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Lenses / Re: Photozone spanks the 24-70 F4 USM L IS
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:17:18 PM »
I think Photozone performed a major spanking...they even got the wooden spoon out!  :P
I do not think  I have ever read a review of an L lens where the reviewer recommended two other lenses instead of the one reviewed...not with an L lens.  That focus shift is really a deal breaker for a lens that expensive..and brandy newly designed and introduced...um..Canon needs to do something about that.

Ignore what Klaus says and look at his raw numbers and you'll do a lot better. He also said the 24-105 was better than the 24 1.4 II LOL!!!!! Just because the 24 1.4 II was blurry at the edges under f/2.8!!! LOL
And yet all his numbers showed it utterly spanking the 24-105 aperture for aperture!

Hmmmm... That may explain why is review is not compatible with the others....I would love to see Roger at Lens Rentals take on this topic..then we would see if it has any merit....

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Lenses / Re: Photozone spanks the 24-70 F4 USM L IS
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:07:52 PM »
I think Photozone performed a major spanking...they even got the wooden spoon out!  :P
I do not think  I have ever read a review of an L lens where the reviewer recommended two other lenses instead of the one reviewed...not with an L lens.  That focus shift is really a deal breaker for a lens that expensive..and brandy newly designed and introduced...um..Canon needs to do something about that.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Next Zeiss Lenses? [CR2]
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:07:01 AM »

Absolutely.. But it would have to actually have AF :D Zeiss for Canon is all MF.

Not only Zeiss on Canon, but Zeiss in general. They don't produce autofocusing lenses. Imagine the cost of a Zeiss lens with some kind of USM autofocus.  :o

...AND Image Stabilization!  :o  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hi =) -- Need New Camera -- Need Advice
« on: February 28, 2013, 09:17:40 PM »
OK...I did a test (exactly like the video), with my 5D III and my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II and it is as solid as a Rock... ;D
(thought it was..but ya never know).
I am guessing that the person that owns the 5D III and Zoom Lens in the video that galangel shared with us has an issue with either his lens or his camera...like was said above ...that the IS is not communicating properly with the 5DIII body...and since the lens works fine on the other body...I am guessing he has an issue with that specific 5DIII body. Wonder if he checked any other lenses with IS on that camera body?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Hi =) -- Need New Camera -- Need Advice
« on: February 28, 2013, 06:19:53 PM »
hmmmm....that video of the 5D Mark III with the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II is disturbing...I have not noticed this phenomenon with my camera and lens...but I am going to check it out over the weekend and post back here with my experience...
Could it be the camera, the lens or the combo that is causing the problem....ie...do some camera bodies have a flaw that causes this to happen with that lens...or....Do some of the lenses have a flaw that cause it to happen with the 5DIII ...or do all 5DIII's and 70-200mm II's do this?????? WOW!

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Software & Accessories / Re: Backpack Suggestion
« on: February 28, 2013, 06:08:55 PM »
I like the Clik Elite line of products. I have an Escape in black...it will handle your camera with battery grip and a lot of gear...
http://www.clikelite.com/products/escape
They have a lot of packs...so if you contact them and tell them EXACTLY what you are toting ...they will have some suggestions for you..they also have incredible periodic sales with GREAT markdowns....
Hope that helps....

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Canon General / Re: Digital Rev!
« on: February 28, 2013, 07:38:27 AM »
I assure you it was brand new in a sealed box

Just a little humor.

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Canon General / Re: Digital Rev!
« on: February 28, 2013, 07:23:59 AM »
Got my 5DMKIII from DR, arrived in 3 days to UK saved nearly £700 over UK prices with a a 24-105mm and 100mm Macro. Came with all UK standard kit etc great service IMO.

There will always be scaremongering around about companies, with the amount of kit they sell the likely hood of receiving a unit used in this way is so minuscule its not worth worrying about. Would not stop me buying from them again.

...but...did you give your camera the sniff test?  :o

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Good TripodHead
« on: February 27, 2013, 11:24:26 PM »
I prefer the versatility of an Arca-Swiss camera plate type Ball head.  I use a Photoclam ball head on my Feisol tripod...LOVE thIs set-up...super light and folds small...but opens up big and tall...more than sturdy enough for my kit.
If I need more stability I just hang my bag of L-Glass on the tripod hook....
The Markins is a good or better than my set-up. I have found getting the right tripod for your particular needs is a personal journey....seems that everyone has different priorities...no GREAT set-up is inexpensive...but if you have a tripod that just performs and doesn't get in the way..you can be more free to focus on the photo instead of fumbling around. I also leave an Arca plate permanently fixed on my camera and lens mounts. They go unnoticed until I need to use a tripod and then it is fast and easy.

http://reallybigcameras.com/Feisol/Traveler_Class.htm

http://reallybigcameras.com/PhotoClam/PC-33NS.htm

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 12-24 f/2.8L [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:10:36 PM »
I personally would be totally please with a great performing (AS GOOD AS THE NIKON LENS, CANON!) 14-24mm.  Let's see if Canon can get that right, first. They are the weakest in the wide-angle zoom dept..so I would prefer to see them get the basics correct before they try breaking any focal length barriers.   The last thing I want to see is a mediocre performing 12-24mm.   Skip the wide angle extra reach and focus on sharpness across the image plane, low distortion, realistic cost, etc.  I don't need a $3000 home run...I will buy a Zeiss 15mm if I need that (hmm...I might anyway! LOL!)...just give us something solid, sharp and useful. I know Canon can do this without screwing it up..I just know that they have the capability.

This seems to be the sentiment of many here.....hopefully Canon corporate occasionally comes here and reads what we have to say...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 05:32:49 PM »
Very nice review and great pics ... but isn't it kinda late

Better late than never?

Sometimes reviews take me a few weeks to write, sometimes it takes a few months. If late means I had more time with them and thus, more experience using them and putting them through the paces, that could, theoretically, make that a more thorough review, no?

Either way, nobody's obligated to read them - and I'm sure it's new to *someone* out there ;)

It is obvious that you put a lot of time into this....I am grateful...why would anyone complain????  Jeeeeeeeeezzzz...

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 11:09:16 AM »
"I wonder if they (through firmware) will allow for flash control with the 600EX-RT using the 6D's wireless system.  I would hope that, at minumum, future bodies would have that master control built in.  It's not just the expense of additional components; it is the awkwardness of adding more components to the camera body when often what you need is to just shoot (without more and more weight!)"

...but then Canon would miss out on selling a $300+ accessory?   :P

Exactly. At least this is a $300 accessory that actually does something practical - for a change.

Agreed.  But as Dustin wishes...clearly Canon could include these functions in the firmware and hardware of the camera ...making for a much better system. Smaller, less to carry, lighter weight...and less fiddley.  My Olympus OMD can control multiple flashes at different outputs and it is built right into a camera body that is one half the size of my 5D Mark III and less than one third the cost. Canon could definitely do this, too.

...am still glad to see that this new strobe and module improve on so many previous issues.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 09:47:48 AM »
"I wonder if they (through firmware) will allow for flash control with the 600EX-RT using the 6D's wireless system.  I would hope that, at minumum, future bodies would have that master control built in.  It's not just the expense of additional components; it is the awkwardness of adding more components to the camera body when often what you need is to just shoot (without more and more weight!)"

...but then Canon would miss out on selling a $300+ accessory?   :P

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 08:32:25 AM »
GREAT review, Justin...and excellent sample shots to illustrate your points in the article. You are quite the capable new asset here at Canon Rumors! Thanks for an incredibly well-rounded review of a complex subject.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:24:44 PM »
Darkness... :-)

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