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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Accepts Rear Gelatin Filter
« on: February 27, 2015, 04:23:00 PM »
That's a pretty crappy caveat. I'd rather stick to some sort of filter on the front of the lens.

Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 05:35:51 PM »
That's crappy news. Sorry to hear! Hopefully karma will get those guys bad and that you somehow get your gear back.

I hope you used Lenstag. Small chance but I guess any chance is good!

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 11, 2015, 11:59:01 AM »
The lens is going to be $849 and available in late March:

Wow, that's a VERY impressive price. If I were in need of a 24mm, I'd pick this one.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:50:35 AM »
Landscape Astrophotography! Hope it is low-coma at f/1.4 (at most "square stars" in corner). I have to say that it is a challenge getting dark enough skies to profit maximally from f/1.4 on the 35mm Art.
Indeed, though the 50 and 35mm Art unfortunately have quite poor coma wide open. The press release gives some hope, but I will also wait for a reputable review. A low-coma 24/1.4 would be a dream. The Samyang 24/1.4 seems to be the best so far in that respect (though don't know about the crazy expensive Zeiss).

Off topic, but I would say the ultimate landscape astrophotography lens would be the Samyang 14mm/2.8. But I guess not as fast.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:03:09 AM »
Wowww! I wonder if it'll be sub $1k and wipe the floor w/ Canon's 24mm 2.8 IS USM and 1.4. I'm excited about this lens, but prob won't be able to shell out for it.

I assume the AF issues will remain, but hey, I could be wrong. I also wonder about its size.

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II speculation...
« on: February 05, 2015, 04:31:03 PM »
My guess is something similar to a 70D mixed with a lessened down version of the 5DIV rumored specs:

• Full frame sensor 20-24mp
• Swivel articulating touch screen
• 19 point AF all cross-type
• Single SD card slot
• Mic input, no headphone output
• 1080p60 but same moire/aliasing underperformance as current 6D/70D
• No 4K
• WiFi/GPS/NFC(?)
• <100% viewfinder coverage
• ISO 100-51,200 (expandable 50-204,800)
• 4-6 fps
• No thumb joystick
• No clean HDMI output

I pretty much agree w/ this BUT:
No articulating screen

Digic 6+ processor

Canon General / Re: Canon HQ
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:23:10 AM »
Do you have one of the Nikon building as well? That would be cool to see both side-by-side.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5Ds 5Dsr 11-24 Prices revealed
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:47:46 AM »
You have to pay extra for them to remove a part.  ;D

Lenses / Re: A New Nifty Fifty Coming [CR1]
« on: February 04, 2015, 09:54:00 AM »
Glad this is just a CR1. 49mm filter size makes me think it's a pancake. That's sooo tiny!

Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:28:38 PM »
Canon will (and should) stick to 1.4 for the 50mm. The 24mm, 28mm and 35mm refreshes all stuck w/ the same aperture. Just seems more consistent.

EOS-M / Re: First Image of the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 03, 2015, 04:26:11 PM »
Also in black.

Looks like where the flash would be (in front instead of pop-up) is Photoshop'd.

Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: February 02, 2015, 05:51:53 PM »
"On the glass side, the widely-anticipated EF 11-24mm f/4L USM specs and photos have been leaked, but we also hear about two new non-L lenses at the same time or shortly after: the 50mm will finally get its refresh, as will the aging 70-300mm."


I'm playing around with some long exposures and wondered if circular polarizers should be used with an nd filter. At 24mm, I get really bad vignetting. It looked like the filter rings were actually visible in the shots of 28mm or wider, so the corners are all black. I was shooting w/ a 24-105mm w/ a circular polarizer and 10-stop nd filter screwed on top of each other. While doing long exposure, is a circular polarizer even necessary? Thanks for the advice!

Portrait / Re: New Arrival
« on: February 02, 2015, 11:27:47 AM »
Many thanks to all you guys for your encouraging comments and compliments.

But don't worry about any lack of sleep or restriction of photo gear acquiring funds: now I really an a grandfather rather than just looking like one !

There could be one issue though. The mother is my eldest daughter and when she was at uni she bought herself a polecat ( ferret) as a pet. Lasted about four months before it was moved in with me permanently. She then bought a very expensive chihuahua as a pet. This one lasted about six months before it was moved in with me permanently.

I've made it quite clear that I'm not having a baby moved in here in nine months or so, permanently or otherwise !

Hahaha This is the funniest thing I've read today! Congrats! Beautiful shots and a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Bingo! New Canon 5Ds has 50.6 MP new rumored specs
« on: January 30, 2015, 12:43:13 PM »
First things first. Clean up my file-keeping and ratings. Upgrade that dang computer! I have been happy with it, but it is a 2010 pre-Retina MacBookPro. Granted, it's pretty fast with well-designed programs like AutoPanoGiga, but it has only been crunching 18 to 20 MP files.

Canon may be recognizing that the (U.S.) market is segmenting into 1. the non-technically minded, screen-quality-only masses, currently heading rapidly to cellphone-ography ; 2. well-off enthusiasts and pros who are looking for a single all-around camera with good low light capability (6D, 5D3, 1DX in increasing complexity) and some relatively automated video capacity (PDAF should be on the 5D4 at least) 3. well-off enthusiasts and pros who have specialty interests (sports, wildlife = burst speed; architecture, studio, landscape = high MP) and are willing to buy  specialty cameras in addition to their likely general-use camera. Making "specialty" cameras is one way to deal with the decreasing interest of the masses and still keep selling cameras to that segment of the gear-oriented population with disposable income and the far smaller number of specialized pros. It really is the only way for Canon to proceed in a relatively mature product line appealing primarily to stills photographers. Most general purpose photography camera users are going to conclude that the body they have is good enough for almost anything they do, and get off the camera body upgrade cycle, and Canon hopes, on to the more lenses cycle.

Whoa, +1! I couldn't agree more w/ this analysis! Canon is really pushing the limits of what people want/need, AND their wallets.

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