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Lenses / What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:14:27 PM »
Whilst we all have some idea in our heads about what might get replaced next, we all have some idea of 50/85mm IS lenses, a 35mm f1.4 II L or 100-400L - but what realistically is missing from Canon's EF range at the moment ?

Here's my thoughts on omissions that could realistically be made - as to them being economic, that's a whole different story ;-)
- A fast wide, Nikon style like a 12/14-24mm f2.8
- A premium medium zoom, perhaps 20-135mm f4.0 IS to replace the 24-105L
- An affordable 500mm - f5.6 with IS for £2000 ?
- An EF pancake zoom, covering something like 20-50mm ?

Over to you...   What's missing ?

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 135mm f/2L
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:38:51 PM »
Mmmm...  It's a beautiful lens to use and the images delivered are just sublime.

EOS-M / Re: The promised pics of the 18-200 Tammy
« on: July 15, 2014, 11:01:13 AM »
There is a Canon 18-200, it was initially expensive, and not all that good.  11:1 zoom lenses are a compromise, particularly if you want a reasonable price and a lens that is small and light weight.

I suspect the question is about the EF-M 18-200mm rather than the EF-S 18-200mm - in which case, there's a optical formula patent, but nothing more is known - fingers crossed for a new EF-M lens, maybe two with the next EOS-M camera - an 18-200 and/or pancake zoom would seem likely, more so the latter I'd guess to keep in line with the compact agenda

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 11, 2014, 06:49:20 PM »
Controversially perhaps, but I see full frame mirror less as a flash in the pan the Sony unit just can't be selling the numbers to be competitive against the likes of Fuji/m43/EF-M who are selling at much lower prices with much higher volumes.

The future for full frame mirror less is in my humble opinion going to be driven by replacements for the next generation full frame DSLR's - the 1Dx/5D/6D's a half decade from now with EVF's that work as well as OVF, offer real advantages over traditional mirror arrangements - shrinking to fit a bigger sensor is somewhat counter productive !

Thanks all for the advice so far...  The UK view is appreciated, we kinda do things in a less grand way over here ;-)

So I've been asked to shoot a wedding by a friend, I've never done one before, never done any sort of commercial work before, but she's keen for me to shoot her special day based upon the work I post on flickr - I don't have a flash, but do have a Canon 6D, a 24-70mm f2.8 Mk II and a 135mm f2.0 - what pitfalls would I be heading into and what advice would "you" give someone like me before shooting a wedding.

Context here, UK wedding, low budget, likely to be a registry type wedding then a meal and booze up in a pub back room afterwards - not expecting a great venue, mostly just family reportage and a few informal group photos

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 02, 2014, 04:48:26 PM »
Digging around, there appears to be patent applications for the following Canon branded lenses...

16-120mm f3.5-5.6 - please ! Now !!!
18-200mm f3.5-6.3 - how very Tamron
22-46mm f3.5-5.6 - Presumably pancake, could be tempted ;-)

EOS-M / Next official EF-M Lens
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:21:33 AM »
Following the release of the Canon EF-M 55-200 and the third party Tamron EF-M 18-200, what's next for the EF-M range from Canon, the four lens range is nice, but perhaps limited in appeal, what would you like to see and also, what patents are out there currently ?

I've said a number of times that is like a compact pancake zoom, something like a 17-35mm range, but also a larger 15-85/135 would be a potentially big seller.  Less appealing to me perhaps, but I'm sure a couple of fast primes would reinforce the appeal of the system, 35mm & 50mm perhaps.

I'm still also hopeful of a wider range of cameras, a EOS-M in a DSLR style, something like a thinner Canon 100D, with the M3 as a mid-range and a value version of the M3

Over to you !

Lenses / Re: Quality lens system for lightweight travel
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:24:24 AM »
I'd suggest a 6D, reduce the number of lenses, and replace any large lenses with smaller equivalents. I have no idea what you shoot, but tele lenses could potentially be replaced with a 70-300L, and mid range lenses or zooms could be replaced with a 40/2.8.

I have the 6D and the 70-300L, it's not small, but a great combo - I crave for something smaller/lighter though and to be fair, the EOS-M suits me some of the time, but I'm seriously considering a lighter crop body for hiking with.

Lenses / Re: Quality lens system for lightweight travel
« on: June 27, 2014, 08:20:24 AM »
Compact ?  But not EOS-M

Personally, I'd stick with Canon, look at a Canon 70D with a 15-85mm, plus whatever floats your boat for your shooting styles.  Whilst the Fuji and Sony systems have a buzz at the moment, they aren't without their issues and aren't cheap either, the choice of lenses isn't great and by retaining a Canon system, you could actually hold onto some of your current lenses, saving money on the financial losses that inherently come with swapping systems.

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
1st - 15-85 EF-M or a compact pancake style zoom 15-40 maybe could work
2nd - 20-135mm f4 IS L for full frame (I'd be happy with f3.5-5.6 tbh)
3rd - 500mm f5.6 IS for less than £2k

Sounding interesting...   But why is it a III ?  what happened to I & II ???

Lenses / Re: EF-M 55-200 4.5-6.3 IS STM Coming Shortly
« on: June 16, 2014, 03:27:35 PM »
Nononono...   I want a EOS-M 15-135mm

Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 09, 2014, 06:18:08 PM »
Rolls eyes at Kyle...   Pipe dreams are what made today's gadgets !  It's not long ago that 28mm was as wide as the general zoom went, 35mm before that...  I don't believe that manufacturers will stop at 24mm, similarly, Nikon have the 10-30mm (27-82mm) in a package just 42mm deep, that's pancake enough for me !

Re super teles, if Tamron can do 150-600 for less than £1000 I'm pretty sure it's just greed stopping Canon doing something substantially shorter for twice the price that will work with future Canon DSLR's, something that stops me investing huge amounts in third party lenses is the lack of future proofing

Lenses / Re: Covering 70-200 Indoors.
« on: June 09, 2014, 11:06:18 AM »
fragilesi, just FYI, the 70-200 2.8 IS II takes both extenders extremely well, and I use the 1.4x with it all of the time as an intermediate wildlife lens.  You might miss the last 20mm when combined with the 1.4x, but it would still be a stop faster, plus you gain the 70-200 at f/2.8.  It is a lot of money, though...

Not only is the 70-200 2.8 IS II plus 1.4x extender, nearly twice the price, it's almost twice the weight and nearly twice as long !  Whilst I'd accept that the 70-200 2.8 IS II is an amazing lens (I've not used one) the 70-300L has a lot of advantages over the former with the exception of f-stop.  If I was looking from fresh, I'd perhaps consider, but having got a 135L a few years ago, then picked up a 70-300L more recently, the 70-200 2.8 IS II seems like a lens I'd not need, just as the OP is looking in the reverse with a 70-300L already, sometimes the "obvious" choice isn't the same for everyone for a variety of different reasons ;-)

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