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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement in Q2 of 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 27, 2014, 05:15:12 PM »
I have a feeling it won't be. I think it could be the SL2  :-[

Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 26, 2014, 05:31:24 AM »
Well I like the 24-105mm its not the sharpest but its such a great range and they are cheap. The 24-70 F4 has pretty much the same IQ and the macro is a gimic when your used to shooting with a 100mm L as the distances are too close to shoot anything alive... the sigma is massive and heavy in comparison and the 24-70 is the best you can buy but lacks range IS and is heavy.

I would take the 35mm as its nicer focal length than 24mm for general shooting and a zoom and possibly the 100mm…

Hard choice but taking 3 wouldn't be a back breaker and you could always choose what to take with you that day?

But I do agree why not just rent a lens… cheap then no worry about spending so much and regretting the decision.

EOS Bodies / Re: 100D/SL1 Discontinued already??
« on: February 25, 2014, 04:31:47 AM »
DR is usually a good source tho as they have most kit in very quickly after release and get rid of it as its about to be discontinued. Being nearly 12 months you would expect an upgrade from an entry level camera but usually there is a hint there will be a new one. Thats maybe what the second DSLR announcement will be later on in the year.

Canon will be still trying to sell the last of the batch whereas DR might not be able to get anymore therefore discontinued.

EOS Bodies / 100D/SL1 Discontinued already??
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:27:24 AM »
Has the 100D/SL1 been discontinued already 11 months after release?

At the moment its current status is discontinued on digital rev. Has the 1200D replaced it?


Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2014, 06:30:04 AM »

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:42:42 AM »
Is it just me that thinks the crops look very similar?

Nope, they are very close, distortion is a bit different at 24mm and the real difference are seen at the 100% crops. Even then it's not quite the res you need. See below (hope they help).

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12373943/Canon%2024-105%20-%2024mm%20f4.jpg Canon 24-105 f/4 IS (at f/4) 9.8MB
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12373943/Sigma%2024-105%20-%2024mm%20f4.jpg Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS (at f/4)

Thanks for the links. Its interesting the top of the image of the Canon is much sharper than the Sigma (RunDMC) and the bottom of the sigma is slightly sharper. Centres are almost identicle.

Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG OS
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:40:58 AM »
Is it just me that thinks the crops look very similar?

Lenses / Re: 70-200 2.8 advice
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:39:31 AM »
I have the 70-200mm L F2.8, its sharper than the IS version I and you can pick them up for good prices.

Love it and works great with 1.4x tele converter and at a push a 2x

At £1049 in the UK thats a hell of a lot for a F4 zoom… It better be good, makes the camera seem pretty pointless its huge!!

So is this a fault Tamron have addressed with newer batches?

Regardless of the warranty and customer care after purchase. A product should work as described out of the box, not need to be sent back as soon as you purchase for an updated chip to be installed to stop it draining the battery. A lens that is not a perfect match for your camera is fairly normal which is why there is AFMA. Apples and oranges.

Whenever I leave my 5D MK III + Tamron 24-70 VC with VC turned on (even though the camera power is turned off), the battery drains very within a couple of days ... does anyone else face this issue?

I had a similar issue.  Call Tamron, send it in, and they will fix it quickly.  It needs an updated circuit board.

This is another reason why I don't like 3rd party lenses. Send it in for an updated circuit board on a £750+ lens so it won't drain my battery!! Be without the bread and butter lens... Ridiculous and if your a pro 'small' issues like this are a big deal.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 40D with grip for $300, or something else?
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:48:19 AM »
I have a 40D then bought a 7D thought the 40Ds images were better (was pretty disappointed tbh) so sold the 7D and bought a 5DMKIII that is like a true full frame upgrade to the 40D IMO. Also what I was waiting for from FF.

The 40D is still a great camera but if your used to a full frame sensor then I think you will be underwhelled. Its a brilliant camera for what it does and the files are brilliant up to 800ISO. Still use it as a backup, but now only as a last resort compared to the 5DMKIII.

I have mine coupled with a 17-55mm and its a brilliant combo the images are so sharp. Held onto the 17-55mm specifically for that reason and also if Canon get their act together and produce a high performing APC sensor like the old days with the 40D.

The two main downfalls I would say are the screen res it really is very difficult to see if the images are sharp when used to the newer screens and as said no AFMA but its not deal breaker you just have to test lenses before you buy them to make sure they are suited.

People always say go for the 50D but its the same tech but the sensor is bumped up in resolution by a 1/3!! Which makes very noisy images compared to the 40 and high ISO is worse. But it has AFMA and a higher res screen.

The 5DC would be a good choice but it is an archaic camera now, so so slow, awful screen no AFMA. But the images are stunning.

Brilliant Article thanks for taking the time.

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