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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:16:07 PM »
I very much fell out of love with the 35 f1.4L when digital got to >20MP on the 135 format, the CA just bothered me too much, on film and early digital it just didn't seem to show up as much, I have long considered getting the 35mm f2 IS and was going to look for seasonal deals, this now means I'll wait even longer and see what falls out of the tree regarding an L MkII.

Ah choices choices. When the 1Dx MkII comes along, if it suits my use, I'll put much less emphasis on a stop of aperture over the size, weight and IS of the smaller though very capable primes. It seems I have already talked myself into a 1Dx MkII and 35 f2 IS!
Worse things happen at sea...

Oh I know, I sailed the Caribbean and Andaman Seas, along with the Gulf of Thailand and Mallacca Straights for ten years.

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:50:22 PM »
I very much fell out of love with the 35 f1.4L when digital got to >20MP on the 135 format, the CA just bothered me too much, on film and early digital it just didn't seem to show up as much, I have long considered getting the 35mm f2 IS and was going to look for seasonal deals, this now means I'll wait even longer and see what falls out of the tree regarding an L MkII.

Ah choices choices. When the 1Dx MkII comes along, if it suits my use, I'll put much less emphasis on a stop of aperture over the size, weight and IS of the smaller though very capable primes. It seems I have already talked myself into a 1Dx MkII and 35 f2 IS!

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:23:59 AM »
I had no interest in the thread other than why the OP thought he would "just send it back. Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.". Because we all pay for that kind of 'repair' and it seems a clear feeling of entitlement with so many people nowadays.

The point is that it is possible to disagree with a poster without resorting to insulting them or calling them names.

I agree with that, but saying somebody did something stupid is not the same as calling them stupid. We all do stupid things, well I know I do, and I have no problem with people saying 'that was a stupid thing to do', interestingly, for once, I am in the clear here, it was jrista that first used the word 'stupidity' in the thread and that was long after I raised my question about the expectation of a warranty claim.

This sounds like a familiar argument I have occasionally with my wife.

"Don't you call me stupid!"
"I didn't call you stupid, I just said that was a stupid thing to do."

Feel free to substitute whatever word you like for the word 'stupid'.  The argument still ends up going the same way and I am usually in the dog house regardless.  So the lesson here is that perception is 9/10 of the law...

Good point!

But if we can't use the correct words in the correct way what point is there to any of this? If we stop offering our opinions in a grammatically correct manner because it might be misinterpreted by somebody as an insult how do we communicate?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 5 availibilty
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:54:47 AM »
Is LR5 even available as a standalone anymore?

YES.

You can Google 'Adobe Lightroom' and you get several million vendors who will sell you a boxed copy.

Or you can go to Adobe, [irony] they cunningly hide it on their 'Products' page under the Buy button next to the Lightroom tab. [/irony]

https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog/software._sl_id-contentfilter_sl_catalog_sl_software_sl_mostpopular.html#

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:08:39 AM »
I had no interest in the thread other than why the OP thought he would "just send it back. Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.". Because we all pay for that kind of 'repair' and it seems a clear feeling of entitlement with so many people nowadays.

The point is that it is possible to disagree with a poster without resorting to insulting them or calling them names.

I agree with that, but saying somebody did something stupid is not the same as calling them stupid. We all do stupid things, well I know I do, and I have no problem with people saying 'that was a stupid thing to do', interestingly, for once, I am in the clear here, it was jrista that first used the word 'stupidity' in the thread and that was long after I raised my question about the expectation of a warranty claim.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 09:34:20 AM »
PS: nice forum where you get insulted as stupid by so many people just because you want to warn them. Makes a good impression what kind of people Canon shooters are.   :-[

Unfortunately, it seems to be a core value with some here at CR. :(

On the Internet Tubes, common courtesy is like common sense:  It ain't very common.

What utter nonsense.

How would you respond to this story?

I was taking some product images of a dishwasher the other day and I noticed my new camera had some smudges on it, so I ran it through a quick rinse cycle, now the On/Off button doesn't work, I am going to send it back and you all can pay for it, it is still under warranty, I only mention this as a heads up.

Save me from myself, it isn't my fault, everybody should compensate me for my stupidity, blah blah blah....

I had no interest in the thread other than why the OP thought he would "just send it back. Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.". Because we all pay for that kind of 'repair' and it seems a clear feeling of entitlement with so many people nowadays.

I am all for good service, but when we expect things like this we all pay, and I don't want to contribute to fix other peoples stupidity, I never expect others to contribute to mine.

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 14, 2014, 08:45:38 AM »
CF cards should not go in backwards.    There is a wide groove on one side and a narrow one on the other to prevent them from going in wrong.
 
Either it was forced in, or the card slot was defective.  Pins do get bent though.
 
Either way, its a warranty item.

Why? I just don't see that at all. Sure if the card board has defective manufacturing tolerances but that really is pushing it, but why do you think it is a warranty claim if it was forced in?

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:36:16 PM »
You're not the only one:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/News/News-Post.aspx?News=13892

Couldnt he have posted that earlier.  :-X

It´s still under Warranty i just send it back.
Im pretty sure i will get a replacement without any trouble.

I'd like to better understand why you believe this is a warranty issue, to my mind you broke it so you should be liable, certainly there doesn't seem to have been a manufacturing defect.

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This place would be FAR more peaceful if you would just leave people alone. Regardless of how wrong they may be.

Seriously, how can you say that with a straight face, are you bipolar?

We, neuro, you, and I, and a few others, are all pots and kettles, for one to call the other out as black is farcical.

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 11:50:06 AM »
"- Don't get mad at what happens during that game, then take your ball and go home simply because you are no longer enjoying that game (e.g. starting threads and then locking them after you've had the last word)"

I don't believe that is up to the OP, only the mods have that power.

And on the subject of mods, who let me state quite clearly, i believe do a very good job, I do however wish that if they delete a comment they delete all the comments that either include that censured one, or are a direct reply to it. It gets really weird reading through a thread and see people replying to something that isn't there anymore.

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Man, what is up with Canon's "white" lately? I thought they had gone from the "old" white to the "new" white a couple of years ago, but the three lenses in this photo all appear to be different shades.  :o

It struck me too when I saw them side by side ... not sure, how large the differences are in reality and/or whether the lenses were shot with different lighting/white balance.

Only have the 70-200 II available at the moment, so cannot compare real lenses myself. The 70-300 L appears to be yet a different shade of white/cream as well ... also not identical to the 100-400 II.  -> http://camerasize.com/compact/#312.447,312.10,ha,t

What difference does it make, the white colour changes dramatically with use.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:54:30 AM »
For some reason i thought this is internal focusing, but the jap video shows external focusing extension.

Wow,

First, the video doesn't show focus, it shows zoom.
Second, it is internal focus.
Third, the "jap" video is from Hong Kong, so in your parlance would be the ch--k video, don't be so disrespectful it is unnecessary and unbecoming.

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 13, 2014, 10:36:13 AM »
I am always deeply suspicious of people who claim to get multiple bad copies of anything, the truth is there are 'bad' examples out there, but the chances of getting more than one is very small, the chances of getting more than two is statistically inconsequential.
It is a good thing to be suspicious. I am too. So I guess you are among the minority here on earth who like me don't believe in stories about men going over the water or women giving birth to a child without having had sex before.

But back to my experience of sample variation (1 good out of 4) with the old 100-400. As I wrote that was in 2007 and I had 2 bodies of the 5D Mark I. This camera didn't have an AFMA option nor live view. Maybe with AFMA the soft copies would have been sharp. But that was not an option back then. However, the one I actually owned was equally sharp on both bodies.

It is maybe worth pointing out that I tested all of them at my local dealer. I first tested 2 copies. I did so, because already back then I had read reports of large sample variation with this lens in particular. Both copies were awful. I gave them back and told them I'd take the 400 5.6 L instead, because these 2 copies were unusable. They said: "Well, that surprises us, because we have plenty of very satisfied customers with this lens. We will get another 4 copies next Monday. You might want to try them out first." I agreed and I tried 2 of the 4 and one of them was near perfect and the other perfect. So I bought the perfect one. From this experience, I actually do think it is possible to get more than 1 bad copy, if they are taken from the same lot.

Actually, Roger Cicala, who is more renowned and trusted than I am, supports my point in this article:

http://www.canonrumors.com/tech-articles/this-lens-is-soft-and-other-myths/

Read the entire article, because it is worth it, but especially the part after "Lens variation isn't always random"

I have read pretty much everything Roger writes and as always the devil is in the detail. In the second recounting of your tale the impression that 75% of a random selection of lenses is bad actually turns around to two from the same batch were not good as good as two from a different delivery were both good, one "near perfect and the other perfect". You actually tested two good out of four and the two 'bad' ones were from the same batch, that isn't what you originally said and I don't find your elaborated new version hard to believe.

The reason Roger is more trusted than you is because he wouldn't have said he got one good one out of four, he would have said he tested six (he would have tested the two you didn't) and he found two to be off, and those two were from the same batch.

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 13, 2014, 06:29:52 AM »
Difficult choice for me:
7DII + the new 100-400mm or 5DII + 1.4TC + the new 100-400mm.
Camera for "general" use (landscape, wildlife, close ups, BIF, ...).
What's your preference/suggestion? TIA.

No that is a pretty clear cut choice, the 7D MkII is the most appropriate camera of the two, try birding with a 5D MkII and TC! But it would be my choice for wildlife and close ups too, better AF and longer working distances, so you are then looking at landscapes. Well the 7D MkII is easily going to print 20" x 30", truthfully how often are you going to need more?

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 12, 2014, 11:24:12 PM »
Thanks, privatebydesign. Is that "11mm equivalent" two stitched frames from a TS-E 17?

Hi Nancy,

Yes it is from two shift stitched 17mm shots, they equate very well to an 11mm fov. But like I keep saying, I see the big issue is going to be projection distortion on the edges, when I do these shift stitches I almost always end up remapping them in PS by doing a 'spherical distortion' in the horizontal plane only, it brings the edges in progressively and actually works quite well.

If you are interested I'll post an example.

I'm interested, if you can illustrate it that'll be great!
Thanks in advance.

Hi there Sagitariansrock

First image is two 17 mm TS-E images shift stitched, this gives the fov of an 11mm rectilinear lens.

Second image is a 100% crop from the extreme edge of the above image. The boat is badly elongated by projection distortion, as are the spherical buoys.

Third image is the top image after PS 'spherical distortion' with horizontal only ticked has been carried out.

Fourth image is the 100% crop of the same boat.

You can see how distorted the boat is in the first image, it isn't a lens aberration, it is the projection distortion you get when you try to bend that fov into the sensor area, however the PS spherical distortion trick sorts it out well.

Hope this helps.

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