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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:21:36 PM »
For what it costs, the size and weight, I think it is an excellent lens.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumored Sigma Lenses Coming in the Next Year
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:11:46 PM »
RLPhoto is gonna be all over that 135mm f1.8. I hope that's what they announce at photokina, I've always wished for stabilization on my Canon 135L for when i went street shooting at night with it.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 24-105 f/4 OS on the Way? [CR1]
« on: September 08, 2013, 09:12:20 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if this was really a 24-105mm f/2.8 for full frame users. With the release of the 18-35 f/1.8 one might expect more amazing releases with Sigma.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 04, 2013, 11:44:54 PM »
Lenses, lenses, lenses. More lenses to match the form factor and weight without having to use an adapter. Then maybe more people will buy into it as a "system".

I think the current discount prices should help with that. Selling lots of cameras creates a market for lenses.

While selling the camera cheap may not make Canon much money now, I think it was necessary to get the line going.
Once there is a sufficient user-base, then they can make some money selling lenses/accessories/upgrade cameras.
It will also start to attract other companies to produce products.

Also true, but if they're going to market this to photographers (or cinematographers) who want a secondary or backup body I'd like to see more utility out of it. Some people are waiting for the EOS M to get it's feet wet as a system rather than have it updated over and over with still only a few native lenses out. The fact the 11-22mm EF-M isn't even being sold in the USA is actually discouraging me from buying. But that's just how I feel about it.

Lenses / Re: Can 24-70/2.8 II replace 35/1.4?
« on: September 04, 2013, 10:52:12 PM »
What I have come to see is that prime users are envious towards the 24-70 users with all their versatility and weight saving. While I see zoom users that envy the prime users for the better image, and of course bokehliciousness of 1.4 and faster. Some girl that spent all she got on a 5D2 and the 24-70L II later wanted to get primes instead LOL, wish I could afford that lens though...

I think I'm with that girl.  I'm probably weird, but I don't find 24-70 zooms very appealing.  They're nowhere near versatile enough in focal length for me (for versatility my 24-105 is more useful), and within their rather narrow range zooming with your feet makes as much sense.  I would rather cover that range via a couple of light primes - a 28 IS or a 35 1.4 plus a 50 1.4, say - and save the zooms for lengths where foot-zooming isn't a good substitute: ultrawide and long.  So I would likely be asking the question in reverse....

Still, it's hard to change the perspective between 24 and 70 with your feet. I don't use the 2470 to get closer, I use it to set my perspective and then footzoom to the crop I want. Plus the AF of the 2470 kills every prime under 200mm.

+1 as much as I love primes, you're right about perspective. That's why I use one body with 24-70 and another body with a 135mm L prime. Sometimes I need to go wide and get some drama into the shot, zoom in and step forward for some normal shots. Can't switch fast enough during a performance to get the shots you need. Having a prime on a second body is nice for when you know it can do things a zoom cannot for creative DOF, higher shutter speed, and low light.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 04, 2013, 02:01:24 AM »
Lenses, lenses, lenses. More lenses to match the form factor and weight without having to use an adapter. Then maybe more people will buy into it as a "system".

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M [CR2]
« on: September 03, 2013, 10:49:18 AM »
I might be the only one who wants a 15mm pancake ^_^ Or why stop there... an 11mm or even 10mm pancake would be surreal.

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 31, 2013, 12:00:12 AM »
Wow, egofest 2013. Let the pixel peepers babble, and photographers continue to win awards and make money without anyone telling them it was because of DR. =P Some of you guys shouldn't be photographers, you should just apply for the engineering department for any of the competing brands.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why you shouldn't be worried about DR
« on: August 30, 2013, 08:25:13 PM »
Without mentioning anyone specific I just wanted to say that writing an essay requires good grammar, which also requires knowledge.  ;D  :P

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I jumped ship...
« on: August 30, 2013, 09:24:41 AM »
This is posted in third party manufacturers, lol.

EOS Bodies / Re: Why you shouldn't be worried about DR
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:49:06 AM »
Correct, I play with my brother's D7000 every now and then but after going through RAW files from it the colors just don't feel right especially on skin tone. As for DR Nikon really does have the edge, but it's an edge that photographers can live without. Landscape and studio guys might disagree, but if they're practical enough they can live without it too.

EOS Bodies / Re: Play Arkanoid on your Canon dslr :-)
« on: August 30, 2013, 04:27:44 AM »
I still wish ML would do something with the wifi features in the 6D and 70D for video use, wireless screen for jib work would just be too awesome.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: I jumped ship...
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:12:45 PM »
Right, this could mean anything. Like from DXO popcorn to Jump ship popcorn.

I had been hopeful. but it looks like, that canons 70d sensor isn´t worth to be my next investment.

the new live view autofocus is pretty innovative. I appreciate, that we get back AF microadjustment und an updated AF-system.

but i´m sorry to say. the sensor-quality isn´t (at least) on par with the sony sensor of a nikon D7000. even more lagging behind nikon´s D7100. 2ev less dynamic range and 1/3ev in the high-iso area. thats remarkable, when you consider, that the sony sensor of the D7000 has been released back in 2010.

well, all in all. I won´t buy the 70d.
maybe a 7d mk2 will have a competitive sensor.

And you didn't buy a Nikon because...

EOS Bodies / Re: 70D and Dxomark....
« on: August 29, 2013, 11:02:51 PM »
Right, but you're supposed to be a photographer first and an editor second. DR doesn't help you when you're actually taking your shot, though it might give you peace of mind knowing the very basics of exposing an image is no longer relevant.

That is missing the greater point. It does help you when you are taking a shot since you need to be able to judge whether a certain shot might have too much DR for the camera to handle and whether you need to get into multiple exposures or graduated filters etc., or when that is not possible which can be the case, to realize the shot may struggle to process well.

Sure better DR can be nice when it comes to rescuing blown shots or shots where the exposure wasn't quite dead on but it is mostly about much more than that. If a scene has a lot DR it may exceed the camera's ability no matter how perfectly you expose.

It's not at all just about people who make a mess of exposure all the time simply wanting to be able to escape that. It's rather little about that.

I think that's still nit picking it, and that it's relative. Shouldn't we be using our own eyes to judge whether a shot can be handled by our gear or not? I'm not by any means a landscape shooter by profession but I do shoot landscape with a set of filters from time to time. I never looked at a scene thinking I couldn't take it because it might look worse when zoomed in, or if I'd have a hard time in post. I suppose if you market your work towards other photographers it might be a bigger deal, but certainly not in the real world.

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