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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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EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 08:19:05 AM »
135 f/2.0 with IS would be awesome ... if they do release it, I hope Canon goes easy on its pricing.

RLPhoto will like this rumor. He might wait for BigValue sale though ;D
Rumor (CR1) has it that the has already tried to pre-order it !!!  ;D  ;D  ;D

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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

864
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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