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PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 11:48:39 PM »
I could never part with my trusted G11, so as long as it lives no replacement in that class for me. :'(

I don't blame you. I wish I hadn't sat on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 with my fat arse busting it...  Loved that camera and would STILL be happy with it. 5 years later...

PowerShot / Re: What to Expect From Canon For CP+ Next Week
« on: February 07, 2014, 03:53:19 PM »
It's nice that a G1X update is coming out..  But yes. Boring. 

I would love something like this so much!

I love the Canon 18-200 a lot! But I can't use it on my 5DMKII. The Canon 24-105 doesn't have enough range. The Canon 28-300 L is pricey and HUGE...

If this lens can do a little better in IQ and performance than the Canon 18-200, it's almost a no-brainier. If it's around $600, I'm in!

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Replacement
« on: February 02, 2014, 09:19:55 PM »
I played with a 1DX and it was impressive. It really is a good jump from the 5DIII in almost every way. Except for image quality at most ISO levels. Though, I could only justify one if most of my income came from photography. Not yet.   ;)

PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot G1 X Successor Coming Shortly [CR2]
« on: February 02, 2014, 08:49:14 PM »
Looking forward to it! I liked the G1X but it didn't self itself far enough from smaller and cheaper compacts that were almost as good and smaller good DSLRs.

Lighting / Re: Cheetah Light CL-180 vs Canon 600ex-rt
« on: February 01, 2014, 12:52:01 AM »
When I saw those Cheetahs...  I started salivating! Big power in a Speedlite form factor.

I have read nothing but glowing reviews on those units. Especially from wedding photographers. I'm going to wait a while and see if Phottix will come out with something similar. I don't want to use multiple radio systems and I love my Phottix gear. Putting a bare-bulb into a softbox always looks better than a speedlite.

Have you tried using different batteries in your lights? Say NiHM vs Lithium. How about taking them in for service?

Good work and website BTW  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« on: January 31, 2014, 01:08:56 PM »
I think this is just marketing. This is an APS-C camera and what photographer would chance an important shot being missed by a prototype?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« on: January 31, 2014, 01:07:27 PM »
So it won't work with existing CF cards, might as well throw all of my existing CF cards in the garbage if they change it.
I'm selling my collection of thirteen CF cards of 2GB or larger. Sold three and and pre-sold five. The rest I need to look for as they are scattered in the house.

Original plan was to replace them with four 64GB or 128GB cards. I hate keeping track of so many loose items that I do not end up using. Why four CF cards? That makes it one body to one card.

Reading up on Sandisk, Lexar & Canon's involvement with CFast (and further readings on XQD) got me thinking that 2014 could be the year that we will see EOS bodies with SATA-based CFast card slots.

Too many eggs in a single basket? That has been the argument since over a decade ago. Never had a memory card go bad on me but misplacing them is always a problem.

FINALLY someone else says it! Yeah, it can happen. But are they eBay cheapies? Do you sit on them regularly? Are the cards 10 years old?

Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EOS 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM by DxO Mark
« on: January 29, 2014, 06:51:53 PM »
The focal length is so awesome. At big events, the 70-200mm on a crop gets very close to this focal length. Great for sporting events on a large field. I would like to see a maximum aperture of f4 or better, but f4.5 isn't too as long as you have plenty of light.

This lens was introduced in 1998. And that's quite ancient. My first lens, the 28-135mm, was introduced in the same year. When I compare the 1998 EF 28-135mm with the 2008 EF-S 18-200mm, the latter lens is far superior. Even though it's probably originally, a cheaper produced lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Sony A7R With Canon Glass
« on: January 28, 2014, 10:16:03 PM »
It seems to me that putting big lenses on a compact body kinda negates the advantage of compactness.  That leaves the great sensor as an advantage, but still, the practical advantages over say a 5D3 or D800 are not that great.

Your mileage will certainly vary!  :)
I was thinking the same thing if I think of the camera as a compact. Big lens makes it impractical. But if you think of it as a DSLR competitor, then it becomes much more interesting. It's like a stripped down DSLR. For my fashion work, it would be an excellent camera to use in many levels.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Review: Sony A7R With Canon Glass
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:33:20 PM »
Well, I think this is comparing apples to oranges. Reasons...

  • 5D MK III is about two years old.
  • The A7R with it's 36MP sensor is 2x the size anything Canon offers.What it should be compared to is MF or the D800
  • Just about every other specification makes it geared for the MF/D800 crowd. It has no business doing anything that requires speed. Landscape/fashion-portrait: okay

I think it's an awesome camera and the price rocks! If you have the money to spend, cool. It's a Leica M9 competitor and for what it offers, especially the price, I'd take it!

I had to think about this...  First there was what I 'wanted'...  And couldn't make up my mind.. Then I thought about what I needed... Then it became much clearer:

  • ThinkTank Photo Airport Security v2 Bag. Because I'm always pissing that I don't have a bag big enough to carry my big shoot/event gear.
  • Manfrotto Pro Backpack 50. Because using a rollerbag is a pain on many location shoots.
  • Zeiss 85mm f1.4. Love this lens. I love my Zeiss 50mm f1.4. But the 85mm is a notch higher up in every way. Even though I feel a million miles away from my subject.

Yup, two bags and a lens.... But thanks for asking..  It was fun putting my priorities in order   ;D

Canon General / Re: Deals at Adorama: 600EX-RT, Canon EOS 6D kit and more
« on: January 28, 2014, 02:37:44 AM »
I wonder why the fire sale? I bought my used 580 EXII for just a few dollars a year ago...

So cool. Less and less reason to go with Medium Format. Canon's next couple of flagships have to be better than this dual-iso trick...

Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:40:13 PM »
I can see why Nikonians may feel slighted by Kelby. But I have one of his books and he doesn't give Nikon or Canon any greater emphasis over the other. I've always been a Canon shooter and didn't feel he gave preference to Nikon.

He also promotes B&H in the book as well. So he has no problem advertising for someone. And I think that's why he switched to Canon. The 5D MKIII and 1DX have been out for several years and don't think they magically changed overnight.  If he got a great sponsorship package, why not say so? Professionals in many different areas switch teams for similar reasons all the time. He's going to piss-off Nikonians regardless of his reasons.

I always recommend his books for beginners. And that group is the majority of the market.

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