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Pricewatch Deals / Re: B&H Photo Nows Carries Yongnuo Products
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:07:09 AM »
These lenses are great for beginners on a tight budget; get a used xxxD/rebel body with kit lens, affordable tele-zoom also used and a new prime like one of these :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 5D Mark III Replacement Talk [CR2]
« on: January 10, 2015, 05:32:39 AM »
I'm trying to think what features I would need in a MkIV and I can't think of any. The MkIII is a totally satisfactory stills camera for me, whereas the 5DII obviously had its shortcomings (AF, banding noise, and the little known internal mirror reflection with 'off-stage' light sources. The latter also occurs with the MkIII but very much less so.

So incremental improvements is what I'm expecting (I couldn't care less about video, wifi, gps and on-board facebook features)  :P

What would be great is a completely and totally dust repellent mirror box so I never ever have specs of dust anymore. Even with utmost care I occasionally find something on there though the MkIII has so far managed to clean the sensor of offending dust at every power cycle.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: New firmware for 1DX ?
« on: January 07, 2015, 10:05:10 AM »
Interesting that both the 1DX and 5D3 appear to have a firmware update around the corner presumably to address the same issue(s) i.e. AF updates for new lenses?

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Outside of when I'm traveling I do little landscape photography, but when I travel I use the 17-40L for this. It's relatively affordable, compact, lightweight, weather sealed and with a modified EW-83H hood (trimmed side petals) I am able to use the same hood on both this and the 24-105L. For handling on a gripless 5D III, this lens is my favorite with that modified hood and it's great for adverse (dusty) conditions because the lens does not extend.

I suppose the new 16-35 f/4L has higher resolution but I use my 17-40L mostly at f/8 anyway. I would loose a lot of convenience if I were to trade in my 17-40 for this.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/animals/man-halts-charging-elephant/vi-BBhnVYa?ocid=mailsignout

Ha, Ha, Ha----I do not want to laugh, But want to cry, because I love my life better than just  one MASTERPIECE of Photo.
Surapon

Please do not try that with an African Elephant ;)

FWIW I think he missed the correct moment to take the shot. It did require something with massive wide angle though.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way
« on: January 05, 2015, 12:35:08 PM »
Personally I think it's good to have another lens manufacturer starting up.

That's right a (really) long time ago, Japanese products were considered 'crap', now they're the summit of quality. Same is starting to become true for Taiwanese and Korean products. Next is China. Mind, we in 'the west' are in a brownfield economy. The bright future is for the 'emerging markets'. Imagine Yongnuo in 2040... maybe they will be the professional's brand of choice by then.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo 35mm f/2 Canon Clone on the Way
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:30:40 AM »
When can we expect a clone of the 200-400L?  ;D

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Lenses / Re: What is your favorite lens/camera combo in your camerabag?
« on: January 01, 2015, 02:52:08 PM »
Looks like I am losing my religion.
The sony a6000 is on its way and with the adapter...who knows, I'll explore.
S___, why did Canon miss their chance?
Is there somebody out there who'd think that it would make sense to wait for the Canon version of the technically quite mature a6000?
All the EF lenses I have are compatible with the Sony with an adapter.
Allahu akbar.
I'll get me a Sony!

I would also say my favorite lens/camera combo in my bag is the a6000 + Zeiss 16-70 f/4; it is a very capable kit and doesn't break my back. Nice to carry around but does have its limitations. It can however compete quite well with an aps-c DSLR. Note that I don't see any point in adapting EF lenses to this body, best AF performance is with native e-mount lenses anyway. I do have an FD adapter and a Metabones FD mount speed booster just for fun and they give me access to some quite nice FD glass.

However the 5DMkIII is the quality and reliability king and so when I travel and I have to make every shot count it's the 5DMkIII +24-105L and 17-40L that are my workhorses.


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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 20, 2014, 05:26:31 PM »
Now in the mean time I'm killing myself with the prospect of this new 100-400, vs my affection for the old push-pull and how much I'd *really* like the power of f/4 and the option of extra reach of an f/5.6 [400DO II + 1.4x] (but that's a hell of a lot of 'extra' money) :-\ And no way I want to get a 7D MkII instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqs2pIhxO2M

Cool! Thanks  8)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Sending my 7D2 back due to high ISO noise
« on: November 20, 2014, 02:54:54 PM »
but again I found myself learning the painful lesson of cropped sensors.

This is why I'm telling myself not to fall into the 7D2 trap as I did previously with the 7D. If you are really discerning, and used to full frame quality, there's no 'budget' option to get good quality 'reach' I'm affraid.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 20, 2014, 01:59:07 AM »
From which perspective is the video foreign?...I am sure many on this site will find yourself just as foreign!

Oh, lighten up already. The guy has already sincerely apologized.

I agree  8)

Now in the mean time I'm killing myself with the prospect of this new 100-400, vs my affection for the old push-pull and how much I'd *really* like the power of f/4 and the option of extra reach of an f/5.6 [400DO II + 1.4x] (but that's a hell of a lot of 'extra' money) :-\ And no way I want to get a 7D MkII instead.

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:01:22 AM »
Third, the "jap" video is from Hong Kong, so in your parlance would be the ch--k video, don't be so disrespectful it is unnecessary and unbecoming.

+1

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:53:25 AM »
I'm also keen to hear whether the performance at 400mm will be as good as every other millimeter on the lens.

I often wonder if some people actually skip the 100-399mm focal lengths on the lens and just use the 100-400 as a collapsible 400 prime.   :P

(Thankfully, I am not afflicted with the reach addiction many CR forum dwellers have.  I have little desire to buy this thing, slap a 2x on it and then put it on a crop body.  But I do like Canon putting out better options for us.)

- A

Maybe being stuck at 400mm all the time is an indication you're lacking the reach you would like to have, or were used to having. On my 5D MkIII I do zoom but mostly use this lens at 400mm, on the 7D I owned previously I would use much more of the zoom range. I have never used a TC on this lens though and do not intend to slap one on a lens with an aperture slower than f/4. As for 'reach', the 7D would solve that, but then I've vowed not to go back to APS-C for my EF mount system. The new 100-400 will not solve this issue for me either. Mind, I prefer having a little less range - the full frame results are worth it :)

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Lenses / Re: Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
« on: November 08, 2014, 04:16:41 PM »
Slightly bigger and 15% heavier than the older 100-400.  I guess this was required for the upgraded IS.

I suspected it would be heavier, those helicoils add weight; I think the linear extension of the Mk I allows for the lowest possible mechanical complexity, and hence weight for a telezoom.

It's a sleak design - very nice. I feel some excitement but not overly so. The season for short primes has begun and most/all my tele work using slow zooms will be suspended till spring so I can wait.

I'm torn between this, or a 400DO II. The 100-400 would require a 7DMkII to get the reach I've been missing - de 400DO II will take my 1.4TC. All in all it's a lot of money and like I said, I can wait at least till the prices of these lenses come down a little.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: November 08, 2014, 11:24:51 AM »
Hi Jat.
What is his name, does he come when you call him?
Nice shot.

Cheers, Graham.

Hope you like it friends  :)

Does he play 'fetch'?  ;D

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