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Lenses / Re: A Canon Competitor for Nikon 14-24 f/2.8
« on: February 26, 2012, 12:33:00 PM »
But they've already got the 14mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/2.8. If they make a 14-24mm f/2.8 then that's one lens that you'd have to buy instead of two, why would they do that and drop sales of their €2050 prime? [/sarcasm]

If they make a 14-24 f/4 then they can keep all 3 models, 14mm f/2.8 prime (€2050), 16-35mm f/2.8 fast zoom (€1270), 14-24 f/4 slower but wider zoom (would slot nicely in at €1800?). Then the 17-40 f/4 becomes more of a "My First Wideangle L Zoom" lens on the cheaper end (currently €690). I'm not expecting a 14-24 f/4 zoom to be much cheaper than the 16-35, although it could go up a bit higher than the 14mm prime depending on IQ.
A 14-24 f/4 would blend in perfectly. If it would be razor sharp.
 I like that idea, because the landscape & architecture fotos I make are usually in acceptable or better light conditions. So such a lens would be well suited for travelling... :)
For poor light, I would prefer a good wideangle prime.

My 2 cents :)

EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 26, 2012, 09:46:33 AM »
Now the NDA makes sense  ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Press invites for Feb 28th and March 2nd
« on: February 26, 2012, 02:10:39 AM »
No invitations yet? Hm... :-[

Lenses / Re: In praise of the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 USM Macro Lens
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:51:45 PM »
This wonderful little lens is sharp right thru from a couple of feet to infinity.
I had been using the Canon 85mm f1.8 and the Canon 100mm f2 to photograph aircraft in flight (panning shots coming in to land at 150mph app) but was getting quite a few unsharp failures at f4 and 100 ISO (for grainless images).
The 60mm f2.8 changed all that with a very high rate of ultra sharp photos.
Maybe the autofocus is better on this lens - I don't know.
In terms of kept images these lenses are listed in order: 60mm clear first followed by the 85mm and the 100mm last.
Forget about the macro name - this really is a fine general purpose lens and at 60mm is of course ideal for portraits.

This lense is one of our favorites. Really sharp, light weight and well suited for portraits too!
For macros though I sometimes missed an IS, when not being able to use a tripod.
But I still prefer the IQ and speed over Tamrons version with IS.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:25:49 PM »
So many wild speculations.
Curious to see the reactions when the final announcement is there...  :)

Lenses / Re: 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 vs 17-40mm f/4L for a crop camera
« on: February 19, 2012, 06:37:10 AM »
The question should be rather 17-55 or 15-85?
The 17-40 on crop is 27,2-64.
So as long as you are not planning to go for FF and do not need wide angle at all,
you just can not compare these lenses regarding their focal length.

I prefer the 17-55 over the 15-85. IQ is far better on the first.

My 2 cents

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:22:03 PM »
Wait, and see...  ;)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:09:40 PM »
... Looks to me like the 24 - 70 II has better over all performance than the 16-35, which also does not have IS...  Pretty much when I look at the 24 - 70 II chart, it is getting close to the performance I expect from prime lenses.   So you could look at the 24 - 70 II as being close to having the 24, 28, 35, 50, and 75 prime all wrapped into one


Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:01:48 PM »
Anybody thought of that the high price tag now, is also there to make it still attractive to sell the remaining version I lenses....
And v2 is not targeted to the mainstream yet, obviously
It will drop as time goes by... the new version seems to be is a huge step ahead, so you have to take some measures when releasing such a product and it won't come alone.

2 cents

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