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PowerShot Cameras / Re: Upcoming PowerShots [CR2]
« on: August 12, 2011, 11:22:27 AM »
...the S100 will have a longer zoom than the S90/S95 that came before (5x vs. 3.8x).  Hopefully the S100 will continue with the f2 on the short end.  The 5x would seem to indicate a wider short end on the S100 (24-120mm) than the 3.8x on the S90/S95 (28-105mm), or could they be thinking about adding it to the long end only (28-140mm)?

I hope it's the former.  A 24-120mm (equivalent) S100 with f/2 at the wide end would induce me to upgrade from my S95.  A 28-140mm (equivalent), bah, no thanks. 

+1 on the 24-120mm
although I don't own a P&S yet I might get one within the next year.

Names don't really matter for me, but Canon has to find a different name for the S95 replacement. There already was a S100:

The Canon PowerShot S100 shows incredible features that make it a good choice for professional photographers. It is embedded with true 2-megapixel sensor for 1600 x 1200 pixel images, and 2-optical zoom lens that are professionally delivered by a tiny body. It shows a strong metal construction which provides great durability features. In addition, the lenses are provided with automatic covers that protect them when camera is not in use. The camera also features 5.4 to 10.8 mm zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 to f/4.0, digital telephoto, shutter speed from 1 to 1/1,500 seconds, built-in flash with five distinct operating modes, sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100, CompactFlash type 1 image storage, and NTSC and USB ports. All these deliver an impressive photography tool which delivers excellent results.

« on: August 09, 2011, 10:48:31 AM »
Here are some more 100L-samples:

« on: August 09, 2011, 10:43:37 AM »
I also recommend the 100L. I have it for almost 1.5 years now and don't use it for macros only. My usual set up is 1000D+100L and a 430EX II with an off-camera shoe cord (e.g. OC-E3). Then I set it to f8.0 and 1/100-160sec and shoot almost every small thing I see ;D
It's really easy to use

Any links, any videos or any personal views would be most welcome.

check out

100L review:

MP-E review:

180L review:

EOS Bodies / Re: Cleaning?
« on: August 01, 2011, 11:55:54 AM »
My Sensor/AA-Filter has dust on it since my last phototrip. A dust blower doesn't help  :( .
I did a lot of research and found lots of blog entries and videos (,, etc.). I found a new method just a few minutes ago: Sensor-Film. Their homepage claims that 15ml(~15-20€) are good for about 50 cleanings wich is a very good value compared to other methods like visible dust swabs for example. Here is a video:

Has anyone of you ever tried it? I'd like to hear some independent statements befor I order it  8)

Contests / Re: Holga Giveaway
« on: July 26, 2011, 12:17:20 AM »
let's give it a try...
i want to win :D

EOS Bodies / Re: Which Canon 60D Kit Lens? (Plus 550D)
« on: July 05, 2011, 10:32:51 AM »
I'd go for the 17-85mm because of the USM. Although USM isn't neccessary for video it has FTM (full time manual).
If you need faster lenses for video you could also get some used M42 mount lenses. I got my 35mm + adapter for less than 20€ from ebay. I'm sure you can get a 35mm + 50mm + 85mm for about the price of a EF 50 1.8 II. They will have better build quality including better manual focus rings for video.

Landscape / Re: Yosemite national park
« on: July 03, 2011, 08:34:35 AM »
wow. you had a very clear day. i have the same shot @18mm but there's lots of air distortion in it.

The two pics below were taken with a tokina 10-17 fisheye at mariposa grove  in the south of the park

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 4K Sooner Than Later?
« on: June 29, 2011, 12:49:41 PM »
Hell, give us medium format video!

What are you willing to pay for it?100K with lenses?

Lenses / Re: I want a ef 18 mm f.1,8 L is. Canon can you here me
« on: June 08, 2011, 01:59:39 PM »
An 18mm or 20mm ef-s prime would be usefull. Third party manufacturers already started to produce 50mm equivalents (Sigma 30mm 1.4 DC)... how about a 35mm equivalent?

Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2011, 03:29:10 AM »
If the 50/1.4-II goes to $600-$700, what of the 50/1.8-III?

Does that become the new 50mm $300 lens?

If FTM and real USM goes into the 50/1.4, what for the 50/1.8?

A newer 50/1.4 at around $500 would be more to my liking.

I'm pretty sure canon will raise the price to 600-700 $/€. The gap between the current 1.4 and the 1.2L is big enough for them to do that :'(
Anyway the current lens developements showed impressive improvements maybe we see that in the primes too?!

Lenses / Re: 15-85 vs 17-40
« on: May 14, 2011, 03:23:01 AM »
check out the comparison-tools at TDP but be aware, studio tests won't tell you the whole story.
 i think most of us know them but also read his reviews. they're great :D

Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 13, 2011, 05:14:53 AM »
Would this 50mm f1.8 be Canon's first MK III lens?

No there is the 75-300 III

i would like to see a new 1.4. i could find myself paying 600€ for a decent imagequality

EOS Bodies / Re: best quallity ,full framecanon dslr choice ?
« on: May 08, 2011, 04:31:01 PM »
If you need it now, buy it now. if you dont need it now, wait.
Everything will be cheaper in the future.

you can do that. both current full frame cameras (5D II and 1Ds III) deliver impressive image quality.
however if you want to wait you could also buy a used 5D I and sell it when a 5D III or 1Ds IV comes out. you won't loose much money that way if at all because your 5D I's value isn't influenced by any product anouncements.

Maybe you should take a look at the ZE lens set offert by Carl Zeiss

Following is a quote from the Link

Attractive offer for filmmakers and photographers
The five Carl Zeiss SLR-lenses come in a special waterproof and robust case. Special inlays ensures that each lens fits perfectly inside the suitcase and protects the lenses from shock and vibration. The SLR Lens Set is IP67 waterproofed.

Included lenses:

Distagon T* 2,8/21 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Distagon T* 2/28 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Distagon T* 2/35 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Planar T* 1,4/50 ZE (Canon EF-Mount);
Planar T* 1,4/85 ZE (Canon EF-Mount)

Lenses / Re: Obsessing
« on: April 27, 2011, 06:25:27 AM »

A good photograph rarely depends on lens sharpness.

A good photograph rarely depends on lens sharpness as long as you don't need large prints. And yes - corner sharpness isn't neccessary for every image... it depends on the photographers style and what s/he is taking a picture of. I really respect comments like yours but I don't like them to be generalized.

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