I wish Canon well. It would be nice to think about purchasing a Canon camera again. I love their tilt shift lenses.
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400 mm f/4 IS
400 mm f/5.6 IS
I would be seriously interested in either of these if they were to come to market.
Canon already produce the 400mm f4 DO IS lens and it is similarly built to L class. 400mm f5.6L with IS is my dream for travel light.
I miss a light-weight do-it-all zoom like the Nikon 28-300mm VR, it delivers very good IQ and sharpness. I have not tried the new tammy.
I also support the 12-24mm f4L and a low-CA 50mm f1.8-2 IS lens with similar built, IQ and sharpness to the excellent 35mm f2 IS.
New Nikon D800s... Why (in a forum named EOS Bodies)?
It's a development pipeline discussion, not a Nikon discussion.
This lens will not be competing in the same league as the Canon 28-300mmL in terms of build quality, weather seal, focusing speed and size. I will be a consumer lens like the one found in Nikon that is a fantastic lens. I will wait for reviews to then take a decision but, it's an attractive do-it-all lens for canon users. I don't think it will be the same for nikon users since they already have it and it's priced at the same range.
As of today, here is B&H's update - "I am sorry but at this time the manufacturer has not given us a delivery date for this lens " that they sent me in response to an online query about the status of this lens.
I've read a number of reviews (in print and online) that indicate that the D800 starts to fall apart once you get above ISO 800-1600.
I don't agree and I use D800/e bodies.
you can get perfectly usable shots at 1600 & 3200 with very little NR required so it's nowhere near "falling apart" at 800. I don't even bother with NR at 800 and it's still good at a per-pixel level.
As for the constant comments on superiority of Canon glass, what's the point of it until there's a more capable EOS body to put it on? Did no one here bother to look at the lens tests for D800e on DxOmark?
There's a good many lenses capable of rendering more MP than Canon has theoretical ones and you can mount them on a D800e .
e.g. The flyweight Nikon 70-200 f/4 VR is capable of stunning resolution, handheld, a few stops below the usual 1/FL rule as well. A little technique and decent glass can get a lot of MP out of these bodies, if needed, and the sensor performance in other areas is still top-of-class.
Truly good and unique Canon glass, like the TS series, are better adapted for use on Sony A7 bodies.
Canon has, for years, been a letdown for those hoping for improved sensor performance and-or resolution.
I was one of those people but, with little patience, I found better options, went there, and have enjoyed the benefits of that decision since 2012. I don't have time to waste on Canon-HOPE.
Yes, I bought a D800, and files that open to 125 - 150 MB are no fun to edit. Its hard to imagine what editing a 200 - 250 MB file would be like.
The files open so large due to the huge amount of noise in any image over about ISO 800. NEF is a compressed file, but they are uncompressed in order to edit them. I tried editing 1500 shots that I took at high ISO over a couple of nights. I had to use a ton of NR on them, and that took minutes per image to run.
I sold the D800 and bought a 5D MK III, it is much better for high ISO photography. The D800 is great at ISO 200, assuming that you buy lenses that can resolve the high MP, and that you use a tripod or very fast shutter speed. Its difficult to actually get the high resolution possible, many users do not and give up.
I too just hit the purchase button, my largest photo buy ever, took quite a bit of hemming and hawwing and considering FL's etc etc.What is "the Big Ron"? What is "FL's?
The first thing to do was to rule out the fleeting latest appetizing gear that really does not suit my strengths or will not aid my in the best directions.
The only item I will be getting that isn't a sure thing for me is the Big Ron, so I will put it through it's paces from the gitgo if I need to facilitate a return to B&H. And if it doesn't thrill me well, there's the the cash for a 2nd body dedicated to Alt lenses (Lensbaby, Holga, Fisheye) I have been wanting.