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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 15, 2013, 01:41:19 AM »
Yes. The 7D is a highly respected camera and Canon isn't going to abandon the model. If they didn't do it with the 5D. They won't with the 7D.

I simply hope Canon won't do with the 7D what they did with the 5D MKII: Make it's successor half the camera everyone expected. The MKIII rode on the laurels of the MKII pedigree. And Canon used that pedigree to sell the MKIII.

I love my Canon 50D and mostly love my 5D MK II. An extra stop or two of ISO would be nice. I would like the ergonomics closer to the MKIII. And love MF DR. Still, these cameras are capable of creating just about any image any other DSLR can do except for the extremes. Which is about .005% of photographers.

If Canon wants to make halfies, that's fine with me. I'll just wait for something that rocks for my needs. If I want to spend money, there's lots of lenses, lights, stands and other gear to buy in the meantime!

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: EOS 70D Body $949 at B&H Photo
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:05:59 PM »
Wow....   :o

Canon General / Re: History: The Original Canon EOS 5D Camera
« on: December 06, 2013, 03:13:10 PM »
It's great that the 5D was the first 'affordable' full frame camera.  I've seen pics from it and the quality is on par with just about anything today.  I agree with an earlier statement.  Don't be fooled by 'new'.  Newer cameras have some features that make taking pictures easier in less than ideal conditions.  But how many people does that truly affect?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M2 Specs Revealed?
« on: December 02, 2013, 04:13:02 PM »
Not ground breaking but looks pretty cool.  For $300, I'd probably buy one.  If $400 or more, it better have some really nice lenses available...

Upgrade the 1DX?  I just don't see it.  Though the price would drop on the original and could make a nice intermediary step between the 7D MKII and 1DX MKII

I can't imagine Canon waiting another year to release their big MP...  They'll keep bleeding sales to the Nikon D800...

EOS Bodies / Re: Two New Full Frame Cameras in 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 28, 2013, 04:51:44 PM »
Well, the big MP camera is the first obvious camera.  But I thought the new 5D would come out in late 2014. Hmm..

I think the 6D is going to be refreshed then.  It may be the FF equivalent of the Rebel.  A refresh every year or so...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: DXOMark: Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4
« on: November 26, 2013, 09:44:29 PM »
I was already impressed with this lens based on reviews from some other review sites that I usually go to instead of DXOMark. I  would definitely get this lens if I could afford it. But I am still happy with my 50L and Zeiss f/1.4 ZE Planar T.


I love my Zeiss 50mm f1.4 too. I think it's a good thing I can't even afford the rental price of the Otis!

Lenses / Re: Ken Rockwell reviews canon 50mm f/1.0
« on: November 24, 2013, 09:24:55 PM »
I've seen pics taken with the 50mm f1.  It's 'interesting' but a total niche lens.  A nice toy but I don't see any real practical applications for it.  Shoot in the dark?  Um, why?  I can see a landscape photographer that would want a 15mm f1 or a researcher needing a 400mm f1 for researching the nocturnal patterns of some endangered species...  But for everyone else?

In real world usage, the Canon 50mm f1 and Zeis Otus 55mm f1.4 are completely different beasts.

EOS Bodies / Re: New EOS-1 in 2014 [CR1]
« on: November 21, 2013, 02:26:55 AM »
When did this turn into a marketing thread?   :P

Everything that Canon is doing right now leads me to believe that this big MP is going to be one bad-ass camera  ;D  New lenses to support it, CFast, big MP, competing with the Nikon D4X.  Amazing camera!

I can't even think about this camera until 2015...  But the best is worth waiting for   ;D

Canon General / Re: New Technology Coming to Cinema EOS
« on: November 20, 2013, 11:19:52 PM »
I was wondering if Canon was going to use CFast anytime soon.  That's some serious throughput.  But even with UDMA cards maxing out at 150MB/sec, you'll only get a top speed of 5fps on a shutter.  Tops.  While that trumps the Nikon. It's still 5fps.  We're only going to keep putting more data through the camera.  With a top speed of 350MB/s, there's plenty of room for growth opportunity in CFast.

Standardizing their top end cameras on CFast would be an excellent long-term strategy.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Zeiss Otus Initial Impressions
« on: November 20, 2013, 01:47:43 AM »
Love this thing..  50mm is where I shoot 90% of the time.  Regardless of what others will tell you..  It's a damn fine focal length for shooting portraits.  And many other things.  Every photographer should have a 50mm in their pack.

I've used many a 50mm and settled on my Zeiss 50mm f1.4.  Amazing quality and nothing else will do for its image characteristics.  Contrast, bokeh and one of the sharpest lens from f4 on.  A gorgeous portrait lens from f2 - f2.8, fantastic event and landscape from f4 on...  Incredibly dynamic.

The Otus is definitely on my list..  But probably not until 2015.  And only if Canon has a body for it that is truly a competitor to the D800 and more importantly:  Medium Format 

Expensive?  Only if you don't value 50mm and the level of performance it brings.  Especially if you're making money with it.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1/Kiss X7 in White
« on: November 16, 2013, 02:06:42 AM »
Okay..  Not lame.  Totally wrong.  I actually like it.  I don't think I'd buy a camera in white.  But it's certainly stylish. Wouldn't mind a pro dslr with some Ferrari red accents  :-P

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 70D Body
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:42:32 PM »
Not surprised for this segment. That dual-pixel tech is quite amazing. The camera made it on Popular Photography's best for 2013. Good stuff.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS SL1 in White Coming Soon
« on: November 13, 2013, 09:28:49 PM »
Lame.... But Ferrari red....  :-)

Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 07:48:15 PM »

EF 28-300mm f2.8 - f4

That's pretty much it for me.  The 28-300mm f3.5L is awesome.  But it's serious bank and size.  I don't need 'L' for lower paying events.  I LOVE the EF-S 18-200.  But I want to get away from crop cameras for simplicity's sake.
A hypothetical EF 28-300 F2.8-4L IS, would have a lot of glass, and could weigh 2 kg and cost over $ 3000. I think it makes more sense an EF 28-200mm F4 IS, which could cost about $ 1000, and would be much more portable. There is market for lenses like the EF-S18-250mm, although I do not get excited about this type of lens.

I could live with f4 if I got 300mm.  200mm isn't enough for a staged events.  I'd get a 7D just so I could get really good IQ with the EF-S 18-200mm...  One of Canon's best lens despite not being 'L'....

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