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EOS Bodies / Re: More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2014, 04:03:44 PM »
With all the long lens cameras covering the World Cup, I find it hard to believe there isn't even an incidental shot of the 7D Mk.II - that is if it's even there?

There's probably a few there, and they're probably disguised well. They probably say "5D Mark III" on them. :)

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Lenses / Re: EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Image Samples
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:06:53 PM »
Very interesting....

I can do ultra-wide with the 16-35 II on the 5D3 and it's great. But, the best I can do on the Rebel is the manual-focus 14 mm Bower. And manually focusing on the Rebel isn't really easy for my old eyes through the viewfinder.

I'd chalk this lens up to a great performer at a reasonable price, kind of like the 40/2.8. Which I bought. Didn't need a 40, I have several ways to get a similar focal length, but I bought it anyway. It now sits happily on the 10D that I bought back from the person to whom I sold it several years ago. My first DSLR.

As for those images from the 16-35/4, holy carp on a cracker. Very interesting also!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:52:25 AM »
"image height" would give the radius of the image circle. Double that is enough to cover the diagonal of a full frame sensor.

Thank you! It's unusual for me, but I decided to withhold my opinion until I learned what "Y" was. :)

Yes, if it's full frame and of good quality, I would be wanting this lens badly! Heck, I could use it on the cropper also.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1499
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:12:49 AM »
Man, that is a great deal!

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This reminds me of the discussions we had on various forums (forii?) concerning the AF of the original 5D. It was probably the most loved, and simultaneously hated camera of all when it was first introduced.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 08:54:15 PM »
Looking forward to a new 7. I sold my 7D a few months back, since I wasn't really using it any more (got the 5D3). Certainly, pixel density is my friend, if they're clean pixels. And if they are, I'm all over it like flies on 'you-know-what'. :)

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:18:24 AM »
I threw out my guesses a while earlier, but if Canon were to build lenses specifically for me....

14-24 f/2.8 L
A new 100-400 f/4-5.6 IS L with the latest/greatest IS and an improved optical formula.

I'm really not hurting in the middle range, and their long lenses are already awesome. A little too expensive though, which is why I have the previous versions of two of them (but hey, a strong used market frees up cash for people to buy in the new market so there).

I'd love to have the 200-400 f/4 +1.4X but that's just out of my price range for now. Ditto on the 500/4 IS II, which is considerably lighter than my 400/2.8 IS. Either would be great for birding without the burden. :)

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 07:50:57 PM »
Lots of guesses here - mine are:

100-400 f/4-5.6 IS L II
50/1.4 II
85/1.8 II
28/1.8 II
35/1.4L II
The big macro will be 200 f/4 IS L
Maybe the two longer tilt/shift lenses.
24-105 IS L II STM
There almost has to be another EF-S zoom or two also.

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I've seen some folks go with a 24-50-100-200, though that jump from 24 to 50 is pretty big.

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:31:58 PM »
Now that would be an interesting prospect. If it's a good quality lens.

I expect that it will be quite large though.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:46:10 AM »
It'll be interesting to see how the 70D technology pans out. It looks like the AF capability is good. If this is applied to a new M class body, and if this new focal length "reducer" comes to fruition, this could be a versatile addition to the kit for someone that's already packing a good amount of EOS glass.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Dual Pixel AF Performance
« on: July 04, 2013, 11:53:31 AM »
Looks impressive!

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D a New Benchmark in ISO Performance?
« on: July 01, 2013, 12:54:04 PM »
If the files are truly clean and not doctored to appear clean, then this might make a nice companion to the 5D3. I really like having two bodies, especially when I'm at an event and don't want to swap lenses back and forth. Having a nice, high pixel-density cropper alongside my full frame body gives me a lot of flexibility as well.

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I'm here!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List [CR3]
« on: June 28, 2013, 08:06:20 PM »
New sensor sounds promising. Hope it's cleaner.

My 5D3 is lonely. :)

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