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Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: January 21, 2014, 06:43:49 PM »
I would still buy the 50mm f/1.2 compared to a 50mm f/1.8 IS or f/2 IS.  50mm f/1.4 IS might be a hard choice.  50mm f/1.2 IS L would be the best, but I might have to save my money for a few months to be able to afford it (if it is possible).

The tricky part is that I have started to shoot some video.  Most of the time I use my tripod, but IS comes in very handy when hand holding video.  I would use f/1.2 for night time photography more however.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gura Gear Launches New Color for Bataflae
« on: January 13, 2014, 03:35:55 PM »
I have never removed my camera body from the lens when I put it into a backpack.  It is just 15 seconds longer to get it setup and ready to shoot.

Is there a reason why that shouldn't be done?

Canon General / Re: EF 800 f/5.6L IS II [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 03:24:46 PM »
When are they going to make one with a built in 2x extender...?   ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 2x and 1.4x mk3 extenders
« on: August 19, 2013, 02:17:09 PM »
Have you tried shooting the planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn)?  I've used a 300 f/4 + 1.4x+2x and you could barely make out Jupiter and 4 moons if you digitally zoomed in quite a bit.  I figure you need a 4000mm lens equivalent before it would be like a telescope.

If I had more free time and a few thousand dollars to play with, I would buy a GPS tracking telescope and mount my camera on to it.  Then learn how to stack images in post processing.

Canon General / Re: More Medium Format Talk [CR1]
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:43:40 PM »
It all depends on how many MP they can get into a FF camera compared to how many MP they could get into a MF camera.

I'm sure there are professional phtographers that will buy a high megapixel Canon MF, especially if they can use some of their existing lenses.

We sent a 50D off to get an IR filter removed, and now you have to remove the battery before it turns back on...

So, there might be little bugs when you mess with it.  I like to let other people try it out first too.  I can't afford too many $2000 mistakes.

But, if it works, I might be interested in this.  I have a 5Dm2 and would like more dynamic range.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon is going to add mid format
« on: August 12, 2013, 09:07:41 AM »
I'm sure landscape photographers and Gigapan people will welcome this news.  :)

I wonder if Nikon would have to buy a different Medium Format company if this happens.

Lenses / Re: Patent: Canon EF 50 f/1.8 IS
« on: July 29, 2013, 03:34:58 PM »
I'll take 1 of the 50mm f/1.2 L IS please.

I've been waiting for the next gen 50mm f/1.2 for the past few years...

Lenses / Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« on: June 20, 2013, 09:07:53 PM »
While I do wish that my 16-35 f/2.8 was a little longer, I'm not sure the 14-16mm range would make a big difference to me.  Especially if I lost the 25-35mm or 25-50mm range.

I'd think about it if I were going to take 1 lens backpacking around the world for instance, but I would miss the f/2.8 of the 16-35 or the f/1.2 of the 50mm too much.

I'd get the 16-35mm f/2.8 and a tripod.

Maybe a flash of some kind too.

And a Pelican case to hold it all.

Lenses / Re: Review - Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:50:34 PM »
The 16-35mm f/2.8 is my most used lens.  I have no complaints about it, and the f/2.8 came in very handy in the Mammoth Caves last weekend.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patents: New 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Lenses
« on: June 11, 2013, 05:48:24 PM »
So there is no word on a new 50mm f/1.2L...?

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon Foveon Sensor
« on: May 22, 2013, 03:44:24 PM »
You will need a new type of monitor to really use it the way it could possibly be made.  Imagine no pixels, no 'resolution', just a standard size that everything is scaled to.  It might be vector-based with infinite resolution if the picture is digitally made.  Or if it captured with this type of Foveon sensor, it will have to use some math processing to figure out what color to put where.

Lenses / Re: When is the New 100-400 Coming?
« on: May 21, 2013, 05:31:42 PM »
So they will have a $12,000, 200-400 f/4 (280-560 f/5.6) lens and a ~$1,000-$2,000, 100-400 f/4-f/5.6 lens?  It might take a few seconds longer to add the 1.4x, but it would then be a 140-560mm f/5.6-f/8...

I didn't win the lottery last week, so I know which one I would go for (the 300mm f/4 IS ;) ).

Canon General / Re: Announcement: Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: May 14, 2013, 01:33:26 PM »
I would think that this lens would be the best 'wildlife' lens around.  It might be heavy, but you can frame your shots quickly.  And it would be easier to spot and track moving animals with the 200mm and then zooming in.

When I win the lottery tomorrow...

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