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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 think..is 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.

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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.

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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!

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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!!!!!

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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???...no matter what price you pay?

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
« on: September 12, 2013, 02:52:05 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!).

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
« on: September 06, 2013, 12:18:40 AM »
OK..hre is something from the dark side .... 8)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
« on: September 04, 2013, 07:01:33 AM »
Canon giveth and Canon taketh away:

70-200 F4 IS -- $200 increase
70-300 L -- $200 increase
85 1.2 L -- $300  increase
17-40 L -- $100 increase
50 1.2 L -- $180 increase

Really surprised by the 70-200 F4 increase. I thought it was overpriced before.

Looks like there are others as well: the fisheye zoom, 100-400 L, 135 and 200 L primes.

Oh...so...wait..wait.....how come we don't also have a post on Canon rumors that says:
"No Deals: Canon Lens Price Increases" ?  :P

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:53:53 AM »
"Canon Lens Price Drops"?
...is that a misprint?...
Has a GREAT sound to it, though.....

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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 28, 2013, 10:35:12 PM »
It has to be a lens  to compete with the 12-24mm Nikkor....it's tme.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Big Sigma Primes [CR2]
« on: August 25, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »
Cool!...bring it on!!! I love my Sigma35mm, f/1.4!

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Lenses / Re: 50/50 for 50?
« on: August 25, 2013, 01:50:34 PM »
We've been here before, but I'll throw the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 into this discussion just for the hell of it. It is my quality 50mm, and it's nice that it shares the 77mm filter thread woth most of my other lenses. For travel I have a 50 mm f/1.8 Mk I. These are my workarounds considering the current offerings of Canon 50's.
I am a fan and own the Sigma 50mm f/1.4....guess we got lucky and got good copies... Love this lens....BUT...it could be that with Sigma's new commitment to the craft we may see an Art series 50mm and if it is anything like the Art 35mm f/1.4...I think I would be all over that!!!!!!!
Canon has a lot..but it just doesn't have it all.

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EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:08:20 AM »
It would be foolish to look at the sales figures of the M and conclude the market isn't interested in this class of camera.  Canon was the last one to market and introduced an inferior product with no lens selection. 

Don't get me wrong.  I'm not saying the M takes bad photos.  I'm saying it isn't competitive in terms of AF performance, features or lens selection with micro 4/3, NEX, or Fuji's new mirrorless system.  Why would any informed person buy it at full price?

I really agree with this outlook...I understand that the M is built well and that the IQ is great...but the real deal breaker for me is that there is no VF available for it.  ALL of the competition has that covered and Canon showed up last to the party with no VF and slower AF??? I realize that everyone does not feel as I do...but I can not get serious about creating images while making monkey shines behind a screen I can't really see very well in daylight at all...so I would not pay 99 cents for a camera that I would not use.
I own a 5DIII full kit and I could never consider this as back up (but that doesn't make me "right"...it's just my outlook).  I have an Olympus OMD and 10 lenses which give me a full micro kit which I just love to use when I don't want or need to carry the big guns. Lots of decently fast primes and a joy to use!

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Well i hope it sucks. I´m too much attached to my Zeiss 21/2.8 and can´t justify having both   :-\

LOL! The Zeiss is neiss!

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Great news...keep them coming Sigma...pull Canon's prices back to reality....puuuuuuleeeeeease.
I would not be in the market for the new 24mm as I have Sigma's 35mm Art Lens (sweeeeeet) and the Canon 24-70mm II....so I kindof have that covered...but hey..this is positive info for all of us!..
Would love to see an Art 50mm in this series..I have the Sigma 50 f/1.4 which I like a lot (and everybody complains about, apparently with good reason...maybe I got lucky for once!)...but if Sigma could come up with a 50mm f/1.2 or f/1.4 in the quality range of the 35mm f/1.4 it would blow all existing (canon, Zeiss, etc), 50mm lenses away...the only thing that would beat it would be the new UBER expensive Zeiss that is slated to appear soon...but hey the Siggy would have AF and be waaaaaay more affordable!!!!

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