« on: March 04, 2015, 10:27:39 AM »
So, 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm with IS, but 50mm no IS?
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I've been in Italy for 6 weeks now, and I've found free, fast wifi everywhere. I bought a month to month SIM card from TIM (Italy's biggest wireless provider). The first month is 45 Euro, and subsequent months are 30 Euro. That gives 4G/LTE and a 20GB monthly limit. The coverage is wide, but in dense cities, like Florence, the buildings are tall, solid stone, so the signal is often weak indoors, and sometimes weak in particularly narrow streets with big stone buildings all around (which does a number on GPS too) .I don't know about your past experiences, but in present day Greece, descent size hotels should have good internet and you can always find an internet cafe with good bandwidth.
My greek experiences were long enough ago that nobody expected wifi to be fast.
The hotel I stayed at in Milan in November charged a fair bit for internet and even then it barely hit a 512k. When I was out in Brescia it was free and usably fast (maybe 3-4mbit). Still I have 105Mbit internet at home in the US and live in a town where most cafe's have at least 20, so i'm a bit shocked when i'm back in Europe and those speeds just don't seem to exist.
Most hotels I've been in has free connection with an ethernet cable, and more than fast enough. Might be an alternative.
Take your 35, the 85 and leave the rest at home.
I'm sorry, but 35 is not even close to wide enough for all the fantastic sites, especially in Rome.
QuoteOr use a semi transmissive fixed mirror. Then you get fps and no view finder blackout at all....but still being able to look though the lens.
Yes, Canon already had that, but it darkens the OVF quite heavy. Furtermore you loose 1-2 stops of light to the sensor which has to be compensated. This is a Cul-de-sac for the majority, I think.
Yeah... I read that pricing point too. But idk, I think canon is in a rough place with the c300. Sony made an interesting move with the fs7, essentially taking it's lower rung camera and moving its spec list a hair's breath away from the f5 -- the reason is obvious... cameras in this mid high region (f5, c500) aren't selling. The c300 has been selling well at it's price point until recently, but the Fs7 is so well spec'd from almost any angle that it's hard to see how canon could bump the c300 without being in direct competition. Do we really think the MkII c300 will have 180+fps? 14 stops dynamic range? A better codec than sony? These are features where canon has always lagged behind. It's hard to imagine that they could or would "leapfrog" sony in these areas. The color accuracy/skin tone thing....sure.. Ease of use/ergonomics... Check, we'll probably also see 4k, 10bit, a shoulderable form factor. I think if canon wants to bring this camera out at 16-17k like the last model, they've got their work cut out for them. There's going to have to be something awfully alexa-like about this camera for them to say the FS7 isn't a direct competitor.
Plus a MF lens is easier to focus manually than an AF lens in manual.
OR ... get the 6D, they are almost giving them away these days. You already have the 35 and 85, two traditionally critical lenses.Hmmmm. My daughter's high school volleyball career has ended (a few favorites at www.flickr.com/photos/corysteiner/ ) so I could maybe sell my 10-18 and 70D to finance that. Also, I can probably sell my 200 2.8 since I'm going to get a 100-400 anyway and that might work indoors with the 6D.
Might that really make sense with my entire kit being the 6D, 35, 85 and 100-400?
I have the 35mm and the 50mm Arts....should I just make this a clean Trifecta....I mean....it would further justify my Sigma Dock if I use it for 3 lenses instead of just 2, right???Now that you mention it - I have a crop sensor and a 10-18 so maybe 24 doesn't make a ton of sense. My other standard lens is the 35 2.0 IS and then I have a 85 1.8 for outdoor portraits. The 35 is generally what I have on the camera, but 50mm is a little "better" for indoor portraits.
Would you think that having a 35 and a 50 makes sense? Of course, the difference is more pronounced on my crop than on your ff so maybe "yes", but maybe not. Maybe 28mm and 50mm to really round it out (vs. 35 and 50)?
At least with 24mm ( on FF ) AF isn't as critical.......
I will likely try it.
I had the original Canon 24 f1.4 (so compact and wonderful useful-even for flowers) .. and I rented a few times the 24 mk II ...the newer one had lower chromatics, a bit sharper in corners...but bokeh was not as good as original (imo) and shaded in corners worse than original...
so I waited... then I GAVE my brother my original 24 f1.4 ....for his 50D I gave him.....
and just last week I missed it ...so much... when shooting in dark clubs ... wide and fast is so valuable in a dark little club. my 35 A sig performed quite well as usual...but I sure miss the 24mm.... I could stand next to guitarist and yet... get the trio in the photo.
I remember the original Canon 24 f1.4, had focus problems ...especially out at 5-10 feet as described, However, I sent back to Canon and when it returned (they re-electronics it they said) it was just great all over. My sig 35 f1.4 A hardly ever missed focus on 5D2. And I got significantly more reliable focus on my 5D3 with Canon 24mk I, sig 35A and my 85L II....... vast improvement...especially the 85L.
I am getting the 11-24 Canon zoom ($gasp$)- so I am gonna have too much overlap for my normal tastes - but I NEED fast and wide...... for sure focus will be more difficult at 24mm wide open - especially in the 'dark' (imo) ..
but I will try this one....
I hope for good coma, sharp edges, low distortion, low CA and reliable focus...to come with it.
I thought the 85 would be my next sigma....but I kept the 85 f1.2 II .... after a long wait
I am never gonna get another guitar.... I guess... sigh
At least with 24mm ( on FF ) AF isn't as critical.......
As an owner of the C300, If I had to guess, I think that canon will try to compete with the FS7 with the new c300 Mark II, and it will do that by sticking with the same sensor, bayering it out at 4k and by dropping the price into the 8-9k range. Will we see XAVC or some derivitave? probably. Will we see 10 bit. Probably. Will we see increased DR...I doubt it. I think they'll stick with the same chip, essentially collapse the C500 into the c300 range and probably clean the Fs7's clock in the process. (c300 is still the most popular doc camera out there, and with the EF lens range, canon has a huge advantage over sony in this space.)
I think the rumor of an new Alexa competitor is dead-on though. The C500 has been a dog in terms of sales, as it's DR fell short of almost all of it's competitors. I'm guessing the C300 drops in price, and the replacement for the C500 (probably a new # or name) debuts with a new chip, with alexa like DR and highlight roll off, at a substantial increase in price --think f55/red.
I personally would love to see a fixed zoom lens C series camera. small form factor, motorized zoom, Dual-pixel AF -- something that brings back the simplicity of the GL and XA cameras with a large sensor....something you can put a less experienced operator on and they can handle. I'd buy two.