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Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 28, 2014, 06:08:06 PM »
And, since we were into our small country, check out this and start planning for your next vacation ;)
http://www.boredpanda.com/norway-landscape-photography/
Excellent reference! I just moved to Stavanger this week and can't wait to start checking out the sights in this region.

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 10:37:27 AM »
Frankly, I never understood the attraction of ordering a product before it is reviewed. Is being the "first kid on the block" one of the motivations?
In my case, I preordered in case I can get it before moving outside the US. And I genuinely can't remember the last time canon released any lens that was considered a dud. Can anyone cite an example? I'm honestly curious.

Edit: Probably the original DO lenses are the only good examples i can think of that were widely panned. And even those have their ardent supporters.

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Amazon page has MTF charts for lens + mk iii extenders!  :)

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:15:16 AM »
Now this is exciting. Hope it's real! And soon.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 6d vs 24-70mm mark ii
« on: October 30, 2014, 03:29:51 PM »
I'm with Sporgon. In many cases, I'd say invest in glass... but you're most of the way there already. You'd see a bigger improvement going from 7D mk i to 6D, than going from 24-70mm mk i to mk ii on APS-C.

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I hope there's not a limit on how many we can pre-order.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon Announces New Cinema EOS C100 & C300 Kits
« on: October 21, 2014, 02:23:11 PM »
The C100 kit includes the camera body, 24-105mm f/4L lens, and an Atomos Ninja 2 external monitor/recorder to take advantage of the camera’s uncompressed 1080p 8-bit 4:2:2 HDMI output. The Ninja 2 then gives you the option of recording that signal in 10-bit Apple ProRes LT, 422, or HQ codecs to an included 240GB SanDisk Extreme SSD. An HDMI cable and an articulating arm for attaching the Ninja 2 to the C100 round out the kit.

So, I guess the 24-105mm f/4 IS will be coexisting along with the 24-70mm f/4 IS for the foreseeable future.  ???

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:59:16 AM »
Fantastic pictures. I have an Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens that I really enjoy using - but would enjoy even more with a decent manual focusing screen. Regardless, I've never used it with the 12mm extension tube. I will have to give it a try!

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Thanks for all the replies.

My employer will definitely insure everything and is the type to track performance metrics on moving companies to ensure bad actors are not used often. But again, I would like to avoid potential problems as much as possible. All the replies have some good advice that I can and will use.

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Canon General / Moving Abroad with Photography Equipment (Norway in my case)
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:00:10 PM »
Good day. Going to be relocating at the end of this month from continental US to Stavanger, Norway. Seeking advice from experienced travelers on best way to move equipment.

Planning to take my most essential pieces as carry-on with me (5D3, 300mm ii, etc.). But looking for good advice on how to safely/securely transport the rest of my glass and equipment. Of course, the equipment will be insured, but I would like to avoid the hassle of having to replace or repair large amounts of expensive equipment. And I'm sure replacing in Norway would be much more expensive than replacing equivalent equipment in the US.

I can imagine with the worldly group we have here, i can get some decent advice. Would you suggest putting equipment in locked pelican cases for transport? I would think that only makes them stick out even more for thieves who may come in contact with equipment. But doing anything less would seem to be irresponsible to me.

Again, any advice you all can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:53:01 AM »
The big question is: which way will the zoom go? The "correct" Canon way?  :)  Or the "reverse" Nikon way?  >:(

Unfortunately, I'm sure it's the latter.  :P
After looking at the link, it appears this one zooms the "correct" Canon way!  ;D

I know it's probably not a big deal to most people, but for me it's a major PITA to switch lenses and have to quickly reprogram my brain to react the opposite way when trying to catch fast shots.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 09:45:32 AM »
The big question is: which way will the zoom go? The "correct" Canon way?  :)  Or the "reverse" Nikon way?  >:(

Unfortunately, I'm sure it's the latter.  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:38:38 PM »
I would love for that to be the reason for the delay in the 100-400mm update. Despite the Tamron's obvious flaws I would think they've carved quite a little corner in the not-insanely expensive supertelezoom market.
Do I think that is the actual reason? Unfortunately no. I think Canon is just content with the offering they have so far and have yet to feel the pinch/need to respond yet.

Canon's lens development cycles (except for maybe their 18-55 crop kit lenses) are long and carefully planned out.  I'd be stunned if they'd go back to the drawing board on a lens that was pretty far along just based on one competitive offering.

I suppose it might happen if Nikon really hit it out of the park on a pro staple lens like a 24-70 or 70-200, but redirecting / setting new goals on a lens is a massive disruption to many people, materials and dollars that already have momentum in one direction.  I really doubt Canon does this very often unless it's very early in the development effort.
I think we're in agreement here. The response I'm talking about is their response to slowing sales of their current offering. Not necessarily from a Sigma, Tammy, or other 3rd party lens offering.

However, it would be sweet to see what Canon could do with a somewhat similar zoom range as the Tammy (something like 200-500mm, for example) that doesn't cost $12k.  Maybe that's one we can look forward to seeing at Photokina 2020. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:09:07 PM »
I'm wondering if Canon took a long hard look at the Tokina 150-600 and decided that they had to go back to the drawing board to come up with something competitive.
I would love for that to be the reason for the delay in the 100-400mm update. Despite the Tamron's obvious flaws I would think they've carved quite a little corner in the not-insanely expensive supertelezoom market.
Do I think that is the actual reason? Unfortunately no. I think Canon is just content with the offering they have so far and have yet to feel the pinch/need to respond yet.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Rundown of Canon at Photokina
« on: September 03, 2014, 11:31:15 AM »
This has previously been beaten up at length:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=22337.msg428522#msg428522

Both lenses are sharp, have the same focal length and have the same max aperture.  Other than, they are quite different.  A pancake is a sharp & small photography tool that is stripped down of many features.  The non-L IS refresh lenses are basically sleeper L lenses minus the weathersealing and the red ring.  One is not better than the other -- it just depends on what you need. 

What's more important is the rumour update that the new pancake may be an EF-S mount.  As a FF user, that's disappointing to hear, but now each of Canon's mounts would have a 35-40mm FF equivalent pancake to call on.
Wow, I missed that thread somehow. I guess the part that I forget is that the 24mm pancake will be a good "gateway lens" for those strictly using APS-C bodies.

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