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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.
+1
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 :)

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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  ;)

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

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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.

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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.
:)

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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...  :)

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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


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

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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

Yep


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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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