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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Off camera flash cords
« on: June 08, 2012, 12:46:58 PM »
Will that cable work with HSS?

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Obviously means no 7DII coming soon.

SUPER happy with new firmware =D
Or it means that the 7DII is going to be way more expensive ($2500) and they are going to keep the 7D in the product line.

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Now i'm guessing a 70D is coming this fall that would make the 7D look bad and that we will not be seeing a replacement for the 7D till spring. There also may be another camera above the 7D that comes in October though like a lower end FF camera in the $2000-2700 range still. Maybe Canon is doing that and still wants to sell the 7D so they intro a new firmware to keep it up to date. Canon is still selling the 5DII so maybe they plan on bringing out a much higher end 7D replacement and keeping the 7D in the product line for a while longer.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:29:47 AM »
Forgive my ignorance, but what's special about this? It's only 10mm wider than the 50 and a stop slower.  :-\
Its small!
The 50mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/2 are super light and hardly stick out past the grip, are smaller in diameter than the camera, and are a stop faster. What is the point of making it smaller than the grip? Is there really a Canon DSLR owner out there that is pissed because the 50mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/2 are just too large and heavy?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Information.
« on: June 07, 2012, 11:24:05 AM »
Please canon, stop with these lenses that don't make sense. How many people called Canon to complain that the 50mm f/1.8 or 35mm f/2 were too big and heavy. Seriously, how about addressing the ACTUAL problems. In 22 years, you can't make an improved 35mm f/2 with better focusing and a sharper image? Instead you shrink the 50mm f/1.8 for $100 more & make it 1 stop slower? Who is approving these lenses. Canon, you tell me you can't fit IS in a 24-70mm f/2.8 and then Tamron does it. Rather than improving the 2+ decade old fast primes like the 50mm f/1.4, 28mm f/1.8 & 35mm f/2 that almost every photographer who doesn't have the L versions use (and all of those lenses could be better), you put IS in f/2.8 primes?????. The primes we all love are all 2-3 decades old! Please Canon, improve them and stop wasting your time on stupid designs of lenses no one asked for.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 Pancake
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:56:59 AM »
i still cant see the point of all these f2.8 primes coming out
Seriously. I don't get what Canon is doing with the lenses. We have had multiple lens announcements this year and all of them have been disappointing for multiple reasons. The 35mm f/2 is already very small and light. I would have definitely preferred that they just improve that...maybe make it an f/1.8. I have yet EVER to hear someone with a DSLR complain that the 35mm f/2 was too big/heavy. You would think in 22 years (the 35 f/2 came out in 1990!!!) they could have just improved the 35 f/2 and made it sharper, with faster focusing, and maybe a pinch smaller though I doubt anyone cares about that. Who the crap is approving these Canon lens choices.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel T4i/650D Specifications
« on: June 07, 2012, 10:28:33 AM »
So does this autofocus in live view? I saw tracking in the live view focus modes...

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delays [CR2]
« on: May 31, 2012, 08:12:01 AM »
Based on the time of the delay, this is not a firmware update issue. Something is indeed not performing as desired or there is a manufacturing problem. Canon would not miss the Olympics with a flagship sports camera because of black focus points. Nikon should take advantage of this and launch a major campaign before the Olympics. The Nikon D4 is a monster compared to the 1D mark IV. I'm a bit worried because so much of the 5DIII seems to be taken from the 1DX parts bin. I can't figure out what would affect the 1Dx so badly that wouldn't also affect the 5DIII.

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The 28mm seems like an odd length to me.

A 28mm is great on a crop camera IMO. A bit wider than a 50mm on a FF.
Just get a Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS or the way cheaper sigma and tamron version and all your problems of figuring out the correct focal length are solved. Still not sure why you would buy either of these lenses.

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I can't imagine them getting too many preorders. This is a ton of money to pay for a lens with a f/2.8 aperture that is a non L lens. The 17-55 is not much more expensive than 1 of these. Plus Sigma & Tamron both have f/2.8 zoom options at a fraction of the cost. Or there are some great options for 24-70mm lenses for hardly any more including the new Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC. You can get a 24-105 IS for the same price as only 1 of these lenses and it's only 1 stop slower, but it is L glass, has a tremendous zoom range, and is weather resistant. I'm really not sure the advantage to these lenses. If they were f/1.8 or faster, they would have an advantage over the zooms. If you are using these for video, the sharpness/resolution from Canon's video on any camera (even the 5DIII) is low enough that you will not see the difference between these primes and the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, even if they are tack sharp at f/2.8. Wtf Canon? Putting IS on these lenses and leaving it out of the 24-70? Who is running the lens dept. The 5DIII was a direct response to everything we disliked with the 5DII. These lenses and the new 24-70 make no sense to most Canon customers.

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Does anyone know for certain if the Canon grips are made with a metal frame?  It occurs to me that since I started using Black Rapid grips, all of the wait of the camera and lens will be hanging from the tripod mount on the bottom of the grip...one made of plastic only concerns me.
Typically the grips are made on par with the body. The 5DIII grip should be weather sealed. I have used these aftermarket grips on the 60D and you could hardly tell that it was aftermarket. On the 7D it is a little more obvious the difference between material choices. For the 5DIII I will probably take the Canon grip since it's a new camera and I will own it for at least 3 years. Just bought the 7D a couple months ago and went aftermarket for the grip since it will only be my primary camera for a couple months. I plan on getting the mark III, I have just been waiting on full lightroom support, the grip and accessories to be out, and reviews for the new Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC to determine whether I want to get the 5D kit or just the body and go with the Tamron.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:42:08 PM »
They also need a second card slot in the 7D. Canon really needs to work on low light and DR. I can tell you on my 7D, if you push the shadows much at all, you have some serious issues and it looks like that is almost the same in the 5D mark III. The AF in the 7D is already decent for a sub $2000 camera (especially compared to the 5dII, 8fps is freakishly fast, and 18MP is plenty for almost everyone, but I would love to see better looking shadows in any new sensor and better RAW noise performance because those are weak areas of the Canon.

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Canon General / Re: Official Discontinued List
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:46:42 AM »
I am a little surprised at the 24mm & 28mm. The new ones have IS and really are different lenses not to mention radically different prices. The new ones are also not available and even when they are may take some time to reach full stock levels. I would have liked to see the 580 go a little longer as well since the new one is so expensive.

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Video & Movie / Re: Incident on Marmont Avenue
« on: May 15, 2012, 10:30:07 AM »
Am I the only one that read the title and thought a serious incident had happened during filming? I seriously thought someone died during the filming or something.

It was very well done but I don't think it showed off the mark III very well. Nothing looked sharp and everything was badly lit to my eye.

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I do wish Canon would work a little more with the sensor before releasing this camera. The 5d3 is a freaking awesome camera but it is pretty obvious that there is not much detail that can be pulled from shadows. It is worse on my 7D. The 7D is my favorite all around camera and hardly needs improvement. A 2nd card slot, maybe a couple more cross type focus points with a larger spread (though the 7D still has great focusing), and sensor improvements. Seriously, the current oldish 7D STILL has a class leading 18mp sensor with 8fps shooting (FAST!), great focusing, great video, weather sealing, and awesome features. But Nikon is winning the sensor battle in the shadows.

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