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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

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 i had to adjust a canon 70-200 f/4 with a +7...the canon was ff "badly"!
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 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

Canon is totally detached from the market, delivering late and under-performing on critical core lenses.  The management that approved the redundant 24-70 IS F4 should be fired.
the f4 is not redundant.
it´s half the price of the f2.8 and many user don´t need a wide aperture.


and it's half the weight too.

btw i went with sigma 70-200

EOS Bodies / Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 22, 2013, 07:31:05 AM »
I suspect the 7D2 will be priced closer to the 6D than the what is that thing Nikon makes the D7200? It's crazy that Nikon offers that for so much less. Strictly marketing. Canon reminds me of Sony back in the 80's and 90's. Priced too high so status seekers would buy it. If it costs too much it must be better.

the competitor of 7DMkII would be the nikon D400

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:59:19 AM »
look at the resale value of the 50d  and the value of the 60d will be between where the fifty is now and where the sixty is today.   That's the plain honest truth.   it does depend on the market.   maybe the seventh is so amazing it making 7d  and sixty d owners all want to upgrade,  but knowing canon,  it will be a marginal improvement at best.

the 50D hasnt lost so much because the 60D was a big let down...a downgrade on most aspects

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:52:42 AM »
it will probably go down; before announcing a new model canon will probably try to clear the inventory of 60D lowering the prices, so also the price of used stuff will go down
Yeah, I think that's already happening.

The kit with the current rebates is available for for $999. eBay for a used 60D is $750 tops.

So if I sell right now, the most I can hope to get is maybe $750. If I wait until after the 70D is announced, will I only be able to get $600? $500?

How much more is this going to depreciate?

who know.... but why do you want to upgrade? to have better high iso pefoprmance, fps, af or what?

EOS Bodies / Re: Sell 60D now or after 70D is shipping?
« on: April 17, 2013, 06:18:41 AM »
it will probably go down; before announcing a new model canon will probably try to clear the inventory of 60D lowering the prices, so also the price of used stuff will go down

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Test Camera [CR1]
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:47:26 AM » has noted these spex for the new 7D II:
While I'd much prefer dual memory slots and ISO 'close to' the 5D III, I realize this too is only a rumor.  Take it for what its worth. I would consider replacing my 1D4 for the new 7D II if proven to have better IQ. The frame rates are comparable and I've got plenty of batteries that would fit the 7D....if they use the same as the previous 7D.

Your thoughts?

looks like an old rumor... the iso performance close to mk3 with that density it's like a miracle...cant believe it

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