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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF-S 17-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
« on: February 05, 2014, 08:22:02 AM »
The only way it would make sense for Canon to use Sony sensors would be to buy Sony’s imaging division (or whatever the bit that makes those sensors is called) To be reliant on a company you have no real control over in that industry in this economic climate doesn’t sound like something Canon would or should do.
Anyway a bit OT, it's only a kit lens!

I'm thinking many of the guys in this forum are not married.

Pretty simple, if your wife wants the 70D, you buy the damn 70D.

Happy wife, happy life.


Lenses / Re: Which lens is should I buy.
« on: January 30, 2014, 06:49:16 PM »
Thanks Phil and clickit, I'll enjoy checking out those links  :)


Lenses / Re: Which lens is should I buy.
« on: January 30, 2014, 05:31:31 PM »
Does anyone have practical experience of how the 70-300L and 7D AF work together?


I use the 70-300 L as a walk around lens. It works very well with a kenko Pro 300 1.4x teleconverter. Here is a snap from my crop sensor holiday camera with the same senor IQ as my 7d(I did some extensive testing!) The picture was from a 70-300 with converter. The lens works fine on all formats although it does feel a little erm...'FAT'! It helps to balance it with a grip for sure on the rebels/Ti's. The IQ is slightly better without the converter. If you are close enough to minimise cropping and have good light then you don't need it obviously. Only matters on really large prints, again...obviously.

Good Luck!


Do you ever use this combo (without converter) in AI Servo mode? Its really how this lens performs with the 7Ds AF I'm curious about. I guess if that bird was running around at that point pretty darn good would be the answer!


Lenses / Re: Which lens is should I buy.
« on: January 30, 2014, 02:49:14 PM »
Does anyone have practical experience of how the 70-300L and 7D AF work together?


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Is Sony junk....
« on: January 27, 2014, 05:35:54 PM »
This moody chap sounds like a fun guy to be around

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom for iPad Coming Soon
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:44:14 AM »
I would point out, for those of you who want Lightroom on the go, that you can already have it. Not only that, you can have the full Lightroom. Just get a Windows 8 Pro tablet (not Windows 8 RT, you need the full Windows 8).
Exactly. You can take advantage of the "two installation" allowance in the Lightroom license and install it both on your main PC and the tablet, without having to buy a second license ($99 a year for a more limited Lightroom? Crazy price).
I've been using it on a Surface 2 Pro (the 8GB version) and it works pretty well (sure, an 11" screen may be a little to small, but the iPad is not larger, and has no digitizer). Moreover the display can be calibrated as well using a standard calibration tool.
It has a full USB port so you can tether the camera and use it also with EOS Utility for live view and remote shooting without the need of special cables and/or hacks and 3rd party apps. Being an USB 3.0 port is also very quick to import pictures in Lightroom using a card reader.

You two are talking way too much sense for this thread stop it now

Lenses / Re: 17-40/4 L DxO Tested
« on: January 15, 2014, 05:59:45 PM »
Is the 17-40L likely to be updated any time soon? year of the lens and all that

EOS Bodies / Re: A New Rebel for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 14, 2014, 02:45:23 PM »
Hey maybe this is just confirmation of the new power shot mentioned previously, come on chins up chaps and all that  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II on Cameraegg
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:30:13 AM »
I, for one, hope they make it 20mp for low light performance. Helps for speed also.
I remember having my very dissapointing 1d3 when a friend bought the 7d when it's brand new. I was jealous, lol. (Yeah, nice story grandpa) lol. But the 7d didn't hold back, it went all in, and I think that is a superb line to follow. All things made "all-in" are usually great successes . Same with 1dx compared to the 1d3 and 1d4 imo. And it is what made the D3s the legend it is, they went all in... Keep it up Canon !


That’s it right there, will this be an ‘all in’ camera or compromised. If those OP links and previous speculation on this site are correct it sounds to me like its going to be an ‘all in’ camera carrying on the 7D tradition.

I don’t care what the MP will be we know it will be at least 18, great.
AF in 1Dx territory, ambitious! but wow, but lets say 5D3, great.
We know that image quality will be at least as good as the 70D which is a step up from the 7D, great.
We know the ergonomics will be as good as the 7D, great.
FPS at least 8, great.

What will be interesting for me will be things like the card(s) choice/ slot count and how deep the buffer will be. USB 2 or 3, in software will it have proper auto ISO with ISO comp from the get go? these are secondary things, not show stoppers in any way but indicators of ‘all in’

I’m really really looking forward to this announcement because in a couple of years time I’ll either have a 7DII a 6DII or the 5DIII depending on my needs at that time.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gura Gear Launches New Color for Bataflae
« on: January 10, 2014, 07:56:12 AM »
Notice that you can not see the tripod foot.  I put the foot up in the bag (side that opens), so I can pack around it - batteries, card wallet, etc.  How do other people pack their bag?

Yeh, I don't really get the layout choosen in the photo. I assume the bottom of the bag is to the left?
If so that's a big lens weight bouncing on the body even with the padding between. If the bottom is to the right then it must be a bit top heavy?


Lenses / Re: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Hitting Market
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:33:35 PM »
Why is there so much fuss about the quality of a $1000 lens that comes with a 5-year guarantee?

Cuz it's too damn cold and crappy outside to do anything else  :D

I'm thinking (hoping?) this lens will pleasantly surprise.

It will

Now that's just teasing !!!!
Looking forward to your review, do you know when/where it will be published first?


Try taking this with your iPhone.

Out of curiosity, what did you use to take that picture?

A 5D3 I'll bet  ;D

Canon General / Re: Are Metal Mounts Better Than Plastic?
« on: January 04, 2014, 07:06:10 PM »
Three of the four screws sheared.

Doesn't sound like a plastics issue, interesting that the weakest link would seem to be the screws under a shearing force. You could argue that's good design!

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod Advice
« on: December 29, 2013, 06:15:18 PM »
Haha. I guess they didn't make video cameras with tiltly flippy swivilly screens back then, can't see any reason for them to have changed other wise?

This one's best part of 30 years old and still going strong.

Sorry a 'bit' off topic but I thought I was just about the only person left with one of these  :P

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