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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »
hopefuly a mirrorless FF which accepts EF-S lenses.
You do realize that's basically impossible. EF-S has an image circle that fits a crop sensor, on a full-frame sensor, you'd end up with a vignette covering the difference between a crop and full-frame sensor.

Now, you could probably technically use some of the lenses at certain focal lengths (just like I can use my Tokina 11-16 at 16mm on full-frame), but the image quality would suffer, and you can't base an entire system around the notion of hacking together solutions.

Some examples

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:36:16 PM »
Starting to look like f2.8 is going to be the standard minimum for non L primes.... 

This could mean two things, Canon pushing people into buying top end primes for anything less, or alternatively realignment of the ranges to have f2.8 "cheap" primes, entry level L primes and moving the current top range primes up the price list.
Based on the 24mm and 28mm, I'd go ahead and say the former...neither are "cheap" primes or anywhere close to it. That said, if f/2.8 is the standard for their primes, they'll stop selling primes. If the 17-55 does f/2.8 and IS, there are limited reasons to get the 24mm adn 28mm primes. And if you need low-light for cheap, you'd get the 50mm f/1.8 over the 40mm f/2.8.

Lenses / Re: Which lens lineup for 5D3?
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:31:48 PM »
Tamron 70-300 VC
I think you'd be really disappointed with this lens on full-frame, especially one that has an awesome AF system. Its slow to focus and while the IQ is nice for crop (especially at its price), I don't think it'll hold up to full-frame. If you do go Set #1, I'd either trade the 70-300VC for the 70-200 F/4, and you can decide whether your macro lens or 70-200 lens needs IS more.

Your set 2 basically trades a wide portrait lens and IS for your macro for an awesome tele zoom...if you shoot more macro or wide portraits than you would portraits/action/etc, then it might not be worth the trade. Otherwise, Set 2 covers pretty much all of your needs.

Lenses / Re: 01 error for lens on 5d3
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:21:02 PM »
My other lenses don't have a problem though.

Any advice?
Send it back. You paid a lot for a new lens for it to should work. Since you've ruled out most of the possibilities, its probably defective. I wouldn't risk screwing up your return by using the eraser method, etc on brand new contacts.

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing [CR1]
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:16:39 PM »
Yet, I think there's little doubt there is significantly more demand for the D800 models versus the 5d3.
I see this posted a lot, and yet I've never seen anything confirming it. I've seen posts that retailers are saying they are selling 10:1 on the 5dIII v D800, and vice versa. I think both nailed their target audiences well, its just a matter of which audience is bigger (studio/landscape v wedding/street/event)

That said, it'd be cool to see a high MP camera from Canon in case I ever want to rent one. Likewise, I'd really like to see what a lower MP D800 would be like. If the sensor is that great at high MP, maybe it could do some magical things for low-light at 20-22MP

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 06, 2012, 04:02:40 PM »
If there's an AF/MF switch, I assume there's a motor
Yep, that's what I was thinking.

And I still don't know what to make of this. If it means the mirrorless will have EF mount, awesome. If not, then its just a strange lens. Too slow to be worth it over the 50mm f/1.8 (and probably more expensive)...not much cheaper than a 35mm f/ IS to make it like the 24 and 28mm lenses. It doesn't really fit obviously within any strategy area. Just seems like they wanted a pancake lens for the sake of having one.

EOS Bodies / Re: where to sell canon gear, I'm moving to Nikon
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:40:17 PM »
Yep. Costs you $10 to be able to do it, but with all the gear you want to move that's nothing. Its basically Ebays listing fees. You might sell them higher on Ebay, but by the time the fees come out, I doubt you get more.

You'll get the most money on Craigslist, but, you'll also get a ton of scam emails and probably have a few people flake out on you. I'd post it on FM and Craigslist and go with whichever nets you more. Has always worked for me

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X [CR2]
« on: June 06, 2012, 12:32:33 PM »
Unfortunately that's too expensive for most of us ! that's why a new version of the 100-400 L IS is absolutely needed ;)
Yeah, although that too will probably be $2000-2500 if the price increases are consistent.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:51:53 AM »
Capitol Reef National Park scenic drive.
Nice, really love the road leading your eye all the way back

Here are a few of my recent ones

Landscape / Re: Sunset @ Steveston Richmond BC
« on: June 06, 2012, 09:45:15 AM »
Nice shot, the lines working to the middle with the boats are nice.

Only thing I might do differently (and this would depend entirely on how the boats were arranged) would be to put the horizon higher in the frame, closer to the rule of thirds line. That would let the reflections occupy the lower half, and you'd have less blank space at the top...but, it would also probably cut off the one boat, which might not work. It would depend on the boats and where you could set up the camera, which isn't always as convenient on a dock.

Lenses / Re: What is you wedding kit?
« on: June 05, 2012, 04:54:14 PM »
70-200 f2.8 IS II
Yep, that's about as common a kit as you'll see for a wedding photog, simply for its ability to cover a huge focal range and handle low-light relatively well (especially now with the 5dIII). And then they'll have their preferred portrait lens (50, 85, etc) to when they have time to change a lens and pose a shot.

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* Canon Rebel T4i/650D on June 8 [CR3]
« on: June 05, 2012, 02:04:12 PM »
Your welcome. My first practical experience with the issue was taking waterfall shots on a 50D at F22 with a polarizer to get a slow enough shutter speed to blur the water. I couldn't figure out why since I was using a tripod and shutter release they weren't sharp.
Yeah, I've encountered the same thing, though I often find I am happy with f/16 or f/22 over an ND filter and the resulting vignetting

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« on: June 05, 2012, 01:58:52 PM »
We don't know many details of the new FF camera yet, so actually it's too early to argue it should be 3D or 6D.
Well, the original post actually does mention specs (though they could be entirely wrong

    30 megapixels, 1D-class body
    Dual Digic5 processors for 6 FPS
    61-point AF system, major functions same as 1DX
    Equipped with flash (or speedlite transmitter)

There's no way that camera would cost less than the 5DIII, since it has all the specs of the 5DIII, dual Digic5, potentially a speedlight transmitter, and its higher MP. If they introduced that camera at $2500, it'd destroy the D800, but it'd also kill the 5DIII.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« on: June 04, 2012, 12:48:11 PM »
Interesting rumour. It's hard to believe that canon will come out with a 70d before a 7dmk2 as the 7d is older than the 60d...
Thats the nature of consumer v pro level cameras. The Ti cameras get updated yearly. The xxD cameras get updated about every 2 years. Anything in the xD level usually takes more like 3 years.

Also, if releasing a new 7D at $2000+ has the same effect as the 5DIII did on the 5DII (lowering the price 20%), than nobody would buy a 60D. They'd end up with the 7D costing the same as a 60D, and nobody in their right mind would turn down AFMA, 8fps v 5fps, weather sealing, etc for a swivel screen. Also, the T4i is getting the 60D's autofocus, so again, fewer reasons to buy the 60D. It's why it will probably get upgraded first.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & 3D Prediction from Japan
« on: June 04, 2012, 12:40:09 PM »
I think you are underestimating folks just a bit when you say this. The group of pro and advanced amateur photographers who are able and willing to drop ~$4000 on a camera body are probably going to be bright enough to figure this out, don't you think? Sheesh.
Yeah, it's like saying people are buying the 1DX because the X makes it seem more extreme!

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