« on: October 30, 2014, 11:01:49 PM »
Yup. I never had a issue with my dial rotating on my 5D MK II or 7D, and don't like the lock on my 5D MK III. I have very little feeling in my fingers and find it difficult and frustrating.
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Another issue.... many of the early supplies were "kits only".... so a lot of us have to wait for the "bodies only" boxes to arrive. My supplier, "Samy's"/California, USA have the kits now, but no "body only" boxes. Hopefully they will get a body only box in quickly or break up a kit for me either tomorrow or Saturday.
Let me turn this around for you.
You've got a production line manufacturing lenses and each one is different at a level that no human can detect (this is true for Canon lenses too.) From that production line you're advocating that someone compares each lens with each and every other lens to find which is best. If you've decided to do that, how do you know that the 101st lens isn't better than the preceeding 100 that you decided to compare or that the 102nd isn't better again? Once you've decided to "find the best", where do you stop in terms of comparisons? You could seriously do your head in (and the heads of those around you too.)
It is thus far easier to pick a lens at random and send it off for review. Afterall, that's what the review should show: what a random sample of the production output is like.
No, all you do is pick twenty or so lenses at random, test them and pick the best ones, and send those out to reviewers. I'm sure manufacturers have time for that. They're not looking for the very best one they have ever made, just one of the better ones. If there is significant variation, this makes a big difference.
Huh...then why did they send lenstip a 150-600S that looks so bad and FF edge at shorter focal lengths? And why did Canon send lenstip a 70-300L that was bad at FF edge for 300 mm compared to what was seen with other reviewers.
There might be some selectivity, but I doubt it is very robust, if it exists.
I'm surprised to see so many suggesting a battery grip. I've always thought they looked too bulky, plus most of my work is in landscape mode, but I'll have to try one sometime!
I'll check out the other products that have been suggested.
I have a MANFROTTO 190xPROB and a 496RC2 , solid gear no PLAY , looking for a VIDEO head for possible that POD and or just another Tripod and head. Seen a Combo Movie / photo head from Manfrotto a review shows the arm and Head with some PLAY and other fall downs overtime, just want smooth transitions and Ease in ease out pans/tilts seems like a full on HEAD is in order. (budget 500ish CND)
Any suggestions are welcome , thank you guys.
Lenstip has reviewed the Sigma 150-600 S.