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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2014, 11:15:27 AM »
For me, it's all about pixel density. I have 20/10 vision..I can CLEARLY see the pixels. It's utterly horrid..

I'm at 20/15 w-o correction, and I can see the pixels in my EVF too if I want to concentrate on that. 

I have 20/2000 vision.... I can't find my camera without my glasses.....
;D ;D ;D

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Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:36:50 AM »
I got tired of waiting for an announcement and bought the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8.

Sorry Canon, maybe you can pull it together by the time I decide to get a new 50mm.
What kind of lens is it supposed to replace? If you wanted a 14mm Canon already has one.
If you wanted a new UWA zoom then the Rokinon 14mm clearly isn't.

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Nikon has taken Sigma seriously and sued them for US$ 116 million and the Tokyo district court ordered Sigma to US$ 14.5 million, for patent infringement case for lenses with VR technology. Here is teh summary of judgement as posted by Nikonrumors site:
Here is the summary of the judgment:

"Nikon obtained the patent related to VR technology in 2002.
...
2002? :o Shouldn't Canon sue Nikon  ::)

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Lighting / Re: How to get studio light on the fly ...
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:08:58 PM »
Now that looks like something Surapon would come up with!  :D
Surapon may not be a flash ninja but he is a flash samurai  :)

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The ultimate Tamron 150-600mm, available on eBay for only £1,000,000.
I'd advise against it! It is rather expensive.
Why don't you get 2x1Dx, a 300mm f/2.8L IS II, a 400mm 2.8L IS II, a 500mm f/2.8L IS II, a 600mm f/4L IS II, an 800mm f/5.6L IS, 1.4XIII, 2XIII. You will pay less and with the change you will get a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II  ;D ;D ;D

On the other hand the Tamron comes with free shipping so tough choice...  ;D ;D ;D

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I had a 5D3 and 5D2. Recently I sold my 5D2 and got a second 5D3. No regrets. I have 2 new (current) cameras to play with. They
are exactly the same so there is no confusion in their use plus - and that's a big plus for me - no murphy's law: Wrong lens / camera combination.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2014, 02:58:14 PM »
Oooh ... Nessie's been sighted again? Great!
... and ... it will be photographed with a 7D2  ;D

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Any idea on Canon's timeline for a parent to turn into a real product? I am really looking forward for the 85mm IS

Next two years, one would think.

The non-L IS refreshes are in pairs, like the originals from the '90s:

24 / 28 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
35 / 50 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
85 / 100 (the F/2 -- not the two macros) have similar size, filter diameter, etc.

So I see the 85mm and 100mm non-L IS refreshes to be released together.

The only mystery is why the 50 non-L IS is taking so long.  One would have expected that one with the release of the 35mm.

- A
Or ... three or four  :)
But rest assured that in five or six there will be a CR2 for all three missing lenses: 50 IS,85 IS,100 IS  ;D

I believe Canon must answer in the 50 segment soon or Sigma could legitimately scoop some bread and butter Canon pros. 

Consider:  the buzz for the Sigma 50 Art is deafening, and if it's as good as billed and priced correctly, it could scoop both the (a) often-shooting-wide-aperture-but-still-wanting-AF camp (using the 50L) and I-need-a-sharp-corner-to-corner-50 camp (stuck with the trusty old Canon 50 F/1.4).

The overdue Canon 50 F/wedontknow IS is a strong answer to the second group's needs and seems to be the only thing Canon has in the pipeline right now.

- A
I agree and I do not think it is difficult for Canon to do so.

Unless, they are busy working hard for 35mm 1.4L II, 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, 400 5.6L IS ....  ;D ;D

OK I stop  ;D ;D ;D

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Any idea on Canon's timeline for a parent to turn into a real product? I am really looking forward for the 85mm IS

Next two years, one would think.

The non-L IS refreshes are in pairs, like the originals from the '90s:

24 / 28 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
35 / 50 have similar size, filter diameter, etc.
85 / 100 (the F/2 -- not the two macros) have similar size, filter diameter, etc.

So I see the 85mm and 100mm non-L IS refreshes to be released together.

The only mystery is why the 50 non-L IS is taking so long.  One would have expected that one with the release of the 35mm.

- A
Or ... three or four  :)
But rest assured that in five or six there will be a CR2 for all three missing lenses: 50 IS,85 IS,100 IS  ;D

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JPAZ, I started to shake & cry when I saw the prices on the 300 and 85 in the group buy :'(.  Ok, not really, but wow, what a deal, especially on the 300.  Congrats on scoring that price and I'm sure you're dying to get the new lens.  I can't recommend it enough and love it more and more each time I use it.

My only problem with that group buy is that I'm not in the US to take advantage of it  >:(
Me too >:(

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Lenses / Re: Speculation: Year of the Lens
« on: March 12, 2014, 11:27:37 AM »
I replaced my 70-300 with the 70-200 f/4 IS and the 1.4x extender.  It's SO MUCH better and still a very compact lens
Hello, I am interested in this. I was thinking to get the 70-300L for its compactness.
However, I do have 70-200 2.8 II and 70-200 f/4L IS (as well as 1.4XIII and 2XIII teleconverters) which I do not intend to part with. So shall I forget the 70-300L ? (I do not like the reverse use of its rings anyway).

OR, are you referring to the non-L version of the lens?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tokina 24-70 f/2.8 Pro FX Spotted
« on: March 11, 2014, 03:00:59 PM »
I admire your patience, but personally I would not invest big money in gear that is unsupported in my country. If Sigma/Tamron/whoever are unable or unwilling to provide adequate service for their equipment in your place, they don't deserve your money. Software upgrades aren't the only reason you need a service center.
Then I cannot see how we disagree.  I agree with this 100%. And judging by the companies behavior in the past we have the right to act accordingly in the future...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:26:55 PM »
Is size, cost, and weight the reasons someone would go with a 16-35 f/4 over the 16-35 f/2.8?

I like my 16-35mm f/2.8 a lot and haven't noticed any problems with it.
Do you use it for astrophotography fully open?


I have before.  Long exposures in national parks out West for instance.  I carried it down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon a few years ago (with a tripod even).
Well if you used it for astrophotography at 2.8 you will have seen coma in the form of stars looking like...seagulls  >:(  just like this guy:

http://www.extremeinstability.com/lens16-17mm.html

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 10, 2014, 03:30:56 PM »
And now Dylan a tough question. Actually a very tough one: Does your wife know? Does she even  know about this poll?  ;D ;D ;D

If the size and color is same as my 400mm f2.8 IS II, she couldn't tell the diff. That why I ruled out Tamron ;D

That is truly very Funny, deceitfully crafty, and smart.
Nice opportunity to blackmail him for a 10% commission or we rat on him to his wife. ;D

Rienz, I just removed you from my "buddy list" >:(.........Just kidding ;D
By the way, I was seriously considering blackmail for 10% commission, but since you have not removed me from your buddy list, I think I should also be nice and reduce my commission to only 7% of the lens price  ;D

Your G.A.S is not any better than mine. Are you sure you want to do that? ;D ;D ;D

OFF TOPIC:
I'm heading to China this weekend. My co-workers and I will visit Guilin, the mountain range in the weekend there. I'll pack 5D III(x2) and 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III.

Can't even take my A7r with me, since I have no decent UWA for this system >:(

 :). Buy a 16-35 f/2.8L II . There is time.
 :) :). Hide well at home your 400mm f/2.8L IS II
 :) :) :). Come back with your new white lens ...  ;D ;D ;D

Tron, it sounds like a plan :)

I did have a thought about renting 16-35 II or maybe 14mm II. It only cost $150 for 2 weeks ::)
DON'T RENT IT. BUY IT! Feel some temporary G.A.S relief and save the 150$. You are going to buy it anyway. We all know that. Resistance is futile :) :) :) :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon 600mm f4 IS II Vs Canon 200-400mm w/1.4x TC
« on: March 10, 2014, 02:45:21 PM »
And now Dylan a tough question. Actually a very tough one: Does your wife know? Does she even  know about this poll?  ;D ;D ;D

If the size and color is same as my 400mm f2.8 IS II, she couldn't tell the diff. That why I ruled out Tamron ;D

That is truly very Funny, deceitfully crafty, and smart.
Nice opportunity to blackmail him for a 10% commission or we rat on him to his wife. ;D

Rienz, I just removed you from my "buddy list" >:(.........Just kidding ;D
By the way, I was seriously considering blackmail for 10% commission, but since you have not removed me from your buddy list, I think I should also be nice and reduce my commission to only 7% of the lens price  ;D

Your G.A.S is not any better than mine. Are you sure you want to do that? ;D ;D ;D

OFF TOPIC:
I'm heading to China this weekend. My co-workers and I will visit Guilin, the mountain range in the weekend there. I'll pack 5D III(x2) and 24-70 II + 70-200 f2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III.

Can't even take my A7r with me, since I have no decent UWA for this system >:(

 :). Buy a 16-35 f/2.8L II . There is time.
 :) :). Hide well at home your 400mm f/2.8L IS II
 :) :) :). Come back with your new white lens ...  ;D ;D ;D

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