« on: March 25, 2013, 12:37:58 PM »
privatebydesign- love the signature! (not exactly on topic but probably relevent, given the amount of negativity seen on this forum sometimes)
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Absolutely, but to be heard and heeded you need to state your case where it will do the most good.
i do. i speak with my money.
i thought about buying a new canon camera, but now i will keep my 550D for a bit.
Quote from: insanitybeard link=topic=13703.msg247479#msg247479I don't agree with capitalism in general, so I'm certainly not defending Canon's maximise profits strategy. But this is the world we live in, it's not just Canon, it's everybody. How do you change that?
being quite does not change anything, that´s for certain.
And from your tone, you do, do you? Thats the thing...... I don't know, you don't know. It's all just a big load of conjecture and hot air. I commend zlatko particularly for his efforts to be objective, but I fear it's a pointless exercise. Canon apparently has something personal against us, if some of the stuff on here to be believed.
the difference... AFMA would always help some canon customers.. even when it´s only a small minority.
defending canons strategy helps not a single canon customer.
and even when i sound like a broken record... AFMA is just to correct flaws in canons manufacturing process. it´s not as if the customer gets something he would not expect from the start -> correct focusing with fast glass.
I don't know...
A 24mm pancake would be another great option. It's as wide as I and most others generally want to go on 135 format for typical stuff, and it's the same almost-exactly-textbook-normal focal length on APS-C as the Shorty McForty is on 135.
But there would be a lot to be said for a Holy Trinity of pancake primes (a Short Stack?) in something like 20-40-80.
Assuming, of course, that all three are optically comparable to the Shorty McForty....
As a wide-angle complement to the Shorty McForty, a 20mm pancake would be most welcome. Shorty McFatty?
(And, I'll note, Voigtländer has one -- albeit manual focus only -- so it's entirely doable....)
One thing to keep in mind if the situation really goes to h*ll - your 5D3 with 70-300L weighs 2 kgs (4.4 pounds), and is on the end of a 3 foot tether. In cave man days, that would have been all you needed to feed the family...or deter a saber tooth tiger.
Totally off topic... I apologize... but I thought I'd share what was until now a forgotten (repressed?) episode in my life. When I was a young man, about 19 or 20, the girl I was dating got abducted. I pretty much went nuts. After about six weeks of me going insane - the police telling me she'd just left me... they quit looking, I got a message from her. She was being held in a house - two blocks from the police station. Both of her captors were gone, and wouldn't be back for an hour. She could not get out - the windows were barred from the inside - totally normal looking from the street. There was one un-barred window - very high, close to the ceiling in the rear bathroom. I stood on a trash can outside and cleared that window with a Nikon F2 with MD-2 motor, and 80-200/4 lens. Totally cleared as in "no glass left". She got on the tub and was able to get an arm out, I was able to grab it, and she got out. We didn't end up staying together long after that, but... over thirty five years later, she's still one of my closest friends, and we see each other several times a year.
Cameras can be handy.
Future-proof your lenses. Get EF mounts and not EF-S.
Indeed, always EF if budget will allow.
out of interest, how many people use a grip on their 7D mark 1 that don't want a want an integrated grip on the 7D mark 2?
Great quote comes to mind: "The best time to buy a new digital camera is when it's NEW."
I wouldn't buy a 60D, T4i, or 7D today. They will all be replaced soon.
Wait or buy a 6D, 5DIII, 1Dx etc.
Is photozone credible after their missed 24-70 II review.
This zoom is said the best ever made in its category in some reviews such as Dxomark. I trusted photozone.