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Lenses / Re: Review: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake
« on: December 10, 2014, 04:14:53 PM »
I love throwing my 40mm 2.8 in a pocket when I go out with just a 70-200 mounted to a FF body. That way IF I need something wider I'm not stuck.

I can totally see this lens filling the same hole with my 7D and 70-200.

They take up no space, cost very little and have great optics.

There is a place for that.

Does anyone remember any time in the past there was a discount on a lens even before it started shipping?

It's not a specific discount for this lens. I believe it just falls in with the "Spend more save more" promo. So you save 100 on purchases over 1k.

Canon General / Re: Does Canon really deserve this?
« on: November 22, 2014, 08:33:40 AM »
I think Canon satisfies photographers. I think the majority of complaints come from consumers that are way more interested in the latest and greatest gear and technology, and like the science of the technology that goes into making cameras and lenses.

But go over to Nikon Rumors and you will see endless complaints about Nikon not listening to their forum experts and how all every Nikon shooter ever wanted was a "true" D700 replacement and a D300 replacement... Basically people will just complain over what they dont have.

EOS Bodies / Re: what is the body you want to see canon release next ?
« on: November 21, 2014, 02:10:16 PM »
I want a Rebel with a ff sensor that is totally plastic, with a plastic mount (like the Rebel G). Kitted with a new 50mm f/1.8 STM with a plastic mount. 3 AF points. Mad small & cheap yo.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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

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 »
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.

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.

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

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.

Wow! That actually looks really cool though!

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