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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:38:49 PM »
I must be the weirdest person on this thread cos my first L was the TS-E 24mm.

I don't think that's weird, I think it's awesome.

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 10, 2014, 01:35:50 PM »
I would love to compliment my first and only L (24-105mm) with the new 16-35mm f4L IS USM and 70-200mm f4L IS USM, but sadly, as a hobbist I simply can not justify $2500 in new lenses.  Most of what I have has been upgraded over the past 4 years incrementally by purchasing broken equipment and fixing it myself for a fraction of the price of even used gear.  I don't think that is going to happen with my two wants at this point.

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Lenses / Re: Next Lens Canon Should Release?
« on: June 09, 2014, 02:06:27 PM »
I'd like to see two ASAP which I would go out and buy as soon as they went on sale...

EF 20-200mm f4 IS L - Full frame
EF-M 15-85mm pancake - don't care what f-stop

In the longer term, I'd like to see a EF 200-460mm F4.0-5.6 IS, with 82mm thread for under £2k, that works with a 1.4x extender and a F8.0 focusing patch for the 6D ;-)
Those are what we call pipe dreams, none of those are very realistic physically (pancake) or financially (20-200mm f4L / 200-460mm).
Canon really should replace the oldest lens in ef lineup. Also I would like to see new 400mm f/4 is and 500mm f/5.6 is added to super tele lens lineup. I know a lot of birders who would like to add those lenses in their bags.

The current 400mm DO f4.0 does seem really costly for that extra half stop over the 5.6 - I'm not convinced that Canon will see fit to replace either of the "cheapo" 300/400mm lenses and just say that the new 100-400mm whenever it comes out is the replacement - a 500mm f5.6 IS sounds interesting though...    That might just work with screw on filters, but a drop in one would be pretty cool...   Get the price under £2000 ? ;-)
It is a full stop faster.
Canon really should replace the oldest lens in ef lineup. Also I would like to see new 400mm f/4 is and 500mm f/5.6 is added to super tele lens lineup. I know a lot of birders who would like to add those lenses in their bags.
Which one?

50mm f/2.5 Macro (1987)
135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus (1987)
50mm f/1.8 II (1990)
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 (1991)
TS-E 90mm f/2.8 (1991)
100mm f/2 USM (1991)
20mm f/2.8 USM (1992)
85mm f/1.8 USM (1992)
400mm f/5.6 L USM (1993)
50mm f/1.4 USM (1993)

Something tells me the 135mm SF is going to be dead, not replaced.  The digital world has little need for the soft focus available on that dinosaur.  I could definitely see all other lenses listed above being replaced in the next 3 years.

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Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 05, 2014, 05:04:35 PM »
... the 24-105mm L ... my second L: the 70-200mm L ii really showed me the light.

Yes, double the light.  A'thank ya very much.

Mine is the 24-105mm (the one and only L lens I have owed).

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A DC-AC converter (with USB charging port) that allows me to charge batteries and devices while traveling.
+1, I have a Pearstone charger and 6 plates for it (3 Canon DSLR, 2 Canon P&S, 1 Nikon DSLR).  I carry one charger and all the plates for the cameras I'm carrying at any time, and have the ability to charge my iPhone, iPad, etc at the same time.  I wish it was a 10W or 12W USB charger, but for convenience, it cannot be beat.

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Lenses / Re: Speculation: Year of the Lens
« on: March 03, 2014, 11:41:25 AM »
...and I think the only money I regret spending is on a 70-300 (non-L) because that lens was SO soft at 300mm.
+1, I wish Canon would update this lens with the features (non-rotating focus, Ring USM) and build quality of the Tamron and Nikon equivalents.  The 70-300L looks like a great lens, but is much larger and more expensive.  I have also considered the 70-200 f4L and f4L IS, but neither will fit it my current bag (I know, not the most valid excuse, but I like my current bag).  I have considered going back to the 70-210 USM and/or 100-300 USM I owned previously (I love their focusing speeds and the IQ from both almost exactly matches the 70-300 IS).  I can't complain, though, I got the 70-300 IS for a song, and could easily sell it for a profit.  I'm just bitter because I've used the Nikon 70-300 VR (released 2006), and enjoyed the experience much more than the Canon (released 2005) lens I have.  I think Canon owes it to it's 6D customers to have some reasonable-quality entry level (read: non-L) zoom lenses, and currently they have zero in the UWA and normal ranges, and three relatively mediocre tele zooms.  Yes, the 24-105L, 24-70 f4L, 17-40L and 70-300L IS are great lenses, but they are not in the same price range (un-kitted) as Nikon's 24-85 VR, 18-35 and 70-300 VR.  Entry-level consumers (and purchasers of used 5D's and 5D Mark II's) need more choices for their cameras without taking the 'L' plunge.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 40D with grip for $300, or something else?
« on: February 05, 2014, 05:29:08 PM »
Positives (on top of what has already been mentioned):
• Large LCD - 3" (although at the lower resolution, the 50D and 7D were the first to have the higher DPI)
• All 9 AF points are cross-type (better than 5D and 5D Mark II)
• Burst of 6.5 fps (better than 50D, 60D and all Rebels)

Negatives:
• No video (any T*i or SL1 will have it)
• Size (compared with Rebels)
• Weight (compared with Rebels or 6D)

Price seems pretty good, so long as it is clean and in good functioning condition (and doesn't have 200k actuations).

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Sports / Re: Your favourite motorsports events
« on: January 21, 2014, 10:48:21 AM »
Sadly, I have not been to a motorsports race since I bought my first DSLR 4 years ago.  I grew up attending 1-2 races each year at Mid Ohio Sportscar Course in Lexington, OH, USA (between Columbus and Cleveland).  I love that place, and I've missed it for the past 6 or 7 years.  My favorite events there are the SCCA Vintage Races and the ALMS Series/Grand Am Series (now United SportsCar Championship).  I miss the days of the Camel GT series, as well, as that era of racecars holds a special place in my heart.

On the bucket list of automotive events I would like to attend, the following: 24 Hours of Le Mans, Monoco GP, 24 Hours of Daytona, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rennsport Reunion, Barrett Jackson and Pebble Beach Concours.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 18, 2014, 03:27:55 PM »

HurtinMinorKey, Don't let them drive you off! More iPhone-itis quotes (either still or video quotes are just fine), please.   & please, please, PLEASE keep quoting Ken Rockwell! (ur not Ken, using another handle, r u??) 

& I thought being stuck at home on a Friday night was going to be boring....

I aim to please/entertain/enrage. One thing i've realized over the years on this forum: nothing gets you more responses of righteous indignation than citing Ken Rockwell.  That make him a pretty powerful tool;)

The question remains, though, do you still stand by your assertion that the iPhone [5S, I assume] produces better video than a 720p DSLR (the 1100D specifically)?

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:51:08 AM »
Not surprising. The specifications of the 1100D are embarrassing compared to the D3300 (and the D3200 and D3100 that preceded it). The Pentax K500 and all the Sony offerings are considerably better in every aspect as well.  With the exception of the 100D (size) and 70D (dual pixel AF), Canon's crop offering are pretty dated and uninteresting.

And yet...not surprisingly, the SL1, T3i, and T3 are all outselling the D3200 and D3100 on Amazon - so maybe Nikon should be embarrassed?  Pentax and Sony?  LOL.  Judging by their sales rankings, consumers don't find them interesting at all.  No Sony cameras in Amazon's Top 30 dSLRs.  Speaking of 'dated', there is a Pentax at #29...but it's not the 'considerably better' K500, but rather the K-1000...I guess it's a good thing you can buy the film (!) for it on Amazon, too.
As a business, I agree with you 100% - Sony, Pentax and Nikon are definitely lack-luster.

As a [well-informed] consumer, I would never buy a current entry-level DSLR from Canon, or recommend them to a friend or family member due to the lack of competitive specifications - even though I think Canon is a superior system overall.  That's saying something.

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 16, 2014, 11:13:35 PM »
Not surprising. The specifications of the 1100D are embarrassing compared to the D3300 (and the D3200 and D3100 that preceded it). The Pentax K500 and all the Sony offerings are considerably better in every aspect as well.  With the exception of the 100D (size) and 70D (dual pixel AF), Canon's crop offering are pretty dated and uninteresting. That said, I have no idea how they will update the 1100D (throw in a T1i sensor with 1080p, perhaps?).  That would make sense since the 1000D was a reheated 400D (XTi) with a slightly larger screen, and the 1100D was a reheated 450D (XSi) with video.  I'm not sure how they would differentiate a 1200D from the 100D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 60D or 7D that all contain 18MP sensors.

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That's what I was thinking too. "Don't go guys... we have something GREAT in store for you. Have faith!"

Yep, we have the D4s - it has a new Expeed processor that will really make your jpg images pop, because we know none of you out there shoot NEF files.  Oh, and better AF.  Better how?  Just better.  Trust us.

The same happened with the D70s.  'Modest' would be a stretch to describe the difference between the two.  Granted that camera was nearly 9 years ago and is at least 3 rungs below the D4 in the hierarchical ladder, but it does show a history of claims and results.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Not Coming? [CR1]
« on: December 15, 2013, 07:06:57 PM »
The 6D is #11 an #16

That probably reflects the fact that B&H and Adorama tend to sell the higher-end cameras in packages for the same price as Amazon, but with lots of extras, which would skew the low-end purchases towards Amazon and the high-end purchases towards other companies.

If you look at Flickr stats, there are 10 times as many photos taken with the 6D as with the 70D, with almost 5 times as many average daily users.  Even adjusting for the 6D having been on the market twice as long, that suggests that the 70D probably isn't doing as well as one would hope.

Could that speak to the demographic of 6D owners, or that it was the first DSLR with built-in WiFi (which the 70D also has now), or the fact it was released many months before the 70D was announced or available?  You cannot accurately infer sales data from such an observation.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Not Coming? [CR1]
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:06:22 PM »
You might have only needed a 400mm lens on a crop but now you need a 600mm on a FF so it encourages sales of more expensive lenses.

That is simply not true.  A 400mm lens on a cropped FF image is exactly the same as 400mm on a crop sensor.  The only [current] benefits of a crop sensor is sensor/camera production costs, cropped image resolution, image, fps, and lens size/weight. 

A crop camera has a higher magnification VF (although it is overall smaller) means that subjects are easier to focus on and compose accurately even if they have the same pixel density.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:38:05 PM »
A pro intimated to me that has seen / used the camera that its a 45MP sensor. He put it in a way that didnt infringe his NDA.
That's a spicy little tidbit.  Keep us posted.

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