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Software & Accessories / Re: Small Bag Recommendation?
« on: July 02, 2014, 06:46:54 PM »
I've had this sling bag from Caselogic for three years and it's been a stellar performer. After all this time, not a tear or any malfunction.
It's incredibly comfortable to wear all day. The weight is distributed very well. The sling swivels very easily around to access the camera. http://www.caselogic.com/en-us/us/products/camera-cases/dslr-camera-bags/slr-sling-_-slrc_-_205_-_black

It won't hold a Pro camera or an APS-C with a grip. The 7D should be totally fine. The side pocket can hold many sized lens. I believe I've even gotten a 24-105 f4 in there. If you don't carry a second lens, you can fit an iPad mini and other little items! That comes in handy. There is a system that allows you to attach a tripod. But with a camera and extra lens/iPad, the sling starts feeling very heavy for it's size.

I love this bag and still use it regularly. Great for small events, hikes and discreet enough for street photography.

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Totally nailed the refresh on each of these cameras! Now the fun part....

I think the 5DIII is an excellent camera. But I think they failed big time by not having built-in WiFi and removable focus screen. How can they make it better? Resolve these two issues. If it has built in WiFi, have dual CF slots. None of this SD silliness. Built in GPS would be nice. A built-in transmitter/controller for their flash units as someone mentioned earlier. That's an excellent idea. Minimum three groups to control. Five would be better. Better ISO performance and maybe a stop higher on the top end. Maybe an extra stop better in color dynamic range. USB3/Thunderbolt.  I don't care much about video... But I think they'll have 4k in it....

The 5DIII is an amazing camera as-is. I think it would take a huge improvement and fantastic new functions for people to upgrade.

I would love to have a 1DX as my workhorse, do-anything camera. The refresh would have to be something out of this world to make make it a worthy update. Built-in WiFi and GPS. An extra stop in upper ISO performance would be nice. But I would rather see SUPERIOR ISO performance from 100 - 50k. Built-in radio transmitter/controller for flash units. Remove the network connector and replace with USB3 and Thunderbolt. Color dynamic range and sharpness that is approaching Medium Format. Again, I couldn't care less about video so... But I think they'll have more and improved video and this will require CFast.

I have a feeling that with the new uber-lenses from Zeiss and Sigma, that they had insider information on Canon's latest. Yes, the Nikon D800(x) can take advantage of these lenses. But that's a tiny tiny market. So in terms of sensor performance, I'm hoping we'll see tech. that will take us into the next 5 -7 years.... Like the previous sensors.

Since it looks like the big MP is not going to happen after all, I think they are going to make the 1DX upgrade a little more suitable for fashion/landscape photographers. The 1DX. Maybe the best overall DSLR in the world. Is really a sports shooter's camera. Sure it's good enough for other uses. But Medium Format is the future for certain pros.

The new Pentax 645Z is currently the in-between camera. Similar AF and ISO performance of the better DSLRs. Better image quality than a top DSLR, but not like the Phase One or Hassy. And certainly cheaper than the Phase One and Hassy. If I was a full time wedding or event photographer, I'd probably go with the Pentax 645Z. Even with the bucks a wedding photographer can make, having a couple of Phase Ones would be crazy money. But two 645Zs is totally doable. And the wedding business is HUGE. If Canon wants to keep and grow their market, they gotta compete with MF.

It's going to be a tough 6 months!!!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:04:36 AM »
Incredible bargain. It's a "does everything really good" camera...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body for $4999
« on: June 04, 2014, 04:41:25 PM »
 :o

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Real World Sample Images
« on: June 04, 2014, 04:40:43 PM »
Thank you for the pics and review! I have been looking at this lens with great anticipation.

It seems like a real solid performer. There is the 16-35mm f2.8L II that has been a staple for many photographers. But it approaches the $2000 which puts it out of the hands of many. There are some great alternatives for half the price. But you know there are trade-offs.

I just checked with B&H and right now, the 16-35mm f2.8L II is only $300 more with their MIR over the f4. That makes it a much tougher sell. Without the sale, it's a $500 difference. If you have a Canon 5D MKIII or better, f4 is much more competitive. Unless you shoot in dark areas often or have mediocre ISO performance, f4 could be a great option.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Lexar Memory Card Sale at B&H Photo
« on: May 06, 2014, 02:26:13 PM »
Love my Lexar cards!

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EOS Bodies / Re: When Does the Year of the Lens Start?
« on: May 02, 2014, 03:47:12 PM »
"The Year of the Lens". It's just marketing hype. And not good hype because the more anxious people get, the higher the expectations when something does get released. Canon needs to take a page out of the Sigma book. Sigma has been taking Canon's lunch in product and marketing. Canon might be missing the boat.


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I agree with the general vibe here...  Canon hasn't given a reason to buy their cameras. The only camera REALLY worth buying was the 1DX. The 5DMKIII was a marginal upgrade. Many people said if you owned a 5DMKII, you may not need the upgrade. Only Wedding photographers would really want upgrade their 5D's...  The new Rebel and SL1 are cool. But that's it in the DSLR.

With the new Nikon D800S on the horizon and some of the Sony mirrorless cameras, Canon really needs to get their act together. Fuji mirrorless is quite amazing as well. All the news and cool and new news is coming from these guys.

That Nikon D800S has me salivating....

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Wow! Zeiss did not waste any time! While the 55mm is nice, I would DEFINITELY want to rent the 85mm. That's gotta be a gorgeous lens to use.   :P

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 in Q3 of 2014?
« on: April 14, 2014, 05:47:57 PM »
FF in MILC isn't everything. An APS-C is totally cool as well. But the problem that many people don't realize is the the Bokeh you lose with APS-C at smaller apertures. I have to give Tony Northrup props for creating a great video on this issue. Basically, the bokeh at f2 on FF is equal to f3.2 on APS-C. Which isn't too bad if you didn't need to crank it up to f4 to get decent sharpness from most lenses. Then your bokeh is up to f6.4 FF equiv. Which sucks for portraits.

I just can't buy an APS-C MILC unless it has an sharp lens f1.4-2.8 and 24mm - 70mm. Or fixed prime at f2 and 50mm. I can do lots with that!

Small | Large

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Great pics!

I really love the Canon 18-200mm. But if the Sigma is superior AND $399? Sounds like a bargain to me...

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Interesting development. I bet it hasn't sold well and they need to clear inventories for a new model...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:27:10 PM »
Has there ever been a 7DII release-date related rumour at the CR2 level? (but as they say, sooner or later, it'll eventually be true lol)

I'm not sure if there has been, but note that this one is not.  It's a CR2 rumor of a new dSLR, and "the assumption is" (presumably CRguy's assumption) that it will be the 7DII.  Personally, I agree with the sentiments above that it will be a new Rebel/xxxD body (assuming one is announced at all).

If you go by the fact that the 7D is old, outdated, and the 70D gives you a better (arguably) camera for a lower price and is killing 7D sales, then the 7D2 would have to be the next update.... but you can't forget that the Rebels are the vast bulk of Canon DSLR sales and that an updated ( even very minor) Rebel will have far more impact on the bottom line than the 7D2 will have...

Despite my almost delusional desire for a 7D2, to me it makes sense that the next camera will be a new Rebel.... after all, the T5i is a year old and overdue for a replacement.....

Unfortunately, I agree. It's a Rebel... New Rebels are released every year around this time...

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Yup, didn't fool me for a second. Gotta try better guys...   ;)

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G17 Coming in May? [CR1]
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:11:16 PM »
Nice. Wish the lens was faster though.

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