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Lenses / Re: Pricing of the New Lenses
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:58:19 AM »
The MSRP listed prices have nothing to do with what their actual prices will settle in at. I think we should relax a little.

For example: The EF 100mm f/2.8L has a list price at $1,700.00USD on Amazon all the time, but it sells at around $900 all day.
Yes.  Maybe the price will settle around $1900.  That's what Nikon's 24-70 sells for.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L Version 1 vs Version 2
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:01 AM »
Has Tamron published MTF curves for their new 24-70 VC ?

Lenses / Re: Why Dont more lenses have IS?
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:29:21 PM »
Quote from: somesone said
use a tripod

Tell that to the wedding tog, working quickly, as the procession comes up the isle.  The photojournalist trying to get the shot of someone in the news.  Travel photographer going light.  Nightclub shooter in the moshpit.

IS is awesome and tripods are a necessary evil.  I love the stabilization on my 17-55/2.8.  I've gotten shots I never would have without IS.  Never ever have I said: gee I wish this lens didn't have IS.

Canon, put IS on more lenses please!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:22:53 AM »
Suppose Canon is all set to announce a non-IS lens tomorrow, and Tamron beats them to the punch with a VC lens...

If so there would be some very interesting last-minute discussions between Canon's marketing and R&D folks.

Interesting times, for sure!

EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:15:24 AM »
Next time you're stunned by a large moon on the horizon, tell your friend to pull his pants back up.
Hehehe...  Or else join him, for a double exposure....

Software & Accessories / Re: TIFF or JPeg for storage
« on: February 01, 2012, 11:43:21 AM »
Printing from a jpeg (level 11 or 12) works great if the jpeg is your final product and you're not making any more changes.  You won't be able to see any difference on a print between it and a tiff file.

If you do need to make adjustments, however, you'll get degradation and you should go back to the raw file and start again.  With a tiff you have more wiggle room to make adjustments.

EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 01:09:21 PM »


My attempt at this sort of thing.  Moon rolling down the mountain!

Looks good.

Could be worth a million to the right buyer :)

Interested?  I'll make you a deal, only half a million bucks!   ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: Can someone debunk this Peter Lik picture... PLEASE!!!
« on: January 31, 2012, 11:20:20 AM »
... I can quickly see that there is no way that the image is just one shot. The moon would blow out the stars.


My attempt at this sort of thing.  Moon rolling down the mountain!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X Technical Report
« on: January 30, 2012, 10:53:57 AM »
Gee, this drum roll has been going on for some time now.  When does the cymbal crash?

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D... not a new question...
« on: January 26, 2012, 05:47:51 PM »
The 70D may not have faster fps than the 60D.

If you need a fast framerate consider the 7D.  Or 1Dx if you can afford it...

United States / Re: Macro Lens vs Close up filters vs Extension tubes
« on: January 24, 2012, 11:13:04 PM »
What Neuro said.

Another consideration: tubes work with any lens, but you must buy diopters for a specific front element thread size.

The Kenko tubes are a good bargain.  I've used them and they work great.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What makes a photographer, a photographer?
« on: January 21, 2012, 12:13:47 PM »
Let's say you have a person who just set his camera for a shoot. He fiddled with the settings and walked off to blow his nose. Then his kid/cat/dog/friend pushes the shutter button.

The person later post processes all the pictures including the one he didn't "take".

Who is the photographer of that photo?


There is no photographer.  A real photographer sorts through his photos, tosses the duds, and only processes the best shots....

The "photo" in question is not a photo, just a file hogging space on the flash card....

Yes I avoided the question, it's a politician's answer, but it's my answer.  So there

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f/2.8L II [CR2]
« on: January 17, 2012, 11:40:01 PM »
I would easily pay $6000 for this lens with IS ...
Don't say that too loud ... Canon Marketing might be reading this ...

Contests / Re: Contest Winners Announcement
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
Congrats!  Great stuff.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 28 f/2.8 Disappears From Price List
« on: January 15, 2012, 12:18:23 PM »
Just how much R&D expense does it take to update a few primes?

CAD lens design should be pretty straightforward.
They already make USM motors, lens mounts, controller chips, diaphragms.
They have machinery to grind lenses.  Retooling shouldn't be that big of a deal.  Ditto for new coatings.

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