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Lenses / Anyone receive 11-24 yet (or shipping notice)
« on: February 24, 2015, 01:26:02 PM »
If you have your 11-24 or know it is one its way, please share with the group.

Thanks

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Too bad the Canon 16-34 F4 IS was not included.  I know it is not F2.8, but it is a great lens.

Also I would like to see tests at F8, F11 and F16.

But tying up an expensive piece of equipment is hard to justify.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx replacement speculations.
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:09:09 AM »
Electronic shutter so no mirror.  24-30 FPS.  24 MP.

Wifi built in
2-3 stop better DR and ISO performance

Possibly foveon type sensor.

Mostly still the great 1D series body

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 5Ds or possible alternatives?
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:06:38 AM »
Hi

I am considering the 5Ds but before I pull the trigger I would like make sure that I am not missing anything.  Of course, we all know that the 5Ds is only announced so we can not compare IQ and DR to other cameras.  But assuming it lives up to reasonable expections here are my thoughts.

Do this make sense?

Alternatives: Canon 5Ds (5DsR), Sony A7R (or mark II if it comes out), and Nikon 810.

Image quality of the Sony and Nikon is excellent as is the DR.  Canon will top these in sensor size, not sure if IQ or DR will match Sony / Nikon.  I suspect that the IQ will be close, if not surpass Nikon / Sony, DR is unclear.

Lens.  This is were it gets touchy.  For the most part I think Canon glass is as good as Nikon glass.  Canon 16-35 F4 is nearly as good as the Nikon 14-24.  Canon 11-24 is unknown but, based upon price, is expected to be great.

24-70 edges goes to Canon.
TS - Canon wins.
70-200 F2.8 edge goes to Canon.
Macro - call it a tie (perhap edge to Nikon).

Unlike a year ago, Canon has caught up, especially in the WA/UWA glass.


With Nikon need to buy separate glass (extra cost), with Canon and Sony can used Canon lens (with adapter in the case of Sony - slow AF.  For WA AF is not as important.

1st choice is Canon 5Ds if IQ and DR match Nikon/Sony.
Otherwise Sony A7R.  Poor AF but uses Canon lens.
Nikon system is too expensive (will need to duplicate current lens), if I only carry 1 body, no backup.  Body is different than body I use on long glass.

Too early to call 5Ds and IQ/DR.  Hopefully Canon will make a great camera.
11-24 - too early to call.  Based upon price should be a world class lens.

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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:07:12 AM »
I am currently in maui on vacation with my wife photographing humpbacks and birds and our kit consists of 70d + 70-300L that my wife uses ,my gear is the 6d and the 7d II and lens include 24-105 L -100 L macro and 100-400II with the 1.4x III for a little extra range for birds.

I am considering the new 100-400 (II).  How well does it AF with 70D and 7D M2 and the 1.4x III?

       I am really impressed with the 7d mII and the 100-400 mk II they work really well together along with the 1.4x III the AF is super fast and dead on .the 70d works well on the 100-400 II also

Hi Runnerguy

Does the 70D and 100-400 II support the 1.4 for AF?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:05:17 AM »
I like the idea of a 24-32mp sensor as it gives the flexibility of both resolution and of ISO performance. The 1Dx2 would be the high ISO champ in the future lineup, the 5Ds studio camera, and 5D4 as a general purpose all rounder.

I'd probably keep my 5D3 with a spec list like this.

I see the need for 2 5D cameras.  High ISO camera, lower MP, no need to 1D build (though it would be nice if price is right) and an intermediate MP camera, similar to the Nikon D810.

Don't expect 12 FPS, that is the territory of 1Dx. 

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Shipping This Week in United States
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:15:18 AM »
any reason all the new canon lenses are F4 ?

For the most part I stop down, so F4 is just fine.  Slightly harder to get critical focus with an 11-24, DOF is great so afford a slight miss in focus.

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Lenses / Re: New EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Around the Corner? [CR1]
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:07:33 PM »
Depending on the cost and IQ, I will sell my 18-135 STM and pick this one up for my all-around/travel lens.

+1 for my wife.  I got here a pair of 70D for Safari.  On 1 I place at 18-135 and on the other 100-400.  Nice if her general purpose zoom had a long range.


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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Shipping This Week in United States
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:03:46 PM »
If this lens is as good as expected, I'll sell my Canon 14 but only after I really check it out

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:14:38 PM »
The rumor does clearly state this is a test camera. But with an announcement coming in the fall - you'd think Canon has the specs 99% set.

There is NO WAY that Canon will decrease megapixel count. Megapixels can only go up, never down as that is difficult for marketing to overcome. They could only go down by creating a new camera on a different line for a special purpose. Otherwise, for MP to go down, the specs would have to be incredible. 1DX type specs. Canon isn't going to hand down the 1DX sensor and shutter to the 5D line. I don't remember a 2nd tier pro camera inheriting the previous generation flagship specs. The flagship models keep certain strengths for longer.

My prediction remains the same, around 24MP

If their sensor technology has improved, then they can still get one more stop improvement from it, with a native 51K ISO.

The FPS is also way too high. Expected FPS would be anywhere from 7-8. My prediction is 8. 10 is too high...gets too close to 1D series. Those who want high FPS and FF would be able to avoid spending $6K on a 1D series. That's not how Canon does things.

4K sounds right.

61 or 65 point all cross type AF sounds right. Curious about the number of dual-cross points...

Canon may be split the 5D into a high MP series (the 5Ds) and a high ISO model (5D MIV)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Possible Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Spec Talk [CR2]
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:08:30 PM »
I would have thought it would been called the 5D V since it is 5th 5D model.  Like the 1V film camera.

Canon seems to like to use "V" and "X" in the model names to denote longevity and significant model.

BTW, the 1V was a great camera. 

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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:42:55 PM »
I am currently in maui on vacation with my wife photographing humpbacks and birds and our kit consists of 70d + 70-300L that my wife uses ,my gear is the 6d and the 7d II and lens include 24-105 L -100 L macro and 100-400II with the 1.4x III for a little extra range for birds.

I am considering the new 100-400 (II).  How well does it AF with 70D and 7D M2 and the 1.4x III?

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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:40:04 PM »
For years my core travel kit was 24-105 and 70-300L.  If I was shooting cropped, I would add 10-22 if I needed WA.

I would then layer on lens as I needed them.


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Lenses / Re: 16-35F4 L IS, Any good?
« on: February 21, 2015, 02:32:29 PM »
My 16-35/4  lens is excellent, from center to corner and edges, with architecture and indoors shots as well.

I have much happier with mine that I was with the 16-35 F2.8 II.  Plus NO 82mm filters

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Lenses / Re: which telephoto for travel?
« on: February 21, 2015, 02:31:08 PM »
70-300L

its compact, but more importantly you have the 200 to 300 range available to you. with 24 105 IS or 24 70 and the 70 300 in tow you will not miss a shot (except indoor action pics)

+1  Agree with TeT.  I know you said you don't like this lens but it is not that hard to learn to use, it is light weight, you can store in vertical in a backpack, you can use it w/ or w/o the tripod collar.

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