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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 15, 2014, 01:00:16 PM »
And yes, there is no technical reason why canon could not ewuip the 400/5.6 with IQ as is with a current day 4 stop IS with 3 modes (full, panning, tripod sensing) and sell it at USD 1999,-

Its only freaking "marketing differentiation".

I might jump at this if it's fully usable wide open. Note that it must completely blow away my 100-400 @ 400mm.

Wow, I was a bit surprised for a minute to see that quote attributed to me.
I don't think a 400/5.6 IS will cost $ 1999, unfortunately :(

me neither. ii am just convinced, it woul be technically possible. :-)

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Lenses / Re: You can only buy Canon gear in a month with an R ?
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:32:16 AM »
Hehe ... I hear you!

Luckily there are summer cash-back actions going on right now in many european markets. All the lenses you mentioned are included, except the brand new 16-35/4 is ... of course that's the one i am after, too! :-)

E.g. http://www.canon.at/summer-cashback?WT.ac=SS_Summer_Cashback_2014_AT
Can be combined with 5d III and 1D-X deals for more savings.
http://www.canon.at/cashback_eos5dmkIII/


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:21:47 AM »
There is no reason why the 400F5.6, in an updated version, can't have the same IQ as the 400F2.8. It's that full stop faster that you pay so much for.

For example, the 24-70 F4 and the F2.8 are similar in IQ, but twice as much for a half stop.....
The 70-200 F4IS and F2.8IS are similar in IQ, but twice as much for a half stop....

by that logic, I would expect a 400F5.6 similar in IQ to the 2.8.... but around 1/4 the price. Realistically though, expect 1/3 the price...

F/2.8 to f/4 is a full stop. :-)

And yes, there is no technical reason why canon could not ewuip the 400/5.6 with IQ as is with a current day 4 stop IS with 3 modes (full, panning, tripod sensing) and sell it at USD 1999,-

Its only freaking "marketing differentiation".

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Customer Advisor
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:14:50 AM »
not me

can you advise them that CC licks balls please?

+3

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II [CR1]
« on: July 14, 2014, 08:43:56 AM »
I do  not like push-pull zooms. Just a remnant from the old analogue days.  Never bought the current 100-400, but held off and will hold off, until Canon comes up with a completely new version of this lens. Newly calculated optics, current-day IS (4 stops, 3 modes) and visibly improved IQ - especially @400mm (as good as current 400/5.6) plus better bokeh (much improved background blur). 
Would not mind use of plastics instead of metal, as long as it's really hi-grade (e.g. 100 L Macro). 

But now, with the 70-300L and the Tamron 150-600 out, I would really prefer a 100-500mm or 200-500mm/4.0 - 5.6. Should be quite easy to reach with a 82mm filter thread!

So I am not sure, whether I am willing to pay USD/ € 2400 for a 100-400 II ... unless it has really ***stellar*** IQ @ 400mm.

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Unfocused, you should repost that wonderful response on FM, DPR, and everywhere else the OP went trolling. Pure gold!

This is the only forum I participate in. But, at your request, I decided to register and repost in Fred Miranda and DPReview. Probably gets me banned, but oh well. :)

Really love your little essay. Extremely well written. Chapeau!  8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:24:26 AM »
I will preorder the 7d ii if it has
* af like 5d 3
* iq better than nikon d7100 at low and hi isos
* eye control af v2.0
* working wifi implementation + fully featured wireless tethering app for ios and android
* canon RT radio flash commander built-in
* price like 7d at launch ... € 1649 MSRP

If it comes with the same performance and features but in a compact mirrorless version with top notch evf and ef-m mount ... I'd be willing to pay up to € 2.500 :-)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 07, 2014, 12:53:44 PM »
I will preorder the 7d ii if it has
* af like 5d 3
* iq better than nikon d7100 at low and hi isos
* eye control af v2.0
* working wifi implementation + fully featured wireless tethering app for ios and android
* canon RT radio flash commander built-in
* price like 7d at launch ... € 1649 MSRP

If it comes with the same performance and features but in a compact mirrorless version with top notch evf and ef-m mount ... I'd be willing to pay up to € 2.500 :-)

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EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: June 29, 2014, 07:56:43 AM »
A tiny, cheap 75mm/2.0 IS - optically as good as the 22/2.0. :-)

Everything else is covered: 11-22 / 18-55 / 55-250 / 22.
no need to have multiple consumer zooms with overlapping focal length ranges.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 26, 2014, 05:00:11 AM »
D810 is a good mid-cyle update of D800/E and makes a very good camera even a bit better.
But ... there is a problem: pricing!

Nikon is trying to pull budget-street-priced D800 from the market and replace it with D810, that does not cost a cent more to build but would yield 1 grand more gross margin per unit.

But who will buy D180?
* Changes are not big enough to cause massive upgrades from existing D800/E owners
* People who want or need a D4/s or 1D-X will still get one of those
* Most Nikon DX / abandoned D300s owners willing to upgrade to DX are likely to pick up a D800 while supplies last, rather than paying 1000 more for a slightly better D810
* other "newcomers" to FF got a choice between D810 or 5D 3 @ at 500 less. Or Sony A7R at abaout half the D810 price.
ooops ... nowwho will buy the D810 in that scenario?

Nikon should have launched the D810 aggressively at USD/€ 1,999 .... that might have re-sparked interest.

And they should have added at least WiFi plus wireless tethering App for iOS and Android. After all, we're in2014 and not 2011.

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 25, 2014, 07:28:32 AM »
And If I had enough money for the 24-70L 2.8 II then I would preferably take this one instead of its prototype brother with IS because of size and weight.

urban legend ... just look at the difference in size and weight between EF 70-200/4 L vs. 70-200/4 L IS ... identical in size, 55 grams more weight. And ... even better IQ for the IS version. :-)

4 L     ... 76x172mm -  705g
4 L IS ... 76x172mm - 760g

Other than for Super-Teles with huge glass elements, in-lens IS units are quite light, compact do not add a lot of production cost ... although it may add a lot on retail prices.  ;-)

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 25, 2014, 07:12:49 AM »
yes, agreed.  :)

I've sold my 2 "fast" primes [50/1.4, 100/2.0] recently and rely solely on my f/2.8 workhorse Zooms [17-55, 70-22 II].  Occasionally I do like the capability for shallow(er) DOF (on APS-C), but got sick and tired of the very high amounts of loCA (bokeh fringing; purple/green) of these old lens designs ... and am not prepared to shell out a grand or more for optically better fast primes [L]. 
IF I move to FF and stick with Canon, I'll definitely get the 24-70 2.8 II as well. Although IS would really be welcome on that one, too!  ;)

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Canon used the 7D as a development mule for camera ergonomics and User Interface updates, which is why the camera's handling is still so fresh. Nearly all of it's design changes went into the 5DIII and 1DX. So much so many people called the 5DIII a full frame 7D than a 5DII replacement (which is what the 6D eventually became). The AF redesign paved the way for the 61 point array and control and apart from the sensor, there is still a lot to like about the 7D. So it makes sense for Canon to use the 7DII as a development tool to updaqte the sensor technology and design. As long as the 7DII breaks even in the market place then the develeopment and lessons learnt from this model are effectively free to Canon, who can then incorporate it's features into the next gen of camera models...ie 5D4, 6DII, 1DXII ect. If the sensor is fantastic, then it's hype will generate a natural desire for full frame variants...and the next gen camera models will pretty much sell themselves with little marketing. In my view, that's the wise application of innovation which leads to market dominance.
If I rememebr the 40D introduced Live view to Canon, which was later incorporated into the 1DsIII and 5DII models. For landscape work, it was a game changer...somehitng which Nikon have never fully engaged with.

+1 ... on eyerything!

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 25, 2014, 06:17:17 AM »
I have a 400mm f2.8 LIS. It's a fast prime and it's got an image stabiliser.
I have a 24mm f1.4 L, it doesn't need and IS unit because it can be shot hand held at 1/25th second easily and due to it's huge light gathering capabilities, it can shoot at light levels several stops below what an f2.8 lens can achieve. So what could an Is offer a 24mm f1.4? Very little.

2 stops [2.8 - 2.0 - 1.4]  ... to be precise.  ;D

IS would not hurt, even on f/1.4 lenses. Not everyone shoots them fully open ALL the time. Sometimes a bit more DOF is desirable. Or 2 stops closed (f/2.8) for IQ. etc.

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Lenses / Re: Why do fast primes not have IS?
« on: June 25, 2014, 04:35:07 AM »
With FF mirrorless cameras taking over some time soon (I hope  ;) ), in-lens IS loses one of it's two advantages over in-body IS: on an EVF, viewfinder image will be stabilized, irrespective of whether IS is implemented in-lens, in-body .. or even in a dual/hybrid way using both. [Second advantage for in-lens IS being the fact that it's specifically tailored to match a specific lens ... and I do not believe this holds much truth any longer against todays in-body IS systems)

So while Canon (and Nikon) had a major advantage with their in-lens IS approach during the (D)SLR era, this is coming to an end.

Personally, I would prefer a Canon FF mirrorless system, of course with new, native, short flange-distance lens mount. Ideally with in-body IS, and lenses without any manual focus gears, only "by-wire" in a really well-implemented fashion. Zoom also "by wire". Either turning rings on lenses or really good, highly ergonomical control points on camera body. Ideally also with non-mechanical aperture ... think of something like a variable, highly transmissive LCD with a perfectly round aperture opening at all openings .. also implemented in body, rather than in evry lens.

To complete my vision of future "solid state" mechanics-free FF-sensored cameras, shutter would be fully electronic.

If the in-body IS could be extended to "6 axis", i.e. adding linear movement in the Z-axis [current 5-axis systems (Oly) allow linear and rotational moves in the X and Y axis and rotational moves around the Z axis] ... then focussing could possibly also take place in the body, without any moving lens elements. With proper lens construction, that is.

This would possibly allow for camera/lens systems with significantly smaller, lighter, simpler, more robust, fully weathersealed, higher IQ [only needs to be adjusted/centered once before leaving factory] lenses ... at significantly lower production cost ... and hopefully prices.  8)

Not sure however, whether I'll live long enough to get it from Canon.  :P


Meanwhile I do expect Canon to come up with in-lens IS in fast primes as well. 50/1.4, 50/1.8, 85/1.8 + 100/2.0 are all very old lens designs and in need of a major overhaul, with the same treatment Canon gave the 24/28/35 IS primes. Not only IS and (corner) sharpness, but also less (lonigtudinal) CAs, please.

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