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United States / Re: Canon 135L or the 100L Macro?
« on: October 21, 2011, 01:14:49 PM »
........  You just have to get closer than normal to your subject to narrow your depth of field.  This may make your human subject uncomfortable and act less natural.
......


 :) Yes, thats one of the reasons I got the 180mm 3.5L macro. Gives more more distance from the subject and the amount of bokeh is more than the other lenses due to it's longer reach. See a comparison of Bokeh of the Canon 65mm/100mm & 180mm here: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100mm-f-2.8-USM-Macro-Lens-Review.aspx  Go down about 50% of the page to see a comparison.

Ofcourse, this might get too long for you then, but will do very nice portraits and Macro all in one.

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United States / Re: Canon 135L or the 100L Macro?
« on: October 21, 2011, 12:13:53 PM »
I have tried Diapoters...

It is hard as it is taking good macro shots... let's just say adding more glass to existing lenses just makes it less fun. Get a proper Macro if you are into Macro..

Unless you really need IS, the non-L 100mm f2.8 Macro is a great buy for the money, I had one, it was sharper than the L version. It also takes great Portaits. Thats another option.

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Landscape / Re: Water Reflections
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:51:34 AM »
Wonderful Ions, the first one is so palpable!

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Landscape / Re: Water Reflections
« on: October 21, 2011, 10:50:28 AM »
Please post your reflective pictures of liquid reflections in a natural setting here :-)

Entries could be ocean/shorelines, rivers/creeks, lakes, ice, air ... no matter where ... only that there should not be manmade structures in the main focus of the picture or artificial reflections on glass, chrome, steel etc ...

To give you an idea I will start this with some of mine and hope you will soon add more :-)
         

I love them... I would have backed off the vibrancy just a little though...  :)

I love the bright green grass where the sun hits them. The sun in the last one is a bit overdone, (something easily fixable) but it is a very interesting rendition. Great compositions!

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
« on: October 19, 2011, 11:06:18 PM »
Love the lens...

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 02:39:13 PM »
This sounds like Canon have read my thoughts and made my perfect camera......how do I pre order? waiting till March is going to be torture to try one of these beasts out!


Macfly pulled a Kenraw instead ...

Kenraw is no longer jumping ship guys!!  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« on: October 18, 2011, 12:20:32 PM »
Samples from the EOS 1DX:-
http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/eosd/1dx/samples/index.html

 >:( though a bit too small..

Notice the 8-15mm EF lens there? :)

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Canon General / Re: New 65 f/2.8 & 180 f/3.5 Macro Patents
« on: October 17, 2011, 02:14:37 PM »
I'll bet the 65 is a replacment for the 50 [very dated, life size converter discontinued], not the MP-E. They really need an EF lens in that range that'll go to 1:1.

Even though it isn't mentioned I'll also bet the 180 will have IS.

Perhaps, however the lens is already pushing $1570... add IS and it could top $2000. The lens is heavy, and meant to be used on a tripod (collar comes standard): So unless they can change the size of the lens, I won't be super depressed if IS is missing. I would like to see it focussing a bit quicker though.

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Canon General / Re: New 65 f/2.8 & 180 f/3.5 Macro Patents
« on: October 17, 2011, 10:47:08 AM »
The 180mm macro design speaks for itself, and I think the 65mm macro design is for a direct replacement for the MP-E.  Knock on wood, haven't bought either lens yet.  I'd wished they would have increased the 180 macro's aperture a bit but the new design will probably be worth it regardless.  Lots of interesting patents from Canon lately - if refreshes are your thing.

180mm:  Good for you guys and the guy that sold me his 3 days ago...   :-[
Well, there's a good reason I shouldn't have written that.

First, you knew what you were doing when you bought the lens, so go use it and don't worry.

If you still are worried, why?  The price of the new (and unannounced) lens won't start impacting that of the old lens for some time.  Few enough people probably even know of these patents and it will take a long time (Canon or Nikon doesn't matter here) for it to roll out, even if they announced it today.

I haven't followed pricing trends before a replacement launch strongly but my belief is that lens prices of a previous version should dip most right before and right after the launch, and then stabilize after.  If you're so worried about the price of the purchase (which I don't think will dip enough to really make it a "worthless" buy) then you perhaps couldn't afford it in the first place.

Your best chance for a belly laugh is to go out and make pictures that I can't since I don't have a macro lens.  And even if I do get a newer version macro, it'll be more expensive and you'll still have some lead time with better pictures out now.

My final thought is this - if you go out right now and buy a camera body, how long will it take until that camera's value is reduced appreciably?  Even camera bodies, which are arguably obsoleted by newer models (depending on who you ask of course) do retain some of their value, but people buy them regardless.  If this were a camera body I would be more careful with my words since a lot of people's feelings get hurt about new camera bodies, but with a lens that's to be replaced by a lens that will be more expensive (partly due to inflation adjustment, partly just the cost of running newer equipment to manufacture it) I don't see the worry.

Anyway, go out there and take some pictures without worrying.  You needed it, bought it, and nothing is preventing you from being happy with the investment aspect of it either.  For all we know the current version will become regarded as a "classic" and people will still demand it later on.

True... and thanks!

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:53:07 AM »
I keep coming to this thread and see how Lack of any news/ leaks from Canon has all of us in a Frenzy here... now THAT's marketing  ;D
+1, i've also bee doing my own google searches and canon news feeds hoping for somethin CR guy may have missed - can't find anything.

I couldn't afford anything up towards the high end anyway -- yet i'm still bothered - grrr, why is that?

I tell you what... maybe we can pick up used 5d2/ 7d's at great prices once neuroanatomist upgrades to the new bodies.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 11:25:43 AM »
I keep coming to this thread and see how Lack of any news/ leaks from Canon has all of us in a Frenzy here... now THAT's marketing  ;D
+1, i've also bee doing my own google searches and canon news feeds hoping for somethin CR guy may have missed - can't find anything.

I couldn't afford anything up towards the high end anyway -- yet i'm still bothered - grrr, why is that?

And someone just smited me for that observation...   :-X

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 14, 2011, 10:10:15 AM »
I keep coming to this thread and see how Lack of any news/ leaks from Canon has all of us in a Frenzy here... now THAT's marketing  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 13, 2011, 04:20:23 PM »
On multiple shots per mirror flip, sometimes I have wondered if it would be nice to have focus bracketing if you make the assumption the tracking focus will not be 100% anyway. Perhaps user settable equivalent to a few units of micro-focus adjust either side of nominal, could be done as the tracking is done to minimise the focus travel distance.

+1

Thats something I would love to have, Focus and exposure bracketing in at least 5 steps (if not 7)... Both are software driven functions and should not be a huge deal to implement.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 13, 2011, 04:17:44 PM »
I always wondered why they didn't have a drive mode where the mirror stays up for double or triple frames.  Assuming sensor readout the shutter and write to buffer/flash could keep up, you could get 20 or 30 fps, and still get 10 FPS flashing in the viewfinder; which should be enough to track a subject under most circumstances.

+1

+0.5.  I've thought about this, too...but the times when you most want a fast frame rate are with rapidly-moving subjects, and that's when you most need AF between frames.  I wouldn't want 30 fps as in-focus -> a little OOF -> a little more OOF -> in focus -> etc.  Heck, even the S100 I pre-ordered will hit nearly 10 fps (9.6) if it doesn't AF between shots.

I am new to the hobby compared to you guys/pros and have probably only taken about 40k-50k digital pics so far (I have 30k on my PC plus gobs that I throw away).

In those 40-50k, not once do I remember taking a burst with an object moving towards me where I needed AF on every frame. (Not saying others don't need it), but I have never needed it... so I may be in the minority here while I say, I'd rather have 10+fps with 1-3 AF's in between.

Most of my subjects move laterally (requiring little AF adjustment in a burst situation) or are hyper-mobile hills. Now that I have said it... I suspect I am going to regret saying it  :P

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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. [CR3]
« on: October 13, 2011, 12:14:41 PM »
I always wondered why they didn't have a drive mode where the mirror stays up for double or triple frames.  Assuming sensor readout the shutter and write to buffer/flash could keep up, you could get 20 or 30 fps, and still get 10 FPS flashing in the viewfinder; which should be enough to track a subject under most circumstances.

+1

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