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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 16, 2014, 03:07:49 PM »
if you are talking focal length very little

If you are talking about quality and F4

Then killer UWA such as Nikon 14-24.  I consider the 70-200 F2.8 II to be a killer lens

Killer 100-400, current model is okay at best

How about a 400 F4 non-DO but IS.
Also a 400 F5.6 IS and 300 F4 IS

I dream about a extender that either a zoom (1.0 to 1.7) or discrete - imagine  an extender with 3 positions - 1.0 (none), 1.4 and 1.7

How about 1.7 extender

Lots of lens need to be updated, 180 macro (perhaps TS-E).

Overall, a few holes when you look at focal length and aperture combined but major challenge is quality of some of the L lenses are simply as good as many of us expect.

Stop you - hell go full speed ahead.  They are great lenses.
Nice one and I think if you shoot with Canon long enough, the great white fever eventually gets you :)

I have three small whites, does that count too? ;)

Mini whites.  Not quite the great one, but still white fever

Canon General / Re: Have G.A.S. and can't to get rid of it!!
« on: July 11, 2014, 02:38:32 PM »
Bodies 1
Lens  3

I have suffered from GAS for years and have to force myself to keep it down.

Don't buy anything new for a while.  If you don't use an lens or body in 3-6 months sell it.

Learn to control the lust urges.

Stop you - hell go full speed ahead.  They are great lenses.

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How EXCITED will you be if . . .?
« on: July 09, 2014, 02:00:18 PM »
three things.  First two are would get be close to buying. 3rd is nice.

1.  1Dx -like build, controls, electronics
2.  DR and S/N greatly improved
3.  APS-H sensor (1.3 crop) with 18 to 24 MP

Final buy decision will be based upon what they deliver at what price

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How disappointed will you be if . . .?
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:56:05 PM »
Unless there is a major improvement in the sensor quality, this signals bad news for the future of Canon.  They are behind Nikon (Sony) in sensor technology and need to step up their game to keep competitive.

EOS Bodies / Re: Eos7D mk2, How disappointed will you be if . . .?
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:54:42 PM »
Maybe Canon has decided to finally make some pro-grade lenses to go with the 7D, and is waiting until they can launch both at once.

All the Pro grade lenses (the "L" lenses) will work on the 7D.  Do you mean that they will make pro grade EF-S (crop sensor) lenses?  To do that, they will need a pro grade body.  A 1Dx with an APS-C sensor.

:'( Goodbye my dear 5d mk III . You were my first "real" love. You were so quick and comfortable in my hands. I loved the way you felt. When we were together, we were "one in the same". You were the peanut butter to my jelly. Simply amazing and skilled in every aspect. Your resolution, dynamic range and AF were as real as it got. I even loved your previous model almost as much. You were my "King of the World."

I have decided its time to move on. We just don't see eye to eye anymore. I need more! You see, I have grown and you have remained static. You're not willing to change. You sit idly by while my new friend, Nikon, keeps growing. She will have upgraded quite a few times since you came to market. She knows that I need more and she is willing to give it me. She has more dynamic range now, a great AF system and, as you already know, more MP. She is willing to give me the resolution when I enlarge. You're not! And, she will feel better in my hand.

And, don't feel to bad. I'm sure you will get your chance to change and improve. I know you will eventually, but I am tired of waiting and the false promises. I hear whispers and rumors hear and there, but they are nothing more than that. I also know you are do for a "change" and I do believe it will happen by the end of the year. I cannot survive on the false promises. And based upon your past, I'm sure your price will be a lot higher.

However, I will never forget you. I will remember the fun we had in Maine, Oregon, and Yellowstone. I will never forget the time we traveled thousand of miles to banff national park, only to be flooded out for five days. I will also remember the time we got soaked under the waterfall in Iceland. Those were great memorable times!

Do I regret anything? Well, let's just say that I wish we had more resolution together. We could have printed so much lager than 32x48. It would have made all the difference in the world to me. I want to leave you with one final thought as you find a new home. Don't let the door hit you in the A$$.  :o

Interesting thoughts.  I am there, too.

As I see, Nikon make incremental improvements and some big steps.  Canon tends to make only big steps (except for the rebel and xxD line) on their Pro and Prosumer line.

About Nikon's incremental steps, if you have a Nikon D4 or D800, I am not sure that the D4s or D810 are enough of an improvement to get you to buy an upgrade.  However if you are consider the D4 or D800 then perhaps the updated models will cause you to buy them.

The key question is whether Canon's next big step will put it on par with the D810 (and when)?  As far as I can tell, the D4 and 1Dx are comparable.  The 5D3 and D800, while different, are somewhat comparable though the D800 easily wins on DR and resolution - the former is important regardless of the resolution.

I am considering supplementing my Canon equipment w/ a D810 and the 14-24 (wish Canon would license this lens and make it work on their body) and a 24-70.  Too bad I can not simply buy the best glass and best body and they would work interchangeably - I know, I have been smoking something :).

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 08, 2014, 02:04:46 AM »
If you're not in a rush I would wait for Photokina and see if Canon comes out with a body that tickles your fancy.

Thanks everyone for their thoughtful comments.  No, I will wait until Photokina.

If Canon introduces dual pixel (as expected) with improved DR and a strong competitor to the Nikon 14-28, I will be very happy. 7D M2 (or what ever it is called) will be the beginning of a new sensor series.  I would like to see the 5D M4 soon with dual sensor but that is a dream right now.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's D800E 30% sharper than D800
« on: July 07, 2014, 12:52:49 AM »
That is laughable for several obvious reasons, first, they are saying the Ziess lens is perfect and causes zero resolution loss, that is impossible, it is either breaking the laws of physics, or their measurements are suspect yet again. And, just read any Nikon forum where people own both, and there are a surprising amount, they will tell you that is simply not true, yes the E does resolve slightly more, but 30% more, no.

Not exactly perfect.  just able to use the full resolution of the sensor.

If they sensor was 8 MP and a lens resolved 8, would you call that perfect?  Just pushes the limit of the sensor.

Third Party Manufacturers / Anyone own both Canon and Nikon
« on: July 07, 2014, 12:49:45 AM »
In particular I am considering the new D810 with 14-24 and 24-70 for landscapes.   

The Canon 16-35 F4 is good but the 14-24 is great!

The 5DM3 is a nice camera but lacks the DR of the D810.

Hate to spend the extra $ for another body and duplicate lenses.

Does anyone shoot both Canon and Nikon - Canon for long lens and Nikon for wide angles?  Experience?  Thoughts?

I am not trolling nor trying to start a flame war, but look for well thought out positions based upon experience.



EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: July 01, 2014, 06:16:45 PM »
High resolution body - on par with the D810 in a 5D body so the price is below $4000

License Nikon's 14-24 lens - it is great, why create it.  They can not do better.

mini 1Dx.  1Dx w/ APS-C or APS-H sensor.  identical except for lower high ISO

EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX2 5D4 to be announced in January/ February 2015
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:59:58 AM »
I'll take one if X II native 52,000ISO = 12800ISO current X

Dylan77: What will this mean for the 5D4 in "native" ISO? In nightphotography tests, the 1Dx was recommended without hesitation for ISOs 8k to 12.8k, while the 5D3 was referred to as an ISO 5k cam due to its pixelcount. Can we expect about 3/4 to one stop improvement in high ISO in RAW with the 5D4? I hope Canon will remain with the +/- 22 MP. As I guess, that real improvement in high ISO IQ happens along with improved sensor tech and same MP count, otherwise we'd endup with an "evolutionary" new body only.

If Canon can implement these into X2:
1. All 61 AF points = double & dual cross
2. Slightly higher MP(20MP)
3. RAW, 25K ISO = 12K ISO current X
4. keep 12-14fps RAW
5. Add little more DR to the "NEW" rumor sensor. I'm going to get nailed for this :P

I might be in the minority here, but these might help current X owners to upgrade. Current X is really solid.

1.  Like to cross points on the power points.  Expand the focus area.
2.  24 MP
3.  Not just 1 stop improvement in S/N, but 3-4 stops.
4.  Agree
5.  More than a little. 4 stops.

Total programmable buttons.  Canon made a major step with the 1Dx but I would like see them take it all the way.

Also either 1D-series body with APS-H (1.3 crop) or APS-C (1.6 crop) sensor with 24 MP.  Realize that S/N would drop but hopefully Canon can keep the ergonomics the same and DR similar. 

EOS Bodies / Re: What do you hope-for MOST from Canon in 2014
« on: June 23, 2014, 01:53:21 AM »
First, high MP 5D body.  I would love it if they came out with 1D-series body that was under $5k but that is not reasonable.

Second is a zero extender that is sharp.  Either 1 - 1.7 or perhaps a flip lens into position extender (similar to the built -in 1.4 on the 200-400).  Ideally would be 1.0 (no extender), 1.4, 1.7, and 2.0

Third would be a 1D series with 24 MP, dual pixel to increase the DR and ISO by 4-6 stops.

Lenses / Re: Any word on new 16-35 F4
« on: June 21, 2014, 01:54:56 AM »
got word from B&H and Canon Direct that lens shipped today.  Expect to arrive early next week.

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