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Reviews / Re: Sold all my canon gear . . . Then bought a 70d
« on: May 28, 2014, 11:47:28 PM »
Welcome back..... ;)

I might be the odd one here, but I do wish next 5D will have swivel screen and faster AF in liveview.

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The thing is...Canon's 400 f2.8 LIS and it's subsequant mkII version are a two of Canon's finest lenses todate. They are some of the sharpest and most optically impressive lenses ever made by anyone. Nikon will have a hard time comeing close to Canon's products in this niche. Nikon's 400 f2.8 hasn't been in the same league as Canon's for some time and trucst me when I say that even the mkI LIS version is truely exceptional optic. On my 5DIII i can see very little difference wide open and stopped down and wide open with 1.4x TC...better than a 70-200 f2.8 II L
Current canon 400mm f2.8 IS II is solid. Will be a challenge for them.

There's no IQ upgrade from the mkI to mkII unlike all the other new white teles, which says a lot about the Canon mkI 400 LIS. Sure the new one is lighter but from an optical point of view, there is little between them.

Even with weight reduction on mrk II, it's still on heavy side for handheld. I can shoot 2-3 photos still subject. I hate it when I have to track the moving subject....it's no fun.

I used mrk II at least 3-4 times a month for indoor swimming and ballet. IQ amazed everytimes  ;)



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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:57:37 PM »
Why stop there? I don't see the point buying crop or 4/3 sensor when A7 series offers better low light shooting with 35mm sensor.

If size and weight is not a factor, I don't think this discussion would've existed in the first place, as most everyone would've remained on DSLRs, A7 wouldn't be the answer in this case. But if size and weight is a factor, then going down to Fuji and M43rd is necessary.

The other problem with A7 is the lens line-up.....

To me, the only missing lens for A7 series is UWA - which Sony/Zeiss should have this released prior FE 70-200. Their FE 35mm & FE 55 are wonderfull.




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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:41:39 PM »

You can't really compare the lens line-ups without looking at EF-S and EF lenses.

For wide angle lenses and "kit lenses", there are great savings in size to be made with EOS-M, but when you go fast or go long, the size and cost savings evaporate. Let's say you wanted a 70-200F4 lens for your EOS-M.... it would be as wide as the EOS lens and about 95 percent as long and virtually the same weight... not much savings... and since it would not have the volume of sales of the EOS lens, it would end up costing more... and with the shorted flange difference comes sharper bending of light in the final element grouping and that translates into lower image quality... So why would Canon design an inferior lens that costs more and then hope that somebody would buy it?

This is why the EOS-M lenses released are what they are... and I would certainly expect more to be released in the future, but they are going to only be the popular lenses.... anything special or with a limited appeal will be EOS...

Does anyone really use the EOS-M everyday with that EF => EF-M adapter and put a 17-55 on the other end? I have tried it and it's laughable. No, if EOS-M is your body of choice, none of the black EF/EF-S lenses should be part of the consideration.

I agree with the white lenses. It's the only thing I miss not being there on Fuji. That said my 70-200 only sees action at most once or twice a year. It doesn't make sense hauling much bigger lenses, much heavier body and much inferior camera body feature-set year round just for the few days I do use the Canon telephotos/super telephotos. Maybe I'll just buy a body just to use it with the 70-200 MkII down the road. Maybe I'll rent. But no way I'll haul a Canon year round anymore.

There is a place for Canon, I'm not denying that. Pro bodies, Super Telephotos, they are excellent. I'm just telling people not to hold their breath on anything promising coming from Canon in regards to their EF-M or EF-S offerings. If they release 1 good lens for EF-M/EF-S a year that'll already be a god send. 5 or 6 top notch lenses a year like Fuji? Not a chance. Instead of waiting a few more years on potential quality mirrorless/EF-S/EF-M offerings from Canon, why not just go Fuji/M43rd and enjoy it right now?

Why stop there? I don't see the point buying crop or 4/3 sensor when A7 series offers better in low light shooting with 35mm sensor.

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The thing is...Canon's 400 f2.8 LIS and it's subsequant mkII version are a two of Canon's finest lenses todate. They are some of the sharpest and most optically impressive lenses ever made by anyone. Nikon will have a hard time comeing close to Canon's products in this niche. Nikon's 400 f2.8 hasn't been in the same league as Canon's for some time and trucst me when I say that even the mkI LIS version is truely exceptional optic. On my 5DIII i can see very little difference wide open and stopped down and wide open with 1.4x TC...better than a 70-200 f2.8 II L
Current canon 400mm f2.8 IS II is solid. Will be a challenge for them.

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AF............. ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 27, 2014, 10:59:50 AM »
40mm pancake is a great lens. I'm sure Canon shooters won't mind adding few more to their kit. UWA pancake - like 19mm would be awesome.

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Same here. I have a laptop in the kitchen. Everytime the microwave is on, wireless internet be off.

I have latest Cisco router with 802.11n as neuro mentioned, but not sure the specs on my laptop. It's an old laptop.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: should I buy a 7D now for Cad $690
« on: May 26, 2014, 01:29:28 AM »
40D is a solid camera. It was my 1st DSLR. You won't see much dif. in IQ. Huge improvement will be AF system. If you not shoot anything fast, I say stay with 40d and save up money for full frame(6D, 5D III etc...). 40D Vs 6D or 5D III, IQ will be day and night dif.



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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cps gave me a 1dx and falling in love
« on: May 26, 2014, 01:23:36 AM »
I wish the next 1d body will have an option to order with no built in grip
It's the single deal breaker for me I don't want a house brick these days but I want the performance

Must say that I would never want the 1D X without its built in grip. It makes the whole camera more solid, balances it all out, helps when changing axis, feels good in the hand and means you have one less thing to worry about when packing for an important job - because what can come off, can also be forgotten.

+1 with expatinasia. I tried the 1D X + 70-200 f2.8 IS II at local today, the balance is much-much better over 5D III.

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For the lenses, I would buy exact of what I have, plus decent UWA zoom(16-35 f4 IS looks very promise)

Bodies? must be FF with 5D III features, at least. Maybe 1DX. Oh well, bodies come and go.

Wish list....Canon FF mirrorless, so I don't have to add Sony/Zeiss stuff to my gear.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 25, 2014, 12:34:43 PM »
sony a7 or a7r with fe 35mm or 55mm.

Or

Add 40mm pancake to your 5d iii. I found this combo easy to carry around.  I have two young kids myself.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:17:23 PM »
And for anyone that's interested in how you get these Low to the Water Shots.

While I was capturing the Images my Guide/Driver shot this, from the vehicle, where anyone that's smart would be.

Not shot with a 1Dx, but it was a Canon.

Wow....elm, did you lost your 200-400?  ;D  The hippo seems to be in close distance in 2nd photo.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 24, 2014, 11:09:22 PM »
great shots edward, keep'm coming!

eldar...nice shot of the amur leopard...we have two here at our local zoo....beautiful creatures.

girls softball w/ the 70-200 2.8

i usually try to overexpose by a 1/3 when i'm trying to get faces under helmets, but sometimes i unfortunately blow out areas of the image with that technique.

1D X is designed to capture photos like these. Awesome Northstar

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