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EOS Bodies / Re: What does the "D" in all camera bodies mean?
« on: September 25, 2012, 01:29:34 PM »
But, as Canon has shown us with the Powershot S100, they don't have a problem reusing model numbers.   ;)
And the S110 aswell. 

At some point, old technology is forgotten, what with the playstation and i-phone generation. Remember when music was on big black vinyl discs, and nobody bothered calling it 'analog'??  ;D
You really don't have to specify a technology when another technology did not exist.  Cameras used to use film, and one did not need that a camera was a 'film' camera, and music came on records, 4 tracks, 8 tracks, reel-to-reel, cassette tapes, all these are analog, but one does not have to state it when it preceeds the invention of digital means.

Now that we've all had a little fun with 'D', how about 'L'?  I'll go first:

Ludicrous (as in prices, for 24-70 II, supertelephoto IS II versions, 24 IS, 28 IS)
Languish (as in interest, in lenses that take years to go from announcement to shipping)

Lenses / Re: Vintage Lenses: Any Advise?
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:01:39 PM »
I don't have any frist hand exp, but i would imagine some older F mounts might be a good idea. If that's not trick enough, you could get some Leica R mounts.

Yes, I've been reading too that old Nikon AI-S lenses might be quite interesting. I find harder to identify which specific models though...

What about Canon FD lenses?

Might not help you to choose which ones are good, but at least you'll be able to identify them (and know which models exist):

EOS Bodies / Re: 450D to 6D
« on: September 23, 2012, 07:42:29 PM »
Several have suggested that, but the flash sync is still a issue for a very few people.
Can't agree more, I can't believe such a big deal has been made about this non-issue (for 99% of photographers, and 99.99% of photographers that are in the demographic for which this camera is intended).

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 4D reference in Wifi remote app video
« on: September 19, 2012, 03:49:43 PM »
I don't see 4D. For me it's more 1D than 4D.
Sounds like similar problem as early Mars face photos :-)
If Canon's app webpage has 6D and 7D picture references, I assume that also 1DX could be included. If 7D has WiFi add-on, so has 1DX...
Then wouldn't it say '1D X'?  Clearly it would not be referencing the 11-year-old 1D that has no way of connecting to Wifi.

Lenses / Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM teardown
« on: September 11, 2012, 05:41:19 PM »
Roger Cicala has received his first shipment of 24-70 II's, and unsuprizingly has already disassembled one.  Great read:


EOS Bodies / Re: 3D X and 7D Mark II at Photokina?
« on: September 04, 2012, 02:29:44 PM »
Good catch preppyak.  Looks like the rumor has come full circle.  I thought that PR would only post things it is very confident will be announced at Photokina.  Maybe it's true, but it seems like a CR1 rumor might have just been inflated by another website.  Time will tell.

Lenses / Re: A New EF 400 f/5.6L Before Photokina? [CR1]
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:36:04 AM »
If it's sharper, faster focus, lighter, smaller, I would look at it. Maybe cheaper too.
I hope that was sarcastic. Have you seen Canon's recent releases?

EOS Bodies / 3D X and 7D Mark II at Photokina?
« on: September 04, 2012, 10:23:39 AM »
Photo Rumors is reporting Canon will announce these two bodies at Photokina.  Any validity to that, Craig?  What have you heard? 


Lenses / Re: Help with efs 17-85
« on: August 30, 2012, 05:13:39 PM »
I have repaired two 17-85mm's (both purchased broken).  My first (the lens I'm still using) was a broken aperture cable (which is exactly what you describe with your lens - cost of parts <$35).  The second one needed to have the USM motor replaced (much more costly - $85 for the motor alone).  These lenses, while they have decent build quality, second generation IS, and Ring-USM are famous for these two problems.  The image quality is not excellent, but the price (especially used) is not substantial.

Calibrated (transmitted) aperture, calibrated focal distance scale on the barrel, standard gears on the focus ring for a cinema rig, focus breathing.  Distortion correction, maybe? 

I don't think the premium for cinema lenses has anything to do with lenses not being able to resolve 2K or 4K or any other current resolution (maybe 8K, since that is 38MP).

Lenses / Re: New: Canon CN-E15.5-37mm T2.8 L S/SP
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:29:18 AM »
It's funny, because Canon already formally announced these lenses (CN-E 15.5-47mm and 30-105mm) back in April:

Canon adds CN-E-15.5-47mm and 35-105mm T2.8 L cinema zoom lenses
Apr 12, 2012
(note that DP Review typo'd the title with 35 (instead of 30)

And now again, with the C100:

Canon unveils EOS C500 4K cinema video camera and four lenses
Aug 29, 2012

These lenses are just the 'cheaper' alternatives to the big CN-E zooms:

Canon announces seven EF Cinema lenses
Nov 4, 2011
CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S
CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S

But it looks like Canon's CN-E line is looking pretty thorough (at a price):

CN-E 14mm T3.1 L
CN-E 24mm T1.5 L
CN-E 50mm T1.3 L
CN-E 85mm T1.3 L
CN-E 135mm T2.2 L
CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S
CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S
CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 L
CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 L

Lenses / Re: When are Canon going to revise the aged 20mm F2.8 ?
« on: August 27, 2012, 10:50:42 AM »
I posted this a little while back, and I think it's relevant to any 'when will they replace this old lens' thread:

15mm f/2.8 Fisheye (1987) discontinued shortly after 8-15mm Fisheye was released
50mm f/2.5 Macro (1987)
135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus (1987)
35mm f/2.0 (1990)
50mm f/1.8 II (1990)
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 (1991)
TS-E 90mm f/2.8 (1991)
100mm f/2.0 USM (1991)
20mm f/2.8 USM (1992)
85mm f/1.8 USM (1992)
400mm f/5.6L USM (1993)
50mm f/1.4 USM (1993)

These are the oldest lenses that Canon still manufactures.  I added the 400 and 50mm since they are just about at 20 years old.  No lenses were annouced in 1994.  Two lenses from 1995 are still in production: 70-200mm f/2.8L USM and 28mm f/1.8 USM.

If I had to guess, the next lenses to be annouced will be replacements for:

35mm f/1.4L USM (1998)
28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM (1998) - when entry-level FF is annouced
100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM (1998)
50mm f/1.4 USM (1993)
TS-E 45mm f/2.8 (1991)
TS-E 90mm f/2.8 (1991)

A 20mm f/2.8 USM or 20mm f/2L USM would be nice though, I just don't see it happening for a least another year.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« on: August 25, 2012, 04:49:18 PM »
My wishlist would be:

Entry-level Full-frame model (preferably 60D sized) - barring that, a 5D Mark III
8-15 f/4L Fisheye
16-35 f/2.8L II
24-105 f/4L IS
70-200 f/4L IS
200-400 f/4L IS
17-55 f/2.8 IS
35 f/1.4L
50 f/1.4
85 f/1.8
100 f/2.8L IS Macro
EF 1.4x III
3x 600EX-RT

I would prefer the lower weight and smaller package of the f/4 zooms and non-L 50 and 85 lenses (as well as the smaller, lighter 60D body and entry-FF).  Other stuff (135 f/2L, 200 f/2L IS, superteles) would be fun, but I feel like it would be underutilized.  I'd need probably three different bags to carry it for travel reasons (everything, medium kit, small kit).  Of course the 200-400 would probably need to be carried separately.

Edit:  I think I'd have to throw in 17 f/4L and 24 f/3.5L II TS-E as well, it is a wish list, after all.  I would find reasons to enjoy them.

« on: August 25, 2012, 03:43:14 PM »
Also, images from a high MP camera is going to take a lot of harddisk place. Unless you are intending to make large prints or some drastic cropping, running out of space on the hard drive will be the only difference you will probably feel between 5Dmk2 and a high MP cam... IMHO anyway...

mRAW, sRAW.  Problem solved.  You can always downscale resolution, but it's impossible to add resolution beyond the camera's capabilities.

I agree TS-E lenses are a necessity (especially 17mm and 24mm I or II).  Full frame is a definite.  I'd say a 5D or 5D Mark II will save you a ton of money so you'll be able to buy both FLs.  Good tripod and head is also necessary. 

Additionally, you could add a used T2i, T3i, T4i or 60D in order to acheive 28mm and 38mm TS lenses with the crop factor (at 18mp; cropping the a FF picture from 5D would be 5MP, 5D II would be 8.2MP).

Except high MP cams don't shoot mRAW or sRAW.  At least none that I know of.  I'm not counting the 5D3, 5D2, or 1Ds3.  The D800 definitely doesn't.
Oh, I get it.  The first time I read it I thought that the poster was saying that 5D II or 5D III were high megapixel and were unnecessary.  I see what was meant now.
your kindness made me so happy , thanks alot for your advices . and my last question ( i promise :D) if i want to take videos ( usually short one ) of architecture for somewhere that still images do not cover the scence , or do not transfer the feel of space .... what do you think i need ? ( i mean extra)
If I read what you're asking, is that you probably want to do some slow, smooth panning shots to better 'feel' the space.  I have no direct experience with that, but I would think the 17 and 24 TS-E's would be good for it and require a good, smooth pan head (or geared head) on your tripod and with accurate measuring of the level of the mounting plate.  Now if you're talking about follow shots or dolly shots much more equipment will be needed (rails, etc).

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Your Ultimate Gear (wish)list
« on: August 25, 2012, 02:55:40 PM »
This is how I read it...
1. EOS 1DX V
2.  EOS 3D
2.  EOS 5D IV
3.  EOS 7D II
4.  EF 14-24
5.  EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II IS
6.  EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS III
7.  EF 200 - 400L f/2.8 II IS
Sounds realistic
8.  EF 14L f.1.4 IS
Yeah, right.
9.  EF 24L f/1.4 IS
10. EF 35L f/1.2 IS
11. EF 50L f/1.2 IS
12. EF 85L f/1.2 IS
14. EF 135L f/1.4 II IS
I guess IS would be useful, sometimes.  The extra $25000 in cash would also be.
17. EF 300L f/2.0 II IS
19. EF 500L f/2.8 II IS
20. EF 600L f/2.8 II IS
21. EF 800L f/2.8 II IS
22. EF 1200 f/2.8 II IS
23. EF 2000 f/2.8 II Macro IS
24. EF 5000 f2/8 II Macro IS
25 700EX-RT (at least 16 of them)
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
LOL.  Bonus points for creativity.

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