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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: When will we see 430/440 RT flash?
« on: September 27, 2013, 03:37:02 AM »
@ Marsu42: I was wondering where you picked up your 66D. It's not yet available in the states :)

60D and 6D are just about the same camera, that's why I came up with the combined model :-)

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Technical Support / 5d3/6d silent shutter: faster, slower or equal wear?
« on: September 25, 2013, 04:07:45 PM »
If shutter lag time isn't an issue: Does shooting in silent shutter mode protect the camera since it's moving the mirror slower(?), i.e. putting less physical stress on the components? Or is the max. shutter rating due to the curtains failing, meaning silent or normal shutter doesn't matter? Thanks!

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 25, 2013, 02:23:40 PM »
This is about what it'll be :-o though I'd like some waterproof plastic and I prefer black to make it look more impressive :-p
Get Cinefoil - matte black all metal construction, heat and water resistant, highly customizable and a product recognized&valued all over the industry.

Thanks for the advice (this forum is actually useful :-)) - I wanted to get this also for flagging flashes and just never came around to ordering it - I'll do it now, though as usual in backwater Germany the prices are ridiculous and I have to get it from GB. Are there any comparable product names I can search for on ebay except "cinefoil"?

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:18:40 PM »
If you search the old threads, you will see many people mentioned that IS is useless on 24-70mm lens.  I think you might see those posters will tell you how good IS feature is after Canon releases the new IS version 24-70mm lens.

You're correct, but there's little that can be done about fanboys - I remember the threads you mentioned and all the people bashing the Tamron for having "useless" IS, but onion bokeh and less sharp corners(!)... until it was discovered that the Canon also has onion bokeh (though to a lesser extent) :->

Even event photography, where you need a decent shutter speed anyway because the subjects are undoubtedly not holding perfectly still.

Depends on what kind of event - with people not caring about getting photographed, you're correct. But I was surprised to read that many wedding photogs do see a use for IS with this focal range, because their subjects "pose" and move less - and a little movement doesn't show up on 20-22mp and x-sync speed, but you not holding the lens perfectly still after a stressful day would.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:10:19 PM »
Unlike Auto ISO, which introduces noise which is not correctable

Um, noise, what noise? On my 6d, I don't see any noise between 100 and 800, hardly up to 1600 - so if the scene isn't dr-limited I don't care about the iso setting. I do agree that on crop auto-iso is less useful because the sane iso range is smaller, but never the less there it is.

I usually use auto-iso with flash, shutter set to max. x-sync, select the dof I want and let the camera select the iso ... there's no other way to do this unless you want to end up with flash hss.

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 25, 2013, 12:53:48 PM »
I mean Canon told us (with the Mark II) that we don't need it, so who are we to question Canon?

When did Canon do that? Imho all they (implicitly) told us that they see more demand for a IS-less version that has a common filter size and is lighter than the mk1 - which squares with all photojournalists having this lens on their 5d3.

Canon tested an IS version, so obviously they do see a need - but they decided to only release one version, at least for the time being. Remember: their main reason back then for updating the mk1 at all was that the Nikon had better iq, but also no IS.

You could follow Canon's advice for the TS-E 17mm f/4L...   ;)

This is about what it'll be :-o though I'd like some waterproof plastic and I prefer black to make it look more impressive :-p

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 25, 2013, 09:50:21 AM »
The original 24-70 could only have that unusual hood arrangement because it was unusual in that it got wider FOV as it extended. It is quite possible that they could not stick to such a reversed design and radically improve image quality.

... which is a pity because with all zoom lenses that cover a larger range the lens hood is too short at the long focal end and there's more flare than necessary - I esp. notice this with my 70-300L, I'm just trying to devise a self-made lens hood zoom.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 25, 2013, 09:47:48 AM »
I just want the 6D Mark II to have the same AF with all double cross-points and sensitivity up to -3 EV.

This probably won't work with all lenses, look at the 5d3 specs - but simple cross point should be doable, and this is one of the points Canon really screwed up at. Not that the current 6d af doesn't work, but the non-cross points are noticeable to me.

11 is more than enough. 

It's not about the number, but what you can do with them - af point expansion is a great feature, but requires dense af points.

Also, a dual SD card would be good.

Won't happen since seems to be reserved for the premium cameras - but how about one *good* sd slot that isn't crippled to 40mb/s like just now? The current 6d is not able to shoot 1080p/raw for this reason.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 25, 2013, 02:16:32 AM »
I think what the other guys are saying is just use AWB and shoot in RAW and then there is no "mistake" you are just waiting until PP to actual make your choice of WB. Auto WB just means you'll make your choice later and at trigger time you can worry about things that can't be changed later.

My thinking exactly - though it really doesn't hurt to know about color temperature and to be *able* to set wb manually if quick jpeg results or previews are required - but it's not necessary to apply every knowledge in every situation. I'm a big fan of my camera taking tasks off my hand I can do later, but I know there's the "real photogs never crop & shoot in m flash, m camera, m wb, m focus" crowd, I wonder why they use a digital eos at all :-p

If you've got time on your hands though doing things before postprocessing might be a good idea, it really depends where the time or work pressure is.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Mark II
« on: September 24, 2013, 06:28:39 PM »
D610 is coming very soon with probably the new expeed 4 chip. Canon should respond

Nah, Nikon will probably find another bug in the d610 and release the d620 soon, Canon should wait for that :-p

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 24, 2013, 05:49:51 AM »
It was said that Canon did not issue 24-70 f/2.8 IS version as it would be bulky and IQ would be worse (or lens diameter size would have to be wider than 82 mm). Current Tamron 24-70 version has IS and IQ is slightly worse than Canon's 24-70 MkII version.

Problem is, as far as I understand it: In this top-range L class, improving the iq *slightly* requires a very *large* (i.e. expensive) effort, may it be to increase sharpness or corner performance. Obviously Canon found no reasonable tradeoff between (filter) size, weight and price for a IS version, and having an excellent IS system they certainly thought very hard about this decision.

Of course, with Canon, part of this equation will have been to be able to make a good profit, while 3rd party manufacturers or Nikon want to gain market share and/or recognition as a serious alternative in the first place.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Big Megapixel Tidbits from the Week [CR1]
« on: September 24, 2013, 05:38:20 AM »
Development is still continuing on the sensor, batteries and software.

Well, here we go (or not): Since the current sensor design is more than maxed out, this means 1dxs in late 2014, 5d4 in 2015, 6d in 2016... unless Canon updates the 5d3/6d with the dual cmos design like on the 70d.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV with low actuations?
« on: September 23, 2013, 09:12:05 AM »
I have a friend who recently lost her 5D2. She was lamenting the fact that she lost every picture she had taken for the last three years. Aparantly, she had never downloaded any of the pictures... This means that every shot ever taken with the camera was still on a single memory card!!!!!!

Omh - but you might be correct, I recently also met a very nice elderly lady at the local zoo who had been sold a 5d2 including 270ex(!) flash, the way she shot she was maybe also under 1k shutters per year :-o ... but never the less suspicion is advisable, there are just too many nearly never driven used cars around :-p

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Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:24:26 AM »
I donĀ“t like the plastic body of the lens.   

Me neither, same thing with the 100L - but was Canon seriously thinking about releasing a metal body, or are they set on releasing plastic lenses from now on?

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Lenses / Re: Gear Upgrade Advice
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:22:51 AM »
- Sell the 6D, and invest in a 5D III;

Only you can tell how much you are bothered by the mediocre 6d af...

- Upgrade 70 - 200 to the F2.8 II version;

Significant upgrade, but do you need the enhanced iq @ 100% crop or the better IS?

- Sell 24 - 105, and buy the 24 - 70 F2.8L II;

You need to look through your pictures, how often do you use 70-105 w/o switching to your 70-200, and how often were you limited by the f4 and wanted or were ok with a shallower depth of field of f2.8?

Otherwise I've thought the exact same thing as neuro wrote - uwa or macro, it's for your fun after all.

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