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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 18, 2014, 05:07:37 PM »
I would not sell my full frame to step down. You realize that changes the perspective of your lens collection and you would basically have no wide angle coverage.
If you sell the 5D...you "may" have enough money to cover the new 7D II. There will be nothing left to by a prime.
Good primes are not cheap.  You are not going to get most of your money back in the sale.  The price for 5D's has dropped drastically since introduction.
Just my two cents.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma at Photokina 2014
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:32:13 PM »
Would love to hear your opinion of what you think the build quality is like!

I went today and they had the 150-600 available too test at the canon part of their lenses. I didn't look if it was the sport or contemporary. But I guess it was the sports.

I guess I was talking to the wrong person. :(

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma at Photokina 2014
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:30:02 PM »
What is attractive about that lens is its affordability for a lens with a focal range that large....I would only be interested in the sport version.....I want to read a good review about that as well.  There are some very interesting new products at Photokina that have surprised me....
Interested in The Panasonic GM5, The Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 for MFT...(very cool), The Sigma 150-600mm
and last but not least an actual Canon product...the 400mm f/4.0 DO lens. 
Pretty cool stuff!!!!!! It is amazing how much better lens quality has been getting over the last 5 years.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Most exciting thing at Photokina?
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:58:32 PM »
For me... I would have to say possibly the Panasonic GM5 ..and also the Voigtlander 10.5mm f/0.95 Lens for MFT cameras....pretty sweet!!!!!
Don't think I would really use them together....but I could!!!!! LOL!

Love my 5DIII and all...and the lenses (Canon Sigma & Zeiss), but I have to say ...I am still AMAZED in the way in which Canon just ignores the mirrorless market.  (please don't mention the M to me...it just does not make it as a camera or a system for this photographer). It stuns me.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Favourites of Photokina: Peak Design
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:55:56 PM »
J..it would be helpful if you told us what Peak product you are talking about?????

   I have had nothing but problems with the Peak product.  I bought it at Image USA in Phoenix.  Great demo.  I told them that I'm a photojournalist and carry heavy equipment (5dm3 with 70-200mm lens).  I carry two cameras.  This looked like a great product.  As I found out, it probably works for light cameras but as I explained to them my equipment was heavy and I have to run a lot. 
   I've complained a few times and all I get told is to keep working with it.  It nearly 9 mths later and I still get the same jamming, and difficulty getting the camera into the unit.

Cotton Carrier is a dream.  I just purchased two holsters that fit on a belt.  They are a dream.  They do everything I wanted.  They are fast, don't jam and designed for what I do.  The cameras lock into place.  No moving parts. Easy to use.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Favourites of Photokina: Peak Design
« on: September 17, 2014, 02:11:57 PM »
I supported them on Kickstarter for the Slide. Just took delivery of the Slide and Leash Monday!
Slide for my 5D III.
Leash for my Olympus E-P5. (think the leash is only appropriate for a lighter kit...not full-frame)

EXTREMELY versatile straps. The Slide has to be the best camera strap I have ever owned as far as use goes.   The little "buttons"(nylon anchor links), that you attach to the camera are just SO FANTASIC...when I am on location I can put the camera on a tripod or handhold without strap and just have those little "buttons" hanging off the camera.  VERY USEFUL!  They just are not in the way like every other tether I have EVER had on my cameras. (leash uses same "buttons").

I will say that the end of the strap the "nylon anchor link housings" (the part of the strap that holds the buttons could be made out of better materials (and kept the same size as it is).Peak sent out emails the day before mine arrived with a issue, some have had problems with the "nylon anchor link housings".   Mine seem "fine"..but, like I said ...they could be made stronger....but I still love the strap. As it is now there is a little question about security of my gear...a little doubt..and when I have $7 or $8 GRAND on the end of that strap...I really don't want any doubts in my mind. Peak is working on a fix for the problem with the people that have it.

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 11:48:20 AM »
+1 for the RRS-plate, it has a much lower profile so it's great for support, and at least for me, is way more comfortable than holding with no foot.

Thank!s...did not know that RRS made a replacement for the foot.  Link?
 ....but will it fit the new lens?

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:41:04 AM »
Am I the only one that thinks making the tripod foot non-removable almost totally defeats the purpose of this lens, which is to make it very light and easily handholdable?  If I were in the market for a lens like this, this one simple thing would be a show-stopper for me.  I keep the tripod ring off my 70-200/2.8 and 100-400L unless I'm actually using it on a tripod for exactly this reason - handholding comfort.  It even looks really uncomfortable to hold in the video with the foot in his palm.

Hmm...good call Lee Jay...I didn't notice that either...yeah...the ring looks like it is part of the lens... So maybe it will not remove like the tripod support ring on my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. ....but I attached a photo...it looks like the foot is removable ...but I do not know if that is a part of the design for actual use.  What about the old one...how is that set up????

...but the Ring may just loosen and slide off the back of the lens...

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:30:43 AM »
Why isnt this a "L" Lens?

It has all the bells and whistles of L series, but the ring is green not red, that's all :)

Canon tried painting a red ring over the green one, but it came out black.  They tried painting the red ring next to the green one, but decided people might only buy it at Christmas.  So they just stuck with the green ring.

When I was a kid my sisters nail polish would have fixed the ring problem right up.

Besides if it was an L lens it would be $2000 more than it is. "L" means "Lots of Money" (I am probably wrong on that, however I arrived at that conclusion from experience and I challenge anyone to dispute my findings)


http://www.findtape.com/product554/3M-Scotchcal-Striping-Tape.aspx?bc=F&vid=6370&gclid=CM_9xaO76MACFSMV7Aodz3UALQ

I have red pin-striping tape for all of my lenses..even my Zeiss and Sigma......   :P

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:39:45 AM »
He's a swell guy and all, but you'd think Canon Rumors could do a little better.

I've lost a degree of respect for CR at their regurgitation of this Youtube stuff.

You do have a point. ...but welcome to 2014!!!!!!    ;D :o ::)

Well, I'll take Matt any day over Jared Polin!

Hey...I like Matt! (please read my other post).
Crack on Dilbert..not me. 8)

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:30:06 AM »
He's a swell guy and all, but you'd think Canon Rumors could do a little better.

I've lost a degree of respect for CR at their regurgitation of this Youtube stuff.

You do have a point. ...but welcome to 2014!!!!!!    ;D :o ::)

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Lenses / Re: Hands-on With the Canon EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:28:01 AM »
I agree with everything you said...Matt gave us preliminary info and better yet...some pics...which look damn good for being shot in a trade show. Damn good. I think he does a great job on camera....better than many.

The output and price on this lens is looking intriguing to a lot of people..it is has sooooooo much better stats than the previous version and basically maintains the same price. Is this a first for Canon!?!?!?  LOL!
That should be the BIG news.

Matt Granger has proved to be nothing more than a tool.

Ah, come on, he is just filling in the "first with the news" niche.  This is the equivalent of a "breaking news" banner at the bottom tv screen.  Is the first you hear something ever very in depth?  No.  Will I buy this lens based on what he said?  No.

But it was interesting to watch. It was interesting to see some test shots, and I even found the ease at which he moved around with the lens interesting.

So, if he is a tool, he was one that served his role well.  Now lets get more in depth analysis from TDP etc and hopefully have a few early adopters pick this lens up and provide some first hand accounts of its performance.

I have to say, I am becoming more interested in this lens all the time.   

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Powershot G7X or E-PL7 + 14-42 Pancake
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:12:06 AM »
MoreorLess...you are giving out bad information. The sensor on the Canon is actually LARGER! Not significantly...image quality between the two cameras is basically very close.

I guess that´s wrong. 



G7 X has a 1" and E-PL7 has a m43 sensor.

WOW...you are right..but Canon jammed that many pixels on there!
My bad. I apologize...DPR did not state "actual" sensor size...just pixel count.

Actual Sensor size on Olympus;  17.3X13.0mm
Actual Sensor size on Canon:      13.2x 8.8mm

The pixel counts I mentioned remain the same.
The Olympus will hold up better imaging based on the larger pixel size and sensor.

That also makes me happy because I have the E-PL6!  LOL!

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Powershot G7X or E-PL7 + 14-42 Pancake
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:02:10 AM »
Answer to your specific question below. If you are pixel peeping the Canon will come out ahead.
It has a larger sensor, a faster lens (allowing you to shoot at a higher ISO in lower light) and it has optical image stabilization..which helps keep the ISO better in low light with non-moving subjects.

The Olympus with kit lens has body stabilization, but a slower lens and smaller sensor.
 
If you are looking for a simple, small,  P&S with no viewfinder option, an all-in-one package...buy the Canon.

I have some stuff for my Canon cameras.



+ a 17-40mm and a 20D.

It´s not that im completely new to photography. Im just not a tech freak. :)

The EOS M with zoom lens is too big (the lens).
The E-PL7 with "pancake" zoom is smaller.

Will the G7X and the E-PL7 give me the same image quality around ISO 100-800?

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Powershot G7X or E-PL7 + 14-42 Pancake
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:56:31 AM »
MoreorLess...you are giving out bad information. The sensor on the Canon is actually LARGER! Not significantly...image quality between the two cameras is basically very close.

Canon G7X Sensor: 5472 x 3648 pixels
Olympus E-PL7 Sensor: 4608 x 3456 pixels

And I am a huge Olympus fan!  LOL!  I have a 10-Lens Canon Full-Frame System
and a 10-Lens Olympus MFT System (Canon .... please take note of full, complete mirrorless system!!!!  ;D)

Both are incredible.   I do not own a P&S Camera because my E-PL6 is so small and versatile, why would I need one!  :P

I am in need of a new smaller camera. I will only use it with the kit lens.

I wonder, will the image quality of the Olympus E-PL7 be much better than the G7X?

When the G7X has the Sony sensor and size is not a main concern what would you buy?

Or maybe the Sony A5100. But i read the kit lens is very bad.

Please help i don´t know....  :-[

The E-PL7 would likely be better in good light due to the larger sensor, the G7X's faster lens would in theory actually make it the superior low light camera(E-PL7's sensor is just under a stop better but g7X's lens is closer to 2 stops faster) although how the lens performs wide open is of course unknown.

Personally I'd buy a Canon EOS M + 22mm and 18-55mm as by far the best value at the moment.

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