I will bite. It's a great photo, but from a pure sharpness perspective, it's just OK.
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Ship will also check the following: lady's handbag (no matter how small they are, point and shoot cameras case, back packs, shopping bag etc. If you are being brother by that, may be you should not go on a cruise.Checking camera bag on/off the ship is no big deal, they just X-ray it. Getting on shore depends on the port. some does nothing, some x-ray the whole bag. So far I have never been asked to open the bag under any condition. One poster mentioned taking pictures before and after sun set on the Greek Islands. You have a slim to none chance. Usually ships docks after the sun rise and sails before 6 pm.
It's mostly no big deal, but it can be. Especially if you're with kids and people behind you are impatient. At the very least, it adds a bit of stress because you are going through security checks. Then again, I'm fairly bothered by that sort of stuff, but others may not be.
Checking camera bag on/off the ship is no big deal, they just X-ray it. Getting on shore depends on the port. some does nothing, some x-ray the whole bag. So far I have never been asked to open the bag under any condition. One poster mentioned taking pictures before and after sun set on the Greek Islands. You have a slim to none chance. Usually ships docks after the sun rise and sails before 6 pm.
Glad Canon waits until something big can be introduce and then makes sure it is solid. I think that they learned a lesson from the problems (real or imaginary) with AF on the 1D M3.
The 1D MkIII was a massive upgrade over the 1D MkIIn in many areas, so I don't see how your reference to it would impact the thinking on a 1DX MkII release.
I believe, if my aged memory serves me correctly, that the 1D M3 had AF problems. canon had egg on their face after that body and since then I have noticed that they have been more cautious about introducing new products.
Yes, but you are conflating quality control issues (1D MkIII) with lack of technological advancement issues (1DX MkII) the two are not related and so I didn't understand why you linked them..
Canon just saved me alot of money .
Canon keeps being Canon, evolving their legacy dslr line step by step, avoiding big decisions or risks if the can help it (that's why they do a 5ds and 5ds-r, even though Nikon decided to only do one d810 w/o low pass filter).
Canon are very good at the numbers game and keep shuffling around their lineup, try to limit r&d costs and re-assemble new gear from old designs. If you're not ok with switch to Sonikon or - as you indicate - simply skip a couple of generations.
I don't think this will ever change unless they get in serious trouble with their current policy, and as the 5ds will find a lot of customers the end isn't nigh.
Canon has already delivered a great 16-35 f/4, a spunky new 24STM and a great 100-400 update. 2014 was great.
2015 is off to a good start with the 11-24/4. I'm itching to see how it performs.
In terms of what I'd like to see updated next... well, the prime suspects have to be the 50/1.4 along with the 35/1.4.
.... the shift function is concerned?
I am guessing "yes" as the image circle has to be much bigger at 11 mm and may be bigger than the 17 mm T/S even at 12 mm.
I use my T/S only to shoot tall structures ( to be honest I have never been able to use the tilt function to my advantage, mainly because of lack of knowledge/expertise). I am thinking that using an 11-24 might be a better idea as metering/ AF capability will be advantageous.
Can someone throw more light on it ?
Since we have one for the 5Ds bodies, why not one have one for the lens.
I'm planning to stay up tomorrow night just so I can be one of the first to preorder this badboy. I can see myself making good money with one of my clients who always loved my Sigma 12-24 II work.
Anyone else plan to buy one?
The updated specs say there is a rear drop in filter, but I don't see anything in the image. Does that make sense to anyone?If it's like the 14mm it's just behind the rear lens, a metal frame accepting gelatin filters. When mounted, it's inside the camera - and you need to remove the lens to remove/change the filter. Not the most practical solution. It's not like some drop-in filter holders on tele lenses.
IIRC some old FD UWA or fish-eye lenses had embedded filters which could be selected via a lens ring - IIRC Sky, some classic B/W filters, and maybe an ND (but not PL). I didn't see it used anymore - too expensive, not really useful, or it didn't work properly? Never had then any of those lenses...