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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon 17-40 f/2.8-4L
« on: March 03, 2012, 12:59:47 PM »
An indication that the 16-35mm might get dropped fo a 14-24mm f2.8 perhaps ? 

EOS Bodies / Anyone for a cheap FF 9D ?
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:59:31 AM »
With the price of the 5DMk3 going up so much, currently at about 80% more than the Mk2, the rumour mill is suggesting that both will remain on sale, indeed, both are still shown on the Canon UK site, could this be a testing of the market for a value FF model, a 9D perhaps, sharing either the 18 or 22mpx sensor to finally replace the Mk2 towards the end of the year ?  Priced at 7D levels, basic AF and functions.

Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: February 25, 2012, 03:01:30 PM »
Could this be another joint lens 35mm with the 40mm suggested recently ?  Both 2.0 ?

Perhaps even a new cost reducing strategy for "cheaper" IS primes ?  Sharing body and lens parts to keep manufacturing costs down and build a range of primes fit for the next 20 years

12mm & 18mm @ 3.5
24mm & 28mm @ 2.8
35mm & 40mm @ 2.0
50mm & 60mm @ 1.4
75mm & 85mm @ 2.0
100mm & 120mm @ 2.8

Lenses / Re: 10-22 and 15-85
« on: February 24, 2012, 08:13:53 AM »
Are there any 10-22mm replacement rumours ?

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS commercial...
« on: February 19, 2012, 02:17:23 PM »
Play spot the lens ?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS in 2012 [CR2]
« on: February 12, 2012, 03:25:22 AM »
I am sure there will be plenty of used copies of the current 100-400 L for those that don't want to pay the $3k

There has been 3 used 100-400mm lenses at my local specialist photography dealer in the last few months, which either indicates times are hard and people are ditching their least used lenses or a lot of people are expecting something soon and want to get the maximum return on a old lens.

Lenses / Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:21:58 AM »
Hmmm...   So where are the f2.0 EF-S zooms ?

I'm warm to a high quality sub L 70-400mm EF-S, but would prefer an EF-S extender and L quality 70-300mm EF-S

EOS Bodies / Re: What must the Japanese think?
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:35:49 PM »
I'm happy with Canon gear to date and the recent announcements...   I'm no fan boy, just generally happy with what I'm using and see no real reason to swap as I'm quite invested in Canon, but I suspect I'd be the same had I bought a Nikon or Sony or Pentax camera 4 years ago, i.e. Stuck with my first brand - the grass is always greener on the otherside ;-)

EOS Bodies / Re: What's Next? Lenses & Cameras
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:03:13 AM »
Bring it on...  I've been saying for months that a 40mpx body has to be in the offing...   my money is still on a FF 40mpx 5DIII and a FF 18mpx 9Dx, leaving room for the 7DII to stay APS-C and gradually up the crop game.

Primes are so specialised now, I'm hopeful of a two tier range of outstanding L primes and really very good entry level primes with IS, with the entry level stuff covering a wider range of options.  Plus a continuation of upgrades to the stellar tilt-shift lenses

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS USM
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:27:40 PM »
Hang on a moment, what have you all been barking about the last several years ?  Now that Canon has offered up a new prime product in the new age of quality zooms.  The two decade old designs are now outclassed by modern zooms, so why buy them except for the low f stop, but really, after the initial novelty of using a low f stop, most of us step back and enjoy the image quality. 

So what if the new lenses are f2.8, they appear to be much better built, have USM focusing, 7 circular blades, special coatings to reduce flare and 4 stop Image Stability.  The cracking L primes are generally out of my amateur price range, but a 98% lens at a third of the price is starting to appeal to me, I'm not in the market for a full range of entry level primes, but really interested in reading the reviews of the new primes before making judgement and may well be persuaded into making a long term investment in a couple of these new primes, the 24mm sounds good to me, a new 85mm might also appeal too...   I'm still waiting for the flexible EF-S 2.8/2.0 zooms, but how will these new primes compare and importantly, how will they compare to the current L primes.

Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 21, 2012, 05:13:08 AM »
Other than the FD 55mm, I'm struggling to think of any "recent" use of the 55mm focal length in anything but an EF-S lens.

Canon General / Re: Patents: Canon 55-110 f/2 Optical Formula
« on: January 20, 2012, 07:36:54 AM »
Sign me up for one along with a 17-55mm f2.0, I'm not holding out any hope now for new cheap primes, these will be the new cheap "primes" replacements.  I still hold some hope that we might even get EF-S L lenses, the build quality of my 135mm f2.0 L is so much nicer than my "premium" 15-85mm EF-S

After the boredom of massive super expensive primes, I'm starting to get excited again :¬)

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 3D & 5D Mark III Mentions
« on: January 02, 2012, 02:40:06 PM »
The 9D hasn't been used yet...

1Dx - Pro FF 18mpx fast framerate good autofocus etc, mid range HD video
5DIII - Studio FF High mpx slow framerate basic autofocus etc, mid range HD video
7DII - APS-C high mpx fast framerate, mid range autofocus, basic HD video
9Dx - The new 5D classic, FF 18mpx from the 1Dx, slow framerate, basic autofocus, basic HD video

High end HD video covered with separate range

Lenses / Re: Canon 15-85 for a walk around lens
« on: December 30, 2011, 07:22:58 PM »
Thumbs up from me too...  Bought on the strength of advice from this forum after checking a few reviews out too, it's great outdoors, less so inside but generally useful for family snaps in poor light, I'm using my 50mm f1.4 a lot indoors and currently considering a wider low f prime, but have no plans to ditch the 15-85mm, it's great and on my camera most if the time as the default lens - non chain shops may even split a 7D kit and do you a deal on the "kit" 15-85, if your happy to save £50 and not get a box !  This is how I bought mine

Lenses / Re: Extending my options
« on: December 30, 2011, 07:10:25 PM »
Agreed, 28mm couldn't be considered really wide on crop, but would be wide enough for my uses, which is generally indoor casual portraits of family and friends going about daily life.  The 50mm that I have is nice in wider spaces, but too tight in house type spaces.  The Canon 24mm f1.4 would be really nice, but justifiable ?  I dunno... 

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