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EOS Bodies / EOS M2 announced in Japan
« on: December 03, 2013, 02:21:04 AM »

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 01:34:42 PM »
Hmmm...   What would I like to see and would buy...

EF-M 15-85mm or EF-M 18-135mm (both with 4 stop IS)
EF 20-135mm f4.0 IS L < My ideal 6D walkabout &
EF 200-400mm f4.0-5.6 IS L (twist not pump) < My ideal 6D big white tele

What could come and I'd think about

EF 14-24mm f2.8 L
EF 24-105mm f4.0 IS II L < Preferably with 82mm filter
EF 100-400mm IS II L < Also preferably with 82mm filter

What I expect to see and would be less willing to buy...

EF 35mm f1.4 II L
EF 50mm f1.8 IS
EF 85mm f2.0 IS
EF 135mm f2.0 IS > with the 200mm quietly dropped
EF 300mm f4.0 IS L
EF 400mm f5.6 IS L
45mm & 90mm tilt shifts replaced

Wild cards ?

How about a 600mm or 800mm with built in 1.4x extender or a 50mm f1.0/0.95 or an autofocus lensbaby style lens ?

Dream on ;-)

There's a function buried in the camera that allows the camera to fire without a lens fitted - select this and the camera will work with manual lens

Lenses / Re: How does EF Mount compare to other mounts
« on: October 19, 2013, 05:16:26 PM »
Interesting comments - especially about the bayonet mounting being considered superior - it's easy to just get drawn into the brand you own without really considering the limitations or the benefits of other brands - the EF mount does appear to be a flexible solution to accommodating other lens types

Lenses / How does EF Mount compare to other mounts
« on: October 19, 2013, 02:59:38 PM »
We often here that Canon had to ditch the FD mount in order to get AF working, what advantages did the EF mount bring and what exactly are the pros and cons of lens mounts by Nikon, Sony, Pentax and others ?

Lenses / Re: UV Filter damage limitation on 16-35II
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:14:04 PM »
Bump....   Price back from Canon for repair, check and whatever else they do - £175

Ouch :-/

Lenses / Re: UV Filter damage limitation on 16-35II
« on: October 05, 2013, 11:46:33 AM »
Local independent has removed the filter frame and as I expected, the front outer edge of the lens is damaged to the degree that a filter could be screwed back in - the good news is that the lens appears otherwise fine, but needs sending off to Canon for replacement of the front outer edge (metal bit).  I'm told that the Canon could could be in the region of £100-200 depending on the work involved, Canon UK apparently charge £90 to look at it these days though...   Fingers crossed for it being just a part swap and and return type repair, rather than anything more serious internally.

Lenses / Re: UV Filter damage limitation on 16-35II
« on: October 03, 2013, 01:34:45 PM »
Cheers guys, especially the Flickr one !

The 16-35mm is the only lens I don't use a good on to be fair, because it's so cumbersome in my particular bag - I don't use the lens much but thankful I'd changed from my 24-70mm 2.8 II about 3 minutes before !

It's the thread that concerned me first, but now with some time to consider, also the possibility of damage or misalignment comes to mind - I'll see what the weekend brings when I return from holiday and make a judgement on making an insurance claim - I've full specific gear insurance.

Lenses / UV Filter damage limitation on 16-35II
« on: October 03, 2013, 12:10:11 PM »
So there I was, walking along with my 6D & 16-35mm II and boom, my knee gave way on some steps, I fell to my knees and the front of the lens hit the ground, sound of glass smashing as I commando rolled over...  I've grazed both my knees, my left arm and dented my pride...  Plus did the attached damage to my 16-35mm II - can't get the filter off at the moment, going to take it into the local independent shop when I get home from holiday, filter is a dead loss, lens looks ok bar the marks on the outer edge and until I get the filter ring detached, I've no idea of the damage to the front filter thread.  Lens appears to work, two scuffs on my 6D are annoying too :-/

So folks - always fit a filter !!!

Lenses / Re: Will the 28-300L be upgraded??
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:53:03 AM »
I'd love to see a smaller black L superzoom - something like a 24-135mm perhaps even longer at the tele end - my current kit is great, but I'm always cursing when I have to manage with a single lens

Lenses / Re: 70-300mm IS due for update
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:57:21 PM »
The 70-300 IS provides me with some fantastic photos - I'm generally happy with what I use it for, which is landscape work - it gets soft beyond 200mm, but then I'm comparing it to my 135L, which I find better in some uses including with my 1.4x extender - cropping into a 189mm shot taken with the 135+1.4x is sharper and the AF far superior for fast action, but a pig for flexibility - which is why I want to upgrade to a white telephoto zoom like the 70-300L, 100-400 or a 70-200 2.8 IS II with extenders...

If you are in the market for a low cost but good quality tele with some flaws in AF, take a look at the 70-300 IS - its not a bad lens, it's just not an L lens !

Site Information / Re: New mobile version of CR
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:12:39 AM »
Tapatalk ?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: Canon Lens Price Drops
« on: September 03, 2013, 04:23:53 PM »
Does this blow the theory of replacements due on the 10-22 & 17-55 ?

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:53:19 AM »
Given the concept has been proven on the 200-400mm and that the 500 & 600mm have been replaced fairly recently, I'm half expecting a stupidly expensive 800mm with the 1.4x built in extender at some point in the future...

But stand by my earlier post of the "big" announcement being about a "small" lens or lenses - the 22mm & 18-55mm EF-M must be up there in the top 10 for total numbers manufactured, despite been panned by many, the mirror less market isn't going to go away and will be making a small fortune for Canon.  Thus, a launch of the 11-22mm in the US along with a 18-1xx or 55-2xx lens or all three !

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6d Highest Usable Iso?
« on: August 29, 2013, 02:40:15 AM »
My auto ISO is limited to 3200 - beyond that, at full resolution, noise starts creeping in - however, I've had some good photos well beyond 3200, it really depends on your tolerance and the application.  I use Instagram a lot, so don't mind noise in my "life-snaps" that I upload

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