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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 16-35 f/4L, 17-40 f/4L and Others
« on: March 10, 2014, 01:27:13 PM »
It's a shame these patents don't offer IS...

How long will Canon's 11-22mm M zoom be it's only UWA zoom offering with IS?

Lenses / Re: Collecting gear
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:41:45 AM »
There's one CR forum poster (can't remember the acct name atm) who has a profile comment that says "5% of the gear used 95% of the time."

So true...

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« on: March 07, 2014, 02:25:41 PM »
It's not clear to me exactly what is being upgraded on the C100 to allow DPAF.

Is this simply a firmware update?

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III $2559
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:24:09 AM »
at this price, does it even matter?  An out of warranty, used copy is likely more lol

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5d mark ii (should I keep it )
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:18:43 AM »
If you're asking, you should sell it.

If you were using the 5DII and found it useful as a second body, I don't think you would be wondering about this.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 or 17-40?
« on: March 05, 2014, 04:05:46 PM »
If you buy now and canon releases something else down the line, you're still ahead.

I bought my 16-35 II for $1250 back in 2008.  I sold it last year for $1218 on ebay.  It's like I had a free 6 year rental and have thousands of images to show for it.

If your gear is clean and looks pristine, L lenses hold their value exceptionally well.  Take the pictures you want now and sell it for little to no loss, using those funds to buy the next new thing that comes along.

Lenses / Re: Tele-lens on a budget
« on: March 05, 2014, 03:50:06 AM »
What about the 100-400L?

IQ not quite as good as the 400 5.6, but nearly there on a good copy and IS to boot

Lenses / Re: 16-35 or 17-40?
« on: March 03, 2014, 12:30:37 AM »
short answer: if you're shooting at f11-f16 for landscapes etc. get the 17-40 and save yourself some coin.

if you absolutely need 2.8 or better corner sharpness at f4-f8 than get the 16-35.  The sunstars are much better on this lens as well imo.

Reviews / Re: Nikon D4s VS Canon 1Dx Comparison
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:38:24 PM »
So to summarize, the new camera is better in some ways than a 3 year old camera.


everytime I want to shoot at ISO 400k and knowing that I can't makes me die a little on the inside

this part's my favorite though:

the Canon 1Dx has a tendency to produce inaccurately focused images should the lock-on be wrongly positioned.

so what you're telling me is, if the operator focuses incorrectly, due to focussing on the wrong focus point, blame the camera for operator error??   ???

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS M2 Coming to North America & Europe?
« on: February 28, 2014, 12:46:55 PM »
I agree with the sentiments above.  This little gem is my workhorse for anything that does not move.

That said, I don't think there are enough improvements with the M2 to avoid another firesale debacle if it comes priced ridiculously at $700+ again.

But knowing Canon, I can probably look forward to picking up a heavily discounted M2 for $299 a year after it releases  :-\

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon fanboy considering switching to Nikon
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:33:46 PM »
I'm confused...  here's your reply to a thread "Re: Considering switching to Nikon"

Why woudl you want to do that NOW?

Canon's 24-70 II and 70-200 II L DESTROYED Nikon's counterparts, at least based on 5 professional reviews.
5d3 beats D800 and 1DX beats D4, based on 3 professional reviews!

Not a good idea now.  Maybe next year.

Finally, even Nikon fascist Ken Rockwell has finally swtiched to Canon after 28 years of using it!

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon fanboy considering switching to Nikon
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:11:53 PM »
...throws a bag of popcorn in microwave...


EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement in Q2 of 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2014, 08:54:56 PM »
So you're saying there's a chance...   ???
Just when I thought they couldn't possibly be any dumber, they go and do something like this... and totally redeem themselves!

quite possibly one of the greatest films, ever!  i was thinking the same exact thing  ;D

I choose the M over FF most of the time for macro because of working distance.

Lenses / Re: Do you top your pancake with a filter?
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:56:38 AM »
I don't even bother with a lens cap since it sits in it's little case protected, mounted to the 5D.

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