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Lenses / Re: TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm Finally Getting Replaced? [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2013, 07:45:54 AM »
I really like the perspective of a normal lens and have been toying with the idea of getting a 45mm ts-e for some creative uses. However, the lens is still expensive and pretty soft. It softer than the 24-70 version 1, way softer than the 50 1.8 even at f/2.8. I'm hoping they make it as good or better than the 50 1.4 at 2.8 and beyond.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 200 f/2L IS & EF 800 f/5.6L IS [CR2]
« on: March 13, 2013, 11:05:57 AM »
plus one... how can the 200mm f/2L IS be made better?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next Rebel? [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2013, 10:43:26 AM »
I think the 70D will be a lot like the 7D in performance in a slightly smaller 60D body. The 7D2 should be a little 1DX with a crop sensor.

This Rebel appears to be more of an incremental upgrade than I've yet seen in the Rebel series. I wonder if they'll add wifi or gps. I think a good portion of buyers of these cameras are the Best Buy soccer mom types who don't use them to 25% of their true ability.

Marketing instant facebook pics may be a better sale than iso 25600. I could be wrong.

EOS Bodies / Re: A New DSLR Line from Canon? [CR1]
« on: March 12, 2013, 09:15:24 AM »
EVF with mirror doesn't make sense unless they are copying Sony. They'll have to move the sensor farther back to reduce thickness and I'm not sure if they can do that.

CR says there are ways it can be done. I would have been nice to link to some earlier stories on patents or something.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Information [CR1]
« on: March 07, 2013, 02:44:48 PM »

What if Canon leaks all these different rumors and uses our comments as a free focus group session?

EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR at the End of March [CR2]
« on: February 28, 2013, 11:30:59 AM »
This falls in line with the earlier prediction by Nippon Camera Magazine


Essentially translates into:

Canon EOS 70D in March
Canon EOS Kiss X7i (Rebel T5i/EOS 700D) in June
Canon EOS Me (next mirrorless camera) in July
Canon EOS 7D Mark II in September
Canon EOS 3D (the mighty big megapixel DSLR) in October

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 12-24 f/2.8L [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:36:38 PM »
Considering the quality of the high end lenses Canon has been putting out lately, I'd say go for it. I'm sure they can think of a way to make it wider and sharper.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:28:07 AM »
The only complaint I ever heard from a 7D user was about their sensor. Now they get near 5D3 ISO ability. That is great! They also get a 25% bump in FPS, wifi, gps, upgraded AF system and a few other goodies like video features.

And who are these people complaining that this should have been the 5D3 or 6D? 10 FPS on a FF body is called the 1Dx.

I'm not even sure why I bother with the forum on this site.

Great! Now give us red AF points, 1080 at 50p, and focus peaking without the need of magic lantern.

Canon General / Re: More Canon Store Information
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:02:18 AM »

Apologies for my site going down intermittently - this post is driving so much traffic to the site it keeps going down when it gets too many hits at the same time. Please just try later if you want to see the post. it usually just recovers. Thanks.

Wow... Didnt know CR could crash websites. :) ill try back later.  Congrats :D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Shooting With the EOS 6D Part 2: Costa Rica
« on: December 29, 2012, 10:54:40 PM »
Nice shots. Enjoy your trip and post more pics!

Better phone editing software has a great deal to do with it. There have been a few shots that have fooled me with the blur tool on instagram. If you compose it right, you can simulate a shot with a fast lens. There are limitations, you have to work with a circle or bar, and you can't adjust the amount of blur. I'm sure they will have a paint blur with your fingers tool soon.

I think they could go faster than f/2 on a 50 for full frame mirrorless. Couldn't they match Leica's 50 f/1.4?

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: November 27, 2012, 09:44:30 AM »
I've got the 90mm Tamron Macro... If you can't afford the 100L, I've been pleased with the Tamron. It is a dedicated macro lens for me as I have the 135L if I want portraits. AF is decent, but I tend to do live view manual focus for macro anyway. It's very sharp. I'm sure it compares to the 100L in IQ.

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