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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.

PowerShot / Re: What's Coming August 21, 2013? [CR2]
« on: July 31, 2013, 12:30:47 PM »
Canon will be showing off their new headquarters, that's all :).

Actually, it would (kind of) make sense if every next FL had around 2x smaller FoV, like:

If you compare fast Canon L primes
24/14~1.71 >> 1.71*1.71~2.92x
35/24~1.46 >> 1.46*1.46~2.13x
50/35~1.43 >> 1.43*1.43~2.04x
85/50=1.7 >> 1.7*1.7=2.89x
135/85~1.59 >> 1.59*1.59~2.53x
200/135~1.48 >> 1.48*1.48~2.19x
then you'll see that they are not evenly spaced. The FoV difference varies from around 2x to almost 3x.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:27:41 AM »
Sigma 24-70 f/2 OS HSM - great! It could be THE lens for videographers. Now let's think about it realistically:
very BIG, very HEAVY, not weather-sealed (most likely);
much more expensive than 24-70/2.8L'II, could be $3k+ (just look at the 120-300/2.8 ).

Software & Accessories / Re: Importing images method...???
« on: July 30, 2013, 12:12:29 AM »
Copy images, never move.  Make sure your copy is good, and then make sure you have a backup of that location.  Only then, format the card to make it squeaky clean.

I load many cards as copy and paste after a trip and keep the originals until I am done with all the PP and copy / backup the final images.  Only then will I delete or reformat the card.

+NEVER touch the contacts on SD cards, because static electricity may corrupt the data.

Software & Accessories / Re: Importing images method...???
« on: July 29, 2013, 03:46:38 PM »
Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF)

Importing images directly from camera using the USB cable has a higher chance to corrupt your images, specially if it is connected through a hub along with other USB devices. USB 3.0 is much faster.

I'm using Sigma 150/2.8HSM since 2009. It is my favorite lens. Can't say anything bad about it. For the price/size/weight in 150-180mm range f/2.8 Macro it has no competition. The new one may be a little bit better +stabilized, but it is bigger, heavier and more expensive as well. It is an excellent outdoor portrait and tele lens too. The bokeh is very nice.

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: July 24, 2013, 12:10:24 PM »
Thanks, guys. Actually, it was 1/200sec, ISO 100, f/5.6, using shorty-40 at MFD.
I have more :)

IMG_1105 by ecka84, on Flickr

IMG_1062 by ecka84, on Flickr

IMG_1087 by ecka84, on Flickr

6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: July 24, 2013, 02:23:44 AM »

IMG_1083 by ecka84, on Flickr

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