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EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 26, 2012, 11:54:01 PM »
If Canon upgrades from the current process generation of 0.5µm that is reaching it's 10th year to 0.18µm that is Sony is using then I can only foresee better dynamic range and lesser noise.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Ended: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2499
« on: November 23, 2012, 11:11:35 AM »
Great deal! Wish it worked with my 800 without needing a hardware fix.

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Lenses / Re: 1Dx or lenses
« on: November 22, 2012, 09:41:16 PM »
I rather get more lenses than a new body. I had to chose between a 1dx, 5d3 or a 400/2.8 II and went with the lens.

Lenses last decades. Bodies just years.

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Lenses / Re: "Native" ISO... is it real and does it make a difference
« on: November 22, 2012, 12:05:48 PM »
It matters to stills to! It's the difference between working to remove noise or remove lesser noise.

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EOS Bodies / Re: !!!FIRST!!! - Full Frame Mirrorless Camera
« on: November 22, 2012, 01:07:23 AM »
Sony's A-mount SLT is 'technically' a mirrorless. Demount the lens from the body and you will see the A99's full frame immediately.

I was looking at the Leica M but since getting the 40/2.8 Pancake of Canon the requirement waned.

I wish Canon's EOS M was the first sub-$3000 FF mirrorless but I guess Canon was trying to improve profit margins with their APS-C sensors.

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Lenses / Re: Is the EF 800 f/5.6L IS Due for Replacement? [CR2]
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:48:33 PM »
Ok, ignore the 1200mm. I'm the only one who is wishing for a replacement for that at half the weight.  ;D

I have the 200 and 800 that are rumored to be updated next year and I am not inclined to sell then upgrade to the new one unless it offered a weight savings of more than 50%.

It is guaranteed the price of the Series II will skyrocket to beyond $15,000 to make the 600 and shorter white primes look cheap by comparison.

Canon can update the paint job to lower cost by only having to support one color of L white, sharing 1 lens hood for the sake of reducing SKUs and even the lens cap from leather to the more practical canvass.

In the past Canon have made subtle changes to existing lenses that did not merit a Series II monicker. They did this with the 200/1.8.

The changes are the relabeling of the AF switch to "MF" from "M". Optical coating has a different color. An inclusion to a more rounder aperture was made.

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Lenses / Re: Hold out for EF 35/2 IS or jump in with classic 35 1.4L
« on: November 20, 2012, 06:24:48 PM »
How are you liking the 40 Dolina? I haven't had any recent work or time with the lens but from my simple tests, it looks amazing and the focus on the 5dm3 is without flaw. That said its not as fast as an L but then i expected that. I didn't buy it for fast focus.
It is good enough for me to forget the 35.  ;D

Physically the smallest at less than an inch, tied at the lightest with the 50/1.8 II, 2nd cheapest Canon lens after the 50/1.8 II while using today's technology.

For me it is the perfect party and street lens. I can even use it as a lens cap.

I am looking forward to stuffing the 40 and a pro body into one of these bags.


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$499.99?

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Lenses / Re: Is the EF 800 f/5.6L IS Due for Replacement? [CR2]
« on: November 20, 2012, 12:13:37 AM »
I agree with your counterpoint on #2.

For the past decade Canon has been releasing 4-6 EF & EF-S lenses a year. If you were to ask me, before this rumor was published, when the new 200 and 800 would be released I would have said after the year 2020.

In chronological order. L lenses are in red. EF-S and EF-M lenses are excluded.

80s
1987 EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
1987 EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro

90s
1990 EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
1990 EF 50mm f/1.8 II
1991 EF 100mm f/2 USM
1991 TS-E 45mm f/2.8
1991 TS-E 90mm f/2.8
1992 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
1992 EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
1993 EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM
1993 EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1993 EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1995 EF 28 f/1.8 USM
1995 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1996 EF 135mm f/2L USM
1996 EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
1996 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1997 EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1998 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

1998 EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
1998 EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
1999 EF 70-200mm f/4L USM

1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

00's
2003 EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
2004 EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

2004 EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
2005 EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

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Lenses / Re: Is the EF 800 f/5.6L IS Due for Replacement? [CR2]
« on: November 19, 2012, 08:34:26 PM »
The hood of the 400/2.8 IS II fits the 800/5.6 IS lens and vice versa. They differ in paint color and lock mechanism.

Reasons why this rumor is premature.

Point #1: Nikon has yet to release their 800mm VR. Canon would need to know the baseline for which they have to surpass to justify a higher price point.

Point #2: Canon's inability to produce enough big glass to satisfy demand. The 500/600 are perennially out of stock and the 200-400/4 Ext 1.4x has yet to ship after lens development was announced in 7 Feb 2011.

Point #3: These EF lenses predate 2008, the year the 200/2 and 800/5.6 were released. The list of over two dozen lenses is not exhaustive and is meant to make a point.

ULTRA WIDE
1992 EF 20mm f/2.8 USM

WIDE
1995 EF 28 f/1.8 USM
1998 EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

STANDARD & MIDIUM TELEPHOTO
1993 EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1990 EF 50mm f/1.8 II
1992 EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
1991 EF 100mm f/2 USM

TELEPHOTO
1987 EF 135mm f/2.8 with Softfocus
1996 EF 135mm f/2L USM
1996 EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
1997 EF 300mm f/4L IS USM

SUPER TELEPHOTO
1993 EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1993 EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM

MACRO / CLOSE-UP
1987 EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
1996 EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM

TILT SHIFT
1991 TS-E 45mm f/2.8
1991 TS-E 90mm f/2.8

ZOOM
2003 EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1998 EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
1995 EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
1999 EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
2005 EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
2004 EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM
1999 EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III
1990 EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
1998 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
2004 EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM

Point #4: Not to mention the rumored EF 14-24mm f/2.8L USM

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Lenses / Re: Why The EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x Delay?
« on: November 15, 2012, 05:20:21 PM »


Other than the filter I could imagine accidental body/lens detachments happening when changing focusing modes and MFD.

But then again Canon has already made warnings about the body bulge for other lenses like the TSE 17mm.

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Leica, a camera company that still sells manual focus range finders (albeit in digital form) has finally introduced video in their next M body.

With that in mind a dedicated still-only SLR will sell as much as a 1200mm f/5.6 :)

This question reminds me of other questions raised in the past like mobile phones without cameras, cars without power windows, computers with CRT displays, iPods with FM/AM radio, fully furnished homes without a refrigerator, tablets that weigh more than 2 pounds and unpasteurized milk.

BTW none of my statements are meant to ridicule anyone. It is just that modern conveniences have rolled things into one and unrolling them would be unthinkable to a lot of people.

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The 1D4 never went below $5,000 on BH through the life of the product.



The chart is suspect. It states the price is between 4600-4700 until today and yet shops like BH and Adorama do not have it on stock.

Either way the price of the 1D4 dipped nearing EOL. The 1D X started to ship in June this year. Give it 2 or so more years before Canon decides to slash the price by 7%.

Remember guys the 1-Series bodies has always made up around 1% of all EOS body manufactured monthly.

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The 1D4 never went below $5,000 on BH through the life of the product.

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Sports / Re: 2012 Alaska (Philippines) Football Cup
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:58:20 PM »

2012 Alaska Cup by alabang, on Flickr

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