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Site Information / Re: Karma
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:50:04 AM »
I am celebrating getting my first karma feedback as a new member. Very few post so far, none of them rude or even challenging, but still a "smite"!  :-[

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:44:42 AM »
shot with 5D mkII and 135L...

Clothes, furniture, toy and pacifier - all color matched!  ;D
Cute girl! I regret not getting a decent camera until my son was already 7...

Site Information / Re: No Asia Region?
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:32:25 AM »
Shanghai, China here. Ready to step on board!  ;)

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: January 12, 2012, 10:30:42 AM »
Here are some candid shot from Japan, giving a nice cross section of society

A boy taking part in the "Festival of light" at the controversial Yasukuni shrine.

"Otaku" (geeks) photographing maids in Akihabara.

A novice monk chanting in Kamakura.

And a drunken salary man looking on hopelessly as the train doors close and he hasn't managed to get up or grab his briefcase  ::)

Gotta love the man on the metro!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Fuji X-Pro 1
« on: January 10, 2012, 09:24:58 AM »
It will be very interesting to see how the X-Pro 1's video capabilities turn out. The new sensor configuration sounds intriguing.

While I agree that autofocus is probably not on the top of the wish list for professional cinematographers, uncompressed HDMI output does sound like something that could win some video guys over to the Nikon camp.

Lenses / Re: Lens hoods and pouches now included with all non-L lenses?
« on: December 09, 2011, 03:29:31 AM »
I did buy all lenses except one in China (one was bought in Singapore). I checked the (import/manufacturing?) dates on the boxes of the non-L lenses I bought so far;

EF28 1.8    2011-08-31   Hood+case included
EF50 1.4    2010-03-24   NOT included
EF85 1.8    2011-10-19   Hood+case included
EFS10-22   2010-11-08   Hood+case included

A friend who also got his 50 1.4 here in China, sometime in August last year I think, DID get a hood with it.

The store  I usually buy at is close to my office, so I just popped by to check and noticed that all non-L lenses do come with a hood nowadays.

So it does seem to confirm that this is a regional thing (and perhaps even limited to China, Singapore and selected markets) that was implemented sometime between April and August 2010. So a fairly new change.

It will be interesting to see if this is going to change on other markets as well in the future.

Lenses / Re: Lens hoods and pouches now included with all non-L lenses?
« on: December 07, 2011, 11:59:14 AM »
Interesting!  I'll second the question - what country are you in?  I've previously bought the 85/1.8 and 10-22mm in the USA, and neither came with hood/pouch. 

The user manual for the 10-22mm from the Canon USA website, for example, indicates that the hood and case are sold separately (p.9).

Could it be a regional difference? I live in Shanghai and all lenses were bought in Asia. A weird approach of Canon to just please some of its consumers? Surely including the hoods would be appreciated in all markets?

Lenses / Re: Lens hoods and pouches now included with all non-L lenses?
« on: December 07, 2011, 11:56:32 AM »
I don't think anyone has said all non-L lenses come with no hood, or the oh so useful pouch.  I think that when someone gets one without it, and assumed they would be included, they get a little annoyed and post it.  You got 3/4 but choosing different lenses would change that.

So for these three it's included (and I guess other people who also bought any of these lenses can confirm that), but for other lenses it's not necessarily included. Seems odd of Canon to include it so randomly on different lenses...

Lenses / Re: Lens hoods and pouches now included with all non-L lenses?
« on: December 07, 2011, 11:10:00 AM »
If I may ask, what lenses, and from where are you buying these lenses? 

Canon generally does not include hood/pouch with non-L lenses, even some expensive ones.  3rd party vendors may bundle them as a package, though. 

There are a couple of exceptions - the Ef 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens includes both hood and pouch, and the MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x includes the tripod collar and pouch (but not the hood).


The hoods and pouches were not bundled, they were included in the original box. All lenses were bought from authorized Canon dealers. Have a look at the pic - it's even printed on the outside.


Lenses / Lens hoods and pouches now included with all non-L lenses?
« on: December 07, 2011, 09:38:01 AM »
First, hi to all of you! A great site and forum that I've been following for a while but just joined...

I'm fairly new into photography, but have seen a lot of complaints about Canon not including lens hoods and pouches with their non-L lenses. The thing is, the lenses I have bought so far have all had this included! One exception being my 50 f/1.4. Is this a recent change that others have seen too?

Not the most interesting topic to start off with as a newcomer here, but it's a bit curious....

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