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Sports / Re: Post Your Panning Shots!
« on: November 19, 2012, 05:50:29 AM »

320si BTCC by tom_scott88, on Flickr

M3 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

BMW Z4M Coupe by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Its worth noting that the camera will come with a chinese fit recharger. So you have to factor in either a replacement for your country of origin or buy an adapter.

Small pain but for the £500+ saving on the 5DMKIII kit its worth it IMO.

I shot this on a 70-200mm F2.8 L Non IS with extension tubes

IMG_9407 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Pricewatch Deals / Re: DigitalRev EOS M deal (Europe)?
« on: November 06, 2012, 08:08:52 PM »
They offer tax free for all products headed for UK.

Bought a 40D back in the day before they brought this in and I had no issues. Would buy from them again.

Lenses / Re: Canon Makes the EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Official
« on: November 06, 2012, 04:56:19 AM »
So basically Canon discontinued the 24-70 F2.8 MKI and replaced it with a model twice the price and then brought out an F4 at roughly the same price point as the old F2.8.

Ridiculous. The Second hand market is the place to be atm, I will be trying to pick up a 24-70 MKI.

The 5Dc is still better than any APS-c camera canon currently makes in the IQ department. If you can over look its limitations, you'll be rewarded with files that are very similar to film. 

I was able to use all ISO speeds with good results, even ISO 3200 with some NR.

These are some examples

I think this is a fallacy, I bought an old 5d before jumping right to the 5d3 and it(5d) and my 7d were pretty much even in terms of image quality

It is

Lenses / Re: Opinion: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:32:25 AM »
So F4 on the 24-105 has the same light gathering ability as a 2.8 on a crop camera!? The DOF might be the similar but still means you can shoot in lower light!?

Lenses / Re: Opinion: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:19:04 AM »
I think this just makes life a lot harder for the potential buyer. What to buy? Do any of these optimise what a standard Zoom should offer??

I still think the 17-55mm F2.8 offers the best all round want from a photographer for a standard zoom range. But they dont make one for full frame which would be the 24-70mm F2.8 IS.

24-105mm F4 is a great focal length for a walk around lens, It is also not a bad price, good IQ and has IS.

24-70 F2.8 is in the stratosphere for most in terms of price. Its really ridiculous it would take nearly two weddings to afford the purchase price.

Wouldn't IS on a F2.8 make it a great walk around lens? Yes you loose 35mm but this would make it more useable in low light, 1/30th and below is the norm in low light trying to balance ISO with quality. So this would be stuck to your camera most of the time, and means you dont have to jump up the ISO.

24-70mm F4, ok IQ will be better and the MFD is a really good feature compared to the 24-105mm but I think Canon should be introducing better minimum focus distances on standard zooms anyway. If this is to be a walk around lens then the 35mm is quite a big deal. Its harder to use this in a professional sense because you have to cover a large light variance which is why 2.8 is more suitable.

What do people want? Well personally I like the 24-70mm focal length. I also like the F2.8 for light gathering, but I also find IS very useful, however steady you are you get camera shake at lower shutter speeds.

So here is the conundrum, to fill two needs, you would need to buy two lenses, the 24-105mm for walk around and the 24-70mm MKI F2.8. Because the 24-105 fills the need of only taking one lens with you, and the 24-70 fills the need of low light shooting for wedding photography. An F4 would be useless as a standard zoom for wedding photography. I like the 24-105mm range for walk around give you good scope, but 24-70 is also a nice range. But this defies the point of a standard zoom its supposed to fulfill that need, if you need two lenses to cover a standard range then somethings not quite right.

But at the moment non of the above offer everything what people seem to want.

IMO the best lens to buy atm is a second hand 24-70mm MKI 2.8 most are £1000 cheaper than the 24-70MKII and £100 more than the 24-105mm but offers the 2.8 over the F4 and great IQ.

Would I care if the lens was heavier to include IS, would I hell. But it would also be beyond £2k which is also ridiculous.

So really there is no good choice. Seems you cant have everything you want in a standard zoom... yet if you go crop then you can have everything in the 17-55mm 2.8 IS. Ridiculous.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:52:21 AM »
It does look very small tho... small and lightweight? Discontinuation of the 24-105mm?

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:49:22 AM »
Ye I really dont see the point of the 24-70 F4 IS unless it offers much better quality than the 24-105 F4 IS, If it offers similar quality then why loose the extra 35mm of reach. The new IS wouldn't sway me toward it either. Odd decision by Canon again and bet its a small fortune at least £1100.

Ye as ive said many times its an old camera, its a backward step in pretty much all areas except IQ. No live view, low res screen, no flash, slow performance, no sensor cleaning etc etc

If you can live with it being a poor performer for IQ then ye go for it. I would wait and save for something else like the 5D II or 6D.

Digital rev now cover all import tax for UK buyers, which is why the products UK pound are more expensive than they were.

Add it to your basket. On the right hand under the price it says:

No Import Tax/Duty to Pay:
Any import tax/duty charged will
be billed directly us.

Sorted. I intend to buy my 5D MKIII there when I have enough, there are no negative reviews from UK buyers in over a year. Why pay £500 more for it in the UK and postage is free. I got my original 40D there some 5 years ago had no issue with customs. They offer a full year warranty with up to 5 year extra, this is based out of Hong Kong but send it back to the Surry office and all is sorted for you. Just as good as any other with a great reduction of cost.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: October 29, 2012, 10:11:19 AM »

IMG_8562 by tom_scott88, on Flickr

Last week in Stuttgart

Lenses / Re: efs 15-85 or ef 24-105L
« on: October 24, 2012, 05:51:14 AM »
The EF standard zooms arent suitable for crop IMO. At 38.4mm at the widest its far too tele for normal shooting, defeats the object of having a wide standard zoom. Even adding a 10-22mm you are missing 23-38mm which is a useful range.

Best lens by far for crop is the 17-55mm, its fast and has IS not a great tele range but used mine for nearly 2 years and have loved every image its a sharp as sharp. If you buy one get a UV filter for it tho, it suffers badly from dust.

The 15-85 is a good lens but I don't like variable aperture lenses.

Only other option is 16-35mm or 17-40 in the EFL range but that is 25.6 or 27mm at their widest which isnt too bad if combined with a 10-22mm but still think the 17-55mm nicks it with IS and 2.8 throughout the range. Only thing missing is weather sealing which really I wish it had, mine is full of dust. Doesn't effect IQ at all but still trying to sell it like that is tough.

The EF-s lenses keep 80% of their value so resale isnt a problem. Everyone here says owwww well im going FF soon, but I doubt most do so buy whats best suitable now. If you go FF sell and upgrade.

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