I guessing that Canon's coma performance will be improved during the next round of release. The 24-70 II is much better coma-wise.
Is Coma performance particularly important for landscapes? Wide open, how about at f11?
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Not a single 24-70 - that's surprising.On Canon's CPS blog, one of the photographers said that they shipped this gear by boat to Russia and so the photographers were asked to give them whatever gear they could do without during the long transit period. I'm guessing most of them held onto their 24-70s and other core lenses.
It is a brave photographer that would test a brand new body at such an important event.
A lens is different. I would not mind testing a new lens on my favourite top of the range body.
But if I was at either of those two events mentioned (Sochi and Brazil), I would want the 1D X and only the 1D X (in multiples).
I don't get your remark about the 5D. It hasn't been around even two years and still has no real competition in the market.Yepp. I think the Nikon D4s is no catch for the 1Dx, it's just closing the gap. It's just newer, so what? The D3s beats the "newer" D4 in a lot of situations...
For Canon I don't think its nearly as important to have the latest greatest camera in this section of the market, even if the new Nikon were slightly better I think they would be happy to leave it another year or two until the more natural end of the 1DX lifecycle to update.
Good point, Canon has the luxury of approaching it from a position of strength. Either way though, (based on previous product cycle durations)...I see a 2015 development, or even very likely a replacement announcement for the 1DX, with units being widely available to everyone by spring or summer 2016, if not before. I'd be more surprised if units are actually on sale before the end of 2015. That might mean a development announcement (or even a reliable rumor of one)...this year in 2014.
The Rio summer Olympics, will surely not come before a 1DX replacement is not only set in concrete, but in full production.
It need not have vastly more MP...anywhere from 20 to 26 (or perhaps slightly more if they would just bite their lip and include some in-camera sensor crop modes...for instance a 1.2x crop would be ideal...such as Nikon has done for going on a decade now).
The real and more pressing question for Canon, is when will the 5D4 be available? 2014 or 2015? I would be surprised if it's before 2015, but it would speak well for Canon if that happened. It would mean they are really focused on not only testing new technology, but perfecting it more quickly than they have been doing the past 5 years or so...at least in my opinion!
Was thinking the same thing Re:5d4. The 5d series seems to be following a similar upgrade path as the 1 series - so, if history repeats we'll see a spec list for the 1dx, followed by silence, followed by spec sheet for a 5d4 in late 2015, then the 5d4 will hit the shelves in the spring of 2016..if we see it in 2015 it will be at the tail end of 2015..
I for one would rather them wait till 2016 - if that means totally new sensor, new digic, better DR...more MP's aren't what I NEED, but, I wouldn't say no to that as long as more MP's don't gimp any of the current features and capabilities of the 5d3.
either way, this is where I like that canon can do what they are doing from a strength position - they can hold steady, make the 5d4 and 1dx2 what it needs to be, not a rushed product that amazes on one end but falls short on many others...
The 1DX was "introduced" before the 5D3, so I suppose a 1DX replacement might get released before a 5D4. However, the 5D3 was delayed a bit longer than it should have been...likely because it got essentially the same AF sensor as the 1DX (but they wanted the 1DX to have it first...also there was the earthquake and nuclear meltdown...).
Remember the 5D2 came out in 2008, where the 1D4 came out a year later, late 2009...yet got replaced by the 1DX first. The first 5D was released in 2005, was it not? That was a 3 year replacement cycle...
In my speculation, I feel that a 5D4 will not be getting some ground breaking AF sensor inherited from a 1DX2 (and thus might not need to be released afterward), so I was assuming a 5D3 replacement might happen before a 1DX replacement.
Anything is possible...it just seems to me the 5D3 might get replaced first this time...especially if Canon actually do introduce a new 1 series body soon, such as 2014.
If they released this, it would be the ultimate landscape zoom assuming the optics are good...
A perfect fit between the more effect-driven 8-15mm f/4 fisheye and the event-oriented 16-35mm f/2.8...
Hope this one comes out! Given Canon's current lineup, it makes more sense than a 14-24 f/2.8.
Why does everyone assume a wide angle is perfect for landscape?
FWIW, I've watched professionals use the 16-35 when shooting models...
Because land is bigger than models...........
11mm might be a bit wide for most fashion work..
24~28mm works great..
If you like landscape portraiture then ---how ya gonna do that without a landscape lens? I love my 24mm, but, there are times wen you want wider than that.
"A perfect fit between the more effect-driven 8-15mm f/4 fisheye and the event-oriented 16-35mm f/2.8..."
what about the 14mmm prime? Wider than the 16-35, less distortion, better IQ than the 8-15mm...it's a lens on my list to check out for sure!!!!
Thanks to all who have responded. Many very good points have been made. I'm going with the 70-200 f4L IS to take care of the longer focal lengths, the 100 f2.8L IS for macro/portrait, the 17-40 f4L and the 24 f1.4L for wide angle/landscape. On longer hikes where weight is a big concern, I will only take the 17-40 and 24 f1.4. I appreciate all of your insights and comments.
Thank you all again for your comments
GMCPhotographics and Rienzphotoz, because of your comments I am still strongly considering the Tamron 24-70. So thank you!
It's only a patent. Unlikely this will ever see the light of day. Least we know Canon are exploring the wide end for a change.
11mm? How would that work I wonder while keeping it rectilinear? Intresting.
Was Kelby speaking at 14 wps to match his new 1D X 14 fps? By comparison, it felt like Sammons was speaking at 3 wpm.
Kelby mentioned skin tones. Curious that the leader of Photoshop training can't fix skin tone quickly and easily in the software (though he can turn your skin polka-dotted in PS if he wants to). I would've have figured he had an action written specifically for that. Plenty of Nikon devotees claim skin tone is a simple matter in the software Kelby is supposed to be an uber-trainer for. Maybe Kelby should spend some time on the DPR Nikon forum.
I shoot both brands (camera and lenses) usually using both at the same location and neither reproduces color 100% accurately.
My money went buying up canon stuff as people jumped to another flawed ship.
The lens with the least distortion. So, assuming those are the only two lenses available, then the 70-200mm. However, rummaging through my personal gear, I'd choose the 50mm macro.