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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 Camera Information [CR1]
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:05:36 AM »
Why is it that I'm getting this feeling Canon went out of its way to integrate the Eos 1D and 1Ds series into the 1 DX, and now everything is going back to the D and Ds format again?

Lenses / Re: New 100-400 to Launch with EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: March 27, 2013, 10:11:54 PM »
Wow.... finally something solid this time (or so I hope).

I still remember the speculation going around this forum about which was to be renewed first - the 100-400mm or the 70-200 f/2.8L IS. That was before the announcement of the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II.

Thank god I waited - that took a lot of will power. ;D

(But then again, I won't be holding my breath until I actually see some announcements).

If cash and size is no concern, I seriously do not see any reason not to get the 300 f/2.8. The sharpness and speed of prime beats its zoom counterpart hands down (though I don't know about version II, but version I is definitely superb).

As for the 600, I don't know if you need to go that far... I've seen the 500 mm f/4's do great jobs at air show.

I guess you have to decide what's your priorities first. IMHO I think the 300 is more flexible if you need it for other uses.

Seriously, I really am having doubts about Canon's commitment to EF-S lenses. With the exception of occasional upgraded of existing kit lens, the EF-S seems pretty dead for the past year or two.

While Tamron, Tokina, and Sigma have been coming out with their versions of 18-xxx zooms, Canon's 18-200 has never seen an upgrade since its release. Meanwhile, Nikon has moved from the first 18-200 VR all the way to 300.

My suspicion would be if there's any progress in terms of lens for the APS-C format, it would be for the EF-M mounts...

Again, just my opinion.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:59:28 AM »
Let's see... 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II, 14-24 f/2.8L, and TSE-90 f/2.8L, and TSE-45 f/2.8L.

That's four, right? :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Any news on the 7dMk2 now that CES is done
« on: January 23, 2013, 12:01:22 PM »
Here's an interview with a Canon official:

In the last part, the question on the 7D successor was raised. The official noted that  the next generation camera is "not that far in the future" and is not only a spec-enhanced version, but promised to include some kind of new revolutionary technology... whatever that means.

I think FF mirrorless is probably on every camera company's agenda, but I doubt the technology/production cost is feasible at this point. It took two years to see Sony send in the RX-1 after the X100 (from APS-C fixed compact to FF compact).

I doubt many people is willing to stomach a 3000-dollar RX-1 anyways, let alone a FF mirrorless from any company (aside from Leica). Also, that means another line of FF mirrorless lenses...*shiver*

EOS Bodies / Re: Moving to 6D from 5DII
« on: December 14, 2012, 11:46:33 AM »
Just had a chance to play with the 6D earlier today at the local Canon service center. After comparing with the 5D3 on the same shelf, the 6D definitely is a bit smaller overall (especially the grip part is slightly bit thinner than the 5D3).

However, there's one thing that really turned me away from the 6D... No joystick!!! Argh!!! :'(

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 11:41:28 AM »
Well, if it does emerge in the second half of 2013, that means most people have to wait till early 2014 for consistent supply, quirks with the first batch fixed, and the price stabilized... business as usual. *shrug*

Lenses / Re: Waiting for 100~400mm f/4~5.6 IS II.
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:39:22 AM »
Simply waiting for a newer version of the 100-400 which is weatherproof. If only the old version had weatherproof mechanism....

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:36:51 AM »
I have to admit, I'm glad to see the old 35mm f/2 to go away. It was a terrible lens.

If the 24-70L f/4 isn't cheaper than the 24-105L, I don't see it catching on.


We won't have a choice by the time they discontinue the 24-105 and replace it with a much more expensive version of the lens... either take the new lens or stomach the 24-70 f/4L.

Great pics, but stay alert if ur still going to head out there. The aftermath is where things can go either way.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: G15 or G1X for my mom???
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:23:03 AM »
Had a chance to play with both cameras at a local camera show last week. I must say that both works pretty well, but my female coworker did mention that the G15 fits her hands better than the G1X. But then, G1X has the better advantage in low light...

Well, I think either should work fine.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:08:08 AM »
The only logical argument I could think of is to use this lens to replace the 24-105 f4L as the kit lens for future FF cameras.

By doing so, Canon will be able to introduce a possible 24-120 f4L which it can categorize as a non-kit lens, giving it perfect excuse to jack up the starting price... >:(

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« on: October 28, 2012, 10:36:27 PM »
Having the latest technology is great. But is there anything wrong with the 5D2 and 1D4? If not, might as well save up the money and wait for the next generation of bodies. The ones you have still hold their ground at this point in time.

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