« on: November 14, 2014, 05:25:51 PM »
Hope this actually comes out and fixes the 35L's bokeh weaknesses.
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The original version was enough of a mystery. (The mystery being who in their right mind would buy one?).
Now we have this limited version:
Oooh, but how cool is a gold plated lens? Sorry, the lens itself is not gold plated, just the hood and lens cap!
But hey they are donating a portion of the 41K sale price to "humanitarian causes." Great, all for it, but they do not say what percent, I imagine it is well below a thousand dollars. So you can do that or you can buy a regular DF for three grand and mail the extra 37 grand yourself straight to your favorite charity. (Or buy a camera that actually makes sense and send the extra whatever is left to charity).
I received my A7r rental from LensRentals today.
I completely understand that. But you are by far the minority.
Everyone gets older, even you will.
Wrong. With a smaller body, the distance from the lens to the sensor is wrong. That's why metabones, etc, adapters are all so thick and is why new lenses are being created.
You're forgetting that m4/3s is also mirrorless and both the cameras and lenses are much smaller and lighter. Image quality compromise? Not significant.
The bottom line is that mirrorless will remain a niche at least in the USA. Professionals want the best quality and best ergonomics, while consumers want the best deal and best practicality. Mirrorless fits neither of those formulas, thus it is doomed to third tier niche status that may retain a devoted fanbase but will never make it beyond that. The very best scenario for mirrorless advocates is a hybrid camera (as an optional EVF mode to augment a traditional OVF viewfinder), but based on the anemic mirrorless sales it appears that will not be a necessary investment for any of the big players.
Let me put the situation to you differently.
If tomorrow Canon came out with a 5DIV and a EOS-MX, where both were full frame and using the same senor but the MX was mirrorless (with corresponding weight savings, etc), I'd buy the MX in a heart beat and never even consider the 5DIV. I'd also never buy another EF lens that was for non-mirrorless cameras.
The size and weight differences are not inconsequential and if I think to the future then at some point I'm going to say "I'm sick of lugging around fat ass DSLR bodies and lenses when I can use something smaller and lighter." If I buy another DSLR it will either be the last or next to last DSLR that I ever buy.
Now maybe that's further into your future than you care to think about but not for me. In 30 or 40 years, what do you want to have hanging around YOUR neck?
I am about about to upgrade from my Canon T2i to the 7D Mark II. I consider myself an enthusiast trying to make the move to pro. I decided that with my 7D Mark II purchase I would buy my first Canon L lens. The plan is to be an all purpose photographer doing weddings and other events.
Which of the following lenses would you get?
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens
Thanks for your input.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
If you're serious about video quality do not buy a 70D. The 7D is a much video better camera.
If you're serious about video quality, actually there's just one Canon choice: The 5d3 with pixel binning (= no moire) and Magic Lantern raw video. Who knows when this will arrive on the 7d2, if ever.
Don't think I haven't thought of that already! I really like shooting wide, esp. with the new 16-35 f/4 IS, so I think I'll pass for now.I already blew my budget for 3+ 7DIIs on a 1D X, so I think I'm set. If this was a few years back, I'd snag this and the Tamron or Sigma 150-600 and be all set for some great wildlife shooting. This is a great time for action photographers!
Or, you could sell the 5DIII, get the 7DII and bank the rest
I currently using a 5diii with 24-70ii, 70-200ii, 100L, and mp-e 65.
There are times, I believe the 5diii may be an overkill for my needs. I current shoot landscapes with a gigapan and usually my 2 kids playing in the park or taking portraits in a home studio.
I also do not use the 5diii as much as I did when I first bought it. I'm thinking I can sell it for a 7dii and use the rest to invest in a prime lens which I'm missing in my collection.
5diii to 7dii?
Thank you in advance.
I already blew my budget for 3+ 7DIIs on a 1D X, so I think I'm set. If this was a few years back, I'd snag this and the Tamron or Sigma 150-600 and be all set for some great wildlife shooting. This is a great time for action photographers!