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Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:44:51 AM »
1 lens: 24-105 f/4L IS

2 lenses: 35mm 1.4L  135mm f/2L

Some will autofocus only wide open at f/5.6.
Quite an indication that they are not really value for money as there are already incompatibility issues. By the time next generation canon cameras are introduced they may not even function fully open...
True some models work as you said but the future is unknown. Someone would have to find a truly cheap - and working - lens to take this risk...
Now, for Sigma fanatics I have a wonderful 14mm f/3/5 which works only wide open! In addition it serves as a nice paperweight... (there is no additional charge for that  ;D  )

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark ii with WiFi/GPS or Without?
« on: February 20, 2013, 12:50:13 PM »
+1 with you, Azezal. Unfortunately, it seems we are few.
I'm even in a smaller group, no GPS, no WiFi, no swivel screen, and no touch screen.
There wasn't such a selection, otherwise you might had a surprise  ;)

Landscape / Re: Spiral Arm of the Milky Way above the Texas Desert
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:19:32 AM »
That's certainly true!  I'm not exactly a world class expert either, of course.  I just love Milky Way pictures!  I'm thinking the galaxy in your shot, is Andromeda.  It's the closest galaxy, and is on a collision course with us.  Will take a little while to get here though.
Yes! It is indeed Andromeda  :) You can enjoy viewing it even with binoculars...

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark ii with WiFi/GPS or Without?
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:17:09 AM »
As it seems, we may be getting closer to an actual 7D Mark II. I ask you, how would you prefer your 7D Mark II to be served?

And would you pay extra for the additional perks like WiFi and GPS?
1 .I wouldn't pay for gimmicks that I do not want to use:
2. Sealing could be compromised
3. I do not trust Canon to make a camera able to turn them off 100% to avoid battery drain.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark ii with WiFi/GPS or Without?
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:14:34 AM »
And, for that matter, can we please just have the articulating screen already? Anyone that doesn't like it can just LEAVE IT WHERE IT IS. Seriously, I've needed one this entire week...and no, I don't want to go buy a dedicated monitor. That's a stupid suggestion.
Maybe a delicate articulating monitor is an equally stupid suggestion for a supposedly rugged (OK semi-rugged) camera....

EOS Bodies / Re: 6D - error 30!!!
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:39:25 AM »
Try to rent a similar camera. It will be a pity to come back without photos. Then you can have your camera serviced.

Canon General / Re: Lone protester takes on the camera companies at CES
« on: February 14, 2013, 01:55:04 PM »
Welcome to Capitalism.

It's a hard and ugly thing.

...But still so much better than the alternatives.
Why? You assume there is only an alternative and in fact a worse one?

How about all other things being equal, companies try to play nice and still earn a lot of money in the process?

Very silly. People will go to Rio instead...

Lenses / Re: Canon 2X extender : Mk2 vs Mk3 on 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
« on: February 14, 2013, 01:07:32 PM »
In testing, the 2X mk3 converter offers substantial image quality improvements when attached to any Canon lens over the mk2 version.
Can you please elaborate? Canon does not mention optical improvements.

Which lens did you use to compare EF2X II with EF2X III ?

Did you test wide open?

Did you compare the quality at the center, the edges or both?

Sorry for so many questions but I have EF2X II and if there is not much improvement in IQ I'd rather spend my money elsewhere.


Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS ll USM
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:19:14 AM »
Very interesting. You whet my appetite for this lens!

Now I do not have an APS-C camera like 7D. I do have 5D II and 5D III.

I wonder if 5D III with more enlargement will have equally good results...
(I am short of just a 500mm f/4L IS II to find out  ::) )

Lenses / Re: UWA (to complement 35/100/200)?
« on: February 12, 2013, 07:13:54 AM »
EFs 10-22 would be very nice if it's with in your budget.

+1 I had gotten 10-22 a few years ago to use with my 40D and didn't regret it at all.

I have witnessed  people using flash to shoot the Total Solar Eclipse ...   :o  :o  :o

Fortunately my telephoto lens had a hood...   ;)

Canon General / Re: What's your definition of "Pro"?
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:57:18 PM »
I have no problem with this definition. I know I am an amateur. Photography is just my hobby.

Now, if lenses were a little cheaper  ;D

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