« on: January 23, 2015, 12:02:03 AM »
I remember when I use to think the C100 was a joke. I was so young back then.
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For anyone interested, someone who just received this lens is welcoming any questions about it on Reddit. He also has a .ZIP file of test shots for download further down the thread:
Some of his first critiques (Note: these are mere first impressions & he admittedly only has a crop sensor to test with at the moment):
- Fast AF, but may need some AFMA
- Not as sharp as Nikon 14-24mm @ f/2.8
- Generally not as good as the Nikon 14-24mm
- Handheld sharp images down to 1/10 with VC
When it comes to microphones there is, in my opinion, for video at least, no beating Sennheiser.
Simple to operate.
I've owned or used 816's, 416's. My goto mic for years was the K6/ME66 kit, and the Evolution G2 wireless mics.
Then about 5 years ago I got a rode NTG-2 as I was needing an extra mic for ambient, it was a one off gig and didn't want to spend a fortune, they had picked up not bad reviews so I thought 'why not'.
Here's what the Rode NTG-2 offers:
Robust Mics (as tough as the sennheisers)
Clean sound (output of ME66/K6 is about twice as hot, but with clean pre-amps...)
Simple to operate (not even a power switch. just remove the battery)
The Sennheiser is the better mic. But it's not twice the mic. It's not 3 times the mic. And thats how the cost differs.
If Rode can come anywhere close to the EW110's but keep the prices at half or a third...
Well, that's pretty stunning.
Which is why I'm looking forward to getting the Tamron 15-30 f/2.8 VC. WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more versatile and half the (rumored) price of this Canon 11-24 f/4. Supposedly it was designed to resolve Sony's coming 50mp sensor and is incredibly sharp.
Oh yeah, I forgot about this one! I wonder what the price would be for the Tamron.
Please be medium format, please be medium format pleas...
The US warranty is only valid for a single year. People keep cameras for multiple years and problems generally don't develop in the first year of ownership.
If Canon wants to encourage more people to "buy Canon USA" then maybe Canon USA should offer a 2 or even 3 year warranty.
Then there would actually be incentive to "buy local."
If Canon USA wants to address the Gray Market then maybe Canon USA should come up with an offering or product enhancement that people will see actual value in. Thus far, Canon USA has failed to do that and this "reminder" about Gray Market cameras is an excellent example of how Canon USA is failing to provide added value.
I have a friend who got the speedbooster with the Sigma 18-35 1.8 (turned it into 1.2 - Have you ever heard a zoom with 1.2???)