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Canon General / Re: Canon's Fiscal Year 2013 Financial Results Released
« on: January 30, 2014, 03:32:24 PM »
I just read this statement from yesterday:
Smartphones and tablet computers are adding sophisticated lenses and sensors, eroding demand for Canon’s PowerShot compact models and EOS high-end sets and leading to the first annual drop in shipments of single lens reflex models. Canon expects to sell 7.6 million single-lens reflex cameras in 2014, which is 50,000 fewer than last year, while sales of compact models are forecast to drop 20 percent to 10.5 million units, the company said.
The upper end camera market seems to be affected too. We don't know, what the balance sheets of other makers will show.

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Canon General / Re: My gears for 14 Hrs at Grand Canyon
« on: November 11, 2013, 07:25:12 AM »
I would take my 14mm/2,8 , my 24-70mm/4, my 70-200mm/2,8 and perhaps an Extender. That will fit into my sling bag. A tripod is not a bad idea. I always had it with me in that area, but I shot a lot handheld. 
If I go in June again, I will take the 100mm/2,8 Macro IS in addition because of the wonderful little flowers.

Enjoy your visit.

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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:27:18 AM »
handheld with some fill flash

Nice picture, Maximilian. Where did you take that?

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Which 85/1,4 do you have in mind?
For portait I would generally prefer the 85 mm lens with the largest aperture, but only if it is a really good lens.

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Lagging behind the opposition in the mega pixel stakes can't help either

Yeah, that makes sense.  I mean, it's not like the 5DIII is outselling the D800, or the 6D is mopping the floor with the D600/610, or the Rebel/xxxD bodies are outselling the D3xxx bodies, right?   ::) ::) ::)

Did anybody publish numbers for sales of single models? That would be quite interesting!

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The facts that Canon predicted its first drop in sales of models with an interchangeable lens is  surprising for me and probably it is a big problem, since that is the more profitable part of their camera business.

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Lenses / Re: If You Could Have One 1 Lens...
« on: July 26, 2013, 05:22:54 PM »
I just love a light short tele. I would take the 85 / 1,8 for FF,

and I would probably have to do the zooming with my feet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: An Update on the 75+mp Camera in the Wild
« on: July 25, 2013, 05:17:39 PM »
I don't know, if I ever missed the high number of pixels, I am quite content with the 18 to 23 Megapixels. but I shurely would try to get the money ready, if this animal should ever make it to the market. Interesting news!

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I am quite happy with my Sigma 35/1,4. I bought it a couple of weeks ago. The dealer told my to shoot as many pictures as possible, check if focus is ok, and he offered that I could return the lens without any reason within the next four weeks. He was positive, I would keep it, and he was right.

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 22, 2013, 05:03:33 AM »
Also, I don't think this has been mentioned so far, apologies if it has, the 100L macro has the hybrid IS which is supposed to be more effective than normal IS in macro photography for correcting lens shift.
I never understood, what is the specific advantage of this hybrid IS?

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Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 22, 2013, 03:31:39 AM »
The EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro is my favorite lens right now. I shoot handheld most of the time and use it for pictures of objects, portrait and macro as well. IS is a great help for perfect shots. Contrast and sharpness are outstanding.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Medium format
« on: June 20, 2013, 06:23:48 PM »
Still have my Hasselblatt 500 C but I don't find rolls in many places. But whenever I get some roll, it is still a lot of fun with this fine camera. Interesting info, that it may be possible to get a digital back. I will check into that. Thanks RLPhoto.
My old 6x7 Zeiss camera is only an antique now. Last shot was >20 Years ago.


http://www.hasselblad.com/planet-v/start.aspx


Thanks a lot, I have contacted a dealer and will have a look at this digital back. The difficult decision is now, do I go for the 500mm/f4. or 600 mm/f4 or do I go for the CFV-50 digital back? Can't afford both right now.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Medium format
« on: June 20, 2013, 03:00:16 PM »
Still have my Hasselblatt 500 C but I don't find rolls in many places. But whenever I get some roll, it is still a lot of fun with this fine camera. Interesting info, that it may be possible to get a digital back. I will check into that. Thanks RLPhoto.
My old 6x7 Zeiss camera is only an antique now. Last shot was >20 Years ago.

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Canon General / Re: EOS 5D Mark III w/24-70 f/4L IS Kit Coming Soon
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:09:48 AM »
I think the 24-70 f/4L IS is a vey fine lens. I love it. I use it a lot. But when I was offerd that lens in a kit with the 6D, the kit was priced considerably higher than buying camera and lens separately from the same store. After some negotiation they lowered the kit price by several hundred $. Pricing can be funny at times.
The kit is a perfect combination for me. And it is a lot of fun to add more glass.

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Street & City / Re: Bratislava
« on: April 10, 2013, 05:54:01 AM »
Nice pictures, cid! Bring back memories from a bicycle tour from Cologne to Bratislava :) . I like this friendly guy from the sewage system :) . I will visit Bratislava again, it's always worthwhile.

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