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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

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: My next upgrade...
« on: January 20, 2013, 06:37:16 AM »
Throwing a wild card into the mix, if you are keeping your 7D and don't need the super top flight AF options of the 5DIII, why not look at the 6D, which is great in bad light, offers as good a picture quality as the 5DIII (I'll not get into the tables and charts over which is best), leaving a considerable amount to buy the 16-35, 24-70, tripod and compacts, but also grab the 135mm f2.0 L which will give you some low light reach into an indoor event arena, adding a 1.4x extender for a tad more reach, or alternatively enable you to put some cash aside for the 70-200 2.8 IS MkII six month down the line.

Lenses / Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« on: January 19, 2013, 03:58:43 PM »
Going to happen.  But if the prior IS non-Ls are any indication, Canon will give up maximum aperture to get IS.  This may end up being an F/1.8 IS or F/2 IS.  The idea being 3-4 stops of IS is worth losing one stop of speed, and I'd presume that IS with an ultra large aperture design would be large and heavy, something the non-Ls are not known for.

Plus one - my feeling is the f1.4 replacement will be f1.8 with IS and the existing cheapo f1.8 remains as the cheap fast lens

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 14, 2013, 06:04:47 PM »
Buy a 6D and pop a 50mm f1.4 on front, use for several weeks, buy a wider or more tele prime to suit your needs, use for a year, see if you have enough for a 24-70 - simples

Lenses / Re: 17-40 vs 16-35, which one got the mojo ?
« on: January 13, 2013, 02:05:31 PM »
Been out for the first time today with my 16-35 II, it's got the mojo for me on my 6D, more so than the 10-22 on my 450D - really pleased with the results out of the camera

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLR & Lens Coming on January 15, 2013? [CR1]
« on: January 12, 2013, 05:33:21 PM »
That's a bit of a relief actually - 70D now is much more likely to use the same sensor as the 650D, which paves the way for a upgraded higher mpx count on the 7DII at say 22-24mpx and top flight AF, leaving room for the 700D, 750D & 80D to catch up until a 7DIII ;-)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: WW2 Kodachromes 4x5's
« on: January 12, 2013, 10:22:27 AM »
I've no idea if they are genuine or staged recently.

Third Party Manufacturers / WW2 Kodachromes 4x5's
« on: January 12, 2013, 07:46:19 AM »
Just seen these linked by a friend on Facebook - really amazing


Lenses / Re: Will Canon be making a 16-35 f/2.8 IS anytime soon?
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:14:43 PM »
Going on recent form, I'd expect both a f2.8 20mm IS and a f4 14mm IS in consumer formats

How's that for a rumour !   < note the use of the "u" ;-)

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