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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: April 02, 2014, 02:16:08 AM »
I have to take issue with it being sharp wide open.  It's not remotely as sharp at f/1.2, as for example the 135L is at its wide open f/2 (not even in the center...and at the borders the 85L is pretty soft, and suffers from coma).  Also, the 85L has a fairly high vignette anywhere near wide open aperture.


My copy of the 85II L is really sharp wide open. It's sharper than my 135L wide open. My 2nd photographer's copy isn't quite as sharp as mine but it's still very sharp.

I'm really not that fussed about coma, it's very easily correctable. The point of the 85IIL is that it's a portraiture lens, hence the soft corners, dreamy bokeh and strong vignette wide open...it's an optical photoshop look...and really works wonders with portraits.


No doubt there's sample variation, I suspect you have a soft 135 and the 85 I rented was slightly soft.  I fully realize it's a portrait lens.  But as for coma being "easily correctable", I'm not sure how you do that.


@CarlTN +1 on your coma comment.

@GMCPhotographics Vey interesting on coma correction! Maybe you know something we don't

http://www.lenstip.com/189.7-Lens_review-Canon_EF_85_mm_f_1.2L_II_USM_Coma_and_astigmatism.html

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Canon interested April fools day? Next attempt please...

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: April 01, 2014, 03:48:50 PM »
OP practically removed everything via editing.

Nice BS thread by the way...

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To day is the best day for EF35mm 1.4L II and 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II rumors  ;D

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I would try the rice trick for a 1-3 days. Hopefully that works, if not, CPS.
Since you already have put rice why don't you also put the camera with the rice to the oven? Set the temperature to something reasonable. Serve hot  :)

Ok seriously now the best is to call Canon service if you trust them...


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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 02:17:16 PM »
It's just a patent. So, I will continue enjoying my EF85mm 1.2L II for the years to come  ;D

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 12:55:59 PM »
This seems to be one more in a long line of posts that confuse personal preferences/needs with market realities.

On the other hand, current Canon brand market realities are so boring this it needs a troll thread to generate some interest beyond "7d2 [CR1]" and "35L2 [CR0]" :-o
;D ;D ;D

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Canon General / Re: The end of the 5D line?
« on: March 31, 2014, 04:56:23 AM »
Hi Renaissance.
I think your letter to Canon complaints department ended up here by mistake!

Cheers Graham.
;D ;D ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: When can we drop 'D' for 'Digital'
« on: March 28, 2014, 01:15:43 PM »
How long will it be before they call our cameras SLRs instead of DSLRs? When will the 'D' become redundant?
Probably around the same time we drop "P" from PC or "Smart" from Smartphone ;D
+1  ;D
Plus, dropping D won't make them any better  ;D ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 07:31:11 PM »
I have looked closely at the A7r for that reason but there seem to be three big question marks - light leak, AF performance and IQ when using an EF adaptor.
Add to them the shutter vibration issue and the raw files with lossy compression...

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 27, 2014, 02:00:32 PM »
This actually makes sense to me, although I've been skeptical about Canon's "need" to release a high megapixel full frame camera.

I'll go back to a prediction I make quite a while back – I can see Canon releasing a "5D HD" that offers a pixel density somewhere in the same neighborhood as the 7D (46 mp), perhaps a little less. Same body, same basic functionality (with a slower frame rate likely) just a new sensor and maybe a little faster processor.

It would give customers a choice, but keep their production costs down since many of the components could be shared by both bodies.  Canon has seen the D800 sales figures, so they know that high megapixels aren't in huge demand, but they probably also know there is a small subset of customers that will pay a premium for more resolution. Give them what they want, but keep the production costs down.

Even in the face of this rumor which is contrary to some of your predictions, you're still falling back on them?  The main thing I notice in this rumor, is that the "3D" will have 4k video capability.  That is not "the same basic functionality" as a 5D3.  This model is obviously intended to be upmarket from the 5D3.  Slower frame rates for stills, no doubt...but it's going to be able to do a lot more video-wise.

I don`t think they will name it `3D`because its misleading... people will think that it can do 3D video...
Oh but it will! It will just be the 3DsMkIV turbo gti-plus model  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:31:44 PM »
I would expect a 44.2MP 4K FF sensor (11520x7680)
Can't you even multiply ?  :o

11520x7680 = 88473600 = 88.4MP

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in 2014? [CR1]
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:36:45 PM »
Northlightttttttttt?  This is a CR0 rumor. Next please  :)

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Uinta Bag System Giveaway
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:05:44 PM »
I guess I cannot enter?   I do not macebook or twitter/tweet....?????
I thought I had entered and then .. saw how to enter. No point. I have no social media account  >:(

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:08:05 PM »
To me this behavior is highly unprofessional...

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