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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 10, 2012, 12:55:25 PM »
anyone else interested in a 35mm tilt shift?  the 17 and 24 are great (have both), but sometimes a little wide still.  45 strikes me as a little long, but a 35mm would be fantastic!  that or an aps-h 7dii...

I thought about looking for a Canon FD 35mm TS Lens & an adapter.

Then again, the TS-E 24mm f/3.5 + EF 1.4x mkIII Extender would be pretty close to 35mm f/5. As both have good IQ, and TS-E lenses are not expected to be fast, a TS-E 35mm lens might not have a big market.

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Lenses / Re: Recommendations for three weeks in the Middle East
« on: December 09, 2012, 09:54:45 AM »
machine gun and bullet-proof vest ?

If he takes a GPS to keep him out of area A, he has a greater risk of being stabbed during an argument over parking space than getting hurt in a terrorist act.

It's winter in Israel, so some protection against the occasional rain shower might be called for.

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Lenses / Re: New Tilt-Shift Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 08, 2012, 09:18:52 AM »
A TS-E macro (= 1:1 magnification) lens?

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Lenses / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II & Other Big Lenses
« on: December 06, 2012, 12:44:11 PM »
<oblig>
Yeay!

Now, what about a good ultra wide lens to compete with the Nikkor 14-24mm?
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Excluding lenses which I already have

TS-E 17mm
EF 50mm f/1.0
EF 85mm f/1.2
EF 200mm f/2.0

And finally - an EF 800mm f/5.6, which I would trade-in for a couple of other lenses I'd like.

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EOS Bodies / Re: First Round of EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: November 27, 2012, 01:00:02 AM »
Hmm, what's wrong with the LP-E6 battery?

My two cents are on 'introducing a new battery would be more profitable than reusing the LP-E6', e.g. because people already have LP-E6s and/or the LP-E6 is already too well faked.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:47:52 AM »
What could they add to the 10-22 in an update?

-Wider? Really?

Some people would like wider. I bought the Sigma 12-24mm for FF, which is equivalent to the 8-16mm on crop.

-Improved IQ?  Already the best in the market.

My impression from reviews the Sigma 8-16mm is better.

-f/2.8 like the Tokina 11-16? I'd care, not sure most would.

Same here.

-More solid construction?  Nah, still plastic.
-Weather sealing? No current canon crop camera is fully weather sealed.
-Priced competitively? Unlikely.

Agree.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 21, 2012, 03:02:01 PM »
An EF-S zoom fisheye and a wider replacement to the EF-S 10-22?

My impression was the EF-S 10-22mm should be upgraded, specifically to have wider short end and maybe some IQ improvement.

An EF-S fisheye zoom? Does the Tokina 10-17mm sell that well? After years of not making any circular fisheye lenses (note there was one for the FD mount), does Canon suddenly see a market for those on both FF & APS-C? Wouldn't it compete with both the upgraded EF-S 10-22mm and the EF 8-15mm L, which serves as diagonal fisheye lens for APS-C?

My guess is the Sigma 4.5mm full fish eye has enough sales that Canon wants to compete?

Possibly, but a fisheye zoom might mean Canon would shoot itself in the foot with an expensive lens, sending customers to buy cheaper primes.

When the EF 8-15mm f/4 came out, I already had an EF 15mm f/2.8. Preferring to save money and keep the extra stop, I bought the Sigma circular fisheye.

In case somebody brings up the familiar ISO argument:

1. An f-stop gives a 1 f-stop advantage, whether on my current camera or any other camera I will own in the future.

2. DxO doesn't support the EF 8-15mm. Support was planned, until the lens was released, then the lens disappeared from the list.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:45:14 PM »
An EF-S zoom fisheye and a wider replacement to the EF-S 10-22?

My impression was the EF-S 10-22mm should be upgraded, specifically to have wider short end and maybe some IQ improvement.

An EF-S fisheye zoom? Does the Tokina 10-17mm sell that well? After years of not making any circular fisheye lenses (note there was one for the FD mount), does Canon suddenly see a market for those on both FF & APS-C? Wouldn't it compete with both the upgraded EF-S 10-22mm and the EF 8-15mm L, which serves as diagonal fisheye lens for APS-C?

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S Lenses Are Coming [CR2]
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:38:33 PM »
wider at the short end... a 8-22mm?

i really doubt that.

There seem to be a couple of lenses that compete with the EF-S 10-22mm, specifically the wider Sigma 8-16mm & the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye zoom.

I always wondered where the 10-22mm benefits from having short back focus when compared to the Sigma. It isn't wider, it's IQ isn't better, it's less than a stop faster, and how many people actually care about 170g weight difference?

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Sample Images
« on: November 19, 2012, 08:40:32 AM »
I'm impressed with the photos taken with the 35mm f/2 IS USM, the first seems to demonstrate IS work very well. It also demonstrates the expected motion blur, which makes IS irrelevant for my (current personal, not everybody's ever) needs.

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Canon General / Re: Photography websites. Where are you posting?
« on: November 19, 2012, 12:59:22 AM »
I find that facebook is a good place to post photos I want to share with family, friends, and bands I shoot, and.....

I've removed all my photos from facebook. I found it's too easy to steal from facebook and had issues with a "friend" who had copied some of my photos and posted them on her page and presented them as if she had taken them. All without my consent and no credit given. The security settings on my Photoshop.com albums are set to prevent copying and printing.

There's no way to secure photos posted on the web. One can always pull a copy of the photo out of the browser's cache, make a screenshot of the browser and crop the photo out of it, etc.

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Technical Support / Re: Best Methods For Long Term File Storage ??
« on: November 18, 2012, 07:30:43 AM »
I rent a locker in my gym, and keep a hard disk there. I go there often enough to rotate it.
That way you keep fit too ;D

I rented a locker because the monthly fee for the gym + locker is a lot cheaper bank safe, and has more opening hours than a bank, e.g. the bank is closed on weekends.

Then the gym owner told me the lockers are for people who actually excercise, so I started doing that as well. Life isn't easy...

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Canon General / Re: Photography websites. Where are you posting?
« on: November 18, 2012, 06:32:52 AM »
I find that facebook is a good place to post photos I want to share with family, friends, and bands I shoot, and many of them follow me on facebook.

Bands don't follow me, but when tagged in the photos, they do notice it. The fans do to, and often tag themselves when in the frame.

I haven't posted photos on any site of the kind mentioned in the thread, but will probably do so in the near future.

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EOS Bodies / Re: First 6D review up - does [KR] read [CR] ?
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:01:08 AM »
It might be best to not mark the URL as a link, or allow marking links as nofollow.

Thanks, I changed the first post - though I couldn't get the automatic url tagging and I don't know how to insert nofollow in the board url=... syntax - any hints?

I'm no expert on the subject, so I would have to let the site owner to check, if he wants to, on the abilities of this site's forum and answer. As he might not be reading every message on the forum, you might want to contact him personally on this issue.

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