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Lenses / Re: 70-200L f/4 IS vs 70-200L f/4
« on: June 05, 2013, 11:05:42 AM »
Is there a IQ difference between the 70-200L f/4 and the 70-200L f/4 IS ?

Besides IS...
According to photozone.de, the blades of the IS version are rounded, unlike the non-IS ones.
If you get close enogh to your subject and the background is far, the bokeh of the IS version is nice (I don't know how the non-IS bokeh is).

"New camera sensor will eventually eliminate need for Tripod" seems more correct to me.

Lenses / Re: Anything shot with 70-200 f4 IS USM + 7D
« on: May 28, 2013, 06:34:21 AM »
Enough that I AFMA'd the lens a second time. Still not sharp.

The 7D has a very demanding sensor and with the 70-200 F4 I always felt cheated...the image just wasn't as sharp as I got from my 70-200 2.8 at F2.8. Mind you, the same applies to the 24-105 which also needs to be used at F5.6 to do justice to the 7D sensor.

So far the only lenses I feel are up to what the 7D can produce wide open are the new 24-70II, the 70-200II, the 70-300L, the trusty old 50 F1.4 and of course the new big whites. Even the 100-400 which works very well on the 5DII and 5DIII doesn't quite cut it - close, but it could be better. I am sure there might be other lenses, but these are what I have used in the field.

Interesting and a bit disappointing. :(
If I happened to take part to a Safari or something like that, I would consider buying a 100-400mm for my 5D classic... or, alternatively, buying a 1.4 extender (II or III) plus a crop body (7D or 60D, new or used): this combo would grant my existing 70-200 F/4 IS a reach of 448mm @ F/5.6, not much different from a 100-400mm on a Full Frame body.
A crop body + extender 1.4 would cost about the same as a 100-400mm here in Italy.
Any other opinions about the combo 7D + 70-200 F/4 IS L + extender 1.4x?
Thanky you in advance!  :)

Amazon.it (italian branch of Amazon.com) sold a few dozens of 70-200 F/4 IS L for about 600 euros a couple of years ago.
Of course the offer didn't last long.
Too bad I had already bough mine at >50% more.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will the 70d have a new sensor?
« on: March 01, 2013, 06:19:00 AM »
7D2 is likely to have the new sensor.
70D... maybe someone can stress that a 70D released before the new 7D2 could initially affect 7D1 sales, but if Canon sticks to the same 18Mpx sensor for 70D, considering that it will be on sale until (my 2 cents) 2015... I just can't imagine that a 2009 sensor can survive for such a long time in the Digital Age.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Spec List [CR2]
« on: February 19, 2013, 12:16:12 PM »
24.1 * 2.56... its pixel density corresponds to a 61MP full frame sensor!  :o

Did anybody predict that Nikon would beat Canon in everything including dust?

Lenses / Re: 70-300L with Kenko 1.4 TC on 6D
« on: January 16, 2013, 11:14:44 AM »
The Kenko reported to camera as f8 at 300mm and the camera AF'd.
Weird! I like it. I may buy the TC. It was my friend's
It was the 300 pro DXG or something or other.

Thank you.  :)
I'd like to know whether 6D and/or other FF Camera (5D2, 5D3) can focus with the EF 100-400 L IS with the Kenko 1.4 TC or not.

Lenses / Re: Your favorite lens is?
« on: January 14, 2013, 06:44:53 AM »
100mm F/2.8 Macro IS L

Canon General / Re: Record Spending Into Camera Gear - HIGHEST
« on: January 04, 2013, 05:00:32 AM »
(excluding tripod, bags, filters, CFs, Michael Freeman's books etc...)
Before 2010: Powershot A80 and Powershot S5 IS
2010: (used) 5D classic + 24-105mm F/4 IS L
2011: 70-200mm F/4 IS L and 100mm Macro F/2.8 IS L
2012: 17-40 F/4 L
A 430 EX II is coming shortly: the expected delivery date is 7 January.
I don't have thoughts for my 2013 wishlist (a second body, aps-c maybe? a fifth lens?).
But I could simply wait and make a (relatively) high investment in 2014 (6D, 5DIII, who knows?), together with a new computer to handle the new RAW files (my 2007 iMac performs well with 5D classic RAW files, but I wonder how it would deal the >20Megapixel 14bit RAW files).
My 5D classic is still better than me at taking photos.  ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Upgrade advice: 6D or 5D2/3?
« on: November 16, 2012, 04:02:21 AM »
For my type of photography, I enjoy doing landscapes, macro (although I use an extension tube for budget reasons), portraits (still subjects mostly... and my pet dogs!), and general travel photography.
For macro photography, keep in mind that the depth of field reduces when you increase the sensor's size, coeteris paribus.
You can boost ISO and use a narrow aperture because (coeteris paribus) FF sensors have less diffractions problems than APS-C ones, though.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Conversion to Nikon
« on: November 14, 2012, 12:11:38 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 26, 2012, 12:00:56 PM »
Back in the old film days, these two Grant Masters used 8x10 films to create the absolute best images (both in terms of IQ & creativity) in the field of Landscape (Ansel Adam) and Fashion & Portrait (Richard Avedon) respectively ... and I am sure their works will always remain in the books and museums for generations to come!
Probably Ansel Adam and Richard Avedon spent little time on web forums, and most of their time shooting or carefully preparing shoots.

I always read the "customer" review on Amazon.com.
For example:
I actually do most of my Florida and Georgia area outdoor wedding and landscape shoots from my rooftop now. The IQ is tack-sharp even wide open at 1000mm (w/ 2x converter, obviously) The issue I had, was when the FBI and Homeland security showed up at my house. I was shooting a wedding in downtown Orlando, which is only about 30 miles away, from my roof. The house was surrounded and guns drawn on me. You see, I live near enough to a major airport that the neighbors mistook it's green color and imposing size as some sort of ground to air missile launcher.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 11, 2012, 09:08:44 AM »
Looks like we will continue to see Canon improve their sensors.
Nikon still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
The world may not be coming to an end after all. ::)

Are you sure? I keep reading on the web that the world will disappear next December.
Maybe DXOmark's positive score is a Sign.

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