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Lenses / Re: $600 burning a hole in your pocket?
« on: December 19, 2014, 11:04:54 AM »
How about the Canon 35/2 IS?
600$ over at B&H, great IQ and AF, IS for handheld stuff, f/2 for more creative shots, flexible FL for both groups of two or three as well as portraits of one person...
Seems to be the best option here. :)

Wow! Just wow!!! Only 1200$ for that kind of lens?!
Matt Granger tested it out at Photokina and he was very pleased.
This is going to be serious competition for the Nikon 14-24 and a no-brainer for every Canon shooter searching for a fast UWA! :D

Lenses / Re: Canon 100-400 ii Image Quality Review Posted at TDP
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:55:33 AM »
Looks great, I'd love to have one! ::)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: 40-50mm for a7r
« on: December 18, 2014, 09:00:08 AM »
If you define 1.8 as "around 1.4", go with the 55/1.8 Sony lens.
Otherwise, maybe the Sigma Art with EF mount and Metabones adapter.
Don't know about vintage lenses, though. :)

Canon General / Re: Advice on which DSLR to get
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:56:37 AM »
I would go for a Sony a6000 and the Zeiss 16-70/4. :)

Lenses / Re: Buying Advice: What First Lens for a Full Frame?
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:54:30 AM »
The cheapest option would be the new 24-105/3.5-5.6, which seems to be quite good according to TDP.
But I'd recommend you to step up your game with the Sigma 24-105/4 Art. It is in most cases sharper than the Canon version, you are extremely flexible with AF configuration (buy the USB dock for it) and it has great build quality.
70mm would be too short for me for landscapes as well as portraits, so a 24-70 would not be an option. :)

Lenses / Re: What would you choose to complement a 50mm prime?
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:46:54 AM »
I would go for the 16-35/70-200 solution, because I love UWA and tele and you have got the 35-70mm "gap" covered by the 50mm. :)
You could think about buying a 70-300L instead of the 200mm, as I often find 200mm to be too short on FF and I absolutely love my 70-300L. These three lenses would actually be my favorite travel setup. ;)

Software & Accessories / Re: 70-300L in Lowepro Trekker
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:40:50 AM »
It will fit, even with a polarizer, a front and a rear cap. :)
It is the edge of what will fit into this bag vertically, but it works. :)

Lenses / Re: buying advice: canon 85mm f1.2 II or f1.8?
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:06:51 AM »
The 1.2 has a very unique look (bokeh  ::) )and that would be enough for me to get it if money wasn't an object. :)

I normally rely on the great metering system of my 7D and let it choose how to meter... ;)
In very difficult situations I use spot metering with AE lock.
This combo has worked very well in the past and hopefully it will stay like this until 150k actuations...  ::)

Don't know...  ???
Surely, it is a nice photograph, but 6.5 million? meh....
These most expensive photographs always seem kinda average great to me; I've seen "Rhein II" in real, it isn't that impressive. In that very museum, the Munich "Pinakothek der Moderne" there are at least two or three better images, ironically in that very room. :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5D mkIV
« on: December 12, 2014, 02:48:50 PM »
On the other side, Sony is really preparing for an "big hit" in spring with an successor of the Alpha 7 36MP series. My granddaughter in law is working for this Company and heared an verfied rumor. Alpha 7 high MP for sports.....  It couls be possible that Canon rises the MP to 24 and makes ist faster (AF, fps) and better low light performance.... (But for me, there will just be an small percentage that this will happen as Canon knows how to milk us....)

the "milking us" part will soon be over. More precisely: the moment Sony delivers a "really right" mirrorless A9, flanked by a "holy trinity" of f/2.8 FE zooms. No more need for a marginally iterated 5D Mk. IV then. 8)

+1 - my body is ready to switch !


The 5DIV needs to be a full-frame version of the 7DII - including dual pixel technology.  And it absolutely must have an OVF or it's DOA for probably 90% of its user base.

The 5DIV will never be a FF 7DII, that's what the 1D line is for... hope for DPAF in the 1DX II, but you won't find 10fps in the 5DIV (guess 7, with new processors and minimal higher MP count). :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking about upgrading to a 6D from a 60D. Thoughts?
« on: December 12, 2014, 02:45:48 PM »
Honestly, looking at your lens setup, I would invest in some good glass first... Something like the 24-70 II or the 16-35/4 (with FF as a goal for the next years).
Glass is extremely important and there is a huge leap from the 15-85 to any good 24-70 (tried the Tamron and the Canon, bought the Tamron). :)

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: December 12, 2014, 02:41:19 PM »
I was surprised how much the DR difference to the Nikon D7000 is, but then I remembered how well my old 7D can deal with harsh lighting conditions with the right PP technique. :D
Would be nice, but I can live without it. :)

Lenses / Re: Advice about the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
« on: December 12, 2014, 02:39:18 PM »
I thought about this lens extensively, and I very often (also on this forum) read that the sharpness @200mm is indeed not as good as the rest of the FL's.
A lot of people using this lens zoom a little back after the got to 200mm.
It also suffers from AF inconsistencies (as you surely read) and from focus breathing... at MFD it is only around 140mm. If you can afford it, go for the Canon Version II. This is a true beast of a lens. :)

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