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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 7D Mark II by FroKnowsPhoto
« on: November 25, 2014, 10:05:28 AM »
The "Bad Jersey" aspect of this really turns me away.  8)

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Lenses / Re: Critical View of 70-200 f/2.8 mkii+2xTC III
« on: November 25, 2014, 09:13:43 AM »
How about getting the 1.4x as a compromise and positioning better. That is what I use with my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II.
That will give you the option to get closer and retain a wider f/stop with better contrast and sharpness.  I would want a prime tele at 400mm. So I would use the first combo and the save for a new or used prime in the future.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Another 50mp FF DSLR Mention [CR2]
« on: November 24, 2014, 09:20:30 AM »
what about sensor quality

psssstttt....Sony sensor.   :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 5DIV: 36 MP US $ 3799 TBA in March 2015
« on: November 23, 2014, 05:44:01 AM »
The rumor seems completely unfounded.
Just a guess/wishlist.

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Oh...???....I thought it was the number of Kraft American cheese, (individually-wrapped), singles that I used when making a grilled cheese sandwich?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Exclusive Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Savings
« on: November 21, 2014, 09:20:50 PM »
Wow, that's fabulous to get a discount on this lens so soon after release.  My written review is just getting the finishing touches (it will go live next week), but my video review just went live for those of you debating whether or not to buy.

The video review can be seen on YouTube here:  http://bit.ly/1xXyVhf

I found your video review to be right on the mark....this is an exciting lens.  I think that some copies are just bad.
I am thrilled that you see what I see in the lens...it is not without its issues..but even with them ....it is an incredible lens. 

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Exclusive Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art Lens Savings
« on: November 21, 2014, 03:51:31 PM »
I must be blind but link are you talking about.  Have been wanting to buy this lens for a while but do not see a link.  Please advise.

Click on the red link..3rd line under the lens..where it says Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for Canon $849 in red.

GREAT lens...just check the AF on your copy thoroughly.  If you have the Sigma Doc it may need a little tweeking even if you have a good copy.  I had to send my 1st copy back ..the focus was all over the place....but the lens is soooooo great in IQ that I think it is totally worth the hassel.  The second copy was great. 

Even though I feel that we are doing someone else's job..owning the dock (its cheap) is high recommended.
The lens is special..and I think particularly so at the price of offering ...even at $949 !!!

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Yeah...its impressive..yes...Canon is sound asleep...but I still can't get from a sony what I can get image-wise with my 5DIII with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2 etc......from the standpoint of low DOF ...etc....Sony just doesn't have the wide f-stop lenses with AF....but man...that body just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.  Canon....WAKE UP!

So far as I know, the Sigma 50/1.4 Art Sony A mount version is available for pre-order:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1045485-REG/sigma_311205_50mm_f_1_4_dg_hsm.html

OK...and there is supposed to be an AF improvement....but the lens choices are still lacking..and so many complain about how the camera handles....and then return or sell it....  I just don't think that the whole camera/system has gelled yet..  I am going to stay with my full MFT kit  (EM1) and my FF Kit (MarkIII) ...for the time being... Even with the 5-Axis (which is GREAT in my EM1)...  I don't think that the Sony experience is "there there" yet.  ....but I will continue to read up on it and follow the innovations.   I am just not ready to cash in my two systems (they are both fluid photographers tools), to go "all in" on the Sony.... ..but to each his own.

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Yeah...its impressive..yes...Canon is sound asleep...but I still can't get from a sony what I can get image-wise with my 5DIII with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.2 etc......from the standpoint of low DOF ...etc....Sony just doesn't have the wide f-stop lenses with AF....but man...that body just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.  Canon....WAKE UP!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5
« on: November 18, 2014, 08:16:52 AM »
Cheeky buggers. I figured they would take some liberties with naming lenses but a few of those seem a bit...aspirational.

In that case, never look at the actual optical props vs. marketing of many 3rd party zooms (esp. far end on tele), or you'll go into a state of shock and might never recover :->. And on the wide end, even 1mm less is a huge difference, for example Canon's wider 24-70L mk1 vs. mk2 vs. Tamron.


Can you give the actual zoom ranges for these for the 24-70mm zooms?
mk1 vs. mk2 vs. Tamron 
(I would never by a Tamron product...but hey ..its good to know what is out there :-)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New Sigma Lenses Coming Q1 of 2015 [CR1]
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:35:17 AM »
Where is the 85mm f/1.4 Art?  That's the lens I'd like to see Sigma release.


My thoughts exactly?....and yes add the IS...definitely.

Have to say that on the wide end I am extremely happy with my Canon 16-35mm f/4 IS ...IT WOULD TAKE A LOT FOR Sigma to tear that out of my hands!

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Real EOS M Replacement Coming Soon? [CR1]
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:02:01 PM »
I hope it has the size and controls of the Fuji X-T1, has the 7D2 sensor, a swivel screen, and lots of videocentric features.

I don't think it will be that drasticallly different from what is out now, they would be in fear of cannibalizing their DSLR sales.

Steve Jobs said: "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will." For me, that someone else was Olympus. I've already bought my last Canon DSLR, and if Canon doesn't come out with a Pro Mirrrrorless I've already bought my last Canon camera.

I have to agree...Canon is being increasingly eaten away at by mirrorless cameras from Sony, Fuji, olOympus and Panasonic cameras ( and others). As those systems grow with more and better quality lenses and improved sensor quality ...more and more photographers will migrate to those systems because of the small footprint. I myself have an extensive MFT Kit that compliments my FF Canon kit...and I am using my FF gear less and less.
It makes no sense to watch Canon play Ostrich with this new camera market...but that is what they have done so far either deliberately or by lack of awareness.

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Lenses / Re: MY GAS. ILLNESS COME TO VISIT ME AGAIN.
« on: November 17, 2014, 08:04:27 AM »
Mr. Surapon...I think that you should consider the new Canon 100-400mm like anti-G.A.S. medicine.It may be white and chalky but if taken in the correct quantity it will relieve the pain and put you back to proper health.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2014, 04:51:36 PM »
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I am turning 60 yrs. in  5 days...and although I still going strong (I put 8 widows in a house this week!) ... I am just going to have to let the beast go!!!!  Times (and gear) are a-changin..... LOL!!!!
Congratulations a few days ahead of time! Both to the 60th birthday and to have managed to do whatever it is that you did to those widows. I'm impressed! ;)

May the light be with you, and your shutter finger steady!

Thanks!   4 of them were on the second floor and one was a DOOOOOZEY to get to for the install!!!
I am planning on going to the new Fulton Center in Manhattan early tomorrow morning to just take some images. The architecture looks unbelievable. I am traveling from Jersey car>train>train and a lot of walking..so ..alas..my FF kit will be sitting at home....AGAIN!!!  It is supposed to be my day off.   LOL!  :P
Ehhhmmmm, 8 widows  :o :o :o :o :o or may be ... 8 windows?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Shhh! It's funnier this way.
Either way it's a feat to manage eight of them in a week - at any age. Typos can happen to any of us, and some turn out to be funny, easy to make and hard to spot.

Ha Ha!!!  It is funnier that way! I'm 60...my eyesight $ucks...Thank God for AF!
Hmmmm... I do work for some widows....hmmmmm LOL!
Hey...hey...I had a helper with the W-I-N-D-O-W-S..but I lead the charge!  They are all set...I still have a lot of finish work to do this week....without the helper.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 15, 2014, 09:46:44 AM »
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I am turning 60 yrs. in  5 days...and although I still going strong (I put 8 widows in a house this week!) ... I am just going to have to let the beast go!!!!  Times (and gear) are a-changin..... LOL!!!!
Congratulations a few days ahead of time! Both to the 60th birthday and to have managed to do whatever it is that you did to those widows. I'm impressed! ;)

May the light be with you, and your shutter finger steady!

Thanks!   4 of them were on the second floor and one was a DOOOOOZEY to get to for the install!!!
I am planning on going to the new Fulton Center in Manhattan early tomorrow morning to just take some images. The architecture looks unbelievable. I am traveling from Jersey car>train>train and a lot of walking..so ..alas..my FF kit will be sitting at home....AGAIN!!!  It is supposed to be my day off.   LOL!  :P

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