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EOS-M / Re: Just got my EOS-M! First impressions...
« on: July 12, 2013, 01:18:55 AM »
Waiting for the next round with viewfinder (a must!) and fast AF. Will accept nothing less in a Canon mirrorless cirque 2013/2014. Nothing less. C'mon Canon look at the mirrorless competition and please serve up a competitive product. Please.
I know for $300 a lot of people like the M and that is great...but for me even if it was $1 I just would never use it without a VF. Not photography to me.  I just don't get the monkey shine thing????  It doesn't mean I am right ...We just all want want we want, I guess. LOL.

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:21:02 AM »
In the end what system you choose is a very personal choice and there is no wrong or right choice...but this forum is probably not the best place to post an ill-thought out questin that you have posed. No?

Perhaps CR could introduce a 'FAQ' section, which may (or may not, call me an old cynic) reduce the amount of deceased Equine beatings on the forum.  :P
My response was more well-rounded than "H &G".   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Stay with Canon?
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:04:57 AM »
After 4 years using Canon gear i am thinking of selling all my stuff and switch over to Nikon to get better sensor performance.  The lenses of Nikon are not as good as Canon's but with the Nikon sensor the (DSLR+Lens combi) scores are much better. "It's the combi that makes the picture"

What do you all think?
Keep waiting till Canon gets up (again) with Nikon?

I think this can take a long time... Maby never... Or are there any rumors canon wil get back on top soon?

First of all...you are incorrect. Some Nikon lenses perform as good or better than Canon's. Many do not. So your general blanket statement about Canon lenses being all better, we can throw in the trash.
AND, unless you are shooting high end products photography or are making huge enlargements of your images....there is no real need to switch systems.  Many have switched and come back to the Canon system for many reasons that the Canon system offers besides a slight increase in sensor performance.
In the end what system you choose is a very personal choice and there is no wrong or right choice...but this forum is probably not the best place to post an ill-thought out question that you have posed. No?
(Hint...if your decision is based simply on DxO results, you might want to also consider other more well-balanced sources. I personally believe that the DxO website is less than transparent is their assessment of gear and I do not consider any of the information that the site posts. ...but that is totally my opinion.)

Lenses / Re: Just got my 135L!
« on: July 08, 2013, 02:50:58 PM »
Hmmmm....I have the 85mm f/1.2L...which I absolutely love...but I wish it focused as fast the the 135mm.
I also own the 100mm f/2.8L Macro which is super sharp and fast to focus,but does not have that creamy bokeh of the 85L and the 135L.  The 135L has always looked like a very special lens to me....but ya just can't have them all!!!! Darn it. LOL!   Enjoy your lens!

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:05:30 PM »
I agree, something to reduce the image circle from a full-frame EF lens to match the M sensor size makes the most sense I think.  This also tallies in with the suggestion in the original rumour that it will be aimed at the full-frame Canon shooter -- focal lengths would remain approximately the same.

This has certainly been one of the big reasons I haven't snapped up the current EOS-M at the bargain price -- I don't want to have to duplicate wide-angle lenses.

Am I right in thinking that such a reducer would also increase the effective light-gathering capability of a lens, as the same image will be projected on a smaller area?  This would mean an f/2.8 lens could behave something like an f/2.2 lens (depending on efficiency) when mounted to the reducer (in terms of light gathering).

Hopefully it will be a speed booster, i.e. reducing the effective f-stop and image circle of the lens...no?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2013, 09:04:11 PM »
When?...When?....WHEN?  Will the 20mp, VF and EF lens reducer be introduced??? Is there any word on a timeline?

EOS Bodies / Re: Why a high MP camera?
« on: July 07, 2013, 08:12:46 AM »
I find that the 5D3 is plenty of camera for me. Former pro...shoot for my own needs...art prints and gallery work...I waited to get into DSLR's until the 5D II came along, (And I owned all Nikon film cameras and lenses...so it took something fantastic to sway me). I felt that digital was finally "there there" with that offering..and "almost" affordable. LOL!
I got a 5D III because of the increased functionality of the camera...I have not regreted that expediture and it is all I really need for the work that I do. I am heavily into my photography..just picked up a 17mm TSE for my well-rounded quiver...amazing combo with the 5D III! Amazing. ...but I cannot see what a big MP camera can do for me at my level of shooting (which is advanced). I feel I have spent obscene amounts of $ to have the tools that I currently have...and the prints I am making do actually WOW people sometimes. So for this photographer...the expense of a newly relaseased Canon high-MP camera ($10,000+?) is just something I would not touch...plus having to completely overhaul my current (very adequate) computer setup to process and store these new mega files puts the cost factor out the window for me..for a small increase in quality for the type of work that "I" am doing.
I can see where certain pros and certain fine-arts shooters would be all over a camera like that...but I can also see that many of them have no "real" need for a camera of that nature for the work that they are doing.  It's a big commitment for most...but I think that Canon has to produce this camera. No doubt.

PowerShot Cameras / Re: Canon Working on Large Sensor Compacts?
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:05:36 PM »
Well...makes sense...there is no market anymore for small sensor compacts.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 25, 2013, 06:53:18 AM »
I suspect a 35 f/1.4 L II will be in the same ballpark as the new 24-70 f/2.8 L II at the very least, which would put its IQ just a little better than the Sigma 35 f/1.4 (which, while it is an excellent lens, still doesn't have the center and mid-frame performance of even the 24-70/2.8 L II...which is a ZOOM!)

now, now... no need to tell lies. the 24-70 mk2 is good.. but not THAT good.


  I own both of these...24-70mm is an amazing zoom...but honey...the  Sigma holds its own here and blows the former away with bokeh.  :-)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 25, 2013, 06:48:56 AM »
God bless Canon, who only makes good things now when forced to by a competitor.

First, the previous 35mm f/1.4L was an excellent lens. Claiming it wasn't good at all is completely laughable! The 35/1.4 L was one of Canon's best-regarded lenses for, what...at least a decade??

Second, Canon is not necessarily updating this lens solely because of competition. It is probably a factor, for sure (third party lens makers have never been as aggressive as they have been the last five years, and they are starting to produce some great stuff.) I believe Canon has been updating their entire lineup of L-series lenses in order to prepare for a future world where the EF mount is matched with very high density sensors that will be demanding much more from lenses than DSLRs have to date (keep in mind, it was only about four years ago that CMOS pixel density reached levels where it started producing images that surpassed the resolution of a drum-scanned 135 slide.)

Third, even IF Canon only made this lens in response to competition....well, that is the very nature of a COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE! One shouldn't be surprised by any competitor in a competitive marketplace holding out as long as they can so long as they continue to have a superior product, or a product that their customers are not regularly complaining about (and, in my experience, most people seem to love their 35/1.4 Ls...I'm surprised by the comments in this thread so far. My personal experience with several rented copies has been nothing but excellent...does no one use AFMA?) The best time to one-up the competition is when the competition is trying to one-up you. No point in spending hundreds of millions of dollars designing new lenses when neither the competition, nor marketplace, nor sensor technology are demanding them.

Those factors have only RECENTLY changed...so, Canon is updating and competing...wow, shocker.

I agree with most everything you said...the current Canon lens is a good lens.  I recently bought the Sigma (mine seems just fine out of the box, uber sharp)...it's just refreshing to see an alternative for what should be a reasonably priced lens...it is just a 35mm after all.   I also splurged two weeks ago and bought a 17mm TSE (amazing) and that seems like a super bargain compared to Canon's post/tsunami pricing on newly released glass....but the lenses with the high pricing are phenomenal. I will say that.
If Sigma brought out an Art Series 50mm f/1.4 and it got GREAT reviews...I would not hesitate to buy it.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 24, 2013, 11:19:13 PM »
God bless Canon, who only makes good things now when forced to by a competitor.

...but they won't be on the same playing field as Sigma when it comes to pricing....and, in this case possibly performance.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:44:06 PM »
5DMKIII 24-70f/2.8 L II, Shot @ 53mm f/4.0 & 1/100th ISO640

ELM, your shot "dreaming" ...may I ask what was the light source on your subjects?  It has a shimmering quality.
You also have an incredibly full tonal range in the image.  Quite beautiful!

Canon General / Re: Is this a fair offer for an on location job?
« on: June 23, 2013, 11:57:14 AM »
For that amount of compensation, I would leave my camera at home and just bring a musket for any shooting I would be doing.  :D

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: June 23, 2013, 11:10:46 AM »
Although it is very expensive, the 5D Mark III is an incredible camera!
Used a 17mm TSE here....

Lenses / Re: EF 100mm f2,8 L IS Macro... is IS worth it?
« on: June 22, 2013, 06:41:45 AM »
I have one... was initially put off by the fact that it was an all plastic body for $1000.....but the lens is great...With the IS you can do macro "light" quite nicely...by that I mean...I can take hand-held macro shots that I could never shoot before...but.... any really serious macro work needs a tripod in my world...and I went into this purchase knowing that...macro is at the extreme end of photography...really testing the physics to get great images (focus stacking adds another option if you are truly dedicated)...but I feel that this lens has broken down some of the barriers and moved the quest forward... Also...I don't believe you will find a sharper L lens out there. Quite remarkable and very useful as a portrait lens etc. (that is actually where the IS can really shine...). Have not regretted the purchase.
Best comment above: "Is it worth it? Hell Yeah!!!! " LOL!

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