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Time has passed this lens by - it is two years to late.

The 150-600 zoom is the new kid on the block...

Indeed, and like much of America's youth, the 'new kids' are big and overweight.  The retracted 100-400L is the size of a 70-200/2.8, a very convenient size for a 400mm lens.  Considering the optical improvements going from original to MkII of the 70-200/2.8 IS, a new 100-400 should be excellent.  Mount a 1.4x TC behind it, you'll have a 140-560mm f/8 lens that will AF on recent higher-end bodies, deliver great IQ, and be a heck of a lot more portable than those "I'm not fat, I'm big-boned" new kids.  ;)

How quaint. You recommend using a lens 2/3 of a stop slower, thus requiring the use of a higher ISO with an f-stop that requires many autofocus compromises.

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Video & Movie / Who is shooting in 4k?
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:48:10 PM »
Movie trailers on various websites are now often available in 4K video resolution for people to download or watch online.

Yes, that is completely different from being able to access complete 4k movies but it is a start and shows that movie houses are now shooting and developing in 4k.

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Time has passed this lens by - it is two years to late.

The 150-600 zoom is the new kid on the block and the imminent Sigma S version could be a very good lens.

Indeed, the 100-400 zoom range seems "old" now and relatively unexciting. Tamron and Sigma have successfully demonstrated that zoom lenses can offer a bit more of an interesting range whilst being very competitive on price vs quality.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:54:20 AM »
"You can pick an A7r up for as little as $1700 used, A7s' used for as little as $2000."

Ever wondered why these owners are selling?

Lots of people buy things that they either can't really afford or discover that they don't need.

I can guarantee you that not long after the 7D2s become available that you will be able to find people wanting to sell them too. It really doesn't mean a thing.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 24, 2014, 01:56:26 AM »
Just like this was the year of the lens? I'm no conspiracy theorist, but maybe spreading rumors is official Canon policy right now for trying to stop video guys from jumping ship.
Let me fix that for you:

I'm no conspiracy theorist, but maybe spreading rumors is official Canon policy right now for trying to stop guys from jumping ship.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 24, 2014, 01:00:31 AM »
Well, the frequency with which Canon customers or potential customers complain about Canon "crippling" or otherwise shortchanging their products is a clear indication that they want more for every dollar. Canon hasn't thus far been willing to respond to all those demands for more/dollar...until they do, your going to keep hearing people complain.


It's become a simple fact that you can often get a LOT more value with other brands than with Canon. That's not to say that Canon doesn't make a good product...but their products are increasingly not providing what their customers demand. Some simply jump to another brand or add another brand to their kit. Others complain. Hopefully Canon will change in 2015 and actually start delivering.

Those are the ones Canon will actually listen to.  Canon listens to dollars, no vents :-)

Which is why I'll be spending money on Sony next year and not Canon. Voting with my feet and/or wallet. Had enough of being jerked around by Canon.

Well if you're already waiting for next year anyway, why not afford Canon the chance to show their cards if this CR2 pans out?  Ya never know. They won't stay behind forever. I'm not saying it will deliver everything per se, but if you're already heavily invested in Canon glass, why not sit tight on making a decision for something you don't plan to do til next year anyway?

And that's exactly the outcome the planned release of rumors like this aim to achieve. (Which is to say that I don't believe that all rumors are leaked and that a good portion of them are marketing, sometimes even defensive marketing.)

The real point here is I don't need to wait for Canon to show their cards - I know what Canon will do simply by looking at what they've done in the past: the minimum required so that they can entice me into buying the next model with a fuller feature set. I'm sick of being treated like a dumb and ignorant consumer by Canon.

I'm sure that Sony will bring newer models to market in 2015 and that they'll be streets ahead of whatever Canon debuts with. Canon is playing catch up. Why would I want to continue buying into a company that believes that "catch up" is "good enough"?

To answer your question, with another question: Is this rumor enough to stop me from buying Sony? Nope.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 4K Products Coming From Canon [CR2]
« on: October 23, 2014, 06:42:50 PM »
Well, the frequency with which Canon customers or potential customers complain about Canon "crippling" or otherwise shortchanging their products is a clear indication that they want more for every dollar. Canon hasn't thus far been willing to respond to all those demands for more/dollar...until they do, your going to keep hearing people complain.


It's become a simple fact that you can often get a LOT more value with other brands than with Canon. That's not to say that Canon doesn't make a good product...but their products are increasingly not providing what their customers demand. Some simply jump to another brand or add another brand to their kit. Others complain. Hopefully Canon will change in 2015 and actually start delivering.

Those are the ones Canon will actually listen to.  Canon listens to dollars, no vents :-)

Which is why I'll be spending money on Sony next year and not Canon. Voting with my feet and/or wallet. Had enough of being jerked around by Canon.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How Strong is a Sony Lens Mount
« on: October 23, 2014, 03:52:43 AM »
Back in the days SLRs, Canon used plastic mounts on the cheaper models.

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Regardless of the price, it is T5.0-8.9, far too slow for anyone here. Can you imagine trying to use that for birding or sports at the long end with no AF?

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EOS Bodies / Canonitis strikes Cinema EOS
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:40:45 PM »
This should surprise nobody. Canon are doing with their Cx00 line what they do with DSLRs: release small incremental updates with each newer version to maximum the extraction of money from their customers.

The only thing missing from the announcement was price.

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It is a POS!  Who cares about a 5K display if it is only sRGB

What is the colour space of the Internet and almost every computer screen? sRGB.
This ^ from the guy so thoroughly dissatisfied with Canon camera's current DR???
You desire (but cannot afford) the ultimate in DR but are also satisfied with limited gamut?

Understand that my comment above does not express any personal desire or lack of desire or opinion, it simply reflects the facts with respect to computer displays.

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It is a POS!  Who cares about a 5K display if it is only sRGB

What is the colour space of the Internet and almost every computer screen? sRGB.

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A 5K display will be ideal for those working on 4k video as you will be able to do the 4k video in a window without having to scale down content, etc.

For those who have been doubting the ability of PCs to work on 4k video in a meaningful fashion, this announcement from Apple changes all that and it is quite clear that Apple sees this system as being an essential part of anyone's work environment where they're working on 4k video.

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Sounds to me like he sees the switch as enabling him to take more easily photographs that before would have been difficult or impossible.

What?

Sounds to me like he sees the switch as enabling him to more easily take photographs that before would have been difficult or impossible.

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I agree Krist's body of work is impressive, including many stunning images, but I also agree that the photos included with his ringing endorsement of Sony mirrorless are not great.  They're not among his best photos.  He also doesn't seem to tout the image quality--just praises the portability and versatility--of Sony mirrorless.

Sounds to me like he sees the switch as enabling him to more easily take photographs that before would have been difficult or impossible. Maybe in so far as he is concerned there isn't a question of image quality to be asked but rather does the camera get in his way to take photographs and it would appear that the answer to that question is "No."

As for why aren't any of his pictures "compelling" or "blowing you away" - if I was him, I wouldn't post my best on the Internet (either.) People will rip your material off without pause (including to use to make money with) on the Internet and I'm sure that anything he sees value in never comes close to a website before someone has paid him for it.

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