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Lenses / Re: A New Pancake Lens? [CR1]
« on: August 23, 2014, 01:21:49 PM »
What ever is on par with the 40mm -- I will buy. Period. :o) I hope it will not only be a rumor.


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Another cloud. Amazon, iCloud, CC, etc, -- It would make sense if they could be connected all together, without 3rd party tools.
Another log-in, another pass word.

Log-in only with a social media account, great, what data do I allow them to have? If I cancel my social media account, do I lose my access?

100GB for 100Eur [roughly $150 including tax], that is not cheap, nor enough space for anything.

Reading along the agreement -- I found typos, and English is not my first language. Typos in a text that should have been read by Lawyers? I get really scared when the term sublicense is very blurry in its definition: Who is allowed to publish my stuff then? Perhaps, again, my English might be in the way here.

I will wait a few month, if at all.

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The STM is certainly fantastic, for a minimal weight kit. We have the two other STM zooms here, they are just great and perform well while traveling. We look forward to the new one. Pre-ordered of course.

For my production kit...
The 4.0 certain a great lens - so far I can tell based on specs, but for me it is more a great promise for a (hopefully) upcoming 2.8 III version of it (IS or not) -- I would buy it instantly.

This year will show hopefully a lot of new great glass.

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I haven't given up to expect a 50mm cine lens. ;o) To mix lenses isn't really a fun, so the rest of the cine series makes no sense for me at the moment.

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Smart-phones as excuse? I have only a very subjective perspective on that.

If people get a camera in their phone -- and go to FB or G+ to find out how much they use it: One would think they got hooked up with photography (not everyone of course.) But if Canon can't obviously see that this is the entry-drug and pick people up from there, they might have shift their attention a little bit. Why buy a camera that has less options?

Besides that, they make great lenses -- but it feels just very expensive to me -- compared to other companies.

End of subjective mode. ;o)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom Mobile Version Official
« on: April 08, 2014, 12:26:03 PM »
I canceled the CC -- I'm not a subscriber -- that I know now, but I have had to try it.

It is too sad that ADOBE forces us to leave them alone, or pay (until "you" die).

Old arguments, I know, but no new options.

CC=Closed Chapter -- After two decades I'm stuck with Cs6 Master Suite.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G16 Announced
« on: August 23, 2013, 01:44:46 PM »
Certainly not a bad camera, but with a fixed screen it lowers my need drastically to update our little G12 here at all.


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 11:51:08 AM »
Fantastic, I'm not a left-hander, but this is perfect for all Stereo Photographers. (They didn't say that, but that was the main target. )

The camera has options to sync the lens and other functions for that.

The handles are perfect for this - when mounted in pairs - to take movies with it, no extra gear needed, just the "Canon "Bridge 04/01" to get both mounted.

It's only to sad that this is only today available and the next order can go placed in exactly one year. ;o)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS Resolution Test
« on: December 15, 2012, 10:55:44 AM »
Am I surprised? Yes and no, I can't really tell, will say I'm more confused about this result.

I not surprised as Canon has a gap in the Pro CN line - no 35mm and no plans in the near future to fix that. So, if they had something great to offer, why wouldn't they share that with new Semi-Pro L Lenses?

I'm surprised based on the great pancake lens 40mm which is at AMAZON now around $149. One would expect that any new 35mm F/1.4 or F/2.0 would be just a great lens. (especially after two great new zoom lenses 24-70/70-200 as well) A leading 35mm lens was my expectation.

It's after all just a 35mm F/2 lens, we are not talking here about problems to build a 17mm, F/1.4 lens, right?

Too sad, to be honest. Sigma is not really an option for me. I like to use the lenses as well for video, and intercut with different brands can cause trouble (no color match, different overall look and feel etc.)

If I have to stop down, what is the point to buy a faster lens in the first place?

OK perhaps next year -- Canon. ;o)


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Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: November 04, 2012, 03:11:35 PM »
If it is for film-makers, make it manual, super sharp wide open, and nearly no breathing. ... and a stable image while rack focusing.

For anything else most of us have already glass with lower F stops. Having said that, I would love to have the double f stop of the 1/1.2, but 1/1.4 is fine, 1/2.0 would be the next, and half of the light performance, which makes not really sense to have a prime then (for my personal needs of course, using 1/2.8 zooms).

But I guess, this wish plays too much into the area of the new Cine-lenses which are $4,990 for the T 1/1.3 50mm.

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Canon General / Re: Canon's MAP Pricing Goes Into Full Effect Today
« on: November 01, 2012, 11:24:13 AM »
If I get this right, I might delay the replacement of my 5Dm2 and some lenses like the 24-70L.
These were scheduled for this quarter, but perhaps I should "focus" on something else for a while.
The 5Dm2 is certainly good for another year.


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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon TS-E 24 f/3.5L II
« on: October 04, 2012, 05:56:26 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to read and answer. This is one of the few lenses that makes really fun for video. It is a great lens. The sharpest lens I own.
In video use, lenses fall very fast apart in terms of usability. If used like still lenses (e.g., no rack focus) they perform mostly excellent, sometimes even better than special Cine-lenses, go figure.

YES, I totally agree to focus on only things where your main expertise is. I might have to find a better way to express my wish. Perhaps that needs two reviewers. Nevertheless: we all have no money to waste, and to invest in glass is certainly expensive. To buy again is not fun. Knowledge and information about a lens helps to save money, because you might know a little bit better what to buy and what not. I use Canon L glass for my 4K film work and knowing the (cine) limitations of the glass makes me perform very well with it.

Thanks again, great review. I look forward to more. (Even focused on Still use only.)

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Full disclosure: I don't shoot video. So any review I'd have based on video would be worse than a guy who did, I'll leave video to video guys doing reviews; they're more qualified.  I want to express the "feel" of a lens more than the specs. It's hard to get away from them though, which is why they sneak up, but I want to stay away from precise measurements, from too many comparisons (though inevitable). I want to approach each lens from my own day-to-day working experience and qualify it under those parameters.    That said, when I notice things, like the focus and zoom rings on the new 24-70 f/2.8 L II, I'll definitely include them in my review.

Thanks so much!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon TS-E 24 f/3.5L II
« on: October 04, 2012, 02:48:25 PM »
This is a great lens and I love this one.

For stitching panoramas (two or three shots), one has to shift the camera (not the lens). Yes, this was already mentioned above, but the review should have had an point here to address it to Canon, that a mount-option is missing for that. This mount-option would save 50% of the work that needs to be done right now, which means the need to move the camera after shifting the lens. (Time is critical for some objects to shoot, so this double work is not fun).

If Canon Rumors continues to review lenses, (thanks and very much appreciated), please include some points how usable a lens for video work is. Is the lens breathing while adjusting the focus, did the color matches with other lenses from the series, is the image stable while pulling the focus or even zoom. How is the focus ring set up, very short on the end or very wide. Important points I think, and most lens reviews ignore that point.

Thanks for a nice review.


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Hey Marsu42,

Yes Aldus and Macromedia, but if you take a look how many products they have now. Incredible, and I believe the reason why they lost focus.
I wish Apple would not focus on consumers so much (I love Apple) but the current development (FCPX) is scary.

Lets hope that Adobe is soon out of its growing pain and put more engineers on the software, than product manager.

Take care.

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Hey Marsu42,

Thanks for the reply, I felt a little bit bad about my rant, but obviously I'm not alone. In my very own fantasy Adobe has everything ready to go, but release only as much as needed to get us wanted to have the next update.
Well, fantasy, the reality is, I can't really dive into my mood about it, as they really have a monopoly on it, and to stay healthy, "one" has to get comfortable with those things, ...but a little bit barking from time to time is needed :o)
If I had only a Curve-adjustment-layer in 32bit, I would be so much happier (Hey Adobe, check out The Foundries NUKE! They know how to do stuff like that, and it works!)

Have a good one



Adobe will only get worse, because they've got a rock solid monopoly now - think of their refusal to fix security issues in CS5.5 until the community and press echo made them think otherwise. But it is indeed atypical of them not to buy out or integrate the competition into their product line, I guess Photomatrix is too good at what it's doing that Adobe couldn't follow.
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