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Lenses / Re: 40mm f/2.8 Wow what a lens
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:04:58 PM »
I am very happy with it's macro capability. With a 25mm kenko extension tube and a +3 AC Kenko close-up filter you could achieve about 0,95x - very very close to 1,00x of my 100mm macro - with excellent sharpness and details. The only bad thing is minimum working distance = about 4cm - 1,5 inches.

EOS Bodies / Re: 600D vs 100D
« on: March 21, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »
I think this is a good response to the mirrorless competition.  It's not much bigger than the EOS-M and it retains full functionality of a Rebel including phase-detection AF.  Stick a EF 40mm pancake, and you have a small walk-around or street camera or use it as a backup to a larger camera.  It won't take up much space in the camera bag. 

I think this is true evolution of the Rebel line, not the T5i.  It retains the physical controls that we are used to and are more efficient than menus.  Canon is probably using this to gage how well the public will accept the smaller form factor for future Rebels.  Now the Rebel is positioned better to compete with future micro 4/3rds systems.  Why design another line of lenses (EF, EF-S, EF-M)?  Play to Canon's strength:  its breadth and depth of EF lenses.
I have the same opinion

Interesting Graphic

It is interesting -- thanks for posting.  Add an EVF and some dials to the EOS-M and the length and width are similar.  The depth is bit larger to accomodate the mirror box, but then you also get a useable grip and phase detect AF.  Definitely wouldn't mind having one as a backup camera -- wouldn't take up much space in the camera bag.

Lenses / Re: Any difference bw used and new 24-105mm lens?
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:19:04 AM »
will hold value over time better than the old one...
You have warranty on it

Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 03:46:43 AM »
40mm on 5D2 is always in my shoulder bag.

Canon General / Re: How well do you see color?
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:24:25 PM »
    Your score: 3
    Gender: Male
    Age range: 40-49
    Best score for your gender and age range: 0
    Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520
My weakest area is right in the middle of the blue-green transition area, which I believe is common for men.  My visual acuity isn't what it used to be (need reading glasses) but I'm happy with the results of this test.
The same ...

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM
« on: February 13, 2013, 12:09:53 PM »
I love the 40.  My normal use for this lens is everyday except the weekend, I have it when I drive to or from the office. Like Trumpetpower said: looks like a high-end P&S camera .
Another excellent use is when I'm using 70-200 but I want to have something good for a relative wide image.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 40 f/2.8 STM
« on: February 13, 2013, 11:26:21 AM »
It's a lightweight sharp lens that works.. If you're into street photography, it's a nice lens for it (full-frame: 40mm, crop sensor: 64mm).

I did notice that my lens tends to forget to focus (when on AF), and the remedy is usually to remount it again; I think something is wrong with the connectors. I checked with another friend that has it, and he's encountering it too.. Anybody else experiencing that?
From usa.canon:
Firmware Version 1.2.0 addresses the following phenomenon.
1. If pressure is applied to the lens barrel while the lens is mounted to the camera (pressure can be applied even while attaching the lens cap or while carrying the camera with the lens attached in a bag), the autofocusing function of the lens may stop working.
Firmware Version 1.2.0 is for lenses with Firmware Version 1.1.0. If the lens' firmware is already Version 1.2.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
The lenses with the following serial numbers are equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.0:
The third digit in the serial number is either 0, 1, or 2 (xx0xxxxxxx, xx1xxxxxxx, or xx2xxxxxxx).
Lenses with serial numbers other than those listed above are equipped with Firmware Version 1.2.0.

Last name inside my gear name. On other forums I also use: soMARYny, voMARYlvo, noMARYkia  :D :D

Animal Kingdom / Re: MY dog
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:59:30 AM »
My old best friend

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS Sample Images
« on: November 19, 2012, 10:44:21 AM »
something not right about those 24-70 sample images. no way there is that much distortion. the images have been squashed or something surely?  ???
Look at jpg, it's all right. Thumbnails are wrong scaled.

EOS-M / Re: My First EOS-M Review
« on: November 07, 2012, 03:02:29 AM »
Thank you

Lenses / Re: 24-70 F/4L IS - Why I will Buy/Not Buy this lens.
« on: November 07, 2012, 02:54:31 AM »
Since 5D3 appeared with its surprises (not all pleasant for me),I decided that I will never treat Canon's new products with enthusiasm or pesimism before these being properly tested. I am excited for 0.7x close-up (24-105 is very bad in close-up aplications) and I think I could loose 35mm for near macro capability. 
The price is in the line of Canon last year products, no suprise here: the new 1k is 1,5k in lenses price. Maybe a new 100-400 at 3.5k will be a bargain next year   :D
But in fact even Nikon increased prices at new lenses (see 70-200 f4).

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/4L IS & EF 35 f/2 IS
« on: November 06, 2012, 03:53:07 AM »
Official MTFs posted by Canon looks much better than 24-105 at 24mm both f4 and f8. Edit:  And worse than 24-70f2.8II.

Something to worried about: MFD 200mm, lens lenght at 70 is 124mm so MFD to the front of the lens = 30-40mm so shoot only static or dead subjects :D

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:03:52 PM »

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