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Site Information / Re: NEW ___ Sell Your Gear - Beta Test
« on: August 21, 2014, 09:51:35 AM »
Just a thought, if this goes live, perhaps if there are sufficient posts per week, a split into country / regions might be useful - I may be interested in buying a lens in the UK, but not so one in the US for example

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Lenses / Re: Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2014, 03:25:20 PM »
Yay !  Another opportunity to push the price up by 25%

What exactly is up with the currently massively priced lens that's just 6 years old ?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon mirrorless: Status?
« on: August 18, 2014, 06:04:35 PM »
I still think FF Mirrorless is a flash in the pan, Mirrorless is most about being small, why shrink the body to fit a bigger sensor when most people couldn't tell the difference between a photo taken on a crop vs one taken on a FF

Mirrorless is here to stay, APS-C/M43 is where it will stay profitable, DSLR's will evolve into a Mirrorless world eventually, maybe 2-3 pro generations from now, we will be debating the merits of a Mirrorless full frame pro sized 5D/1D model range, mirrors will slowly drop away from the cheaper models, leaving a range of Mirrorless cameras with small EOS-M style, medium sized consumer APS-C models and pro sized APS-C & FF models

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EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:09:01 PM »
Current list of Canon EF-M patents...

9-18mm f4.0-5.6
10-20mm f4.0-5.6
16-120mm f3.5-5.6
18-40mm f4.0-5.6 - Pancake
18-55mm f4.0-8.0 - Pancake
18-200mm f3.5-6.3
22-46mm f3.5-5.6 - Pancake

Some odd conflicting sizes here, what's missing are the primes

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:02:41 PM »
11mm ???  On full frame, just how wide will the front element be ?

Sounds interesting, but definitely not at nearly 3k !

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Lenses / Re: Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 03, 2014, 12:01:19 PM »
Really happy with my 70-300L, a real step up from the non-L, but it's a shame the trade off in size means it's not compatible with the Canon extenders for the rare times I need longer.  I've still got a 70-200 2.8 II IS in my sights, but feel I'll end up also with a 100-400 once the MkII comes out...  Damn you GAS ;-)

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Reviews / Re: NIKON Releasing a Medium format DSLR 50MP
« on: August 01, 2014, 07:11:50 AM »
1st April already ????

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:13:39 PM »
Can somebody tell me why people want next gen lenses but want smaller f/stops to go with it?

To clarify, my comments about a range of f1.4 replacements is more an opinion on Canon's recent trend, rather than what I'd like - realistically, Canon hasn't yet produced a lens with IS on an f-stop less than 2.0, I have read elsewhere that IS on fast lenses gets more difficult, so a f1.4 lens with IS looks unlikely.

Fast lenses come with compromises, this is why most people reserve use of the widest f-stops for special use rather than the norm, which is why IS on fast'ish lenses has become another compromise for many, making lenses like the 35mm f2.0 IS considerably better in low light situations, in particular where action doesn't need freezing, than previous faster f1.4 lenses. 

I'd love to see a f0.95 50mm lens with IS, but the technology isn't there and the cost would make it a very specialist lens, unless fantasy land could make it for £99 - but that's not gonna happen ever. ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 31, 2014, 10:57:20 AM »
Big ?   

4k comes to the C100/C300, or

8k comes to 1D-C MkII / C500 ?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.2L Goes Missing at Canon Germany
« on: July 31, 2014, 09:27:56 AM »
As I've said elsewhere

- The 40mm 2.8 is the new 50 1.8 as the "first prime" for many
- I'm firmly of the opinion that the next 50mm will be a 1.8/2.0 IS in the same mould as the 35 2.0 IS, selling for around the £500-600 mark initially, stabilising at about £450, closely followed by a 85 2.0 IS of a similar style
- I also believe that a £1000+ 50 f1.4 with stunning performance in the mould of a 24 1.4 will follow soon afterwards, along with a new 35 & 85 1.4 for similar prices
- I suspect the 50/85 1.2 will become a collectible
- I suspect the 50 2.5 Macro and 85 1.8/100 2.0 will silently disappear

Leaving 40 2.8, 50 1.8/2.0 IS & 50 1.4 - the new default lens is the 18-55, Canon practically give it away free, the prime is a specialised bit of kit, one most of us on here have (we are the 1% of users), but even so, very few of us use to anywhere near the same degree as the 18-55/15-85/24-70/24-105 standard zooms

The market is changing, 20 year old lenses start to become uneconomic to build, new techniques in plastics and electronics yield a better product with a great profit margin, equals happy photographers and happy shareholders

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon to Make a Big Splash at Photokina? [CR2]
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:17:35 PM »
28-300mm non L for the 6D ?   Really ?

Much prefer a 20-135mm or 24-200mm, keep it under £500 and I might even buy one ;-)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 29, 2014, 05:21:36 PM »
I honestly can't get my head around why anyone would chuck in a full kit of either Canon or Nikon to swap to the other, the gains to be had are just not worth the hassle....  Sure if you've a camera and a kit lens, swap away, but I'd need my head seeing to if I sold up and moved wholesale to Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Samsung or other.

Both Canon and Nikon are great camera ranges, with great bodies and lenses, just a few differences that balance each other out, really, get a grip !

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:48:01 PM »
Lol Canon 18Mpx sensor made it to most rubbish bottom model 1200D. Why do you expect they repeat this and put the same sensor into 750D and M3?

Rolls eyes, how many times...   Repeat after me, "there's more to a camera performance than just the megapixel count !" Now say it over 500 times

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXO uh-oh?
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:42:29 PM »
Hmm, I smell a troll ;-)

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 29, 2014, 03:09:17 PM »
Also, the 40mm f2.8 is the new 50mm f1.8 - the first prime

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