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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:20:12 PM »
It seems the problem here is that most don't want pancake lenses. What I see a demand for is Ef-s primes with fast apertures and not that much emphasis on size.

Wow. What you can see is immense. I think the opposite. Suprised? There is a lot of demand on the 40mm 2.8 STM, I own one by myself and I'm always surprised what this small thingy can do. At the moment this lens is nearly always on my cam.

So, if someone travels around with a smaller APS-C the 40STM or 24STM could cover most of the needs...

Where is the demand on fast primes on APS-C? There already are fast primes in this focallength-range like the 35mm 1.4L or 24 1.4L. I just don't think that you're willing to pay the prices...

One small tip at the end, maybe you don't know. There are a lot of primes in your range... for example the EF 20mm f2.8 or the really fast EF 28mm 1.8. They're comparable cheap and still to get.

I say again that I am not against Canon release lenses that do not meet my desire. The sad part is that the launch of an EF-S 24mm F2.8 means that Canon will never launch an EF-S 22mm F2. :-[ :'(

They have a 24mm 1.4! What about this one?

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:58:08 AM »
I'm disappointed that the launch of this EF-S 24mm F2.8, means that Canon will never launch an EF-S 22mm F2. :( If so hated EOS-M has a great prime F2 lens, why 7D and 70D can not have?

The EOS-M has a smaller focal flange.  You can't compare the EF-S with the EF-M bayonett. Even not with the same sensorsizes. To greate a Wide Angle on a fullframe-bayonett like the EF-S (yes, it's still the same distance as from the fullframe-EF), you need a *lot* more complex lensdesigns.

Btw.. I would buy a good 24mm f4 pancake. Why not? Ok, the viewfinder ist a little bit dark, but so the finder of a 70-200f4 L IS is... I don't need a shallow DOF on wideangles. There is none below f1.4 ;)

Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 05:23:34 PM »
I would like to have a 24mm Pancake for the full frame. I really, really, like my 40mm 2.8 STM... and it should be possible as Voigtländer already has something like that in the productline. But the Voigtländer is optically not very good.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: September 08, 2014, 07:55:18 AM »
For me it would be more interesting to fix some annoying bugs on all those new cameras, instead of inventing some (often useless) new functions.

For example, why do we have a 30 seconds limit on the bulb-mode? There is no reason for this, but it's a pain in the ass in the field while taking longexposureshots. Why don't we get the fancy A-DEP Mode back? What's with the eye-controlled AF? Worked great in the EOS-5.

Why is there no small light on the bayonett for nighttime-lenschange (and no on the buttons eighter, but there are some cams with it like the D4S).

Why is there no stacking modus with all those lenses? STM would be perfect for it. This list could go on and on. Sometimes if i grab an old camera like a Contax or a Zenza, I find features I miss after a while.

f1.4? Pfffft.  f1.2!  ;)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:32:56 PM »
I heard the Canon 5D Mark 3 has no interchangeable screens anymore? Would be a shame for manual users like me ;(   Can anyone confirm this?

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 30, 2014, 12:54:34 PM »
I don't understand what the pictures should show... most camerasensors have lenses attached that aren't able to resolve at least 16MP. Look at DXO and compare which lense gives the full resolution on a APS-C or FF-Cam. Mostly only a *few* L-primes can even cover 18MP on a Canon 7D. 

APS-C Cams need better lenses if you have the same amount of pixels on a FF and on an APS-C sensor. 

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:14:04 AM »
Interesting. But a 6D for sports and BIF photography is really challenging.
A comparison with the 5D MKII or 1DX would be more logical....would it not?

I just wanted to use the newest fullframe-sensors in the comparision, you can use DXOMark with own choices:

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 29, 2014, 02:37:32 AM »
To the Dynamic Range hunters just a small hint... the advantage of Nikon is only on the lower ISOs. If you need high ISO for sportsphotography or birds, the Canon is equal around ISO 800 with even better results on the higher ones.

Most people forget this, blame Canon but shoot with ISO1600 on a wedding.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:30:49 PM »
There is no such thing as a "macro" if its below 1:1 ;)   Shame on Zeiss.

EOS Bodies / Re: Are These The EOS 7D Mark II Specifications?
« on: August 24, 2014, 07:28:25 PM »
Edit: Let me also add, I'm not saying Canon's cameras are terrible. In fact, they're quite capable of getting good results. It's just that Canon no longer seems to care about having the best image quality (at least sub $6k) and being on the cutting edge in terms of features and sensor, and to me it's disappointing, regardless of sales figures, that other companies can offer overall better sensors AND better cameras, at a cheaper price.

Sony may have some advances in sensortechnology... but try to find a serious lens-package for an A7, for example.

Maybe Canon has different priorities or is trying to invent/test something in the background. We don't know. There is always someone better until a new technology hits the market. Always take the whole package into account, a sensor is just a part of it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 21, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »
That's because they are VDSLR lenses and therefore made so you can pull the aperture as well as the focus.

I don't speak about the aperture-ring, of course they have one. I just speak about composing the picture at the full open aperture, but the aperture is closing automatically on taking the shot. This is controlled electronically with a chip in the lens.

And they're not all VDSLR-Lenses, mostly exist two variants... for exaple one for still cameras (35mm f1.4) and the video one (35mm t1.5)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:54:17 AM »
I wouldn't miss the extra stop from f2 to f1.4 if the f2 ist sharp from corner to corner. On a full frame the f2 has a quite nice Depth of field, mostly you even stop down to f2.8 or 3.5...

For me the Samyang-lenses are always worth a buy because of the fantastic manual focussing-ring. It's something totally different if you have a real manual lense or "just" an autofocus-lens with the ability to focus manual. Even on expensive lenses like a 85 1.2L, the manual focussing sucks, the whole "by wire"-feeling is awkward. The 35mm 1.4 from samyang has the smoothness of a Zeiss Lens and outperforms them partly in optical performance.

I don't miss autofocus on short focallenghts (f.e. below ca. 60mm)

Edit:  Oh, wait, there is something I really miss on the Samyang-ones... an automatic aperture.

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:39:44 AM »
The Sigma is one hell of a lense but get's partly beaten by the Samyang 35mm 1.4, especially in the corners. It's sometimes interesting to see how other good competitors are getting less known if someone hypes the new one ;)

If you're willing to pay some attention on the pictures and you're not afraid of manual focus (but therefor with a fantastic focus-ring), you can get the samyang for a fraction of the price.

Just a link, not a picture (it's not that important, but anyway):

pictures (c) by photozone, just taken for comparision

Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:29:17 AM »
I doubt they had walking around in mind. In a studio with lights and stopped down a bit those two lens are too sharp

Yepp, and there you mark the problem by yourself. Why do you want to stop down a f1.2 lens? Of course it's not clever to use the f1.2 on portraits in short distances, but the f1.4 is even better @f1.4...

The weathersealing and a little bit brighter viewfinder makes not a grand on money. On the other side, the 85 1.2L is totally useable @f1.2...

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