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Canon General / Re: Hey Canon, I've got cash to burn, but...
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:03:53 AM »
...and I'm writing this to counter all the recent Canon bashing and flaming here, I can't find anything worth buying!

My 5D2 needs an upgrade, but the 5D3 doesn't have interchangeable focus-screens which I need for wide-aperture (manual) lenses (and the lack of improvement in the shadow noise is a bit of a let-down). The 1DX would be possible, too, but for that amount of cash I'd like 24 or 28 megapixels (with proportionally slower frame rate), everything else is great.

Since moving to full-frame the 70-200 is a bit short, but I don't want to substitute it with a less-sharp-and-inferior-IS 100-400, give me a new version already, or an updated 300 f/4, I'll take whatever comes first! And what about wide-angle, where is the 14-24 competitor, or even a 17-40 or 16-35 that's half as sharp? Where is the quality 20 IS USM to go with the 24 and 28?

And don't get me started on all the missing or crippled firmware features, some decent updates there might have pushed me to a 5D3 or 1DX, but there's no real auto-iso in m with exposure compensation, no proper way to set the min and max shutter speed or aperture in the semi-auto modes, no histogram when zoomed in like the smallest nikons do, ... ... ...

Rant finished, obviously I don't make my living from photography, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't spend some more on it, because I do shoot a lot and some things are often difficult with my current gear!

I used a 5Dc with the EG-s screen for years! and it was perfect but I dont miss it with the 5D3 AF. Granted, I'd like to have both the EG-S and the 5D3 AF. Even the Focus confirmation is 10x more accurate with manual lenses on all AF points.

As for reach, Just get an new M-III tele-converter but canon is lacking in the wide department but If you that serious to buy a 2000$ 14-24, why not look into the Zeiss 15mm?

If your in M mode, I don't see a need for Expo-comp because there must be a particular reason for the person selecting they're aperture or shutter speed. The Auto ISO works great on my 5D3 In M mode. Granted, I would appreciate a zoom histogram.

But you must appreciate that canon DOES have a 100-400mm, canon DOES have the 600EX-RT, and canon DOES have the Best AF on the Market, The fact that canon DOES allow you to even change focusing screens in the first place and so many things that make this platform unique.

Reviews / Re: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC vs NEW Canon 24-70 f/4L IS - Wow
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:54:11 AM »
This lens is exactly how I pronounced it at release. DOA.

Canon General / Re: DxOMark vs. Reality
« on: January 15, 2013, 10:52:22 AM »
How come the 5D2 IQ was impeccable before the D800? I find it still impeccable today. :|
+1000000 Very true. Rumor has it that a camera does not become worse simply because newer models appear  ;D  ;D  ;D


Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:19:50 AM »
It is not much to own to that price, it is only ( and now Im using the word uninformed people) who think 50/1,2 is something special. good luck and Elvis is still alive, live in Motala Sweden

Had all the canon 50mm's, and the 50L is the best performing from F1.2-2.8. Its fantastic.
Tell me which one of the four links i have
 Provided shows that 50/1,2 is better at 2,0 than 50/1,4
Are all this 4 test humbug? Like some think about DXO  Dr test

Don't need to. My experience in using the equipment has proved to me the value of the 50L.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D + 24-105 vs T4i + 24-70 II
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:08:23 PM »
Get a 5D2 and save the extra cash for the 24-70 II.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:06:08 PM »
It is not much to own to that price, it is only ( and now Im using the word uninformed people) who think 50/1,2 is something special. good luck and Elvis is still alive, live in Motala Sweden

Had all the canon 50mm's, and the 50L is the best performing from F1.2-2.8. Its fantastic.

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 12:30:33 PM »
Hands Down, The 135L.

Lenses / Re: My greatest wish: the cheap-fast glass!
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:56:04 PM »
Buy some old nikkors primes and adapt to EOS mount or some Samyang lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5dc still relavent
« on: January 13, 2013, 10:27:41 AM »
Yes. The 5Dc still has better IQ than any APSc camera canon makes. You just have to work with it a bit harder.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 12, 2013, 04:30:32 PM »
Love the 50L, worth every penny.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: WW2 Kodachromes 4x5's
« on: January 12, 2013, 04:19:16 PM »
This photog was a strobist before strobist was cool. :D

Reviews / Re: I'm amazed by my 5D Mark iii
« on: January 12, 2013, 04:11:41 PM »
The 5D3 will never limit me. It's all I could ask from a camera.

Lighting / Re: The Flash Bracket? Do they really matter anymore?
« on: January 10, 2013, 09:41:36 AM »
I finally bought this bracket. It's small and compact but does the job.


Can I ask why you chose this style? Why lower the flash to the lens rather than raise it?   

Because I don't want to carry a giant hulking contraption for vertical direct flash. Small, light and fast are key to my shooting style and a huge flash bracket just won't work for me.

Lenses / Re: List of rumored lenses
« on: January 09, 2013, 11:30:13 AM »
a proper 12-24 for full frame would be absolutely killer.  the 16-35 just isnt sharp enough for such duty. I am iteching to go full frame but not having a 10-22 kinda sucks

I really don't know if they can make 12-24 (12mm without being fisheye).. I think 14mm is the minimum wide for full frame images..


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