« on: January 29, 2012, 06:21:38 PM »
For the moment, etto, it seems not. I haven't gotten any emails from CPS USA, and I am awaiting a reply to an email I sent to them concerning this perk.
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Get the 17-55 - it's wider than the 16-35 on the 7D. It'll also hold it's value so you can trade it in on a different lens down the line. If you want a weather friendly lens, take the savings and get the 17-40mmF4L - cheap, light and FF ready if you go that direction.The 17-55 is most definitely not wider than the 16-35, and the 16-35, being an L lens, will probably hold its value better than the 17-55 just for its red ring. The mm numbers are the exact same, whether it be EF or EF-s mounts.
Any guesses as to the price of the new 200-400? It looks like a nature photographer's sweet spot tool.Probably around 7 or 8 grand, similar to the price of the Nikon variant.
Perhaps the photographer is sending us a coded message in the EXIF data. The pic is 25.2 megapixels, why not 25 exactly? Because the new camera has 25 megapixels and is .2 or version ii, therefore it is code for 7D mk ii.Unfortunately, the sqrt of 25 is 5, so it might signify a 5D MkII, hence the .2, replacement. Oh the dilemma we face...
In my situation, I joined CPS (as a stills photography amateur) justified by an ownership of a video production company.As an amateur I'll never be eligible even though after a quick add up on that list I'd be at 43 points. Personally I can't see why it can't be something like "Canon Premium Service" and you spend the cash with Canon and you get the benefits. When I book an airline flight they don't ask me if it's business or pleasure to work out how many frequent flyer points I should get.
Agreed. Could I stretch the definition? I have a fair bit of Canon gear (113 points, FWIW), and I do make images as part of my profession - does Canon really need to know that I make them using a Bruker MRI and a bunch of Zeiss microscopes?
A full-time self-employed individual or an employee of a professional imaging business who plays a direct role in the creation of moving or still images.Under this definition, any employee who creates images, moving or still, for an imaging business, which can justifiably be broadened to involve medical imaging equipment, should be allowed. When filling out your profile on the website, it requires you to post your discipline, video or stills (both for me, as this company does both product and live and recorded shots). Also, it asks you your role in the business: freelance, owner, or staff. This, in my opinion, is significant because you do not necessarily need to take photos/videos if you are the owner; you just direct those who do. Additionally, staff can be loosely interpreted as well.
I guess the retail price would be like at least $1600. If it's EF, it would be even more expensive.Yet I can think of a large number of people, myself included, who would pay quite a bit for a f/2 EF zoom if the image quality is good across the board. This would be a great street and portrait range on full frame, I'd reckon.
85 f/1.2L is not a sports lens. You will need fast AF. Better is the 85 f/1.8 - very fast focus and very good lens for the money. 135 f/2L is also excellent. I have used 50 f/1.4 as well. I like the primes because you can pick up an extra stop vs the fast zooms and they are much more affordable.I agree with the 85 f/1.2L not being a sports lens, but, for wrestling, AF speed is one of my lowest priorities. During wrestling I always MF anyway for a few reasons.
I shot my son's HS wrestling for a season, and I was able to get right up to the mat, so I ended up using my EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 on my 7D a lot. If you are farther away, the lenses above are great.
Key thing is fast enough shutter to stop the action. 1/250 is the minimum. 1/500 is better.
I usually shoot in aperture priority - i.e. set the f-stop to 2, and bump up up the ISO until I get in the shutter speed range I want. Gyms have bad lighting, and often a color cast, so check white balance - even do a custom WB if you can.
Then the rest is about focusing properly, and positioning yourself to get the good shots. 7D does pretty good with the AF.
I'm pretty sure it is the lens rebate program that continues until the seventh.B&H is selling a 5D Mark II bundle for only $1999 -- it's a great choice at a great price (I paid $2700 nearly 3 years ago). With the included SanDisk 16GB Extreme Pro CF and free shipping, it's a no-brainer. Stop waiting and go get it!I'm waiting to get on this deal..... I have to wait until 1/3 to order so I get the tax write off, do you think the sale will last that long? I hope so!!
I think you might snag it till then... I read somewhere about one of these Canon sales going on till Jan 7th
Just curious:The barrel distortion is relatively severe on the current incarnation, so that could be fixed. There can always be faster AF, corner sharpness, and vignetting control.
I don't own a 24-70 lens. But what is it that you really want will be improved (if not IS) on the new 24-70 MKII that is worth upgrading and pay more than the new price for the current 24-70?
probably because the new "cine"-Lenses [especially 30-300, 14.5-60] will only cover a Super 35 = roughly APS-H image circle.Each lens supports 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) resolution, which delivers a pixel count four times that of Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), and offers compatibility with industry-standard Super 35 mm-equivalent cameras as well as APS-C cameras.*1 (Not compatible with 35mm full-frame or APS-H camera sensors.).