« on: June 09, 2013, 07:33:51 PM »
What you're seeing first is a jpeg preview, then when the RAW loads, it is displayed. RAW files are mean to be processed, hence the lower contrast and saturation.
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from a focal range point of view the only lens that adds to what you already mentioned is the 70-200mm.
the 24-70mm would definitely outclass your 24-105 and be much sharper but it wouldn't really offer too much of a new point of view for you. the 85mm from what i have seen is a spectacular lens but i think you can still get a look in a similar ballpark using the 50mm you already have.
the 70-200mm is also a very special lens but it offers great versatility. i would get that one if i were you.
if i were starting from scratch the two lenses i would get first are the 24-70mm and the 70-200mm so that i had a good range across focal lengths with the highest quality available for zoom lenses. i would then start addressing lenses for those special eye catching looks that you can get in fast primes. finally i would get specialty lenses such as a 15mm fisheye or the 100mm macro.
get coverage first then go for "the look" then go specialty. my 2 cents.
I saw a post on CL - 85L f1.2 II selling for $1775.
Condition according to seller:
1. Like new in term of funtionality and cosmetic. ( I did saw the pictures from seller, the lens looks new)
2. No dust, B&W filter is included
3. Date code UA(2012)
4. Comes with everything box, foams, etc....original receipt from best buy. Warranty is just expired
5. Reason for selling: seller wants 50L. 85L is little to tight.
I spoke to seller over the phone and we agreed @ $1550 cash.
Question: Would you go for it if all conditions above are true?
I find the Canon Refurb store fascinating. Usually, a day or so after the sales end, many of the items that were out of stock magically go back in stock. Then, another sale begins and suddenly things go out of stock again right away. During the sale, some items may come back in stock for an hour or so, but it is pretty random.
I'm set with 600 RTs for the time being. One of these days, I hope to score a 200 2.8 prime, but I've found that one a real challenge.
I'm not complaining, in fact I kind of enjoy the game. But, I'm pretty much know that Canon USA is manipulating the stock. I wonder if they have an office pool going – "Let's put ten 70-200 2.8 zooms on the site and everyone in the pool guesses how many minutes it will take to sell them out."
A new Patent Application US20130135514 is filedEF130 f/2? Is that a typo?
It seems to deal with improvement of SA and COF for these primes:
EF85 F1.2, EF85 F1.8, EF130 F2 and EF50 F1.4
Don't have time to read the detail - it might only be a "patent maintenance" app..
But those having time can have a read and may want to fill us in...
~ hans ~
Yes, "must" (you forgot the italics). I may only be one, but (a) whether or not I buy the 100D (or any other APS-C camera) depends largely on whether or not Canon comes up with a small EF-S prime to match; and (b) the 60D/7D replacement is now so long overdue and horrendously under-spec'ed compared to the Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus offerings that neither they (the 60D and the 7D) nor the 6D is a viable option for me (singular, one).
What happened to this rumour? With the EOS 100D, small and compact EF-S primes are a must ... otherwise there's just no purpose in the camera. But on the other hand, Canon crippled the darned thing so much, it in fact does have no purpose ... just like this post, I guess.I love stream-of-consciousness posts.