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Lenses / Re: Reasons why 14-24L zoom will not be coming soon
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:12:25 AM »
hate to say it, but maybe the 14-24 will be a F/4 instead of 2.8.
I'm guessing a high quality f/4 version would be more attractive generally.  Lower price, smaller size & weight.  The ultra-wide range of 14-24 is very cool, but how many of us really need it to be f/2.8 and want to pay extra for it to be f/2.8 and want to carry the a big bulbous design that f/2.8 requires?  I'm sure some people want it to be f/2.8, but I'm guessing many would be as happy or even much happier with with an f/4 version.

I would be happier with the price and range, but 2.8 helps a bit in nightscapes. For daytime shots, not so much; after all general rule for it, places the apt in the f5.6-f11 range.
With that in mind, what about a 1.4 or 1.8 UWA prime? a 16mm focal would be fine with me  ;D

An F/4 UWA - great. I'd go for such a lens. Even for nightscapes, as I often stop it down to f/8. Results with the 28 f/2.8 and the forementioned settings are pretty fine.

Z96A2899bMasterKLEIN by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

So, I would prefer a 14-24 f/4 over a 2.8 as the price tag would be much nicer...
For inhouse low light photography I re-discovered my 50 f/1.4 after my recent upgrade to FF.

Recently I was shooting my cat at ISO 51200 in an almost dark bedroom at 6:30 a.m.  Canon 5D3, Canon EF 50 F/1.4 @ F/1.6, 1/40 sec. While a small amount of ambiental light fingered into the room I manually focussed at the animals ears which I saw better than it's eyes, therefore the face is slightly out of focus. Photograph above: no NR applied. Photograph below: NR value in both Luminance Noise & Chromniance Noise: 14 out of 20 in Canon's free software Digital Photo Professional. This goes way beyond my wildest enthusiast amateur dreams! Watch it in full mode, although due to reduction in post for webupload the difference is less obvious. But the pic without NR looks as grainy as back in the filmdays...But that's quite awesome at these ISOs!

Shooting my Cat at ISO 51k by Peter Hauri, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:51:28 AM »
I too think it is a fake picture. But I am not sure since I am no expert.
I do love to see an updated Canon 50mm version (presumable it is f/1.4) and love to see the comparison with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Otherwise, it is not so unlikely. Since we've seen the announcement of the 28 f/2.8 IS...
What is the f/stop-equivalent to a 50 f/1.4 IS? would equal to a 1.0 ? Don't know how to ask that correctly in english...

Canon General / Re: After CES Whats Next for Canon?
« on: January 19, 2013, 09:42:18 AM »
14-24. Just curious about the pricetag ;-) Anyway, the 16-35 "will do". Planning on it for maybe later this year.
That is what I thought until I compared it to the 14-24 from Nikon. The 16-35 just doesn't cut it when it comes to landscape photography, and you will see why when you compare the lenses.

If Canon's 14-24 is at least as good as Nikon's (I am sure that it will be), it will be one of Canon's best lenses ever, right up there with the 70-200 IS II.

Don't lie to yourself man. ;) Are you forgetting what you wrote in your signature?

thanks for reminding me! I just hope that it comes out soon, to lower in pricetag once I get ready to pull the trigger. I am undecisive...But yes, holding to the signature line could be the better choice. Thanks! ;-)

AF on Jupiter, seriously?  :o

It's easily visible as the brightest "star" in the sky. AF easily using live view

yes, it is. Even without LV.

If I am correct, yes. There was a strange big light ball in the nightsky I was able to focus at beneath a Septmeber sky last year. So, I asked at flickr. Well, most of the time I focus manually...So not a big issue under the nightsky.  ;)

My 5D3 is a great cam. Coming from the 30D I set its AF by suggestion of my brick and mortar dealer on the center AF point. In 90% of the cases it works great.
But compared to the 30Ds center AF point which was quite snappy even at very distant and dim light in moonless nights, the 5D3 AF is struggling a bit. Still being in my learning curve since August, what are the mistakes by my side while handling my gear.
AF on the moon: no problem.
AF on Jupiter: mostly no problem.
AF on some distant, dimmer light at full darkness...not always working.

Guess I've read about slight issues here, so thank you for any help
Cheers, Peter in Switzerland.

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:30:58 AM »
IS on a 50 f/1.4? Not a must have for me. But for videoshooters using a DSLR it might make sense.

Lenses / Re: My greatest wish: the cheap-fast glass!
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:29:03 AM »
Quite unlikely, I guess.

Canon General / Re: Why buy from a bricks and mortar store?
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:24:18 AM »
I prefer a bricks and mortar store over an online shop when it comes down to bodies. Bought my 30D some years ago online. Had dust and oil issues and got treated very unkind. Therefore past August I bought my 5D3 at a brick and mortar store in a town nearby. Friendly people, knowing what they're talking about (went there backed with good research knowledge already). They even lowered the price by about 100 swiss francs as I paid in cash. They will see me again. For lenses, I prefer an online store.

Canon General / Re: Don't order camera gear from online store
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:19:51 AM »
Frist photo looks fishy to me. Can't see any tape attached to the box, so... ::)

Canon General / Re: After CES Whats Next for Canon?
« on: January 19, 2013, 05:17:40 AM »
14-24. Just curious about the pricetag ;-) Anyway, the 16-35 "will do". Planning on it for maybe later this year.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: January 17, 2013, 06:14:31 AM »
See here for 82 ND*1600b0e6c13a80191797f61f92&sbid=SSMSB1358420894.62895&redirect=yes

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 15, 2013, 04:16:59 PM »
Looking for an announcement - Isn't Feb usually the month for the xxxD rebel ranges - are we a month out?

Is the departure of a major UK distributor - Jessops - Making it a bad time to announce a new dSLR body?

Anyway always looking out for new sensor tech from Canon.

700D by Feb, what else? 14-24?  8)

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:44:13 AM »
The one that meets the needs. As I do not own all too many at the time and never will. For being short of a WA at the moment coming from crop, the 28 F/2.8 is first choice when it comes to nightscapes. Otherwise I am really discovering the 50 F/1.4 as a fine prime for lowlight. Later this year I guess I'll go for the classic 16-35 range and a few years from now I'd like to go for a 14-24 should it ever hit the shelves...But preferably I will burn the money for another 5D two product cycles from now (2018).

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 13, 2013, 03:00:54 PM »
Well, at least it is a Tuesday...;-) So, looking forward to a CR3 for a 14-24 announcement. If not, I will get the 16-35 sometime later this year and will get at least some decent CR2s every now and then.  8)

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