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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon lens caps SNAP-ON style!
« on: January 14, 2013, 12:16:20 PM »
I bought some of them a few years back and the paint on "Canon" rubbed right off.  Piece of crap.

I'm fairly sure the Canon logo does not substantially add to it's ability to protect the lens.   ;)

Did the cap itself stay in place and do it's job, or it didn't do that either and hence the POC rating?

A third party lens cap without a logo can easily be had.  However, if the reasons for buying one also include having the Canon logo on it, then it fails miserably.   Ergo, it's a piece of crap.

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon lens caps SNAP-ON style!
« on: January 14, 2013, 11:00:10 AM »
I bought some of them a few years back and the paint on "Canon" rubbed right off.  Piece of crap.

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: January 11, 2013, 02:56:34 PM »
Here's one from earlier this week.  Canon 5D3 with EF 28mm f/1.8.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Pocket Camera
« on: January 08, 2013, 11:25:55 PM »
Canon S100.  It comes in real handy.  :)

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii + 50 1.4 ii?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:36:16 AM »
I believe you're conflating the 50mm f/1.4 USM and the 50mm f/1.2 L II USM, which is confusing some folks.  there's a vast price difference between the two.

if you're referring to the 50 f/1.4 USM, yes, at ~$350 US or so it's a great price for a great lens.

if you're referring to the 50 f/1.2 L II USM, at ~$1500 US or so it's probably not a best first-purchase lens unless you really know for sure it's what you want.  even if you know a 50mm focal length and wide-open shooting is what you want, a lot of people still decide to go with the cheaper 50 f/1.4 USM instead.

The 50mm f/1.2L is not a "Mark II" lens, as the original 50mm "L" was f/1.0, not f/1.2.  Perhaps the OP is actually referring to the 50mm f/1.8 II?

In any case, as others have stated both the 50mm f/1.4 and the 40mm f/2.8 Pancake are both good lenses; I would definitely choose the 40mm over the plastic 50mm f/1.8 II.  If you don't need to shoot wide open, then the 40mm might be a better buy over the 50mm f/1.4, especially since it's still on sale for $150 and because there's growing talk of a new 50mm coming this year.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii + 50 1.4 ii?
« on: January 03, 2013, 10:24:00 AM »

Unfortunately the focus screens on the 5D Mark III are not replaceable.

Seriously? But 6D can do it? So silly since i think 5d mk3 has more "pro users" who would want to change the focus screen.

The 5D2 had it, but for the 5D3 it's one of the trade-offs for getting the 61-point auto-focus of the 1D X, which allows Canon to differentiate the camera lines.  So, if you only want the better auto-focus system, get the 5D3, if you only want the interchangeable screens, get the 6D or a 5D2, but if you want both, you have to get the 1D X (or a 5D2 and 5D3).

EOS Bodies / Re: An EOS 3D Mention [CR1]
« on: December 28, 2012, 05:25:51 PM »
I love the fact that they have placed a non-existing lens on the picture :)

Can the design get any rounder? =P

40mm f1.2L ?  ???

This is an old photoshopped 'mock up' that someone did years ago.  It gets pulled out of mothballs whenever the 'mythical 3D' gets re-rumored.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Macro pics - FF or APS-C
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:44:25 AM »
An EF-S lens has the equivalent focal length on an APS-C body as an EF lens of that focal length has on a FF body.  Therefore, a theoretical EF-S 50mm on an APS-C body would have the same FOV as an EF 50mm on FF body.  This means that your EF-S 60mm Macro is not like a 96mm lens on FF.

If you are shooting 1:1 macro, the longer the focal length, the further you will be from the subject.

The 100mm f/2.8L IS is a great lens, however the non-L is also quite good, especially since it is about half the price.  So, to answer your question: yes, you are over-thinking it.

Lenses / Re: Patent: Supertelephoto DO Lenses With Macro Features
« on: December 21, 2012, 11:32:32 PM »
anyone have an idea how much these lens would retail for?

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS goes for $5900, so an EF 400mm f/4 DO IS Macro (or "Mark II") would probably be at least $7,000.

It will be very interesting to see if Canon can create DO lenses that come close to the sharpness of their current "Mark II" super-telephoto lenses.  If so, I'll be all over that 600mm one!   ;D

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Post Your Best Hi-ISO/Low Light 5DIII Shots!
« on: December 16, 2012, 05:57:02 PM »
By candlelight during Hurricane Sandy.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro, f/4, 1/15, 12800 ISO

What's the advantage of shooting with dslr equipment?  So that you can look cooool...

You know, just like ... Ashton Kutcher?  Oh well, nevermind...   :P

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 08:49:04 PM »
f/1.4 AND IS?  That's kind of a mind-boggling combo.  One of these on a 5D3 would let you shoot a a portrait on a moonless night in Arizona!

... on horseback!   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Issues with aftermarket batteries with Canon 6D
« on: December 07, 2012, 11:38:46 AM »
Perhaps Canon is now detecting/disabling non-OEM batteries.  ???

I got the $229 deal at Amazon, thanks to someone else here on Rumors, but the price is now $299.   :-\

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