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Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 13, 2014, 08:35:02 AM »

I feel the same way its going to be VERY hard to beat the current 135

Actually both the Zeiss APO Sonnar and probably the Sony-Zeiss ZA versions beat the Canon in sheer IQ. The now discontinued CV 125mm APO Macro Lanthar was also a jewel (and a macro too!); very difficult to find used and mostly at exorbitant prices.

There is plenty of room for improvement. The Canon does deserve praise though for being still competitive many years after its release.

I object, you're full of conjecture there.  You've not used any of those lenses you mention, have you?  Have you even used the Canon 135?  Certainly the Zeiss f/2 135 is sharper, but is it "better"?  It has no autofocus, not sure about its bokeh.  It couldn't possibly have better bokeh...because that's quite impossible.  As for the Sony mount f/1.8, I very highly doubt it is as sharp as the Canon.  So yeah, sorry but no...neither of those is "better".  If you want to speak soley about sharpness, there are a few Leica M lenses that are sharper, but so what?

I like the Sony 135mm 1.8 better than the 135L because of that extra speed and IBIS. That's coming from a die hard 135L user but seriously, Canon should update this lens with at minimum IS and possibly better aperture blades and f/1.8. Plus it'd give canon a great campaign of the first sub f/2 35 mm lens with built in IS.

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 08, 2014, 02:15:17 PM »
I don't think I'll buy a 5D4. The 5D3 is so good already. That's the problem, how does one convince me that this camera now isn't worth keeping to make me buy a new camera?

i'll answer by 1 upping it ---My guess is the 5 series is tied to the 1 series so they can share R&D cost.  So, what are they going to improve in the next 1series? 

And yup, another way to answer it is to guess on what the majority of feedback to canon said.  Last time around it was all about AF, give us good AF.  Well that's done. and they improved high ISO too.   My guess is we'll see a bump in DR, a bump in MP's, duel pixel, and maybe the holy grail of improved low ISO performance.  the 5d series is the camera of choice for wedding photographers (well, those that shoot canon), and canon has seen that this is a lucrative market so I am guessing the mp bump will be low (up to like 24/26MP's) because you don't want the resolution to be too huge.  AF can stay pretty much the same, just improve the accuracy, integrate that 6d center point.  Boom, I take a pre-order for that please!!!!

Does that meet your needs?  It depends on what you shoot.  It also depends on how many miles you put on your body.  For many of us, the upgrade cycle does closely follow the pattern for body replacement for many shooters.  In 2 years or so when the 5d4 hits the shelves, i will most likely be about to replace my 5d3 or my 6d.  so at that stage my kit may switch to a 5d3 and a 5d4...or a 5d4 and whatever the 6d2 turns out to be. 

If your a studio shooter, or architecture, or something that moves at a slower pace (IE, less shutter clicks per day, per job, per year) then you won't NEED a new body as soon.  So the upgrade does have to be more of a wow!

But for a shooter like me, it's like a car.  I drive a 2004 rav4.  When that car hits the point where repair costs are too great it will be time to replace it.  Bells and whistles won't matter, I'm gonna get a new car cause it's needed

I'd probably still be shooting my 5Dc if it had great AF. :P Idk, the 5D5 is probably where I'd see the upgrade

Canon will eventually release it and it will sell like hotcakes.

By this point, I somehow doubt that. Yn will have their clone 600ex flashes out by then (if you want to have more flash power @lower price and probably reliability) and is going ahead with other rt equipment. Unless they completely bomb Canon has a problem: The 600rt price has dropped some, and the 440rt will be most introduced at the usual higher starting price - so except bulk/weight there will be the usual long list of disadvantages of the "small brother".

My guess is that Canon will wait until they release a new camera body with integrated rt controller to have a slave-only 440rt go along with it. 7d2 anyone :-p ?

Even with the yn versions of the 580II and the 430II, they still sold like hotcakes. (Even though much more expensive. ) So I'm sure the new RT versions will also.

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:18:08 PM »
I don't think I'll buy a 5D4. The 5D3 is so good already. That's the problem, how does one convince me that this camera now isn't worth keeping to make me buy a new camera?

Technical Support / Re: Lightboxes, umbrellas, stands, etc.........
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:13:18 PM »
I use a photek soft lighter 60", rogue flash benders and honl photo grids, gels, and speedstraps. Two generic umbrellas and calumet flash holders. Canon needs to address the garbage gel holder in the next model.

For stands, I use phottix cheapo stands and the buff air cushioned stands. Neither are great but get the job done. I also really like my 3 piece manfrotto boom.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Best Flash
« on: March 07, 2014, 11:00:44 PM »
600rt is a bomb of a flashgun. Save for it and you won't regret it. (I only spent 373$ for refurbs. I have 5 of them now.)

As long as you don't need more power or 2nd curtain sync off camera. I'd add a soft lighter to your order. It makes stunning light.

I'd like a 440rt. If it's the same price as the 430exII, I wouldn't look at many third party options if I was starting out again. Canon will eventually release it and it will sell like hotcakes.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 5D Mark III $2559
« on: March 07, 2014, 03:27:29 PM »
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Thanks for making it LOUD and CLEAR ;)

I like your comments everytime one of these 2499$ sales comes.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D or 5Dm3?
« on: March 05, 2014, 08:56:05 AM »
It always amazes me as to how users think that AF is such a big issue with modern cameras, I guess that they somehow don't wonder how photos were taken for 100+ years without any autofocus at all, and yet fantastic images were captured of sporting events, bif, and other demanding events.  Certainly, good AF is nice, but hardly a big issue for me.  I did just as well with my Argus C3, my Yashica TLR, my Canon FTQL, any number of P&S cameras, and several early DSLR's.  I have had several 1 series DSLR bodies as well as Rebels, all the 5D series, even a D800!  I've had no issues capturing sports with any of them, its just a matter of paying attention and learning timing.  There were probably a billion supurb images captured with those old Graphlex 4X5 cameras where you had to slide in the film carrier, then pull out the film cover, and capture the image as quickly as possible.  Then reverse the process, flip the carrier over and take a image using the film on the other side.  They could do that in a second or maybe two.
I recently discovered some old pre 1920's National Geographic issues in my attic, and, sure enough, there were great photos of sporting events, wildlife, and birds in flight from the early 1900's using primitive cameras, the photographer just learned to deal with what he had..
Get as good of a camera as you can afford, and learn to use it.  You will do fine.

This. +1

The sync speed is the sole reason I am considering one.

Canon General / Re: 19 types of photographers. Which are you?
« on: March 04, 2014, 03:36:14 PM »
I don't know. I do commercial, portrait, stock, and weddings. Some times I even do a commercial styled portait shoot of a wedding couple that ends up as Stock.  :P

Reviews / Re: Nikon D4s VS Canon 1Dx Comparison
« on: February 28, 2014, 04:44:36 PM »
This article is pretty bias towards Nikon. It's likely a bought review. The 1Dx still has more crosstype points, more options to customize than the D4s, and one more FPS. They didn't mention about what options were set on the 1Dx. Only time will tell but the 1Dx is a hell of a machine to overcome with this slight update to the d4.

I'd like a blinky AF point on my 5D3 and a New 135mm F/1.8L IS to go with it.

I Like my 50L, but I'll probably buy this sigma sooner or later.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon D4S IQ
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:15:59 AM »
It seems D4S is now a worthy competitor to 1DX.

It seems you're jumping to conclusions…

From the original article in which those comparison pictures on NR were posted: "The following pictures are all 100% crops of straight out of camera jpeg fine."

So the real conclusion is that the D4s has a better JPEG conversion engine than the D4.  BFD.  If you want to draw any conclusions about IQ, you need to compare RAW images.

Well according to DXO mark... A Nikon D3300 is superior to a 1DX.... So... you know...  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

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