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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?

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:08:52 AM »
What happened is that the size/weight issue of DSLRs is overrated.

Cameras just can't go more portable than cell phones.

And mirrorless is the wrong solution to the problem of DSLRs being too large and heavy. It turns out that users of DSLRs do not mind DSLRs being large and heavy, as long as there is a mature lens system, and the manufacturer being able to reduce the weight just a little bit.

Not quite true ... a lot of people want smaller and lighter, but they (me included) don't want to give up ergonomics or performance.

EOS Bodies / Re: What Happened to the Photography Industry in 2013?
« on: March 06, 2014, 06:41:56 AM »
I agree with many of the comments here. Although I am pretty happy with my 5DIII,  I would still like a few upgrades:

Lighter weight
Speedier fps
even better AF, the dual pixel in FF
better video: true HD, 120 fps slow motion, video crop mode, maybe even 4K capability
Focus aids for video, built in intervalometer, etc
How about an XLR device like the optional one on the new panasonic GH4!

I think there's still lots of room for upgrades that I would pay for.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon C100 praise & annoyances
« on: March 05, 2014, 11:08:06 AM »
Fimmakers shoot with film cameras, videographers shoot with video cameras. The C100 is a video camera, not a film camera.

Sure ... and real writers use a quill.

EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: Canon EF 600 f/4L IS III & EF 600 f/4 DO IS
« on: March 03, 2014, 06:54:24 PM »
I wish they'd just update the 400 5.6 ... put in IS, make it sharper, and don't massacre my piggy bank. It would be light enough to carry regularly, and probably do just fine with the 1.4x at f/8.

That would be my "poor-man's" super-tele.

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