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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 11, 2014, 12:13:22 PM »
I wanna see this baby....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come to papa :-) !

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:25:24 AM »
honestly, imo, if the IQ is matching the latest releases, this is a dream come true! I dont know how often i've really used f/2.8 with my 16-35 unless if it was for indoor architecture shots to shorten exposure time (where you would want to use a tripod anyway if you want to be serious about it). I am not stopping down action.

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Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:18:45 AM »
Before we burn the barns in indignation lets get a couple of things clear:
  • The Nikon 12-24 is a crop camera only coverage lens, a $1,099 crop camera only lens that doesn't do the "ultra wide" job half as well as the Canon 10-22 EF-s and that costs $599.
  • The Nikon 14-24 is a FF ultra wide that costs $1,999. And those that herald it's all conquering capabilities probably haven't actually used it, yes it is much better than the Canon 16-35 f2.8 in the corners etc, but the 17 TS-E is a much better corrected lens for resolution, distortion and CA.
  • The 17 TS-E has a coverage of 11mm if you do a horizontal stitch, the projection distortion from an 11mm to rectilinear on ff is pretty bad, virtually unusable most of the time.


Whilst I don't see 14mm as being a hard limit for ff rectilinear lenses, 11mm is beyond extreme, at these focal lengths a couple of mm makes a huge difference. The 16-35 f4 IS has confirmed Canon can make fine ultra wide zooms, but where is the market for an 11-24 f4 next to that 16-35 f4 IS? If it was f2.8 I'd probably buy it, but my most used lens is the 17 TS-E anyway so it would be a nice compliment to that, at f4 I can stitch the 17 to get 11 on the very rare occasions I need the fov. The 16-35 f4 IS appeals, but it has limited utility for me over the 17 TS-E.

I can see the market for an f2.8 ultra wide zoom to compliment the 16-35 f4 IS, and the kudos of going wider than the 14-24, I am sure Canon would like the title of widest ff rectilinear lens back too, but the Sigma 12-24 is an f4 so even a 12-24 f2.8 would give Canon the fastest widest ever (so far)........

I would expect a 11-24 f/4 to have much better image quality in the corners compared to a fully shifted TS-E 17. I love the TS-E 17 but when shifted IQ takes quite a hit in the corners...

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I'm honestly sick and tried of comments like "were made of metal as they should be" or "should always be made of metal"...

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Awesome...

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Lizards
« on: June 09, 2014, 01:52:16 PM »
Calotes Versicolor, pictures taken at the Andaman sea...

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16-35 f2.8II was the first lens I ever bought when I got into photography again after 15 years. I was very excited that I had bought (without reading any reviews) a great Canon lens. It was expensive. And then reality hit hard after I took my first few pictures. I could not believe how bad the corners were. Then I slowly realized it was a bad lens and got rid of it. Attached is the photo which I took. Hated the corner sharpness.

Now I have the Zeiss 15mm and 35mm. Canon 24-70 II. But I think this new lens is very tempting.

I love the 16-35 f/2.8 II for the creative possibilities it provides but full agree with the corner image quality comment and share the same frustration - see bottom left corner in the picture below. I like doing inside architectural work where I've recently tried to use the TS-E 17mm f/4 instead of the 16-35 f/2.8 II. For this I consider the new 16-35 f/4 with a 4-stop IS superior over the 16-35 f/2.8 II - even more so if the corner quality is as good as the MTF charts suggest.

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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:36:56 PM »

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Lenses / Re: New TS-E Lenses for Photokina [CR2]
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:23:44 PM »
on the 'unique' feature: wasn't there a patent on a focal plane display in the viewfinder a few months ago?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 08:46:36 AM »
I would be particularly interested to see what an updated EF 85mm f/1.2L would be like. The II is an awesome piece of glass yet a little clumsy and slow. Optically I love it!!!

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Lenses / Re: f2.8 16-35mmL vs. f4 17-40mmL
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:55:45 AM »
I love the 16-35 mm for its versatility and it allows for great creativity if corner-to-corner sharpness is not a primary concern. the sun-stars are awesome - i prefer these over photoshop sun-stars.

I am not impressed with the corner image quality of the 16-35 mm though. I would not recommend it for landscape photography, I'd rather recommend either the 24 of 17 mm TS-E lenses for landscape.

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Lenses / Re: zooms vs primes for landscape
« on: January 30, 2014, 07:34:47 AM »
+1 on the TS-E 24L II for landscapes...

I believe there is no better choice for the serious landscape photographer, you can

- shift & stitch to increase the angle further
- tilt for perfect end-to-end sharpness

when already the TS-E 24L II offers the best image quality of all (Canon) 24mm lenses.

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Software & Accessories / Re: software for designing wedding albums
« on: October 18, 2013, 02:27:52 PM »
i used lightroom 4 for a wedding album too. it is very neat from a workflow point of view. you can work directly with your raw files in an non-destructive workflow. book production at blurp allows for reasonable customization, is convenient and very good quality - no "fotopaper" though. lightroom 5 allows for improved control over the template.

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Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: October 08, 2013, 03:31:45 PM »
very nice pictures everybody. thanks for sharing and thanks neuro for the thread. i have bought a 17mm ts-e last year and never regretted. the lenses are just amazing and a huge amount of fun.

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