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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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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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