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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 24, 2014, 02:32:48 PM »
We should all be rewarded with a nice bag from gura for our patience.
+1  :)

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 24, 2014, 12:04:22 PM »
Nice to see that Gura Gear is holding another contest. They make fantastic products and it's great they give us one more chance to win some.
Of course, I'd still like to hear who were the winners last time. (Full disclosure: I have a horse in that race!)
Not so nice to see they are letting us down on this very thread...

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 24, 2014, 12:00:02 PM »
There is the Tokina 16-28mm F2.8 lens which is kind of worse than the Canon 16-35mm in it's IQ, doesn't accept screw on filters. But's it's really cheap.


Actually the image quality from the Tokina has better IQ and less distortion. The only downside is that it doesn't take filters.


I don't own one but as far as reviews and tests go, Tokina does score better.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=773&CameraComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0
Canon is better

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=3
Tokina maybe slightly better

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=3&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=3
Canon is better

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=1&API=3&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=1&APIComp=3
Tokina is better

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=0&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=0
both are so so...

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=3&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=2&APIComp=3
canon is better

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0
canon is better

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=412&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=3&LensComp=773&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=3
canon is better

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: When can we drop 'D' for 'Digital'
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:51:23 AM »
I think the same thing every time I type DSLR.

However, I also think right after that, "Well, it is a DSLR!  I still have a SLR in the closet."

IMHO, the D will never be redundant because there will always be other forms of SLR, used or otherwise.

As for mirrorless... well, that's not a SLR camera anyway so I don't think this discussion applies.

In fact, if you want to really pick nits, consider that an SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex.  The fact that it is a Single Lens camera must mean that it should be set apart from what?  Multi Lens cameras?  I'm guessing yes, since there were cameras made way back that did indeed have multiple lenses, esp movie cameras.  So the Single Lens part has been somewhat redundant for even longer, correct?
Exactly!

We can get rid of the D because the default now is digital...
We can get rid of the SL since the default is single lens......
We can get rid of the R once we go mirrorless......

This will reduce us to shooting with cameras...
... or phones... :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: When can we drop 'D' for 'Digital'
« on: March 24, 2014, 07:27:39 AM »
It will not be redundant. Unless you are willing to buy a used EOS 600, EOS 650, EOS 700, EOS 100, EOS 5, EOS  1, etc...  ;D ;D ;D

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.... or ... Samyang Announces 10mm f/2.8 ED AS NCS CS Lens: Who cares?  ;D

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I waited for such a lens for a very long time.

But a this price I rather take the Canon 10-22. AF + Zoom at lower price and same weight and size.

If it comes down to about 350€ I might get one.
+1000 I was about to say something similar for the 10-22.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:40:22 PM »
...

Zeiss 21mm 2.8: At least it is a 2.8 lens. It is not AF but I observed that I can focus manually easily. Not a zoom either.
It is very sharp across the frame.

I find the AF confirmation zone is pretty big for the Z21 f/2.8 using phase detect.  Is that your experience as well?  Big enough (between beeps) that the subject could be out of critical focus.
I used it for landscapes and astrophotography. Of course not all photos were focused at infinity but I observed I had no problem. But I attribute this to the lens being ultra wide.

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Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:24:12 PM »
I am afraid you ask too much: 2.8, Auto focus, Zoom.

I should add that I use some ultra wide lenses but they do not fall under your preferences.

But still I can mention them: TS-E 17mm. Well it is not a 2.8 it is not AF and it is not a zoom.
But it is the ultimate architecture lens and a very sharp one across the frame.

Zeiss 21mm 2.8: At least it is a 2.8 lens. It is not AF but I observed that I can focus manually easily. Not a zoom either.
It is very sharp across the frame.


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Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:10:24 PM »
Can you please elaborate? What exactly you don't like?

Can you please mention <focal length>/<aperture>/<center or corner> combinations ?

I am asking because having sold my version I 16-35 I am thinking about version II...

I have seen comparisons from a technical site but I would like an opinion subjective as it may is...

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 20, 2014, 08:55:35 PM »
Gura Gear Giveaway!

I have a bunch of cool Gura Gear products I bought for the readers of Canon Rumors.

What are we giving away?

- Chobe Bag (I love mine)
- Et Cetera Cases
- Tembo Cases
- Sabi Stabilizers
- Anansi Stabilizers
- Gura Gear T-Shirts
- Gura Gear Steel Water Bottle

See everything at www.guragear.com

How to enter?
- Reply to this thread with a picture of your gear.
- In that picture there must be a post-it note, a piece of paper, anything that says "Canon Rumors Gura Gear Giveaway".
- From the above items, pick the 3 you'd most like to receive!

This contest is open to everyone living on earth that can receive mail!

That's it.... have at it! This will run until Thursday. Be creative, have fun. Don't overthink it!

Cheers,
Craig
Reminder?  :o

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 20, 2014, 08:53:54 PM »
Just an idea: Until there is a winner we create and increase a tunnel thread  ;D
Reminder  :)
Reminder  :)

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:48:17 AM »
Maybe if a few more months pass we can protest by ...deleting our posts. There is no point to have post images of our gear for nothing...

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lexar CF cards FAIL - Sandisk?
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:46:13 AM »
This also why huge cards may not always be a good idea.  Many photographers choose to use multiple smaller cards.  If you put all your photographic eggs in one CF/SD basket, when (not if) you have a problem with the card, you have lost a lot more data.  Using smaller cards reduces the chances of losing all your photographs.  Sure it is a little more hassle having to switch out cards..... but at least you are not switching film out after 24/36 shots.   ;D

My free and worthless opinion:  The more important the photoshoot, the more smaller cards I use.  It is all about playing the odds.

I'll echo what's been said before - They don't make'em the way they used to. I would rather cover my bases with two 16GB SD than a 32GB SD card. I'm just a cautious fellow sometimes.
I will echo too...

2 The reduction in cycles can be dealt with an increase in capacity. Only then the reuse count will be smaller (just like ssd disks)

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Software & Accessories / Re: LP-E6 third party and Canon Chargers
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
Also a good reason to buy one of these generic AC/DC chargers for $11 that don't care who made the battery...



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Charger-LC-E6E-F0R-Canon-LP-E6-LPE6-EOS-7D-60D-5D-Mark-II-DSLR-Camera-US-/171270106288?pt=Batteries_Chargers&hash=item27e07e6cb0
If someone gets an expensive camera like 5DMkIII I cannot see how they save a little by getting cheap batteries.

I would understand maybe a pro who has to go a place with no electricity for many days has to have many batteries so buying cheap makes sense.

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