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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS 6D Body $1199
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:06:15 PM »
I paid more for my 50D.

EOS Bodies / Re: Skipping the 5D-s. What do you want in 5D4?
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:14:52 PM »
I'll wait for the 5D5, at $3500 a unit I can't justify a small upgrade, unless some amazing new sensor technology comes to life.

Site Information / Re: Canon Rumors in Costa Rica
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:07:19 PM »
Dude, it was only -29c here last night in Winnipeg. 

Lenses / Re: New Unique Macro Coming? [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:11:00 AM »
How's aboot a 200mm f4 IS 2.5:1 L in white. 

EOS-M / Re: Poll: Would you have bought the M3? (North America)
« on: February 09, 2015, 01:48:20 PM »
I have the M1.  I have no need for an M3 for my usage. 

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 is ii vs new 100-400
« on: November 25, 2014, 04:48:15 PM »
Since you have a 70-200 you should be able to answer both speed and reach challenges.  I find the 70-200 has plenty of "reach" for water polo, especially if I can change my position near the pool if required.  Yet some of the
pools are not well lighted so the f2.8 version is particularly helpful.   If you don't have that consideration, good for you.  In terms of surfing - don't often experience surfing at night so lens speed isn't an issue.  All of Canon lenses work well in daylight, but some are better than others in weather sealing and salt air.  I haven't had a chance with the new 100-400, but the old one works quite well from the shore.  If the new lens really has noticeably better IS, then
it may be a better choice for shooting surfing and sailing from a small boat.   you may also want to consider the
70-300L  with a new 7DII as an excellent combination for your preferred sports.

I think that photo predates the 70-200 and the 100-400.  I'll bet it was shot on sheet film too.

I plan on waiting for as long as I can resist. 
As an early adopter I've been burnt on one program or another.

I just upgraded to Mavericks last month  ;D

I'm still on Lion on my work mac.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II
« on: October 29, 2014, 11:24:50 AM »
If the 100-400II L comes to be, the 35LII will takes its place in the rumour mill.

Lenses / Re: Thoughts on Having a 35 and a 50 on Crop?
« on: October 13, 2014, 01:03:41 AM »
Thanks.  Thought that maybe 24 and 50 were "better", but I try to keep things to a minimum and already have the EOS M/22mm.


The gap from 24mm to 50mm is huge.

Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:20:51 AM »
I've bought and sold so many gear on Ebay, and have had no issues.  The only problem I ever had with Ebay was

LOL classic.

Try reading the rest of the sentence. His problem was actually with Paypal and thus he had "no issues" with Ebay.

Paypal is part of eBay.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:17:40 AM »
f/4 makes sense for an UWA. You can't use depth of field to separate subjects at that focal length and you can hand-hold pretty long exposures at 11mm.

But what happens when you are at 24mm and working a fairly standard environmental portrait and want maximum subject separation? Or when you are in a Siberian reindeer herders chum at 20,000iso and need the f2.8?

F4 doesn't make sense when you just brought out an f4 16-35 with IS and your ultra wide/wide choice doesn't have a single AF lens worth a damn below f4 all the way to 24mm.

A second body with the 24/1.4L perhaps?

Canon General / Re: Funny things I read on ebay about lens
« on: October 09, 2014, 04:08:52 PM »
I've bought and sold so many gear on Ebay, and have had no issues.  The only problem I ever had with Ebay was

LOL classic.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: HTC Introduces a Camera
« on: October 09, 2014, 12:24:21 AM »
The problem is, is that it's another device to carry and what to do you cary —the smartphone wins every time.

Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:47:39 PM »
4x5 digital back, Canon's entry to large format!

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