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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & More Information [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2011, 03:10:15 PM »
14-24mm would be nice, been pondering getting a wider fast prime to use on my crop, been considering the f1.8 28mm and I'm a tad reluctant to look at the 10-22mm EF-S due to the speed, or the 17-55m EF-S lens because of the mixed reviews and comments on build quality...    Price ?  Hopefully less than the 16-35mm, circa £700-800 maybe ?

Canon General / Re: remote control your DSLR with your smartphone
« on: August 04, 2011, 04:38:18 PM »
...and the iOS version ????

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Ds Mark IV/1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:13:27 PM »
Most of what is in the OP is more evolution than revolution, my expectation of the new high end sensor was in the high 30's, low 40's in terms of mpx, but if there is any truth I'm the 32mpx suggestion, I'd strongly expect that the 4 years evolution has gone into more than just a 50% boost in mpx and actually sees better high ISO performance, but I'm not convinced by the framerate of 9fps, nor that the 1D range will be split, unless something more high end is in the making - Canon Medium Format perhaps ?  How about a top of the range MF for around $10k (body) with a 5D for today i.e. Entry level MF in a $4k body ? Then have a merged FF 1D range, as per the OP, plus a 5DIII with the same 32mpx sensor ?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Lenses
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:49:33 AM »
The surprise is that the 5DIII, will also feature a built in pop up water pistol, custom comedy shutter sounds and come in a range of polka dot paint job finishes !  I heard it will also be 12mpx to appeal to the Nikon fanboys, feature no weather sealing to attract the Sony snappers and have a 18x13.5mm sensor to capture some of the massive market lead from Panasonic !

It's true !  I read it all on an Internet forum !!!

Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 F4 L IS or 70-200 F2.8 L
« on: August 03, 2011, 12:54:37 AM »
Not considering the 10-22mm EF-S f/3.5-4.5 at half the price of the more expensive 16-35mm L EF f/2.8? Unless you only have a FF, or shoot exclusively wide and low light at the same time of course... I prefer the 10-22 for sharper corners and a decent dof - not as good as I would like, but good enough for the price.

I find it rare to need more than 15mm of my 15-85mm, but much more frequently need low light functionality, wider than 50mm on my crop - the f in this case is more important than the mm - incidentally, I was looking at prices for the 17-55mm last night and numerous places had limited or no availability - is this normal or a sign of replacement ?

Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 F4 L IS or 70-200 F2.8 L
« on: August 02, 2011, 08:20:48 AM »
but it´s not parfocal (same as the 70-300mm L).
thats not so good for spotting.

Course it is ;-) it's called autofocus !

Seriously though, I'm not familiar with lenses that are parfocal, so what I haven't had I never miss...   Whilst it's easy to dismiss a lens because of a single feature, many of us don't have the disposable income to invest in lenses that cost as much as the 70-200mm f2.8 IS, let alone the longer fixed primes, regardless of how much we would like to.  It's easy to take a X is best approach, but the reality is that practically all purchasing decisions in life are a financial compromise.  Personally, I don't use my 70-300mm that much, so don't feel a strong urge to get a better lens in that range, I'm more of a wide and/or low light photographer, so I'm starting to expand my collection with that in mind, the 70-300mm was bought at the time I got my 450D about three years ago, the 15-85mm last autumn, the 50mm f1.4 a few weeks back, I'm now pondering wide low f, the 16-35mm would be nice, but I suspect the 28mm f1.8 might be all I can justify, maybe a 17-55mm at a stretch...   Watch this space, but gawd do I want Canon to do some wide fast EF-S primes !

I've just started using RAW & Lightroom, I've noticed a big difference in picture quality, but as mentioned above, I've loads of "family and friends" shots and a smaller selection of my favourites, which currently get uploaded to flickr, then an even smaller selection that makes it to our company screensaver - it's nice getting comments at work about my photos, even if I know I could have done better.

Since moving to Lightroom, I'm mindful that whilst I can access the RAW files now, will I be able to in 10 years time ? So I've continued to batch process images into jpeg and store them in with my previous method of storage... folders !  I've now got the advantage of both worlds where I can get the higher quality output, but ensure longer term accessibility - I can't see jpeg disappearing any time soon, but fully expect the RAW compatabilty with my 450D to disappear much earlier.

I have some old classics from 10 yrs ago taken on a cheap 2mpx Fujifilm digital compact, these or memories for me, of places I've been and people I've known, regardless of quality, these images are very important to me but represent zero time in post editing.  Always be mindful of that aspect of photography and that once you are dust, no one will be looking through your hard drive in the same way as people now look through old photo prints...   Which is a rather sad thought :-/

Lenses / Re: EF 70-200 F4 L IS or 70-200 F2.8 L
« on: August 02, 2011, 12:32:45 AM »
Whilst everyone jumps in with the biggest most costly options, a lower cost option is the 70-300mm non L, which although isn't great in low light, works fine for me in terms of getting the occasional long shots - it has IS which helps, but for less than the price of the 70-200mm f4 and half the 70-200mm f4 IS, it's a good bargain and the picture quality is pretty good...   Plus you get the extra reach to 300mm, I've paired mine up with a 15-85mm which is on my camera most of the time.

Canon General / Re: Switching to Nikon
« on: July 31, 2011, 05:58:38 PM »
I was having just this problem tonight in very low light, about an hour after sunset, trying to focus my 15-85mm at 85mm (f5.6) on my 450D with some fill flash, ended up pulling the 50mm f1.4 out, which worked much better, even though it wasn't as tight as I was wanting.

Good job I wasn't having the same trouble with the BBQ though ! Yum !

Canon General / Re: Switching to Nikon
« on: July 31, 2011, 01:23:38 PM »
Bikersbeard was suggesting the 7D was worse than the 5D...   The AF on the 7D is more up to date, my question really was is that due to the lower light collecting ability of the lesser lens used on the 7D

Canon General / Re: Switching to Nikon
« on: July 31, 2011, 08:50:46 AM »
Surely the f2.8 lens attached to the 5D would be make focusing better than the 15-85mm which if a similar focal length of about 62.5mm would be at f5.6 ?

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:50:00 AM »
and a few more....

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:48:54 AM »
Couldn't resist adding a few of my own - Since getting this lens, I've noticed my focus is off slightly at f1.4-1.8, but moving to AFServo appears to be sorting the issue - I'm just not used to such shallow DOF !  I'm generally pleased with the colours and ease of use, just be a bit odd not having zoom !

Lenses / Re: why????
« on: July 25, 2011, 04:42:32 PM »
Now your just getting carried away ;-)

Lenses / Re: why????
« on: July 25, 2011, 04:11:32 PM »
The key advantage of crop vs full frame is the size of the camera product, the full frame currenly requires a larger body to accommodate in the larger sensor.  I'm sure there are technical fixes to this issue as used in the M9, but will the Leica solution work in a Canon product with EF lenses ? 

I'm half expecting a mix of full frame and crop products, I've said before that I wouldn't be at all surprised to see a high end 1.6x crop sensor 1D model, nor would I be surprised to see some form of tech cascade, drop a new sensor in the 1D/5D ranges, then perhaps a 9D with the current full frame sensor - why drop a successful sensor when it's possibly costing a fraction of the original amount to product after moving from say a 200mm wafer to a 300mm ?

I wouldn't be surprised either, if Canon introduced a smaller sensor format for the entry level rebels, 2x even 3x crop would yield many more sensors from a wafer.  today's tech could well squeeze IQ to the levels of APS-C of just a few years ago - as said above, it doesn't have to be great at the entry level Rebel price, just good enough to match the competitors on IQ and price.

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