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EOS-M / Re: Canon EOS M3 Specifications
« on: February 05, 2015, 03:06:54 PM »
I'm hoping that either the new M or the 760D have DPAF.

It doesn't look they do- I see the Hybrid CMOS AF mentioned with all the specs. I think we would have heard by now but we can still be hopeful.

Regarding price - yen vs dollar has fallen but I still suspect Canon to sell this at $799 or higher.  I hope I am wrong.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 70D Announced
« on: August 03, 2013, 07:22:12 PM »
Does anyone know if their smartphone app can act as an intervalometer?

Not sure if this was answered but YES - Triggertrap is awesome

Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS Rebel SL1 in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:40:25 PM »
I have had one in my hands for two weeks now - I agree that as soon as you slap any lens other than the 40mm on it becomes far less interesting. And it is not as feature rich as some of the mirrorless options that are slightly cheaper- then again none of them can really match it in price/low light image performance. 

For those considering I have a video comparing side by side with t4i/t5i Canon SL1(100D) vs Canon T5i(700D): Worlds Smallest DSLR vs A Normal DSLR?  and my early thoughts Canon SL1(100D) First Look: 5 New features   I will have a complete review up later this week.   And I am happy to answer any questions.

EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:53:33 PM »
Anyone know what Canon camera is in this below linked picture?  Never seen one with the red piece by the hotshoe.

Update:Even more suspicious is the Canon logo has been removed, this has a pop-up flash and looks to be in new condition.  Can't place the lens either the more I look at this - size wise looks like the 85mm 1.2 but the bulge appears different by the camera mount from the current 85,1.2???

Supporting what others have said - 7D, if you look through this guys gallery he has loads of photos snapped with a 7D.

Dont know but that red piece somehow makes the body look bad@$$/Evil. Could that red panel indicate pro-line series/bodies like the rings are for their L series lenses? Or it could very well be modified by the user who knows :P

Contests / Win a Canon 40mm "shorty-forty"
« on: October 16, 2012, 05:34:56 PM »
This guy (me) is giving away the newish Canon 40mm f/2.8

Like the facebook page and enter your contact details.

Lenses / 24-70 available at Amazon via 3rd party and more $$$
« on: September 25, 2012, 10:32:15 AM »

They have one  - you are going to pay a premium but if you are desperate

Mine arrives today - ordered last week from PC Nation, The lovely Pearl who works in their Camera/Optics department was wonderful to work with! 

Lenses / Re: First lenses for new crop sensor camera?
« on: September 21, 2012, 07:02:46 PM »
This Sunday, Canon is having a additional 20% off the price of refurbished lenses on their web site.  I've been very happy with any refurbs I've bought.
I'd try to login early, the sale starts at 12:01 AM ET.  The popular lenses will go fast.  You will save a whole lot of $$ on those lenses if you are quick.

Wow - where did you hear about this?

From the article:

With 5D Mk IIIs, CF pins are bending at an amazing rate. With the latter, I suspect the combination of a CF slot and and SD slot (rather than 2 CF slots) allows CF cards to wiggle a bit more during insertion, so the card slots might not line up with the pins properly. I don’t know that there will be an easy fix for this, but be gentle putting those CF cards in your 5D III.

I felt that sliding a card into the 5DIII CF slot wasn't as "smooth" as with the 5DII.  The card does seem to wiggle a bit when pushing it in, so I'll be more careful from now on.

I have already had to send mine in for repair - Damaged two SanDisk cards in trying to figure out what the hell was going on.  Nicely Sandisk has replaced those for me.   I have no idea how it happened but feel less of an idiot knowing it is happening to others.   I am on the GOLD plan with Canon and it still cost over $200 to repair :(

And Roger is such a great source of information. 

Lenses / Re: Rockwell on the 24-70v2, "holy cow, it's awesome."
« on: September 21, 2012, 12:36:01 PM »
if you guys ever bothered to read much of his stuff you'd learn that he usually recommends you not to buy the more expensive product. it's at the bottom of his reviews on things, under "recommendations". he'll usually tell you to either make do with what you have or go buy some much less expensive, usually older, model. 

You know - in the old days I would have agreed with you - more recently I have noticed a SERIOUS upswing in his sales-manship and his "THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT".    I am not going to deny that he provides loads of helpful information(mixed in with a few whacky opinions but we are all entitled to that) but I really put far less weight on what he says these days and when I want to read about Nikon I go to

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Arrived
« on: September 18, 2012, 08:18:18 AM »
I am in desperate need  ;) of more updates here - are folks still getting these in?  I am really curious to know the supply and demand of these lenses as I wait for mine.


EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 6D Specs Leaked?
« on: September 14, 2012, 09:10:45 AM »
Built-in GPS makes me highly suspicious - not when Canon has a $220 add-on they can sell, they aren't going to build that into a cheaper camera - same with WIFI really.  I think this is highly suspect.    And if we do hear about something at Photokina, and I am leaning toward not, I don't think it will be ready to ship anytime soon.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Has Made its Way To Retailers
« on: September 12, 2012, 02:43:08 PM »
Willing to pay a premium on top of a premium?  Someone is selling it on Amazon for $2600

Is it wrong that my first response to those numbers is excitement over the tamron?

That much better than the excellent mark I? With stabilisation? For me it's a no-brainer (unless Canon decide to release a mark III with IS any time soon)

I have been using the Tamron 24-70 for the past week, including one wedding - I am not happy with it.  Need serious AF micro adjustments, it is now better but still seems softer than it should be, yes I do know the Mark I was pretty soft. But this Tamron is getting beat(at some focal lengths) by it's own 28-75 that I have and still use.   Rather than an arm or a leg I think I am going to sell my Kidney :)  For the Canon.   

Disclaimer- My data is ancedotal- Roger has three copies that he tested and all were better than mark I- he also mentioned the front element falling off. . . and did you see the tear down of the Mark 2 - his words "built to last"   

Finally some scums are selling the old version at the new version's price on Amazon. Be careful, I almost pushed the buy button in my excitement of seeing IN STOCK!

Lenses / Re: Looking for 18-135mm STM first impressions
« on: August 03, 2012, 03:36:39 PM »
Initial impression is that this lens is an excellent walk around lens for  someone that doesn't mind variable aperture and really wants to avoid switching lenses. The compromises are far fewer than they were with the older version and looks to be better than most other lenses that cover this range

The beginnings of my detailed review Canon 18-135 STM lens is taking shape

I am happy to answer any questions, What would you like to know about the lens?

Lenses / Re: 50mm 1.4 or 40mm 2.8?
« on: August 01, 2012, 08:34:56 AM »
I currently own both - tested both on a T4i and 5DM3.  I love the size and convenience of the 40, it is quite sharp even at f/2.8- focus is snappy and did I mention it is small!  When you compare images side by side with the 50 f/1.4 you start to see some noticeable differences in color rendition and sharpness, the 40 is not a bad lens and at 1/2 the price of the 50 f/1.4 it is a good value.  The 40 or 35 is a better focal range on a crop sensor but that 35 can focus so slow sometimes.

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