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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'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!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Features on the iphone 6+
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:43:43 PM »
Remember when phones resembled bricks? And then they slowly became smaller and smaller until they could fit inside a matchbox? And nowadays the trend seems to be for ever larger phones - reverting them back to brick status. I love progress! 

Just rambling.  :)

hehehe reminds me of the phones in zoolander

EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 11, 2014, 11:41:46 PM »
definitely fake. :-)

But it shows really well, how freakin' easy it would be to build a worthwhile EOS M3.

@Canon: stick the darn 70D innards except mirror and OVF into an EOS-M2 body, add a great EVF on top, slap on a nice fully articulated LCD to the back and make the handgrip so much larger, that it will fit a regular LP-E6 battery for 500+ shots a charge. Sell @ 699 body only and 799 with kit lens and still make more profit per unit compared to any Rebel and 70D, since it is so much cheaper to build than even an SL-1 mirrorslapper. Significantly less labor cost, since many steps in assembly, calibration and QC are eliminated from the manufacturing process, once the fickle mechanical moving parts and separate phase AF and viewfinder prism are gone.

oh soooo true have to agree with all of that

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