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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:43:02 AM »
If you are interested in wildlife and small birds while travelling, 135mm  will hardly be enough. On longer trips, where wildlife may cross my path, I have recently taken the Tamron 150-600. The 70-200 /2,8  IS Mk II with  a good tele-extender  like Canon Mk III is another good option imho.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm Mk I vs Mk II
« on: February 20, 2015, 06:09:16 AM »
The image quality is outstanding with version II  and the results are much better in many situations because of the outstanding IS. I sold the old one almost immediately after the first experience with this lens.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35F4 L IS, Any good?
« on: February 19, 2015, 07:17:41 AM »
My 16-35/4  lens is excellent, from center to corner and edges, with architecture and indoors shots as well.

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Canon General / Re: Canon to Buy Video Surveillance Leader Axis for $2.8b
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:52:06 AM »
I am happy, that many public places are equipped with surveillance cameras, because they reduce the crime rate in those locations substancially. I am shure, world wide the need for surveillance cameras will increase in years to come. Growth perspective is quite good.
Canon will be able to dilute their research and development costs, since they will be able to spred costs  over a much larger number of sensors.
I am very happy, that canon did this deal. On the long run, we will also see benefits in the camera business.

Security cameras don't reduce crime, they move just it.
They move it and reduce it overall, when installed at the proper location.  And I am happy about the neighbors' camera too. And I am glad, that my kid can return home safely, since those dangerous spots in our town don't exist anymore.

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Canon General / Re: Canon to Buy Video Surveillance Leader Axis for $2.8b
« on: February 14, 2015, 07:16:38 PM »
I am happy, that many public places are equipped with surveillance cameras, because they reduce the crime rate in those locations substancially. I am shure, world wide the need for surveillance cameras will increase in years to come. Growth perspective is quite good.
Canon will be able to dilute their research and development costs, since they will be able to spred costs  over a much larger number of sensors.
I am very happy, that canon did this deal. On the long run, we will also see benefits in the camera business.

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Lenses / Re: Advice on Canon PRIMES
« on: February 08, 2015, 07:35:28 AM »
You have the standard focal length range covered from 16 to 300 mm. With what are you unhappy? Did you ever think, something is missing?
My standard lens has always been a short tele or a portrait lens like 85/1,8. I like the shallow depth of field. Therefore I need wider open apertures, than the zooms can provide. I like my 35mm/1,4 very much. But for birding I need a longer reach, than 300mm.

Do you need macro for close ups? The 100mm/2,8 macro L IS II is a very fine lens

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My first camera was the Canon Ftb with a 50/1,8 lens. The second lens, a few weeks later, was a 400/4,5 tele, which cost much more than the original purchase.

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Canon General / Re: How long does Canon repair usually take??
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:57:46 AM »
I gave two bodies and five lenses to the service point in Germany for cleaning and calibration as well as some minor repair. The equipment had seen a lot of dust during a two month trip through southern parts of Africa. I got the note, that the work was completed after five working days and picked up the equipment, with everything well served.

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I will happily buy one of those!

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Maybe I should start writing a book (or at least a tutorial on my site): "Marsu42 on hdr" :-)

I would appreciate such a book or a good tutorial on hdr from you.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 09:32:47 AM »
That looks like a lens for me. Light weight, compactness, optical excellence in the same lens. Thats what I like!

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EOS Bodies / Re: New 7d2 Embargo Date?
« on: September 09, 2014, 12:33:03 PM »
May  be we have already had all the news from Canon for this years photokina.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 08, 2014, 12:15:59 PM »
When will we see the announcements from Canon for photokina?

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Lenses / Re: Ultrawide Canon?
« on: September 05, 2014, 04:22:09 AM »
I consider my 14 mm/2,8 an ultrawide . A wonderful lens. .... from Canon.

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EOS Bodies / Re: a different look at the sensor topics
« on: September 03, 2014, 12:45:48 PM »
A couple of years ago, in the discussion of amateurs about cameras, the camera sensors were an issue quite often. But at that time everybody talked about the oil or "dust" problem on Nikon sensors: On the sensors of the D800 and the D600. 
I didn't hear anything about DR of Canon sensors. That seems to be a concern for only a very small fraction of photography enthusiasts.

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