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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 12:53:02 PM »
I do not have 24-70 2.8 II so maybe I am not entitled 10)% to express an opinion but I am satisfied with my 24-105. You will not lose only IS but the 70-105mm range as well. You may have this range in another lens, say a 70-200 but unless you always carry 2 bodies you will have to switch lenses more often. Unless you tend to use the lens more at the wide  end.

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PowerShot / Re: PowerShot Announcements Tonight [CR3]
« on: August 21, 2013, 09:34:56 PM »
I'm a bit surprised the G16 doesn't have dual-pixel AF like the 70d. It is the flagship point & shoot isn't it?  Or am I expecting too much?
You are expecting too much  ;D

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Option 1   5D mk3 + 24-105 kit with a 135L f2

1. Later upgrade from either a 6D to a 5D mk 3 and/or from a Tamron lens to a Canon lens will cost.

2. 5D mk3 is good for sports, landscape and family shots.

3. A 5D mk3 with 24-105 kit is good  value for money (in contrast to getting the lens separately in the future)

4. 135 is a very good lens that can be used for sports and family shots. Also it is small and light in contrast to 70-200 2.8


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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New tripod suggestions
« on: August 18, 2013, 03:40:29 PM »
I got a gitzo systematic series (3541LS which I think is not produced any more) so as to avoid the center column.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Price for a good used Canon 5d Mark II??
« on: August 17, 2013, 04:49:31 PM »
Slightly off topic but you can always get a new 6D body only or in kit with 24-105. Compare the price of the 6D + 24-105 kit with the price that you would pay for the used 5DII and the price of the 24-105 if bought new separately.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 2x and 1.4x mk3 extenders
« on: August 16, 2013, 08:39:10 AM »
Nice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
;D
Let us know when you take a picture of ... Jupiter  ;D

First shot it didn't fit the screen completely so I had to step back couple feet.
Ha ha ha!
Just a couple feet? Not a couple ... planets?  :o

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 2x and 1.4x mk3 extenders
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:52:23 AM »
Alex can you tell us what was the brand of 12mm extension tube ?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 2x and 1.4x mk3 extenders
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:35:48 AM »
Nice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
;D
Let us know when you take a picture of ... Jupiter  ;D

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Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:34:16 AM »
I second that. Canon should get the engineering staff to start again working on great ideas.

It seems to me it's not about ideas, but about laws of physics - the innovative 200-400L is heavy for a reason, the same reason why they left IS out of the 24-70L2. And they are innovative with IS primes and hybrid af on the 24-70/4, while your request for just "updating" the traditional 35L with better iq contradicts the great ideas you seem to want.

One real innovation though will be the new line of DO lenses, there have been lots of patents on CR, but who knows when these will be released - probably only when they sold a non-DO prime to everyone so people have a reason to upgrade :-p

If Canon released a new line of DO lenses, I bet you would see a lot of people in forums like this, complaining that they don't have enough contrast...and wishing they would make a counterpart that did not use diffractive optics.  There's no shortage of people who like to complain.
More than 10 years have passed since the Canon introduced a DO lens. They should be able to make DO lenses with enough contrast by now...  ;D

They should also be able to make 1.6x sensors at least on par with those found in Nikon, but apparently they can't.
True, that's why we wish improvements on this forum  ;)

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I also own an EOS 620. First real camera I bought, brand new in 1987. I still have it but haven't used it in a long time. Regrettably, I sold off a minty 50mm purchased at the same time a few years ago.

If your 28-70 is from the late 80's, and doesn't work on camera equipment produced in the 2000's, I can't say that I would expect differently.
My 28-70 is from the late 80's and doesn't work on some camera equipment produced in the 90's (like EOS 50E). You cannot expect differently but then feel free not to expect that your super Sigma lenses will work one  decade later. If you have used them a lot it will not matter much probably but a Canon 24-70 2.8 L II will still be great even then!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs 5D3 vs 5D2 for indoor rental
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:27:19 AM »
Quote
And if one does decide to take gear, again, the respectful thing to do would be ask the paid professional.
Quite wrong! The respectful thing to do would be ask the paying couple!

Why, I think one should ask both the couple and the pro. For the couple, it is their show; for the pro, it is his/her workplace.
The last time I checked the couple hires and pays the pro. As you said it is their show so they have the final word. Pro has a workplace only because the couple decided so...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 2x and 1.4x mk3 extenders
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:30:34 PM »
Nice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
;D

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Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:25:49 PM »
When I go for 2 lenses, it's often the Canon 15-85mm and Canon 70-300mm L.
A killer combination indeed, especially if combined with a 10-22 lens (I know you mentioned other brand you just reminded me of my beloved and stolen 10-22).
But the point is that OP has already a FF camera. I agree with you that in this case the 24-105 is the best all round lens(I do own and like it). I would complement it with the 16-35 and 135 (and leave behind all others) to avoid carrying the 70-200 2.8

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Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:18:12 PM »
The only way to not change lens often is to get a second FF body. Put the 16-35 in one and the 70-200 in the other and you are done.  Only then the 35 - 70 range does not matter a lot.

Otherwise a 24-105 is more versatile.

I have my 5d mkII that I could use. Perhaps I should bring it alongside the 5d mkIII as a "backup" ?
Didn't want to carry to much weight/gear with me on the trip though :)
When I want minimum size/weight a carry a 5D2 with 24-105 and 70-200 f/4 IS. But I try to combine lenses you already have. True 2 bodies and a 70-200 2.8 is a heavy combination. In that case a viable alternative is 5D3 with 16-35 50 135 and 1.4X.

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Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:20:56 PM »
The only way to not change lens often is to get a second FF body. Put the 16-35 in one and the 70-200 in the other and you are done.  Only then the 35 - 70 range does not matter a lot.

Otherwise a 24-105 is more versatile.

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