« on: November 05, 2012, 11:06:22 PM »
I think $1499 is a bit too much. I'd rather the f/2.8. I'm expecting some discounting of the f/2.8 before long.
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I would like to know how the 40 w extension tubes went. I have the 25 and 12mm canon tubes and i am considering the shorty 40 with tube for ring macros at weddings. Anyone else play around with this? I would like some non-cropped images posted if possible. I really want to see whats possible. It was tricky using the 25mm on the 85L this weekend, forget the 12mm, you can't get close enough. I used to use the 12 with my 50L for great ring shots but i sold the 50L.With it on sale for $150, its a bargain. Now that we have the 24-70 f/4L coming which is virtually a macro with hybrid IS, and, If you are using flash setups for weddings, it might be a usable wedding lens as well.
Please oh please someone bring somethin to the table.
Worth noting - the 24-70/4 IS is almost a true macro lens.I use my 24-105mmL for product photography, and its mfd is not as close as I'd like. Since the camera is bolted to a heavy table, the IS doesn't come into play, but mfd does.
If those specs are true, a 0.7x max mag of the 24-70/4 is pretty darn close to a true 1:1 macro, and much higher than any other non-macro lens in the lineup (the 24-105 is 0.3x, 24-70 is 0.29x, 24-70 II is 0.21x). It's even higher than the 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro. The use of H-IS would be consistent with that high max mag (the only other lens that has it is the 100L Macro, but PowerShots also have H-IS since they have very close MFDs).
So, this lens is a combination general purpose zoom and near-macro lens, something nonexistent in the current lineup. For people who like to shoot close ups (flowers, jewelry, etc.) this is like getting two lenses in one.
Oh, nice -- so I don't need a CF reader? I can just swap the files from CF to SD on camera?Use it for everything, then remove the images you do not like and transfer the keepers.
Great. Problem solved -- I'll just use the CF card for ME shots, and keep it cleaned out.
. And The hybrid IS will shine on the standard zoom since it's wasted on real macro lenses like the 100L - the IS is nearly useless at very close distances..Why is it wasted? Because you do not use it?
Apparently, Nikon sales is rising.Nikon did increase sales, but only by slashing prices. Sales increased 2.2% over the last 6 months, but profits dropped 36.9%.
Do we have any figures on Canon's sales? I know Nikon market share is still below that of Canon but I hope Canon do something with it not only on the marketing side but also on the technology side.
Hi,Add all of your equipment, it does not matter how you bought it, new or used. If it came from another Pro who had it on his account, it might give a error message.
I've just applied for the cps membership with two bodies and three lenses that I bought new.
So that qualifies me as a cps silver member.. in order do become a gold member i need to add
more canon equipment, that i have. i just boutht it used. would that be a problem?
What if the preowner already added it to his/her cps account, does it transfer to me then?
Thank you in advance.
I wonder if your lens has problems?Until someone comes up with a better lens, Canon has no real incentive to improve a already good lens.
The 100-400L is a so-so lens. It's capable of great shots, but it has problems. Wide open, its sharpness varies with IS element position much more than it should. IS performance is terrible (I mean, really, really terrible). Handling is lousy because the natural place to put your hand is on the lock ring or AF ring. The AF ring should be farther out and not turned by turning the lock ring so you aren't accidentally manually focusing when you don't intend to be.
We're getting f/8 AF back, and we're getting higher pixel counts. We need a 100-400 that's designed with the 1.4x TC III in mind, that has vastly better IS and better handling, and that stays sharp wide open regardless of where the IS elements happen to be.
My 70-200/2.8L IS II with 2x TC III performs as well at f/5.6 and 400mm as does my 100-400L when the IS on the 100-400 is turned off. With the IS on, the 70-200 is more consistently sharp and has vastly better IS and handling.
Does AFMA can help change this?No, AFMA is not a factor.
What is Canon after-sales policy toward this random quality "issue"?
Am I the only one who is actually excited about this lens? The macro bit is what sold me. Provided this new lens has nice IQ and reasonable price (which by all means it should), It can effectively provide a small and light replacement for my 100L macro and 15-85. Paired with a 10-22 or 17-40, it seems like an excellent and versatile lens for travel photography and macro work.Yes, a Zoom Macro, with a 0.7 magnification. Thats why it has Hybrid IS.
Doesn't really matter. It will be months before you ever see one. What happened to the 200-400 that was all over the place at the Olympics? Pictures of it in the wild emerged a long, long time ago and nothing to be said.It hasn't been officially announced yet, big difference, in case that escaped you