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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: Today at 01:54:11 AM »
Tight spaces!  ;D

5D3 + Samyang 14mm:

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This is a cool lens  8) However it also continues the trend of bigger (and heavier) ='better' ? ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 06:05:50 PM »
In the grand scheme of things, I don't think the 7D II will live up to many peoples prior expectations that it would be a "5D III high ISO killer"...simply isn't going to happen.

In the grander scheme of things that was never a realistic expectation though.

True, but a lot of people had hopes that would be the case. Just saying, the preliminaries are pretty much crushing that hope. :P It's better than the 7D (as it damn well should be!), but nothing exceptionally good...its a small evolutionary improvement over the 70D.

It would be reasonable to expect the sensor to approach the 5DMkIII's in iso performance, but it clearly does not. Happily so, because it means I won't fall into the 7D 'digital teleconverter' trap twice and rather save up for some serious long glass.

As for crop sensors, Sony has served me fine. In fact the NEX-6 that I previously owned already easily had the 7D beat on sensor performance. The a6000 very nearly matches the NEX-6 high iso performance despite the significant increase in pixel density.

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:36:58 PM »
Don't buy one "to get it all in"

I beat you to it ;)

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:33:13 PM »
Although I did shoot a few Panos at 16mm pretty happy with the results.

A 24mm can give the same results and higher effective resolution if you stitch a panorama. You're cropping off the top and bottom that give the real wide angle effect.

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:27:03 PM »
Exaggerated perspective. If you think the main application of a wide angle lens is to 'get it all in', you've missed the point. Watch a Bollywood movie and you'll know what I mean. A wide angle lens is the ultimate tool to add 'drama'.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:18:56 PM »
Newbreed,
   I am a similar situation as you.  I have three kids and I don't shoot professionally.  But I love the 5D3's.  Used to have the original 7D and since going to 5D3, had to sell it (the 7D).  I stopped using the 7D altogether and it was just collecting dusk.  Since then, I'd been happy shooting with 5D3.  The spec on new 7D2 looks great, but I would never let go of my 5D3.  If anything, I would get a 6D or another 5D3.  Full frame all the way for me.

I concur. The 7D managed to survive next to my 5DMkII (due to AF performance, not IQ) but the 5DMkIII killed it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:16:15 PM »
It's sharper and more contrasty but still quite noisy. I wonder how this compares to the 5D Mk III sensor.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:12:46 PM »
I feel like I could make a new post every day how much I want this lens...

(Un)fortunately winter is coming, a time when I find I have less need for longer lenses - so more time to contemplate and save up :)

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Nice to see these 'traditional' corrected double Gauss designs, almost an assurance of high MTF but lower contrast and sharpness wide open. Great artistic value :)

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:11:28 PM »
Yes I want this lens  >:(

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:10:33 PM »
I'm thinking I can sell it for a 7dii and use the rest to invest in a prime lens which I'm missing in my collection.

5diii to 7dii?

What???

No way.

Just buy an affordable but good prime and be done with it. One of the new IS primes os maybe a Sigma 35 or 50 should do it. If you shoot general photography, it's a loss to sell a full frame camera over a crop no matter how good that crop camera is.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:38:24 PM »
Here's the link to Canon product page, old MTF lower part of page...

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_400mm_f_4_do_is_usm

This new lens costs only a couple hundred more than the old.

Here in NL the introduction price equals the current new price of the old model. Still a lot of pennies but that's actually surprising in a good way.

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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 15, 2014, 01:44:30 AM »
Surprised no one has related this:
Fred Miranda earlier today posted that he has seen the MTF on the new lens and it is excellent, even with a 2X Extender.
He also states that the price will be "way lower than your expectation".
His NDA should be up about 4AM PDT.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1318195/0

(See his second post first page)

Errh so it may be almost within range of mere mortals? We'll wait and see...

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EOS Bodies / Re: More Images of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:36:48 PM »
Groundbreaking?  Not so much when compared to current technology but when compared to the original 7D, which remember is what it is replacing, I think it will be a huge and welcomed improvement... ;)

Evolution, not revolution - which isn't necessarily a bad thing ;)

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