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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 11, 2012, 09:01:22 AM »
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D
Does not make any sense to me. I have various lenses with various f stops and they all go 'nicely together'.

Neither to me - it depends on what you want. If a shallow dof is required f2.8 on a wider lens is more important than on a tele lens. If the lens is required to be "fast" for low-light shooting it's the other way around.
Hasn't anyone noticed the smile icon  ;D in my post ?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS Coming [CR3]
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:29:55 PM »
When is this coming out?

Will go nicely in my kit with 35L, 85 1.4, 100L. When I add a 70-200 f2.8 (mk II or Tamron) it will be complete (for now).
I beg to differ. The 24-70 f/4L IS will go nicely with the 70-200 f/4L IS. Only 24-70 2.8L II goes nicely with the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. You have to match your lenses or they will feel uncomfortable  ;D

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Most of my lenses have serial numbers with much less digits than 10!!!
In fact only my 70-200 f/2.8L IS II has one.
The interesting part is that this specific lens has no date code!!!
So I can determine that it was made in 2011. Which I knew because earlier (2010) lenses were reported to have a date code and ... I bought it December ... 2011 !

However, the most interesting thing is that my TS-E 17mm L has no date code too and at the same time the serial number contains only 5 digits.

In addition the date code continues being used by Canon. My 35mm 1.4L bought this year has a date code starting with UA which is consistent (A for 2012).

So even if they have decoded the year in a 10 digit serial number it is not that useful (at least yet)



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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 10, 2012, 11:27:50 AM »
i would love a Canon 500mm f/5.6 L IS II for birding 8)
That would be ideal but not likely as it would compete with the f/4 version  :(

Note: As this hypothetical lens does not replace a similar one it will be version I not II.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35L or related primes
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:48:21 AM »
I would get the TS-E 17 L and TS-E 24 L II. Well, Actually I do have them!
I prefer them even for standard landscape photography as my 16-35 L (version I) is not stellar at the edges.

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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 09, 2012, 10:09:17 AM »
TS-E 17mm f/4 L
OR
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x

The reason I put them on my "dream" list isn't the price. I could afford them, but I doubt I'll ever be able to justify the price for such specialty lenses. Pretty much all super-high-quality non-AF lenses are on my dream list.
TS-E 17mm f/4 L can be a very nice landscape lens. It is not necessary to be used for architecture only.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« on: December 08, 2012, 11:02:33 PM »
A chinese wireless adaptor costs a few dollars. I cannot imagine that the solo photographer will be able to change 6D's settings and shoot with his camera at the same time anyway. So a remote shutter release is usually enough. Plus, I do not think that composition can be changed remotely by the camera itself! ;D
Just like a 800mm lens is sued for certain purposes and not for wide angle compositions, the WiFi feature too has certain uses and changing composition is not one of them. ;D
You can get a Chinese motorcycle for $400, so why do people spend a lot more for branded motorcycles? ... every product has a customer base, those who can afford will buy the branded stuff and those who are on a budget will buy the cheaper options ... different strokes for different folks.
A 5DMkII or a 5DMkIII either with a remote release are not exactly cheaper options  ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« on: December 07, 2012, 11:08:20 AM »
It's funny that you mention the word "Imagination" for a camera that is in a fixed position. You have so vivid imagination as to exclude wireless remote releases and intervalometers (which by the way are also implemented by Magic Lantern). As if all these capabilities didn't exist before WiFi  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D Wifi Linking with iPhone 5
« on: December 06, 2012, 08:04:13 AM »
A chinese wireless adaptor costs a few dollars. I cannot imagine that the solo photographer will be able to change 6D's settings and shoot with his camera at the same time anyway. So a remote shutter release is usually enough. Plus, I do not think that composition can be changed remotely by the camera itself! ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs 5Diii today...
« on: December 06, 2012, 07:48:32 AM »
Good choice! Congratulations. I believe 5D3 will serve you for many years.

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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 05, 2012, 01:52:18 PM »
EF 24 1.4 III L USM (without the horrible corner performance and coma and CA like v2)
Rumor has it that only EF24mm 1.4L IV will exhibit these capabilities...   ::)

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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:28:08 AM »
I used to laugh when I was reading about a 135mm f/1.8L IS as my 135mm f/2.0 L is superb!

But lately I am wishing for a 135mm f/2.0L IS...   ::)

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Lenses / Re: What's your dream lens
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:24:35 AM »
Ex. 1mm-5200mm f1.2 is usm STM p an cake...lol :)
You forgot to add: L, Macro, TS-E  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Is it worth it...for me?
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:22:29 AM »
At minimum get a body that supports AFMA ...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 continuous shooting speed
« on: December 05, 2012, 07:15:56 AM »
2 days ago while I was taking test photos with my 5D3 to check AFMA I noticed that the battery was well below 50%. I remembered this thread and switched to continuous high. The sound was like 5 to 6 frames per second. This has been confirmed when I used the info button to check which pictures had been taken the same second. I counted 5 but this is an approximation (there is no tenth's of a second granularity). I repeated the test when the battery indicator was a little more than 10% and the sound seemed the same. So I believe that my camera behaves OK.

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