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Lenses / Re: 24-105 f2.8IS
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:39:06 PM »
Maybe can hope from Tokina or Tamron? :) Tokina seems to be leaving "wide angle only" kind of approach so who knows...

Canon would charge us north of 3K if not 4K with such a lens for sure...   ::)

Lenses / Re: Is it worth waiting for an upgrade to 24-105?
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:35:46 PM »
I will just be another one to repeat no update to be expected this lens in the near future. I have also used this lens on an aps-c body and was very pleased with the results. Yes there is distortion at 24mm and it's an f/4 - not a perfect lens but it does what it is supposed to and I am very pleased with the results, both on aps-c and FF.

24 mm is not very wide on aps-c though, so if you need the wide angle, you might need to use the Sigma...



I vote for MBP as per display. Otherwise, any well-configured Linux outperforms Windows on any hardware. Macs run on Linux-based operative systems too and I do not have any first hand experience on how they compare to Linux-based  GPL operative systems like Open SUSE or ubuntu. GIMP and its derivates are the main options for photoediting on Linux though... At least to my knowledge...

Lenses / Re: Next 5D Kit Lens
« on: February 12, 2012, 07:44:59 PM »
Kind of curious Canon stating they would like to promote aps-c users to FF eventually and then putting FF gear north of 2K... Assumption being aps-c users getting wealthier eventually?

Only way I would get  a 24-70 mk2 is as a kit lens on 5D mk3 or x or whatever it is going to be, if reasonably priced... My vote is also 24-105 IS as the kit lens... Perhaps the rumored high mp cam (3D?) can be bundled with the new 24-70 mk2...  IMHO...


EOS Bodies / Re: When do you expect to see CR3 rated 5D/3D rumors?
« on: February 10, 2012, 01:48:40 PM »
If 7D mk2, 5D x (or mk3), 3D, 70D and 650D as well as a whole bunch of lenses get released this year, what are we going to speculate about in 2013???  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:06:55 AM »
this rumor is taken with a very large grain of salt...  :)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6L IS [CR10]
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:05:31 AM »

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 08, 2012, 03:16:32 PM »
I know many folks are disappointed at the 24-70 II which does not have IS... but got me thinking.

This is a beast of a lens... and looking at the MTF graphs... looks to be a huge performer.

Does the lens come before the cart so to speak...

Would make sense to me, especially if Canon has a beast of a MP body on the forefront that there will need to be better glass to really take advantage of a more dense sensor.

So maybe the 24-70, and especially the larger filter size in the front has a lot more to do with a more complete higher performing package down the line.

And while some of the other lens releases have many shaking their heads, maybe Canon saw something with the old versions on their development bodies that required improvement.

When I start seeing the revamping of lenses going on, especially when some of them seem "lateral" in nature (i.e. no major improvement in speed of glass), it makes me think that Canon is paying attention to IQ and that they saw holes in their lens performance with the larger resolution that they wanted to correct up front.

It also may explain why many have commented that the High ISO images on the D800 seem noisy or unimpressive. 

Larger resolution without a doubt will show some flaws in lenses that might have otherwise been less apparent, just the same as why some lenses that have flaws on a FF often perform better on a crop (like soft outsides, vignetting, etc.)

Something tells me Canon is fine with what is going on and a flanking maneuver may be under foot

That's my take too. Photokina will show... :)

EOS Bodies / Re: Childish Behaviour
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:40:06 AM »
My impression is that most of the people here are not willing to have a high mp cam but better DR and ISO performance from  21-22 mp sensor on 5D x or mk3 and that has not changed.

I imagine you are referring only to those who are willing to have high mp on 5D x /mk3 but then they might need it for their work... I don't know, wall size prints? Cropping? Either case, I think we will see two cameras this year and both edges will be covered...


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 05:20:40 PM »
I'd been holding off on purchasing the version 1 because  version 2 was coming out.  Now that the cat's out of the bag, I am not impressed.  Judging by the $1000 price hike, I would consider buying the version 1 instead and take a chance with it. 

I'm considering the same. Act soon - the MkI will be discontinued, and prices on remaining new ones, as well as used copies, will jump.

I am in the same boat too...

Neuro, what is your take on the new Tamron? I would want to see some test results of it before deciding but might run short of time it seems...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 04:08:55 PM »
According to the Norwegian press release, the recommended price for this lens is $3 438 in Norway (19 990 NOK). That’s a $1 139 difference for the same lens – which is out of my reach, so I’ll be looking at the old version or the Tamron. I can’t wait for the reviews of this thing. It’s going to be an interesting year for eye shopping.

Haha, I am also from Norway, and was planning on the 5D mark III/X and the 24-70 II as a "finished-my-university-degree-present" to myself this summer. Seems like that was more of an economic long-shot than I had imagined  :(
Euro equivalence should be around 17500 NOK if I am not mistaken. With that price, you might be able to go to Germany and come back with the Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II :)

Joke aside, gear prices are really  :o in Scandinavia...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 02:13:34 PM »
Good point! :)

Lenses / Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 01:48:44 PM »
Hello all,

Have not thought thoroughly about the alternatives but just out of curiosity, how many of us remain interested in Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II?


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:58:01 PM »
I am not in line to get this lens as I said before and will be looking at how Tamron is. Correct that their 17-55 VC is not as sharp as the non VC version but one can only hope that they have seen the issue...

Just another consideration; not that it justifies the price but anyway, I recall reading in several reviews that 7D was outresolving many lenses. Can this be a lens meant for a high mp camera to appear later this year? If 7d is already outresolving lenses, then what would be the point of a equally or more pixel dense sensor?..

Lenses / Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:54:39 AM »
Are those prices introduced to compensate the loss of income while facing productionproblems in the past 2 years?
I am stunned :o

After all, we are innocent of the losses in the past 2 years but it looks like we are to pay the bill...  :-\

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