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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:39:49 PM »
Now in the mean time I'm killing myself with the prospect of this new 100-400, vs my affection for the old push-pull and how much I'd *really* like the power of f/4 and the option of extra reach of an f/5.6 [400DO II + 1.4x] (but that's a hell of a lot of 'extra' money) :-\ And no way I want to get a 7D MkII instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqs2pIhxO2M

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:24:03 AM »

Also the back focus of just 3.26mm means its not even EF-S, as that has a 44.0mm flange distance and a mirror box to clear.

This appears to be an EF-M lens.

+1 I don't think it's a coincidence that this patent coincides with rumours of a new EOS-M.

kind of moronic because there's already an exceptional 11-22mm EF-M out there.
You're right, I'd forgot about that lens.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:37:38 AM »

Also the back focus of just 3.26mm means its not even EF-S, as that has a 44.0mm flange distance and a mirror box to clear.

This appears to be an EF-M lens.

+1 I don't think it's a coincidence that this patent coincides with rumours of a new EOS-M.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How long until the next FF body? Or buy now?
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:07:17 AM »
Remember that the vast majority (around 95%) of people never buy another lens after their original purchase of a DSLR.

I'd love to know how someone can generate such statistics.  I mean, you can't correlate sales figures, because you have no idea whether people are buying a body to replace an existing one or buying one fresh.  And you can't even assume that people who buy one with a kit lens are new buyers, because they might turn around and sell the lens on eBay at more than the difference in price between the kit and the body-only price, or they might be buying the kit lens to have as a "beater" lens for when they go to the beach or whatever.
...

If I sell 100 lenses and the breakdown is...
87 in single kits lenses
8 in double lens kits
And another 5 aren't in kits, what can you conclude about lens sales?
What is a manufacturer such as Canon or Nikon or Sony going to conclude?

That you've made some numbers up to justify your 95% statistic.

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:49:16 PM »

You never know, for all we know the kind and humble Mr. Surapon could be a major crime syndicate kingpin boss but we'll never know because he's so unassuming and nice.  It's amazing what a few good manners will do for someone!
We'll know if he is, and you've blown his cover - your camera bag will be sent to Canon Rumors, containing a halibut.  :o ;) :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The structure of a CR2 file
« on: November 16, 2014, 11:48:58 AM »
OK, that's pretty cool/neat.  A great reference!  It also might explain a little bit why every new model has a different RAW file that we have to wait for aftermarket software developers like Adobe to decode/reverse engineer.

What I really wish that Canon, Nikon, Pentax, etc would do is change their stance on the RAW file being proprietary and issue a SDK (Software Development Kit) for all 3rd party software companies to use in advance of the release of a new camera model so they can release software updates quickly.  In other words, offer software support and cooperation to make new camera releases a smoother experience for everyone.

It's ludicrous for Canon, et al. to assume that any serious photographer will not use a program like Photoshop or Lightroom on their images.  In other words, Canon's "competing" image software is only an anecdotal answer and so should not be considered a reason to limit support for "competing" aftermarket editing software.  Keeping the RAW file a secret simply makes everyone's life difficult and I assume slows down sales of a camera as well.  Many photographers will simply wait to purchase until Adobe, et al. have support ready for that new camera.  So Canon is actually hurting their own sales over a petty file format/software policy.

Anyone else have a different take it this?  Am I missing something?
Given that Canon offers Lightroom with some of its bodies, it does seem like a stupid way of doing things.

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Lighting / Centon MR40AFC
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:46:53 AM »
I've been given the above ringflash.  I'm assuming that it should work with my 5D3.  Is anybody still using one of these (it probably dates from circa 2000) and can give me any pointers?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The structure of a CR2 file
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:15:10 AM »
Nice find, thanks for sharing it.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Must have Android apps?
« on: November 16, 2014, 01:54:29 AM »
The two that Ihave (both free) are:
1. Exposure Calculator
2. DoF Calc

I've heard good things about The Photographer's Ephemeris, but I've yet to purchase it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 15, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
6D Mark2

24+ Mpx
7+ FPS
5D3-esq AF
AF @f8
Improved IQ and Noise

This would be my ideal companion to the 7Dmk2 without breaking the bank

 :)
So, basically you want an improved 5D3 for 6D price? It'd be nice, but so would world peace and a cure for cancer.

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 15, 2014, 03:03:09 PM »
This thread should be locked. :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How long until the next FF body? Or buy now?
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:07:34 AM »
Just out of curiosity - what is the rationale that the 5DIV would come out before the 1DXII?  The 1DX is older and any upgrade to the 5D could potentially provide better specs/capability than the 1DX.  Isn't it more likely that we'll see the 1DX come out first and then the 5DIV 6 months later with a flow down of a handful of specs?
I agree with your reasoning.

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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.
???
It might be time to make yourself a tinfoil hat! :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How long until the next FF body? Or buy now?
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:51:12 AM »
Unless you need top-notch AF, buy a 6D.  I've a 5D3, but I bought that before the 6D was released.  If I was looking to buy a FF Canon now, I'd get the 6D.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 05:53:53 PM »
I'm curious, if this turns out to be bigger than a Zeiss Otus, would that put people off buying the updated lens?

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