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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:34:21 PM »
I actually had my 5D3 first.  But for sports I was shooting with a 1Dx which I had just bought, and a 1D4 which I had had on the 70-200 lens (I was doing football and soccer).  When I would grab the 1Dx or the 1D4, I was always like, "now wait a minute, what do I do?"  No matter how many times I shot with each, lol. 

So then I sold the 1D4, and bought another 1Dx with the rest of my money, and was recommended to an insane asylum.  Insane may be, but the two systems are seamless from one cam to the other.  All the while I'm forgoing vacation after vacation.............
I understand. Even as an amateur who has 5D2 and 5D3 I know what you mean...
(For example when I power them on/off or trying to view photos using magnification...)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:29:01 PM »
I like the idea of 2 5D3's. Right now I have one 5D3 and a 5D2. The problem is (being an amateur) I cannot justify a second 5D3.
My 5D2 has 15-20K clicks and I guess my 5D3 ~5K. (OK these numbers will increase alot during Summer...  :)  )

So if I get a second 5D3 chances are it will be practically unused when 5D4 arrives!

The other reason may seem a little silly to you:

I was able to do the following using Magic Lantern with my 5D2:

Bracketing: 2 shots. Distance apart 5EV. 1st shot (with the longer duration) with timer delay.

I cannot do exactly the same with 5D3.

Yes, I can set the bracketing to 2 shots. But, the timer delay is an all or nothing.
I need the second shot to be up to -5EV and be shot immediately the 1st which needs at least the timer
as it will use slow shutter speed and telephoto.

Maybe you think all these are crazy but I was able to take a succession of 2 photos that I merged in one
showing a moonrise near an ancient temple. -5EV set the moon at comparable brightness (it was one day past full moon) and the succession (almost) without delay made the merge easier.

So maybe it seems silly but I may need again this 5D2/ML feature. Maybe when ML is 100% functioning on a latest firmware 5D3 I will think again. 

Other than that I am crazy with my 5D3  :)

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:14:19 PM »
Now, that squirrel is the best post on this thread  :D

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:12:34 PM »
Now that you mention it canon-f1 had insulted me too. It was a thread about the possibility that a future 14-24 will accept filters.
Just because I said there is no such a lens I was attacked by both OP (I don't remember who he was) and canon-f1. The latter was very rude.
I answered to both of them and went on.




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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:53:07 PM »
With a FF kit, this would be a tempting upgrade path from the 70-300L to get a bit more reach...

I'd say that will depend on the physical specs of the new 100-400L.  While I'd appreciate a step up in IQ and IS, I find that the current 100-400L delivers excellent images.  But I'm still considering (and will likely purchase soon) the 70-300L as a travel lens.

Regarding 70-300 I will be  interested in your opinion when/if you get it. I already have two 70-200 lenses  (70-200 2.8L IS II and 70-200 4L IS) I intend to keep. A third one in the same more or less focal range would be too much.The f/4  is an excellent travel lens. Light and sharp. In addition I do not like the reverse use of zooming and focusing rings in 70-300 ...

On the positive side I would not have to bring my 300 4L and there are bags that you can put the 70-300 lens vertically - but not the 70-200 f4 - and save a lot of space!!!

Choices...

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I would get 24-105L and 135L.
Actually I used to walk with my 5D2 and these 2 lenses in my Think Tank Urban Disguise bag.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:38:39 PM »
Hey all,

I don't shoot pictures of test patterns, and I guess that I must have an excellent copy, then! All I am saying is that the Canon vII is not @$800 better than the Tamron! The VC and AF are dead silent, as well!

Gary W.

Hey all,

    Get the Tamron! It is sharper than the Sigma, Canon IS vI, Canon non IS, and about the same as Canon's vII. It is also weather sealed, unlike the Sigma or the non IS Canon. At $1499, a very good deal when compared to vII and that it beats the rest!

Gary W.

Regarding  "about the same as Canon's vII"

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0

Canon is much better at 200mm f/2.8
You don't shoot test patterns but you just say that Tamron is ... about the same as Canon's 70-200 2.8 II.

However, test patterns are pictures which show much more than simple words like "is about the same"

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:52:15 AM »
It would great if the new 100-400 is on par with the 70-300 or even better, close to the 70-200.  Though I suspect a 4x zoom will be hard to make as sharp as the 70-200 (which is 2.8x zoom).
As long as it will be best at 400mm fully open...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 2nd Body - your thoughts?
« on: June 13, 2013, 10:57:02 AM »
I would get the 5DMkIII for the same handling and performance. it's better to have same bodies especially such good ones (such as 5DMkIII)

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Lenses / Re: 24-70 f/4L IS vs 24-105L
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:42:47 AM »
According to the-digital-picture as i interpret f/4 performance

24mm 24-70  equal at center much better mid-frame and corner
35mm 24-105 better everywhere
50mm 24-105 much better everywhere
70mm 24-105 better at center, slightly worse mid-frame, very slightly better at the corner!

105mm of wait...  :o

I didn't bother to check every aperture. It goes without saying that at f/8 or so both lenses will be more or less equal...

I would never trade my 24-105 f/4L IS for the f/4 version...

But that's me.

P.S Please don't tempt me with 24-70 f/2.8 L II ...

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 13, 2013, 06:40:51 AM »
Hey all,

    Get the Tamron! It is sharper than the Sigma, Canon IS vI, Canon non IS, and about the same as Canon's vII. It is also weather sealed, unlike the Sigma or the non IS Canon. At $1499, a very good deal when compared to vII and that it beats the rest!

Gary W.

Regarding  "about the same as Canon's vII"

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=833&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=3&API=0&LensComp=687&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=0

Canon is much better at 200mm f/2.8

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 Choices
« on: June 12, 2013, 07:44:36 AM »
If it had to be 2.8 I would get the Canon. I used to have that lens since 1996 (or 1997 it has been a long time...)

I remember it as the first zoom lens that provided fixed lens image quality (judging from B&W enlargements).

I did not enjoy it much with my 1st digital SLR (40D) though as it was in a bag that was stolen  >:(


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Lenses / Re: What is the next Canon lens you want or covet and why...
« on: June 11, 2013, 05:28:25 PM »
50 f1.4 IS (L) prising ~ 600 - 1000$

It is shame for Canon, but from my point of view where is no perfect 50 mm lens currently in its optics line.
50 1.8 II is too cheap and plastic
50 1.4 is not optically perfect and has known mechanical issue
50 1.2 L is too expensive and quite soft until well stopped down

I know that company is very proud for ​​its reputation of best reportage brand, but I hope it has enough resources to provide also perfect solution for most popular fix-focals between upgrades of next "big white pipe" ).
The lens should be optically and mechanically perfect! Also due to Canon doesn't provide sensor stabilisation IS is very desirable (for almost every new lens). I also agree to pay extra for weather sealing and Luxury quality.

The best Canon 50mm EF lens IMHO is the 50mm f/1.8 Mk I. Tiny size, reasonable build and good optically. However no longer available new of course. Thankfully some good copies still exist ;-)
I do have one  8)   (Simply because I had bought it by 1989 or 1990 to gether with 28 2.8 )

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 11:46:15 AM »
If the New 135L is non-IS, fail.
+1. The current 135L is excellent optically already!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:23:08 AM »
Any experience from the past on how long we may need to wait - as time from "patent detection" to "physical product shipped"?

Don't hold your breath for it.
True, there is a CR1 that we will see rumors about these lenses by the year 2020  ;D

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