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Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 28, 2013, 08:46:58 PM »
Seriously, though- I'm really hoping it's a 14-24 2.8L. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

EOS-M / Re: Some EOS M Information [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:56:29 PM »
The EOS-M is underrated. After using it this weekend for a couple CU wildlife shots, I'm convinced. I hope Canon USA stops the snobbery and gets on board.


Lenses / Re: What lenses would you bring for this travel-trip?
« on: August 14, 2013, 12:10:55 AM »
I would take my 5DIII, 16-35, and 50 1.4
That's it. Keep it simple and light and you'll be more relaxed.

In your case, I would suggest :  5DIII, 16-35, and 100L macro
That kit will not slow you down and give you plenty of good shots. Although I'd be severely tempted to tuck the 35 1.4 in the bag

I agree. Simple and relaxed is the name of the game while traveling. I rarely take the 24-105 off my 5D during a trip and if I do, it's for something with a bit more reach, such as a 70-200, when I want to grab animal pics at a zoo (Taronga Zoo in Sydney is awesome, by the way). That said, out of the lenses you have, I second the above --

5DIII, 16-35, 100L macro, 70-200 (if it fits and depending on interest) , and if you can squeeze in another prime, the 35 or 50 for very low light work or discreet street photography. At most.

EOS-M / Re: Where is my backordered EOS-M w/22 STM lens?
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:15:03 AM »
Ordered mine Friday 7/5 (w/an original availability of 7/11) and just got an email yesterday from B&H telling me it was shipping with scheduled delivery today 7/19.

I'm in Queens so shipping is fast here.

Prices seem to be back to normal now.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next EOS M Camera(s) [CR1]
« on: July 08, 2013, 11:10:23 AM »
I just posted a few hours ago in the $299 EOS thread that it seemed like a silly purchase; since Canon would likely be replacing it with a dual-pixel AF markII version.

I guess I was spot on with that prediction.

Sounds spot off, to me. Maybe I'm biased because I bought one for $299. But, if this rumor is true (it's CR1, just the new 100-400 has been for what, 4 years?), the next M will be an 18 MP minor update (T5i/SL1 sensor), and the 20 MP dual pixel CMOS will follow that...but when?  And 'aimed at the FF Canon shooter' sounds like a $900-1000 camera, to me.  So, $299 really doesn't sound 'silly' especially when the camera + 22mm pancake only costs $85 more than the 22mm pancake alone.  That way, the next M can be bought with the kit zoom (since the best way to buy a kit lens is in a kit), and even selling the body for $150 you'd come out ahead...  Or you'd have a cheap body for IR conversion - one almost ideally suited for it as any lens can be used.

Just my $0.02 (or $299, as the case may be).

Spot on. I bought one, too- $299 for an APS-C sensor w/an ultra-compact 35mm equivalent pancake that w/an adapter can take all of my EF lenses is a great deal. Also, I'm a video shooter and not having to get the shutter out of the way everytime you shoot video is a wonderful feature- a great backup for my 5Dii.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Next to Be Announced
« on: June 27, 2013, 01:11:06 PM »
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<p><strong>Canon EOS 70D<br />

</strong><a href=\"http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/05/canon-eos-70d-coming-in-july-cr2/\" target=\"_blank\">As expected the next DSLR from Canon will be the EOS 70D</a>. No specs of the camera have leaked out yet, but the last we heard it would utilize the 18mp sensor currently in the Rebel SL1.</p>
<p>The camera will come kitted with either the EF-S 18-55 IS STM or the EF-S 18-135 IS STM. The battery grip will be called the BG-E14</p>
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Any idea when this and the potential new compacts announcements would be?

24-105 all the way. It's a great lens.

Anyone have any idea how the SL1will stack up against the 5Dii / iii in low light? I'm a 5Dii owner and want to know if I can get decent high ISO out of it as a backup camera...

EOS Bodies / Re: 600D vs 100D
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:04:38 AM »
Anyone have any idea how the SL1will stack up against the 5Dii / iii in low light? I'm a 5Dii owner and want to know if I can get decent high ISO out of it as a backup camera...

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 100D Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 17, 2013, 12:27:30 PM »
I could use a good backup camera to my 5Dii. But if it's expensive, it better have comparable high ISO and great video with manual controls.

Canon General / Re: After CES Whats Next for Canon?
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:32:02 PM »
14-24L and the high MP body would be sweet!

I do expect the 14-24L to be announced. The world have waited long enough.

Well, perhaps we'll get an "in development announcement", and then a formal announcement at CP+ 2015.  ::)

I second that- would really like a 14-24 and the 7DII to be announced.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests
« on: January 04, 2013, 05:33:01 PM »
You will have to pry my 24-105L off my cold dead hands :)

Why? The tamron and 24-70 IS clearly test better, especially at 24mm.

As always, everything is a package deal....lets not discount the added reach the 24-105L offers with IS and decent IQ and contrast.

24-105 has added reach, but also added distortion and a 70-200/300 lens delivers much better 70-105mm quality plus a LOT more reach.

Thing is, 24-105 covers a lot of range as a quality walk around lens.  No doubt a pair of lens (like a 24-70 & 70-200) give you more in multiple metrics, namely quality & reach, but one len / one body has it's benefits for casual trips where you don't even take a bag...  That's why I like my 24-105.

+1 Absolutely.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS Resolution Tests
« on: January 04, 2013, 02:40:24 PM »
Thanks and no thanks, Canon- I'm glad you're creating and improving products, but I'll stick with my 24-105L lens. I can live with 5% barrel distortion at the wide end in exchange for the increased telephoto reach. It's the best overall travel lens I've ever used. For my next purchase, I'll await a 14-24 2.8L :)

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: More Analysis of the C100
« on: August 30, 2012, 05:48:44 PM »
If you made a camera like the C100 but with 60p and 4:2:2 50Mbps codec, people would be more enthused to buy it and believe me, you want people to be enthused about your products, not thinking about which feature they have to compromise on.

Those stats would effectively bury the c300. This would require somebody admitting a mistake in the pricing of the c300. This doesn't happen in Japanese corporate culture.  No, instead they double down with another overpriced cinema camera.

I still think the c300 is the best camera at its price or below, but I don't think the quality jump justifies the huge price premium.

Agreed, it wouldn't happen in Japanese corporate culture. However, it hurts their brand loyalty in the long run and they need to hear that.

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