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I don't really want to go APS-C and then change again.....

Well the EF-S and EF mounts are probably here for awhile... well at least until those wireless lens come out that canon just patented.

The whole EF-S line is brand new and is probably here to stay.  If you are worried about going FF later on just make sure you buy EF lens as they work in both.  Makes it easy to get back into photography on the cheap and splurge alter for the better body

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EOS Bodies / Is there an advantage to still having a mirror on a dslr
« on: January 12, 2012, 05:56:06 AM »
I keep reading everywhere that mirrorless cameras are awesome. That coupled with P&S released at CES with the same size sensor as my kiss x4, is there anything you lose from going to a mirrorless system?  To reiterate, would a mirrorless Kiss x4 just be better than a mirrored kiss x4?

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Well canon japan will service grey market lens... just have to pay for it.

I only mention this cause some people had mentioned not being able to get a grey market lens fixed in a coutnry different from its origin

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Lenses / Re: Help choosing lenses for new 5D Mark II
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:49:27 AM »
My only comment is that you like taking landscapes and cityscapes, yet your widest lens is a 50mm.  My be good to look at the 16-35L or the 35L for those.  There is also alot of talk about how the 35L is a great walk around lens on a FF.

the 70-200 2.8L is an amazing lens for indoor photography.  Was playing around with it at a party and it was great on a crop from across the room for head shots.  Though a bunch of my shots didn't come out cause it was the non IS version.

I'd 2nd Leonard on the 50mm 1.4 being a very good lens for the price.  And if you can get over the build quality and the f2 of the 35mm, it has very close to on par IQ as the L.

So my overall suggestion would be to pick up the 35L (currently on sale!) and the 70-200mm 2.8L IS and the 50mm 1.4.

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Japan / Re: Getting USA warranty Lens serviced in Japan
« on: January 11, 2012, 12:16:25 AM »
So wow, i'm just amazed at canon service.

Dropped it off on the 5th and 3 business days later i get a call saying that my lens is all fixed and ready for pick up.

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 10, 2012, 10:45:02 PM »
I'm wondering if they were planning on announcing something at CES hence why the rebates ended on Jan 7. but then changed it to the CP+ show and then extended the rebates for that reason.

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Lenses / Re: Canon's incredibly short warranty
« on: January 10, 2012, 08:59:19 PM »
though having a short warranty makes it an easier decision when buying grey market stuff...

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 10, 2012, 08:47:01 PM »
Even so I still have hope the canon might bring out new lens on the later days of the show to steal the thunder...  Though I know that is just wishful thinking.

And why show lens at CES? It woudl still get more media attention then just doing their own announcement.

I'm still hoping for some kind of lens announcement because it is an olympic year.

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Not sure if it is a factor, but camera gear is more expensive in Japan than the U.S.  I buy all my stuff in the U.S. and have it shipped over for that reason. 

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 10, 2012, 02:52:55 AM »
All I'd like is for Canon to release a fast prime lens in the 28-35mm range for us APS-C users. I know I'm not alone as this is something that has been wished by many a forum users for years. JUST DO IT ALREADY, Canon!

Yeah the pickins are slim in that range and the 24mm has all sorts of issues.  I really want a 50mm equivalent lens on my kiss x4 so i just screw it and decided last week i'll be picking up the 35L 1.4 after CES is done from the states... Will be saving close to $700 but picking it up the U.S.  (Japan is still charging close to $1900 USD for that lens...

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Lenses / Re: I guess there won't be any new lenses at CES?
« on: January 10, 2012, 01:12:45 AM »
Well I did think it was odd that they extended the rebates on a bunch of lens from being the Sat. before the show till the beginning of Feb. hints at maybe a Canon reveal right after the rebates end.

In a related note, Monday the 9th having been a National holiday in Japan (think hordes of girls in kimonos who are all 20 years old storming shrines throughout japan), I didn't expect any announcements yesterday. 

From some of the posts here of interviews with Canon, they keep re-iterating that CES is a consumer show I had expected new non-L/EF-S lens to be announced.  Still have my hopes up that that will be the case.  A new 50mm 1.4 would be nice as well as 30mm f2.


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Lenses / Re: Should I purchase the 15-85mm f/3.5-5.0?
« on: January 08, 2012, 10:31:48 AM »
I'd also suggest that you can answer this question yourself - I presume your kit lens is the 18-55mm (or some other 18- zoom), and you've shot for three years. Look back at the EXIF for your images and see how many were shot wider than 24mm; if it's a lot, get the 15-85mm, and if it's few, get the 24-105mm and keep your current kit lens for times you need wider than 24mm.

This is great advice.  Getting the 24-105 would also allow you to pick up the 10-22mm later without overlap as that lens is just amazing for landscapes and buildings.

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Japan / Re: Getting USA warranty Lens serviced in Japan
« on: January 05, 2012, 02:19:33 AM »
if this would be covered under the normal warranty because I dropped.

No, it won't be covered. Warranties are only for flaws in manufacturing, it's not insurance against accidents.
That would be right. One thing I've wondered though is do Canon (at a cost) do repairs on foreign cameras, I saw something that seemed to make me think they wouldn't but it didn't seem to make sense they wouldn't do paid repairs to cameras from another country.

Just dropped my lens off at the canon service center, will cost about 15,000 yen to fix at the most.  It seems one of the elements got out of place when i dropped it.  But they had no problems servicing a USA lens.  And like it was mentioned here, because i dropped it wouldn't be covered under the warranty.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Pre CES Week: Lenses, Cameras & Compacts
« on: January 04, 2012, 04:45:58 AM »

Yesyesyes, I know the earthquake and flood and whatnot, but I saw some images from japan of a completely destroyed road (earthquake aftermath), rebuilt to better than new within 6 days. I know they don't stop all production due to a small amount of water on the floor and couple of knock over shelfs. They could have built a new factory and up and running much sooner.



One may think that Canon, as a multi-national company - a worldleader, is prepared to deal with disasters and not let those interupt the business continuity and therefor the production process.
Well, obviously NOT. They probably never prepared their companies business with Business Continuity Management (BCM) plans and actions.
If they would have done that, then they could immdiately switch to alternative productionplants and keep up delivery.


You my friend have never worked at a japanese company in Japan.  They are easily 20 years behind the U.S. in terms of accounting, Disaster Recovery and efficiency.  From my own experience and those of my friends it would not surprise me one bit if Canon had no DR plan in place for an earthquake.  My former company's DR plan was "While you are running out of the building, can someone make sure to unplug the server backups we do to an external drive via usb cable and take it with them"... To which all the IT guys and myself laughed, like that is what we are going to be thinking as we are running out of the building.

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If the 35mm L mk II is announced at CES, will the current MK Is drop even more in price, or should I be picking it up while it's on sale this week.

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