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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 31, 2012, 05:08:34 PM »
guysguysguys, everyone relax!

If this rumor does turn out to be true, it's gotta be a new kit lens for the 6D, most likely in response to Nikon's 24-85 VR. This would make it very light, easy to handle on a lighter FF body, and quite cheap.

I've played with the 24-85 and while I don't think the IQ passes muster, the size and weight are simply superb. It's about the same as my 85/1.8G and handles very very well on a D600, whereas the existing 24-70/2.8 would feel like a front-heavy hog.

Canon is not trying to sway any of you to give up your 24-70/2.8's in favor of this lens, they're just recognizing that the 24-105 isn't the ideal lens for the next generation of entry-level FF bodies. Assuming the IQ doesn't suffer as much as on Nikon's version (and the L designation implies it won't), it'll make a great addition to the Canon lineup. Take it for what it is, not as a replacement for any existing lens, and all will be well, I promise :)

+1 well said

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2799 from eBay
« on: October 31, 2012, 03:02:31 PM »
wow that's like $1071 cheeper than you can get it from local dealers in the uk  :'(

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: October 30, 2012, 03:38:59 PM »
ah ha so I got it spot on yesterday  :P

I bagsy the cred on that  ;D

Maybe they think the f4 brigade will go for two lenses instead of the one 24-105 like a poor mans version of the ideal pro zooms. Roll on the 14-24s

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:22:41 PM »
Any chance the IS version is actually an f4L lens?

That would be a M00t lens because of the 24-105L.

ah true true

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EOS Bodies / Re: Phoblographer 6D review w/ comments on AF
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:08:34 PM »
He also seems to have enormous hands ;D
Or maybe it's Miniature Toy Effect  :o

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS [CR1]
« on: October 29, 2012, 03:51:30 PM »
Any chance the IS version is actually an f4L lens?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Red Squirrels and other Scottish Wildlife
« on: October 28, 2012, 08:21:29 AM »
Love red squrrels, hope it's ok to post this link, love this photogs reds

http://www.ianmason.org/portfolio.php

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No it is not subjective: Correct white balance means that a white, gray, black or full gray scale surface is displayed without discoloration and have the same RGB values  from the whitest down to black .
One should distinguish between the use of gray cards that are more suited for exposure and not white balance and a card where the white balance should be made towards whiter area with a value around R 220  G 220  B220, . The cards  should also have such metamerism characteristics that a white balance can be made in different color temperatures.
Best results do we get from a card with  for example  four different surfaces from black to white so that we can adjust curves towards more points than one grey.
And if  the WB results  not  fit the taste -  that is  a subjective opinion and we can adjust cooler,warmer etc  .

So it is subjective  ;D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 25, 2012, 08:42:49 AM »
just curious, anyone know how much the 5D2 was eight months after it’s release?

As far as I recall, the 5DII price at launch in 2008 was as follows:

5DII body only - $2700
5DII body and 24-105 lens - $3500
 
I cannot remember the price several months after launch. However, the price in early to Q3 2011 was as follows:
 
5DII body only ~ $2200
5DII body and 24-105 lens - $2800

Hope that helps.


Thanks interesting,

5D2
Worst UK Lowest Price:  £2299.99  23/09/2008
approx exchange rate in 2008 2$ - 1£: $4600

Wow some difference to the 5DII body only - $2700 you remember, not ever UK taxes can account for that!


5D3
Worst Lowest Price:  £2999.00  04/03/2012
@ current exchange rate: $4842

Current Lowest Price:  £2399.00  25/10/2012 
@ current exchange rate: $3872
 

Curently $3199 at B&H

Thats only $637 of a ($) difference which will be UK taxes and the current UK price is in line with the initial 5D2 UK price

Now there is a good chance I may have gotten my sums wrong somewhere so appologies if I have but it looks to me like someone leveled the playing field


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EOS Bodies / Re: 6d pushed back till march?
« on: October 24, 2012, 02:33:18 PM »
Not sure who is best to believe, looks all over the shop at the moment  >:(

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Prices wend down today to $3200 at all major retailers. This means we will see a lot more $2900 and less deals at ebay stores real soon. Plus the holidays are coming real soon. If you can wait a bit i would. I'm not suggesting waiting another year. Just saying prices are about to get a lot more attractive. Hopefully  ::)

+1 exactly what I'm doing, but it's always been my game plan also allows me to check out the 6D

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 24, 2012, 02:15:08 PM »
just curious, anyone know how much the 5D2 was eight months after it’s release?

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5d Mk III - outdoor night time sports
« on: October 21, 2012, 01:10:26 PM »
Really enjoyed looking at these thanks for posting. Only one comment though, could you push the dark background so we can see some irrelevant detail and some nice stripy DR please  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Canon vs. Nikon from Google Trends
« on: October 21, 2012, 08:08:34 AM »
Add Sony – same downward trend as Canon with Nikon flat lining. Maybe people are just getting bored with incremental upgrades  ;)

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I can totally understand why you are upset at loosing those pictures I particularly really really like the first one, I’d be gutted, could have been a great shot but honestly the lens is not at fault you said it yourself, ‘I take full blame’. I doubt there is a better lens available to take that picture.

Practice, practice and practice more and just when you think you are getting it think about that picture …. and practice a bit more

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