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EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22 / 4-5.6 IS STM - officially announced
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:34:16 AM »
ok maybe it's just me but doesn't this lens look like it's straight out of the Sigma 'art' design look.... very nice

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: June 02, 2013, 03:46:51 PM »
'The future is a big place'

Awe, I like the   :)
now to find a picture that fits the words....

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: June 01, 2013, 09:33:50 AM »
….. and the tumbleweed rolls silently on

Finger on the pulse as ever M.ST

Seriously though did anyone really expect a big announcement given that this rumour was only for the Netherlands

Lenses / Re: The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Has Arrived!
« on: May 31, 2013, 01:43:39 PM »

That leaver that flicks from 1x to 1.4x, how weather sealed is it you reckon?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:08:29 PM »
Yes, "must" (you forgot the italics). I may only be one, but (a) whether or not I buy the 100D (or any other APS-C camera) depends largely on whether or not Canon comes up with a small EF-S prime to match; and (b) the 60D/7D replacement is now so long overdue and horrendously under-spec'ed compared to the Nikon, Panasonic and Olympus offerings that neither they (the 60D and the 7D) nor the 6D is a viable option for me (singular, one).

So on the 31th they must announce a small 30~34mm EF-S prime (for the 100D) and the 60D upgrade (70D) or a 7D upgrade (7D2) or what happens?

sorry forgot the bold, italics and underline that time  ::)

can't see the 70D being very exciting but when the 7D2 finally appears I think it may just be something very special, not on the 31st though

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Press event on may 31st
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:37:32 AM »
must  .....ROTFL  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 28, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
24 MP/10fps/2x SD/SDHC/SDXC

That just doesn't sound quite right to me but if it is then it must surely signal the end of CF cards in all future EOS DSLRs?

Canon General / Re: Canon direct mail marketing
« on: May 25, 2013, 03:37:05 PM »

At least there was one image in the brochure which I found inspiring...

Which one are you missing?

probably only the 2x converter I'd bet  :P

Canon General / Re: Canon direct mail marketing
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:31:43 PM »
Right that's the last straw I'm off to the dark side they've never sent me anything  >:(

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: May 25, 2013, 02:28:05 PM »
It will only be for video, let the flame fest begin when it's released  :-\

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: May 22, 2013, 05:58:51 PM »
If anyone is interested, here's what Scott Kelby says about CC


Of course, it's to some extent a biased opinion but anyway...

Interesting article but I found the comments on it even more so particularly this quote….

[Bryan O'Neil Hughes (Senior Product Manager for Photoshop)] "Lightroom is for photographers. And the Lightroom team is very aware of the reaction by photographers to Photoshop CC. We don't have plans to make Lightroom a subscription-only option but we do envision added functionality for the CC version of Lightroom."

Well that won’t upset anyone! Seems like the in-mates really have taken over the asylum.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 05:39:50 PM »
…….. and the 6D, spoilt for choice!

I really don’t think the 70D will have the new sensor the 7D2 is the logical first show. I’d assume the big MP camera would be the second. Watch out for a new mode dial though…… yummy

Lenses / Re: EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Announcement Tonight
« on: May 16, 2013, 08:06:09 AM »
Fantastic lens but the cost is a lot. USA £7800, UK£ 12000. Over a third more expensive. Ouch!

See it from the bright side, you can do a weekend trip to New York, live in a swanky hotel and eat nice and on the Saturday pick a lens up from an actual shop stocking it while still saving money overall.

That price differnetial isn't the fault of Canon....they base price to the dealers is pretty much the same. It's juat a bit of blatent profiteering from the UK vendors who are selling at full RRP and think they will sell every copy they can get their grubby hands on.
At the current price differential, get a standby flight to the US and go and get one Stateside. It'll cost you time and energy, but will yeild a serious price saving.

and good luck with customs on the way back  ;D

sorry off topic but as an aside is it correct that unlike bodies lens warrenties are world wide? I seem to remember reading that somewhere but It may have been on the back of a bottle of red  ::)

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe to Stop Making Packaged Software
« on: May 11, 2013, 12:49:39 PM »
Photoshop Elements does not meet the requirements of the large group of amateur photographers who have graduated from point and shoots and only use RAW files.  PSE is more for JPG users.

How'd you work that one out? I only shoot RAW and happily use Elements

It's great that Elements works for you.  My point is that Adobe clearly aims at the family photographer producing JPGs.  The almost complete lack of 16 bit support (why bother when JPGs are 8 bit), ACR with many features disabled, restrictions on curves and adjustment layers, etc, etc, and the whole template scheme for thngs such as greeting cards and albums support the conclusion about its intended market.  Once again, it's great that it works for you and maybe you're better off than the rest of us who have become used to making extensive use of these features.

In response to other postings regarding Scott Kelby's Q&A - Scott says that at some point in the future if you don't like an increase in price you can simply stop paying.  This is utter nonsense since you then lose access to your data!

Now imagine if you are renting Lightroom and then stop paying.  Now you are completely locked out of all adjustments that you have made while paying over perhaps years.  Scary stuff.

Please don't think I'm in agreement with Adobe on this I'm not I really hope they get burnt.

Your right I don’t (think) I have the need to work in 16bit. I enjoy prints, maybe I'm missing a trick and should be working 16bit?
LR4 isn’t CC and used by many pros I assume that does allow you to work in 16bit?

As for the advanced manipulation tools, for photographers? maybe some of those amateur photographers who have graduated from point and shoots should go back and hone their photopgaphic skills rather than their PS skills or maybe that's me just being a synical old git, anyway that’s another debate not for this thread!  ;D

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