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Lenses / Re: Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:54:51 PM »
Here's what I've been waiting for - a 50L to 50A comparison from SLR Lounge

I think it's enough to convince me to cancel my pre-order.  The Sigma is sharper, but not shockingly so, and the Canon's bokeh is slightly better (IMHO).  The Canon also appears to have ever-so-slightly better contrast, while the Sigma has better CA control, but again, only by a hair.

The other thing I've learned is that you'll have buy the USB dock to enable full time manual focus (which I guess isn't standard for Sigmas).  That's crappy. 

The 50L has killer build quality and USM in a much smaller package and I don't think the Sigma is worth 950 of my dollars for such subtle differences at f/1.4 in what for me, is a portrait lens. 

I guess I can't cancel it till the 24th, so I'll keep my mind open until then, but I think I'm going to cancel and resume the 50L II vigil ;)

I agree that if I had the 50L, I'd stick with it. But for a first-time buyer of a high end 50mm, I think the Sigma would be the better choice. The price difference is very difficult to ignore.

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:48:12 PM »
I'm off to shoot the sunrise with my 5 year old camera body, then blow my canon budget on a road bike. Have fun!

Buying a good road bike is possibly even more of a challenge than getting a good camera, there are just so many options!!  ;)

Are you going to get a CANONdale road bike?

lol omg, this killed me

PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 01:18:30 PM »

I do wonder why Canon hasn't partnered with a phone manufacturer yet. Given that the cameras are the biggest differentiating factor in smart phones, it seems like a "Canon Inside" branded phone could be a big seller.


PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:32:49 AM »
Speaking of April Fools, I don't think this is a joke:


I saw this on TV yesterday. I mean, seriously? People buy these things?

Landscape / Re: Stars above.
« on: March 26, 2014, 11:09:03 PM »
Zion National Park.  The Watchman stands near the entrance to the park above the town of Springdale which lends its lights the the mountain. 4:30am,  6D. 30 sec, f4.5, ISO400, 28mm (24-105)

Whoa, this one is really amazing!

If this is designed for APS-C-sized image sensors, wouldn't this be an EF-S mount? Or this would still fit an EF mount and just not take up the entire sensor? Anyhow, it's pretty expensive for a specialty lens. I agree that the price will go down.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 6D Firmware 1.1.4 Available
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:58:13 AM »
I'm interested to know how this firmware will affect my generic batteries.

I'd wait to see if other ppl report any changes. Also, why couldn't they fix the GPS bug w/ this update? Smh.

If true, it looks it'll be a 10mm f/2.8 according to this site.

Only APS-C.

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:32:24 AM »
I see different information in this than what people are talking about.
DSLRs: If you look at the growth curve over several years, the DSLR sales continue to grow.  2013 only looks bad if you compare the numbers with 2012.  The 2013 numbers are still higher than 2011.

In 2012 many new models DSLR models were released that were significantly upgrades (1DX, 5D III, 6D, D4, D800, D600).  By contrast, in 2013 we got the 70D, D610, and Df.  I'm amazed the numbers dropped as little as they did from 2012 to 2013.

Mirrorless: The 2013 mirrorless numbers are low given the number of great new mirrorless models introduced in 2013.  If you listen to the "mirrorless hype", you'd think the growth would be more explosive.  I suspect that for now, most mirrorless cameras sales (other than Japan) are second cameras for people who also own a DSLR.

Compact Cameras: Are dying as expected.  People who don't care about image quality are just using their phones.


I think Canon needs to really focus (no pun intended) on its lenses. They've acted too slow to compete with Sigma's 35mm and soon-to-come 50mm. The 50mm and 85mm lenses in Canon's lineup are so old and obviously there's a demand for their upgrade.

Canon General / Re: Why Image Quality isn't Everything
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:01:10 PM »
Ironically in the section: "In Focus"

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D: LCD protector w/o air bubbles?
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:23:02 PM »
I have the GGS screen protector on mine. No air bubbles and it's very durable. My only gripe about using a screen protector is that it negates the anti-glare coating on the LCD. So when it's bright outside, it's a little harder to view the LCD screen. I guess it's worth the protection, though.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:56:38 AM »
This would be an interesting astrophotography and landscape option if the price is right for the quality! I'm glad it's f/2, but I worry about its size.

Site Information / Re: new look for CR
« on: October 21, 2013, 11:17:13 PM »
I like the new look! Not sure about the blank horizontal gray bar though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 11, 2013, 06:53:59 PM »
Hopefully it will be weather-sealed.

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