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Lenses / Re: Usefulness of IS on Big Whites?
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:47:30 AM »
IS on my 400mm f2.8 IS II is always on.

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Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:40:47 AM »
IS on current 16-35 f4 works extremely well at 1/10ish or slower.

Wonder why Canon didn't apply IS on this lens? $3300 - $3500 f4 IS sounds a bit better.

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Lenses / Re: What the better value?
« on: January 12, 2015, 06:41:44 PM »
I've finally saved up some money for a new lens and I wanted to take a little poll.

Would you rather purchase the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM ii, or purchase both the 70-200 f/4 L IS USM and the 100mm f/2.8 L Macro?

The way I see it, with modern ISO performance on FF cameras, f/2.8 isn't as critical as it use to be, but I wanted to read some discussion.

Thanks

f2.8 still feel a bit slow sometime, even on 1dx.

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Lighting / Re: Fast firing units?
« on: January 11, 2015, 03:22:21 PM »
I typed the last reply before you had posted your second Jock, so sorry for the overlap.

The Nissan is not the answer to your situation  :)

The Profoto B1 is the ultimate answer at this point. http://flashhavoc.com/profoto-b1-500-ttl-air-off-camera-flash/

Phottix have the Indra 500 http://flashhavoc.com/phottix-indra500-ttl-announced/, but that isn't an all in one unit as the battery is external.

A budget all in one would be the newcomer RoveLight RL-600 http://flashhavoc.com/flashpoint-rovelight-rl-600-review/

If you absolutely have to go hotshoe mounted then the Godox Wistro's are probably the best rated at the moment http://flashhavoc.com/godox-witstro-ad180-ad360-review/

For a video demonstrating the B1's recycle rate take a look here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyfi_XBIJqI

Profoto B1 - I'm drooling  :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 10, 2015, 12:10:30 AM »
This CR2 reminded me of 5D III rumors. While shooting with 5D2, I was thrilled when I saw 5D III AF system.

Wonder, what 1DX II has to offer 8)


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Canon General / Re: New Gear Resolutions for 2015
« on: January 09, 2015, 03:08:26 PM »
Add fast 35mm. Will not pre-order 1DX II, unless, it has 1full stop more in high ISO.

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EOS-M / Re: Why do I keep my Eos M?
« on: January 09, 2015, 03:00:44 PM »
Bought it for same reason, $300. I used it very little. I prefer my RX1. Hope RX1 II will comes with pop-up EVF(same as RX100 III). Will sell my Eos-M soon.

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Landscape / Re: Miscellaneous
« on: January 09, 2015, 09:52:28 AM »
Moved these over from another thread I'd started. Thought they went better here.

I really like the colors/tone from 1st photo. Nicely done dpc

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 07, 2015, 08:34:01 PM »
dSLRs continue to outsell MILCs by a wide margin?  Based on published sales data, it's quite probable that sales of Canon Rebel/xxxD dSLRs exceed those of all MILCs on the market from all brands combined. 

And how much of the dSLR sales advantage is due to sheer inertia? There are an awful lot of legacy Nikon and Canon lenses out there. Largely ignoring the MILC market certainly works as a short term strategy but I question its viability over the long haul, >3-5 years.

I think the Samsung NX1 is potentially a "game-changer". (Sorry, but I hate that expression.) How are Canon and Nikon going to respond if Samsung introduces an NX1-derivative that has 16MP and a revised/refined user interface and does 25 full resolution frames per second, but loses a stop in high-ISO image quality, compared to the 1Dx and D4s, due to its smaller sensor size? Such a camera may happen later this year.

Bigger question, where are the lenses?

The average Canon DSLR owner has one lens. Even enthusiasts generally only have a few, in focal ranges covered by most manufacturers. Lens selection is not an issue for 99.9% of buyers. Having a catalog of a 100 lenses means nothing if almost everyone only uses a selection of about half a dozen of those.

"The average Canon DSLR owner has one lens. Even enthusiasts generally only have a few, in focal ranges covered by most manufacturers." ==> where did you get that data?

"Having a catalog of a 100 lenses means nothing if almost everyone only uses a selection of about half a dozen of those." ==> Mr. A needs 16-200mm fL. Mr. B needs 200-800mm fl. Mr. C needs TS-E lenses etc. Looks like Canon/DSLR offers much better selection for all users.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:07:31 AM »
dSLRs continue to outsell MILCs by a wide margin?  Based on published sales data, it's quite probable that sales of Canon Rebel/xxxD dSLRs exceed those of all MILCs on the market from all brands combined. 

And how much of the dSLR sales advantage is due to sheer inertia? There are an awful lot of legacy Nikon and Canon lenses out there. Largely ignoring the MILC market certainly works as a short term strategy but I question its viability over the long haul, >3-5 years.

I think the Samsung NX1 is potentially a "game-changer". (Sorry, but I hate that expression.) How are Canon and Nikon going to respond if Samsung introduces an NX1-derivative that has 16MP and a revised/refined user interface and does 25 full resolution frames per second, but loses a stop in high-ISO image quality, compared to the 1Dx and D4s, due to its smaller sensor size? Such a camera may happen later this year.

Bigger question, where are the lenses?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Two monitors vs ultra-wide one?
« on: January 07, 2015, 01:02:17 AM »
To me it's about separation, if I have three things going on at once I am better able to devote my attentions and efforts to each one if they have a certain degree of physical space between them, don't know why, could be a shortcoming of mine, but after acquiring 2 extra monitors just by happenstance, instead of selling them off, I decided to rip out some shelving on either side of my corner desk unit and install a monitor on each side giving me three full size screens, being a corner unit, the distance of my eyes from each screen is relatively the same, and I don't have to crank my head around to view each one
I had no grand plan, it just came together that way and I like it, a bit rag tag perhaps, 3 different brands of monitors, three different sizes, 23, 26, and 21 inches from left to right

and name of that redwine?

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20 or 21mm is my favorite focal length for landscape. I wish for 20mm f4 IS in pancake style - small & light weight. I'm willing to pay up $1k if IQ is similar to current 16-35 f4 IS or better.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 07, 2015, 12:50:32 AM »
Face it folks.

Someone at the very top of the Canon food chain decided, literally years ago, to stick with big old bodies and crappy handhelds. So this is what we get as announcements.

Like GM decades ago - they focused upon the wrong products and ignored the nimble little imports being purchased like snacks.

Mirrorless = subcompacts.

Canon is facing a total fail and too full of hubris to admit it.

I sold my 1DX and all my L primes. Not looking back. enjoy your PowerShots and shoulder killing full size units.

chmod
I still carry my RX1 here and there. Yes it's light weight and small.

However when my 6yrs competing in indoor swimming, my 1DX + 400mm f2.8 IS II or 200mm f2 IS are my weapons. With all cameras in today market, there is no other cameras can beat the 1DX. The world is not perfect, therefore, there is no perfect camera for everyone. Buy the ones that fit you best  ;)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: POLL: Do you need 1/8000s shutter speed?
« on: January 06, 2015, 06:42:47 PM »
Another vote for fast lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX or 1DX2 - that is the question
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:37:21 PM »
It's hard not to fall in love with 1DX once have your hands on it

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