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Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 12:44:45 PM »
Looks like fake. Front element from 14-24 Nikkor and the rest from 17-40.
Canon will never put a red ring on a hood, it will be on a body, even with integrated hood.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: August 20, 2014, 12:19:42 PM »
f/2 or f/1.2?
F/2 should be either superb quality or really cheap - like give an opportunity to try out MF lenses for newbies.
F/1.2 sound interesting though.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Laptop Editing - Best Setup
« on: August 14, 2014, 03:05:09 AM »
Why do you need a new one, if your is 1-yr old and pretty fast?
I'm using a VAIO Z, which is about 3 or may be even 4 years old. It used to be a top-range, so it's pretty competitive now with i7-2660k, 8 gigs of ram and 256Gb SSD drive(RAID0 of two 128GB sticks).

The only thing you need for photography you need is an external display. Get yourself a nice 27" IPS DELL and have fun.

Lenses / Re: your experience of buying very old EF L lenses
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:12:35 AM »
Here's even older canon 80-200L from 1989. My copy was made in 1994 so it's anniversary lens this year  :D :D

That's shot wide open, f/2.8 at 170mm. 1/500 and 5d2 if anyone cares.
70-200L is modern design, and should be on par with that.

For $780 I'd pull a trigger, especially if you don't have a zoom in that range.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod centre column - yes or no
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:40:26 PM »
I'm using Feisol 3402 with center column. I also have a central plate, to eliminate CC, it makes tripod more stable and lighter. But it also too shot for general use. When I go hiking, I take CC off, but usually I use it with CC.
Anyways, having this option seems pretty cool to me and it's way better then typical short column.

I would not do AFMA againg unless you see some lenses works bad for you.
Just take all of your stuff out and test it. All lenes, all FL, close focus and infinity.  It might be that nothing is hurt.

Lenses / Re: 17-40 zoom noise - does yours sound like this?
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:45:21 PM »
I have 17-40, and it sounds different. Almost silent with hardly noticeable plastic movement inside, same as 35L.

EOS Bodies / Re: Can Canon deliver a FF sensor that is class leading?
« on: June 04, 2014, 03:47:18 AM »
There are actually three questions

1.  Can Canon deliver this sensor
2.  Should Canon deliver this sensor
3.  Will Canon deliver this sensor

Only the first question has anything to do with the technology.  Unfortunately, the second question is the limiting factor.  Canon may be technologically capable of delivering this sensor, but it the marketing/production/sales numbers don't add up, all the technology won't matter.

Assuming that the first two questions are yes, the third question may dictate that they will do this in 2-3/3-5 years from now. 

I think gone are the days when cameras were limited by technical capability.  It is all about the business case.  And that's a good thing.

That's it.

I'm sure canon can do it. And in my opinion it will do it quite soon.

You can notice, that canon and nikon lineup doesn't have equal cameras. Yep, they're quite close, but I see it goes like:
D3100-600D-D5200-60D-D7100-7D for crop cameras one by one. Same for Fullframe cameras, but it's easier to show with bigger range of cropped.

Second thing you can notice, that canon and nikon got some cycles. Say 2-4 years. Reason? Same - marketing.
When 5d2 came out it was a deal-breaker. Great performance, 21mp. Hard to compare with D700. Yep, megapixels doesn't matter that much, as people believe, but we all know that 5d2 sell wery well.
4 years later Nikon makes D800 and canon stays with 5d3(which is cool, but difference between 5d-5d2 and 5d2-5d3 is not that big).
Canon is upgrading their lenses, from tele(easiest to design) to wide to II versions(70-200 II, 24-70II) or adds IS (24-28-35 IS, 16-35 IS) and they all have great sharpness and performance.  I think canon will announce some high-MP camera if 1-2 years, as well as upgraded primes.
This change of leadership easily falls to 4 year cycle. Later we'll see some nikon on top.

Companies makes a bigger profits, if the leader changes with time, this makes users go to one side or another.
Fortunately now is canon turn. Unfortunately, previous announces makes me think, that price will be quite high.

I know this must have been done to death, and is probably down to my own ignorance....but what is the point in the 16-35 F4 IS?
Is it to replace the 17-40 F4? If so and assuming this is for landscape then it will need to be very good quality as the 17-40 is fairly cheap these days. And again assuming this is aimed at landscape/building photography...do you need IS?

If it is to replace the 16-35 F2.8.....with an F4 lens? Sure the IS is welcome for handholding shots...but that will never replace faster glass when shooting low light (thinking weddings and events etc).

Seems like it is stuck in between two lens (16-35 F2.8 & 17-40 F4) to me??

My thoughts, exactly.
I've bought a 17-40 for less then $500 recently, in perfect condition. I know it have some drawbacks, and not perfect. So is 16-35II, compared to 35L I own.
That new lenses should be really, really sharp and rise the quality mark. Otherwise I'd prefer primes over them.

EDIT: interesting to see the design matching the 24-70 II
Maybe the new Canon L line?
That's the reason it looks fake to me..

Canon General / Re: Canon Hong Kong Announcement April 24, 2014
« on: April 22, 2014, 05:45:16 AM »
shadow and light created by objects...
Reminds me about a flash or something. May be some EX-440-RT.

EOS Bodies / Re: Hardware Hack for EOS Cameras Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: February 28, 2014, 05:38:39 AM »
Imagine, it's like soldiering a new chip that allows to overrive all the params: like FPS, aperture step, or something.
We already have a software to control this, now we need a hardware without a factory-made limits.
I still cannot see where the DR improvements come from, but I guess this is possible.
May be... May be canon have some limitations built in, and difference between 1dX and 5d3 is there. Like same sensor tech, but Canon inserts extra noice in "cheaper" 5d3.  Same for shutter: you limit it to 4fps, so people who need more are forced to buy another model, but actually there's no limiting factor in 5d3 which prevents it from doing 10fps in perfect conditions.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:16:33 AM »
Something like 14-24 will be great. Probably don't need to zoom more then 30, as most people have or will get a Sigma 35. It looks like a great lens and I can say a must-have (even with 35L i own.).

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 14, 2013, 05:55:53 AM »
Hey, Why not grab a 5d2? It's sold for cheap used. You can try full frame, and then patiently wait for a next 5d monster. Yep, there's quality difference between 5d2 and 3 but it is on a higher ISOs and price difference is noticeable.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: EF-S 18-200 f/3.5-5.6 IS Refurb $279
« on: October 09, 2013, 10:51:42 AM »
Bought two of this, when it was on sale quite a while ago.
Now trying to sell it here(I'm far away from US) locally ;)

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