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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300-600 f/5.6 w/1.4x TC
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:56:45 AM »
This lens may appeal to some but with the embedded teleconverter it will have many major handicaps. Size, Weight, price. Well regarding the latter I am not in a position to know how much more it would cost due to the teleconverter. However, the first two factors would be affected so much as to negate every portability advantage due to the f/5.6 max aperture. A 300-600 f/5.6 lens would be much smaller (judging from the tamron and assuming that it would be retractable) so it would make the perfect travel super telephoto...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: The Unthinkable: Swapped out 5D3 for 6D
« on: December 12, 2013, 04:04:54 PM »
I too believe that since you have 5D3 cameras you should proceed with the 600mm 4L IS II first. Glass before body especially since you own the second best. Now if you just had a Rebel that would be a totally different matter...

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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 12, 2013, 03:58:57 PM »
You shouldn't have done that!

With your blower intact, you would be able to test the IQ of other TSA agents ...    ;D  ;D  ;D

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Canon General / Re: Useless or absurd accessories
« on: December 11, 2013, 05:20:32 PM »
The most useless accessories I have: memory wallets (I have two), filters wrenchs and 40mm f2.8 lens hood.

+ 1 for me , for Filter wrenches.
Surapon
I hadn't thought of them at all until I was at trouble to unscrew a filter from a lens I was about to sell in front of the buyer  ;D  ;D  ;D

Fortunately I was able to unscrew it eventually  :) and he is the happy owner of a 16-35mm f/2.8L (version I) lens. Now Canon where is my 16-35mm f/2.8L III ?  8)

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 09:38:59 PM »
One could compare the price of 24 1.4L vs. 24 1.4L II though...

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 08:42:09 PM »
I expect prices on the 35L II to be around 40% more than the current, which would put it around $1900-2100 given the trends of all the other "Mark II" versions.

I don't think I will jump on this right away, even though I have been waiting for it. The current 35L I own is excellent, but I do expect the 35L II to be quite a bit improved in some aspects. The price will just suck.

I will wait for rebates before I bite... Given the 24-70 II and 70-200 II dip to $1700 prices, I would wait until I could snag the 35L II for $1400-1500 before I do buy it.

This is all speculation of course, though!  ;D


On the other side, "What If..." Canon surprised us with a 35mm f/1.2L.. If they could sell it at that $2000-2100 price range, I think people would have less of a problem for the increase in aperture. It would at least help justify it a bit more... As long as it performed very well, I think people would be a bit more happy with it at that cost.
Yes sure, f/1.2. Now the fact that it would be bigger and heavier in addition to pricier is a slight detail I guess. Not to mention the slower AF speed. Sigma would love all these....

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:24:31 PM »
Thanks to my razor sharp Sigma 35, I'm not even interested in the 35L II. Not any longer.. The 35L II will probably match the Sigma 35 in terms of IQ. Maybe even outperform it a little bit.. But the price tag will be totally Canon. :D

If Canon wants to sell something new in this FL, they should release a tack sharp 16-35L III. (sharp corner to corner). I'd buy that!

+1
Can you please stop suggesting interesting lenses? You whet my appetite ...   ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
Now seriously, even if a new 35mm 1.4L II were a fact I would consider it only if it proved to not exhibit coma like the current 35mm 1.4L does. So I would wait for lenstip to test it and/or sites like extremeinstability (that guy has some really nice photos).

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:08:03 PM »
So maybe an announcement in 2015? Delayed until 2016?
Something like that could be even CR2  :)

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:24:26 PM »
The amount of detail this lens renders is stunning:


Lots of detail, but I wanted to see a larger version!

Sorry - this one has commercial value, so I don't give away the big ones.

I'm the same way with most of mine.

Don't blame you.  I've managed to make photography somewhat profitable in a day where photography has been cheapened, but it is a fight.

Well you're ahead of me there obviously, but I hope to learn more how to go about it.  Because I have some amazing prints ready to sell right now...at least in my opinion and lots of folks who saw them, but chose to buy hand made jewelry and the like, instead!

At one point I decided not to worry about the commercial side of things and simply enjoy my photography. To me it is strictly a hobby and fortunately my job pays well enough to be a little bit creative on the equipment side of things as well, but I'm keeping it reasonable ;) I admire those who can make a profit out of photography, especially in these timen. Seems like a lot of hard work to me.

Is your regular job not hard work?  If I was making 6 or 7 figures from other types of work, I would still try to sell my photography.  I'd also like to get into film production.  But yes, photography itself has been radically cheapened and diluted in this day and age, and basically the world has 6 billion "photographers".  Almost seems like a billion of them are better than I am, or at least sell more of their work than I do!

My regular job is hard work, so I like to spend my free time not worrying about making money. If there were an easy way to make money from my photography, I might consider it but looking back at the time I was a student (and heavily into mountainbiking), working part-time in a bikeshop killed a lot of the enthusiasm I had for bicycle gear and in the end, cycling itself.

That's a shame, however maybe your chances of getting testicular cancer are less because of it?

There's no relation between cycling and testicular cancer.

Lance Armstrong would beg to differ.

Haha we're straying far off topic, but if this were true, then a lot more people would have it.

Not necessarily.  Anyway I think I'd like to buy a mountain bike after I sell my dirtbike!  I don't foresee buying another dirtbike any time soon, but would still like to ride on two wheels offroad, while trying to stay in shape.  I would not ride it all the time, though.  Also don't want to spend a lot of money.

Can't we go ONE day without talking about testicular cancer......

To make this interesting thread a little mor interesting: no we can't, at least not today. But to be on  topic, its a luck we can't get testicle cancer from buying cycling (or camera) gear, otherwise this forum would have to die. So lets buy something nice for christmas, and enjoy not to carry a to heavy wallet :)
It's just great, this many nested quotes; creates an interesting effect I must say  8)
Over at heise.de they call it a submarine thread, their forum software displays threads differently. Users of course tested how deep the submarine could go before it touched the ocean floor (the software limits).

Here it looks more like a tunnel, so we have a tunnel thread. Do we know how deep a tunnel we can build? :)
We can try to learn by continuing the replies  ;D
Let's hope we don't break the forum  :o ::) :-\
This is becoming funny...  ;D

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Third Party Lenses (Sigma, Tamron, etc.) / Re: Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:19:48 PM »
The amount of detail this lens renders is stunning:


Lots of detail, but I wanted to see a larger version!

Sorry - this one has commercial value, so I don't give away the big ones.

I'm the same way with most of mine.

Don't blame you.  I've managed to make photography somewhat profitable in a day where photography has been cheapened, but it is a fight.

Well you're ahead of me there obviously, but I hope to learn more how to go about it.  Because I have some amazing prints ready to sell right now...at least in my opinion and lots of folks who saw them, but chose to buy hand made jewelry and the like, instead!

At one point I decided not to worry about the commercial side of things and simply enjoy my photography. To me it is strictly a hobby and fortunately my job pays well enough to be a little bit creative on the equipment side of things as well, but I'm keeping it reasonable ;) I admire those who can make a profit out of photography, especially in these timen. Seems like a lot of hard work to me.

Is your regular job not hard work?  If I was making 6 or 7 figures from other types of work, I would still try to sell my photography.  I'd also like to get into film production.  But yes, photography itself has been radically cheapened and diluted in this day and age, and basically the world has 6 billion "photographers".  Almost seems like a billion of them are better than I am, or at least sell more of their work than I do!

My regular job is hard work, so I like to spend my free time not worrying about making money. If there were an easy way to make money from my photography, I might consider it but looking back at the time I was a student (and heavily into mountainbiking), working part-time in a bikeshop killed a lot of the enthusiasm I had for bicycle gear and in the end, cycling itself.

That's a shame, however maybe your chances of getting testicular cancer are less because of it?

There's no relation between cycling and testicular cancer.

Lance Armstrong would beg to differ.

Haha we're straying far off topic, but if this were true, then a lot more people would have it.

Not necessarily.  Anyway I think I'd like to buy a mountain bike after I sell my dirtbike!  I don't foresee buying another dirtbike any time soon, but would still like to ride on two wheels offroad, while trying to stay in shape.  I would not ride it all the time, though.  Also don't want to spend a lot of money.

Can't we go ONE day without talking about testicular cancer......

To make this interesting thread a little mor interesting: no we can't, at least not today. But to be on  topic, its a luck we can't get testicle cancer from buying cycling (or camera) gear, otherwise this forum would have to die. So lets buy something nice for christmas, and enjoy not to carry a to heavy wallet :)
It's just great, this many nested quotes; creates an interesting effect I must say  8)
Over at heise.de they call it a submarine thread, their forum software displays threads differently. Users of course tested how deep the submarine could go before it touched the ocean floor (the software limits).

Here it looks more like a tunnel, so we have a tunnel thread. Do we know how deep a tunnel we can build? :)
We can try to learn by continuing the replies  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:10:20 PM »
As long as that claim didn't come from M.ST…   ::)
Oh please! I am sure he has already tested it  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 300-600 f/5.6 w/1.4x TC
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:06:43 PM »
And still no 100-400 mark 2       :(
+1  :(   :-\ >:(

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:00:36 PM »
Let's don't get too excited. How many 35mm 1.4L II rumors have been proven wrong up to now?   ::)

In addition, this is CR1 after all. But,  I admit that the rumors rating is a good thing. It keeps our expectancies reasonable and at the same time keeps saves the credibility of this site.

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You can browse their site and see for yourself the product descriptions...

The only time I heard something - unimportant though - was when a friend had ordered a Canon lens and instead of sending it immediately they asked him whether he wanted to augment his order with anything else!

He told them to just ship the lens and they did so (since the lens was a 16-35 2.8 version I you can deduct that this was many years ago).

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