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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Spec List Surfaces [CR1]
« on: October 27, 2013, 10:20:54 AM »
Good.  Now release a 5D4 along with it with the same everything except sensor size, pixel density and frame rate.

I'll buy both together.

That camera is called EOS 1Dx.

AF system similar or the same as the 5D would mean it would cover the hole frame - simply awesome but I only believe it when I see that.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:19:33 AM »
Lots of trash talk going on here...

Sigma is facing a few problems with this lens, but so far I think they made the right decisions:

1) The EF 24-105's price is low, when purchased as a kit or as a used kit lens.
2) The EF 24-105's IQ is quite good.


1) The street price of this lens will soon be low enough to challenge the Canon.
2) Well, we will see  ;D

One thing to keep in mind:
Neither Sony nor Nikon offer lenses like this, so there might be a bigger market on the dark side.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:57:25 AM »
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<p><strong>Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS ready for preorder<br />

</strong>The Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG is scheduled to ship on November 4, 2013 according to B&H Photo. The new Art series lens from Sigma will be priced at $899. This is significantly less than the <a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/397662-USA/Canon_0344B002AA_24_105mm_f_4L_IS_USM.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS</a> when purchased new. Although, you can shop around for easy “white box” deals that bring the lens below the Sigma. However, if the Sigma performs better, then the small additional cost may be worth it.</p>
<p><strong><a href=\"http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1009621-REG/sigma_635_101_24_105mm_f4_dg_os.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296\" target=\"_blank\">Preorder the Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS at B&H Photo</a></strong></p>
<p><em>thanks Alessio</em></p>
<p><strong><span style=\"color: #ff0000;\">c</span>r</strong></p>

OK...this is funny...4 posts back on the rumor homepage is the canon 24-105mm alert for $639... That is quite a bit cheaper...plus the Canon has IS.  I am a little slow on the uptake sometimes...but the Sigma has no IS...correct?
I owned the Canon and it is a very decent Zoom lens ...especially at $639!...
I am A Sigma Fan...own the new 35mm....but I am wondering if this lens really best the IQ on the Canon "significantly" asit will have to to sell well, right?

The sigma has stabilization. They call it 'Optical Stabilizer' (OS) instead of 'Image Stabilizer' (IS).

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Gets its Price
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:55:20 AM »
The lenses sigma announced recently (18-35/ 35 1.4) are now sold for 20-25% less than at the beginning. I'd expect this lens to have a 600-650 $/€ street-price tag within a year.

Software & Accessories / Re: Raw processing on iPad/tablet
« on: October 25, 2013, 07:19:44 AM »
I have tried on android and ipad, find its not really very workable unless its for like one image for some quick sprucing up, not much different to what you'd do to a jpeg.

The apps are just too clunky for anything else but hopefully someone else has worked or found something out that Ive missed.


May I ask which apps you used?

Before getting my Mac setup, I borrowed a friend's Mac Air 11 inc and played with Lightroom & Photoshop ... for quick edits while on the road, I found it to be adequate but I eventually bought a 13" MBP 2.9 Core i7 750GB HDD (mid 2012) model and a 21.5 inch iMac (2013 model). I sold the my 2012 MBP a month ago to get a 13 inch MBP 2.6GHz Core i5, 256 GB SSD (early 2013 Retina model). Comparing it with the size of 13 inch Air it not too heavy (like the 2012 model was) ... even the thickness has also been significantly decreased from the previous MBP.
With my limited experience, I'd suggest 13 Inch MBP Retina model ... It is definitely faster than the Air and the Retina screen is plain awesome for photo editing ... now with the Mavericks installed I find it even more faster (than the Mountain Lion).
Happy shopping
I find anything less than 13" inappropriate for editing. Even while traveling. 13" just about lets one see the picture properly to pick the best of a burst.
I have the current air and must warn you that photos do not look half as good on it as they do on the imac. Am unsure if that has something to do with the quality of mac air screen.

I often heard people say 13" is the minimum and for the past 6 years I also used two 13" laptops (HP first, then Acer) for everything.
The 13" Air was not included because the Retina model is not much heavier/ larger/more expensive. However, I want to keep things as small and light as possible so the 11" Air is my first choice.

Please don't turn this into a MacBook Air vs. Retina thread, I'm interested in what peoples experiences with tablets are. :)

Software & Accessories / Raw processing on iPad/tablet
« on: October 25, 2013, 05:23:58 AM »
Hey there!

Has anyone here tried processing his Raw-photos on a tablet/iPad? There are programs like "Photo Mate Professional", "Raw Vision" and even Adobe Photoshop "Express". Displays and processors are getting faster and better every year, but the problem I see is the limited usability of CF-cards and usb-flash drives especially on the iPad.

I looking for a small processing device for travel and am currently leaning towards an 11" MacBook Air or 13" Retina. On my desk I use a late 2012 21" iMac.

Please share your tips and experiences :)

Lenses / Re: Longer and faster, better?
« on: October 11, 2013, 12:12:19 PM »
Lots of OT-stuff here lately...  :o

So far you (and others) mentioned the Sigma 300mm 2.8 and Canon 300mm 2.8 IS version I and II. I want to throw in the new Sigma 120-300 sport-lens.
It is compatible with their new USB-Dock and  gets good reviews.

Here is aquote from http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Sigma-120-300mm-f-2.8-DG-OS-HSM-Lens.aspx

Based on what I was initially hearing and understanding about this lens, I figured I'd pick up a 120-300 "S", capture the standard image quality test results, use it a little bit, write a little bit and move it along. But, my plans changed – especially after I saw the image quality this lens delivered. Based on a more-than-expected amount of time with this lens, I'm quite pleased with to say that I really like what Sigma has done with this lens model.

It is hard not to like a great looking lens with a 120-300mm focal length range in a non-extending, solidly built body that also feels great – and delivers image quality that leaves most other zoom lenses wanting even at this lens' wide max f/2.8 aperture. I like the direction Sigma has been going with their recent lenses and I think they have another hit with the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports Lens.

Canon EF-S and EF-M Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:51:08 AM »
Can't believe the last post is from APRIL!

It's my most used lens. Nice focal length range + good AF, IS and IQ. In my opinion the best general purpose lens for crop (except for indoor use, maybe :) ).

Attached are four pics from my recent trip to Corfu.

I don't have any of the lenses you mentioned in your post, but have you looked at the EF-S 15-85. Bought it in a kit with my 7D and have no regrets. Nice focal length range, good AF and IS + overall IQ. Budget wise it's in the middle between the two Ls and the Sigma.

Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: September 13, 2013, 10:53:45 AM »
Nice pics everyone. Here are some of mine.

First was taken in Death Valley: A small, very salty pond at Devils Golf Course.
The other three were taken inside Havasupai Canyon.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 11:48:18 AM »
A 24-70 2.0 would be big and heavy. Maybe they will make a 24-50 2.0 to keep price and weight down.

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:03:14 AM »
Awesome lens - good for flowers too  :P

first shot f/2.0
second shot f/1.6

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: September 08, 2013, 07:26:48 PM »
Two from last week.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: RAW or JPEG
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:41:08 PM »
I shoot raw only. If I need quick jpegs is use the "Instant Jpeg from RAW"  plugin.


Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 06:06:14 AM »
My guess is a 50mm 1.8 or 2.0 with IS and maybe a new 85 also with IS.

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