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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
« on: June 22, 2014, 02:59:55 PM »
Discuss the review of the Canon EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
To Justin VanLeeuwen,
In your review, Canon EF 100 f/2.8L, there is an error in the second paragraph, "…The new lens complimented, rather than replaced…". It should read "…complemented…". Those two words have different meanings and usages.

Cordially,

Glass houses and all that. It's OK. We know what both of you meant...

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Reviews / Re: Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art vs Tamron 24-70mm VC USD?
« on: June 22, 2014, 04:43:33 AM »
Humm. Well let's see. Do you want to be able to shoot at 50mm ridiculously well in any situation that's environmentally friendly, or do you want to shoot 24-70mm very very well in most situations with image stabilization and weather sealing?

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 F4 is shipping today
« on: June 20, 2014, 08:12:15 PM »
Mine is/was supposed to ship from Canon today. So far all I've gotten is an invoice (with an unscanned FedEx tracking number) for my free "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set" T-shirt along with a message that my order is "ready to ship". I am underwhelmed.

Patience.  For some reason Canon is shipping the gift set and lens separately.  I got the shipping number for the lens a few hours after the gift set.

Patience  ;D ;D ;D

Are you kidding? I've been waiting for a sharp ultrawide zoom from Canon for years! I'm afraid I won't rest easy until the package has been scanned so I know it"s really been shipped, and not just sitting on the loading dock. I also got the tracking # for the lens a few hours later.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 F4 is shipping today
« on: June 20, 2014, 06:20:32 PM »
Mine is/was supposed to ship from Canon today. So far all I've gotten is an invoice (with an unscanned FedEx tracking number) for my free "100 Million EF Lens Gift Set" T-shirt along with a message that my order is "ready to ship". I am underwhelmed.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L vs. Canon 70-200 f/4 L IS
« on: June 20, 2014, 05:21:04 PM »
Agree with all responses. The sharpness of the f/4L IS vs 2.8 ll is pretty much a wash (I have both). It sounds like you have no need for speed/low light/depth of field and the f/4 is soooo much easier to carry, both in size and weight. It truly is a joy to use as well as very reasonably priced.

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Sensor Tech in EOS 7D Mark II [CR2]
« on: June 19, 2014, 08:55:24 PM »
I think the new sensor will be a marked improvement simply because Canon probably feels like their reputation depends on it, and I think it does. I don't want to debate market share, profit margins or anything else of the sort. Canon needs to release a bad-ass sensor as a matter of pride and reputation, and I think they will. The 7Dll (or whatever they call it) needs to be a significant upgrade from the 70D (a fine camera in its own right). And not just in build quality, auto focus and frame rate, but Image Quality. As an aside, I have been waiting for the 5Dlll to come down to a price level that I'm comfortable with for quite some time. I shoot with a 6D and a 7D and would absolutely love the "all in one" beauty of the mark lll, but I'm just an enthusiast and follow the old adage of putting my money into the glass. Anyway, the 5Dlll is frequently available in the $2600 price range and this is approaching my price range, but I will absolutely wait to see if Canon's new generation of sensors are enough of an upgrade to pay what I consider to be a ridiculous price for. It's just a hobby, right? Well, thanks for listening to my subjective rant.

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 07:55:34 PM »
One of missing pieces in my puzzle.

Since I'm no hurry for UWA, willing to wait for X-mas rebate.

I was going to wait for a rebate too, but then pre-ordered one when the Canon site glitched and was selling at a discount.

What was the discount rate?

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=20956.0

They ship tomorrow. Goodbye 17-40!

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:37:59 PM »
PMI Digital on ebay has these for sale now. They are a reliable and Authorized Canon seller...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151331275933

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So, in other words, third party manufacturers have more faith in the M "system" than Canon USA :P

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Lenses / Re: Any word on the 50mm with Image Stabilzation?
« on: June 18, 2014, 04:25:53 PM »
I don't think the 50 f/x IS will replace anything. Canon will have 4 50mm lenses out in the wild. I think they'll leave the little 50 alone and upgrade the 1.2 and 1.4 as it suits them. I also suspect that the new 50 will be f/2 to keep the size/price down. Isn't guessing fun?

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Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: June 17, 2014, 09:04:15 PM »
Beautiful series!

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Lenses / Re: Any word on the 50mm with Image Stabilzation?
« on: June 17, 2014, 08:51:05 PM »
Canon is likely saving up for a big showing at Photokina in the fall, would not be surprised if that is one of the lenses announced.

I would also not be surprised if this is not announced, if the outdated 50/1.8 and 50/1.4 have been selling so far they will continue to do so. The 50/1.2 is a unique prestige cash cow not to be easily endangered by a faster 50mm with IS and good bokeh.

The 50/1.2 is threatened by the Sigma 50A, not the EF 50/x IS. I hope Sigma can ramp up production enough to fulfill demand for the 18-35A and the 50A, so that when they release my new 85A I won't have to wait too long to get it. I am also very interested in the presumably soon-to-be-released 50 IS. I wonder if it's going to have a silly high release price like that of its siblings, or more in line with current prices.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Camera bag for bicycling?
« on: June 16, 2014, 05:07:44 PM »

Located in Norway, and we can't buy anything above 30 ish dollars without paying both 25% taxes and a 30 dollar fee for declaring it. Include shipping and a used bag is more than retail here  ;D


Wow. You have my sympathy. I afraid to contemplate what your 1DX cost :P

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I believe you'll find the Travel Angel to be too short to shoot comfortably with unless you raise the center column. Raising the column adds a great deal of instability, and should be avoided. Have a look at the Sirui M3204X. It is 58" w/o the column extended and is well made and quite stout for a pod in this price range.

Amazon has 1 for sale at $400 right now which is a very good price.

http://www.amazon.com/M-3204X-Carbon-Section-Tripod-Height/dp/B004QC4TG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1402951193&sr=1-1&keywords=sirui+m3204x+tripod

B&H has them for the normal price of around $465.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=822247&gclid=CNPkhMug_74CFU5nOgodVAUA7g&Q=&is=REG&A=details

Unfortunately those prices do not include a ballhead. I would suggest a Markins Q3 for that.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Markins-Q-3-Emille-Traveler-Ball-Head-Black-Q3-TR-NEW-/141125169562?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20dbb7319a

The filters you have chosen are excellent. Happy spending shooting.

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