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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Just a couple feet? Not a couple ... planets?Ha ha ha!Let us know when you take a picture of ... JupiterNice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
First shot it didn't fit the screen completely so I had to step back couple feet.
Let us know when you take a picture of ... JupiterNice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
True, that's why we wish improvements on this forumMore 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...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.
They should also be able to make 1.6x sensors at least on par with those found in Nikon, but apparently they can't.
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.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!
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.
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...QuoteAnd 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.
Nice, maybe I should try with my 1200/5.6.
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).
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.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
If zeiss made AF lenses for canon, I'd probably not own any canon glass.I think that Sony/Zeiss 135mm 1.8 has something to do with this
The 5d mark 2's AF is horrid... worse than your rebel in my opinion... The 6d's CENTER AF POINT is better than any of the 3 cameras, from what I can tell, but every other AF point, the 5d3 is better in... so... to rehash, if you like to focus/recompose, then the 6d would be good for you, if you like a camera that works when you want it how you want it with a kick ass AF, get the 5d3.+1 I am spoilt (spoiled ) with 5D3's AF
I'm going to be ordering a 500mm mk2 in the next week or so and in all likelihood will be getting a grey market one as I'll save £1000 on the UK price. If Canon want to play the global market game then so should we. As Canon no longer do international warranties (I wonder why?!?) I spoke to Canon customer services today about what happens if the lens dies in the first year. They told me if the lens went faulty I'd have to return it to a service centre in the territory it was intended for or get it repaired locally and reclaim the costs from Canon in the intended market i.e. Japan in this instance. So even if I bought European-market gear and it went faulty on a trip to, say, Brazil, I couldn't get it repaired in Brazil without forking out for the repair there and then. Customer care? Not once Canon HQ have your money it seems.Quit whining and buy the damn thing
Anyway, I'm not here to question Canon's approach to their customers (although I did) but wondered if any of you have access to a table of failure rates for their lenses (or bodies for that matter). I wouldn't expect a lens to fail in the first year but clearly it's possible. Is the percentage failure rate evenly spread throughout their product range or are there specific items that are notorious among service centres?
Essentially I'm trying to convince myself the grey import option is worth doing especially when looking at the savings.
Just tell me to quit whining and buy the damn thing.