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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:38:39 PM »
Hey all,

I don't shoot pictures of test patterns, and I guess that I must have an excellent copy, then! All I am saying is that the Canon vII is not @$800 better than the Tamron! The VC and AF are dead silent, as well!

Gary W.

Hey all,

    Get the Tamron! It is sharper than the Sigma, Canon IS vI, Canon non IS, and about the same as Canon's vII. It is also weather sealed, unlike the Sigma or the non IS Canon. At $1499, a very good deal when compared to vII and that it beats the rest!

Gary W.


Regarding  "about the same as Canon's vII"

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0

Canon is much better at 200mm f/2.8


You don't shoot test patterns but you just say that Tamron is ... about the same as Canon's 70-200 2.8 II.

However, test patterns are pictures which show much more than simple words like "is about the same"

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:52:15 AM »
It would great if the new 100-400 is on par with the 70-300 or even better, close to the 70-200.  Though I suspect a 4x zoom will be hard to make as sharp as the 70-200 (which is 2.8x zoom).
As long as it will be best at 400mm fully open...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:57:02 AM »
I would get the 5DMkIII for the same handling and performance. it's better to have same bodies especially such good ones (such as 5DMkIII)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/4L IS vs 24-105L
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:42:47 AM »
According to the-digital-picture as i interpret f/4 performance

24mm 24-70  equal at center much better mid-frame and corner
35mm 24-105 better everywhere
50mm 24-105 much better everywhere
70mm 24-105 better at center, slightly worse mid-frame, very slightly better at the corner!

105mm of wait...  :o

I didn't bother to check every aperture. It goes without saying that at f/8 or so both lenses will be more or less equal...

I would never trade my 24-105 f/4L IS for the f/4 version...

But that's me.

P.S Please don't tempt me with 24-70 f/2.8 L II ...

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 13, 2013, 06:40:51 AM »
Hey all,

    Get the Tamron! It is sharper than the Sigma, Canon IS vI, Canon non IS, and about the same as Canon's vII. It is also weather sealed, unlike the Sigma or the non IS Canon. At $1499, a very good deal when compared to vII and that it beats the rest!

Gary W.


Regarding  "about the same as Canon's vII"

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0

Canon is much better at 200mm f/2.8

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 12, 2013, 07:44:36 AM »
If it had to be 2.8 I would get the Canon. I used to have that lens since 1996 (or 1997 it has been a long time...)

I remember it as the first zoom lens that provided fixed lens image quality (judging from B&W enlargements).

I did not enjoy it much with my 1st digital SLR (40D) though as it was in a bag that was stolen  >:(


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Lenses / Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: June 11, 2013, 05:28:25 PM »
50 f1.4 IS (L) prising ~ 600 - 1000$

It is shame for Canon, but from my point of view where is no perfect 50 mm lens currently in its optics line.
50 1.8 II is too cheap and plastic
50 1.4 is not optically perfect and has known mechanical issue
50 1.2 L is too expensive and quite soft until well stopped down

I know that company is very proud for ​​its reputation of best reportage brand, but I hope it has enough resources to provide also perfect solution for most popular fix-focals between upgrades of next "big white pipe" ).
The lens should be optically and mechanically perfect! Also due to Canon doesn't provide sensor stabilisation IS is very desirable (for almost every new lens). I also agree to pay extra for weather sealing and Luxury quality.

The best Canon 50mm EF lens IMHO is the 50mm f/1.8 Mk I. Tiny size, reasonable build and good optically. However no longer available new of course. Thankfully some good copies still exist ;-)
I do have one  8)   (Simply because I had bought it by 1989 or 1990 to gether with 28 2.8 )

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 11:46:15 AM »
If the New 135L is non-IS, fail.
+1. The current 135L is excellent optically already!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:23:08 AM »
Any experience from the past on how long we may need to wait - as time from "patent detection" to "physical product shipped"?

Don't hold your breath for it.
True, there is a CR1 that we will see rumors about these lenses by the year 2020  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 08:19:05 AM »
135 f/2.0 with IS would be awesome ... if they do release it, I hope Canon goes easy on its pricing.

RLPhoto will like this rumor. He might wait for BigValue sale though ;D
Rumor (CR1) has it that the has already tried to pre-order it !!!  ;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: June 10, 2013, 01:22:46 PM »


I wish the 6D were available for $ 1,100 WITHOUT the GPS and the WiFi. Not everyone wants these features built into the camera.

Me too.  I wonder if it would ever be economically viable for Canon to turn out a model like this?

It's called a used 5d2.

Canon isn’t going to strip things off and offer a budget version unless their market tells them they are losing shares on a market.  They did just that on the 6D to keep the same price point held by the 5d2 when they launched the 5d3 on a higher tier.  Judging by the amount of people shooting 5d3s, I’d say they’re not worried about having their price points set too high on the 6D.
True, but a used 5D2 is not much cheaper and it has worse high iso performance. But although I would like a stripped 6D I agree with you that it will not be in the interest of Canon to do so. With this reasoning someone would like to ask for an even more stripped 6D -one for stills only - which would be fine by me too. But this is simply NOT going to happen either.

Up to now I am used to the fact that there is no absolute superset in cameras. May be a camera is better that other in 90% or even 99% but it is never 100%. There is always something. We just choose the best we need and can afford.

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Lenses / Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: June 08, 2013, 11:31:53 PM »
At the moment I'm done buying stuff... finally :)

Hope this feeling lasts!
If you let us know which lenses you have we would be delighted to relieve you of that feeling  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Lenses / Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« on: June 08, 2013, 11:21:34 PM »
will the 100-400 II be released soon?
Everyday, we are getting closer to having it released  soon ;D
Allow me a minor revision:

Every year, we are getting closer to having it released soon ;D

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I just saw that you are in Europe.

In that case the European link for the same series is:

https://www.photoproshop.com/index.php/cPath/135

I have not used one. Instead I made my own combination by getting a (now discontinued) Gitzo Systematic 3541LS with a Markins M20 head (now Q20).

The tripod weighs 1.7Kg and the head less than 600gr.

705
http://photoproshop.com/

Check the Magica M-Series

There are many combinations with Gitzo tripods (modified to have no center column) with Markins Ballheads.
You can get the 2-series for lighter combinations.

Here is just one of the many combinations:

https://www.ppsna.com/product_info.php/cPath/65_136/products_id/1215

P.S I do not know if you will like the price though...


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