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Lenses / Re: I'm done - I have all the lenses I need
« on: November 01, 2013, 04:49:15 PM »
...I have all I need to own.  Has anyone else "completed" their lens kit?





ROFL.... :) :)

I literally burst out laughing...partly because when I saw this thread I immediately wondering if Neuro had finally done it.....

Congrats Macguyver....that is a kit to aspire too.....

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS-1 Announcement Q2 2014? [CR1]
« on: November 01, 2013, 10:41:39 AM »
Doesn't smell right.  Why would they be telling dealers of a price drop for the 1DX this far out in advance?  Are they splitting the 1D line between sports (1DX) and landscape/studio (new camera) again? 

I lump this one with all the other rumors of a high MP camera.  Canon is working on one...and someday, one of the rumors will be true, but none of the rumors have proven true so far.....

People that are satisfied taking pictures with there phones most likely never where in the DSLR market to begin with.
Thats just the social pic snappers people that like good quality pics will always want a DSLR but hey its recession/crisis. My free spendable income keeps going down as insurancen, Food and everything keeps going up in price and my income isnt going up.
so i simply do not have money for thoustant dollar bodys and multi thousant dollar lenses.
The last generation canon lensen have had some seriously absurd price gains which most normal non professionals simply can no longer afford.

Like the 70-200 F2.8 IS  that lens wwas 1350 euro the new IS II is a whopping 50% more expencive at 2086 euro.
The same happend with all other new lenses so canon just like any other greedy company in this time of recession is doing this to itself.
A normal wise company would lower prices which upps sales and helps the economu but for some reason in this crisis all companys seem to upp prices which lower sales and then bitch about it.
The greed has gone to there heads.
We the consumers dont have the money for your insane prices anymore ajust to it or see your sales drop even more.
=1  ;)

Two quick comments:
1.  While 90% of the time I believe you are correct and that those using camera phones will never buy a dSLR, I have to think to some degree increasing the number of people snapping pictures, posting pictures and ultimately participating in photography will eventually increase the number of dSLR owners.  The slice of the pie may shrink, but the size of the pie may be growing. 

2.  For people that can't afford a Luxury lens (L is for Luxury), have you noticed the new 55-250 STM, or the newer 18-55 lens.  Honestly, they are getting pretty darn good optically.  Canon also cut prices on the 17-55 and the 15-85, which are optically very good.  So Canon does have an improving "value" product.  Not surprisingly at all, their top of the line, Luxury, products, aren't aimed at their "value" customers.  They are aimed at people that will pay a lot more for something that is a little better.  Your complaint is analogous to someone that can afford a Honda but angry that a Mercedes isn't more affordable.  Honda is a good car (I drive one).  But it isn't Luxury.

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 31, 2013, 09:07:35 AM »
Does anyone have a video of this sound?  It's odd that out of all the issues here, no one has posted a video of the sound.

Go back one page (pg 8) on this thread.  There is a video of the sound, best starting around 16 seconds into the video.  Mine is actually a bit louder (based on clicking sound vs zoom movement sound).

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 31, 2013, 08:42:38 AM »
Just got my replacement 24-70 II.  Again, 032.  Again, clicking sound.  Again...going back.

Edit--for those talking about a "soft" clicking...I opened both of mine in my office with typically office background noise.  I heard the clicking just playing with the lens.  It was obvious, not subtle. 

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Any deals coming for 70-200 IS II?
« on: October 29, 2013, 05:26:12 PM »
Does the $300 mail in rebate coupon apply to the refurbished lens?  Is there any reason not to buy a refurbished lens?

Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:16:46 AM »
I've read most of this thread, but not all, so sorry if this point had been made....but dSLRs is probably pretty close to a mature market by now.  Not a growth market.  And it is a market that is flooded with used bodies.  A quick look at flickr and I am very impressed with how many old bodies are still in use.  Top Canon body--5DII with an average of 3,711 members...next--T3i with 3,298 members.  You don't get to a "current generation" body until the 5DIII at #6 with 2,144 members (granted the 60D, @#5, is barely no longer "current generation).

So while people on this forum love to talk about the latest gear and the next gear and what we'll be shooting with in 5 years.  Most people taking actual pictures are using older gear not even current gear. 


BTW...the iPhone holds the top 3 spots overall:

I don't view that as a sign of the apocalypse, it is just reality.  Camera phones have taken over the P&S market. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: High Megapixel DLSR a niche market?
« on: October 26, 2013, 06:13:06 AM »
What did you expect him to say?  "Yeah, we are really missing the boat on the high MP cameras...Nikon/Sony is really killing us on that and we can't do anything about it"......you got predictable stock answers.  That is all. 

I am sure Canon will call a high MP cameras a "niche" right up until the second they release a high MP camera.....then it will be the "best thing ever"....."game changing resolution"......and Canon will be "leaders of the technology...."

Lenses / Re: Results with the 100-400 with a 1.4x TC?
« on: October 25, 2013, 11:51:32 AM »
I played with the 1.4x TC on my 100-400L on the 5DIII in February before the 5DIII could AF.  My conclusion was that photos cropped in post had as much or more detail.  I was not impressed with this combination and sent the 1.4 TC back.  I've been using the 5DIII and the 100-400L together however, and they are a great pair.

BTW....I am another one looking at the 300 f/2.8....almost pulled the trigger last night...

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:54:20 AM »
........, you should be fine............

Nothing inspires confidence like the phrase "you should be fine"..........sheesh.....

BTW, mine was from Adorama, so this isn't just a B&H issue.  The first three digits of my serial were 032, which is supposed to be March 2013 batch/lot 2. 

I hope to get my replacement next week.  Glad to hear others are getting working replacements....

Lenses / Re: Image of the New 100-400?
« on: October 24, 2013, 10:48:32 AM »
No red ring....this is nothing.....

Plus...seems too small for the 100-400L....

Lenses / Re: 24-70mm f/2.8 L mkII & 50mm f/1.4???
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:56:32 PM »
I just bought the 24-70 II.  But I am planning on keeping my 50 f/1.4.  It is a great lens.  It is pretty darn sharp by f/2.0.  And f/1.4 is available if you need it.  That alone makes it worth the price.  But the other benefit....peace of mind....at least I don't always like walking around with a $2,300 lens on my camera.  Sometimes it is nice to have a simpler kit.

EOS-M / Re: 18-55mm EF-m IS STM experiences
« on: October 21, 2013, 09:34:13 AM »
I really like both lenses on the EOS-M...

Here is a shot with the EFM 18-55

small-2860 by kayaker72, on Flickr

And a shot with the EFM 22 mm

small-3332 by kayaker72, on Flickr

Lenses / Re: 24-70 II slight clicking sound when zooming
« on: October 21, 2013, 06:50:20 AM »
Very helpful thread.  I am one of the people that jumped on the sale last week.  Mine came in on Friday.  I've been testing it over the weekend.  Everything checks out except...a very audible clicking sound when adjusting the focal length.

It has a pinch cap. March 2013 construction based on TDP guidelines...

Lenses / Re: 24-70mm lens. Which one?
« on: October 20, 2013, 10:50:18 AM »
You don't mention why the 17-55 was your favorite lens and what you tend to shoot.  I went from the EFS 15-85 on a 7D to a 24-105 on a 5DIII.  I agree with Neuro, but the way I would phrase it is that I do not think the 24-105 gets enough respect.  It is an excellent lens.  I enjoyed my 15-85 on my 7D more than the 24-105 on my 5DIII, but that was more due to the incredible range you have with the 15-85 (24-136 equivalent).  The FF images are better.

If you want a general purpose lens on FF, the 24-105 is great.  Perhaps add a few primes like the 50 f/1.4 for low light/DOF.  If you need every bit of light because you are shooting indoors, I would look at the used 24-70 Mk I (MK II if you can afford it). 

TDP recommendation page is also helpful in comparing lenses.  Here is the link to the general purpose lens.

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