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Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 27, 2013, 07:24:57 PM »
I liked the color of the telephoto lenses...

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Cannot Keep Screwing It's Customers Over
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:45:45 PM »
I live in Europe and canon are raising their prices here by 2x as well despite that the value of our currency has remained on the same level as the Yen...


I have been jumping ship every year since I started this hobby but having tried both Canon & Nikon I think I finally found my footing now. I often buy gear used so I haven't been losing much $$$ each generation...

2010 Panasonic GF-1 (sold 2010)
2010 Nikon D7000 (sold 2011)
2011 Canon 550D (sold 2011), Canon 5d Mark 2 (sold 2012)
2012 Olympus E-P2 (sold 2012), Nikon D800 (Hope to stick with it for a while)

Why am I still here? This forum is way better than anything else & I like to discuss non-brand related stuff :)

Lenses / Re: If you can have ONLY 3 lenses, what would they...???
« on: September 22, 2012, 03:22:15 AM »
Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH
Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f0.95 ASPH
Leica Summicron-M 90mm f2.0 ASPH

Lenses / Re: Proper way to set down gripped camera
« on: May 31, 2012, 02:03:19 PM »
I have turned the tripod ring 90 degrees to the left. That way, the pressure on the mount bayonet in minimized. Although I'm sure you fine without doing this as well...

An used Tamron 28-75 2.8 seems an excellent option here. In Sweden they are 600 usd cheaper then used Canon 24-105. They also seem about equally sharp, you lose out on a 3-stop IS but get one f-stop in lens speed instead. You also get to keep 600 usd :)

I want a fully manual DIGITAL SLR that uses Canon FD lenses.  High quality FD lenses are out there moldering in closets by the millions!  They're moldering in MY closet.   I WANT a manual camera!  I LIKE to set my shutter speed and f stop.  I LIKE to figure out my depth of field.  Ricoh makes a digital camera that takes old Leica lenses!  Any manufacturer--doesn't have to be Canon, in fact it would be better if it wasn't as far as I'm concerned because Canon abandoned me and orphaned all my lenses!  A 24 x 36mm CMOS chip with 3 controls--f stop, shutter speed, and ASA.  Doesn't even have to be SLR as long as it has a big fine grained led screen.  Is any manufacturer close to making anything like this?  Doesn't anybody else want what I want?

Sounds like you're into mirrorless...

I have the Lowepro Flipside 400 AW. In it, i can comfortably fit my 5D Mark 2 w/grip together with three 24-105 size lenses and two 70-200 size lenses. As well as an olympus EP-2 and 3 lenses for that camera. It is also possible to fit a 13 macbook pro if you use the chase jarvis hack on the bag.

I am very happy with the bag as it is very comfortable compared to some other bags I own. The only times I wouldn't consider wearing it would be situations with warm weather and high humidity...

Lenses / Re: 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS vs 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: April 18, 2012, 05:02:02 PM »
Why not get the Canon Extender 1.4x II or 2x III?  8)

The 70-300 L does not accept an extender.
Not a Canon extender, no, Canon "fixed" that. It does with the Kenko Pro range. Alas not had chance to compare with the 100-400 as mine is alas a rubbish copy. Others however on this forum have good copies so I think that I'm in a minority.

@OP - You're 200mm on the 50D gave you effective 320mm, with 1.4x converter then it gave you 448mm. If you need that sort of reach, then is it not more of a compare the 100-400mm with the 400mm f/5.6 and keep you're existing 70-200?

I Think criza meant an 1.4 extender to the 70-200f4. Which would actually make the fov similar to an 50d without extender...

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« on: April 17, 2012, 02:29:23 PM »


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Lenses / Re: Looking for an windeangle lens for Eos 60D
« on: April 16, 2012, 01:53:42 AM »
I got the sigma 8-16 and was really happy with it. I'm sure the canon is sharper and the tokina is faster. But since the DOF is basically infinite at wide angle anyways I personally don't see the point of fast super-wide angles. Since you
re shooting wide angle you can use sick (long) shutter speeds and get sharp images anyways. That said I'm sure all 3 are good options.

Just picked up my camera and lens.

The 40D has replacements of the shutter assembly, the shutter release button and AF unit
The 35/1.4 has misaligned center components and need to be re-calibrated.

Everything is fixed and cost me $209 for the body and $269 for the lens.
Never thought repair can be so expensive. Take good care of your gears guys...

I hear you man. Back when I was shooting Nikon. I dropped my 18-200 VR II from half a meter on some cobblestone. The lens still worked but made some weird IS noises and refused to zoom below ~50mm. I sent it to Nikon HQ here in Sweden for repairs and they wanted 800 $ to fix the lens. Which was a bit hilarious since a good used copy could go for 5-600 :/ Needless to say I scrapped the lens.

Lenses / Re: First dSLR, lens recommendations
« on: April 12, 2012, 05:29:02 PM »
15-85 is a great lens and so is the 60D. No complaints for me there. 15 is pretty wide on crop and I think you should probably get a tele at first instead of a wide angle. The 10-22 overlaps quite alot with the 15-85. 85mm is nowhere near far enough for shooting shy wildlife.

Maybe an Canon 70-200L f4 non-IS would suit your needs. You could get the IS version or possibly the 70-300L IS if you got the dough. I heard alot of good about the Tamron 70-300 VC too. Great bang for your buck that lens.

Have you considered the 7D. It's more weatherproofed then the 60D for sure. Good if you're hiking in rainforest. Though you'll need weathersealed lenses to go along with that body. Also, what kind of budget do you have?

Personally, I have always had a week spot for the 550D. Same sensor as the 7D, 1/3 of the price.

Lenses / Re: Your Most Used Lens!
« on: April 06, 2012, 03:13:28 PM »
I would say the Canon 50/1.8 II lens with my trusty E-P2 (they fit surprisingly well together). It's very mobile and I almost always carry it with me. For serious shooting I mostly use the Canon 24-105L on a 5D though...

Third Party Manufacturers / Help with telephoto for vacation
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:03:00 AM »
I will go on a long holiday traveling around East Asia this summer. For the occasion; I was thinking of getting a telephoto lens to complement my lens lineup since I'm leaving my 70-200 at home for weight/cost reasons.

This has led me to the conclusion that I will either get:
Panasonic 100-300 f4-5.6 for my Olympus E-P2 (effective FOV 200-600 on FF).
Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6 VC SP DI for my Full Frame 5D Mark 2.

Further digging into the subject basically revealed that >ISO800 is a "no go" area for the e-p2. The aperture of the Panasonic lens is 5.6 at the tele end. And the IS only seems to be good for 1 stop. I would hence be forced to shoot at 1/300 sec on 5.6 aperture, something that is hard to do in less then perfect situations.

The Tamron by contrast is more forgiving offering a 2,5-4 stop working IS but has considerably lesser reach. I could probably be able to counter some of the reach advantage of the panasonic by cropping on the 5D. I would be able to shoot at ISO3200 at 1/100 sec with 5.6 aperture with acceptable results. Which is a 3.5 stop advantage compared to the Panasonic lens. This combo is less mobile and has considerably smaller reach though...

Any help rendered would be helpful. Especially on how cropping on a 21mp FF image would compare to 12mp crop image. The canon 70-300l is out of my budget and the Tamron trumps the non-L version in the reviews I've read.

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