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EOS Bodies / Re: More on The Coming 4K Camcorder [CR2]
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:54:16 AM »
Sony does have 2 pretty great consumer versions of the X-70, one of which the CX900 is doing only 1080p but overall really great. I wonder if Canon offers only semi-pro versions or will handle it in a similar way to Sony.

I was saving pennies to eventually buy a CX900. Have you used it before?

Am using 2 canon vixia m series and am lusting after a 1 inch sensor camcorder.

I wish Canon had a offering in the  vixia lineup that was larger than the 1/3 sensor.

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What are the odds of a EF or EF-S 60 to 90mm f/2.9 or 2.0 prime offering you gents think ever showing up?

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EOS-M / Re: Finally a 50mm for EOS-M...
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:36:47 PM »
There are hundreds of different brands/models  of manual 50mm prime lens available for M. Search the vintage arsenal and you will find some gems. All you need is an adapter.

I'm thinking that dadgummit is referring to a native lens without the use of an adapter.

Just wish there was an offering in the 60-85mm (prime lens) focal length range that is native to the M body.

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Hopefully Sigma will now produce lenses for the M. I thought it was interesting with the timing of this release in that Canon released its telephoto zoom just 48 hours prior approx.

If the quality of the lens at least on par with the quality of the EF-M 18-55mm, I think many will be on board with Tamron's super zoom offering.

id be interested to see what a sigma 18-35 f1.8 in native EF-M mount would be like
the size difference between the rokinon EF-S 8mm and the EF-M 8mm is massive just as an example

That would be awesome. I do wonder though if this would make the M a not so portable camera with a 1.8 maximum aperture lens. On second thought, if the EF-M 22mm f/2.0 exists, it shouldn't be that difficult to produce a smaller, lighter 18-35mm f/1.8 sacrificing portability.

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Lovely! This means there will be more "used" gear on the market at awesome prices around this time. 5D mark ii's and 6D's more specifically.

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Hopefully Sigma will now produce lenses for the M. I thought it was interesting with the timing of this release in that Canon released its telephoto zoom just 48 hours prior approx.

If the quality of the lens at least on par with the quality of the EF-M 18-55mm, I think many will be on board with Tamron's super zoom offering.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EF-M 55-200 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Gets Official
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:55:13 AM »
I wonder if the price will come in at the $400-$500 range such as the EF-M 11-22mm?

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EOS Bodies / Re: A 2014 Roadmap Part 1: The 7D Mark II is Coming [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
For those who will be abandoning your mark i, keep me in mind as a buyer of your camera. :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:51:43 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?

Built like the 60D.

Thanks mate.  ;D

Did some digging and ....

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"As I understand it, the 70D has a similar chassis to the 60D, with an aluminum and polycarbonate frame that's been enhanced with glass fiber."

Source: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-70d/canon-70dA.HTM

I wonder if the new "enhanced glass fiber" is window dressing or truly a benefit.


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Preorder the Canon EOS 70D
« on: July 02, 2013, 07:38:59 PM »
Can anyone confirm that the body construction is magnesium alloy or the same material as the 60D?

Thanks in advance.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $699
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:10:47 AM »
Just bought  ;D

I rented this lens earlier this month and was amazed by the iq of this glass. I was non-believer is L glass and thought the asking price of these lenses were unjustified.

Now I wish I never rented this lens or borrowed my roommate's 70-200mm F/2.8 IS USM. Have since sold my Tamron 17-50 and other crop sensor lenses to upgrade.


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Very limited range. The crop shooters might be better off with two smaller and faster primes.

That depends on what the price will be upon the release of this 18-35mm lens.

Going the cheap route, the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art is $499. Alternatively there is the option of the 35mm f/1.4 for $899. Another prime in the neighborhood of 15-20mm, specifically a quality one will be a minimum of $1000 (L lens territory). One may be able to get away with a Rokinon or Samyang in this range for $500 perhaps but a person would lose auto-focus.  :)

On a side note I see this one coming in at a minimum of $899.

What I meant is - since Sigma has the 30/1.4, they could have released an APS-C prime in the 15-18 range. An f/1.8 zoom of this sort could be a big compromise optically.

Ah I understand.

I did come across an old non fisheye 15mm produced by Sigma on ebay. Cannot recall if it was a FF issue or not.


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Very limited range. The crop shooters might be better off with two smaller and faster primes.

That depends on what the price will be upon the release of this 18-35mm lens.

Going the cheap route, the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Art is $499. Alternatively there is the option of the 35mm f/1.4 for $899. Another prime in the neighborhood of 15-20mm, specifically a quality one will be a minimum of $1000 (L lens territory). One may be able to get away with a Rokinon or Samyang in this range for $500 perhaps but a person would lose auto-focus.  :)

On a side note I see this one coming in at a minimum of $899.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 DC?
« on: April 18, 2013, 01:56:22 AM »
I think I'll stay aps-c a bit longer than planned. Certainly this should put pressure on Canon to become more innovative in the lens arena. Even more considering Sigma's success with their new 35mm f/1.4.


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Portrait / Re: My 5D Mark III portraits
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:34:14 PM »
Outstanding portraits!

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