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Lenses / Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« on: July 01, 2011, 08:59:21 AM »
looks rather interesting if the IQ is the same as both kit lenses in that zoom range and the lens has usm im loving it.

hope they do improve the wide open sharpness a little then tho F8 to F11 for optimal sharpness isnt really great.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS II
« on: June 15, 2011, 03:17:16 PM »
this lens aperently has new coating wich is quite a good ide as the old ones coating in bright light could give a nasty flare (had this a lot with moonshots).

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS II
« on: June 15, 2011, 10:51:09 AM »
wel some replies to some above posts as it feels needed.

i do own the mark 1 of this lens and i shot most of my photo's with this lens and always was satisfied with it untill i got my hands on a usm lens after that you cant simply go back and ignore the fact usm is by far supreme in any way and if 40 dollar is all it costs then it should be added.

i get that canon looks at sale fogures thats why they keep selling lenses that are sub par to what nikon offers in the same price range so people in the end want something better and buy a L as far as im concerned thats all canon thinks about.

as for people not wanting it wel it depends on how you look at it.
most people maby dont want to pay 40 dollar more on a kit however if you give em both in there hands 1 with and 1 without usm im fairly sure they will almost all got for the USM version and happily pay the 40 bucks extra.
people cant miss what they dont know excists but eventualy if they stick with a dslr they want something faster.

im not completely negative about this lens however i do believe canon is not doing the right thing by leaving out usm versions of there budged toppers.
i shot 3 years with micromotor lenses just fine and IQ/sharpness isnt a concern for me but focusing with thiese lenses is just awefull and thats why i am slowly upgrading all my lenses to higher end lenses not because of the IQ but because i want faster focusing.
go look at prices and check the gap in prices and lineup canon is leaving behind here just by not creating usm budged lenses.
pros will go for L lenses anyway so canon wont lose out there i dont need L build quality or looks i just need faster focus.
canon will also not get more money if i have to buy 3 L lenses to replace my current slow focus lenses as i can only spend x amount so all canon is doing is lowering the amount of units sold on the short term and forcing people offbrand.

anyway i hope canon one day willl see the light and add usm to all lenses or adds a usm series alongside the current lineup as now im fully into canon gear i cant hop to nikon as thats just to expencive so im pretty much forced to buy sigma/tamron/tokina lenses now as the L series is to expencive for the average person.
(i dont make a penny with my shots)

anyway lets just hope they get it soon the 50m 1.8 rumor upgrade would be a good start :)

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS II
« on: June 14, 2011, 07:40:33 AM »
a USM for a few bucks extra would definitely more then halve the number of missed shots.

Consider the cheap consumer telezoom 75-300mm lenses, which are in the same 'class' as the EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS.  There are two 'flavors' of it - the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III and the EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM, with USM being the only difference between those lenses.  The USM version averages ~$40 more than the non USM version (exclusive of current rebates).  I'm sure Canon has analyzed the sales figures for those lenses and has a fairly good idea of relative sales of the two lenses, i.e. which is more important to the market segment that buys lenses like this - USM or the $40 cheaper price tag.  Likely, that weighed into the decision not to include USM on their cheap consumer lenses.  Keep in mind that those who frequent these forums are a LOT more likely to know what USM is and does than the typical consumer who'd be interested in this class of lens (which is prominently displayed at stores like Target and Best Buy).  For many, 'USM' is just one more set of meaningless initials in a lens name, and if that was the key factor in a lens purchase decision, those folks would all buy Tamron's newset superzoom (who could resist all those lovely letters - Di II VC PZD?!?).


they lack IS and seeing they can add usm for 40 dollar im fairly sure most people are willing to add 40 dollar to that lens if it got usm.

i think its quite doable on that lens heck they could even have kept selling the non usm version (mk i) as kit lens just to keep the kits cheap.
the whole problem with canon is that they dont listen to costumers wich is a real shame.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS II
« on: June 13, 2011, 09:06:23 PM »
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With the original 55-250 Canon chose image quality. Frankly, that's a choice I'll take any day. You can compensate for speed

sorry but i strongly disagree the amount of shots i missed because of slow focus speeds is quite large and a USM for a few bucks extra would definitely more then halve the number of missed shots.

the 55-250 is still a sweet lens tho and i love it  but it is just to slow for some shots and you cant compensate for it specialy due to the lack of full time manual focus override wich USM gives.

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Lenses / Re: Canon Announces EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS II
« on: June 13, 2011, 01:23:08 PM »
the fact remains 90% of the DSLR users cannot afford L lenses so USM in the lower series makes sense to me as in my experience nikon and even sony budged lenses are faster then budged canon lenses.
if id get intot the dslr market again i would with what i know now most likely go nikon instead as canon budged lenses are just so dam slow at focusing where the nikon budged lenses seem to be almost instant focus as usm.
maby canon doesnt care but if i was canon id take notice.
i for one wont ever consider non usm lenses anymore as focusing speed is my main frustration as canon doesnt make cheap USM lenses the only alternatives are sigma/tamron wich is no market at all for canon and im fairly sure they rather sell a usm bidged lens to me then no lens at all :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Future of the 1Ds & 5D Lines [CR2]
« on: June 06, 2011, 12:49:19 PM »
theres som sense in removing the 1D (non s) series and maby make it a 2D series or a 3D series so the line is more logical.
i cant see how you could split up the 5D line tho thats just bollox if you ask me.
ive seen people talk about a video 5D wich is also stupid video is  a extra on a dslr you cant realy make it a main line or you end up with a videocamera in a dslr casing and lineup.
it would be like placing a electical car in the formula 1...

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Lenses / Re: New Canon Lenses Availability - Updated
« on: May 28, 2011, 08:57:17 AM »
i cant wait to see how much of a price increase these big dudes will get and if there will be any sales on the old versions wich may finaly lie within my small budget.

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and i expect prices wil keep going up anyway just because people are stupid enough to buy it anyway :(

Prices have been running $1700 - $2000 for the 35mm L.  Amazon now has it for $1479.  I paid about $1369 for mine last July before the price increases.

amerecans are generaly speaking lucky if i could buy in dollars i wouldnt complain buy sadly i have to pay in euro's and in one of the most expencive coutrys for camera gear (netherlands) UK wich normaly is rather expencive is for most camera products to 40% cheaper.

as for your 35L lens here its 1330 euro wich comes down to about 1900 dollar.

edit: i forgot to mention that in dec 2009 the 35L lens was 999 euro wich is a 330 euro difference wich makes a 470 dollar raise in price over 2 years cant be bothered to calculate that in a %age but you can do that yourself and see its crazy.

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and i expect prices wil keep going up anyway just because people are stupid enough to buy it anyway :(
And what other choice do we have - not to buy them and complain about prices?
Some people have to buy lenses for work and don't have a choice either.

p.s. Everything is going up. Gasoline and gold is at all time high, yet people don't stop buying.  Are they stupid, too?

if all people hat dont NEED it to work dont buy it it becomes cheaper soonas shops and caonon will suffer from no sales at all.
buying something to expencive justifies the price screwing a lot of people just because someone has to much money.

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and i expect prices wil keep going up anyway just because people are stupid enough to buy it anyway :(

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Software & Accessories / Re: Which Storage Devices ???
« on: May 18, 2011, 10:27:23 AM »
looks nice indeed to bad its more expencive then the average laptop :)

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 15, 2011, 05:57:38 PM »
I wish it would get a metal mount again.. but that would be awkward seing as how they went from Mk I metal -> Mk II plastic ..

il probably get a version of a 50mm between now and 12 months (no rush, no  money in the bank), so im glad to see this rumour. hopefully its true and  brings something nice. Presumably the 100$ 50 should stay 100$ though..

they can verry well keep producing this lens and make a usm version alongside it

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2011, 04:10:23 PM »
I cannot envisage a huge price increase on any of the new 50mm lenses.  Largely Canon are cheaper than Nikon and the Nikon 1.4 is not much more than the Canon how would Canon justify a massively expensive  version to it's customers?  I expect a lens with a broadly similar price.

seeing the past 7 lenses that canon gave a upgrade thats not how things seem to go sadly
all where alot more expencive or almost double the price of the old version.
somehow canon is either way to confident/cocky or people are still stupid enough to buy silly expencive gear wich automaticly justifies the rediculous prices...

im afraid the last is a big part of the problem!

as for the 500 1.8 if it has USM and same or better IQ even i am crazy enough to pay 220 bucks for it and im a real nitpicker on prices.

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Lenses / Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« on: May 14, 2011, 02:36:48 PM »
as adition to me other post i think canopn would be doing themselves a favon if they stiopped using any motor but USM as it highly improves the focus ability's of a lens and i guess that the older usm by now is rather cheap to produce and miles better then these anoying micromotors.

i guess its smething people are willing to pay a little more for as now theres often the regret they didnt get a good lens the first time.
like the new kit lens and the 55-250 are great lenses IQ wise however there just terribly slow focusing.

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