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Messages - AprilForever

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But please remember that if canon keep on releasing lenses at the rate we want, it will be a lens every year

well some lenses are old and need a replacement.
you know how old some of the canon lenses are?

with todays technology there could be a huge jump in IQ.
just look at the 70-200mm f2.8 IS II or the new 300mm f2.8 IS II lenses.

looking at canons past, a new version every 3-5 years would come as a suprise.

im in fact suprised that there is a rumor about a 70-200mm f4 IS II.
the current model was released in november 2006.

the EF 17-40mm is nearly 10 years old.

the EF 50mm f1.4 is 20 years old i think.

the EF 35mm f1.4 is from 1998.

the EF 300mm f4 IS is from 1997

the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L is from 2002.

the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS is from 1998

and these are lenses i sell a lot more often then 500mm or 600mm lenses.

so to be honest... i think we all have waited long enough.... donĀ“t you think?

Indeed! Let us grab the torches and pitch forks! On a serious note, though, before the Earthquake, Canon was in the process of overhauling its line up, starting with the big whites. Hopefully, they will continue, now that things have settled...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:05:48 AM »
Amateurs worry about gear, pros worry about sales, photographers worry about light.     ;D
So...if I worry about having the right lighting settup for this shot that I have envisioned that I'm trying to sell...would that make me a professional amateur photographer?  :o

Well-played!  ;D

A good photographer DOES worry about gear. Arthur Morris could not do what Arthur Morris does with a 18-270 and an XSI...

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III Information [CR1]
« on: January 19, 2012, 12:01:37 AM »
Maybe someone could cannibalize a 5d and a EOS 3 into one?

EOS Bodies / Re: Still waiting for 5d mkiii but should I be?
« on: January 17, 2012, 02:56:36 PM »
One the day after the MK III is released, rumors for the 1D MK IV will start.  I've had my 5D MK II for over three years now, its still very good, in fact, its getting better as better raw converters are being released, I've gained a full stop due to better NR software out there.

Indeed. A 5d mk II will still take impressive pictures in ten years, and those pictures will still look good!

Lenses / Re: 35mm L vs. 135mm L. IQ?
« on: January 17, 2012, 02:26:58 PM »
I can't figure out the point of his question: why does it matter whether a wide angle is more or less sharp than a telephoto?

Maybe he is looking for a reason to change systems!  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Is there an advantage to still having a mirror on a dslr
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:39:10 PM »
a hybrid viewfinder.. where you can overlay data like in a jetfighter HUD that would be nice to have in todays DSLR cameras.

We're getting there. The 7D and and 1D X have a transmissive LCD that shows a grid and level on-demand.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon, range finder to medium format.
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:37:08 PM »
There were rumors that Canon was interested in Pentax, if I remember correctly.  However, that rumor seems pretty dead now.

With Canon suddenly getting "religion" about overly high pixel counts, Acquiiring a MF company still makes sense to me, but Canon seems locked in to propriatary lenses and mounts, and has the talent and knowledge to develop and manufacture their own.  They also have a distribution network that is second to none, and can get product into pro shops anywhere in the world. 

Right now, it looks like they have decided to move into the Cinema business in a big way.  There must be more money in it than I had thought.

MF would be interesting, and a rangefinder would be interesting... I really liked on the G1X that the exposure compensation is an actual dial. I would love a camera whose controls all had some dial or at least button. A rangefinder with a manual shutter selector, aperture selector, iso selector, whitebalance selector would be wonderful!

As far as Canon's new religion of low megapixels, I hope they repent of it soon and return to the good old ways! Or, at least, they don't mess up the 7D mark II...

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:31:02 PM »

Quote from: AprilForever
Maybe mirrorless could get better, but perhaps, the SLR technology could get better too?

Both technologies will move, but mirrorless is moving much faster. The Canon 5D Mark II was announced before the first micro 4/3 cameras were released. Since then, those cameras have gone through 3 iterations of development, the Sony NEX, Nikon 1,  Fuji X Pro, and Samsung NX systems were released or announced, as were the Fuji X100 and Canon's G series update. And we still don't have a 5D Mark III yet.

The difference between SLR and mirrorless will always be that an SLR has real light meeting your eye. Interpolated light will never be the same.

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
« on: January 16, 2012, 12:25:11 PM »
And finally this one also taken using my favorite lens...

Nice! I really like this shot!

EOS Bodies / Re: DSLRs are a dying breed, EVIL is the future!
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:44:13 AM »
Maybe mirrorless could get better, but perhaps, the SLR technology could get better too?

Canon non-EF Lenses (TS-E, FD, etc.) / Re: Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
« on: January 16, 2012, 02:40:07 AM »
I really like the church picture, especially how the tilt keeps the building looking right!

Portrait / Re: Candid portraits
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:03:45 AM »
daughter's soccer tourney...

Did she win? Excellent capture!

Portrait / Re: Black and White portraits
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:02:52 AM »
little portrait of my friends little girl

sophie 9 months by abledestroyer, on Flickr
canon 5d mk2 + 70-200 f2.8 L is usm mk2

I love the chiaroscuro! Very nice portrait.

EOS Bodies / Re: Disappointed by dirt
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:04:49 AM »
Hope you're able to get it fixed or your money back, whichever you choose! As Neuro said, I would definitely be concerned about why it is filthy... Did it get dropped in the mud?

Lenses / Re: Cheap UV filters
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:02:41 AM »
Better question: which is sharper? My main purpose with a UV filter is not to block UV, but to protect the front element. With modern lens coatings and modern sensors, not much UV is getting through.

I've bought and used cheap UV filters, and have always ended up regretting it. They kill contrast, and are much harder to clean. I still need to get me a good polarizer, though...

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