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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens Next? [CR2]
« on: February 25, 2015, 03:00:58 PM »
I too am in the camp where I'd like to see the 135mm prime get some love first.

I agree that they'd probably make an amazing 135 (I'm a huge ART-Line fan), but I'm pretty sure they can't compete with Canon's Price Point of about $1k for their VERY good 135 f2.  If they come out with a lens faster than f2 or with OS, I'd be interested.  However, I doubt there's really any money in it for them with Canon's stellar lens.

I'm pretty sure they could really cut into Canon's market share with a good new 85 ART since Canon's equivalent (and amazing) lens is $2K+.  I'd been waiting for Sigma's 85, but couldn't wait any longer and pulled the trigger on the Canon.  I'll be selling it if Sigma's 85 is as good as their other ART lenses.

I think you've gotta follow the money here, and Sigma's gonna make more with an 85 coming first (imho).

Sigma Art lenses are sold in multiple mounts, not just Canon.
Which is a fair point, but there are more Canon EF mount cameras sold than any other mount - which may be one reason why Sigma have possibly stopped producing their 24-105 Art...

EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:22:44 PM »
ISO 100-204,800

Who can tell me why one should use an ISO of 204,800???
These specs does not seem very logic compared what you can get now.

In 2004, I heard the same thing about ISO 3200.
In 2011, I heard the same thing about ISO 12,800.
In 2013, I head the same thing about ISO 25,600.

I've been in plenty of extreme low-light conditions where I could see easily but I couldn't take pictures, even with an f/1.4 prime at ISO 12,800.

I did a little test one time to see what ISO it would take to get a picture about like I could see with my eyes after a full dark adaptation, at the same equivalent shutter speed (about 1/10th).  My eyes can do black and white at an f-stop of about f/3.5 and an ISO of about 2 million when compared with a digital camera.
The higher (usable) ISO the better for widefield astrophotography.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New camera body or new lens?
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:46:38 PM »
For portrait, get the 85mm lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 12:50:30 PM »
I wonder if there is more than one 5DIV to come - this 5DX and a higher MP, slower frame rate version (5DIV)?  Canon does seem to be making the most of the 5D line - witness the two high MP bodies, the 7D2 which appears to be a 5D body...

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS & Others
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:59:20 AM »
The 28 and 50 are big lenses - the 50 is about the size of Sigma's Art and the 28 isn't much smaller.

6-70 zoom! But that's for a tiny sensor (35-420 full frame equivalent, if I've worked that out right).

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:20:28 PM »
subscription software is the future, we all will have to accept it or use antiquated software, it not going to go away
Or find open source alternatives... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Don't understand why
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:19:06 AM »
After reading that interview were it was stated that they had difficulty in squeezing everything
into the new 5Ds...what possible rationale was it not made into a larger 1Ds series?      ;)
Because people would've been complaining if it was a $7000 camera?

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art announced..
« on: February 11, 2015, 02:02:12 PM »
As I mentioned above, I accept very bright "square stars" in the far corners of full frame. For my purposes, a good overall image, not scientific accuracy, "square stars" (small amount of coma, no wings) do not detract. I am not printing larger than 13 x 19 at the moment. Of course, I could stop down to f/2 and often do, if I think that I am going to blow the brightest stars off the right end of the histogram. f/2 has brightest round stars in far corners of FF. Speaking of which, Canon really ought to provide an option for RAW histograms.!
Are you aware that you can get RAW histograms with Magic Lantern?

Glad to hear that the problems have been resolved.

Enjoy your photography. :)

Lenses / Re: New Unique Macro Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:25:46 AM »
A built in stepping motor/system to allow auto stacking of images.
Just for you! :)


Thank you for posting this Iintoni. Maybe I'll have to put magic lantern on my Canon T1i.
Just to clarify, it works on other cameras with ML support, and there are other software solutions available. :)

Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: February 09, 2015, 08:34:50 AM »
Oh well, maybe I've had a lucky escape. I'd seen an offer on Amazon marketplace for the Art at less than £550, so thought I'd take the chance. Received an e-mail today - sorry, we sold last one on Fri and the system hadn't updated. I don't think I'm going to pay £670 for one...  :-\

Lenses / Re: New Unique Macro Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:42:07 PM »
A built in stepping motor/system to allow auto stacking of images.
Just for you! :)


Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 08, 2015, 01:42:56 PM »
Do we need a thread on ordering from Amazon.co.jp? I tried to purchase a M3 just now but it wouldn't take my login info.

Any trusted retailers that will grab a M3 and EVF in Rnglish for prices close to the current prices found in Japan?
You would have to create an account with Amazon Japan.

I have (almost) only bodies, lenses and bags, and if lenses are not considered to be "accessories": I'm still on the safe side.
If lenses counts, I exceeded the cost when I bought my 2nd lens.

Lenses are so integral that I don't really consider it to be an accessory... but that is up for interpreation.  I would say a cpl or nd filter are... a rubber hood, a lens bag, maybe a teleconvertor...
No! No! No!  It's only the sensor that matters! :)

I laughed... because it is just so sad that this conversation continues.  I was thinking the other day... how long have the Canon sensors been behind the competition... it doesn't seem like it has been generations... just the past few years... and god forbid someone else takes the lead for what maybe a momentary blip on the timeline of the technology.  But... I don't want to turn this thread into THAT topic of conversation.
Yes, it's crazy. The funny thing is, this thread has got me thinking about how old some of my kit is. My 100 macro is getting on for 15 years old, and.is still a perfectly good lens. Certainly not outclassed by the newer L version optically. If you're buying a camera system, things like that matter. I'm not sure that people buying Sony cameras now will be using that system in 5 years time, let alone 15, 20 years...

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