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Does anyone ever use that option in the editor to 'update' the lens data (via "add or remove lens data" dialog)? What's the benefit if you do? I find it downloads a lot of data and I don't see any difference - the Canon lenses are suitably correctly even if I don't download anything.

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I have updated the lens data a few times. It took a long time before 400/5.6L USM appeared for the first time in that list.
You don't have to download the data for all lenses Canon released, but if you want to apply the DLO corrections you will have to do so manually.

Interesting, I did register those lenses in my collection with my Canon bodies via EOS utility, so I wonder if this data is now embedded in the raw files?

If applied, it will show up as a plus sign under the lens symbol in the top right corner of the thumbnails you see in the program. Typically, your CR2-files will grow to double the original size. Did a quick check on two of my 7D-files: The one without DLO - 23.3MB, and the other one with DLO - 44.8MB.

DominoDude, thanks for sharing this info.  :)

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Does anyone ever use that option in the editor to 'update' the lens data (via "add or remove lens data" dialog)? What's the benefit if you do? I find it downloads a lot of data and I don't see any difference - the Canon lenses are suitably correctly even if I don't download anything.

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I have updated the lens data a few times. It took a long time before 400/5.6L USM appeared for the first time in that list.
You don't have to download the data for all lenses Canon released, but if you want to apply the DLO corrections you will have to do so manually.

Interesting, I did register those lenses in my collection with my Canon bodies via EOS utility, so I wonder if this data is now embedded in the raw files?

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Does anyone ever use that option in the editor to 'update' the lens data (via "add or remove lens data" dialog)? What's the benefit if you do? I find it downloads a lot of data and I don't see any difference - the Canon lenses are suitably correctly even if I don't download anything.

It's interesting to see what improvements Canon has made. I never particularly liked Lightroom but I am forced to use it for my Sony raws, and I've started to use it for my Canon files too if I've used the Samyang 14mm in a series (to correct for distortion). DPP has a much faster workflow but offers less editing latitude.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 29, 2014, 12:02:03 PM »
Also most are in the same camp bout the mega pixel war and know that sony needs to create more native faster lenses 'I'd rather have faster autofocus, in body stabilization, quieter shutter and more native lenses (and faster ones) than more megapixels.'

That's right, as an a6000 owner I would like Sony to invest more in good (aps-c) glass and less in megapixels and overall nerdiness. At high iso the NEX-6 was as good or better than the a6000. Still, the a6000 is the better camera from a usability point of view (and the picture styles finally incorporate a good 'neutral' similar to the style from Canon).

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Another tacky-chic item for the "Hello Kitty" prepube crowd.

Actually that makes this camera bag very Japanese! Go Canon!

Oh wait. Too late  ;D

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Wow for that money at least they threw in the  18-55mm IS STM  ???

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why haven't you left canon?
« on: September 27, 2014, 01:50:55 PM »
Because Canon has the best DSLR system, period. And the best ergonomics.

But they have the worst mirrorless in the half hearted EOS-M so for that part I've embraced Sony.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Invested In 3 Different Systems
« on: September 26, 2014, 02:15:18 AM »
So I was recently presented with the opportunity to trade out my seldom used 24-70II for a Fuji Xt-1 w/ kit lens and 56/1.2.

I am now officially invested in systems with Canon (6D and EOS M), Sony (A7r), and Fuji (xt-1 and x100s).

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Congratulations on the XT-1, it's a very nice camera and talking about investing in systems, there are a lot of good but pricey lenses for that one too, that's where most of the hit will come from if you want to expand your systems.

Despite liking the Fuji system very much, I've decided to stick with Sony and recently went from a NEX-6 to the a6000 and the 16-70 Zeiss. If I had the opportunity to switch systems before, that lens is expensive enough to commit me fully both from a cost and convenience point of view (selling and buying lenses to change systems is such a hassle too).

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:54:11 AM »
Tight spaces!  ;D

5D3 + Samyang 14mm:

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Gets First Test
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:51:04 AM »
This is a cool lens  8) However it also continues the trend of bigger (and heavier) ='better' ? ???

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EOS Bodies / Re: Sample Images From the EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 19, 2014, 06:05:50 PM »
In the grand scheme of things, I don't think the 7D II will live up to many peoples prior expectations that it would be a "5D III high ISO killer"...simply isn't going to happen.

In the grander scheme of things that was never a realistic expectation though.

True, but a lot of people had hopes that would be the case. Just saying, the preliminaries are pretty much crushing that hope. :P It's better than the 7D (as it damn well should be!), but nothing exceptionally good...its a small evolutionary improvement over the 70D.

It would be reasonable to expect the sensor to approach the 5DMkIII's in iso performance, but it clearly does not. Happily so, because it means I won't fall into the 7D 'digital teleconverter' trap twice and rather save up for some serious long glass.

As for crop sensors, Sony has served me fine. In fact the NEX-6 that I previously owned already easily had the 7D beat on sensor performance. The a6000 very nearly matches the NEX-6 high iso performance despite the significant increase in pixel density.

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:36:58 PM »
Don't buy one "to get it all in"

I beat you to it ;)

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:33:13 PM »
Although I did shoot a few Panos at 16mm pretty happy with the results.

A 24mm can give the same results and higher effective resolution if you stitch a panorama. You're cropping off the top and bottom that give the real wide angle effect.

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Lenses / Re: What do you use your wide angle lens for?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:27:03 PM »
Exaggerated perspective. If you think the main application of a wide angle lens is to 'get it all in', you've missed the point. Watch a Bollywood movie and you'll know what I mean. A wide angle lens is the ultimate tool to add 'drama'.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5diii to 7dii?
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:18:56 PM »
Newbreed,
   I am a similar situation as you.  I have three kids and I don't shoot professionally.  But I love the 5D3's.  Used to have the original 7D and since going to 5D3, had to sell it (the 7D).  I stopped using the 7D altogether and it was just collecting dusk.  Since then, I'd been happy shooting with 5D3.  The spec on new 7D2 looks great, but I would never let go of my 5D3.  If anything, I would get a 6D or another 5D3.  Full frame all the way for me.

I concur. The 7D managed to survive next to my 5DMkII (due to AF performance, not IQ) but the 5DMkIII killed it.

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