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Lenses / Re: Is the new 100-400L II going to be a push/pull after all?
« on: November 10, 2014, 08:29:18 PM »
Can't it be both? I saw that the new Sigma incorporates them both.

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EOS Bodies / Re: do you hope for sony sensors in the 5D MK 4?
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:10:39 PM »
Hey guys,

Will I get kicked out of the CR club if I admit that I actually am still satisfied with the images I can create with my 7D and 5DmkII?

Am I doing something wrong?

Just a heads up, but there are a LOT of threads on CR these days about Sensors, Sony and DRzzzzzzzzzz...

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS - Discontinued?
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:48:19 AM »
It was to expensive at launch.  I still think that it will become the successor to the 24-105L.  The 28-135 STM is the replacement for old 28-135 USM.  When stock of the 24-105L parts or contracts to build parts run low I expect it to be discontented.  The 24-75 f/4 L IS will then be sold as an optional kit lens. 

Quite often stores decide what they will carry just because it is discontinued at a store does not mean they will no longer be sold elsewhere in Canada.  They may have decided to no longer carry them because they cannot sell enough. 

Lets face it the 24-75 f/2.8 IS II has a lager audience than the 24-75 f/4 IS.  Many buyers of the 24-75 II are upgraders from either the mark I or the 24-105L.  If I owned ether of the lens I would not be looking at the 24-75 f/4 IS.  The 24-105 f4 is still cheaper in may markets and has a better range. 

I expect that a full frame upgrade will include on sensor phase detection and video features similar to the 70D.  The 28-135 STM will likely be a kit lens.  Who knows this camera could be the 5D IV, 6D II, or some full frame rebel for all I know.   I halfway expect a Full frame rebel before the 6D II.

There are so many things wrong with this post. You should proofread before posting.

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Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS - Discontinued?
« on: November 01, 2014, 09:14:56 AM »
I'd guess this lens will end up the standard kit lens after the older 24-105 is discontinued.

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I don't think you'll see 1300 for a while. The 7D kept it's price up for a very long time. I can see it hitting more like 1499 down the line. Then you could hit 1300 as a refurb sale.

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Landscape / Re: Fall colours
« on: October 14, 2014, 11:04:11 AM »
Autumn Avy by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM from DXOMark
« on: October 14, 2014, 10:14:25 AM »
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but it doesn’t really plug any holes in the maker’s range.

Man, what do those guys think...

The Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is a 300€/$ lens that allows beginners and people with a normal budget to get into UWA.
I believe this is a really clever addition in Canons lineup meant for those double zoom kit buyers to at least buy a third lens and then get hooked. And it is small and light. And it will sell well.

I actually think this lens is really awesome. It's super light, cheap, and it's image quality is great!
Where it also has value is for people that don't really shoot this wide. Like me. I shoot FF and crop, but had no desire to drop a ton of cash on a lens that I'd rarely use. This lens fills that hole too.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to differentiate crop vs. FF
« on: October 13, 2014, 09:43:03 AM »
The differences are "neg•li•gi•ble".
Everything else is just noise and a lot of geeking out.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: October 11, 2014, 04:16:39 PM »
Apple picking:
Apple Picking (29 weeks) by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

Apple Chomp by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: EOS6D or 7DMKII ?
« on: October 09, 2014, 08:09:32 PM »
This reminds me of the 5DII vs 7D debate from years ago.

You either get a camera with great image quality (6D), and not much else; or a top of the line camera with all the features (7DII)... Minus the top sensor.

Back then you had to buy both if you wanted the best of both worlds. Now you can just buy the 5DIII!

Smart Canon marketing.


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Wow! That actually looks really cool though!

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Reviews / Re: Scott Kelby 7D Mark II Real World
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:48:43 PM »
The 7D2 is going to sell very well. No thanks to the many threads on CR that have been bashing this camera (pre-release). Chill people, if it isn't for you move on! Any Canon product success is good for the brand's future. If you hate Canon and "their lack of innovation" there actually are other companies that make and sell cameras.

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Canon General / Re: seeimpossible.usa.canon.com?
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:59:03 PM »
This just reminds me of a great scene from Mad Men:

Don Draper: This is the greatest advertisting opportunity since the invention of cereal. We have six identical companies making six identical products. We can say anything we want. How do you make your cigarettes?

Lee Garner, Jr.: I don't know.

Lee Garner, Sr.: Shame on you. We breed insect repellant tobacco seeds, plant them in the North Carolina sunshine, grow it, cut it, cure it, toast it...

Don Draper: There you go. There you go.

[Writes on chalkboard and underlines: "IT'S TOASTED."]

Lee Garner, Jr.: But everybody's else's tobacco is toasted.

Don Draper: No. Everybody else's tobacco is poisonous. Lucky Strikes'... is toasted.

Roger: Well, gentlemen, I don't think I have to tell you what you just witnessed here.

Lee Garner, Jr.: I think you do.

Don Draper: Advertising is based on one thing: happiness. And do you know what happiness is? Happiness is the smell of a new car. It's freedom from fear. It's a billboard on the side of a road that screams with reassurance that whatever you're doing is OK. You are OK.

Lee Garner, Sr.: It's toasted.

[Smiles]

Lee Garner, Sr.: I get it.

Canon. See Impossible.

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Abstract / Re: This image may have been photoshopped
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:40:07 PM »
Took out the trampoline:

Flying Fairy by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

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Post Processing / Re: How to start using Photoshop
« on: October 06, 2014, 08:47:38 PM »
I actually get Lynda.com for free by having a public library card. I live in the US. If you have a good local library check their website to see if there is a portal link. I just type in my last name and library card number!

I used to have a paid subscription to Lynda, but obviously recently canceled as I get it for free. It is worth it regardless of cost.

Deke is a brilliant teacher too.

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