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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.

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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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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Creative Cloud - Adobe Owns you!
« on: June 07, 2013, 02:57:22 PM »
You are correct. I was thinking of being able to edit the PSD files.
How about PSD files with compatibility enabled?

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 07, 2013, 04:31:24 AM »
Rework the 100-400 and the 400F5.6 to the latest technologies, give them both IS and the same level of build. The 400F5.6 will be sharper, will cost less, and be outsold ten to one by the 100-400 zoom because PEOPLE LIKE ZOOMS!
I would get one too!

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 06, 2013, 09:31:06 PM »
200-400mm f/5.6L ?  :o  :o  :o

This is impossible for Canon! It would compete with the 200-400 f/4L !!!

If a 200-400mm f/5.6L is impossible for Canon because it'd compete with the 200-400mm f/4L, a 100-400mm f/5.6L would kill the 200-400 f/4L, and a 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L should never exist! Oh wait ...  ::)
You know what I mean! A new version with exceptional sharpness (just like 200-400's sharpness in comparison to 400 f/2.8's as Roger Cicala mentioned) will affect sales of 200-400. True some determined professionals will prefer the f/4 but many may choose the new 100-400 if portability is of paramount importance (we all grow older). On the other hand I guess the new 100-400 would sell extremely well!!!   

I would get one too  8)

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 06, 2013, 04:47:05 PM »
200-400mm f/5.6L ?  :o  :o  :o

This is impossible for Canon! It would compete with the 200-400 f/4L !!!

Don't get me wrong. I have no problem with your idea. Canon will!

Imagine a very good EF500mm f/5.6L IS or EF600mm f/5.6L IS. 
They would sell like hot cakes (well almost!) and Canon would almost kiss goodby their f/4L IS II ones. OK there would still be professional buyers for these big telephoto lenses but not as many as there are to day.

Sure, because the 300/4L IS means that Canon would never produce a 300/2.8L IS lens, much less multiple versions of one, right?  And an 85/1.2 would be a non-starter, because of competition from the 85/1.8.  A 400/4 lens?  Never happen, there's a 400/5.6.  Ummmm.....no.
As I said, I would love to. I am just not optimistic!
A modern 500mm f/5.6L IS for example would get a lot of happy buyers (me included)  8)

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Lenses / Re: Why Does the 100-400L Sell So Well Still ?
« on: June 06, 2013, 02:38:57 PM »
Re: AvTvM's post:

I tend to agree, and I'd be fine with either of those alternatives. (Like you, I'd prefer option B, and would be willing to pay for it.)

I'd even be fine with them limiting the zoom range to 150- or 200-400mm.
200-400mm f/5.6L ?  :o  :o  :o

This is impossible for Canon! It would compete with the 200-400 f/4L !!!

Don't get me wrong. I have no problem with your idea. Canon will!

Imagine a very good EF500mm f/5.6L IS or EF600mm f/5.6L IS.  :)
They would sell like hot cakes (well almost!) and Canon would almost kiss goodby their f/4L IS II ones. OK there would still be professional buyers for these big telephoto lenses but not as many as there are to day.

(Unfortunately for amateurs...)

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Lenses / Re: Euro Trip Lens selection.
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:15:48 AM »
Since the 70-200 f/4 IS doesn't weigh much less than the 70-300L or take up much less space, you might as well go for the latter; even if you don't need the extra reach, the 70-300 is very good at isolating subjects and creates superb bokeh at 300mm.  They're both excellent lenses, but I don't think I've used my 70-200 f/4 IS since buying the 70-300L. 

I value your opinion since you have used both. I do have the 70-200 f/4L IS.

However, to me there is difference in weight and in size. True the 70-300L can be shorter at 70mm but it is thicker! This can be a problem or not depending on the bag used. To me it is.

Also, the fact that it is thicker and (more important) the rings are reversed makes the 70-300 a more difficult to handle lens (otherwise I would think seriously about it...)

As for the rest, while your other two suggestions make a lot of sense to me, if you like photographing in low light you might want to consider increasing the proportion of lenses you have with IS (e.g., unless 17-24 matters a lot to you, the 24-105, with its good IS, might prove more useful than the 17-40) instead.  Flash and tripods are all very well, but in London and Paris I doubt there are many interiors where you will be allowed to use either, let alone both (and even if they did, they're annoying to everyone else - it's hard to avoid crowds in either city, and in Paris, at least, people actually do still use churches for their intended use and don't seem entirely delighted by those who treat them as tourist attractions). 

Flash could be used in Madame Tussaud Museum and in some internal dark places in London Zoo.
Tripod can be used for night shots around the Big Ben,  parliament and the Trafalgar square. 17-24mm is a very useful focal range too.


(It probably goes without saying that no matter what lenses you leave behind you'll wish you had brought at least one of them, and that there will be at least one lens you take with you that you'll never use.)
That is the best comment ever and I believe it applies to all of us.

P.S Irrespective of my opinion regarding 70-300L I am very interested on your further comments on that lens.

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Lenses / Re: Euro Trip Lens selection.
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:48:26 PM »
Paris & London for a week. I will shoot alittle of everything and want to travel light with f/4 zooms and a fast 50mm.

- 5D3
- 17-40L
- 50L

but I don't know to rent the 70-200 F/4L IS or the 70-300L. Which should I take?

I would take a 135 and a small flash instead. But I also like the idea above with the 100 macro. Make for good portraits and "street"/people photography in addition to the macro option. And it's smaller and lighter than a big white lens.
+1 for the flash (if you are going to visit madame Tussaud's museum)
How about a tripod for night time photography near big ben?  :)
A TS-E lens would be suitable too... (St. Paul's church would need the TS-E17mm ....)
Also I would avoid the very big whites. They attract attention...  (The 70-200 f/4L IS  would be the bigger I would choose...)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Thoughts on Zeiss Canon 5 lens kit?
« on: June 04, 2013, 01:54:55 PM »

I own currently 35/2.0, 50/2.0 and 100/2.0.  Just sold my 85/1.4 and 50/1.4.  I'm looking for a 21mm to complete 'my set' and I don't carry all at once.

I've rented the 15mm...

Just curious, but how are you choosing (or what's the thinking I guess) behind the 21mm over the 15mm?
Thanks for your thoughts...

I can't really absorb the cost difference between the 15mm and the 21mm and that is why I would look for the 21mm.  Additionally, the 15mm requires a 95mm should you decide to use one however CPL's and most filters don't work well on UWA lenses.  I have a collection of 82mm filters that would work for the 21mm.
I do not justify the cost of Zeiss 15mm.  Last year I bought Canon TS-E 17mm L and I quite enjoyed it. This year I found a cheap used EF14mm f/2.8L II in mint condition.

This ultra wide combination (EF14mm, 17TS-E, Zeiss 21mm) is enough for me (I also have the 16-35mm f/2.8L but there has been some time since I used it!)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Thoughts on Zeiss Canon 5 lens kit?
« on: June 04, 2013, 11:54:04 AM »
Up to now I have used my Zeiss 21mm with a 5DMkII. Focusing was just by camera's confirmation.
For astrophotography I enjoyed infinity's hard stop.

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