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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Spec List
« on: June 27, 2013, 04:16:01 PM »
at least it's not a joke like the 60D; it looks likes a real XXD body

Dumb question. will the new Sigma crop zoom work on my mark IV? I am fixing to do some traveling I hope. And only want to bring one lens for landscape and people.

is it will work, as all others DC sigma lenses; it's likely you will get an heavy vignetting at 18mm. i guess we will have more reports on this when the lens will become widely avaiable

EOS Bodies / Re: SL1 as a "travel" body
« on: June 16, 2013, 02:10:01 PM »
yap the sl1/100D is really wonderful


I didn't say when I went to Focus on Imaging, it was just around the time for their Macro HSM mk 1 I think. Again it was so far out of adjustment, I called over the attendant and he confirmed it. And then put the lens under the counter with a post it note on it. It was worse than my old copy.
It's been surprising how many 70-200mm f2.8 lenses Sigma has put out over the years. I'm assuming this is to correct various design faults with each successive model. Other brands like Nikon or Canon tend to get it right first time and let that model run for a good 10 years or so. That said, I took some great pictures with my old copy.

My 70-200 EX HSM f2.8 (new at the time) was so far out of calibration...it had to go to Sigma twice with the Camera. It was bad. I'm not going to re-tell my Sigma woes here again, I did that a few pages back. Hello if you are new to this thread :D

I've sent only one lenses back to Canon for being out of Calibration, which I did under their 1 year warranty. It didn't cost a thing and came back perfect.

Yep, it true about the new Siggi 35mm, it's a fine lens from Siggi. I don't think it destroys the Canon, but it's a sharper lens. I've had my Canon copy for about 5 years now and I've taken a lot of photos with mine. It's easily paid for itself many times over. The Siggi fisheye's are very good too and I particularly have a soft spot for their 12-24mm, although my copy had been back to Sigma twice.

i had the HSM mk II and it was front focusing a lot on 50D (i ended with a +16 mfa) and almost perfect on 450D...so the fault is Sigma or Canon? And i have at lest one more person that got the same results... weird; then some months after i got the OS version of the lens , beacuse of a good offer from amazon in eu, and the focus was quite good on both cameras (just a +3 to achieve the maximum sharpness). And dont think sigma did a lot of 70-200 because as far i remember there are four lenses so far

1) 70-200 APO
2) 70-200 HSM
3) 70-200 HSM II (it's not a redesign, it's a rework to make the lens cheaper, so smae perfromance)
4) 70-200 HSM OS (total redesign)

canon did 3.

know peoples that had to exchange the Canon 35L 1.4 twice before they got a good sample and for what i know, canon doesnt offer free calibration for their lenses, at least here in italy, but maybe i am wrong, because i own just a canon lens (a shitty 17-85... +5 for the record); i am not sure it's completly a sigma QC fault the AF problems, because with nikon the problems are not so pronunced as with canon. i think the accuracy of focues with canon camera is more firmware dependant than other brands, but with the new dock, i guess a lot of problems will go away

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Lens for European Trip
« on: May 18, 2013, 09:58:50 AM »
I am narrowing it down to EF 24-70 v1 or EF 24-105. Will accompany 5D3 and getting XA20 when release in June.
Thought or suggestion is greatly appreciated.

the 24-105  is a better option in my opinion, mainly for the IS, secondary for the extra reach. Also a wider angle lens would not a bad idea, like the samyang 14mm manual lens or a thing like that (buy for the trip, resale after if you dont linke) or something like that

Actually I too have been contemplating on getting the SL1 for myself (to have my Sigma 150-500 OS, permanently mounted on it ... which would give me an awesome 800mm reach, something which I miss after I sold my 7D & 60D) ... I had originally planned on getting a Sigma 150-500 OS for my Nikon D7100 and sell my current Sigma 150-500 OS for Canon Mount ... but I'm still a bit undecided about which one to get ... so thanks for asking this question, its helping me out as well ... having read some of the replies here, I am now leaning towards EOS SL1 (100D), but still undecided :-\

get a used 7d...i am thinking to get a 100D to replace the 50D but not planning for sure to use it with a so long tele (avifauna?); just to use it where a reliable AF servo isnt important

Reviews / Re: The Digital Picture Reviews the Tamron 24-70
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:58:20 AM »
I do wonder about Digital Picture reviews when it comes to third party lenses, bcoz they somehow always seem to get bad copies of their first few third party lenses

That's the whole problem with the third party lenses with too many bad copies. Reportedly, the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is the only exception.

To be frank the only reason I've not got the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is that it is not yet available in a brick and mortar store where I live. I've had too many bad experiences with third party lenses and never buy them if they cannot be returned if I don't like them.

for what i know even the 70-200 os from sigma hasnt too many problems; you can buy from amazon and get a replacement if you dont like

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II
« on: May 17, 2013, 12:25:46 AM »
Canon have  lived on a long time  on their name and early cmos  sensor tech since 2004, sorry but this tech is old 2013 which can been seen if you compare to   Nikon, Pentax, Sony =  DXO scores etc  why are not Canon in the DXO list over best sensors at all ?
Do you have any nuanced view at all  whats going on  ?This is the real difference between 18 and 24Mp APS as one example

and a 15mpix sensor that destroys your beloved nikon/sony/put a brand name,they are all based on same technology...go out and buy an sd1 if the sensor is your only concern

the nikon d7100....a joke of a camera with a ridicolous buffer; even my 50D has a buffer enough big to store more than double the images the d7100 is capable of...lol

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wins big at TIPA
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:46:00 AM »
... best expert Camera (6D) ...

 :o  :-X

they liked the 6D more than D600...that's all; this no awars for professional cameras

Lenses / Re: Sigma 120-300m F2.8 DG OS HSM (S) First review
« on: May 13, 2013, 10:27:56 AM »

Maybe the comments on improved performance are comparing this lens with the older non-OS version?
If not, then that's very encouraging as the OS version was already very good.

Having owned & used the second generation Sigma 120-300...

no he is comparing with the OS version

The last time I was at Focus on Imaging in Birmingham, I visited the Sigma stall. They had a new 70-200 2.8 there for playing with. It was very nice but the one on the stand had some pretty awful front focus (not a little) and the big 300-800 f5.6 was a lot of fun....but it was soft wide open over 500mm. Pretty sharp under that focal length....but what's the point in having an 800mm f5.6 if you can't use it wide open? My 400mm f2.8 L IS is sharper with a 2x TC and costs less. I had a go on their 500mmm f4.5, which was nice but again didn't compare to the Canon version. At that point I figured I was done there.
I still own and use a Siggi 12-24mm mkI, which is still a pretty unique lens in the market place. Quality control was awful with this particular lens, but a good one is a good find. I think it's amusing that Sigma have bought out this dock thang....getting us to pay for a device to correct their awful QC and on our time too....come on Sigma. I suspect that Sigma's QC is going to drop even further now...and they will blame their userbase for not stumping up the cash for the USB dock.

for new 70-200 do you mean the lens that won as the best expert lens at tipa awards 2011 or something newer?  had the same lens and i had to adjust focus with a +3....so? i had to adjust a canon 70-200 f/4 with a +7...the canon was ff "badly"...lol!
and could you tell me why canon services provides by payment the adjustement of focus for lenses? i do not believe they fix sigma lenses.

and now the brutal fact...sigma 35 mm destroys canon offering costing significantly less...40% or so

Lenses / Re: Recommendations for a 180mm macro?
« on: May 05, 2013, 04:40:46 AM »
I am attempting to decide between Canon 180mm F3.5L and the Sigma 180mm F2.8 and would appreciate any advice or recommendations.  I  shoot predominantly wildlife and want to use this lens for butterflies and small plants and flowers.  I like the fact that the Sigma is a 2.8 versus the Canon 3.5 and also like the fact the Sigma has image stabilization.  Any thoughts on this or has anyone used both of these lenses?

i saw ths revew un lenstip.com and they are enthusiastic about the sigma, but the prce is very high...or was at the time of review


EOS Bodies / Re: 60D on the way out?
« on: May 03, 2013, 03:32:59 PM »
what features.  afma  yes,  but I'm drawing a blank on what else is missing.

magnesium body and fps just to name 2 others

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D on the way out?
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:31:29 AM »
To me it always seemed that the 60D is the "slower" version of the 7D. Same sensor, nearly the same body size. Some pro features.  The extra money for the 7D went to the magnesium body, the weather-proofing, and the faster fps.  This is why I went with the 60D a year and a half ago, I'm a landscape shooter and I don't care a lick about the fps. (but the extra weatherproofing and magnesium body would have been nice, but not $600 nice) A lot of the reviews I read put the IQ of both nearly equal (with some even giving the edge to the 60D in IQ).  This leads me to believe that the 2 (potentially) upcoming cameras will have roughly the same relationship. 

Nearly equal IQ

higher fps/weatherproofing on the 7DII

$500-$700 more.

it would be better if 70D would have features like the old XXD line...the 60D is really unuseful today; more or less the same features of XXXD line

EOS Bodies / Re: Bye Canon?
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:39:51 PM »
Hey folks,


Just wondering....

interesting...this one would win the post of the month

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