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For anyone interested, someone who just received this lens is welcoming any questions about it on Reddit. He also has a .ZIP file of test shots for download further down the thread:


Some of his first critiques (Note: these are mere first impressions & he admittedly only has a crop sensor to test with at the moment):
  • Fast AF, but may need some AFMA
  • Not as sharp as Nikon 14-24mm @ f/2.8
  • Generally not as good as the Nikon 14-24mm
  • Handheld sharp images down to 1/10 with VC
Thanks for posting!!! :) :) :)

$1200 is the perfect price for this lens. I'm happy about that, considering I thought it would be a tad more expensive. This is looking like it'll be the best UWA f/2.8 zoom for Canon shooters.
+1 Fingers crossed mate.

Mmm exciting! although ive read that it weights a ton, finally a focal range and aperture that i need! :) let's hope iq and af are up to standards
+1 I 2nd that.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:40:48 AM »

Couldn't resist.

However, Paypal didn't go through. I almost never use paypal, and suddenly $4k+ purchase so it triggered fraud alert and didn't let me complete the deal. Called them few times to fix, but they were not really reassuring to fix it so put it on my cc instead.

What else should I buy now? One extra battery for sure. The charger is already double charger, so that's good. What else?

(Trying not to jump and down here with excitement)
Good luck with your purchase.... :)

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199
« on: January 21, 2015, 07:37:00 AM »
The bait is dangling...... :)

Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 17, 2015, 08:16:51 AM »

Tetten...I've appreciated some of your earlier comments. I usually stay out of forum bickering, but if anything is devolving at this point, it's from insulting another photographer's work by implying that your standard of excellence is so much higher as to render their work inadequate and therefore demonstrate the need to do it your way.

It's starting to sound a little silly telling other pros that what they're doing with success can't possibly be successful enough. I'm sure there are photographers out there who think their work achieves excellence above yours, and yet others thinking that way over them. If it works for someone, why knock it? If they (or their clients) are pleased with the huge prints on their walls, who cares how anyone else defines success?

Kieth's engineering wisdom from the X-Rite interview he linked seems to apply here: don't let perfection become the enemy of excellence. It sounds like you're trying to convince someone that what they deem excellent (and so do their paying clients) is not perfect and is therefore not worthwhile. Personally, pursuing that level of perfection would suck the life out of photography for me...

Anyway, maybe just agree to disagree, eh? We each have different motivations in our photography, be it personal fulfillment, paying the bills, or even ultimate "perfection" as we see it.

I'll kindly butt-out now. :P No hard feelings...
Thank you Famateur well said!!!

Lenses / Re: New Rebel & EF 11-24 f/4L USM Coming Shortly
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:09:52 AM »
3 grand and an f/4 it better bring the bus load like sharpness from corner to corner.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF Lens Technology Video
« on: January 15, 2015, 06:31:14 AM »
Great video!!!

Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact thread of the argument but my old economics professor used to say that patents were an incredibly evil, defensive, blocking tactic that stiffled innovation and creation. As I cant remember the exact pathways this works (and there were many) this is officially the most pointless post ever but I can certainly see how filing loads of very broad patents that lack great detail could prevent other companies from pursuing technology that they otherwise would have done. It is certainly an easy way to appear innovative while simultaneously creating a negative and defensive position that stifles other companies.

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 06:56:49 AM »
Uh interesting news. It sounds weird thought that after a very thin and spread out releasing policy now they come up with not 1 but 3 new models, some of them with the "hey choose the one you like best!"..

usually they always operate under the "take this or leave it policy" (or better "take this or take this cause you already have invested in our lenses"). this could be a welcome change of mindset for the company.
+100000000000000000000000000000000 Great points there

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 09, 2015, 06:40:33 AM »
Cool beans :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New firmware for 1DX ?
« on: January 07, 2015, 11:34:10 AM »
Interesting..... 8)

EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:13:02 AM »
It won't be the camera to take current T5i users to the next level since there is not that much space between the T5i and 7D2 outside of build quality anyway.
Wow easy on the coffee there....

EOS Bodies / Re: Expect Higher End Products at CP+ in February
« on: January 05, 2015, 05:29:31 PM »
Okey dokey still nothing but words.....

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deals: EOS-1D X & EOS 5D Mark III
« on: December 24, 2014, 08:31:22 AM »
That 1DX does look tempting!!! :) :) :) :) :)

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