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Canon General / Re: Should I move up to FF or get more lens
« on: March 13, 2012, 08:41:00 AM »
Personally, I'd sell the 18-55mm and 18-200mm, use the money to buy a 70-200mm lens, ride the next few months using the 10-22mm, the primes in the middle and the new 70-200mm, then look at trading the 10-22mm in a local store against a 5DIII with 24-105mm kit lens.  The only issue then is covering the ultra-wide, which a 17-40mm or if you feel flush, a 16-35mm would cover and you could look at that a year or so down the line or before the 5DIII

The 550D isn't a bad camera, but of course, if its limiting your output, then a 5D is a logical step up.

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It makes perfect sense until such time you have several months under your belt with the 7D & 5D to establish what you are missing in your photography - any half decent crop kit will have a great crop lens and a longer 70-x00/100-400mm zoom, I'm currently buying new lens at about a average rate of 1 per year, I'm currently short on really wide and pondering the 10-22 & 8-15, the latter doesn't make as much sense now, but may do in a few years should I go full frame, the former makes sense now, but what if my crop body breaks tommorrow, would I buy crop or full frame, I couldn't possibly answer that right now.

Photography is a hobby that many of us build upon over the years, it's nice to have a perfect kit, but it's nicer to ensure the bills are paid and you have a roof over your head.  Don't let folks on here tell you what you MUST have, just take the advice and work out what suits you for today.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMIII or 5DMII + Lenses, from a 550D?
« on: March 06, 2012, 05:46:13 AM »
I don't feel that anyone can sensibly answer this one until the reviews have been completed.  My approach to this is that the 5D2 isn't going to disappear overnight, look at what more you can put aside over the next 12 months and work back from there.  You are short on the long end, a f4 70-200mm IS might be a useful addition, or perhaps considered something that would extend your shooting options, leaving the decision on the 5D3 until later in the year after the prices have dropped a little and the reviews have highlighted the real world differences

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon 17-40 f/2.8-4L
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:59:47 PM »
An indication that the 16-35mm might get dropped fo a 14-24mm f2.8 perhaps ? 

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EOS Bodies / Anyone for a cheap FF 9D ?
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:59:31 AM »
With the price of the 5DMk3 going up so much, currently at about 80% more than the Mk2, the rumour mill is suggesting that both will remain on sale, indeed, both are still shown on the Canon UK site, could this be a testing of the market for a value FF model, a 9D perhaps, sharing either the 18 or 22mpx sensor to finally replace the Mk2 towards the end of the year ?  Priced at 7D levels, basic AF and functions.

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: February 25, 2012, 03:01:30 PM »
Could this be another joint lens 35mm with the 40mm suggested recently ?  Both 2.0 ?

Perhaps even a new cost reducing strategy for "cheaper" IS primes ?  Sharing body and lens parts to keep manufacturing costs down and build a range of primes fit for the next 20 years

12mm & 18mm @ 3.5
24mm & 28mm @ 2.8
35mm & 40mm @ 2.0
50mm & 60mm @ 1.4
75mm & 85mm @ 2.0
100mm & 120mm @ 2.8

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Lenses / Re: 10-22 and 15-85
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:13:53 AM »
Are there any 10-22mm replacement rumours ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS commercial...
« on: February 19, 2012, 02:17:23 PM »
Play spot the lens ?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 12, 2012, 03:25:22 AM »
I am sure there will be plenty of used copies of the current 100-400 L for those that don't want to pay the $3k

There has been 3 used 100-400mm lenses at my local specialist photography dealer in the last few months, which either indicates times are hard and people are ditching their least used lenses or a lot of people are expecting something soon and want to get the maximum return on a old lens.

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Lenses / Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:21:58 AM »
Hmmm...   So where are the f2.0 EF-S zooms ?

I'm warm to a high quality sub L 70-400mm EF-S, but would prefer an EF-S extender and L quality 70-300mm EF-S

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EOS Bodies / Re: What must the Japanese think?
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:35:49 PM »
I'm happy with Canon gear to date and the recent announcements...   I'm no fan boy, just generally happy with what I'm using and see no real reason to swap as I'm quite invested in Canon, but I suspect I'd be the same had I bought a Nikon or Sony or Pentax camera 4 years ago, i.e. Stuck with my first brand - the grass is always greener on the otherside ;-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next? Lenses & Cameras
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:03:13 AM »
Bring it on...  I've been saying for months that a 40mpx body has to be in the offing...   my money is still on a FF 40mpx 5DIII and a FF 18mpx 9Dx, leaving room for the 7DII to stay APS-C and gradually up the crop game.

Primes are so specialised now, I'm hopeful of a two tier range of outstanding L primes and really very good entry level primes with IS, with the entry level stuff covering a wider range of options.  Plus a continuation of upgrades to the stellar tilt-shift lenses

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:40 PM »
Hang on a moment, what have you all been barking about the last several years ?  Now that Canon has offered up a new prime product in the new age of quality zooms.  The two decade old designs are now outclassed by modern zooms, so why buy them except for the low f stop, but really, after the initial novelty of using a low f stop, most of us step back and enjoy the image quality. 

So what if the new lenses are f2.8, they appear to be much better built, have USM focusing, 7 circular blades, special coatings to reduce flare and 4 stop Image Stability.  The cracking L primes are generally out of my amateur price range, but a 98% lens at a third of the price is starting to appeal to me, I'm not in the market for a full range of entry level primes, but really interested in reading the reviews of the new primes before making judgement and may well be persuaded into making a long term investment in a couple of these new primes, the 24mm sounds good to me, a new 85mm might also appeal too...   I'm still waiting for the flexible EF-S 2.8/2.0 zooms, but how will these new primes compare and importantly, how will they compare to the current L primes.

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Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:13:08 AM »
Other than the FD 55mm, I'm struggling to think of any "recent" use of the 55mm focal length in anything but an EF-S lens.

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Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 20, 2012, 07:36:54 AM »
Sign me up for one along with a 17-55mm f2.0, I'm not holding out any hope now for new cheap primes, these will be the new cheap "primes" replacements.  I still hold some hope that we might even get EF-S L lenses, the build quality of my 135mm f2.0 L is so much nicer than my "premium" 15-85mm EF-S

After the boredom of massive super expensive primes, I'm starting to get excited again :¬)

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