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I find it funny that you say in starting off, a lens I would never pickup when the 70-200 IS II has to be one of the best zoom lenses Canon has ever produced.
Wondering why you would not ever have wanted to pick up such a stellar preformer?
And salt water would instantly void the warranty.
I don't use zooms, so it's outside the comfort zone for me. I don't worry about warranties, I use the gear and sometimes bad things happen.
From Untitled Film Works
Check out some of the work being done using the Canon EOS 1D C, the motion image results are pretty astonishing.
The art of motion image
“The art and skill of a photographer is still required when using a camera like the 1DC. Understanding and harnessing of light, composition and interaction with your subjects are all vital skills of a photographer and are not replaced by the idea of motion image capture. Photographers also use a variety of techniques to obtain unique looking images (like long exposure times and the use of remote flashes) these times of images would not be reproduced in video. I see the biggest step forward using motion image capture the ability to record many individual moments in time, all the while silently as there is no shutter being released. This could have great benefits in situations where you may want to remain more candid. Subjects could also feel more relaxed not knowing “photographs” are being taken.”
I decided to force myself to put down the familiar and start using a camera and lens I wouldn’t normally pick up. I am down in Jaco, Costa Rica for a couple of weeks with the EOS 6D and EF 24-70 f/2.8L II. I plan to do a full review of the 6D in the next couple of months, as I may also be bringing it to Vietnam and Laos at the end of January. For now I will do an update every few days with my feelings about the camera.
So far I have found the combination to be quite nice. The EOS 6D does not feel like a “budget” camera at all. It’s a hefty little thing with great image quality and ergonomics. I do wish I had the new EF 24-70 f/4L IS, as I think it will be far better balanced on the camera. Don’t get me wrong, having an EF 24-70 f/2.8L II attached to the camera is not a bad thing.
I am getting used to it not having a joystick to move focus points like on the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 1D X, the control pad inside the scrollwheel works quite well.
Below is an image of my son playing in the waves. The 6D got soaked with salt water by mistake and seems to have survived the ordeal unscathed.
The image quality is top notch, the color and dynamic range of the new 20mp sensor is quite good. I plan to head out in the evenings and test out the high ISO performance.
EOS 6D Video I have yet to do any testing of the video capabilities of the EOS 6D, as that is not a strength of mine. I may get into it a bit later in the trip.
New lenses soon?
I have received my first announcement date of 2013. It’s apparently going to be January 8, 2013.
What is coming that day?
I am told 2 new L lenses. The EF 35 f/1.4L II and EF 14-24 f/2.8L will be announced. Both lenses would be available by the end of March 2013. The EF 35 f/1.4L II is a complete redesign and has 2 UD elements.
This is a [CR1] for now as I try and get confirmation of the announcement date and the lenses that are coming.
I’ve received various reports from around the globe that EOS 60D stock levels have become very low. There are reports of at least two stores saying they cannot get any more stock at all.
I have nothing to report about an imminent replacement of the 60D, but I do expect to see at least one new APS-C camera in the next month or two.
Patents have shown up showing new DO optical formulas with 2:1, 1:1 and 1:4 macro functions.
Adding macro functionality to super telephoto lenses would be a pretty cool feature. It’s also good to see DO patents continue to show up, it’d be nice to see new DO lenses.
It’s not coming soon
There are plans to release an EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS sometime in the next 18 months. I have confirmed from two sources that the end of 2013 or early 2014 is the earliest we’d see a production model announced.
There are no plans for a non-IS 24-70 f/4L.
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The Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L non-IS is set to be discontinued officially some time in 2013. As much as I think there is still a market for this lens with sports & wedding photographers with pro bodies with great high ISO performance, there’s no information saying Canon will do a version II of this lens.
In case you were wondering, the EF 70-200 f/4L is remaining current with no plans for a discontinuation.