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PowerShot / Re: A New Large Sensor PowerShot Coming [CR1]
« on: May 08, 2013, 10:37:28 PM »
I pray that this camera has a superior EVF or competition beating viewfinder.

From the admin's original post. "It won’t have an OVF or EVF ..."

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With the mirrorless sector going like gangbusters Canon is soo late to this party I hope they try and improve on what Fuji, Nikon, Ricoh, and the M4/3rds people are offering which is darn good.

You're Canon...it's time for an exciting new camera that is not a DSLR behemoth,

I feel the same. But I would NOT hold my breath  :(

TELL ME ABOUT IT,?.I love my Canon FF kit...it rocks..but when it comes to small POWERFUL cameras MFT has my vote and my money. I have no idea who would pay these absurd prices for the G series camera when you can own a kickass MFT for less than Canon's silly asking price for a small sensor camera with essentially no viewfinder. Arrogance is the only reason I see.
Now they have this new one coming with a larger sensor and are not even making a lame attempt to include a VF. They just eliminate it??? The M release has no VF or option for one and also has antique AF... I think Canon needs to scrap all of the above and introduce one compact meaningful mirrorless product line...They are a mess in this area.

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Lenses / Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:51:43 AM »
there is the lensbaby fisheye: http://lensbaby.com/optics-fisheye

Rather inexpensive, might buy one myself in time...


Remember...you have to have a Lensbaby Lens to drop that into. Most common is the Composer Pro @$280 Plus $150 for the fisheye =$430 and if you pick up a used sigma or Canon fisheye you are in the same ballpark money-wise with WAY better optics and FF coverage...plus the Lensbaby vignettes intensely on a FF camera...
It does have a certain fun, artistic appeal though!

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Lenses / Re: Cheap fisheye for canon full frame?
« on: May 08, 2013, 06:41:41 AM »
Well...I am an L-Lens aholic...but not adverse to other manufacturers. (have two Sigmas and a Zeiss)....and I have no real call for circular images on my FF camera. I own the Canon 15mm Fisheye..I bought mine just before they were discontinued (why did Canon make that choice?), to make way for the 8-15mm, and although it is one of the oldest lenses in the Canon lineup I find mine to be small, sharp and a lot of fun. I researched the Sigma, and my readings told me that the Canon was sharper, built better and had no focus issues, better multi coating, and less flare which comes into play a lot with a fisheye...so I bought the Canon. I considered the 8-15mm, but the COST, the size and the slower f/stop and super-exposed front element just deterred me from buying that lens for a field of view I use occasionally when it is just right. (I thought it would be fun to have the circular, "novelty" option but resisted!!! LOL!). The Canon can stays tucked in my bag with its small footprint and can be on the ready when that fleeting opportunity arrises.  Great little lens..I even like the whirring of the non-USM...kind of a cool photo quirk!!!!!  ;D

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Software & Accessories / Re: arca swiss help please.
« on: May 07, 2013, 10:01:49 PM »
That is the beauty of the Arca-Swiss set up...there are many choices. I mentioned above that I like the Kirk plates and I use Photo Clam ball heads on my two carbon fiber tripods...a Gitzo (light traveler) and a Feisol (more sturdy and larger)...I use these plates, heads and tripods for two camera systems, a FF Canon system and a micro four thirds. MY longest, largest lens is my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8LII w/1.4 Ext....
So the beauty of Arca-Swiss is that I made choices for the camera set-ups that I have and the way that I us them.. Lightweight, Price and portability were my top criteria for choosing my tripods, plates and heads. Since I do not have any really heavy long telephoto lenses..my gear could be (IMHO) lighter weight and less expensive than a photographer using bigger, longer lenses.  I could spend $400-$500 on a tripod (not $1200)..I have found my equipment to be very fluid (does not get I the way of me creating photos, it facilitate it.). Trust me...every time I am around photographers with non-Arca gear...I watch them struggle and fumble and I am glad that I spent the extra money that I did in my Arca-Swiss set-up. For me their is no other choice!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Samyang 24mm f/3.5 ED Tilt-Shift in Stock
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:45:48 AM »
In this case ...the Canon is definitely worth the extra money...

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Software & Accessories / Re: arca swiss help please.
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:46:53 PM »
I put the custom-fit Kirk plates on my 5DIII and the bracket on my 70-200mm 2.8L IS II. I liked them so much I got custom-fit plates for both my micro 4/3 cameras too. Arca-Swiss "type" setup is the best way to go. (Not necessarily Arca-Swiss actual brand product.)

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:30:09 PM »
Good review....with current pricing I can see this is a considerably less expensive option to the 24-70mm 2.8L II....but I think it is a less convincing option to the 24-105mm, no? When comparing tele reach AND price this lens does not stack up unless the IQ is that much better.....
(Did I miss something Justin, or were you actually able to squeeze 73mm out of the lens for the shot of the child in the hat? AMAZING!).  ;D

Thanks, I've never used the 24-105 so purposefully avoided comparisons, I have no doubt somebody on this forum will chime win with some sort of spec/chart comparison to show off exactly how different they are at 37mm f/4.5.

As for the 73mm, that's what the exif read when I "pushed" the lens into Macro mode... not sure how accurate that is, but it *is* at the long end of the zoom range past 70mm on the marker.
Hmm... The 73mm exif data is a bit odd...thanks for clarifying that stat...I should have known that you would have your facts correct!

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:29:15 AM »
Good review, I appreciate the style and take. Like others, I think a more direct comparison to the 24-105mm would be useful.

Following Neuro's comment, I've heard repeatedly that IQ is not that much improved by the 24-70mm compared to the older 24-105mm. Anyone care to comment on differences on distortion, particularly on the wide end?

My first thought when I read the announcement for the new 24-70mm was oh no, there will never be a 24-105mm mkii!  I hope I'm wrong on that one, the extra reach has always proved useful to me.

Pensive...yeah... Canon should have just skipped this lens and revamped the 24-105mm.... I just don't really see the need for this lens...especially at this cost.

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EOS Bodies / Re: No 7D Mark II in 2013? [CR2]
« on: May 06, 2013, 08:39:22 AM »
....on edge of seat...is the 14-24mm L zoom on that 2013 list??????? huh...huh...huh.... :P

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS
« on: May 06, 2013, 07:47:50 AM »
Good review....with current pricing I can see this is a considerably less expensive option to the 24-70mm 2.8L II....but I think it is a less convincing option to the 24-105mm, no? When comparing tele reach AND price this lens does not stack up unless the IQ is that much better.....
(Did I miss something Justin, or were you actually able to squeeze 73mm out of the lens for the shot of the child in the hat? AMAZING!).  ;D

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:45:44 AM »
Like your images, seems you have a load of great places for this sort of shooting where you live.
I see an image like this I immediately think "Steven King", waiting for the Dummy to leap out of the frame.
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Thanks eml!
This one is a little more Dean Koontz.... :-)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/8698114638_e6482b2f72_b.jpg

..yeah...no cock fights (that I know of), in Monmouth County, NJ!

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 04, 2013, 09:12:59 AM »
Shutterwideshut, Chuck, lovely pictures!

Bornshooter, there seems to be a problem with your AF. The loch is completely out of focus. ;)
Damn RPT looks like it's out quite a bit lol

I think Bornshooter was using that new AF setting on the 5DIII:

Assisted Specified Spot AF....

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 04, 2013, 08:38:07 AM »
Great images emi...REALLY beautiful! ...but those aren't old guys...they are in their 30's!   ;)

Thanks Infared, and your probably pretty close to the truth, these Guys must have smoked a Packet of Kretek Cigarettes each in an Hour, at that rate, rpt is right, they're probably only 18. I had to Photoshop out the exploding embers that are continuously flying out of the end of the Cigarettes, this was more Dangerous than Shooting Leopards.
I did some shooting last Sunday at an abandoned dress factory in PA...but alas...there was no smoke and no blood.... 8)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 04, 2013, 07:53:56 AM »
Great images eml...REALLY beautiful! ...but those aren't old guys...they are in their 30's!   ;)

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: May 03, 2013, 06:01:24 PM »
here's one from the other night.... 2 minute exposure, f20, ISO 100
This is just FANTASTIC!

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