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I have (almost) only bodies, lenses and bags, and if lenses are not considered to be "accessories": I'm still on the safe side.
If lenses counts, I exceeded the cost when I bought my 2nd lens.

Lenses are so integral that I don't really consider it to be an accessory... but that is up for interpreation.  I would say a cpl or nd filter are... a rubber hood, a lens bag, maybe a teleconvertor...
No! No! No!  It's only the sensor that matters! :)

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Haha!

Did yours creak as well?

I loved mine.  I had the vg-10 and felt like a pro.  I couldn't brlieve how great the ecf was, or the dof cf!
And a decent a-dep mode, point focus, point 2 focus....th..na perfect depth of field.  Except for the parallax and firld curvature shift...
Yes, it still creaks! It was very much my 2nd body though - the 30 may only have a 1/4000 max shutter and a plastic body, but in every other way it was a better camera - the ECF was a generation on and much improved, as was the metering. Unlike you, I never did get a EOS 3, though I certainly aspired to owning one! :)

Just to clarify, I had a EOS 3000, then EOS 30 - to which I added the EOS 5.

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 1.8 STM
« on: February 08, 2015, 06:32:28 AM »
I've bought primes for specific purposes - 100mm macro and 14mm UWA, both of which are f/2.8.

I dread to think how big and heavy a f/1.4 135mm lens would be! :D

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Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:05:48 AM »
There was that hint, late last year, of a new line of lenses. Maybe this is from that new line?

Nah the CPS guy debunked that in that interview about the 5Ds, it was just a bad translation. The new line is just the latest L series lenses after 2010 that were made with high resolution in mind.
Thanks, I'd missed that.

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My first two slr's (canon FT, eos 1000fn) were borrowed from family members, the first slr I bought for myself was an EOS 5 (a2e) which I bought used.  I got a 200e speedlite for it (really cheap) and the 50mm macro f2.5,  also used, but which cost more than the body.
EOS 5 was my 3rd SLR, also bought used (£30, if memory serves), bought so that I could shoot transparencies with one body and b&w or negatives with the other.  :)

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When I bought the 550EX, which was just after I'd bought my second SLR, the EOS 30.

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Lenses / Re: An EF-M f/1.2 Lens?
« on: February 08, 2015, 01:44:51 AM »
There was that hint, late last year, of a new line of lenses. Maybe this is from that new line?

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Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: February 07, 2015, 06:25:13 PM »

Yesterday's post on CR said it will be a 50/1.8 and not a 50/1.4? That is disappointing if true.
Yep. So I've just pulled the trigger on a 50 Art... let's see if I can live with its AF! ;)

Congrats on the new lens! Best of luck with the AF, buy the docking  ;)
Thanks for the congrats and for wishing me luck! :D Yeah, the Dock is on order too...

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Lenses / Re: Where are the new Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses?
« on: February 07, 2015, 05:04:25 PM »
Unless I missed something, I didn't see any mention of a new 50mm in the announcements that will be made tomorrow. :<
Didn't CR say that the lens was mentioned but an announcement would come some time later but not at the same time as the 5Ds and 11-24.
So it seems still everything in plan.

Yesterday's post on CR said it will be a 50/1.8 and not a 50/1.4? That is disappointing if true.
Yep. So I've just pulled the trigger on a 50 Art... let's see if I can live with its AF! ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R Preview
« on: February 06, 2015, 02:29:32 PM »
So if Sony gives the world a 50mp sensor that has better IQ than the 5ds's sensor, I seem to recall a statement made by a certain Canon exec;

"We will use the best sensor available...."   too bad he didn't have a Crystal ball.

It's what many thought; a probable 180nm fab used, but "Voldemort" remains the same.

Time to try Dual ISO on the 5d3, any pointers to one page that gives me all the info needed, it's a task to go over 100's of pages in the ML forums....


Marsu42... any idea?
A very good thread on Dual ISO:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1333150&page=1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Who is going to buy the new 5Ds's?
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:23:19 AM »
I was very optimistic and was really looking forward to this camera. I really thought Canon would provide a true 810 basher this time. Yes, we get lots of resolution, we know little/nothing about noise, but DR seem to be stuck in the dirt behind Sony/Nikon.

Not only do I believe I've lost my urge to get this camera, but I think I'm done waiting. I think I'll go home for the weekend and assess what gear to sell and what to keep. This was a major turn-off!

why don´t you simply learn to expose proper?

do you tell me you need to push shadows 3 stops with a 50MP camera for your job?

or did you need it for cat images and flickr?
Why don´t you write your garbage somewhere else?  :o

so i guess you don´t want to show some of your work you desperately need 50 MP for?

i guessed so.
You could look through some of the galleries on this site and find some of Eldar's photos. The man is a talented photographer. You, on the other hand, are an ignorant tosser.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Euro Pricing for EOS 5DS, 5DS R & EF 11-24 f/4L Revealed
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:30:50 AM »
The Canon 5D MKIII body averagely across Germany is currently retailing for € 2449. That makes the 5DS at € 1000 more or 42% more expensive thats a big hike.
The Sony A7R / A7S are well south of the 5D MKIII in pricing so Canon are really pushing the price limits at a time DSLR camera sales are falling.

I think they have priced it as such because they don't forecast selling that many compared with the other FF cameras. It's niche: if you want is so bad you're gonna have to pay the extra for it.

It's exactly the same camera, pretty much, as the immensely successful 5DIII, except for the sensor, so Canon don't have vast resources tied up in the tooling of it.

They are saying "take it or leave it".
It's interesting that Canon seems to be pushing the 5D3 "brand" - the lookalike 7D2, these new bodies...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 5Ds & EOS 5Ds R Image & Video Samples
« on: February 06, 2015, 07:03:19 AM »
The message I take from the 50MP announcements is that I can now expect good optics released in future. Every lens which is designed for the new high res cameras should shine even more with standard resolutions of ~20MP.

So I am looking forward to new sharp primes. Especially 35 f/1.4, 50 f/1.4, maybe 85 f/1.8  ;D
:) Hopefully!

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Lenses / Re: A New Nifty Fifty Coming [CR1]
« on: February 05, 2015, 01:47:37 PM »
There are four 50s - 1.2, 1.4, 1.8, 2.5 macro.

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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 Specifications
« on: February 05, 2015, 01:37:51 PM »
Oh well another M that's DOA.

No DPAF, optional ($250) EVF, and a 24MP sensor that (assuming its the same as their other 24MP sensors) isn't that great. I have no idea why anyone would get this over a Sony a6000 unless it was remarkably cheap.


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