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Lenses / Re: New EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Around the Corner? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:30:08 PM »
<p>We’re told that Canon will replace the EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS with a new version soon, and it will come as an EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM. This lens has been rumoured for a while now.</p>
<p>There was no word if this was coming for CP+ next month.</p>
<p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">c</span>r</strong></p>

If it improves on the previous version as much as the other STM lenses I might just pick one up. Imagine carrying just the 10-18mm and this lens and all the options it would cover - as long as speed or image quality didn't need to be exemplary.

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 07:03:27 PM »
Just curious... what brand has a pancake 22 f/2 in a DSLR form factor that you're trying to compare it to?
Beyond the Canon EF-M 22mm F2 (does not work on 70D), there is APS-C lens Nikon 35mm F1.8 and Sigma 30mm F1.4 also.
Why not EF-S 22mm F2 ?

Nikon's 35 f/1.8 and Sigma's 30 f/1.4 aren't pancakes.  The geometry (flange distance) for the M is different, so the focal length for a pancake is different as well.

You can't reason with these folks, it seems. They want everything. Small, fast, cheap, IS, with intelligent composition mode. I'm very close to just abandoning the time I waste on photography forums.

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 09:13:24 AM »
I can't wait to get my hands on one. Glad it's EF-S. Already gave my 40mm pancake to my daughter along with a 60D.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:37:53 PM »
7D replacement must be coming soon. $500 instant rebate starting tonight at midnight at Adorama.

If I didn't already have 2 I might pick up a new one.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:20:51 PM »
24-200mm f/1.4-2.0 lens
New 1″ Sensor

I'll believe THAT when I see it!

Ditto. Bigger sensor, greater zoom range AND faster lens? Extremely unlikely. Would be a much, much bigger camera.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 04:28:26 PM »
This could be a body I would purchase. I migrated from a 1DIII to a 7D for sports for the extra megapixels and greater crop so my 70-200 f/2.8 would suffice for field sports.

I do miss the pro body of the 1DIII and would love a good APS-C sensor in the same body.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: October 08, 2013, 10:23:18 PM »
I, for one, am a bit tired of my bodies being "video oriented". My 5DII, 7D and 60D have not shot a second of video. I guess I'll just have to hang on to them until the pendulum swings a bit in the other direction.

Lenses / Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:06:15 AM »
My next lens will be the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. I just decided to sell my 300 f/4 IS and 70-200 f/2.8 non IS to cover the cost. I've been doing a fair bit of event coverage lately and the IS would be a great help. I think I can live with converters with the IS II and won't miss the 300 f/4 all that much.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:12:54 PM »

It all makes perfect sense except that the price tag is supposed to be 800$. Is that the entry-level? O.o

Sometimes it's more expensive to make something smaller. And just because it's smaller doesn't mean it has to be a lower level.

The question is will the build quality be good enough to satisfy people used to XXD or XD bodies. I've read that the EOS-M build quality is good and I hope this follows suit.

And if a body only version is available for $699 that's reasonable. I have no desire for any EF-S kit lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:52:53 PM »
edit: deleted, I got the D3200 weight wrong, this is actually about 15% lighter than a D3200

It's also significantly smaller than the D3200. The D3200 is basically the same size as the T3; the EOS-b is a lot smaller.



I just had a thought. Maybe it's not a "b" at all maybe it's the musical flat symbol. So the new body is a half step lower than an EOS.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:58:36 AM »
yet another disappointment from canon. old sensor, order specs, outrageous price. why can't they just accept the future of the sub 1000 camera body is mirror-less. enough with this surplus parts revel crap.

Because it's not solely. Sure, if you don't want to shoot anything that moves. This body might bring all the features of the EOS-M plus phase detect AF when desired with a modest increase in size. I'm going to take a good look at it and I've never considered getting a rebel before.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:47:10 AM »
The weight is in the panasonic G3 class - amazing. And the lens mount looks h-u-g-e!

Yeah, here's a comparison to the other smallest Rebels of the past (XTi and XS), sorry I was too lazy to resize the pictures:

EDIT: On the opposite side of the spectrum, here it is in comparison to the EOS M and EF adapter:


Looks pretty much like an EOS-M with a prism housing - size wise.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-b Images Leak & a New Kit Lens
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:44:42 AM »
Pretty good value for the money, I'd say.

As small as it is, what this camera needs is a 20mm 2.8 ef-s pancake as a companion lens.

+1. I almost ordered an EOS-M from BB at $549 yesterday. If this camera in live view operates like the EOS-M and has the option of faster operation with the mirror down it might be a winner. But I agree it needs a small fast prime. a 20 or 22mm pancake would be perfect.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:42:30 PM »
Well, the rumored small DSLR was specced with Digic 5. Unlikely they'd announce a powershot with a more advanced processor at the same time. So I'd guess one or the other is an error.

But then, what do I know.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: November 07, 2012, 10:51:07 AM »
I've said this before. Although bulkier and heavier, I appreciate the hood setup on the old 24-70 for moving around without a lens cap on. When you bring the barrel back to 70mm there's a lot of protection there. And when the barrel is extended, it's all inside the hood.

Not so with the new lens, where the barrel has no protection at all when extended. If I knock up against something with the old lens, or drag it through the brush, nothing touches the lens itself.

Just my preference, I guess.

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