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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 07:07:34 AM »
85/1.4
85/1.2L III
This is not realistic. 1.4 would compete with 1.2. You may wish it but it will simply not happen.
35/1.4L II
14-24L
16-35L III
I would these too. Plus they seem a logical next step (Canon please ...)

135/1.8L IS
Doable but maybe not practical. It would be MUCH more expensive and heavier. It would not be low profile any more. An f/2.0L IS version would be more smaller/lighter/cheaper than this.

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 06:46:30 AM »
Now there are other lenses, but these are the most crucial IMO: (I have / or have had, all these lenses)

Canon EF 14 2.8 L II (2007) has bad IQ, lot's of CA/coma in the corners, beaten well by the Zoom lens 14-24 2.8 Nikon, as well as the Samyang 14mm.
Canon EF 16-35 2.8 L II (2007) has bad IQ,, lot's of CA/coma and soft in the corners. It has it's strengths in weight and portability but need an IQ upgrade.
Canon EF 24 1.4 L II (2008) has REALLY BAD IQ!! CA and so much coma in the corners that it basically useless in low lit sutations wide open. Beaten well by Samyang 24 1.4! Wake up Canon!!
Canon EF 35 1.4 L II (1998) has bad IQ, lot's of CA/coma/soft in the corners. An old lens well beaten by Samyang 35 1.4 and Sigma 35 1.4, needs an upgrade, but IMO 24 1.4 is more important to prioritize!
Canon EF 50 1.8 II, (1990), the oldest 50mm is the best 50mm Canon has. Corner sharpness is bad, but still beets all other 50mm from Canon, still this lens suffers from CA and is beaten well by the Nikon 50 1.8 and Sigma 50 1.4.
Canon EF 50 1.4 (1993) is suffering from severe CA wide open, well beaten by the Nikon 50 1.8 / Sigma 50 1.4.

Canon need to pull their finger out of wherever they are currently (the Cinema division) and respect and prioritize the DSLR customers which have put Canon where they are.


Have you even tried these lenses or are you chart watching? Your comments are extream and very irritating to those of us who actually use these items in a professional guise....which the L lenses were created. They weren't designed for web trolls who claim knowledge, but their experiance seems to come from looking at web reviews. I use a 35mm f1.4 L, 24mm f1.4 II L and 16-35IIL day in day out professionally and have for many years. If you think those lenses are junk because of a few minor aberations...then you really need to get a grip. No lens is perfect, end of subject. All of the lenses above, I use wide open and I have produced great photos which sell and sell. A fast prime shot a f1.2 or f1.4 is a remarkable thing and a lens which is delivered to the customer with pro build, AF and great optics for around £1200 is quite remarkable. These lenses are astonishing and can produce amazing photographs in the right hands. If you pass over these gems because of some crazy elitest attitude...it really is your loss....but please don't come on here and spout your views as verbatim...as you will be challenged!
Consider this, most of the best photographs ever taken were taken on quite lowly kit...Steve McCurry, Cartier Bresson...to name a few. Perhapse we should be more critical of our photographs than our lenses? I suspaect that 99% of modern lenses and cameras out perform their users.
+1 You beat me to it ;)

As I have some of the mentioned lenses and have seen photos from some other allow me to comment:

Canon EF14mm f2.8L II I do have it. It has good IQ and NOT so much Coma! It does have some but it is not a buy stopper.
Canon EF16-35mm f2.8 L (Sorry it's the version I that I have and can comment upon): Bad IQ at the corners (and only in the corners)
and a lot of coma. Judging from that I believe that the version II will not be a huge upgrade (at least regarding coma)

Canon 35mm 1.4L I do have it and It does have coma.

Canon 24mm 1.4L II. This I do not have but i have NO reason to doubt the following 2 reviews:

http://www.extremeinstability.com/lens24mm.html
http://www.lenstip.com/245.7-Lens_review-Canon_EF_24_mm_f_1.4L_II_USM_Coma_and_astigmatism.html
According to the screenshots shown in these reviews it is a joke lens regarding coma.
If you add the fact that my Zeiss 21mm 2.8 ZE has very good corners and almost NO coma I believe that there is indeed room for improvement for Canon lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 11, 2013, 01:33:30 PM »
Sorry to disappoint, but these new lenses are just white versions of existing models to match the new white SL1 /100D shortly to be released in Japan and Korea.

Of course, to complement the new white SL1 they will also be re-releasing some of the L lenses such as the 70-200mm F2.8 L in black.
;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 11, 2013, 08:04:04 AM »
It's even silly to show teasers for practically nothing.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D - Getting started in Magic Lantern ...
« on: November 11, 2013, 04:59:41 AM »
Does 6D ML  support fully uninstall (unlike 5D3) ?

I actually don't know if you can remove the 6d bootflag because I don't intend to do it, there are no reports of Canon making any fuzz about it - this issue is blown out of proportion because it seems many people don't realize "uninstalling" ML is simply by formatting the sd/cf card as the camera then boots w/o ml (or simply press a button on startup).

Ask 1% in the ML forum (new ports -> 6d dev kit) as he's the maintainer of the 6d ML "Tragic Lantern" port.
OK thanks

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 12:27:16 PM »
OK, I might have to update my lenses but still allow me to ... order:

a 400mm 5.6L IS with at least the same quality and AF speed
a 16-35mm 2.8L III (Please better corners and less coma)
a super quality 100-400 4.5-5.6L IS II
a 14-24 f/2.8L for people who need this and have the absurd idea that a 16-35 2.8 is not necessary
a 35mm 1.4L II (OK I will have to upgrade mine but I will accept one with NO coma)
a 135mm f/2L IS (same as before I will have to upgrade mine but IS in 135mm is so useful... )
a 600mm f/5.6 DO with L lens quality (I don't say that I will be able to afford it though and since it will be a 600mm/4L IS II ... almost killer it will most probably won't happer)

So I am ...  fine with 7 lenses! See I left one more for spare ...  ;D  ;D  ;D

On second thought:  24-105 f/4L IS II that will improve a very nice otherwise lens (so at to make it a 24-70 2.8 II killer - OK it won't happen most probably)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D - Getting started in Magic Lantern ...
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:47:07 AM »
@Marsu42: hello,

we are both at CR and Magiclantern forums but I feel this it is appropriate to ask here:

Does 6D ML  support fully uninstall (unlike 5D3) ?

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card writing speed faster (UDMA)
I can accept everything else but I seriously doubt this one.

5D3 supports UDMA 7 and can be really fast at card writing (albeit only when writing at Compact Flash).


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:02:59 AM »
Against all "hope": A DF-ish FF, 1Dx sensor, 5D3 AF, no video, native ISO 51200, extension H1 and H2. A stills only body for Christmas... 8) Just to keep up with the Joneses. US $ 2.8k (as Canon will ask a bit more)
I think you will be SLIGHTLY disappointed  ::)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 08, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »
Besides, he's taken his fight to DPR:  http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52443217

 ;D   ;D

Well spotted, that is hilarious.

But what is even more funny is that if you read the replies on his thread he got no sympathy at all from the dpreview crowd !  ;D
So no respect for the president ?   :o  :o  :o

Haven't you seen his signature?

Member of Swedish Photographers Association since 1984
Canon, Hasselblad, Leica,Nikon, Linhoff, Sinar
President of IARNA International anti-banding and read out noise Association

 ;D  ;D  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 08, 2013, 04:32:57 PM »
by the way.... canon has just released new software updates.

has someone looked for hints?
sometimes you can find hints about new cameras when you inspect the code.
I do not want to disappoint you but Canon did something strange at least as the USA site.
They claim to have newer updates but the release numbers correspond to older versions!

I do have these releases (DPP, EOS Utility, Digital Solution disk) since September.
Now why they have done this eludes me...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 02:19:18 PM »
If it does not start with a 5, 6, or 7 I will be very disappointed...
Me too although we can pretty sure it will not start with 5 or 6... yet!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 02:18:39 PM »
I do not think a new rebel is worth the teaser.

Unfortunately I admit it looks very much like a rebel  >:(

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 II with IS
« on: November 07, 2013, 09:21:39 PM »
I believe Canon issued the non-I.S. first because it wouldn't sell...later
when the one with I.S. was available

I'm really hoping this is the case.  I've been thinking about trading in my fairly new 24-105 5D3 kit lens towards a 24-70 II, but considering the hit I'll take on the trade-in, I feel compelled to keep using it in the hopes that a 24-70 II with IS is in the nearish future.  The "ish" after "near" is a concern though.
I wouldn't worry. It will take less that 10 years... probably  ;D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Dynamic range Nikon/Sony vs Canon
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:08:56 PM »
Where is Terje the one post wonder? ... I'm betting that Terje is "he who must not be named" of this forum ;D

If I did take that bet, the only question left would be, "How much do I owe you?"
;D ;D ;D
;D ;D ;D ;D ... but its amazing that people like Terje specifically target a member with their very first post ... I mean do people like Treje think we are that dumb that we don't even know that "------" is same as " -----"?
Still they get to live in a very nice - albeit cold - country...  ;D 

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