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Post Processing / Re: POLL: What picture styles do you use?
« on: November 13, 2014, 11:06:15 AM »
Neutral, and as I shoot only RAW, I change it in post if needed.

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Lenses / Re: Field review of the new Canon 100-400
« on: November 11, 2014, 07:54:39 PM »
Hi,
    He mention it focus as fast as the big white prime and looking at the MTF chart, I think this will replace both the old EF 100-400mm L and the EF 400mm F5.6L.

   Have a nice day.

That's what I'm hoping.  I have mine on order.

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Lenses / Re: Field review of the new Canon 100-400
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:42:25 PM »
I don't know that I would call that a "review", but thanks for the link all the same.

I agree that it`s not a full fledged review, but he touched on the elements of the lens that are important to me.  Possibly to others as well.

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Lenses / Field review of the new Canon 100-400
« on: November 11, 2014, 05:54:33 PM »
I found this on the Canon Europe Professional website this morning.....

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/danny_green_on_ef100_400mm_f45_56l_is_ii_usm_zoom.do

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:19:46 PM »
Any canadian sites? :(

Aden Camera seems to be the first Canadian site with a listing - $2400

I pre-ordered mine from Aden first thing this morning.  At that time they didn't even have a price yet.  I firmly believe this lens is going to rock.

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 11, 2014, 07:43:27 AM »
Mine will be ordered today.    :D :D :D :D :D

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:44:20 PM »
So. Same filter size, same F range, same focal length, except heavier, longer, wider and also 50% more expensive than the previous version.  Am I missing something?  Unless the AF performance or sharpness or something blows the prior version away (hard to imagine at the same F stop) we just waited 10 years and are paying 50% more for turn-style zoom? Please someone tell me I am missing something major here.

The old one had lousy handling, terrible optical performance from 300mm to 400mm wide open with the IS activated, and the IS was just this side of useless.


I owned 4 copies over the span of 7 years and had exactly the same experience.  I will gladly pay the asking price if it's sharp at the long end, has the current IS and focuses faster than the original.  If the optical performance is on par with the 70-300L, I will be ecstatic.


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Lenses / Re: Is the new 100-400L II going to be a push/pull after all?
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:17:31 PM »
Yes.....  first you PUSH it around to the left to increase the focal length and then PULL it around to the right to shorten it.   ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Interesting Article on DXO Mark Ratings
« on: November 10, 2014, 12:41:18 PM »
Thanks for the link.  An excellent read.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - Finally using Canon's newer fab?
« on: November 10, 2014, 06:00:27 AM »
You lost me at.... A larger format Canon sensor with 59% Q.E.!!    :o

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 03:07:20 PM »
Will likely be $2,400 - $2,500 here in Canada.  I still want one.  I will definitely be on the pre-order list.   ;D

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:51:28 PM »
Second  look (who am I kidding), after several looks I noticed there are no focal length markings, which by reference to 70-200 and 70-300 layout should be visible wrapping over the top.  Excitement fading  :'(

It is probably racked all the way around to the short focal length setting and the last mark is top/center in that position and not visible from this particular viewing side.

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Lenses / Re: First Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:02:21 AM »
I want one..... RIGHT NOW  !!!!!

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Lenses / Re: More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]
« on: October 28, 2014, 12:23:45 PM »
If it produces images as good as the 70-300 L it will be a winner.

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Nik Software (now owned by Google) has set the standard for customer service.  At least in my view they have.

I recently contacted them to ask if my original Nik modules (pre-Google days) would be compatible with my new computer's operating system and updated version of Photoshop.  They responded to my email within a couple of hours.

Their reply was that it would not be compatible, but that I should not worry..... they were supplying me with a complete suite upgrade (7 modules)..... NO CHARGE.  I was stunned to say the least.  The tech rep even went so far as to tell me that if I had any difficulty with the installation to email or call him and he would help me through it.

These guys now have me for life.

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