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Item on PhotoRumors suggests that the Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM (for Nikon) Is now discountinued, could this indicate a possible replacement lens from Sigma ?

EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:14:14 AM »
I actually wonder with the anticipated slower 50/85mm IS non-L lenses, if in the longer term, Canon are making way for replacements to the 50/85mm f1.2's with a consistent f1.4 range of L primes - 24/35/50/85 - I read recently that Nikon can't do faster than f1.4 due to the size of the F-Mount opening, would a perfect f1.4 lens suit better than a flawed f1.2 lens especially when the key competitors are pushing excellent high spec f1.4 lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 06:32:09 AM »
28-300L mkII

Really ?  Not seen much talk on this here - the other pumper turned to a twist ?

Personally, I'd much prefer something like a 20-135 f4-5.6 in a compact lightweight form, with L quality optics - a little like a EF-S 15-85 for full frame in a package no bigger than a 24-70 f4 L, but given we haven't seen anything patent wise, I'd be surprised to see that in September !!

EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:19:00 AM »
I'm thinking more realistically here folks - things we've heard about in the last year with parents etc

Lenses / Re: Help me to decide: 35 vs 50mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:16:54 AM »
Wider for me, I'd prefer a 35mm and do indeed shoot lots with my 22mm on my EOS-M, I'd suggest a serious look at the focal lengths you use via Lightroom or similar, to see if you are a long or wide type of shooter

Lenses / Re: 3 week trip to Finland & Germany, what lenses to take?
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:13:18 AM »
Personally, I'd run with the 24-105 and borrow a 16-35 - I use my ultrawide lots when in London and other European cities, if I was to cull weight, I'd lose the reach, unless you plan specifically on any task that specifically calls for longer reach - birding/airshows but given your lenses, I'm suspecting you don't go long often.

So, 24-105, plus borrow a 16-35

EOS Bodies / Photokina 2014
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:22:39 PM »
So, Photokina in September, what do we expect to see ?

I'm not expecting all, just some...

Canon EOS 7D MkII with 24mpx and next gen 70D AF tech
Canon EOS 750D with a 18mpx sensor and trimmed down 70D AF tech
Canon EOS M3 with same sensor and AF as 750D

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 IS < hopefully f1.4
Canon EF 85mm f2.0 IS
Canon EF 100-400mm L

Canon EF-M 16-120mm

Sigma 24mm f1.4
Sigma 85mm f1.4

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4

New Fuji X with the 24mpx APS-C sensor - probably in the X-Pro 2 with fixed lens first ?

What else ?

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.

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