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Messages - Haydn1971

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 01:41:00 PM »
Boom !    Anyone want to buy my 70-300L ?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Lenscap 24-70
« on: October 25, 2014, 06:57:46 AM »
Any 82mm lens cap will do

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Lenses / Re: Building my lens system - where to go from my basic kit?
« on: October 18, 2014, 04:50:16 PM »
Every kit should include a 24-70 f2.8 II L !  An amazing lens that you will use most of the time.

I've found I shoot my 16-35 mostly at 16, but I had the 16-35 before the 24-70 - given that knowledge, I'd now go for the 14mm f2.8 if I was to have my go again, but happy enough for now with the 16-35 f2.8 II L

Creativity ?   I love my Lensbaby, optics and bits...   Fisheye, macro, selective focus, all good fun.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 II or 100 2.8L and 135 2 and 200 2.8
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:12:21 PM »
I didn't want a super heavy 70-200 2.8, so compromised with a compact and light 70-300L with a 135L to slot in with my 24-70 2.8 II L - I'm happy with the options available to me now, I've got better reach and a faster lens than the 70-200 2.8, plus I'm kinda less conspicuous !

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 swap
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:18:07 PM »
You could try adding a prime to your kit - 35mm IS maybe ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Looking Into a New Mount System
« on: September 22, 2014, 02:50:30 PM »
Whilst I agree with some opinion that EF-M will extend to include an entry level camera, I'm not convince that it will completely supersede the medium to high end current EF-S/EF APS-C cameras - I do see "mirrorless" coming to body's that eventually replace the x0D/7D ranges.

New mount ?  Three possibilities, in order of probability

1, Most likely a new smaller mount for a 1" sensor in the style of Pentax/Nikon
2, Full frame mirrorless not for mainstream but for cinema ranges, offering logic control for powered zoom and focus
3, Least likely a larger than full frame Mirrorless for high end 8k+ cinema and a high end medium format range

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Reading the link from page 4 of this thread, it's clear to me that these beasts are aimed squarely at the Canon Cinema lens market unlike the Zeiss Otus which is clearly a high end photo still tool.

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I suspect many Americans believe German manufacturing quality is higher, based on perceptions of cars.  Many who know the name Zeiss might be surprised to learn their camera lenses are generally made in Japan.

What tickles me more is that despite the Germans perfecting the art of car interiors and in the case of BMW, producing quite possibly the finest handling mass produced range of cars in the world, they just can't match the Japanese efficiency when it comes to fuel injectors, timing chains and gearboxes that at least in the UK the German brands are failing at such an alarming rate, it's becoming a bit of a UK joke that whenever there's a traffic jam, there's a broken down German car causing it

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Photography's Top Manufacturers for 2020
« on: September 21, 2014, 10:37:35 AM »
Samsung is a company to watch out for, they have the dollars, and when they put their mind to it, they can produce.

Absolutely - Samsung has come from nowhere in the mobile phone market, to become one of the market leaders, Sony has a reputation for making huge money, then dropping the ball, look back at Walkman, Hi8, Betamax, minidisc etc, which is why given their sole backing of the full frame mirrorless market, makes me feel uncomfortable and why I'm pretty sure it will flop and the crop Mirrorless product will succeed.

HTC & Apple are others to watch, no product in the market but a great following for quality and big pockets to buy one of the established brands technology - Pentax, Leica, Sigma or Fuji perhaps ?  The market will be very different in 2020, but one thing is for sure, Canon & Nikon will still be big players 

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I've never heard of the brand prior to this press release.

Rolls eyes !   Pretty well known in Europe at least - they own B+W too...

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_Kreuznach

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Sigma UK has announced the price of the sports model (£15,999) and a launch date of Sept 2014, so perhaps the sceptics about release dates and vapour products might just be wrong.

http://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/index.php?route=information/news&news_id=92

Alan, I think you entered a extra digit in the price.  That price is up in Canon range. :)

I think this is what you meant.  Price: £1599.99

So that's US$2600.  Not a competitor with the Tamron at that price.  I expect that a new 100-400 will be at least that much.

The Sport model may be ready to go, as it has more complete specs, and the early rumor was clearly about it.  The C model is more likely to be vapor, or a very long time arriving.

Well typically UK £ match US $ - also, the 120-300 f2.8 is currently running at about 70% of Sigma RRP - so could possibly make the street price of the 150-600 S about £1200 here

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Great move by Sigma full of confidence, hey look, not only do we have a Tamron lens, which matches Canon's 100-400 offering, but hey look, we have this "plus" model too !

Also announced is a 18-300mm APS-C and new teleconvertors

Can't wait to see the tests on these two plus comparisons against the competition

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I've certainly got to take my hat of to Sigma on this one, a real shout of confidence to say yep, we can match Tamron and the old Canon 100-400 alternative but hey, wait, look at the even better version we have !

Also announced was a 18-300mm for APS-C and two new extenders

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Lenses / Re: The New EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:21:03 PM »
This is great news, reinforcing a commitment to replacing very old pre/early digital age lenses such as the 28-135mm, I'm hopeful of a similar, maybe 20% increase over the 28-135mm which means the new 24-105mm would be about £400 in the UK.

The non-L range is tired, to push FF into budget markets requires new low cost FF glass, roll on a range of non-L lenses, an ultrawide 17-40mm replacement, perhaps a 24-135/200mm, an improved 70-300 with AF that works, all fitting with the expanding range of non-L primes...   Wait, where's the new 50mm & 85mm non-L's ?

The new lens will cost much less to produce than the L version, providing an opportunity to generate a better profit margin on potentially greater sales numbers - that's a shareholder win


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Lenses / Re: The New Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: September 11, 2014, 04:09:16 PM »
Any new lens is great news in my book, especially when it's EF-S specific as that confirms confidence in the crop body range - roll on more EF-S & EF-M specific lenses.

I'm expecting a similar price to the 40mm, plus waiting for the first person to remove the back section so that it works on Full Frame ;-)

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