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Lenses / Re: Best (Recommended) ways to clean your lenses?
« on: June 07, 2012, 03:39:27 AM »
If you have awkward bits of dust in the rear element then a lump of cheese will pull them out.

Is there anything cheese can't do?

PW

1052
EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:58:01 AM »

1053
EOS Bodies / Re: Different tools for different trades
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:55:15 AM »
You could end up with a camera version of this...a Canikonybladasonic?

It's a car created by an insurance company.
https://carcreation.nrma.com.au/carBuild.html

PW

1054
Lenses / Re: Thinking of getting one of the older 20-35L or 17-35L
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:22:31 AM »
I had a 17-35 L f/2.8 for about a year.  Used it on a T3i. 

You'll generally see more acceptable results with these older lenses on APS-C than FF.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:43:28 AM »
Business management experience. Innate honest knowing. A clear head. Some things are not precisely measurable. You simply know.
PW
I have only been able to work off the bottom line with hard and reliable numbers

Well good. You get the last word.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:30:11 AM »
Business management experience. Innate honest knowing. A clear head. Some things are not precisely measurable. You simply know.

PW

1057
Lenses / Re: Canon 17-40L lens for $500...good deal?
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:16:16 AM »
If you're saving your pennies for a 16-35 f/2.8 original version, you'll be better off with the 17-40 f/4. No question. It sounds like good value. Buy it and keep saving. If the 17-40 does not meet your expectations, you won't lose a penny on it if you re-sell when you've saved enough for the 16-35 f/2.8II. At least you'll have a lens to work with in the meantime. Go for it.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 07, 2012, 01:10:31 AM »
OMG how convoluted do you have to get?  Let's simplify this. He's just saying if you're in business you need to to make smart, informed purchase decisions. If you're not getting a viable ROI on any equipment purchase, then maybe it was not a smart purchase.

An enthusiast/collector with a 1932 Leica derives a different, yet tangible value from an apparently worthwhile purchase. They're both valid viewpoints.

PW

1059
EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:05:51 PM »
if they were smart they would make the same guts available in the 1Dx shell and the 5D3 shell
shouldn't cost any more in reality and would make it appeal to a broader spectrum of users

You've nailed it again! I want a camera with GUTS! Sign me up.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon 3D - how much and who would
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:56:44 PM »
My 5D3's resolution is plenty for me, so no, I have zero interest in a mega megapixel body that costs an arm and a leg...
...and take a lot longer in post-pro than 22Mp files. With the brilliantly specced LR4 dragging the chain in the performance department, I'd have to put my prices up to properly process a few hundred ultra-size RAW files. Not to mention pressure on current computer hardware and data storage considerations.

Still, a 40+Mp Canon will suit a lot of photographers. And may be worth considering if the price is realistic just for those special projects.  In the meantime, I'm consistently stoked with 1D4 & 5D3 files.

PW

1061
Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:45:04 PM »
i still cant see the point of all these f2.8 primes coming out

Provided they are sharp wide open, it's a good thing. The high ISO performance of current bodies is making brighter, faster lenses less of an essential buy for most photographers. And secondly an f/2.8 lens is cheaper to deliver to the market than the brighter, faster glass. Photographers who need f/1.4 lenses to suit their shooting style will have to do what they've always done, pay the necessary dollars for those sweet, premium L primes.

PW

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:00:10 PM »
I'd get it if its 3999$
At $4k , how does Canon differentiate it from the 5d3? Maybe 5d3 goes to where it should be...$2500?  Otherwise, it's more likely to be closer to $5k.

Perhaps this will be the point that Canon eases pricing on the 5D3 down towards 5D2 levels, thus enabling Canon to comfortably pitch the new camera into the $4k - $5k price-point. I doubt it will be a 1-Series camera. For a start it would need to price itself so far out from the competition it would be a very low volume seller, and secondly, if it's a 40+Mp camera it's target market is not going to need the ultra high performance criteria of the 1DX. It will be used for more considered work. I see the target market as the same one that bought into the original 5D Classic.

PW

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:48:40 PM »
Canon should have made a 30mm f2.8  EF-S mount. This will make a really small package for the existing APS-C DSLR. It should be doable. The EF-S mount allows the lens goes in the mount for another 9 mm.

Yep I'm inclined to agree on the 30mm argument, but not EF-S. Could be the 40mm is the first of a small pancake parlour of Canon glass.

PW

1064
Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 08:44:29 PM »
On a side note: why are you all referring to the aperture as "speed/fast", in what way is a 2.8-lens faster than a 5.6-lens (the latter has a smaller maximum aperture which is not to say it is faster in any way)?

Faster...we're not talking about 0-100 kph or AF speed. It's the long established convention to refer to lenses with a larger maximum aperture as being "faster".

So an f/1.4 50mm lens is faster than an f/2.8 40mm, which in turn is faster than a f/5.6 400mm lens. In this context it refers only to maximum aperture, not focal length, AF speed or anything else. Get the idea?

PW

1065
Technical Support / Re: owners name on camera info
« on: June 06, 2012, 06:49:22 PM »
thanks - will look that one up - I don't usually have the camera connected that way - how does it work?

As Dr Neuro said, it's a simple matter with EOS Utility software. If you have not installed it from the disc that shipped with your camera, install it, connect your camera to your PC with the USB cable that shipped with your camera, open EOS Utility and I think it's there under Tools. Just look around, it's an easy find.

PW

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