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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5DMkIII AF performance at f/8
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:47:55 PM »
Thanks for commenting, I guess this is in line with my expectations. So using the 1.4TC on my 100-400 will be an 'emergency only' solution as far as AF goes (I'm not too excited about a 7/8 max aperture anyway)...

I have noticed the Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 DG OS HSM | S. If that has decent performance with a 2x TC, and works with the Canon 1.4TC as well, that might be something to consider getting later on if I really find I need more reach. I'm hesitant to buy tele-primes; I like the flexibility of a zoom for distant subjects.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5DMkIII AF performance at f/8
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:50:21 PM »
I'm wondering about the AF performance of this body at f/8, specifically using the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM +  1.4x Extender II (=140-560 f/6.3-8).

I've never used an extender with my 100-400 before, but because I'll be losing the crop factor of the 7D, I am a little concerned re the impact on AF and image quality for those times I need the extended reach.

Anybody care to comment? Cheers.

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Lenses / Re: DXOMark: Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS Reviewed
« on: December 18, 2013, 02:27:37 PM »
Just out of curiosity:  a lot of you own the 24-105L - are you planning on selling it to get the Sigma? 

I definitely don't!

Any 24-105/4 is supposed to be a 'walk-about-kit-lens'. It should be small and light. Not optically perfect (this a job of 2.8 lenses).

But if Sigma would make some extra sharp 24-105/2.8 lens (or even better for me: 24-300/4 lens) with same size, weight and price. I could consider purchasing it...  :)

It's my primary travel lens! The Canon is compact enough and it has weather sealing. Sorry, but the Sigma's right out.

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America and guns :'(

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Site Information / Re: front page is now without ads :-D
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:21:44 AM »
I don't know what you guys have done in the last 24 hours but today I see no ads at all when I visit this website!!!! wooo :-) :-)

Maybe someone installed an ad-blocker addon into your browser while you weren't looking :-> ?

That may be the reason I didn't notice any changes  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS Art Coming? [CR1]
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:34:10 PM »
We love an aggressive Sigma when they make Art lenses.

+1  8) 8)

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EOS Bodies / Re: In defence of the 100D
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:44:40 PM »
Not me.

I'll continue to hate touchscreens. Give me dials I can use while I have my eye on the viewfinder!

Touchscreens have no 'feel' to them, you can't use them blindly AND it makes the screen all icky.

But the better touchscreen implementations GIVE you the dials. For example, on my T4i you NEVER have to use the touchscreen if you don't want to. Anything you can do with the touchscreen you can do with the buttons. In fact, you can completely turn off the touchscreen if you want.

That said, once you TRY it you'll see the advantages. I for one don't use my touch screen to adjust things like shutter speed or iso, but I do use it to change focus points in live view, or when using AF during video. It's also just so obvious to pinch to zoom while viewing images these days, and this camera does that.

Would I choose one camera over another purely for the touchscreen? Maybe. It certainly has it's advantages, but it depends what features it might displace. My point though is the WAY Canon has implemented a touchscreen on it's consumer DSLRs is truly non-obtrusive, and I love it.

It's great that Canon offers people the 'freedom' of a touch screen, but as for the uses you mentioned: "live view, or when using AF during video" - I'm a photographer with no interest in Video and little or no use for liveview except for those rare shots where I can't use the viewfinder. The only problem with these camera's is that I feel I'm paying for stuff I don't need. Too much convergence of technology imho.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:39:40 PM »
On the other hand:

How many additional EF-S lenses Canon ever created for APS-C cameras?

Just 3 = 10-22, 17-55 and 60-macro?

The rest of EF-S family are 'kit lenses' for this or that camera model (18-55, 55-250, 17-85, 15-85, 18-135 and 18-200). These lenses were needed to make specific camera models attractive to some target users at some point in time.

Those who purchased 7D are supposed to use its 'kit lens' = EF-S 15-85. If they use EF 300 lens with 7D -- they are probably regarded by Canon as 'cheaters' who managed to get away from purchase of 5D.

So it looks like: Canon never treated APS-C cameras too seriously. These cameras were needed and intended to bring new users into EOS system. APS-C camera users were supposed to purchase EF lenses (with existing EF-S lens lineup being so limited) and to make a switch to FF cameras 'some time later' (= now!).

PS: This could be the reason why Canon tries to cripple or limit EOS M and its EF-M lenses and will be the last camera maker to release mirrorless FF. The situation with EOS M is not like with usual DSLR APS-C users, the chances that new users of small and tiny EOS M will ever purchase EF-EOS M adapter and EF-S or EF lenses (including big whites) are close to zero -- these are just too large for this camera...

Interesting post, I think you may be right.

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EOS Bodies / Re: In defence of the 100D
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:35:07 PM »
I have heard a fairly common response from most DSLR users who have gotten a touchscreen camera.... They hate it until they use it, then they love it.....

Not me.

I'll continue to hate touchscreens. Give me dials I can use while I have my eye on the viewfinder!

Touchscreens have no 'feel' to them, you can't use them blindly AND it makes the screen all icky.

On the larger models with a good dial/button layout, I think a touchscreen can be a good complement for certain functions, however it in no way can replace the buttons & dials which you can access by muscle memory much better. As long as it can be completely turned off completely, it can be useful.

I've no problem with it as long as the touchscreen is an option. Amazingly the Sony Nex-6 has no touchscreen, but buttons and dials. One of the reasons I bought it ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: In defence of the 100D
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:42:57 AM »
I have heard a fairly common response from most DSLR users who have gotten a touchscreen camera.... They hate it until they use it, then they love it.....

Not me.

I'll continue to hate touchscreens. Give me dials I can use while I have my eye on the viewfinder!

Touchscreens have no 'feel' to them, you can't use them blindly AND it makes the screen all icky.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:35:04 AM »
The 7D was everything I wanted in a camera, except it wasn't FF. That's about it.

Isn't that where the 5DMkIII comes in? ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 15, 2013, 01:15:23 PM »
Divergance is an extremely important concept Canon does not get. See this link...

Thanks for posting, I couldn't agree more. And this goes beyond camera's IMHO. Cars for instance are turning into smartphones as well. Aaarrgghhh!!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts
« on: December 15, 2013, 01:01:42 PM »
maybe dual pixel and wifi really make all the difference in the world. :/

Yes, anything that doesn't directly upload to facebook is now nearly obsolete  ::)

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Lenses / Re: Two Lenses Coming for CP+? [CR2]
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:35:40 AM »
I'd really lime an UWA prime, maybe 18mm would be fun. There was also talk about a 16-50L a couple of months ago. That would be awesome.

For now I am only thinking about how to be able to fit the 24-70 Mkii in to the budget.
Like, not lime...

You know, you can 'Modify' your posts. I know I do when I've gotten confused with my keyboard ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A 40mm f/0.85 for Your EOS-M?
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:33:36 AM »
Looks like a perfect match for the Hasselblad Lunar. A couple of thousand is pocket change for those people, they probably have a camera caddy to carry it for them anyway, so weight isn’t an issue either. All they have to do is add a wooden focus ring and at least triple the price.

That camera is crap for the price, like all of the Panasonic 'Leica's'. I can't believe people with big wallets are so easily misled.

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