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EOS Bodies / Re: Touch Screen in Future Full-Frames?
« on: June 08, 2012, 09:59:53 AM »
I see some questions have to be addressed in this matter. Pro bodies, when used by pros, must must be capable to take some abuse on rough conditions (eg. snow, desert, war zones, etc).

I personally think touch screen could be too much a hassle in such situations. Button operated functions can be memorised and operated with your eye on finder, which is how most pros do it.

If ever the rear plate of a camera is flat, touch-operated screen... Well, here's a case: Imagine you are in a conflict zone at night and you need to change the AF point. No button, no joystick whatsoever. You might have the LCD screen darkened, yet the light might still be too bright to put a spotlight on you (pardon the pun).

My $0.02

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Full Specifications
« on: June 07, 2012, 02:26:23 PM »
As many others, the departure from mirror to prism caught my eyes in the first place.

I'm impressed with the layout of the buttons just beside the articulated LCD, it looks quite ergonomic. But from the front, I can't see clearly where the DoF preview button is. Any ideas?

And the top view, right in front of the hot-shoe, is that stereo mic? I wish it will perform well, but maybe I shouldn't hope too much. :D By the way, the prominent ISO button... I think this is a bit too much for most rebel buyer, isn't it? And the video switch, let's hope it won't be tripped too easily.

All in all, I think this is a beautiful camera. For those who is looking for their first SLR, they won't be disappointed (some days of confusion at most, I think :p). For those who understand how SLR works, this might not be our cup of tea, so bring either 70D or 7DII on!

EOS Bodies / Re: Nikon owns Canon - in TV commercials
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:05:27 AM »
Strange, here we saw Canon TVC more than The Dark Side's. Specifically the "EOS for the master craftsman" starring Tyler Stableford & Sandy Puc ("Canon Explorer of the Light" or whatever). Probably it has something to do with Tyler Stableford's visit last Saturday, though.

Lenses / Re: Shooting people with a 16-35... Any good ?
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:02:07 AM »
Better stay away from ultra wides for portrait works. Overlarge nose, etc is not a rare case with such lenses.

If you want to include the background, give some good distance of your lady and the scenery. The background might be a little bit blurred, but if you have a beautiful lady to look at, the scenic background is a bonus. My $0.02

Why not? I mean it sure increases your coolness to lvl 99. 8)

On the serious note, I use the hood on 200mm/2.8. It's a telephoto lens which, I suppose, is less prone to flare so I use it mostly for physical protection. Back then, I used my Pop's old Sigma 28-200 with and without the provided hood (it's a diminutive one, I assure you). The difference in IQ? Dusk and night. HTH.

Caught us by surprise, I believe. The way you missed this, Craig... I won't visit CR again. [100% lie, of course]  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Unofficial Canon Mirrorless Concept
« on: March 22, 2012, 09:24:23 AM »
David, your design is awesome! (is this what people in the US say?)

My $0.02 for the concept is, the eyepiece is somehow too large and covering some portion of the LCD, which might disturb people who chimp (me included  ;D)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Distagon 15 f/2.8 ZE Official
« on: March 16, 2012, 09:14:49 PM »
I give this lens a "wow" for its price. Have to bear ramen for all my life to get hold of this lens, I think. ::)

Lenses / Re: In praise of the Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 USM Macro Lens
« on: February 25, 2012, 02:12:12 AM »
Well it's much younger lens, and the name 'macro' speaks for itself. You'll never get disappointed in terms of sharpness.

Be aware, though, that some people may dislike your picture of them when it becomes too sharp. ;D

Lenses / Re: What's your favorite Canon lens and why?
« on: February 25, 2012, 02:04:35 AM »
My favourite Canon lens is EF 200mm 1:2.8L USM. I can't explain why, but the look of the images it produced has captivated me from the start.
(I feel it's quite a weight to carry, but probably I need to gain some weight after some starvation for the lens ::) )

Next in line is nifty fifty, which opened my eyes on how a decent lens should be.

I have to state that I only own three lenses (2 Canons, 1 old Sig), but at least I have tried some others. Up until now, I can't say I have another favourite lens.

Lenses / Re: Do you go through stages of loving primes or zooms?
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:31:36 PM »
My list is not as long as neuro's for sure, but at least I have something to tell.

Here they are (chronological order, from ca. 2008 until now):
EOS 500N (yes, N as in New)
Sigma AF 28-200/3.8-5.6 UC blah blah...
EF 50mm/1.8 -> The only one I bought new
EF 200mm/2.8 II L USM

The first two was my Pop's, from ca. 1996. I wanted to throw away my old man's Sigma when I used the nifty fifty the first time. ::)
The second time I wanted to throw away his Sigma was when I bought the 20D; it just won't work (Err 99) stopped down. Luckily it's my Pop's, and currently is the only solution to my wide-angle needs so I ended up using it in several occasions.

My plan dream is a 5DII + Zeiss 21/2.8  8) but my much more realistic plan is EF 20-35 USM or EF 20/2.8.

I love some zoom lenses, but I love all primes unconditionally (well, unless it cost me an arm and a leg to buy)  ::)

Lenses / Re: Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 Gets Official
« on: October 27, 2011, 06:13:43 PM »
Knew this announcement from dpreview and stopped for God-knows-how-long at the price. At 1217 EUR, it's quite cheaper than EF 24 1.4L II. At least I know now that AF motor, and an additional stop might cost around 500 GBP. :P

Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Street - Post Here.
« on: October 13, 2011, 05:49:04 AM »

Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Macro - Post Here.
« on: October 13, 2011, 05:46:48 AM »

Lens Giveaway Contest / Re: *Contest* Abstract - Post Here.
« on: October 13, 2011, 05:45:10 AM »

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