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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:24:34 PM »

What I expect to see and would be less willing to buy...

EF 35mm f1.4 II L
EF 50mm f1.8 IS
EF 85mm f2.0 IS
EF 135mm f2.0 IS > with the 200mm quietly dropped
EF 300mm f4.0 IS L
EF 400mm f5.6 IS L
45mm & 90mm tilt shifts replaced

Wild cards ?

How about a 600mm or 800mm with built in 1.4x extender or a 50mm f1.0/0.95 or an autofocus lensbaby style lens ?

Dream on ;-)

I think you will see a 100-400mm replacement before a 400mm f5.6.  Canon sells about 10x as many of zoom compared to the prime.

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Lenses / Re: Lots of New Lenses Coming in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 10, 2013, 02:20:32 PM »
I shall get the new 100-400 the day it becomes available.  8)

I'll wait six months till the price drops.

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Having used a 600F4 (not mine... wish it was...) the difference between the latest long lenses and the old designs is night and day... it really spoils you... The 400F5.6 is not a sharp lens. Modern zoom lenses like the 70-200F4 are significantly sharper and even with a teleconverter can out-resolve the 400F5.6 , and when a zoom lens is sharper than a prime, you know the prime needs to be re-worked.

Not sure this is going to happen.  Look at  the 200mm F2.8L.  The 70-200mm zooms have gone through two or more iterations and are now arguably sharper.   The 200mm f2.8L is about the same vintage as the 400mm f5.6L, both were stellar lenses in their day, but the trend now is for zooms.  Just be glad canon has kept producing the 400mm. No one else has anything comparable.

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Lenses / Re: Gateway lens
« on: October 09, 2013, 10:41:50 AM »
Sigma 10-20mm f4.5-5.6 HSM. 
I started with a T1i and the 18-55mm 55-250mm and 50mm f1.8.
The Sigma was my next lens purchase and the focussing speed compared to the other lenses  impressed the hell out of me. 
My next lens was the 200mm F2.8 L and again the focusing speed  was incredible.  A long list of USM, HSM, USD lenses have followed.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« on: September 17, 2013, 05:18:10 PM »
Isn't it obvious?

The higher dynamic range of the Nikon camera's is what enables them to pull so much detail when they enhance their pictures. ::) :P



Well I thought it was funny.
The magic they can do with photographs is only surpassed by the speed with which they can do DNA tests.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Why CSI agents used only Nikon Cameras ?
« on: September 16, 2013, 05:18:30 PM »
Isn't it obvious?

The higher dynamic range of the Nikon camera's is what enables them to pull so much detail when they enhance their pictures. ::) :P

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Lenses / Re: Is the future USM or STM? Or both..
« on: September 12, 2013, 04:19:38 PM »
STM is not a replacement for USM, but for micromotors in consumer lenses.  Its likely cheaper to make.

+1
 
I also think you might see USM become restricted to L lenses, with STM for the non-L. 

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Lenses / Re: 70-300mm IS due for update
« on: September 12, 2013, 12:23:40 PM »
Just get the Tamron 70-300mm VC USD.
Better build
faster focusing
similar optics
lower cost

Canon isn't the only option.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 04:57:20 PM »
400mm f2.8 OS - keep it under $3k. ::)

Since their current 300mm f2.8 is already 3.4K  a 400mm f2.8 is likely to be closer to 6K.  It would still be half the price of a Canon.

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Lenses / Re: W/A zoom for 5D MkIII
« on: September 07, 2013, 07:11:13 PM »
+1 on the Tokina 16-28mm.  That's what I got for my 5D3

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 04, 2013, 06:24:31 PM »
jthomson, great shots, what are you shooting with?  Human gluttony is nothing compared to this guy.  :)

Jack

Canon 5D3 and 500mm f4L II

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:10:27 PM »
Osprey with Fish

Grean Heron with Big Fish

He Got it Down

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Lenses / Re: Recommend websites for lens reviews
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:39:31 PM »
http://www.photozone.de/
http://www.lenstip.com/
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog

You need to dig in the LensRentals blog, but Roger  provides great information based on multiple copies of the lenses.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:15:46 AM »
Great Blue Heron With Fish

Osprey With Fish

The One Talon Catch

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Lenses / Re: Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS : Seller's remorse?
« on: August 23, 2013, 02:13:55 PM »
All serious photographers need the 24-70ii and the 70-200ii in their kit!

All serious photographers with deep wallets that is.... Or are you not a serious photographer without these lenses?  :P

Serious photographers use primes  ;D

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