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Lenses / 100mm 2.8L vs 135mm 2.0L
« on: December 09, 2012, 05:35:01 PM »
I'd like to start doing macro photography, I'm not into faffing with flash, tripods and such, I like to handhold and shoot...  I have a 135mm 2.0L and was pondering if I got a 100mm 2.8L macro, would I still use the 135mm ?  It's currently one of the three lenses I use most.  I'm aware of focal length change, but what about the look of the images ?  The colour and soft focus areas, Is there a difference to the look when used as a normal telephoto at similar lengths to the 135mm ?

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for three weeks in the Middle East
« on: December 09, 2012, 07:05:33 AM »
Given your current kit I'd be tempted with a f1.4 24/35mm prime for inside places with poor light (churches) and perhaps the 8-15mm for really tight spots in the streets of historic towns

Software & Accessories / Re: 5diii and IPAD 4th Generation
« on: December 08, 2012, 06:14:25 AM »
Just to add, my original iPad imports Canon Raw files

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D hands-on reviews by many websites..
« on: December 08, 2012, 05:17:18 AM »
Good to see all the people slating the 6D and saying the 5D2 was best have now gone back under their rocks - the 6D was always going to excel over a camera that was 5 yrs older !

Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 21, 2012, 03:26:26 PM »
A Pro APS-C camera ???  Not really thought about Neuros concept of a 1D style body, but I'm thinking a step up in AF (45 points ?) pixel count (30mpx) and low light performance in a 7DII sized body, with a lower priced clipped version, a 8D perhaps (20mpx) ? To mirror the 5D/6D duo !  That way, they could realistically drop the 60D and look at a revised line up below, moving up the 650D replacement into a 60D price with the mirrorless range filling in below - a 1000 series as mirrorless EF-S perhaps ?

A Pro APS-C would hopefully also to me a range of "L" EF-S lenses -
- Fisheye 6mm - Fixed f4.0
- Ultrawide 8-20mm f4.0
- Standard 15-45mm f2.0 < been talk of f2.0 standard for a while
- Standard 15-85mm f4.0
- Tele 45-135mm f2.8 < a 70-200mm for crop, in white perhaps ;-)
- Tele 45-135mm f4.0

Lenses / Re: Will canon make an 85f2 IS?
« on: November 11, 2012, 07:08:04 AM »
The trend is clearly to introduce a larger gap in light gathering ability between the non L and L primes...

We currently have the 24/28 f2.8 with IS, the 35 f2 IS is also out soon, with the older lenses being phased out - The new IS lens are expensive now at about £600-670 but I'm confident that this will ease back to the £400 mark in 12 months, once the initial demand has been serviced.

As for what's coming, a 50, 85 & 100 are pretty obvious contenders, the current trend though will likely serve up a 50 f1.8 IS and f2 versions of the 85/100 - why ?  Because DSLR's have much better low light ISO performance than ever before and whilst the really picky people on here will insist that lower f numbers are essential, the majority of us couldn't really be able to tell the difference in 0.2-0.4 of an f-stop and would actually benefit from a new lens with sharper optics, image stabilisation and better handling than an unnoticeable outside of the lab improvement of bokah !

I'd like to think we will also see a 20 & 14mm IS non L option soon too...  but again based on recent trends expect these to be f3.5 - not that different to the Zeiss prime lenses that get so much praise. 

What about a non L - 200-400 IS ?  For about £800 and compatable with extenders !   Come on Canon ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 24, 2012, 02:35:59 PM »
and what do you know?

Have you considered renaming yourself as troll ?  I'm personally getting fed up of your nasty attitude and tripe quips.

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:30:59 AM »
Whilst I'm comfortable with second hand glass, I'm less comfortable with a second hand camera, especially one as old as the 5D - which is at least 5 years old now - the AF on the 6D is fine for me, the flash sync isn't an issue, nor is the framerate - although I must say I'm tempted with the DigitalRev option of a 5DIII ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 05:59:36 PM »
To be fair, I'm not happy with the 70-300 non L on crop - it's great at the short end, fine close in at 200mm, getting bad for longer shots at 300mm - perhaps a trade in of that too might be wise, as this lens has been left at home mostly since I got my 135L ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 05:20:18 PM »
The 600D is directly targeted at photographers like you. 

6D you mean ?  I've already got a 50mm f1.4, a non L 70-300mm and 135L, so tooled up apart from the kit FF lens

Agreed re flash, I don't use it often, but the on camera flash of the 450D isn't useful

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
Enjoyed your pics on flickr!

Thank you, I've about a year of pictures sat in Lightroom waiting to be processed and uploaded ;-) I'm planning on some more "me days" over the next few months, so keep watching - liking your photographic style too

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 04:39:15 PM »
However, the 6D will be offered from DigitalRev at a similar discount ?

Speaking of which, where's the catch with buying from DigitalRev other than hassle sending stuff back if it is broken ?

EOS Bodies / 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 02:27:04 PM »
Given the recent announcement and the affordable price of a 6D with a 24-105mm kit, I'm starting to seriously consider the full benefits of a move from using a 450D with a 15-85mm to a 6D with the 24-105, specifically in terms of shooting in low light, depth of field and so on...    Whilst I'm sure some will shout, buy a 5D III, but seriously folks, I'm not happy to invest that level of my cash into a camera, so...  Please, given my current lens line up, consideration of keeping the 450D with the 10-22, perhaps trading my 15-85 & 18-55, what can I expect and are there any pitfalls I need to think about ?

EOS Bodies / Re: Comparing 6D with 5D3
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:05:03 AM »
I'm really warming to the 6D as a prosumer level full frame camera...  As a casual user, yes, super duper AF would be nice, but ain't essential, better low light AF to me is useful as I'm no expert at photography and occasionally have trouble, especially as I were spectacles, practically blind in my left eye and never able to manually focus.  Initial prices for a 6D & 24-105 kit is £2500, so could be down to £2200 by the new year, which is looking a good deal for me, especially if I keep my 450D, for use with my 10-22 & 70-300

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 3D X [CR1]
« on: August 21, 2012, 08:53:40 AM »
Why not call it the 1D Xs for studio

I'm in the reusing the 1d name camp....   we have 1DC, 1DX, 1DM - for "Max" to allude at "medium" format quality at FF sized sensor.

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