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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 21, 2014, 02:49:20 PM »
Why not just use the EF 35mm or the EF 40mm?

Because that wouldn't give the required 20-24mm the OP desires ?

Think you may have got your crop factors the wrong way around. ;-)

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:22:43 AM »
Would be interesting to see if the flip in 1.4x extender gets rolled out on any other lenses, 300mm f4 IS with 1.4x perhaps ?

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 12:01:57 PM »
Out of interest Neuro, do you have the 8-15mm ?

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:59:05 AM »
The 24-70mm range is "easier" to get right, the extremes of 12-14mm are less easy to engineer, thus more likely to be a compromise solution.

Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:02:10 AM »
With regards to the 12/14-24 idea, would people prefer f4 and greater sharpness or f2.8 and take a slight hit on absolute sharpness - I don't believe you can have both - personally, I'm holding out for 12-24 to replace my 16-35II, I'd take a hit on absolute sharpness for a f2.8 aparture.

EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:54:00 AM »
One slight frustration with the EOS-M system is the currently three different filter sizes across four lenses - is that really necessary ?

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.

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