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I agree i find it a ho hum focal length not wide enough or not tight enough
I really like 20mm though its a really nice wide focal length

Is that opinion based on full frame use or aps-h?

EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a Canon MF announcement at Photokina!
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:25:35 PM »
It would be strange for a manufacturer renowned for their AF camera's...

Software & Accessories / Unsharp Mask in DPP
« on: August 11, 2014, 02:18:01 PM »
Has anyone found out yet how to set DPP by default to 'sharpness' instead of 'unsharp mask' for 5DMkIII images?

I find the 'unsharp mask' effect to be too strong and prefer the more subtle sharpening of the old fashioned 'sharpness' setting (default for my MkII).

So I always have to remember to 'select all' and then change the sharpening setting, would be nice if I could 'forget' about it  ::)

Thanks ;)

Lenses / Re: lifespan of IS motor?
« on: August 11, 2014, 12:14:59 PM »
Hello, I've recently purchased my first lens with IS on it. Do to guys leave IS on all the time even when not needed such as a scenario with lots of light and high shutter speeds or do you guys turn off IS? To be more specific, I have the 70-200 IS ii and  I guess I'm trying to "prolong" the life of the IS if possible because I'm sure it's not cheap to fix.

Funny I worry about a lot of my gear a lot of the time but I have absolute confidence in the IS/AF/electronic aperture system. Most electronics last longer than you would expect. FWIW the AF and electronic aperture in my 03/1988 MkI 50 mm f/1.8 still work like a charm.

No pun intended, but if you worry about your IS breaking maybe you should shoot primes wide open too and in permanent live view mode using an electronic shutter so you don't wear out your:

Zoom mechanism

So what I mean to say is, please stop worrying and enjoy your fabulous 70-200 and remember, it's a pro lens and these are built to last.

Disclaimer: Use, but don't abuse your gear like some pro's do ;)

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dustin Abbott Reviews Tamron 28-300 FF
« on: August 09, 2014, 08:45:52 AM »
It will be interesting to see if Canon release a 28-300L II as rumoured and if so how it compares.

I think a new 28-300 from Canon is plausible, just not that it will be an L lens.

Lenses / Re: Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 05, 2014, 01:27:14 PM »
It's amazing how close the 70-300L comes to the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, something I had never expected or even dreamed of until I started using it.

I remember getting flamed for questioning just how much better the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II could be after shooting with the 70-300L. Glad to see my suspicions confirmed.  ;)

The comparison holds true, however that's at comparative apertures. Obviously the 70-200 has its advantages in a certain focal length range ;) In any case there's reason enough for me to own both of these lenses (and a 100-400L).

Not to be a dissenter... but 24mm hasn't appealed to me at all.  Mind you, I've only shot at f4... so maybe at wider aperture it looks better... when I do use 24, I think... probably could go wider... I can't imagine having a prime lenses at 24... and I'm saying this with all due respect...
JD, I completely understand, we all have our own tastes when it comes to focal length.  I have the same feeling 'could go wider' when I use 35mm and have never loved it, even though it's a classic FL for many people.  For me, I feel that 24mm is the widest you can go without unrealistic perspective distortion and I like the challenge of composing this wide. 

The way to use a 24mm is to get up close to the subject. I agree that 24mm is the widest you can go and still have relatively realistic distortion. While 24mm is not for everything, I've found that it's great for paddock photo's at the racetrack for instance. The 24mm really adds wide-angle drama without going to extremes. When you cannot or don't want to get up too close, 35mm is the better alternative.

And FWIW I never thought about the 24mm focal length much until I decided to buy a prime - that changes the game(and understanding of the focal length) entirely because in a zoom, 24mm is probably the widest you can go and in that case, yes usually the thought is 'I probably could go wider'.

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 05, 2014, 08:30:33 AM »
Of course, it's quite unlike a camera in the sense that a detailed full colour image is only made in the middle (at the fovea), getting less distinct towards the edges (with no moving of eyes or head, remember).

Yes I have distinct corner softness. In fact I think the MTF is probably still disappointing some way towards the center.

Lenses / Re: Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:09:04 AM »
But, I doubt if anyone could honestly tell the difference between the two unless testing side by side, they are that close. They are both exceptional lenses. I have never shot with the 100-400.

From my experience, the 70-300L is better than the 100-400L in color, sharpness and contrast. While still a good lens, I (like many others) hope the 100-400 will be upgraded to the type of quality we've become used to (70-200 f/2.8 IS II, 70-300L). It's amazing how close the 70-300L comes to the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, something I had never expected or even dreamed of until I started using it.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7DII - where are the leaks ??
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:01:32 AM »
I think that we saw a CR3 posting by CR quite a while back.  However, it did not have specifics.  I saw a supposed leak the other day, but without confirming information, its not really believable.

Here it is... http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/07/eos-7d-replacement-telephoto-lens-in-september-cr3/

Most leaks have come from people printing brochures, or involved with setting up for announcements, and usually happen about one maybe two weeks before.  Canon severely punishes leakers with loss of future business, even if it was a rogue employee.  That's why leaks are hard to come by, and places like CR protect the identity as well as rephrasing leaked information to protect them.  CR may not publish all they have if it can't be sourced from more than one person.

Sometimes early leaks happen, but they are difficult to confirm, and get ignored or downplayed.

If there's no new 7D announced, it may be simply discontinued. Some (internet) retailers are no longer carrying this body, and no question that demand for the 7D is going down. The 7D is yesterday's hero...

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:41:01 PM »
Gamma Racing Day, 3 August 2014. Mind this isn't processed, just a quick screen grab from an unprocessed raw (in ACDSee pro).

Lenses / Re: Thoughts on 70-200 f/4 vs 70-300 vs 100-400?
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:31:48 PM »
I find the 70-300L to be an excellent travel zoom.  It's the shortest of the bunch, so it fits 'vertically' in most camera bags (the 70-200/4 IS is lighter, but taller).

+1 shall we keep repeating how great it is for travel, just like in the other thread? :)

On another lens, I was a little surprised by my 100-400 this weekend; normally my results from the race track are only so-so IMHO, but after spending more time with the AF tracking settings of my 5DMkIII I've suddenly made a leap in image quality with this lens. Attached is a quick & dirty crop to give an idea of what's possible.

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 03, 2014, 03:15:13 PM »
I think that human vision is closer to 10mm really, a lot wider than 40mm.
If not, then maybe I'm not human :o.

Around 80mm, what I see in the viewfinder is the same size as what I see in my other eye... but in regards to my angle... I almost have 180 degrees of coverage... so I think that makes me more of a herbivore than a carnivore...

Yes, I'm talking about FF equivalent focal length. It is close to 180 degrees.
I don't find it boring at all :).

You may be confusing angle of view wit perspective. I hope your eyes don't have the same perspective as a wide angle lens...

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 03, 2014, 12:07:39 PM »
My brain.  :o
Other than that, it is the 40 shorty...
Oh yes! My 40 shorty is so unused I'd completely forgotten about it. Picked it up as a novelty item when it was announced, used it a couple of times, and then....ummm


That's weird. I use mine all the time, it's a great body cap.
Things may change when I'll get a fast 35mm. Still waiting for that 35/1.2L :)).

I'm really happy I managed to constrain myself and didn't buy it. I guess it helped that I had a 40 mm Voightlander. For some reason I was never really happy with that focal length anyway. Perhaps because it is the closest approximation to normal human vision which renders it a bit boring.

Canon General / Re: What is your Least Used Piece of Gear?
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:28:53 AM »
My 7D.  Like so many others, my 5D3 put my 7D on the shelf collecting dust.  I guess its time to take the hit and sell it.

+1. Dusted it off and sold it quite a while ago ;) The MkII is still seeing lots of use however, and still has its original role as the wide/standard focal length body when I carry two bodies. Nowadays the MkII gets paired mostly with a wide angle prime lens.

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