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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:07:27 PM »
24-70 f/4L IS, 35 f/22 IS and now these caps. Oh no! Canon worked so hard. We will not see the lenses we so desire in this decade....  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:06:00 PM »
Now I can think that they introduced them to match these old 5DMkIIIs which had problem metering with their lens cap on  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces New Lens Caps!
« on: November 06, 2012, 12:01:42 PM »
Following on with Canon's recent trend, they will cost only slightly more than a lens hood, say ~$52 each.   :o
;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 06, 2012, 11:57:47 AM »
I remember everyone thought I was crazy for calling the 24-70 f4L DOA.

Well, for 1500$ I consider that DOA.


And I had agreed with you.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10597.msg189704#msg189704

Unfortunatelly I was wrong about this rumor being CR0  :(

It seems that Canon spends valuable resources for nonsense...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:07:12 PM »
both lenses are completely off the mark.

35/2.0 is in need of a successor, but like the current one it should really have been a low-cost, decent IQ lens, rather than unnecessary IS at the price of an L lens.  A modern 50/1.4 Mk. II  with IQ at least equivalent to the Nikon AF-S 50/1.4 at the same price would have been far more urgent.
+1
24-70 is a total mess. Ridiculous that the 2.8 did not come with IS on top of the excellent IQ.
Instead of the 14-70/4 Canon should have improved the 24-105 and extended it to 24-120/4.0 IS - with better IQ than Nikon but at the same price.
+1
I agree on both. Canon is missing the obvious.

I beg to differ, Canon is following the money -> HD video DSLR + Lens sales. Just wait and see, the 6D will easily outsell the 1DX + 5D3 combined (obviously cheaper camera aimed at the masses), but Canon have done their homework on this, travel photographers like to shoot full-HD video to show to the folks back home, as well as taking stills. Moms + Dads love to shoot HD video of their kids playing sports etc. as well as taking photos, which explains why Canon have included similar AF-tracking in the 6D as the new 5D3. How many CR contributors justify expensive kit on the grounds that they can shoot their kids as well? (Just look at how many 50 1.2L shots are of Photogs progeny)

Canon has pandered too long to the specialist stills photographers, how about the hundreds of thousands of Amateur & Indie videographers who purchased the 5D mk II and made it the success story that it is, plus the millions of buyers who continue to flock to Rebel T2i/T3i/T4i and so on, so they can shoot 1080p @ 24 frames per second and post their cinematic style offerings on YouTube or Vimeo.

Canon is finally moving in the right direction - Video. Let Nikon slash prices and lose profits on high-MP DSLR bodies that have always lagged Canon in the video stakes (remember the Nikon D300s with 720p video vs Canon 7D with 1080p, then the Nikon D7000 had 1080p movie recording but no dedicated Movie button like the 7D). Canon is not just following video/still photography trends, they're shaping them.

Videographers need IS not ISO 25,600 ;)
You know 24-105 has IS too. Even if it is a 3-stop IS the extra focal length is much more important. Unless the parents you mentioned are not interesting in focal lengths greater than 70.

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Lenses / Re: Waiting for 100~400mm f/4~5.6 IS II.
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:03:42 PM »
... still hoping the 400 f/5.6 L IS gets replaced by a 500 f/5.6 L IS ...
Boo hoo I want one too  :-[

glad to see I'm not the only one!
Yes! As many of us who want a rather big white L telephoto that does not cost a 5 digit amount  ::)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: NYC a day after Sandy-
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:00:20 PM »
Maybe next time he should use a fast prime ;)
+1 I was about to comment on that when I saw your comment. The 24-70 2.8 II is not the end all be all lens. But I agree the picture is superb  8)

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Thanks for the info Ray
Maybe the tape from the light leak fix is interfering with AF assist  :o :o
;D  ;D  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Waiting for 100~400mm f/4~5.6 IS II.
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:22:49 PM »
... still hoping the 400 f/5.6 L IS gets replaced by a 500 f/5.6 L IS ...
Boo hoo I want one too  :-[

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:11:55 PM »
both lenses are completely off the mark.

35/2.0 is in need of a successor, but like the current one it should really have been a low-cost, decent IQ lens, rather than unnecessary IS at the price of an L lens.  A modern 50/1.4 Mk. II  with IQ at least equivalent to the Nikon AF-S 50/1.4 at the same price would have been far more urgent.
+1
24-70 is a total mess. Ridiculous that the 2.8 did not come with IS on top of the excellent IQ.
Instead of the 14-70/4 Canon should have improved the 24-105 and extended it to 24-120/4.0 IS - with better IQ than Nikon but at the same price.
+1
I agree on both. Canon is missing the obvious.

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses to be Announced Shortly.....
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:28:17 PM »
The current 50mm f/1.4 needs improved build quality, not IS.
I thought it needed improved Image Quality wide open...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:24:53 PM »
Just keep in mind that software that corrects distortion lowers the resolution. At least this is what I have seen reported even for the superb Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 (which by the way has a mustache distortion).

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Lenses / Re: Waiting for 100~400mm f/4~5.6 IS II.
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:22:33 PM »
Better start saving for the 200-400 with 1.4 built in as it looks to be current replacement
No way. These two are not similar. They differ by a digit in the price and by a few Kilograms in weight  not to mention the size ;D

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:19:57 PM »
But if it costs so much (justifiably, of course, because of the IS and FF format), I might rather spend a few hundred more and go with the 1.4L. Let's see...
+1 Exactly! Actually this is what I have done already. A 35mm 1.4L II would cost a fortune and it would raise the price of the used 35mm 1.4L (judging from 4-70 2.8 version I)

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:14:02 PM »

I believe you but it's unrealistic to expect that this lens will sell at that ridiculous price. This is expensive even for a f/2.8 version...

lets hope so..

the YEN price translates into ~ $1800... and from the past experience the price here in euro is the same as in dollar for the USA.  ::)

canons pricing has gone to ridiculous levels. so i would not rule 1700 euro for this lens out.

maybe canon is going the leica way.
i really don´t know what they are thinking.

but i do know that the new prices are driving new customers away from DSLR´s.
 

Indeed! Though, if Canon wants to go Leica way, perhaps they should consider offering Leica quality?..  ::)
Well said...

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