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Lenses / Re: Patent - Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: July 08, 2012, 08:21:08 PM »
OR . . . it would be so unfeasibly expensive now that they really need a bulletproof mkII run to get all of the optics right before releasing a 'just with IS' upgrade.

What was the other option, charge $2300 for a mkII that ONLY had IS and could basically churn out 'as good' pictures?

My vote goes with that this was one of the 'test iterations' out there, and it just didn't have good enough IQ to go this route vs what they are releasing . . .

Or we could complain about price more.  I came to do that :D but everyone else beat me to it, so I guess I have to think instead. :P

Of course they will! Canon will realize that they've released a sub-par product and try to con consumers by releasing a firmware fix, admitting they're slipping  ;D

So a firmware fix is an admission a company is slipping?

Hmmmm.. don't know if I agree.

That said I'm glad rich idiots beta test new cameras by buying them 4 months before me.

You need to read more threads here, of course it is!  Every time your camera gets a firmware update, you should sell it and buy a Nikon :)

Seriously though, first-releases are always somewhat buggy; Apple is one of the companies that's made it fashionable to be a beta-tester.  Still, I think I could deal with 1DX, flaws and all if someone gave me one :)

Quote from: Chuck Westfall
The Ec-C V screen depicts depth of field accurately to apertures of approximately f/4 and smaller. It's very similar to the "A" screens on cameras like the 5D Mark II, etc.

In response to an additional question, Mr. Westfall did indicate that it would be possible to add metering support for the Ec-S screen to the 1D X via a firmware update, although of course he acknowledged there is no guarantee that Canon will ever do so.

Of course they will! Canon will realize that they've released a sub-par product and try to con consumers by releasing a firmware fix, admitting they're slipping  ;D

At least two post here read like madlibs, with outrage . . . from other posts. 

I blame web two point oh.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Macbook pro retina advice
« on: July 05, 2012, 04:22:08 PM »
You missed one thing (that I didn't see corrected), there is no 13" retina (yet), so it seems that's not really a choice in the matter since you said the cost is out.

What you get for the current retina MBP: WOW.  You're impressing a viewer . . . so what it's doing is replacing the 17" and it's great for showing a presentation on the road . . . but you're paying for it (for now).

With the iPhone, it was a huge deal to switch, because it was a tiny screen that you look at closer; not a lot of people are chucking their iPad 2 for the new Retina iPad . . .

As for the replacability of items in the laptops, it's a tradeoff for portability.  My family's PC laptops are so large, they don't even bring them on business trips.  My wife stole my MacBook Pro when I got the air even though she's got a more powerful Win7 laptop. That is also where my S95 went . . .

Back to the retina display, when we get the tech for the 'current price' of the hardware, it'll rock, hard.

Video & Movie / Re: Happy 4th all
« on: July 05, 2012, 01:15:35 PM »
We don't celebrate the 4th July here in England, just like you guys in America don't celebrate the fall of Hanoi...

But have a great time nonetheless ...

Please don't chuck any tea in the harbour - it makes a heck of a mess.
;D keeps the fish up all night too!

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II Delayed Again
« on: July 05, 2012, 10:40:13 AM »
I can see Tamron smiling right about now!   ;)

And not me :(

I was hoping the Tamron's price would break a bit . . . guessing this is NOT going to happen.

Video & Movie / Re: Happy 4th all
« on: July 05, 2012, 08:57:41 AM »
Happy 4th what? I don't get it.

Yeah, Canada Day was three days ago... ???

I'm guessing this is why the smite buttons were removed.  Thanks for peeing in our cheerios.  You know what he meant, but that wasn't your point, was it?

I wonder if you can set an alert for the next time Chinese New Years pictures come up and say they're too late too . . .

Sorry folks, I searched and searched  the forums, nothing came up :-\

I'm thinking this will not say grip is too much for this bag.

Any suggestions?  What do you folks use?

Target is:  60D w/bat Grip & 18-135 Lens

Will this fit with a battery grip?

Again, sorry to bother, I just can't seem to find one that will work.

Peace! 8)

That's quite the title . . .

Try this:  Lowepro Toploader Zoom 55 AW

I believe Neuro mentioned that he used this with a gripped 7D but can't find the post . . .

Works great for a 60D +zoom + another smaller lens.

For viewing outside, the new iPads and iPhones (4s and newly sold 4) all have polarized screens.

This is a double-edged sword, because if you're viewing an iPhone through polarized glasses, it's bluish and hard to read; the iPad is black altogether . . . unless you turn either to landscape mode.

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24 f/2.8 IS & EF 28 f/2.8 IS Quick Review
« on: June 29, 2012, 02:42:45 PM »
Pretty impressive considering the numbers on the 28mm wide open are comparable to the 24LII stopped down to f/2.8.  I bet that 28mm is damn sharp on an APS-C sensor.

Sorry, but considering the price for a non L prime with 2.8, I would have expected an even better performance...

These are really niche primes, I wonder what type of videos these are good for? (where I do not have other options...)

Seriously, I can think of many other primes, who would have been due for a nice update.

my 2 cents

Honestly, that was everyone's gripe about the 15-85mm . . . I think this is the best (price-wise) we're going to get.  Anything cheaper and it'll be that STM category.

These will move well (I think) when Adorama/B&H/Beach Camera etc. start packaging them in high-end camera bundles where you get them for a few hundred off.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Firmware officially announced
« on: June 28, 2012, 08:05:53 AM »
So, 7D owners get THIS and 60D owners get a serial number and spell check fix?

Seems fair  :o

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:43:34 PM »
+1 to OEM Canon handstrap . . . I have an Arca-Swiss plate for both my 5DmkII and 60D that accepts the strap, throw on the BlackRapid sniper shoulder strap for each and you've got IMO the most critical accessories ever.

Neruo clued me in to an "A-dapta" (Johnny Cash style) for a manfrotto ball head and it's a perfect circle of utility and ergonomics . . .

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon EOS 60D & 60Da Firmware Updates
« on: June 20, 2012, 01:35:52 PM »
Oh thank goodness, the first 5000 shots on my 60D were a NIGHTMARE over this.

Seriously, THIS is what you give us? How about MFA goofuses?

Lenses / Re: Canon EF 14-24 f/2.8L [CR2]
« on: June 18, 2012, 02:22:34 PM »
Hope it's smaller than the Nikon version.
For now my Samyang 14mm serves me very well. (Sometimes I can't believe how sharp it is.)
But canon 14-24 will be THE prefect lens to get, assuming the size is not too big.
I've been so disappointed with Canon lately but surely this is a great news.

Is this the same as the $400 Rokinon?  I had one for two days and returned it because it wasn't sharp, even stopped down (I didn't expect much to start with, but even so)

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