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A non IS EF 50mm f/1.8 STM doesn't make sense to me  ??? the 40 doesn't have it but that's a pancake

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D II - what's inside?
« on: March 03, 2015, 03:31:34 AM »
6DII would sell like hotcakes=Rebel T6s with full frame for $1500 plus the ability to use EFS lens (crop mode).

The 5Ds would sell like hotcakes if it had a proper crop mode that allowed for a faster frame rate even without EFS compatability but that didn't happen. Canon have decided it's not worth hotcakes so it ain't gonna happen on a 6D

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 6D II - what's inside?
« on: March 02, 2015, 05:22:53 PM »
Of that list only three things

up to 19 focus points
electronic 3D level
up to 24 megapixels

They obviously know nothing about DR then.....

oh come one people what else do you expect, may as well get it over and done with  ;D

Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: February 27, 2015, 05:30:32 PM »
Watched the original series the first time round, still watching them!
By all accounts a real gent, sad news RIP Mr Nimoy

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming March 9
« on: February 25, 2015, 06:56:47 PM »
I see the combined needs of all photographer users still as a comparatively small subset of the full PS gamut.

Yes, for me PSE with soft proofing and 16bit support would be exactly that, never going to happen though.

EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 24, 2015, 08:17:52 AM »
My thoughts:

Looks great to me, a slimmed down 1DX...  fantastic! As for the 18mp sensor...  i think this is just the 1dX sensor, and i would guess it would change for the retail...  I think it will stick around the 20-23MP range with increased ISo and DR.

This looks perfect for me! :) The 5Ds for high MP, the 5Dx for the general and a 5Dc for the more video orientated!

This is all very exciting....  :D  Fingers crossed that this prototype is not too far off the mark!

Price wise, i think it will be the same as the 5Ds/sr cameras. ~3600 USD.

I really really hope you are correct but that would mean 4 variants of the 5D!!

What if it turns out to be
5Ds and 5Dsr for high MP and a 5Dc for the more video orientated and general


Landscape / Re: Please share your snow/ Ice Photos with us in CR.
« on: February 16, 2015, 08:29:38 AM »
Here's a couple of oldies: these were taken on Crib Goch, North Wales in March 1982 with a Nikon FM and (I'm guessing) a 24mm f/2.8 Nikkor. Film was Kodachrome 64.

The first picture is taken as we were traversing the knife-edge arete, and the second picture, which became known as "The Foot", was taken by me looking down at my foot with the 24 mil lens to show that it really does come to a knife edge. Just poking into the left hand side of the picture you can see Glaslyn, which is 1000 feet below.

Glaslyn is 2000 feet above sea level and Crib Goch is 3,000. Bit of historical trivia: in Welsh folklore Glaslyn is where King Arthur ordered one of his Knights of the Round Table to throw Excalibur.
Great facial expression on Crib Goch.

Yep, this guy pretty well crawled the whole way on his hands and knees, and it's nearly a mile long ! I still tease him about it 33 years on ! Got some even better facial expressions in other shots but need to scan the trannies.

Officially got vertigo looking at that 'Foot' pic  :o

'scan the trannies' - not sure you can say things like that anymore  ;D ;D ;D ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:13:58 AM »
AF linked spot metering
EC with Auto ISO in M
Min increase to 1/250th Sync
7-8 fps with larger buffer
AF confirmation sorted (Not sure if it already has been on the 5D3)
Cross type AF points at 3rd's position
24MP sensor (at most)
1 stop higher ISO
1 stop DR improvement

I truth if I could afford a 1Dx I'd have got one a year ago. Maybe I just need to man up  :'(

EOS Bodies / Re: Don't understand why
« on: February 15, 2015, 08:39:34 AM »
Can we therefore assume from all this usb position stuff that the first confirmed spec of the 5DIV will be that it will have USB2.0 ?  :o

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: February 14, 2015, 11:10:09 PM »
Still available on Amazon... 

Adding to the above, I had this lens on a 450D, was really impressed with it, had some amazing photos.  Only sold it on after I upgraded to full frame - I'd love a FF version as good as this, 24-135mm f4 please

Thanks Haydn, DRev is showing it 'discontinued' hence the question. My daughter's kit lens just died and this looks like the perfect replacement.


Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: February 14, 2015, 02:14:38 PM »
Is this lens discontinued?

EOS Bodies / Re: Don't understand why
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:57:04 PM »
Hard to tell but I take Canon's statement at face value and put an asterisk behind it.

Interview with a Canon video rep from Spain describing product strategy management meetings that Canon held in their camera division regarding video:

That was bloody funny  ;D ;D ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DS/R 50mp jpegs now on Flickr
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:45:36 PM »
Just looked at the Canon EOS 5DS with EF85mm f/1.2L II USM - 27.42mb photo - absolutely horrid

EOS Bodies / Re: New mirror mechanisms - how is this a good thing?
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:36:27 PM »
Thought I read in one of the early reviews that the new design is a limiting factor for fps in the new 5Ds ?
If so I hope it's not in the 5 div

Since it was first used in the 7D MK II, I'd give that review a pretty low grade.

Indeed. I also remember now that it was the reasoning for crop frame not having higher fps but I believe that's not true as crop is taking full fat MP's and binning to reduce file size?


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