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Lenses / Re: Tamron 90 macro or Canon 100 for portraits?
« on: June 09, 2014, 08:17:17 AM »
I'd second the 135L - stunning images, but I'd be tempted with a 100L Macro as a multi use alternative

Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 08, 2014, 08:07:33 AM »
I'd like to see two ASAP which I would go out and buy as soon as they went on sale...

EF 20-200mm f4 IS L - Full frame
EF-M 15-85mm pancake - don't care what f-stop

In the longer term, I'd like to see a EF 200-460mm F4.0-5.6 IS, with 82mm thread for under £2k, that works with a 1.4x extender and a F8.0 focusing patch for the 6D ;-)

Lenses / Re: Covering 70-200 Indoors.
« on: June 08, 2014, 07:57:11 AM »
I have the 135L and have used it with the 1.4x extender for aircraft shots, worked wonderfully on my 450D and more recently 6D, I've now upgraded my non L 70-300 to a 70-300L which is amazing on aircraft shoots, but I digress... 

Essentially, the 1.4x extender and 135L works very well and you get an amazing portrait lens in with the combo - at fast f-stops you don't miss the IS especially with fast paced action shots...  The IS would help with slower moving stuff, but hells bells, the 70-200 f2.8 II is twice the weight of a lone 135L, which will hurt sooner on a longer shoot

70D ?  Loads of pixels for cropping into

Get the 135L, it's one of Canons most amazing lenses, can't explain in words, but it produces just a yummy image

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: May 29, 2014, 05:26:23 PM »
My hood on the 24-70 Mk II is pretty loose too... Bit of a design flaw

I know this must have been done to death, and is probably down to my own ignorance....but what is the point in the 16-35 F4 IS?

Probably going to be tack sharp into the corners, continues Canons theme of f2.8/f4.0 prime rivalling zooms - the 17-40 although cheap and popular won't bring as much profit for Canon as a new toy that people will want to spend silly money on....    Although I suspect they will make sheds more profit from the lower margin, higher volume 10-18mm

That's the reason it looks fake to me..

The barrel looks less fat than the 24-70II, the depth of the zoom/focus are different but the real clincher that this is real is the forward facing lens surround which doesn't look like the 24-70II to me...   77mm ? I hope not, I'm invested in 82mm now

Expecting the 10-18mm to be twice the price of the 18-55mm - due to a smaller market, than the kit lens
Expecting the 16-35mm f4 IS to start just a tad more costly than the 16-35mm f2.8 II, dropping to about 4/5th's of the price, then a new 16-35mm f2.8 III coming in at nearly twice the price of the f4.0 in about 12 months...  Both as sharp as current primes

Goodness me, everyone has forgotten the golden rule...

What's Troopers budget !   He just bought an entry level camera, I'm not that convinced he's going to be out shopping for L lenses this week :-/

Essentials are...
$50 - a screw in ND filter for slowing waterfalls down, use a rucksack as a steady base
$100 - Lightroom and shoot in raw

Wanna spend more ?
$200 - entry level tripod
$300 - entry level third party lens covering a wide angle - I'd look at this first for Iceland
$300 - entry level third party super zoom
$500 - that's opening up lots of options for you

Thinking aloud, re a compact medium format system, could something along the lines of an EOS-M be done in that Sony brings a compact medium format mirror less camera out, bespoke mount with 3-4 bespoke compact lenses and a series of adaptor units for mounting medium format lenses at the correct flange distances.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 24, 2014, 04:20:07 PM »
As I've said elsewhere, something like a very compact 15-85mm or a slightly bigger 15-135mm would be great as a do all lens, for work use f3.5-5.x

As for more...  I'd like to see more fast ish pancakes, a really fast f1.4/1.2 prime, plus a pair of tele zooms, one compact covering 55-200mm, a second larger lens picking up from 100mm ish to 300mm ish, then I'd also add a pair of macro lenses, say, 60mm & something longer.

I'd also like to see something different, a lensbaby specifically for EF-M

But priorities first, let's get a cheap Eos-M and a high end Eos-M on the market to make a range of three cameras

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Plans For NAB 2014 Next Month [CR1]
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:33:08 PM »
Please !  More EF-M lenses ;-)

15-85 or longer in a compact less than 75mm deep package would be great for work use, don't even care about a fast speed and make it less than £250 - yeah, ok, I'm dreaming !

Lenses / Re: More EF pancakes?
« on: February 07, 2014, 05:07:23 AM »
There was a patent posted on here for a EF-M 18-40mm pancake which I'd jump on for a lens I'd use for work - but still love the 22mm EF-M for casual photography use

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 07, 2014, 04:10:53 AM »
It's also about time we had a Canon 1.4x and 2.0x extender that retained AF past f5.6/8.0 - I'm sure it's a marketing ploy rather than technical - or at least extend the f8.0 AF capability to the recent batch of midrange cameras  - 6D & 70D with a disclaimer

Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: February 04, 2014, 09:35:27 AM »
Having a 70-300mm, personally, I would rather see something in the 200-460mm f4-5.6 range - that would give a max 82mm front element and tie in with the 70-200 lenses too...   Although I shudder to think of the cost. !

Canon General / Re: Review - Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
« on: December 30, 2013, 12:01:13 PM »
Given the progress made in the last 10 years with digital and the smaller steps made with optic design, I'm starting to ponder if a step change in primes is due for the canon range.

We have the entry level non L primes with IS, 24mm, 28mm & 35mm currently, but I'd expect a 50mm, 85mm & one in the 16-18mm range soon.  Would it be a great stretch to add non-L versions of the 135mm & 200mm with STM & IS

We already have the start of a f1.4-2.8 range of primes, led by the 14mm & 24mm, the 35mm replacement has been expected for a while now, but what about an extended range with a f1.4 50mm L, an f1.8 85mm L IS, f2 135mm L IS

Then perhaps a stellar range of f0.95 L lenses at 35mm, 50mm & 85mm to replace the f1.2 lenses ?

Too much ?  ;-)  I've often thought that something like a 85-135mm f2 portrait zoom might go down well too ;-)

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