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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 16, 2012, 02:32:39 PM »
@AdamJ: Thank you for your reply!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 16, 2012, 01:04:46 PM »
I can see it being $2499+ (hopefully Canon prepares it's 2.8 trinity of the 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 2.8 IS within the $2-2.5k mark), though I am personally prepared and set aside up to $3k for this lens!

Besides optics, I just hope they don't screw up the lens cap design with the protruding glass front with a cheap plastic cap cover that just comes right off in your bag like on the Canon 8-15mm fisheye, Nikon 14-24mm or like the the slide in caps on the Zeiss 15mm or Canon 14mm II that over time and use will show noticeable wear on the built in lens hood. Hopefully Canon can get it done right like the twist-on cap design on the 17mm ts-e!

My Sigma has a flock-lined metal slide-on cap that fits over the metal petal hood. I don't use it; instead I use a LensCoat Hoodie which is made of stretchy neoprene with a rigid disc in the base which abuts the petal hood and protects the front element. It fits very nicely with no chance of scuffing the hood, yet tightly enough not to come off accidentally. They come in lots of sizes.
@AdamJ: and how is your Sigma doing so far. I do nightsky/nightscapes at ISOs 6400 or so. How does it behave? Would it work out well, as my exposures avoid stars from trailing? 25 sec ISO 6400 to 8000 on the 5DIII is that an okay value for enough light? I guess so, my 28 F/2.8 does well even wide open...So I'd like to hear some Sigma results...as the price of the Canon lens will be very high...Thanks!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 10:23:26 AM »
I will use it for nightscapes. Due to the 500 or 600 rule (500 divided into the longest length of your lens yields sharp stars without trails) the shorter the better! It may cost me a fortune as an enthusiast amateur. But it will be a great lens, one you buy once in a lifetime. Thought about the Sigma 12-24 4.5-5.6 first, but I held myself back and now I am glad I did. 16-35 seemed a bit long according to the above mentioned technique. So, can't wait to add it to my lens line up and do night sky at 14mm even wide open and ISO 6400, 8000 or even 12800 on my 5Diii! Won't buy it in the first hour once it hits the shelf, as saving up for it is almost as much as great! Meanwhile, the 28 2.8 will do.  8)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 04:55:06 AM »
When I saw this on CR, I thought if this doesn't get a bunch of ecstatic posts, then the forum members are just plain weird.

I guess I'm weird.

My least used lens is my ultra wide rectilinear.  I either use a 24-xxx rectilinear or my Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye.  That fish is every bit an L-prime, and I find a fisheye is a much more useful lens than an ultrawide rectilinear.  I shot 18 times as many shots in 2012 with the fish as I did with my ultrawide rectilinear.  That number appears to be going up over time, as it's only 3x over the last 6 years.  I guess I'm getting more and more comfortable with the fish.

Oh, you're fine. An ultrawide zoom isn't what everyone wants.
But there are so many people here who have been posting repeatedly asking for the 14-24 and praising the Nikon, I wonder where they are hiding now. Even yesterday someone responded to the 50 1.4 IS post by saying where's the 14-24.
The ones that were asking for a 14-24 in the 50 1.4 IS thread was another poster and me. And here I am, jumping up and down. ;-) See my former post.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L in Late 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 14, 2012, 04:50:08 AM »
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<strong>A New Canon Ultrawide Zoom<br />

</strong>This lens comes up every now and then as something that will be added to the Canon lineup. A couple of patents that have referenced this optical formula are out there, which tells us it’s something that is on the minds of the R&D team at Canon.</p>
<p>I was told today that the lens is in the pipeline and will be coming in 2013 if there are no more delays with lens production. I was told to expect availability to be in late 2013, but the announcement date was unknown at this time. It makes perfect sense that this sort of lens would be announced with the imminent large megapixel camera that Canon will unveil in 2013.</p>
<p>There were a few lenses that were to be announced in 2012 that will be pushed into 2013. A lot had to do with production delays with the new supertelephotos as well as the <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/843008-USA/Canon_5175B002_EF_24_70mm_f_2_8L_II.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">EF 24-70 f/2.8L II</a>.</p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>

YESSSS! Virtual Christmas present for me then. There is joy in  the waiting. Hopefully it won't be more than 2k

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 13, 2012, 02:57:33 PM »
Where's the 12-24?
+1 here. No IS please. If not, we top the 3.5 k (?).

Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:14:37 AM »
A still utopical dreams lens for me would be a Canon 12 or 14-24mm 2.8 or 2.8-4.0
As having marvelled about the likeliness of such a piece of glass, before I do not add too many words  8)

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Who Invented the Video Camera?
« on: December 10, 2012, 07:14:09 AM »
Well, it seems to date back even further (1956)...have a look here:

EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 19, 2012, 02:06:40 PM »
Without understanding too much of tech here, if that is the case with the 6D, a next 5D could be fully equipped with 180nm sensors. Which would yield more than an incremental upgrade, right?

Right. This should not prevent you from enjoying your (excellent) 5DIII, though :P.

You bet I do! I try out all the ISOs as high as 102k. Well, if I go for another 5D body by skipping the next, I just hope it gets about the same 51k ISOs as the 25k are looking now. As I really like to take photographs of a black cat in the dark ;-) Won't replace it with the next cycle I guess. It is plenty of camera for an amateur like me. According to my frames per year my 5D3 shutter is good for about 15 years;-) So, what I am hoping for is some real improvement in ultra high ISO IQ within the next eight years...thanks to the real tech cracks here I know it takes quite some time, as we are getting to the limits if not some like this fancy new sensor tech really changes the scene. This is holding me back quite a bit from dreaming about ISO 204k photographs in 5D3 51k quality. In upcoming 5D bodies I would love to see 51k as native ISOs. So one could easily try out the 36k range instead of a one step boost up to 51k.

EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 19, 2012, 04:07:52 AM »

Based on the available info, though, I'd say that the 6D will end up having better image quality than the 5DIII.
Note that the rumors floating around are saying that only parts of the 6D sensor are made on 180nm.
So, the 6D sensor is essentially a 180nm/500nm hybrid.

The question is, are the new APS-C sensors from Canon going to be fully made on 180nm?
If they are 180nm/500nm hybrids, performance might not be all that different from current sensors.
But if they are fully made on 180nm, they are certainly going to match/beat the current 16mp Sony sensors.
Without understanding too much of tech here, if that is the case with the 6D, a next 5D could be fully equipped with 180nm sensors. Which would yield more than an incremental upgrade, right? So if the thesis is right, even the next 5D might be called a dream cam again. I am currently in my 5D3 learning curve and the cam is fantastic. First time in 30 years I am back to fullframe again, and it reall rocks!


EOS Bodies / Re: February & March are Announcement Months for Canon [CR2]
« on: November 18, 2012, 03:34:34 PM »

as for lenses

14-24 is long overdue, new 50 1.4 to fix the finicky af mechanism.  I thought the 35L needed upgrading, but now that I own it, it's stellar as is.  I'm not interested in a mirroless camera unless it's FF ILC with acceptable af performance.  The first company to produce it will get my money.  A 7DII for action and a compact FF mirrorless for everything else would be my perfect combo.
I have plenty of camera with my 5D3 purchased by the end of August. A 14-24 (2.0 ?) would be a great addition to it.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 35 f/1.4 Available for Preorder
« on: November 09, 2012, 03:55:34 AM »
Okay, fine to have a fast third party prime updated....But I'm wating on a 12-24 f2.8 by Canon... A although I am a happy 5D3 camper, wish they would come out with such a lens along with the rumored high MP landscape body! Fall 2013? Early 2014? You've read it here first  8)

Lenses / Re: Thinking about a 17-40 f4L USM. Thoughts?
« on: November 03, 2012, 05:21:18 AM »
I've heard lots of good comments about the 17-40. I had it on my radar as a combo with my 5D3.

But I kinda hold back now. As I do quite some nightsky/nightscape photography avoiding the star trails, exposure values get a bit short compared to my 28 2.8 non IS. Applying 600 rule with longest reach of 40 as divisor I get only 15 seconds out of it.

OTOH I struggle buying a Samyang 14mm 2.8 for just that photographical area.

Sorry for bringing that up again, but I strongly hope Canon will come out with a 2.8 12/14-24 within my camera's body cylce at a "reasonable" price. There is a third party lens outthere (Sigma) but the bulb design of the lens is not very handy for my purposes. As I am using strong ND filters while taking daylight longexposures of seacapes or lakes.  Or are they forced to design it in that certain manner at this range?

Well, that's my two cents...

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