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EOS Bodies / Re: L Lenses for crop bodies
« on: November 21, 2013, 07:35:33 AM »
As the lines between FF and crop continue to blur - and we are seeing very high performance crop bodies ....

Assuming you're referring to Canon crop cameras I think your premise is false - unless by "performance" you're excluding what ultimately counts, image quality.  Over the past few generations of Canon crop bodies there has been negligible improvement in sensor performance - the images taken with a 70D don't look much different from images taken with a 7D, 60D, or the last few years' worth of Rebels or EOSM, even if it's now easier to reach that result thanks to better AF etc.  The gap in price between crop and FF may be narrowing as the price of the 6D continues to fall, but if anything the gap in image quality between crop and FF has been widening: cf 5DII vs 7D/60D/Rebel and 6D vs 70D/EOSM - the crops have stayed much the same, but the 6D is noticeably better in image quality than the 5DII, which in turn is still considerably better than any of the crops.  (And even when/if Canon does start to introduce crop sensors with significantly improved image quality - 7D2? - the various physical traits referred to by the short-hand phrases "crop factor" and "full frame advantage" will remain.)

Is this really true that FF IQ is so significantly superior to crop ? I think the market is moving rapidly to smaller bodies and smaller high quality lenses.  Sure there are certain aspects of FF especially in the area of DOF that are not achievable with a crop, but ultimately the prosumer like myself, will not justify the cost of FF bodies and lenses. I still think there is a new much bigger prosumer market - that will go for high quality lenses for crops.

EOS Bodies / L Lenses for crop bodies
« on: November 19, 2013, 03:57:01 AM »
As the lines between FF and crop continue to blur - and we are seeing very high performance crop bodies - I am hoping canon will invest in high quality lenses for crop bodies. Why not L lenses for crops ? There is no good wide angle prime lens options for crop (outside third party lenses) this is a pity.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 70d for stills - IQ Improvement ?
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:17:06 PM »
I am a 550d shooter looking to upgrade. I primarily shoot stills not video, so my question is pertaining stills only.

From this perspective - would the 70d give me more of an upgrade then say the 650d which is half the price ? They seem to have the same ISO range.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 70D Reaction
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:56:27 AM »
Why is such fowl language trash allowed on this site ?

There is no insight/experience or information in this video ? He reads the spec and curses ?

Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 23, 2013, 06:01:05 AM »
I have all kinds of lenses. The ONLY lens I have that is simply superb in every way is the 100 L IS. Its AF is super fast, color rendering excellent, lightweight, and overall a pleasure to use. It is can perform many duties in addition to macro, portrait, artistic, etc.

I shoot a canon crop 550d.

Lenses / Re: Canon 100mm macro L or Zeiss 50mm makro?
« on: June 17, 2013, 05:06:56 AM »
I happen to own the Canon 100L and I had a chance to use the Zeiss Macro planar 50mm f/2 for a few months on loan from a family member. I have a 550d crop body.

The canon is simply a joy to use, as it has the IS, AF, and is VERY sharp and contrasty. For me the longer FL is an advantage for macro as well allowing me to stand back.

The Zeiss is built like a tank - and for studio macro shots, mounted on a tripod, and MF carefully in LV for perfect focus. Personally I do not see any real overall advantage of the Zeiss to the Canon, unless you want 50mm.

I think this thread brings out a simple painful? truth. That is electronics have developed to the point, that the overwhelming advantage the FF cameras had some years back - is rapidly closing down.

Another truth is that in the digital age - electronics plays a big role - shadowing the role of optics that dominated the film cameras.

So here we see, a small sensor camera + an entry level lens - produce - at least under certain conditions - results that are for all practical purposes - almost identical if not better then a $2500 combo !

Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f2.8
« on: April 15, 2013, 01:28:54 PM »

Ahhh, good to know that you're one of those people who think the sensor is the sum total of a camera.  I bet that DxOMark T-shirt looks great on you!  ::)

I understand there are many other important components to a body - but I still dont see any great "leap" from a say 550d to the 60d ?

I am very confused - as I see that canon has been re-packaging the 550d for the past few years ? Call it a 60d, call it a 650d, call it a 7d, call it a 700d ? Why are we not seeing a significant jump in asp-c sensors and performance?

All the other companies Nikon and the like - seem to be leaping ahead ?

Did canon get stuck or something ?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 700d/100d as a first DSLR or wait for 70d?
« on: April 08, 2013, 05:26:47 AM »
I am a 550d owner. As far as I can tell - all the recent crops are the same IQ overall. The primary differences pertain to the overall handling, focus speed, and build. The 7d being the top of the line as a fast moving rugged sports camera - which is great but probably not your priority.

I would just get the 700d + A GRIP

Lenses / Re: Wedding with crop bodies, help with rentals.
« on: April 08, 2013, 04:28:58 AM »

I've shot daytime events with a 550d. A few suggestions:

The UWA is nice but the 17 on the 17-55 should be enough.

I would get the 17-55 and a 35mm f/2 - GREAT little bright lens for shooting events no flash.

make sure to have a grip - or plenty of extra batteries.

You did not specify what style of photography you are focusing on. So here are some general ideas: I own all these lenses and use a t2i.

1) Tamron 17-50 Non VC - great general purpose.

2) Canon 15-85 wider range, more expensive general purpose option.

3) Canon 50 1.4 excellent affordable portrait lens for 7d.

4) Canon 60mm EFS macro + portrait combo lens.

5) Samyang 14mm wide angle

For 1,000 USD I would get numbers 1 + 3 above - you will have change.

Any help would be appreciated

Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions requested
« on: January 31, 2013, 04:14:29 AM »
I currently have the following lenses and looking for advice on "what's next"...welcome thoughts of the group

Canon EF-S 10-22mm
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Canon EF 24-105 f/4
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC

The Tamron lens is an OK lens but I am finding limitations from an image quality perspective.  I typically use the 24-105 as more of my everyday lens now that I have a started to become a stronger photographer. 

So what do folks think I should consider next?  My problem with choosing is that I love taking portrait shots  but landscape is a lot of what I shoot as well. 

So what say you wise ones?

1) Trade 24-105 for canon 17-55 2.8 as a "walk around" lens.

Purchase canon 50mm 1.4 - this will be a step up into another league of IQ for portraits
Purchase canon 100mm 2.8 macro L IS - as you have a crop and you need the IS. This will be a long telephoto + interesting portrait lens + macro ability.

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