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Lenses / Re: Sell 24/1.4L II and 70-200/f4L IS for 24-70 II or not?
« on: June 05, 2013, 10:48:33 AM »
Got mine today!

And even though I haven't even done any afma yet, except a ballpark of +5 at 70mm, this lens changes everything. Holy mother!

I haven't seen sharpness, color and contrast AND blistering AF like this since I owned the 300 f2.8 IS. Simply mindblowing. And to say it's as sharp as the 24 L II is a big understatement for the three copies I have owned of that lens, it's WAY better. Superb build. Weight and balance on the 1d X is perfect, a bit tight zoom-ring, but that's just because it's spanking new I guess.

And I got a great deal with special offer and cashback so price isn't a negative anymore. I might miss the deep hood of the mk1 which was great for keep rain off the front element, but hey.

Oh, and it came with the pinch-cap, which I still frikkin hate, I'm buying an old one for it.

Haha, why do you hate the pinch cap? I personally like it so far, makes it faster to pull the cap out, put it away, and start shooting.

EOS-M / Re: EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Announcement Soon? [CR2]
« on: June 03, 2013, 11:23:28 AM »
If it's smaller, lighter, and has similar IQ to the EF-S 10-22 I actually wouldn't mind... That would also mean having a super portable UWA setup in tight spaces much more possible, for example... video on a jib moving in tight spaces between objects, or those shots when people open up a box or bag and the angle is coming from the inside. ;) When you do photo or video work in tightly spaced venues it makes a lot of sense. It opens up a lot of creative possibilities, and is generally more flexible in terms of practical features compared to let's say... a gopro. The portability is already awesome for backup (with adapter) and vacation use. It also means you can carry lighter tripods and etc. Eliminating the need for the adapter in different ranges makes it even lighter and smaller.

I can see this as a big advantage for night sports, night street, astro, or even night nature photography actually if the AF can keep up... But everything else... not so much. Might make f/4 lenses more appealing to save money if the amount of background blur isn't that important. I actually wish they made more powerful speedlites to battle off unwanted ambient light like at this one venue I shoot at with harsh yellow spotlights ;) Or how about new sensors that improve lower ISO performance?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Advice needed: performance of 6D
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:43:49 AM »
If your son wasn't happy with a 60D he'll be even less happier shooting a 6D for action. Not saying the 6D can't do it but the 60D should be able to do it better. 6D just doesnt seem to fit his style of shooting. Perhaps give the 7D another try, or even a used 1D mark III where buffer clearance and fps will favor his style better :) The 6D is an awesome camera, but it's not for everyone.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D vs. 600D with good lenses?
« on: May 26, 2013, 11:17:38 PM »
More flexibility in low light performance and range both wide and tele with option #1. On the 600d you would have had to find a lens that is 15-65mm to match the same focal length of 24-105mm on 6D. DOF of f/4 on 6D is also compared to f/2.5 on 600D. The boost in ISO performance and overall look of the images is also better with full frame, but I wouldn't spend that kind of money for street shots if I could barely afford it, you should make the bigger purchases if you know your finances can take the hit or if it will be an investment that pays for itself short term. But of course, in the end, you still buy what you want because it's your money. ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: New AF Technology Coming in July? [CR1]
« on: May 26, 2013, 02:18:35 PM »
Am I the only who's hoping for an ultra sensitive center point similar to the 6D AND all cross type outer points? ;)

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Coming in July? [CR2]
« on: May 21, 2013, 10:25:11 PM »
Some people in this thread are already coming to solid conclusions about the 70D, making remarks about it's use for soccer moms, etc. I understand making guesses based on Canon's track record for releases, but still. How are you so sure the 70D will be so much like the 60D? Wasn't the 60D a radical change from it's predecessor? My nephew plays soccer but I've actually never seen a soccer mom with a 60D, 9/10 it's a rebel and then I did see one with a Nikon D3000. The use of the term soccer mom is kinda overblown in this forum. I mean, what if we saw a soccer mom with a 1DX? I guess that makes the 1DX a soccer mom camera too. I personally would rather make fun of the old tourist folk and their odd setups like this one guy I met who had a 70-300 on his film body...for a vacation camera. Whatever makes people happy I guess. O.o

EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D & EOS 7D Mark II
« on: May 21, 2013, 01:01:14 PM »
Well, the surprise might be, that the price tag is even higher than ever before ... my two cents  8)
Pedro, that wouldn't be a surprise. A surprise would be if it was lower! :)

Nice. And a pleasant surprise that would definitely be.  ;)

The trolls will never be happy though.  :o

Lenses / Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« on: May 17, 2013, 06:51:06 AM »
You could always bring just your 24-105mm, known to be the perfect travel L lens, and shoot everything to an average degree from wide to telephoto. =P Saves a lot of space, weight, and helps you enjoy the trip more like a previous response stated.

Lenses / Re: I have a weight limit....what would you bring?
« on: May 17, 2013, 01:42:10 AM »
That's all fine, but perhaps do what I did and buy an inexpensive tripod when you get there, even if just for the weight of your 17-40 ;) Good for night shots and at times you might want to be in your own photo to prove you were there. You can easily leave the tripod with a relative or friend before going back. I bought a tripod for 20 bucks, left it at my cousin's and when I went back I used it again. *shrug*

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70mm F2.8 L ver 2 or 3 Prime Lens
« on: May 14, 2013, 10:30:32 PM »
Depends on what you already own, and what you want to shoot. I'd be as practical as possible when starting out your set of lenses. A 24-70 II is a very practical focal length for most common use and has prime-like quality and performance. However, for about the same price you could also get a 24-105mm and that same set of primes. I'd personally still get the 24-70 II to avoid lens changes and the great sharpness from 2.8 on down. I can't sell my primes just yet because I shoot a lot of indoor events with moving subjects, but I'm going to add the 24-70 II very soon.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 14, 2013, 04:07:04 AM »
Funny how in previous threads everyone wanted RAW video on Canon DSLRs, and now that it can be done everyone in this thread is so MEH about it, hahaha.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III with Continuous RAW Video Recording
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:51:19 AM »
Great news ! ... my 5DIII has an even longer, and more productive future!

aside ... why doesn't Canon hire these guys (ML), and blow every other brand out of the water?

Because Canon only really competes with itself at the moment =P

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 40D vs. 6D AF
« on: May 11, 2013, 11:44:22 PM »
I think they're both equal for AF but in different regards. Like, 40D has better AI servo capability for action shots IMO, I didn't complain about it much back when I used one extensively. But with a 6D I can shoot a decent portrait indoors with the center point, something that was more challenging with the 40D.

Great photos, I like how you say "It's pretty cool when you feel like 6400 ISO is low".

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