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Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 01:14:39 AM »
I haven't seen or tested the 24-105 on a 6D. But looking at the price of the 24-70 f/4 IS (even it will go down a bit) it looks like the 24-70 f/4 IS is not the kit-lens for the 6D but the 24-105 is. Pricing of this lens goes better with the price of the 6D as entry combination.
Personally I keep my 24-105 and not add the 24-70 f/4 IS. Keeping my 24-105 f/4 and 70-300 L as my travel outdoor combo. Edit: and add of course the 14-24mm f/2.8 - whenever it hits the market

I may add the Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 IS for indoor shooting.

Lenses / Re: Two Lenses to be Announced Shortly.....
« on: November 05, 2012, 01:03:02 AM »
Just recently bought the 135mm f/2 L
I can't imagine a 135mm f/2 IS. That would make this lens around 1800 to 2000 euro and more heavy too. If, then maybe f/2.8
I still consider my 24-105 f/4 a good value and would not trade it for the 24-70 f/4. I took it for the focal length at 105 that serves me well as a general purpose outdoors. But I can understand the 6D needs a lighter and smaller kit-lens.
As for the 50mm, I really like to see a f/1.4 better than the current version and competing the bokeh of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. A lower aperture (i.e. f/2 and up) would not be attractive to me.
Now the 14-24 f/2.8 is a lens I really look forward to. But this kind of lens will probably not arrive in the next year (or two years)

Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:00:14 AM »
A White faced Ibis and lunch

Great shot. Life can be cruel.

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 01, 2012, 01:57:44 AM »
Airport escalator:

EF 24-105mm at 40mm. 1/200 at f/5.6, ISO 200

Great shot. Nice colors
24-105 with IS. The IS is handy while standing on the escalator.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 31, 2012, 01:59:02 AM »
24-70mm f/4L IS?

WTF?  Just.....WTF?!?

Two words: compact size.

The 24-105L is smaller than the 24-70L but it's still not a compact lens.

Canon needs a smaller (and cheaper?) kit lens for the smallish 6D. 
A compact, high quality 24-70mm f/4L IS would be a very good fit.

Depending on price, I'd be very interested in such a lens - and potentially the 6D too.


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 01:03:44 PM »
If it's true, i don't think it's pressure from Tamron since the Tammy IQ isn't as good as the 24-70LII

I would bet that if Canon does release this the IQ will not be as good as the mkII but will rival the Tammy at a similar price to the mk1.
Why? Because if the IQ is on par with the mk2 and with IS included, then those who bought the mk2 would be kinda disappointed and this will be prices too ridiculously high.

If they released it with the mk1 IQ but with IS, then at least for people who have IQ in mind, they buy the mk2, for those who want to do video and need IS, they buy this…

I disagree.  I bought Tamron 24-70mm VC for the VC feature.  The IQ of Tamron 24-70mm is not as good as Canon 24-70mm MK2, but it's better then the MK1 version.  That's good enough.  However, lack of IS make me go with Tamron.  IQ is not the only factor for people choosing a lens.

And let's not forget, it is about 1000$€ cheaper than the Canon 24-70 MK2. The so called Canon 24-70 MKII with IS is just a rumor and no sign if and when it will hit the market for actual use.
The Tamron is on my short-list

Lenses / Re: Your technique for switching lenses in the field?
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:09:48 PM »
have you guys seen quickdraw?


I'm curious how this system will work out - my interest is piqued

changing lenses is a challenge for me too..

Great solution.......when I am using it indoors.
But outdoors, with wind, sand, rain.....can be a real showstopper.
How do they provide a solution for that? Because I think it is a great start

Despite what some people think: in my opinion the Canon 5D MK III with a price of €3000 IS a pro-camera. And, it should be updated with illuminated red AF points in AI Servo. There is still a big difference between the 1D X and 5D MK III where the pro-sports photographer would choose the 1D X instead of 5D MK III. The 5D MK III is not a competitor.
The Canon phrase "free upgrade" makes me wonder of they really think customers would be thankful for that or customers have to worry that this kind of update will not be free in the future. It is possible that they will charge customers in the future since they understand that certain features are important to some customers who are prepared to pay for it. It is another way to milk the cow.

Highly normal. It was the same or worse with the 5d2 also. I welcomed the the new +3 to -3 scale, but at the same time I found myself using it in the same way as the scale on the 5d2, meaning it needed even more. A lot of backlit situations I used +3 stops which I never had to use before. I didn't like metering in any of them... the 1d X on the other hand is the best. I have ever tried...

Thanks Viggo for your reaction. Does it mean that while using the 1D X you have a first time right? No EC tweaking?
And, would/do you avoid Evaluative Metering?

Just recently I purchased the 5D MK III
I noticed that while using AV(did not check M or TV) in combination with Evaluative metering my photos (using 24-105 and 70-200 MK II) are about 1 stop underexposed. I do not have this with my 7D. I thought both use the same meteringsystem. Did the metering change in the 5D MK III? Or do I need return the camera for a check?
I can correct of course the exposure. Even in post-processing. I can use also a different metering but I am just surprised of different behaviour compared to my 7D. It now means that all the time using AV icw EM I have to use + 1 stop EC
Can someone help me with some advise and explanation? Thanks!
ps sorry if this subject was already addressed. Couldn't find it

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: October 21, 2012, 10:27:18 AM »
Chenbro, the Egret shot is sublime!

With excellent background color

Lenses / Re: Lens suggestions for 3 weeks trip to Egypt and Jordan
« on: October 21, 2012, 09:32:36 AM »
Besides focal length think about weatherconditions. I would take weather sealed/resistent lenses. There is a lot of sanddust (it can appear fast). Next to the sea you will have saltwater in the wind.

Street & City / Re: Recommendations Amsterdam
« on: October 16, 2012, 01:48:14 AM »
Just walk around the old part of the town and you will see most important places all of the canals.
Damplein (with the national war memorial, the palace on the Dam, Nieuwe Kerk)
Museumplein (most of the important museums are overthere).
Pick up a free map at the Information office on at museumplein.

And the blue bridge, Muntplein, walk through the Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht (they are close to central station - look at the map)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III, or 6D+7D combo - your thoughts?
« on: October 15, 2012, 06:27:53 AM »
I just recently upgraded to a 5D MK III and upgraded some lenses too (70-200MKII, 135L and sigma 85 - instead of Canon 85 f/1.8.)
I still have my 7D but already see that I am using it less in favour of IQ of the 5D MKIII. I have the 70-300L as well. Works good for outdoor sports as you would like to use it. It works good with the 5D MK III.
I may trade the 7D in favour of a 7D MKII ONLY if it will add something that the 5D MIII will lack of.

My self-portrait camera cost the equivalent more than 400 1D X bodies...

DICOM metadata (medical imaging's EXIF): GE Signa HDxt 1.5 Tesla MRI with 8-channel birdcage coil, T1-weighted image, spin echo sequence, TE=10 milliseconds (sort of like 1/100 shutter speed)


I think a front portrait is more impressive ;) 

Here is mine.

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