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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS Rebel T5i in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:08:23 PM »
Now hopefully someone can buy one and test it!
We won't really know if it's as bad as we all think until someone compares the actual images.
It's not that it is bad, it's that it is the same as the T4i. DPreview has already tested it and confirmed that the only differences were some creative filters and some small body changes. Looks like Canon didn't really change much of anything...other than the name. I never expect massive changes in these bodies but a little improvement would be nice.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: EOS Rebel T5i in Stock at Norman Camera
« on: April 18, 2013, 11:21:02 AM »
The T5i T4i is in stock everywhere for at least $100 less. Nice job Canon. Way to upgrade those creative filters...a year well spent.

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Anyone know of some good (cheaper) video recorders to use with that clean HDMI out that would be better than the compressed video on the SD card?

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Reviews / Sigma 30mm F/1.4 for Canon Review with the 7D
« on: April 18, 2013, 09:49:17 AM »
Not a bad lens at all. Clearly the Sigma ART series is a force to be reckoned with. It is on the expensive side though for a cropped sensor camera lens at $500 but it is great to see another f/1.4 lens for all the 7D and below shooters out there. Now all we need is a new 70D & 7D mark II to go with this.

New Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Hands On Review - Plus a comparison with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Small | Large

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I can just imagine Canon & Nikon engineers staring at their screens in disbelief. Sigma engineers have managed to crack some code to lens making. I have the Sigma 35mm f/1.4, just tested the new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 and can't wait for this. Amazing lenses Sigma, now please give me a nice 50mm lens because I am not at all happy with my Canon 50mm. At least my Canon 85mm is great.

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Lenses / Re: New review of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4
« on: April 17, 2013, 09:42:42 AM »
Has anyone gotten there hands on the lens yet? Would it worth getting the 35 1.4 for crop despite the 30 being specifically built for crop?
The Sigma 35mm f/1.4 is much larger and heavier so make sure that is not an issue. The resale on a FF lens like the Sigma 35mm will be higher most likely and the image quality on a cropped camera will be better than the 30mm f/1.4. Plus, if you ever upgrade to FF or rent/borrow a FF camera, the lens will work. It's probably worth it to go with the 35mm IF you don't mind the size, weight, and have the extra $400.

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Lenses / New review of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4
« on: April 16, 2013, 11:05:01 PM »
There is a new review of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 using the 7D. It looks very good and since Canon doesn't really have a 30-35mm lens with f/1.4 other than the $1300 L lens, it might be a really nice option.

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 Hands On Review - Plus a comparison with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Small | Large

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Bit of EOS 70D Info [CR1-CR2]
« on: April 16, 2013, 08:00:53 AM »
This camera will be a 6D minus the FF sensor. It will not have dual SD card slots, it will have a 11pt af (1 cross type) and will not have weather sealing like the 7D and Nikon D7100 (though it will be partially metal like the 6D with some sealing).

Don't expect anything new on the 70D. The 18MP sensor from the SL1 will not be a vast improvement in image quality though it should do a bit better than the 7D above ISO 1600. The pull though features from the T5i will be wifi & gps, slightly higher frame rate, and a slightly bigger more robust body (but still not as good as a 7D). This will be a camera aimed at the consumer market for sure.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 12, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »
Justin: The review was a very good read. I would have loved to see side-by-side comparisions of your shots done with BOTH Sigma and Canon 35/1.4. That would tell the tale for me. BTW, does anyone already have such a comparison they could share? If one already exists, where may I find it?

Here is a side by side review with those two lenses: http://learningcameras.com/reviews/7-lenses/87-sigma-35mm-f14-vs-canon-35mm-f14

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Reviews / Re: Review - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM
« on: April 12, 2013, 10:26:55 AM »
This lens is simply awesome. It even blows away the Canon 35mm f/1.4 for a fraction of the cost. I'm sure Canon will make a better version soon, but at only $900 for such great results with the Sigma, will there really be any reason to pay Canon's way higher prices?

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 vs Canon 35mm f/1.4 - Fight! Small | Large

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
« on: April 11, 2013, 01:11:01 PM »
Is there an adapter that allows me to put my Canon lenses on this camera? Either the $1000 camera or the 4k? I'm just not in the mood to have to buy new lenses for another system right now. But I would gladly try these out instead of the 5D3 if I can use my lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D L Announced, Shipping in May
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:55:57 PM »
In addition to the 7D L, Canon is also releasing a Canon T5i! 

...Oh wait, that wan't an april fools. Canon just thought it could put new creative filters in the T4i and call it an upgrade.

Canon should have saved the T5i announcement for today.

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Lenses / Re: What would cause Canon to release the 35L II?
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:17:29 AM »
How about the fact that the new Sigma is awesome compared to the aged 35L. Canon never really had good competition in the L lens market until now. Hopefully they see Sigma challenging them and release some awesome products soon without going crazy on the pricing. Canon pricing just scares me now. For $900, the Sigma is just plane awesome:
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 vs Canon 35mm f/1.4 - Fight! Small | Large

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I sell my 7D for a 6D?
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:14:19 AM »
No, don't do it. While the 6D will be better in image quality and especially low light performance, it is basically a lower end body more like the Canon 60D just with a full frame sensor so it will feel like a downgrade as well as an upgrade. The logical step up is to the 5D3. I'd save up and get a great deal on the 5D3. They had refurbished ones down to $2400. This review sums it up well. The 6D in many ways is more like a full frame 60D than anything else:
http://learningcameras.com/reviews/4-dslrs/91-canon-6d-review

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EOS Bodies / Re: 6D Autofocus not impressive
« on: March 26, 2013, 10:10:38 AM »
Yeah, the 6D is very underwhelming compared to the 5D3. After I saw this video, I knew there was just too much missing from the Canon 6D to make it worth while.
Canon 6D Vs. 5D Mark III Hands On Review Small | Large

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