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EOS Bodies / Re: What will become of the 5D Mark III?
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:09:45 PM »
5D3 will still be great until sensors are delivering low enough noise at 6 figure ISOs with 16+EV DR at 40+ MP at 8+ FPS. That will be a looonngg time.

More importantly, 5D3 presents a much better entry point to "PRO FULL FRAME" body than the 5D2. The 5D2 while still capable sensor wise has some usability deficiencies like vastly inferior AF, LCD screen being the wrong dimension, not quite 100% VF coverage, 50% slower frame rate, etc... However 5D2 will probably drop below $1000 usd though so that becomes very attractive in and of itself.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:25:21 PM »
IQ no, but the (at least) one solid extra stop of usable ISO over the MKII is nice. Mind blowing in fact, if you're coming from last gen 18MP sensors of the 7D, etc.

Seriously, soon enough all this talk of "you need f/2.8 to stop motion" is going the way of the dodo. Sure for bokeh but no longer to keep shutter speeds high. Just crank up the ISO and fit a cheaper, lighter f/4 lens!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Has the EOS 6D Body Ever Been Cheaper?
« on: September 19, 2014, 08:40:48 AM »
They need to make $1500 kits with that new 24-105 STM lens. All aboard the full frame train CHOO CHOO

Lenses / Re: The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:30:21 AM »
Heavy? f2.8 standard zooms are heavy. The 24-105L isn't heavy.

Also, does this mean we can see $1500 6D kits soon?

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: SIGMA 150-600!!
« on: September 05, 2014, 02:29:21 PM »
LOL at that pitifully narrow zoom ring AND it necks down along the barrel.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Why the delay for the Tamron 150-600?
« on: September 05, 2014, 02:15:08 PM »
I got mine in 20 minutes from a local store at the suggestion of another poster here... sure I paid about $100 more due to taxes and a slight dealer markup but it was either that or $200 over list getting one from Japan or like some folks in this thread, waiting months and months.

Moral of the story is, exhaust ALL local options first.

Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: August 29, 2014, 08:43:17 AM »
24mm 2.8 EF-S pancake is ok EXCEPT that 2.8 probably not be fast enough for the poorer high ISO noise on APS-C. 40mm pancake on full frame? Sure crank it up to 3200, even 6400...on APS-C...not so much...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:47:01 PM »

f/4 and half the price please

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:25:49 PM »
The small and smaller shops are indeed a place to try.  The big stores are not getting enough to fill orders, while a small shop might have one on the shelf.

Holy crap you hit it on the nose. Picked one up today from a local store today. Works awesome!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 12-24mm f/2.8 L - Constructing the Enigma
« on: July 25, 2014, 01:23:23 PM »
Why bother with 2.8 at those focal legths...everything is in focus anyways and newer bodies can just crank up the ISO.....just go f/4 and keep the cost and size down to something reasonable.

Third Party Manufacturers / Tamron 150-600mm availability
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:29:00 AM »
For the folks who actually have this lens, how long did it take from your pre-order or reservation to actually getting it? Want it for some sports shooting in a month's time but its out of stock everywhere (surprise surprise) or available from japan for a ~20% markup (ebay).

Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105 vs canon 24-70 ii
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:29:19 AM »
A lens that is 7 years newer and costs 3x as much should be superior in every way.

24-105 is all the general purpose zoom I need. Don't forget the price of the 24-70 II (or 70-200 2.8 II for that matter) = a 24-105 + 70-200 f/4 IS + 85mm 1.8 and those are all rock solid lenses.

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:51:56 PM »
200-500mm 5.6 (IS USM of course) please. And make it cost the same as the 70-300L.

For those who came from 70-300mm lenses on APS-C bodies we are used to the ~480mm equivalent so a 200-400mm isn't enough. The Tamron 150-600mm is the only one they need to be concerned with beating and even that lens isn't the best at 600mm so Canon making theirs stop at 500mm will be sufficient if it is better at 5.6 than the Tamron is at f8.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A Summary of Sigma Lens Rumors
« on: July 08, 2014, 03:15:12 PM »
well, even $1500 MSRP is still less than the canon offering and you know that even if Sigma's 24-70 f/2 isn't as sharp wide open, you can be damn sure that it will be or even better when equivalent aperture.

I was surprised that the 50mm EX wasn't the first to get the ART treatment - the president of Sigma has said himself that its his favorite lens but really glad they took their time with it to get it right.

Canon General / Re: Seeing Rebels....
« on: July 07, 2014, 04:44:35 PM »
You think you've seen rebelmania?

Try being in the Washington DC area from mid May-August. The swarms of locus- I mean tourists clogging the sidewalks and subway system are nearly all carrying rebels or D3xxx with the 18-55 and neck strap from the box. I'd say 95% of those are in the green mode. I have noticed a few more mirrorless this summer than last though.

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