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16-35 f2.8 IS is my vote. IQ must be good as Nik 14-24 or better. 82mm filter thread mount helps

Looking at 16-35 f4 IS MTF chart, Canon is more than capable making high quality UWA zoom lenses.

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This could be a another winner in Canon line up.

1. 4stop IS is a huge sale here. Add ND filter to it, you can have silky smooth water fall photo without tripod.
2. MTF charts look nice & clean compared to 17-40 and 16-35 II
3. Best of all, THE price tag. No need to look for 3rd party with MF

I'm putting my 16-35 II and 50L on Ebay sometimes this week. My crytal ball says 50mm is on the way... ::)

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Lenses / Re: EF 16-35mm f/4L IS available for pre-order for $ 1199
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:37:22 AM »
The 16-35/f4L IS is not weather sealed, which is the same as the 17-40/f4L. From the B&H listing:

* When an optional 77mm Protect filter is used, the lens realizes dust- and water-resistance for use in trying environmental conditions.

It has the same weather sealing as the 17-40, the 16-35 MkI and MkII, and the 50 f1.2L. What is your point?

That it isn't weather sealed.

Both 17-40 & 16-35 II are "water-resistant", according to Canon. They didn't said water sealed.

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Lenses / Re: EF 16-35mm f/4L IS available for pre-order for $ 1199
« on: May 13, 2014, 12:12:34 AM »
4stop IS , Uhmmmmmmmm music to my ears. MTF looks nice and clean.

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4stop IS & sharp as Nik 14-24 or better............I'm in ;)

Can't wait to see MTF chart. Body looks like 24-70 II which very promising.

I find that IS isn't as effective at these shorter FLs.  I played with the 24 and 28mm f/2.8 IS lens, and I can get sharp pics at around 1/20s with IS off without too much difficulty.  4 stops from that would be close to 1s, and those were far from being sharp with any type of consistency...

I don't have steady hands. Without IS, the slowest shutter speed I'm willing to shoot is 1/60. Be able to shoot 1/10 and still getting sharp image would be a dream for many of us. It's nice to see Canon starts realeasing new lenses. Hope they will bring their best 50mm to the game.

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Hmm. So Sigma gives us sharper, higher quality and cheaper and Canon's market response.. ermm, more of exactly the same as before?

Don't you think a bit early for this? Let's wait for the MTF.

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4stop IS & sharp as Nik 14-24 or better............I'm in ;)

Can't wait to see MTF chart. Body looks like 24-70 II which very promising.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: May 12, 2014, 10:04:23 AM »
Priceless photo BL  :)

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Camera Body Gallery / Re: The magic of 1dx 12 fps
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:37:14 AM »
Excellent sanj


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For me personally, and I well understand others will see it differently, reliability is worth way more to me than a $100

+1

Tested my Canon 600EX-RT flashes with Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter, I have no issue trigger the flashes at 150 feet. 15/15 shots, got them all.

My garage is not that big, but I'm going to test them at 200 feet this coming weekend - stay tune... ::)

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Lenses / Re: What would you do, if you have...
« on: May 11, 2014, 12:49:04 PM »
1) 600 F4 MkII
2) 200-400F4
3)   Wimberly GH II
4) Gitzo 5541LS

5) NO muscles
6) No steadiness in handholding
7) No less shaking even while on tripod
8) No improvement in shaking even supporting the lens with the Left hand below the barrel.

Sell the lenses and forget bird and wildlife photography ???

Advise please :'( :'(

How much you want for your 600mm?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: May 11, 2014, 12:21:41 PM »
Thanks John & Jason.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sell a spare 5d3 for 1dx?
« on: May 10, 2014, 11:21:23 AM »
I did also return my 300mm 2.8 since that is just too much. I would prefer to wait until canon answers with a revised 100-400. Events and portraits still remain my main focus.
If the 300 f/2.8 was too much, then I think the 1D X is probably going to be too much as well.  The 1D features are really nice, but there are simple workarounds to most of them that can be done with the 5DIII.  I think the 1D X is really for those needing one or more of the following: combat-ready build quality, 12 FPS (are you missing a lot of fast moving shots?), or are someone who uses big whites a lot and and would benefit from the higher votage drive for faster AF, or for someone who has pretty much all the other lenses and gear they need.  If wildlife or fast motion things like sports aren't a priority, lenses and other gear are a better investment.  The 5DIII is an amazing camera and the 1D X is better, but (other than the frame rate) not mind-blowingly better.

Those are good points. I just want to clarify that the 300mm felt large and was so expensive for what it was. I felt if I was going that route I would save for the 400 with extenders for next season. Lately i have been doing some indoor water polo at a high school and wanted better files to work with in the iso 3200-8000 range. Also when I am chasing the kids I felt the multiple mn buttuns that can be configured on the fly sounded beneficial such as being in one shot and being able to prog my dof to aiservo and the other the all focus points if the kids/animal just moved to quick to react.
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Keep in mind, the weight of 400mm f2.8 IS II is heavier, handheld becomes more challenge.

I bought the 300mm for indoor swimming, but like you said, it wasn't enough reach. In my case, it wasn't enough for close-up shots. I took a bite on 400mm f2.8 IS II and that was a right decision. With two bodies, it fits well with 70-200mm f2.8 IS II combo.

If you ever decide on 400mm f2.8 IS II, be prepare for decent tripod and gimbal head. I plan to add decent monopod to use with my Wimberley II in near future.

Just in case, this thread has great feedbacks from knowledgeable members: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20609.0

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: May 10, 2014, 11:04:46 AM »
Got it Neuro. For some reasons, I like flip more than twist.
Have you ever encounter flip locks gone bad? I have a much cheaper Oben tripod with flip, so far, it works excellent.

The flips are better than cheap twist locks (without anti rotation legs). 

I've had the lever tension go loose - don't lose the Manfrotto clip-on wrench, or carry a spare.

No experience with dollies, sorry.

Will keep that in mind Neuro :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: May 10, 2014, 10:11:03 AM »
Do you know RRS makes carbon tripod with flip locks? I didn't see any on their site.

They don't.  Having used both, I find twist locks faster and easier to use, particularly in cold weather.  They're also easier to clean out after use in sand/mud/salt water.

Got it Neuro. For some reasons, I like flip more than twist.

Have you ever encounter flip locks gone bad? I have a much cheaper Oben tripod with flip, so far, it works excellent.

I plan to add a tripod dolly. I like the idea of having bigger casters, 4" or 5". I'm thinking one of these unit:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/815993-REG/Davis_Sanford_W4DX_W4DX_Deluxe_Dolly.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1009524-REG/davis_sanford_w4ds_professional_dolly.html/prm/alsVwDtl

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