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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:04:42 PM »
The 16-35 and 10-18 were both announced sometime in the middle of May, so I suppose they have until then to fit into a 12 month period.  If the 35 pans out then the only thing missing is the supposed TS-E updates.

Goodness, no.  You forgot one of the great bread and butter gripes of this forum.

The EF 50mm f/nooneknows IS USM to replace the ancient EF 50mm f/1.4 fake-USM would also go in the "things missing" bucket.  I want a sharp-in-the-corners 50mm lens with quick autofocusing and a size less than a pickle jar, and that new lens will be it

- A
I think raptor3x was referring to Canon Rumors' original post re 'Year Of The Lens‘:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=18167.0

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Lenses / Re: EF 35mm f/1.4L II to Finally Come as Well? [CR2]
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:55:39 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...

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Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:37:00 PM »

We’ve had a few confirmations that 2014 will be the “year of the lens” for Canon. While Nikon and Sony go into new markets such as full frame mirrorless and retro designs, Canon will apparently stay the course and concentrate on DSLRs and lenses for the EOS lineup.

What should we expect?

Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be) (11-24 f/4 apparently soon), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?) (16-35 f/4 IS), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?) (where are you, what are you?? ). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses (??) , a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) (Yes) as well as “budget high quality lenses”(400 DO - budget?, plus ??, 24 EF-S pancake, 10-18 EF-S, 24-105 STM).

I’m starting to believe the hype, as the info is coming from known and new sources, and they all seem to be saying the same thing.

More to come.

Reasonable hit rate. Have I missed any?
24-105 STM. That could be the budget high quality lenses togehter with the EF-S 10-18, aren't they?
But quite good hit rate.
Added, thanks Maximillan and raptor3x!

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Lenses / Re: More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]
« on: November 13, 2014, 02:44:35 PM »

We’ve had a few confirmations that 2014 will be the “year of the lens” for Canon. While Nikon and Sony go into new markets such as full frame mirrorless and retro designs, Canon will apparently stay the course and concentrate on DSLRs and lenses for the EOS lineup.

What should we expect?

Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be) (11-24 f/4 apparently soon), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?) (16-35 f/4 IS), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?) (where are you, what are you?? ). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses (??) , a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) (Yes) as well as “budget high quality lenses”(400 DO - budget?, plus ??, 24 EF-S pancake, 10-18 EF-S, 24-105 STM).

I’m starting to believe the hype, as the info is coming from known and new sources, and they all seem to be saying the same thing.

More to come.

Reasonable hit rate. Have I missed any?

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Lenses / Re: 100-400 V1
« on: November 13, 2014, 12:15:05 PM »
I have the 100-400 V1 lens and have used it happily for the last year or so. ...

My question is this:  how do you "know" if your lens is sharp?  I feel like mine is...

Well you can spend a lot of time taking pictures of test targets, but why?  If you like the photographs you are able to take with your present lens, and if you feel the lens is sharp, then I would opine that your lens is sharp enough for your individual type of photography.

If you start worrying if your specific copy of a lens is the "bestest copy", you will spend the rest of your photographic life worrying and seldom being satisified.
+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II - DXO, Tony Northrup, and You
« on: November 13, 2014, 11:30:19 AM »
I think that he makes excellent videos and I do not understand that bashing here

+1

Haters gotta hate . . .  >:(

What I don't understand are people who don't like or don't agree with his videos making threads calling attention to his videos.  If you don't like his videos, ignore his videos.  Simple.
But... but... this is an internet forum! ;)

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 12, 2014, 06:44:27 PM »
UK sites were slow with this, WEX now have it listed at £1999 (so about $3200 US).  Clearly someone at Canon UK is having a laugh!

Will of course come down but you wonder how many will pre-order at this price, maybe gives some of those with the MKi some time to offload at a reasonable price though
It's popped up on some other sites at £1999.  The Eurozone price has dropped to €2199, so I expect Canon UK's RRP will drop. €2199 equals £1732, so round it up ;) - £1749 or £1799.  I bet Canon UK would prefer £1799, but with that premium, I'd be tempted to buy from the continent - we're in a single market, after all.  We'll see what they do, but surely they can't leave it at £1999.

I have pre-ordered from WEX. It will take ages to come through. WEX doesn't bill you until your order is available and is very good on returns. If the € price is cheaper than the £, then I'll cancel.

I will use this native on the 70D (or maybe a 7DII if I upgrade) rather with a 1.4xTC on the 5DIII. The extra stop on the crop and the absence of degradation by the TC will, I think, give better results.
I'm slightly envious, but it will be a little while before I upgrade my Mark I, short of pennies and I'd prioritise some primes first as I'm still happy with that lens. But, having said that, I hope the price drops for you, a £200-250 saving is not to be sniffed at!

*Edit - I used to be good at arithmetic. :(

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Lenses / Re: The next three new lenses? 50, 100 macro, 70-300
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:19:00 PM »

It is correct, the 50 f1.4 has a micro USM motor. Many criticise it for the lack of durability, but I have had one in my bag for over ten years and it has never had an issue, in the same time I have broken my 16-35 f2.8 and 24-70 f2.8 five times between them.

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/education/technical/usmlens_technology.do?page=2
Thanks for answering and for the link!

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^^^
 :D
On topic - no, I don't, unless I'm changing a lens, etc.

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Lenses / Re: Preorder: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 12, 2014, 10:16:34 AM »
UK sites were slow with this, WEX now have it listed at £1999 (so about $3200 US).  Clearly someone at Canon UK is having a laugh!

Will of course come down but you wonder how many will pre-order at this price, maybe gives some of those with the MKi some time to offload at a reasonable price though
It's popped up on some other sites at £1999.  The Eurozone price has dropped to €2199, so I expect Canon UK's RRP will drop. €2199 equals £1732, so round it up ;) - £1749 or £1799.  I bet Canon UK would prefer £1799, but with that premium, I'd be tempted to buy from the continent - we're in a single market, after all.  We'll see what they do, but surely they can't leave it at £1999.

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I'm sure I saw a post stating that the price had changed on one of the Canon websites, down to €2199.
Good to know. But I am sure that it was not because of my complains on this forum ;D ;D ;D
Surely not, your written English is good enough to pass as a native, but the UK price hasn't changed... yet.

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^^^
I'm sure I saw a post stating that the price had changed on one of the Canon websites, down to €2199.

*Edit*
Here it is:
WOW... Canon Germany has just corrected the MSRP on their press release website ... down from € 2,499 to now € 2,199 ... still 160 Euro too high compared to US pricing and taking into account 19% VAT tax.

http://www.canon.de/About_Us/Press_Centre/Press_Releases/Consumer_News/Cameras_Accessories/The_EF_100-400mm_f4.5-5.6L_IS_II_USM.aspx
The UK price remains £1999, equivalent to €2539... ridiculous... ;)

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Lenses / Re: The next three new lenses? 50, 100 macro, 70-300
« on: November 12, 2014, 06:15:47 AM »
The 50/1.4 is old and tired.... a refresh with better build,optics and a ring USM motor has to come sooner or later. IS would be nice too.
The 100 macro? Still a great lens for the price, the only real improvement would be to add IS, but there's the L version, so that isn't going to happen.
I'm pretty sure the 50/1.4 has a ring usm already. The 1.8 doesn't. That thing is noisy as hell.
No, it has a micro USM motor, not as good.

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Lenses / Re: The next three new lenses? 50, 100 macro, 70-300
« on: November 12, 2014, 05:49:20 AM »
The 50/1.4 is old and tired.... a refresh with better build,optics and a ring USM motor has to come sooner or later. IS would be nice too.
The 100 macro? Still a great lens for the price, the only real improvement would be to add IS, but there's the L version, so that isn't going to happen.

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Lenses / Re: Did Canon Leak the EF 11-24mm f/4L?
« on: November 11, 2014, 06:49:52 PM »
looks good to me. If only my 14mm roki/sam/smthg/whatever wasn't so good and inexpensive, and i had the coinage.....
Yep. A genuine bargain of a lens. :)

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