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While very cool, I'm satisfied with the 16-35 f/4L already. Too late sigma. :P

The 16-35mm IS is excellent in a sea of wide angle zooms that are mediocre, with the Nikon 14-24mm, and 16-35mm VR being one of the few other good ones.

The thing is Sigma's 14-24mm might be even sharper than Canon's version and wider. That would be a killer lens. There's lots of room to improve quality in this segment. The 14-24mm could blow Canon out of the water, or just be slightly better in every way like the 24-105mm (though lacking weather sealing, and being much larger as the down side)

I'm very curious to see what the 24mm 1.4 is like, every major brand has tried to get the 24mm prime right, and most don't perform well above f/2.0.

I'm very hopeful of some serious improvements with these lenses. :)
+10000000000000000000000000 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Canon General / Re: A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:25:09 AM »
I'm excited :) Now what's the price point? Hmmmmmmmm.....

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 08, 2014, 05:23:47 PM »
I too am skeptical about a zoom as wide as 11mm. I hope they don't sacrifice too much IQ for it.

My ideal UWA is a 14-30mm f/2.8. I'd gladly give up 5mm on the long end for 2mm on the wide in regards to the current 16-35mm. And despite the number of people here who don't think f/2.8 is necessary, it comes in very hand for wedding receptions and night photography.
+10000000000000000  :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Plan B
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:47:31 AM »
Continue making photos with the old gear.
+1000000000000  :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Yep!!!

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Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: August 04, 2014, 07:31:32 AM »
Besides since posting this thread, I do less telephoto in the street now - use my 35mm a lot more

If left in colour, you'd see the colours of their suitcases - who cares what colour they are :) that is not the point of the photo.

FQ2A6148 by dancook1982, on Flickr
+10000000000000 :) :) :)

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Street & City / Re: Street Candid Portraiture
« on: August 04, 2014, 07:28:33 AM »
Guildford never feels as inspiring as my trips to london, but here's a selection from recent times.

1 In the office by dancook1982, on Flickr

2 Shoes by dancook1982, on Flickr

3 FQ2A0465 by dancook1982, on Flickr

4 Beautiful People by dancook1982, on Flickr

5 FQ2A9041 by dancook1982, on Flickr

6 FQ2A9103 by dancook1982, on Flickr

7 FQ2A8606 by dancook1982, on Flickr

8 FQ2A8583 by dancook1982, on Flickr

9 FQ2A6982 by dancook1982, on Flickr

10 FQ2A6999 by dancook1982, on Flickr

11 FQ2A6899 by dancook1982, on Flickr
Great shots Dan I love the B&W touch.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 01:47:33 PM »
The more "1DX" they put into the 7D Mark II, the more I will like it!   8)
+10000000000000000000000000

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is there something wrong with my 5D Mark III?
« on: July 28, 2014, 06:10:52 PM »
You've demonstrated that Nikon's 85/1.4, which is among Nikon's very best performing lenses even wide open, is sharper than Canon's 50/1.4, which is not a particularly sharp lens, particularly wide open.  You make no mention of performing an AF microadjustment/fine tune, which can be critical for sharpness with fast primes shot wide open.

You've demonstrated that Canon's AWB is poor...something most of us know already (although it's better on the 1D X than any other Canon camera I've used).

I'm not convinced you've learned anything beyond the obvious...
+1

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:36:27 AM »
I will continue to go out and shoot improve my skills with my outdated 5d Mark III & II camera. Oh DXO you sealed my faith I'm doomed ::)

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It's funny, though.  I wrote a blog post addressing THIS VERY camera release and how it relates to gear freaks:

http://danielmedini.com/blurry-pictures-are-not-a-crime/

I wrote that on June 26, as if I could predict the tendency of nerds to "NEED" the newer, shinier, camera body.
+1 :)

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:31:06 PM »
Wedding. 5D Mark III w/ 70-200 @ 2.8

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Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:28:14 PM »
Daffodil 5d Mark II w 135mm @ 2

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EOS Bodies / Re: Which is better for high ISO, 6D or 5D Mk III?
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:55:46 PM »
Isn't it awesome that we can actually be having this discussion?! Usable iso 6400 pictures? I remember the first time I heard of iso 1000 film  ;)
+10000000000000000

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Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: July 08, 2014, 12:47:38 PM »
I purchased some Schneider 4" x 4" ND filters from 2Filter for my medium format camera that I was shooting last weekend. I am amazed at the quality of the filters. Sure, they are darn expensive! I think it is safe to say that you get what you pay for with filters. I agree with Neuro to avoid using variable density filters. I've not had good luck with the ones that I have tried using with my 1D-X.
+1 Jeff I found that out the hard way. You and Neuro (the variable density filters) are right. You live and learn...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:16:39 PM »
It's about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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