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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 12, 2013, 08:45:36 AM »
"+1, Canon will have the advantage for pro use, and of course the 'compatibility guarantee' for those of us who don't dare to go third party. Add weather sealing and it's sure to sell well, even if that MkII would not manage to quite touch the Sigma in image quality."

....or price. (whenever this hits the streets it will probably be offered at at least $1800, maybe higher based on recent statospheric pricing.   Canon...thanks for making my Sigma look even better!!!!) I love the Canon products I have decided to purchase...but only a red-ring fanboy would buy this lens.... :o where is that Art Series 50mm to slay the new Zeiss!!!! (not really for IQ ...but it could be the second best choice  for a normal FF lens and have AF!).

EOS Bodies / Re: Wait for the Canon 5D Mark IV or get the Mark III?
« on: October 12, 2013, 12:00:34 AM »
You will be blown away by the 5DIII coming from the 600D, and yes, it will probably be 2+ years for the 5DIV.
The 5Div will be introduced at $4000...consider that.  The III is PLENTY of camera...look for can buy one for $2500 if you keep your eyes open.
Great camera!

I could have written a better review!

Permit me to disagree.

I've seen your writing.
Allow me to support the latest speaker ;)

LMAOROTF!  It is getting a little rough in here!!!!!!  :o


And Bob, when I hit that lottery, the first thing I'm doing is buying one of these lenses for you -- you're one of the major league guys who actually deserves one and knows what to do with it! I'll let you know what day to meet me at B&H!!!

Thanks Bill!
Please buy those tickets!
I don't "get" all the anger regarding this lens???   Looks like a celestial beauty to me...floating above the wannabes.
That's so cool. Perhaps the complainers just can't see what is actually "there there" with this lens. It looks to me like everything Zeiss says it is...WOW!

Look, the reviewer obviously hasn't read the commentary on this website regarding the lens because quite clearly, without autofocus, this lens is not worth $4000 and nobody will buy it without autofocus, even if it is the sharpest lens since the big bang.

um....for you.
I cannot afford/justify the lens, especially as a manual focus normal lens.  ....but there are many who will buy the lens for its extremely high IQ. The fact that it has the highest IQ for FF makes it worth $4000.  That is some high praise in the review..highest I have ever heard and lets face it....ALL of the Canon, Nikon, Sigma, (previous) Zeiss 50mm primes to date are mediocre if you are a pixel peeper.  This lens blows them away...So just because you cannot afford it or you would never use a manual focus lens to state that "nobody will buy it" ...shows a very large lack of awareness in the photography world.  There are photographers who will buy this, are deserving of it, AND will put it to good use.
I just want to see some of THOSE images!!!!!!
My only hope is an Art Series 50mm from Sigma!!!!  ...I am waiting..........

Well the holidays are just around the all of you guys know what you can give me as a gift now!  ;D

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"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another.  I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of.  I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images.

by the way.... the question with such stuff always is.. do you need the skills of the photographer or the lens to shot those pictures?   ;)

Having both works for me!

yeah well it´s like my "dick" reply....words are cheap.  :P

Jeeeez...lighten up Lichtgestalt...I thought I was making a joke.

"Ridiculous" for one may be quite reasonable for another.  I think some will change their minds once they see some of the images this lens will be capable of.  I've certainly been tempted by the Zeiss Planar Macro after seeing some of those images.

by the way.... the question with such stuff always is.. do you need the skills of the photographer or the lens to shot those pictures?   ;)

Having both works for me!

Expect the Zeis to be manual focus and to deliver outstanding image quality. If you think the Zeis lenses are too highly priced then they're simply not for you.

Pre-release review:

Aloof comment, above. ::)
...but the Zeiss does look to be IMPRESSIVE.
It would not be of much use in a high action environment, though.

I agree wit Horshack, my next 50mm will most likely be a new Art Series Sigma AF Lens, (I currently own their current 50mm f/1.4 as I feel it is best for my needs I based on the other lackluster offerings out there).  I am glad to know that there is perfection out there without AF...but I can't justify that kind of coin for a manual focus 50mm lens.

Canon General / Re: I'm so sick of Canon ...
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:55:46 AM »
Sick of Canon?
HAVE YOU SEEN the new Powershot G16????   How can you possibly be sick of such a cutting edge company!!!!!! ::)

OK...I just had to.  I think some of my Canon gear is incredible..but after the M debacle and then the release another version of a camera that would sell in 2008 (I know that is an over simplification..but I am not too far off the mark)...but the basics make you someone asleep at the wheel on these product lines?....

I guess the bigger the corporation...the slower and fatter the move...

I guess that it is great that there are smaller, innovative (but not perfect!) companies that can show up with more innovative products at lower prices that can give us a little perspective.

Lenses / Re: Best 35mm wide open????
« on: September 26, 2013, 07:23:00 AM »
I'd get the new Canon 35mm F/2 IS.  It looks superb wide open aside from some easily correctible vignetting on FF, and if you value DXOMARK (i know some do, others don't) they rate it as Canon's best 35mm lens overall for image quality.  Plus it is only $599 and the IS is nice to have at any FL.

Yes...this looks like the best buy and offers the smallest , lightest form-factor for an Canon AF lens...and the IS is a bonus!

I went for the Sigma 35mm f/1.4...I saved about $600 compared to the Canon and have been WOWED with the images coming out of my DIII.  The build quality seems great and it is a really nice looking lens as well. The bokeh is just fine for a WA lens....but if that is what I want from an image I am going to pick up a large-aperture normal or tele as the amount and quality of the bokeh can't be beat.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M Update Information [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2013, 08:29:26 AM »
Pretty funny...Canon comes to the mirrorless segment dead last...with an absolute dog of a product...overpriced and lagging behind all of the other manufactures...Why?
Now, after all of the complaints and disappointment just about everywhere (until they cut the price in half),...they may get it right.  Is there anyone at the helm of market awareness???
Sounds like this may be a much better offering. Let's hope they can save a little face here. The rumors sound promising!

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS M This Week? [CR1]
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:48:45 PM »
More pancakes please :)

Pancake, like the one in the photo for the article.  That photo is hysterical!!!!!

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 12, 2013, 10:01:22 PM »
Good, balanced review from Justin as usual!!
For my money...I bought the Sigma f/1.4 for my 5DIII.....(mine focuses just fine...I know some don't)..I think its a better lens than the Canon, but I know that topic is a hornet's nest. Just MY opinion, put my money where my mouth is and enjoy the results, every time.
Now...If Sigma would just make an new ART Series 50mm f/1.4..we may all be happy! (well, almost. LOL!).

I love the images I've seen from the Sigma, colour and contrast to be specific. But it came out when I was still *very* wary of Sigma products and was still plenty happy with my Canon 1.4.

Justin, I agree with your decision...I bought my Sigma about 4 yrs ago..( when the press for the lens and the company was iffy at best).and let me tell you I knew that I was taking a chance..but it looked like the sharpness, build and bokeh "could" be there if I got a good copy. I did and I love what I have for the price that I paid considering what else was/is available. My question is...why is the frontier so bleak for a normal lens for the most popular cameras in the world??? matter what price you pay?

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