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Canon General / Re: Canon USA Addresses the Gray Market
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:14:54 AM »
Canon USA, UK, etc are their own P&L centres. Why should they cross subsidise via way of a warranty an item bought from another country. 

Simple answer: ONE company. ONE world. ONE global economy. Not only for Canon, companies, makers, sellers of products. But also for us, buyers, customers.  8)

We don't tell Canon in what countries to manufacture their products. Canon is in no position to tell us, their customers, where to buy their products - as long as they come from their factories. They should be grateful when we spend our money on their products rather than on those from competitors. It would be in Canon's own best interest to keep us, their customers as happy as they possibly can. That includes the very best aftersales service they can possible pony up and offer to us. For all their products, for all their customers, no matter where we live, work and purchase Canon products.

Fair is fair.
I'm assuming you understand the global economy. I'm assuming you understand regulations to sell a product in another countries.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I'm getting impatient for the new 5D 4.
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:02:10 AM »
1. You don't like Canon because they don't release new models, not often enough
2. You don't like Nikon because they release TOO often
3. You don't have money on hand to buy your 1st FF yet

Q: What is your plan with lenses? Can't photograph without lens



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EOS Bodies / Re: High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]
« on: December 17, 2014, 10:45:52 AM »
It always nice to see CR3. At this moment in my life, I just don't see myself owing 50MP camera. I'm sure there plenty shooters out there are in need for high MP body. Good days are ahead of us.... :)

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Lenses / Re: buying advice: canon 85mm f1.2 II or f1.8?
« on: December 17, 2014, 01:55:41 AM »
I'm pretty pleased with this one from today... f/1.2, with 2nd curtain flash bounced from a corner of the room, 1/80 of a second... I'm pleased on the whole.

85L II is one of few best lenses to take kid portrait.

I viewed your photo on my calibrated monitor(under Gammar2.2) the skin tone is little red - this tell me, your photo might come out red in printing. If you  exported for internet(sRGB) viewing, then ignore my comment ;)
 

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1. The only time I use my cell phone camera is when I don't have a pen
2. I would jump over FF mirrorless world when my kids no longer doing activities or I no longer own BIG WHITES

Don't really care what others shoot with. My needs and their needs are not same. I just can't stand the smart IQ.

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Lenses / Re: DANGIT! I rented the 85 1.2ii
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:28:17 PM »
It will melt 85mm f1.8 and 135L in second.

Your next best is 200mm f2 IS

I disagree that the bokeh you posted cannot be achieved with a 135L. You should try a comparison with yours :)
What the 85L can do is achieve that with a much wider field of view

I wish I had brought 135L and taken same shot to compare the two ::)

I'm going to skip the debate about bokeh between 85L II Vs 135L - we all know which lens has upper hand. The photo was to demonstrate how 85L II can be at f1.2 in low light. This photo was taken at f1.2 1/125 I believe ISO is about 2000.

With 135L, I'm more likely to be f2  1/160min ISO=????

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Interesting approach  ???

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Canon General / Re: Canon USA Addresses the Gray Market
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:36:55 PM »
Multinational corporations would be well advised to embrace the globalized economy in all aspects. If they want to peddle their wares globally they better respect their customers right to purchase those products at the lowest possible price available. Wherever that may be ... globally. They should be grateful, we buy anything from them.

So ... up yours, Canon!

Still waiting for that A9  ;D

I doubt the battery life will be improved. The feeling of driving a car with leaked gas tank through a desert is not fun  ;)

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Lenses / Re: DANGIT! I rented the 85 1.2ii
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:21:59 PM »
It will melt 85mm f1.8 and 135L in second


Your next best is 200mm f2 IS

I hope that's not the wife... :/

LOL...that is my co-worker and his wife

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Lenses / Re: DANGIT! I rented the 85 1.2ii
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:00:37 PM »
It will melt 85mm f1.8 and 135L in second.


Your next best is 200mm f2 IS

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:59:59 PM »
I'm in need for 35mm fast prime. I guess I can cross the ART off my list for now.
Dylan; Before you make your decision, try out the Zeiss 35mm f1.4, with an Ec-S focusing screen in your 1DX. Play with it for a while and I´m sure you will discover that manual focus is less of a problem than you would think!

Eldar,
I have to think about this.

MF is something I always feel out of my comfort zone. Although I haven't try on 1DX with Ec-S, however, I did on A7 series with Canon and Zeiss A-mount lenses(focus peaking mode). The results were not on par. I'm sure is not the gear problem.

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Lenses / Re: Buying Advice: What First Lens for a Full Frame?
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:49:32 PM »
2470 f2.8 ii

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 05:30:39 PM »
I thought you got your ART fixed  ???

I had one of the first ever available and it was useless, so I traded it in for a another copy which has been nice, but now it too has begun to be unstable. TBH I delete 97% of the shots due to missed focus. I've redone calibration with my new Hard Targets bought from Reikan Focal, and the AF consistency and calibration went without issues. But in real life I simply doesn't hit, and it's front and back at random, at any distance. I calibrated the 4 distances with focal and used the docking to set the values in the lens. Nothing works.

And I calibrated my 200 and it has extremely shallow dof, but it just can't miss, same with the 2470.
Wow...thanks for sharing.

I'm in need for 35mm fast prime. I guess I can cross the ART off my list for now.

EDIT: forgot to ask. Did you update any firmware to the bodies or lenses at all? Couldn't figure out why it works this week, but not other weeks  ??? ??? ???

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Have you repaired your 50 Art?
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:32:34 PM »
I thought you got your ART fixed  ???

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Canon General / Re: Sony A7 + Canon 24-70 f2.8 L II
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:00:56 PM »
Hi,

Does anyone have this combination with the newest Metabones adapter?
I am curious as to how the autofocus performs.

Thanks

Have you ever consider their native FE lenses? It gives you a must better balance and faster AF. With Canon L + adaptor, I just don't see the point of going mirrorless system.

In the past, I had used a7 and a7r with:
1. Canon lenses + adaptor
2. Sony/Zeiss A-mount
3. and of course, native FE 35mm and 55mm

It took all the funs away when not using proper lenses on that mirrorless system.

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