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Having owned the 150-500 OS I swore I'd never buy a budget telephoto zoom again. And lets face it even if this Sigma costs 2K its still a budget telephoto zoom in terms of the focal lenght and features you are getting for your money. I will watch this one closely as I expect the image quality of this lens will be very acceptable.

+1. I dislike f/6.3 zooms but could use something longer than my 100-400.... For motorsports, an f/6.3 maximum aperture is fine, by the way.

Technical Support / Re: Any way to extend a failing shutter's life time?
« on: September 06, 2014, 12:48:38 PM »
Edit: This 60d's shutter now has 160k cycles (it's rated for only 100k).

Obviously your 60D is end of life. It has served you well, and even performed way beyond expectation. Now let it go...

I really love my G11.  Together with an underwater housing, I can take it almost anywhere without fear.

Man Overboard

I love this shot! Well done.

50 MP, 16 stops of DR.  Canon must respond to that!!


No, they don't.  This is land of the Canon fanboy.  Don't you understand that in the world sensors don't matter.  They never mattered since Camon had the best sensors.  Now the lens line up is the only think that matters.  DxoMark says other company's have better lenses?  Then DXOMark doesn't matter.  This is Canonland and the only thing that matters is our stuff is the best

You got one thing right – "No, they don't."

In the world sensors do matter, but people don't buy bare silicon sensors, they buy cameras.  I'm really not sure why people have so much trouble grasping that and/or accepting it. 

I suppose some people just find it challenging to deal with reality.  They'd rather live in their own personal version of reality, where their personal opinions are the most important drivers for the development plans of all companies.  It's sad.

Hands down, Canon has the best DSLR camera system. The sensor is only a small part of that.

INHO Sony has the best potential MILC system, but they have to watch their backs because Fujifilm is a serious threat at least to Sony's aps-c line. As for Canon's half-hearted attempt - I'll give that a FAIL.

Doesn't Sony introduce a new camera every day?
18 e-mount cameras since 2010 (not counting video cameras)....23 e-mount lenses (of which at least 2 were refreshes of existing ones).

Imagine how much better off they'd be if they had just made the NEX5 or NEX7 and build a lens system around it.

You're right, the selection of Sony e-mount lenses is relatively poor and overpriced. Fortunately better optics are coming, driven in part by the 7* series but I would like to see more aps-c stuff too because the smaller sensors and optics are what really drives the compact camera system. I recently splurged on an a6000 with the Zeiss 16-70 which is a great lens, kind of like a small 24-105L but still feels overpriced for what it is (no weather sealing, no distance scale). Alas, I had no other choice within the Sony system...

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: September 03, 2014, 02:37:12 PM »
I presume that most beginners are not going to purchase the expensive lenses.

To be fair, I generally recommend that tentative beginners get the 100-400L,


I'd say a tentative beginner is more interested in an EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II !!!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:58:21 PM »
I heard the Canon 5D Mark 3 has no interchangeable screens anymore? Would be a shame for manual users like me ;(   Can anyone confirm this?


Could someone devise a depth of opinion calculator, to minimize the circles of confusion.

And that's only your third post? Please keep 'm coming like that - I enjoy these types of statement ;)

Lenses / Re: Your favorite older EF lens
« on: September 02, 2014, 12:49:32 PM »
200 2.8L i and ii
400 5.6L

Both still no problem to deliver good images at Canon 70d even at 100% and wide open.

70-200 2.8L, 24-105/4 IS is indeed very fine lens and still very competitive.

85 1.8 ,100 2.0 and 100 2.8 USM macro....great lens.

Yes that 24-105/4 IS is a superb lens.

Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: September 02, 2014, 12:47:52 PM »
I need 200-500 4.0-5.6 L I S  8)

As far as I remember, there is a pretty good 200-560 4.0-5.6 L IS...  ;)

If only every wish were answered that perfectly ;)

Lenses / Re: New Lens Information for Photokina
« on: September 02, 2014, 02:09:33 AM »
No 100-400 replacement! This is the first time in a long long time that the rumour has been no replacement. Four years of saying it will come and now "no it won't".

First 100-400 rumour that I believe and I will be the first to laugh if it is wrong again :)

I think everybody's got it wrong and it will be a 400-100L, and it will be reverse engineered from the original.

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: September 01, 2014, 03:32:39 PM »
I dunno wheather post my composition into City subsection or here... 'cause its the opposite of "nature":

Shinjuku Split by davidcl0nel, on Flickr

That's excellent, I like the day&night effect. Very artistic. Tokyo is also a cool city (I've been there myself!).

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Samyang Teases New Lenses
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:00:44 PM »
Samy need AF or they will go only for video.

But that is not the case...we`ll see...

For work i prefer af 1.8 not 1.4 mf.....  on the field you need fast and accurate af and that why we pay all that money for complex af systems.

If not...deam i will stay with 5d original and 3-4 samy`s

The MkII also pairs very nicely with MF, or even AF primes, one reason it stays in my kit :)

A related question:  how many non-Nikon shooters go to Nikon forums to complain about Nikon?

From what I've seen, many of the most vocal complainers on CR don't use Canon gear.  Some of them used to shoot Canon.  So why are they here?

Have they 'found religion' and are here to 'convert' the great unwashed masses?

Do they have inner doubts about their choices, and coming here to complain about Canon helps them continue to justify their decisions?

Do they think they're being altruistic, devoting their time and energy to show us poor, deluded fools how bad we have it, and how good it could be if only we make the same choices they made?

Do they honestly want Canon to deliver products that would meet their own needs, however niche those needs are, and somehow believe that complaining here will help accomplish that? they merely want to sow discord?

Frankly, the vast majority of CR forum members are here to request and provide information, share techniques and images, etc.  CR is a great community resource, and like nearly all successful Internet forums, it attracts a few incessant complainers.   Look on the bright side – they provide some entertainment on slow rumor days...

I've never figured this out.  It happens with almost any product.  I'll see an article about a new iphone and most of the posts are from people criticizing it.  If I see an article, post, forum, etc. related to a product I don't want, use, or have an interest in, I don't read it, let alone leave negative comments.  What's up with these people?

Some people just don't understand the gear they're using. Quite often gear is unjustly being criticized for what is essentially user error. For example - "my lens is soft at 300mm" well ok but then that's to expect with a shutterspeed of only 1/20s :p

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:05:40 PM »
Prepare for the big waves...

That's a very interesting image. Well done.

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