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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:34:41 AM »
With No IS and the price tag on this lens, I am going to give a serious consideration to Tamron 24-70. Hope there will be some test results out soon...

Lenses / Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:29:37 AM »
Generally, the lenses have the same kind of numerical price regardless if it is in Euro or USD - you might frequently see prices quoted as 1500 EUR/US$. So yep, we on the other side of the ocean are paying some 30% more  ::) taxes...

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4.0L
« on: February 06, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »
I was about to create a new thread to ask the same question when I saw this thread.

Thank you Paul and all who gave feedback!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron introduces 24-70mm f/2.8 with IS
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:23:55 PM »
I am pleased about this announcement. Even though I have not had many Tamron lenses, the ones I had did not make me regret, you get a bit more than what you pay for  ;D

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 04:18:39 PM »
Missing the infrared focus markings? (sorry if it has been mentioned before - have not read all the previous posts)

*looks at neuro for "yes there were two cameras in the safari" remark*  :P


Conspirancy theories aside, this sounds like the thinking of a marketing department to me.

First time I ever heard "thinking" and "marketing department" in the same sentence.  In my experience, marketers take their orders directly from Satan -- no thinking necessary.

+1 to that

Lenses / Re: What about DxO Mark?
« on: February 04, 2012, 03:03:28 PM »
 70-200 f/2.8 IS II has a lower score than all the 70-200 lenses with the exception of f/4 non-IS version in DxO Mark lens rating list, which was disputed by some users there...

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8L IS II vs f/4L IS
« on: February 03, 2012, 01:55:21 PM »
They are both very good lenses! I have an f4 IS basicly because the weight matters to me (carrying around 4-5 lenses when out shooting).

Which is more suited to you depends on your purpose; if budget or weight is important f4 IS otherwise f2.8 IS II I would say. Naturally f2.8 IS mark 1 as well as the non IS versions of both should be given a consideration. To my knowledge they are all sharp lenses (yes some sharper than the others   :) )...


United States / Re: Lens suggestion for a 1600 budget
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:23:50 AM »
Replace the 75-300 with a 70-300L - will be better for journalism

Brian, what is your take on 70-300 L vs 100-400 L?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D X or Mark III Specs & Release Date? [CR1]
« on: February 03, 2012, 06:04:50 AM »
i dont care if it has better specs than a nikon or not. what I care about a high quality working package and this list of rumoured specs basically ensure that I am eagerly awaiting to see how the AF is if it is as good as last gen 1D AF i'll be over the moon

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D X or Mark III Specs & Release Date? [CR1]
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:23:58 AM »

I think we are looking at two different cameras, one 5D x or mark 3 and one high mp camera to compete with d800, first to be announced in February and the other in Photokina. It seems quite reasonable to me that Canon announces the 5D x/mk3 in February and then look at d800 market to finalize the high mp camera around Photokina...  In the mean time, I do not know what camera would Nikon have to compete with 5D x/mk3.

Even though I totally agree with Neuro on his statement above on corporate goal being financial (and anything else being means to the end), I also feel 1D X and upcoming 5D specs are kind of unusually close. Perhaps there is more to 1D X than we know...

I think the G1X dxo measurements are a bit worrying, looks like Canon still can't make as good pixels as Sony. Seems to perform about the same as the 7D from 2009... but of course you can compete in other ways than sensor quality I guess...
Tell me, why G1X should be better, than semi-professional DSLR 7D?

Am sure Canon can do an excellent job with sensors, and we will see it in 1DX model, for example.

Because it is produced two years later. It is the same pixel size, 4um pixels should perform better today than two years ago.

It is not necessary to differentiate the G1X and 7D on the sensor, the 7D is a DSLR with the autofocus, speed, build, interchangable lenses etc.

I would be surprised if they make the G1X sensor deliberately less good than they can, then they could just as well make a smaller sensor instead and made the camera more compact.

But sure, 1DX will be a safer benchmark to look at. Of what I have seen so far I'm a bit afraid that the sensor performance hype coming from Canon on the newer and coming models are more about JPEG noise reduction in digic5 than about raw sensor performance. I'd love to be proven wrong. But if I'm right I can keep my 5Dmk2 longer, so that's kind of ok too :-).

I think 7D comparison becomes relevant due to the price tag on G1X - it is in the same range as 600D and even 60D with that 18mp sensor... Yes, then there are additional costs of lenses for 600D/60D and then G1X being a compact camera... To me it does not justify the price but then different needs, different evaluations... :)

I think we are going to see two different bodies from Canon and 5d mk3 is not  intended to be a competitor to d800. Perhaps a late Feb 5D x or mk3 and a high mp 3D around Photokina?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: S and X
« on: February 01, 2012, 06:02:07 PM »
If you are talking about DSLRs Nikon uses it to differentiate between sports/low light camera and they high MP studio camera.
The Nikon D3s is 12MP and 9fps while the the D3x is much slower with 24mp.

At some point I'm sure we'll have a D4x and D4s.

Canon doesn't really seem to have a set routine for using S and X. They do have the 1Ds which differentiates it from the 1D as being full frame. But I don't know why they chose an "s".
Thank you! That is exactly what I was wondering! :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / S and X
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:28:17 PM »
Hello all,

Perhaps a newbie question but anyway: S and X are used on some models by Canon as well as the "dark side". What are their meanings?  Are they used in the same sense by both brands?


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