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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:16:24 PM »
My rep said it was probably going to be either 17-110 or 20-120, BUT it's 17-120 T2.95.  And list is $33K.  Not bad…  Less expensive and wider range than the Fuji Cabrio 19-90.  Now we'll just have to see how it stacks up optically.  The Fuji's are excellent.

I'm sure it will be a fantastic lens, but I'd like something smaller, lighter and cheaper, even if it is only 17-70, and the glass is not quite as good. An ENG / Doc lens that indies can afford, and use with no help from a crew ... $5000.   A lens that would transform the C100 into a light weight ENG cam. If I get the C100 I may go for the soon-to-be-released tamron 16-300 3.5 - 6.3 for a GP lens. I'm sure canon could do a better version of the Tamron and add a power zoom. 16-135 f/4 or 16-60 f/2.8 would be awesome.

The 17-120 t/2.95 is US$32,000 and weighs 3 kg !   Put that on a C100 with rig, mic and batteries, and you're heading to 15-20 lbs.  And you'll intimidate a lot of subjects too.  All said, I'd love one, ... and someone to carry it too.

I'm leaning to the XF200 paired with my 5D3 .
I am still considering C100 to pair with 5D3, but I want an all-in-one fast-response package.
The C100 would be great paired to the XF200, but I don't want to give up my 5D3, and can't justify both a C100 and a XF200 right now.

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I'm going to save up to rent one for a day ... then live a life of longing for many years :(

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:21:48 PM »
I'd be happy with a moderately-decent, powered 24-105 f/2.8 (FF equiv) cinema lens, made to match the C100. Get both for $5000 each, and that would be a great indie doc base kit at $10,000.

Is that really too much to ask?

Unfortunately, probably. The closest thing (26-120mm f2.8 equivalent) weighs 15lbs and costs $90,000.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/840523-REG/Fujinon_hk4_7x18_f_18_85mm_T2_0_Premier_PL.html

I'm ok with f/2.8 instead of T/2.0 and I can accept some focus breathing, and a lower grade glass. Whatever they could do for $5000, it doesn't have to be perfect. Make it parfocal though!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: April 01, 2014, 07:40:02 PM »
If it is a 50mm f/1.4 IS, that would be a hard choice over the 50mm f/1.2.

Not for me. I'll take the IS over 1/3 stop any day. 1.4 is already very shallow and bright

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: April 01, 2014, 01:57:13 AM »
I'd be happy with a moderately-decent, powered 24-105 f/2.8 (FF equiv) cinema lens, made to match the C100. Get both for $5000 each, and that would be a great indie doc base kit at $10,000.

Is that really too much to ask?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:42:56 AM »
I could go for the 50 1.4 and the 85 1.8 if they have IS.   The big issue is that they are probably 2 to 3 years out for me....

... first they have to get announced (months or years from now), many  months later they may be available at a very high premium, and then 12 to 18 months until the price becomes reasonable.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 85mm f/1.2L III and Others
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:25:14 AM »
The 85IIL is bitingly sharp wide open, although the AF is slow it's still very accurate. But I'm not sure I'd be selling my mkII for a mkIII. There's not much to update here, especially if my existing copy is so good. My copy is sharper than my 135L wide open. It's THAT good!

A new 50mm f1.2 II L, well there's not much more to say to that than "bring it on" and lets hope it's better than the last one. The Zeiss Otus and new Siggi are the new benchmarks, where as most of the 50mm lenses from Canon have been sub optimal in the last 20 years. It's been a game of which drawbacks is a photographer prepared to put up with as opposed to which features are most useful.

The other two lenses? Well, not really my bag.

Looks like 50mm 1.4 ... hope they add IS ... for video

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: March 30, 2014, 05:16:36 PM »
I hope they release something for non-billionaires

These aren't consumer products intended for consumers(or even rich enthusiasts).

An ENG lens (powered zoom, 24 - 200 (or 300, 400) FF equiv) to pair with C100 at $5000 would make an excellent package for independent doc makers. Cam+lens for $10K ... Is that asking too much?

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EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon Cine Zoom Lens?
« on: March 30, 2014, 01:35:41 PM »
I hope they release something for non-billionaires

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B&H regularly has the Canon 100L 2.8 IS on deep discount. I got mine on a sale for $789 after mail in rebate in addition to the sale price. It's $933 at B&H right now

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10mm 2.8 on EFS is not needed with the Tokina 11-16 in place ... But this one is interesting:

Samyang 12 f/2.0 (yes ...  2.0) for EOS-M 

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/03/21/samyang-announces-12mm-1-2-0-ncs-cs-wideangle-for-mirrorless?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_4

And it's only 260g !  This would revive my interest in my EOS-M.

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For all those who have been asking for a UWA prime lens specifically designed for APSC, here it is ... but the price is not competitive for a manual lens, I guess it might come down in a few months.
Assuming optically the prime is very good, I still don't understand why anyone would pick up the RokiBowYang, even at a discounted street price of say $350.
Yep, the Tokina 11-16mm is also f/2.8 and can be had for the same price. And for that I get auto-focus, auto-aperture, existing lens profiles, and a great, proven lens. Oh, and I can use filters.

This thing is gonna have to go <$300 to sell well.

Agree ... wondering what this brings to the table

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What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?
No risk. ML runs on your memory card, the moment you replace the memory card, there is no ML ... use it without fear.

My understanding is that once you install it on the 5DIII you cannot undo the boot flag. This means that if you don't like it (slow boot times, or something else), you can't "reset" your cmaera to factory performance. That is a barrier to me. I'll give it a try when I see that it is completely reversible.

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Congrats! It's great to see progress, but I don't have the nerve to risk my 5DIII until there's at least a beta version, and the boot flag can be reset.

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EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:26:46 AM »
There wouldn't be such a drop in lens shipments if some of they lenses didn't cost as much as a car.   Sorry, but $12k for the 200-400 is way out of my budget at this time.   Same with Canon "adjusting their prices to match the market"   So the 400 just became history unless I pick one up used.


Exactly. Can we get something that's more than $300 but less than $10,000?

I am waiting on a couple too (a better UWA, a new 400 5.6 with IS, a better 50 1.4) but  there are lots of good options available now: 24 2.8 IS, 28 2.8 IS, 35 f/2 IS, 100 2.8 macro IS, the 24-70 lenses, 70 - 200 2.8 IS, the Tamron 150 - 600 , etc etc


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