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I'm surprised at the better than expected prices.  The 16-35/4 would make a great family travel lens for me.

Lenses / Re: Canon's f/1.2's: What is really going on?
« on: April 30, 2014, 12:05:34 AM »
I have both - if I had to choose between them, I'll take the 85L every time :)



The 50's keeper rate is lower, but having owned the 50/1.4 and 50 1.8 mrk 1, I'm very happy with the 50/1.2.  Keep in mind you are judging the 50/1.2 to the legendary 85/1.2.

Cool video even to just see the canon gear.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 10, 2014, 03:19:42 PM »

But I don't understand why people need a wide angle with F2.8. You don't do portrait with a wide-angle that had "by nature" some distortion.

You use the wide angle at F8, 10 and more..  so why bother and pay for a "new" f2.8 that would be heavier and much costly...  New versions cost always a lot more with canon.

I'd like my 8-15L f4 to be a 2.8.  iso 3200 vs. 6400.  Big difference.

PowerShot / Re: Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market?
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:48:01 PM »
Smartphones are integrated into the internets and social media.  That's what killed P&S cameras.  Quality means nothing in this segment.

Technical Support / Re: Canon Selphy CP760 on Mavericks
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:51:53 PM »

Lenses / Re: Lens Announcement Coming in February? [CR1]
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:34:13 PM »
I think this latest rumor must bring the 100-400 replacement rumor count to over a hundred! I cannot imagine them not announcing it at CP+ if it's coming. I hope it is!

so is that 100-400 rumours?  ;)


Technical Support / Canon Selphy CP760 on Mavericks
« on: January 23, 2014, 03:00:56 PM »

My Canon Selphy CP760 printer worked fine until I jumped from Lion to Mavericks.  Canon's support says that a driver is not needed.  Mavericks tells me to get the driver form Canon.  I tried the Canon driver for Lion, but it will not install.

I searched the net to no avail.  Help?


Lenses / Re: The 10 Oldest Canon Lenses in Production
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:08:11 PM »
To be fair, though, the two lenses mentioned here are both rumors.  The actual lenses and their respective apertures haven't been announced yet. 

As for the three non-L IS versions that have been announced, two of them kept the same aperture as their predecessors (24/2.8 and 35/2).  Both jumped in filter size (52mm to 58mm and 67mm, respectively), although Canon doesn't seem to be very concerned with filter sizes any more. 

Only the 28mm dropped from 1.8 to 2.8, which is a shame because a 1.8 with IS would have been a great "normal" lens on crop and would have made a real distinction between the new 24 and 28.  But Canon has kept the original 28/1.8 thus far, so apparently they weren't ready to kill that particular darling just yet, despite the sense it would have made.  Now they have two 28s in the lineup, which sell for about the same amount new, with the only spec differences being aperture and IS. 

Trying to make sense out of Canon lineup decisions is maddening.  For instance, why start putting IS in your wide angles rather than your telephotos???

The 28 f/2.8 IS replaced the 28 f/2.8 non-IS.  The 28 f/1.8 is still being sold; the 28 f/2.8 non-IS is not.

Also agree with Ellen that Canon is leaving the option open to release a fast 28mm lens.  The non-L IS lenses are 35 f/2, 28 f/2.8 and 24 f/2.8.  The Ls go 50 f/1.2, 35 f/1.4 and 24 f/1.4.  A 28 f/1.4 L would slot nicely between the 35 and 24Ls.  Although I'm not sure if there is a sufficiently large market for 28mm primes anymore.  It seems like the 24s are a lot more popular than the 28s.

I'd buy a 20mm f1.8 (or 2.0) L if it was on par with the 24L & 35L

Canon General / Re: Are Metal Mounts Better Than Plastic?
« on: January 04, 2014, 02:54:15 PM »
Look at the mount on the body, it's metal, but what is it attached to?

Lenses / Re: Two Lenses Coming for CP+? [CR2]
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:57:53 PM »
Another vote for an ultra wide zoom that is sharp at the corners. Don't get me wrong I like my 16-35 but it leaves a lot to be desired in the corners.

Given the minimal improvement between the 16-35 I and 16-35 II despite many years passing and increasing of front element to 82mm filter thread, I think the only way a UWA Zoom will be sharp at corners is with a bulbous element w/o filter support.

Again, bulbous elements have very good filter support..............

All in vain.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $720
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:15:26 AM »
You can find other white box splits for $50 or more less.


Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $720
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:14:54 AM »
Be careful, Canadians.....

Import Charges (Estimated):  $123.15    ? ? ? ? ?

What import charges?  I've never had import charges on stuff I've bought from the U.S. before.

I always have to pay.  How are you shipping?  Are the packages shipped with proper papers, or are you having items shipped in a deceptive manner?

Look, the reviewer obviously hasn't read the commentary on this website regarding the lens because quite clearly, without autofocus, this lens is not worth $4000 and nobody will buy it without autofocus, even if it is the sharpest lens since the big bang.

True, but to get the most from a lens like this it needs to be on a tripod, lessening the need for auto focus.  Now, I'd love to own a copy with AF for under $2000, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for that.

EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Tidbits from the Week [CR1]
« on: September 24, 2013, 02:48:47 PM »
Those of us who want the highest image quality - dynamic range and resolution - will be pushed to the medium format system. 

Or pushed to Nikon or another manufacture.

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