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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2013, 08:36:27 PM »
I'd say 8 per year for the next 3 years... :D

EF prime:
 20 2.8 IS
 50 1.8 IS
 90 2.0 IS (replacing 85 & 100)

EF L prime:
 14 2.8
 35 1.4
 50 1.2
 85 1.2
 135 1.8 IS
 200 1.8 IS
 300 4.0 IS
 400 5.6 IS
 800 5.6 IS

EF L zoom:
 12-28 2.8 (replacing 16-35)
 17-50 4.0 IS (replacing 17-40)
 24-70 2.8 IS
 70-200 4.0 IS
 100-400 4.0-5.6 IS

EF L specialty:
 45 2.8 TS
 105 2.8 TS Macro (replacing 90 & old 100 macro)
 200 4.0 IS Macro (replacing 185 & 200)

EF-S:
 12-18 3.5
 16-55 2.8
 30-150 4.0

How many of them are you planning to add to your lens collection?  :P

None of the EF-S, all the specialty and non-L primes, probably a couple of the zooms depending on price and performance, plus the 135, 300 and 400.

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:06:41 PM »
I'd say 8 per year for the next 3 years... :D

EF prime:
 20 2.8 IS
 50 1.8 IS
 90 2.0 IS (replacing 85 & 100)

EF L prime:
 14 2.8
 35 1.4
 50 1.2
 85 1.2
 135 1.8 IS
 200 1.8 IS
 300 4.0 IS
 400 5.6 IS
 800 5.6 IS

EF L zoom:
 12-28 2.8 (replacing 16-35)
 17-50 4.0 IS (replacing 17-40)
 24-70 2.8 IS
 70-200 4.0 IS
 100-400 4.0-5.6 IS

EF L specialty:
 45 2.8 TS
 105 2.8 TS Macro (replacing 90 & old 100 macro)
 200 4.0 IS Macro (replacing 185 & 200)

EF-S:
 12-18 3.5
 16-55 2.8
 30-150 4.0

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Lenses / Re: TS-E 90mm f/2.8 Replacement Info [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2013, 10:31:35 AM »
Based entirely on my record as a pretty good guesser  :D, I think Canon might kill 2 birds with one stone here.

With the success of the 100 L IS Macro, the venerable (and comparatively inexpensive) 100 2.8 Macro is a bit of a lame duck now. so I think Canon might roll it and the 90 2.8 TS into one.

That gives you a TS-E 100mm f/2.8 L Macro. Maybe even a 105mm, but that's more of a Nikon thing, I think.

I and many others already use the 90 TS in a close-up role with extension tubes; I think this would be a logical and well-received new lens. And it won't be inexpensive  :'( .

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:03:41 AM »
The current Canon 50mm 1.4 is unusable wide open in most situations anyway, just no contrast at all. Everything has a soupy, misty look. Also quite a bit of CA, though that's not such an issue anymore.

If a 50mm 1.8 IS is sharp and contrasty wide open, and has IS to boot, this will be a fine lens; modern USM and the build quality will put such a lens in a whole different category than its predecessor.

Of course, Canon, realizing this, will charge accordingly.  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 04:27:35 PM »
So...20 MP, one more stop of native ISO vs. the 60D/7D, the 7D's phase detect AF system, hybrid AF on the image sensor, 7 fps, WiFi, and still uses the LP-E6.

i thought it said "iso 12,800 maximum" which is not told whether or not this one is a native iso right? or this one is its native iso, and h1, h2 iso will be higher numbers? however, i have been waiting for my 7d mark ii for a while already... where is my 7d mark ii...  >:(

It says it is 12,800 native, plus 25,600 extended (click to magnify and you can read the fine print)

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Most Cameras (even the T3i) allow you to set a shutter speed range when using flash - did you check the settings in the custom functions? Sounds like there is no limit set on your 5D3

This is his problem. Needs to change the custom setting in the camera menu to prevent shutter speeds below 1/60 in aperture priority mode. RTFM.

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The Japanese Yen has fallen considerably in value in recent months. Japanese exports should therefore be much cheaper now for buyers, so why are Canon prices remaining so high? I'd love a new Canon 5D mk III but current MAP limitations are keeping prices high and stopping me from buying.

Gray market prices should fall as soon as the old stock is sold and replaced, I would think.

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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in the Wild [CR2]
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:42:59 AM »
Yea! Double Yea! Triple Yea!  :) :) :)

Macro would likely be tilt-only. Maybe something like a 150mm f/3.5?

I've been expecting a 200mm f/4 L IS replacement for the current 180 macro for ages; 100, 150, 200. Seems about right!

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Technical Support / Re: extention tube calculations? help needed.
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:25:36 AM »
Simply divide the amount of extension by the focal length pf the lens. 25mm ext/ 50mm lens = 1/2x, or 50% magnification. Also, just take a pic of a ruler and do the math!

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Lenses / Re: Why aren't zoom lenses faster than 2.8?
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:09:22 PM »
Well, as of today, they are! Way to go Sigma. Again!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Bias of tests
« on: March 30, 2013, 12:54:37 PM »
As I recall, DPR was purchased by Amazon a few years back. Went squishy after that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:57:08 AM »
It seems to me that if you believe the 7DII sensor will be cut from the same wafer as the rumored "big megapixel" camera, then I'd say 21 MP is too low.

21x1.6=33.6, and I would be very surprised if the FF biggie came in at only 33.6 MP, less than the D800's 36 MP.

Of course this assumes the two camera sensors would be sharing the same sensor design, but that seems to be what a lot of people are thinking around here. So.... :-\ :-\ :-\

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Lenses / Re: Best tele prime for full frame?
« on: March 25, 2013, 05:08:43 PM »
You should most definitely give consideration to the 100 f/2. I own it and highly recommend it. Light and fast, very inconspicuous, handles great, very nice IQ.

I think it's one of the most under-appreciated lenses that Canon makes. Just about the ideal match for your application. It will take up a lot less room in your bag than any of the alternatives you mention, also. See if you can borrow or rent one to try out. Oh, and they are relatively cheap, too.  :)

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG Sets New Benchmark for Excellence
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:47:08 PM »
I had thought that Canon would have released a 35mm f/1.4 L MkII by now, but I wonder if they had to go back to the drawing board when Sigma released this lens? Canon would look pretty silly releasing a new MkII L lens that does not even meet, much less beat a current Sigma lens available for well less than half the (likely) price! :o :-\ :-[ :-[

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:34:18 AM »
integrated grip
Not something for me then...

-h

+1

Deal-breaker for me. Would be a shame; I've been looking forward to a replacement for my 7D purely for improved noise & DR. Everything else about the camera suits me perfectly, including the size and shared battery with my 5Dii. If I wanted a boat anchor, I'd buy a 1Dx.
Oh well, it appears we'll get a chance to learn about the 70D first, and then see what happens with the 7D. :-\

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