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Pricewatch Deals / EOS M + 18-55mm for $250!
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:01:41 PM »
For anyone who missed the last fire sale on this nifty little gem, you get a second chance. 6th Ave on ebay are also selling the EF-M 22 f/2 STM for $108. $360 for this (almost) pocketable kit is an outstanding offer.

M + EF-M 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/191236048048?item=191236048048&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

EF-M 22 f/2 STM:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canon-EF-M-22mm-f-2-STM-Lens-New/201021224962?rt=nc

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Lenses / Re: Need help deciding on my next lens
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:54:25 PM »
Thanks, y'all! The 15-85 wasn't even on my list, but it looks promising and is well within my budget.

I think I'll end up renting the 15-85, 10-22 and the 24-105 for a weekend so I can play with all three and see what I end up liking best. I'm leaning more toward the 15-85 and the 10-22 now since they're made specifically for a crop sensor and are much less expensive.

The 15-85 and the 10-22 are excellent choices. Combined with the lenses you already own (sell the Sigma ;)), you will have wide to moderate telephoto very well covered. If you're not in a hurry, wait for canon to have a sale on their refurbished lenses. Very recently the 10-22 was going for $400 which is a silly good price. The 15-85 can be had for around $550. A great site to keep track of all prices Canon is http://www.canonpricewatch.com/.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: July 01, 2014, 11:05:18 PM »
The IS will be nice for anyone using this lens without a tripod and the video crowd will dig it, and it's the only Canon UWA zoom that's ready for a higher resolution camera. It's reasonably priced. What's not to love?

What's not to love?

The price of course! It should be cheaper by $200 - $300 :)

Will the street price drop over time? Hard to say but for a lens that is reviewing so well, why would anyone feel the need to drop the price? People want it already at the current price!

I would be surprised if this lens was discounted much for the foreseeable future (a year or two). Until Canon comes out with a new f/2.8, this is the only UWA that can hang with the 24-70ll and the 70-200ll. It also has a much more reasonable launch price than those two, and particularly the 24-70IS. That's why I jumped on the Canon introductory discount and pre-ordered it. That, and the million lens T-shirt.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 F/4L IS -- Reviews are trickling in...
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:51:56 PM »

Yet another one.  This is a side by side video review of stills taken with the new 16-35 compared against the Tokina 16-28 F/2.8:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT4vQZckk7Q

- A

Yup. I have the Tokina and it was, until now, sharper than Canon's offerings. But it's bigger, heavier, has that bulbous and difficult-to-filter front element, and doesn't handle flare nearly as well (unless you like that sort of thing). I also suspect the Canon is more effectively weather sealed, though this is pretty much a guess.

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:28:57 PM »
The IS will be nice for anyone using this lens without a tripod and the video crowd will dig it, and it's the only Canon UWA zoom that's ready for a higher resolution camera. It's reasonably priced. What's not to love?

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
« on: July 01, 2014, 12:21:13 AM »
The 16-35 f/4L is the finest UWA zoom that Canon has ever produced in absolutely every aspect other than aperture. If you need to stop action in low light without a flash, then it is not the lens for you. For everyone else that wants to upgrade, it's a no-brainer. I don't have a 2.8 to compare it to but I have compared it to my 17-40, and when I sell the 17-40, I'm going to feel guilty accepting money for it ;)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Step Up Ring 77-82 for 70-200 f2.8L II ?
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:32:52 PM »
I went the same route.
77 and 82 separate CP-Ls. I like using my hoods.

I'll call your 77 & 82, and raise you a 67. I have quite a few step up/down rings that I don't use much anymore.

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It compares pretty well to the 24L at 2.8 and wider. Not too shabby for a zoom!

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:02:12 AM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

Although I greatly prefer to shoot with available light, I tried using flash with my eos m and quite liked it. The in-camera touchscreen flash controls where very convenient. Of course I was using an ST-E3 with off camera flash. I didn't much care for the setup when the 600 was on top. Though I've never used a Sony flash, I have read enough bad things about them to believe they would be a great disappointment after using Speedlites. So I want a Canon hot shoe on the Sony. Is that asking too much?

Not at all, I was just curious what you would use it for. Hot shoes are useful for all sorts of things, mics, gadgets etc. I just wonder how such a small and light camera would work with a big flash on it. It might be totally out of balance. It will be interesting to see reviews of the tiny on-board flash, and if that is no good then I guess you would have to operate the flash remotely. For me at least the whole beauty of this RX100 III is that it is so small and light I do not need to carry lenses, flashes etc. and can quite literally put it in my trouser pocket without it looking weird or having them fall down! When I need a camera with lenses, flashes etc I would take the main camera for that job, the Canon.

Absolutely agree. Excellent IQ in a pocketable package is the greatest feature. I just like options. Between you and me, I don't really expect Sony to put a Canon shoe on their products. Then nobody would buy Sony flashes! Actually, the truth is that when I got the eos m, the kit came with the 22 pancake, and I bought a white box 18-55 and the EF adapter as well as a small minimalist case for the m+22 and another for everything + one more lens. In reality, I only really use the 22. So to keep it thin I put an XS-Pro filter on the front and leave the lens cap off and just put the thing in a cargo pocket.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 09:50:20 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

Yes, that is the funny thing with Sony, you can guarantee that their next model will be along very quickly, sometimes too quickly.

May I ask though why you would want a hot shoe?

Although I greatly prefer to shoot with available light, I tried using flash with my eos m and quite liked it. The in-camera touchscreen flash controls where very convenient. Of course I was using an ST-E3 with off camera flash. I didn't much care for the setup when the 600 was on top. Though I've never used a Sony flash, I have read enough bad things about them to believe they would be a great disappointment after using Speedlites. So I want a Canon hot shoe on the Sony. Is that asking too much?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony RX100 MIII
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:36:06 PM »
I really like the looks of this one. I can wait for 7 or 8 months until Sony releases the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Vl so I can pick up the lll for $500. I wish they'd release one with a Canon hot shoe :)

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 22, 2014, 09:17:36 PM »
Now I just have to decide whether to keep the 16-35/2.8L II or sell it and buy the 16-35/4L IS.

You already know that you must buy the new f/4L. It's just too sharp and convenient. The question is whether or not you also keep your f/2.8...

I do like convenience.   ;D

con·ve·nience noun \kən-ˈvēn-yən(t)s\
: a quality or situation that makes something easy or useful for someone by reducing the amount of work or time required to do something.

Sharper, smaller, lighter, and IS

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 f/4L vs 16-35 F/4L
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:35:39 PM »
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So nice to spend someone else's money.

 ;D exactly. I'm upgrading to the 70D because that's what's in by budget. But after reading everybody's passive/aggressive posts, I think that the 10-18 or 11-16 is the best route at the moment.

Thanks for the input everybody!

FYI: Canon Direct is having another sale of $125 off a refurb purchase of $500 or more until June 28. That puts the EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 at $395. They are out of stock right now, but you can put in a notification at canonpricewatch.com so they'll let you know when they're in stock again. You must add the lens to your cart to see the discount.

http://www.canonpricewatch.com/

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 22, 2014, 08:27:27 PM »
Now I just have to decide whether to keep the 16-35/2.8L II or sell it and buy the 16-35/4L IS.

You already know that you must buy the new f/4L. It's just too sharp and convenient. The question is whether or not you also keep your f/2.8...

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week
« on: June 22, 2014, 07:19:47 PM »
Good news:            Canon Direct shipped Friday by FedEx ground.
Bad news (for me): They were shipped from San Francisco and I live in S Florida, so mine won't arrive until Friday ::)

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