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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 05:43:39 PM »
Don't you guys think it's an approach that Canon usually gets its f/2.8 without IS (e.g 16-25/2.8, 24-70/2.8, 70-200/2.8 ) out the door first?  That can showcase what they can achieve.

Then sometime later they release their f/4 IS variants (e.g. 16-35/4 IS, 24-70/4 IS, 70-200/4 IS) to suit different needs.

Also, a fast (f/2.8 or even faster) UWA is important to night sky photography at least, e.g. Milky Way shots.

...saying overseas demand for pricy single-lens reflex models had remained depressed...

So which one is the following is true?

  • Their R&D (esp. the Df team) and Sales are not communicating
  • Non-overseas (Japan local) market is different
  • They think USD 2650 is not pricey for their target customer
  • Somehow they think the Df is not the average Joe's DSLR
  • They don't care about the dropped demand
  • All of the above
  • None of the above
  • :o ??? ::) :-\

Pretty impressive results on deblurring and CA correction on images produced by a hand-bulit simple lens.

SimpleLensImaging Heide2013 on Vimeo

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Choosing the right tripod
« on: September 25, 2013, 05:15:50 PM »
...Even more so now that they have some Arca-Swiss compatible clamps, meaning a good (RRS/Kirk) L-bracket is feasible...  Bottom line, I'd recommend Manfrotto CF legs and one of their new AS-compatible heads...

When they announced this 2 months ago, I was excited and looking for review.

Finally, there was this -

"...Therefore, I may come to the conclusion that Manfrotto has succeeded once again in introducing a proprietary "Arca-compatible" system..."

I guess we can hope Manfrotto to come up with improved models/versions later.  But I will pass this one.   :P

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2013, 03:05:25 PM »
If it is a "big lens" announcement, the 100-400 is what 1st popped into my mind. If it is a big "lens announcement", maybe the 14-24 or 50mm. Many canon users have been begging for these to be either replaced or created (14-24) for a good while, at least on canon rumors. Does canon read cr?

I'm going with in order of importance (in my opinion :D)

1) 12/14-24L f/2.8 I want in the future  ::)

2) 100-400L IS f/4.5-5.6  I want  ;)  (won't be a straight f4, not having just launched the 200-400 f4 x1.4)

3) 16-50L f/4 IS  I want  ;)

+1  ::) ::) ::)

EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of Mirrorless Informaton [CR3]
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:27:58 PM »
If it has APS-C sensor, flash hotshoe, cable shutter release socket,  silent live view (best feature of canon cameras for macro photography) and comes with a EF adapter at launch I am in

So interchangeable lenses are to be the only feature differing it from P&S line?

That feature (native interchangeability, with adapter or not, with EF lenses) alone is big enough for event/wedding photogs to get it as a backup camera for its light weight and compact size.

What the hell is canon doing?

All the resources must have been dragged to the Cinema line!   :o

And a flood of LCD pressing and probing commences.:)

And then the headline of next week reads "LCD pressing causes top menu unreadable/broken/liquid-crystal-leak"...

Roger / Craig, mind to share any pictures of the "new" top LCD?

EOS Bodies / Re: Best 5d3 custom function AF point selection quick!
« on: April 13, 2012, 01:17:26 PM »
While we're on the topic, what are some other highly useful tweaks and tips that are assumed knowledge? I think we'll be surprised to see how many people were otherwise unaware.

Does anyone know if we can do 1-step control over AF Area Selection Mode (vs. 2-step control on p. 73)?  I want to have a quick way to switch between One-Shot AF (coupled with Single-Point AF) AI Servo AF (associated with AF Point Expansion).  With a configured DOF button to toggle (technically not toggling since holding down is AI Servo while releasing is One-Shot) between One-Shot and AI Servo, I want to do similar 1-step toggle between Single-Point AF and AF Point Expansion (or other AF Area modes that are beneficial to AI Servo).  Is it possible?  Does anyone have other alternatives?

I expect most of us are already well aware of this, but if you aren't, try setting the AF-on button to AF-start and decoupling AF-start from the shutter half press (switch the half-press from AF + metering start to just metering start) - this arrangement is one of the major advantages of the mid and high-end bodies over the Rebels and gives you a great deal more control over AF in use.

I am going to try this to see if it's easier to do AE-Lock and Recompose/AF.  I'd imagine your described way is clicking AF-on button to AF first followed by recomposing/half-pressing-shutter to meter, right?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:56:00 PM »
IS sound issue with the 200 & 800mm perhaps.

Maybe, but 800/5.6 and 200/2 owners are few so I doubt a camera wide re-call.

No matter how few owners there are, if that problem exists and it's a mechanical problem that needs to be fixed in the camera, they have to recall everything out there right?  It doesn't make sense to me if they just recall from those who have the lenses in question.  So you'd prefer to send in yours later when you plan to get 200 f/2 IS ?   :o

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Recall?
« on: April 12, 2012, 03:46:43 PM »
IS sound issue with the 200 & 800mm perhaps.

That sounds like it as it's the only issue Canon officially acknowledged so far for 5D3.  The other announced issue with DPP is only about the software itself.

EOS Bodies / Re: any more word on the 5d3+24-70 II Pro Kit?
« on: April 12, 2012, 02:12:59 PM »
The kit exists

I will probably get it when i go for a mk3 body for my wife after i get a working copy to make sure its good
but i want to test that lens against the 3 fast primes in the range it covers first too before i shell out that much money on it

also keep in mid these are australian prices and this is probably the cheapest we have any real hope of seeing this kit available for on this continent

Just hope it doesn't turn into an Oceania thing only. Most of the early talk about it came out of Canon in Australia and New Zealand. Someone claimed they did see a mention of it for the US too though, even with official pricing and all for the US, but since then it's just gone silent. I wonder if Canon USA didn't decide to can the idea since then? In the past the kits haven't always been the same across all countries and some have decided to opt out of certain kits.

But all of the kits should be available to Japan right?

Where do you see the mentioning of "Pro Kit" from Canon announcement?  From Australia?

Canon Japan shows only 2 packages (Body-only and Kit with 24-105):

EOS 5D Mark III・ボディー

EOS 5D Mark III・EF24–105L IS U レンズキット

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