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Lenses / 24-70 or 24-105
« on: January 06, 2013, 12:43:01 PM »
Recently bought myself a 6D, stepped out a few days later and picked up a 16-35mm, I held off the 24-xx lens as I'm unsure what I really want or need.  So I've a 16-35, a 50 (f1.4), a 135L and a 70-300 non L

I like the idea of IS and reach on the 24-105, but can't help but feel I'd get buyers remorse if I got that over the 24-70, so struggling and coming to the conclusion that I'd like to have both...  But which first, would the step from 24-105 to a 24-70 be so small I'd get buyers remorse, would a reverse of this make me feel I'd got more in the IS & 71-105 extra reach ? 

Help !!!!

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Lenses / Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« on: January 05, 2013, 01:47:15 PM »
I'm really hoping for a new 50mm EF lens.

My bets are on a 50mm soon, but a f1.8 IS in a similar design and price range to the recent 24, 28 & 35 IS lenses

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EOS Bodies / Re: Camera (Body Only) or Camera with Bundle Kit
« on: January 04, 2013, 09:39:18 AM »
I would defend the 18-55 against the 15-85 and 18-135 on price alone.

The kit price over the body only is 10's of dollars.

Agreed, for the extra cost, the 18-55mm is almost a throw away lens and pretty good for the money.  I later upgraded to the 15-85 for extra width and reach when I had learnt the basics and felt ready to move on.  Still got the 18-55mm, which I'm about to sell with the camera it came with as a kit, perfect starter camera for a newbie.

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Site Information / Re: Smartphone users - interested in Tapatalk?
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:48:33 AM »
Any movement on this ?  Does anyone know if Tapatalk works with Canon Rumors forum database ?

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Lenses / Oops, did it again !
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:42:57 AM »
So there I was, nice looking deal on a second hand Canon 17-40mm lens, down to the shop, the lens offered just the right focal range for me on my 6D, but the lens looked well used and had loose rings...  Asked how of tern they had them in, quite often came the reply, what about the 16-35 I asked, oh we don't get many of those second hand...  Can I try one please ?  Out comes a 16-35mm II, onto the camera, snap, out comes the credit card for a new lens. Naughty me. ;-)

I'm guessing many of us do this with camera equipment, what's your tale and did you get into trouble with your significant other half ?

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The conclusion about sums up my view of the 6D, great picture quality without the complexity of the 5DIII

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Lenses / Re: Prime Lens for 6D
« on: January 02, 2013, 05:00:30 PM »
Have you tried the 50mm on your 6D, mine feels very usuable now compared to on my previous crop camera.  Alternatively, you could try a cheap and cheerful. f2 35mm or the 40mm pancake ?

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Lenses / Canon 24-70mm F4 IS - anybody bought one yet ?
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:57:52 PM »
I'm really interested in this lens, in particular the Hybrid IS, modern optics and near macro ability, has anyone had a play with a real one yet, or better still, bought one ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon DSLR Body Rumors for 2013
« on: January 01, 2013, 12:11:58 PM »
I don't read Japanese, but the characters after 3.0 don't match the ones after 10 in the 7dii description. Maybe it means 3.0 inch screen? Makes no sense for the 70D to be lower fps than the t4i and the same as the t3.

Agreed, 10fps is a headline for the 7DII, 3.0" articulated screen is the headline for the 60D, both as Neuro pointed out at 24mpx

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I bought the Canon 6D because I had a selection of great EF lenses, a f1.4 50, a f2 135, a 70-300 IS & recently a EF Lensbaby composer - I'm also familiar with the look of the images, the way the controls work and really struggle to get my head around Nikon's lens naming conventions !  I'd generally stick with Canon or Nikon now as I've found a great second hand market for both at my local store.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Anyone have pics with the 6D?
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:15:07 PM »
Google "Canon 6D Flickr"

Problem solved ;-)

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I'm expecting a 14-24mm to be at least 25% more than the current 14mm f2.8 prime / 24-70mm f2.8

Firstly, that extra 2mm makes a big difference on focal lengths that wide - I went from a 18 to a 15mm and thought it was a big deal, going to a 10mm on crop just blew me away, so going from 16 to 14mm will be a big deal, plus the corner sharpness on a new 14-24mm must exceed that of the 16-35mm to justify actually releasing such a beast

Best thing to do is google "Canon 14 Flickr" and "Canon 16-35 Flickr" and get a feel for what others are shooting.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D Part 2: Costa Rica
« on: December 30, 2012, 08:35:15 AM »
I'm very pleased with my 6D so far...  Going out to do some external shots now

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 05:58:19 PM »
Too late Charlie, I've bought the 6D and yep, although I've only used in in the living room tonight so far, I'm pretty pleased so far.  User controls aren't much of a change from my old 450D, the 50mm is just perfect, the extra bits like 9 shot bracketing are promising, the GPS & Wifi ?  Well so far, I'm not seeing much value in them.

As for investing in EF-S, so far, I'm looking at selling my 10-22 & 15-85 for about 80% of what I paid for them, for the use I've had, I don't see it as an unwise investment and fully recommend both lenses to anyone stepping up from kit lenses.  Yep, the 70-300mm isn't used much, I thought I'd need it when I set out on my DSLR journey, but generally prefer wide and portrait lengths.

What do I want now ?   I've got a few ideas, but ain't going to go rushing in, a 24m prime would be nice, perhaps the 24-70mm f4 when it comes out (near macro and sharpness), also fancy a 8-15mm in time...  That's my next few years mapped out, but might see what comes up on the second hand pages of my local camera shop, grab a bargain ;-)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade from 6D from 450D
« on: December 29, 2012, 04:00:44 PM »
I thought the Canon TCs only work on 100mm and above with f/5.6 or larger apetures.

A 135mm L perhaps ?

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