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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 100D Detailed Specs Appear
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:44:05 AM »
LP-12 battery ?  Same as EOS-M

Mirrorless maybe ?

Lenses / Re: Canon SX50 lens for DSLR
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:34:52 PM »
Exactly my point - the flip side is that I could just buy another crop camera and add a 18-200

Lenses / Re: Canon SX50 lens for DSLR
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:34:46 AM »
To be fair, it's not always about getting the best possible photo - sometimes you need the flexibility of superzooms and are happy to put up with their short comings.

Lenses / Re: Canon SX50 lens for DSLR
« on: March 16, 2013, 11:10:49 AM »
Full frame super zooms are a rare beast - it's odd that the only L option is the silly sized 28-300mm which isn't really a walk around lens - only alternatives are older stuff like the 28-135 mm which isn't really a wide a range as what's offered on the EF-S range, where you get the 18-135 and 18-200 (which is like having 29-216 & 29-320mm in your hands)

I'd say that there is a market now with the entry level 6D for a range of L superzooms, giving for example a 20-135mm, 24-200mm (black) and continue the 28-300mm product, probably all retaining a variable f stop, with prices at say £600-800 range for the two newer models, maybe with last gen IS ?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:08:45 AM »
Canon M100 perhaps ?  A mirrorless DSLR wannabe ?   Circa £800 ?

Video & Movie / Re: Clouds, my first serious time-lapse!
« on: March 16, 2013, 07:14:44 AM »
Could I ask what software you used ?

...also, given the fabulous results, any chance of a quick tutorial ?

Canon General / Re: Which eye do you shoot with?
« on: March 13, 2013, 05:54:53 PM »
I'm practically blind in my right eye, so need to use my left eye which makes using the buttons, wheels and such on the back of the camera a pain and my nose is always banged up against the back of the camera - left dominant camera would be a godsend for me ! 

Although, I am right handed !

Lenses / Re: DPReview: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Review
« on: March 12, 2013, 07:35:50 AM »
I just have this feeling that after getting the 24-70 II, I really won't use the 24-105L at all...and if that's going to be the case, why not get the new zoom that much sooner?

I'm sat here at the moment just thinking about the 24-70mm 2.8 II - I've still to sell my 10-22mm which was replaced by the 16-35mm on the 6D, I'm not using the 70-300mm since I bought the 135mm - cropping into a shot taken on the 135mm really is better than anything taken on the 70-300mm (non L) and then pondering about would I really use my 50mm 1.4mm if I got the 24-70 ?  Probably less, if at all... 

Need to stop looking at these threads, ou guys are costing me serious money ;-)

Lenses / Re: Weddings 70-200mm 2.8 is vs 4 is
« on: February 19, 2013, 05:57:52 PM »
Do you have two 5DIII's and a 7D ?  Or one of each ?

I found the 135L a tad too long on crop for indoors hall/church work, but epic on my 6D - so perhaps a 24-70 2.8 on the 5DIII and a 85mm (either) on the 7D to give you a "crop" 135mm

Off topic and not often mentioned, but my 135L was great on my crop 450D at air shows.

EOS-M / Future EOS-M Lenses
« on: February 17, 2013, 05:11:15 PM »
Ok, so I got myself a EOS-M "toy" yesterday, lets talk lenses - we have the following;
- 22mm - which is about a FFE of 35mm
- 18-55mm - which is about a FFE of 29-88mm

I'd like to see a few more, there has already been talk of a fast prime, a 55-300mm and a super tele, so what's coming and what would others like to see ?

- 55-300mm - I suspect this might be something less, perhaps a 55-200
- A fast prime ?  Maybe something like a 85mm - which is about a FFE of 135mm
- Supertele ?  Really ???  I just can't see this, maybe a 300mm ?

What would I like ?
- 15-85mm would be peachy

What about the rest of you ?

PowerShot / Re: Fast AF Canon compact for under £100
« on: February 16, 2013, 01:52:37 PM »
Not had chance to play much, but really rather pleased with the EOS M - it's not fast, but faster than I had, even if its not as fast as my DSLR - picture quality is really rather good too

PowerShot / Re: Fast AF Canon compact for under £100
« on: February 16, 2013, 12:28:31 PM »
Oh dear...   I've only gone and bought myself a EOS M !

PowerShot / Re: Fast AF Canon compact for under £100
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:42:14 AM »
I'd be happy with iPhone 5 speed AF - actually pondering using that instead...

Nah, strike that...   Just tried the zoom function on my phone and its pants. ;-)

Back to a compact camera I think

PowerShot / Fast AF Canon compact for under £100
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:25:06 AM »
I'm out on site next week - I'm a civil engineer - and rather than take my DSLR for photos of the road that I'm looking at, I thought I'd take my older Fuji E900 camera which from what I recall took semi decent photos for my site needs - however having pulled the camera out this morning, I was stunned by the sheer pedestrian speed of the auto focus, so I'm looking today for a cheap but fast AF compact camera for £100 or preferably less.

Main question is, are my expectations high due to using DSLR's for 4 years ?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My next upgrade...
« on: January 20, 2013, 04:54:25 PM »
I've been drooling over the 135mm for awhile now and your recommendation makes trying to avoid it even harder! It may be the perfect stopgap between now and me saving up to replace my 70-200 with the f/2.8 version.   Now you're making me re-think which lenses to go with ;)

After reading the reviews on the 6D, I pushed the button and bought one, after seeing the results myself with my 50 & 135mm lens, I was tempted by a second hand 17-40mm, it was battered and felt tired, walked out of the shop with a brand new 16-35mm.  After seeing the results from the 16-35 on the 6D, my feelings about crop, even with the mighty fine 10-22 & 15-85 that I still own, I've committed myself to a full frame pro kit.  The 6D is transient and I see me replacing this in 4-5 years, the lenses are keepers, so rather than faffing with lens that I'm not wholely satisfied with, I will be getting exactly what I want. 

What's do I want next ?  The 24-70mm f2.8 II now please ;-) what else ?  I want the extra bits forms Lensbaby, I want the 8-15mm fisheye at some point in the future, but not sure if I want one of the 70-200's or the 100-400 or a 300mm prime...   

The moral is that the lenses will stay with you for a decade or more, the camera will be replaced a lot sooner

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