 7D II...give me 160-640...being that I have 2 5D'3 and want a longer reach and faster shutter...bonus is having the improved AF/improved IQ...

I know it may seem like I push the 400f5.6 prime lens a lot, but...

You can stop down to f11 and get decent IQ with the current 100-400, but at that point the Tamron on the 5D3 is going to look a lot better (and with a one stop advantage in light gathering due to full frame).
Specifically for BIF shooting on a budget, the 400f5.6 is still the best option, but the new Tamron and Sigma options are certainly a tempting offer for all around telephoto use.

For an unrealistic "ultimate" body, yes (over100 MP, no compromises), for something that we can expect to see announced any day now, I'll wait for the price to drop.

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
« on: October 27, 2014, 01:51:32 PM »
This is rough, the SX60 looks like a great camera (features), but the SX50 outperforms it on average (image quality).

For a walkaround camera, I'm still very impressed with my plain old T3 (1100D), the battery life is a few hundred shots better than most cameras that size, and you get full SLR functionality.
I'm still convinced your bottom of the line Rebel is the best "bang for your buck" camera on the market.


Check this:

Soft at 600mm? I don't think so

Ha! That's coming from a Nikon user. Lets see where the Nikon user is coming from...

And now lets see where the Canon user is coming from...

My 400f5.6 on crop gives me more reach and overall better IQ than the Tamron. Don't even start on comparing it with a real Big White.

I'm thinking the new 400DO with a TC will be the new favourite for "less than $10K" budgets. If you don't see yourself using 300f2.8, then the 400 is the next logical step, I expect the 400f4+1.4xTC combo will work better than the 3002.8+2x, though it certainly may come out close.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« on: October 20, 2014, 10:06:56 PM »
I just about guarantee it would snap off with a 400f5.6 attached, and that's a "light" lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:34:50 PM »
 I feel an odd mixture of shock and disgust.

This is not applicable to the A7, but the A6000 is a nice camera, and as the man says, "You do not want your lens to wiggle".

Honestly the lens mount is one of my favourite things about Canon, hopefully (if they make one) their medium format mount will be the size of a bowl (just in case they ever do figure out 4"x5" sensor production).

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