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Lenses / Re: 11-24 is here, with images of it compared to Nikon 14-24
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:51:05 AM »
Oh my! That YT video made me want one... I probably shouldn't have watched that ::)

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Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: February 05, 2015, 02:13:28 PM »
At Photozone de. none of the current Canon 50mm lenses get a ringing endorsement, they do say for its price the 50mm f1.8II is OK but they are not class leading optics.
Theoretically the 50mm should be one of the easiest lenses to design so its surprising Canon dont do better so given the improvements in optical design and manufacturing improvement they should be able to give us great 50mm lenses the 24 / 28 / 35mm IS show the way as does the 40mm f2.8STM lens.

The 50's have been made to be small light and with the double gauss design. People buy them for cheap, fast, small and light. That means they are less corrected and more about bokeh.

Sigma and Zeiss started a new, fantastic, trend with using retrofocal design that indeed improves the IQ of a fast 50 be a great deal. It's not that Canon can't do that. I will be first in line for a Canon 50 f1.4 L with the same lens design as the Zeiss and Sigma.


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Lenses / Re: Who is going to buy the 11-24 f/4L?
« on: February 05, 2015, 01:56:16 AM »
Currently shopping around for a mint used 16-35 IS, but since I have the same disorder as a lot of us here, I will own the 11-24 at some point in time.  8)

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: February 04, 2015, 10:07:07 AM »
HI guys!

From today's outing, loving the weather now! One Godox 360 in a ProFoto Octa 3', sun as edge. I was thinking about using a CTO gel to warn the flash to match the ambient, but I find the cooler light from the octa to look cool with the warmer sun, when used as edge.

24-70 II @ 2.8 1/2000s iso 100

Great shots Viggo. I really like the 2nd

Thanks a lot!  :D

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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:58:52 AM »
Question is if they will cripple it to still sell the 50 L, or if they are going after the 50 Art with it.

If they design a new f/1.4 for sharpness, it won't compete with the 50L, neither in the price, nor in the IQ.

The 50L is built specifically for superior bokeh and remains a challenging, not to mention a specialist lens to use.

yes, yes, but in real life, people buy it to use it, and find it can't be used off center wide open, and sell it because it's a big disappointment. I have owned 4, and I have regretted every time, even if I know what it's like, lol. I can't count how many "barely tested indoors"- 50 L's I have seen sold used.

Aye. I've traded 2 used lenses at a profit and still have one used that I got for about the equivalent of $600. It was a curse on the FF bodies (non 1 series) prior to the 5D3. It works great on the 5D3 and even better and precise with the 1DX.

I always shoot the 50L wide open so no focus shift problems for me.  :)

Oh I absolutely agree, the 50 L AF is great on the 5d3, and I noticed a near perfect hit rate with the 1dx at 1.2. And I also bought it to shoot wide open or at least not slower than f1.8. But go off center with the nice spread of points on the 1dx and the "sharpness" is absolutely useless. And after owning the 50 Art I could never buy another 85 L or 50 L in their current versions. If the Siggy had the same AF as the 50 L or even better, the 35 L, I would hardly be using anything else..

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Lenses / Re: A New Nifty Fifty Coming [CR1]
« on: February 04, 2015, 08:34:37 AM »
Wow, I'm underwhelmed to say the least.... I guess my initial plan to get the 16-35 f4 IS for something new and fun still is on....

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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:13:51 AM »
Question is if they will cripple it to still sell the 50 L, or if they are going after the 50 Art with it.

If they design a new f/1.4 for sharpness, it won't compete with the 50L, neither in the price, nor in the IQ.

The 50L is built specifically for superior bokeh and remains a challenging, not to mention a specialist lens to use.

yes, yes, but in real life, people buy it to use it, and find it can't be used off center wide open, and sell it because it's a big disappointment. I have owned 4, and I have regretted every time, even if I know what it's like, lol. I can't count how many "barely tested indoors"- 50 L's I have seen sold used.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 04, 2015, 06:46:32 AM »
Hence back to square1, which 50mm to buy? Canon doesn't make a good one sub 1200$, and hence won't get my money until they do. I'll be looking to Third parties for a 50mm, which I'm sure they've noticed others doing the same.

Indeed... and this tells you how much of a stellar profit margin their old 50/1.4 or the premium-priced 50/1.2 obviously have. Still, as everybody and their cat seems to be raving about the Canon "system", it's really about time they do something about this or the loss of credibility might outweigh the short-term monetary profits.

Only two 50's are of any interest to me, the Otus and the 50 Art, and neither has AF, but they have the IQ, so that leaves no 50 worth buying. I think a new ef 50 update of the existing 1.4 will be wildly popular. Question is if they will cripple it to still sell the 50 L, or if they are going after the 50 Art with it.

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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:13:38 AM »
Why no love for a new f1.0 L?

I wouldn't. You don't gain that much light on digital and (next to the prohibitive price) carrying around a heavy, bulky lens that has a depth of field of nearly nothing doesn't appeal to me for what I do. You can get a pleasant bokeh with f1.4 or slower alright on this focal length if it's a good design.

make a 50 mm 1.4 for $400ish with updated Ring USM and updated optics. I'd buy one. Nikon has one.  No retrofocus design, just fast light and small.

Actually I'd buy one, too, if the price is very reasonable. But as this lens is so obvious I'm sure Canon has gone into this by detail since 1993 and came to the conclusion that it's not profitable enough for them to release a good f1.4 lens that would threaten their f1.2 premium L.

It's not about light gathering, it's about dof. And carrying around a heavy bulky thin
Dof lens? I bring the 200 L everywhere, so no issue for
Me :D

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Lenses / Re: POLL: The new 50mm will be...
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:01:19 AM »
Why no love for a new f1.0 L? I would gladly pay 3k for that. As long as it's fantastic at 1.4 across the frame and really usable at f1.0.

But, if it's indeed a 1500 usd version of the 1.4 that matches the Sigma Art and with Canon AF , I'm still in!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Firmware: EOS-1D X Version 2.0.7
« on: February 04, 2015, 02:03:55 AM »
Did anyone decide to update? Any problems/surprises?

I updated, I found the level to be more precise, but not much else. I think I'm only imagining it that the phase AF is even more accurate now, but that maybe because I no longer use the 50 Art  ::)

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 04, 2015, 02:01:49 AM »
I would update all three 50's in ONE announcement now. To make a great 50 f1.4, but that would kill the 1.2, so I would do a kick ass retrofocal 50 L to distance it from the 1.4. And update the built and a slight IQ improvement of the 1.8.

That way they would all make sense to buy in 2015. And WHAT a splash that would make for an announcement.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 1DX - Page 2
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:52:43 AM »
The collie shot looks just perfect!

+1 

Well done Nelu.

+1 , really cool!


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Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:17:25 PM »
Sold my 50 ART yesterday, I say that's good timing...  ;D
So, you finally had enough of the inconsistent AF? :D

Absolutely! I was wearing out my shutter trying to figure it out, optically it's very near perfect as 50 can be, but I just couldn't do it any more :P

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Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 03, 2015, 10:41:10 AM »
Sold my 50 ART yesterday, I say that's good timing...  ;D

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