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EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:56:17 AM »
The 1D X marked its 25th month and I am sorely looking forward to its replacement next year.

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My uncle Gerry lives in Tacloban, Philippines and survived Category 5 Supertyphoon Yolanda/Haiyan. He chose to stay to clean up and rebuild.

These photos were taken by him early today, Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151791836731009.1073741908.249388896008&type=1

All your help is appreciated. The Visayas thanks you.

Follow or add him on Facebook (he accepts almost everyone) to have a 1st hand account on day to day recovery of our city.

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Lenses / Re: Things to get when you purchase a 600mm?
« on: November 16, 2013, 07:55:57 PM »
In HK my dealer quoted me 90,000 HKD for a 600mm. I have a feeling given enough time you can find one going for 86,000 HKD somewhere.

Get a lenscoat. My preference is black as there is a rebellion problem in the Philippines. You dont want them to think you're military. No more need for a hoodie the Series II Super Teles has a great lens cap.

Get a replacement lens foot from shops like RRS, Kirk, 4th Gen Design, Naturescapes, etc

Get a proper tripod head and tripod legs like those from 4th Gen Design half gimbal, Whimberly full gimbal and Gitzo Series 4

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Portrait / Youth
« on: November 16, 2013, 10:33:32 AM »

Youth by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/2.8 ISO 4000 100mm

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 12:16:31 PM »
L primes please. No more cinema lenses.

Naturally excluding a 200/2 and 800/5.6 replacements. ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Will the new MAC Pro support 10 bit colour?
« on: November 10, 2013, 09:16:55 AM »

that question is answerd when you read his posting carefully.  ::)

Can't be bothered. ;)

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:27:17 AM »
Judging from Canon's product releases in 2013 we can expect more Cinema EF lenses instead of more EF L prime lenses.

The profit center for Canon appears to be towards Cinema EOS cameras and future MILCs like the EOS M.

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:01:28 AM »
Any guesses what a 400mm f/5.6 IS might cost if it appears?
Double current prices based on the pricing of 70-200/4 without IS to 70-200/4 IS and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM.

I am also interested with a EF 400mm f/5.6 IS USM as a walk around lens but I really wish Canon would release a EF 500mm f/5.6 IS USM or EF 600mm f/5.6 IS USM instead. :)

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 10, 2013, 01:51:45 AM »
Reasons why Canon will not have a EF 200mm f/2L IS USM and  EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM within 12, 24, 36, 48 or even 60 months from now.

200mm: Canon vs Nikon
CFD: 1.9m vs 1.9m
Weight: 2.52kg vs 2.9kg
Stops of IS: 5 vs 3
Price: $5,700 vs $5,820

800mm: Canon vs Nikon
CFD: 6m vs 5.9m
Weight: 4.5kg vs 4.59kg
Stops of IS: 4 vs 4.5
Price: $13,250 vs $17,900

Source: Canon USA and Nikon USA product pages.

The previous super tele L primes with IS were marketed in 1999 (300/400/500/600) the current super tele L primes with IS II were marketed in 2011 (300/400/500/600).

That is 12 years.

Nikon's 400/500/600 were marketed in 2007 and sold at a higher price than Canon's 1999 products. Canon updated theirs 4 years after 2007.

Nikon's first 200/2 VR was marketed in 2005, two years after the discontinuation of EF 200mm f/1.8L USM in 2003. Canon announced their EF 200mm f/2L IS USM 3 years after 2005.

The EF 200mm f/1.8L USM was marketed from 1988 to 2003. That's a solid 15 years for the fastest L prime. I often wish I picked one up brand new for a "bargain price" when I got a EOS 10D in 2003.

EF 200mm f/2L IS USM and  EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM were marketed in 2008 and there is no competing product today with significant weight or price difference that would induce any deviation from a 12 year product cycle. These are low volume products that do not sell as well as other L zooms or primes.

Source: Canon Museum product pages.

The major selling point of the 2011 super tele L Primes is the weight reduction that yielded up to 25% less product weight than the previous model. If you're a sports, journalist or wildlife photog this is a godsend. Improvements in image quality, focusing motor, image stabilization and other items are largely secondary.

Canon would profit more from updating a 35/1.4, 135/2, 180/3.5 Macro, 200/2.8 and 400/5.6. A whole lot more people can afford, demand and carry them than any fast super tele L prime. Not to mention these are far more simpler to manufacture.

If Canon wanted to make a splash with a flagship lens then they could update the EF 1200mm f/5.6 USM from 1993to include IS with modes 1, 2 and 3 and Power Focus. It would be awesome if they can manage to halve the product weight to 8.25kg from 16.5kg.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Will the new MAC Pro support 10 bit colour?
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:29:45 PM »
The big question would be, will you have a 10 bit display to drive with?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser Appears in Korea
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:28:44 PM »
Reading the speculations is entertaining.  ;D

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Lenses / Re: The future of Canon L primes
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:04:34 PM »
A replacement for the 800/5.6 will come in by 2020. By then I hope they shave off at least 25% of the weight. I expect Canon to sell it for say $20,000-26,000.

35/1.4, 135/2, 180/3.5 Macro, 200/2.8 and 400/5.6 are prime candidates for an update.

What I would love to see is a 600mm f/2.8 that weighs under 23lbs/8.25kg. :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 01:08:45 PM »
Is it a MILC? It is filed under Canon mirrorless...

A 7D Mark II that is a SLT?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: November 08, 2013, 12:16:07 PM »
Thanks Ken!

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:52:01 AM »
Thanks Jason, Click and Rusty.

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