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Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f4 IS USM time for a refresh?
« on: August 21, 2014, 02:40:16 PM »
And I'm okay with Canon if they don't refresh it -- just keep selling it. They have bigger things to work on, like that 14-24 or 12-24L I'll be buying :)

Lenses / Re: Canon EF24-105mm f4 IS USM time for a refresh?
« on: August 21, 2014, 01:33:07 PM »
Filmmaker and travel photographer here. The Canon 24-105 is the BEST overall lens for full-frame filmmaking. I've found it absolutely indispensable filming with the 5D and as a walk-around lens and don't think there is any substitute. The

• tele reach
• IS and
• constant aperture

are must haves for quick run and gun style shooting.

Couldn't imagine life without it, so if Canon refreshes, I'd be among the first to buy. And my hope is that within a couple of years, they will refresh. Sure, we could use a longer tele throw, but I'd rather they improve quality.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 09, 2014, 12:53:51 PM »
I'm a filmmaker and video guy so will buy this lens in a heartbeat and sell my 16-35L F4 IS if it's good enough. The wide angle and 2.8 will be indispensable for crop frame (Super 35mm) movie shooting.

Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:10:32 PM »
The rumors need to start materialising as lenses. The newer cameras (before we even get to 45 or 85MP as been rumored here) such as the 6d show up the problems of the EF-17-40mm f4L,  EF24-105mm f4L both of which have pronouced chromatic abberations at 17mm and 24mm respectively. As sensors improve the faults of lenses masked at 8, 10, 12 or 18MP now show up and this undermines the system ability to produce great results. Sigma have shown improvement are possible (so has Zeiss at a price) and still remain competitive to Canon pricing.

A 24-105 II L really would be nice, especially mated with a 100-400 II L combo. Very versatile!

+1 for the 24-105L II lens. This is the most versatile lens Canon makes.

Also, Canon- a 14-24 2.8 for under $2500 please.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF16-35mm F4 IS test
« on: July 28, 2014, 04:08:43 PM »
Thanks for the comparison!

I took my 16-35 F4 IS and 70-200 2.8 IS to Beijing last week and although I got those nice wide angle and telephoto shots of the Summer Palace I wanted, I found myself constantly missing the all-in-one reach of my 24-105.

I'm a video guy, so I prefer to have one lens that does it all. Still, good to know that I have a sharp 16-35 when I need it.

I also find that the IS on the 16-35 F4 is not as powerful as it is on the 24-105 when doing video. Anyone know why that is?

By the way, these are what they call "Uptown problems" :)

They really need:

4k that is real 4k and not like 1080P

forget all the stupid DNR where they turn even ISO 100 to wax unless it's extreme contrast edges, we want natural 'grain' and detail and we don't want fine surface detail to be turned to mush from plasticky fake looking DNR!

we need 10bits not bits recorded internally, 10bits 4:4:4, compressed, detailed, 4k recorded internally would be great (4:2:2 at worst). (and it should allow 1080p RAW like ML)

and how about just building the zebras and focus 100% box and focus peaking in? basic stuff!

+1 here. Zebras and focus peaking are really needed. And compressed 4k and 1080p RAW please  ;)

Does Canon want to lose that 10% of video buyers? I don't think so- then their 5D sales go down 10%.

4K isn't a fad like 3D was- it's here for the long run. Canon needs to take a lesson from Apple and cannibalize themselves (their Cinema EOS line) before someone else does it for them.

Putting 4K and 1080p RAW in the next 5D is essential- otherwise, video shooters will be buying something else.

And how many Cinema EOS buyers started out with a 5DII? A lot. Then they graduated to a C300.

If the next generation of shooters starts out with a GH4 or A7S, they'll be much more inclined to graduate to a higher end Panasonic or Sony cinema camera. And whoops, then those C300 sales will start to drop, too.

I'm not being a pessimist here, and I'm not a Canon hater- I LOVE their products- the quality is just incredible. But they have to stop protecting Cinema EOS market share and start giving people what they want.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 08:54:19 AM »
4K video or not? I'm a filmmaker, so I know I'm in the minority here.

If it doesn't come with 4K H.264 or built-in RAW video, I won't even think of buying. Canon needs to step up their game for us video folks.

I'm not excited about a 16-35mm F4 but would be about a 12-24 or a 14-24 F2.8.

This price reduction makes me now think (even more) that there'll be a 1DC2 unveiled at the NAB show. 

-- peer

Interesting thought- I feel like if there were any big announcements like that, they would have come this week but one can always hope :)

And there it is- Canon's current answer to the under $10K 4K market :)

These are fixed lens camcorders. I know they serve a purpose, but...snore.

Have to hand it to Canon- despite the cost, this is great for its video customers and pretty innovative. I, however, will be renting, not buying ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: March 31, 2014, 01:15:11 PM »
mkabi, to my knowledge, those RED sensors have never been released. I remember seeing them talked about years ago, but I never heard anymore than that.

Back to the lens, it's probably going to be over $20k. Likely in the $30k's, at least, but we'll see in a week or less. Spec wise, I haven't heard exact numbers(more correctly, I've heard two or three different, but similar zoom ranges) and I don't want to say the exact numbers that I have heard, but it's supposed to be wider than 20mm and longer than 105mm.  Aperture, I haven't heard either, but hopefully a constant T2.9.   And regarding the picture, I was told this morning by someone that officially they have to say it might be fake, but it's not- unofficially...

But, until Canon releases an announcement it's all rumor.  By this time next week, we should know for sure. NAB really gets cranking Monday.

Despite the price, this sounds like it really would be a great addition to the Cinema EOS pro body toolkit, as it would help those cameras compete with the documentary ENG-style Amira. The cost of a Cinema EOS body plus the new lens would be less than the Amira's base price of $40K.

And many people, including myself, love the 24-105L, so a powered zoom of that length would be incredibly useful...

PowerShot / Re: Canon EOS Smart 1 Phone - April Fools Joke? :)
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:24:21 AM »
Oh, come on  ;D

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