I cant see any difference between my Hoya Pro1D, Hoya HMC, Kenko Zeta, or B+W filters they are all good, i've never tried a tiffen due to the bad press they get
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Things you get in the 'pro' level of bodies that you don't get anywhere else (in other canon bodies, at least):
Gripped Body (like it or not).
No mode-dial (like it or not).
Best AF (45pt or 61? in 1DX), next best is 7D's 19pt.
f/8 aperture focussing (at least, in 1D and 1Ds, not 1DX yet, although there's still hope).
Longer shutter lifetime 300k vs 150k for 7D or something).
Dual card slots (SD+CF, dual CF in 1DX).
Best weather sealing (1D > 7D > 5D > 50D).
5-7 (and 9?) bracketed exposures (all others do 3-shot only).
More +/-EV compensation (i think).
Counts as a 'pro' level body for Canon Professional Service (rules vary wildly depending on your continent).
What have I missed?
(nb, I hope most of this is right, no time to confirm specs.)
I see a place for mirrorless Canon rather somewhere closer to Leica M9 than Nikon and Sony toys.We can only hope
With the new line of great lenses (4, 5 at start). Compatible with EF, EF-S with adapter (no matter how big).
Big fps, high MP, FF or APS-H, no AA, video with AF.
Yeah I thought about the 30L but I think the 22L+ will hold more than I will ever have (don't think I will ever buy anything larger than a 400mm) I also like the idea of the extra laptop pocket. I just worry about the durability. I am all about buying something that will last regardless of the price. You come out better in the long run by not having to replace it. I am also kicking myself for not jumping on the sale they ran back in November. I just didn't have 600 to throw around with christmas coming up. Stupid move on my part. I should have found a wayI wish the 22L could fit a 600mm Lens but I dont think it can. I would rather the 22L over the 30L if possible
I went to our local photography store, and looked at several of the mirrorless cameras yesterday, thinking of getting one to replace my wife's G11, and came back discouraged.
There was nothing that could be considered ultra wide angle, many of them have no viewfinder at all, and, though the bodies are fairly small, as soon as they add a zoom lens, they get much larger. The Nikon J1 wasn't much for the price, the V1 was nicer, but way over priced, with little in the way of lens selection.
I am beginning to think Canon was wise to stay out of that market. I'll go back and look at the G1X when it comes out, but I think its also too expensive.
For now, I'll just stay with a G11 for my wife. The S100 looked to beat them all for those who want quality in a small body.
The thing is that I'm still trying to get over my disappointment that I now have to use EF lenses and that all my FD glass won't work with digital. I had always resented the idea of moving to the EOS system because I don't like the feel and build quality of the EF lenses (or any other lenses from "modern" AF systems). I have lenses that are almost 30 years old and look and work pristine. I'm pretty sure that this won't be the case with any of my new lenses, L or non-L, IS or non-IS. Just saying.you really need to talk to edmika I got a 600f4.5 FD lens in mint condition and his adaptor it works great on both my 5Dmk2 and my 1Dmk3
Any differences between this kit and the previous version you made?
Hi Harley, Quite a few changes but nothing that really impacts functionality in this unofficially 3rd FL design version. This is the first FL kit we 100% made ourselves, the first two versions were outsourced to Toronto machine shops. We made the edges of the EF side exactly match an EF lens rather than having them more rounded before which used to allow a larger cutter to be used for minimizing tool wear and tool changes. We did this square edge thing because we could not assure that a mechanical lens detection switch on older EOS bodies (from the 1D2N and older) was being triggered in all bodies. We also added a small face groove to reduce friction while engaging and disengaging the lens. We added a small circular brass ridge to give me perfectly repeatable chip locating rather than the old notch I used for eyeballing. We also eliminated the sticker shims by adjusting cut depth since we found variability in the field was quite low and I was tired of sticking them all on by hand.
If anyone is interested in upgrading to the latest version (though I really think from a functionality point of view its rather unnecessary) I am willing to sell at a 40% discount with the return of the original adapter. The reason I'm interested in getting the old ones back is I've had an experience with one buyer in particular who claimed to have a problem with their adapter so I sent a free replacement and they turned around and sold the original one. I know this is just one case and overwhelmingly buyers have been extremely honest and excellent and supportive of what I'm doing but once burned its hard to not get a little bit jaded.