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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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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Powershot G7X or E-PL7 + 14-42 Pancake
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:42:22 AM »
Two different beasts, with similar image quality.

Buy the Canon (it's a point & shoot with fixed lens)...boom your done. You have an all-in-one camera that does some things well and some things not so well. ...but it is all in you have, nothing more to buy. Simple. Significantly faster f/stop on lens but no VF.

Buy the Oly and you are buying into a sophisticated camera system. Which you could utilize or not...but you have room to grow.  You can put any lens from the most sophisticated mirrorless lens system out there...bar none. You have a LOT of choices! You can add the incredible VF4 viewfinder to have an well-rounded, full photography experience. Tons of options, but waaaaay more expensive.

If you just want a camera to take snappies, the Canon is the best bet...it has a lot to offer in one package and you are done.
If you want to grow into photography as a more serious hobby than the Oly is the way to go.

If you just want to take selfies, buy the Canon, you will save money and can take them in lower light! LOL!

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Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:11:02 AM »
Just sold my 16-35mm f/2.8 II to purchase the new 16-35mm f/4L IS.  Really happy with the new lens!...less mush.
I also have a 17mm TSE and the original Canon Fisheye...15mm.
I love my wide angle perspective...but I just don't get 11-24mm.  Way to extreme and mostly distortion.  Perhaps I am missing something ....a lens like that makes no sense to me unless it is an S lens.  Everyone has a different take tho.
14-24mm f/2.8L makes sense....especially to complement the new 16-35mm f/4.0L IS. ....
This seems off somehow. Visually the lens looks faked to me, as if someone combined a non-L product  (like the 24mm or 28mm IS lens, altered it in PS adding a zoom ring), and combined it with an L lens hood in PS.
That is the visual I get here...not a new, complete "L" product. It's definitely FAKE.

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Lenses / Re: Official: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:41:57 AM »
The specs on this lens look FANTASTIC considering the improvement over the old model and basically no price increase, which kind of blows my mind with Canons insane price increases on every L lens released. (although they just had a cut across the board).  Perhaps lack of sales has brought them back to sensibility!?

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Interesting that Samsung picked White for the barrel.
I would take the new 400mm F/4.0 DO II any day...   

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:49:47 AM »
I am finding it difficult to hero worship Canon any longer.

Yes...as far as camera bodies go and sensor...they certainly are not WOWing anyone!!!
All the exciting news these days is in the mirrorless segment and...dare I say...Sigma lenses!?!?
 :-X

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII vs Samsung NX1
« on: September 15, 2014, 06:44:36 AM »
hmmmm....... a comparison between two rumoured cameras.....

Well.....this is a rumor website..... ::)

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 14, 2014, 09:25:48 PM »
Can anyone help me find the viewfinder accessory????   :P

https://www.cameraquest.com/inventor.htm
You need to scroll the list to find the finder that you want.

http://www.flipbac.com/angle-viewfinder-about.htm

Those are a laughable.solution for a viewfinder..that is why my mirrorless system is MFT. No contest.

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EOS-M / Re: EOS M Accessory question
« on: September 14, 2014, 10:30:51 AM »
Can anyone help me find the viewfinder accessory????   :P

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