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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:12:36 AM »
If this comes at a reasonable price (whatever that is... 2-2.5k maybe?) it will be hard to resist very long. I did not plan to upgrade my current 7D but the specs look promising.

I hope they slap out that 100-400 II along with it finally....

Lenses / Re: Lens setup for wedding photography
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:29:56 AM »
I shot my first wedding last April. I had a lot of stuff with me including a hole studio setup (3 flash-heads + modifiers) for pictures of all the guests and the couple. I used two 7Ds, a 17-55 2.8 and 85 1.2 for about 98% of the shots and a borrowed 10-22 only for a few group shots.

I recommend to keep it as simple as possible. You are not the official photographer so don't worry if you miss a shot or two. I'd say 18-55 + Flash for most of the shots. It's difficult to change lenses while walking around during the ceremony. Maybe keep the 50mm in a pocket of your suit. Take the 100mm for some headshots from a little distance. If you want to spare some weight, leave the 70-200 at home, unless you know you have the space to use it at >100mm. I had my 70-200 4 non IS with me and it stayed in the bag the hole evening.

EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:19:37 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.
That's why all the newer ones have the mode dial lock? ???

Buttons are easier to seal than a dial. So this points to a more rugged body wich points to a pro-market with pro features and pro price? we will see. everything <2500$/€ is acceptable to me if it is speced right. Looking foreward to more info :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:53:46 AM »
It is however, a great completement to your APS-C stills or video kit if you don’t need ultra wide angle very often. If you do, there are better and more expensive options out there.

What "better and more expensive options" are there in the 10-18 range, on an APS-C?
(not trying to trip Northlight up, just genuinely interested)

The 10-18 STM appears to be better than the Canon 10-22mm - at least on paper

Sigma 10-20mm options perhaps?

What options are there around this range? (that isn't a fisheye)

Apart from third party options, the Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM is better built (metal mount, ultrasonic motor), slightly faster and longer. Of course the 10-18 STM has IS, which the 10-22 lacks. I would say that whilst image stabilisation is a really nice feature, even in a wide angle lens, optical performance would override all of these in my decision (not that either of these lenses would fit my camera!). I have a suspicion that the 10-22 might be slightly superior in the corners, but we'll have to wait for Photozone, TDP or Lensrentals (etc.) more formal tests to establish this...   

Agree! I'll wait for Roger's review (Lensrentals) and if this lens is only 90% as good as the older 10-22 I get one!

I don't think this will be a lens for pixel peepers but for me it will make a nice f/8.0 landscape lens for 20"x30" prints.

Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:53:06 AM »
If it has IQ camparable to other current UWA lenses I will get one sooner or later. 250-300 $/€ street price is a good offer for such a lens, IMO.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: March 21, 2014, 11:01:25 AM »
Honey-supply is secured!

I waited for such a lens for a very long time.

But a this price I rather take the Canon 10-22. AF + Zoom at lower price and same weight and size.

If it comes down to about 350€ I might get one.

Lenses / Re: sorry i have to ask....
« on: March 19, 2014, 12:47:20 PM »
You seem to forget that it wasn't Canon, who said "2014 will be the year of the lens". CR guy said it *could* become a good year for lens announcements based on his rumor-sources....

But seriously, there are a few lenses I would like to see, although I might never own them (12/14-24 2.8, 35 II, TS-Es, 50 1.?). Just sit back, enjoy what's comming and what's not and keep clicking.

Canon has over 70 lenses available.  How many more do you need?   :P

Seriously, it's past time for a 35L II.

Here you go ;):

This is just the cinema version of the current 35mm L, but nice try. ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:09:06 PM »
I'd really hoped for the 16-50/4 IS ...  :(

I will love to have a 16-50 f/4 IS too. But I don't think that's coming. It is probably a figment of someone's imagination. Sigh

How about this source of imagination:

Software & Accessories / Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga for RAW editing
« on: March 09, 2014, 06:38:00 AM »
Hi all,

Does anyone of you have experiences with the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga? I need a Laptop/ Ultrabook for traveling and university that runs Lightroom 5. The hardware looks good but I'm a bit worried about the display for RAW editing.
What's your opinion?

Thank you

Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2013, 12:20:27 PM »
Give us more rumors!!!

Widest FF zoom lens: 12-24 L f/2.8 USM
Budget high quality lenses: 50 f/1.8 or 2.0 IS USM

I'd take both :)

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:29:48 PM »
I thought earlier reports suggested that the new M would have a VF?   Wonder if that is off the plate now?

I'm sure Canon has different models ready or in the plans. However, they think the consumer market is bigger than the prosumer market. So no EVF this time.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 03:03:49 PM »

[...] it will be smaller and provide a better AF experience. It’s expected the 20mp sensor from the 70D will be present in the new camera.</p>

Sounds good! Hopefully the also announce some new lenses along with it.

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 04:12:00 PM »
I expect the following lenses:

100-400 II
An UWA Lens
More primes like the 24/28/35 IS: a 50mm maybe a new 85 1.8.
35 1.4 II
Maybe new ts-e lenses

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