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Lenses / Re: Is this inconsistency acceptable? Sigma 85 1.4 question.
« on: February 12, 2013, 11:04:31 AM »
I'm not sure I would be happy with it. Even to the untrained eye you can easily see the bottom right corner is much less sharp than the top left and less sharp than the other two.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: November 08, 2012, 10:48:37 AM »
When can I hope for the next rebate program? Nothing before Xmas? right after?

At least in the European rebate programs Canon in just discounting older and standard lenses and some tele zooms - I wouldn't hope for an official discount on this one for one or even two years to come I'm afraid to say. More likely they'll do a kit with the 5d3 sooner or later, I remember it's been seen in Australia.

Kit Lens?  For which camera?  I don't think this will ever be a kit lens.

As Marsu42 posted, this is already a kit lens in some markets (Australia/NZ and maybe others).

There is no confirmed as of(Nov 8th, 2012) that 24-70 II is selling as kit lens with 5D III at discounted price.

It most certainly does exist as a kit lens in Australia - I own it. The discount is only $100 when buying together. A shot of the box is a few posts back.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: November 07, 2012, 08:56:49 PM »
When can I hope for the next rebate program? Nothing before Xmas? right after?

At least in the European rebate programs Canon in just discounting older and standard lenses and some tele zooms - I wouldn't hope for an official discount on this one for one or even two years to come I'm afraid to say. More likely they'll do a kit with the 5d3 sooner or later, I remember it's been seen in Australia.

Kit Lens?  For which camera?  I don't think this will ever be a kit lens.

As Marsu42 posted, this is already a kit lens in some markets (Australia/NZ and maybe others).


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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 18, 2012, 09:53:19 AM »
Sadly, you aren't going to get a revolution in high ISO noise performance in a crop sensor for a very long time... if ever.  With current sensor technology there is a limit to how well a crop sensor can handle noise... and with consumers for this category demanding features in video, hdr, etc... there is even less hope for sensor improvement.

But keep dreaming... it never hurts to dream.

There has already been a revolution in crop sensor high ISO noise. It's called the D800. The pixel pitch of it's sensor is VERY close to that of the 7D.

4.88µm v 4.3µm - that's only 13.5% difference. For comparison the 5D Mark III has a pixel pitch of 6.5µm - 50% bigger.

You can't tell me that the D800 doesn't have low high ISO noise. It's very competitive with the 5DIII.

However, the D800 does not do 8 or 10FPS.  A crop camera is the best/only way of optimizing the following combination of attributes (1) lower price, (2) higher frame rate and (3) smaller pixels (i.e., lots of "pixels per feather"). I currently own a 5D3 and 7D both of which were purchased in the last 6 months. (They replaced a 5D and 40D.) The 7D is used almost exclusively outdoors in comparatively good light with longer lenses  to photograph things that move rapidly and unexpectedly. The 5D3 is used for everything else.

I agree 100%. I also own a 5D3 and a 7D. I was just pointing out that it is possible to get more out of an APS-C sensor than the 7D gives, at least Sony and Nikon have figured it out. Here's hoping Canon will soon too.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Enough Full Frame Talk: Where are the 7D II Rumors?
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:22:05 AM »
Sadly, you aren't going to get a revolution in high ISO noise performance in a crop sensor for a very long time... if ever.  With current sensor technology there is a limit to how well a crop sensor can handle noise... and with consumers for this category demanding features in video, hdr, etc... there is even less hope for sensor improvement.

But keep dreaming... it never hurts to dream.

There has already been a revolution in crop sensor high ISO noise. It's called the D800. The pixel pitch of it's sensor is VERY close to that of the 7D.

4.88µm v 4.3µm - that's only 13.5% difference. For comparison the 5D Mark III has a pixel pitch of 6.5µm - 50% bigger.

You can't tell me that the D800 doesn't have low high ISO noise. It's very competitive with the 5DIII.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 12, 2012, 11:07:35 AM »
(As posted on another thread) The 5D3 w/24-70mm in a kit is also shipping (in Australia at least).

Is this something only done in Australia?  That would be great if it came to the US :)

I'm not sure. For the moment I think it is Australia / New Zealand only. I can only find mention of this kit in press releases from Canon in Australia and New Zealand. None from UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan or the USA. A quick google search and I could only find Australian sites selling it. Might come to the USA eventually, who knows?

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Lenses / Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« on: September 11, 2012, 06:12:58 AM »
For those that didn't think that such a kit existed... (It might not in the US, but it sure does in Australia)

naaayce.. how much they going for?

Remembering that we pay a lot more in Australia than they do in the US (just in case you get sticker shock), and also including tax, it cost me $5,850. Going rate for the body here is $3,600 and the lens $2,500, the kit is a $250 saving.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:59:21 AM »
(As posted on another thread) The 5D3 w/24-70mm in a kit is also shipping (in Australia at least).

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Lenses / Re: Post your 24-70 II Experiences Here
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:43:43 AM »
For those that didn't think that such a kit existed... (It might not in the US, but it sure does in Australia)

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Non-CPS dealers have started shipping this lens and 5D3 kit from today/Monday in Australia.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 02, 2012, 12:24:26 PM »
I wonder when the 5DIII kits w/ new 24-70mm start to ship... (Not available in all markets). I can't wait!


Maybe never?  There was never a kit with the Mark I that I know of.  Not from Canon anyways.


I believe it is a kit option in Asia-Pacific markets. It might not come in one box like the 24-105mm kit (it also may, I don't know yet), but retailers are able to buy 5D3s and 24-70mm together as one at reduced prices, the same as if it was a kit. There have been 24-70mm kits advertised from day one in Australia and New Zealand at least.

Edit/update: Definitely exists as a kit in Australia/NZ at the very least. Last page of the launch press-release. http://www.canon.com.au/About-Canon/News-Events/News-Press-Releases/~/media/News/IMR-EOS5DMkIII/Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III-press-release.ashx

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 02, 2012, 10:51:23 AM »
I wonder when the 5DIII kits w/ new 24-70mm start to ship... (Not available in all markets). I can't wait!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 30, 2012, 01:49:47 PM »
Pied Heron and a Black-necked Stork (Jabiru).

7D + 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II

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Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: June 27, 2012, 01:56:51 AM »
Is that an official Canon kit or is that just a kit that one particular camera store is doing?

Most other Australian Canon authorised retailers have it listed, so I would think it's offical - at least for that market. Can't confirm 100% though, at least not until it arrives :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:04:24 PM »

http://www.leedervillecameras.com.au/CatalogueRetrieve.aspx?ProductID=3396216&A=SearchResult&SearchID=5027327&ObjectID=3396216&ObjectType=27

here you go

1 buck under :)


*EFG* That is what I based my "just under" comment on.  I guess in the USA, it should be available for a bit less.

It looks like the "kit discount" is of the order of $300 or so, depending where you buy.  Not enough to motivate you to get the kit if you weren't already planning to buy both the body and the lens.


I have that very kit pre-ordered from there. Can't wait. Haven't asked recently as to when it will arrive, but was told early July a few months ago...

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