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Lenses / Re: 135L or 100 Macro IS?
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:23:18 PM »
Hi,

I think I may soon have a couple hundred bucks to spare on a shinny new lens. I'm wondering if I should get the 135L or the 100 Macro IS. They cost the same here in Canada. What would you recommend? I'm an amateur, not a professional, and I just want to have fun taking beautiful pictures. My current equipment is listed below.


If it's just for fun you'll definitely have fun with the macro, the one time I borrowed I didn't want to let it go. It's definitely on my short list. However, since you already have an 85mm and just wanted more reach, you won't be disappointed with the 135L, which is just pure magic for portraits and candids. I plan to own both in the end and if you try both you'll understand why. But if just one I'd pick the 100L now if I didn't acquire the 135L first.

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Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: January 20, 2014, 11:00:38 PM »
Finally a 50mm with a decent AF system?
The 135mm f/2 L IS would be lovely for weddings!

I agree but if their recent offerings are any guide it would be an f2.8.

I agree... It's a trend for them now to swap bigger apertures for IS and increasing the price. I'm happy with the current 135L and super high ISO capable bodies :)

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Lenses / Re: Dustin Abbott's Site/Review Hacked?
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:56:17 PM »
We're in the middle of transiting hosts to handle the traffic, and its a little ugly in between.  Sorry about that.

Lots of traffic? So it's actually good news ;)

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Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 20, 2014, 10:46:18 PM »
And just maybe he has a little advanced notice of what is coming down the road in a private meeting. Who knows? Maybe 45+ to 75 MP are not just a rumor.


This is very optimistic, but could be very much true following Kelby's move. If Canon does have plans producing a new sensor with more DR and megapixels, they'll benefit more from testers that stayed with Nikon due to those features.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]
« on: January 11, 2014, 09:02:59 PM »
Even to have the ISO capability just barely below the 5D mark II from Canon would be a miracle =P

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If you're immersed into a Canon system, Eos m with the 22mm is just too awesome for portability. I love my Canon 6D + 40mm pancake combo for food blogging but when a friend let me hold the eos m + 22mm I must admit... I started looking up current prices, hehe.

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot N100 Official
« on: January 06, 2014, 05:53:26 PM »
So it will definitely capture my expression of disappointment? I'll consider =P

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« on: January 03, 2014, 02:05:12 AM »
Beautiful images clartephoto. I love the first one.

...Welcome to CR :)

+1

+2 however you wanted to interpret the colors is of artistic value, something most of these pixel peepers don't have. Keep on shooting.

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EOS Bodies / Re: A 2014 Roadmap Part 1: The 7D Mark II is Coming [CR2]
« on: December 19, 2013, 10:22:30 PM »
I'd love for them to bring APS-H back, in a smaller body with 10fps it could be like my old 1D mark III without a grip :D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: A 40mm f/0.85 for Your EOS-M?
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:25:47 PM »
I think they're trying to compete with the noctilux, but after seeing this sample..... Nah.

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Lenses / Re: Canon 40mm f/2.8 Lens: Thoughts? Reviews? Is it worth getting?
« on: November 18, 2013, 02:31:38 AM »
I call it my vacation lens. I'd almost never use it for work but when I want to travel for personal enjoyment and get better shots than a camera phone or better than a point and shoot I take the pancake lens. Sometimes I even pair it with an 85mm 1.8 for a small and light travel setup with a 6D.

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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x
« on: November 13, 2013, 11:25:41 AM »
The link is broken, I think.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:26:53 PM »
Please tell me that "Pro" doesn't mean a built-in non-removable grip.  That would be a deal-killer for sure.
Maybe for you. It's the complete opposite for me. I'll take the built in, fully integrated grip.
Part of the reason the ergonomics of 1-Series bodies is so brilliantly refined is that it's a totally integrated package.
Part of the reason for my post is that I find the ergonomics of the 1-Series worse than any Canon body aside from perhaps the M.  They're too large and they're unnecessarily heavy.  They're simply unusable for me.  I'll take my 5D over a 1-series every day.  In fact, if you give me a 1Dx for free, I'll put it in the basement along with my VCR.
Really? Seriously? Hmmm....OK

-pw

Or you could donate it to one of us who do prefer it. I prefer the grip, just a minor annoyance with the somewhat cumbersome traditional grips they've made so far. If they redesign it to make the grip area smaller than at least half it's size now, we could very well all have the compromise we've been waiting for. With today's technology I'm sure they could redesign the battery bay to be smaller and carry a thinner battery that equals the power of about two LP-E6s and a slightly better voltage to drive the AF better than it's driven on the 5D mark III but not as good as the 1D-X. Since it will most likely be a crop body with lower ISO performance, I don't feel that the 5D Mark III would be cannibalized in sales. That design would put the vertical shutter button closer to the thumb wheel and AF selector button as well. It would fit the 1D-X nickname that's been floating around. I'd definitely pay 2k for that.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon Teaser
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:27:45 PM »
Seems to be a white version of the SL1/100D.
Yep, agreed...its the only way to explain the Canon logo being so dark.

Kind of cool, though certainly not the interesting new product people thought it might be
Is it a MILC? It is filed under Canon mirrorless...

A 7D Mark II that is a SLT?
That's because CR Guy had been running with the idea that the announcement might be the EOS-M2; seems pretty clear it isnt, unless they have radically re-styled the body from the M

Perhaps it's an EOS-M2 with an optical viewfinder, designed to look more like a DSLR and less like a point and shoot.  ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Off Brand: Nikon Announces the Df
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:41:55 PM »
Wow, they took video away and made it more expensive. I guess that takes away the useless assumption that video adds to the price =P

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