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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon USA August Rebates
« on: August 13, 2012, 10:49:33 AM »
Picked up a 17-40 yesterday with the $100 discount. Less than $200 more than they're going for on eBay.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Product Advisory
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:18:46 PM »
So...putting your lens cap on might cause it to not be able to AF without taking the lens off and on?

Yeah, that's something that shouldn't have made it past QC testing.

True. It's happened to me putting the lens cap back on. It's not hard to get in the practice of retracting the lens first, though. And you don't have to remove the lens just rotate it a bit and re lock it.

I stil love the lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Specs
« on: July 22, 2012, 11:08:15 AM »
I'd like to know whether the new EF-M lenses will fit on a DSLR.  The 22mm F2 would be great on a crop body.

I would think not. The lens would have to be inside the lens mount on the camera due to the shorter mount to sensor distance. That's why the adapter for EF lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Next Full Frame Camera [CR2]
« on: July 18, 2012, 06:38:40 AM »
I haven't read all the posts, but I'm going to predict the new kit lens will be an EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.

Lenses / Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2012, 09:14:08 AM »
STM maybe?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Mirrorless Information [CR1]
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:12:00 AM »
Not sure I understand the point of having the pancake be larger (with adapter) on a mirrorless than it is on a 5D. But then, I'm sure the aim is to sell the lenses with the new mount.

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot S100 Product Advisory
« on: July 02, 2012, 10:01:00 AM »
Mine starts with 43. Guess sometimes it pays to wait.

How the heck do you cancel an order at B+H??? I've logged in and am looking at my order but there isn't an option shown to cancel it...

Call or email.

My local Best Buy shows it available in-store as well, may do the same.

That's what I did. One of the Best Buys near me had one on Monday. Cancelled my pre-order with a US retailer who still shows it as out of stock.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:34:17 PM »
Oh my. Not again. One of my dream lenses.

At least the 40mm pancake is cheap. This one will not be. But I won't be happy until I have it.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM in Stock
« on: June 15, 2012, 11:22:22 AM »
Please give us a report. Thanks

Will do.

It might be in stock over here but have you noticed the price we have to pay? 229 quid??? With todays exchange rate it gets to $355 compared to $199 preorder price in the US...A slight rip off?

Total rip. We've been eating it the past few years with the Euro being stronger than the buck, given the EU economic issues that didn't make much sense, but this is worse with unequal base price.

That's how I feel when I order a 20 pound item from West Ham's online store and pay 30 pounds shipping. Over $80 US. But I love my Hammers merchandise.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:01:14 AM »
I have never pre-ordered photo equipment. This lens will be my first.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 07, 2012, 05:24:26 AM »
I really don't get it. I'm a crop shooter and this focal length seems too long for a walk around lens and is there really any benefit to something this small on the FF bodies?

30mm or so and you might have sold me, besides it isn't as if my 35mm f2 is all that big.

The textbook definition of a "normal" lens is one whose focal length is equal to the diagonal of the imaging area. If you remember your Pythagoras, a full-frame 24mm x 36mm sensor has a diagonal of 43.27mm, meaning this 40 gives you as close to a normal lens as you'll find. I could see mounting it to an un-gripped 5D for a street / party type of setup. Hell, it looks like it's no bigger than an extension tube!


Totally get the focal length for FF, but is there any benefit to something this small on such a big camera?  Doesn't look like it would even extend past the hand grip!  Hey, performance being equal I guess smaller is always better, but things like the 35 f2 and 50 1.8 are already tiny and light.

You answered your own question. [my emphasis added]

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]
« on: June 04, 2012, 02:55:51 PM »
BTW: Truland Photo - Thanks for that diffraction resource. Quite interesting and informative.

Your welcome. My first practical experience with the issue was taking waterfall shots on a 50D at F22 with a polarizer to get a slow enough shutter speed to blur the water. I couldn't figure out why since I was using a tripod and shutter release they weren't sharp.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8, 2012? [CR2.5]
« on: June 04, 2012, 01:44:02 PM »
I have been very pleased with the sharpness I have gotten with certain lenses on my t2i. Here is a link to a 100% clip from an above head to breast height image. F18 Iso100 1/160 with an EFS 17-55 F2.8 IS.

If you are very pleased with T2i sharpness at f/18, you'll be blown away by it's performance at f/5.6 :)

Right. Here's my favorite diffraction resource: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/diffraction-photography.htm

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