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Lenses / Re: Is This a Canon EF 11-24 f/4L?
« on: September 17, 2014, 06:08:57 PM »
if its true, why it ain't in photokina?

Wish it is though, and if it is, it ain't gonna be cheap :(

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Lenses / Re: EF11-24mm F4L listed on a Japanese site
« on: September 16, 2014, 03:27:19 PM »
I just wish its real

Canon lacks that mm range
11mm 12mm 13mm nope

Just EF 14mm, 15mm fisheye and 16-35mm

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EOS Bodies / Re: How can we improve on 5D3 to 5D4?
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:55:17 AM »
my list:
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- better DR or higher resolution (i'd vote better DR though in RAW and NOT JPEG  ::) )

- fast SD slot

- some better ergonomics like assigning autoISO to a button, or even when the SET button when is assigned to adjust the ISO value by holding it and rotate the front dial, in the current condition/firmware it doesn't go to the autoISO, and you have to set it manually each time from the ISO button.

- PLEASE please! assign a button to custom WB, rather than taking an image, set the wb to custom, load the image.. DAMN! one click thats it! RATE and magnify buttons are useless assign one of them at least!
who uses RATE and JPEGs in such a beasty camera anyway..

- Restore magnification buttons in live view like its been in mark II or any other model. (hard to find the magnification button in the night which is in the other side of the camera)

well actually most of my requests can be done with a firmware upgrade :D

in two words?, more button customization
but an upgraded sensor with higher DR is a must for 5D IV

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EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 16, 2014, 07:43:42 AM »
JPEG from camera with noise reduction filters
downsized to 2 megapixels from 20
and the conclusion is HIGH ISO KING ::)

i doubt if high iso RAW files are gonna be any better than 7D 1

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EOS-M / Re: Anything new on EOS-M3? How it may compare to A6000?
« on: September 14, 2014, 02:09:20 PM »
definitely fake. :-)

But it shows really well, how freakin' easy it would be to build a worthwhile EOS M3.

@Canon: stick the darn 70D innards except mirror and OVF into an EOS-M2 body, add a great EVF on top, slap on a nice fully articulated LCD to the back and make the handgrip so much larger, that it will fit a regular LP-E6 battery for 500+ shots a charge. Sell @ 699 body only and 799 with kit lens and still make more profit per unit compared to any Rebel and 70D, since it is so much cheaper to build than even an SL-1 mirrorslapper. Significantly less labor cost, since many steps in assembly, calibration and QC are eliminated from the manufacturing process, once the fickle mechanical moving parts and separate phase AF and viewfinder prism are gone.


+1  ;D

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will canon announce the development of a 1Ds III successor at photokina?
- NO CHANCE IN HELL

will canon rumors announce the development of a 1Ds III successor some time in the future?

Yeah probably for 5 years there will be endless forums topics about HOW we would like 1Ds3 to be, like the 7D mark2 parody  ::)

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EOS-M / Re: AF speed 40/2.8 vs 85/1.8
« on: September 14, 2014, 01:57:08 PM »
i own both lenses too,

the STM motor is a pain in the ass if you want to focus manually through live view.
the USM feels better and is much more responsive.

As it comes to AF, the USM is faster too.

The STM is smooth and quiet on video mode but NOT faster than USM :(

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Lenses / Re: What New Lens are You Most Excited About?
« on: September 12, 2014, 03:53:52 PM »
excited from more to less

Samyang 12mm f/2.8 Full Frame Fish Eye
Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM (S)
Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

The rest i don't give a damn.
I was expected some new L primes, some wide like 12mm-something and 16-35 III :(

The 24-105 STM however indicates that the next canon FF will have DPAF. Lets hope a swirl and touch screen too. As for a better sensor? dr, shadows banding fix, etc.. i doubt it. That's the curse of being a canon user.

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looks promising if its sharp from edge to edge wide open,
unlikely though

However Canon lacks a sharp and fast ultra wide angle zoom.

The 16-35 2.8 II is good for 5D not good for 5D2 5D3 and the 16-35 f/4 IS is great but f/4 :(

I'm very dissapointed with the canon line,
no new L fast primes, no fast UWA, no 14-24 or even wider, sigma has 12-24, no new high megapixel cameras for landscape photographers.

They invest too much on video and they have completely forgotten photographers and don't tell me, a good photographer doesn't need evolution and good photographers take good pictures with any equipment. If thats the case lets go back to film then.

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Lenses / Re: 100mm 2.8 vs 85mm 1.8
« on: August 08, 2014, 07:02:23 PM »
i both have the 85 1.8 and the 100L
and the 70-200 2.8 IS II

i gotta say, each lens is for a different purpose.

the 85 1.8 has very nice bokeh, but suffers from CA, the good news is that its cheap and lightweight
the bad news except the CA is the minimum distance.. you can't "crop" a face with it as you would with the 100L
many many times i find this issue irritating and thats my main difference with the 85 1.8 which is a great lens.

The 100L is made for macro, which means that you won't have that softness as you would with the 85 1.8
way too contrasted but excellent image quallity, and nice build. Plus the IS and of course you can shoot tight portraits with it without cropping in post afterwards.

The 70-200 2.8 does a bit of everything. The good news is that this lens is sharp and focuses blazing fast. It doesn't think. It acts.
The bad news except the cost is the weight.. not versatile. I use this one for weddings mostly where i need a tiny window to shoot through at 135-200mm @ 2.8 but not to take photos of children at home. hell no. It is scary and uncomfortable.

I'd probably use the 85 1.8 or the 50 1.4 which i also have and love for that

Bottomline:
if i have space and time to play with i'd use the 85 1.8
if not, 70-200 2.8
I think i'm gonna sell the 100L, i'm too lazy to shoot macro anyway. Besides macro lenses are useless without proper lighting.

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:25:38 AM »
lens missing?

NEW 1.2 and 1.4 glasses
24mm
35mm
50mm
85mm

24-120 f/4
28-135 replacement

14-24 a MUST

a 12mm prime would be nice too
Sigma's 12-24 is a nice toy but way too soft in term of sharpness :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: ISO D+ function
« on: June 29, 2014, 07:52:54 AM »
Hi wickidwombat

I made the test
2 shots using same ISO (200), speed and f stop
one shot with D+ and another one without
the one with D+ gave me better color results in the overexposed areas when lowering the highlights in ACR

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EOS Bodies / Re: ISO D+ function
« on: June 29, 2014, 07:42:26 AM »
Highlight Tone Priority (HTP) increases a bit the dynamic range.
in a few words: it helps the overexposed areas in recovery also in RAW

The other one named "Auto lighting optimizer" actually increases the midtone curve in jpeg (useless in raw)

In order to check it out take a shot of a lamp or a candle, with HTP on and off and try to recover the highlights in RAW (i use adobe camera raw)
You'll find out that the color and the depth of information is richer with the one that HTP is on.

Now the bad news:
Although canon has reached high ISOs where you can shoot in low light it hasn't been able for ages to fix the noise in low ISOs. (wondering why nobody is screaming about it, except me)

When you enable the HTP the minimum ISO you get is 200
and yes its NOISY as hell in the shadows. it sure ain't as clean as 100.

So i don't recommend HTP when shooting landscape. Get a tripod and use bracketing and merge them somehow after in post process or do HDR.

But if you are a handheld shooter and you need your camera to suck all the dynamic range there is, i suggest you turn HTP on and kill the noise with some noise reduction.

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- faster SD card slot
- dual SD (get rid of that ancient and expensive CF)

Your position. Hopefully they won't do that.

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- and yes.. MORE DR please.. kill that banding in the shadows, buy sensors from Sony for Christ sake as nikon does.
- more mp like 40mp (and 20mp mRAW) that those great lenses such as 24-70 2.8 II, 70-200 2.8 II and 16-35 f/4 can handle!

Why do you need a Canon, just grab the latest Nikon with your fancy Toshiba/Sony/Whatsoever-Sensor and get lucky. I don't understand why you bought a 5DM3 when everything inside is wrong for you, even the Memorycard.

You'll get an equally good 24-70 or 70-200@Nikon. And who needs 40MPixel? Get a Pano-tool. Understand it. Use it.

P.S. I'm glad that there are companies out there who invent their own sensors, like Sigma or Canon.

are you still glad when you're pushing out the shadows in post processing knowing that you've spent a fortune on buying a great camera with almost the same sensor as the previous model?

I'm not a nikon guy but honestly i don't get it!
Doesn't canon sensors need improvements?
I don't care who makes it, i care on doing my job better.
But i think its funny to talk about USB3 and highlighted buttons in the next models.

Don't complain if canon re-sells the same sensor in the next model with USB3 and 4k as a new feature which is useless for photographers.

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5D4 wish list
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- fix ISO 200 and make it look like ISO 100 (highlight tone priority shots looks noisy when enabled)
- faster SD card slot
- dual SD (get rid of that ancient and expensive CF)
- and yes.. MORE DR please.. kill that banding in the shadows, buy sensors from Sony for Christ sake as nikon does.
- more mp like 40mp (and 20mp mRAW) that those great lenses such as 24-70 2.8 II, 70-200 2.8 II and 16-35 f/4 can handle!

i'd pay for such a hardware.. i wouldn't for something less since i own the 5D3, honestly? what the point?

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