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If you get the 6d you don't have to get a 24-70. Maybe the 16-35 f/4 plus your 50 and your 70-200 makes a great kit?

i agree with this since you will be going for landscapes etc with the 6D 24mm isnt wide enough

I have been a Canon user my entire life.  I love the product, including DPP which is my RAW converter of choice.

I presently shoot with a 1D Mark IV and a 5D Mark III, which are fully supported by my present version of DPP.  The 7D Mark II requires that I update my DPP.

Here is my problem with that.....

The newer version of DPP does not support my operating system.  I run Vista 64.  Updating my operating system requires that I go to Windows 8 which needs a clean install.  Huge job.  Also, I'm not sure that a lot of my current software will run on Windows 8.  I have CS4 as well as plugins such as NIK, Neat Image and a slew of other free standing applications.

As much as I was not comfortable with the user interface of Lightroom when I tried a demo last year, I thought I would now have to go that route.  Guess what?  Right.  It's now only available under CC and I refuse to rent software on a monthly fee basis which is why I still run CS4.

I'm 72 years old so I guess my 1D4 and 5D3 will have to do me the rest of my life or until my computer cr@ps out and I have no choice.

All Canon had to do was continue to support the operating system and I would have added a 7D2 to my bag.

Okay..... rant over.   :D

sounds like a good time to switch to apple

i was a long time windows user and bought the mac due to superior build
still ran windows via bootcamp for a few years while i adjusted to it now i still have windows 7 via parallels for
the very rare occasion i need it but now i could imagine going back to a windows os

it did take me a couple of years and lots of swear words at apple to get used to mac os though so its not as straight forward as the marketing BS suggests. And every time i hear someone say mac just works i want to stab them. As macs do crash and although far less frequently than windows but its usually a spectacularly annoying crash when it does happen.

I have used windows 8 on my parents computer and it really is so badly made i just want to throw the thing out the window its that frustrating.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Woe and Pathos in the Sigma 50 Art?
« on: October 16, 2014, 09:49:24 PM »
my sigma 50 is the most amazing 50mm i have ever used in servo mode
hit rate is very high but i do only use the 5 double cross points on the 5dmk3

Lenses / Re: Would you buy a hypothetical 85mm f/1.4L portrait lens if...
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »
85 f1.4L IS and i'll be all over it

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: iPhone 6 gets an Exmor
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:50:42 PM »
Er... Does it shoot RAW?

Probably not. Exmor should improve DR across the board though

Anecdotally, my HTC One (no clue who builds the sensor) seemed to have significantly wider DR than my iphone 6 has. The former's camera was generally awful, but occasionally I'd look at a picture and truly wonder if I could replicate it with one of my SLRs in a single exposure.

RAW and full manual control is what I want oh and also USB Host functionality....

EOS Bodies / Re: Am I the only one excited about the new 7D mk2?
« on: September 29, 2014, 11:43:15 PM »

So, looking at my choices, I basically want the 5D4 for less than $2k  :P

And I want a 1DX MkII for less than $4,000 and a 1Ds MkIII replacement for less the $5,000 too, guess what, it ain't gonna happen.

Incidentally, what difference does USB 3 make to anything?

Look around all you want, you will find the high end DSLR crop camera market wanting, if you have decent lens requirements your choices are the 7D MkII and the 5 year old Nikon D300s, which is basically the 7 year old D300, and if you are a gambler this weeks Sony offering, but it probably won't be supported next week.

If you truthfully want a serious IQ kick then same generation FF gives it to you, but at a price, if you can't or don't want to afford the price then you have to make a compromise.

I think the crippled SD slot is a bigger PITA than no usb 3...


(the worrisome things about it are more worrisome for other lines, it still leaves (some good number of) us fearing the 5D4 may once again have a non-Exmor-level sensor and crippled video quality and usability)

I Agree the cripple strategy of canon is really annoying. This is the thing i wish they would change in their business
if they didn't cripple the 5Dmk3 I highly doubt it would consume 1Dx sales but they still seem to pursue this line of thinking  ::)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Gets First Test
« on: September 22, 2014, 11:51:07 AM »
cant wait to see it put head to head with the canon 16-35 mk2 f2.8

Lenses / Re: Sigma 150-600 Sport PRICE!
« on: September 22, 2014, 02:06:53 AM »
a functioning panning mode IS alone makes it worth double the tamron price but we need to see how it performs overall, I find the AF accuracy and tracking on the tamron pretty amazing to be honest so the sigma is really gonna have to step up if they want to ask the premium price.


Sigma Rumors is calling $1099 and $1999 respectively. Find out for sure next week I suppose

gotta see how the AF and panning mode IS perform vs the tamron but If its good i can see myself swapping the tamron for the sport version.

EOS Bodies / Am I the only one excited about the new 7D mk2?
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:47:23 AM »
So its no great secret i'm not the worlds biggest fan of crop sensors...

but the EOS-M is a great little camera to support my 5Dmk3 for various things and means no lens changing

so looking at the specs of the 7D2 I am actually pretty excited about this
well not excited enough to buy it bleeding edge but say in a year or so when prices drop and bargains are around or sales i am definately interested in picking one up to use on my tamron 150-600

I have pretty high expectations for the new AF system given how great the 5Dmk3 and 1DX AF systems are

but all I read are posts about people crying that its not what they wanted.

so anyone else excited about the potential for this new camera?

EOS-M / Re: More EF-M lenses in the future
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:41:18 AM »
I'm currently reviewing two EF-M mount lenses from third party manufacturers:  Tamron 18-200 VC and Rokinon 12mm f/2.  They are both very good lenses:  the Tamron does a little bit of everything quite well.  But the little Rokinon (manual everything) is a true treat.  It is basically a better version of the 14mm f/2.8:  less distortion, similar sharpness, and can use traditional filters.  I LOVE it!  The only thing holding it back is the basic limitations of a crop sensor (as compared to a FF sensor).

My full reviews will be live in the next couple of weeks.

I'm glad to hear of further development for the M.  It definitely has limitations, but it produces surprisingly good images.  I actually used a 60D for a recent review of a crop sensor lens and was surprised by how much less "clean" the images were compared to the EOS M images.  I haven't used a 70D/7DII yet, but I suspect the images from the M will be closer to the 70D than the 60D (I do anticipate the 70D/7DII having the best IQ of the three).

good to hear!
you are probably gonna make me spend money aren't you?
with these reviews

but what i really want to see canon bring out is an EF-M 15-85 IS that will be killer without all the compromise of a super zoom especially if it is as good as the 11-22 then the 12mm rokinon would fill in the wider end quite nicely.

EOS Bodies / Re: Official: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:11:30 AM »
It's not that people disagree...it's how they disagree...well, how a few specific people disagree. I've been compared to Mikael a few times, in thinly veiled contempt...a guy who came here for no other reason than to spew anti-Canon hate about everything Canon. Yeah, that's a bit insulting, and I took offense to it. I've never spewed anti-Canon hate...just a distaste for their sensor IQ.

Whatever. You guys are sick and tired of hearing it, I'm sick and tired of debating it. I won't be bothering anyone anymore with my opinions. That should make a few of you ecstatic.  :-X

You are nothing like that nutjob...

Also I don't think there is anyone here that believes canons sensor is better than sonikon in low iso DR either.

But I am one of many who are TOTALLY over seeing EVERY SINGLE thread get sidetracked and railroaded into these discussions / debates.

Personally I still prefer the canon system overall. Yeah the sensor could be better, but hey i'll keep bracketing while i wait for a 24 stop DR sensor to come out.

I have personally compared the EOS-M and the sony a6000 side by side since and overall i still prefer the EOS-M about the only aspect I saw the a6000 better the EOS-M was iso 100 shadow recovery, high iso was a wash, AF was not much different the a6000 seems to lock nice and quick but most shots were out of focus and i find with the right lens the EOS-M performs pretty well in servo mode. certainly better than the a6000 did anyway as far as sharp keepers go.

Anyway i certainly am one who is looking forward to less constant debating this as it is really boring.

Lenses / Re: Choose your Weapon: Ultra Wide Zooms for Canon
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:40:34 PM »
you missed 11-22 IS on EOS M which i am using ALOT due it being so tiny

Lenses / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Full Frame Lens to be Announced Tomorrow
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:47:07 PM »
wow that came out of nowhere looks interesting be nice to how it stack up against the 16-35 f2.8

Yes, that will be interesting!

Not to forget price point and will it be image stabilised?

yeah i hope IS for sure. cant wait for dustin to review one!

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