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Lenses / Re: Zoom-walking, Walk-zooming
« on: September 15, 2012, 09:29:11 AM »
So what happen when there is no room/distance in front or back of you?  :-\  You can easily miss a shot by moving back/forw and re-compose the shot.

With the latest gear, I think zoom is a better choice. Take a look at latest lenses from Canon, 24-70 mkr II & 70-200 f2.8 IS II. I have both. It worths every pennies.

It all depends on the composition. There is no right or wrong, its what works best for a particular situation.

Yes, of course there will be times when there is no chance to walk forward or back, but just as often a zoom lens will also not be an ideal answer either.

Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: September 15, 2012, 09:24:28 AM »
At least one has made it to the UK. I'm expecting to pick mine up on Monday but its in the shop right now.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is a 46mp Canon EOS-1 on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:44:27 AM »
As long as they realise this needs to beat, not just match, the Nikon D800E, then its on my wish list. Hopefully this will be the updated 1Ds I've been waiting for, with world class DR, mind blowing resolution, and none of the irritating banding issues or pattern noise problems besetting all the existing bodies.

Interesting how long its taken Canon to respond to Nikons D800E, when they must have known about it a long time before the average joe did, gagging orders or no gagging orders.   

No mention of the UK?

Second bullet point on the list. Any one care to explain to me what a fast zebra is? Apart from the speedy 4 legged variety I mean.

Lenses / Re: Are you going to "upgrade" your 24-70 2.8 I
« on: August 16, 2012, 01:51:50 PM »
If it's as sharp as the 70-200 II then absolutely.  The idea of not being able to carry around a bunch of primes is too appealing to me.

+1....on pre-order

+2..... ditto

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Availability
« on: July 03, 2012, 04:37:27 AM »
What do you mean by "soft box"? I'm in the market for the mk2, but am unhappy at suggestions that if I'm an early adopter I somehow get a less than perfect deal.

Lenses / Re: Canon's new 24-70 2.8L II ship date
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:49:34 AM »
My local camera shop expects to see the 24-70 mk2 any day, but in kits with bodies that they will then split.

EOS Bodies / Re: F1 Silverstone - advice with the 5D MkIII AF
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:45:45 AM »
Start practising using AI Servo now. The trick is to keep the AF point glued to exactly the same spot on the car at all times as you pan with it. Sounds impossible? Its not, but it needs practise.

Try to avoid fence posts and the backs of spectators heads suddenly dragging the focus from the real subject.

You will not get 100%, but the focus success rate should be high. 

I use a 5D2 now. When it was new to me I spent a couple of days with a pro landscape 'tog who used the same camera. We discussed the DR and came to an agreement that 5 stops was about it. The 11 point something quoted by Canon is completely artificial. Look at the actual DR graph and it has around the 5 stops in the centre, then long, almost horizontal tails top and bottom. These tails achieve nothing except artificially push the quotable DR sky high.

I sold my 30D and got a 5D mk2 in December. It has been a very easy transition with no big surprises. 

In truth, maybe 48 MP, 61 AF points, no video, no fps (none at all), no extreme ISO, but super clean low ISO, better DR at 50ISO.

And so on. In other words, throw out the current Canon obsession with a camera that will shoot "a black cat in a coalmine on video" business model and instead give me a still landscape 'togs dream camera.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 too short for full frame?
« on: February 13, 2012, 10:12:52 AM »
Certainly the old 50mm "standard" lens was never truly successful back in the 35mm days. From memory the true standard by popular vote was around 80 or 85mm.

But I bought my 24-70 for a 35mm body and it was very successful, I've since used a crop 30D and have only quite recently returned to full-frame with a 5D2. I use the 24-70 as my "walk-about" lens, but generally have other choices available for special purposes.

I suppose it all depends how YOU see the world. I do tend to see the world in slightly tele lens focal lengths, definitely not a wide-angle person naturally. The second lens I bought demonstrates this perfectly, it was the 70-200. It's a very useful zoom, but probably not as used as the 24-70.

The Eos-3 is of all plastic build. You should have read and heard the fuss made over that! But as already mentioned here, being plastic, it absorbs shocks and it has proven to be a very successful camera. So why Canon continues to build magnesium alloy chassis I have no idea, it cannot be for financial reasons because surely metal is more expensive?

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 10, 2012, 03:21:01 AM »
I do hope its true. The high mp version would be my dream camera.

Its what I hope Canon will eventually do with the 1Dx, because its speciality means it will not suit everyone as it stands.

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