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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: September 02, 2013, 03:51:22 AM »

IMG_2792 by ecka84, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: JPEG as a travel alternative
« on: August 31, 2013, 01:24:19 AM »
I'd rather shoot mRAW/sRAW than a JPEG.

Lenses / Re: A Big Lens Announcement in September? [CR1]
« on: August 29, 2013, 05:13:59 AM »
EF 35/1.2L

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: August 26, 2013, 03:20:23 PM »

IMG_2053 by ecka84, on Flickr

Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:08:41 AM »
6D + EF 40mm f/2.8 STM + 34mm Extension Tubes

NanoSpider by ecka84, on Flickr

IMG_2410 by ecka84, on Flickr

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Cards for 6D
« on: August 20, 2013, 12:55:57 AM »
Any decent UHS-1 SDXC card should be fine and I think that 64GB cards are the sweet spot in price/capacity these days, so it's around $50 (40-60).

I'm using Transcend USB 3.0 reader and it gives me all the speeds they claim on each card (like ~80MB/s UHS-1). It is cheap, small and it works. If someone is interested, model number TS-RDF8K

1st. Win7 has a silly way to calculate file transferring speed. It shows the progress of data migration to memory buffer instead of the final destination.
2nd. This bug is very obvious with larger files when the source drive has faster copying speed than writing speed of the destination drive, it hangs at 99% (or before finishing each file in a sequence) while waiting for data to finish writing from memory buffer.
Have a look at the other USB devices you have connected; My cellphone for instance causes some screwiness when I have it plugged in.

Some USB devices do not "play nice" with others, you better not use them simultaneously, specially on the same USB hub.

4th. Try copying to a different hard drive (not sure about 11-12MB/s, but if the one you are using is near full it's writing speed may drop below 30MB/s) or using a different USB 3.0 reader.

Good news. I'd like it to be the second generation of Sigma's wide Macro lenses (24/1.8Macro, 28/1.8Macro).

EOS Bodies / Re: new canon body in testing?
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:37:24 PM »
maybe there is some new canon body and lens in testing?  ;)  ;D

OMG, giants exist!  ;D

Lenses / Re: 40mm f2.8 STM - Lens Hood?
« on: August 08, 2013, 01:31:34 PM »
I have 52mm-to-58mm filter adapter which looks very much like the ES-52 lens hood :). Perhaps it could act like one as well.

Not only is it arbitrary, but it also changes over time.  For example, when I was growing up, 28mm lenses were far more common than 24mm lenses.  But these days, I doubt many people are buying 28mm lenses - all the interest is in 24mm lenses or wider. 

The same could be said for 85mm.  While appreciating that many people buy 85mm lenses, I suspect that the "standard" longer prime would be in the 90-135mm range (especially when you consider all of the macro lenses in that range that are sold).

I agree with the 24mm vs 28
But 85mm is still by far the most popular short telephoto.
B&H has almost 1400 reviews of the 85 1.8, and only 90 reviews of the 100 f/2, even though these two lenses are about the same price, same size, and deliver the same IQ

IMHO, if there was EF 75mm f/1.4 USM for the same price, then it would beat the 85/1.8 ;)

Landscape / Re: Beautiful sunsets
« on: August 08, 2013, 02:13:05 AM »

IMG_1860 by ecka84, on Flickr

EOS-M / Re: Am I missing something in the math/conversion here?
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:55:30 AM »
I'm getting an M. Mostly this will be my Parks (WDW) travel setup where the 5D3 is too bulky/heavy.

I'm thinking for Animal Kingdom in bringing the M with the Tamron 70-200 + 1.4 TC. I get 448mm @ f/4. Is that right?
The "M" is APS C, so you will see a angle of view 1.6 X that of a 200mm lens, or 320mm.
Have you tried one with the Tamron? I would not expect it to work well with a Tamron lens, it may be extremely slow to focus.  Most third party lenses do not play well with Canon's live view.  There is no phase detect with a EOS M, so try first or make sure you can return it.
With a huge lens, the body size makes only a slight difference, and balance may be poor.  You might be far better off with a SL1 and the ability to use phase detect AF if you want a small body.  Tamron Af will work reasonably well with phase detect.
Good Luck.

SX50'HS is a nice, small, almost pocketable, cheap super telephoto, but if you want better IQ, then you should avoid TC's on zoom lenses as well. Otherwise, you won't get a much better result than a super-zoom P&S camera.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:01:08 AM »
Canonwatch has what is purported to be a leaked image, would seem this beast is getting a bit less mythical.


Looks fake to me.
120-300/2.8 and 18-35/1.8 photoshopped hybrid.

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