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And I previously felt like the lack of 2.8 zooms was a huge downfall for Sony. Looks like those are coming soon as well.

Has this actually been stated anywhere?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How long until the next FF body? Or buy now?
« on: November 15, 2014, 12:55:17 PM »

There is a reason for this - apart from the 6d sensor image quality the 5d3 is superior in every way.

If you happen to shoot center point only, shoot with slower lenses and don't track, go with the 6d. Remember that even *if* Canon releases a newer 5d4/6d2 anytime soon, it'll be a lot more expensive than the current models.

I wouldn't say 5D3 is superior in every way, the 6D center point focuses better in low light and it also adds Wifi+GPS if that's something you want.  Also, I'm not sure that the 5D4/6D2 will be much more expensive than the current models; Canon's pricing strategy lately seems a bit more reasonable.

Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:22:26 PM »
The 16-35 and 10-18 were both announced sometime in the middle of May, so I suppose they have until then to fit into a 12 month period.  If the 35 pans out then the only thing missing is the supposed TS-E updates.

Goodness, no.  You forgot one of the great bread and butter gripes of this forum.

The EF 50mm f/nooneknows IS USM to replace the ancient EF 50mm f/1.4 fake-USM would also go in the "things missing" bucket.  I want a sharp-in-the-corners 50mm lens with quick autofocusing and a size less than a pickle jar, and that new lens will be it

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I think raptor3x was referring to Canon Rumors' original post re 'Year Of The Lens‘:

You got it.

Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:17:37 PM »
Maybe when they said, Year of the lens, they meant a twelve month period and not specifically 2014.

So what was the first big lens announced... and how many more months are left in the twelve months of the lens.... It just does roll off the tongue.

The 16-35 and 10-18 were both announced sometime in the middle of May, so I suppose they have until then to fit into a 12 month period.  If the 35 pans out then the only thing missing is the supposed TS-E updates.

Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:17:19 PM »

Reasonable hit rate. Have I missed any?

EF-S 10-18 for budget lenses.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DxO mark: here we go again!!!
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:24:37 PM »
I think the one that I find most amusing is that they rate the Nikon D810 higher in low-light ISO performance than the 6D. Yet, if you use the comparisons on DPReview even a blind squirrel can see how awful the D810 is at higher ISOs.

It's more than a bit silly to call the D810 awful at high ISO.

LOL - Love part of this - "I was shooting running horses and maybe 3 out of 300 images were out of focus"

Now can't wait to see the Tony Northrup review...

"to test the sports AF capabilities, we will shoot my GF walking towards me... The 7D MK II only performed so so getting 6 out of 10 images in focus" 


That AF test still bothers the hell out of me.  I have no trouble believing that the D810 can track better than the 5D3 in that scenario as Nikon seems to have gone all out with the AF on the D810 and now D750, but that the 5D3 was only hitting 60% makes no sense. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 22, 2014, 09:51:38 AM »
To make a better comparison:
Take the EF 70–200 mm 1:2,8L IS II USM
If you want to have the same DOF on FT you would not need a 35-100 1:2,8
but the ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 35‑100mm 1:2.0

You'd actually need a 35-100mm f/1.4.  The 35-100mm F/2.0 is equivalent to the 70-200 f/4.

Reviews / Re: Camera Store Trashes New G7X
« on: October 19, 2014, 05:17:33 PM »
But AF seems slow(er), lens worse, handling worse etc.

Not quite so simple to say the lens is worse.  Based on the results that are coming in over at DPReview it looks like the Canon is sharper on the long end while the Sony is sharper at the wide end.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 750D real world review
« on: October 14, 2014, 06:59:00 PM »
mabye, but i often wish i could somehow get just 1-2 stop more DR out of my canon RAWs.
would not give me a proper exposed outside but made things way better.
it´s seems nikon can do that without a problem.

then look at the 5D Mk3 picture in the review, they are unusable.

Have you tried MagicLantern's DualISO?

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 01:50:16 PM »
if the price settles, a 11-24 L would totally replace the 10-22 in my kit. Especially on a 7Dii

That would be insane to replace the 10-22 with this rumored 11-24L for a 7D unless you really really needed weather sealing.

EOS Bodies / Re: Multilayer Sensors are Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:34:54 PM »
Completely off-track here but I've a question for Fujifilm users. Doesn't Adobe still struggle with Fujifilm RAW files? I know there are improvements, but they are still not entirely artifact free. So, how does one cope with that?

I've not noticed any artifacts but X-T1 RAW files processed in LR tend to be very soft.

I love this lens for portraits. But I shot a children event the other day and took my 1DX.  Lost some good photos because of slow auto focus.  I just bought a 5dm3 and haven't used this lens on it.  Would that have been a better choice or was the choice of lens just a dumb move overall.  (regrets suck)

How fast were these children?  The Canon 85 1.8 is one of the fastest focusing lenses made by any manufacturer.  If the 1DX + 85 1.8 wasn't fast enough to track them then nothing will be.  Also, the 5D3 is a bit slower to focus than the 1DX so I wouldn't expect it to do any better.

Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 08, 2014, 09:02:59 AM »
Rainbow Falls by raptor3x, on Flickr

Although they have been moving along at a faster clip than if the 5D IV ends up not being a high DR camera, I am sure Sony will have an ANr out at some point between the 5D IV and 5D V that solves some of the key issues). I do feel it would be stupid to buy the A7r before finding out what Sony has in store for January, though. (And stupid to buy it before trying a D810.)

At the rate Sony's been releasing bodies, I'd be shocked if there's not an A8R/A7Rii before the 5D4 is released.

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