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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 02:40:00 PM »
I wish it was f/2.8...

The price might go near $3000 for that...
I understand that.  ;)
+1 Fish nothing surprises me these days.


I don't really understand that, but I expect that ... even if it is f/4 ;D
I know that type of glass won't cheap but I'll settle for the f/4

I would not be surprised if this f/4 lens went for $3K given the size of the first few lens elements!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:34:16 PM »
I wish it was f/2.8...

Just out of curiousity, why?  I mean, practically, and not just because you want a collection of f/2.8 or faster lenses :)

24mm is too wide for events & people (where you might want the speed) due to the distortion, so odds are 99% of the use of this will be for landscape.  Landscape is f/8+ most of the time...  And the wide side we already have the 16-35mm f/2.8 for events & people - whose focal length is actually long enough to shoot people without unflattering distortion.

It is possible the f/4 design might reduce cost, size, weight, and actually improve image quality at smaller apertures where this would be used 99% of the time.
I've used the Nikon 14-24mm for events and people. I hoping was that Canon make a zoom similiar to that..yeah yeah the 16-35 good glass but the Nikon outshines it. The 16-35 mm I've tried it and "meh". I agree it would be used mostly for landscape. I have a streak of creativity.... I'm buying it regardless anyhow if this glass become reality. ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:19:08 PM »
I wish it was f/2.8...

The price might go near $3000 for that...
I understand that.  ;)

I don't really understand that, but I expect that ... even if it is f/4 ;D
I know that type of glass won't cheap but I'll settle for the f/4

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:08:05 PM »
I wish it was f/2.8...

The price might go near $3000 for that...
I understand that.  ;)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 25, 2014, 11:18:49 AM »
5D Mark II, f/9, ISO 200, 1/200, 200mm

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I love the b&w one absolutely beautiful. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Where to go near Halifax Nova Scotia?
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:58:02 AM »
Peggy's Cove is nice and if you have some time and don't mind doing a little driving, go up to the north island of Nova Scotia and visit Cape Breton National Park and Meat Cove.  It is very pretty up in that area.
If you head to Cape Breton, try to hit the Cabot Trail on a weekday, far less traffic. Louisberg is a nice visit as well.

Peggy's cove is another nice spot. I like the drive in from Head of St Margaret's and the glacial erratics as you get close. You can wander around the area, then have supper in the restaurant near the lighthouse, and wait for sunset.

There is a place near Kentville, I think it's called eagles roost or something like that, where the feed chicken carcasses to the eagles so you can get interesting pictures....

Further down past the Annapolis Valley there are whale watching tours (Digby and Briar island) and I believe they have some bird rookeries tours too.
Thanks Don I plan to travel there in the very near future

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:53:20 AM »
Nikon and their legendary 14-24mm f/2.8G ED..

The only wide-angle zooms that Canon makes that come close are 16-35mm f2.8L II
The 16-35 is not close at all. The focal range yes, but not the performance, esp in the corners!
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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Best Nikon DF Review! By Fstoppers.
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:51:31 AM »
That video made my day :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon 11-24mm f/4 Lens
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:31:30 AM »
I wish it was f/2.8...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Comfortable strap?
« on: January 23, 2014, 06:03:24 AM »
Hi,

I use a Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Strap. The neck strap is wide enough to evenly spread out the weight of a 5Dmk III and a 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I used it to shoot a wedding and it was comfortable all day. Although, I didn't have it on my neck much, more or over the shoulder.

B&H sell it:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/791880-REG/Crumpler_ID_08A_Industry_Disgrace_Camera_Strap.html
Yep the crumpler works fine.

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One word Beautiful!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 04:01:47 PM »
I don't imagine he would have switched, purely for money as he doesn't need it.

Sure, and professional athletes already making $20 million per year don't sign contracts with other teams to make an extra couple million, because they don't need the money, either.  Right.   ::)

Put all the crimson lipstick you want on the pig, it's still about the money.
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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:20:49 AM »
Below the 100D? You mean the market segment that doesn't exist because it's IQ is indistinguishable from iPhones?  Get a clue Canon.

You mean the iPhone produces the same image quality as the T3/1100D 12 MP APS-C sensor? Get a clue HurtinMinorKey.

In the hands of the people who would actually buy something on par with the T3, yes.  Also, the iphone has vastly superior video.

I'm always surprised by how detached some people on here become from the "common" market, where entry level is king.

I started with the equivalent of the T3 (The Rebel XS/1000D). And yes, it was VERY entry level, but you know what? I learned alot from that camera, it STILL takes great pictures (with the right glass), and I'm sorry, but even the absolute cheapest SLR with the crappiest kit lens takes images FAR BEYOND what an iphone does. I still use my XS for time lapses and just a "throw it in the back seat" sort of camera.

Don't get me know, I LOVE the fact that pretty much everybody has a camera in their pocket now. From getting news as it actually happens, to civil liberties, to just plain fun it has been a wonderful revolution.

But to say that the "average" person with an iphone wouldn't get better IQ from an entry level DSLR is simply ludicrous.

As for video, wiki shows the T3 is capable of 720p video. While not 1080p, that's actually pretty good (alot of people shoot 720p anyways to get the 60fps framerate for flexibility in post to slow video down).

Is the fact that the T3 does "only" 720p while the iPhone does 1080p the reason you label the iPhone's video capabilities as "vastly superior"? If so, that's a load of rubbish. 1080p video off a cell phone is so massively compressed it's NOWHERE near as good as what you get from even an entry level DSLR. I've seen the 1080p video out of an iPhone. It's good, but it's blown away from the 720p and 1080p I get from my DSLRs (and even P&Ss). And that's in good light. Drop the light and any smartphone's video will be a mess of compression artefacts and digital noise from having such a small sensor.

Finally, as a reminder: not everybody has $3000+ for a DSLR. And I'm sorry, for the VAST majority of images even seasoned photographers take the T3 would "work" well enough. The quality of image you get from even an entry level APS-C camera these days is astonishing.

TTYL
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EOS Bodies / Re: The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:04:23 AM »
Yes yes yes!!!   A CR3!!!  That's what I've been waiting for.... and it feels so long.   8)  Well... I hope the CR3 also applies to the news about the 7DmkII.....

Entry level = relatively boring (for me)... And I believe that if there is an 'entry level' update, it will likely be an update to the 1100D, likely being a 1200D.  The specs of those cameras is fairly basic... I generally don't recommend people go for the xxxxD series of Canon, but rather go for the 'xxxD' / Rebel series.  (I have a 350D, my first DSLR, and still use it as a backup).  I think the 700D is decently spec’d and priced for what it is.

The 7DmkII ... well THAT is super exciting (for me!) I own a 7D, and lovey that camera... and should I ever need a new/replacement camera, it would most likely be a successor to the 7D (eg 7DmkII or 7DmkIII, etc).  I realise that the 7D could be improved upon (the most requested update would be an improved sensor – lower noise, higher DR &  less banding) – but as I’m not a pixel peeper – I don’t find the quality limits me much.  The current 7D’s AF is very good – but could be somewhat improved upon (it appears the 70D’s AF has ironed out some of the 7D’s minor bugs – though I realise many 7D users won’t have noticed these, eg the occasional ‘jumpy’ nature of AF in certain situation / lighting).

But by and large, the 7D is a very capable camera with lots of impressive specs (particularly for when it came out) – including a superb handling body, well implemented video, good image quality, flexible powerful AF, fast FPS, etc.  So I hope (and expect!) the 7DmkII will be an impressive camera, and hoping it will be like the 5DmkIII has been to the 5D line (where the 5DmkII was not much of an improvement in some areas).

I’m also quite interested what the ‘other camera’ (3rd, potential “new in 2014” Canon DSLR) could be… perhaps the high resolution / high DR FF (3D / other xD series?)  If so, hopefully that technology will trickle down (and ‘up’) to other lines and Canon bodies.

Finally, the ‘lots of lenses’ bids great news too and I'm VERY interested in this development / reality… again, if that’s CR3 worthy (hearing from the ‘same source’- is a very welcome sign, I’d say)! The only lens I’m really hanging out for, is a fast EF Canon 50mm prime (with USM and hopefully IS)… to complete my lens line-up. Hopefully Sigma’s new 50mm Art will challenge Canon to have a great competitor to that….

Thanks Canon Rumours for this good news at the end of a working week (here in Australia)!   Wishing all a good weekend, with lots of CR3 news becoming reality soon…..  (My photography funds are at the ready!)  :)

Paul
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