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Lenses / Re: 17-40mm advice please!
« on: March 01, 2013, 10:08:36 AM »
Although the 17-55mm F2.8 IS is the full frame equivalent of 27-88mm F4 IS

The 17-40mm is 27-64mm F4 on crop

Just to avoid some confusion:
The 17-55mm f/2.8 IS is the full frame equivalent of 27-88mm f/4.5 IS.
The 17-40mm f/4 is equivalent to 27-64mm f/6.4 on crop.  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« on: February 18, 2013, 09:05:36 AM »
Just a print screen of Top 100 in Switzerland

Who's list?

I had a look at toppreise.ch. The list does look similar. However, I did not fine the ranking of sales. The list that have the D800 and the D600 on top is ranked by popularity. Popularity in such a site does not necessarily mean sale figure. It can be, for example, the number of searches  ;D.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Black AF points...NOTHING + Spot-meter?
« on: February 18, 2013, 08:53:46 AM »
Just a print screen of Top 100 in Switzerland

Top 100 based on what?  Sales or customer feedback?

The D800 was all the time to top 1 to 5
And the 5DIII was all the way down the list, about 25th or 30th place
On sales of course

Top 100 of what? (devices which can take photo?) Provided by whom?
It's hard, for me, to imagine that the D800 outsells the D3200  :o

EOS Bodies / Re: What if the rumored 5Dx is actually a 4D?
« on: February 15, 2013, 12:07:14 PM »

And as you said elsewhere on this site, without high fps, you can't take good photos :P

Obviously the mods removing your previous remark and susequent rebuttals to the same effect wasn't sufficient to prevent you from having another go at the expired horse....

Thank you for your insightful comment. Now would you like to comment on the topic of the 5Dx/4D?

...and thank you for flagrantly misrepresenting what I said.  Now would you like to provide a link to where I stated, "Without high fps, you can't take good photos," or, perhaps you'd like to suggest that the 5Dx/4D will actually be a lens, and not a camera?

but, but, ... Neuro, you promised stop beating that horse  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: What if the rumored 5Dx is actually a 4D?
« on: February 15, 2013, 12:03:29 PM »
Either way, high MP will mean low fps.

And as you said elsewhere on this site, without high fps, you can't take good photos :P

According to dilbert: high fps gives you more chances to have good photos = without high fps, you can't take good photos  ::)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D III Dynamic Range
« on: February 12, 2013, 06:48:34 PM »
Ah, welcome back Mikael.

Why do we see extreme tele reach in some "superzoom" compact cameras? Do they only accomplish this through compromised IQ, or do they gain something from the small sensors used?

Ok, take the SX50 HS, FF-equivalent of 1200mm at the long end. But, it's not a 1200mm lens - it's a 215mm lens that's f/6.5 at the long end.  The small sensor gives a 215mm lens the FoV of a much longer lens used on a FF camera, but focal length is an intrinsic property of the lens.  The SX50 lens isn't a true telephoto design, but even if it were, that would mean only a 33mm diameter front element.

well it is the density of the pixels on a specified area, nothing else

Indeed, welcome back, Mikael!

Ah yes the legendary 50-150/2.8, I was waiting for the OS version for so long, I remember it quietly announced but was it ever released?

Actually I would really like some more EF-S primes; like an 85/1.4 to better compete with the 135/2, perhaps a 24/2 and the return of the 200/1.8 in EF-S (or is that going to be too big and expensive against the current 200/2 EF?).

Or why not go really crazy and hope for a 50-150/2.8 with built in 2x (fine maybe 1.4x) extender! :D lol.  I think that might kill off the 100-400/4.5-5.6L though, but who's really buying this other than APS-C wildlife and sports photographers anyway.

Filter Thread            Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL)    Approx. 3.4 x 7.8" (8.64 x 19.81 cm)
Weight                    2.95 lb (1.34 kg)

The 50-150 non-OS was relatively small and light. This one, given the size and weight, I do not see the point of making it for crop sensor only  :o.

Canon General / Re: Since 7D MkII isn't coming soon.....
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:28:18 AM »
The 7D is a fantastic camera and still very relevant in the Canon lineup.  The 7d is a great match up with any of the EF lenses, especially L glass.  The 24-70mm is fantastic on the 7D, it's only not wide enough if all you shoot is wide... If so, it's still a great walk around lens.  The 17-55mm lens is fantastic on the 7D and the mid range and long lenses are incredible...
I had the 1DIIN and the 24-105. Bought the 7D and the 15-85. Sold the 1DIIN and the 24-105. Bought the 17-55. Sold the 15-85. If I had only one lens, it would be the 15-85. Since I have the 100mm macro and 77mm filters, I kept the 17-55. I does miss the 15mm end though.

Lenses / Re: I can't stop thinking about A MONSTER!
« on: February 08, 2013, 10:07:14 AM »
I honestly cannot imagine anyone handholding a 500mm for more than a few random shots.
is there ANYONE on here that uses the 500mm handheld exclusively? this doesn't sound like a recipe for great shots.... and it is really expensive.
but hey, if you really want it, and you can handhold it, and no other lens works for you, i don't think it's the worst thing you could spend your money on.

The 5DIII+500mmII is a little more than 4kg. For portrait sessions, I've handheld that weight (1D series + 580EXII + glass). My backpack is often >10kg. And I'm only 1m68 and 50kg. So I guess it depends on the person.

Sure, I never enjoyed the weight. I am trying to bring less gear and work with what I bring.

Lenses / Re: I can't stop thinking about A MONSTER!
« on: February 08, 2013, 08:17:57 AM »
And heaven forgive me if this turns into another bloodbath of a debate.

Hahaha, then I'll pray for you  ;D.

Lenses / Re: I can't stop thinking about A MONSTER!
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:33:23 AM »
If reach is this critical to you, I strongly suggest you pick up a 7D or wait for the 7DII
A 300 f2.8 IS FoV on APS-C = 480mm

It'd be $$$ smart + leagues more portable.
My ¢¢

Oh please! Don't start another "FF vs APS-C" war! Before giving advice like that, did you read what's said in this thread? (Quote below)

I'm curious - you like the 7D for the 'reach' and 'pixels on target' especially with a supertele, but have you tested a 1D X or 5DIII along side the 7D in the same scenarios?  I ask because in many cases, empirical reality trumps theory.  Case in point are some tests from AlanF.  Some time back, he posted some real-world testing of the 7D (and note - only the 7D), and came to the conclusion that, "It doesn’t matter how superior the 5D III is than the 7D, the laws of optics and information theory dictate that at 9 m you can resolve the barbs of feathers on a 7 D but you see a blur with the 5D using a 600mm lens."  That conclusion sounds quite consistent with your comments. 

Subesquently, Alan got himself a 5DIII and actually tested it along side the 7D - he concluded, "... the 5D III is just about as good for detail as the 7D (now my back up) and has all the advantages of much better focussing and lower noise," and also stated, "...in practice the higher IQ and lower noise of the 5D III more than makes up for the loss of crop factor."

Personally, I had planned on keeping my 7D even after getting  the 1D X, for the (supposed) 'reach advantage' in focal length-limited situations.  In practice, I came to the same conclusion as AlanF, and my 7D has been a very nice paperweight (ok, that was a little harsh...let's say, a very nice backup camera  ;) ).

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 50
« on: January 23, 2013, 08:12:15 AM »
Yes, please go back to step one and explain how, at ISO 400 (or, in fact, any ISO other than 100), enabling HTP results in Half The Photons hitting the sensor.

We're waiting.
it doesn't, there already a head room created by halving  the signal / e  at 200iso  from 100iso , and agin a halving  from 200 to 400iso  and from 400 to 800 etc  etc , se earlier answer

Now I have a Sigma 35/1,4 to pick up and test/ compare to my canon 35/1.4

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 50
« on: January 23, 2013, 05:49:17 AM »
To whom is HTP for? To people who are using the camera in JPG mode and automatic mode to get better reproduction of contrasty motives , raw people with little knowledge understand under exposing and post processing

I will call you men  not gays , is that more proper?

Oh, Mikael, you forgot ISO100, didn't you?  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Rumors is Touring Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:47:09 PM »
Am I the only one that is curious about what gear was packed for the trip??

PowerShot G15

EF 16-35 f/2.8L II
EF 35 f/1.4L
EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake
EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS
EF 400 f/4 DO IS
EF 1.4 III
EF 2.0 III
Speedlite 600EX-RT

Gitzo GT1541
Markins Q3 Traveller Ballhead

Gura Gear Bataflae 18L

Lenses / Re: I want a 135mm 1.8 IS L
« on: January 16, 2013, 04:55:48 PM »
@f/2, it'd have an 67.5mm front element and could use 77mm filters easily. @f/1.8, the 75mm max aperture would mean 82mm (or bigger) filters. So personally, I'd rather have the f/2 version. Which exists. Could you explain why the 1.8 is so important? Btw, I totally agree on the IS. A 100mm@f/1.8-sized - non-L - 135mm (with or without IS) would be great too, btw. Nicely inconspicuous.

The Sony/Zeiss uses 77mm filter, just sayin' :P

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