« on: December 19, 2013, 12:28:22 AM »
yeah, check out the AF assist pattern
Unsurprisingly the AF Assist pattern looks just like the one from the Yongnuo YN-622C.
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yeah, check out the AF assist pattern
It's always seemed to me that if 'protecting' the front element was a genuine requirement the likes of Canon would be pleased to supply something suitable.Lens cap, hood...
And they don't .
I just received my new 70-200 f2.8 IS II a few weeks ago and put on a Hoya filter I had been using on my 24-105. Well, the other day, the 70-200 fell off the table onto the hardwood floor. I heard glass break and was fearing my $1900 investment was just ruined. Luckily, it was just the filter. I thought I had escaped damage but after gently cleaning out the glass, I noticed there are now some scratches on the front element. If I had not had a UV filter on there, the lens would have been undamaged. I think I'm going to reserve filters for situations where I'm shooting in dirty, dusty, sandy, snowy or rainy conditions but leave them off until then.Isn't that a bit like throwing out the baby with the bathwater? That's a really unfortunate drop, but only carelessness would have let your lens roll off the table. I shoot most days of the year in all sorts of physical environments and experience has taught me that when push comes to shove, UV or protective filters are a good idea, primarily for their protective function. I've smashed filters in biffs that would have either damaged the front element, or at the very least damaged the filter thread. I'm always with a hood for the same reason. They make great shock absorbers.
I have heard a fairly common response from most DSLR users who have gotten a touchscreen camera.... They hate it until they use it, then they love it.....
I'll continue to hate touchscreens. Give me dials I can use while I have my eye on the viewfinder!
Touchscreens have no 'feel' to them, you can't use them blindly AND it makes the screen all icky.
Why does it need a defense? Its aimed at a certain market segment and is the right product for that segment. It will take fantastic photos in the right hands.Absolutely no defense required...and I expect a touch screen on any future 1-Series or any level of new Canon DSLR that I buy in the future. I have the 100D/SL1 as an ultra-lightweight travel/trekking body for when I don't feel like lugging a 1-Series or even de-gripped 5D3 and I love it. It's found it's way into my main work bag and comes out from time to time when a third body is useful.
I'd love to have a touch screen on my 5D MK III.
It's plausible, Canon are probably trying to steer people to full frame and protect their more expensive models. The quality produced by new crop sensors is good enough in most sensors some pro's might not feel the need to buy more expensive bodies. You might have only needed a 400mm lens on a crop but now you need a 600mm on a FF so it encourages sales of more expensive lenses.Quite right. My 300 f/2.8is is great for my purposes on the x1.3 crop APS-H 1D4 but if it was an all-FF world, I'd find myself forced into a 400 f/2.8isII purchase. If there is no 7D2, I may just stock up on good 1D4 bodies.
Wow. If you could find an even swap, your 5D Mark III for a 1D Mark IV, I would do it in a heartbeat, assuming the 1D Mark IV is in excellent shape.Couldn't agree more, provided the strengths of the 1D4 vs the strengths of the 5D3 are what you require. I own both and they're a good complimentary pair. On most jobs I'll have the 70-200 on the 1D4 and 16-35II or 24-70II on the 5D3. But if it came to a toss-up, one or the other, it would be the 1D4 every single time. The 5D3 is called on when the project requires maximum IQ (short of renting MF) or complete FF wide-angle delivery.