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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:01:14 AM »
If this is in a 1D body with built in battery grip, I can see a lot of enthusiasts disappointed. When the 80D or 90D comes out, they'll say that is what the 7D2 should have been.

EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:26:20 AM »
The industry is plateauing. The market is getting saturated. The competition is not pushing Canon as hard as many here tend to think.

The lifecycle of lenses and camera bodies are about to get a lot longer in my opinion. Sorry, CR, but I think this is the new normal.

PowerShot / Re: Hong Kong Teaser Announcement
« on: April 25, 2014, 08:12:49 AM »

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« on: December 19, 2013, 09:47:27 AM »
f/2 would be good for star photogs. You can get some bokeh out of an UWA. This is 14mm at 2.8

According to the poorly translated website,

1 previous models that have been updated firmware Ver.2.0 or more comparison is "EOS M".

I think that that means the comparison is to the newer firmware update. Good news.

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 22, 2013, 12:42:36 PM »
May we never speak of Ken Rockwell at Canon Rumors again.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
« on: November 14, 2013, 01:53:59 PM »

Here is a comparison to the Rokinon/Samyang.

The Zeiss is a tad sharper at 2.8, but they are equal by f/4. Though this could be due to TDP having a bad copy.

The Zeiss also has a bit less distortion, but it's also 7% less wide so it's not apple to apples.

I definitely don't see $2,600 worth of improvement. 

Canon General / Re: Official: Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:25:16 PM »
how do these charts compare to canon charts?


However, comparing MTF charts from one manufacturer to another is largely meaningless due to differences in the way they measure it.

Canon MTF source:


I looked up how Sigma does their MTFs. Both lines are wide open. Red is 10, Green is 30.

So, ignore Canon's blue lines. Focus on the black only, as Canon's blue line is at F/8. Canon
s black thick compares to Sigma's Red and Canon's thin black compares to Sigma's green.

Looks like they have similar contrast, but Sigma is a bit sharper in the center at both ends. Sigma also has better bokeh.

Looking at this page,, the sigma has better barrel distortion and less vignetting.

Lenses / Re: The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Arrived!
« on: May 31, 2013, 10:56:50 AM »
Less iPhone 5 photos of the lens and more photos from the lens! What a tease.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 DG OS HSM Now in Stock
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »
The original listed for $4000 originally, and is now selling for $2,700. Give it a few months.

Do we know if the HDMI out recording will result in sharper images after grading?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Introducing the MōVI Stabilizer
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:33:05 AM »
I see the BIF guy, running along the edge of the forest chasing birds!  haha!

Yes...except BIF guy's wife would be the one running with the gimbal, while BIF-guy manipulates the joystick from a lawn-chair.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Canon General / Re: Announcements Coming Tonight
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:35:17 PM »
What is the EOS SL1? Is this the EOS-b (mini Rebel) you reported earlier?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T5i Leaks
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:21:03 PM »
A new kit lens to sell with the camera kit doesn't equal a new camera; it's a modified camera kit. There has to be something different for Canon to justify the T5i branding.

Personally, I think for the target audience, the T4i is probably more than enough camera. Maybe Canon should have just skipped a cycle and offered the camera at a discount to keep it competitive.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 08:17:15 AM »
There are a lot of rumored names for the new small EOS bodys.

A guy from Canon told me today, that the name "EOS B" is possible.

It sound realistic to me, because the small EOS bodys are a new product line. But we will see at the 22th.

But I want a camera between the 5D Mark III and 1D X, a new EF 80-400 IS L, a 12-24 2.8 L oder a 16-35 2.8 III, a 7D Mark II with CF card slot to replace the TC´s, a better build EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS and a lot more. And the EF 17-40 L from 2003 needs a replacement too.

What do you do that you need 3 wide angle zooms with mostly overlapping focal lengths?

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