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EOS Bodies / Re: Sony Sensors Coming to Canon DSLRs? [CR1]
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:19:08 AM »
Personally I don't think it will happen. They haven't cared about competing sensors for ages, I don't think they are suddenly going to now. Even though it would be nice sign anyway for them to improve on the sensor areas people are really wanting improved to match the competition.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF-M 70-400 f/4.5-7.2 STM
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:25:01 AM »
Whilst the f-number itself is not a fixed step thing, it is when it comes to a setting on Canon cameras, so I would expect such a lens (highly doubt it'll get developed) would have a max zoom aperture setting of f/8?

I've had similar (unwieldy/bad) experiences with using an M with longer lenses at arms lengths, however using long lenses with the 70D swivel screen and DPAF is quite nice for low angle and decent enough for static subjects, obviously not BiF. Both features something the next EOS-M everyone expects after the DPAF tech was released (ok ok so the M2 didn't do much lol).

For whatever reason there is something worth patenting in there ...

Lenses / Re: Review: Sensor Performance of the 7D Mark II
« on: December 04, 2014, 02:59:09 AM »
Why do so many people including reviewers seem to pretend the 70D doesn't exist or is really really new by always comparing it against the 7D just to make it look that much newer and better?

(for the record I really like my 70D - it's just this almost goggles view to compare it with the 5yr old model instead and then say it's new ...)

The old white on my 100-400 stopped looking so white when I got the 2x TC III (which is the "new" L white). Hey, just got me thinking of a pretty cynical (but corporate smart?) reason for the colour change - makes people who do bother buying the white L paint have to rebuy it in the new shade.

I'm in Australia, I'm expecting $2500+ AU$ for this lens ... I'm totally ok with that ... check it out .. it's a great lens, even before the reviews I'm sold.

Pre-order estimate at Digi is $2.7k!

Shut up and take my money!!!!

haha lol j/k. Too bad the product pages aren't working yet. Wanna see those theoretical MTF charts!

Edit: I see they've been added here. Good enough! lol

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 05:38:19 AM »
Couldn't it have depended on the optics and/or size though? Like if the focusing group is at the back there?

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 02:55:31 AM »
Front fat ring is the zoom. Can even see half an FL marker in the graphic.

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:48:58 PM »
Probably will be for us with the Australia-tax lol

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:48:15 PM »
Pretty sure this one will include the tripod foot by default.
Unless they really really do suddenly lump it in the same group as the 70-300L and 70-200L/4 (as in the "smaller" whites, but it's not that small).

There is one big indicator I would still upgrade, eventually - I went from a 70-200 mk1 to mk2 LOL
(sadly it gets very very little use considering the price :( )

Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 09, 2014, 07:23:44 AM »
What are current satisfied 100-400 owners thinking?
I don't really see any faults with mine (not to be confused with knowing there's room to improve) so I'm in two minds lol. I was actually more tempted to get the Siggy 150-600, because my main big gun Sigma 120-300 is a little average on the 2x TC side, but the 100-400 is my trusty workhorse.

Ofcourse the gearhead in me wants it cos I love super sharp lenses (yet to be proven but I have no doubts given recent releases) but I concede I don't think it would really change my gear capability at all, compared to getting say a native 600mm in the Sigma. Again I don't mean to imply the two are really comparable at all, except on price.

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 08, 2014, 12:44:52 AM »
Have to keep in mind this lens potentially could have serious focus breathing at MFD though, or not. Just have to wait and see ...

Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:18:43 PM »
Nice look specs and size too. Like others I have little doubts the image quality will impress; just comes down to Canon typical pricing and if they think this lens is special (esp with some of these design features) I can imagine them charging beyond the 70-200 II price initially.

The even shorter retracted length is nice. On the flipside all the differences (as in not just IQ like the 70-200 II) mean there is prospect I will upgrade to it in lieu of say that Sigma 150-600 S I was tempted to buy (not saying they are interchangeable, just talking about money wise)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Roger Cicala cracks open 7D II!
« on: November 06, 2014, 05:46:10 AM »
The issue isn't so much more weather sealing (or mag bodies, on the topic) are bad, but that they have become a feature which probably costs very little but charged at a huge premium! Certainly for prices of various rubber seals. In a similar way to how 50 cent GPS or WiFi components are deemed as premium or gimmicky features in model segregation. I would hope not too many put too much monetary value into this feature as the reason for buying it over say a 70D.

Def agree that the toughest and prone forms of weather damage are ones that no sealing can really protect like internal condensation from swinging temps.

Lenses / Re: Another EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Mention
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:47:07 PM »
Smaller/shorter than the current one. Noooiiice.
Though the current version for all purposes was short enough already (the 70-200 that many bags cater for is a touch longer).

Given the track record of Canon's recent zooms, there's no reason to suspect that this new lens' performance will be anything short of excellent.

Definitely agree there. I would be very surprised if it wasn't short of brilliant like the improvement saw in the 70-200 II, even if it isn't exactly as sharp in raw numbers. Unfortunately also in their track record are sky high prices for the new L's that it might be too high I don't bother changing out my current 100-400

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